Final Senate Maps Hold Change For Rockaway
The final proposed redistricting maps for the New York State Senate and Assembly are out, but the Assembly maps hold no change from the original ones published back in February. The State Senate, however, has minor changes worth examining.
According to the latest maps, the New York State Senate will still split Rockaway into two districts. State Senator Malcolm Smith will no longer represent the Rockaways. When the maps were first published, they showed Senator Joseph P. Addabbo representing Broad Channel and the western end of the peninsula up to around the area of Beach 98 Street and Shirley Huntley representing Rockaway east of Beach 98 Street.
The revised map still has the two Senators splitting the peninsula, but Addabo’s district will now include a larger portion of the peninsula, adding areas along the ocean blocks of the eastern end and parts of Far Rockaway. The original maps had Huntley taking the entire east end. As a result, Huntley’s stake in Far Rockaway becomes smaller with a slight majority of the Peninsula now being represented by Addabbo.