Manny Alicandro is a native New Yorker who was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. From humble Italian roots with parents that built his family working in NYC’s factories and schools. Coming from a modest background – he truly understands the needs of New Yorkers from all walks of life.
Today, Manny is a financial law expert focusing on compliance, regulation, and governance. He is also a leader in Blockchain regulations and has worked to bring Tech jobs to NYC.
Manny received his undergraduate degree from New York University, his Master of Science degree from Pace University, his law degree from New York Law School and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is a member of the New York State bar.
His combined professional and educational experience make him uniquely qualified to be your Public Advocate – as the Public Advocate needs to be a legal leader that can keep both DeBlasio and City Agencies in check – ensuring that the needs of all New Yorkers are served.
Manny has entered the race because, like all of us, he’s fed up with the dysfunction of City Hall.
Manny will fight for all New Yorkers and be the true independent ombudsman holding Mayor de Blasio and the City Council accountable.
As Public Advocate, Manny’s focus will be on repairing the MTA, addressing the homelessness crisis and resolving the NYCHA Housing dilemma. As an Attorney and Public Advocate, Manny will use all legal means available to hold DeBlasio accountable and get NYC’ers the services they deserve.