The NYPD will double the number of officers on duty at this year’s J’Ouvert festival in Crown Heights, officials said Tuesday, as police and community leaders pledged a joint effort to make the event as safe as possible.
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A police investigation into several acts of vandalism against the recently constructed Crown Heights eruv has been turned over to the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.
At around 2:00pm on Satuday afternoon, police found the dead body of a 35-year-old woman in Brower Park, located on Kingston Ave. and Park Place in Crown Heights, adjacent to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.
A tense religious dispute between Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights over a new eruv is now getting it’s first literary treatment — as a Dr. Seuss-style poem.
Acts of vandalism against a controversial eruv for the third time in the three weeks since it was erected have escalated hard feelings among observant Jews in Crown Heights and its surrounding neighborhoods.
A deliveryman was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday night in Crown Heights, and remains in the hospital in critical condition.
A crew of men robbing neighborhood businesses at gunpoint hit up two more spots in Crown Heights, bringing the total number of stick-ups in one week to five, police said.
The neighborhood of Crown Heights came together Tuesday evening for a march to try to find common ground in the face of recent violence against both black men and police officers nationwide.
The controversial new Eruv in Crown Heights has been vandalized and broken in over 20 places, an advocate for the Eruv told The Forward.
The cracked helmet in the above photo – sent to us by the parent of a child who was wearing it when he fell of his bicycle – is a stark reminder of the potential dangers of biking, and how the simple act of wearing a helmet can save one from possible serious injury.
Williamsburg developer Yoel Schwimmer is gearing up to build a 100-room hotel at the corner of Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights at the site of the now-shuttered Gulf gas station, according to a permit application filed Friday with the city’s Department of Buildings.
Hundreds of Crown Heights residents turned out for the 71st Precinct’s 22nd annual Family Fun Day and Picnic, which featured free rides, hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as the chance to meet with police officials.
A bold new plan is being rolled out by the NYPD in the 71st Precinct which will change the face of patrol under the new Neighborhood Policing Plan, which will see the return of the ‘beat cop’ whose job is to become personally familiar with his ‘patrol sector’.
The students of Chabad Girls Academy of Crown Heights marked the completion of an incredible year, filled with learning and achieving personal growth.
20 members of Congress send a letter to President Obama requesting “the protection of Palestinian children from Israeli abuses.” One of the signatories was the Congresswoman who represents Crown Heights in the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Yvette Clarke. It was not the first time she took action against Israel.
Hundreds gathered to mark the first Yohrtzeit of Reb Mordechai Goldin, OBM, a beloved friend and Yeshiva bus driver who had positively impacted many.
The 71st Precinct has released a warrant for the arrest of a man who is alleged to have burglarized several homes in the vicinity of Carroll Street between Brooklyn and New York Avenues in Crown Heights.
On Sunday afternoon, a teacher at the Ohr Menachem Boys’ School took his class to Lincoln Terrace Park (AKA Rochester Park) for recess. While there, a man walked over to the teacher and assaulted him in a completely unprovoked attack.
Despite opposition from local Halachic authorities, an Eruv has been erected around Crown Heights for the first time in history, enabling Jewish residents who choose to use it to carry and push strollers on Shabbos.
A brand-new state-of-the-art playground for neighborhood kids is in the works at Lincoln Terrace Park, located past Rochester Ave. on the eastern edge of Crown Heights.
Following the recent beautification and upgrades to the doors and trim of upstairs 770, new tables and benches arrived by shipping container from Israel and have replaced the 40 year old tables in the ‘small zal’.
A CrownHeights.info reader observed a nasty anti-Semitic slur in the form of a publicly visible wi-fi hotspot while searching for an internet connection in the heart of Jewish Crown Heights.