New Neighbor Hillary Clinton Shops and Dines in Brooklyn Heights

Presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton (center, in green) visited the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange today, and posed for this photo with, left to right: volunteers Lisa, Vanessa and Cindy and manager Elizabeth. Another volunteer, Kristin, gave her a tour of the shop, and said, “She loved our shop and what we do here. She used the term ‘it takes a village’ to describe some of what we do.”

According to Politico Hillary bought a romper and a book, Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go To Sleep, for her granddaughter, Charlotte, at the Exchange. She bought another romper at Area Kids on Montague Street, and had a salad for lunch at MontyQ’s.

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  • AEB

    “She actually walked on our floor! Then she looked at the clothes–really! When she breathed the same oxygen we did, we knew voted for her on the spot!”

  • Reggie

    Oh, it is going to be a long 18 months….

  • Roberto Gautier

    The standards used to support Hilary seem quite feeble and uncritical. Hilary’s experience in our neighborhood needs to include more than a salad at Monty’s or a purchase of a childrens’ book. Let’s help us her know about LICH, about our
    Cadman Plaza library, about helicopter noise and after-hours construction. Of course, we can also include community busting efforts like the closing of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema.
    We need informed women candidates.

  • DIBS

    You elected a lefty liberal mayor to deal with all those things

  • Anonymousey

    Monty-Q? Yichh!

  • Roberto Gautier

    Many regret the choice. From the git-go the promise of progressivism from Mr. DiBlasio seemed a bit far-fetched.

  • heights res

    That’s a really stupid thing to say

  • StudioBrooklyn

    American democracy: 20% of eligible voters turn out at elections; of those 20%, maybe 5% are well-informed about what appears on the ballot. “I breathed the farts of candidate X in a shop” is as good a reason as any to vote one way or the other. Meanwhile, incumbents spend 75% of their time and resources soliciting the [legally sanctioned bribes] that actually make the wheels turn in a system designed solely to generate profits for those participants.

    Sadly, not voting doesn’t successfully send the message that a paradigm shift is so desperately needed.

  • Jorale-man

    I had the same reaction when I saw there were already 8 comments on this post. The anti-Hillary crowd always comes out of the woodwork on a moment’s notice…

  • johnny cakes

    Hillie will put anything in her mouth, chew it and swallow.

  • memeadjuster

    Yes, but is all this by accident, or by design?

  • memeadjuster

    I think Hilly should have set up headquarters in a much more needy, far less affluent part of Brooklyn, the Bronx, etc., where the local economy could have been boosted and the people’s morale lifted.

    In the Heights, she’s virtually in Manhattan, while giving the impression to the world that’s she’s based in some downtrodden, humble part of NYC.

  • memeadjuster

    Yeah, but she’s running for president of the U.S., not our local congress person. Our other representative need to address those issues.

  • jen

    a campaign office like hers needs to be situated in class A office space which is not found in most neighborhoods. she likely chose court st. b/c it is one of the few areas in brooklyn where people from all over the borough converge. it was actually a very wise choice.

  • jen

    also, if she had gone to the bronx one could argue that she was somehow excluding other social classes, etc.. she’ll never please everyone.

  • jen

    yay! very cool that she visited some of our local shops. i wish her the best.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    “We need informed women candidates.”

    Informed candidates, period, would be nice. No need to pigeon-hole her for being female. I’ll take qualified leaders in any gender configuration, thank you.

  • memeadjuster

    A minor note, but she’s not actually on Court St., much of which is more diverse than the Heights proper, and it does run south to the more struggling neighborhood/projects of Red Hook. She’s firmly ensconced in affluent Brooklyn Heights.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    In past elections I can’t recall a single instance where I was aware of or cared where a presidential candidate set up their campaign HQ–can anyone else?

    It seems to me that outside of our corner of Brooklyn this will be unknown trivia. Also, what proportion of a candidate’s campaign time is ever spent in the vicinity of their HQ? Isn’t she out on the road most of the time, making speeches and soliciting bribes (see my earlier comment) and stuff? And isn’t that what most will be more aware of?

  • petercow

    Yes. If the election were held again today, Lhota would -easily- get 25% of vote.


  • memeadjuster

    Well, yes to some of what you wrote, but my point is that as the Democratic candidate, I think she missed a prime opportunity to locate her headquarters, which will pump money and boost morale, in a much more needy area.

    Furthermore, she chose the corporatist Morgan Stanley Building owned by Forest City Ratner. That doesn’t seem very Democratic of her either.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    This is all true, but it fits nicely into a larger trend set by politicians, especially democrats such as Clinton who built their careers by shaking hands with mega-corporate interests while spinning their activities as being “for the common folk”. IMHO of course. And this will continue until some kind of radical paradigm shift occurs in the American democratic system (also, as I said in an earlier post).

  • Andrew Porter

    The Republican candidates as well as the Democratic ones all come to NYC to raise money. Ted Cruz, others have all been here in recent weeks.

  • Roberto Gautier

    It was a bit of a downer to read that shop clerks were taken aback that Hilary walked on the same floor and breathed the same air as they did. This expression of awe and adoration was followed by a promise to vote for Hilary.