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At the Bukharian Jewish Community Center in Forest Hills, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (center), City Council member Karen Koslowitz (left) and NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce (far left)

Bukharian Jewish Leaders Meet with City Officials

Crime, Jewish, Queens December 9, 2015 at 4:02 pm

In reporting on a meeting between Bukharian Jewish leaders and city officials, including the Queens borough president and NYPD chief of detectives, Times Ledger notes how, for some community members, the fires are reminiscent of what they faced while living in the former Soviet Union.

Fire destroys a property in Forest Hill. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Bukharian Jews Call Forest Hill Fires Hate Crimes

Crime, Jewish, Queens December 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm

For weeks, fires have ravaged homes under construction in Forest Hills. As the properties are all owned by Bukharian Jews, many in the community are not hesitating to describe the incidents as hate crimes, reports The Jewish Week.

Thousands of people attended the funeral of firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka in Rochester, NY. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik.)

Farewell to a Fallen Polish-American Firefighter

Crime, Eastern European, Immigration, New York January 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Thousands of people attended the funeral of Polish-American firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka, who was fatally shot on Christmas Eve when responding to a fire near Rochester, N.Y., Nowy Dziennik reports.

Buildings in Rockaway Park, Queens burned in a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Anna Brzostek via Nowy Dziennik)

Poles in Rockaways Defenseless Against Sandy

Business, Eastern European, Environment, Queens November 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Poles describe to Nowy Dziennik the horrors left behind by Hurricane Sandy as they pick up the pieces of their stores and lives in this corner of Queens that is home to some 4,000 Polish immigrants.

The fire at Colonial Gardens apartment complex displaced 52 families. (Photo via Desi Talk)

Indian Families’ Homes, Immigration Papers Destroyed in N.J. Fire

Housing, South Asian July 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Dozens of Indian families are gathering the pieces of their shattered lives after a massive blaze destroyed their homes in New Jersey on July 10, Desi Talk reported. Most of the residents of the Colonial Gardens apartment complex were recent immigrants from southern parts of India, and some lost their immigration papers in the blaze.

A Crackdown on Illegal Housing Conversions in Korean Neighborhoods

A Crackdown on Illegal Housing Conversions in Korean Neighborhoods

Crime, Housing May 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

In Queens, the densely populated Korean neighborhoods are rife with illegal housing conversions, the Korea Times reported. Recently, a murder-suicide and fire in a Bayside house brought to light the house’s illegal conversion, which drew the authorities’ attention to the problem of illegal conversions in the Korean community.

Philadelphia Factory in Fatal Fire Owned by Family of Brooklyn Developers

Brooklyn, Crime, In the News May 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

The owners of a neglected factory in Philadelphia that caught fire in April, killing two firefighters, come from an influential Hasidic Jewish family based in Brooklyn, reported The Jewish Daily Forward. The two men also have plans in the works to develop rental apartments in Williamsburg.

Photo By Ed Litvak

Despite Ruling, Tenants Displaced by Fire May Not Get Homes Back

Asian, Housing March 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Despite a court order that the landlord of the fire-ravaged building at 289 Grand Street restore the building’s rent-controlled and rent-stabilized apartments, the future of the Chinatown building’s tenants remains unclear, The Villager reported.