A well-funded cabal gets behind the cryptic-eclectic Orthodox Jewish Councilman from Borough Park — All that’s missing is a bloody corpse on the first few pages, and you could have the beginnings of a Dan Brown novel — As it is, it’s still the story line of a very revealing article by Chris Bragg in Crain's - New York Business that is quite comfortable referring to its subject as "...MYSTERIOUS" in its title
Finally, a possible explanation of the Marty Golden, Jerry Kassar and Conservative Party fascination with David Greenfield — possibly, the beginnings of an explanation of Marty Golden’s 2013 attacks on Craig Eaton and related phenomena, like the Republican Councilmen's ousting the GOP County Leaders from controlling most of the NYC BOE apparatus and personnel (with Golden strangely involved)
Not very long ago, Jerry Kassar got right into Republican and social conservative activist Joseph Hayon’s grill and said words to the effect: “Aha ! It was me ( we all know that in spite of graduating from Xaverian and some college, Kassar would never say ‘It was I...’) ... It was me that caused you to not have any money for your campaign....” The words only made an impression on Hayon insofar as the young Orthodox Sephardic Jew didn’t have a clue what the Kings County Conservative Party Chairman was talking about.
Well, thanks to the “Insider,” Chris Bragg and Crain's Business, maybe it was something related to the runaway train that looks like it might be on track to take over the reins at one end of City Hall (now that is a mixed metaphor, even if I were to refer to the train as an “Iron Horse”). Jerry Kassar would have everybody believe that he’s up front in the cab of the engine of that train, within easy reach of the brake and throttle, but that would really be a loco story. In reality, Kassar is way back in the caboose, with strict instructions from ykw not to interfere with the more important operations of the train. For those who really want to know what Kassar’s doing there, he’s hard at work over the little pot-bellied stove in the caboose making a meal of trafy trife or is that trify trafe slop to feed to some of his Conservative Party members, who will take just about any trifle as their cut of the deal that puts this one particular Democrat’s train onto the main line for Council Speaker (or course there’s probably a lot of $$$$ for ykw, which usually explains his part in any deal).
In yesterday’s article in Crain’s, Mr. Bragg said this: “In September's primary elections, a new super PAC promoting City Council candidates friendly to small business made something of a splash. It signed up hundreds of small businesses as supporters, raised $379,000, and backed winners in 14 of the 18 races it took part in, securing pledges from candidates to curb fines and reduce tolls. *** Largely unnoticed, however, was that little of its funding came from small businesses. The PAC was bankrolled mostly by real estate interests in southern Brooklyn's Sephardic Jewish community, raising the question of what they hope to gain and whether their spending will ultimately benefit the enclave's ambitious political patron, Councilman David Greenfield, who is looking to play a big role in the upcoming race for council speaker....” (See “The inner workings of a mysterious 'small biz' PAC” by Chris Bragg, 10/11/13, Crain’s New York Business/ Insider [http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20131011/BLOGS04/131019984]). The article is chock full of interesting tid-bits that show the some of the interactions between big money, Greenfield, the Brooklyn Democratic machine, the 2013 City Council races and even the most recent Marty Golden – Conservative Party “Golden Calf” of a candidate, Charles “Joe” Hynes.