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Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor Maya Wiley speaks to voters and media while campaigning at the Co-op City housing complex in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoFor months, a trio of liberal Democratic candidates in New York City's mayoral race has vied for the mantle of progressive standard-bearer in a crowded field. "New York is not a progressive city," said Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham University. "We know there are a lot of Democratic voters who call themselves progressive and support progressive values but think AOC is a little too far left." "She's clearly the progressive candidate that can win in this race," said Gabby Seay, the political director for the union, which represents healthcare workers.
Persons: New York City Mayor Maya Wiley, Mike Segar, Maya Wiley, Representative Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Elizabeth Warren of, Jumaane Williams, , Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Wiley, Adams, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Bill de Blasio, Christina Greer, Scott Stringer, Dianne Morales, Stringer, Morales, Sochie Nnaemeka, Gabby Seay Organizations: Democratic, New York City Mayor, REUTERS, MSNBC, U.S, Representative, Working Families Party, Brooklyn Borough, New York Police, NYPD, Republican, Democrat, Fordham University, City Hall, Service Employees International Union, Thomson Locations: Bronx, New York City , New York, U.S, New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Brooklyn, York
Eric Adams, the former NYPD captain and president of the Borough of Brooklyn, answered questions about his residency status on Wednesday, allowing local reporters to tour his Central Brooklyn home. "If I'm not at Borough Hall, I'm here," Adams, a Democrat, told reporters inside his ground-floor, red-brick home. The tour came after a Politico New York report raised serious questions about Adams' main residency, which is a requirement to be mayor of the city. Adams said he has used the New Jersey property occasionally but said the Brooklyn home is his main residence. Adams, who has criticized Yang, saying he left the city during the pandemic, was joined by his 25-year-old son, Jordan, during the tour.
Persons: Eric Adams, Adams, Tracey Collins, , ” Adams, Maya Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Scott Stringer, Shaun Donovan, Raymond McGuire, Dianne Morales, Yang, Jordan, I've, ” McGuire, , Garcia, Wiley Organizations: NYPD, Central Brooklyn, Borough Hall, Politico, Brooklyn Borough, Democratic, GOP, Rep, Bronx ., Former City, New York Daily News Locations: Borough, Brooklyn, York, New Jersey, City of New York, New York City, Alexandria, Queens, Bronx
Mayor Debate Live Updates: Candidates Respond to Eric Adams Residency Controversy The other leading Democratic candidates took on Eric Adams, who has faced questions about whether he lives in New York or New Jersey. Credit... Jordan Gale for The New York Times Scott M. Stringer, the city comptroller, has worked in and around politics and government for decades. Mr. Adams had initially said he would not attend the debate, but changed his mind on Thursday. Here are some of the ways you can watch and follow the debate: The New York Times will carry a stream of the debate on its live blog. Reporters from The New York Times will provide commentary and analysis throughout the hour.
Persons: Eric Adams, Sarah Blesener, Michael M, Dave Sanders, Brittainy Newman, James Estrin, New York Times Eric Adams, Adams, Read, Scott Stringer, Jordan Gale, The New York Times Scott M, Stringer, Eliot Spitzer, Kathryn Garcia, Michelle V, Bill de Blasio’s, Garcia, Garcia’s, Wiley, Maya Wiley, Hilary Swift, Bill de Blasio, , de Blasio’s, Andrew Yang, New York Times Andrew Yang, Yang, Michael R, Scott M, Yang’s, “ Yang, , MC Jin, Adams’s, I’ve, Bryan Clampitt, Mr, Marcia Kramer, Mark Lennihan, Maurice DuBois, Ms, Kramer, Bill Clinton, , Hillary Clinton, Bennett Raglin, DuBois, Andrew M, Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon, Shaun Donovan, Karsten Moran, Maya, Raymond J, McGuire, Dianne Morales, Mike Nelson, Donovan’s, Brendan McPhillips, Donovan, Morales Organizations: Democratic, The New York Times, Getty, New York Times, Police Department, Yorkers, New York City’s Democratic, Gov, Credit, New York, The Daily News, Sanitation Department, Deal, MSNBC, Bloomberg, CBS, Supporters, CBS Broadcast Center, Chelsea, CBS . Credit, Associated, WCBS, City Hall, The New York Daily News, U.S . Senate, National Urban Technology, The New York, Wall Street, YouTube Locations: New York, New Jersey, Image, Brooklyn, New, Manhattan, York, , Albany, Queens
“Many people are surprised to learn a number of iconic places in our city are named after individuals who held people as slaves,” Mr. DuBois said. Rikers Island, which houses New York City’s main jail complex, is named for the Riker family, which includes Richard Riker, who sent Black Americans into slavery. Ms. Wiley was able to cast herself as the leading progressive candidate in the debate, helped in part by Mr. Stringer’s scandals and Dianne Morales’s absence on the debate stage. Ms. Kramer interjected to ask if she would take the officers’ guns away from them. Ms. Kramer tried one last time: “But will you take the guns away from the N.Y.P.D.
