The Daily News' City Council picks: Manhattan
Term limits are forcing out seven council members; in Manhattan, three 12-year incumbents must go. Fortunately, there’s some decent talent knocking on the door.
District 2 is centered on the East Village, and the choice for Democrats there should be Mary Silver. Silver, who holds both a law degree and a Ph.D. from NYU, has been active in the neighborhood, serving on the Community Education Council and the local Community Board.
She wants to focus on schools and affordable housing, and unlike many other candidates, who reach all too easily for platitudes, she actually understands the complexity of the issues. She’d be a welcome addition to a sometimes intelligence-starved Council.