New Yorkers pride themselves on the dynamism of their metropolis. The city can feel totally different on the next block. Tourists walking in Chinatown quickly find themselves in Little Italy. A given neighborhood can be a proxy for a lifestyle or worldview. Figuring out the city’s complexities is tough even for locals.
Complaints are now pouring in, claiming that the two outsiders redrawing New York’s congressional districts have bungled the job by linking and slicing communities they don’t understand.
The retooling of the state’s political district maps was taken over this spring by a rural judge seated about five hours by car from New York City after a
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