Persons: ” Mr, DuBois, , Mr, Peter Stuyvesant, Riker, Richard Riker, Adams, Wiley, ” Maya Wiley, Ms, Dianne Morales’s, Tish James, Kramer, Kramer interjected Organizations: Black, Locations: Netherland, New York
The New York City mayoral race is one of the most consequential political contests in a generation, with immense challenges awaiting the winner. June 9, 2021Dianne Morales arrived at a racial justice protest in April, as she had done many times before. She was a familiar sight at the Barclays Center, hugging friends and greeting supporters, while a handful of aides flanked her. One speaker warned that the protest was not a “campaign stop.” So Ms. Morales asked a campaign staffer, outfitted in a loud purple T-shirt emblazoned with “DIANNE MORALES FOR N.Y.C. From the beginning of her campaign for mayor, Ms. Morales set out to establish herself as the activist-candidate-next-door, the person riding the bus instead of advertising on the side of it.
Persons: Dianne Morales, , Morales, “ DIANNE MORALES, Organizations: New York City, Barclays Center, N.Y.C Locations:
New York’s Second Chance
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Jonathan Mahler | ) + 0.00   time to read: +73 min
I didn’t even feel it when Dr. Chester pierced my arm.”New York was about to get a second chance. Wall Street boomed and property values soared, drawing foreign investors who parked their fortunes in constantly appreciating New York City real estate. Mayor Bill de Blasio, now in his second and final term, has proposed the biggest budget in New York City history. Of the 100 biggest school districts in America, New York City’s school system already spends the most per capita. The mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia, formerly the commissioner for the New York City Sanitation Department, pulled ahead in the polls in late May.
Persons: Jonathan Mahler, Jorge Colombo, Sandra Lindsay, Margaret Murphy, Yorkers, Yorker —, Peter Foley, Lindsay, , , don’t, Onisis Stefas, ” Stefas, ” Joe Kemp, Andrew Cuomo, Spencer Platt, Gareth Rhodes, Lindsay’s, Michelle Chester, ” Lindsay, Cuomo, Chester, Spike Lee, Fiorello La Guardia, Michael Bloomberg, James Parrott, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ” John Moore, Mario Cuomo, Ronald Reagan’s “, Bill de Blasio, There’s, George Floyd, Donald Trump, I’ve, it’s, wasn’t, Robert Moses ’, Robert Moses, New, Louis Pfohl, Moses, Pfohl, Paula Kirby, Paula Kirby’s, Paula Kirby Kirby, Kirby, , Andrew Yang, Biden, “ We’ve, homeownership, you’re, who’s, Court’s Brown, Richard Carranza, Carranza, Robert Jackson, Jackson, Jude Domski, Bloomberg’s, ” Carranza, Roger Starr, We’d, Monxo, hospitalizations, López, Barbara Corcoran, Monxo López, hasn’t, ” López, Brad Lander, Major Deegan, Raj Chetty, Andy Grove, ” Dara Byrne, John Jay, Dara Byrne, Dara Byrne Byrne, It’s, John Jay’s, ” Byrne, Byrne, We’re, Kathryn Wylde, Paul Singer, hadn’t, Nick Langworthy, Blasio, De Blasio, ” de Blasio, Ed Koch, Bella Abzug, Koch, Dan Goodrich, Eric Adams, Adams, Ron Adar, He’s, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, Dianne Morales, de Blasio, Yang, Abner Louima, Jasmine Clarke, there’s, Kathryn Garcia, Damon Winter, Queens . Adams, Garcia, Ray McGuire, Morales, Abraham E Organizations: Jewish Medical Center, Drug Administration, Pfizer, The New York Times, Yorker, Manhattan Community College, Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell, Kennedy