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24-year-old aims to be NYC’s first Bukharian City Council member

24-year-old aims to be NYC’s first Bukharian City Council member

Defying his community's cultural norms, David Aronov, a Bukharian Jew, is running for NYC City Council.Lauren Hakimi, JTA, 17/04/2021 21:56
Andrew Yang films campaign ad in Orthodox Brooklyn toy store, continuing Jewish outreach

Andrew Yang films campaign ad in Orthodox Brooklyn toy store, continuing Jewish outreach

NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang continues his Jewish outreach with Boro Park campaign ad, wishing locals a 'happy Sabbath'Shira Hanau, JTA, 11/04/2021 21:52
Religious Jewish couple accuses NYC housing authorities of religious discrimination

Religious Jewish couple accuses NYC housing authorities of religious discrimination

Couple files federal lawsuit accusing 2 New York City agencies of discrimination in affordable housing lotteries.Shira Hanau/JTA, 07/04/2021 19:57
This chef, born next to a matzah factory, is delivering meals to Holocaust survivors

This chef, born next to a matzah factory, is delivering meals to Holocaust survivors

'A Holocaust survivor who’s 90 years old, who’s taking care of them?' asks chef David Tefy. 'I have to do something.'Shira Hanau, JTA, 06/04/2021 07:23
Orthodox Jewish couple and baby slashed in New York City in ‘possible bias incident’

Orthodox Jewish couple and baby slashed in New York City in ‘possible bias incident’

Young family of 3 wounded in knife attack near Battery Park in downtown Manhattan.Shira Hanau/JTA, 01/04/2021 22:16
Oversight of Orthodox yeshivas becomes a major issue in New York City’s mayoral race

Oversight of Orthodox yeshivas becomes a major issue in New York City’s mayoral race

Oversight of Orthodox yeshivas in New York City has emerged as a major issue in this year's mayoral race.Shira Hanau, 26/03/2021 14:06
Researchers: New coronavirus variant identified in New York

Researchers: New coronavirus variant identified in New York

Researchers say new coronavirus variant that shares some similarities with the South African variant is on the rise in New York City.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2021 05:45
NY charity wants vaccines for pantry workers

NY charity wants vaccines for pantry workers

David Greenfield, head of largest kosher pantry network, says volunteers deserve access to vaccine equal to that of supermarket staff.Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA, 06/02/2021 18:31
Words in snow

Words in snow

In its intensity, it is somehow ominous. It does not stop. First the plague, then the cold weather halted this great city. Op-ed.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 01/02/2021 23:59
New York cancels vaccinations amid severe winter storm

New York cancels vaccinations amid severe winter storm

New York City public schools are all-remote again Tuesday, as a powerful winter storm continues to pummel the area.Gary Willig, 01/02/2021 21:41
How NY sanitation workers helped one Jew go dumpster diving for his lost tefillin

How NY sanitation workers helped one Jew go dumpster diving for his lost tefillin

New York City Sanitation Department workers help an Orthodox Jewish man recover his lost tefillin after they were accidentally thrown out.Shira Hanau, JTA, 23/12/2020 07:11
Gunman opens fire at police officers near NYC church

Gunman opens fire at police officers near NYC church

Gunman opens fire after outdoor choir performance at New York City cathedral and is shot dead by police. No other injuries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 02:13
Report: Satmar Hasidim hid massive NYC wedding from public view

Report: Satmar Hasidim hid massive NYC wedding from public view

After one massive Satmar wedding in NY was cancelled, another wedding was held, drawing thousands despite coronavirus restrictions.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 22/11/2020 22:09
Jewish day schools and yeshivas remain open as NYC public schools close

Jewish day schools and yeshivas remain open as NYC public schools close

Jewish day schools, yeshivas, and other private educational institutions in New York City remain open amid public school closures.Shira Hanau, JTA, 20/11/2020 09:27
New York public schools to close amid COVID-19 surge

New York public schools to close amid COVID-19 surge

Meanwhile, the US has surpassed 250,000 deaths from COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/11/2020 01:02
Watch: Woman arrested in NYC after spitting in police officer's face

Watch: Woman arrested in NYC after spitting in police officer's face

Woman shouted 'F--- you, fascist' at police officer and spat in his face before being arrested.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/11/2020 07:29
It is Orthodox Jew vs. Orthodox Jew in New York - and all Jews lose

It is Orthodox Jew vs. Orthodox Jew in New York - and all Jews lose

When the public sees Jews fighting Jews like we are witnessing in New York, all Jews lose.  Op-ed.Cindy Grosz, 13/10/2020 11:00
NYC Mayor seeks shutdowns in nine neighborhoods, including Jewish areas

NYC Mayor seeks shutdowns in nine neighborhoods, including Jewish areas

Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to reimpose restrictions on nine neighborhoods amid rising COVID-19 cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2020 04:53
NYC vows to crack down if COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Orthodox neighborhoods

