Dispute erupts over NYC Districting Commission’s plan to leave City Council District 8 split


After the NYC Districting Commission released its proposed redistricting maps in mid-July, disagreement brewed among Bronx community leaders. Advocates were troubled by the decision to keep the boundary of District 8 split. It’s one of only two NYC districts that stretches across boroughs — there are 51 council districts in all.

The northern Manhattan/South Bronx District 8, separated by the Harlem River, includes East Harlem, Mott Haven and Port Morris, as well as portions of Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood and also Randall’s Island.