Ah, only in New York…

Yes, evidently they really do have things like this:  If Jewish food were to have a signature scent, it would be the smell of Katz’s deli — at least for me. The aroma of corned beef brined in spices, pastrami dripping with fat, fried potato knishes and freshly sliced rye assaults the senses the second [Read More...]

Dolan meets with new mayor, vows to work with him to bring Pope Francis to NYC

Details:  Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy Dolan today met for the first time since Mr. de Blasio’s election and vowed to join forces to try to bring Pope Francis to New York City. Emerging after a 45-minute meeting at the cardinal’s residence in Midtown, the ever-jolly Mr. Dolan and an excited Mr. de [Read More...]

Must-see video: making the homeless smile in NYC

This is pretty great:  A group of young Muslim YouTubers took a break from making prank videos to spread a message about giving to those in need, and it’s quickly becoming one of their most viral videos to date. The True Story ASA team — named for it’s three members: Adam Saleh, Sheikh Akbar and Abdullah Ghuman [Read More...]

Ed Koch: Jews need stronger ties to Catholic Church

From the In My Backyard Desk… One of New York City’s more colorful mayors — who had a close friendship and collaboration with Cardinal John O’Connor — offered some advice the other day: Jews need to form stronger ties to the Catholic Church to ensure their survival, according to former Mayor Ed Koch. “We’re 13 [Read More...]

New York's new sex ed curriculum: birds, bees, bestiality

And that’s just for starters. Explicit content to follow.  Details: Sex ed, which becomes mandatory in city middle and high schools next year, is meant to stem unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases among teens. But parents may be shocked by parts of the Department of Education’s “recommended” curriculum. Workbooks reviewed by The Post include [Read More...]

NYC mayor will not reconsider ban on clergy at 9/11 ceremony

His spokesman said so on Friday: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not reconsider his decision to exclude clergy from the ceremony marking 10 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, a spokesman said Friday. The statement comes despite increased pressure from religious and conservative leaders who say that even though the mayor has not [Read More...]

NYC mayor: no prayer at 9/11 memorial service

Incredible, but true: The atheists aren’t the only ones making a stink about the goings-on at Ground Zero; the former Deputy Mayor under Rudy Giuliani is lambasting Mayor Bloomberg for excluding religion from the upcoming 10th anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center. “This is America, and to have a memorial service where there’s no [Read More...]