Council Countdown
Council Countdown is co-published by City & State, Gotham Gazette, City Limits and the Queens Daily Eagle. The series provides a comprehensive look at this year’s key city council races across the five boroughs. For more election coverage, check out our Campaign Confidential newsletter and our mayoral endorsement tracker.

New York City

Crowded Field Competes to Represent Brooklyn Waterfront in City Council

With eight candidates running, Democrats in the 33rd District will choose from a larger-than-usual slate of potential Council members.

Campaigns & Elections

Brooks-Powers Looks to Defend New Council Seat in Southeast Queens

Less than three months after winning New York City’s first true test of ranked-choice voting, Councilmember Selvena Brooks-Powers is back on the ballot, this time to defend her seat against two former foes in Queens’ District 31.

Campaigns & Elections

Future of Immigrant Communities the Focus of Brooklyn City Council Race

There is a competitive Democratic primary unfolding to replace him in Brooklyn’s 38th District.

Campaigns & Elections

Diverse Field of Candidates Vies to Replace Trailblazing Council Member in Queens

A crowded Democratic primary race is unfolding in Queens to select the successor for term-limited City Council Member Daniel Dromm.

New York City

Carlina Rivera to Face Sole Challenger for Lower Manhattan Seat

Councilmember Carlina Rivera will defend her lower Manhattan seat against just one challenger in the June primary.

New York City

Rival Resumés as a Dozen Seek Victory in Daneek’s District

Daneek Miller, who has represented the 27th district since 2014, is term limited, paving the way for a wide-open race to replace him.