Volume 22, Number 27 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | November 13 - 19, 2009
Downtown housing votes
One week after Mayor Mike Bloomberg won reelection over challenger Bill Thompson, the detailed results show that Bloomberg performed solidly across most of Downtown. He took major housing complexes on both the East and West Sides, including Battery Park City’s Gateway Plaza, where he got 380 votes to Thompson’s 111, and Confucius Plaza in Chinatown, where he received 486 votes to Thompson’s 157. Overall, Thompson did better on the East Side, particularly in city-subsidized housing. His best showing was at the N.Y.C. Housing Authority’s Vladeck Houses between Madison and Water Sts., where he received 209 votes to Bloomberg’s 43. One of Bloomberg’s most solid wins was in northern B.P.C., where he took 207 votes compared to Thompson’s 35. The data was compiled by Downtown Express from a New York Times breakdown of unofficial results by election district.
*Results are drawn predominantly from the complexes listed, but they may include some adjacent residential buildings or omit one building in the housing community.
** Percentages refer only to those who voted for Bloomberg or Thompson, not those who picked other mayoral candidates.