Airport, UPS, Long, Jewish, Gov, Getty, Knicks, New York State’s, Yorkers, Fiorello La, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Topical Press Agency, Developers, Bioscience, Wall, Bloomberg, New, Center, New York City Affairs, Mayor, Convention, Hall, City Council, City Hall, U.S, Business, Prada, Amazon, Kirby, New York State, Democratic, Associated Press, New York’s Board, Education, Office, Community School Board, hypercompetitive Stuyvesant High School, Schools, South, Irish, City University of New, Rights Watch, Piano, Department of Housing, Urban, Port, Land Stewards, Cooper, Land Trust, East, Health, Major, Department of Transportation, Free Academy of, City College, CUNY, Semitic Ivy League, Jewish Harvard, Puerto Rican, Professional Staff Congress, , Ivy League, Intel, Andy, John, John Jay College of Criminal, College of Police, New York Police Department, World Trade, Howard University, , The Daily News, Partnership, Street Journal, Republican Party, Budget Commission, Newsday, Getty Images, American University, Republican, White, The Times, Sanitation Department, New York, Citigroup, Upper, Smithsonian Institution Locations: York, Long, Queens, New York, America, New York City, Jamaica, Forest Hills, Kalamazoo, Mich, Louisville, Ky, , Forest, Northwell’s, United States, ” New York, Madison, Immigration, Washington, Central Harlem, , Cuomo’s Queens, It’s, Hudson, Iowa, Flushing , Queens, Pfohl’s, Long Island, Anable, Long Island City, City, rancorous, Anable Basin, Kirby, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queensbridge, Houston, San Francisco, Black, Lower Manhattan, America , New York, New, South Bronx, Latin America, Africa, New York State, Bronx, Mott Haven, Puerto Rico, City University of New York, Harlem, Romina, Port Morris, East Harlem, City of New York, York City, Albany, Florida, Yorks, South Jamaica, Brownsville, Brooklyn’s, Fort Greene , Brooklyn, Bedford, Stuyvesant, SoHo, Yorkers, Queens ., Queens — Jamaica, Howard Beach, Canarsie, Stringer, Hunts, Tribalism, Dubuque , Iowa
With two weeks to go before the Democratic primary, the progressive left has seemed to have coalesced around a single candidate, relying on a time-honored technique: self-elimination. The candidate is Maya Wiley, the former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio. He was an original progressive favorite, until two women came forward with decades-old allegations of inappropriate sexual advances, causing many progressives leaders to withdraw their support. Next to run into trouble was Dianne Morales, the former nonprofit executive whose campaign mutinied, tried to unionize and then accused her of union-busting. It was a bad look for a woman who has run on empowering the grass roots.
Persons: Maya Wiley, Bill de Blasio, implode, Scott M, Stringer, Dianne Morales Organizations: Democratic, New Locations: New York City
New York City will have a new mayor as Bill de Blasio hits his term limit. Controversies and notable items: Since launching his mayoral campaign, Yang has been under much heavier scrutiny than he faced while running for president. Eric AdamsBrooklyn Borough President and Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams. Dianne MoralesNonprofit executive and Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Dianne Morales. Shaun DonovanNew York City mayoral candidate Shaun Donovan.
