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When a typical New York City apartment dweller has something that needs fixing — a water leak, or the heater isn’t working — it’s normally addressed with a quick call to the superintendent or landlord. That’s not the case for handyman Nelson Talavera. There’s no calling anybody. If he need something in his apartment fixed, he fixes it himself. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally heeded calls to lower the petition signature threshold allowing city council candidates to qualify for special election ballot access — well sort of. more
In a time when racial justice protests have taken hold of the country, Carlton Berkley says it’s already been his life’s work. A former New York Police Department detective and a criminal justice advocate, “Chucky” — as many call him — jumped into a crowded special election race late last year, hoping to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council. more
Edith Weinheim made her dream come true when she opened Designer’s Corner in 1978, selling clothing and accessories, and doing what she truly loved. more
The field for the special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council narrowed Tuesday as Abigail Martin and Marcos Sierra both dropped out of the race. But it doesn’t mean they don’t still have hopes of becoming a member of the city council. Both said they’re going to wait to run in the June primary for the seat, and leave the March 23 special election to fill Cohen’s last year of his term to someone else. more
Those who have heard of David Moore probably know him from his professional endeavors. For instance, he’s the chair and chief executive of Moore Holdings. But there’s something else that some might find just as commendable, even though it may not catch as much attention: David Moore is on a mission for humanity. more
Collecting hundreds of signatures is probably one of the last things anyone wants to do during a global pandemic. Yet that’s exactly what the five remaining candidates seeking to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council must do now that Mayor Bill de Blasio has set March 23 for their special election. more
It might not be the kind of news House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to hear, but The Squad — an unofficial group of progressive members of Congress led by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — expanded a bit this election cycle with a few new members, including the newly sworn in U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman. more
What happens when a city council district doesn’t have a city council member? That’s the question some were asking even before Andrew Cohen stepped down from his city council seat Dec. 31 to become a Bronx Supreme Court judge. His departure leaves the greater Riverdale and Kingsbridge area, as well as Norwood and Wakefield without representation until after a March 23 special election. more
The sirens announce to a hospital’s emergency room the arrival of a new patient. After the ambulance pulls in, a paramedic opens the rear doors so the patient can be lifted out. A paramedic yells over the sirens, relaying the patient’s age, gender and condition, as well as what happened on the ride over. It’s commonplace on television medical dramas. But Joshua Kimbrell lives it every day. more
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