What’s Changed in Anthony Weiner’s District Since the Lines Were Drawn

It’s taken as conventional wisdom right now that Anthony Weiner’s scandal has doomed the fate of his district heading into next year’s redistricting process.

But in case the once-every-decade redrawing is impacted by other forces,  like census figures, population changes and demographic shifts, then this interactive map from the Center for Urban Research, could be handy.

The findings:

  • Asian population growth in the northeast area of the district — this area might be included with the growing Asian communities in district 5 from Flushing east to the Nassau County border.
  • Increasing Latino population in the north-south corridor comprising Woodhaven, Ozone Park, and the Lindenwood-Howard Beach neighborhoods— this section of the district could be realigned to follow the east-west concentration of Latino population spanning the Brooklyn-Queens border.
  • Asian population growth in the Madison/Sheepshead Bay-Gerritsen Beach neighborhoods in the southwestern area of district 9 — perhaps to be included in a district that will eventually encompass the increase in Asian population extending from Sunset Park southeast toward Sheepshead Bay.

 

What’s Changed in Anthony Weiner’s District Since the Lines Were Drawn