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District 1
Battery Park City, Chinatown, Civic Center, Financial District, Governors Island, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Soho, Tribeca, Washington Square Village

Democrat

Margaret S. Chin

@CM_MargaretChin

City Council

Democrat

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Aaron Foldenauer

@aaronfoldenauer

City Council

Democrat

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Dashia Imperiale

@WarriorsForDashia

City Council

Democrat

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Christopher Marte

@ChrisMarteNYC

City Council

Democrat

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Republican

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Pantless Man in Long Camouflage Shirt Flashes Women on R Train, Police Say

He flashed three women on the R line within two months, police said.

Worker Dies in 27-Story Fall at Financial District Site, NYPD Says

Juan Chonillo was a father of five who'd emigrated from Ecuador about 10 years ago, family said.

9/11 Memorial Art Stolen After Truthers Threaten Display, Police Say

Artist Keith De Cesare said the prints were put up on Sept. 11 and were gone by Sept. 12.


District 2
East Village, Gramercy, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Noho, Rosehill

Democrat

Ronnie Cho

@RonnieCho

City Council

Democrat

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Carlina Rivera

@CarlinaRivera

City Council

Democrat

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Jasmin Sanchez

@peopleforjasmin

City Council

Democrat

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Mary Silver

@marysilvernyc

City Council

Democrat

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Jorge L. Vasquez

@askVasquez

City Council

Democrat

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Republican

Jimmy McMillan

@Rentisto

City Council

Republican

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Independent

Donald Garrity

City Council

Libertarian

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Here’s Your Chance to Paint a Massive Mural on the Lower East Side

The developer this week put out a call for artists.

10 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

Enjoy an Oktoberfest celebration, dance safari or outdoor movie this weekend.

50 Electric Car Charging Hubs Coming to 5 Boroughs by 2020, Mayor Says

The city has mapped possible locations including Sunset Park, the Rockaways and the South Bronx. 


District 3
Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, West SoHo, Hudson Square, Times Square, Garment District, Flatiron, Upper West Side

Democrat

Corey Johnson

@CoreyInNYC

City Council

Democrat

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Republican

Independent

Marni Halasa

@Marni4Council

City Council

Eco Justice

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Worker Dead, Another Injured in Fall at 9th Ave. Construction Site

The two victims fell from a bucket lift at the site near West 33rd Street, officials said. 

Elevator Shutdown a 'Death Sentence' for Chelsea Seniors, Tenants Say

A sign in the elevator at Chelsea Hall suggests residents "obtain deliveries" while repairs take place.

Amazon to Open Chelsea Office While Earning Up to $20M in Tax Breaks

Separately, the city still hopes to lure the online retailer to build a huge second headquarters here.


District 4
Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton Place

Democrat

Vanessa Aronson

@VanessaAronson

City Council

Democrat

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Maria Castro

City Council

Democrat

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Alec Hartman

@AlecHartman

City Council

Democrat

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Rachel Honig

@HonigForNYC

City Council

Democrat

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Jeffrey S. Mailman

@JeffMailman

City Council

Democrat

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Keith Powers

@KeithPowersNYC

City Council

Democrat

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Bessie R. Schachter

@schachter_b

City Council

Democrat

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Barry Shapiro

City Council

Democrat

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Marti Speranza

@MartiSperanzaNY

City Council

Democrat

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Republican

Rebecca Harary

@TeamHarary

City Council

Republican

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District 5
Upper East Side, Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio, East Harlem

Democrat

Patrick Bobilin

@patrickfornyc

City Council

Democrat

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Gwen Goodwin

@GoGwen2013

City Council

Democrart

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Ben Kallos

@BenKallos

City Council

Democrat

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Petition Demands Guggenheim Change Exhibit That 'Glorifies Animal Abuse'

“Art and China After 1989" is set to open on Oct. 6.

Hunter College Pays For Students' DACA Renewals in Uncertain Climate

The school has been paying nearly $500 for student "Dreamers" to renew their visas. 

More Than Half of City's 1.1M Students Attend Overcrowded Schools: Watchdog

Classes are too big, kids have to eat lunch at odd times and music and art space is lost, a report says.


