De Blasio Meets With Jewish Activists in Boro Park

By Reuvain Borchardt

BORO PARK — Congressional candidate Bill de Blasio met Sunday with Orthodox Jewish activists in Boro Park, as he runs for New York’s 10th District, which includes the portion of that neighborhood below 14th Avenue.

De Blasio represented a similar section of Boro Park when he served in the New York City Council from 2002-2009, before serving a term as public advocate and two terms as mayor.

The Jewish activists have not yet made an endorsement in the race. At Sunday’s off-the-record meeting, de Blasio asked for the community’s support, and the activists presented the community’s issues and concerns.

Following the meeting, Hamodia spoke briefly on the record with de Blasio, asking the former mayor about how his previously warm relationship with the community soured somewhat during the last two years of his mayoralty.

Photos and videos by Reuvain Borchardt/Hamodia

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