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Car Crashes into Crown Heights Building

Today, Monday, at around 12:30pm, a livery cab driver exiting a parking lot on Kingston Avenue between Maple and Midwood Streets in Crown Heights lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a building across the street.

The vehicle slammed into a storefront which is being used for storage.

The driver managed to extricate himself from the vehicle, and did not appear to have suffered any serious injuries.

Police and firefighters arrived at the scene, and the latter used heavy equipment to cut the car out of the wreckage.

No pedestrians were hurt in the incident.

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7 Comments

    • 3. No correction needed wrote:

      It is considered Crown Heights. It is served by the 71st precinct, just like whatever area you consider to be “Crown Heights” is. The library for that area is called the “Crown Heights” branch. The same post office (11225) serves that block, as serves much of Kingston Avenue north of Empire Boulevard. And, perhaps even more significant, the people living there consider the area to be Crown Heights. It’s all of one block from The Marketplace.

      Some consider that area to be the “Wingate” neighborhood (since it’s near Wingate High School). But it’s not quite “East Flatbush” yet, either, unless you’re using a very old map. (The old Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers until after the 1957 season, was thought by many to be in Flatbush–not even EAST Flatbush! But that wouldn’t fly today, either.)

      Crown Heights is expanding south! The Rebbe predicted this! Get used to it!

    • 4. Fact check wrote:

      Crown Heights is not expanding. Look at a map and see the borderlines. Once you past empire blvd you are in East Flatbush, going west on empire blvd past New York Ave is Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

  • 7. Chaye wrote:

    From 1963 to 1970 my family lived in one of those three-story apartment buildings you can see in the photos. Back then the store that the car crashed into was a shoemaker’s store. The building across the street was a church, not a livery garage. We walked up the hill to 770 every Shabbos to daven – it is about 10 blocks. That area was definitely considered Crown Heights back then – East Flatbush began on the other side of Kings County Hospital and after Remsen Avenue.

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