Friends and members of Bais Shmuel-Chabad were welcomed to the rooftop terrace of Mr. Hashya Deitsch for an evening out, benefiting the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn.
Crown Heights News
A new 46-unit ‘affordable housing’ apartment building was recently completed on Lefferts Ave. between New York and Nostrand Aves., and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development is accepting applications to enter a lottery for the units. The cost? $1,909 per month for a studio, $2,047 for a one-bedroom and $2,465 for a two-bedroom.
The office of Dr. Rosen released a statement alerting the community to a recent outbreak of whooping cough, after some 30 cases arrived in their Crown Heights clinic.
Last night, one of the hottest nights of the summer, a large swath of Union Street lost electric power for the second time in as many weeks.
Marking the Shloshim of Rabbi Kuti Rapp, OBM, hundreds packed into the large hall at Lubavitcher Yeshiva to hear words of encouragement and accounts of his life, which he dedicated to Mivtzoim and Shlaimus Haaretz.
A Crown Heights teen, 11th grader Chanie Gorkin, is getting credit for writing an uplifting poem that has been getting a lot of attention on social media in the United States and especially the United Kingdom.
With the season’s first multi-day heat wave refusing to break, high electricity demand put a lot of stress on the system’s infrastructure, which caused manhole explosions all around Crown Heights.
A dollar van driver plowed into a pedestrian and pinned another between two cars in Crown Heights last week before trying to flee the crash scene on foot, police and prosecutors said.
The Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse, formerly in the wholesale business serving New York area kosher supermarkets, has begun serving sandwiches, pizza and their handmade breads out of their Crown Heights storefront with a breakfast menu and longer hours on the way, said owner Levi Krinsky.
NYC counterterrorism police officers arrested a mentally disabled man yesterday morning after he threatened to blow up ‘770,’ the headquarters and main synagogue of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in Crown Heights.
About three weeks ago, on June 18, Shomrim received a call about suspicious activity taking place on Maple Street near Kingston Ave. Two callers, both homeowners in the vicinity, informed Shomrim that a man was riffling through two suitcases in a furtive manner, and seemed to be searching for valuables.
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.
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.