Borough Park

A Kosher Foodie’s Fantasy In Boro Park

A head-spinning 17-course culinary marathon in the heart of Brooklyn

07/19/2016 - 13:00
Editorial Intern

On the face of it, this was a dream assignment. Second day on the job, and your supervisor asks if you’d like to cover an exclusive, $300-a-head, 17-course (no, that’s not a typo) meal prepared by a top kosher chef. It was a no-brainer.

One of the many bright, colorful and delicious dishes. Joy of Kosher Magazine.

Borough Park Kosher Soup Kitchen To Reopen

New Masbia location, nearly double the size of former space, will serve on Shabbat and holidays for first time.

06/21/2016 - 14:37
Staff Writer

Alexander Rapaport spotted a familiar face last week while walking in Borough Park, Brooklyn’s largest charedi neighborhood.

A Masbia board member & space planner, at the new Masbia site under construction in Borough Park.  Alexander Rapaport/Masbia

Report: Chasidic Woman Who Hanged Herself, Sister Of Suicide, Forced To Marry First Cousin

11/23/2015 - 19:00
Web Director

The Chasidic woman who hung herself four months after her sister flung herself off a building had been forced to marry a first cousin, according to the New York Post.

Sara Meyer

Whooping Cough Outbreak Hits NY Charedi Neighborhoods

10/19/2015 - 20:00

An outbreak of whooping cough has hit several charedi Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York City’s Brooklyn borough.


As Friends Remember Faigy, Silent Struggle Surfaces

Depression and suicide rates among the ex-Chasidic community remain high. What needs to change?

07/21/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In the end, the Internet couldn’t save her.

One week before jumping 20 stories in an apparent suicide late Monday evening, Faigy Mayer, a 30-year-old app developer and ex-chasid, penned an article about growing up in the insular, computer-starved community of Borough Park. She emailed the piece to a close friend, hoping to find a place to publish it.

Better times: A photo of Faigy Meyer on her Facebook page

Haredi Orthodox Neighborhood Has NYC’s Highest Birth Rate

04/27/2015 - 20:00

A heavily haredi Orthodox neighborhood in Brooklyn boasts New York City’s highest birth rate.

Members of the Orthodox Jewish community walk down a street in a Brooklyn. Getty Images

Ex-N.Y. Cop Arrested For Anti-Semitic Graffiti

05/04/2014 - 20:00

A former New York policeman was arrested for allegedly spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Beyond 'The Hats': Appreciating The Diversity Of Chasidic New York

02/11/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The horrific murder last month of developer Menachem Stark and uproar over the callous media coverage of his life and death has put New York’s chasidic communities again at the center of attention. Whatever the facts established around Mr. Stark’s violent end and business dealings, and apart from the variety of opinions around headlines and protests – and there are sure to be more headlines, there is now a moment to plainly discuss our Hasidic neighbors and their increasingly prominent place in our shared civic life.

Michael Tobman

Lhota Sees Hope in Frum Vote

Badly trailing in polls, Republican candidate is a regular in Borough Park and Williamsburg.
10/21/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

As polls suggest the lopsided mayoral race is all but over, with Democrat Bill de Blasio a mile ahead, Republican Joe Lhota seems to be working overtime to pick up support in neighborhoods where Jews have been most willing to cross party lines.

Joseph Lhota speaks with shopkeeper Joseph Waldman during a visit to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Shimon Gifter

Reward Offered For Tips On Anti-Jewish Messages In Borough Park

06/23/2013 - 20:00

Councilman David Greenfield is offering a $1000 reward for confidential information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals who defaced the headquarters of Community Board 12 in Borough Park. A source told The Jewish Week the messages included "Jewish pigs."

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