Wednesday, August 2, 2017

NYT: Uneasy Welcome as Ultra-Orthodox Jews Extend Beyond New York

New York Times  JERSEY CITY — To the gentrifying stew of bankers, artists and college graduates who are transforming this once blue-collar city across the Hudson River from Manhattan, add an unexpected flavor. In a heavily African-American neighborhood, 62 families from a number of Hasidic sects based in Brooklyn and rarely seen here have bought a scattering of faded but roomy wood-frame rowhouses whose prices are less than half what homes of similar size would cost in New York — roughly $300,000 compared with $800,000. These families are pioneers in a demographic and religious shift that is reshaping communities throughout the region. Skyrocketing real estate prices in Brooklyn and Queens are forcing out young ultra-Orthodox families, which are establishing outposts in unexpected places, like Toms River and Jackson Township in New Jersey, the Willowbrook neighborhood on Staten Island and in Bloomingburg, N.Y.
, in the foothills of the Catskills. With adequate homes hard to come by in Lakewood, Orthodox and Hasidic families have been buying properties in nearby Toms River and Jackson. Complaints of aggressive solicitation have followed.  Read more here

14 comments:

  1. Lyda lyda most of the comments are true. The problem is that when one shows the truth then automatically that person is an anti semite.

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    1. i don't know what the comments are but layda layda you seem like an uncle tom. and when one spells "lyda" that way automatically we can know what his background is.

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    2. Is that all u can comment is how someone spells a yiddish word in english? Goes to show how u like to covet things up because u have nothing of substance to add,lyda.

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    3. Hey buddy *layda* goes very with *gayer*. U practice it very well.and layda your backround is a definite giveaway.

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    4. how can you tell that he likes to covet things?

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  2. I'm from the few who is sympathetic and see the point of view of those in Toms River and Jackson who don't want frum people moving in. But Jersey City?! What possible complaint can someone who lives in an urban high crime city possibly have about frum people moving in?

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    1. The people in jersey city unfortunately being pro active . They look at monsey,lakewood,jack,tomsriver. I cant blame them for getting worried.

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    2. Did you ever go to Jersey City it is worse then Lakewood at lest in Lakewood you can walk down the street with out getting mugged. From what I am reading about Jersey City people are not mad about jews but about the hippesters

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    3. anon 4:13,
      what happened in "jack" and "tomsriver" that has them worried?

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  3. These articles and negative coverage are starting to appear at an alarming pace..
    I think we got to comfortable in Galus America

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    1. Or maybe we just forgot how to treat others decently.

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  4. Harold HerskowitzAugust 2, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Why is it ok when hipsters invade greenpoint or bed stuy? Why are gays allowed to invade Asbury park with rainbow flags? Why are Chinese allowed to knock on Jewish doors in Brooklyn with bags of cash to buy homes? Why are brokers allowed to call me three times a day to buy property I own? Most of these articles are just trying to stoke the fires of intolerance . They are irresponsible for mainstream media. I would expect this from some Jackson or Howell angry blogger, but not from respectable journalists.

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  5. every time you link to these articles it drives traffic to their site which makes it lucrative to write stories about hate .

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