The incidents include a metal pipe thrown through the window of a synagogue in Williamsburg during afternoon services on Shabbat.
Six children have been infected in Williamsburg, with another 11 in Rockland County. The first patients caught the disease in Israel.
Amber Tamblyn recently tweeted about reckless Hasidic drivers, but she’s not the only one painting Hasidim with the broad strokes of prejudice.
A Williamsburg Hasid explains what the film got right — and what it got wrong.
“Modesty was really important here. If the imagery was not congruent to the community’s standards, it could be a barrier.”
“People thought they were building for everybody,” one resident said. “But they were building for themselves.”
The plans for a 1,146-unit apartment complex in South Williamsburg have reopened a debate within the neighborhood’s diverse community over who gets the best affordable housing. Some residents fear that the Rabsky Group’s eight-building development will have a sizable number of multi-bedroom apartments — a layout that they say privileges large ultra-Orthodox families over smaller Hispanic families.
Police are investigating after a motorcyclist dumped anti-Semitic fliers on a street in Brooklyn’s heavily Jewish Williamsburg neighborhood.
Four Brooklyn politicians are demanding the restoration of women’s only-hours at two Williamsburg pools to accommodate Hasidic Jewish women.
The epithet might have been a reference to the southern portion of Williamsburg, which is home to a large Hasidic Jewish community.