Next Monday — City Council District 2 Candidate Forum
Join us next Monday, May 15, for a forum for candidates of City Council District 2, which as a result of redistricting will include all of Greenwich Village north of Houston Street and east of Sixth Avenue, as well as all of NoHo and the East Village, and most of the east side between Fifth and First Avenues, 14th and 30th Streets (new map HERE).
City Council District 2 is currently represented by Carlina Rivera. Rivera is running for re-election for the two-year term; however, as in the last election in 2021, Rivera has refused to participate in this candidate forum. Democratic candidate Allison Ryan has confirmed participation.
The primary election will be held on June 27, with early voting June 17-25. The general election will be held on November 7, 2023. Village Preservation’s candidate forum will focus on preservation and development issues in our city and neighborhoods. The newly redistricted Council District 2 includes sites of many recent and ongoing preservation battles, including 10/14 Fifth Avenue, the South of Union Square landmarking effort, the SoHo/NoHo Rezoning, and myriad efforts in the East Village, from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary to Theatre 80 and CHARAS.