Yeshiva World News

Tue, Aug 30 • 10:48am EST


New York City local news

Orthodox Jews Looking to Relocate to Staten Island as Williamsburg Prices Soar (2 opinions)

Orthodox Jews Looking to Relocate to Staten Island as Williamsburg Prices Soar
The following is via OnlySimchas.com: As reported NY1′s Amanda Farinacci, the Jewish community is being priced out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and they are looking into two new neighborhoods on Staten Island. Would-be buyers from the Jewish community are not waiting for houses to go on sale, rather they are canvassing homeowners asking if they are willing to sell. “They’ve been a little aggressively trying to get property around here,” said one Staten Island resident. “A guy came and knocked on her door and was asking to ...

NY System For Driver's License Photos Helping To Fight Fraud

NY System For Driver's License Photos Helping To Fight FraudNew York authorities say that the new, enhanced computer program for recognizing faces at the state Department of Motor Vehicles has led to more than 100 arrests since January and 900 open cases. The system is used against identity theft and fraud and to keep high-risk drivers off the road by helping identify people applying for driver's licenses under false names. According to the DMV, it doubles the number of measurement points mapped to each digitized driver photograph to 128, better enabling it to match existing photos in the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Hikind Honors U.S. Coast Guard Volunteer Jack Rosenberg One Year After Cresskill Plane Crash (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Hikind Honors U.S. Coast Guard Volunteer Jack Rosenberg One Year After Cresskill Plane CrashAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) honored U.S. Coast Guard volunteer Jack Rosenberg Sunday at the Miracle of Cresskill picnic for his heroic efforts in landing a plane at Reagan Field one year ago. Jack Rosenberg and co-pilot Erik Pearson took off in a small private plane with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, a 1978 Cessna 172, out of Linden Airport in New Jersey to survey the Hudson River when the pilots noticed that the plane started to lose power. Rather than land in Reagan Field, where children were playing, Rosenberg instead opted to ...    Full Story »

Person Shot In Boro Park On New Utrecht Ave And 46 Street [12:30PM ET] (6 opinions)

Person Shot In Boro Park On New Utrecht Ave And 46 Street [12:30PM ET][VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A person was shot in Boro Park on Monday afternoon. The shooting happened at the intersection of New Utrecht Avenue and 46 Street just before 12:30PM. The victim was the driver of a van. He was shot possibly while driving. The NYPD requested a Level 1 Mobilization response, and a crime scene was being secured. FDNY EMS were on the scene treating the victim who was in critical condition. An NYPD source told YWN that the "victim was likely to die". The NYPD was looking for two black ...    Full Story »

Longtime Hillary Adviser Huma Abedin Announces She's Separating From Anthony Weiner After Another Scandal (8 opinions)

Longtime Hillary Adviser Huma Abedin Announces She's Separating From Anthony Weiner After Another Scandal[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Clinton adviser Huma Abedin announced Monday that she was separating from her husband, former congressman and onetime New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. Former congressman and onetime New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has deleted his Twitter account. The erstwhile politician's normally active Twitter disappeared from the social media network Monday morning, hours after the New York Post reported that he was again sending inappropriate messages and photos. Weiner's congressional ...    Full Story »

Report: NY Legislature Passed Fewer Bills In 2016 Than 2015 (2 opinions)

Report: NY Legislature Passed Fewer Bills In 2016 Than 2015New York state lawmakers passed fewer bills during the 2016 session than in past year, continuing a trend in recent years. This year 618 pieces of legislation passed the full Legislature before lawmakers adjourned in June. In 2015 they passed 718 bills. The data comes from an analysis released Friday by the New York Public Interest Research Group, which examined the results of the legislative session following its adjournment. While the number of bills passed each year has varied widely in past decades, the number has trended ...    Full Story »

Airbnb Says It's Cleaning Up New York Listings While Governor Mulls New Law (1 opinions)

