Moerdler tops locals on City & State list


The list is up — City & State’s “Bronx Power 50” including not just heavy hitters like Democratic powerbroker Stanley Schlein at No. 1, but also longtime Community Board 8 land use committee chair Charles Moerdler at No. 3.

Other local names include Lehman College president José Luis Cruz, Wave Hill president and executive director Karen Meyerhoff, Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition executive director Sandra Lobo, and Bronx Children’s Museum founding executive director Carla Precht.

Also on the list are BronxNet executive director Michael Max Knobbe and host Gary Axelbank, former councilwoman June Eisland, and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah founding president Avi Weiss.

Recognized as those Bronx movers and shakers we all should be watching include Alessandra Biaggi, who upset state Sen. Jeffrey Klein in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary, as well as former CB8 chair and city council candidate Dan Padernacht, and Bronx journalists like Riverdale Press editor Michael Hinman.