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Orthodox Man Pelted With Ice, Called ‘South Side Jew’ in Brooklyn Attack

An Orthodox man walking to his car in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn was on the receiving end of New York’s post-election hate crime wave, as teens pelted him with ice and shouted at “South Side Jew” at him.

“Two kids, they were DNAInfo. “I don’t know what that means.” The epithet might have been a reference to the southern portion of Williamsburg, which is home to a large Hasidic Jewish community.

Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, but have not made any arrests. Since Trump’s election victory, the New York Police Department has documented a disturbing spike in bias incidents, up more than a third this November.

Many hate crimes have been targeted at Jews, with swastika graffiti found in several Brooklyn parks, on a No. 1 train subway car and in the home of a Jewish state legislator.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at [email protected] or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon](


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