Stringer Amps Up Fundraising As Well

Yesterday we reported about the high-dollar fundraiser that public advocate Bill de Blasio is planning for the Waldorf Astoria next month, one that includes on its host committee such political luminaries as former John Lindsay aide Sid Davidoff and former Bernie Kerik attorney Barry Berke.

Today we have received word that Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer is stepping up his fundraising as well. A reader passes along the invitation for two Stringer fetes next week.

Stringer talks a lot about “bringing everbody to the table,” and thus, both of these soirees promise “conversation.”

The first at the studio of the artist Peter Max and is co-hosted with his wife Mary, an environmental activist. Tickets go from $100-$1000.

The second is at the Brooklyn home of Evan Thies. Thies, a former aide to David Yassky, makes his living as a political consultant. He ran for Yassky’s old North Brooklyn council seat but lost to Stephen Levin. 

The event is billed as a “discussion on food, urban agriculture and the future of NYC,” and perhaps not incidentally, comes on the heels of council Speaker Christine Quinn’s  (and fellow 2013 hopeful) recent food policy push.

Invites to both below:


Stringer Amps Up Fundraising As Well