Hillary Clinton Campaign HQ Coming to Brooklyn Heights

What was reported as possible in February is now fact. According to Crain’s New York Business,

Politico, Bloomberg and MSNBC are all reporting Friday that Ms. Clinton’s nascent campaign has signed a lease for two full floors at 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the city. She attended an event in Brooklyn earlier this week with Chirlane McCray, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, to promote early childhood education.

The Crain’s story quotes Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Carlo Scissura: “Brooklyn is the road to the White House.”

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  • whodiditandran

    The Heights. Yeah, that makes sense. About as privileged a neighborhood as you can get in the five boroughs. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Democrat, a Brooklynite and a fan of Hillary, but if she wants to establish real street cred, put the office in Canarsie. Yet another pol’s ploy to offset themselves as “courant”. Given what Brooklyn has become, she fits right in with all the other carpetbaggers.

  • Jorale-man

    Well, one has to look at practicality of running a major campaign. The main NYC power base (donors, advisors, etc.) are in Manhattan and the Heights are one stop away. And she wanted to find 80,000 square feet in office space. Outside of downtown and the Heights, I doubt there are too many other neighborhoods with that kind of space. So from a practical standpoint, this sounds like a logical place to drop anchor.

  • memeadjuster

    It is unfortunate that the Dems need to rely on power bases, donors, advisers, and particularly $$$ just like the Repugs. The system is broken and needs to change.

  • Bubba Nicholson

    These republicans would criticize Christ on the Cross if they thought it would further their politics. All their talk will never make Brooklyn “ritzy”.

  • T.K. Small
  • Karl Junkersfeld

    I’ll obviously be voting for her but I must admit Nabeguy could not be more correct.

  • Willow Street Watch

    Just what we needed in this area. The 84 put doesn’t have enough headaches on their hands. This just pulls the safety net thinner. The Clinton like the Bush’s are not only morally very objectionable the Clinton can be really dangerous. Who needs a Vince Foster incident here. Hey what about the like twenty or so Clinton opponents in Ark. Who died under “less that well explained circumstances” when he/she
    were governor? That’s all forgotten now?
    This addition to the area may be welcomed by every yuppie brains in sight…but the reality is this is one “import” we certainly don’t need…..

  • Moni

    Nothing will change until Citizens United is no more. Until then we just have to deal with the reality of what the Republican dominated Supreme Court has wrought.

  • johnny cakes

    Another political fraud among us. Damn shame. Brooklyn has really gone to hell. Hillary is as corrupt and power hungry as they come.

  • Reggie

    I am waiting to see who else declares before deciding who to vote for but I must admit, nabeguy couldn’t be more wrong. Has anyone heard the Clinton campaign say it rented office space in Brooklyn because it wanted to seem au courant? I sure haven’t. Forest City, we have learned from the media, markets Pierrepont Plaza as, “Modern Offices. Brooklyn Cool.”, but when did people start taking their cues from Bruce Ratner? As for Carlo Scissura and Tucker Reed, they are just being opportunistic boosters. This is a real estate transaction and little else.

  • Reggie

    I am glad to see you can be crazy on more topics than just tall buildings. This is a non-issue. The Secret Service, which already has an office a few blocks away, will handle most security in coordination with NYPD. The 8-4 doesn’t have headaches; it has responsibilities and it responds to them quite capably.

  • Andrew Porter

    As I commented on Brownstoner, right next door the old Brooklyn Heights Public Library will be torn down and replaced by a gleaming new, if controversial, 38 story condo tower, with library and possibly sports facilities for St. Ann’s School, Hope the noise from that doesn’t interrupt planning to make the Republican candidate (pick any white, gay-hating, God-fearing Christian candidate of your choice) lose the election. One thing no one mentioned in any of the coverage: the rear of the building is on … Clinton Street. Hmmm…

  • Andrew Porter

    Even Ted Cruz was in Manhattan recently, raising money.

  • David G.

    Get ready for a ton of motorcades and street closures. It’s going to suck.

  • memeadjuster

    Indeed, the East New York, Brownsville, or other poor sections of Brooklyn need an economic boost much more than Brooklyn Heights does!

  • memeadjuster

    Yes, some real-estate shenanigans may be involved here.

  • Willow Street Watch

    Personal attacks are indeed the refuge of scoundrels and the ignorant…

    First of all, the eight four is already one of the precincts with the greatest responsibilities and security concerns. We have had a large increase of these responsibilities over the last three years without any increase of personnel or facilities. Only the totally thoughtless believe that stretching the already highly stressed safety net is reasonable. The 84 has had a long series of management problems, always at the Lt. Level and above. But this is nothing compared to the mismanagement from one police plaza. But the bottom line is: do we need any more serious security problems in or near the Heights? Only the seriously off base think that’s sane….

  • Reggie

    Apologies for the personal attack. Nevertheless, neither of your comments have any basis in fact.

  • Willow Street Watch

    They don’t? Really? Well how is having a world class target who shortly may be a presidential candidate not a new and serious security concern for this area?

  • Willow Street Watch

    Everyone better think carefully what kind of an “incident (s)” could grow out of this new “addition” to our already security stressed area….

    Er, do we get any additional cops in this deal? No? Well guess what just happened to the level of our safety?


  • Fritz

    Regarding “as privileged a neighborhood as you can get in the five boroughs” …The survey lists 5 neighborhoods in Manhattan with greater average income…http://higley1000.com/archives/716

  • Joe A

    Moronic comment.

  • DIBS

    And most of their mmoney comes from the unions

  • WS Gilbert

    Unions have been broken by the billionaires and consequently have little money to give to anyone.
    The billionaires are the ones with the money and they will make sure they get the best government the money can buy. You’ve heard of the Koch brothers? And the republicans are lining up!

  • willow Street Watch

    I have ceased responding to your posts

  • Joe A

    I’m devastated.