On Monday, the Association of Jewish Camp Operators (AJCO), took the extraordinary move of requesting a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to ask the court to immediately open overnight camps in New York State.
Boom, pow, bang – these are just a few of the sounds that residents of New York City have come to terms with over the past three weeks. Many in “The City That Never Sleeps” indeed have not slept at all, as illegal fireworks are fired off nightly into the wee hours, without any law enforcement intervention whatsoever. The Black Lives Matter protests have evolved into what many believe to be a general sense of lawlessness and anarchy, as youths of various denominations have found joy in keeping tired New Yorkers on edge.
Deli sandwiches from A&A Gourmet were presented by the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills to both the afternoon and evening shifts of officers from the 107th precinct for their heroic efforts on behalf of our community during these difficult times. Seen is Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld, Rav of YIKGH, presenting a letter of appreciation to Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Scott Henry, and Stuart Verstandig, YIKGH president, addressing the appreciative officers.
The effort to keep Rep. Grace Meng in her central Queens seat delivered a resounding victory for the four-term Congresswoman, with nearly two-thirds of the vote as of Tuesday night in her favor. The remainder was divided between Mel Gagarin and Sandra Choi. For the Queens Jewish community, turnout was key in the wide margin of victory that sent a message of support for Israel against a politically inexperienced challenger whose tweets demonstrated hostility towards the Jewish state.
Spread across a rolling landscape of single-family homes, the neighborhood of Fresh Meadows has a suburban look within the city’s borders. But in the past four years, the 11-story Wyndham Garden Hotel on 186th Street, near the Long Island Expressway, has been a source of anxiety for neighbors. The most recent example was a notice sent to neighbors by the 107th police precinct.