Persons: Bill de Blasio, pollsters —, Marist —, Andrew Yang, Eric Adams jockeying, Kathryn Garcia, Mark Lennihan, Yang, Davis, Kaplan, Tusk, Bradley Tusk, Eric Adams, Andrew Katz, John Jay, Adams, Spencer Platt, Garcia, Dianne Morales, Morales, Member Carlos Menchaca, Hunter Walker, Walker, Scott Stringer, de, Gracie, Stringer, Jerry Nadler, de Blasio, endorsers, Adriano Espaillat, Maya Wiley, Donald Trump's, Robert Mueller's, George Wiley, Wiley, Dermot Shea, Hakeem Jeffries, Alexandria Ocasio, Ray McGuire, McGuire, Wasserstein Perella, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Michael Bloomberg, Gregory Meeks of, Jay, Gwen Carr, Eric Garner, Shaun Donovan, Andrew Lichtenstein, Harvard University —, Bill Clinton, Donovan, Barack Obama, Obama Organizations: Democratic, New, Quinnipiac, Marist, Brooklyn Borough, NYC, The New York Times, New York Daily News, Andrew Yang Democratic, AP, IBM, Philips Exeter Academy, Brown University, Polk, Columbia University, Manhattan Prep, Venture for America, Bank, Rivals, Eric Adams Brooklyn Borough, Democratic New York, Pacific Press, Getty, Black Brooklyn Borough, Bayside High School, New York City College of Technology, John, John Jay College of Criminal, Marist College, New York Times, Kathryn Garcia Democratic New York, Stuyvesant High School, University of Wisconsin, Department of Sanitation, Department of Environmental, Environmental, Water Supply, Waste Equity Law, The New York Times Editorial Board, Phipps, SUNY, SUNY Stony Brook, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Latina, Member, Police, Fund, NYPD, The, Reuters, Gracie Mansion, Upper West Side, Intercept, Maya Wiley Democratic New York, NBC News, MSNBC, Dartmouth College, Columbia Law School, NAACP, Milano School of Policy, Management, New School, Deal, Progress, New York City Housing Authority, Democratic Reps, Citigroup, Hotchkiss School, Harvard University, Boston, Credit Suisse, Wall, Brooklyn, Shaun Donovan New York, Community Preservation Corporation, Multifamily Housing, Department of Housing, Urban Development, New York City Department of Housing Preservation, Development, Housing, Budget, Hurricane, Force Locations: York, pollsters — Siena, Brooklyn, Schenectady , New York, New York City, Somers, America, New Hampshire, Eric Adams Brooklyn, Democratic New York City, Brownsville , Brooklyn, Queens, New, Adams, Kathryn Garcia Democratic New York City, Yorker, Madison, New York, South Bronx, SUNY Stony, Brooklyn's Bedford, Stuyvesant, de Blasio, Manhattan, Maya Wiley Democratic New York City, Deal New York, Alexandria, Cortez, Dayton , Ohio, Connecticut, Boston, Shaun Donovan New York City
New York City police faced criticism from Democratic mayoral candidates after they cracked down while enforcing a curfew in a city park Saturday evening. The NYPD couldn’t protect him, but they could march through a park in riot gear, terrorizing people to enforce an arbitrary curfew. Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, a former presidential candidate who has called for more police presence on subways, said: "Washington Square Park has always been a place to gather and enjoy summer nights. Sending officers in riot gear and militarizing a public park should never be the answer." The city Parks Department, the Washington Square Park Conservatory and the mayor's office also did not respond to requests for comment.
Persons: Maya Wiley —, Alexandria Ocasio, , — Maya Wiley, Eric Adams —, Adams, Andrew Yang, Dianne Morales —, Bill de Blasio Organizations: Democratic, Police, Washington, . Police, Associated Press, MSNBC, Rep, Twitter, St, Brooklyn, New York, Democrat, Parks Department, Park Conservatory Locations: York City, Alexandria, Cortez
In a weak field, Kathryn Garcia stands out as the candidate best prepared to run New York City. In a race that was supposed to be a clash between progressive and moderate visions for the city, Garcia has been managing to sidestep that fight with a message about competence. "Garcia gets it done" is her slogan, and she's widely praised for her track record as a manager in unglamorous city agencies including sanitation, environmental protection, and the New York City Housing Authority. Garcia does not have a lot of charisma, nor does she have an especially grand ideological vision. For eight years, New York City has had a mayor who seems bored.
