Press Release

Statement from Dan Quart on Retirement of District Attorney Cy Vance

March 12, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - “With the news this morning of Cy Vance’s retirement, I send my best wishes to him and his family as he embarks on his next chapter and I stand ready to lead a new era of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. One that is committed to criminal justice reform, police accountability, and public safety for all New Yorkers. Growing up in Washington Heights, I saw firsthand how the legal system failed to protect and treat all Manhattan communities with fairness and dignity, and I have fought my entire career to change that. As District Attorney, I will work every day to make our city a safer and more just place.”

About Dan Quart: Dan Quart is one of NYC’s top pro bono attorneys and a New York State Assemblymember representing Manhattan’s East Side. A Washington Heights native who grew up in subsidized housing with working-class parents, Dan was raised by a public school teacher and a social worker who taught him the value of public service. Since graduating law school, he has dedicated his career to standing up for tenants' rights and advocating for criminal justice reform.

As Manhattan’s next District Attorney, Dan will fight to end mass incarceration, hold law enforcement accountable for police brutality, and ensure that all Manhattanites feel safe. Learn more at and