October 7, 2021 1:13 am at 1:13 am #2013111
Curtis Sliwa or Eric Adams? Does anyone trust Adams as genuine especially with the BLM support and using the typical racial card or do you trust Sliwa who seems to be actually interested in cleaning up the city and putting a stop to the out of control crime.October 7, 2021 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm #2013242Yserbius123Participant
Don’t know much about Eric Adams but he’s been working really hard to curry favor from the frum oilom. I grew up listening to Coytis Sliwa so I’m a little biased towards him.October 7, 2021 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #2013440
I think Adams will be the next Dinkins. He’s been using the race card Everytime to get attention and to try to put down any argument against him and he’s a supporter of the fraudulent BLM movement. I would say sliwa is the loyal one to the city and to the Jewish communities, on the other hand he did open his mouth ranting how the Jews abuse the system and that men sit in yeshivas while taxpayers pay for them which is wrong and also if he feels that way, he shouldn’t publicize it to the world he should sit down discussing this behind closed doors. It’s hard to tell who would be more loyal but one thing is for sure for better or worse sliwa is authentic and will be strong against crime. Adams will be a criminal sympathizer saying that kid could have been his son.October 7, 2021 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #2013464
The general rule is Democrats are a disaster. And Republicans are clearly much less bad than the Democrat candidate.
Despite all the sophistry the leftists use when trying to sell you a bridge. Actually give away the bridge for “free”.October 7, 2021 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm #2013475
But it’s a slim chance that sliwa will be elected. You just can’t fix stupid. Which applies greatly to the liberal nyc. Adams may or may not be worse than deblasio, but regardless he is not the answer that NYC needs right now.October 7, 2021 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm #2013479AviraDeArahParticipant
I can’t help but think that sliwa is a mud slinging, angry man who used to have a very clear purpose in life for himself. He had a gang of self styled crime fighters and he felt he was a hero – he has done good things for the community, but has also made hateful tirades against our way of life. He has the trump-esque appeal of the common man, except he does not have the experience in high society and business acumen that the former possessed. He is likewise headstrong, obnoxious… I don’t see any reason at all to entrust him with the stewardship of the city.
Adams has been in public life and is not a known radical leftist; I was very relieved when he won the nomination. Dinkins was a weak leader who was in the pocket of the African American community; I’ve seen no indication that Adams is too….he did once associate with Louis Farrakhan, which is very disturbing, but has since distanced himself.October 7, 2021 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #2013501
Avira, de Blasio also was not a known radical leftist before he became mayor. He proved himself that only once in City Hall. In fact, he previously represented the frum Boro Park coming in the City Council.
Sliwa, while once made an unfortunate reference to our community (Eisav Soneh L’Yaakov is pretty universal), overall he has a decades-long history of friendly and helpful interactions with the frum community.
All this said, Adams is a shoe-in to winning the election in this one-party city.October 7, 2021 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #2013503
Avira, I agree about Sliwa being Trump-like which is exactly what we need right now in this city, not just another politician but someone who doesnt fit the political standards and can actually make some changes. Sliwa has helped protect communities and especially Jewish communities and even risked his life with many injuries. What bothered me about him was that since he has done so, he felt it was his right to badmouth the Jewish communities whether he had a point or not, under the guise of being a friend. Friends are supposed to be loyal, and being a friend doesnt give you the right to bash them aggressively and expose them for whatever reason you may have.
Putting that aside, he did apologize and said he wanted to explain himself in a meeting with Jewish leaders, but putting that aside as well, there is just something in Adams that I just dont trust. He has been nice with the Jewish community but I see in him a Deblasio or Cuomo who did all the friendliness they needed just to get elected and then threw the Jews under the bus. He also seems arrogant and goes along with the media as a useful tool to spread his propaganda. You said Dinkins was a black sympathizer, but Adams is as well he supports BLM, assisted in painting the BLM murals, and calls everyone a racist when he has nothing to say as hes called Yang and Sliwa racists for whatever reasons. He wont stop crime and he will sympathize with those who “could have been his son”.
