Tonight, Wednesday, family and friends will mark the shloshim to the passing of Mrs. Miriam Slater OBM, one of the unsung heroes of Crown Heights. The event will take place at 8:00pm in Lubavitcher Yeshiva,and will feature talks by Rabbi Yaakov Klar and Rabbi Boruch Jacobson. The event will be broadcasted live here on CrownHeights.info – sponsored by Apple Drugs Pharmacy.
Crown Heights News
Community Board 9’s district manager incorrectly recorded the results of a controversial vote on rezoning in the neighborhood, altering the board’s decision on the issue.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo joined dozens of concerned residents in front of their Schenectady Avenue and Union Street apartment building Saturday morning to protest feared rent hikes by the building’s new owners.
A businessman’s initiative to give free coats to Crown Heights children inspired a fellow Lubavitcher to take similar action, donating 1,000 pairs of knit children’s gloves to be distributed free of charge.
The Friendship Circle of Brooklyn treated its “super moms” to an enjoyable program and some well deserved time out: an evening with Mrs. Shifra Klein of Joy of Kosher Magazine. The program was titled “Shabbos in an Hour.”
After shuttering its website in back in February, followed by a successful crowd-funding campaign of over $150,000 in July, Jewish Community Watch has made good on its promise and launched a new and improved website dedicated to combating child abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community. Included in the new site is the organization’s controversial ‘Wall of Shame,’ bearing the names of 93 alleged child abusers, along with over 150 pages of educational material.
In light of the recent terror attacks in Israel and the Kinus Hashluchim, which is taking place in Crown Heights, the NYPD has stepped up security around the convention and neighborhood Shuls.
A sweeping trend taking place in Jewish communities around the world has come to Crown Heights, and in a grand style. Hundreds of local women took part in the ‘Grand Challah Bake’ in the large ballroom of Oholei Torah on Wedensday night.
Hundreds of women and girls turned out Sunday night in support of Ten Yad, an organization which helps Kallahs. The event was held in the Razag Ballroom in Crown Heights, with a lavish food buffet, an auction viewing capped off by enthralling entertainment. UPDATE: Winners list added!
Five months before Pesach, preparations began at the world-renowned Crown Heights Matzah Bakery for this year’s production of Matzos, under the leadership of Rabbi Yitzchok Tenenbaum.
On Thursday, November 6, at around 7:15pm, two teenagers standing on the 2/3 subway platform at the Franklin Avenue station in Crown Heights were approached by a group of nine suspects who demanded they hand over their property.
In the light of day and in the heart of Crown Heights, two African-American men assaulted and mugged a young Jewish man. Thanks to the heroic efforts of several bystanders, one of the perpetrators was caught and arrested.
On Thursday evening some 120 people gathered at Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs (CHYE) to explore the multi-faceted world of real-estate.
Today, Clove Road in Crown Heights is an underused one-way street behind a grocery store parking lot, filled with empty shopping carts, litter and loose gravel.
A CrownHeights.info reader brought to our attention a troubling phenomenon: a clear attempt by the City of New York to obstruct a sign warning drivers of a newly-installed camera issuing tickets to vehicles traveling in the recently-created bus lane on Nostrand Ave.
A 911 call for ‘possible weapons’ inside of the building of the Aliya Institute lead police to discover a number of firearms, including an assault rifle, a hunting rifle and a pellet gun, as well as a large quantity of drugs.
Two NYPD officers have been charged with assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a Crown Heights arrest in August. Street surveillance captured the incident, during which the officers are seen striking the teen, allegedly with a gun and their fists.
Next week will mark the opening of the International Conference of Shluchim in Crown Heights, an event which will bring thousands of Chabad emissaries from around the world to New York City. One of the chief concerns is safety, and addressing that were representatives from the NYPD and Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, who met at the Jewish Children’s Museum.
A quick thinking Crown Heights Jewish couple, who were in the right place at the right time, may be responsible for saving the life of a woman injured in a hit and run accident in Park Slope.
After a packed house the past three years, Breslover musician Yosef Karduner is returning to Crown Heights for a fourth performance. Also performing is Yishai Lapidot and Yellow Red Sky.
40 Bochurim studying in Crown Heights Yeshivas who have chosen to give up their supper breaks – the one hour a day for they have for themselves – to volunteer for children with special needs, were welcomed to the Friendship Circle family at a special event Sunday evening.
Police made a third arrest over the weekend of a man they say robbed and assaulted a 21-year-old Crown Heights woman in a violent mugging caught on surveillance video on Franklin Avenue last month.