New York Press Endorses PJ Kim

City Council candidate PJ Kim has picked up the endorsement of New York Press:

This
district—which includes the Lower East Side, Chinatown, Battery Park
City, Tribeca and the Financial District—has seen some of the most
intense development (as well as conflicts) since Councilmember Alan
Gerson took office in eight years ago. While the incumbent has tried to
effect change during his tenure—and remains supportive of many progressive
developments affecting nightlife, affordable housing and schools—there
have been too many stalled projects, divisive decisions and a lack of
leadership or vision to benefit the area’s diverse populations.That is
why we feel it is time for a new era in Downtown politics, and why we
support Jin “P.J.” Kim for City Council District 1.We applaud Margaret
Chin, the most seasoned competitor in the race, who has spent close to
40 years as an activist for many of the neighborhoods, but we feel she
is still mired in the politics of the past. Kim, a South Korean
immigrant with degrees from Princeton and Harvard Business School, is
the face of the changing district. Although he has lived in the
district for a smaller amount of time than the other candidates, he has
broad knowledge of the issues facing many of the residents and brings a
professional and disciplined approach to fixing these problems. He’s
worked in the private sector and recently used his skills to assist
antipoverty programs. Many of the historic rifts between ethnic and
economic factions stand a chance to be reconciled with Kim, a new face
in local politics whom we feel has a long and bright future ahead of
him. We wholeheartedly endorse PJ Kim for City Council District 1.