A horrific crash claimed the life of Rabbi Yekutiel Rapp OBM earlier this week and stunned the community. The graphic description of the crash left many wondering why the driver was not charged with a crime.
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Residents of Crown Heights awoke this morning to find a package containing booklets and DVDs on their doorsteps. The envelope says it is sent by the “Israel Restoration Ministries,” but a quick glance inside affirms the source of the material: Missionaries targeting new converts to Christianity. Please be advised of the content before bringing it into your home.
Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim – Chovevei Torah has announced that Rabbi Levi Tzukernik will be joining the yeshiva next year as a new Mashpia and Maggid Shiur for the first level of the Beis Medrash.
Daniel Melamed, owner of 1578 Union St. in Crown Heights, was arrested this morning for performing construction work on his building in a way that was deemed to be harassment of the building’s rent-protected tenants. He is the first person to be criminally charged in the city’s recently-launched campaign against wayward landlords.
Hundreds of Crown Heights residents turned out for the 71st Precinct’s 21st annual Family Fun Day and Picnic, which featured free rides, hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as the chance to meet with police officials.
Finally, some good news for neighborhood renters: The demand for Crown Heights apartments slowed somewhat last month, with prices dropping substantially in the area and inventory going up, a new market survey found.
Merely hours after an 18-year-old African-American teen was stabbed to death inside a Utica Ave. shoe store, another 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death barely a few hundred feet away, on the corner of Utica Ave. and Eastern Parkway – near the Crown Heights-Utica Ave. subway station, in what appears to be a related incident.
Residents in northern Crown Heights are asking transportation officials to make safety changes on St. Johns Place in the wake of two deadly accidents.
Marking thirteen years to its founding, Aliya celebrated with a gala ‘Bar Mitzva’ dinner honoring its supporters and members.
A 911 call regarding gunshots on Sterling Place led officers guided by an NYPD helicopter into the Kvutzeh dormitory on Eastern Parkway where a number of weapons were confiscated from dorm resident.
Coordinators of the Crown Heights Shomrim met this morning with NYPD Captain Thomas Burke to thank him for going beyond the call of duty in his work together with Shomrim while he was serving as a Captain and Executive Officer in Crown Heights’ 71st Precinct.
At 1:10pm today, Monday, an unmarked police car driven by Officer Tyrese Guerrier spun out of control at the intersection of Albany Ave. and Rutland Rd. in Crown Heights and hit three parked cars.
Repair the World, a progressive-reform Jewish outreach group, has announced the opening of a new community center in Crown Heights. According to the group’s leader, they intend to target the “largely underserved” population of non-Orthodox Jewish millennials in the neighborhood.
Yesterday at around noon, an employee at Kahan’s Grocery store in Crown Heights spotted a suspicious object inside a trash can on Kingston Avenue.
Nearly 300 Jewish women from all over brownstone Brooklyn packed into the Prospect Park Picnic House to learn the spiritual secrets and customs of making challah bread during Challah On The Park on Thursday night, May 14.
Driving up Kingston this morning you can’t miss the warm welcome, a beautiful Bruchim Habaim to the 116 girl finalists that have come in from around the world for the Chidon Sefer Hamitzvos.
After more than a year of controversy, Brooklyn Community Board 9 voted Tuesday to again recommend the city study zoning changes in parts of Crown Heights.
A 46-year-old man was the victim of a ‘strong-arm robbery’ Wednesday night. Three suspects stole $1,280 in cash, a laptop and the victim’s SUV on Bedford Avenue.
A recently-hired cashier at the Kol Tuv grocery store on Kingston Avenue was arrested after she was caught attempting to steal customer credit card data using a ‘skimming’ device.
A committee at Brooklyn’s Community Board 9 pushed through a vote in favor of a controversial rezoning process during a chaotic meeting Tuesday night in which police dragged out and arrested a longtime protester.
New ATM cards are on their way to several hundred Apple Bank customers whose cards were deactivated after fraudulent activity was discovered by the bank.
Kingston Ave. merchants Eber’s Liquer & Wine and Gombo’s Bakery teamed up Sunday to offer the Crown Heights community a pre-Shavuos wine and cheesecake tasting.