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A fireman studies the four alarm fire at Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue on the East Side of New York Monday July 11, 2011. Although the congregation has begun to rebuild, community members have been searching for other places to pray during the High Holidays. AP/David Karp
Daniella Greenbaum  |  September 29, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
After the blaze that engulfed the Kehilath Jeshurun synagogue, its 6,000 congregants, including me and my family, thought we would be homeless for the High Holidays.
Woodlawn cemetery is located, appropriately, at the end of the line on the 4 train. Flickr/bcakesny
Douglas Keister  |  September 29, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

In a city where everything seems to have a price, cemeteries are absolutely free (well, when you’re visiting). And where else can you get within six feet of so many notable New Yorkers?

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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 28, 2011 3:55 PM | Comments
This week's Kickstarter picks are dedicated to preserving New York's lesser known histories.VIDEO
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September 28, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
Our bike route along the Hudson River.
The Oktoberfest tradition of drinking beer from a boot comes from claims that German soldiers drank from their boots in WWI before heading into battle. Photo/Flickr Sebastien Barre
Bridget Leahy  |  September 28, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
With six food fests to satisfy, the upcoming months are going to be good to your taste buds.
Stein_Lorin
September 27, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments
This author's latest novel is all about the Lower East Side and his upcoming work is set in Harlem. He's the quintessential
New York writer.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 25, 2011 9:45 PM | 7 Comments
Some Jewish New Yorkers look to the "High Holidays" with dread or ambivalence, but a growing number of spiritual leaders here bring their own flavor to the "days of awe."
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John Farley  |  September 23, 2011 5:25 PM | 1 Comment
A new report details an ethnicity-based NYPD surveillance probe into the city's Moroccan community. On the sunny side, the probed businesses may receive added business thanks to the leaked documents.
City limits/Elbert Chu
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and City Limits

 |  September 23, 2011 2:18 PM | 2 Comments
On one Tuesday in September, visits to 12 food pantries and soup kitchens in Brooklyn yielded unique stories of why patrons came, and reports from operators of rising demand. City Limits reports.
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September 23, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
No, not a garden, a real farm, and it's in the five boroughs!
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