Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. has thrown his hat into the ring for New York City Mayor.
The 51-year-old has worked as the top urban affairs official for President Barack Obama before moving onto the department of Housing and Urban Development.
Carrion has not declared a party affiliation going into the race.
"I think I'm expressing the sense of frustration of the electorate across the county. (They) want somebody who is not owned by special interest," said Carrion during Good Day New York.
The New York City native and Hunter College graduate says he wants to keep the city moving in the right direction.
"I grew up in the city of the 1970s… when we went broke... when tourism plummeted… we had to orchestrate a turnaround... I believe we have orchestrated that turnaround… we can do better. The city has to be competitive and be good for families and businesses. We also need to keep our global competitiveness," said Carrion Jr.
He faces a challenge from Christine Quinn, William Thompson, John Liu, Tom Allon, Bill de Blasio, Joseph Lhota, George McDonald and John Castimatidis.
June 19 is National Dine Out Day. Restaurants and vendors across the country are contributing a percentage of their revenues for the day to the NJ Relief Fund.
A car crashed into a building on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning. At least eight people were injured, three in serious condition, according to FDNY officials.
A car jumped the curb on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning injuring eight people. Witnesses say the Nissan was traveling at a high speed before it took out the store front, trees, bicycles, a light post and a fire hydrant.
Riders should anticipate some changes but "near normal" service on the Long Island Rail Road for the morning rush. Crews have been working to repair tracks and switches after Monday's derailment.