Greenpoint

Community Emerging In Unlikely Greenpoint

In ‘Little Poland,’ gentrification and an inclusive Orthodox rabbi with a garden are reviving Jewish life.

01/08/2013
Staff Writer

Until recently, Yoni Kretzmer, a disillusioned former Orthodox Jew spent most Friday evenings performing on his sax, while Jesse Beller, who describes himself as unaffiliated, would spend Friday nights at a friend’s house or a bar.

Greenpoint has seen recent growth in Jewish life. Michael Datikash

Retailer Removes Swastika Earrings

01/10/2012

Brooklyn City Councilman Steve Levin on Wednesday said a Greenpoint jewelry would stop selling earrings with a swastika design.

"I am pleased that Bejeweled has heeded my call to remove these earrings from their shelves," Levin said. "Any other city retailers who sell these earrings should remove them from your shelves and help us remove the hate from our city.”

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