Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954) was a fourteen-term Congressman from East Harlem.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's "tale of two cities" could be told in cities across the country.
Joe Lhota has now come out against de Blasio's plan for a living wage to New Yorkers working at projects that are subsidized by the city.
Lhota has a big problem: he wants to continue Bloomberg's pro Wall Street policies, but to get votes he must paint himself as a liberal. It appears that tactic is not going to fly.
A progressive trend in the New York City elections for mayor, comptroller, borough offices and city council became even more clear-cut in the runoff Democratic Party primary for the third city-wide office - public advocate.
Two of the candidates running for mayor of New York have become alarmed about the worldview of Bill de Blasio.
In the primary elections, hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters selected candidates who advocated a different, more progressive direction for New York City.
The NY Post endorsement is so outlandish and ridiculous that no one with any sense would want to vote for any candidate the Post would endorse.
The most important criterion for judging the New York City mayoral candidates is who are the social forces behind them.
The New York City elections are exceptionally important this year, and a large part of the electorate understands that.