Adolfo Carrion

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    November 5, 2013

    Last-Minute New York City Voters' Guide

    We know you've been busy. Don't worry -- we've got your TLDR (too late, didn't research) voting guide right here. Click through for more information on any candidate or issue. But first, find your polling place.

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    September 10, 2013

    How the NYC Mayoral Race Betting Odds Shifted in Two Months

    Just a couple of months ago, people were saying things like "I'm not a huge Weiner fan but I guess I'd rather vote for him than Quinn" and "The real question is, who faces Quinn in the runoff?" and "I like de Blasio but I don't wanna waste my vote on a guy who has no chance." Things have changed. H ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    The Mayoral Candidates Talked Tech in Queens Last Night and Didn't Sound PC

    "What type of cellphone do you have, what carrier is it and what's your favorite app?" At 7:30pm, after media and tech folk scrambled into the Museum of the Moving Image off 35th Avenue in Astoria, the NYC Tech Forum began. Hosted by Coalition for Queens--a non-profit organization that promotes the ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    To Lhota's Dismay, Quinn Picks Up Endorsement From Staten Island Borough Prez

    James Molinaro is definitely not a Democrat. The Staten Island Borough President came to office riding the coattail of the Republican and Conservative Party ballots. He is the head of a borough that notoriously leans right in these quadrennial election seasons. But that doesn't mean a damn thing. Y ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Will Adolfo Carrion Get On The Republican Primary Ballot? It's Now Very Possible

    Last week, we told you about the introduction of former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion as this upcoming mayoral race's third party presence. Chosen by the Independence Party, Mr. Carrion had made it clear that he was gunning for both Republican and Democratic support. And one of the ways he ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    The Mayoral Third Is Here: Adolfo Carrion Accepts Independence Party Nom

    Enter the independent candidate for Mayor. And, for the first time in a while, it is not Mr. Bloomberg. Last night in SoHo, the Post reported that the Independence Party voted unanimously to elect Mr. Carrion as their nominee of the upcoming race for the keys to City Hall. He will go against whoeve ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    State, Not UFT, Screwed Kids Out $250 Million With Teacher Eval Demands

    For a sample of the over-wrought backlash that the United Federation of Teachers will face after failing to come to an agreement with the city on a new teacher evaluation system this afternoon, go check out today's opinion section in the NY Daily News. In an impressive show of mutual-strokage, the ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Mayoral Messiness? Candidates John Liu and Bill Thompson Do Battle With Controversies

    As the 2013 mayoral race fast approaches, details keep emerging about potential candidates -- but the info has tended to be pretty unappealing. Today, there are two news items dealing with embattled Comptroller John Liu and Bill Thompson.

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    May 8, 2012

    Adolfo Carrion for Mayor?

    The Post reports that Adolfo Carrion, former Bronx borough prez who served as Barack Obama's urban czar, is weighing whether to run for mayor "and will make a decision by the fall." Carrion, 51, would likely bill himself as a middle-of-the-road alternative to the other Democrat contenders, who he r ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Bronx Beep to Yanks: Pave Parking Lot, Put Up Hotel Paradise

    Diaz' Facebook profile pic: Only 602 saves short of Mo.​With the new ballfields intended to replace those bulldozed five years ago to make way for Yankee Stadium: The Next Generation finally nearing completion — look, you can even see them now on Google Maps! — it's time to finally ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Adolfo Carrion Comes Back to NYC, but Maybe Not the Way He Wanted To

    ​Former Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion, who left city politics to become the first director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, is coming home via another federal gig. Carrion will be leaving his current job to become the regional director of New York and New Jersey for HUD. W ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Campaign Getting Lots of (Bad) Free Advice

    ​ When Fred Dicker of the New York Post talks, Albany listens. The tabloid's hard-punching state editor has as much or more impact on state politics these days - between his newspaper blasts and his daily radio show - as any capitol powerbroker. But Dicker's prediction in his "Inside Albany" c ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Adolfo Carrion Reminds Us Why He's Not the Latino NY Needs for Statewide Office

