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New York apologizes for “anti-Israel” cartoon in test

02/09/2017 4:03 PM Updated: 2 months ago

A cartoon featured in the January 24 New York State regents exam, described by the American Jewish Congress as “blatantly anti-Israel,” has prompted an apology from the


Subways passengers band together to erase Nazi graffiti

02/05/2017 8:38 AM

If all the reports of rising anti-Semitism have caused you distress, this story might act as a reassuring message that most people aren’t actually monsters. The


Subway Nazi wanted by NYPD

02/03/2017 1:54 PM Updated: 2 months ago

The NYPD is looking for a man who attacked a woman on the C train after reading from an anti-Semitic pamphlet in a German accent, New


New York is most popular travel choice for Israelis, new poll finds

02/02/2017 4:06 PM

New York is the travel destination of choice for Israelis, according to a Smith organization poll cited Thursday by Hamodia. The poll, taken in advance of the


Rockland County GOP criticized as anti-Semitic, again

01/26/2017 5:39 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Lawrence Garvey, chairman of the Rockland County Republican Party, is under attack from what critics are calling an anti-Semitic Facebook post. Garvey intended to criticize last


Supporters of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane turn to Donald Trump as defender of Israel

01/06/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, a fiery pro-Israel activist branded as a terrorist by the US government for founding the Jewish Defense League (JDL),

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Longtime NYC planning expert Carl Weisbrod retires

01/06/2017 7:00 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Veteran city government worker Carl Weisbrod announced his resignation Wednesday from his position as Chairman of the City Planning Commission for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Weisbrod’s

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Brooklyn councilman David Greenfield introduces legislation to prevent garbage truck traffic

01/04/2017 12:00 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Brooklyn city councilman is introducing legislation Wednesday requiring the Department of Sanitation to release GPS data showing where its garbage trucks are in real time. According


Sanders joins Cuomo to unveil free college plan

01/04/2017 9:45 AM Updated: 3 months ago

New York (AFP) – New York’s governor unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make public colleges tuition free for low and middle-income students, an idea championed by


Carjackers have fatal collision with synagogue wall

01/02/2017 5:02 PM

A carjacking last night turned deadly after a stolen SUV crashed into a Connecticut synagogue, Fox 61 reports. The incident began early Monday morning, when a


Carnegie Deli Closes up Shop

12/30/2016 1:56 PM Updated: 3 months ago

  What has been a staple in New York City for 80 years will shutter its doors at the end of today.  Carnegie Deli, located on

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Volunteers with Masbia Soup Kitchen Help the Needy During Hanukkah

12/30/2016 12:30 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Holiday meals were dispensed in Queens this week by Masbia, a nonprofit pantry and soup kitchen network, NY1 reported. The meals were dispensed outside the soup


Brooklyn Resident Explores Judaism in Budapest

12/30/2016 12:00 PM Updated: 3 months ago

    She grew up with a love for traveling, visiting places like East Africa as a child. But Williamsburg resident Alyssa Petersel never imagined writing


Councilman Greenfield Lights the World’s Largest Menorah

12/30/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 3 months ago



FDNY 9/11 Victims Honored at Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn

12/29/2016 5:12 PM

Brooklyn Hannukah House Reopens

12/29/2016 4:08 PM

      For 20 years the property on Avenue T near E. 62nd Street has lit up Mill Basin in December. The Brooklyn Chanukah House,


Schneiderman calls Cuomo bill “likely unconstitutional” and “a distraction”

12/23/2016 12:33 PM Updated: 4 months ago

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is speaking out against a recently proposed bill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, calling it “a distraction” and “likely unconstitutional” in a


ADL appaled by anti-Semitic attack in Williamsburg

12/22/2016 3:33 PM

  The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned today an anti-Semitic hate crime that occurred in Williamsburg Tuesday. “We are appalled that the victim of this crime was

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NY AG Schneiderman supports NYC purging ID records

12/21/2016 2:33 PM Updated: 4 months ago

In a brief filed Tuesday, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman supported New York City in a lawsuit regarding data collected by the municipal ID card program,


2nd Avenue Subway opens Jan. 1st, but take a tour now

12/20/2016 11:08 AM