Darma Diaz. Photo by Jonathan Ortiz.At the end of January, Rafael Espinal suddenly resigned [/rafael-espinal-resigns-from-city-council/] as Councilmember representing the 37th district, which serves Cypress Hills, Bushwick, Brownsville, Ocean Hill and East New York, before finishing his limited term ending in December of 2021. A special election for Espinal’s
Monique Chandler-Waterman (left) and Farah Louis. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner) By Zainab Iqbal and Sam Raskin MIDWOOD/EAST FLATBUSH – City Council candidate Monique Chandler-Waterman accused Council Member Farah Louis of orchestrating an unspecified “deal” involving Trump supporters and “greedy landlords and developers” to get votes from right-leaning voters in the
Jaime Williams. (Photo: Jamie Williams / Facebook)The eyes of the world may have been focusing on New York’s presidential primary, but voters in the 59th Assembly District had important work to do electing a representative to fill their vacant seat. Democratic candidate Jaime Williams crushed her Republican opponent Jeffrey
Roxanne Persaud at the state capitol. (Photo: Roxanne Jacqueline Persaud [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153026436448571&set=a.10153026436378571.1073741883.824588570&type=3&theater] / Facebook)Democratic Assemblywoman Roxanne Persaud trounced her rivals, Republican Jeffrey Ferretti [http://ballotpedia.org/Jeffrey_J._Ferretti] and Conservative candidate Elias Weir [http://ballotpedia.
> Celebrating @NYPD68Pct [https://twitter.com/NYPD68Pct] Captain Festino’s birthday & @AlecBrookKrasny [https://twitter.com/AlecBrookKrasny] retirement from the State Assembly in #Brooklyn [https://twitter.com/hashtag/Brooklyn?src=hash] pic.twitter.com/zg5Eg9JWwH [http://t.co/zg5Eg9JWwH] — Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) July 8, 2015 [https://twitter.com/NMalliotakis/status/618578575239868416] Assemblyman
Source: Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny’s OfficeLooks like we might have another special election on our hands. Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, the first Soviet-born member of the state legislature, plans to resign from office this summer to accept a job in the private sector, which will likely spark a political scramble for
Source: NYC.GOVIn the wake of a report [/three-structurally-unsound-belt-parkway-bridges-are-also-most-heavily-travelled/] that found several heavily utilized bridges in our area to be structurally unsound, Councilman Vincent Gentile has declared support for a plan that would tax overseas company profits to fund the at-risk federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) – which sponsors a large
Courtesy of CM Vincent Gentile.Councilman Vincent Gentile is widely perceived as being the most likely Democratic contender to face off with Staten Island prosecutor Daniel Donovan for Congressman Michael Grimm’s now vacant congressional seat, reports Will Bredderman [http://observer.com/2015/01/with-cusick-out-of-contention-eyes-turn-to-gentile-to-fill-grimm-seat/] in the New York Oberserver: