June 27, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Registered Democrats in the neighborhoods of Sunnyside and Woodside voted for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in yesterday’s primary by a huge margin over incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley.
The Board of Elections broke down the results for the 14th Congressional District by Assembly and election district.
In the portion of Assembly District 37 that is part of Congressional District 14– namely Sunnyside, Woodside and sections of Long Island City– Ocasio-Cortez pulled in 1,929 votes compared to Crowley’s 868 votes.
The votes in Assembly District 37 came from about 20 election districts largely comprising Sunnyside and Woodside blocks.
Furthermore, a little over half of Assembly District 37’s results were in Sunnyside’s 11104 zip code. The zip code churned out roughly 1,300 votes for Ocasio-Cortez, with 520 votes for Crowley.
In a number of blocks covering part of the Woodside 11377 area within Assembly District 37, roughly 400 votes were cast for Ocasio-Cortez. Crowley, on the other hand, received about 200 votes from Woodsiders in this Assembly District.
In addition, Ocasio-Cortez beat out Crowley in every single election district within Assembly District 37, based on scanner data from the city.
In total, the Assembly District saw a total of 2,804 votes cast, including seven write-ins.
Pundits say Ocasio-Cortez’ victory over Crowley, regarded as the boss of the Queens political machine, will send reverberations through the political landscape on a city, state, and federal level by either ousting establishment Democrats or forcing incumbents to lean more to the left to stay on.
Assembly District 37, represented by Catherine Nolan, is no exception to the reverberations. The Assemblymember has represented the district since 1985, and endorsed Crowley during this Democratic primary.
Nolan’s office did not return a request for comment on Ocasio-Cortez’ win and the way residents of her district voted.
This discussion is a mess. First off it’s generally been reported that State Senator Gianaris was most influential in killing the Amazon deal. LIC is in his district so he had reason to enter the debate. LIC is not in Ocasio Cortez’s congressional district does not include LIC. I would have liked to hear from Carolyn Maloney since she represents LIC.
I think all the crap comparing democratic socialists to Stalinists isn’t helpful. Democratic socialists are pretty tame. Hubert Humphrey was a member of the Democratic Socialists as well as a Democrat.
I happened to support the Amazon HQ plan, but those who didn’t said that Google and other tech companies had expanded in NYC without any tax rebates. Since this was a competition I didn’t think that NYC coming up with tax rebates was a bad idea.Amazon would have helped to increase the tax base through related development. Political leaders would have been wise to mention that Alabama’s tax rebates for Mercedes a decade ago led to Honda and Hyundai plants following this initial development. A larger tech sector in NY could only be a plus.
Both Ocasio-Cortez and Gianaris were concerned that the HQ would have increased gentrification and led to higher rents in the area. This has already happened due to the luxury condos on the waterfront and Citibanks tower in LIC. I guess this could have gotten even worse but I would have liked to see some reasons why some people thought this would happen.
There was also some rubbish about Amazon’s HQ jobs not going to New Yorkers. Since 37% of New Yorkers have college degrees or higher I would say that this is a pretty large labor pool. Concerns about Seattle were completely nuts. Seattle city government has helped subsidize the construction of affordable housing and has lower mass transportation costs for people below a certain income level.
What is crazy is that Bezos pulled out. Opinion polls show that 70% of New Yorkers favored the Amazon project, If needed to realize that NYC is a lot different than Seattle. Some New Yorkers always find reasons to oppose any new innovation. Since the governor, mayor and several other political leaders backed up Amazon they would have done fine. It’s a huge loss.
BTW, I would be more than happy if Trump went back to being a sleaze bag real estate guy living off his father’s money. We needed new leadership, but we could have done far better than an ignorant guy who has absolutely no knowledge of government and politics while supporting Putin and other dictators. Not all change is good. It would be stupid to go to a veterinarian for a second opinion if you didn’t like your doctor.
