Even though it’s already a tacit rule that you have to be Hasidic in order to own a building in Bushwick and neighboring Brooklyn areas, a new law pushed through local government by Yuri Edelmann is about to enforce that this unspoken rule becomes official. Starting June 1, any landlord not of the Hasidic persuasion will be forced to either convert or sell their properties to a Hasid.
Non-secular landlord George Godlis took a moment to talk to The Burning Bush about his take on the change. “I could sense this coming for a long time now. There’s just no place in Brooklyn for a landlord who’s not Hasidic or at least an Orthodox Jew.” Godlis seemed to take the news better than another gentile landlord named Frank Nochurch. “This is the ultimate case in point of Jews taking over New York City. I’m not going to stand for being treated differently just because my hair isn’t curlicued at the sides.”
Nochurch will be holding a meeting at Silent Barn this Thursday to gather landlords who wish to join his coalition against this impending law. It’s unlikely that Nochurch’s petition or plan to march in protest through South Williamsburg will be able to stop the wheels that have already been set in motion. The Burning Bush just prays for peace during these religious property wars of Bushwick.
Written by Genna Rivieccio