De Blasio Denounced After Police Forcefully Clash With Protesters
“The most charitable assessment is that his mayoralty is currently on life support.”
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39. Neal Kwatra; Founder and CEO, Metropolitan Public Strategies
Longtime supporters dismayed at de Blasio's shift from police reformer to defender
" unequivocally impacted his strategic approach to these issues and arguably the fate of his mayoralty and how history will view it."
NY Rep. Eliot Engel ‘completely lost touch’ during coronavirus crisis, challenger says
“This tactic of identifying your local longtime representative as being out of touch is Campaigning 101.”
Brooklyn Democrats back Richards for Queens BP, uniting political rivals
“Rodneyse is a different kind of leader. She isn’t necessarily beholden to the rivalries of the past and she thinks like an organizer."
Mike Bloomberg has a plan to turn around his debate fortunes: hammer Bernie Sanders
"No matter how prepared and good [Bloomberg] is on that debate stage, I don't think it's going to change the sort of calculus of this race."
Bloomberg’s debate strategy: Nuke Bernie
“Everybody has waited way too long to coalesce around some anti-Bernie effort."
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AOC will fund progressives challenging the Democratic establishment
“I think it’s very smart and what you would expect from someone who thinks like an organizer,” Kwatra told The Post.
Mike Bloomberg just made the debate. Can he keep his cool?
"He’s been super underwhelming on the stump so far. [I] think people seeing him up close; he could suffer from a little ‘Biden syndrome.’"
Could Andrew Yang and His Gang Make It in New York’s Mayoral Race?
“Anyone who underestimates his potential impact doesn’t understand the political moment we are in."
Bloomberg Feasts on Iowa Chaos
“Now instead of a week of earned media momentum, we are gonna have a week of Democrats in dysfunction.”
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg tries on economic populism
"[Bloomberg] sounds a lot more like Bill Gates than he does Stephen Schwarzman right now."
Julie Menin's political future
"If someone like Julie ran and won Manhattan borough president, you'd have to talk about her as a potential mayoral candidate."
Neal Kwatra & Austin Shafran Rank #5 on City & State's Political PR Power 50 List
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This Union Defeated Airbnb. Now It’s Taking Aim at a New Target.
The hotel workers’ union has become one of the most feared political forces in New York.
Hearing expected on bill to equip NYC school buses with stop-arm cameras
Over one month monitoring 10 buses, the company identified 625 violations. Nassau County issued 79 tickets for such violations in 2018.
Sleepy Hollow's Allison Fine jumps into race for Nita Lowey's House seat
“Fighting for a woman’s seat is a good fight to have. Especially this woman’s seat, the greatest champion for women in Congress" Fine said
Chuck Schumer’s foolishly kind words about Rep. Peter King
“King was an institution on Long Island & I think that helped him fend off the  challenge,” veteran NY political operative Neal Kwatra
Airbnb Loses Jersey City Home-Share War by a Landslide
The bitter, multi-million dollar battle over home-sharing in Jersey City has come to an end -- with Airbnb Inc. losing the fight.