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A Tale of Two Brooklyns: Borough Home to 5 of City’s Poorest Nabes, 2 of Richest

A Tale of Two Brooklyns: Borough Home to 5 of City’s Poorest Nabes, 2 of Richest

Brooklyn, Economy, Revson Covering NYC October 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

According to a new report, wealth in New York City is geographically concentrated, but the poverty’s dispersed. And no place is that displayed better than in Bill de Blasio’s home borough of Brooklyn.

(Photo via Hynes Facebook page)

In Turnaround, DA Hynes to Stay in Race

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, Revson Covering NYC October 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’ campaign says he will run for re-election on the Republican and Conservative party lines in November after losing the Democratic nomination in September.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. (Photo by Shulamit Seidler-Feller, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Opinion: Does DA Hynes Deserve to Be Re-elected? I Think Not

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Opinion, Revson Covering NYC September 9, 2013 at 1:15 pm

After 23 years in office, Charles Hynes’ failures make a strong case for why New York City’s district attorneys should be held to the same term limits as every other elected official.

(Photo by MTA, via Flickr, Creative Commons license)

DA Hynes Seeks 7th Term, Legacy Under Attack

Brooklyn, Crime, Elections 2013, Revson Covering NYC August 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm

One of the most significant campaigns in the 2013 election cycle is also one of the least known: The race to unseat Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, a veteran Democrat whose tenure is under attack over a series of wrongful convictions.

Assemblyman Ron Kim (Photo from Kim's Facebook page)

‘A Korean Votes for a Korean’

The brutal attack on a Korean American taxi driver last January has spurred Korean-American politicians to be more active in representing the interests of the community and led many to push for the election of more Korean Americans to political office.

(Photo by Devan Mulvaney/Voices of NY)

Catsimatidis Brings Old School Flavor to Race

In a forum with the community and ethnic press, Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis talked affordable housing and keeping NYCHA buildings safe, and his campaign’s efforts to meet with the many ethnic groups of the city, as evidenced by his “Lats for Cats” group – as in Latinos for Catsimatidis.

(Photo by Devan Mulvaney/Voices of NY)

Weiner Justifies Presence in Race, Asserts Agenda

In a Q&A with members of the community and ethnic media, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner shared his views on affordable housing, fines on small businesses, and Raymond Kelly, among other topics. On the defensive in discussing how he has spent his time since he left Congress following a sexting scandal two years ago, he averred that getting back into public service was a way to “repay” his debt.

Carrión Defends his Chances, Criticizes UFT

Carrión Defends his Chances, Criticizes UFT

Mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrión said he is running as an independent because the Democratic and Republican parties are out of touch. Describing himself as a social progressive and fiscal conservative, he said he supports expanding charter schools, opposes stop-and-frisk and said UFT leaders are not serving its rank and file.

John Liu Injects Humor to Embattled Campaign

John Liu Injects Humor to Embattled Campaign

Mayoral candidate John Liu sat with reporters and editors from the community and ethnic media, fielding whatever question was thrown his way and injecting most answers with a bit of humor.

(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.

Sal Albanese: Fighting to be Heard on Issues

Sal Albanese: Fighting to be Heard on Issues

Long-shot mayoral hopeful Sal Albanese talks about why his campaign doesn’t take money from developers and why he thinks Mayor Bloomberg hasn’t done a good job in one of his pet causes, education, in this article originally published in the Amsterdam News on April 30.

Push to Bring Halal Food to Schools Tests Candidates  ­­

Push to Bring Halal Food to Schools Tests Candidates ­­

The absence of halal menu choices in New York’s public schools has become a political issue in New York’s mayoral campaign as Democratic candidates look for ways to appeal to an estimated 105,000 registered Muslim voters.

In 13 years as Brooklyn borough president, Marty Markowitz has been a tireless, media-savvy cheerleader for the borough, including the controversial Atlantic Yards development. (Photo by Azi Paybarah, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Marty Markowitz Tenure, a Cautionary Tale

As Marty Markowitz’s third term as Brooklyn Borough President comes to an end this year, voters having to decide who will succeed him are left with many open questions about his legacy, and even the function of the job.

(Photo by Heather Martino/Voices of NY)

John Liu Finds Support Among Fellow Immigrants from Mexico

Elections 2013, Mexican, Revson Covering NYC June 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Call it the immigrant factor. Taiwan-born Democratic mayoral candidate John C. Liu seems to be making inroads with Mexican-Americans in the city who identify with his immigrant background.

School bus drivers, mechanics and matrons protesting during their strike last February in New York City. Months later, they tktk (by Michael Fleshman, Flickr Creative Common License)

Months After Bus Strike, Workers Remain on Edge

The month-long bus strike that left 152,000 students without transportation to school in January has left many bruised feelings and unresolved issues that the next mayor will have to contend with.