Bloomberg Loses Brooklyn, Wins New York

As predicted, Mayor Michael Bloomberg swung a third term in yesterday’s election. But it was no easy jog to the finish; the incumbent squeezed through by a margin of just five percentage points.

Sunset Park had a hand in the tight race. There’s no evidence of trampa, yet it appears Jose Sanchez had at least some things right when he predicted that Bill Thompson would win the popular vote. Thompson did–in Brooklyn.

Bay Ridge, Park Slope and Windsor Terrace went Bloomberg’s way, but Sunset Park and other “predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods in central Brooklyn” tipped towards Thompson, The Brooklyn Paper reported.

Bill de Blasio of Brooklyn District 39, which includes CB7’s Windsor Terrace, beat out 26-year-old state Senate aide Alex Zablocki for public advocate. Queens Councilman John Liu, who had significant support along Sunset Park’s 8th Avenue, won the race for comptroller by what the Daily News called a “whopping” margin. He also made history. Liu will be New York City’s first Asian-American comptroller.

See what issues swayed New Yorkers in a video by the New York Times.


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