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UES City Council Candidates - Q&A

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    Council candidates (D): What’s your plan to address empty storefronts on the UES?

    Democratic candidates for the District 5 City Council seat talk through their plans to bring businesses back to the UES. (Answers may have been edited for length and style) Last updated 6:12 PM - 6/10/21
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    Council candidates (D): Why are you the best qualified candidate to lead the UES in the post-COVID era?

    We asked Democratic candidates for the 5th Council District City Council why they are the best qualified to lead the UES in the post-COVID era. (Answers are listed in reverse alphabetical order by candidate and may have been edited for length and style) Last updated 5:46 PM - 6/08/21
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    Council candidates (D): What’s your pitch to young professionals about why they should move to or stay on the UES?

    We asked Democratic candidates for the 5th Council District City Council to give their best elevator to pitch to young professionals about why the UES is the best place to live. (Answers are listed alphabetically by candidate and may have been edited for length and style) Last updated 3:44 PM - 6/07/21
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    Council candidates (D): What are your thoughts on defunding the police?

    We asked Democratic candidates for the 5th Council District City Council their thoughts on defunding the police. Here's what they told us ahead of the June 22 primary. (Answers are listed alphabetically by candidate and may have been edited for length and style) Last updated 3:50 PM - 6/02/21
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    Council candidates (D): Now that pot is legal in NY, would you be OK with a dispensary on the UES?

    We asked Democratic candidates for the 5th Council District City Council seat their thoughts on having a dispensary on the UES. (Answers are listed alphabetically by candidate and may have been edited for length and style) Last updated 3:58 PM - 6/01/21
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    Council candidates (D): What are your thoughts on schools being 100% in-person this fall?

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that NYC schools will be 100% in-person learning this fall with no option for remote learning. We asked Democratic candidates for the soon-to-be-open UES City Council seat what their thoughts are on having students back in the classroom full-time. Last updated 1:21 PM - 5/25/21
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    Council candidates (D): How will you handle the recent rash of violence on the subway?

    We get it: Everyone is ready for their hot girl summers. But before you skip town or start “WFH” from the closest rooftop bar, don’t forget about the Democratic primary for the 5th Council District (UES - that's us!). It’s actually one of the most competitive races in the city and could have a *huge* impact on our neighborhood. (Answers are listed alphabetically by candidate and have been edited for length and style) Last updated 3:43 PM - 5/24/21
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    Council candidates (D): What’s the biggest change you’d like to see to the UES?

    We get it: Everyone is ready for their hot girl summers. But before you skip town or start “WFH” from the closest rooftop bar, don’t forget about the Democratic primary for the 5th Council District (UES - that's us!). It’s actually one of the most competitive races in the city and could have a *huge* impact on our neighborhood. (Answers are listed alphabetically by candidate and have been edited for length and style) Last updated 4:56 PM - 5/21/21