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

Brooklyn Bus Blues

Woman told to sit at back of Orthodox-friendly bus

Divine Right

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

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

Sundown: The Bel of the Ball

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

Home Front

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

NY Candidate Gay-Bashes to Orthodox Applause

And today blames hottest lines on Jewish leaders

‘Hipsters and Hasids’ Finds Parallels Between Two Worlds

Exhibit by Brooklyn artist on display now

An Evening at Traif

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

The Great Orthodox Merengue Scandal

Major bike-lane player dances to a different tune

The Brooklyn Bike Lane Battle Today

‘New York’ covers the Hasid-hipster clash

All the Food News You Can Stomach

Catered Seders, phoney matzah, and more

Bike Battle Takes a Turn for the Civil

Brooklyn Hasids, cyclists debate controversial lane

Hipsters Take Bike Lane Battle to the Street (Literally)

Activists caught repainting Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue

Sundown: Explaining Hitler’s Hatred

Plus is the construction freeze bad for the environment?

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