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Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. She is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman and is shocked to learn that, because of the NYPD's habit of kowtowing to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, her killer may get away with murder

Invisible City by Julia Dahl Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, a Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby for her religion. After college Rebekah moves to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a reporter. Covering the murder of a Hasidic woman, she learns that since the NYPD kowtows to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, there will be no autopsy and the killer may get away with murder.

Brooklyn Toile by Beastie Boys' Mike D - Neatorama Toile du Jouy prints usually depict bucolic scenes of farm animals, couples on a picnic and such, but that won't do for Beastie Boys singer Mike D. When Mike wanted to decorate his Brooklyn house, he decided to fight for his right to design his own Brooklyn-themed toile wallpaper.

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