Nov. 1, 2010 Staff Report
Sunnyside has been carved up into tiny bits on the electoral map and many residents who will go out to vote on Tuesday might be in for a surprise as to which US Congressional candidates they see listed on the ballot.
Sunnyside is an electoral jigsaw puzzle. The neighborhood is split into three congressional districts and two assembly districts.
(The best maps to see these districts are at New York City Board of Elections)
Congressional District 14
This district starts at 41st and goes west toward Manhattan on the northern side of Queens Blvd. On the southern side of Queens Blvd, the district begins at 36th Street and goes west toward Manhattan.
However, there are a number of other Sunnyside blocks that have been tossed into the district. They include 39th Place to 41st Street (between Queens Blvd and 47th Ave.)
1) Carolyn Maloney (D)
2) Ryan Brumberg (R)
Congressional District 7
This district covers the northern side of Queens Blvd. from 41st going east toward Woodside. However, there are exceptions. For instance, the district covers 41st to 43rd Streets on the southern side of Queens Blvd. (Btw. Queens Blvd and Greenpoint Ave).
1) Joseph Crowley (D)
2) Ken Reynolds (R)
Congressional District 12
This district covers the southern side of Queens Blvd, with the exception of 39th Place through to 43rdStreet (for those blocks between Queens Blvd. through Greenpoint Ave).
1) Nydia Velazquez (D)
2) Alice Gaffney (C)
Assembly District 37
This district covers most of Sunnyside up to 49th Street. There are some exceptions. For instance, between 40th Street to 43rd Street (between 43rdAve and Skillman) – this is part of Assembly District 30.
1) Catherine Nolan (D)
2) John K. Wilson (R)
Assembly District 30
East of 49th Street. There are one or two minor exceptions.
1) Margaret Markey (D)
2) Tony Nunziato (R)
“Wonder what the new touch screen booth’s are like and am interested in hearing more about that as well”
I’m sure you’ve realized this by now if you voted, but they’re not touch screen booths. Voters fill in bubbles on a sheet of paper and then it’s scanned into a computer. So it’s not really “computerized.” They still have the original pieces of paper if they need to recount.
I don’t trust computerized voting machines. Too much potential for mischief.
Honestly, I have no idea who Alice Gaffney is. I did a google search on her and couldn’t find a thing!
This is it:
Alice G. Gaffney refused to tell citizens where he/she stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2010 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.
How does this woman expect to win?
Roxy – Appreciate the heads up regarding your experience this morning at the voting booth
Wonder what the new touch screen booth’s are like and am interested in hearing more about that as well
When I went to vote this morning at the school on 48th Avenue, I was appalled by the TINY type used on the ballot. I could barely read it, even with the “magnifier” provided at the privacy booth. If you haven’t voted yet and have any vision problem at all, be sure to take your glasses and/or a powerful magnifying glass.