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  • Amazon removing Nazi-symbol ads on NY subways for new TV show

    5 days ago

    Amazon is removing its Nazi-symbol-laden ads for “The Man in the High Castle” television show from a highly trafficked New York subway line.

    A spokesman for New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority confirmed to Gothamist on Tuesday that Amazon was pulling the wraparound...

  • During Israel trip, De Blasio walks on eggshells

    October 19, 2015 | 4:59 pm

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just concluded a 3-day visit to Israel at a time of increased violence and deadly terrorist attacks across the country.

    The mayor’s trip went well in general, considering he is mayor of New York...

  • Brooklyn house fire kills 7 from Orthodox Jewish family

    March 21, 2015 | 8:30 pm

    Seven children from an Orthodox Jewish family died early on Saturday when flames ripped through their Brooklyn home in one of New York City's deadliest fires in years, officials said.

    Their 45-year-old mother and a teenage sister survived after jumping from an upper floor. The...

  • NYC schools to close for Muslim holidays

    March 5, 2015 | 11:31 am

    New York will become the first major city to close its public schools for Muslim holidays.

    Schools will be shuttered for the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays, which rotate around the secular calendar because they are pegged to the Muslim non-leap lunar calendar. Several other...

  • Northeast U.S. braves ‘crippling’ blizzard

    January 26, 2015 | 1:36 pm

    A massive blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, canceling thousands of flights, curtailing mass transit and closing hundreds of schools, as officials warned that the storm could dump as much as 3 feet of snow on the region.

    New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and...

  • Obama leads U.S. in remembrance of Sept. 11 victims

    September 11, 2014 | 10:42 am

    Led by President Barack Obama, Americans commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Thursday by observing moments of silence for the thousands killed that day at New York City's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.

    In what has become...

  • N.Y. mayor vows to find Stark killer, condemns Post newspaper

    January 13, 2014 | 4:23 pm

    New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, said finding the killer of Charedi Orthodox Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark is a priority and condemned the New York Post’s coverage of the incident.

    De Blasio, who has been roundly criticized for his silence in the case, ripped the...

  • Opinion still matters more than money

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    September 17, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    New York City voters appear to be moving beyond the era of their three-time mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has long dominated the city’s politics. With the Sept. 16 concession of William C. Thompson, the winner of New York’s Democratic mayoral primary is the liberal Bill de Blasio,...