The Love Issue: Kevin Elkins

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Seeking: Female Occupation: Executive Director, Staten Island Democratic Party Current residence: Staten Island Politics: Liberal Astrological sign: Leo Favorite movie: 3 Ninjas or The Little Rascals, I go back and forth. But who doesn’t? Hobbies/interests: Onesie enthusiast. Believing I can actually dance—although not for nothing; I can do a mean wobble. Aspiring bartender. Looking for new interests and hobbies so I can appear remotely interesting when answering these questions. About me: I enjoy short walks on the beach to the… [More]

The Love Issue: Seamus Campbell

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  Seeking: Female Occupation: Web developer/political communications and new media consultant Current city/town of residence: Brooklyn Politics: Liberal Astrological sign: Gemini Favorite movie: The Social Network Hobbies/interests: Netflix binging. Skiing. Reading political news blogs. Scouring campaign finance filings. Enjoying meals with friends. About me: I am a nerd in every sense of the word because I am a professional programmer and love sci-fi and documentaries. I have previously worked as webmaster to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and have advised… [More]

The Love Issue: Chris Smith

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Seeking: Female Occupation: Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations Account Executive Current residence: Pearl River, N.Y. Politics: Moderate Democrat Astrological sign: Capricorn Favorite movie: First Hangover movie Hobbies/interests: Collecting political and sports memorabilia. Exercising. Playing poker. Traveling. Watching sports. Any type of outdoor activity. Concerts. Hanging out with family. Playing sports. Going wine tasting About me: I’m a 34-year-old down-to-earth guy who grew up on Long Island, which is where I got my start in politics and government. I went to college in… [More]

POWER 100: The Most Powerful People In New York City Politics 10-1

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10. CHIRLANE MCCRAY McCray is said to be the mayor’s most trusted adviser, and he rarely passes up an opportunity to put her on a pedestal in public. McCray reportedly had a hand in picking Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, as well as other top deputies in the administration. There is still a great deal of mystery as to what her specific role will be in the government, but it is certain she will have an influential office at City Hall,… [More]

POWER 100: The Most Powerful People In New York City Politics 20-11

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20. BRAD LANDER Lander leaps onto the Power 100 for the first time, and lands in the top 20 as co-chair of the Council’s newly powerful Progressive Caucus. He was also awarded the Rules Committee chair by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, where he hopes to enact major reforms, including changes in discretionary funding. Some insiders are calling Lander a “shadow Speaker” and say he could potentially play a larger role than Mark-Viverito in driving policy behind the scenes. 19. GEORGE… [More]

POWER 100: The Most Powerful People In New York City Politics 30-21

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30. RUPERT MURDOCH In the post-Bloomberg progressive era of Bill de Blasio, the staunchly conservative Murdoch is all but certain to have less clout in city government, but the billionaire media mogul still has a formidable arsenal to influence politics and policy. He owns two of the city’s dailies—The Wall Street Journal and the Post—and he has the Fox News empire to amplify his agenda on television and on the radio. As one of the most influential people in the… [More]

POWER 100: The Most Powerful People In New York City Politics 40-31

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40. ERROL LOUIS The Road to City Hall ran through NY1’s studio in 2013. Louis asked the tough questions of candidates, extracting memorable moments from sit-downs with Daniel Squadron and Letitia James, among many others. His interviews and commentary are must-see-TV for the city’s hacks, flacks and politicos—and every elected official and advocate in the city wants to get on his show. Now back to Inside City Hall, Louis will continue to play a key role in shaping the city’s… [More]

POWER 100: The Most Powerful People In New York City Politics 50-41

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50. GEORGE SOROS One of the foremost liberal philanthropists in the world, the business magnate is well-known for giving away billions of dollars, primarily through his Open Society Foundations. A deep-pocketed donor to Democratic candidates, Soros endorsed Bill de Blasio in August, maxing out to him and helping solidify de Blasio’s credibility with the progressive elite on the eve of the primary. As the principle funder of the Talking Transition “think tent,” Soros has continued to be involved in charting… [More]

POWER 100: The Most Powerful People In New York City Politics 60-51

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60. DAVID HALBFINGER Halbfinger is relatively new to his role as the Grey Lady’s city politics editor; hence the bump down the Power 100 from the position held by his predecessor, Carolyn Ryan. The Times still regularly leads the news cycle as the paper of record, and with a stable of top-notch reporters at City Hall who know the terrain and who followed candidate de Blasio closely on the campaign trail, the Times will likely continue to be afforded access… [More]

POWER 100: The Most Powerful People In New York City Politics 70-61

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70. STEPHEN M. ROSS Ross, the billionaire chairman of the Related Companies, continues to shape the physical landscape of New York City, most recently with the mammoth Hudson Yards project on the West Side, which is expected to include 16 new skyscrapers. Though Ross spends part of the year in Florida, where he owns the Miami Dolphins, he boasts major holdings in New York City beyond his vast real estate portfolio, including the Equinox Fitness Clubs chain and a partial… [More]