Devra Freelander, 28, was an award-winning video and sculpture artist whose work was on display recently in Times Square.
Caroline Piela ran for office under the last name Cohen, which she officially changed in February just weeks before she announced her candidacy.
He has repeatedly threatened to kill the rabbi, whom he claims molested him in a yeshiva dormitory.
Investigators are looking into a suspect who has accused the rabbi of being a pedophile.
Marisa Papen has previously posed nude on a balcony overlooking the women’s section of the Western Wall.
Four different cities saw anti-Semitic vandalism on Wednesday - not even including the attempted arsons on synagogues in Chicago and Boston.
It was one of two attacks on haredi Orthodox men in the largely haredi Williamsburg neighborhood in less than two weeks.
“One terrible punch, like full of power, like a lot of power in one punch,” he said. “Terrible pain on the teeth and on the eyes.”
The community has been at the center of an outbreak in New York City that has seen hundreds of cases.
The attack comes days after New York Police reported that more than half of hate crimes in 2019 have been anti-Jewish.