On Friday in front of the Riverdale YMHA Manhattan Borough President (and leading candidate for city comptroller) Scott Stringer gave his endorsement to Andrew Cohen for the 11th Council Seat currently held by term limited Councilman G. Oliver Koppell. Stringer who said that he will be part of a new government in City Hall next year, and people like Andrew Cohen in the council are also needed. Stringer while he still has one term left to serve as Manhattan Borough President said that he is running for the position of City Comptroller to deal with matters of importance to the entire city not just one borough. In endorsing Andrew Cohen Stringer said that Cohen will be one of his partners in the new government at City Hall.
Stringer is no stranger to the 11th council district, as his parents have lived in the Riverdale section for many many years. When asked if this endorsement was the work of his mother (as was the case in Councilman Vacca when he voted to change the term limit law), Stringer replied "this was a non mom decision". Cohen thanked Borough President Stringer for his endorsement, and the two went inside to chat with some of the Y's members as you will see in the photos below.
Left - Manhattan BP Stringer gives his endorsement to Andrew Cohen for the 11th Council District saying why he chose Mr. Cohen over the other candidates..
Right - Mr. Cohen thanks BP Stringer for the endorsement.