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Jordan Burnette. Source: Screenshot.

Jews troubled after court releases man arrested for Bronx synagogue attacks

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A 29-year-old man from the Riverdale section of the Bronx, N.Y., was arrested on May 1 by the New York City Police Department for a string of attacks on synagogues there. Jordan Burnette is facing a number...

Anti-Israel candidates run for citywide NYC offices

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Jewish New Yorkers could be governed by two anti-Israel candidates now running for citywide offices. A mayoral candidate who dubbed Israel “an apartheid state” last December, Dianne Morales, was afforded a measure of legitimacy by...
The Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx, N.Y. Source: Screenshot.

Bronx synagogues remain on high alert amid spate of anti-Semitic vandalism

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Law enforcement has stepped up its presence in front of Jewish institutions in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, N.Y., as detectives from the New York Police Department’s 50th precinct and its NYPD Hate Crimes...

April 22, 1964: New York City’s third World’s Fair opened on this date

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New York City’s third World’s Fair opened on this date in Flushing Meadow in 1964. A key figure in the feasibility study that brought the fair to New York was Victor Gruen, an Austrian-born...
Townhouses in New York City's Upper West Side. Credit: Tupungato/Shutterstock.

Aide for New York city council candidate says Upper West Side ‘too Jewish and...

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The campaign manager for a Democratic New York City Council candidate said last week that Manhattan’s Upper West Side is too white and Jewish, the New York Post reported. Quinn Mootz, who is Jewish, serves as campaign...
Manhattan, New York City, Aug. 14, 2015. Credit: Ivan2010 via Wikimedia Commons.

Twenty-One Israeli unicorns now call New York City home

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Following a flurry of investment activity in recent months, New York is now home to 21 Israeli-founded unicorns—privately held companies valued at $1 billion or more—according to the United States-Israel Business Alliance. Each of...
Andrew Yang speaks with attendees at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 2019. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

New York mayoral candidate Yang says BDS is ‘nonviolent,’ but ‘anti-Semitic’

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New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang said in a statement on March 19 that although he doesn’t believe the BDS movement is violent, it is anti-Semitic. Yang told The Forward in a statement, “BDS does not...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2016. Credit: Wikimedia Commons, official court portrait.

Two statues in New York City honor late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Two statues honoring the late Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are being unveiled in her home city of New York. A bronze statue of Ginsburg in Central Park will be unveiled on Friday,...
New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang in 2019. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Yang walks back tough anti-BDS stance during Muslim Democratic Club forum

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Andrew Yang, the current frontrunner in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor, walked back his firm stance against the BDS movement and promised to meet with Palestinian American leaders on the issue. “My...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Credit: Hans Pennink/Shutterstock.

Federal court rules against Cuomo’s limitations on capacity at houses of worship

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Brooklyn’s District Court ruled on Tuesday against an executive order by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo enforcing capacity limits on houses of worship in areas with high COVID-19 cases. The advocacy organization Agudath Israel and...