Eleven candidates set to attend Council debate on June 22

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(L-R) Democrats Alec Hartman, Bessie Schachter, Jeffrey Mailman, Keith Powers, Marti Speranza, Rachel Honig, Vanessa Aronson and Barry Shapiro, and Republicans Melissa Jane Kronfeld and Rebecca Harary


Town & Village has partnered with the Waterside Tenants Association and the management of Waterside Plaza to present an evening of debate between the candidates running for the City Council, District 4. The event will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 6 p.m. for mingling with the candidates, with the debate beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. This has become a hotly contested race with 11 candidates hoping to win the seat currently occupied by a term-limited Dan Garodnick. All known registered candidates of both parties have been invited.

Confirmed guests are Democrats Keith Powers, Marti Speranza, Jeffrey Mailman, Bessie Schachter, Vanessa Aronson, Rachel Honig, Alec Hartman, Barry Shapiro and Maria Castro as well as Republicans Rebecca Harary and Melissa Jane Kronfeld.

The event will take place outdoors on the Plaza level with Janet Handal, the president of the Waterside Tenants Association, and Town & Village editor Sabina Mollot asking the candidates questions. Due to the number of candidates expected to participate, there will not likely be any time for additional questions from the audience. In the event of rain, the event will take place inside 15 Waterside Plaza, located on the Plaza.

Waterside Plaza is east of the FDR Drive on the East River between 25th and 29th Streets. Waterside Plaza is located east of the FDR Highway, on the East River between 25th and 29th Streets. By car, Go all the way east on 23rd Street, passing under the FDR Highway. Take a left onto the FDR service road and bear right almost immediately to enter Waterside’s access road. (Stay to your right after your left turn as the right is less than 200 feet after turn). Drive under the building overhang. By bus, the M34A stops at the southern and northern ends of the complex. The Plaza level can be accessed by heading up the stairs from the street level or crossing the pedestrian footbridge over the FDR Drive.

For more information about the event, contact Sabina Mollot at (212) 777-6611 x104 or editor@townvillage.net.

Note: This announcement has been updated from the June 8 print version, when there were eight, not eleven confirmed candidates participating. It was also updated to reflect that Melissa Jane Kronfeld will be running as a Republican and that the bus with a route to Waterside is the M34A not the M34.

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