Harlem Update

So a relatively big name just emerged among the cast of thousands scrapping to replace the term-limited members of the City Council.

Inez Dickens, Charlie Rangel‘s right-hand, and a Democratic National Committee member, will be seeking the seat now held by Bill Perkins, who’s running for Borough President.

Our source on this tells us that Dickens is likely to clear the field, and that the whole Harlem establishment is swinging behind her. She’s expected to have the support of Rangel, State Chair Denny Farrell . And the whole cast of younger Harlem operatives — including Bloomberg and Miller aides — will be lending a hand.