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December 04, 2011

Kiryas Joel Sues Neighbor Over Zoning

Kiryas Joel Welcome Sign CloseupTo ease the population crush, Kiryas Joel hasidim want to expand to neighboring Woodbury. Allegedly to prevent this, Woodbury adopted zoning regulations that forbid the type of dense housing that Kiryas Joel has, favoring instead single family homes spaced on wide lots. So Kiryas Joel is suing Woodbury, claiming the zoning changes were motivated by antisemitism.

Kiryas Joel Welcome Sign

The Village of Kiryas Joel in upstate New York, started by Satmar hasidim in 1977, is now the poorest community in the United States. It also has extremely high population growth and is very densely populated. There are now more than 20,000 people living in the 1.1 square miles that make up Kiryas Joel, all but a handful of them Satmar hasidim.

To ease the population crush, hasidim want to expand to neighboring Woodbury. Allegedly to prevent this, Woodbury adopted zoning regulations that forbid the type of dense housing that Kiryas Joel  has, favoring instead single family homes spaced on wide lots.

In response, the NY Post reports that Kiryas Joel has now sued Woodbury, claiming the zoning changes are antisemitic:

…Woodbury intentionally ignored the needs of area Orthodox Jews when it adopted rules this summer that limit dense building in favor of smaller, spread-out neighborhoods, a Kiryas Joel lawsuit against its neighbor contends.

The Orthodox families “need compact, walkable communities” and affordable housing, and Woodbury’s restrictions are “a concerted effort by the Village to exclude Hasidic Jews,” the lawsuit argues.

The new zoning means Woodbury isn’t doing “its fair share” to relieve the regional housing shortage, according to papers filed in the case, which Woodbury’s lawyers recently had moved to Manhattan federal court.

Woodbury is unfairly shifting the “burden on Kiryas Joel’s housing stock, infrastructure, community services and community character,” the suit says.

Each year, 150 new households are added in Kiryas Joel, where 70 percent of the residents live below the poverty line. Woodbury has half the population.…

Woodbury's mayor deny's Kiryas Joel's charges and likens his town to the biblical David fighting Goliath – Kiryas Joel, which is very politically connected because it bloc votes.

That said, the suit was filed a month ago, and you can see a much more detailed and much better written report on it by the Times Herald-Record.

Related Post: Kiryas Joel Sues Neighbor.

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Kiryas Jowl will loose this case against woodbury just like sussman & waldman lost the discrimination case against kiryas joel..
it goes both ways.
see KJ case video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NAdqoAwc6I

I wouldn't want these parasitic anti-Jewish, non-working, non-law-abiding cultists living next to me either.

Keep a bag packed, Yidden! This is exactly how it begain in Germany in the forties. First come hard times. then they tell you not to live in some places, then they end shechita and then they turn the eruv into a getto wall and then we know the rest.

Every Jew needs to hold at least one passport to an eu country and another to one of those countries in the east like china or singapore where they still respect us. And in the meantime, pray for HaShem to send us Moshiach already! When Moshiach comes, goyim will fight with eachother for the chance to live next to a Jew.

"Every Jew needs to hold at least one passport to an eu country and another to one of those countries in the east like china or singapore where they still respect us."

If we act like the cultists of Curious Joel, they won't respect us for long.

Is Curious Joel a simian inference? Scotty would go ape (pun intended) if we were talking about Colored folk

I wouldn't want a bunch of gremlin-multiplying welfareniks in my neighborhood sucking my tax money either! And on top of it trying to tell me how to dress!! Get a job.

really they can do somewhere in the middle of Kansas near no one would be better for all.

Mick is a derogatory slur against the Irish. That will not set off the air raid siren on this blog. If you want all Hell to break loose try using the word Macaca!

"Whatsa matta you" makes fun of Italians. "Colored folk" makes fun of African-Americans. Don't cast the first stone, racist troll.

China and Singapore still like the frumma?

Maybe that's because there haven't met any frumma yet.

I am sure those countries would love to have an influx of frumma, so they can give you plenty of welfare, food stamps, medicaid, etc. I heard those countries have excellent benefits programs for those who don't work.

Do you know my husband's name whatsa matta you? You know what happens when you ASS-U-me.

'Whatsa matta you sterotypes' italians as being unable to pronounce english words.

Any nation that invites in Gedolim will prosper. I always think the arabs in Jordan and Babylon were dumb for not using some of their oil wealth to create yeshivas for non-zionist yidden who would be happen to study where Chazal once learned. When the sons of Avarahum Avenu get back together on the side of Torah, Moshiach will have to come.

again the satmar are behaving like bullies

maybe they do not realize that not everybody ants to live in a ghetto.

the people who are now living in woodbury moved there live there because they do not want to live in hight density area

satmar have zero respect for others and tolerance when it comes to their area rememebr the bike line outcry

why don't you respect our wants why are you coming here and changing things.

however this should not come as a shock since they are just following the lead of their founder yoeli who could not bring himself to thank kazner for saving him and blamed teh holocaust on his saviors

Posted by: Waiting4Moshiach | December 04, 2011 at 09:17 AM

the gulf states are doing fine and they do not let jews in

It's racist is it? When are Netflix & public libraries pulling The Jazz Singer? And Blacks preferred to be called Colored at one point. Liberal columnist Jimmy Breslin still uses the term. Now owe up to comparing Hasidim to Curious George.

I compare the Hasidim to Curious George, guilty as charged. Because it's monkey see, monkey do. Or "az der Rebbe tantz, tantzen alle chasidim." It has nothing to do with race, and everything to do with ideology.

satmar have zero respect for others and tolerance when it comes to their area rememebr the bike line outcry

why don't you respect our wants why are you coming here and changing things.

however this should not come as a shock since they are just following the lead of their founder yoeli who could not bring himself to thank kazner for saving him and blamed teh holocaust on his saviors

Posted by: seymour | December 04, 2011 at 09:27 AM


Remember the bike lane outcry in almost every neighborhood in NY especial in prospect park? are all of those satmar or frum at all?
Remember how those bikers re-painted bike lanes in williamsburg?
Do you also know that the city council is going to approve or it has been approved that before installing a bike lane in an area it needs to be approved by local community boards? Why do you give have facts?

Talk about respect you POS where is your respect for a godal or for someone older then you?

It shouldn't come as a shock your behavior since your entire life is finding only bad things about haredai Jews.

Same thing happened in Rockland County. Now we have thousands and thousands of chasids living in high density housing which used to be single family zoned. Unfortunately, Woodbury will lose since most of the politicians are paid off.

Why don't they move to Postville?

Singapore, great idea. Tropical climate, so that wearing a kappoto and bekishe would be torture, and surrounded by moslem countries. Maybe vietnam or cambodia would be good for our charedi troll, as there's lots of child prostitution, he'd fit right in.

devorah is right

Land use issues are always tricky.

Now about that 150,000 sq.m. trapezoid platform in the midst of the Old City...

It shouldn't come as a shock your behavior since your entire life is finding only bad things about haredai Jews.

Posted by: Deremes | December 04, 2011 at 11:22 AM

what can i say the frummas give all of us so much ammunition it is hard to keep up. and when caught red handed never admit an error just scream you hate frumms but do not address the issues

first the bike lane on Bedford avenue is a direct link to the bridge for many people in Brooklyn since Bedford avenue goes from end to end

the satmar where complaining about tznius and do not come to our area a much diffrent complaint that others.

in prospect park they where talking about renegade bikers if they bikers followed the law they would be fine with it

not so in willie

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