A Borough Park firebrand and New York City Council candidate pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of “inciting to riot” for whipping up a crowd that attacked a Hasidic journalist last fall during a protest against coronavirus restrictions that morphed into a pro-Trump rally.
Borough Park, the Orthodox enclave in Brooklyn that was an early hotspot for COVID-19 cases and deaths last year, now has the lowest portion of fully vaccinated people of any New York City neighborhood, according to newly released public-health data.
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“We look forward to working with the yeshiva community and the governor’s office to help implement this plan to reopen our precious yeshivos.”
“One must also not go get tested because this raises the statistics in our neighborhoods.”
What was once a political point of view has become a fandom that makes a protest in Borough Park look like a Trump boat parade in Tampa Bay.
“Getz and Kornbluh are just two liars, haters of the community.”
“I was just brutally assaulted, hit in the head, and kicked at by an angry crowd of hundreds of community members of the Boro Park protest.”
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Berish Getz, a Borough Park resident, was beaten to the point of critical injuries during a demonstration that raged until the early morning Wednesday against new state-mandated restrictions imposed on the neighborhood, as well as others home to New York’s ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, communities.