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City Council Approves Bill to Increase Transparency For Urban Renewal Areas

The New York City Council yesterday approved a bill sponsored by local Council member Margaret Chin to require the city to notify communities when urban renewal areas are set to expire. …

Brian Kavanagh at a recent media event in Brooklyn meant to raise concerns about the looming L Train shutdown.

Brian Kavanagh Takes Oath of Office in 26th Senate District

Lower Manhattan and neighborhoods on the Brooklyn waterfront once again have representation in the State Senate …

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(Map) See How Neighborhoods Voted in District 1 City Council Election

Thanks to Jenny Ye from WNYC’s data news team, we have a map showing where City Council member Margaret Chin and challenger Christopher Marte …

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Grand Street Democrats Holds First Public Meeting

The Grand Street Democrats sent along these photos from the new political club’s first public meeting, which was held last night. …

Brian Kavanagh at an unrelated event this morning in Chinatown.

Kavanagh Shifts to State Senate, as Campaign Kicks Off For His Assembly Seat

On Tuesday night, State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh secured a new job. After pulling in about 85% of the vote in a special election, he is poised to become a state senator. …

Margaret Chin celebrated her victory in Chinatown Tuesday evening.

Follow-up: Margaret Chin Wins a Third Term in City Council District 1

Life in politics has never come easily to Margaret Chin. In 2009, she was finally elected to the City Council in Lower Manhattan on her fourth try. …

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Margaret Chin, Carlina Rivera, Brian Kavanagh Victorious on Election Night

In today’s New York City Election, District 1 City Council member Margaret Chin won a third term, defeating three challengers. She came out ahead …

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City Council Member Margaret Chin Appears to Be Headed For Re-Election

District 1 City Council member Margaret Chin tonight appears to have secured a third term, fending off a spirited challenge from political newcomer Christopher …

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District 1 Candidates Make Final Appeals Ahead of City Council Election

It’s Election Day tomorrow in New York City, which means candidates for local office are frantically crisscrossing the Lower East Side in search of …

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(Sponsored) Vote For Christopher Marte on Tuesday, Nov. 7

Dear District 1, Thank you for supporting my race for City Council. We have reached a pivotal moment for the future of our District, and one that we can vote for on November 7. When we started this campaign, not many people believed this scale of progressive change was possible. …

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Dueling Flyers Mark a Nasty Turn in the District 1 City Council Campaign

You can tell a city election is just a few days away. Our in-box is filling up with increasingly vitriolic missives regarding the heated campaign for District 1’s City Council seat. …

Margaret Chin at a meeting of the City Council's land use committee; Oct. 31, 2017. Photo via CM Brad Lander's Twitter.

City Council Panel Advances Bill That Could Help Curtail ‘Two Bridges’ Mega-Projects

The land use committee of the City Council this morning unanimously approved local Council member Margaret Chin’s legislation aimed at fast tracking certain applications before the City Planning Commission. …

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One Week to Go: Margaret Chin and Christopher Marte Battle For District 1 Council Seat

There’s only a week plus one day remaining until Election Day in New York City. Here in Lower Manhattan, voters will be called on to decide whether City Council member Margaret Chin should represent District 1 for one more term. …

De Blasio hosted a town hall meeting last night at P.S. 188. Photo by Pat Arnow.

De Blasio Says City Will Try to “Re-Acquire” Former P.S. 64 Building (Updated)

Mayor de Blasio came to the Lower East Side last night for a town hall meeting at P.S. 188. It was co-hosted with District 2 City Council member Rosie Mendez. …

Margaret Chin with supporters in Chinatown.

Chin Campaign Accuses Former Ally, Now a Christopher Marte Backer, of Voter Fraud (Updated)

Leading up to election day on Nov. 7, City Council member Margaret Chin is taking a more assertive approach in fending off opponents for her District 1 seat. …