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Nat Hentoff, Pleasures Of A Soloist

Documentary visits a life in jazz (and the ‘Yiddish blues’), out of step.

07/08/2014
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Back in the days when the Village Voice was a must-read paper, “it always made me think of [a] great bar in the Village, and everybody’s … talking about everything under the sun,” recalled Karen Durbin, one of the former editors. “And sometimes an argument” would break out “and sometimes a chorus. You want that conversation at that bar or you’re just a bunch of boring drunks.” One of those at the old Voice who, for more than 50 years, was never boring or afraid of an argument was Nat Hentoff, 89.

Hentoff at his desk. While at the Voice, he helped define the role of an alternative weekly.

Kellner’s Lawyer Seeking Tougher Sentence For Molester

Urges judge to consider new witness intimidation allegations by Baruch Lebovits’ associates.

07/08/2014
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On the eve of convicted child molester Baruch Lebovits’ sentencing, a lawyer for Sam Kellner is asking both the judge and probation officer to consider Lebovits’ other alleged victims as well as alleged witness intimidation, tampering and perjury committed by Lebovits’ associates in connection with both his and Kellner’s prosecutions.

Sam Kellner, seated at left, with his attorneys, Niall MacGiollabhui, center, and Michael Dowd.  Hella Winston
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At Memorial Services Here, Outpouring Of Anger, Anguish

Events for slain teens held on Upper West Side, L.I. and Westchester.

07/08/2014
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Thousands of Jews in the metropolitan area participated in hastily prepared programs last Tuesday evening to memorialize the three Israeli teenagers who were buried earlier in the day.

Israel’s consul general in New York, Ido Aharoni. Judy Rosenblatt

Supper Club Goes Kosher

Hire-a-chef network seeks new market among observant Jews. Duck a l’orange, anyone?

07/08/2014
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In a candlelit penthouse in Brooklyn, 30 guests mill about with basil cocktails in hand. Handcrafted canapés are brought around on china trays, and the crowd samples tartare of mackerel and mushrooms stuffed with a white wine and herb mixture.

Chef Ygael Tresser prepares his Red Fruit Mille Feuille dessert.  Chana Blumes
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'Crumbs' Cupcakes To Close All Doors

A kibbutz-inspired baked goods empire fails, telling arriving workers to go home.

07/08/2014
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After several weeks of public financial difficulty, Crumbs Cupcakes has announced that by the end of Monday they would permanently close all of their locations.

The end of an era. Michael Datikash
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Outpouring Of Anger And Anguish

At memorial services here for slain teens.

07/02/2014
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Thousands of Jews in the metropolitan area participated in hastily prepared programs Tuesday evening to memorialize the three Israeli teenagers who were buried earlier in the day.

More than 700 people filled The Jewish Center on the Upper West Side and an estimated 500 more stood outside as a series of dignitaries – state and city political officials, communal leaders and clergy – expressed their anguish and anger over the murder of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah and Gilad Shaar.

Supper Club Goes Kosher

Hire-a-chef network seeks new market among observant Jews. Duck a l'orange, anyone?

07/02/2014
Staff Writer
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In a candlelit penthouse in Brooklyn, thirty guests mill about with basil cocktails in hand. Handcrafted canapés are brought around on delicate china trays, and the crowd samples tartare of mackerel and mushrooms stuffed with a white wine and herb mixture.

Chef Ygael Tresser prepares Red Fruit Mille Feuille for dessert. Courtesy of Chana Blumes.

Nat Hentoff, Pleasures Of A Soloist

Documentary visits a life in jazz (and the ‘Yiddish blues’), out of step.

07/02/2014
Associate Editor
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Back in the days when the Village Voice was a must-read paper, “it always made me think of [a] great bar in the Village, and everybody’s … talking about everything under the sun,” recalled Karen Durbin, one of the former editors. “And sometimes an argument” would break out “and sometimes a chorus. You want that conversation at that bar or you’re just a bunch of boring drunks.” One of those at the old Voice who, for more than 50 years, was never boring or afraid of an argument was Nat Hentoff, 89.

In scene from "The Pleasures of Being Out of Step," Nat Hentoff, left, and clarinetist Edmond Hall.

Parents Hopeful New Special Ed Rules Will End Yearly ‘Torture’

Deal between de Blasio and Silver shows new attitude toward private school tuition reimbursement.

07/02/2014
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For Hillel Adelman, the sweeping changes Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week to New York City’s special education reimbursement means he won’t have to hire a lawyer every year to convince the city that the public school near his home is still not appropriate for his 8-year-old daughter with learning disabilities.

The new rules will streamline the process for placing kids in programs such as Yachad's IVDU school, above. Courtesy of Yachad
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The Most Treif Restaurant Of All Time

Jewish-owned 'Black Ant' doesn't stop with scallops or pigs' feet.

06/30/2014
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Don’t complain about the bug in your soup — it’s supposed to be there. The Black Ant, a modern Mexican restaurant opened in May 2014, might be the most treif restaurant you can find.

The food at Black Ant is sprinkled with unlikely critters. Prince Rumi
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