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  • District 20 – Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill

District 20 – Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill

My primary school in my neighborhood means a lot to me, I had really beautiful memories there with my friends that I miss now.

District 35 – Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant

This building [on Schenectady Avenue] means a lot to me, it's been in my family a long time. What's happening here is poor people are being pushed out. We need…

District 43 – Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach

"I believe that places are what we make them," says Fatima Jimenez, sitting outside the Bay Ridge Barber Shop on 3rd Ave.

District 27 – Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, Queens Village and more

Views so far. Alyssa M: My grandfather’s shop has always meant so much to me because it holds memories of not only me but my community that cannot be replaced.…

District 9 – Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side

The two places that mean the most to me in my neighborhood are first my building which is an HDFC cooperative and has allowed working class people to own their…

District 26 – Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria, Dutch Kills

Lance Corporal Thomas J. Noonan playground, aka “Rainbow Park"...is my daughter’s outdoor space. We have a small yard, but my landlord doesn’t let us use it.

District 25 – Jackson Heights, Elmhurst

I would like to see more community spaces. Our library is too small and cramped and can expand into multilingual community services.

District 7 – Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights

Because of the pandemic there are not a lot of places for people to drop off scraps of food for composting. I’d really like there to be more of that.…

District 8 – El Barrio, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, Port Morris

Outside Brothers Seafood, Ingrid, who has lived in the neighborhood for four years, is waiting for her order to be ready. She says a place that means a lot to…

District 30 – Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Woodside

Stop and Shop offered us the convenience to shop safely during most of the time in NYC lockdown...The management took all the precautions, especially for the elderlies to shop safely…

District 22 – Astoria, East Elmhurst, Woodside

Astoria Park, and all the parks really, mean the world to our family. We visit a few local parks each week, and love to explore the entire neighborhood’s playgrounds and…

District 2 – East Village, Lower East Side, Rose Hill

During this pandemic my go-to comfort zone has been Stuyvesant Square, where I can read and watch the changing of the seasons through its plantings.

District 1 – Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side

My students are being made homeless, they are going into shelters…there’s a domino effect happening.

District 10 – Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill

The evening in CUNY’s Skylight room reflected a deep appreciation for “unauthorized plans” of the past from which much can still be learned, and for those which are yet to…

District 49 – St George, Tomkinsville, Clifton and more

You have a built in tourist attraction, the Staten Island ferry. Thousands of tourists take this every day just to get a view of the Statue of Liberty. How do…