Interesting and unfortunate! A year ago my husband and I while visiting NYC walked extensively through Williamsburg on a weekday, and in the Satmar 'hood the streets were really quiet, not that many pedestrians at all. The occasional civilian bicyclist did cycle through. I wonder at the political power of these folks that they can have public neighborhoods treated like private villages. Are ultra kids really not allowed to be kids? I really respect the discipline and sense of community, but ...
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from the article: The bike project / Why do Haredim put the brakes on pedaling?