Eliot Spitzer Courts Orthodox Jews in Boro Park

Eliot Spitzer enjoys the Judaica superstore in Boro Park.
Eliot Spitzer enjoys the Judaica superstore in Boro Park.

Wearing a yarmulke and a wide grin, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer stopped by Brooklyn’s Boro Park neighborhood Friday, visiting two businesses and even purchasing prayer books for the Jewish New Year.

Mr. Spitzer met with local leaders for several hours, attempting to peel away coveted Orthodox Jewish votes from his opponent, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who, like Mr. Spitzer, is Jewish. Though raised in a secular household, Mr. Spitzer made every effort to convey to Jewish voters and the press that he was still in touch with his roots. Continue reading “Eliot Spitzer Courts Orthodox Jews in Boro Park”

Hikind Blasts Greenfield for ‘Disgusting Lies’ and ‘Unconscionable Gutter Politics’ in Brooklyn D.A.’s Race

Ken Thompson with Assemblyman Dov Hikind. (Photo: Thompson campaign)
Ken Thompson with Assemblyman Dov Hikind. (Photo: Thompson campaign)

The Brooklyn district attorney’s race is escalating rather quickly in Boro Park.

Councilman David Greenfield and Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Orthodox Jewish surrogates for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and challenger Ken Thompson respectively, traded blows today after Mr. Greenfield said at a recent press conference that Mr. Thompson vowed to “target the Jewish community” for prosecution.

Mr. Hikind, no fan of Mr. Greenfield, was not amused.  Continue reading “Hikind Blasts Greenfield for ‘Disgusting Lies’ and ‘Unconscionable Gutter Politics’ in Brooklyn D.A.’s Race”

Bill de Blasio’s Mayoral Marathon

Bill de Blasio in the Bronx.
Bill de Blasio in the Bronx.

It snowed, hailed and rained on Bill de Blasio’s parade. The public advocate spent Monday, his first official day as a mayoral candidate, on a journey that spanned over sixty miles and all five boroughs, a dramatic, physical manifestation of his plan to propel himself to Gracie Mansion by reaching out to disenfranchised residents in the far flung corners of the city and channeling populist backlash against the policies of Mayor Michael Bloomberg along the way. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio’s Mayoral Marathon”

Greenfield Endorses Fidler [Video]

greenfield fidler Greenfield Endorses Fidler [Video]
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Yesterday evening, Councilman David Greenfield endorsed fellow Councilman Lew Fidler’s state senate campaign, giving Mr. Fidler a bit of momentum as he campaigns for the sizable Orthodox Jewish vote in the district he seeks to represent.

Mr. Greenfield, saying Mr. Fidler is “the best person to fight for the frum community in the New York State Senate,” specifically praised his plan to reduce the financial burden of Jewish educational institutions.

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