In November 1979 Ronald Reagan unofficially announced his candidacy to millions of Americans in an interview with Tom Brokaw on NBC's "Today" show in New York before making the official announcement at a Waldorf Astoria dinner that night.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reacts to a joke at his expense during the 69th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
ASSEMBLYWOMAN ARAVELLA SIMOTA (D-NEW YORK) Aravella Simota is a member of the Democratic Party, who currently represents parts of western Queens, including Astoria and parts of Long Island City in the New York State Assembly. She is the first woman elected to office from her district, and is the first Greek-American woman elected to office in New York.