Airbnb Says It's Cleaning Up New York Listings While Governor Mulls New LawNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo must soon decide whether to authorize hefty fines for many people who offer to rent out their New York City apartments on Airbnb. Meanwhile, the online booking service said it's policing its website to remove commercial operators in the city, addressing a chief complaint of critics who say it promotes illegal hotels and effectively takes scarce apartments out of circulation. Airbnb, with 45,000 city listings and another 13,000 across the state, counters that it typically enables New Yorkers to make about $5,000 ...    Full Story »

NYC Health Dept. to Spray Pesticides for 7th Time in Summer to Fight Spread of Zika, West Nile Viruses (1 opinions)

NYC Health Dept. to Spray Pesticides for 7th Time in Summer to Fight Spread of Zika, West Nile VirusesSpray trucks are scheduled to be out spraying pesticide in the city for the seventh time this summer to fight the spread of the Zika and West Nile viruses. The city health department plans to target parts of Staten Island and Queens, which have larger mosquito populations. The two boroughs also were found to have significant numbers of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, which are potential transmitters of Zika, according to the city health department. The spraying is slated to take place between 10 p.m. Monday through 6 a.m. Tuesday ...    Full Story »

Indy Business Group Gives Senator Felder Highest Marks

Indy Business Group Gives Senator Felder Highest MarksThe National Federation of Independent Business recently released its legislative ratings for individual state lawmakers and the highest scoring lawmaker in the Senate was Brooklyn Senator Simcha Felder, “Small business in New York needs more than lip service from Albany,” said NFIB state director Mike Durant. “There needs to be a more concerted effort to not only promote Main Street, but to push for high impact legislative reforms to the cost drivers that already hamper job creators.” “I’m not surprised that Senator Felder ...    Full Story »

TSA Says More People Getting to LaGuardia Late Because of Construction, Asks Travelers to Give Themselves Extra Time

TSA Says More People Getting to LaGuardia Late Because of Construction, Asks Travelers to Give Themselves Extra TimeThe TSA says more people have been getting to LaGuardia Airport late because of construction. As a result, the agency is asking travelers to give themselves extra time to get through traffic, process bags and go through security. People are advised to arrive at least two- to two-and-a-half hours before their flight is scheduled to leave, and even earlier during holiday travel periods. The agency says it all stems from the airport's massive redevelopment project. For more information, head to laguardiaairport.com. (Source:     Full Story »

Hikind Visits with Homeowners to Address Notice of Violations for Damaged Sidewalks Caused by Trees (1 opinions)

Hikind Visits with Homeowners to Address Notice of Violations for Damaged Sidewalks Caused by TreesAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) visited with homeowners to address notice of violations distributed by the Department of Transportation for damaged sidewalks caused by tree roots. After visiting with homeowners who received DOT sidewalk violations, Assemblyman Hikind called on the NYC DOT to be more transparent and clearly state what damages the homeowner is responsible for. The motion comes just weeks after Hikind’s office received numerous calls from residents who received a notice of violation after their property had been ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Meets with Commissioner to Discuss Dangerous Boro Park Intersection (1 opinions)

Greenfield Meets with Commissioner to Discuss Dangerous Boro Park IntersectionCouncilman David G. Greenfield is urging the Department of Transportation to install a stoplight or a stop sign in the vicinity of 18th Avenue and 56th Street in Brooklyn, a pedestrian-heavy area that too often sees cars passing through at dangerously high rates of speed. "The area around 18th Avenue and 56th Street is the most significant safety hazard in my district," Greenfield said. "My office gets calls from worried parents about this issue nearly every week. Now that my $7.25 million in brand new renovations to the 18th Avenue Park ...    Full Story »

