A Speaker Talks: Corey Johnson on District 3, Chelsea, Future of City

On the evening of Wed., Jan. 3, just a few hours after being elected 48–1 as New York’s new City Council Speaker, it made sense that Corey Johnson would want to celebrate with friends. And he did — by heading over to Mount Sinai West for the monthly full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4).

“As your councilmember, I want to thank you for your friendship. I also want to let you know that I’m not going anywhere,” said Johnson at that meeting. “I still live in Chelsea. I don’t own a car. I do my own grocery shopping. I walk in sweatpants and a baseball cap down the street. I look forward to staying in touch with all of you. Even with this new role of leading the Council, I’m not going to forget the neighborhoods that elected me, the people who elected me. I’m not going to stray too far away. You have to remember where you came from — and I will.”
(Image courtesy of Donna Aceto)

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