Hebrew Israelites

Those Black Hebrews on Delancey Apparently Attacked a Young Woman in 2011; They Disappeared Thereafter

Last modified October 8, 2014 at 12:25 am

A couple weeks ago, we noted the return of so-called Black Hebrews to Delancey Street. It was the first time in three years that we’ve actually seen them “proselytizing” on the Lower East Side. In response to our report, a young woman contacted us about her traumatic experiences with the group. She was a victim […]

Black Hebrews Return to Delancey Street After 3-Year Hiatus

Posted September 29, 2014 at 9:22 am

For years, it was a sight for Saturdays. The robes, the preaching, the hate sermons. They usually congregated on either side of Delancey Street, videotaping the rhetoric but shunning the community invaded. Neighbors complained about these so-called Black Hebrews (reminiscent of 1980s Times Square), and then one day in 2011, they were banished. Or so […]

Take in the Sights and Sounds of Midtown NYC, Circa 1990 [VIDEO]

Posted January 6, 2014 at 9:37 am

Here’s a vintage video to help pass the doldrums of your post-holiday Monday morning. It’s simply a two-minute stroll along the streets of New York City on July 18, 1990. Back when Hard to Kill and Robocop 2 were still playing at the Harris Theatre on 42nd Street. The footage was predominantly shot in and […]

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The Delancey Ministers Are Back

Last modified March 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

Over the summer, the Delancey ministers abruptly ceased their weekly Saturday sermons of negativity.  But now the months-long hiatus from hate is complete.  Last Saturday, the two clusters of robe-wearing Hebrew Israelites returned to their usual positions between Ludlow and Orchard Streets. Same people, same militant rhetoric.  Meanwhile, the crew sure picked a hell of […]

Where Are the Delancey Ministers?

Last modified March 22, 2011 at 9:49 am

Saturday afternoons this summer have been pretty quiet on Delancey between Orchard and Ludlow.  Well, aside from the usual traffic noise and excessive horn-honking, of course.  Our question is, where have all the ministers gone?

More on the Delancey Ministers

Last modified March 22, 2011 at 9:48 am

Accumulated snow, ice patches, and frigid temperatures aren’t enough to keep delegations of the Hebrew Israelites from their weekly Saturday afternoon preaching on Delancey.  The mere presence of the group always draws attention from passing pedestrians.

Delancey Ministers

Last modified March 22, 2011 at 9:46 am

In recent months, members the Hebrew Israelites have taken up residency in the Lower East Side. Each weekend, two groups of robe-wearing ministers stand on opposing sides of Delancey, between Orchard and Ludlow Streets. One man films with a handheld video camera while the others preach their pointed gospel. On one such occasion, we took […]