Clinton, according to various media reports, had been eyeing Brooklyn for some time as a campaign headquarters. And although it’s basically just a formality that she will declare her campaign for presidency at this point, her camp has been mum on the reports that she’ll call 1 Pierrepont Plaza home.
When reached by email on Tuesday, Clinton’s people simply said “no comment.”
If the reports are true, Clinton’s campaign will be joining anchor tenants Morgan Stanley and the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
The imposing structure sits at the intersection of Pierrepont Street and Cadman Plaza West. It was originally opened in 1988 and has a total of 659,000 square feet. Clinton will reportedly lease two floors.
The news could potentially be a boon for the business community of Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn.
“Brooklyn could not be more prepared and excited to host Hillary Clinton as she begins her journey as the consensus frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for President,” said Carlo A. Scissura, president & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in a statement. “As one of the most diverse and tolerant places on the planet – and with cool points no other city can match – the road to the White House is clearly paved through our borough.
“Brooklyn is the capital of tomorrow, and there’s no better place for tomorrow’s aspiring president to run a campaign,” he added.
Local business owners would salivate at the chance to provide the Clinton campaign staff with their daily kale and greek yogurt smoothies or artisanal cotton candy.
One thing’s for certain, Clinton was probably inspired by Ray’s successful campaign for community board chair on Girls, in which he used Brooklyn as campaign headquarters. Although his staff of one will likely be a little bit smaller than Clinton’s.