Maga is scared of anyone who is a different “type” of immigrant. Very fragile
there’s these losers in the subway asking if anyone is a democrat at the court square tunnel, begging for votes, and literally nobody stops for them. yeah, i’m the guy that stopped, and told them no, sorry, i’m not a democrat, i’m an American. i dont need another unaffordable healthcare scam.
Bundy- Do you mean a healthcare scam like the employer based healthcare system? Where the the level of care and quality of care and coverage is decoded by somebody who views you as an over paid expense and at every opportunity will try and have you removed from his books. Who is the one really being scammed?
as opposed to yourself, who hands out money to anyone, unconditionally?
Her campaign was poorly run. I’m well informed and yet the first I knew of her was when I saw her name on the ballot. She sure didn’t reach out to my neighborhood. However, I would have voted for anybody but Crowley. For weeks his stupid junk mail flooded my mailbox – not just one item daily but multiple items. Even junk stuck under my apartment door. What a waste of time, money not to mention how many trees were killed for all his horrid mailings.
Oh,here come the Race baiters..IM A RACIST,MY ASS…ME A RACIST…YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME..MY KIDS ARE MIXED RACED AND MY WIFE A NON WHITE..OB BOY..IM A RACIST..NOPE MY NAME IS PROGRESSIVE EITHER,MY CONSERATIVE IDEALS ARE FROM HARD WORK..SO UGHHH,GO TO HE’LL MY FRIEND
George, you are the MASTER of the baiters. SHOW THEM how it’s done big boy.
Congratulations! Sunnyside/Woodside elected another arrogant leftie who think she can make socialism work despite the fact it has failed worldwide by people far older and far smarter than her. Her latino parents probably fled a socialist country and yet here she is, ungrateful and stupid enough to follow the same murderous political belief.
MAGA-I heard her family had a string of bad luck in choosing Socialistic countries. I heard they fled Irelabd to Finland then ended up in the Netherlands only to find themselves fleeing Sweden on a ship headed to Canada, each country worse than the one before it. I heard she is working on a campaign slogan for the midterms called Make America Get Informed Again – MAGIA.
Her family’s from Puerto Rico
wow 55 downvotes for my comment. It seems Sunnyside/Woodside has a lot of Che Guevara tshirt wearing socialists in the neighborhood. I need to watch what I say. Who knows who is a Party spy for the head fascist von Bramer.
Well, let’s be honest. Did you expect upvotes when you ascribed a totally fictitious backstory for her? Her dad is from the Bronx and her mother is from Puerto Rico. Did you think people were going to give you the thumbs up on what was basically a ranting of your own disgust at certain philosophies that don’t even apply to the woman you are writing about?
Can you write one sentence without a stereotype in it? I’m just curious.
I believe she means Democratic Socialism like they have in Sweden not the failed Communism like Russia. A lot of people would prefer the Swedish model. Strong companies and happy citizens! I’ll bet even MAG(A)GOTs would enjoy the change.
Yet another American who doesn’t know the difference between Socialism and Communism. It is Communism that has failed, not Socialism. Ask Canada and the UK how they like the socialist aspects of their government. They will tell you how out of touch you are.
Some people posting in this thread seem to need a civics lesson. Those who speak about AOC coming from an immigrant family are right, but only that they fled to PR from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. They only migrated to the mainland from PR. This isn’t immigration but migration from one part of the USA to another. It would be like saying that American citizens who move from NY to NJ are immigrants.
Midtown Girl,I Agree…Im Irish Catholic,born and raised in Sunnyside,and My God I am considered the Devil by these so called White Progressive Intelligencia..When did a Catholic who’s Family fought in every War,endured the Great Depression and Worked our Tails off become demagogues??The past generation never complained about the squalor in the tenements,never had welfare and never cried like babies..Yet these same multi generational minorities received housing,cash,medicaid,EBT cards ETC and I m called a racist or White Privileged
Ethnicity and white quilt are definitely involved in all these Major Primaries .
