Four Orthodox rabbis and one of their sons were indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap and torture Jewish men to force them to grant religious divorces to their wives.
Evil twins make frequent appearances in B-movies but tend to be less common in local politics. Cue New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Nothing gets between New Yorkers and their pastrami. Katz’s Delicatessen remains open for business following a water main break on the Lower East Side on Thursday morning.
A Staten Island man was charged in the theft of blank checks from a yeshiva he reportedly attended and cashing them for more than $50,000.
Arthur Gelb, the New York Times managing editor whose arts sensibility and journalistic vigor molded the paper for decades, died Tuesday at age 90 of complications from a stroke, his son said.
Baruch Lebovits, a formerly prominent cantor in Brooklyn pleaded guilty to molestation Friday.
Holocaust survivor Ursula Nelson was planning to live out the rest of her life at her quiet apartment in Queens, N.Y. That changed one morning in 2011.
Sol Adler, the disgraced former executive director of the 92nd Street Y, has hanged himself in his Brooklyn home — two years after the organization’s corruption scandal.
The world’s oldest living man is a 111-year-old scholar of the occult who calls New York City his home.
New Jersey Rabbi David Wax pleaded guilty to kidnapping charges as part of a scheme to force an Israeli man to give his wife a get.