The New York Times on the 2013 Mayoral Race: 'Where Are the Jews?'

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19:  Ed Koch speaks at the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge in his honor at The Water Club Restaurant on May 19, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
Photo: JP Yim/2011 Getty Images

Well, Scott Stringer decided to run for comptroller instead, leaving the city with an almost entirely Gentile ballot for the first time in half a century. (Tom Allon, who is seeking the Republican nomination this year, is Jewish but he is not considered a viable option.) So, in the absence of Jewish candidates, the Times brought in some Borscht Belty political consultants to kvetch about Democratic hopefuls Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Christine Quinn, and William Thompson Jr., along with Republican Adolfo Carrion Jr. According to them, the upcoming election will be "like the Upper West Side without Zabar’s" and "a rye bread without seeds." Look at what you did, Anthony Weiner