How to vote Republican Nov. 7th! (74th AD)

If you’re unsure who’s running on what ticket, remember the Republican line is the second column on your ballot!Ballot2017

As you can see, it’s simple to choose a Republican straight ticket.

Note: If you’re in Council District 4, you’ll have Rebecca Harary on the ballot, and Council District 2 voters can vote for Jimmy McMillan.

Polls are open from 6AM-9PM, so make sure you come out to vote today!

Check to see where your pollsite is here:


Important Ballot Proposals This Nov. 7th!

Remember this November 7th that there are three proposals on the reverse side of your ballot!

November 7th Sample Ballot (Reverse)


You can view them in detail, and your entire ballot, by visiting:

NYC Poll Site Locator


Follow the steps pictured below to view the proposals:

NYC Poll Site Locator

You can find your poll site, look at who’s on the ballot and sign up for alerts too!

Plus, if you can, bring your recent Board of Elections mailing to simplify the process, as is shown below:




The Vincent F. Albano Midtown Republican Club is the the Official Republican District Club of the 74th Assembly District, covering several diverse neighborhoods on Manhattan’s East Side, including Tudor City, Waterside Plaza, Gramercy Park, Irving Place, Peter Cooper Village, Stuyvesant Town, the East Village and portions of the Lower East Side.

The 74th Assembly District is inclusive of:

City Council Districts 2 & 4

Community Boards 3 & 6

(District map can be viewed here in PDF form: 74th AD)

Originally founded by Vincent F. Albano as the official Republican District Club for our community, we help organize Republicans from all over the neighborhood to become involved in grassroots political activities. Whether helping collect signatures from Republican neighbors to qualify our candidates for the November ballot, campaigning with our candidates for local, citywide, and statewide office, or helping turn out the vote on Election Day – the Midtown Republican is at the center of it all. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to become involved – we look forward to meeting you!

Please follow us on social media as well!

Your candidates on the issues: Homelessness

nicole_bg-e1507176652729bNICOLE MALLIOTAKIS – Mayor

Since Bill de Blasio took office, the homeless population in our city’s shelters and streets have hit an all-time high. A June report issued by the NYC Department of Homeless Services shared that street homeless has gone up nearly 40% this past year alone. Instead of being proactive about providing opportunities to help transition individuals out of the shelter system and addressing some of the underlying issues of homelessness like substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, or lack of employment, Bill de Blasio is proposing to build 90 homeless shelters across the city in our neighborhoods.

Nicole rejects the idea of trying to hide the problem in your backyard.  She will address the root cause of homelessness and get homeless families the help they need and instead of building homeless shelters that trap people in a rotating door, she will use funds to build supportive and affordable housing.

WGMTzkQj_400x400J. C. POLANCO – Public Advocate

Tens of thousands of our fellow New Yorkers today are homeless. These New Yorkers need a hand up, from mental health counseling, substance abuse, financial literacy support and job training. As Public Advocate, I will work with the City Council and state government to expand mental health counseling and job training to improve the lives of these New Yorkers. Simply putting a Band-Aid on this issue by creating new shelters in our neighborhoods is not the answer.

New York City continues to see incredible over-development. This puts incredible burdens on an already overburdened infrastructure. Politicians continue to over-promise and under-deliver. The truth is we need to work with neighboring counties and state government to improve transportation to and from New York City.

There are hundreds of miles of unused rail in New York City and neighboring areas where vacancy rates will allow for mobility of thousands of families. I will begin the discussion of alleviate the housing crisis by improving commuter rail, ferry and express buses.

finharlembMICHEL FAULKNER – Comptroller

The New York City Housing Authority’s mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 326 public housing developments across the City’s five boroughs. Another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program.

For too long, public housing residents have been forced to live in conditions that are unacceptable. The City has known this for years, but has done nothing about it because most elected officials take the residents of these developments (and their votes) for granted. I have spent my life working in communities like public housing and, as Comptroller, I will force the Mayor, the City Council and the Federal and State government into action. Support the NYCHA bill of rights, whether you are a resident of public housing or just a concerned citizen. NYC government should not remain the worst slumlord in the City.

12829412_605120616303572_4913294486216731961_obREBECCA HARARY – City Council, District 4

Like you, Rebecca cannot bear to see even one more family, veteran, or unemployed person become homeless.  Living on the streets of NYC is beneath anyone’s dignity. Yet, our Mayor has decided that the best way to solve the problem – at a cost to New Yorkers of over $400,000 per night – is to put homeless people in hotels and motels throughout New York City.  Or, to build more homeless shelters in neighborhoods where no one wants the inherent risks of drug dealing and crime.  How does this help the homelessness plight? Mayor DeBlasio is simply bandaging the issue – putting thousands of our homeless New Yorkers at risk and making it even more difficult to escape the Cycle of Homelessness.

Homeless, adult New Yorkers need real help.  Instead of more anti-quality of life laws allowing homeless people to urinate on our streets – another example of bandaging the issue and perpetuating the Cycle of Homelessness – we need to find ways to help the homeless obtain job training and drug addiction counseling.  And we need to STOP DE BLASIO from unnecessarily spending our hard earned tax dollars on hotel rooms and more homeless shelters.

That’s how Propel Network ( was born.  Rebecca recognized that women whose families were suffering under great financial burden could not find jobs – mainly because they had no formal vocational training.  Through tax-deductible donations, Propel Network pays the tuition for women who need to learn job skills and, upon graduating their vocational programs, these women enter the workforce with a marketable job skill.  These same women are now supporting their families as accountants, paralegals, graphic designers, etc.  It’s a win-win.

