The jazz community comes out to celebrate Stephanie
An Upstate family is grieving after a 1-year-old boy was found drowned to death in a Brooklyn toilet last night.Making the story even more heartbreaking is the fact that the boy and his family were visiting relatives in Brooklyn to celebrate the Jewish new year at the time of tragedy.According to au ... More >>
A New Jersey town currently has a problem that isn't directly related to it's simply being located in New Jersey: swastikas.Last week, residents of Manalapan woke up to find at least a dozen swastikas and other hateful symbols scribbled on the sides of residential fences and buildings on one of the ... More >>
Less than two weeks after a collection of swastikas were found spray-painted on several buildings in the Jewish Orthodox neighborhood of Boro Park, the hate-vandals appear to have struck again.The latest swastika was found painted on a car outside of the offices of Hamodia, a Hebrew newspaper locate ... More >>
A swastika is a pretty offensive symbol no matter where it's displayed. A swastika spray-painted on the side of a building in a Jewish neighborhood is extra offensive. When that building is a synagogue, you're flirtin' with a hate crime.But that hasn't stopped a couple of dipshits from running aroun ... More >>
Thousands of male Orthodox Jews will make Citi Field seem like a 10-year-old's tree house this weekend, when they hold a women-less meeting about the risks of the Internet.Orthodox Jews, as you may know, have a practice of strict gender separation, so woman will be able to watch the conference, but ... More >>
They patrol Jewish neighborhoods with taxpayer money—but don't always clue in the police
Holy voter rolls! St. Agatha's in Borough Park.Assemblyman Dov Hikind has intervened on behalf of his fellow Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn so they won't have to cast ballots this November in a Catholic church. Ecumenism goes only so far. Big crosses adorn St. Agatha's in Sunset Park East/Borough Par ... More >>
Christopher MacsurakBorough ParkThe parents of Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old Borough Park boy who was killed and dismembered last week, stopped sitting shiva this morning. The grand jury investigating Kletzky's alleged killer, Levi Aron, is expected to announce his indictment today, according ... More >>
Food crime is not just an opportunity for the New York Post to make excessively bad puns, it's an opportunity for all of us to laugh. Because when a guy stuffs a dozen packs of smoked salmon in his pants, there's not much else you can do. It seems that Sergey Muzlayov ("the catch of the day a ... More >>
It's official: New Yorkers will complain about anything snow-related. Oh, the street didn't get plowed fast enough? Complain! Slush is gross? Salt stains are annoying? Train's a few minutes late? Flight's delayed? Complain! Complain! Complain! Now the city overcompensates for its prior ... More >>
Ever seen this one before? Shrimp paste and vegetables packaged like sushi at Very Tong. Three years ago, the city was in the dim sum doldrums, a condition that had persisted for a decade or more. What you got when you traipsed into one of the football-field size dining rooms was a processio ... More >>
So, if you don't know, the "Shomrim" are an unarmed, but "licensed" Orthodox Jewish community patrol group who watches over their neighborhoods. They're like the vigilante group of "Hebrew Hammers," or Jewish Batmans, or something, but not nearly as cool. They're also pretty hardcore, if last ... More >>
Bowery BoogieGuss' is gone.Oy gevalt! We knew it was coming, but that still didn't quite prepare us for the news that Guss' Pickles has officially up and left the Lower East Side. Bowery Boogie has noticed that the Orchard Street stall is now shuttered, complete with a sign notifying potentia ... More >>
The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued an alert (pdf) to healthcare providers in response to a record mumps outbreak in New York and New Jersey. The CDC traced the path of infection back to an asymptomatic 11-year-old boy who carried it from an epidemic in England to an ... More >>
There seems to be a jumping epidemic in the city. Just days after that NYU student fell to his presumably self-willed death at the ill-starred Bobst Library, a newlywed has gone out the window of the Avenue Plaza Hotel in Borough Park. 24-year-old Mordechai (Motty) Borger fell seven stories a ... More >>
The Bloomberg-Giuliani victory tour of friendly city territories began with a bang in Borough Park, where the former Mayor told the annual Legislative Breakfast of the local Jewish Community Council that if Bill Thompson were elected, the city "could very easily be taken back to the way it was with ... More >>
Far be it from us to advise Mayor Bloomberg on electioneering, but we wonder if he has thought through his plan to campaign with hated former mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He warmed up for it during the recent mayoral debate, when he said Giuliani would make a good governor. And someone planted an apparen ... More >>
From Schwartz Appetizing: Smoked sable, matjash herring and a whole smoked mackerel all for $23 Found at Appetizing Plus: Smoked sable for $5 from local Brooklyn company Tuv Taam The best and most iconic New York appetizing shop is probably Russ and Daughters, but a few good alternativ ... More >>
jasonlam/flickrThe Lo-Down broke the depressing news yesterday that Guss' Pickles, a Lower East Side fixture for more than 85 years, is pulling up stakes and moving to Borough Park. Grub Street followed up with a phone call to Roger Janin who, with his mother, Pat Fairhurst, has run the Orchard S ... More >>
Ex-councilman Noach Dear prepares to mount the bench
Accused of sexually abusing young boys, a Brooklyn rabbi lit for Israel 22 years ago. Now one alleged victim wants him brought back for trial.
Hillary Clinton becomes kosher for a community that had its doubts
If you were air-dropped in to New York City for this last day of the mayoral race and attended the Bloomberg and Ferrer events in Brooklyn earlier today, you might be surprised that the guy looking grim and sounding a little tired was up by 30-some-odd points in the polls, and that they guy beaming ... More >>
"The rich are different from us," F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, according to Ernest Hemingway (even though it didn't actually happen that way). "Yes," answered Hemingway in the tale. "They have more money." Whoever said it, the statement about rich versus poor is as true in 2005 New York City Counc ... More >>
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