When pictures of Assembly member Dov Hikind dressed up in blackface as a "basketball player" for his annual Purim party hit Facebook this week, it prompted a predictable media firestorm. Predictable, apparently, to everyone except Hikind, who spent the last two days explaining to anyone who would l ... More >>
It's only Monday, but Assembly Member Dov Hikind already has a commanding lead in the Most Spectacularly Racist Gesture By A New York Politician This Week contest. As Politicker first reported, Hikind celebrated Purim this year with a costume party, for which a professional make-up artist transform ... More >>
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office announced yesterday that it has dropped charges of assaulting a police officer -- and other less-serious offenses -- against a Crown Heights man who earlier this month got the crap kicked out of him by a police officer for no apparent reason.The D.A.'s Office ... More >>
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office just announced that it has dropped all charges against a Crown Heights man who was roughed up by an NYPD officer earlier this month for no apparent reason."After review of all available evidence I have decided to dismiss the charges against Ehud Halevy," Brook ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, a Crown Heights man was roughed up by a NYPD officers because they mistakenly thought he was trespassing when they found him sleeping on a couch in a synagogue and outreach center for troubled youth in Crown Heights.Following the two-minute-long beat-down -- during which ... More >>
Levi Aron, the former hardware store clerk who pleaded guilty earlier this month to kidnapping and killing eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky last July, was sentenced today in Brooklyn court to a sentence of 40 years to life in prison. The sentence was in keeping with a plea deal Aron's lawyers had worke ... More >>
Levi Aron, the Borough Park man in custody since last summer after confessing to police that he abducted and dismembered eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky, pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder and kidnapping in a plea deal that will carry a sentence of 40 years to life. Aron's lawyers said one o ... 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 >>
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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 >>
Despite threats of a mayoral veto, the city council approved a five-minute parking ticket grace period in some circumstances. As their vote was 47 to 2, it is expected they will override the mayor's veto. Daniel Garodnick of Manhattan and Tony Avella of Queens voted no. Maria Baez, as is her custo ... More >>
We re-elect the Mayor tomorrow. (Technically it's an "election," but come on.) The late hit on Bill Thompson in today's Post is that he remained silent as a radio call-in talker passed an ethnic slur. During KISS-FM's "Open Line" show, on which Thompson was a guest, one "Carl from Harlem" opined th ... More >>
Here are a few highlights on the career of John Sampson, the south Brooklyn state senator who is taking the reins from now-deposed state senate Democratic leader Malcolm Smith.- Like Smith, Sampson is a soft-spoken pol who hasn't made a huge impression since he was elected to the senate in 1996. A ... More >>
The Taliban conduct a night ambush against U.S. troops on January 24. A commenter on this YouTube video wrote: "holy cow, tracer rounds are so cool!" Yeah, really cool. What a Sunday in sports and terror: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fought to the death in a Grand Slam final, and so did the Pit ... More >>
Ever ahead of the curve, Runnin' Scared told you about the public information site SeeThroughNY.net in August. Now the site's public-employee-salary search apparatus has been updated to include New York City government drones, which is getting major play in the press, and if there's anything we like ... More >>
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