The NY Daily News reports today that former Secretary of State/NY Senator/First Lady Hillary Clinton’s team is looking at 1 Pierrepont Plaza as home for her potential campaign headquarters:
NYDN: Real estate insiders were thrilled at the idea of hosting Clinton HQ, and said the location makes perfect sense for a national campaign.
“There are 13 subway lines and 15 bus lines serving the neighborhood,” said Tucker Reed, President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. “Nearly 60,000 college students that could provide an army of campaign volunteers, and when the DNC convention comes to Barclays Center, headquarters would be blocks away.
The Hill broke the story and adds:
But using Brooklyn for its headquarters could be a useful symbol for a campaign that hopes to win over young people and has already been attacked by Republicans as “old news.”
The borough is New York City’s most populous, and has had a renaissance over the last decade as many of its neighborhoods have been transformed. It is also one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States — another aspect Clinton’s team will want to highlight as it seeks to attract minority voters.
It would provide a stark contrast from the locale where Clinton based her 2008 presidential campaign: the Washington, D.C., suburb of Ballston, Va. Back then, Team Clinton was housed in a stodgy former Immigration and Naturalization Service building.
The report says that Clinton is also eyeing Metrotech as a possibility. Both buildings are Forest City Ratner properties.