Thirteenth Avenue (Brooklyn)

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Thirteenth Avenue (or 13th Avenue) is a roughly 2.5 mi street in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.wikipedia
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Borough Park, Brooklyn

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Thirteenth Avenue is the commercial center of the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park, and Dyker Heights.
Thirteenth Avenue, a commercial strip roughly one mile in length from 39th street to about 55th street, is packed with storefronts supplying Jewish households.

Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

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Thirteenth Avenue is the commercial center of the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park, and Dyker Heights.
This opened over two hundred more building sites between Tenth and 13th Avenues as well as between 79th and 86th Streets.

Boroughs of New York City

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Thirteenth Avenue (or 13th Avenue) is a roughly 2.5 mi street in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.

Brooklyn

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Thirteenth Avenue (or 13th Avenue) is a roughly 2.5 mi street in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.

New York City

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Thirteenth Avenue (or 13th Avenue) is a roughly 2.5 mi street in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.

One-way pair

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It is part of a one-way pair with Fourteenth Avenue, being one-way southbound to 60th Street (14th Avenue is one-way northbound north of New Utrecht Avenue and 60th Street).

Haredi Judaism

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The avenue extends roughly 1 mi in length through Borough Park, and contains a huge variety of stores, businesses and food establishments catering to the local and international Haredi Jewish community.

Jews

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The avenue extends roughly 1 mi in length through Borough Park, and contains a huge variety of stores, businesses and food establishments catering to the local and international Haredi Jewish community.

Shabbat

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While the sidewalks and streets are heavily congested during the week, all stores and businesses are shuttered on the Jewish Sabbath and Jewish holidays.

Jewish holidays

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While the sidewalks and streets are heavily congested during the week, all stores and businesses are shuttered on the Jewish Sabbath and Jewish holidays.

Raoul Wallenberg

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In December 2012, the stretch of 13th Avenue from 36th to 60th Streets was co-named Raoul Wallenberg Way in honor of the Swedish diplomat who saved 100,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

Swedes

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In December 2012, the stretch of 13th Avenue from 36th to 60th Streets was co-named Raoul Wallenberg Way in honor of the Swedish diplomat who saved 100,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

History of the Jews in Hungary

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In December 2012, the stretch of 13th Avenue from 36th to 60th Streets was co-named Raoul Wallenberg Way in honor of the Swedish diplomat who saved 100,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

The Holocaust

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In December 2012, the stretch of 13th Avenue from 36th to 60th Streets was co-named Raoul Wallenberg Way in honor of the Swedish diplomat who saved 100,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

Marketplace

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In the late 1930s the city opened a public market on 42nd Street to force an end to the pushcart trade.

Modern Orthodox Judaism

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In the 1980s the religious Jewish demographic of Borough Park shifted from Modern Orthodox to Hasidic families.

Hasidic Judaism

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In the 1980s the religious Jewish demographic of Borough Park shifted from Modern Orthodox to Hasidic families.

Internet

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At the end of the 1990s, businesses began selling electronics and Jewish books, music and videos to overseas customers via the Internet.

JPMorgan Chase

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One sign of the strong 13th Avenue economy is the heavy concentration of banks lining the avenue, including two JP Morgan banks standing one block apart, at 48th and 49th Streets.

Kashrut

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In 1987, The Park House Hotel opened its doors between 12th and 13th Avenues on 48th Street as the first kosher Hotel in Borough Park.

The New York Times

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A The New York Times reporter compared the stretch of 13th Avenue in Borough Park to the Lower East Side at the beginning of the 20th century, where Orthodox Jews could buy anything they needed.

Lower East Side

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A The New York Times reporter compared the stretch of 13th Avenue in Borough Park to the Lower East Side at the beginning of the 20th century, where Orthodox Jews could buy anything they needed.

Orthodox Judaism

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A The New York Times reporter compared the stretch of 13th Avenue in Borough Park to the Lower East Side at the beginning of the 20th century, where Orthodox Jews could buy anything they needed.

Minhag

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Specialty clothing satisfying the different minhagim (customs) of the various Hasidic sects in the neighborhood is readily available.