Persons: Kathryn Garcia, Bill de Blasio, Garcia, Andrew Yang, Yang, Eric Adams, Adams, She's, Blasio, Nick Fox, Brent Staples, — Staples, Emerson, York City's, , Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, Dianne Morales, he's, Morales, Ray McGuire, Shaun Donovan, hasn't, Biden, they're, Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani, Linette Lopez, Moses Gates Organizations: New, New York Democratic, New York City Housing Authority, The New York Times, Daily, NYPD, New York Times, Police, Democratic, Emerson, Queens, Co Locations: New York City, New York, Brooklyn, unglamorous, York, Blasio's New York, City
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed civil rights attorney Maya Wiley for New York City mayor. In endorsing Wiley, Ocasio-Cortez said that "we need a city by and for working people." The endorsement could give Wiley a major boost over the other progressive candidates in the race. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most prominent progressive voices in the country, on Saturday endorsed Maya Wiley in the New York City mayoral race, imploring voters to "come together as a movement." "If we don't come together as a movement, we will get a New York City built by and for billionaires, and we need a city by and for working people," Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Maya Wiley, Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Ocasio, it's, Scott Stringer, Dianne Morales, Stringer, Morales, Eric Adams, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia Organizations: New York City, Wiley, NBC News, MSNBC, Democratic, City Hall, New, Congressional, Brooklyn Borough Locations: Alexandria, New, Ocasio, Cortez, City, Manhattan, New York City, Bronx, Queens
The leading Democratic contenders for New York City mayor, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, faced harsh attacks from each other and a half dozen rivals during a televised debate on Wednesday. "We know that you've been investigated for corruption everywhere you've gone," Yang said, calling Adams "unprincipled." 1/3 Andrew Yang, Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City, speaks during a rally against Asian hate crimes following the May 31, 2021 unprovoked attack on a 55 year old Asian woman, in Manhattan's Chinatown district of New York City, U.S., June 2, 2021. Yang responded by defending his experience as a surrogate for national Democrats, including President Joe Biden, during last year's election. The candidates spent much of the two-hour debate clashing over policing and crime, with polls showing public safety is voters’ top concern.
Persons: Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Yang, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, Yang –, , you've, Adams, Shannon Stapleton Read, Joe Biden, Kathryn Garcia, , Stringer, Dianne Morales Organizations: Democratic, New York City, Brooklyn Borough, Republican, MSNBC, Adams, REUTERS, Democrats, Thomson Locations: Brooklyn, New York City, Manhattan's Chinatown, U.S, New York
What to Watch For in the New York Mayoral Debate
  + stars: | 2021-06-02 | by ( The New York Times | ) + 0.94   time to read: +1 min
The second official debate among the eight major Democratic candidates for mayor of New York City takes place Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The state of the race now also looks different in several ways from the last debate. The campaign of the most left-leaning candidate in the field, Ms. Morales, is facing internal strife and disillusion. And Ms. Garcia, the former sanitation commissioner, has gained traction in the limited polling available, placing her as a front-runner alongside Mr. Yang and Mr. Adams. Other candidates, like Ms. Wiley, are looking to build similar momentum.
Persons: Eric Adams, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Raymond J, McGuire, Dianne Morales, Scott M, Stringer, Maya Wiley, Andrew Yang, Morales, Garcia, Yang, Adams, Wiley Organizations: Democratic Locations: New York
The last debate was barely three weeks ago, but since then, the contours of the race have changed dramatically. Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, has also taken swipes at Ms. Garcia — a reflection of her standing in the race. Public polling remains sparse and highly unreliable, but there is a consensus that Mr. Yang and Mr. Adams have been front-runners throughout the race, though Mr. Adams appears to have pulled ahead of Mr. Yang in some recent surveys. (Mr. Adams, for his part has long been critical of Mr. In the last debate, Maya D. Wiley, a former counsel to Mr. de Blasio, sought to put Mr. Adams on the defensive over his record on stop-and-frisk policing tactics.
