I voted today. Or I should say I went to the election booth only to discover a paucity of choices in Long Island City. Over a third of the job-seekers had zero opposition, and another 50% were against virtually nameless opponents doomed to be crushed. Chuck Schumer vs. Joe Pinion and Nydia Velazquez vs. Juan Pagan might as well be Mike Tyson vs. Alfonso Ratliff.[Read more…] about What A Disappointing Election For Long Island City
Juan Ardila looks to be the next NYC Assemblyman for LIC. He won the Democratic Primary held yesterday with fewer than 4,000 votes in a district with ~125,000 residents. Labeled a progressive and backed by Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, my guess is those votes at least had some strong convictions behind them, as for the other 121,000 residents…[Read more…] about Polimics LIC-Style
Now that NYC Congressional maps have been redrawn and finalized, and candidates have declared in which districts they will run, all seems eerily calm in Long Island City’s new home: District 7.[Read more…] about Will Someone Fill The Political Void In Long Island City?
WELL now it seems that we have come full circle in less than a week. First I was tipped off by a reader last Wednesday that the local School Superintendent Dr. Philip Composto was let go, and that locals feeling the firing was unjustified were organizing to support him. The support worked as intended and the Superintendent has been given new consideration.[Read more…] about Pols & Schools, Schools & Pols Disrupt Long Island City
We don’t like to discuss politics too much here at LICtalk, and yet we do. By ‘do’ I mean we both talk politics, and occasionally even enjoy it. Capisce?
Anyway, a local race here in Long Island City could shape up to be an interesting battle. And I’m not talking about some trivial elected official like the Dutch Kills Dog-Catcher or the City Assemblyman representing the Eastern District of Court Square. Nope, it’s actually the Democratic Primary for our local U.S. Congressman, a race which we happen to share with a large swath of Manhattan. Actually I should have said Congresswoman as the seat is currently held by Carolyn Maloney.[Read more…] about Big Race Coming To Long Island City, Stay Tuned…