The bitter feud between the two brothers fighting for spiritual control of Brooklyn's Satmar community has spilled into the corridors of City Hall.
Their battle centers on the fiscal-year 2009 budget.
COUNCIL EN$NARED IN RABBIS' FAMILY FEUD
Through City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's discretionary fund, Brooklyn Councilmen David Yassky, Simcha Felder and Bill de Blasio dished out an unusually large sum to a new social-services group affiliated with Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, whose congregation is based in Rockland County's Kiryas Joel community.
Meanwhile, a rival organization tied to Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum in Williamsburg saw its funds slashed amid citywide budget cuts.
1) Why are we giving hundreds of thousands of city dollars to new organizations that serve people in Rockland County?
2) Why are these groups getting so much money when many local groups only receive peanuts or no money at all?