New York, NY —
When President Obama created the White House Office of Urban Affairs shortly after taking office, people who care about cities cheered. For the first time in decades, it seemed the President was committed to urban policy. But the Director of the office, Adolfo Carrión Jr., the former Bronx Borough President, has been largely operating under the radar. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein has been traveling with Carrión to discover what he’s saying…and what he’s doing. She filed this report.
For a fuller look at the White House Office of Urban Affairs, a slide show, and bonus audio describing Carrion’s political plans in New York City, go to our news blog.