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Brooklyn rabbi leads the way with virtual Seder

April 13 | Kathy Willens Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — For centuries, on the first and second nights of the Jewish holiday of Passover, the youngest child has asked his or her elders, “Why is this night different from all others?” This year, the nights are truly different. And Rabbi Shlomo Segal is among the spiritual leaders who are adapting to […]

Bernie Sanders high School newspaper

Before he was a candidate, Bernie Sanders was a Brooklyn high school track star

February 18 | Noah Singer

The Brooklyn Public Library has digitized nearly 1,000 newspapers published between 1853 and 1994 by New York City high school students, including one featuring a young track star named Bernie Sanders, among other notable Brooklynites.  The newly archived collection, comprised primarily of papers dating from the mid-1950s to mid-1960s, provides an opportunity to “see the […]

Cryptocurrency con lands Sheepshead Bay programmer in prison

November 19 | Meaghan McGoldrick

A Sheepshead Bay computer programmer and cryptocurrency promoter was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for conspiring to commit fraud. According to officials, 39-year-old Maksim Zaslavskiy and others fraudulently marketed a pair of ICOs, or initial coin offerings, to the public during what Crain’s New York called “Bitcoin mania” in 2017. ICOs, a type […]

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