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We have not always agreed, but I have said repeatedly and publicly many times that Al Sharpton has never counseled violence, but he gets blamed…
We borrowed money, it helped us with bonds and what not, and the Federal Government backed it, but it was a guarantee, it was not…
So it’s a mistake for someone to think that they bailed New York out. They did assist us, for which we are grateful, but it’s…
The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be…
I’m confident that, were I mayor, I would do some things differently than he has. But I think there’s a world of difference between him…
Children are amazing, and while I go to places like Princeton and Harvard and Yale, and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU, and that’s…
I went downtown as a lawyer and then I worked in a liquor store at night, as I had done all through law school. And…
You can’t twist Al Sharpton’s arm.
Well, I was about six or seven, and my mother and father separated.
Well, I think I am a very, very lucky person. I’m very fortunate.
This is about these particular candidates in this particular year. That’s what motivates me.
There is no point in me worrying about what Bloomberg or Badillo will do.
The people really are what make New York City great.
My mother came here to New York. She and my grandmother were domestics, cooking, cleaning for other people.
I went to Israel when the missiles were falling there.
In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee.
I love children, and most of my involvement now has to do with children or youth programs.
But the courts have dismissed the lawsuits against me and Lee Brown.
And I tell people I’m in charge of children, children I haven’t even met yet.
And, as a matter of fact, I am the chairman of the Amadou Diallo Foundation.
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