Ralph J. Lamberti is a member of the Democratic Party, and held the office of borough president of Staten Island, New York from 1984 to 1989. He was defeated in the 1989 by then Congressman Guy Molinari. Lamberti lost the election mostly because of deal with then New York City Mayor Ed Koch to put a homeless shelter on Staten Island.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition