Menin Credits Lower Manhattan’s Success in Borough President Pitch

Julie Menin, a candidate for Manhattan Borough President who has served as Chair of Lower Manhattan’s community board since 2005, cited Lower Manhattan’s post-9/11 revival when asked for her pitch to voters.

“Well, I think it’s important to have people who have a strong track record of results and strong leadership, particularly in very tough economic times,” she began in an interview with Roberto Perez. “In Lower Manhattan, we faced one of the most arduous times any community can face. And we were able to turn this neighborhood into the fastest growing residential neighborhood in the City of New York, with over 30,000 new residents in the neighborhood since 9/11. We’re the fourth largest commercial business district in the country. We’re one of the few areas of the city that’s actually experiencing job growth.”

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  1. Disgusted says:

    Reckless and unregulated residential real-estate development in Lower Manhattan, abetted by Menin — her husband’s family are ultrawealthy developers — has overwhelmed the supply of school seats. She has been part of the problem, not the solution. Her claim to “find” $200 million — money entrusted to the corporation on whose board she sits — is absurd. She had no substantive role in moving the terror trials out of Lower Manhattan, that work was done entirely by the Downtown Alliance in  concert with elected representatives.