Tag: Politics

AG candidate Dan Donovan (right) with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and candidate for governor Andrew Cuomo at the Pulaski Parade in New York City

Half Polish & Catholic: AG Candidate Wants NY Polish Community to Know His Background

Republican Dan Donovan is running a pro-immigrant campaign, not very different than that of his opponent, Democrat Eric Schneiderman.

Moya won over voters in the 39th NY Assembly district - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo

Insurgents Win Democratic Nominations For NY State Legislature

Francisco Moya routed Hiram Monserrate in the Democratic primary for a Queens seat in the New York State Assembly, and in the Bronx Gustavo Rivera ousted Pedro Espada the State Senate Majority Leader.

Interpreters were available at the polling stations in Greenpoint, Brooklyn - Photo: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska

Primaries? What Primaries? Polish Immigrants in Greenpoint Lack Involvement in Today’s Vote

Many Polish voters didn’t know or didn’t care about today’s New York Primary. One woman who wanted to vote couldn’t because she is an undocumented immigrant.

NYC Comptroller John Liu and U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke at a Chand Raat festival in Midwood, Brooklyn - Photo: Mohsin Zaheer

NYC’s Pakistani Immigrant Community Removed from Local Political Process

New York’s “Little Pakistan” was mostly ignored by the candidates and is largely unaware there’s an election happening today. What does it mean when an immigrant community does not participate in mainstream politics?

NY attorney general candidate Richard Brodsky speaks with Nelly Braginsky who lost her son Alex on September 11th - Photo: Ewa Kern-Jedrykowska

In NY Attorney General Race, Brodsky Counts On Support of Russian Immigrant Voters

N.Y. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky is hoping Russian immigrant voters will give him the margin he needs to win the five-way Democratic primary for attorney general.

Registered Democrats in the 33rd State Senatorial district, which includes Kingsbridge Heights, head to the polls on Tuesday - Photo: Monika Fabian

Closely Watched Espada/Rivera Race Draws Little Interest Where It Counts

It may be one of the most closely watched races in Tuesday’s New York Primary, but voters in the northwest Bronx seem largely uninterested in the contest between the powerful state Senator Pedro Espada Jr. and his challenger Gustavo Rivera.

Terence Park, a Korean-American, is hoping to be elected Democratic District Leader in Queens.

Korean-Americans Hoping to Take Spotlight in Flushing Primary Elections

In a classic story of New York City grassroots immigrant politics, Korean-American candidates are running for local office in Tuesday’s primary, as the Korean community looks to build its political influence.

The 39th district in Queens, NY - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo

Against All Odds, Monserrate Still In The Fight

Hiram Monserrate, who was forced to resign from the NY State Senate after being convicted of attacking his girlfriend, is trying to stage a political comeback. Experts are not counting him out in his Primary race against Francisco Moya who has won numerous endorsements.