her win, and Gerson our thanks On Tuesday, one of the largest Chinatowns in the country moved toward getting its first Chinese-American to represent them in a legislature. Margaret Chin’s Democratic primary win in the Lower Manhattan City Council race practically assures her of victory in November. Even some who didn’t support Chin have told us it is a good day for all of Downtown and we agree.
Margaret Chin got kisses from husband Alan Tung, left, and son Kevin Tung on election night.
Four’s the charm for Chin as she topples Gerson
By Josh Rogers and Julie shapiro
Margaret Chin defeated Councilmember Alan Gerson in the Democratic primary Tuesday night making her the odds-on favorite to become the first Asian American to represent Chinatown.
Quinn fends off two challengers to take the primary
By Lincoln Anderson and Patrick Hedlund
In citywide Democratic primaries, Bill Thompson won solidly over Tony Avella for mayor, Bill de Blasio and Mark Green finished first and second forcing a runoff for public advocate, John Liu and David Yassky made the runoff for comptroller. Cy Vance won fairly comfortably for Manhattan district attorney over Leslie Crocker Snyder and Richard Aborn.
9/11 Museum unveils new details
By Josh Rogers
Nine-eleven Museum officials revealed new details of the plans for the space last week and acknowledged it will not be an easy event to explain without offending someone.
B.P.C. art is for the gutter, official says
Much to the chagrin of one of its board members, the Battery Park City Authority voted last week to spend over $380,000 on a piece of artwork that looks like a giant manhole cover.