Gotham Gazette

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Denny Salas

Denny Salas

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    Redesign rendering (photo: mayor's office)


    My family has a uniquely American story that offers inspiration -- and cause for local changes to ensure opportunity for all.

    My immigrant parents of four kids were determined to achieve the American Dream but did not have access to resources or the opportunity to give their children the material needs that are often associated with being in this country. 

    What we did have was resolve and an unyielding faith that anyone could make it in America, if they worked hard enough. 

    My parents' foremost

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    Outgoing City Council Member Margaret Chin (photo: John McCarten/City Council)


    Although it’s a race to replace her, in some ways the Democratic primary in Manhattan’s City Council District 1 will be a test of term-limited Council Member Margaret Chin’s performance in office and political clout, as her current chief of staff will run to continue her legacy against multiple insurgent candidates who argue it’s time for a change, including one who narrowly lost a bid to unseat Chin in her 2017 reelection campaign.

    Many of the most controversial issues

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