This week on MetroFocus, we begin our interviews with the candidates for New York City mayor. Democratic candidate and current city Comptroller John Liu joins Rafael Pi Roman to discuss a fair wage, stop and frisk, and why he’s “the most thoroughly investigated candidate in the history of New York.”
It’s a good thing that the primary for the New York City mayor’s race wasn’t scheduled for June–at least for voters in Bayside, Queens.
As if the New York City mayor’s race, a string of scandals in the New York legislature and the gubernatorial campaign in New Jersey weren’t enough for the region, a new special senatorial race in the Garden State has been added to the docket for the next few months.
On this edition of MetroFocus: a new proposal for a parks alliance, political power in New York and New Jersey, the history of Greenwich Village, and works from an upstate sculptor.
Upper West Side voters like Councilwoman Gale Brewer, a candidate for Manhattan borough president, but otherwise few are paying attention to any candidates outside of the mayor’s race.
Jeff Chiesa was a surprise pick. Of the dozen or more names in circulation this week, the pundits overlooked one of Chris Christie’s closest confidantes.
Patrons of Camaguey Restaurant hold nuanced views on mayoral control, charter schools and teacher evaluations—and feel the state of the schools is more important than who’s mayor.