Persons: Kathryn Garcia, Andrew Yang, Garcia, Yang, Bill de Blasio, Eric Adams, Adams, Wiley, de Blasio, Mr, Dianne Morales, Scott M, Stringer, Shaun Donovan, Raymond J, McGuire Organizations: The New York Times, Citi Locations: Brooklyn
N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Tightens Ahead of Crucial In-Person Debate
  + stars: | 2021-06-01 | by ( Michael Gold | Katie Glueck | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
“Think about all of the favors that Eric had to trade to get to this point, climbing the ladder over this last number of years, scheming about his run, thinking, ‘Oh, this is going to be my big chance,’” Mr. Yang said, speaking at his campaign office in Bensonhurst. The last debate was defined by public safety more than any other issue, with candidates battling over whether to add more police to the subways, and Ms. Wiley and Mr. Adams tangling over his record on the policing tactic of stop-and-frisk. Mr. Yang, Mr. Adams, Ms. Garcia and Raymond J. McGuire, a former Citi executive, are considered to be relative moderates in the liberal field, especially on issues of public safety and dealings with the business community. Ms. Wiley, Scott M. Stringer, the city comptroller, and Dianne Morales, a former nonprofit executive, have competed with each other to emerge as the left-wing standard-bearer in the race, supporting, by varying amounts, sweeping cuts to the Police Department’s budget and staking out a range of other left-wing positions. The battle for the left has grown increasingly muddled over the last month or so.
Persons: Eric, , Mr, Yang, “ Eric, Wiley, Adams tangling, Adams, Ms, Garcia, Raymond J, McGuire, Scott M, Stringer, Dianne Morales, Shaun Donovan Organizations: Citi, Police, Democratic Party Locations: Bensonhurst
Key Question in Mayoral Race: Who Will Get Latino New Yorkers’ Votes?
  + stars: | 2021-05-31 | by ( Katie Glueck | ) sentiment -0.95   time to read: +2 min
But without a front-running Hispanic candidate in the race, the political demographic is considered to be mostly up for grabs. “You have so many candidates running for mayor, and only one is really a Latina,” said the longtime political strategist, Luis A. Miranda Jr. (Kathryn Garcia, the former sanitation commissioner, is white, though her ex-husband is of Puerto Rican descent and she has referenced the fact that her children are half Puerto Rican.) “You really need validators from our community that are telling you, ‘So-and-so is good for the Latino community, so-and-so is good for the neighborhood you live in,’” Mr. Miranda said. (Neither Mr. Miranda nor his son, the actor and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, has endorsed a candidate in the race.)
Persons: Nydia, Wiley, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Donald J, Trump, Biden —, , Luis A, Miranda Jr, Dianne Morales, Kathryn Garcia, , Mr, Miranda, Lin, Manuel Miranda, Adams Organizations: New York Democrat, Puerto, U.S . House Locations: Puerto Rican, New York, Queens, . New York, Dominican, Manhattan, Corona , Queens
If she wins the June 22 Democratic primary, Morales could become the first woman and first Hispanic elected mayor. NYC mayoral candidate Dianne Morales dances salsa in an outdoors dance class in the Bronx, N.Y. Nicole Acevedo / NBC NewsThe former nonprofit executive left her job in 2019 to run for mayor. “There's so much trauma from Covid that people are anxious to just kind of move on.” But is not just the Covid-19 pandemic, Morales said. Edwin Gano / Dianne Morales Campaign“My story is all too familiar to poor people, single mothers, Black and Brown people and immigrants,” she tweeted alongside the statement. Morales also has the lowest average donation of any candidate, a sign of grassroots support, according to a Politico analysis.
Persons: Dianne Morales, George Floyd’s, George Floyd, ” Morales, , Morales, , Sonora Carruseles ’, “ Micaela, Nicole Acevedo, Bill de, “ I've, Eric Adams, Andrew Yang, Maya Wiley, Scott Stringer, Doña Rosa, , Mike Bloomberg, Edwin Gano, Brown Organizations: NBC News, Latina, New York City, Democratic, NBC, Phipps, Community School, Human Services, New, Brooklyn, New York, Stony Brook University, Harvard University, Columbia University, Department of Education’s, Youth Development, Yorkers, City, Department of Education, Mayor, Politico, Facebook, Twitter Locations: York City, Bronx, Sonora, Puerto Rican, New York City, New, Brooklyn
Dianne Morales Tries to Calm a Sudden Crisis in Her Campaign
  + stars: | 2021-05-27 | by ( Jazmine Hughes | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Krysten Copeland, a campaign spokeswoman, said on Thursday that two campaign staff members, Ramses Dukes and Amanda van Kessel, had been dismissed. Ms. van Kessel had previously worked with Ms. Morales at the social services arm of Phipps Houses, a housing development group. Mr. Dukes could not be reached for comment, and Ms. van Kessel did not respond to requests for comment. According to the union, the union has majority support, and Ms. Morales has voluntarily recognized it. But on Thursday, four staff members involved in the unionization effort were terminated minutes before a scheduled meeting to discuss the collective’s demands.
