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    Scott Stringer

    One Centre Street
    New York, NY
    (212) 669-3916

    As comptroller, Scott Stringer is the chief fiscal and auditing officer of New York City. His main power derives from investing the citys pension funds, but the office also affords Stringer a bully pulpit for critiquing city contracts as well as other investments, including those related to real estate.

    Stringer was first elected comptroller in November 2013, after defeating former Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the Democratic primary. Before that, he served two terms as Manhattan borough president, where he was particularly vocal on land-use issues and worked to increase the influence of community boards. For much of the 1990s and early 2000s, Stringer served in the state Assembly, representing a portion of Manhattans West Side.

    Stringer was born in April 1960, and grew up in Washington Heights before attending John Jay College.

    In September, City Comptroller Scott Stringer â€' who is planning a 2021 run for mayor â€' released a study showing that empty retail space doubled from 5.6 million square feet in 2007 to 11.8 million square feet in 2017...

    The day after those plans were filed, Community Board 5 rejected Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to rezone a northern section of East New York for higher density and market-rate development with a resounding 0-17 yea-to-nay vote, with many fearing that an influx of mostly market-rate rentals would lead to the displacement of longtime residents. A fortnight later, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer released an analysis stating that 50,000 East New York residents would be at risk of displacement if the mayor's plan were implemented...