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New Yorkers Want Change: Poll

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Voters say the city needs a new direction by a two-to-one margin, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday afternoon.

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Unapologetic Bloomberg Talks Legacy, and Big Plans

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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In his final State of the City address Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the long view. He spoke boldly of his administration’s accomplishments after 11 years in City Hall, and added a warning to any who would stand in his way.

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Ex-Bronx President Leaving Obama Administration to Work in Private Sector

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Former Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion, Jr. announced that he is leaving his job with the Obama administration next month to lead his own private sector consulting group, Metro Futures, LLC.

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NYC Ethics Board Fines Carrion

Thursday, December 01, 2011

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regional coordinator and former Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion has been fined $10,000 after an architect who helped him on a home project later benefited from a development deal Carrion approved.

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In New Role, Adolfo Carrión Begins National Urban Conversation

Monday, December 07, 2009

Carrion Digs Potatoes in urban Philadelphia garden (Andrea Bernstein)

Adolfo Carrión Digs Potatoes in urban Philadelphia garden (Andrea Bernstein)

 

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Last July, Adolfo Carrión, Jr. paid a visit to an urban garden in Philadelphia. In casual khaki slacks and rolled-up shirt sleeves he was digging up potatoes, throwing the long stems into a wooden wheelbarrow, to be turned into compost. The potatoes, he offered, would be good for “home fries.”

Carrión is now the director of the brand-new White House Office of Urban Affairs, part of a campaign promise President Barack Obama made to re-focus attention on urban America.

A small crowd was gathered around Carrión in the garden--the Mayor of Philadelphia, a Deputy Secretary from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, a host of neighborhood activists and a few teenagers. Two of the teens, Amber and Shardae, were standing a bit off to the side, knee-high in collard greens.

The high school students were part of the “Teens for Good” program. The program hires local teens, gives them summer jobs, and sells the produce the raise at a neighborhood farmers market. Amber and Shardae were joking about sneaking a few of the ping pong ball-sized raspberries. But for Amber this was serious.

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WNYC News

In New Role, Adolfo Carrión Begins National Urban Conversation

Monday, December 07, 2009

Last July, Adolfo Carrión, Jr. paid a visit to an urban garden in Philadelphia. In casual khaki slacks and rolled-up shirt sleeves he was digging up potatoes, throwing the long stems into a wooden wheelbarrow, to be turned into compost. The potatoes, he offered, would be good for “home fries.”

Carrión is now the director of the brand-new White House Office of Urban Affairs, part of a campaign promise President Barack Obama made to re-focus attention on urban America.

A small crowd was gathered around Carrión in the garden--the Mayor of Philadelphia, a Deputy Secretary from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, a host of neighborhood activists and a few teenagers. Two of the teens, Amber and Shardae, were standing a bit off to the side, knee-high in collard greens.

The high school students were part of the “Teens for Good” program. The program hires local teens, gives them summer jobs, and sells the produce the raise at a neighborhood farmers market. Amber and Shardae were joking about sneaking a few of the ping pong ball-sized raspberries. But for Amber this was serious.

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