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The rate of #coronavirus  infections in Williamsburg and Borough Park is significantly higher than in the state of #NewYork  in general. This is not God’s fault. It's the responsibility of those #Jewish  leaders who have not done as much as they could do.

NYPD arrest Borough Park anti-lockdown protest leader after attack on Orthodox journalist

The Borough Park protests were the breaking point for Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo after Mayor Bill de Blasio apparently tried reaching him by phone during the heat of the protests last Wednesday and even after he left the scene.

“As a former member of the Hasidic community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, I’ve been floored by the ugly rise of Heshy Tischler, the now-infamous demagogue at the center of violent coronavirus protests rocking Borough Park.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo mandated last week that roughly 300 public and private schools inside nine hotspot zones transition to all-remote learning. But many private yeshivas are spurning the shutdown order in the ultra-Orthodox stronghold of Borough Park.

BREAKING: Borough Park activist Heshy Tischler released from NYPD custody: 'Please, no violence whatsoever'

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Borough Park protests: Protests continue after activist Heshy Tischler charged in attack on reporter

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Borough Park protests: Activist arrested in attack on reporter during COVID protests

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Borough Park protests: Activist Heshy Tischler due in court after arrest for alleged attack on reporter

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A backlash grew in Orthodox Jewish areas over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s virus crackdown in New York City. Videos showed hundreds of Hasidic men, most of them without masks, gathering after midnight and setting fires in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

A herd immunity data point: Borough Park in NYC has one of the highest antibody rates seen in the developed world: 43.9%, based on a huge testing program covering almost 1/3 of local pop. This week positivity rates of Covid-19 tests coming back hit 17%.

In some areas, including Borough Park in Brooklyn, many Orthodox Jews who have conservative views are more likely to take their cues about the virus from President Trump. Trump’s disdain for mask-wearing has influenced residents, leaders say.

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Hundreds of people, mainly Orthodox and Hasidic Jews, clamored to get free face masks in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn as part of a community effort to distribute 400,000 masks.

Sick and tired of the way Holland Park Ave in @RBKC , the richest borough in the country, places me in constant danger from bad drivers. Tonight just the latest example. It is phenomenally dangerous. #Kensington  @HounslowCycling  @RBKC_cycling_ @MikeyCyclingcycling

After Amy Cooper called the cops on a black man in Central Park, Brooklyn Borough Pres. Eric Adams, a former cop, pushes “zero tolerance.” He wants an NYPD probe with a city human rights investigation on racially motivated 911 calls w/ false accusations.

Bill de Blasio is responding to the mass protest in Brooklyn yesterday by welding the gates shut at the biggest park in the Jewish community of Borough Park, Brooklyn. What does @NYCMayor  have against the Jewish community?

NYC is aware of a rumor circulating regarding the spraying of disinfectant from helicopters in parts of Brooklyn, including Williamsburg and Borough Park. This rumor is FALSE. Trust Notify NYC for verified information about COVID-19 in NYC.

JUST IN: The Health Department today is reporting 11 new cases of children with confirmed measles, bringing the total to 17. Communities in Williamsburg and Borough Park are affected. The children with measles range in age from 7 months to 4 years

SEE IT: Video footage of a drunken garbage truck driver plowed through cars near 18 Ave and 60 St earlier today in Borough Park Brooklyn.

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