Gina Zuckerman has always been a tough cookie. The ninety year old Greenwich Village woman survived the Holocaust, worked in the testosterone-infused culture of Madison Avenue, and still lives alone and independent in her studio apartment. So the mugger who on Tuesday tried to snatch the woman’s purse was in for a surprise when the nonagenarian fought back—and won.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday unveiled a series of new policies governing the use of construction booms in the United States’ largest city, after a deadly crane collapse in Manhattan that killed a Jewish man remembered as an “absolute angel.”
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld on Tuesday announced a series of stand-up shows in New York next year, saying he will perform once a month at a theater in his Manhattan neighborhood.
A Manhattan synagogue was evacuated after receiving a bomb threat.
A 23-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested for assaulting an Orthodox Jewish couple in Manhattan this summer.
Israeli Arab writer Sayed Kashua asks if he can sound credible writing about Gaza while sitting in a Manhattan apartment that belongs to a friend named Debra Winger.
A New York City luxury condo developer plans to create a so-called “poor door” entrance for affordable housing residents. Is the arrangement fundamentally at odds with Jewish ethics?
There was something endearingly shabby about J and R Music World. Michael Kaminer explains why it felt weirdly haimish to shop at the 43-year-old lower Manhattan gadget Mecca.
EDITORIAL: Ultra-Orthodox protests against Israel’s draft have brought the issue to our doorstep. Why shouldn’t we stand against all those who undermine the Jewish state’s security?
Sarah Seltzer hopes Woody Allen’s legacy will be part of her kids’ lives. But she also wants them to live in a world where victims of abuse are believed and supported.