Other NYC Races

Despite apparently voting in a Republican for mayor for the fifth time in a row, New York City is otherwise living up to its bona ...
by | November 3, 2009

Morgenthau Despite apparently voting in a Republican for mayor for the fifth time in a row, New York City is otherwise living up to its bona fides as a Democratic stronghold. Democrats have won the races for public advocate, city comptroller and the borough presidencies of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

James Molinaro, the Republican borough president of Staten Island, looks set to hold onto that post.

Charles Hynes is unopposed for another term as Brooklyn district attorney.

Stepping into the office of Manhattan district attorney will be Cyrus Vance, Jr. (yes, his dad was Carter's secretary of state). He'll replace 80-year-old Robert Morgenthau (pictured), who is stepping down this year after having served in the post since 1975.

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