2021 Elections: Who’s running for City Council in the 42nd District

The race for East New York 42nd District of the New York City Council is heating up, with term-limited Councilmember Inez Barron barred from seeking reelection. 

East New York, Brooklyn’s southeastern most neighborhood, has a population of around 173,000, and around 35.5 of local residents are foreign born, according to census data. Community Board 5, which covers East New York, lists the top priorities of the neighborhood as the need for health care services and control over zoning and land use. 

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