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