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 performed best in the recent District 1 Council election.
In the Nov. 7 general election, Chin won a third term with 49.8% of the vote. Marte, running on the Independence Party line, had 36.9%, while Republican Bryan Jung had 8.75% and Liberal Party candidate Aaron Foldenauer had 4.4%.
As you can from the map, Chin was particularly strong in Battery Park City, the Financial District, Tribeca and in Chinatown. Marte dominated in Soho and the Village, where voters were angered by Margaret Chin’s support for building affordable housing on the Elizabeth Street Garden site. She also struggled on the Lower East Side. The ongoing controversy over several massive luxury housing developments in the Two Bridges area hurt her there. She also had trouble in the area north of Delancey Street, between Norfolk Street and the Bowery.
You can see an interactive version of the map here. The Board of Elections has not yet certified the general election results.