Aides for former Mayor David Dinkins and leaders of the Crown Heights Jewish community recall the events and the progress made since then.
The Garden said the development threatens its whole collection, including endangered orchids and bonsai trees that are hundreds of years old.
Hundreds could be seen celebrating the Sukkot holiday by dancing in close proximity on a blocked off street in Crown Heights.
“Our enemy was the successful Jew living in suburbia.”
“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.
The city released the data the same day that the New York Police Department shut down a Brooklyn yeshiva that was secretly teaching 60 children.
“There are people, some of whom have mental illness, who are vulnerable to influence by the trends that are occurring around them in society.”
Will more NYPD officers stop anti-Semitic assaults in New York? Some Orthodox Jews say yes, but other Jews and people of color disagree.
A boy named Berel, age 9, was unimpressed. “Eh, we see a lot of police these days,” he said. “We’ve got it at our school, too.”