A City For Everyone

Growing up in Brooklyn, I remember a time when housing was affordable and homeownership was attainable to those who strove for the American Dream. Small businesses anchored many of our communities, artists thrived and manufacturing jobs existed for working New Yorkers.

This was also a time where our neighborhoods struggled because of decades of disinvestment by our city and state governments. Our schools, parks, and overall infrastructure crumbled, the manufacturing industry declined, jobs were lost and crime was at an all time high. 

Our City is now at the height of its popularity. Jobs and development are booming and NYC is now recognized as one the most expensive cities to live in the country. Because of that, we are now seeing great displacement and record levels of unaffordability across the city. Those of us who built the vibrancy and diversity this city has to offer are now being squeezed out through the good times.

We are at a crossroads and the city must make investments to increase access to good paying jobs, support our small businesses, create affordable housing, and opportunities for all. We must encourage diversity and protect our middle class and working class families from being pushed out, while helping low income New Yorkers get on track to living the American Dream.

I will continue to fight for equal, fairer and vibrant communities, but I need your support.

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