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Building NYC's New Districts

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The process is underway to redraw the New York City Council district map. Carl Hum, Executive Director of the NYC Districting Commission, discusses the every-ten-year process and how the public can provide input into the changes.

Resources: Redistricting Commission Home | Current and Proposed Maps (PDFs) | Create Your Own Map for Review

Explore the Changing District Maps | Map via CUNY Center for Urban Research

The map below shows the current and proposed districts for WNYC's address in Hudson Square. Move your mouse to an address to find out how a district may change. Visit the CUNY mapping center for more ways to explore the data.

What do you notice in the map below? Will your district change under the proposed new lines? What would you recommend to the Districting Commission? Let us know in the comments!

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Comments [5]

jgarbuz from Queens

To Sheldon

We can never have more than two political parties of any consequence because of our "winner take all" constitutional system, where the party with the most votes gets ALL, and those who lose get nothing. No like the parliamentary system where dozens of parties can get seats in the parliament based on the percentage of votes it gets in the general elections.

So our constitutional system makes more than two parties realistically impossible. No third party can ever get the most votes.

Sep. 25 2012 10:52 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Jg - you are partially right but it's main proponents are the two political parties.

Sep. 25 2012 10:43 AM
Nick from UWS

This guest's robotic resistance and blankness to any suggestion for how to "district" the city differently and more truly democratically is indicative of the underlying corruption and power plays for which this guest is the "make nice" front person.

Sep. 25 2012 10:42 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Redistricting is basically ethnic balancing, to try to give power to, or keep power for, some ethnic groups or "communities of interests" to be politically correct.

Sep. 25 2012 10:38 AM
Robert from NYC

LMAO, the blotch on Gorbachev's [sp?] head???!!!! LOL I think it looks more like the blotch on my Aunt Mary's neck, frankly!

Sep. 25 2012 10:37 AM

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