Tuesday was a bad day for children on the streets of Crown Heights. The day began with a 13-year-old Schneur Boaron being struck by a car on Kingston Avenue, then yet another young boy getting hit by a car on Brooklyn Avenue later on that same day.
A small, unassuming building that has played a significant role in the early history of Lubavitch in Crown Heights was recently purchased by a member of the community, who intends to build affordable housing for large families on the property.
The NYPD has released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in connection with the incident where a swastika was spray-painted on a sidewalk in Crown Heights.
A CrownHeights.info reader submitted photos of a Swastika that was spray-painted on a sidewalk on a block predominantly populated by Jewish residents, located just around the corner from the 71st Police Precinct. Police are now investigating the incident as a hate crime.
Longtime residents – a barber, fishmonger, educator & activist – share their love for this diverse and resilient Brooklyn neighborhood in a well presented documentary produced by Neighborhood Slice, which airs on local television stations.
Police have arrested two individuals in connection with the repeated vandalism of a controversial Eruv which encompasses Crown Heights.
Brooklyn Community Board 9, which represents the Jewish half of Crown Heights along with Lefferts-Gardens, scheduled a vote on a controversial zoning issue which directly affects the Jewish community on the holiday of Simchas Torah, effectively preventing the Jewish community’s participation in the deliberation and vote. One non-Jewish member of the board bravely spoke out against this outrage, and thankfully she was able to prevent the vote from taking place.
Ever hear a single mother say “Nobody ever judges me or my family,” or “I’ve got it all under control”? Juggling everything all on their own, most single moms carry a double load. You can give them a much needed hand by participating in the 30-hour Bais Chana Women International fundraiser for Single Jewish Moms taking place over the next 24-hours.
With the year 5776 coming to close, we take a look back at some of the most popular and engaging stories of the past year – from the stories that inspired us to those that unfortunately saddened us. We also take a look at some interesting mazal tov statistics.
The Food and Drug Administration has issues and alert and immediately suspending the registration and authorization of SM Fish Corp. – which produces many seafood based ready to eat products under the brands of Ossie’s and Ossie’s Gourmet. An inspection by the FDA revealed the facility to be widely contaminated with Listeria, a germ that can cause a rare but serious, sometimes fatal illness.
A group of friends have banded together and launched a campaign to raise funds for the wife and two children of R’ Motty Lipsh OBM, with donations quadrupled in the next 24 hours.
A 73-year-old woman who was reported missing by her family has been located thanks to a coordinated search effort between multiple agencies.
Two pedestrian safety islands installed less than a year ago on Eastern Parkway are slated to be removed by the city in order to accommodate ‘floats’ for the upcoming West Indian Day Parade in Crown Heights.
People gathered on Eastern Parkway today, Sunday, for a ‘festival’ marking 25 years since the Crown Heights Riots. The event was the first part of a controversial ‘day of festivities’ which was organized to commemorate those dark and tragic days.
A somber memorial service was held today to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of Yankel Rosenbaum, HYD, who was stabbed to death shortly after the Crown Heights Riots broke out in the summer of 1991.
Due to dire financial circumstances, in which teachers are owed over a half a year’s pay and the inability to hire new teachers, Beis Rivkah has sent a notice to all parents that they cannot yet schedule a first day of school for the coming year.
As we approach the 25th Yahrtzeit of Yankel Rosenbaum, HYD, who was murdered in cold blood on account of being a Jew during the infamous Crown Heights riots in the summer of 1991, the Rosenbaum family has reacted with shock and indignation that the anniversary of the riots will be marked with a ‘neighborhood festival.’
Following the sudden and untimely passing of Reb Yankel Ziskind OBM, his wife and four children – two of whom have special needs – are now faced with bills and expenses from medical care and the funeral, along with the future family costs. In response a fundraising campaign has been launched by Bikur Cholim.
Rabbi Bentzion Yaakov Wosner, Av Beis Din Shevet Halevi Monsey-Beit Shemesh, has come out with a second letter in support of the Crown Heights Eruv, laying down the Halachic basis for its validity, and going so far as to claim that “it’s impossible that the Lubavitcher Rebbe was opposed to the construction of an Eruv in Crown Heights, and that anyone who says so is being deceitful.”
On Monday, a Federal Judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, led by Rabbi Yehudah Krinsky, against Vaad L’Hafotzas Sichos, led by Rabbi Zalman Chanin, seeking injunctive relief for the Vaad’s unauthorized use of the Kehot logo on volumes of Likutei Sichos and other publications.
After over four years of fighting and litigation, the dispute over control of Congregation Ahavas Mosche of Crown Heights, popularly known as ‘the Maple Street Shul,’ has been settled amicably by both sides. On the day before Gimmel Tammuz, four members of the Shul have signed a letter of apology to the Shul’s caretaker of over 40 years, Rabbi Eli Blachman, and agreed to no longer seek control of or interfere with the affairs of the Shul.
Col. Jacob Goldstein, formerly the chairman of Community Board 9, which encompasses the southern portion of Crown Heights, has filed a Federal lawsuit against Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for allegedly violating his First Amendment rights by firing him from the board for speaking out to the media.