Manhattan’s west side is home to some of the city’s best-known neighborhoods and artistic and cultural touchstones. The theater district of midtown has borne Broadway stars aplenty, Chelsea is home to the largest concentration of art galleries in the borough, and Lincoln Center’s opera house is a creative mecca and one of the artistic high points of the country. The High Line has radically changed urban design. Mom-and-pop shops are still commonplace in the neighborhood but also see a neighbor in Google’s 9th Avenue location. This community is home to some of the city’s best real estate, but and working- and middle -class residents slowly but surely feel themselves being pushed out in favor of housing developments catering to out-of-reach lux lifestyles, and tenement housing, along with pockets of poverty, have also been a staple for decades. A representative for District 3 must understand the various subsects in the community as providing for the needs of disparate populations is essential.