Politics

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Celebrating Mexico’s Independence But Not Its Government

Mexican, New York, Politics September 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As they celebrated their country’s Independence Day, Mexicans in New York expressed worry about political corruption and electoral fraud back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

City Council member Jumaane Williams (Photo by William Alatriste)

Jumaane Williams – Next Council Speaker?

Black, Brooklyn, Politics August 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Kings County Politics takes a look at Council member Jumaane Williams as he strives to become the next speaker of the City Council.

Gui Chang (left) and Huilian Chang (right) speak with City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo via World Journal)

History, Politics and Senior Housing in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2017, History, Housing, Politics August 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

World Journal and Sing Tao Daily provide some special perspective on housing for seniors on the Lower East Side.

(From the left) Minhee Lee, coordinator at KACE, Dohyung Kim, chairman of KACE, Dongchan Kim, president of KACE, Sangho Lee, Chairman of The Korean American Business Council of New York. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Counting Korean Voters in NYS

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens August 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Korea Daily and The Korea Times wrote about a KACE report on changes in Korean-American voter registration in New York.

Civil Court judge candidate Patria Frias-Colón visits the office of the Brooklyn Eagle. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Dominican-born Candidate Strives for Civil Court Seat

Brooklyn, Dominican, Elections 2017, Politics August 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Patria Frias-Colón speaks to Brooklyn Daily Eagle about how her upbringing in Bushwick shaped her decision to pursue a career in law, and now a seat on the Brooklyn Civil Court bench.

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Gaston Almonte (Courtesy of the artist)

‘Speak Up, Rise Up’: A Storytelling Festival

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Politics August 10, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Combining activism and storytelling, Asher Novek organizes six days of storytelling in NYC.

Former civil servant Mohammad Rahman, left, is running against Councilman Rory Lancman, right, in a Democratic primary race. (Courtesy photo, Photo by Ryan Brady, via Queens Chronicle)

S. Asian Challenges Lancman

Elections 2017, Politics, Queens, South Asian August 1, 2017 at 5:37 pm

A Bangladeshi retired civil servant is making a bid to unseat Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), for the 24th District City Council seat, reports Queens Chronicle.

(Photos via Kings County Poltiics)

Barron’s Challenger Hormeku to Receive More Matching Funds

Brooklyn, Politics July 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Kings County Politics is reporting that the challenger to City Council member Inez Barron is set to receive more matching funds from the city than Barron.

Attorney Hemalee J. Patel,with her son, Saam, is running for judge In the 6th Municipal District Civil Court primary race. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Patel Running for Civil Court Judgeship

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Politics, South Asian July 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Indian-born Hemalee J. Patel is running for the position of civil court judge in the 6th municipal district in Brooklyn, Kings County Politics reports.

Venezuelans show the ink on their fingers, proof that they voted. (Photo via El Diario)

Large Venezuelan Turnout in NY for Plebiscite

New York, Politics, South American July 17, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Venezuelans in the tri-state area expressed hope and worry as they participated in large numbers in this Sunday’s unofficial referendum held in restaurants, small businesses and churches, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Rodríguez (l.) and Alex Méndez (r.) are waging a daily battle to become the Dominican candidate for mayor of Paterson. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Paterson Dominicans Worry Two Candidates for Mayor May Be Too Many

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics July 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm

The growing Dominican community in Paterson, the biggest in New Jersey, is worried that the two Dominican candidates vying for mayor in the 2018 election will divide its vote and hinder its political power, Reporte Hispano reports.

Along with Korean nail salon owners and dry cleaners in Flushing, Queens, on Jan. 19, Assemblymember Ron Kim requested that $50 million be added to the 2017 state budget to fund struggling small businesses. (Photo via Korea Daily)

State Aid: Too Little, Too Late for Korean Businesses?

Business, East Asian, New York, Politics June 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Korean nail salon and dry cleaning business owners are considering leaving the business because of costly new regulations, and they doubt that new legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature will help, reports Korea Daily.

Alison Tan is challenging two-term Councilman Peter Koo. (Photo by Jon Cronin via Queens Tribune)

Alison Tan, Peter Koo’s Challenger, on Developers and More

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens, Real Estate June 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Alison Tan, a Flushing community board member, is challenging City Council member Peter Koo. Her husband Ron Kim of the NYS Assembly initially endorsed Koo, Queens Tribune reports.

Leaders of the American-Pakistani  Public Affairs Committee at the advisory board meeting June 5. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer for Voices of NY)

American-Pakistani Group Urges Unity

Politics, South Asian June 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm

A new organization, the American-Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC), aims to unite diverse community organizations in promoting the community and raising its political profile.