In the April 29, 2013, issue of “New York” magazine an interesting article written by Benjamin Wallace-Wells dealt with the Hassidic community in East Ramapo. He explained how this community became established in Rockland County and how their population has grown and grown.
A great deal of the article focuses on the problems in the East Ramapo school district and how students in that district have been affected by the decisions of the all Orthodox board.
What is happening in East Ramapo will inevitably affect the rest of Rockland County. Coupled with recent decisions involving Section 8 housing in Spring Valley and the vote for the new water treatment plant , these decisions will have far-reaching results for everyone living in this area.