A mentally challenged woman charged with trying to steal a 1-year-old baby girl at 770 during Simchas Torah last week was released without bail because the case did not get to a grand jury before the legal deadline.
Crown Heights News
For the first time in years, Crown Heights’ representative in Congress, Yvette Clarke, will face a Democratic challenger for reelection.
Six construction workers were hurt — four seriously — when a roof abruptly collapsed in Crown Heights Tuesday morning.
Permits have been filed for a new three-story mixed-use structure in Crown Heights. 253 LLC, owned by Elliot Moskowitz, filed the applications for 253 Empire Boulevard, the site of the now-shuttered Clean Rite laundromat.
A New Jersey man is suing the city and several police officers, saying he was beaten and taunted with a racial slur in a Crown Heights police station — moments after his young daughter left his side.
The family of a 31-year-old man, who has been missing since Motzai Shabbos, is requesting the public’s help in locating him. UPDATE: He has been found!
Two young teenaged girls were attacked while walking on Kingston Avenue on the second night of Yomtov by a woman who expressed outrage over their religious beliefs. A man who tried to intervene in their defense was attacked as well.
In what is being pegged as possibly the largest ever developement in Crown Heights history, two real estate moguls are seeking approval for a 1-million-square-foot mixed-income residential project on Montgomery Street, at the site of a century-old spice warehouse.
Marking the 53rd anniversary of the passing of Rebbetzin Chana, two girls schools in Crown Heights – Bnos Chomesh and Lamplighters – joined together for a unity challah bake.
The Mr. Greens produce shop on Albany Avenue in Crown Heights got a shipment of rare and exotic fruits for Rosh Hashana, as it is customary to say ‘Shehechiyanu’ on a new fruit at the Yom Tov meal. A CrownHeights.info photographer went to have a look.
Just in time for the new year, one of Crown Heights’ favorite establishments — the delectible Gombo’s Bakery — debuted a fresh new look.
Two nooses were discovered hanging from trees in the Crown Heights area, and the NYPD is investigating both incidents as possible hate crimes against the African-American community.
JMenu, Toys For Hospitalized Children and the NCFJE have teamed up to bring an exciting event to Crown Heights foodies — a kosher ‘food crawl’ to 25 local eateries, each serving a taste of their signature dish or beverage for participants to sample along the route. Attendees will enjoy a variety of food and drink, local vibes, and a great day out with family and friends!
A hate-filled message was scrawled on a bench opposite the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Crown Heights.
Two people were injured after a fire broke out on the 14th floor of the landmark Crown Heights high-rise apartment complex known as the Ebbets Field Apartments early Tuesday morning.
Ede Fox, Democratic candidate for City Council for Crown Heights, went to visit the Rebbe’s Ohel on the eve of the primary election. “The Rebbe continues to create a bond between so many people. I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to visit his gravesite and it was uplifting to pray at his resting place.”
A five-story, 165-unit rental building at 267 Rogers Avenue in Crown Heights has launched the affordable housing lottery [PDF] for 33 of its residences.
Heightened security at this year’s J’Ouvert celebration led to zero violent incidents tied to the pre-carnival event, the NYPD says, despite a double shooting early Monday just blocks from the West Indian Day Parade route.
A lawsuit has been settled in favor of a 25 year-old Orthodox-Jewish woman from Crown Heights, who filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against a local fitness chain, claiming she was threatened with arrest and had her membership revoked because she used the gym’s facilities while dressed modestly.
Millions attended the 50th annual Labor Day / West Indies Parade on Crown Heights’ main thoroughfare, Eastern Parkway, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Photographer Itzik Roytman was there to capture the scene.
Last night, Sunday, during the pre-Labor Day Parade ‘J’ouvert’ celebrations in and around Crown Heights, police responded to two shootings, one of which was fatal.
Early Friday morning, police officers and Shomrim volunteers working together apprehended four men after they allegedly broke into several cars to steal valuables left inside.