Robert De Niro makes video endorsement for Manhattan City Council candidate Julie Menin

One of New York’s most iconic actors, Robert De Niro, has thrown his support to Julie Menin in her bid to become a member of the City Council.

The Menin campaign announced on Thursday that the Oscar-winning actor produced a video supporting the city’s former census director’s campaign for the 5th Council District seat. The district, which has been represented for the last eight years by Ben Kallos, covers the Upper East Side’s Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place and El Barrio in East Harlem.

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