Small but mighty ‘Red Wave’ comes for longtime Democrats in southern Brooklyn


Though a nationwide “Red Wave” of Republican wins hasn’t materialized the day after the midterm elections, the story is a little different in normally deep-blue Brooklyn.

The borough has the highest number of active registered Democratic voters in the city — 1.1 million, toppling even Manhattan’s 756,581 registered Dems — and played a pivotal role in the 2022 midterms. With their careers on the line, Democratic candidates Governor Kathy Hochul, Letitia James and Thomas DiNapoli made last-minute campaign stops across the borough days before the election, hoping to drum up support in neighborhoods almost guaranteed to back them.