NYC vows to crack down if COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Orthodox neighborhoods

New York authorities threatening drastic enforcement measures in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods after Yom Kippur.Shira Hanau, JTA, 25/09/2020 12:47
NYC’s Jewish Museum to reopen Oct. 1 following 6-month closure

NYC’s Jewish Museum to reopen Oct. 1 following 6-month closure

Visits to Jewish Museum on Fifth Avenue to be free through end of December as Museum ends coronavirus closure.Marcy Oster/JTA, 24/09/2020 17:28
NYC warns of coronavirus spread in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods

NYC warns of coronavirus spread in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods

New York City's health department expresses 'significant concern' over concentration of new coronavirus cases in Jewish neighborhoods.Shira Hanau, JTA, 23/09/2020 07:10
New York yeshiva closes after 13 students test positive for coronavirus

New York yeshiva closes after 13 students test positive for coronavirus

Yeshiva in Queens, New York shut down after more than a dozen students test positive for the coronavirus.Shira Hanau, JTA, 16/09/2020 08:04
Coronavirus infection rates spike in New York City's Orthodox neighborhoods

Coronavirus infection rates spike in New York City's Orthodox neighborhoods

Weddings suspected of hastening spread of coronavirus as infection rates spike in Jewish neighborhoods in and around New York.Shira Hanau, JTA, 08/09/2020 11:17
Note from New York City

Note from New York City

We fear what may be coming but also feel passive about changing this awful scenario. Opinion.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 07/09/2020 08:48
NYC delays start of school year to allow more prep time

NYC delays start of school year to allow more prep time

Instruction supposed to begin on Sept. 10 will be delayed until Sept. 16.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2020 20:05
Cuomo: If Bill de Blasio won't stop Brooklyn weddings, I will

Cuomo: If Bill de Blasio won't stop Brooklyn weddings, I will

New York governor vows state will step in to block weddings in Brooklyn's haredi neighborhoods if NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio won't intervene.Shira Hanau, JTA, 27/08/2020 14:18
Report: New York firefighters won't use hoses against violent rioters

Report: New York firefighters won't use hoses against violent rioters

While hoses are being used by police forces in Israel, NYC fire department bans their use for crowd controlArutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2020 21:45
Cuomo: Trump agreed not to send federal authorities to NY

Cuomo: Trump agreed not to send federal authorities to NY

US President tells NY Governor he will not deploy federal authorities as he did in Portland in response to rise in shootings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2020 22:51
6 shot in bloody New York morning

6 shot in bloody New York morning

Shootings rise significantly in New York this year as anti-police sentiment surges.Gary Willig, 16/07/2020 17:04
'Stunningly' high level of coronavirus immunity found in parts of New York City

'Stunningly' high level of coronavirus immunity found in parts of New York City

Researchers say nearly 70% of people in Queens neighborhood are immune to coronavirus, fueling hope city may be close to herd immunity.David Rosenberg, 10/07/2020 14:41
NYC Mayor: Large gatherings banned...except BLM protests

NYC Mayor: Large gatherings banned...except BLM protests

Watch: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tells CNN that large gatherings are banned in the city, except for Black Lives Matter protests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/07/2020 03:56
Orthodox Jews take their protest, this time over fireworks, to NYC mayor’s home

Orthodox Jews take their protest, this time over fireworks, to NYC mayor’s home

Protesters gathered outside Gracie Mansion late Monday night, calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to take action on nightly illegal fireworks.Shira Hanau, JTA, 24/06/2020 14:58
Justice Department: De Blasio unfairly singled out Orthodox Jews during pandemic

Justice Department: De Blasio unfairly singled out Orthodox Jews during pandemic

Top Justice Department official pens letter claiming NYC mayor enforced uneven social distancing rules, singling out Orthodox Jews.Shira Hanau, JTA, 24/06/2020 07:11
NYC protesters: 'This is an outrage, open our parks!'

NYC protesters: 'This is an outrage, open our parks!'

At a protest in Midwood, NYC, families gather to protest decision to keep parks shuttered while other parks in the city have reopened.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2020 13:29
B&H Photo surprises hundreds of nurses and doctors with gifts

B&H Photo surprises hundreds of nurses and doctors with gifts

Hundreds of medical workers treated to a special event in New York City.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2020 11:57
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio annouces lifting of curfew

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio annouces lifting of curfew

Mayor de Blasio announces immediate lifting of New York City's curfew, following decline in violent protests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/06/2020 15:22
Curfew to be imposed on New York City

Curfew to be imposed on New York City

Governor Andrew Cuomo announces curfew from 11 PM to 5 AM as New York faces riots, protests over murder of George Floyd.Gary Willig, 01/06/2020 23:03
New York City: Woman fired for lying to police about African-American man

