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Burned body of Menachem Stark found in Great Neck

January 04, 2014 03:00PM

 The badly burned body of Williamsburg developer Menachem Stark has been found in a Great Neck dumpster outside a gas station.

Stark, a member of the Satmar Hasidic sect, was kidnapped late Thursday night by two assailants outside his office on Rutledge Street near Broadway, police said.

A gas station employee in Great Neck discovered the body around 4 p.m., Friday, and the Nassau County Police were immediately alerted. It took until today to confirm it was Stark, according to the New York Post.

While the motive for the murder is yet unclear, Stark had gained several enemies, including tenants complaining of squalid living conditions, lenders who never received payments and opponents of his development projects.

Stark’s family described him as “a good man, who was well-liked.” Stark’s brother Yitzky had been offering a $100,000 reward for his brother’s safe return. [NYP] Christopher Cameron

  • E&A

    Max will be dearly missed. He was a good man. He always had a nice word for friends and colleagues. What a horrific way to go. Our condolences to his family, we wish them all the love, courage and strength in continuing their lives without Max.

    • mitchel

      He as a “good” man??? Oh how is that???? He was a SLUMLORD, and a fraudster!! HE DESERVED what he got!!!

  • NS

    A very sad day. a very good man. a mensch. A”H. our condolences to his family and friends.

    • Jeff Putterman

      When did the definition of mensch change to include fraudsters who are also loan sharks? I missed that part in Hebrew School.

      • NS

        he always paid me on time. he always went above and beyond to make sure my customers were happy. he loved his family and would make sure they had his attention at the dinner table. He cared about everyone he dealt with through me. I knew him. he was the definition of a good man.

        did you know him? clearly not. he got caught up in some stuff which you know nothing about, then looked to dirty the honor of a good man? – real brave.

        As for missing that part of Hebrew school, he had no issue with my religiosity or lack thereof – it’s interesting how you had to take such a jab in your comment.

        don’t bother responding, I couldn’t care less what you have to say – you clearly didn’t know the guy. my friend.

  • Mgm719

    A very sad day for humankind….and shame on those that slap the title of slumlord to anybody that owns a pre-war building, especially when the individual being discussed was just horribly murdered.

    • Jeff Putterman


  • Amos

    So much for being chosen. What happened? Where was his god during the kidnapping?

    • Doc

      Have some respect, a man was murdered.

    • Andy

      So much for you not being chosen for anything other than a hateful bigot Amos, you empty excuse of a human being. I truly pity the hollow mind from which thoughts such as yours emit. Andy

    • Phil Landsberg

      You’re pathetic scum

    • JC


    • Samantha

      disgusting, are you human?

    • Moises

      There is no god or yhwe.
      Their leaders are CON ARTISTS.
      Their followers are IDIOTS.

    • housegal49

      God gives man free will and man has chosen brutality. Do not blame God for the choices we make.

    • Moises

      So much censorship/deleting goes on here. We know it’s a propaganda RE blog for the chosen but what the hell???

  • Chuck

    Phil and Doc, Amos makes a good point. Sad story, but good point.

  • Amos

    What…Being burned alive and worshiping a god that doesn’t exist? Nah, I’m not jealous.

  • Lord_Mithras

    Wow, what a scumbag, I can’t believe he wasn’t Christian.

  • Lord_Mithras

    Just remember, people get what they deserve, no matter how fuzzy your hat is.

  • Jim Jameson

    People don’t get murdered for nothing, just saying. Better watch out when borrowing from those hard money lenders aka modern day loan sharks. Sad story, however when you do shitty things you get fed shit.

  • Brooklyn Lion

    I guess, a “good man” and “well-liked” is susceptible to different meanings.

  • James

    Yeah, he was such a “good man” that people decided to kidnap and burn him alive.

    • Intheknow

      So he must have been a great man… Great at ripping people off and ruining lives!

  • jack

    Max was the most beloved lanlord I ever had!

    • Jeff Putterman

      You must have lived in some real shirtholes.

  • Jesse

    Doc, Have some respect because he got murdered? That’s like saying, show some respect to Bin Laden because he was killed. . .although really, I don’t know who is a worse human being between Bin Laden and Starks.

  • 123

    you have some serious issues Amos.
    Hatred is the last thing we need in this world – your comparison to Bin Laden or sympathy to the kidnappers makes me wonder – no enough love from mom?

  • Tena

    Where was his god when he needed him the most is an absolute reasonable question. You pray to a god for protection, guidance, etc. Your responses to his question are disgusting, and scummy.

  • roy

    He was my landlord for 5 years, was the nicest Guy I ever meet,
    Was a stand up Guy who did a lot for me when I struggled, I can’t say enough good things
    You will be missed dear friend…