I think that as long as Sliwa wont be a mazik to the Jewish communities, he is by far a better choice and has experience with the police force and crime on the streets. The fact that he doesnt have business experience like Trump isnt necessary here he is only running for mayor not for president and he is well connected on the streets. One thing for good or bad, Curtis is real.October 8, 2021 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #2013723
Why have there been scant coverage of the politicians for mayor
And does anyone in the CR know (from YWN news) anything about the Nassau DA race with Todd kaminsky and Ann DonnellyOctober 9, 2021 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #2013797
CA: Donnelly is a very agressive prosecutor who will go after Kaminsky on the failed NYS bail reform law. Even though Kaminsky belatedly became a ba’al tshuvah on the issue and voted in favor of changes last year giving judges more discretion to jail repeat offenders, the law is still very unpopular on Long Island and his initial support will hurt him badly, even among Dems.October 9, 2021 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #2013786
That’s because the fix is in. The Dems want Adams as mayor so any coverage would be countered by the other side. They prefer to keep it on the low. I think crime will be out of control under Adams.October 9, 2021 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm #2013873
NYers, should you first say Gomel for the D- primaries ending with a most palatable candidate?
Show some appreciationOctober 9, 2021 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm #2013884
rightwriter, go to Adams website and you’ll see what he supports; he’s a total liberal. He will indeed be a second Dinkins but worse cause a bigger liberal ( a species that didn’t exist back when Dinkins was mayor).October 10, 2021 10:26 am at 10:26 am #2013992hujuParticipant
First of all, I never knew that fate had a mayor. If it does, I would expect Hashem to elect her or him.
As for the New York City mayoral race, like many elections in a two-party democracy, the electoral choice often comes down to the question of who is less stupid. Adams is clearly less stupid.
And I cannot take seriously anyone who would take Sliwa seriously.October 10, 2021 11:18 am at 11:18 am #2014081
huju: NYC is hardly a two party democracy. And Hitler wasn’t stupid. His electoral opponent was less intelligent. But would have been a better Chancellor. No need to invoke Godwin’s Law since I’m not comparing Adams to him. I’m just pointing out the incorrectness of your statement.
With that all behind us, Sliwa would be as far better Mayor than Adams. But like a non-communist in China or Cuba, he has no chance.October 10, 2021 11:49 am at 11:49 am #2014117
Perhaps the New York Elections Board should simply refuse to certify the election results next month under the provisions of Sectio3 of the Election Law and instead declare the office vacant and leave it up to the state legislature to designate an “Acting Mayor” and sort out what comes next. Never has NYC faced such unattractive choices in a mayoral election (but that reflects the same poor choices we are presented with in most state and federal elections in the past several election cycles). I personally think that Adams is the better of two really bad choices in terms of managing the city going forward.October 10, 2021 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #2014128
As advised, I went to Adams site. I see a mixture of progressive and not progressive policies. In the area of his expertise – policing, he is especially specific and sometimes seem to express sensible ideas using language palatable to progressives (he suggests “gun control” where he clearly targets looking for guns used by shooters, not generic guns). here is a sample of not progressives and progressives policies:
SAVE $1.5B AND AVOID LAYOFFS BY SIMPLY NOT HIRING ANYONE NEW FOR TWO YEARS
we will reduce agency spending at least 3-5% by applying an efficiency mandate that eliminates ineffective programs and unnecessary spending, while utilizing an inequality impact test so that programs vital to lower-in-come New Yorkers are protected.
By using real-time governing tools and tracking crime trends to become predictive, we can quickly shift NYPD resources from one community to another to reverse bad trends. For instance, we will regularly shift detectives and other officers from low-crime areas to crime hot-spots.
work with private companies who are willing to sponsor spots for NYPD supervisors at the leadership academies they send their own management staff to, helping train a new generation of brass to think critically, behave honorably and lead effectively.
