Wanted: Candidates who’ll fight big real estate

BY LYNN ELLSWORTH | The crowded public advocate race has made me jealous of the congressional voters over in Queens. They got Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upsetting the applecart of New York City — and now the country’s — machine politics, a win that has been a riveting spectacle.

Wouldn’t it be great to get more of that for city government?

At first thought, we have reason to hope. After all, the 2021 election is coming up and more than half the City Council seats will be up for grabs.

Alas, if the public advocate race is any indication of the future, my hopes are too high. The race is rife with term-limited politicians, machine pols and recipients of real estate money.

David Eisenbach, an advocate for the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, is one candidate that the writer thinks has the right stuff to be public advocate.

We have no less than five City Council veterans (Rafael Espinal,…

Original published: 2019-02-11 19:31:57 Read the full New York City News here


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