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New York City Council Redistricting Could Add One Council Seat to Bronx

Public hearings regarding council redistricting began Tuesday night in the Bronx and will continue on Thursday in Manhattan, the New York Times reports.

Among areas of concern is East Harlem, which would be split in two and represented by one council member from Manhattan and one from the Bronx.

City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito’s district in the Bronx, which currently covers 10 percent of the borough, would become a majority-Bronx district in a change that some New Yorkers find shocking. It would give the Bronx an extra council seat.

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