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Brooklyn Loves Weiner

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

If it’s the gazillion reporters following him every step or the photo snaps at every stop, Anthony Weiner is treated as celebrity in chief.

One example:

After a press conference Monday morning, outside a Kosher supermarket in Brooklyn, Anthony Weiner did what presidential candidates usually do: sign autographs.

Mr. Weiner had wrapped up an event in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn – where he stood outside a kosher supermarket, touting his plan to allow small business owners to contest fines on their blocks using mobile vans–when a woman, bashful at first, approached the former congressman to ask for an autograph.

As Mr. Weiner finished speaking with one of his petitioners, 60 year old Anna Gordon ambled up to ask him to sign a piece of paper, according to Ross Barkan.

“I thought you were a member of the press,” Mr. Weiner quipped to Ms. Gordon, who said she lived around the block.

“No, I’m just a bystander,” she said.

Mr. Weiner then scrawled his name in light blue cursive letters on Ms. Gordon’s paper.

“Thank you so much, I will frame this!” she gushed.

“Don’t be silly,” Mr. Weiner replied.

Ms. Gordon subsequently told Politicker that she genuinely admired Mr. Weiner and did not reject his autograph because of his infamous recent past.

“I respect him no matter what happened with him, it’s in the past, you know?” she asked. “I just respect him because he comes from the background … to become somebody important again, do you know what I mean?”

She clarified she was referring to the scandal.

“He’s trying to make changes in his life. I look up to him like that, I appreciate him very much … I just used to see him around TV and admired the man,” she said

Tuesday’s Senate Vote Amid Accusations of Neo-Nazism and General Nastiness

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Following the resignation of State Senator Carl Kruger, who pleaded guilty to bribery charges, voters in Brooklyn’s 27th District, which includes Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Mill Basin and Midwood, are choosing his successor in a special election. Both candidates, City Councilman Lewis A. Fidler, Democrat from Sheepshead Bay, and David Storobin, Republican from Brighton Beach, have not discussed the issues confronting the district, so much as exchanged wild and nasty accusations regarding Storobin’s affiliations with… neo-Nazis.

According to a NY Times report from early February, the Democratic front-runner said his challenger had neo-Nazi ties. Now, mind you, both candidates are Jewish.

Speaking in the middle of a very noisy bar back in January, Councilman Fidler told the assembled (and a tad inebriated) Young Democrats “The Republicans in the State Senate are going to drop a half a million dollars behind some guy who I laid eyes on for the first time tonight – first time, I go to a lot of meetings and [this was the] first time I ever saw David Storobin – a guy who can’t even fess up to what he writes on his web pages anymore and is busy scrubbing what little history he has because he’s embarrassed about his ties to skinheads and neo-Nazi groups and white supremacist groups because the Republicans had no idea who they were putting on the ballot.”

Yeshiva World published a retort by Storobin that went: “From the start of his campaign for State Senate, Lew Fidler has engaged in nasty, vicious and false negative attacks against me. Realizing that he stands against traditional marriage, against vouchers, in favor of abortions, in favor of higher taxes and otherwise out of step with the people of the district, Mr. Fidler knew that he cannot appeal to the voters by discussing issues. As such, his campaign and its supporters resorted to character assassination.

“They said that I was tied to the Nazis. They questioned whether I’m really Jewish. They’ve attacked my profession as an attorney with a false smear. They’ve even repeatedly attacked my mother with words I won’t write here.”

Storobin proceeded to state that he was born in the Soviet Union. “My grandparents were born into frum families,” but the communists robbed the family of its Yiddishkeit. He even inserted a prooftext memoir: “My maternal grandfather Pinchus knew how to be a shohet, but the only thing we knew is that he would buy and prepare the chicken during important events.”

The Times noted that after his videotaped remark had gone a little more viral than he had expected, Fidler sent out a press release asking Storobin to explain “his connection to white supremacist groups” whose websites he had linked to his articles, and to republish the articles themselves, which Fidler claimed had “disappeared from the blog’s archive.”

In the end Fidler revised a bit, saying he should have used the word “links” rather than “ties.” And by links he meant “hyperlinks” on a browser page, rather than, well, ties.

This week the Jewish Press endorsed Lew Fidler For State Senate, saying that “he has ably represented the interests of his Orthodox Jewish constituents and deserves their support.”

See also:

Fidler/Strobin Debate for the 27th District Race

‘I Will Absolutely Fight For You’: An Interview With Would-Be State Senate Candidate David Storobin

 

Lew Fidler Says Dems Must Win State Senate Campaign To Teach GOP A Lesson

 

The Singular Experience

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

         After Work Schmooze, ages 20′s and 30′s. Makor – Steinhardt Building, 35 W. 67th St., Manhattan. 7 p.m. 212-601-1000. www.makor.org

 

         Central Park Night Ice Skating, Wollman Skating Rink. 7 p.m. Sponsored by Makor – Steinhardt Building, 35 W. 67th St., Manhattan. 212-601-1000. www.makor.org


CHANUKAH, DECEMBER 16-23

         Chanukah Singles Event. 8 p.m. Location disclosed upon registration. NO CHARGE. Small groups of men and women (10 men and 10 women) will come together at a designated home each night of Chanukah. Event is ONLY for Shabbos- and kosher-observant individuals. Registration is required, so as to be able to match people with some similar backgrounds. Light refreshments will be served. 718-375-9593.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

         Chanukah celebration. Speed dating for ages 30-60. Chabad Lubavitch of Sheepshead Bay, 1315 Ave. Y, Brooklyn. 917-742-8445. $18.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

         Chanukah Party at Kings Bay Y, 3495 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn. 11:30 a.m. 718-648-7703 x 230.

