General Election Turnout Lowest In Decades

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Last week’s General Election was historic for New York City in more ways than one, but one of those statistics is not a positive. The 2013 voter turnout for mayor was the lowest in at least six decades. According to the Board of Elections’ website, only 1,026,169 New Yorkers voted […]

Queens Welcomes Four New Councilmen

Queens Welcomes Four New Councilmen

Paul Vallone (above) celebrates his CD 19 victory with family and friends Tuesday night. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Along with a new Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller and Borough President, Queens welcomed four new councilmen on Election Day, all of them Democrats. Starting on Jan. 1, Paul Vallone, Costa Constantinides, Rory Lancman and Daneek Miller […]

Ulrich, Crowley Survive Tough Challenges

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As the General Election wrapped up late Tuesday, five incumbent Queens councilmembers let out a breath of relief to retain their seats. Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) garnered 53.1 percent of the vote, while his Democratic challenger, Lew Simon, had 46.9 percent. According to the polling results, the Republican incumbent […]