When Rebecca becomes City Councilwoman, she’ll work to break the Cycle of Homelessness – giving the homeless a place to stay today, and an education for tomorrow. Rebecca will push for increased access to vocational job training for the homeless, providing subsidized housing to those who enroll. Additionally, she will work to reform how our tax dollars are spent on the homeless.  Money needs to be directed toward vocational training and drug addiction counseling. In doing so, thousands of homeless New Yorkers will be able to start anew – with the promise of a brighter future for their families, and for themselves.

Printing ScanFRANK J. SCALA – Borough President

Asked what, if elected, his top priority would be, he answered “everything,” though in particular he is concerned about the homeless and how the issue impacts quality of life in the city. Gesturing towards the window of his mezzanine level shop that faces Fifth Avenue, he said a homeless man had taken up residence across the street at a vacant lot. On the avenue, he said, the presence of homeless people has increased, including some that panhandle aggressively “and nobody does anything about it,” said Scala. “People are scared. Are they a poor person or a criminal? They don’t know. They (the homeless) stop tourists and they get scared.” – Town & Village

9/12/17: Meet Rebecca Harary, NYC Council candidate!


Please join us next Tuesday for an opportunity to meet and speak with Rebecca Harary, candidate for City Council in the 4th district!

Rebecca Harary is a mother, grandmother, wife, activist, problem solver, and Candidate for NYC Council District 4.
Common Sense. Confidence. Competence.

Twitter: @teamharary

Facebook: @TeamHararyforNYCCouncil

Instagram: @teamharary

static1.squarespace.comOur club president, Frank Scala, with Rebecca.

From the Manhattan Republican Party Chair, Adele Malpass…


Dear Friends,

Dawn Simmons continues to defy the political odds by running a strong race for City Council in Harlem for the February 14th special election. Currently there may be 8 candidates on the ballot, 7 of them are Democrats which will divide the liberal vote in a low turnout special election. The ballot issues won’t be decided until January 31st – 15 days before the election.

Dawn is the ONLY candidate on two ballot lines and has raised more money than even Bill Perkins, the Democratic front runner. On Tuesday, we expect Dawn to be endorsed by Jimmy McMillian of the Rent Too Damn High line. In this district we have 3,700 registered Republicans and 1,300 Donald Trump supporters. In a special election where a candidate can win with 2,000 votes, Dawn stands on equal footing with her Democratic challengers. Many Republicans like Councilman Eric Ulrich, Congressman Bob Turner, and State Senator David Storobin have won in special elections.

The far-left Working Families Party is mounting a petition challenge against Dawn’s Rent Too Damn High line.  To fight this challenge, we need your financial support.  Please click here to donate to Dawn’s campaign. If you would like more information about Dawn, please visit her website

In 23 days we can make history by bringing Republican ideas and approaches into Harlem. Dawn has stepped up to the plate to make a difference in her community. Please join her in the fight to improve Manhattan – donate, volunteer, and vote.


Adele Malpass

Chair, Manhattan GOP

Dawn Simmons for City Council

Observer: ‘Rent Is Too Damn High’ Leader Jimmy McMillan Backs Republican for Harlem Council Seat


Jimmy McMillan, right, with candidate Dawn Simmons. Will Bredderman/Observer

Jimmy McMillan—famous for running against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2010 on a single repeated slogan—gave his backing to GOP candidate Dawn Simmons in the February 14 special election for a vacant City Council seat in Harlem.

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(Courtesy of John Burnett)

Gathering with Republicans on the portico of City Hall, the man who made the phrase “rent is too damn high” famous first at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, then across New York and the nation, urged Harlemites to support Simmons for the open post. Special elections, like the one triggered when Assemblywoman Inez Dickens exited the Council to head to Albany, are non-partisan: candidates create and run on their own customized ballot lines, which cannot resemble any existing row on the ballot.

Simmons has gathered petition signatures to run on the “Dawn for Harlem” and “Rent Too Damn High” lines.

“People are working eight hours a day, 40 hours a week, they got a third job. And we’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen, give the people some type of comfort,” McMillan declared. “We’re here to change the rules to make sure people can live in this city. Now they’re being run out, ran out, chased out. The ‘Rent Is Too Damn High’ movement and party says no. That is not going to happen on my watch.”

McMillan, who has held below-market apartments in the East Village and Brooklyn,  then led the small crowd in calling out “the rent is too damn high.”

Simmons thanked McMillan for his backing and promised to carry his banner in the Council.

“Unfortunately, the rent is still too damn high,” she said. “That’s really a big issue for people in Harlem: people are getting left behind, people are getting squeezed out of their apartments. And I’m so glad for your endorsement, because I pledge to follow your movement and work hard to help all of our residents.”

Simmons had only a few vague suggestions for how to contain increasing housing costs, though. She promised to push for the repeal of the Urstadt Law, which puts the city’s rent rules under state control, but only the State Legislature and governor could repeal that statute.

She also pledged to encourage nonprofits and union pension funds to encourage more investment in low-cost development, but was thin on specifics.

Simmons faces an array of Democrats for the seat, including State Senator Bill Perkins—regarded as the frontrunner—and union activist  Marvin Holland, along with numerous other local activists and community leaders. But last week Holland’s lawyers unleashed a salvo of challenges to the validity of the signatures his rivals collected to get on the ballot.

In the unlikely event they are all successful, he and Simmons would be the only candidates in the running next month.

McMillan, who backed President Donald Trump for election last year, has already announced his own intention to run for mayor this fall.