Friday Odds & Ends June 24, 2016 (UPDATED)


Cymbrowitz May Have Opponent In Russian Journalist

Brighton Beach journalist George Tsikhiseli is petitioning to get on the ballot to run against 45th District Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz.

Tsikhiseli works with Southern Brooklyn political operative kingpin operative Gregory Davidzon and Davidzon Radio. He also has some ties with City Councilman Mark Treyger, 46th District Assemblywoman Pamela Harris and 45 Assembly District Democratic Leader Ari Kagan.

In recent years, Cymbrowitz has been extremely hard-working, and as Chair of the Committee on Aging, has seen through several important pieces of legislation relating to NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) and other senior issues.

If Tsikhiseli makes the ballot, he’ll have an uphill climb, however, as Treyger said if he runs he will not endorse him against Cymbrowitz.

Harris could not be reached at post time, but Treyger, who is running for male district leader in the 46th Assembly District with Harris as part of the slate, stressed the importance of focussing on his own district.

“We are focused on the 46th Assembly District and not the 45th Assembly District,” said Treyger.

Williams, Perry Appear in “BOUNCE, The Basketball Opera”

City Council Member Jumaane Williams (Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood) and Assembly Member N. Nick Perry (East Flatbush) will appear in “BOUNCE, The Basketball Opera.”

Organized by Ardea Arts and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, BOUNCE showcases the main character’s (Isaac “Ike the Flight” Harris) fall from grace, while weaving a theme of betrayal with Greek drama, Shakespeare, Carmen, the movie Grease, and hip-hop. The performance centers on the complex outside forces like money and fame that can challenge a person’s ethics.

Performed on an actual basketball court, BOUNCE is grounded in contemporary issues facing today’s youth, including teen violence. Pairing diverse casting with a fresh approach to arts education, high school students are integrated into the production using the powerful medium of basketball.

In the playground play, Williams will play a policeman and Perry will play a singer.

The opera is slated for 6 p.m., tomorrow at Paerdegat Park on East 40th Street in East Flatbush.   

 Deutsch Hosts Family Fun Day

City Councilman Chaim Deutsch (Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach Homecrest) is hosting a Family Fun Day on Sunday.

The Day will feature carnival games, a DJ, spin art, basketball, soccer, football, Kosher cotton candy and popcorn and face paint artists.

The event is slated for between 1-4 p.m., this Sunday June 26 at Homecrest Playground, on Homecrest Avenue between Avenue Z and Shore Parkway.

The Kings County Politics staff and family wish our readers, viewers and subscribers a blessed weekend!