Visiting home is a process in acknowledging how alienating it is to not be one of the predominantly major-isms of “real’ America anymore — white, straight and Christian.
Schumer is assembling the biggest leadership teams in recent memory, spanning the gamut from left wing populists to blue dog Democrats.
Carnegie Deli will serve its last mile-high pastrami sandwich today at midnight, despite a late offer from a former dishwasher to buy the restaurant for $10 million.
The iconic spot, open for almost eight decades, was where Woody Allen filmed scenes for his homage to New York, “Broadway Danny Rose.”
A Muslim teen from New York City helped police catch a homeless man who hit an Orthodox Jewish woman on the subway.
(JTA) — Rachel Freier of Brooklyn officially became the first Hasidic woman to be sworn in as a judge in the State of New York. Freier, a mother of six and former lawyer who practiced commercial and residential estate law, was sworn in Thursday as the Civil Court judge in Kings County’s 5th judicial district,…
(JTA) — Several incidents of red spray-painted swastikas and other hate incidents have been reported in neighborhoods on Long Island, New York. Police are investigating the incidents in the suburban neighborhoods through Dec. 16 as hate crimes, the New York Daily News reported. Among the places where the incidents occurred are the towns of Merrick…
An unlikely mastermind is behind several beloved Hanukkah songs: folk music icon Woody Guthrie.
A crane collapse that killed David Wichs last February was a result of human error, according to a report released this month by New York City. It’s the latest development in a bitter dispute between city officials, builders and Wichs’s widow over crane security and the city’s liability for his death.
(JTA) — Benjamin Gilman, who served as a Republican congressman from New York for more than 30 years and who was a pro-Israel voice in Congress, has died. Gilman died on Saturday at a veterans hospital in New York at the age of 94. Gilman was first elected to Congress in 1972 and served 15…