In the News: Margaret Chin’s Win Is Official

••• That dramatic canopy that the Howard Hughes Corp. announced for Pier 17 back in July still has to get reviewed and approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. “In 2015, LPC had specifically rejected The Howard Hughes Corporation’s request to create a ‘glass pergula’ on the roof of Pier 17. ‘The 2015 design was for a permanent, full-roof canopy,’ said Cristina Carlson, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations for Howard Hughes, explaining why LPC wasn’t consulted about the fiber sculpture. ‘We have since been exploring alternative options and were not in a position to go back and approach the Community Board and LPC until we had design details to review.'” There remain questions about how much the roof will be open to the public, and exactly how many people it can accommodate (possibly as many at 4,667). —Downtown Post NYC

••• “The New York City Board of Elections has now officially certified the results of the primary election on Sept. 12, 2017. In the Democratic primary for member of City Council, District 1, City Councilmember Margaret Chin won a narrow victory over Christopher Marte and two other opponents, securing her a place on the Nov. 7 election ballot and a probable third term in City Council. Turnout for the primary election on Sept. 12 was low, with Chin garnering 5,363 votes and Marte, 5,141 votes. Aaron Foldenauer received 734 votes and Dashia Imperiale, 459 votes. There were 22 write-in votes.” —Downtown Post NYC

••• “A proposed 45-minute ferry from Tottenville [on the southern tip of Staten Island] to Lower Manhattan could shave time off the nearly two-hour commute some residents face.” Field Trip!DNAinfo

••• “The MTA announced a partnership with Outfront Media to install over 9,500 digital screens ‘that provide both advertising and customer communications’ above and inside subway stations and on subway platforms. Some of these screens will provide information for commuters, much like the touchscreen maps already available at many subway stations. Others will replace paper ads, making it harder for budding artists to add their own decoration.” —Gothamist


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  1. From the Downtown Post NYC article about the City Council Election: “Turnout in Assembly District 65 was substantially higher than it was in Assembly District 66.”

    Tribeca is Assembly District 66, right?