New York City Primary Elections are Tuesday, September 12th

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Local News

  • Free breakfast and lunch will be made available to every student at New York City public schools. “Free School Lunch for All will provide financial relief to families and ensure all students are receiving nutritious meals so that they can succeed in the classroom and beyond,” Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina told ABC7 Eyewitness News. The city’s school district is the largest in the country with approximately 1.1 million students.
  • City Limits published an article this week detailing which sitting City Council Members in districts that are up for rezoning have taken the most in contributions from real estate interests. Interestingly, two of the top 5 are Progressive Caucus members Brad Lander and Melissa Mark-Viverito
  • The gender gap in the New York City Council could become even worse after this year’s election.
  • Mayor de Blasio may be ignoring his legal responsibilities to New York City children in failing to address educational standards in Hasidic private schools.
  • Amazon received up to $18 million in tax credits from the New York State government in order to build a new warehouse in Staten Island.

Useful Resources for the New York City Primary Elections

Find your polling place here.

Check out an interactive voting guide here.

A list of many of the elected positions in New York City along with their functions is here.

A City Limits guide to who’s who in the contested City Council races can be found here.

A group of local public defenders came up with a guide to the candidates for Brooklyn DA ranking them based on their commitment to ending mass incarceration which you can see here.

Gotham Gazette has made a comprehensive spreadsheet available detailing election endorsements here.

Not enough? Find every election story filed by Gotham Gazette this season here.

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