Tony Avella doesn't have much money and most New Yorkers have never heard of him.
But the city councilman and former aide to Mayors Ed Koch and David Dinkins is competing for the Democratic nomination and the chance to challenge the billionaire mayor.
Avella says Bloomberg has "no principles," caters only to the superrich and has ruined the city with overdevelopment.
"I am fed up," Avella said in an interview. "So even though it's a 1 in 1,000 shot, and I'm risking my career on it, I'm going to do this because it has to be done. There's got to be change."
Unfortunately, as Miss Heather points out, the "new" NYC doesn't care what happens.
Photo from the NY Times