Friday, September 28, 2012

DOB vacates basement full of Jews

From NY1:

Dozens of Hasidic Jews visiting from Israel were forced to vacate what officials say is an illegal transient hotel in the basement of a Brooklyn apartment building Thursday.

The visitors say they were here for the Jewish high holidays when they got word to leave Thursday afternoon.

They were allowed back in for a short time to get some belongings.

They say they're not sure where to go but are confident the Hasidic community will take care of them.

A building worker said it goes on every year but the Department of Buildings said it was unsafe because there is only one way out of the basement.

They issued two violations to the building's owner, who NY1 was unable to reach for comment.


Anonymous said...

Oy Vey!!!

georgetheatheist said...

Now where are they going to kill all those chickens?

Anonymous said...

My kishkas are in an uproar over this!

Anonymous said...

Interesting title. Funny, if the basement had been full of baptists or hindus or episcopalians or catholics, something tells me the headline would not have highlighted their religions.

A Jew said...

Jewish people are called Jews.
That's what we call ourselves...JEWS!

There is NOTHING anti Semitic about calling us Jews.

There is no slur being placed before the word Jew....such as "cheap", etc.

Therefore YOU are the phony one here fella...that is INTRODUCING allegations of racism or

The topic is illegal occupancy that could have cost these Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Mormons, etc. their lives....should a fire have broken out with only ONE means of escape!

Anonymous said...

the photo shows these men
wearing Streimel hats and tallis shawls

Do they look like anything other than Jews?

The headline was purely a factual description.

Perhaps it's YOU who are trading on the cottage industry that anti-Semitism is becoming.

Those poor "persecuted" Jews.

What about the poor enslaved and persecuted

Queens Crapper said...

They highlight their religion by dressing and behaving the way they do.

Anonymous said...

There is a joke and a punch line somewhere in here.

Anonymous said...

Anyone other than me remember the 1970's video parody of the Beatles called "The Rutles"? In it, the manager of the band writes a book recounting how he first discovered them in a basement club, and instead of the "real" title of Brian Epsteins book (A Cellar Full of Noise), the parody book is called "A Cellar Full of Goys" !

HAHA. That's what I thought of immediately on seeing this headline!

Anonymous said...

How about this? DOB vacates basement full of men with black hats, curls and an all-American look.

Anonymous said...

The photo looks like a stage set on Broadway, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

More immigrants, NYC , circa, 1927.

Anonymous said...

You mean like Fiddler in the Basement?

Anonymous said...

Maybe next time they'll stay home.

Anonymous said...

A jew is NOT a race of people it's a religion!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You mean like Fiddler in the Basement?
There's no excuse for violins.