Overrun for Decades by Squatters, Buenos Aires Synagogue Is Reclaimed

Its hallowed walls smeared with sordid anti-Semitic graffiti after being taken over by squatters for the past two decades, one of Buenos Aires’s oldest synagogues has been reclaimed through the efforts of a local Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, backed by an order of law issued by a municipal judge.

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Brooklyn Rents Hit a Record High in July

Rents are rising while concessions are falling in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but the opposite is happening in Queens, according to Douglas Elliman’s July report on the city’s rental market. Manhattan’s median rent increased by 5.7 percent year over year to hit $3,595, and Brooklyn’s median rent went up by 1.7 percent to hit $3,000, a new record for the borough.