New York beachgoers were stunned over the weekend when a plane flew overhead trailing a banner bearing a swastika.
Russians don’t speak highly of Brighton Beach, the seaside enclave in Brooklyn where Samantha Shokin spent many of her formative years.
Brooklyn’s Sea Gate community is more vulnerable to Sandy-style devastation than ever. So why did the neighborhood turn down a chance to protect itself?
Hurricane Sandy teamed up with a wobbly economy to devastate Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. Even a year later, the Jewish neighborhood is struggling to get back on its feet.
Six months after Hurricane Sandy, one Brighton Beach nursing home is finally welcoming back the 180 residents who call it home.
President Obama carried New York City by a more than 4-1 margin. So where did he lose badly? In a handful of heavily Orthodox precincts.
When Rabbi Avremel Okonov returned to Mazel Academy in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach after Sandy, he found ruined Torah scrolls and fetid floodwaters.
As Hurricane Sandy’s fierce winds battered New York City and Long Island, emergency experts worried about conditions in heavily Jewish oceanfront neighborhoods.
Schools, subways and stock markets were all shut as Hurricane Sandy started to pound the East Coast. The worst was still to come as the giant storm lumbered towards shore.
Evacuations were ordered in predominantly Jewish Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brighton Beach and Coney Island as Hurricane Sandy lumbered up the East Coast.