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MICROPOLIS: Hasidic Supermarkets and the Virtues of Insularity

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New York has more foreign-born residents than any other city in the world: more than L.A. or Hong Kong, and two-and-a-half times as many as London. But in this latest episode of Micropolis, we consider what's lost when people of different cultures and belief systems try to co-exist. In other words, what's the downside of diversity?

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Levi Aron Behind Bars, But Borough Park Community Still Scarred

Friday, August 10, 2012

Levi Aron pleaded guilty to killing 8-year old Leiby Kletzky in court Thursday, and now faces 40 years to life in prison. The Borough Park community, where Leiby’s dismembered body was found in Aron’s refrigerator, is still coming to terms with the fact that it was a Jewish man and a neighbor who perpetrated one of the city’s most gruesome crimes in their backyard.

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Months After Boy's Death, Borough Park Grapples With Protecting Its Kids

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Borough Park in Brooklyn is a neighborhood that prides itself on being a small town in the heart of the big city. But that sense was shattered this summer after the brutal death of a young boy. As Levi Aron, the man accused of killing 9-year-old Leiby Kletzky, heads back to court next week, Borough Park is still trying to find its new normal.

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Leiby's Law Would Create 'Safe Haven' for Distressed Kids

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Following the abduction and killing of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy last week, Borough Park City Councilmember David Greenfield has proposed legislation to create so-called safe havens for kids to seek refuge.

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Borough Park Shomrim Patrol, Often Called Before 911, Led Search for Boy

Friday, July 15, 2011

The disappearance of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky who was found dead this week unleashed a vast volunteer search effort by the ultra-Orthodox community in Borough Park, Brooklyn — an effort spearheaded by the Borough Park Shomrim, a highly organized citizens watch brigade that works as an NYPD auxiliary.

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Thousands Gather for Brooklyn Boy's Funeral

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thousands of Hasidic Jews flocked to Borough Park Wednesday night for the funeral of Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old boy who was found dead and dismembered on Wednesday morning.

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Borough Park Reels at News of Boy's Death

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thousands of people crammed into a Borough Park, Brooklyn, synagogue and the adjacent blocks Wednesday night to mourn the death of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, who was found murdered and dismembered early Wednesday morning.

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Brooklyn Community Reacts to Boy's Murder

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park, Brooklyn, is reeling from the news that 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, whose disappearance Monday sparked a massive, two-day search, was found murdered and dismembered on Wednesday morning.

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Missing Brooklyn Boy's Remains Found in Freezer

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

An eight-year-old boy who disappeared in the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park, Brooklyn two days ago was found dead and severed into pieces Wednesday morning. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said a suspect has made statements implicating himself in the murder and told investigators he killed Leiby Kletzky after noticing that the search for the child was intensifying.

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