Ben Smith points us to a sober, matronly moral accounting of the whole affair at Orthomom.
Here’s my question: When did the Orthodox and Hasid world of Borough Park get on the wrong side of the law? When, and how (politically) did these people who were so well-in in the Giuliani administration become targets Read More
Eliot’s team isn’t waiting to hear Tom’s announcement on Saturday.
Eliot and David Paterson will get Charlie Rangel‘s endorsement at his office tomorrow at 11 a.m.
Then, while Tom makes some kind of announcement on Saturday, Eliot will be attending a breakfast in Boro Park, courtesy of Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Read More
The Politicker is told that Rabbi Milton Balkany, a prolific political fundraiser before his legal problems, is back in the game: Earlier this week, Balkany hosted a gathering a fund-raiser at his Borough Park home for none other than Senator Joe Lieberman.
A photo of the Senator and the disgraced rabbi appeared in Read More
People toward the back of the City Council Chamber during the vote that made Chris Quinn speaker noticed an unexpected sight: Councilman Simcha Felder, a key Quinn supporter, slipping into the men’s room at the back of the chamber just before the vote.
I called Felder to ask about this and he Read More
A reader forwards a copy of an invitation to a breakfast in Borough Park for Tom Suozzi, hosted by the consultant Suozzi reportedly hired as a Jewish liason for his campaign for Governor.
“We now look towards a future where Tom’s innovative leadership can benefit all of New York State,” says the invitation. Read More
Jason Horowitz calls in from Mike’s swing through senior centers around the boroughs to note that reporters in Borough Park were taking bets on how long it would be before Mike mentioned his 96-year-old mother.
It took exactly 36 seconds, and Gabe Pressman won the pool.
A bit later, in Queens, Mike brushed off his Read More
The Observer’s Jason Horowitz emails:
Gifford Miller began his “walking tour” of Boro Park, Brooklyn this afternoon in front of Glatt Delight and Old Buro’s Farm: Poor People’s Friend grocery. He seemed somewhat out of place.
“We’re going to walk up and down the street and say hello to some people,” said aide Manny Read More
The casual post-election talk of expatriation in the past few weeks coincided with the appearance in New York City of the writer Donald Richie, whose elegant considerations of Japan, where he has lived for over a half-century, have made him a bard of sorts of expatriate life. A long and distinguished line of gaijin, from Read More