New York City: Woman fired for lying to police about African-American man

Woman tells police that African-American man threatened her life after he requested she leash her dog, is fired by employer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/05/2020 10:58
Williamsburg synagogue receives 'cease and desist' order from city health department

Williamsburg synagogue receives 'cease and desist' order from city health department

New York City issues cease and desist order after Williamsburg synagogue holds event with at least 100 people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2020 21:08
New York: Free iPads for special education students in private schools

New York: Free iPads for special education students in private schools

Teach NYS lauds New York City program offering free iPads for nonpublic school special education students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/04/2020 14:40
Kosher meals now available as part of New York City’s hunger relief efforts

Kosher meals now available as part of New York City’s hunger relief efforts

New York City now distributing kosher food through meals program launched to feed city residents during the coronavirus-induced upheaval.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 22/04/2020 17:57
US lights up in blue, in honor of healthcare workers fighting coronavirus

US lights up in blue, in honor of healthcare workers fighting coronavirus

Across the US, cities illuminate buildings in blue to honor healthcare workers on the front lines fighting coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/04/2020 09:48
New York City’s disastrous Democratic leadership

New York City’s disastrous Democratic leadership

A reasonable observer would expect a minimum level of professionalism from New York City Health Commissioner, and concern, not indifference, from the mayor. By the time they took the pandemic seriously, corona virus was running wild in the city. Ron Jager, 02/04/2020 04:00
Gone is our global village

Gone is our global village

Borders have been closed and my city is filling up with morgues-in-tents and with refrigerated trucks for corpses. How medieval is this?Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 31/03/2020 21:01
Coronavirus cases in New York City reach 3,615

Coronavirus cases in New York City reach 3,615

The number of coronavirus cases in New York City doubles to 3,615. So far there have been 22 deaths.Elad Benari, 20/03/2020 00:01
Quarantined: Diary of a contemporary pandemic

Quarantined: Diary of a contemporary pandemic

What better task can a writer undertake than to keep a record of daily events given that she must practice “social distancing?” Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 17/03/2020 05:50
New York City schools to close due to coronavirus

New York City schools to close due to coronavirus

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces schools in the city will be closed until April 20.Elad Benari, 15/03/2020 23:56
Why Bloomberg? He’s less pathetic than the rest, slightly

Why Bloomberg? He’s less pathetic than the rest, slightly

Is this the kind of man we want for President of the United States? Jack Engelhard, 19/02/2020 14:54
We await an explanation from Mayor De Blasio

We await an explanation from Mayor De Blasio

De Blasio has come out in support of the avowed Socialist running for our highest office. Does he realize who he is supporting? Alan Bergstein, 18/02/2020 00:03
Brooklyn: 11-year-old Jewish girl killed in apartment fire

Brooklyn: 11-year-old Jewish girl killed in apartment fire

'Have you seen my daughter?' Mother's frantic call to neighbor after fire breaks out in Kensington home in Brooklyn, leaving one dead.David Rosenberg, 21/01/2020 14:00
Man charged with hate crime for yelling at Jewish couple in New York City

Man charged with hate crime for yelling at Jewish couple in New York City

55-year-old man with 5 prior arrests charged with hate crime for cursing Jewish couple near Times Square.Marcy Oster, JTA, 20/01/2020 07:37
Want to deter attacks on Jews? Go grassroots!

Want to deter attacks on Jews? Go grassroots!

Haredi Jews need to embrace an ethos of self-protection, community protection, carrying whatever is legal for them to carry and making the authorities know that they will be actively present on the streets. Douglas Altabef, 16/01/2020 15:18
Elite NYC prep school fires teacher for anti-Zionist tweets

Elite NYC prep school fires teacher for anti-Zionist tweets

Teacher at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in NYC fired for anti-Zionist social media comments.Ben Sales, JTA, 10/01/2020 10:47
Watch: How big of a problem is black anti-Semitism in New York?

Watch: How big of a problem is black anti-Semitism in New York?

Video journalist Ami Horowitz takes to the streets of Brooklyn to see how widespread anti-Semitism is within the black community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2020 14:23
Zionist NGO slams inclusion of "anti-Israel groups" at 'No Hate. No Fear' march in NYC

Zionist NGO slams inclusion of "anti-Israel groups" at 'No Hate. No Fear' march in NYC

American Forum for Israel blasts inclusion of "far-left anti-Israel groups" at march against anti-Semitism in NYC. "They should be shunned.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2020 08:19
Watch: Tens of thousands rally in New York against anti-Semitism

Watch: Tens of thousands rally in New York against anti-Semitism

Tens of thousands join solidarity march in New York City to protest anti-Semitic attacks, show support for local Jewish community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/01/2020 18:26
Jewish teen threatened with knife in Brooklyn

Jewish teen threatened with knife in Brooklyn

Two men threaten Jewish teen with a knife in Flatbush, call him "Jew boy".Marcy Oster, JTA, 02/01/2020 17:39