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(Map) See Which Areas of City Council District 1 Supported Chin, Marte

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Map: WNYC Data News Team.
Map: WNYC Data News Team.

The Board of Elections is counting the affidavit and absentee ballots in the District 1 City Council race today. So, in theory, we should know the winner of the primary election in the next day or two. City Council member Margaret Chin leads challenger Christopher Marte by 200 votes.

Over the weekend, we detailed some of the neighborhood-level results in this race. Thanks to WNYC’s Data Team, here’s a map illustrating some of the points we were making. You can go to an interactive version here.

To recap, Marte won the vote in the Two Bridges neighborhood, where residents are up-in-arms over four large-scale towers (one just about to reach its full height of 80 stories, three more in the planning stages). Marte also ran strong along the Bowery and above Delancey Street, from Clinton Street over to Sara D. Roosevelt Park. His strongest area, as expected was in Soho, where Chin’s handling of NYU’s expansion plan several years ago and her backing of affordable housing on the site of the Elizabeth Street Garden have been widely unpopular. Chin enjoyed pockets of support on the Lower East Side, but her real strength was in Chinatown and in the Financial District.

 

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