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Friday, June 8th, Suraj Patel Builds Friendships on Roosevelt Island

Updated 9 weeks ago David Stone
Patel makes the rounds, never missing a table or an outstretched hand.
Patel makes the rounds, never missing a table or an outstretched hand.
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12th District Congressional candidate Suraj Patel faces a daunting challenge. Before the polls open in the Democratic primary on June 26th, he needs to make as many friends in the district as he can. On Friday, June 8th, he brought that mission to Roosevelt Island, shaking hands, posing for photos, answering questions and taking advice.

The troops were out early, looking for votes at the subway station.
The troops were out early, looking for votes at the subway station.
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Early, teams of supporters handed out flyers as commuters arrived at the Tram and F Train.

By lunch time, Patel was taking a tour of the Roosevelt Island Senior Center.

 

 

Director Lisa Fernandez introduces candidate Patel to seniors in the lunchroom.
Director Lisa Fernandez introduces candidate Patel to seniors in the lunchroom.
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As we watched, he visited every room, stopped at every table and answered every question asked.

Patel listens to Roosevelt Island's legendary "Jackie Robinson of Advertising," Roy Eaton.
Patel listens to Roosevelt Island's legendary "Jackie Robinson of Advertising," Roy Eaton.
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The candidate chats with Padmini "Bubu" Arya.
The candidate chats with Padmini "Bubu" Arya.
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Suraj Patel begins a tour of our revitalized Senior Center.
Suraj Patel begins a tour of our revitalized Senior Center.
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Lorraine Williams insisted on a personal photo op.
Lorraine Williams insisted on a personal photo op.
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Listening to seniors.
Listening to seniors.
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Friday, June 8th, Suraj Patel Builds Friendships on Roosevelt Island
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Before letting the candidate go, The Daily cornered him for a video statement about what he has to offer our community.

 

 

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