Scott Stringer – The 2019 New York City budget

United States Senator Mike Rounds is the junior Republican Senator of South Dakota elected in 2014.  Senator Rounds serves on five committees: Senate Armed Services; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Veterans’ Affairs; Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship and Environment and Public Works.  Rounds previously served as the 31st governor of South Dakota from 2003 – 2011, easily winning reelection […]

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. – ‘Somebody better do something about NYCHA and soon’

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.  Ruben Diaz Jr. first entered public office as a member of the New York State Assembly in 1997 – and is currently serving his second full term as Bronx Borough President – having been reelected in November 2013 with more than 89 percent of the vote.  The Bronx has seen over $7 billion in new development […]

Dr. Pamela Newman – Your local representative of the US Army

Dr. Pamela Newman was selected by the Acting Secretary of the Army, Ryan D. McCarthy, to represent south New York.  Each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories have one or more CASAs appointed to provide a vital link between the Army and the communities for which they serve. CASAs are usually business or civic leaders who possess […]

Councilman Ritchie Torres – NYCHA… 80% often without heat

Councilman Ritchie Torres, New York City Councilman was elected in November 2013 to represent the 15th Council District in the Central Bronx.  As Chair of the Council’s Committee on Public Housing, Council Member Torres oversaw the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) which is the largest provider of affordable housing in the country.  Council Member Torres is a leading voice on […]

John LoCicero – Mayor Ed Koch.. loved New York

John LoCicero is a principal in the consulting firm of LoCicero and Tan, Inc. From 1978 to 1990 John LoCicero was Special Advisor to Mayor Koch.  Before that, he held elected office, as District Leader in Greenwich Village, where he served as campaign manager for Ed Koch’s Congressional and Mayoral campaigns.  In his capacity as Senior Special Advisor to former Mayor Koch, […]

Chele Farley – $40 billion reasons to run for the Senate

Chele Farley, New York US Senate candidate 2018.  After graduating from Stanford, Chele joined the financial services industry in New York, where she has lived for the last twenty-five years. She worked at UBS Capital and Goldman Sachs before joining Mistral Capital International, which is a private equity investment firm specializing in the real estate and energy industries.  Chele also is a […]

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. – Sex trafficking, Cryptocurrencies, Opioids

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. – inaugurated as the District Attorney of New York County in January 2010. He has been overwhelming re-elected ever since including in 2017.  District Attorney Vance enhanced the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as a national leader in criminal justice by expanding the offices’ expertise on an array of 21st-century crimes – including identity theft – cybercrime […]

Letitia “Tish” James – Why does NYCHA housing have lead paint?

Letitia “Tish” James is the Public Advocate for the City of New York – the second highest ranking elected office in the City. She was re-elected to a second term with 75% of the vote.  As Public Advocate – she serves as a direct link between New Yorkers and their government – acts as a watchdog over City agencies – and […]

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez – “Justice 2020” a new plan for Brooklyn

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez just won an overwhelming victory in his race to replace the recently passed Ken Thompson.  DA Gonzolez won by 42% in the primary and has no challenger in the November General election.  He began his legal career in 1995, as an assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.  In 2011, Mr. Gonzalez became the […]

John F. Calvelli – The New York Monument Commission ends with statues in tact

John F. Calvelli is the Executive Vice President for the Public Affairs Division of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – where he oversees the organization’s Government and Community Affairs – Policy – Communications – and Digital Program efforts. Mr. Cavelli was also a member of Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s Monuments Commission which was formed to study the appropriateness of New York […]

Barry Slotnick – Shelly Silver maybe retried but he’ll never go to jail

Barry Slotnick is among this country’s most celebrated.defense attorneys.   His firm is Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.   Mr. Slotnick’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, civil litigation, disciplinary proceedings, high net-worth matrimonial matters and white collar defense.  He is a former Associate Appeals Agent for the Selective Service Commission and was Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York. He […]

NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce – Lowest crime rate in decades

NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce is in charge of virtually all investigative units.  “Without question, it is the most powerful chief of detectives position in the history of the department,” NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis said of Boyce’s new role. “The scope of his command is greater than it has ever been for a chief of detectives.”  Boyce, 60, and a resident of […]

George Tsandikos – St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero, getting on track

George Tsandikos is a lawyer and the Chairman of Leadership 100 and he is the new Vice Chairman of the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  He was born and raised in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and he graduated Brown University and Boston College Law School. He is the Managing Director of Rockefeller & Co Inc and before that J.P. […]

Bishop William Murphy – Peace on Earth

Bishop William Murphy was installed in 2001 as the fourth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre – Long Island – New York.   He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston at Saint Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City on December 16 – 1964.  Father Murphy returned to Boston after his ordination. Over the next ten years there […]

Donny Moss – To panda or not to panda, that is the question

Donny Moss is a NYC-based animal rights activist who runs local campaigns and produces animal rights videos for In 2008, Moss made the award-winning film BLINDERS that documents NYC’s controversial horse-drawn carriage trade.  From 2009 – 2013, he led a successful campaign to end the political career of an elected official running for Mayor who blocked animal protection legislation for eight […]

Cindy Adams – Blessing of the Animals, December 3, 2017. 60th & Park, 2:00PM

Cindy Adams columnist and writer. She is the widow of comedian/humorist Joey Adams.  Since 1979 – Adams has written a gossip column for the New York Post – a New York City newspaper.  Adams developed a love for dogs in the late 90’s.  Her pets Jazzy – her Yorkshire Terrier – trailed her in public and became a minor celebrity […]

Lois Herrera – Stop the bullying!

Lois Herrera, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Safety and Youth Development, NYC BOE.  The mission of the Office of Safety and Youth Development is to help schools to create and maintain a safe, orderly and supportive school environment for students.  Currently, Ms. Herrera oversees the areas of safety, security, attendance and student support programs. Prior to becoming CEO, NYC Schools […]

Sam Roberts – Federal Hall, site of 1st Congress, lower Manhattan

Sam Roberts is the Urban Affairs Correspondent for The New York Times. He was formerly city editor for The New York Daily News. His reporting has won prizes, including awards from the Newspaper Guild of New York and the Peter Kihss Award for the City of New York. His books include Who We Are Now and The Brother, which was a […]

Richard “Bo” Dietl – “I’m gonna be the next Mayor of New York City”

Richard “Bo” Dietl is a candidate for Mayor of New York.  He was a New York CityPolice Officer and Detective from June 1969 until he retired in 1985, and is one of the most highly decorated detectives in the history of the police department.  In 1989 President George Bush appointed Bo as Co-Chairman of the National Crime Commission. In 1994 Governor […]

David Gildea – New York City Police Museum car show, Governor’s Island Saturday

David Gildea, Cowen and Company and Chairman of the Board The New York CityPolice Museum.  The Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the New York City Police Department, the world’s largest and most famous police service. The Museum strives to be an accessible resource for all the communities of the city of New York. Through its exhibitions, collections and […]

Timothy McNiff – Catholic schools excel at excelling

Timothy McNiff, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, prior to coming to New York in September 2008, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy J. McNiff spent 13 years as Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Arlington, Va. He is an active member of numerous organizations dedicated to Catholic Education, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Education Committee in Washington, D.C., and the […]

Sheriff Vincent DeMarco – State Troopers in Suffolk schools. M-13 gangs

Sheriff Vincent DeMarco, is the Sheriff of Suffolk County, New York.  He began his distinguished career as a Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff in 1994. On November 8, 2005, DeMarco was elected to the position of Sheriff of Suffolk County. On January 1, 2006, he was sworn in and became the first uniformed member of the Sheriff’s Office to be elected […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez – Wins election by 42%

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez just won an overwhelming victory inhis primary race to replace the recently passed Ken Thompson.  DA Gonzolez won by 42% and has no challenger in the November General election.  He began his legal career in 1995, as an assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.  In 2011, Mr. Gonzalez became the Executive Assistant […]