I'm Eisley Constantine, and I am running the be your Member of the City Council representing District 18, in The Bronx!
As a Member of the New York City Council I will make decisions on the basis of what I know will make Parkchester a safe, fun and livable community hub, and keep Soundview, Clason Point, Harding Park and Castle Hill safe, affordable and family friendly, so we can go on with the rest of out lives and continue to shine out as a diamond example of honesty and diversity that the rest of the country can witness!
The Bronx is famous. Famous for its attitude and for sticking up for itself. I won't let Ruben Diaz Senior and Junior, the mafioso Godfathers of the Bronx, turn this place into a gentrified mini-Brooklyn!
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I moved to the Bronx when I was twenty, and a wonderful Dominican immigrant family on Castle Hill took me in. My first career was as a photographer. After that, I worked as an activist for human rights. I also went to a lot of revolutions and reported on them as a video journalist. It taught me a lot about the world, and about people. Insights that could be useful as a City Council Member.
I will attract companies to District 18 and help grow the next generation of small businesses, while investing in the infrastructure, public transportation alternatives, open space and cultural attractions (including a movie theatre) that make Parkchester, Soundview and Castle Hill an even more fabulous place to live, work, and play. Together with the city I will work hard to ensure our government is more effective, can deliver better services to all at better prices, and is more open and observant of the will of the public.
By adding 200 hours to the school day and year, I’ll be taking the Bronx’s school districts from having the least educational contact time in the city to being on par with its peers. I will support Bill DeBlasio’s plans to roll out full-day kindergarten and Pre-K for every New York City child, and I will fight for and win new measures to ensure every teacher and principal has the necessary resources to succeed.
My comprehensive public safety strategy will focus on expanding prevention programs for at-risk youth, smarter policing strategies with greater transparency, and empowering parents and communities to reduce violence in their vicinities.
By focusing on living quality, education, and public safety, I intend you will personally witness a transformation over the course of my tenure as a City Council Member.
Before running for City Council I served as legislative assistant to Senator David Haley of Wyandotte County, Kansas, helping to protect communities from hate crimes and tackling such delicate challenges as repairing frayed relations between communities and their police departments. I worked for some of the nation's leading media outlets, and I have no mistaken conceptions about the want of thorough information they leave many Americans, and yet the extent to which these large institutions shape our views and daily lives. My global perspective comes from my experience searching for understandings throughout in the wider world, in places such as China and post revolution Ukraine. I graduated from Regent’s American College London in 2012 and received a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and International Affairs, with subsequent studies in economics at Johns Hopkins University. I am in a happy young relationship, and I live with a Dominican family here on Castle Hill.
Constantine for Council
2280 Lyon Avenue
Bronx, New York 10462
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(718) 414 - 4242