Elections 2013

Chirlane McCray and Anni Kuan. (Photo from Anni Kuan via World Journal)

First Lady in Red and the Designer Responsible

Culture, East Asian, Elections 2013, Government November 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

World Journal profiles the Taiwanese-born designer of the red dress worn by New York City’s future First Lady Chirlane McCray at husband Bill de Blasio’s victory party.

Latino voters in New York  City (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Latinos Expect Representation in de Blasio Administration

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Bill de Blasio received the backing of just two Latino politicians, but community leaders hope that the mayor-elect, who ran as the “inclusive” candidate, will award Latinos key appointments, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-District 8) hosts the annual Black History Month Celebration on February 28, 2013. (Photo by Brianne Barry)

Latina in Race for 2nd Most Powerful City Job

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm

After her 94 percent win on Tuesday, Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito of East Harlem and Mott Haven announced her next step – running for City Council speaker, reports Mott Haven Herald.

How Can Mayor de Blasio Help You?

How Can Mayor de Blasio Help You?

The city’s new mayor should ramp up programs for kids, help the homeless, improve housing and transportation, and in general do a better job of looking out for lower and middle income residents, New Yorkers said.

(Photo by Eric Yao, Creative Commons license)

What’s in a Chinese Name? For Politicians, Plenty

Savvy city politicians enlist help to choose elegant Chinese names.

Non-citizens will be able to vote at a mock election in Jackson Heights. Voting will run from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., as in regular polling places. (Photo by Willis Arnold/Voices of NY)

Legal Immigrants to Vote Tuesday in ‘Mock Election’

They hope to do it for real if a bill gets passed by the City Council.

While Chinese immigrants can be avid gamblers, Chinatown leaders and residents don't think it would be a good idea for New York to build more casinos. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Wary of More Casinos in NYC

Business, East Asian, Elections 2013 November 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm

On the heels of Election Day, Sing Tao Daily asks Chinatown leaders and residents whether New York should build more casinos, as gambling is a popular hobby among Chinese.

The newly-drawn City Council District 48. (Image via Center for Urban Research)

‘Super Jewish’ District Turns ‘Super Russian’

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Jewish, Politics October 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

After redistricting, City Council District 48 in southern Brooklyn has more residents from the former Soviet Union and the percentage of Jewish voters has dropped 20 percent. What does this mean come Election Day when four newcomers vie for the vacant seat?

Costa Constantinides (Photo via Facebook)

Greek-American Candidate Poised to Make History

Elections 2013, Politics, Queens, Western European October 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm

If Astoria favorite Costa Constantinides wins on Election Day, he would become the first Greek American in the City Council. He talks community and politics in an interview with Greek News.

Adolfo Carrión hopes to wake the Latino "sleeping giant" by the November mayoral elections. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Carrión Carries On Despite Low Poll Numbers

Education, Elections 2013 October 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Despite the odds stacked against him, Adolfo Carrión trudges onward with his campaign for mayor, vying for voters and press attention as the Independence Party candidate this November, reports Gotham Gazette and Queens Latino.

(From L to R) Maite Junco, Erica González,  Debralee Santos,  Carlos Vargas Ramos and Raysa Castillo at the CCEM-EDLP panel on October 2. (Voices of NY photo)

Panelists Discuss Latino Issues in Mayoral Race, Carrión’s Run

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics, Video October 7, 2013 at 11:02 am

Experts discussed Latino issues and the candidacy of Adolfo Carrión at a panel organized by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, reports El Diario-La Prensa and LatinTrends.

Letitia James (Photo by Voices of NY)

Beyond the Results in Letitia James’ Historic Win

African American, Elections 2013, Politics October 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm

The Amsterdam News and The Jewish Week look at other angles in Letitia James’ win over Daniel Squadron for the public advocate seat – opportunities for reform and her relationship with the Jewish community in Brooklyn.

Robert Cornegy has won the Democratic nomination to represent the District 36 seat for City Council, over two weeks after the primary elections took place. (Photo from campaign website)

Closest City Council Race Has a Winner

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics October 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Gotham Gazette reports that 17 days after the primary elections and following a paper ballot recount, there’s a winner in the City Council Democratic primary for Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.

Adolfo Carrión addressing New York-based community and ethnic media at a mayoral Q&A organized by Center for Community and Ethnic Media at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on June 20, 2013. (Voices photo)

Supporters Complain Carrión Being Sidelined

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics September 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Supporters of Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrión are crying foul amid reports that the NYPD is not offering him police protection and the Campaign Finance Board is likely not inviting him to the upcoming two official mayoral debates, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

The Chinese community is divided over Public Advocate candidates Daniel Squadron and Letitia James, as often happens when there is no Chinese candidate in a race. Sing Tao Daily asks if this split weakens the community's political prowess. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Split on Candidates, Split on Political Power?

East Asian, Elections 2013, Politics September 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Sing Tao Daily reports on the downsize of Chinese community leaders being split on public advocate race.

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