2021 Elections: Who’s running for City Council in the 34th District


The 34th Council District covers the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and crosses the Queens border into Ridgewood. Incumbent Councilmember Antonio Reynoso was elected to represent the district in 2013 and is now running for Brooklyn Borough President

The bi-borough district has undergone significant change during the past seven years, with many newcomers moving to the neighborhoods, bringing with them changing demographics, increased development, and rising housing prices. Bushwick was one of the de Blasio administration’s neighborhoods targeted for a rezoning, but City Hall dropped the plans after negotiations stalled with Reynoso and then-Councilmember Rafael Espinal, both of whom pushed for the community-led alternative known as the Bushwick Community Plan. 

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