Some tenants in Crown Heights are rallying for better rights. On Union Street, tenants say the new owner of their apartment building, BCB Properties, bought the building last year and is now trying to push them out.
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Wednesday at 5:00pm, an on-duty police officer was shot at Empire Boulevard and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Police officer James Li is recovering from gunshot wounds to his groin, leg and thigh, and it turns out that he and his partner were chasing two men who had boarded a B46 without paying.
The new board of Bais Shmuel – a prominent Crown Heights Shul – has announced that this Shabbos is the last the congregation will spend at its current location in Chovevei Torah. Starting next Shabbos (Parshas Vayikra), the Shul will be Davening on Shabbos and Yomtov at the Jewish Children’s Museum.
Eight workers were seriously injured today in a construction accident while working on a decrepit building, located on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Prospect Place.
A police officer was shot and injured near the White Castle fast-food restaurant on the corner of Empire Blvd. and Utica Ave. in Crown Heights. Update: The officer is in stable condition, and the shooter is in custody.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25, Community Board 9 – which encompasses the southern and largely Jewish half of Crown Heights – will gather for their monthly meeting. Among other items on the agenda, the board will vote on whether a study should done on the impact of a zoning change of the Jewish area of the neighborhood from R-2 to 2-6.
A woman was in serious condition after she was shot by police on Saturday afternoon inside an apartment building, police confirmed.
A number of police checkpoints have been spotted in Crown Heights over the past 24 hours, one of which is currently ongoing on Empire Blvd. between Kingston and Albany Avenues.
A tragic accident claimed the life of 25-year-old Gedalia Greenzayd in Crown Heights this morning. Originally from Ukraine, Gedalia was studying Smicha in Morristown, NJ. He was in Crown Heights to celebrate the wedding of a close friend. Levaya info added.
A transit police officer allegedly violently arrested a 47-year-old man as he filmed the cops ticketing another man at the Utica Ave. subway station in Crown Heights last week.
A Crown Heights resident is claiming that an NYPD officer beat him after complaining about receiving a parking ticket.
With 1,000 Jewish teens expected at the CTeen Shabbaton scheduled for next week, CTeen staff met with the NYPD from the 71st and 77th precincts to formalize plans to beef up security in the neighborhood.
CrownHeights.info has learned that a request has been put forth by the owner of the property housing the Empire Kosher Supermarket for a zoning variance that will allow for the structure to be torn down and replaced by residential units.
The lifeless body of a homeless man was discovered Friday morning on Carroll Street, behind the ‘Dovid Malka’ kitchen and catering hall.
Rumors have been swirling recently that the owner of Basil Pizza & Wine Bar, an upscale dairy restaurant in Crown Heights, plans to open an sister restaurant that will serve fleishigs. After speaking with Daniel Branover, the owner of Basil, we can now confirm that the rumors are true.
A shutterbug captured this photo of a gentleman cop helping an elderly woman across the street in Brooklyn.
A man and a woman were found dead in the bedroom of a Crown Heights apartment Sunday evening. The 28-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, whose identities or ethnic background were not released by police, were both discovered unconscious at an apartment on Eastern Parkway near Troy Avenue at about 7:00pm. [Update: couple identified.]
Every seat in the house was filled Sunday evening, as hundreds of women turned out in support of Keren Simchas Chosson V’Kallah. The evening featured an auction viewing, along with a lavish buffet of hot food. The highlight of the evening was a performance by Leah Moyal, the Israeli signing sensation. The event concluded with the auction drawing. Winners List in the Extended Article!
Yerachmeal and Rivka Leah Jacobson dedicated a pavilion area in the Oholei Torah elementary division in memory of their departed fathers, R’ Betzalel Jacobson, whose first Yahrtzeit was on the day of the dedication, and R’ Shloma Shmuel Arye Capland, an Ish Chinuch.
This weekend Keren Simchas Chosson V’Kallah will be hosting their 13th Annual Benefit Auction, benefiting the hundreds of Kallahs and Chassanim they help every year. This Motzai Shabbos Mordechai Ben David will headline their men’s event with a special concert, and the Sunday women’s event will feature Israeli singing sensation Leah Moyal.
Kolel Menachem, one of the only moisdos founded by the Rebbe and now bears his name, launched a fundraising campaign to help keep its doors open and the electricity on. Thanks to the involvement of community members an anonymous donor pledged up to $50,000 to match whatever is donated.
A former psychiatric ward at Crown Heights’ Kings County Hospital will soon be torn down and replaced with an affordable housing complex.