Redistricting

Final redistricting lines released
Final redistricting lines released
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/06/2013 at 9:21AM

The final district lines that will go before the City Council were released on Monday, February 4, with moderate changes to the map that was released just two months ago. The new maps were released two days before the Districting Commission was to vote on the lines and discuss the changes district-by-district and borough-by-borough. Several [...]

Residents fight against redistricting division
Residents fight against redistricting division
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/16/2013 at 10:48AM

In their last attempt before the maps went to the City Council for votes, residents told the New York City Redistricting Commission changes had to be made to keep neighborhoods such as South Ozone Park and Woodhaven in one piece. “This isn’t about which district we end up with, this isn’t about which representative we [...]

WRBA will keep up fight for unity
News Terence M. Cullen 12/20/2012 at 4:21PM

In an attempt to keep the community in one piece, members and residents of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) said they plan on attending and speaking at the January 14, 2013 hearing on redistricting at Queensborough Community College. At the organization’s December 15 meeting, several residents voiced concern over the latest set of district [...]

Woodhaven on redistricting: Send lines back to the drawing board
Woodhaven on redistricting: Send lines back to the drawing board
News Terence M. Cullen 11/27/2012 at 3:46PM

The newest set of proposed city council district lines, set to take effect next year, have some Woodhaven residents upset that they might once again be split into two districts. The Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA) has taken a stand against the proposed redistricting lines, saying they would split up the neighborhood and exhaust and [...]

Districting Commission approves City Council map
Districting Commission approves City Council map
News Billy Rennison 11/23/2012 at 9:10AM

Another round of redistricting is complete and new City Council lines are one step away from taking effect. The city’s 15-member bipartisan Districting Commission unanimously approved the redrawn map on November 15 before presenting it to the City Council for approval. If the council does not object to the map, the new council districts will [...]

Districting debacle: Blurry line for Cambria Heights
Districting debacle: Blurry line for Cambria Heights
News Maggie Hayes 10/26/2012 at 8:28AM

Cambria Heights residents are standing unified against a proposal to divide them into two council districts. Around 400 people attended an emergency town hall meeting on Sunday, October 21, hosted by attorney and assembly hopeful Clyde Vanel. “We were expecting 40 people,” said Vanel, who was pleasantly surprised by the community turnout. Vanel told the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/03/2012 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 79. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 68. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%. EVENT of the DAY: Hammer, [...]

New council lines divide interests
New council lines divide interests
News Terence M. Cullen 9/05/2012 at 2:54PM

Small changes will be made to several city council lines in Queens under the first draft of new districts, but some say the lines break up areas with a common interest or concern. The drafted lines are in sync with data from the 2010 census to even out population distribution throughout each district. A number [...]

Queens residents vocal over redistricting
Queens residents vocal over redistricting
News Billy Rennison 8/23/2012 at 10:48AM

Communities split by redistricting a decade ago are calling for unification as another round kicked off in Queens. Every 10 years, to account for fluctuations in the census, the city holds redistricting hearings to adjust council lines. The redistricting commission came to Queens for a public hearing at Flushing Library, allowing residents to express how [...]

As elections heat up, concerns over new districts
News Terence M. Cullen 6/15/2012 at 9:07AM

New congressional districts have left Queens residents a bit shaky about who will represent them, as several neighborhoods have been grouped into Brooklyn areas. Howard Beach — formerly part of Congressional District 9 — is now in Brooklyn’s redrawn District 8. Running for the congressional spot are State Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilmember Charles [...]