Election Results Open Thread

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The polls are closed! The results of all the citywide and boroughwide races were never really in doubt, unless Charles Hynes pulls off a shocker in the Brooklyn DA race. Only three out of 51 City Council races were thought to be competitive. This is why you’ve gotta vote in the primary.

We’ll have an election wrap-up tomorrow. For now, share your hopes and fears about the de Blasio era of NYC transportation policy in the comments.

  • lela

    hynes???

  • Bronxite

    Well I hope De Blasio; like Bloomberg, selects a DOT Commish who is daring, with an eye on international innovations. Another activist type, outside the box thinking individual. Someone that wants to transform our streets even more dramatically. Reduce injuries/fatalities, pollution, congestion, increase livability and enhance our urban environment. I like JSK but she’s probably gone next term, BDB is going to want his faithful I would think. A member he appoints.

  • Bronxite

    Well I hope De Blasio; like Bloomberg, selects a DOT Commish who is daring, with an eye on international innovations. Another activist type, outside the box thinking individual. Someone that wants to transform our streets even more dramatically. Reduce injuries/fatalities, pollution, congestion, increase livability and enhance our urban environment. I like JSK but she’s probably gone next term, BDB is going to want his faithful I would think. A member he appoints.

  • Bolwerk

    Four years of mediocrity. Ready. Set. Go!

    Well, one bright spot: at least there is a chance of the NYPD’s human rights record finally improving. But, however much he means well, I still think it’s going to be a fight to keep de Blasio from letting people like Vacca run amok.

  • Guest

    District 32
    Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Ozone Park
    CANDIDATEPARTYVOTESPCT.Lew SimonDem.6,54751.8%Eric Ulrich INCUMBENTRep.6,08848.2
    67% reporting

  • guest

    I’m watching this one really closely… Ulrich is one of the dumbest, anti-safe streets, pro-bike registration councilmen out there. I’d LOVE to see that piece of excrement unseated.

  • Miles Bader

    So is De Blasio likely to get rid of Ray Kelly…?

  • Looks like it’s not gonna happen. Ulrich just picked up a huge bloc of votes in the tally.

  • guest

    Bad news. I can’t stand him; both because of his harmful views on transportation and safe streets, but also the mere fact that he has zero qualifications. He was elected at 24, a year out of college. His experience is listed on Wikipedia as “worked for the Transportation Security Administration and the New York City Board of Elections for the borough of Queens. He taught religion at Xaverian High School (Bay Ridge, Brooklyn),” so sounds like a bunch of internships and little else.

  • Anonymous

    De Blasio won… so yay?

  • Bronxite

    Yes. Ray Kelly may go Federal (Head of Homeland Security). His time in NYC is coming to an end.

  • Joe R.

    My guess is he got those jobs, and then somehow got on the ballot, thanks to family connections. We should have a minimum age for most elected governmental positions of at least 35, perhaps even higher. You just don’t have the life experience to effectively represent people at age 24, nor the time to develop decent credentials. The problem is you often see things only in terms of black or white at that age while simultaneously being totally dismissive of views which don’t exactly mirror yours. Good governance in the end is all about compromise. Some people are going to be unhappy regardless of what you do. The key is to maximize the benefit to everyone. Ulrich’s views on transportation and safe streets are poison.

  • Bronxite

    Democrats won every city council race except for in Ozone Park/Breezy Point, Central, and Southern SI.

    De Blasio took all of the Bronx, every district in Manhattan except one which was close on the East side of Central Park, the vast majority of Queens and Brooklyn but lost in Central/Southern SI and southeastern Brooklyn.

    Also Gale Brewer is now Manhattan Borough President. She’s pro-liveable streets. Democrats won all borough president spots except… Staten Island.

  • losing JSK will be a shame…

  • guest

    Agreed. And while many politicians are in it for personal ambition, it’s so ridiculously blatant with this kid. He got first elected to City Council at 24 (2009) and already tried running for State Senate at 27 (2012). Luckily, he lost.

    Many of his views are indeed poison (also on gay marriage and women’s rights).

  • Barbara Negrón

    I am sadden to say I think NYC doesn’t know that we are on a slippery slope down hill. I believe with De Blasio as Mayor we will see an increase in crime and business moving from NYC. We are in for four years of another Dave Dinkins who was one of the worse mayors of NYC. Only SI had enough common sense to see it would be a mistake.

  • Jim Holt

    I wrote in Janette Sadik-Khan to send a message to de Blasio, knowing that his election was a certainty.

  • Anonymous

    Many of the successes of JSK’s administration (plazas, SBS, bike lanes) enjoy considerable public support and (sometimes) de Blasio’s support.

    What I am concerned about is that de Blasio can’t handle the budget and there is no money for those things.

  • Bolwerk

    Didn’t Kelly once criticize Bratton for stopping ‘n frisking too much?

    The more things change….

  • Bolwerk

    No need hyperventilation. Crime began to fall under Dinkins, and I seriously doubt criminals give the slightest damn who is in Gracie Mansion. And why would businesses that haven’t moved away already change their mind now?

  • Bolwerk

    need ^for

  • anon

    I’ve known people in their 30s and up as closed minded as any child or young adult. At the same time I’ve known young adults with the ability to take a more nuanced view. Uhlrich is not one of them

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