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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what's coming + FAQ (pinned post)

In Congressional primary, an upset in Queens--and almost in Brooklyn

New York's odd federal primary--not to be confused with the state one in September--turned out a huge surprise--in Queens, at least, when first-time candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat entrenched incumbent (and Queens Democratic Party kingpin) Rep. Joe Crowley.


So, in a low-turnout primary, ideas, organization, and shoe leather can turn out a win, especially when the district's demographics change and the incumbent spent big money on mail but not so much time in the district.

And in Brooklyn

Um, Bunkeddeko is maybe to her right on charter schools, so I glean secondhand, but he was by no means to her right on Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park. Simply trying to tell the truth about the project upsets the status quo, which is overseen by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, both Democrats.

With his Harvard MBA and appealing story, as the son of refugees, he garnered an unusual New York Times endorsement. This positions him to run again in two years. And maybe get more coverage.
Note the demographics, which show the challenger beat the incumbent in Prospect Heights and Park Slope, near the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park site:
The establishment

A lower turnout

Here's the 2006 primary results:


A far lower turnout in 2018, without an open seat and four viable candidates, with more money to spend on ads and turnout, more volunteers, and more news coverage:






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