Will newly redrawn City Council district lines reflect and preserve the Bronx’s decade-long growth of ethnic communities?

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While New Yorkers may be exhausted with the word redistricting after a messy redrawing of the state’s Senate and congessional lines included the courts throw­ing out the maps passed by the Legis­lature, leading to a split summer primary, New York City’s 51 City Council districts are next up for its decennial redrawing.

The hope for the eventual end-of-the-year redistricting effort of the council’s district lines — which will set the district boundaries until 2032 — is to, without great backlash, accommodate the city’s census growth of 630,000 people between 2010 and 2020, and accurately reflect large population increases in the city’s Hispanic and Asian communities in the outerboroughs.

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