‘We have made history’: Brooklyn’s first Chinese-American council member Susan Zhuang celebrates inauguration

Newly-elected City Council Member Susan Zhuang was sworn in as Brooklyn’s first Chinese-American representative at a local inauguration ceremony on Sunday, doubling down on her commitment to focus on quality of life issues for constituents in District 43, New York City’s first Asian-majority district.

The Jan. 21 ceremony at the Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, which followed Zhuang’s City Hall swearing-in last month, attracted the top brass of New York’s democratic establishment with Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer among the dozen of elected officials in attendance.