CHRISTINE C.

QUINN
TELEPHONE

THE COUNCIL
OF

SPEAKER 7210

THE CITY

OF

NEW YORK CITY HALL

212-788-

June 12, 2010 Tony Malkin

Empire State Building 350 5th Avenue New York, NY 10118 Dear Mr. Malkin: I am writing in response to your reported comments in the New York Observer. If they are accurate, they reflect a profound misunderstanding of what has transpired since your refusal to honor Mother Teresa's 100th birthday. Mother Teresa's message was that all people have a personal responsibility to help their fellow man. This means using your resources and your power to help people and spread this message. The idea of individuals placing lights in our own windows is being done because you have refused to do what you could do. Therefore, your endorsement of our effort is the height of hypocrisy. We again respectfully ask that you reconsider your decision and pay tribute to this great woman by lighting the top of the Empire State Building in her honor. Sincerely,

Christine C. Quinn Speaker

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