Voters in Borough Park, Bensonhurst and Midwood will have a choice for their next city council member come November after all.
That after, Yoni Hikind, 36, the son of longtime Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Boro Park) officially announced on a Facebook video post he will run in the general election under his own “Our Neighborhood” Party line.
The seat recently opened after current City Councilman David Greenfield announced last month he will step down at the end of his term to CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. But he made the announcement public after the deadline for candidates to get on the primary ballot, and then appointed through his committee to fill vacancies, Kalman Yeger, his ally to take his spot on the Democratic ballot.
The younger Hikind’s announcement sets the stage for what is sure to be a bruising political battle as both the elder Hikind and Greenfield, who once served as his chief of staff, have a fierce political rivalry in the district.
But for now, check out Yoni Hikind’s video announcement that he is running.