The Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel is bursting at the seams.

But the battle to expand their boundaries is facing stiff competition from neighbors in Monroe.

Is their way of life causing the controversy? Or are there legitimate reasons to protect the open land?

News 12's Blaise Gomez gets to the crux of the conflict.

Watch "A Town Divided"

Part 2 of the three part series airs Wednesday at 5 p.m. .

On News 12 Westchester.  As Local As Local News Gets.