Advice for the New Mayor

Stern, William

Cove, Peter

Kotkin, Joel

Savas, E. S.

Biederman, Daniel

McCaughey, Elizabeth

Heinemann, H. Erich

Brooke-Hitching, Harley

Moss, Mitchell

Nathan, Richard

Zuckerman, Mortimer

Cornuelle, Richard

Mahoney, Margaret

Berger, Stephen

Wriston, Walter B.

Morris, Charles

Crouch, Stanley


Harley Brooke-Hitching President, Equities, Ltd., an inner-city development firm


Review city funding of hundreds of not-for-profits, many of which exist just to fund themselves and deliver votes, without any measurement of performance.

Recognize that we small business people who provide rental housing are the backbone of housing-and of the stability of low-income neighborhoods-in New York City. Repudiate the view, expressed by the previous commissioner on human rights, that a landlord is "likely to get his money through lying, promises, intimidation, harassment, etc." That's bigotry under the flag of human rights.

Improve the policing of housing in impoverished neighborhoods, which is besieged by drugs and crime. The city has a Housing Police force, but it is only for government-owned housing. Housing police should be available to the small property owners who pay taxes, incur a great deal of property damage, and lose good tenants due to drug dealers.

  • This document was created from the article, "Advice for the New Mayor" by Walter B. Wriston, Stanley Crouch, Stephen Berger, Charles Morris, Margaret Mahoney, Richard Cornuelle, Mortimer Zuckerman, Richard Nathan, Mitchell Moss, Harley Brooke-Hitching, H. Erich Heinemann, Elizabeth McCaughey, Daniel Biederman, E. S. Savas, Joel Kotkin, Peter Cove, and William Stern for the Winter 1994 edition of ... read more
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