Press Release

Our Town: Candidate for Manhattan DA Dan Quart’s Statement on UES Shooting

April 29, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - Candidate for Manhattan District Attorney Dan Quart discussed the tragic shooting on the Upper East Side earlier this week with Our Town. Quart, a representative of the East Side for over 10 years, explained why this continuation of gun violence in New York City requires someone who will tackle this issue with all tools available, not just the narrow strategies that former prosecutors often rely on.

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Assembly Member Dan Quart, who is also in the running to become Manhattan’s District Attorney, said the shooting was a “tragic continuation” of a rise in gun violence over the past year and addressing the trend would be a top concern if elected to be the borough’s prosecutor.

“If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t continue using the same narrow set of tools to tackle gun violence – we must think bigger to keep our families safe and restore public safety,” said Quart. “Taking guns off the street, helping precincts solve gun cases, and finally addressing the root causes of violence will all be part of how I keep families safe as District Attorney.”

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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