Why??Because true New Yorkers or generational hard workers are not Voting,it’s the so called Socialist pitting Black against White and,Latino not Hispanics anymore,above ALL OTHER NATIONALITIES..AND IT’S DISGUTING TO SAY THE LEAST..WHEN DID LATINOS RUN THIS COUNTRY AND PROFESS THAT ALL OTHERS ARE RACIST..THIS CITY WAS BUILT BY IRISH,ITALIANS,GERMANS,EASTERN EUROPEANS,BKACKS,AND THE LIST GOES ON..ONLY ETHNIC LATINOS SEEM TO BE CRYING,YET THEY ARE PUT ON PEDESTALS..WHY??OH,AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF ALL FALLEN KILLED IN ALL WARS WERE NOT LATINOS EITHER.WHY???LA RAZA MY EYE
Shut up racist
Seriously. Shut up.
this city was built by immigrants
and it’ll be destroyed by different types of immigrants that don’t appreciate America. Full circle I guess
Maga is scared of anyone who is a different “type” of immigrant. Very fragile
My God Dude. Wake up. Queens is about minorities and immigrants. Ms. Ocassio-Cortez represents what the community is. Embrace that and put your archaic attitude aside. And yes, I’m a white, middle aged guy that’s lived in Sunnyside for decades.
I never disparaged any Immigrants..Never..I m talking about US White people blaming ourselves for WHITE PRIVILEGE..PERIOD. I will never argue with ANGRY PEOPLE EVER..You know why??Because no-one over a blog space will ever BOTHER me..Noone also in Person will ever BOTHER me..Because I sign my name..George Kelly..Thank You..I DON’T NEED TO TELL ANYONE MY DEDICATION TO N.Y OR MY SACRIFICES…IM A MAN..PERIOD,I’M NOT PERFECT BUT MY WOUNDS FROM HEAD TO TOE I EARNED…I HAVE NO REGRETS. AGAIN, THANK YOU
IT’S HARD TO READ WHEN YOU WRITE IN ALL CAPS LIKE THAT.
FOX NEWS TRUMPS CNN,MSNBC,BBC,PBS,BY A LONG SHOT..The Liberal networks are pure Con Men..I WATCH THEM ALL….GO FOX,GO TRUMP,AND GO EDWARD KOCH..I MISS HIM
George – How did that uranium 1 propaganda piece work out for you? Beware of those who only tell you what they think you want to hear. Here is more dirt on your treasonous president. Several billionaires with deep ties to Russia attended exclusive, invitation-only receptions during Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities, guest lists obtained by ABC News show.
These powerful businessmen, who amassed their fortunes following the collapse of the Soviet Union — including one who has since been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department — were ushered into events typically reserved for top donors and close political allies and were given unprecedented access to Trump’s inner circle.
Tommy O – ok so what’s your point?
Point is Donald J Trump is going down in history as a bonafide traitor.
What’s George Kelly’s point?
George is likely the most eloquent and thohghtful Trump supporter I’ve encountered. I can almost decipher his jibberish.
hey brainless twit, every single real estate developer in NYC is close with russian billionaires, it is the NORM for NYC because only rich russians and chinese are the people who buy, build, invest and sell real estate here. nice how the news twists things they lie and misinform every day.
kinglo – You’re absolutely wrong. Keep drinking the koolaide.
Again, shut up, racist =]
This was clearly a vote for ethnicity and also vote against Trump. Now we have a 28 yearold Socialist. Better build more homeless shelters and get your money ready.
Wrong. She won EVERY demographic. Age, race, income, location, etc. Big surprise that unbought populist politicians are desired? Lol. You GOP’ers are flailing. Everything you type sounds goofy. Lol
HOW DID MIDDLE VILLAGE / MASPETH VOTE ?
I voted her. I wanted to see chaaaaange!
Only 15% of all democrats turned out. Of that 15% Cortez got 60% of the votes cast. That adds upto only 9% of all democrats in the district. If Latins don’t turn out in the general election the district may very we’ll go Republucan. I am a life long democrat and and considering Papas.