    No, gracias​The wrong Carrion nominated himself for lieutenant governor in this morning's Daily News. Think of Gladys Carrion, the celebrated commissioner of the New York State Office of Children & Family Services, or a host of other prominent Latinos before Adolfo Carrion, the ex-Bronx boro ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Investigators Raid Top City Developer

    There's a raid going on -- still as we write -- at the Soho offices of one of the city's biggest housing developers. Since seven this morning, blue-jacketed agents of the Manhattan District Attorney's office have been hard at work, hauling boxes of records from the offices of Atlantic Development Gr ... More >>

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    April 22, 2009

    Diaz Beep Victory Party: "The Clamor from Bronxites"

    A group of citywide elected officials -- including mayoral candidate and New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson -- clapped their hands to the blaring music, but an enormous crowd drowned them out with chants of "Ruben, Ruben!" as the winner of the Bronx Borough President special election made his ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    New Yankee Stadium Opens Its Vast, Expensive Gates

    As part of their "please don't notice that you no longer have public parks" campaign, the Yankees opened the gates of their new stadium to Bronx residents today, distributing 15,000 tickets via community boards to watch the team take batting practice, and get a sneak preview of the borough's first $ ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Where the magic happens. As Mom used to say as she filled our juice glass with Four Roses, what a week! The Go John Galt nuts threatened a "wealth producers" strike, though some of their numbers seemed not to have much wealth production to speak of. (Many other Americans scaled back their produc ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Adolfo Carrion's Favorite Architect

    When Adolfo Carrion -- the now ex-Bronx beep whose interesting ideas of urban planning are now part of the Obama administration -- wanted to add a new deck to his attractive Victorian home on City Island, he knew just the architect for the job. The Daily News team of Greg B. Smith and Robert Gearty ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Now They Tell Us: Papers Say Adolfo Carrion Not Such a Great Beep

    Now that Adolfo Carrion is leaving the Bronx borough presidency for the Obama Administration, local papers are telling us the bad news about him. The Daily News -- which sat on a Carrion expose last December -- tells us that "just before or after he sponsored money for projects or approved important ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Special Elections Tomorrow; Endorsements Roll In

    It's off-season politically, but tomorrow's special elections and the recent appointment of the Bronx borough president to the Obama Administration have stirred some endorsement activity. Debi Rose (pictured), who stands for Michael McMahon's vacated Brooklyn/Staten Island city council seat in tom ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Adolfo "Parking Lot" Carrion Finally Makes Obama Lineup

    The Daily News' Bob Kappstatter reports today that Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion has finally nailed that elusive White House slot. The 47-year-old will head a new Office on Urban Policy, allegedly reporting directly to the President. The news must be true because NY1 is reporting the same t ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Carrion Finally Appointed to Federal Office

    Adolfo Carrion is finally getting his much-anticipated ticket out of the Bronx. Several sources say the Bronx Borough President will be appointed head of the new White House Office of Urban Policy. What a relief that must be: last week Carrion unwisely blabbed to kids at Yale that he was being consi ... More >>

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    December 13, 2008
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    December 11, 2008

    The News' Amazing Disappearing Carrion Story

    Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion is "in hot water" after blurting out to Yale students that he'd already been picked for a top job in the Obama administration, as well as the target of "an anti-Adolfo e-mail campaign" to Obama's by Bronx residents upset by his role in the Yankee Sta ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Talkative Bronx Beep Says Obama's Giving Him a Job

    Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion spoke at Yale's Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life Friday night and, in "off the record" comments afterwards, told the students he was "being tapped" for one of four offices in the Obama Administration, says Politico: Education, Transportation, Housing and Ur ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Ballfields Near New Yankee Stadium Won't Be Ready Soon

    Macombs Dam Park in the Bronx had four ballfields, and no doubt many kids who played there dreamed of playing one day in nearby Yankee Stadium. Now construction of the new Yankee Stadium has destroyed their ballfields, and it turns out construction of the planned replacement parkland, including a fa ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    Paterson's Possible Picks: The Short List

    In the state chief executive business, this is as good as it gets: Governor-by-default David Paterson will now get to pick not only a United States Senator to replace the now-official Secretary of State nominee, Hillary Clinton, but the state's top judge as well. No governor in recent history has ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008
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    September 10, 2008