Relocation Employment Assistance Program (REAP) has successfully drawn new businesses here from outside the state by providing a tax credit per employee per year if they locate in certain areas of the city.
ELIMINATE THE FEES FOR STARTING (OR RE-STARTING) A SMALL BUSINESS
We can generate $1-2 billion annually by instituting a “Recovery Share”—a modest increase to the income taxes of city earners who make more than $5 million a year, sunsetting after two years.
reward businesses that hire local workers and benefit minority and female owners and workers—especially on City-financed projects.
recruiting from the very same neighborhoods that are suffering from crime, which are mostly Black and Brown
EMPOWER IMMIGRANTS WITH MUNICIPAL VOTING RIGHTS
INVEST IN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
ADD HOUSING—FOR EVERYONE—IN WEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODSOctober 10, 2021 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm #2014391
Always ask, these things are gibberish, there’s nothing of substance here. Plus, 99% of his policies are totally liberal, including most of what you wrote. You looked for the needle in the haystack and found 1-2 non-liberal ones.
Providing tax credits for businesses relocating to “certain areas”? I am certain which areas they are…is another liberal “jewel” serving nothing and no one.
How will “empowering immigrants with voting rights” save NYC?
Invest in “green infastructure”?! Didn’t we go through with that in the Obama era where he gave billions for solar companies which was money poured down the drain?
Add housing “for everyone” in wealthy neighborhoods?! Right, that will surely make the last few rich tax payers stay in NYC. Make sure the bums, the drug addicts, the homeless, the drifters and criminals are transferred to wealthy together with the “low to no income” individuals… This is exactly what we need to turn NYC around…October 11, 2021 12:02 am at 12:02 am #2014406
philosopher, I had 2 lists – non-progs first and then progs – the one that you just listed. As I tried to sample proportionally, then yu can see that he has substantial, but probably less than 50% of non-prog ideas, especially in the areas of his expertise – policing. Now, you got to AOC site and tell us whether any of those non-prog ideas are there? I don’t know whether he qualifies as a “centrist” but definitely not as a 100% progressive.October 11, 2021 12:37 am at 12:37 am #2014419
Only sliwa could be tough on crime. Adams is a controlled empty suitOctober 11, 2021 1:01 am at 1:01 am #2014426
Always ask, according to today’s definition of off the charts communist, immoral behaimo liberals, Adams APPEARS to be somewhat of a centrist…but certainly he cannot save NYC…October 21, 2021 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm #2019392
Adams is not a centrist he is a Liberal Left winger who puts up a front as if hes a centrist in order to appeal to all. The debate showed he had nothing to say when confronted other than acting as if he is too above everyone to answer. And of course the media manipulated his idiocy into claiming he was too much of an adult to reply to Sliwa. What a twisted world and since the people nowadays have no brain and base their decisions on what the media tell them to, we will likely see this Eric Adams in office to continue and possibly worsen De Blasios wreckage of the city. We all saw how empty Adams was and his policies of “following the rules” will bring destruction to all. Even De Blasio doesnt support vaccinating children.October 21, 2021 3:11 pm at 3:11 pm #2019409commonsaychelParticipant
Curtis is a loud mouth publicity seeker who would do anything for attention and not going to win in any eventOctober 21, 2021 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #2019446
It seems to me that NYC avoided a disaster similar to Chicago and other cities and ended up with two non-disasters to choose from. People in other places envy you. Maybe you deserved a break from the current mayor. As R Yohanan have asked “are you still enjoying it suffering]”?October 27, 2021 1:14 pm at 1:14 pm #2021415
“Curtis is a loud mouth publicity seeker who would do anything for attention and not going to win in any event”
Common seychel, attention or not he was there for Jewish Communities and New Yorkers in times of high crime especially last year with the BLM movement he physically fought and even had to get stitches and endured a broken jaw. I would say he can get things done. The only issue I have with him is that on a few occasion on the radio and elsewhere he ranted pretty nastily on Jewish communities, yeshivas being supported, and money received not being distributed correctly and so on. Whether he thinks he has a point or not he should not have pointed these things out publicly he should have met with leaders behind closed doors, especially when he considers himself to be a friend of the Jews. Being a friend doesnt permit you to go bashing them on the other hand and hiding behind the excuse of being there at other times. He did apologize and even apologized again by Simchas Beis Hashoeva in videos you can see on youtube where he visited Boro Park/WIlliamsburg and Crown Heights, danced with everyone and apologized several times claiming he made a mistake and that he will not touch the Yeshivas which he respects. If thats a genuine apology I guess we can forgive as long as these rants dont surface again.
