Council Speaker Christine Quinn visited the house of Ezra Friedlander in Borough Park Sunday evening to attend a new tradition of celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Tu Bshvat, attended by Community leaders and politicos, described by VINNEWS as "highly influential group of Orthodox and Hasidic movers and shakers."
At the “seder” table (I guess a new definition to a non-political oriented occasion) yesterday featuring special readings "Ms. Quinn, with a fully loaded campaign war chest and reportedly a commanding lead in the polls in the 2013 race for Mayor of NYC, was honored in reading ancient rabbinic texts about the importance of preserving fruits trees and meaning of planting a seed for future generations to enjoy, according to VIN.
“Sharing our traditions with elected officials allows us to get to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and having Council Speaker Quinn join us demonstrated her sensitivity to our community” said Ezra Friedlander, CEO of The Friedlander Group.
City Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio, fresh off his announcement yesterday, visited a senior center in Boro Park, part of his 5 Borough tour.
Speaking w/ seniors @ Boro Park Y in BK this afternoon abt why we need a mayor who knows ALL boroughs are created equal! #deBlasio2013— Bill de Blasio (@deBlasioNYC) January 28, 2013