Qatari State Fund Buys Stake in NY's Empire State Building

Qatari State Fund Buys Stake in NY's Empire State BuildingQatar's sovereign wealth fund has made an iconic purchase in America — a stake in the company that owns New York's Empire State Building. The $622-million purchase by the Qatar Investment Authority comes as the Doha fund increases its investments in the U.S. as the small country on the Arabian Peninsula tries to cope with low global oil and gas prices. The Empire State Realty Trust Inc., which manages the 102-story, 1,454-foot (443-meter) -tall building, announced the Qatari purchase late Tuesday, saying the fund would gain a ...    Full Story »

New Ferry Ready for Service Between New Jersey and New York (1 opinions)

New Ferry Ready for Service Between New Jersey and New YorkA new ferry soon will be carrying commuters between New Jersey and New York City. New York Waterway's 400-passenger Betsy Ross is open for inspection Wednesday at the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal in Weehawken. The Betsy Ross will go into service next week. The 109-foot vessel has climate-controlled cabins and heated handrails. A marble bar serves coffee in the morning and cocktails in the afternoon. The ferry's sister ship, Molly Pitcher, began service last year carrying commuters from Middletown to Paulus Hook in Jersey City, the ...    Full Story »

Campaign's Rising Rent at Trump Tower Came as Space Expanded (3 opinions)

Campaign's Rising Rent at Trump Tower Came as Space ExpandedDonald Trump's campaign is taking up more space inside Trump Tower in New York -- and paying a lot more in rent. The Republican presidential nominee's campaign paid $35,457 per month for rent and utilities to Trump Tower Commercial LLC between last August and this April, Federal Election Commission reports show. The payment began increasing in May and hit $169,758 last month. The rent hike at the Manhattan skyscraper came as the Trump team expanded from using only the fifth floor to add two additional levels, according to a statement ...    Full Story »

NYC Launches Mosquito Information Website In Battle Against Zika

NYC Launches Mosquito Information Website In Battle Against ZikaNew York City’s health department has launched a new, interactive mosquito information website as part of its three-year, $21 million effort to keep the Zika virus from spreading. The new site includes information about mosquito surveillance and control activities across the city as well as recent mosquito control events by neighborhood. “Every day, members of our mosquito control team are collecting surveillance traps, investigating complaints of standing water, and using our tools to reduce the mosquito population,” Health ...    Full Story »

Ex-Aide to NY Gov. Cuomo Among 5 Killed in Long Island Crash

Ex-Aide to NY Gov. Cuomo Among 5 Killed in Long Island CrashA driver lost control and struck two other vehicles on a major Long Island roadway Sunday, and police said a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and four other people including a 10-year-old boy were killed and six others were injured. Among those killed was Scott Martella, 29, of Northport, a communications director for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and a former aide to Cuomo. The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. Sunday on the Long Island Expressway, near Manorville. Police said the driver of an eastbound Subaru ...    Full Story »

NYC Remembers Dark Chapter of Crown Heights Race Riot (2 opinions)

NYC Remembers Dark Chapter of Crown Heights Race RiotTwenty-five years after race riots scarred a New York City neighborhood, residents of Crown Heights gathered Sunday to mark the quarter-century anniversary with a memorial service, march, and street festival that organizers said showed how far the community had come. Critics, however, condemned the events as insensitive. About three dozen people gathered for a series of commemorative events, held as part of "One Crown Heights," which organizers said was a way to bring children of different backgrounds together and acknowledge years of ...    Full Story »

Schumer Calls For 'Swift' Review Of Kennedy Airport Incident

Schumer Calls For 'Swift' Review Of Kennedy Airport IncidentSen. Charles Schumer says the recent scare at Kennedy Airport raises “disturbing” questions about the facility’s vulnerability to an actual attack. The New York Democrat says Sunday that he wants a “swift” review by federal agencies of the incident and the security response to it. Loud celebrations by passengers watching the Olympics have been offered as one possible explanation for the cause of the incident on Aug. 14. The reports of gunfire led to chaos and evacuations. Authorities later determined no shots were ...    Full Story »
Latest Coffee Room
Dating question (96 posts)
good books to read (11 posts)
hair (3 posts)
Follow YWN