Shahana Hanif wins race for City Council in District 39


Shahana Hanif has won the race for city council in District 39, picking up nearly 90 percent of votes and coming full-circle as she heads to City Hall to represent Park Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Windsor Terrace, and Kensington, where she was born and raised.

“I was born & raised in Brooklyn. I’m the daughter of Bangladeshi Muslim immigrants, a Lupus survivor, & an activist,” Hanif tweeted. “I’m humbled to be the first Muslim woman elected to the New York City Council and the first woman to represent my district. WE DID IT.”