Brooklyn public affairs consultant and lobbyist Ezra Friedlander acknowledges that support has coalesced around Yang, but is firm in his backing of Stringer, the embattled city comptroller.
“Look, at the end of the day, there’s an old adage: Two Jews, three views. So there’s always hope for a candidate to pick up support,” Friedlander told NY1, noting that Stringer is well-known and respected in the communities.
Adams has forged bonds with the communities in his time as Brooklyn borough president and, before that, a state senator whose district included Crown Heights.
“And the fight that Jewish communities are having here in Borough Park is no different than the fight that Black students and parents are having in Brownsville,” he says in a campaign video during a visit to a yeshiva with Eichenstein.
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