Former NYC Mayoral Candidate Sanford Garelik dies at 93


Sanford Garelick died Nov. 19 at 93. He was New York City’s first Jewish chief inspector (top uniformed officer). He served as City Council president, chief of the Transit Police, and Security Director for New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He was an unsuccessful candidate for New York City mayor.

His opposition to a city-financed expansion of Yankee Stadium eroded his popularity, said Rabbi Alvin Kass, who knew Garelick for 45 years.


Here’s a great quote about him (from The New York Times): “He was a Jewish cop, so nothing human was alien to him,” said Jay Mazur, a longtime friend and colleague.

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