Marty Markowitz Pledging Revenge On Brighton Beach Shuls


president-marty-markowitz[See earlier report here.] Erin Durkin of the NY Daily News reports: Nothing comes between Marty Markowitz and his music. The Brooklyn borough president was so upset about a suit to stop his Coney Island concert series, he threatened to name and shame the synagogues behind the challenge, the Daily News has learned.Markowitz also told synagogue officials that if they didn’t back down, they could end up getting blasted with music “10 times” as loud.

“‘Wait ’til the concerts start. When I get up on stage, I’m going to announce that they tried to stop the concerts,'” Markowitz vowed, Sea Breeze Jewish Center President Mendy Sontag said.

“You don’t know what hatred that creates in the community,” Sontag said.

Sontag and others behind the suit say the concerts violate a law banning amplified sound within 500 feet of a house of worship holding services. They’re also battling to stop a $64 million amphitheater planned for Asser Levy Park.

The City Council voted yesterday to change the 500-foot rule, allowing the concerts to go on. The case is due to be heard in court today.

Markowitz didn’t deny playing hardball.

“Mendy Sontag should also tell you that he was asking for VIP seating [at the concerts] and has never complained about sound in the past,” he said.

He confirmed that he told Sontag the legal challenge could force him to move his band shell to the other side of Asser Levy Park – upping the volume for the synagogues.

“I’m going to move it to the other side of the park and then the music is really going to blast,” he said, according to Sontag.

{NY Daily News/Noam Newscenter}


  1. Marty is a rosho.

    He makes concerts for all these groups, but no Jewish concert.

    He took the initiative to fly the toeivah flag over Brooklyn borough hall.

    He is a self-hating Jew, who should be removed from office.

    Let him have the concerts near his home in the Windsor terrace section of Brooklyn.