Brooklyn electeds, community leaders ask state gov officials to reconsider redistricting maps


Local electeds and prominent community officials in Brooklyn are calling on state leaders to redraw the outline of a district that includes parts of coastal Kings County and lower Manhattan.

The map, drawn by state Democratic leadership after last year’s census count revealed that New York was losing a seat in Congress, significantly changes the layout of the 7th Congressional District, currently represented by Nydia Velázquez. Most notably, Sunset Park, Gowanus, and Park Slope have been sliced out of her district and added to the new NY-11 with Bay Ridge and Staten Island. The move is likely to turn CD11, a swing district represented by Republican Nicole Malliotakis, into a more comfortable win for future Democratic candidates.