With a host of quality of life concerns, including a city jail, where do the 84th Assembly candidates fit into a district seeking change?


The South Bronx’s 84th District has a myriad challenges over the next few years and residents are clamoring for leadership in Albany to fix these qualitative ills. While Mott Haven residents like Brenda Jackson fear gentrification on the heels of expedited waterfront development in recent years and continuing challenges with environmental health, residents of the Beekman Houses like Jesse Armstrong are increasingly concerned about community safety with an incoming city jail.

So what are the District 84 voters looking for in an Albany representative, come June 28? A few Democratic voters in the district told the Bronx Times that “there isn’t one issue” in the South Bronx to consider, but overall ways to improve community life are paramount.