HARLEM residents aren't crying over former President Bill Clinton's offices moving out of their neighborhood.
The William J. Clinton Foundation, which moved onto W. 125th St. nearly 10 years ago, plans to move most of its offices to Water St. in the financial district.
Clinton will keep an office in the building, but many residents don't care what his plans are - either because they never saw him or don't think his presence helped the neighborhood.
"It don't faze me; I never saw him," said lifelong Harlem resident and Clinton supporter Susan Chaplain.
"When he was here what did he do for us? Nothing," she said as she stood on Lenox Ave., not far from Clinton's offices. "He never did nothing while he was here. What difference does it make?"
Sharon Johnson, 59, also wasn't concerned with Clinton's plans. "He don't come out here so it don't matter one way or another," she said. "He never even comes out to say 'hi.'"
James Carrington, 62, is one of many sidewalk vendors selling artwork on W. 125th St. near Clinton's building.
"It doesn't matter to me," said Carrington, who added he's spotted Clinton only once and that his presence hasn't made any impact on Carrington's business.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
'When He Was Here What Did He Do For Us? Nothing'
America's First Black President just isn't getting the love from his people, They might want to put a little ice on that to ease the pain.