Archive for August 16th, 2004

16th August

First Published in The New York Sun, August 16, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

 The Bronx has recently become Jerry Skurnick’s favorite borough. Mr. Skurnick, who was once an aide to Mayor Koch,now is a political direct-mail guru. Bronx politicos are lining up at the door of his firm, Prime New York, to buy mailing lists for their campaigns. Letterboxes throughout the borough have already begun to fill up with brochures for the candidates in an unusually large number of contested elections. 

    Much of this is driven by competition between the various clans of politicians. These family feuds have replaced the traditional political clubs and party organizations in this beleaguered borough. A growing number of scandals may soon put an even broader smile on Mr.Skurnick’s face.  (more…)