Ocasio-Cortez literally won every single demographic against Crowley. Every age, income, ethnicity, mod-lib orientation, etc. Ocasio-Cortez won by 15% but she would’ve doubled that margin in a 2020 primary due to the youth turnout being higher then. And youth turnout will be way higher this November for her too. Alexandria will win 90%-10%. Maybe 85%-15%. The fact that you even knew her GOP opponent’s name tells us all that you’re a republican anyway. Lol. Her next opponent has not raised a dollar yet, ran opposed, and doesn’t even appear serious about running. Haha. So the fact you know of him speaks for itself. Get back to your Bought & Owned Corrupt politicians. Thank God for Alexandria. Love me some real unbought progressive populist politicians….
Shay, it is 7 mos since the Occasional Cortex victory. The former barmaid from the Bronx has already established herself as the fool of fools, illiterate in the ways of government and a socialist idealist that is more enamored by her stupid college ideas, obsessed with her hatred of the wealthy and in contempt for the well being of her constituency having destroyed the chance of some 25,000 jobs that Amazon would have provided. If you love her ideology go for her, but she will ultimate destroy the world you have come to love as every socialist tyrant before her.
What a great OP ED PAGE…It seems dialogue can be fruitful for all of us..Especially to those Dems that now seem that their beloved Party is now Hijacked by Young Pie in The Sky Charlitans…At least I knew Trump was unconventional and loathed by the Media…Lets remember,we are all in this boat together,and I must say,it sinking with All of us on it…WHERE ARE THE GOOD OLD DAYS..Not even 17 years ago we all Banded together as True Americans and now All Hell is breaking loose …Screw all Political Parties..Im running for The hills,and I m only 56 years old..HOLY CRAP WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED????
Really, you’re only 56? (I’ll get off your lawn now.)
Would a Hillary presidency have made possible this result?
Trump wins again.
This moonbat is an enemy of the republic. She must be stopped, too bad her opponents don’t even have a website up yet. Communist filth, District 14 is my area in the Bronx, this devil is going to destroy property value, what communist filth
Moonbat! That’s cute. Do they have those up in your Bronx Zoo?
Given the overwhelming dominance of registered Democrats in Queens, the primaries usually ARE the election that matters most. But turnout was pitiful (as usual), so less than 12% of Dems decided this election! NYState primary for Governor, NY Senate & Assembly is in Sept., so that’s a bit confusing for some voters. According to Gotham Gazette: “With 98 percent of precincts reporting as of Wednesday, the State Board of Elections shows 27,826 registered Democrats cast votes in Tuesday’s primary in New York’s 14th District. With 235,745 registered Democrats as of April, according to the BOE, this comes out to a turnout of around 11.8 percent.”
Has anyone,especially my Dear Friend Barney forgotten Venezuela???The average citizen has lost 25 lbs of body weight according to the World Health Organizations own statistics..Futhermore,the country of Columbia has supplied enormous Humanitarian Aid..Pray Tell,have you all forgotten Hugo Chavez???Change is Great,but at what cost do the Left,or So Called Progressive really know..SO,one last time,I congratulate the defeat of Crowley, and welcome the change..Remember what Sean Penn said!!!He’s in his Mansion while the Peons are straving..THATS THE REALITY,AND THAT IS SAD AND PATHETIC..
Get the millionaires & billionaires out. These golf club types have to go.
Its’s spelled Colombia. ?
Pam,it’s the phone spelling wrongly,also it’s topic not theme..we aren’t throwing a dinner party are we,then we might have a Theme ?.. i.e,Murder mystery dinner,black tie dinner..Why the HATRED over a misspelled word..The theme of the day is A Spelling Bee..What A hot Topic..Thanks
No, the theme seems to be George Kelly is an idiot.
He makes more sense than you.
Barney Burgess,you must be KIDDING me???Cortez herself mentions all these magical leftist gifts,Not Me…As I stated,I m a Trump Guy,I voted for Change,I went against the Establishment…It is Cortez herself that is pontificating Social,Fascist Nonsense…Not Me..So as I said Good Riddance to Crowely,and Barney,please read my prior comment correctly…I WISHED SUNNYSIDE WELL,AND CONGRATULATED THE CHANGE..As I said Barney,Crowley back stabbed Sunnyside years ago,I was raised here 56 years now..Thanks
What did he do?
