Post Tagged with: "Christine Quinn"

Cordelia Henkis, a resident of one of WIN’s shelters in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Employed but Homeless: The New Face of NYC’s Housing Crisis

Housing, New York, Women March 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm

According to a shelter organization, entire families who seek refuge in spite of having a working adult – often immigrant mothers – who cannot afford to pay rent are the new face of homelessness in New York, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Members of the group Irish Queers speaking with the press last March 17 (Photo by Donna Aceto via Gay City News)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: More Inclusive?

LGBTQ, Manhattan, Western European September 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

News that a single gay-identified group has been invited to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade was met with caution by LGBT groups, Gay City News said.

David Walentas in 2011 at the Empire Fulton Ferry Park in Brooklyn, which his real estate company developed. (Photo by Cooper Miller, Creative Commons license)

Business Donors Get Around NYC Campaign Curbs

A CUNY Journalism School investigation shows that in 2013, insiders found ways to fund those they favored.          

Bill de Blasio, Letitia James and Scott Stringer were elected with support from the Working Families Party. (Photo credits from left, Kevin Case, Creative Commons license; Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY; Ethikus, Creative Commons license)

Breakthrough Year for Working Families Party

Elections 2013, Politics, Revson Covering NYC November 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm

The Working Families Party had a banner election year, pushing their candidates to victory not only in citywide races but in the City Council and district attorney’s office. The success didn’t come overnight, reports Amsterdam News.

The Latino community in Queens is learning to organize itself around a goal or idea and not with the backing of a political party, and that’s a step forward. (Photo via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Roosevelt Ave. BID Highlights Latino Leadership Void

Business, Latino, Opinion, Queens October 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

The lack of vision and leadership within the Latino community in Queens is reflected in the misguided proposal to expand the BID along Roosevelt Avenue, argues Javier Castaño in an opinion piece in Queens Latino.

(Photos by Brock Stoneham/Voices of NY)

Liu, Thompson win Ethnic Papers Endorsement Race

Elections 2013, Media, New York September 9, 2013 at 8:57 pm

A Voices of NY survey of key community and ethnic papers found they favor the underdogs.

Quinn Zooms in on Coveted Latino Vote

Quinn Zooms in on Coveted Latino Vote

Elections 2013, Latino September 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm

With her poll numbers sinking, the mayoral hopeful has been aggressively campaigning in Latino neighborhoods.

Bill Thompson (left) and Bill de Blasio at Sept. 3, 2013, mayoral debate. (Screen shot from debate video)

Opinion: Both Bills After Black Vote

African American, Elections 2013, New York, Opinion, Politics September 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

The black vote is significantly divided between Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio ahead of next Tuesday’s Democratic primary, says columnist Jonathan P. Hicks in the Amsterdam News. But this is not deterring other contenders in the crowded primary.

(Photo by Josh Nathan-Kazis)

Orthodox Jews Split on Mayoral Candidates

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Religion September 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Orthodox Jewish issues are getting more attention but the Brooklyn community is split over who to support.

Campaigns Embrace Spanish, But What Are They Saying?

Campaigns Embrace Spanish, But What Are They Saying?

Candidates’ efforts to reach Latino voters in their native language leaves a lot to be desired.

(Archive photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Latinos Put Their Money on Salgado, Thompson

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics August 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

El Diario-La Prensa examines donors with Latino last names in the Campaign Finance Board database to find the mayoral candidates with the most financial support from the community.

Not all paradegoers enjoyed the many politicians who attended the Colombian Parade but among those interviewed by El Diario, Christine Quinn (left) got the most thumbs up. (Photo by Javier Castaño, via Queens Latino)

Candidates March for Votes at Colombian Parade

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics, Queens July 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Not all paradegoers enjoyed the many politicians who attended the Colombian Day Parade in Queens but among people interviewed by El Diario-La Prensa and Queens Latino, Christine Quinn seemed to get the most thumbs up.

(Photo by Devan Mulvaney/Voices of NY)

Quinn Runs on Record, for Better or Worse

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Government, LGBTQ, Politics, Video July 15, 2013 at 12:50 pm

One could argue she doesn’t have a choice, but still, mayoral candidate Christine Quinn embraces her record, all of it – the good, the unpopular, the controversial – with surprising gusto.

Candidates Support Increasing Ad Money City Spends on Ethnic Press

Candidates Support Increasing Ad Money City Spends on Ethnic Press

Business, Elections 2013, In the News, Media, Politics June 26, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Mayoral candidates react to a report that showed that the Bloomberg administration spends only 18 percent of its advertisement budget in community and ethnic publications.

(Photo by sowhatithaps, via Flickr)

Bloomberg Policy of Closing Schools Under Fire from Many Fronts

Mayor Bloomberg’s policy of phasing-out and closing public schools due to poor performance has drawn criticism from school staff and students, and has become a hot political issue in the race for City Hall.