Election Day in New York City: Bloomberg vs. Thompson. The Times weighs in on the slim prospects of an upset, asserting that low voter turnout helps the challenger:
For Mr. Thompson to have any chance to pull off an upset, the lower the
number, the better his prospects, because of the conventional wisdom
that only the most motivated voters will show up. People, in other
words, who are angry about Mr. Bloomberg’s maneuverings to overturn the
term limits law so he could run again and his unprecedented amount of
spending on his re-election bid. Or people who believe, as Mr. Thompson
has argued throughout the campaign, that Mr. Bloomberg has catered to
the needs of people mainly at the higher rungs of the economic ladder.
Thompson, Margaret Chin and John Liu campaigned at a senior center in Chinatown.
Washington Square News (NYU) catches up with Rosie Mendez.
The long-planned retirement of executive director Verona Middleton-Jeter has been officially announced by the Henry Street Settlement. According to their web site, she plans to "spend time with family, travel and teach." The search for a new leader is underway: "Henry Street’s Board of Directors has formed a search
committee and has retained the firm of Phillips Oppenheim to conduct
the nationwide search." The Lo-Down conducted an in-depth interview with Middleton-Jeter this past summer.
Gozaic, a "life enriching travel" web site, has a video feature on the LES, focusing on the Tenement Museum, the Museum at Eldridge Street, the Pickle Guys and Seward Park.