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Hevesi Takes His Case To HS of Art & Design
From the DAILY NEWS, May 22, 2001

City Controller Alan Hevesi brought his campaign for mayor to the High School of Art and Design last month as the featured speaker at the midtown school's career day.

"Art and Design is one of those specialty schools that give the New York City public school system a great name," said Hevesi, considered the favorite to land the endorsement of the teachers union.

"When New York City schools are good, they're the best," he said. "When they're not good, they're the worst."

Hevesi said if he's elected, he will consider creating a new millionaire's income tax to pump money into city schools if other revenue sources dry up.

When a student asked Hevesi what he planned to do if he lost the mayoral race, he replied, "I'm not losing."

Art and Design, located at 1075 Second Ave., opened in 1936 as the School of Industrial Arts. It now features 13 areas of study in commercial arts and architecture. Students are selected based on an entrance exam in art and a portfolio evaluation.

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