NYC Election Results (UPDATED 12:50AM)

Unofficial election results from the New York City November 5th election paint a simple picture on the winners and the losers. By far the biggest loss for the Jewish community is the likely passing of the proposed change to the voting system, making it Ranked Choice Voting.

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Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in NYC Up Significantly in 2019

The number of hate crimes against Jews in New York City has risen significantly over the first nine months of this year, part of a citywide rise in such offenses. The New York Police Department has reported 311 total hate crimes through September, as opposed to 250 reported through the same period in 2018, according to Deputy Inspector Mark Molinari, who heads the department’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

Four Dead in Chinatown Killing Spree, Suspect in Custody

A man wielding a metal pipe killed four men and critically injured a fifth man in vicious attacks on the streets of Chinatown early Saturday morning. A 24-year-old suspect was arrested nearby on the Bowery without incident after the brutal attacks at three different locations in the neighborhood.

Video of the Day

Watch as NYPD Police Officer Brian Mulkeen, who fell in the Line of Duty on Sunday September 29, 2019, is escorted to his home in Monroe, NY by a Police escort. Throughout the route, uniformed service members stood at attention, giving the officer their farewell.

NYPD CrimeStoppers Launches App

A new smartphone app has given New Yorkers a new way to communicate crime tips to the New York Police Department. The NYPD’s new CrimeStoppers app was unveiled Thursday, and lets people send tips in multiple languages, along with photos and videos from their smartphone.

Violations For Damaged Sidewalks Caused by Trees, No Longer

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Heastie announced on a press release today that the City will no longer issue violations to homeowners for sidewalk damage caused by City trees. The City will also ramp up sidewalk repairs under the Trees and Sidewalks program to address 5,500 priority sites over the next three years.

Over Half of Reported Hate Crimes This Year Anti-Semitic

More than half of hate crimes reported this year in New York City are anti-Semitic, NYPD officials said Wednesday, according to CNN. According to the latest numbers, reported through September 1, anti-Semitic hate crimes in NYC are up 63% this year from last year, with 152 anti-Semitic hate crimes reported this year so far, compared to 93 over the same period last year.

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Fails To Qualify For Next Democratic Debate

Hours after New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ended her 2020 campaign, it was revealed that Mayor Bill de Blasio was still short of threshold to qualify for the next Democratic debate. Facing a midnight deadline to show both the fundraising and polling needed to reach the fall debates, de Blasio had reportedly failed to hit either mark.

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.