March 21 - April 3, 2017

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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Gale Brewer 2015


  • Title: Manhattan Borough President
  • Company: The City of New York
  • Location: Manhattan
  • Birthplace: Boston, MA

Education: Bennington College and Columbia University, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
First job outside of government: A research position at the CUNY Graduate Center.
First job in real estate or allied field: Working at a real estate company developing affordable housing.
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I’m the Manhattan Borough President, and look forward to continuing to serve our borough’s 1.6 million residents.
How do you unwind from a busy day in government? Read the news, update my contacts database, ride a bike, and have a glass of wine.
Favorite book or author: Jerzy Kosinski
Favorite play: Hamilton
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? I’d take Eleanor Roosevelt to any ethnic restaurant in Manhattan.
What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Teaching full-time at a college or university. (I teach one class on politics and policy each spring, and I love it.)