Wait, you’re a Trumpeter but you’re “against” facists? Didn’t really think that through huh?
That’s the general them for maga goons…just spout nonsense. I’ve yet to find and articulate trumpster. They can’t finish a sentence or complete thought
or spell “theme”.
This comment thread certainly went pair-shaped pretty fast. It is good that we agree Crowley was, and to some degree remains, obsolete and part of the problem that obtains in DC. I also find it amusing that we both found different ways to object to the establishment during the last election; I went Left and you went right. I am disappointed at some of our neighbors ad hominem comments, unfortunately I do not recognize many of the commenters by name as neighbors. Best to your family, hope to run into you soon and hash out more current events. Take care Pal, B.
Joe was on the verge of becoming one of the most powerful politicians in America as he replaced Nancy Pelosi. Giant got slayed though.
Once again another politician learns the hard way that all politics are local
I’ll be keeping away from the democratic party from now on as this hardcore left element is nothing I would want to be associated with.
She is going to be great everything will be free well some fool will have to pay for this commies freeloading.
As a fool who currently contributes to a $700 billion budget for the military (’cause God knows you need nuclear subs to fight ISIS), I will happily kick in a little more so people can go to the damn doctor.
If you or somebody you know wants to go to see a doctor go to Elmhurst Hospital they cannot refuse insurance or not.
Cool! I’ll go there for my annual checkups, blood pressure tests, etc. Surely the taxpayers won’t mind subsidizing the cost of my visits! Who cares if it’s 100 times as much as a regular doctor exam?
Roberto- Elmhurst Hospital makes people buy insurance at the insurance window. Go check it before shooting your uninformed mouth off.
This just shows how out of touch our community leaders are. The one person who was totally with it was the former head of the BID who left a few years ago. Since there has been a vaccum in the leadership of our business community and it looks like a lot of the old businesses that opened in the 90s and early 00s are struggling to survive.
Don’t know who’s more dangerous Crowley or Marxist Democratic Socialist Cortez. All over the news today Cortez is espousing measures for a left wing Venezuela style government- La Revolucion- expansion of govt., excessive spending, full open borders, pro illegals, baning law enforcement (ICE), free college, increases in entitlements.
I’m voting for Anthony Pappas! I hope the district goes republican!
Join the Kansas expirement. Exciting times there
Moving to the left even more, the dem fools dont listen. Gonna be a cakewalk for Trump-Pence 2020!! Best economy since 1776, everyone and their mother is employed, saved the world from nuclear disaster!! Getting my Nobel in Dec! Melania lookin hotter than ever. Life is good!!!
DJT- Tell that to the workers at Carrier and Harley Davidson. I’m all for your wall but only if Mexico or your financial backers ( the ones who have benefited and continue to benefit from the use of illegal alien labor, like you did). Any good you will have done, which won’t be much, will be over shadowed by your treasonous dealings with the Russians. Even your backers will turn on you and that will be your legacy. I believe it was your chief strategist Stephen Bannon who called your son a traitor beyond a shadow of a doubt. September is coming around and fast enjoy what’s left.
35 year old,I with you,but let us face reality here…The Socialist have now have to produce THEIR PROMISES..Whos paying for all this snake oil??Sunnyside DESERVES what they get,no animus from me,but boy am I laughing…Crowley back stabbed Sunnyside years ago,and as a Trump GUY myself, I am glad to see a Bernie Supporter in office..Great job beating the Dem Establishment,I wish you well…GREAT JOB TO ALL…We aren’t going to beat these hipsters,but someone in the future will need to raise Your TAXES that most Blue Collar Persons can’t afford…Thank God I can afford to pay,and I hope all get FREE HOUSING ETC,I OWN MY HOME OUTRIGHT..GOODLUCK PAYING THESE FUTURE ENTITLEMENTS
I don’t think anyone really expects free stuff to magically fall from the sky because she won. I think a lot of folks just wanted someone who was present in our district and who cares more about us than the corrupt DCCC money machine. I for one no longer wanted to be lorded over by some member of the political aristocracy from their company in northern Virginia…poops I meant Woodside, cud that’s where Crowley “lives”… right?
