Your Local Politics

The government of New York City, headquartered at New York City Hall in Lower Manhattan, is organized under the New York City Charter and provides for a “strong” mayor-council system. The mayor is elected to a four-year term and is responsible for the administration of city government.


City Council

The New York City Council is a unicameral body consisting of 51 members, each elected from a geographic district, normally for four-year terms. Out of the 51 council districts in New York City, 10 districts are located in the borough of Manhattan (1 through 10).

District #1 – Battery Park City, Civic Center, Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, TriBeCa & Washington Square. Council Member: Margaret S. Chin

District #2 – East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill. Council Member: Carlina Rivera

District #3 -Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, West SoHo, Hudson Square, Times Square, Garment District, Flatiron, Upper West Side. Council Member: Corey Johnson

District #4 – Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton Place. Council Member: Keith Powers

District #5 – Upper East Side’s Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio in East Harlem. Council Member: Ben Kallos

District #6 – Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Clinton. Council Member: Helen Rosenthal

District #7 – Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights. Council Member: Mark Levine

District #8 – El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, Port Morris. Council Member: Diana Ayala

District #9 – Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, East Harlem. Council Member: Bill Perkins

District #10 – Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill. Council Member: Ydanis Rodriguez