After a spike in bias incidents since the election, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that he would be ordering the state police to create a special unit to investigate hate crimes.
A swastika turned up Wednesday night in the Manhattan apartment building of New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, who posted the image to Twitter.
Police in New York on Monday were investigating two cases involving swastikas drawn or painted in public spaces, as civil rights activists said there had been a surge in hate crimes following last week’s U.S presidential election.
(JTA) — Swastikas were drawn on the doors of at least four dorm rooms at a New York university. One of the dorm suites vandalized Saturday at The New School in Manhattan was home to four Jewish students. One of the students tweeted a photo of her door. We woke up to this on our…
Voter turnout is high across New York City this morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters, speaking on a street corner outside of his Brooklyn polling site just after 10 a.m.
(JTA) — If you live on Long Island and your phone rings, answer it — it might be Mel Brooks. The legendary comedian recorded a robocall for his great-nephew, Todd Kaminsky, who is running for State Senate in New York’s 9th District, on the South Shore of Long Island. Kaminsky is a Democrat running for re-election; he…
(JTA) — An upstate New York village and its host town will pay a Jewish developer $2.9 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that they tried to stop new housing for Hasidic Jews. The Village of Bloomingburg and the Town of Mamakating agreed Friday to the settlement with Shalom Lamm and his Sullivan Farms…
Lately, police has recorded a number of crimes against senior citizens.
In the most recent issue of The New Yorker, Rebecca Solnit is publishing an alternative subway map with stops renamed to commemorate “The City of Women.”
As Jews prayed this weekend to be sealed into the Book of Life, vandals in a upstate New York town of Warwick disrespected the dead by spray-painting a swastika and Nazi slogans at a cemetery.