Single Payer is cheaper than ObamaCare and free college/trade-school would be like $60b a year. That’s like 1.2% of our annual budget. You republicans get back to your fake news called Fox News.
Shay- Republicans don’t know anything about quality or efficiency in the healthcare debate just protecting the status quo. Employer based healthcare was only suppose to be a temporary measure out in place after WWII to entice employees in a time of wage freeze. The American healthcare system is far less cost effective than the systems used around the world. The American health care system also spends far more on administrative costs — coming in at 8% of total health care spending, compared to between 1% and 3% for other countries.
Sadly that’s the truth.
Nolan is definitely been in too long. We need new blood or results. Crowley and Nolan have a dynasty and a given position. Next time Nolan is up for reelection, I will vote for anyone else. Good Job Sunnyside & Woodside!
Politics is not a career. We need new ideas. This election proves it. New names. They all stay in their positions if there are no term limits and for City Council and others, they move to another political position.
Tony Smith- Why do you get to decide what’s a career or what’s not a career? No term limits, let the voters decide. Many fine people made a career out of politics unlike the low lives at Fox News.
I really don’t understand why Sunnyside/Woodside would not want to continue to be represented by someone who takes orders from Michael Mulgrew on what to do and say, who stood by silent while women were criminally sexually assaulted in the State Legislature, and who then tried to rewrite that history so she could be Speaker of the Assembly? Times up!
John- For the same reason blowhards want to continue to take their orders from Fox News, an admitted propaganda machine.
Those who wanted protected bike lanes in Sunnyside came out huge for Ocasio once Crowley gave the thumbs down.
Lol.. you’re clearly mis-informed.
Most of those who wanted protected bike lanes in Sunnyside were not able to vote for Alexandria.. They’re outside of her district.
I strongly oppose the protected lanes, the dot needs to move the route onto Northern. I voted Ocasio. I believe she’ll combat the overdevelopment of our area and hopefully help in protecting our neighborhoods from rapid gentrification. Hopeful.
Single Payer Healthcare
Housing as a right
Housing is not a right, health care is not a right, read the god damn constitution if you want to know your rights. Desires and needs are not rights. Just because you want or need something does not make you entitled to it. The world owes you nothing, you’re not that special. Someone has to pay for all your imagined rights and I’m tired of doing it.
Vunerable people can just curl up and die for all I care
A single prayer is my plan
Anonymous A woman’s “right” to vote, a “right” for a black person to have equal rights and protection under the constitution were not rights until we made them rights with amendments. With your level or lack of education you’re not paying for much.
Your refusal to consider other points of view makes you impossible to respect, work with and get along with. My grandmother was a widow with three young boys under 14 when her husband died. She went back to waitressing, and her three boys gave her the money they earned at after school jobs in order to keep a roof over their heads and food in their mouths. My Uncle Brendan worked shining shoes for 10 cents a pair in what is now the Copper Kettle, and he died before he was 10 years old. My father told me he had to ask on Saturday for the money he wanted to go to a local dance. Sometimes there was enough, but often there was not. I’m the same age as Joe Crowley, so I am willing to bet his parents grew up the same way. And JVB didn’t come from wealth, but like many second and third generation immigrants, he is working hard to make good. We may be white, but it doesn’t mean we are elitist or racist. I see all the immigrants moving here now and know they are following a well-worn path to the American middle class, if it doesn’t disappear, th Sam ne my family trod. I wish all newcomers good luck. Education and hard work either in your own business or for a reliable, preferably union, employer help a great deal in the path up out of poverty. Hatred of others is a distraction.
