A painted campaign ad for John Vliet Lindsay has been in view for a few years on Flatbush Avenue, visible as you are traveling south at the X-shaped intersection with Bedford Avenue. I have been by here a number of times over the years but I was always walking north on Bedford! So, I’ll show you the Google Street View version instead of spending $5.50 there and back.
According to Frank Jump, the ad was revealed in 2011 and had been covered by a billboard in the intervening years.
The two other names on the ad, (Luigi) Marano and (Timothy) Costello, both lost their races for Brooklyn Borough President and City Council President, respectively. Can anyone identify the other name that begins with KREIN?
Since the ad says, “We will… vote Republican” this ad is from Lindsay’s first mayoral campaign in 1965; he ran in 1969 as an Independent and when the vote was split between the Republican and Democratic candidates (John Marchi and Mario Procaccino) Lindsay won again.
I don’t comment on politics in FNY, but Lindsay’s first administration was marred by a transit strike his first day in office, and later a sanitation strike, the murders of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy (Lindsay took a prominent role in mollifying an outraged public), and a severe snowstorm in 1969 that Queens residents say he was derelict in cleaning up.