Incumbent Vincent Gentile’s departure has created an open seat in one of New York City’s few ‘swing’ districts.
In neighborhoods like Flatbush/Midwood, Crown Heights/Prospect Heights, South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens, and East Flatbush—the community districts with which Council district 40 overlaps—about a third of households are severely rent burdened.
If Congressional Republicans slash food support, it will hurt—but there are steps the city can take to boost access to nutrition.
Over the course of pregnancy and the first postpartum year, one in seven women will suffer from depression. The city’s public hospitals are hoping to screen all mothers and prevent up to 3,000 cases annually, but that’s no simple task.