A society is judged by who it treats its most vulnerable members. I want the be part of a society that helps people in trouble or down on their luck, or just plain incapable, for whatever reason. We don’t not live in the jungle, where the vulnerable are just prey for the weak, we have a civilization. We do not enslave the weak, we help them live in as much safety, cleanliness and dignity as possible.
Democratic Leadership: Wake up and listen.
In other words, low turnout and the radicals came out to vote. Crowley did not realize the trouble he was in.
I believe he actually did. He spent loads on this election. I was getting all kinds of phone calls and door knocks and both, snail mail and email. If he didn’t think he could have lost, he wouldn’t have spent all that and made all these appearances.
The seven Trump voters in all of Sunnyside do a fantastic job at filling up the comment section of the Sunnyside Post. I’m happy with the trade though- we’ll vote overwhelming for progressives and have our voice heard in Congress. You guys can keep the comment section (as long as mom doesn’t cut your screen time).
I hope mom doesn’t cut your inheritance off you might have to get a job. Go gentrify someplace else.
Progressive politics benefits the wealthy and the welfare people but the working class has to pay.
I think there’s 5 actually. Most of the comments are the same person with different names, and the rest are people that brag about moving away years ago before Sunnyside went “downhill” … Yet they still come back to this blog to comment. Lonely people I guess.
Neziah Bliss, Prejudice much? You reveal yourself to be a drone. You need to THINK. Stop FEELING so much …and acting as a part of “GroupThink.” You really could be better than this….
Nolan, you’re next!
Hipster takeover of the neighborhood, driving rents up, and old-time residents out.
On the contrary, Congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez will help protect residential and commercial tenants from manufactured gentrification, exorbitant rents and displacement caused by the rezoning and anti-small business policies of REBNY, the Real Estate Board of New York. Please visit: http://stoprebnybullies.org/federal_candidates.php
Republican will win the general election. Even the hardcore Dems in this district don’t want a socialist. Hold your nose and vote republican.
No, they’re not. Rents are too damn high in all of NYC. Instead of scapegoating, do something.
Yeah right just like landlord lover vanlamer who push working class out.
Since Mr. progressive DeAssio got in things have got worse and I also don’t take advice from some rich boy hipster.
You rock the nicknames dude! So clevah.
Actually it was a few landlords getting together to form the B.I.D. that ruined the neighborhood by driving both commercial and residential rents through the roof. The subsequent marketing campaign of “Sunnyside is the new Williamsburg” is what attracted the hipsters and trust funders. That changed this then thriving middle class and immigrant neighborhood for the worse. I hold forth a lot of the comments on this board. We used to be a neighborhood that respected each other and watched each others back. And used to be able to have thoughtful and linear conversations about politics. I applaud Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. She represents youth and brings a different opinion to Congress. A sorely needed perspective considering the system is broken and it has been for a long time. Out with the establishment. Hopefully a new generation of politicans will bring civil conversation and compromise back into vogue.
Very disappointed. It may be time to leave for good.
FTW? I don’t know what that means. You will one day weep for your callowness when your bitter, bitter heart begins to reap what it has sewn.
An explanation, or even some context would’ve been greatly appreciate…
Explain? Well, our district had one of the most powerful people in congress working for it. Now we have an untested freshman. With 45 in the White House we need powerful Democrats in charge. Change may be good, but I think this is a bad time to change. Just my humble opinion. If you see it differently, I’d be happy to listen.
Move to a thriving red state like West Virginia and get one of those beautiful coal mine jobs
Move to DC where Joe lives.
Nolan should be the next to go. 35 years in the same Assembly spot? She is the machine.
Maybe this loss will wake the other members of the “machine” up to the parts of it people don’t like. I like a machine if it is effective and efficient.
Problem is Crowley’s machine was corrupt and inefficient. If it was efficient, he would have won! The Crowley political machine was only good at taking care of his friends and family!
That is a really stupid, nasty answer. If you are a typical Ocasio supporter this district is headed for hell, because that’s where dismissive brutal people like you were born. Too bad.