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Joseph Borelli

Joseph Borelli

  • Capital Project Delays are Stifling Growth and Hurting Communities

    de Blasio ribbon cutting park

    Mayor de Blasio, Parks Commissioner Silver & others (photo: Demetrius Freeman/Mayor's Office)


    If you’ve ever wondered about the conversations that take place in the well-appointed inner sanctum of the City Council’s member lounge, you may be deeply disappointed to find the truth. Seldom are the chats like those you’d see on House of Cards; nor is the room even smoke-filled these days. We’ve banned that. The most common thing you’re likely to overhear is this: “Why does it take a decade to build a dang playground in my

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  • Two New Reps Join the City Council

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    CMs Borelli, right, & Grodenchik are sworn in next to the Speaker (photo by William Alatriste) 


    The New York City Council has two new members, each with prior experience in elected office and bringing to the 51-member body the perspective of New Yorkers living in the city's outer-reaches. Both districts being represented by new members are populated by many car- and single-family-home-owners.

    One new representative - Barry Grodenchik of Queens - brings a fairly moderate Democratic viewpoint to the

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  • 2015 General Election Results

    Cuomo voting Nov 2015

    Gov. Cuomo votes on Tuesday (via the Governor's Office on flickr)


    Although there weren't many high-profile races in ...