Greenfield Helps Reopen Yeshivos Closed by NYC

BROOKLYN (Hamodia Staff) -

Several Boro Park yeshivos ordered closed last week by the New York City Department of Buildings were reopened, averting a potentially crippling closure days before the new school year, Councilman David Greenfield announced on Tuesday.

According to a press release, Greenfield said he worked with the yeshivos to address the issues, convincing the city to revisit their decision to shut out the students.

The Brooklyn Democrat said he was successful in lifting a vacate order on some yeshivos and is working with the others to resolve issues.

“It is very frustrating for a yeshivah when they are open all summer to only get inspected and shut down right before the school year starts,” he said. “That’s why I worked through the weekend to try and resolve these issues.”