Persons: Hu, Ike’s, Ms, Morales, Krysten Copeland, Ramses Dukes, Amanda van Kessel, van Kessel, Phipps, Dukes, , Copeland Organizations: Employees Locations: unionizing
Mapping New York City’s Mayoral Campaign Money
  + stars: | 2021-05-22 | by ( Charlie Smart | ) + 0.00   time to read: +21 min
BROOKLYN STATEN ISLAND Who has the most donors in New York City? Morales Darker shades on the map indicate a higher share of the donors in a ZIP code. BROOKLYN STATEN ISLAND Who has the most donors in New York City? Each candidate’s share of the total donors in a ZIP code Darker shades on the map indicate a higher share of donors. Andrew Yang 11,421 donors Higher share Dianne Morales 8,979 donors Higher share Maya Wiley 8,223 donors Higher share Scott M. Stringer 7,612 donors Higher share Eric Adams 7,128 donors Higher share Raymond J. McGuire 5,219 donors Higher share Kathryn Garcia 5,166 donors Higher share Shaun Donovan 3,069 donors Higher shareTotal money raised highlights differing strategiesWhile the number of individual donors is a useful indicator for the scale and location of a candidate’s supporters, it isn’t enough on its own to guarantee victory in a race where polls show many New York voters remain undecided less than a month before the June 22 primary.
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It was the first debate before the June 22 primary in which the candidates could explain their visions to voters. However, turnout tends to be low in New York City primaries. "Safety is not synonymous with policing," Morales said, adding that the city has one of the largest police departments in the country. "My administration would reflect the incredible diversity of our city," Yang said. Donovan picked Wiley, Yang and McGuire picked Garcia, and Wiley picked Morales.
Persons: Eric Adams, Andrew Yang, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, Kathryn Garcia, Shaun Donovan, Raymond McGuire, Dianne Morales, Yang, Adams, Stringer, Wiley, Garcia, Donovan, McGuire, Morales, Bill de Blasio, excoriated Adams Organizations: Democratic, New York, New Yorkers, Change Research, Brooklyn Borough, Former City, Wiley, Coalition of, New York Times Locations: New York City, Brooklyn, New York
N.Y.C. Mayoral Candidates Keep Focus on Crime After a Feisty Debate
  + stars: | 2021-05-14 | by ( Andy Newman | Jonah E. Bromwich | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Ms. Garcia, a former sanitation commissioner, staked out a middle ground on Thursday, saying, “We do need to respond when the M.T.A. says we need more cops in the subway. That does not mean we’re not sending mental health professionals into the subway as well.”Mr. Adams and Mr. Yang have opposed “defunding” the police, and on Thursday night Mr. Adams repeated his call for a reinstituted unit of plainclothes police officers to target gang activity in the city. “​We have to deal with intervention,” he said, “and stop the flow of guns into the city,” adding, “We have to deal with this real, pervasive handgun problem.”In one of the debate’s fiercer exchanges, Ms. Wiley called Mr. Adams an apologist for stop-and-frisk policing. That prompted him to counter that he was actually a “leading voice against the abuse of stop-and-frisk” and that Ms. Wiley had showed a “failure of understanding law enforcement.”
Persons: Wiley, de Blasio, Dianne Morales, ” Mr, Stringer, Donovan, Garcia, Mr, Adams, Yang, defunding, , frisk Organizations: Police Department Locations:
Yang sits atop mayoral field vying to revive a battered New York City
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FILE PHOTO: Andrew Yang, Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City, speaks after being endorsed by U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., May 10, 2021. “I want people to look around our city and say that things are cleaner, things are safer, things are more vibrant, the opportunities are back - there’s a sense of optimism back in New York City,” Yang said at a campaign appearance on Monday. Similar to his presidential campaign, Yang has proposed a number of innovations, including a basic income of $2,000 a year to 500,000 poor residents. “To move forward, we cannot continue being derailed by the dangerous and violent behavior in our city,” Adams told reporters on Monday in Manhattan. “People aren’t going to come back to work on mass transit if they’re going to get mugged,” said Kathryn Wylde, who heads the Partnership for New York City, a prominent business organization.
