How Did NYC Decide?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ben Max, editor of, reviews election returns in City Council and other local primary contests.



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Comments [6]

James Lane from Brooklyn, NY

Lane Says that WFP Tish James should Save City $20 Million by Giving Up Dem Line in Public Advocate Race:

Sep. 14 2013 10:42 AM
Tony from Canarsie

Most incumbent city council members were reelected yesterday, though not in District 38 (Red Hook, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace), where incumbent Sara Gonzalez lost her primary bid by over a thousand votes to challenger Carlos Menchaca. I'm wondering how much Hurricane Sandy and the city's response to it in the district had to do with that result.

Sep. 11 2013 10:58 AM
pliny from soho

the real estate board spent a fortune on Chin
and she was already in their pocket

Sep. 11 2013 10:49 AM
Daniel Goldstein from Park Slope, Brooklyn

Anyone who wants to get to know Letitia James better prior to the Oct. 1 Public Advocate run off would do yourself a favor by watching the award winning, feature documentary "Battle for Brooklyn" about the Atlantic Yards controversy.

(you can watch the film on iTunes,, or on DVD from Netflix)

Letitia James is featured in the film and one of the heroes of the fight against the project. In watching you will see that she is a dedicated public servant who fights for the people, for communities -- exactly what a public advocate ought to be.

Sep. 11 2013 10:49 AM

I am in the 36th CC District, which is a pretty close race. Will there be a runoff or is that just for mayor?

Sep. 11 2013 10:30 AM
Leila Jones from Clinton Hill

Mid-campaign, I received a Thompson mailer with text basically stating "One of us. For us" and featuring pics of Thompson with old school politicos like Charlie Rangel. Did Thompson learn nothing from the Obama campaign? He took my Black vote for granted, tried to split us among racial lines and promised more of the same.

I happily pulled the lever for de Blasio yesterday. Sure, he may not get the tax increase he campaigned on, but at least he's willing to try. And if he is successful, more than 6% of applicants will get pre-K seats at my not-so-great neighborhood school here in "brownstone" Brooklyn.

Sep. 11 2013 09:52 AM

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