By City & State, October 3, 2016
The borough of Manhattan is home to some of the most powerful people in the world, which made crafting this list difficult at times. We didn’t want to recognize the most internationally influential people who happen to own property in Manhattan; we wanted to find the people whose work has the most impact on the borough’s economy, development, culture and the daily lives of the 1.6 million people who call Manhattan home.
The list includes powerful city officials, heads of nonprofits, leaders of some of the world’s best hospitals, political power players and others, all who live in Manhattan. We did not include elected officials. We instead focused on others in the community we felt have the most visible impact on the borough’s intricate environment. Of our five borough lists, we are sure this one will garner the most criticism, simply because we had to leave so many deserving people off, but we hope it provides our readers with an honest picture of the community power structure in Manhattan.
With decades of experience running campaigns and advising politicians, it is easy to see the influence that Hank Sheinkopf has over the political discourse in Manhattan and beyond. He’s a go-to person for members of the media looking for comment on pretty much anything related to New York City politics, not only because of his knowledge but also because he understands how to deliver a memorable quote or soundbite for TV crews. As a consultant, he is sought after by top clients, many with a focus on Manhattan, because of his record of success.