Bronx Political Round Up

Boricua Power! US Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx/Queens) at the 2019 State of the Union. Credit: Twitter @NydiaVelazquez

The AOC: The State of Union, Trump superfans and ‘blackface’

Green New Deal Resonates Among Democrats The Washington Post’s Jeff Stein tweeted, “Critics say AOC can’t build consensus, but this looks like a big rollout.” State of the Union The New York Post AOC is NOT apologizing for her SOTU […]

by · February 27, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics, The AOC
Leading Public Advocate candidates in Tuesday's nonpartisan special election.

Press Clips: Public Advocate Special Election, 2/26

Last month, twenty-three people filed petitions to run for the vacant position of New York City Public Advocate, and seventeen candidates (one suspended her campaign) made it onto Tuesday’s nonpartisan Special Election ballot. Because it is a City Charter-mandated nonpartisan […]

L - R, Michael Knobbe (Bronxnet General Manager), Nomiki Konst, Ron Kim, Michael Blake, Anthony Herbert, Host Gary Axelbank, Ydanis Rodriguez, Benjamin Yee, Dawn Smalls, Rafael Espinal, David Eisenbach, and Jared Rich at the recent Public Advocate debate.

Press Clips: Bronxnet Hosts Public Advocate Debate

Bronxnet Public Advocate DebateBy Robert Press Of the seventeen candidates running in the special election for NYC Public Advocate, only ten came to Lehman College Friday night, for a televised debate on Bronxnet Television. They were Assemblyman Ron Kim, journalist […]

Assemblyman Mike Blake

Public Advocate candidates down to 17

It’s Down to 17 Candidates for the Special Election for Public Advocate By Robert Press It began with twenty-three people handing in petitions to run for the vacant NYC Public Advocate Special Election called for February 26, 2019. Through various […]

Source: Twitter @AOC

The AOC: Pay equity, civil war, and the ‘broken mentality’ of politics

BREAKING NEWS — Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi roll out bill to close the gender gap in salaries This morning, the New York Daily News broke the news that in marking the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that let women […]

by · January 30, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics, The AOC

The AOC: Trump, Ocasio-Cortez, the Founding Fathers, Sundance and skin care

The Swamp fights back Writing in the New York Post on Saturday, Trump-whisperer Salena Zito applies her “special” understanding of the American electorate’s psyche to explain AOC’s populist rise. Simply put: Ocasio-Cortez and Trump are two sides of the same […]

Where The Pols Are, January 29

Where The Pols Are, January 29

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public appearances or interviews yet scheduled. At 9:30 a.m., the Assembly and Senate hold a joint legislative hearing on the public protection portion of the governor’s 2019-20 budget, Hearing Room B, LOB, […]

Where The Pols Are, January 25

Where The Pols Are, January 25

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule. At 7:45 a.m., former NYC Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito, now a public advocate candidate, greets commuters at the Borough Hall 2, 3, 4, 5 Train Station, Court Street, […]



Today in The AOC, the young Bronx congresswoman continues to take Washington, DC, the nation and the media by storm. Earlier today, the Washington Post reported that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) proposes a “2% wealth tax” (really a surcharge) on […]

Where The Pols Are, January 24

Where The Pols Are, January 24

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public events At 8 a.m., NYC Councilman Andy King will be attending the Clergy Coalition of the 47th NYPD Precinct Annual Prayer Breakfast, Eastwood Manor, 3371 Eastchester Rd., the Bronx. […]

Credit: Bob Press

Press Clips: Crime Spikes in The Bronx

Bronx Police Statistics for Year Ending 2018 Show big increase over 2017 By Robert Press The year-end 2018 NYPD Comp Stat report shows a 25 percent increase in murder, and an 14+ percent increase in rape over 2017 in the […]

by · January 13, 2019 · Crime, News, Police Blotter, Press Clips
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Instagram)

Press Clips: Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019

Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019 In looking back on 2018 term limits were not needed to retire two long time incumbents. Ten-term incumbent Congressman Joseph Crowley who didn’t have a primary since 2004 lost to an unknown […]

by · January 2, 2019 · News, Political Buzz, Politics
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza join students, families, and teachers for the first day of the 2018-19 school year at PS 377 in Ozone Park, Queens. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Where The Pols Are, December 10

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule. Mayor Bill de Blasio visits an injured police officer at Staten Island University Hospital North. 9:30 AM – Rep. Adriano Espaillat and state Sen.-elect Robert Jackson hold a press conference […]

Young protester Carla Cruz gets into the face of Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., on the steps of the Bronx County Courthouse.--Photo by David Greene

Where The Pols Are, December 4

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule. On Tuesday morning, First Lady Chirlane McCray will attend the Robin Hood Foundation Heroes Breakfast. 8 AM – State Attorney General-elect Letitia James tours the UPS headquarters and meets with […]

City Hall, Manhattan. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Where The Pols Are, November 29

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Queens, where he will be announcing the next milestone in the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport at 11 a.m. At 9 a.m., First Lady Chirlane McCray will visit a Trauma Smart location where Pre-K students will […]