District 6
Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side

Democrat

Cary M. Goodman

@DrCary

City Council

Democrat

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Helen Rosenthal

@HelenRosenthal

City Council

Democrat

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Mel Wymore

@melwymore

City Council

Democrat

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Republican

Independent

William Raudenbush

@CandidateBill

City Council

Independent

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Worker Dead, Another Injured in Fall at 9th Ave. Construction Site

The two victims fell from a bucket lift at the site near West 33rd Street, officials said. 

Meet The Trump-Loving '1st White Rapper' Who Wants To Be NYC's Night Mayor

Matthew Demar, who raps under name "Political Panic," threw his hat in for the newly created position.

Stroll Through Gritty '80s NYC With This Interactive Map

The map used old property tax photos to document how every block in the city looked 30 years ago.


District 7
Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Hamiliton Heights

Democrat

Mark D. Levine

@MarkLevineNYC

City Council

Democrat

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Thomas Lopez-Pierre

@VoteLopezPierre

City Council

Democrat

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Republican

Independent

Florindo Troncelliti

@VoteTroncelliti

City Council

Green

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Bob Dylan Enshrined With Fellow Nobel Laureates on UWS Monument

The etched names of the five American Nobel Prize winners were unveiled on Thursday.

'Elderly Pitted Against Children' in UWS Construction Fight, Board Says

A parent council unanimously voted on Tuesday night to oppose the development next to P.S. 163.

10 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

Enjoy an Oktoberfest celebration, dance safari or outdoor movie this weekend.


District 8
El Barrio, East Harlem, Randalls Island, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, Port Morris

Democrat

Diana Ayala

@DianaAyala2017

City Council

Democrat

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Tamika Mapp

@ehcfgg

City Council

Democrat

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Israel Martinez

@IsraelM45115143

City Council

Democrat

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Robert J. Rodriguez

@_rjayrodriguez

City Council

Democrat

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17 Subway Lines Slated For Service Changes This Weekend

The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, E, D, F, M, J, L, N, Q and R trains will all be impacted.

Bodega Clerk Fatally Stabs Man Who Tried to Go Behind Counter, Sources Say

The victim, 46, made threats inside Candy Grocery on West 145th Street earlier in the day, sources said.

This 84-Year-Old Puerto Rican Grandmother Helped Transform Riverside Park

Jenny Benitez helped transform a forgotten corner of Manhattan into a blossoming garden.


District 9
Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, East Harlem

Democrat

Cordell Cleare

@CordellCleare

City Council

Democrat

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Tyson-Lord Gray

@tysonlordgray

City Council

Democrat

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Marvin Holland

@holland4harlem

City Council

Democrat

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Bill Perkins

@BillPerkinsNYC

City Council

Democrat

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Marvin Spruill

@marvin_spruill

City Council

Democrat

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Julius Tajiddin

@dimdimbaby

City Council

Democrat

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Republican

Jack Royster

City Council

Republican

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Independent

Pierre Gooding

@pierregooding

City Council

Libertarian

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17 Subway Lines Slated For Service Changes This Weekend

The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, E, D, F, M, J, L, N, Q and R trains will all be impacted.

Bodega Clerk Fatally Stabs Man Who Tried to Go Behind Counter, Sources Say

The victim, 46, made threats inside Candy Grocery on West 145th Street earlier in the day, sources said.

This 84-Year-Old Puerto Rican Grandmother Helped Transform Riverside Park

Jenny Benitez helped transform a forgotten corner of Manhattan into a blossoming garden.


District 10
Inwood, Marble Hill, Washington Heights

Democrat

Francesca M. Castellanos

City Council

Democrat

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Josue Perez

@JosuePerez2017

City Council

Democrat

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Ydanis Rodriguez

@ydanis

City Council

Democrat

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Republican

Gregory Purdy

@purdy4council

City Council

Republican

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Independent

Anthony Del Orbe

City Council

Undeclared

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10 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

Enjoy an Oktoberfest celebration, dance safari or outdoor movie this weekend.

50 Electric Car Charging Hubs Coming to 5 Boroughs by 2020, Mayor Says

The city has mapped possible locations including Sunset Park, the Rockaways and the South Bronx. 

Marshalls to Open Inside GWB Bus Terminal

Marshalls said it will be hosting a full day of festivities for its grand opening on Thursday, Sep. 21.