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Kim Moscaritolo

Kim Moscaritolo

  • Saving Small Businesses in the Wake of COVID-19

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    Mayor with a small business plan (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

    Ryan’s Daughter has been a staple of Yorkville since the 1970s. It’s the local neighborhood pub. There’s a pool table in the back, and the same three old regulars are always sitting at one corner of the bar. On March 15 last year, the owner of the bar made the decision to close. “When covid hit, we were really thinking first about our people,” Jim Gerding told me. “When those first reports came out, I didn’t care about the business restrictions, I cared that people

  • Squadron Departure Spotlights Importance of County Committee

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    Former state Sen. Daniel Squadron (photo: @DanielSquadron)

    Since Daniel Squadron announced his resignation from the New York State Senate last week, there has been a lot of conversation about “County Committee.” The vacancy in Squadron’s seat will be filled in a special election in November, and state law requires that the Democratic nominee for the seat be selected by the Democratic Party, as opposed to being decided in a primary election.

    This means that, in all likelihood, the next State Senator for the 26th District, which includes parts of Brooklyn and

  • In Manhattan, District Leader Maps Redrawn Last Minute and Hard to Find

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    Kim Moscaritolo and Adam Roberts, district leaders for Manhattan's Assembly District 76, Part B

    While much of the media and public’s attention is focussed on New York’s mayoral and City Council races, lesser known elections are also slated to take place this fall.

    On primary day, September 12,