Elections 2013

Young Africans Mentor Business Hopefuls

Young Africans Mentor Business Hopefuls

African, Business, Elections 2013, In the News July 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Successful entrepreneurs offered advice at the Mission of the African Union to the U.N. in NYC.

The Hudson Yards complex  on Manhattan's West Side is being developed buy The Related Companies, a contributor to PAC in the 2013 NYC elections. (Photo by JasonParis, Creative Commons license)

In 2013, NY PACs Rushed to Fund Campaigns

A CUNY Journalism School survey finds two-thirds of real estate donors to PACs do business with NYC.

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.          

Melissa Mark-Viverito after being elected City Council speaker (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa.

Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latino leaders rejoiced when Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito became City Council speaker, the first Hispanic politician to occupy the most important seat in New York City after the mayor, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. (Photo by Kevdiaphoto, Creative Commons license)

Latino Group Cautions de Blasio Over Cabinet Diversity

A Latino organization expresses its discomfort at what it calls a “disturbing pattern” of “marginal inclusion” of Hispanics for top-level appointments in Bill de Blasio administration, reports Gotham Gazette.

New York  City comptroller John Liu at a mayoral candidate forum on the future of mass transit on February 22, 2013. (Photo by Brock Stoneham, CUNY Photo Wire)

John Liu Reflects on Highs and Lows of His Career

East Asian, Elections 2013, Politics December 12, 2013 at 4:56 pm

New York City’s outgoing Comptroller John Liu is keeping all his options open after he leaves the office on January 1, reports Queens Tribune.

Public Advocate-elect Letitia James (center) and City Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo. (Photo via Ken Thompson's campaign Facebook page)

Political ‘Renaissance’ for Blacks in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics November 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

African-American wins in Brooklyn on Election Day ranged from City Council seats to borough and citywide positions, suggesting a community “renaissance” or at the least a “renewal,” reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Recently elected Brooklyn councilmen Carlos Menchaca (left), Antonio Reynoso (center) and Rafael Espinal with the editorial board at El Diario/La Prensa. (Photo by Marion Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Meeting with El Diario’s editorial board, three recently elected young Latinos vowed to reform New York’s City Council.

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.

A voter casts his sample ballot at Diversity Plaza on Election Day. (Photo from United Neighborhood Houses's Facebook page )

Legal Immigrants Cast Votes in ‘Mock Election’

Demographics, Elections 2013, Immigration November 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

At a mock election in Jackson Heights on Election Day, legal immigrants cast their votes with the hope that next Election Day, they’ll be doing it for real.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said his administration will look like the city. (Photo by Julius Mortal/Voices of NY)

De Blasio Vows to Build Diverse Administration

Elections 2013, Government, Latino, Revson Covering NYC November 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm

A government that looks like the city is what Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio vowed to assemble during a reception at the “Somos el Futuro” conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, over the weekend.

Raj Mukherji, recently elected for the New Jersey State Assembly, alongside Sen. Cory Booker and Oprah Winfrey (Photo via the News India Times.)

Indian-American Political Star Rises in NJ

Elections 2013, Government, Metro Area, South Asian November 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Raj Mukherji, 29, became the second Indian-American elected to the New Jersey State Assembly, joining six-term Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, who was handily reelected, the News India Times reports. But the community wasn’t so lucky in other races.

The Talking Transition tent is located on the corner of Canal and 6th Avenue. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan / Voices of NY)

Lively Discussions Fuel Talks at Transition Tent

Elections 2013, Government, Housing, In the News, New York November 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm

An open forum addressed solutions to the affordable housing conundrum, as part of larger Talking Transition initiative.

Talking Transition canvassers fan out across the city hoping to gauge what New Yorkers are looking for in the next mayoral administration. (Photo courtesy of Talkingtransitions.com)

Engaging Communities Through Ethnic Media

Communities, Elections 2013 November 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

“Engaging New York’s Immigrant Communities Through Ethnic Media” is but one of many panels to be sponsored by Talking Transition, a new grass-roots endeavor aimed at soliciting ideas from New Yorkers for the city’s new mayoral administration. The panel will be held November 12.

The North Bronx Islamic Center at 3156 Perry Ave. in the Bronx (Photo by Hakeem Muhammad via the Bronx Bureau)

Muslims Hope for Better Relations with New Mayor

Elections 2013, Muslim, Politics November 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

For many Muslims, Bill de Blasio was the first politician to address concerns of the community. Some in the Bronx spoke to the Bronx Bureau about surveillance, safety and the hope of forging a personal relationship with the new mayor.