By Carol Tannenhauser
The new version of New York State’s congressional electoral map was formally approved by a State Supreme Court judge shortly before midnight on Friday, The New York Times reported, ending one phase of a roller-coaster redistricting ride — and beginning another.
The entire Upper West Side is now located within the newly drawn District 12, comprising also the Upper East Side and Midtown Manhattan. No more District 10 for us — and no more Jerry Nadler, unless, of course, he wins in District 12, where he has pledged to run.
But that pits him against Carolyn Maloney in the primary, which has been postponed until August 23, as a result of the redistricting kerfuffle.
Both Maloney and Nadler have served their core districts for three decades — and served in the U.S. House of Representatives as “colleagues and allies,” Maloney told WSR in a recent interview.
Neither wasted any time before declaring they would run.
Statement from Congressman Jerrold Nadler: pic.twitter.com/3BS8CiqKIP
— (((Jerry Nadler))) (@JerryNadler) May 16, 2022
I am proud to announce that I will be running to continue to represent the 12th Congressional District. A majority of the communities in the newly redrawn NY-12 are ones I have represented for years and to which I have deep ties #NY12 #TeamMaloney
— Carolyn B. Maloney (@CarolynBMaloney) May 16, 2022
But they are not the only candidates running. Maude Maron, a self-described “moderate,” has entered the race, and there could be others.
We will be providing profiles of all the candidates when the field is clear.
Nadler and DeBlasio should both quit politics and co-operate a booth at the Coney Island amusement park.
Nadler’s comment about communities of interest made me lose the minimal remaining respect I had for him. I have a lot more in common with the UES than I did with many of the neighborhoods in his old district.
That being said, I am going to look closely at Maron. I have heard good things and it seems like she can be a voice for moderate Democrats whose voices are being drowned out by the progressives. Though I understand the value of being represented by a veteran in terms of them having seniority, committee memberships, etc, some fresh blood might also be good.
Good, bad or indifferent one thing about GOP party is they have new blood. Senior establishment democrats just won’t take the hint.
It’s just like anything else, how are young people ever to learn when they can’t get up to bat?
Ah yes, new Republican blood. Wonderful people like Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Elise Stefanik, Ted Budd, Devin Nunes — not to mention the thankfully ousted Madison Cawthorn. All under 50. New does not mean good; young does not mean smart.
Change is a chance for something better. GOP brought in a new generation, but their old vanguards values and morales is what helped parent these people. Dems have a tonne of faults too, but they have a better chance than their counterpart.
This is the work of a Judge in Steuben County and a pencil pusher from Pittsburgh. It is an outrage, and we’re taking it far too lightly.
The notion that redistricting, after a census, when NYC GAINED 600,000 people and added a district, would lead to combining longstanding districts that go back literally generations?
And yes, the “Upper” West Side has at least as much in common with the rest of the west side of Manhattan as it does with the east side — the old “Silk Stocking District” — which has more in common with Murray Hill, Gramercy, etc.
You are correct that NYS’ population did grow but because the percentage of growth was under the national average we are losing, not gaining, a congressional seat. Perhaps I’m missing something but the best I can tell, district 10 dates back to 1972, so I think it’s a bit of an exaggeration to say the district goes back for generations….in my opinion, the correct district map makes no sense with its twists and turns through lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
1. The State lost a congressional seat but with 600,000 more residents than in 2010 the City was not affected by that, the loss is upstate.
2. The numbers assigned the districts have changed over the decades, as the number of districts changes each decade. But the geographic heart of the Nadler and Maloney districts – and the East Side/West Side divide – traces back to the 1950s at the least.
Each Congressional district must represent the same number of people and are not based on city boundaries. In many cases, the boundaries of districts include different cities in different counties. It’s irrelevant that NYC gained population. NYC doesn’t get its own team of representatives.
Maud has my vote. New blood is needed.
Brad Hoylman is going to run for the district Nadler “abandoned” NY-10. Rep. Mondaire Jones from Westchester also will run for NY-10 along with BdeB. There are sure to be more…
That’s not accurate anymore. Brad Hoylman announced this morning that he’s running for NYS senate district 47, which also will represent most of the Upper West Side.
Having primary in late August will prove a disaster. Everyone is still away on summer holidays. Better to have done it after Labor Day.
What likely will happen is even lower voter turnout than normal apathetic levels.
A contest between Nadler and Maloney could actually boost turnout in what would otherwise be a quiet late-summer primary. I’ll be voting for Nadler, as I’m reasonably satisfied with his representation these last few years.
Vote both out. Wokeness is a plague. https://nypost.com/2022/05/21/this-controversial-book-talks-about-aoc-instead-of-abcs/
Lumping Nadler and Maloney with “wokeness” and socialists is silly, and ignores the fact that in 2020 both were subject to primary challenges by woke socialists.
Define “wokeness.” Or are you just mouthing what you hear on right-wind social media?
Agree! It’s time for fresh new blood. But also someone who is sane. Last thing in world NYC needs is to let another AOC loose in Congress
Or another Marjorie Taylor Greene.
These two should retire, gracefully.
As so should Chuck Schumer. They have become machine politicos. We need new leadership.
Actually, the NY state should have lost two, possibly three seats.
Thursday the Census dept put out its final adjustments to the final population numbers. The report was completely done under the Biden administrations appointees. The link is below. The report shows that NYS actually lost a net of 695,000 people that permanently moved out. The census admitted to overstating NYS by 3.4%. NY’s count was a whopping 818,876 higher than the bureau’s 2020 estimate, in 2010 that overestimate number was only 186,100.
The upper east side and upper west side are two of the most affluent neighborhoods in the state, making up a sizable percentage of the state’s tax base. It seems unfair for this community to have their representation cut in half when they contribute disproportionately to the economic vitality of the state.
Well Nadler was the one who started screwing around with these maps in the first place.
What goes around, comes around. Looks like he’s out of a job soon.
I am dismayed by the trolls and uninformed people posting here about “throwing out” people, both Nadler and Maloney, who have served the public diligently and well and have strong constituent support as a result.
Nadler has long represented the west side with dignity, hard work, and fairness. Perhaps many posting here are too young to appreciate that, but he will surely have my vote. He is no radical, no AOC, no socialist, no geezer. Just smart, committed, accomplished, and responsive – what a House member should be.
I have been grateful to have such a distinguished representative with political knowledge and seniority in Washington and I look forward to his continued service.
It isn’t quality per se of candidates in NYS nor even NYC races, but rather fact so little bother voting.
Barely 25% of eligible voters turned out last mayoral election. Range for past decade or so has been between 23% to 25% or so give and take. It’s no wonder whoever wins caters to a select group they consider their “base”.
I feel that some members of congress (nyc delegation) are too relax! (Velasquez, Nadler, Jeffries, Carolyn Maloney) and even Torres, Bowman and AOC!
There are all narcissistic that think they know what there are doing, especiallly now with increase homeless, increase crime!!!
i think this new map is good thing for nyc. so Jeffreies needs to stop complaining and represent his district…in other words: Just Shut Up and Represent!
So long the good ol days of the nyc congregation delegation when back then we had Serrano, Engel, Crowley , Weiner, Towns and even Charlie Rangel!
I would never think of Jerry Nadler as narcissistic. Not at all. You won’t see his genuine caring again I’m afraid. And he works tirelessly. Hope you attend plenty of town halls and meetings so your opinions are based on in person assessment as mine is.