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Despite serving as a hub for disaster relief efforts in the desperate months after Superstorm Sandy, Coney Island Cathedral, the neighborhood’s largest church, was denied government assistance to help rebuild. Due to federal laws that prohibit FEMA money from going to religious groups, the congregation has been holding weekly services for almost three years among…

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Sheepshead Bay’s Jewish institutions prove that there’s more than just one way to celebrate Purim. With disco and dining, kids and cooking, carnivals and comedy, there’s something for everybody this year. The Jewish holiday kicks off next Wednesday evening. Celebrating the story of Esther, who rose to become queen of Persia, and who foiled the…

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Saint Edmund’s Roman Catholic Church is hosting a Blessing of the Animals and pet adoption event in honor of the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron and protector of animals. The pet adoption event is being done in coordination with Kensington’s Sean Casey Animal Rescue, who will have puppies, kittens, dogs and cats for adoption beginning…

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A Queens assemblyman has asked the Department of Consumer Affairs to look into regulating swastikas and other offensive ads from taking to the skies after beachgoers were shocked this weekend by the appearance of a swastika-towing plane flying over the sands. The banner, shown above, was flown on Saturday by the International Raelian Movement, a quasi-religious organization…

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A fringe religious group that believes extraterrestrial scientists created life on Earth is today flying a large swastika banner over Brighton Beach and Coney Island, outraging residents in one of the world’s largest communities of Holocaust survivors. The plane was spotted by beachgoers flying between Coney Island Avenue and Brighton 15th Street around noon. With a symbol of a…

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Shuttered for more than two years, the former Burger King location at 2481 Knapp Street has been converted into a temporary prayer space for local Muslims to observe Ramadan. The Muslim American Society has taken over the space with a one-month lease, allowing them to celebrate one of the religion’s most important holidays near their…

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Beginning next week, in advance of the Jewish commemoration of Passover, there will be special Sanitation collections for residents who live within Community Board (CB) 15. You can find out if you live within the boundaries of CB15 by clicking on this link. Next Monday, April 14, all of CB15 will receive regular garbage and…

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A Jewish writing group is forming at the Beth El Jewish Center of Flatbush, 1981 Homecrest Avenue at the corner of Avenue T. The group will function according to the principles of the New York Writer’s Coalition, encouraging the exchange of creative ideas and constructive criticism. All are welcome to participate. The group will meet Monday evenings…

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For decades a battle has raged between parents, religious leaders and politicians over the question of allowing prayer in schools. Councilman Lew Fidler may have come up with a solution that attempts to bridge the gap between those who believe and those who don’t. According to CBS New York, Fidler has put forward a resolution…

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