Adolfo Carrion

  • News

    July 17, 2013

    Political Corruption Boils Over in Albany

    Machine pols and reformers alike are ensnared

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Which NYC Mayoral Candidates Think Spying on American Muslims is Unconstitutional?

    On Sunday afternoon, seven mayoral hopefuls gathered for a forum co-hosted by the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) and the Islamic Center at New York University. Community organizers hailed it as an historic moment. Nearly three weeks after the Boston bombings--and in the heat of the de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    CHARTS: Mayoral Candidates' Incomes, Minus John Catsimatidis

    Several of New York City's mayoral hopefuls released their tax returns or reported their 2012 income this week to the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Below is a quick breakdown of what the candidates made in 2012 by sector, though the figures for Sal Albanese, Anthony Weiner (who hasn't form ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Comptroller John Liu Will Officially Join Mayoral Race On Sunday

    Looks like we have another candidate to keep in mind come November. The New York Observer's Colin Campbell reports that multiple sources have told the publication that Comptroller John Liu will announce his bid for City Hall this Sunday. Like with Christine Quinn's official video released a few day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Joe Lhota To Staten Island: Love Me Or Hate Me But I'll Still Win

    A few weeks ago, Bob Scarmadella, the borough's GOP chairman and Lhota supporter, stepped down from his position. By doing so, this has raised the possibility for third party candidate Aldolfo Carrion's entry onto the Republican ballot. And then the Borough President endorsed Christine Quinn for May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    The Fare-Hike Bounce? MTA Approves Fare-Hike, Lhota Resigns, Mulls Run for Mayor

    Perhaps MTA Chairman Joe Lhota is looking for the old "fare-hike bump." The MTA voted to accept Lhota's fare-hike proposal this morning, and Lhota announced his resignation as chairman -- generating speculation that he will run for the Republican nomination in the 2013 New York City mayoral race. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Dead Boss Still Stiffing Bronx From Beyond the Grave?

    ​Poor dead George Steinbrenner doesn't even have a grave to spin in yet, and already he's being raked over the coals for his past sins. First came Jim Dwyer's recounting of The Boss's legacy of egotism and abuse in today's Times, which recalls how Steinbrenner shook hands with Ed Koch on a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Pol's Challenge Could Mean Trouble for "1st Non-Profit Election Consulting Firm"

    ​The city's campaign finance laws and matching fund program allow the public to see into a candidate's war chest as if it were made of glass. But as the unfolding story of the blurred line between the non-profit Working Families Party and the for-profit Data and Fields Services shows, those me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Bronx Tenants Unhappy with Probe Target

    Atlantic Development Group, the politically tied builder whose Soho offfices were the target of yesterday's raid by city and state investigators, came in for some tough talk last month from residents of a Bronx building who complained about no-heat and poor maintenance in a newly constructed complex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    New Day of Hope and Progress as Diaz Wins Bronx Borough Presidency

    Expectedly, Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. won the special election for Bronx Borough President last night. What, you didn't hear? Even though it's a powerful office -- outgoing Bronx Beep and account padder Adolfo Carrion has risen to serve in the Obama Administration -- no one cares because everyone c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Yanks Tear Up Outfield -- and Not Just By Releasing Bobby Abreu

    photo (cc) Shelley Panzarella The long wait in the Bronx may be close to an ending: A WCBS radio news helicopter flew over Yankee Stadium (the real one) yesterday and snapped photos of the outfield turf starting to be peeled off and removed. Will an actual wrecking ball be soon to follow? If so, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    New Bronx Beep Lives in Brooklyn, "Mixed" on Atlantic Yards

    As regular readers will have noticed, we are a little slow on the uptake sometimes, and didn't realize before now that new Bronx Beep Earl Brown (who replaced Adolfo Carrion, gone to join the Obama Administration) is actually a resident of Brooklyn, specifically Prospect Heights, the neighborhood th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Diaz Endorses Mystery Candidate, "Last Name Diaz," for Beep

    As you may have heard, Adolfo Carrion has been appointed by the Obama Administration to head the White House Office of Urban Affairs, which will leave the Bronx borough presidency vacant. Bronx pols are already scrambling for the seat. Our own John DeSio approached one of our most telegenic state se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Kicking It Soviet-Style: Day Two of the Yanks-Mets Stadium Hearings

    If yesterday's state assembly hearing on stadium funding focused on the big guns, today was for the hoi polloi. The city Industrial Development Agency is required to hold a public hearing before voting on new projects - in this case, $342 million in new tax-free bonds for the Yankees and Mets - so s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    Christine Quinn and the Prisms of LGBT Advocate and Mayoral Candidate

    By Julie Bolcer Politicians on the rise invariably need to renegotiate their relationships with core constituencies as they try to broaden their electoral appeal. In the midst of these courtships of new voters, the awkward routines of complicated footwork and sidestepping among long-term supporters ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 12, 2007

    Where Gay Doesn't Play

    Think you've got it tough? Try being queer in the Bronx.

  • News

    July 18, 2006

    Yankee Lobbyists on Taxpayers' Tab

    Circling the bases: Documents reveal city paid the team's lobbyists and execs—for lobbying city and state officials

  • News

    March 7, 2006

    Two Stadiums. No Waiting.

    Yanks and Mets plans leave little room for public debate

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2005

    Transit Countdown

    All the holiday buntings, Christmas wreaths, and ringing Santa Claus bells up and down East 42nd Street this evening weren't enough to cheer up the grim negotiators who are trying to work out a new contract for 34,000 transit workers tonight. At 4 P.M. Thursday - with just eight hours to go until th ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    La Victoria de Freddy

    The ethnic dimensions of Ferrer's 'defeat'

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005

    Freddy & Al: Brief Encounter

    Freddy Ferrer and Al Sharpton went shopping Tuesday, leading a throng of onlookers into a Pathmark supermarket in the heart of Harlem, taking questions from the press and greeting shoppers and employees in the produce section. When someone suggested to Sharpton that he run for president in 2008, he ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2005

    Campaign Hillary: Se Habla Español

    Kerry blew it with Latino voters. Senator Clinton is determined not to.

  • News

    May 3, 2005

    Stadium Cheating

    Wild pitch: Why does George Steinbrenner want to tear down the house that Ruth built?

  • News

    April 19, 2005

    A Bronx Cheer

    Bloomberg's deals blasted

  • News

    October 5, 2004

    Taken to the Cleaners

    Political ties won big government loans, but a Bronx plant still goes belly up

  • News

    May 13, 2003

    El Pueblo Unido

    Making the Case for a United Latino Front

  • News

    April 22, 2003

    Bloomberg at the Crossroads

    With a Budget That Will Define Him, Mayor Mike Pushes Pataki, Unions

  • News

    October 2, 2001

    Still Counting

    The Big Term-Limits Primary Offers Some Surprises

  • News

    September 4, 2001

    Green for Mayor

    Public Advocate Is the Best Choice

  • News

    July 3, 2001

    Jesse Jackson: The Desperate Hours

    Inside the Civil Rights Power Struggle

  • News

    March 30, 1999

    Spring Catalogue

    Plots thicken as gardens head for auction block