Clinton Foundation Moving Out Of Harlem Offices To New Digs In Financial District

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – They’re movin’ on out.

Well, not completely.

Former President Bill Clinton is slimming down his presence in Harlem.

The president has had his office on the top floor of 55 West 125th Street in Harlem for nearly 10 years.

The General Services Administration says Clinton will continue to keep his office there. In November, Clinton signed another 10-year lease on the space.

However, his nonprofit William J. Clinton Foundation will relocate to 77 Water Street, in the heart of the Financial District. It is expected to expand, and pay cheaper rent.

No word yet on how Clinton will divide his time between the spaces.

Clinton initially didn’t intend to house his offices in Harlem. He originally planned to rent an office in the heart of Midtown. At the time, though, the move was considered controversial due to the high rent taxpayers would have to foot for the 56th floor of the Carnegie Hall Tower.

The foundation’s rent is not paid for by taxpayers, but by the organization itself.

Is Clinton lessening his commitment to Harlem? Sound off in our comments section.

  • Loura Vangerbig

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  • Laura Love

    I think, Former President Bill Clinton is old enough to make his own decisions, without the following of judgemental people, who are not 1/100,000,000 as smart as he is. Find a cause in your local area to worry about.

  • shylock

    Folks, after 2008 business melt down. Those empty offices turned into affordable housing. So there exist excess office space down in lower Manhattan. So yes there exist lower real estate in lower Manhattan.

    Also, he more opportunity to pounce on local financial companies for donations.

  • Dan

    I guess the “statute of limitations” for political correctness have worn out. Go for it Billy boy.


    More space and cheaper rent in LOWER MANHATTAN than Harlem. MR. EX PRESIDENT I REALLY DON’T THINK I AM THAT STUPID

  • Zeek

    Hey Sharp Object. Why not just drop the racial hatrid. After all the “apes” seem smarter than you cause lord knows you couldn’t get elected dog catcher. Or get accepted to Harvard. So leave the “apes” alone and deal with your trouble lot in life… (wait… can you read? did you even go to school?)

    • sharp object

      hatrid???? LOL, who’s the dumb ape?

  • Bushelfoote

    One thing’s for sure:The man’s economics are impeccable….He set the tax code right side up again,Paid down the nat’l debt and had this country Rockin’!!! Then we all went Stupid and elected the next guy who presided over the destuction of All the gains made in Clinton’s presidency….It’s the economy AGAIN,Stupids!!! WHY!! WHY!! OH WHY!!! couldn’t have stayed the way we had it !! VOTE DEMOCRAT in 2012!!!!!

    • Hilary Clinton - Bill's wife

      You’ve confused Clinton (self-serving liberal) with a GOP Congress. They’re the one who got Billy back to reality. Thank them for the boom times.

  • Jack Kennedy

    even clinton got tired of the professional victims

  • Vince Foster

    Isn’t there a strip joint down there next to the proposed mosque? He can pander for more money and have a “business man’s lunch special” all at the same time. Then again if I had to look at his wife’s ugly mug day after day, I’d be moving too. I just wouldn’t tell her.

  • Carlos Liriano

    money goes to where money is, President Clinton is right to move to the financial area near Wall Street

  • Office Space

    Wow… More space and cheaper rent in Lower Manhattan than Harlem. I guess real estate proces did shift dramatically.

  • Don Juan

    It makes sense to me. The Foundation needs to be near the money.

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