De Blasio Threatens To Close Famed Williamsburg Synagogue Over COVID Noncompliance
A source in Brooklyn's Hasidic community called the threat "laughable."
Dec 8, 2020 3:26 PM
Maskless Indoor Religious Gathering With Hundreds Of Attendees Not Illegal, De Blasio Says
A post-wedding party with hundreds of maskless Hasidim was ruled legal by city sheriffs on Tuesday night.
Nov 25, 2020 11:17 AM
Police Arrest Heshy Tischler As His Backers Swarm Home Of The Jewish Journalist He Targeted
"If it was in a Black community, he would've been arrested immediately. Even after the mayor and governor called for his arrest, for him not to be in police custody says something about the New York City police department."
Oct 12, 2020 10:36 AM
Video: NYPD Unable To Break Up Orthodox Dance Party In Crown Heights
NYPD officers attempted to disperse a massive street celebration in Crown Heights on Monday night, prompting indifference and hostility from ultra-Orthodox revelers.
Oct 6, 2020 1:26 PM
As More Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas Reopen, NYPD Issues Polite Warnings, But Few Summonses
NYPD officers broke up an illegal yeshiva in Williamsburg on Wednesday. Once they left, students returned to the building and classes resumed, a source tells Gothamist.
May 20, 2020 3:02 PM
Video: NYPD Chases Hearse Through Borough Park During Crowded Hasidic Funeral
Witnesses said that police handcuffed a young boy, and threatened others with summonses for violating social distancing orders and not wearing a masks.
Apr 30, 2020 6:55 PM
Crowded Hasidic Funeral In Williamsburg Was Coordinated And Approved By NYPD
De Blasio personally helped disperse the massive funeral, describing it as "unacceptable" in a series of tweets on Tuesday night.
Apr 29, 2020 10:51 AM
Hasidic Funerals Still Drawing Huge Crowds, As Coronavirus Batters Ultra-Orthodox Neighborhoods
Over the weekend, the NYPD broke up multiple Jewish funerals in Williamsburg and Borough Park, where mourners were not observing social distancing guidelines.
Apr 6, 2020 12:19 PM
Opponents Of Proposed Fur Ban In NYC Warn Of Impact On Small Businesses
The City Council bill has activists and community leaders locked in a debate about animal cruelty and cultural traditions.
Updated: May 16, 2019 4:41 PM
Hasidic Newspaper Omits Photos Of Female Victims Killed In Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre
A weekly Yiddish newspaper serving Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox population is once again under fire for excluding women from its front cover.
Updated: Nov 1, 2018 3:58 PM
NYC Man Has A Dastardly Genius Parking Hack
Video appears to show the driver skirting the complex parking laws of the city by simply removing the parking sign.
Updated: Sep 19, 2018 11:24 AM
Lawsuit Against Ultra-Orthodox Ritual Chicken Slaughter Seeks End To Animal Cruelty
The Jewish High Holidays begin next week, which means the Ultra-Orthodox ritual of kaporos is just around the corner as well.
Updated: Sep 5, 2018 5:42 PM
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