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Katz gave a patriotic lecture on Tuesday, explaining her economic initiatives and rebranding Queens as the city’s prime tourist destination.
“Manhattan should be known for recommending Queens restaurants and shopping, and all the cultural events that we have to offer,” Katz said.
“Space is needed, pre-k is needed,” she said. “We need to at least have our children start on equal footing and get the education they need.”
The Borough President pledged that her administration will help future small businesses owners to navigate the process of creating their companies, and she plans to use real estate development projects to spur job growth.
Katz additionally expressed her excitement for Governor Andrew Cuomo taking the lead to renovate the area airports.
“You come to the city of New York, we should have the top flight– excuse the pun– airports in the entire world,” she said.
She also reiterated in the speech that she will save the New York State Pavilion.
“The speech hit all the right notes,” said Rob MacKay of the Queens Economic Development Corporation. “I feel that Queens is ready to steal Brooklyn’s mojo.”