When Corey Johnson was first running for City Council, he came to 69 Charles Street and asked if WestView would support him. I explained that we did not support candidates but that he could write an article expressing his views. He did just that and then, to our surprise, his mother and aunt showed up. We sat in the garden and had coffee.
They are from a small town outside of Boston. Corey’s aunt worked for public housing and reviewed applications to make sure the applicants were poor enough to qualify. She quoted what had to be one of her favorites: “I tell them they better have a good memory because I am going to ask them about their income every year.”
I hope Corey does not get bogged down with NYCHA housing but, if he does, we can always send for his aunt.