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A plan for newly drawn boundaries has created a 51% Asian state Assembly district made up of parts of Sunset Park, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst. Asian-American groups had promoted a district to help enfranchise a community that has grown 46% in the last ten years, writes the Daily News. “We love it,” said Steve Chung,…

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With the claim that the Asian vote in Western Brooklyn is too diluted, Asian-American civic groups continue to advocate for a majority Asian New York State Assembly District – comprised of sections of Sunset Park, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst, writes the Brooklyn Ink. After their public hearing last month, the New York State Legislative Task…

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The original post accidentally stated that there would be a hearing on redistricting at Borough Hall tomorrow at 10 a.m. The hearing was actually this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Sheepshead Bites ran a great story yesterday about redistricting. In addition to some very important coverage regarding the possible disappearance…