Brooklyn Factory On Lox Down: Property Prices Spur Building Sale

After eighty years, owner of Brooklyn smoked salmon business offers to sell building for $9.75 million.

Staff Writer

A Brooklyn factory is up for sale, lox, stock and barrel. 


Gentrification Spurs Black-And-White Cookie Company's Move

Israel Beigel Baking Company says production will continue without pause in Canarsie after sale of Clinton Hill facility.

Staff Writer

Fans of Beigel's black-and-white cookies can breathe a sigh of relief. The century-old kosher goods company will still supply New York City with its trademark treat, despite the sale of the company’s baking facility, reported earlier this week.

Beigel calls the iconic black-and-white their 'trademark' cookie. via

Breaking Bread As Gaza Looms

As Jewish-Muslim tensions rise in Brooklyn, two communities try dinner, and tolerance.

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Within days of the June 12 abduction of the three Israeli yeshiva students, Nourhan Elbassiony’s Facebook feed began to change. By the time the boys’ bodies were discovered two weeks later and a Palestinian was burned alive in an apparent revenge attack, the Sheepshead Bay college student’s social media feed had become a battlefield of its own.

Authors Foer, Krauss Have Been Separated For A Year


Award-winning Jewish authors Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss are legally separated.

From Brooklyn With Love

Haredi community rallies around Chattanooga family converting to Judaism.


Just in time for Shavuot, with its reading of the Book of Ruth about Judaism’s first convert, a modern-day conversion of a Tennessee family of 12 has prompted an outpouring of support from a Brooklyn haredi community.

The McJunkins of Tennessee, former Baptists, all converted to Judaism in a Brooklyn ceremony this week.  Eli Wohl/VIN News

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


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

Five Haredi Men Indicted For Attacking Gay Black Man In Brooklyn


Five haredi Orthodox Jewish men were indicted for attacking a gay black man in Brooklyn.

Report: Stark DNA Found In Kidnap Van


Traces of DNA of Brooklyn real estate developer Menachem Stark was found in a van seized by police in the investigation of his kidnapping and murder.

Hipster And/Or Chasid?

Grab lunch or dinner at Brooklyn’s latest chic kosher food venture.

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The question of whether the beard of a Brooklynite denotes a fervently religious Jew or a kale-besotted, workboot-wearing rooftop gardener first gained currency on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” On the show, the late night host asked it of a hirsute man on the street in a tight close-up that gradually widened to reveal whether the interviewee was hipster or chasid.

Yuda Schlass prepares his pricey premium sandwiches on the meat side of his kitchen. Helen Chernikoff
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