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  • Sex comedy ‘Fading Gigolo’ more warm than hot

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 30, 2014 | 10:36 am

    In a movie about sex, there has to be an obstacle, and there’s no bigger obstacle than religion,” John Turturro said from Dallas, where he was promoting his new comic film, “Fading Gigolo.”

    The actor-writer-director plays the eponymous hooker — to Woody Allen’s pimp — who becomes...

  • Shoulders, knees and no’s: NYC sues Satmar businesses over modesty signs

    October 1, 2013 | 10:26 am

    Good news for Brooklynites who like to shop while scantily clad: New York City’s Commission on Human Rights is suing seven businesses run by the Satmar Chasidic sect located on Lee Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The case, which has been brewing for months, will go to trial in...

  • Brooklyn man charged in attack on rabbi who advocates for sex abuse victims

    December 13, 2012 | 11:00 am

    A Brooklyn fishmonger was arrested for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.

    Meilech Schnitzler, 36, of Williamsburg, turned himself in to police on Wednesday afternoon, the New York...

  • Nechemya Weberman convicted on 59 counts of sexual abuse

    December 10, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    Nechemya Weberman, a member of the Satmar Chasidic community in Brooklyn who practiced therapy without a license, was found guilty on 59 counts of sexual abuse.

    Weberman, 54, was convicted Monday by a New York State Supreme Court jury for encounters he had with a female patient...

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