Post Tagged with: "2013 Elections"

There are only two candidates in the lopsided race for the next resident of Brooklyn Borough Hall. (Photo by Wally Gobetz, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Brooklyn Boro President’s Race a Yawn

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics May 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm

There’s little excitement so far in the race for Brooklyn borough president with only two candidates vying for the seat, one of them, State Sen. Eric Adams, the clear front-runner. The Nabe looks at some of the reasons for such little interest.

Not even John Liu, the only Asian running for mayor, emerged unscathed after showing up half an hour late. (Photo by Edward Charrette via The FilAm)

Ire at No-Show Candidates in Mayoral Forum for Asians

Asian, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics May 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Seven mayoral candidates confirmed but only four showed up for a forum put together by around 50 Asian-American groups, reports The FilAm. Upset at the turnout, organizers and audience members took the absence as a disregard of their priorities.

(Photos via El Diario-La Prensa)

Young Latinos Set Sights on City Council

With term limits and scandals opening up seats in City Council, El Diario-La Prensa profiles three aspiring Latino New Yorkers: Ritchie Torres, 24, Ariel Guerrero, 28, and Antonio Reynoso, 30.

State Sen. José Peralta said that he is not under investigation and that there was nothing inappropriate in his conversations with Shirley Huntley. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

I’m Not Under Investigation, Says Queens Boro Prez Hopeful

Elections 2013, Government, In the News, Politics, Queens May 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm

State Sen. and Queens borough president hopeful José Peralta emphatically told El Diario-La Prensa that he is not under investigation. The clarification comes after his name was included in a list of officials who were secretly recorded as part of a corruption investigation.

Flatbush has one of the fastest growing Jewish communities in the country. (Photo via The Jewish Press)

Growing Flatbush Orthodox Community Launches Political Group

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics, Religion May 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Religious leaders and community activists in Brooklyn have created the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition to address quality of life concerns and increase their clout through voter registration and turnout, The Jewish Press reports.

Mostly Latino and Asian activists came out to Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to show support for Intro 410. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Right to Vote Seen Close to Reality for NYC Legal Residents

Elections 2013, Immigration, In the News, Politics May 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

The City Council is once again considering legislation that would give legal residents the right to vote in municipal elections but this time supporters believe they can override a potential veto from Mayor Bloomberg, reports El Diario and Queens Latino.

22 February 2013 - New York, NY [New York City comptroller John Liu takes part in a mayoral candidate forum on the future of mass transit on February 22, 2013.] 02/22/13 Photograph by Brock Stoneham

Liu Aides Entrapped, Say Shocked Chinatown Voters

Crime, East Asian, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics May 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Many Chinese voters were jarred by yesterday’s guilty verdict of Comptroller John Liu’s former campaign treasurer Jenny Hou and his fundraiser Oliver Pan, reports Sing Tao Daily, which provides an intimate look into a disillusioned community.

Residents of Jackson Heights, the neighborhood with one of the largest numbers of Latinos, complained about gangs of criminals who rob their personal belongings, as well as the increase of prostitution along Roosevelt Avenue. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Cell Phone Theft a Top Concern for Queens Latinos

Crime, In the News, Latino, Politics, Queens, Transportation April 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm

In anticipation of this year’s race for Queens Borough President, El Diario-La Prensa conducted a random survey of 22 residents asking about the issues that concern them the most.

Ed Santos is the first Filipino to run for a city council seat in New York. (Photo via The FilAm)

Filipino Teacher Leads Community Foray Into Politics

Politics, Southeast Asian April 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm

The FilAm speaks to the Philippine Consulate’s Deputy Consul General, who laments the lack of political engagement among the community. One Filipino, however, hopes to change that as he becomes the first of his community to aspire for a City Council seat.

Photo by Kirsti Itameri for MetroFocus/City Limits via The Brooklyn Bureau

Brownsville Voters Thinking Liu, de Blasio, Quinn, not so Much Thompson

African American, Brooklyn, Politics April 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm

As the New York City mayoral race starts heating up, residents in one of Brooklyn’s many low-income neighborhoods are still not sure who they will vote for. But they know what they want to see in a mayoral candidate, reports Brooklyn Bureau.

Brooklyn DA candidate Abe George (Photo via

Two Indian-Americans Running for Office in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Politics, South Asian March 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Abe George will challenge veteran incumbent Charles Hynes for Brooklyn DA, while Natraj S. Bhushan will face Michael Nelson who has been in the City Council since 1999, reports.

Gov. Chris Christie of N.J. picked up an early endorsement from Hispanic group. (Photo by Bob Jagendorf, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Latino Alliance Throws Early Support to Gov. Christie

In the News, Latino, Politics March 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Even though there are still eight months before the election, the Latino Leadership Alliance has announced its support for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, joined by her father-in-law, Anthony Catullo (l.), her wife, Kim Catullo (l.), and her father Lawrence and sister Ellen (r.)

A Gay and Irish View on Quinn’s Mayoral Run

In the News, LGBTQ, Politics, Western European March 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Gay City News and Irish Central add to the coverage on Christine Quinn, the Irish-American candidate for mayor who, if elected, would serve as not just the first female mayor but also the first openly gay one.

Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (left) and Vishnu Mahadeo, of the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council, accuse the city of using fines against small business to boost funds at the expense of businesses in the outer boroughs, especially Queens. (Photo by Joseph Orovic/Queens Chronicle)

‘Borough Bias’ Found in Small Business Inspections

Bronx, Business, Queens March 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Data released by the public advocate’s office finds that small businesses in the outer boroughs receive a disproportionate number of visits by city inspectors, and consequently, a higher amount of fines, the Queens Chronicle and The Riverdale Press report.

The old and the new guard? Three time mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer (left0 with State Senator Adriano Espaillat. (Photo by Azi Paybarah via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: A Latino Mayor for NY on the Horizon?

Dominican, Latino, Mexican, Opinion, Politics December 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

In an op-ed column for El Diario La Prensa, Ed Morales explores the chances of a Latino New Yorker becoming mayor of New York City someday, after a history of failed attempts.