GOP Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin previously has likened Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Julius Caesar. Today he compared him with Hitler and quickly apologized – after the damage, mostly to himself, was done.
Koch had recently left City Hall after 12 years as mayor of New York City and was touring Jerusalem when a Palestinian threw a rock at his group, striking Koch in the head. The ex-mayor was bleeding a bit but wasn’t really hurt, and he mopped up the wound with his handkerchief. The incident would become one of Koch’s favorite stories, the moment, he would say, when “I shed a little blood for the people of Israel.”
U.S. judge dismisses Long Island eruv lawsuit.
He explained at the time that he could not bear the idea that his body would have to leave New York City. "This is my home, the idea of having to go to New Jersey was so distressing to me."
"Like the right to free speech, academic freedom rights are not unbounded; the department has basically yelled “fire” on campus, and locked the doors to their department after doing so."
Jewish Outreach founder Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald and Birthright’s co-founder, self-declared atheist Michael Steinhardt have agreed “to wrestle out” their beliefs in a debate.
A Brooklyn photographer alleged that he was a victim of police brutality last week after an altercation with members of Brooklyn's 70th precinct left him in handcuffs and both his cell phone and camera damaged.
Satmar counselor Nechemya Weberman was sentenced to 103 years in prison for sexual abuse of a teenage female patient over several years.
A history of New York Jewry took Jewish book of the year honors in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards.
Little Rebecca told the assembled congregation that “the suffering of others should not be forgotten.”
"The settlements erode hope ... of a peace agreement in the future."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, in the wake of the worst flu outbreak in many years.
An 11-year-old New York girl was disqualified from the 2012 U.S. National Table Tennis Championships when she opted not to play her final match, which fell on Shabbat.
A special dedication ceremony culminated in a friendly basketball game between kids from New York and from the neighborhood.
A New York City man who was pushed in front of a NYC subway train has died, the second such fatality this month.
A Brooklyn fishmonger was indicted for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.
Police say the two were involved in an "ongoing dispute."
A Jewish student organization at Binghamton University is claiming to have broken a record for dreidel spinning, but a student newspaper there says the spinners spun out before breaking the mark.
The deadline for Superstorm Sandy victims in New York City, Nassau, Westchester, Orange, Suffolk, Rockland, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties has been extended to January 28, 2013 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Nechemya Weberman, a prominent member of Brooklyn’s Satmar chassidic community who practiced therapy without a license, was found guilty on 59 counts of sexual abuse.