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Mayor de Blasio Sits In The Hot Seat At Hyper-Local Town...

"This is the first Mayor in history to have a town hall in this community," said City Council Member David Greenfield, welcoming Mayor Bill...

Alleged Serial Child Molester Protected By Kensington Yeshiva With $2.1M Settlement,...

A Kensington Yeshiva reached a historic $2.1 million settlement with two former students who accused a teacher of sexual molestation, the NY Post reports...

Coney Island Avenue Yeshiva Plans Move To Gravesend Building

In order to accommodate a growing number of students, a Sheepshead Bay yeshiva is planning to relocate to a sprawling facility in Gravesend. The Yeshivat Darche...

DOT Agrees To Greenfield’s Friday Pre-Pay Muni-Meter Plan In Borough Park

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to allow Borough Park residents to pre-pay parking meters on 13th and 18th Avenues on Friday mornings, announced...

Greenfield & Lander Announce New Sunday Hours At Four Library Branches

The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will keep four of its locations open on Sunday to accommodate Brooklyn's growing Orthodox Jewish community that can't utilize...

Greenfield Calls On MTA To Pull Sexy Lane Bryant Ads From...

Lane Bryant bashes Victoria's Secret with #ImNoAngel campaign: http://t.co/ZTvBuVf3xd pic.twitter.com/9LZejHWN6Z — Adweek (@Adweek) April 9, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Do sexy ads belong on subways? Councilman David Greenfield says...

Dozens Of Landlords, Housing Officials Arrested In Bribery Scheme Probe

Fifty were arrested in a city-wide bribery scandal Tuesday, including 11 officials with the Department of Buildings and five from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Dozens of...

Greenfield Praises Human Rights Commission For Settling Clothing Restriction Lawsuit Against...

The Human Rights Commission settled its lawsuit last week against Orthodox Jewish business owners who posted signs in their store windows requiring patrons wear...

Village Voice Article Shows Dark Side To Jewish Law

A sprawling seven-page article published by the Village Voice sheds some light on one of the more extreme aspects of Jewish law: granting a get,...

Greenfield Opponent Says Councilman Is Late To Party On Modesty Lawsuit

We told you last week about Councilman David Greenfield's defense of Hasidic store owners, who are being targeted by the Human Rights Commission for...

Greenfield Wants To Allow Store Owners To Hang Signs That Require...

Councilman David Greenfield came to the defense of Hasidic store owners who hung signs in their windows demanding that customers adhere to a dress...

Tensions Between Hikind And Greenfield Grow Following Primary Election

The bitterness between Councilman David Greenfield and Assemblyman Dov Hikind has increased following a series of post-election jabs exchanged on social media. The Jewish...

Council Candidates Get Down And Dirty During Midwood Debate

The Democratic candidates for the 48th District of the City Council, currently represented by Michael Nelson, tested the limits of civil discussion during a...

Hikind Endorses Thompson For Mayor In Test Of Clout

Assemblyman Dov Hikind endorsed Bill Thompson for mayor, throwing his full support behind the man that almost defeated Mayor Michael Bloomberg the last time...

Yoseph Robinson Honored With Street Renaming

Yoseph Robinson, the fallen Jamaican hip-hop artist turned Orthodox Jew, will be honored with a street conaming at the intersection of Avenue J and...