 

         Midrash Ora V’Simcha Gala Chanukah Party. 3110 Kings Highway (E. 31st St at Nostrand Ave.), Brooklyn. 2:30-5 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Joel Mordechai Arbiser, M.D. RSVP: 718-951-0500.

 

         Coffee, Cake and Conversation singles group will host a Chanukah get-together from 2:30-5 p.m. at 1467 East 31 Street (corner Kings Highway), Brooklyn. Attendance is free. Music and light food will be offered. Call 718-375-1049, 212-928-5091 or 718-853-2796.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

         Sophisticated Singles, ages 35-55. Roundtable Rap. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133. www.friedbergjcc.org  

 

         Social, ages 55+. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133. www.friedbergjcc.org 


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

         Sushi and Latkes: Japanese Chanukah Singles Party, ages 30-49. 7:30 p.m. JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly, N.J. 201-569-7900.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21- SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24

         Shabbos Chanukah Weekend, sponsored by “Flakey” Jake. Somerset Marriot in N.J. 718-436-0682.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

         After Work Schmooze, ages 20′s and 30′s. Makor – Steinhardt Building, 35 W. 67th St., Manhattan. 7 p.m. 212-601-1000. www.makor.org 


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23

         Chanukah Rock ‘n’ Bowl. 8:30 p.m. at Bowler City in Hackensack (85 Midtown Bridge Approach), N.J. Sponsored by the JCC on the Palisades. 201-569-7900.

 

         Shabbat Chanukah Luncheon at the Young Israel of Flatbush, 1012 Ave. I., Brooklyn. Please join us for tefillot in the main synagogue, to be followed by kiddush and a catered, singles only luncheon. 8:45 a.m. Payable to the Young Israel of Flatbush and mail to: Joel Roth, 1119 Ocean Parkway, Apt. 4-F, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11230. Donna: 718-633-8835; Joel: 718-377-4127; Sheldon: 718-434-4623; Suri: 718-338-1347; Marty: 718-951-2560. E-mail: Shelsurfer@aol.com 


MONDAY, DECEMBER 25

         Sophisticated Singles, ages 35-55. Roundtable Rap. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133. www.friedbergjcc.org 

 

         Social, ages 55+. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133.  www.friedbergjcc.org 

 

         Chinese Lunch at noon. Rabbi Fingerer will discuss his new book, Adults Only, a provocative and engaging book on topics ranging from human sexuality to solving global war on terror. JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly, N.J. 201-569-7900 ext. 435.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28

         After Work Schmooze, ages 20′s and 30′s. Makor – Steinhardt Building, 35 W. 67th St., Manhattan. 7 p.m. 212-601-1000. www.makor.org 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31

         EndTheMadness will be hosting a private dinner at a Manhattan restaurant with Dr. Michael Salamon, author of Every Pot Has Its Cover. Open to a select group of 24 singles (12 men and 12 women), ages 35 and under. 6:30 p.m. www.endthemadness.org 

Additional Endorsements

Friday, November 30th, 2001

Comptroller

William Thompson

Public Advocate

Betsy Gottbaum

Boro President

Brooklyn

Marty Markowitz

Queens

Helen Marshall

District Attorney

Brooklyn

Charles J. Hynes

City Council

Brooklyn

39th District ? (Park Slope, Gowanus, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Windsor Terrace, Kensington)

Bill DeBlasio

43rd District ? (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Boro Park, Bensonhurst)

Martin J. Golden

44th District ? (Borough Park, part of Flatbush, part of Bensonhurst)

Simcha Felder

45th District ? (East Flatbush, part of Flatbush and part of Rugby)

Kendall Stewart

46th District ? (Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach Canarsie Starrett City)

Lewis A. Fidler

47th District ? (Sea Gate, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, part of Bath Beach)

Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.

48th District ? (Flatbush, Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach)

Michael C. Nelson

Queens

23rd District ? (Douglaston, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Oakland Gardens, Floral Park, Bellaire, Bellerose, Holliswood, parts of Queens Village)

David I. Weprin

Manhattan

1st District ? (Lower Manhattan)

Alan Gerson

Supreme Court

Brooklyn

Judge Howard A. Ruditzky

Queens

Judge Martin Ritholtz

Civil Court

Staten Island

Eric Vitalliano

Ulster County Treasurer

Lew Kirschner

Ramapo Town Supervisor

Kathy Ellsworth

Ramapo Town Councilman

Harry Reiss

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/editorial/additional-endorsements/2001/11/30/

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