A New York Post article published on July 3 that described a 139% increase in hate crimes since the same period last year generated a firestorm on social media this week.
The preliminary results of the NYC races that the Forward has been following most closely.
The results were at times surprising…
While New York City public schools are closing, Jewish day schools and yeshivas are not being asked to comply with the city’s ruling — yet.
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.
Stringer took a dig at the mayor during his announcement, imploring voters to “bring leadership back to City Hall and build a city for everyone.”
A closer look offers more insights — and exposes more gaps in what’s known or clearly knowable.
City Hall staff said that when the city did issue a report, “it will be gentle and will cite progress (assuming progress continues.)”
“We can’t let this become a tale of two parks.”
What a difference a pandemic makes — but de Blasio’s relationships with religious Jewish communities will be intact in the long term.