For anyone who has seen the debated, Adams looks like a robotic ventriloquist puppet and the fact that he tries to play off Curtis as a clown and ignore him, is simply due to the fact that he has nothing to say and nothing to prove Curtis wrong on the facts that have been shot at him. He couldnt even answer simple things such as where he lives and keeps smiling reminiscent of Hillary vs Trump which is a tactic used by the left to try and show their opponent isnt even worth their time. If you look at youtube comments on every video 99% say they are voting for Curtis Sliwa and even individuals claiming to be Democrat. Of course the media shows that he is losing in polls to discourage voters for Curtis, but just seeing those comments on youtube make it seem that there is no way Adams can win because people are seeing through his lies and scripted political BS. He even played the “my son was stopped by police and traumatized because he is black” card. Oh please we have heard that countless number of times from other failed politicians.
If anyone thinks Adams will help this city come back they are mistaken. He clearly said that he supports mandates and firing of officials and employees and will continue the mandates and forced vaccinations for children. Curtis said he will get rid of this nonsense and be tough on crime, help the homeless, close kill shelters, fire De Blasios team, get rid of unused bike lanes to lower traffic, get rid of speed cameras, and stop congestion pricing or at least lower it to a minimum once it starts. Dont forget the best NYC Mayors were Republican runners.October 28, 2021 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #2021970
post doesnt bump, interestingOctober 28, 2021 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #2021982
Two clowns, only one (Adams) perhaps slighly less dysfunctional than the other. Its mind-numbing that with 20 million residents, these are the abysmal choices given NY voters.October 28, 2021 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #2022084
I wonder if all those cops, firefighters, and emts that are soon going to be out of a job (or forced to jab) will vote for sliwa who hates deblasio (as opposed to adams who gave him a B+)October 28, 2021 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm #2022160bored_teen 💕Participant
I preface this post by saying I’m generally with the Republicans.
I don’t think Sliwa is a good option because he has said anti Semitic things in the past (about Jews taking over) and when asked about it this year he didn’t apologize!
Yes, Eric Adams has been investigated for corruption in every office he’s held BUT he’s a former police officer so I feel like he’ll be tougher on crime. (He said he doesn’t support defunding the police)October 28, 2021 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #2022161
“Two clowns, only one (Adams) perhaps slightly less dysfunctional than the other. Its mind-numbing that with 20 million residents, these are the abysmal choices given NY voters.”
Gadol, I understand that you are very Liberal Democrat, but do you care to explain why you still think Adams is the better option when he clearly stated that he will “follow the laws” and continue with the mandates, fire all the former “Heros of NYC” if they dont comply with the vaccine mandates, and even mandate school children to get vaccinated or be suspended from school which btw, even DeBlasio opposed?
Sliwa is saying he is against congestion pricing, (which you might not be happy with because I’m sure you would be delighted with yet another toll in this city), remove unused bike lanes to ease traffic, remove speed cameras which are conveniently placed in zones such as highway ramps or downhill roads and are a complete scam, will not mandate school vaccines he wants kids in schools, NYPD, FDNY, EMT, Nurses and Doctors will not be suspended, close down kill shelters and so on.
