Happy Hannukah! NYC’s 5 Hottest Menorah Lightings
Great New York comedian and social activist Lenny Bruce (RIP) once quipped, “I don’t care if you’re Catholic, if you’re a New Yorker, you’re Jewish!” And its true – you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy pastrami sandwiches, taking it easy on Shabbat (Saturday) or lighting candles in observance of the holiday season. With that in mind, the Levys would like to run down a list of 5 Hottest Menorah Lightings in New York City – one in each borough.
5) The Bell Tower Menorah in the Bronx – the largest Menorah in the Bronx, located in the heart of Riverdale, a lovely, quiet predominately Jewish neighborhood. Sponsored by the Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale. While up there, check out Liebman’s Deli, as old-school Jewish delicatessen as you’ll find in the borough.
4) A more modest Menorah was lit in the Staten Island Mall (hey, SI isn’t all Italian!) by the Chabad Lubavitch of Staten Island. Who says that size matters – its performing the act that counts.
3) Queens is a big place – 178 square miles – so it makes sense that their Menorah celebration was done by car! Presenting – a Car Parade of Menorahs!
2) Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, claiming to be the largest Menorah in the world! Afterwards, head down to Jay and Lloyd’s Deli in Homecrest for matzoh ball soup and a pickle.
1) Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan – claiming to be the largest Menorah (ahem ahem) in the world! Well, what would you expect, letting Brooklyn claim the throne?
From NY’s First Family of (Jewish, Christian, Muslim & Agnostic) Tour Guides to You, Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, Festive Kwanzaa, and a wonderful holiday season.