COMMUNITY 12, PINNY RINGEL AND BARRY SPITZER: TWITTER ACCOUNTS GONE AWRY
LostMessiah, August 14, 2016
On April 12th we posted a part II of this series on McDonald Avenue and a mention of Community Board 12. Prominently featured in that article was information regarding Pinny Ringel and Barry Spitzer and their positions (and influence) within the community. We also posted a single picture from the Twitter account of Ringel. We did not post the whole feed from March 21st.
We find it odd that as of today, April 14, 2016, the Twitter accounts of both Pinny Ringel and Barry Spitzer have been deactivated. Could they both have gone on the fritz on the same day? Probably not.
Sometimes silence speaks louder than words.
To recap we stated, rather nonchalantly, the following:
“When referring to the Daily News article, we did not focus on Community Board 12 and their potential involvement with any corruption directly. It was not on our radar. However, we have since been provided information by an anonymous source and are providing an update as follows:
With regard to the inner workings of Community Board 12 and the de Blasio Administration, we have been told:
(1). Barry Spitzer, the District Manager who said on the record that he has absolute discretion in spending the Board funds, is a former deputy chief of staff to Councilman David Greenfied [corrected].
(2) Greenfield orchestrated a coup by putting in his chairperson Yidel Perlstein and his District Manager Barry Spitzer. The opinion of our source and apparently shared by members of the community, is that Greenfield threw out the previous District Manager and chair so that he would have greater political clout.
(3) Yeruchim Silber, Vice Chair of Brooklyn Community Board 12, was on the staff of Mayor De Blasio.
(4) Pinny Ringel is De Blasio’s liaison to the Orthodox Jewish community.
(5) Controller Stringer paid the invoices clearly showing a private party.”