“She is going to say to you that Nydia Velázquez doesn’t speak Cantonese, Fujianese, or Mandarin, but my heart does,” Congresswoman Velázquez told a packed senior center off Mulberry Street in Manhattan. Although the line was a little cheesy, the cheered loudly when Councilwoman Margaret Chin finished translating it.
Ms. Chin, joined by Comptroller John Liu, was there to urge the center’s elderly residents to vote in tomorrow’s Democratic primary. The district, oddly configured, includes the heavily Chinese communities in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and Ms. Velázquez, with another campaign stop in Sunset Park in the afternoon, is clearly making a last-minute push for that community’s support. Read More