Beneath the surface of the racially charged campaign are common issues and goals, pundits said.
More than a million turned out for the parade, celebrating "One Nation, Many Voices" for its 57th year.
Carmen Fariña and Melissa Mark-Viverito want Spanish-speaking parents to know all their pre-K options.
The focus is on community following a scandal that showed donated funds were not being used properly.
Mayor Bill de Blasio marched in the 22nd annual pride parade in Jackson Heights, a "historic" moment.
Politicians lauded the new service, but advocates for the disabled said more could be done to help them.
Paterson and Public Advocate Letitia James said Rosa Rodriguez deserves a full disability pension.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's first budget includes funding increases pre-K, police precincts and CUNY.
East Harlem residents want action from Melissa Mark-Viverito.
The proposals, first suggested last year, would share more power with the City Council membership.
The council wants 1,000 new police officers, but de Blasio has previously said the NYPD has to make do.
Nearly $1.5 million in additional funding is being sought to help the city's veterans.
The father of former Gov. David Paterson was a pillar of Harlem politics for decades.
The ID, part of a State of the City promise by Mayor de Blasio, works like a driver's license.
The uptown politician scored the highest grade from the Urban Justice Center's human rights project.
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