SPEAKER SPOILS — Paying back support — Melissa Mark-Viverito announced the backing of 30 Council members last night, enough to make her the next speaker of the City Council. She held the Progressive Bloc, swayed the Brooklyn delegation, peeled away seven votes from powerful Queens County, and even enticed one skeptical Republican to support her. So, what will all that support cost?

Here’s one version I heard , from a source familiar with the Democratic county leaders, who backed rival Dan Garodnick of Manhattan: Jimmy Van Bramer — one of the Queens breakaways — will get to chair the coveted Finance Committee. (Another knowledgeable source said the post may go to Julissa Ferreras, also from Queens.) David Greenfield of Brooklyn, which also broke late for de Blasio, is likely to get the Land Use Committee. Brad Lander of Brooklyn — a key figure of the Progressive bloc, the backbone of Mark-Viverito’s coalition — will be named Deputy Speaker for Policy.

It’s the coalition-building candidate versus the historic candidate, in NY-06:

"The Assembly district that I have right now is incredibly diverse," he said. "On any given week, I can be in a Korean or Chinese church, a synagogue, a Sikh temple, a Bangladeshi mosque, you name it. That diversity of my current district really prepares me well to run in the sixth congressional district.

"So I have a great relationship with the Asian community, the Chinese community, the Korean community, the South Asian community, both the Bangladeshi community, the Indian community, the Sikh-Indian community, the Hindu-Indian community. And of course, also part of the Asian community, the Bukharian Jewish community."

"By the way," he added. There’s a Korean church and senior center down the street, and "I’m there often enough that people think I’m a congregant."

The Gerrymandering Edition:

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It stretches from 21st Drive in Astoria all the way past Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn and abuts the Belt Parkway. [Latfor.state.ny.us]
State Senator Michael Gianaris, the “main architect of Democratic campaign strategy,” is drawn into a district with fellow Democrat Jose Peralta. [Ken Lovett]
Gianaris compares Republicans’ redistricting efforts to those of former House Speaker Tom Delay, who wound up in jail. [Nick Reisman]
SD-16
The oddly shaped district in Queens is 51 percent Asian. [latfor.state.ny.us]
Call it “The Long Island Expwy Jigsaw Piece?” [Ilya Maritz]
Or an ink blot. [Brendan McHugh]
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The home of City Councilman Lew Fidler, the Democrat running for the seat vacated by Carl Kruger, is now inside the district represented by Democratic leader John Sampson. [Latfor.state.ny.us]
"Disgustingly partisan," is how Fidler describes the maps. [Colin Campbell]
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Incumbent Democrat Eric Adams would have to move to avoid having a primary with fellow Democrat Velmanette Montgomery. [Liz Benjamin]
The district goes from Crown Heights through South Slope and into Sunset Park. [Latfor.state.ny.us]
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The home of David Storobin, the Republican candidate running for the seat Carl Kruger vacated, is now in the district represented by Democrat Diane Savino. [Latfor.state.ny.us]
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"So who lives on 5th Avenue between 69th Street and 70th Street?" [Josh Baro]
SD-31
It includes portions of 225th Street and, amazingly, portions of West 26th Street and 9th Avenue. [Latfor.state.ny.us]
SD-40
Incumbent Republican Greg Ball is moving south. [Joseph Spector]
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It looks like “the evil Reaper spaceship.” [David King]
A “fascinating piece of map making.” Democratic incumbent Neil Breslin gets more Democratic voters. [Nick Reisman]
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For a freshman Republican who flirted with switching parties, Republicans drew a one-county district “with far fewer African-Americans.” The district in connected “by the narrowest slivers of unpopulated land along Fuhrmann Boulevard.” Not crossing county lines means endorsement decisions are kept within the county, without involvement from the state parties. [Tom Precious]

The Gerrymandering Edition:

SD-12

It stretches from 21st Drive in Astoria all the way past Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn and abuts the Belt Parkway. [Latfor.state.ny.us]

State Senator Michael Gianaris, the “main architect of Democratic campaign strategy,” is drawn into a district with fellow Democrat Jose Peralta. [Ken Lovett]

Gianaris compares Republicans’ redistricting efforts to those of former House Speaker Tom Delay, who wound up in jail. [Nick Reisman]

SD-16

The oddly shaped district in Queens is 51 percent Asian. [latfor.state.ny.us]

Call it “The Long Island Expwy Jigsaw Piece?” [Ilya Maritz]

Or an ink blot. [Brendan McHugh]

SD-19

The home of City Councilman Lew Fidler, the Democrat running for the seat vacated by Carl Kruger, is now inside the district represented by Democratic leader John Sampson. [Latfor.state.ny.us]

"Disgustingly partisan," is how Fidler describes the maps. [Colin Campbell]

SD-20

Incumbent Democrat Eric Adams would have to move to avoid having a primary with fellow Democrat Velmanette Montgomery. [Liz Benjamin]

The district goes from Crown Heights through South Slope and into Sunset Park. [Latfor.state.ny.us]

SD-23

The home of David Storobin, the Republican candidate running for the seat Carl Kruger vacated, is now in the district represented by Democrat Diane Savino. [Latfor.state.ny.us]

SD-29

"So who lives on 5th Avenue between 69th Street and 70th Street?" [Josh Baro]

SD-31

It includes portions of 225th Street and, amazingly, portions of West 26th Street and 9th Avenue. [Latfor.state.ny.us]

SD-40

Incumbent Republican Greg Ball is moving south. [Joseph Spector]

SD-46

It looks like “the evil Reaper spaceship.” [David King]

A “fascinating piece of map making.” Democratic incumbent Neil Breslin gets more Democratic voters. [Nick Reisman]

SD-60

For a freshman Republican who flirted with switching parties, Republicans drew a one-county district “with far fewer African-Americans.” The district in connected “by the narrowest slivers of unpopulated land along Fuhrmann Boulevard.” Not crossing county lines means endorsement decisions are kept within the county, without involvement from the state parties. [Tom Precious]