Politics

Michael Blake (Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Gearing Up to Serve Bronx District

Bronx, Politics December 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Michael Blake, the new assembly member for the 79th district, talks with Norwood News about his plans.

Herman Badillo was considered “the most influential Puerto Rican politician” of the 1950s and 1960s. (Photo via El Diario)

Remembering Herman Badillo

New York, Politics, Puerto Rican December 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

The death of former Rep. Herman Badillo, considered the most influential Puerto Rican politician for decades, has prompted an outpouring of grief, El Diario reports.

CB3 chair Gigi Li. (Photo via The Lo-Down)

CB3 Moves to Improve Diversity

Black, Latino, Manhattan, Politics December 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Community Board 3 chair Gigi Li has announced a series of moves that appear responsive to members who criticized her leadership last spring, reports The Lo-Down.

Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in June (Photo by Diana Robinson for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, via City Limits)

Behind the Push for Latino Representation

Latino, Politics November 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Latino representation in NYC government is inadequate, say leaders of a new campaign aimed at persuading the de Blasio administration to do more, reports City Limits.

(Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Voters on Long Island Mobilized on WeChat

East Asian, Long Island, Politics November 14, 2014 at 5:17 pm

World Journal looks at how WeChat, a popular social media platform among the Chinese, helped to garner an impressive result on Election Day for little-known candidate Doug Lee.

Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio at the Wilborn Temple First Church Of God In Christ in Albany on Sunday, February 16, 2014. (Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Will Cuomo Help de Blasio on Housing?

Housing, Politics November 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm

A Republican-controlled state senate may not bode well for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing policies but City Limits finds that the situation may not be that much worse than it was prior to the election.

Flushing's Democratic assemblyman Ron Kim (Photo by Peter C. Mastrosimone via Queens Chronicle)

Flushing’s Ron Kim on His Record

East Asian, Politics, Queens October 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Flushing’s Ron Kim, who is being challenged for his assembly seat by Republican businessman Phil Gim, pointed to his accomplishments in a wide-ranging interview with Queens Chronicle.

Judge Carmen Velásquez at the Consulate of Ecuador in Manhattan. She's seeking the support of the community in her quest to become NY State Supreme Court judge. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

A First for the NY State Supreme Court?

Latino, Politics, Queens October 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm

If elected as a New York State Supreme Court judge on Nov. 4, Queens Civil Court Judge Carmen Velásquez would be a historic victory for the Ecuadorean community, reports Queens Latino.

State Sen. Jose Peralta is one of many uncontested incumbents (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

On Nov. 4, One-Third of NY’s Seats Uncontested

Bronx, New York, Politics, Queens October 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Fully one-third of the races for the NYS legislature feature uncontested candidates. Gotham Gazette and City Limits explore the phenomenon in a joint report.

Independent candidate Néstor Montilla is running for Congress. (Photo via El Diario)

Dominicans Seek More Representation in NJ

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics October 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Two Dominican candidates hope to gain more visibility for their community in New Jersey, El Diario reports.

Crosswalk on Main St. in Flushing, Queens (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Asian Americans Boost Their Political Clout

Asian Americans are boosting their political clout by getting the vote out and pushing politicians to be more responsive to their needs.

LGBT groups will fight the judge's decision in Puerto Rico in the coming days. (Photo via El Diario)

Gay Marriage Controversy in Puerto Rico Rattles New York

LGBTQ, Politics, Puerto Rican October 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Several New York politicians reacted to the controversy sparked in Puerto Rico after a federal judge refused to green-light gay marriage, El Diario reports.

On Oct. 22, Gloria Oh, a councilwoman in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, held a press conference charging that she was the victim of a "racist political attack." (Photo via Korea Daily)

NJ Politician Charges Critics With Anti-Korean Racism

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics October 23, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Gloria Oh says flyers have singled her out for criticism in connection with the proposed LG construction because she is Korean American, reports Korea Daily.

Nancy Tong (Photo by Kimberly Conner for Voice of NY)

Brooklyn’s First Asian American District Leader Aims to Help

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics October 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Nancy Tong, the first Asian-American district leader in Brooklyn, wants to help open more pre-K facilities and promote affordable housing for seniors.

Phil Gim points out Ron Kim's attendance at the June press conference. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Candidates Spar Over HS Test Issue

East Asian, Education, Politics, Queens October 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Legislative proposals to reform the Specialized High School Admissions Test have generated contention between incumbent Ron Kim (D) and challenger Phil Gim (R), who are vying for the State Assembly seat in Flushing, according to articles from Sing Tao Daily.