Greenspun Spin-out

Ben Smith reports that Jonathan Greenspun is moving on to Mercury Public Affairs, leaving his unofficial post as the Bloomberg administration’s liaison to the Jewish community.

His departure, of course, comes only a few weeks after the protests in Borough Park. In the aftermath of the demonstrations, many people in the community said they felt they had less access to the Mayor than they did under Giulliani and his chief of staff and Jewish liaison Bruce Teitelbaum.

On the other hand, Bloomberg hasn’t had to make the concessions that Giuliani and Teitelbaum granted in exchange for political support from the Hasidic community.

If Bloomberg indeed goes with Tolbert, that could be taken as another blow against quid pro quo politics.

- Jason Horowitz