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March 19, 2014- By Battery Park Dad
Regarding recent comments on BatteryPark.TV about Councilwoman Margaret Chin representing only Chinatown and city unions, I couldn’t agree more. If you want to make sure the Chinatown Senior Centers get their funding (and she gets her vote), then she is your go to. If it has anything to do with supporting the families in BPC or FiDi that have transformed the neighborhoods over the last 10 years, then you are out of luck: Very different neighborhoods, very different priorities.
She has been swept up in the “Progressive Revolution” and I fear that the priorities of the folks in the “middle” downtown — that is, not Goldman Sachs and not those who live off of Government Services, are getting brushed aside.
Unfortunately, middle aged condo owners with kids just don’t vote in City elections, and that is what it is all about. We get the government that we select. And it looks like this is the best we could muster . . .