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November 25, 2015
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City Council District 39

Incumbent: Bill de Blasio (D)

The incumbent is the Democratic nominee for Public Advocate.

Challengers: Brad Lander (D), David Pechefsky (G), Joe Nardiello (R), George Smith (C), Roger Sarrabo (Libertarian).

Communities: Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Street, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Boro Park.

March, 2010

Hey, was that John Heyer at the gay-bash vigil?

The Brooklyn Paper
Council District 39: The anti-gay-marriage candidate re-emerges at the scene of the assault of a gay man. Comment.

Senesh plan off: School will not build on Carrol Gardens courtyard

Council District 39: A Carroll Gardens private school announced late on Friday that it had abandoned its controversial plan to build an annex on its courtyard — ending a bitter debate over whether building on such yards would destroy the very character of the neighborhood. Comment.

Carroll Gardens ground zero in anti-landmarking push

Council District 39: An effort to preserve the history of Carroll Gardens is being criticized for actually hastening the neighborhood’s gentrification, said opponents of a controversial city initiative to widen the area’s historic district. Comment.

February, 2010

Stunner! Independent Neighborhood Dems poised to bounce president from club

Council District 39: It’s political payback on a down and dirty old school level. Comment.

Lander maps stalled developments

Council District 39: The half-built aftermath of the borough’s last great building boom is now on graphic display, thanks to a local lawmaker. Comment.

Hating hate: Pols, religious leaders decry anti-Semitic fliers

Council District 39: Somewhere out there is an unhinged anti-Semite distributing tiny strips of paper reading “Kill Jews.” Comment.