Gotham Gazette

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Sara Lind

Sara Lind

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    The Upper West Side (photo: Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office)


    Six Democratic candidates are running in the primary for City Council District 6, a seat based on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, including Central Park, Lincoln Square, and a part of Clinton. The current Council member, Helen Rosenthal, is term-limited and cannot seek reelection. The primary wil take place in June, with early voting June 12-20 and primary day June 22. Because the district is so heavily Democratic, the primary winner is all but certain to win the seat and take office in

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    Supportive Housing (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)


    For several years, perhaps the foremost issue in New York City politics was homelessness. But for all the talk, not much has been done. In fact, things have in some significant ways only been getting worse.

    Housing is a human right. It is a physiological need and we cannot have a functioning society without it. Yet our city has made this most basic need

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    Gale Brewer (photo: Gale Brewer on flickr)


    The five Democratic candidates running for City Council District 6, a seat based on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, appeared Thursday night at a forum hosted by the West Side Democrats. The six Democratic candidates running for Manhattan Borough President in this year’s election also appeared before the club. The primaries will be in June and will feature ranked-choice voting.

    Forum participants answered questions focused on a range of issues, including public and private housing, homelesssness, transit, land use and

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