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Quiz for Politicians and Pundits

Please answer the following “Yes” or “No” questions:

1. Is your primary residence anywhere outside of the County of New York (also known as the “Borough of Manhattan”)?

2. Does your constituency/audience hail primarily from a “red state”?

3. Have you ever made a disparaging rhetorical reference to “New York elites”?

4. Have you ever vehemently proclaimed that states’ rights and local control are superior to Federal policymaking or other outside meddling?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, neither you nor your constituency/audience are entitled to any opinion whatsoever on the local zoning decisions of Lower Manhattan’s democratically elected leaders. Please find some actual problem to talk about instead.