At around 2:00pm this afternoon, an African-American man driving a black Nissan SUV up Kingston Ave. was involved in an altercation with a Jewish man, which quickly turned violent.
Crown Heights News
Anash and Bochurim gathered Tuesday night in Crown Heights for the conclusion of the 33rd cycle of the study of three chapters of Rambam a day, and to begin the 34th cycle. A special children’s program was held as well.
Satmar Chassidim gathered at the Bedford Avenue armory in Crown Heights Heights to mark Kuf Alef Kislev, the day Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum Ztz’l, the founder of Satmar Chassidus in America, escaped from the Nazis during the Holocaust.
This Motzai Shabbos, Lubavitcher Yeshiva on Crown Street hosted a special father and son Melava Malka and Farbrengen which coincided with Yud Tes Kislev.
Around 2,500 people protesting loudly against police brutality are marching eastward down Eastern Parkway, and will imminently arrive in Crown Heights. [Final update in extended article]
Both NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton came to Crown Heights in order to meet with community leaders in order to discuss the recent stabbing attack in 770 and the response to the incident.
This afternoon, Shomrim received a call from a young Jewish woman who said an African-American man in his early 30s wearing a jacket emblazoned with the word ‘security’ exposed himself to her near the corner of East New York and Kingston Avenues.
The mother of Levi Rosenblatt, the 22-year-old rabbinical student who was stabbed in an attack inside 770, arrived this evening on a flight from Israel. She has since been reunited with her son, who is on the mend in Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.
Police officials and representatives of Merkos met this morning to discuss yesterday’s incident where Levi Rosenblat, a 22 year-old rabbinical student, was stabbed and critically injured. At the meeting police were thanked for their handling of the incident, and concern over copycat incident was raised.
New York City activists and politicians held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in the wake of the stabbing of 22-year-old Levi Rosenblat, a rabbinical student studying in the main sanctuary of 770 Eastern Parkway – the Lubavitch World Headquarters. They called for unity and calm, and commended the responding police officers for their restraint.
The NYPD has revealed the identity of the man who was fatally shot last night by an officer inside 770 after he stabbed 22-year-old Yeshiva student Levi Rosenblat in the head with a large knife.
Levi Rosenblatt, the 22-year-old rabbinical student who was stabbed earlier this morning in the 770 Eastern Parkway synagogue, has been placed in an induced coma after doctors discovered internal bleeding that is putting pressure on his brain.
Update: Surgery performed successfully. Victim’s condition is improving and vitals are strong.
The boys division of the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn got together to celebrate the auspicious month of Kislev with a Farbrengen and Pre-Chanukah Party.
A 5-year-old boy suffered deep lacerations on his face after he was attacked by pit-bull while walking on Empire Boulevard with his father and older brother.
Lemrick Nelson Jr., infamous for stabbing Yankel Rosenbaum to death amid the 1991 Crown Heights riots, was arrested for drunken driving after being found passed out with an open bottle of Scotch in a parked car near Newark Airport, The New York Post reports.
Neighborhood schools ended early and cancelled after school programs, NYPD added many additional patrols as did the local neighborhood volunteer patrol Shomrim, all following a decision by a Grand Jury not to indict a police officer in the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner.
Photos of three members of the U.S. House of Representatives, one of whom – Yvette Clarke – is the Representative of a New York City district that includes Crown Heights, holding their hands up in a “don’t shoot” gesture on the floor of Congress were widely disseminated through social media this morning.
Being that Thursday was a legal holiday when many parents were not at work, Rabbi Yehoshua Lustig, Principal of Grades 5-6 in Oholei Torah, thought it an excellent opportunity to host an ‘Open Classroom Day,’ where fathers were invited to actually become talmidim alongside their sons.
As a new school in Crown Heights, Chabad Girls Academy had already begun to sprout with success. The faculty and teachers presented their yearly goals for the students at their first PTA, which was held at the Mayan Center where their classes are held daily.
First opened in the early 1970’s, the Levi Yitzchok Library fell into disrepair after its longtime director passed away almost two decades ago. Today, the Brooklyn library is humming once again with activity as readers of all ages find good reason to visit.
An overflow crowd gathered last night in the Hall of Lubavitcher Yeshiva on Crown St to celebrate the life and achievements of a true baalas chesed, Mrs. Miriam Slater, OBM, a quiet and unassuming longtime resident of Crown Heights, who dedicated her life to helping as many people, Mosdos and organizations as she was able to.