New York Primaries

Less Than Enthusiastic Choices

In Jewish neighborhoods, little passion for the candidates.

09/10/2013
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In Forest Hills, a middle-class Queens neighborhood with a large population of émigré Jews from the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, turnout for the primary Tuesday was light. Few members of the Russian-speaking community take part in elections, especially primaries like this week’s, when they see few issues that seem to directly to affect their interests. But they are likely to vote in greater numbers in November’s general election, said a Russian-speaking poll-watcher who has close connections to the immigrant community.

Candidates Face Off For ‘Super-Jewish’ District

In Brooklyn, Felder seeks Conservative write-in support against Republican Storobin; young guns take on establishment in Thursday’s busy legislative primary day.

09/11/2012
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New Yorkers will make an unusual trip to the polls on a Thursday for this week’s primary because the original Tuesday date coincided with the anniversary of 9/11, on which politics is customarily eschewed.

As usual, there’s lots of action in Brooklyn as the fight heats up for the newly created “super-Jewish” state Senate district encompassing most of Flatbush and Borough Park.

Abraham Tischler, left, and his brother, Moshe, hope to defeat established Brooklyn Jewish pols to serve in the state legislatur
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