NY State Senate

There are a total of 213 seats in the New York State Legislature. All 63 seats in the New York State Senate and all 150 seats in the New York State Assembly are up for election.

The primary election will be held on September 13, 2018; the general election will be held on November 6, 2018.

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District 26

The Brooklyn Waterfront & Lower Manhattan

Candidates

General Election

Stuart Avarick

Conservative

Candidates

Primary Election

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State Senate District 26 General Election Debate

Candidates for State Senate District 26 leadership Democrat Brian Kavanagh and Republican Anthony Arias debate why they should represent New York with discussions on overdevelopment, real estate, affordable housing, public transportation and more; moderated by Julie Walker.

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A Profile of District 26

Visitors can enjoy the newly-constructed Oculus, the Wall Street Bull and its neighbor Fearless Girl, the 9/11 Memorial Museum and much more as it serves diverse excursionists. While this area is a hub for travelers exploring the city, it’s also a significant residential district, filled with families that frequent small businesses keeping these neighborhoods afloat. The area’s waterfront is one of its assets, but also poses as the center of several of these communities present issues.

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District 27

Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, the Upper West Side, Midtown/East Midtown, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, the East Village and Lower East Side

Candidates

General Election

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State Senate District 27 Debate

Candidates for State Senate District 27 leadership Democrat Brad Hoylman and Republican Ashton Randle debate why they should represent New York including discussions on funding the MTA, rent stabilization, sanitation and more.

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A Profile of State Senate District 27

Times Square, Chelsea, Lincoln Square, the West Village… some of the most famous neighborhoods in Manhattan find their home in State Senate District 27. Tourists congregate at this center of entertainment that includes Broadway and the Theatre District, drawn to the flashing neon lights, glitz and glamour like lightning bugs. When you watch movies and television shows about New York City, sure enough, it will include a scene from midtown as an iconic backdrop. But not to be forgotten are the centers of business and the residents of this area, who must grapple with an influx of people daily in their stomping grounds, that leads to pedestrian and traffic congestion, ecological concerns, and a “Mardi Gras-like environment” from a rowdy nightlife. Read on for the biggest issues facing this midtown Manhattan district.

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District 28

East Side of Manhattan

Candidates

General Election

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State Senate District 28 Candidate Debate

Candidates for State Senate District 28 leadership Democrat Liz Krueger and Republican Pete Holmberg debate why they should represent New York including discussions on the legalization of marijuana, funding the MTA and more; moderated by Julie Walker.

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A Profile of District 28

With the lux apartments of Park Avenue overlooking Central Park, Museum Mile, and the famed, upscale shopping district running along Fifth Avenue, the area serves some of the highest incomes, though a diversity of socio-economic households and businesses can be found in spades.

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District 29

South and West Bronx, East Harlem, Yorkville, Roosevelt Island, Central Park, Upper West Side

Candidates

General Election

José M. Serrano

Democrat, Working Families

Jose Colon

Republican

GENERAL ELECTION INTERVIEW

AN INTERVIEW WITH DISTRICT 29 INCUMBENT SENATOR JOSÉ SERRANO

Incumbent Democrat Senator Serrano sits down with El Diario NY's José Martinez to discuss the issues facing District 29 and his solutions if re-elected.

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A Profile of District 29

El Barrio, better known as East Harlem and the South Bronx, is one of the most culturally rich districts in New York. Together with Roosevelt Island, the Upper West and East Sides, these neighborhoods comprise State Senate District 29, a diverse community where residents are fighting to preserve the traditions that they’ve built that are interwoven into the city’s tapestry. Encompassing largely Hispanic, Afrolatinx, Asian and Middle Eastern residents, this neighborhood never hesitates to celebrate the multicultural vibrancy that makes it one of the best places to live. But gentrification and lack of affordable housing, poverty and the rising fares for public transportation create obstacles for the everyday citizens who call this place home.

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District 30

Harlem, East Harlem (El Barrio), Upper West Side, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Morningside Heights

Candidates

General Election

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An Interview With District 30 State Senator Brian Benjamin

District 30 State Senator Brian Benjamin talks with Fordham University's Christina Greer about his run for re-election this fall.

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A Profile of District 30

Harlem has always been in a constant state of evolution. What was once farmland for the Lenape tribe faded into a vibrant urban landscape as European immigrants settled, and eventually, African Americans made their homes here and gave rise to the Renaissance. A beacon for artists, writers, philosophers, activists, poets, leaders and everyone in between, this community is known for being a hotbed of creativity, diversity and resilience. The history is strong in Harlem, but efforts to gentrify this area threaten the culture that is its claim to fame— displacement drives low- and middle-income tenants away and an affordable way of life is endangered.

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District 31

Chelsea, Clinton, the Garment District, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Inwood, Midtown Manhattan, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, Washington Heights

Candidates

Primary Election

Tirso Santiago Pina

Democrat

Candidates

General Election

GENERAL ELECTION INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEW WITH DISTRICT 31 CANDIDATE ROBERT JACKSON

Primary winner Robert Jackson sits down with José Martinez from El Diario NY to discuss why he believes he'll be the best Senator for District 31.

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A Profile of District 31

State Senate District 31 has it all: parks, the best museums, from the downtown waterfronts to the hills of Inwood, this enclave is home to significant immigrant populations and filled with small businesses that are among the characters in New York’s fables. Residents boast that this community feels like a real neighborhood, that when you come to New York, it’s places like this that represent the best of the city. This mix of socio-economic residences means that circumstances vary from block to block, many who are well off live beside pockets of poverty, and though the neighborhood prides itself on being liberal, inequality runs rampant.

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State Senate District 31 Primary Election Debate

Gotham Gazette's Ben Max hosts State Senate District 31 (Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, Inwood) candidates Marisol Alcantara, Robert Jackson and Thomas Leon in a debate before midterm primary elections on September 13, 2018.

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