Menachem Stark

Brooklyn Construction Worker Indicted in Menachem Stark Murder

05/06/2014 - 20:00

A Brooklyn construction worker was indicted for the kidnapping and murder of Brooklyn real estate developer Menachem Stark.

Menachem Stark Murder Prompts State Bill To Expedite Victim ID Process

03/09/2014 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

A bill to be introduced in the state Legislature will require authorities to quickly disseminate information about a murder victim to expedite the identification process. The bill was prompted by the Jan. 3rd murder of Menachem Stark, a chasidic businessman from Williamsburg, which remains unsolved.

Menachem Stark

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

Report: Stark DNA Found In Kidnap Van

01/29/2014 - 19:00

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.

De Blasio Pledges To Catch Killers Of Menachem Stark; Captors' Van Found

01/13/2014 - 19:00

Mayor Bill de Blasio said finding the killer of Menachem Stark is a priority and condemned the New York Post’s coverage of the incident.

Menachem Stark: Killers may have been trying to scare him.

Murder In The Headlines

01/07/2014 - 19:00

Our prayers go out to the family of Menachem Stark, the 39-year-old chasidic real estate developer and father of eightwho was brutally kidnapped and murdered late last week.

Who Was The Real Menachem Stark?

Snatched from a snowy Brooklyn street, the real estate developer left behind a trail of debt and questions about his character.

01/07/2014 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

In the wake of the grisly murder of chasidic real estate developer Menachem Stark, two distinct profiles of the 39-year-old father of eight children have emerged. One is of shady businessman, in debt and accused of treating his tenants unfairly. Another is of a pillar of his religious community, a generous supporter of charitable causes.

Menachem Stark

Blaming The Victim?

An infamously heartless tabloid hits ‘new low’ in coverage of murdered chasid; other media more restrained.

01/06/2014 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

The New York Post is famous for its tasteless headlines, like “Headless Body in Topless Bar,” “Eaten Alive: Giant Tigers Kill Pretty Zookeeper,” and a hundred puns on Anthony Weiner’s name.

But the Post reached a new low over the weekend with a front page with the quote “Who Didn’t Want Him Dead?” next to a picture of Menachem Stark and the words: “Slumlord Found Burned in Dumpster.”

Post haste: Tabloid rushed to judgment implying chasidic murder victim was done in because of real estate woes.

NY Post Under Fire For Coverage Of Chasid Murder Case

01/05/2014 - 19:00

Local politicians, including State Senator Simcha Felder and New York City Council Member Stephen Levin , as well as many Brooklyn politicians,  called on the New York Post to apologize for a cover story about the murder of Hasidic landlord Menachem Stark.

Sunday Post headline was insensitive to victim's family, politicians said. Image via

Business, Not Bias, Seen In Murder

Cops said to be operating on theory that captors were thugs for hire.

01/03/2014 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Detectives are investigating the business dealings of the financially troubled Satmar real estate developer and landlord whose charred corpse was pulled from a Great Neck Dumpster Friday, miles from the Williamsburg office where he was abducted the night before.

A law enforcement source told The Jewish Week hate crimes detectives were not currently involved, though all angles are being investigated. On Monday afternoon the family of Menachem Stark offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of his killers.

Surveillance image shows van carrying Menachem Stark after his abduction late Thursday. Image courtesy NYPD
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