Do you really think someone endorsed by DeBlasio who wrecked the city along with Cuomo will be the better choice when he happily admitted that he will continue those policies and even capitalize on them?
I mean seriously these Democrats would rather vote in a Dictator than vote Republican simply due to the fact that they are a Republican candidate. Use your own brain and make your own decisions, why just let the media decide what they want you to think? Even Republicans would vote for a Democrat if the candidate was right as there were many Republicans who would have voted for Tulsi Gabbard if she made it to the Presidential Election (even against Trump). It should be the better candidate with better policies not just Rep. or Dem.
Can you name one policy that bothered you with Curtis Sliwa?October 28, 2021 9:53 pm at 9:53 pm #2022169
And did adams apologize for being friends with Farrakhan?October 28, 2021 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm #2022178
bored teen-“Yes, Eric Adams has been investigated for corruption in every office he’s held BUT he’s a former police officer so I feel like he’ll be tougher on crime. (He said he doesn’t support defunding the police)”
He doesnt need to defund anyone when he suspends half the force. Also being a police officer doesnt mean he will be tough on crime, he knows the system on both sides well. Sliwa volunteered his whole life fighting crime in the streets without weapons or pay so I think that shos how much he cares about battling crime.
The only concerning thing about Sliwa were his rants against Jews but yes he did apologize several times both publicly and on videos in Jewish neighborhoods where he came to celebrate Simchas Beis with Yidden in Brooklyn and even danced(you can find them on youtube). Adams wont get near that environment.
Also Curtis is known for his enthusiasm and went overboard in his rant, but he admitted to making a mistake and regretting and it takes a big man to admit mistakes especially publicly. He seemed sincere and hopefully it doesnt happen again. He specifically told the bochurim in Williamsburg that he respects the Yeshivas and will not touch them he is humbled by those who learn there. Do you think Eric Adams loves the Jews so much simply because he is sneaky enough to keep his mouth shut?October 28, 2021 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm #2022181bored_teen 💕Participant
I didn’t know about the Farrakhan situation and I didn’t know Sliwa apologised. Thanks for that info, it does change things!October 31, 2021 12:41 am at 12:41 am #2022564
Curtis hit by taxi. Coincidence?November 2, 2021 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #2023865
Well I guess nyc is done for. But at least it will be nice to have a mayor who “follows the rules”. Just like good liberals should. Keep the mandates going, keep the 30,000 emergency workers suspended without pay, and vaccinate the children. No consequences will follow surely.December 14, 2021 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #2041806
I’m liking what I hear about adams
So far it’s all talk but at least it isn’t worseDecember 15, 2021 12:39 am at 12:39 am #2041826
Adams is a modern liberal version of Dunkin’s. He supports the worst of the worst immorality. I’m simply embarrassed that there are so many Jews seen in public endorsing and supporting him.December 15, 2021 1:36 pm at 1:36 pm #2042004Reb EliezerParticipantDecember 15, 2021 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #2042070
Do you have anything backing up that statement?December 15, 2021 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #2042095
Philosopher: We live in a real world where we don’t control other people’s “morality”. Adams was elected mayor and for the next 4 years he will make important decisions affecting the daily lives of 1.2 million yidden in NYC . The elected leaders representing the frum tzibur along with rabbonim and askanin working on behalf of our mosdos are not endorsing his personal lifestyle (if thats what you mean by his “immorality). They are seeking to establish and maintain effective communications and good working relationships with him and his appointees. To do otherwise would be political malpractice and a disservice to frum yidden in New York.December 15, 2021 9:37 pm at 9:37 pm #2042169TS BaumParticipant
Adams isn’t a liberal. He is standing up against BLM openly, and there is no reason to believe that he is lying. He is running as a dem since he always ran with the dems and wouldnt get democratic support if he were to run as republican.
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