Elections

Reminder: Who’s on the Local Ballot in Today’s Democratic Primary

Posted June 23, 2020 at 5:12 am

Just a reminder to registered Democrats out there: the Manhattan primaries for the Democratic statewide and Congressional ballots are today, and a lot of incumbent seats are challenged this time around. Here’s how the contenders shape up in relation to the surrounding neighborhoods… In the congressional arena, repping parts of Chinatown, the Lower East Side […]

Christopher Marte Launches City Council Campaign for 2021

Posted January 22, 2020 at 5:09 am

Christopher Marte is jumping back into the City Council election ring. With three-time Councilmember Margaret Chin terming out next year, the local politician is looking to capitalize early on the District 1 seat. Essentially building on the momentum he created during the 2017 election that gave Chin a run for her money. (The incumbent squeaked […]

New Yorkers Vote Overwhelmingly to Impose Community Board Term Limits

Posted November 8, 2018 at 5:04 am

The people of New York City have spoken, and it’s in favor of term limits for community boards. The populace voted Tuesday in favor of the controversial “Proposal 3,” which imposes an eight-year term limit on the volunteer members sitting on community boards around the Five Boroughs (i.e. four consecutive two-year terms, but can rejoin […]

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Here’s a Map Showing How the Lower East Side Voted in the City Council Election Last Week

Posted November 17, 2017 at 5:03 am

With more than a week having elapsed since the general election, the above map plots the results of the City Council District 1 race. It was a heated campaign that saw incumbent Margaret Chin fighting for her life against the upstart Christopher Marte. Chin defeated Marte by nearly 3,000 votes to secure a third term […]

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Living in District 1, It’s Time to Stop Being Indifferent [OP-ED]

Posted November 6, 2017 at 10:27 am

In a democracy, so the saying goes, the people get the government they deserve. Don’t we deserve better in District 1? Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was a cancer that spread throughout Lower Manhattan over the course of 40 years. His malfeasance eroded our vital democracy, carved up our district and turned out gerrymandered zombie […]

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On Rivington Street, the Old TeaNY Transforms into Chris Marte HQ

Last modified October 31, 2017 at 1:16 pm

The teeny bit of TeaNY that remains on Rivington Street will eventually get replaced. But until then, it’s a staging area for City Council hopeful Chris Marte. Campaign posters litter the storefront, sitting side by side with leasing signs to attract more permanent tenants. Operational for weeks, we’re told that 90 Rivington is an “annex […]

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Marte to Challenge Chin for City Council Seat in November General Election

Posted October 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

The scrappy campaign of Chris Marte might be down, but it’s not out. We got word yesterday that the fight against incumbent Councilwoman Margaret Chin for the District 1 seat is still alive. The rebound is owed to a fluke of voting. What the campaign has called a “unicorn” event. Basically, six registered Independence Party […]

With Final Votes Counted, Margaret Chin Squeaks by Marte for Third Term

Posted September 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

The Board of Elections yesterday completed its final tally of absentee and affidavit ballots, and the results are in. Incumbent Councilwoman Margaret Chin maintained her narrow margin over challenger Christopher Marte by just over 200 votes. So, it’ll likely be another four years of the same. The results should be certified by the city at […]

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Marte’s City Council Campaign Hopeful as BOE Begins Counting Absentee Votes

Last modified September 19, 2017 at 7:24 am

Still 200 votes shy of defeating two-term incumbent Margaret Chin, City Council challenger Christopher Marte is not giving up. Especially as the Board of Elections prepares to “open and count” absentee and affidavit votes. “Depending on the numbers, we will likely request a recount,” he told us last week. In the meantime, media outlets have […]

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Marte is Not Conceding to Chin in District 1 Race; Might Request Recount

Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

While Councilwoman Margaret Chin basks in the glow of perceived victory in the Democratic Primary this past Tuesday, her main foe has not conceded. And doesn’t plan on it. Not yet, at least. Technically, the race is still too close to call. Data from the city Board of Elections still shows Chin ahead of Christopher […]

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