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.
- 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.