By COLlive reporter
Signs have been hung in synagogues around Crown Heights condemning Jewish property owners for selling real estate to non-Jews.
“Recently there’s been a plague that Jews are selling homes to non-Jews, Heaven forbid,” the signs reads, “or to builders that are building apartments for non-Jews.”
The letter was signed by the anonymous “Committee for the Strengthening and Consolidating the Neighborhood.”
“How long will this be an obstacle for us,” it reads. “Sleepers, awake from your slumber. The duty is on each and every one to intercede in this matter to the best of his ability to stop the epidemic immediately.”
The neighborhood in Central Brooklyn is primarily a residential and commercial area consisting of factories, warehouses, one and two family private houses as well as numerous apartment buildings, home to 110,000 lower and middle-income residents.
With the cost of living rising in Manhattan, Williamsburg and the nearby Park Slope, non-Jewish Caucasians have been moving into the neighborhood, utilizing the easy Subway access to get to work.
The neighborhood is primarily comprised of three major and distinct ethnic groups: African Americans, Caribbean Americans and Chassidic Jews affiliated with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.