Persons: Andrew Yang, Grace Meng, Shannon Stapleton John Lau, Yang, ” Yang, Bill de Blasio, Eric Adams, Scott Stringer, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Ray McGuire, Shaun Donovan, Obama, Dianne Morales, , “ He’s, , Christina Greer, , I’m, Adams, ” Adams, aren’t, Kathryn Wylde, Stringer, Morales, Garcia Organizations: YORK, Democratic, U.S, REUTERS, ., New York, MSNBC, THE ENTERTAINMENT, New, New York City’s, New York’s Fordham University, Wiley, New York Times, WNYC Locations: New York, New York City, Queens, U.S, United States, . New York, COVID, Brooklyn, Manhattan,
Live Live Updates: First New York City Mayoral Debate Starts The eight candidates vying to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio are debating each other virtually because of Covid-19 protocols. Blue for The New York TimesMay 13, 2021, 7:04 p.m. Read moreAdvertisement Continue reading the main storyMay 13, 2021, 7:04 p.m. ET May 13, 2021, 7:04 p.m. With the pandemic lingering in New York City, the eight candidates will not gather in-person but will participate virtually.
Persons: Bill de Blasio, Andrew Yang, Maya Wiley, Eric Adams, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Ray McGuire, Dianne Morales, Scott Stringer, James Estrin, Eduardo Munoz, Bebeto Matthews, Brendan Mcdermid, Victor J, Scott M, Stringer, Chang W, Lee, New York Times Scott M, Eliot Spitzer, Read, Laylah, Phipps, Ms, Morales, Errol Louis, Riccardo Savi, Louis, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Herman Badillo, Abraham Beame, Neal Boeizi, , Abraham D, Beame, Badillo, Beame’s, Fernando Ferrer, Mark Green, Mr, Ferrer, Rudolph W, Green, Michael Bloomberg, Bill de Blasio’s, de Blasio, Andrew Rein, de, ” Mr, Todd Heisler, they’re, won’t, Raymond J, McGuire Organizations: York, Credit, New York Times, Reuters, Associated Press, The New York Times, New York City’s Democratic, Gov, Democratic, The New York, Latina, Department of Education, Phipps Neighborhoods, New York, NY1, Concordia, Getty, Concordia Summit, The Daily, Republican, eventual, Commission, Corps, Yorkers, Citizens Budget Commission Locations: New, Manhattan, Brooklyn’s Bedford, Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Bronx, Bushwick, prekindergarten, , New York City
The topics of crime and police reform came up early, and quickly became the clearest line dividing the candidates. Moderates like Andrew Yang drew sharp contrasts with more progressive candidates like Maya Wiley. “Let me be clear, defund the police is the wrong approach for New York City,” Mr. Yang said. But Ms. Wiley and Dianne Morales argued in favor of shifting resources away from the police.
Persons: Andrew Yang, Maya Wiley, , Mr, Yang, Wiley, Dianne Morales Locations: New York City
Dianne Morales is a nonprofit executive running for New York City mayor. She is the only candidate openly campaigning on "defund the police" as a policy and slogan. So I think the way we've been doing economic development actually perpetuates inequities because it's led so much by corporations and corporate profit. Morales campaignCan you walk me through how the basics of things like a bidding process would work? I think that there's something important about demystifying the concepts for people and not letting fear be the driver.
Persons: Dianne Morales, Morales, Spike Lee, what's, Mayor de, we've, it's, Breonna Taylor, Blasio, he's, I'm, Eric Adams, Adams, Yang, , Kathryn Garcia, Scott Stringer, Kathryn Organizations: New York City, Democratic New York, Occupy Wall, Democratic, Wall, Mayor, New York Times Locations: MANHATTAN , New York, Democratic New York City, Zuccotti, Maltese, Mayor de Blasio, Israel
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