Category Archives: New York

Orthodox ‘Christmas Elf’ Arrested in Sprawling New York Bribery and Corruption Probe

Forward: On Christmas Day three years ago, two Orthodox businessmen dressed as Christmas elves knocked on the door of the Staten Island home of a high-ranking officer in the New York City police department. The elves came bearing gifts, according … Continue reading

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Orthodox Jews Corrupt NYPD

New York Times: The core of the bribery scheme detailed on Monday, however, relates to the gifts showered on the police by two businessmen, Jeremiah Reichberg and Jona S. Rechnitz, both of whom have been generous supporters of the mayor. … Continue reading

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The usual suspects in the NYPD: A series of scandals weave a tangled web

Harry Siegel writes for the New York Daily News: In real life, the scandal has been less cinematic but even uglier. For starters, it wasn’t rank-and-file cops but members of the brass, inspectors and chiefs, who were arranging chauffeur service … Continue reading

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Knick fans Stewart Rahr and Jona Rechnitz make a big score for charities

New York Daily News May 10, 2013: With the game winding down and the Knicks losing, Rechnitz asked for a consolation prize — $100,000 from Rahr if the Knicks lost, to give to charity. Stewart [Rahr] “looked at me and … Continue reading

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Blacks & Gentrification

Gentrification means a neighborhood is becoming more white. Steve Sailer writes: … blacks acquired a number of close-in neighborhoods — Harlem, most of Washington DC, the south lakefront of Chicago, a huge swathe of Los Angeles between the beach and … Continue reading

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