From the Jersey Journal:
An executive with co-working firm WeWork, which is slated to open a location in Journal Square, doesn’t appear to think much of Jersey City.
Sean Black, a WeWork executive vice president, told the crowd at a real-estate panel in Manhattan that he is looking to open a WeWork location in Brooklyn because it’s “cool” — unlike Jersey City, according to a report in Real Estate Weekly.
“Brooklyn has really emerged as this epicenter of where people want to be,” Black said, the website says. “If you look at Jersey City, it’s so far ahead relative to a lot of different product it has, but it doesn’t have life, it doesn’t have vibrancy, it’s not cool, it’s got no vibe.”
The comments are being panned by Rich Boggiano, who represents Journal Square on the City Council.
“Jersey City has more life and vitality than any other city in the United States of America,” Boggiano said. “Stay in New York where you belong then.”
A WeWork spokesman said Black’s comments “do not reflect the view of our company.
“Jersey City has a vibrant and innovative community that we would love to be a part of,” the spokesman said. “We’re looking at opportunities there and we hope to have more to announce in the near future.”