City Council District 46 spans the southeastern Brooklyn neighborhoods of Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin and Canarsie, and is represented by term-limited Alan Maisel.
Ten candidates are currently registered with the city Campaign Finance Board to represent the district, home to a bulk of southern Brooklyn’s waterfront and one of the borough’s largest green spaces, Marine Park.
While residents have praised the outgoing pol’s funding for community projects like new park playgrounds, the local elected has been criticized by some for his disdain for bike lanes, which are few and far between in the car-heavy district. On the west end, Gerritsen Beachers have been calling for the city to maintain their grounds as meticulously as they do other green spaces in the borough. Meanwhile, property theft has been on the rise district-wide — prompting some residents to seek private security for the area.