Gotta hand it to Usha Reddi, who appears to have won a game of chicken with her philosophical adversaries on the Manhattan City Commission. Also, gotta hand it to the entire commission, which appears to have worked out a common-sense compromise.

Ms. Reddi was appointed by the Democratic Party to serve in the state senate, filling out the unexpired term of Tom Hawk, who retired. Thing is, she’s already serving on the Manhattan City Commission, which is a non-partisan position. That sets up a conflict, the nature of which is harmful to the city government.

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