    9/11, 5 Boroughs

    Commemorations of the attacks of September 11, 2001 are planned or have been held in all five boroughs. Mayor Bloomberg will hold a private remembrance tomorrow at Zuccotti Park at Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street, starting at 8:40 a.m. The victims' named will be read and four momen ... More >>

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    July 15, 2008
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    June 17, 2008

    Dr. Ruth Enters Bronx Walk of Fame Despite Having Never Lived There

    She is a world renowned sex therapist. She is a beloved figure across the City and the world. Dr. Ruth Westheimer is many, many things. But one thing she is not is a native of The Bronx. In fact, Dr. Ruth has never lived in The Bronx. But that’s not stopping organizers of this week’s Bronx Wee ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007
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    November 20, 2007

    Elevator Diplomacy

    Yankee Stadium gets a walkway, a politician gets a big donation, and you get a fat bill

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    September 18, 2007

    Turf Wars

    Yanks' Replacement Park Stinks, Say Bronx Residents

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    April 24, 2007

    Pedicab Smackdown: City Council Defies Bloomberg, Reins in 'Green Transport'

    Pedicabbers rode over the Brooklyn Bridge Friday, April 20. The Council's new law bans them from bike paths on city bridges. Photos by Sarah Ferguson Monday's vote in the City Council to sharply rein in the burgeoning pedicab industry was both predictable and dispiriting, given Mayor Bloomberg’ ... More >>

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    August 22, 2006

    Cell Block

    City suddenly whips out plans for a new Bronx jail. Not in our wasteland, say opponents.

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    July 21, 2006

    Campaign Cash: '09 No Shows

    City Councilman Tony Avella made the papers this week by being the only person so far to file with the city Campaign Finance Board as a 2009 mayoral candidate. Of course, Avella's $10,805 isn't really the only mayoral money on the table: Possible contenders like Comptroller William Thompson ($519,0 ... More >>

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    June 28, 2006
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    June 7, 2006

    Carrion, Our Wayward Son

    When Bronx Community Board 4 voted last November to oppose the city plan to drop a new Yankees stadium on top of Macombs Dam Park, providing the project's only speed bump on the fast track to approval, it seemed only a matter of time before Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion exacted his revenge ... More >>

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    March 29, 2006
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    November 18, 2005
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    November 7, 2005

    Freddy's Forgetful Pal?

    Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion had tough words last week for those renegade Democrats who crossed over to endorse the Republican mayor for reelection. "To the Democratic leaders that made the decision to abandon your party and support a Republican -- we will not forget," he warned ominously ... More >>

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    September 13, 2005

    Turnout in the Eye of the Beholder

    From its buzzing nerve center under the elevated tracks at Westchester Square, Fernando Ferrer's GOTV operation in the Bronx says it saw turnout at 2001 levels this morning. But a local city council campaign tells the opposite story: record low numbers of voters—around half the usual amount ... More >>

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    September 6, 2005

    Campaigns Get Clubbed

    In its latest batch of campaign finance filings, the Gifford Miller campaign disclosed a check for $5,000 to the Guy Brewer Democratic club for "petition office." Combined with an earlier $1,000 disbursement to the Wesley Democratic Club for "campaign workers," Miller appears to top all other candid ... More >>

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    March 15, 2005

    Market-Rate Giveaway

    Produce merchants get the boot for a City Hall favorite and yet another Olympic stadium

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    March 23, 2004

    Deals on Wheels

    Bronx Democratic hacks learn to love frozen food for their frail senior citizens

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    January 13, 2004

    Bench Pressed

    Sliding-Door Lawsuits Keep Organizers Out, Lawsuits In

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    August 12, 2003

    Ferrer's Campaign Scandal

    Sidekick Ramirez and Friends Snared 2001 Bonanza

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    August 28, 2001

    Landlords Vote With Bucks

    Where the Real Estate Dollars Are Going

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    May 8, 2001

    Take a Bike!

    Ditch the Subway. Keep the Cab Fare. Miss the Bus. Try a Two-Wheeled Commute for a Change.

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