Residents of the two housing projects that fly in the face of Chelsea chic must have been surprised to see so many Big Cup types parading through their grounds last week. Few tenants in the projects are aware of the special election being held on February 16 to fill the City Council seat vacated by Tom Duane with his election to the state senate. Indeed, few people in the district— which runs through Soho, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, and Clinton— can identify the candidates. But it's widely known that three of them are openly gay, while a fourth refuses to discuss his sexuality. That has inspired the media to call this a contest for "the gay seat"— which is where the... More >>>