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August 28, 2006

YIMBY! The Williamsburg Hasids want an arena? (Not really)

Hasidic-YIMBY.jpgAtlantic Yards Report

A group of Hasidic Jews from Williamsburg attended last week's public hearing on Atlantic Yards, carrying signs proclaiming "YIMBY: Yes In My Backyard."

That's ironic, because the project wouldn't be in their backyards, and according to a NY Times article unearthed by Norman Oder of Atlantic Yards Report, the same community is alarmed by "their neighborhood being invaded by 'artisten,' a Yiddish word that in local parlance is used to describe non-Hasidim who live on the north side."


Posted by lumi at August 28, 2006 9:32 AM