Brooklyn’s Asian community looks to redistricting commission in hope of new council district


Asian residents of Bensonhurst hope that a redistricting commission tasked with drawing up new maps for City Council districts finally makes the community whole by creating something that has long been lacking: political representation in City Hall.

At the Council Redistricting Commission’s Brooklyn meeting at City Tech on Wednesday, speaker after speaker from Bensonhurst urged the community to consider creating a new, plurality Asian district in southern Brooklyn to ensure the fastest-growing demographic group in Kings County has a full-fledged seat at the table in decision-making over the next decade. The neighborhood at present is split between four separate districts.