This year of redistricting has already seen a Harlem legend, Rep. Charles Rangel, battle to retain his seat on new territory in the Bronx, and Democrats in the state Senate go to court to block a plan for how the Republican majority proposed to redraw districts. Now it's time for the city to look at its own lines--those that define our 51 City Council districts.

The commission that will conduct that redistricting is beginning a series of public hearings next week, starting with one on Monday the 13th at 5 p.m. in Brooklyn Borough Hall at 209 Joralemon Street.

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