Jewish Children's Museum Reopens After Bomb Scare, NYPD Says

dnainfo-logo.pngBy Ben Fractenberg, Aidan Gardiner, Rachel Holliday Smith and Nicholas Rizzi

CROWN HEIGHTS — The Jewish Children's Museum on Eastern Parkway was temporarily evacuated after someone emailed the museum to say three pipe bombs were going to imminently explode inside Thursday morning — the second threat in the city against a Jewish center this week, police said.

The threat was emailed to the museum, located across from 770 Eastern Parkway, the headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish community, at about 9:15 a.m., an NYPD spokesman said.
City councilmembers asked the city Tuesday morning to give $25 million to community centers and cultural institutions to boost security in light of recent threats against them. "We have an obligation to do everything we can to protect New Yorkers and to protect the institutions of this city," said Councilman Mark Levine.

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