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Mayor Bill de Blasio returns to his home neighborhood to light Hanukkah menorah

December 4, 2018 By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Mayor Bill de Blasio, with the help of Rabbi Shimon Hecht of the Park Slope Chabad, lights the Grand Army Plaza Hanukkah menorah. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Mayor Bill de Blasio returned to his old neighborhood of Park Slope to light the vaunted Hanukkah menorah in Grand Army Plaza to the delight of more than a thousand residents jamming the main plaza.

He was assisted at the menorah by Rabbi Shimon Hecht, head of the Park Slope Chabad. Also on hand was Council Speaker Corey Johnson and local Councilmember Brad Lander.

The crowd was treated to the traditional potato latkes courtesy of the Chabad. Residents danced and sung for the holiday.

The dancing dreidels were a feature of the Hanukkah menorah lighting in Grand Army Plaza.
The dancing dreidels were a feature of the Hanukkah menorah lighting in Grand Army Plaza.

 

Thousands of area residents attended the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, lit by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Families get together for the lighting of the Menorah, despite the rain.
Thousands of area residents attended the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, lit by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Families get together for the lighting of the Menorah, despite the rain.