ELECTION RESULTS: Polls close in Brooklyn, victors celebrate in competitive council races

The polls have officially closed in the 2023 general election in New York City — and the (unofficial) results are in.

In Brooklyn, voters decided who will represent them in the City Council and cast their votes for non-city offices depending on where they live and their political party — selecting new judges, district leaders and members to the county committee. Also on the ballot were two new proposals.

All of New York City’s 51 City Council seats were up for grabs, with key races in District 47, where current Council Members Justin Brannan and Ari Kagan fought to represent the newly-drawn district, and District 43, where Democrat Susan Zhuang, Republican Ying Tan and Conservative Party candidate Vito LaBella faced off.