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Anatomy of a Tel Aviv Neighborhood

How Florentin became bohemian, artsy, and affordable—and not at all hipster

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More Details in Menachem Stark Murder Case

Suspected construction worker says botched kidnapping was business-related

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Two Women Arrested for Attacking Elderly Jewish Man

79-year-old Brooklyn resident treated for minor injuries at the hospital

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Showtime Buys Series About An Ultra-Orthodox Comedian

New comedy depicts an aspiring stand-up leaving his Brooklyn community

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De Blasio Brings His Message to Crown Heights in Yiddish

Though few of the NYC neighborhood’s Jewish residents speak only Yiddish

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Five Hasidic Men Arrested in Brooklyn Beating

Assault charges filed in December attack of gay black man in Williamsburg

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Hasidic-Owned Businesses Settle With NYC Human Rights Commission

Will change their modesty signs into something a bit more comfortable

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Kidnapped Hasidic Landlord Found Dead

Menachem Stark’s body discovered in a dumpster at a Long Island gas station

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Hasidic Businessman Kidnapped in Brooklyn

Video shows Menachem Stark thrown into a minivan after leaving his office

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Hasidic Gang Allegedly Attacks Black Student

NYPD investigating assault on 22-year-old Taj Patterson as a hate crime

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Hasidic Man Latest ‘Knockout’ Victim

Eli Leidner, 26, was punched in the face in Williamsburg, Brooklyn last night

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NYC Battles Ultra-Orthodox on Modesty Signs

Meanwhile an Etsy vendor in Israel puts similar messages to fashionable use

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Suspect Detained in Mezuzah Burning Incident

He’s got quite a record

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Daybreak: Israel Strikes Syria/Lebanon Border?

Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state

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Hasidic Writers, Plugged In

For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art

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Tough Jews

The Shomrim, ultra-Orthodox anti-crime patrols, trace their roots to 1964 Crown Heights, when refugees from Poland refused to cede their blocks

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Brooklyn Bus Blues

Woman told to sit at back of Orthodox-friendly bus

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Divine Right

The Sept. 11 attacks altered many people’s convictions. For ultra-Orthodox Jews, they reinforced a strongly held belief in divine authority.

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Watchmen: The Shomrim Who Patrol Orthodox Brooklyn

Shomrim—controversial Jewish neighborhood watch groups—patrol the Orthodox enclaves of Brooklyn, where safety’s battles are fought along exclusive ethnic and community lines

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Sundown: The Bel of the Ball

Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more

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Home Front

Is it wrong to build publicly subsidized housing designed for New York’s ultra-Orthodox community?

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NY Candidate Gay-Bashes to Orthodox Applause

And today blames hottest lines on Jewish leaders

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‘Hipsters and Hasids’ Finds Parallels Between Two Worlds

Exhibit by Brooklyn artist on display now

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An Evening at Traif

Brooklyn’s new pork-and-shellfish restaurant really means it

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The Great Orthodox Merengue Scandal

Major bike-lane player dances to a different tune

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The Brooklyn Bike Lane Battle Today

‘New York’ covers the Hasid-hipster clash

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All the Food News You Can Stomach

Catered Seders, phoney matzah, and more

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Bike Battle Takes a Turn for the Civil

Brooklyn Hasids, cyclists debate controversial lane

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Hipsters Take Bike Lane Battle to the Street (Literally)

Activists caught repainting Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue

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Sundown: Explaining Hitler’s Hatred

Plus is the construction freeze bad for the environment?