Every year, City & State puts together its list of the 100 most powerful people in New York City. It involves some tough decision making, and a lot of people do not make the cut. As positions change and new people are added, some members of a previous list inevitably do not make it the next year. Here are all the people from the 2017 Power 100 you will no longer find on this year’s list.
Preet Bharara was fired from his position of U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York by President Donald Trump. Originally, Bharara had been asked by then President-elect Trump to stay on, but was later told to resign in March of 2017. He refused to resign, so the administration fired him.
Preet Bharara (5) – former U.S. attorney for the Southern District
Several key players in the de Blasio administration no longer hold their positions, or have announced they are leaving. Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced her retirement in December of last year, although her replacement still has not been announced. Additionally, former First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris and former Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery both stepped down. In the New York City Council, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and David Greenfield both decided not to seek re-election.
Anthony Shorris (16) – former first deputy mayor
Carmen Fariña (18) – outgoing schools chancellor
Richard Buery (26) – former deputy mayor for strategic policy initiatives
Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (43) – former New York City councilwoman
David Greenfield (47) – former New York City Councilman
James Milliken (66) – outgoing City University of New York chancellor
Stanley Brezenoff (68) – former interim President and CEO of New York City Health + Hospitals
John Samuelsen (79) – former president of TWU Local 100, current TWU international president
With the election of Corey Johnson as New York City Council speaker, the body saw some leadership shake-ups. Notably, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer was replaced as majority leader by Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo.
Jimmy Van Bramer (70) – former New York City Council majority leader
After serving three terms in the New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito was term-limited out of office and her position as speaker, replaced in her district by Councilwoman Diana Ayala and as speaker by Johnson.
Melissa Mark-Viverito (12) – former New York City Council speaker
LOST IN THE SHUFFLE
Sometimes, former list members keep their positions, but wind up off the list for other reasons. Sometimes, they get knocked off just because they’re near the bottom and new people get added. Councilman Brad Lander still holds the same positions as last year, but lost his powerful ally in former Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the clout that afforded him. Pat Foye and Veronique Hakim were named to leadership posts within the MTA, but were overshadowed by the appointment of Joe Lhota as chairman of the authority.
Brad Lander (34) – New York City councilman
Pat Foye (37) – former executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, now president of the MTA
Veronique Hakim (42) – former interim executive director of the MTA, now the MTA’s managing director
Nisha Agarwal (53) – commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers (73) – partners at Hilltop Public Solutions
John Del Cecato (77) – agent of the city
Nick Baldick (78) – agent of the city
Kyle Kimball (81) – vice president of government, regional and community affairs at Con Edison
Javier Valdés (82) – co-executive director of Make the Road New York
Adriano Espaillat (83) – congressman
Steven Choi (88) – executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition
Paulette LoMonaco (93) – executive director of Good Shepherd Services
Linda Sarsour (95) – former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York
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