District 3 Bronxites: We have as much in common with Long Islanders as ‘someone on the planet Mars’


The new Congressional District 3 strips the eastern-most Bronx neighborhoods from the borough and combines them with parts of Westchester, Queens and predominately the north shore of Long Island, leaving some Bronx residents feeling disenfranchised.

East Bronxites sent an open letter with a live petition attached to Gov. Kathy Hochul, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, state Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and state Sen. Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Wednesday, which has now been signed by more than 130 residents.

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