Hillary Clinton calls Bruce Ratner
At the Make It In Brooklyn Innovation Summit, we asked Bruce Ratner how he felt about having Hillary Clinton as a tenant at 1 Pierrepont Plaza, a building he built way back in 1987. His answer: “I was honored. I was sort of surprised. I’m delighted. No matter what my politics are.”
Ratner went on to share that Clinton personally called him a week after leasing the space. “It wasn’t for a campaign contribution,” he clarified. Building on the banter, Forest City Ratner President and CEO Maryanne Gilmartin chimed in, “It was a fair market deal. She’s paying rent.”
Summer came in with a vengeance this week and Montrose Morris reminded us how Brooklynites survived in the past by flocking to their own Riviera and snapping up “apartcots” (apartment cottages) for the season, or longer. There are still a few left—but not many.
Wednesday night walking tours from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy are on every week throughout the summer. Don’t miss Bugs ’n’ Blooms and The Awesome Oyster, among other fun topics. A couple of blocks away, in the archway under the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo, you can see a free concert every Thursday evening.