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  • Brooklyn toy store brings Chanukah early to children affected by Sandy

    November 21, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    Chanukah came early for children in Brooklyn after a toy store in Borough Park handed out more than $10,000 worth of toys to those affected by superstorm Sandy.

    Yonasan Schwartz, the owner of Toys to Discover on 18th Avenue in the heavily Jewish area of the New York borough, gave...

  • Borough Park woman vacationing in Catskills killed in Irene

    August 29, 2011 | 10:25 am

    A Borough Park woman is among the at least 16 killed by Hurricane Irene’s six-state onslaught.

    Leah Stern, a Jewish woman reportedly in her 70s, was trapped in the Valkyrian Motel in Fleischmann’s, New York, approximately 140 miles north of New York City, when the motel was uprooted...

  • An End to Denial

    By Julie Wiener

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Borough Park section of Brooklyn is one of America's most visibly Jewish neighborhoods.

    On several residential blocks of one- and two-family brick homes, almost every front door has a mezuzah. Modestly dressed women push strollers, while girls in dresses and boys in tzitzit and...