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Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn to get 100 new security cameras

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 17:27:20-05

New York City will install 100 new security cameras in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in an effort to prevent anti-Semitic attacks.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the new cameras will be installed in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Borough Park. Hasidic Jewish residents in those areas have reported attacks ranging from someone pulling off a wig to more violent assaults.

De Blasio said Friday that any attack on the Jewish community "is an attack on all New Yorkers."

Fear has gripped the city's Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods since the the attacks at a kosher store in Jersey City and a Hanukkah celebration in suburban Monsey.