2021 Elections: Who’s running for City Council in the 47th District

Candidates are already facing off for the soon-to-be-vacated City Council seat in the 47th district representing Coney Island, Sea Gate, Gravesend, and Bensonhurst. The winner of the Democratic primary in June will likely go on to sweep the general election in November and take office in January 2022, replacing term-limited Mark Treyger, who has held the seat since 2013. 

The race comes as Coney Island’s economy reels from the season-long closure of the amusement park, dealing a tough blow to the neighborhood’s thoroughfares, which were already struggling with vacancies. Storm recovery and residential development are two other issues in the district, which is seeing a boom of large apartment towers rising across the peninsula. 

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