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Years ago, I shot this image for the Grand Street News from a high floor of the Seward Park co-op on Grand Street. I believe it captures some of the Art Deco beauty of this edifice.

New Yorkers Get Together to Save a Distinctly Jewish Architectural Gem

7 Heshvan 5773 – October 22, 2012
The Bialystoker Nursing Home, with its distinctive orange brick and Art Deco façade, has been shut down for a year.

Probes Launched Into Alleged Police Brutality

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
The NYPD and Brooklyn district attorney’s office have both opened investigations into the October 8th beating of 21-year-old Ehud HaLevy by two Brooklyn police officers.
Police beating up Ehud Halevi.

Police Beat Up Unarmed Israeli in Brooklyn Jewish Center (Video)

29 Tishri 5773 – October 15, 2012
The officers decided to arrest Halevi, who refused to be handcuffed and pushed the two cops off. In an instant, the male officer flew into a rage.

Young New York Jews Gear Up for Aliyah Conference

28 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
In an effort to nudge New York Jewish students and young professionals considering aliyah to take the plunge, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel will be hosting a special conference at the UJA-Federation of new York in Manhattan on October 21.

Another Holocaust Claims Conference Schemer Convicted

25 Tishri 5773 – October 11, 2012
Another participant in the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany scandal has admitted her role in that $57 million scheme to approve nearly 5,000 fraudulent applications, resulting in pay-outs to applicants who did not qualify for the programs.
MTA chairman Joseph J. Lhota.

MTA Sneaks In Free Speech Restrictions, Bypassing Court Ruling Favoring Anti-Jihad Ad

14 Tishri 5773 – September 30, 2012
These new regulations were announced on Thursday, just three days after the American Freedom Defense Initiative ads were put up with court approval.
In April, 2009, Prime Minister Netanyahu sampled a traditional, lavish Moroccan meal, in Or Akiva, Israel. While in New York, the PM went gaga over Eastern European Jewish food.

While in NYC, Bibi Devours Traditional Jewish Food

While staying at a Manhattan hotel, on Friday the Israeli prime minister made a phone "to go" purchase from Pomegranate.
Pouty Egyptian free speech sprayer Mona Eltahawy moments before getting arrested.

Egyptian Reporter Defaces Subway ‘Anti-Savage’ Ad, Sprays an Opponent, Gets Arrested (Video)

12 Tishri 5773 – September 28, 2012
Eltahawy was arrested Wednesday evening, September 26, in a New York City subway station because she insisted free speech included her right to deface an ad espousing a message with which she disagreed -- Pamela Geller's anti-Jihad ad. She also insisted her free speech right extended to spraying toxic paint on a woman, Pamela Hall, who tried to interfere with Eltahawy's efforts to deface Geller's ad. And then Eltahawy blamed Hall for interfering with her free speech rights and accused the arresting police officers of interfering with her "non-violent" protest, thereby engaging in anti-democratic activity.
Caroline Starkman

Caroline Starkman Is Reunited with her Family

5 Tishri 5773 – September 20, 2012
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has just posted an announcement on Facebook...

Groups Blast NY Hotel for Offering Hospitality to Iranian President Ahmadinejad

22 Elul 5772 – September 9, 2012
A growing rumble of protest against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s upcoming welcome in New York has led activist groups to take aim at the...

Tornadoes Tear Through New York City

Two tornadoes touched down on the edges of New York City in the morning on Saturday, causing a power outage and hurling debris, but causing no serious injuries. An additional tornado warning for the area is still in effect.

Today in 1934 – Brooklyn Jewish Women Help Refugees from Nazi Germany

18 Elul 5772 – September 5, 2012
SEPTEMBER 5, 1934 - Mrs. Stephen S. Wise, president of the Women's Association of the American Jewish Congress, who has just returned from a visit to the German refugee centers in Europe, will be hostess this afternoon to 500 Brooklyn women who have pledged to support the establishment of a center in New York City for refugees from Nazi Germany.

Stolen 3-Foot Menorah is Returned to Rabbi in Borough Park

11 Elul 5772 – August 29, 2012
A silver menorah stolen from a rabbi’s Brooklyn home was returned. The 3-foot menorah belonging to Rabbi Yehezkel Zion was stolen last week from the family’s Borough Park home.

Several Shot at Empire State Building

7 Elul 5772 – August 24, 2012
As many as five people were shot Friday in front of the Empire State Building in New York, a spokesman for the New York Fire Department said.

JCC Maccabi Games to Hold Worldwide Minute of Silence at Opening Ceremony

23 Av 5772 – August 10, 2012
Ankie Spitzer to lead worldwide minute of silence for ‘Munich 11’.
Matan Siyum HaShas

Women Celebrate Completing Daf Yomi Cycle, Asking ‘Why Not?’

18 Av 5772 – August 5, 2012
On August 1, the biggest Jewish American event ever took place – the completion of the daily learning of the entire Gemara, which happens once every 7 and a half years, known as Siyum HaShas – filling of 90,000 seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. However, a significantly smaller, but just as intriguing group celebrated the event in skirts, scarves and a spirit of sisterhood in Jerusalem.

US Queen of Kosher: “I’m a Jewish Person and it’s the Jewish Homeland, and...

14 Av 5772 – August 2, 2012
With great emotion and to the joy of Jewish foodies throughout the world, the Queen of Kosher cooking is coming home to rule the roast/roost.
Williamsburg storefront sign bans immodest attire.

Williamsburg Store Owners Slammed for Banning Sleeveless Shoppers

6 Av 5772 – July 25, 2012
A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.
One World Trade Center

Nadler Hails 20-Year U.S. Govt. Lease at One World Trade Center

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 18, 2012
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) of Lower Manhattan welcomed the announcement that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has signed a 20-year lease for 277,000 sq. feet of office space at One World Trade Center.

Nadler Pushes to Keep Families Seated Together on Commercial Flights

23 Tammuz 5772 – July 12, 2012
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation to help keep families seated together on commercial...

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