The Assemblyman’s prodigious fundraising and campaign spending have drawn headlines. But he’s got another asset in Tuesday’s race: People say they love the guy.
Come Tuesday, voters in Council District 9 must decide whether the smart response to sweeping neighborhood change and hostile national politics is to stay the course in local leadership—or to change that, too.
Hear from candidates seeking to succeed Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito as the member representing El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood and Port Morris in the Council.
In this interview with City Limits and Gotham Gazette, the real-estate businessman had harsh words for Mayor d Blasio’s approach to the job and vowed a different approach on homelessness and transit.
Challenger Ede Fox is demanding that Councilmember Laurie Cumbo push the community board, borough president and others to fast-track ULURP consideration of a controversial development proposal so voters can see how the incumbent votes.
Advocates hope access to healthy food, expanding school breakfast and ways to address hunger and the forces that drive it are issues that candidates for city office will be forced to discuss between now and Election Day.
Announcing in an election year a plan to create 90 new homeless shelters takes a certain amount of courage. But that doesn’t mean it will solve the problem.