Nearly four months after the virus first arrived, Jewish life has returned to Hasidic Brooklyn.
In a tweet Monday evening, Orthodox lawmakers said they would open the parks themselves if the mayor refused to do so.
“This is such a blessing. I’ve been here through riots and we had different uprisings and different things that went on in the Crown Heights community between Blacks and Jews. This to me is, I’m almost choked,” said Felicia Gomes, 55, a lifelong Crown Heights resident after stumbling upon a Black Lives Matter solidarity march in her neighborhood organized by the community’s Jewish residents.
Police broke up a gathering of at least several dozen men at a Hasidic synagogue on Wednesday morning.
“Our financial health has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.”
“The plan was to have a specific number of people who could go into one street, then close it down, and have the car go to the next street.”
The publication noted that “due to the enormity of the crisis,” it was unable to document every death that occurred in the past few weeks.
Borough Park and Williamsburg have seen more than a tenfold increase in cardiac arrest calls to the New York City Fire Department.
“More and more people are dying, people of all kinds: Sephardim, religious, traditional, Litvishe. There are bodies on top of bodies.”
“If you have someone come in with a 103 fever and they’re coughing, they’ve just infected the whole tent.”