It looks like Hillary Clinton will base her campaign at MetroTech (and that's good news for Forest City and BdB)
As Hillary Clinton's expected April presidential launch nears, her already sizable campaign apparatus is moving into place and getting close to signing a lease for office space in Brooklyn.The announcement should come in April. CNN reports:
Clinton and her team have recently coalesced around the New York borough, according to multiple sources, and are nearing a deal for office space at the MetroTech complex in Brooklyn.
Clinton supporters see a number of benefits in Brooklyn, including ease of attracting talent to the New York area and the fact that it's known for ethnic and socio-economic diversity.Um, it's not like MetroTech is "known for ethnic and socio-economic diversity." But apparently a Brooklyn zip code adds that special pixie dust?
On the downside, some Clinton supporters have expressed concern with being closely associated with New York City, and in particular Wall Street, which is only two subway stops away.
The campaign headquarters also creates a logistical challenge for staffers in a city of high rents. The campaign is asking supporters in New York if anyone who can open their doors and take in young workers.
The New York Times confirmed the MetroTech in "Brooklyn Heights" (nah, Downtown Brooklyn) was the leader, after a Long Island City option fell through.