All the schools in Crown Heights celebrated Lag Baomer with a unity Hakhel gathering in the Old Boys and Girls School Field, the site which the Rebbe visited a similar gathering 25 years ago.
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With nearly $200,000 already donated, Bnos Menachem is well on their way to successfully raise the funds to meet their goal of $500,000, as part of a 36 hour matching funds campaign.
Police confiscated a cache of weapons from a Crown Heights apartment Thursday, including six firearms and over 100 rounds of ammunition.
An Associated Press editorial says that the burning of a Jewish school bus by African-American children evokes the tensions that prevailed in Crown Heights during the infamous riots that plagued the community in the summer of 1991.
One day after four more juveniles were arrested for setting fire to a school bus parked in front of a Crown Heights Jewish girls’ school, the NYPD has dropped hate crime charges against all of the young arsonists.
The NYPD is searching for the man who allegedly used two broken beer bottles to slash another man in the neck Saturday night in Crown Heights. The attack took place in front of a deli at the corner of Schenectady Avenue and Sterling Place at roughly 11 p.m.
Following Pesach vacation, some 1,500 students in Beis Rivkah will remain home on the day that should have been their first day back. A message from the school blamed the closure on a “financial crisis”.
Police have identified a pattern of work van break-ins in the neighborhood in recent months, committed by burglars who steal tools and equipment from parked vehicles.
After spotting and identifying a notorious package thief, Shomrim provided NYPD detectives with instrumental assistance, which ultimately lead to the arrest of Derrick Pricher last week.
A young Crown Heights entrepreneur recently celebrated the re-opening of his artisanal bakery, which has been renovated and reimagined as an haute café.
A liquor store clerk nearly got away with stealing a winning lottery ticket, worth over $800, from a group of Bochurim who had brought it in to authenticate their win.
In a large tent set up under the New York sky on Crown Heights’ Kingston Ave., dozens of officials, community leaders, politicians, activists and friends gathered Monday evening to support the Jewish Children’s Museum at its annual gala dinner. Highlighting the event was former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Ingrid Lewis-Martin, a senior adviser to Borough President Eric Adams who has close ties to disgraced Brooklyn Democratic boss Clarence Norman Jr., is putting the heat on Community Board-9 – which encompasses most of Jewish Crown Heights – to hire Norman’s ex-campaign treasurer, Carmen Martinez, as district manager — even though she was previously forced out of a city job for committing fraud.
A few days before Purim, hundreds of guests gathered in the newly renovated gymnasium for a premier viewing and dedication, which coincided with the Annual Gala Dinner of Oholei Torah.
Over the past few weeks there has been much speculation among members of the Crown Heights community that the erection of an Eruv in the neighborhood is imminent. An investigation by CrownHeights.info has determined that the rumors are indeed true: A new Eruv has recently been erected that encompasses a large portion of northern Crown Heights.
On Friday night, a pair of Tefilin was stolen from inside a vehicle parked in the vicinity of Carroll Street between Troy and Schenectady Avenues.
Shomrim volunteers, along with community activists and NYPD brass, got together for an event honoring Inspector George Fitzgibbon, the outgoing commanding officer of the 71st Precinct.
A student at a Crown Heights public middle school was arrested Tuesday when administrators found a loaded gun in his backpack.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force Unit is investigating an incident in which an African-American woman threw a rock at a Jewish man in Crown Heights while yelling “Hitler should have killed you all.”
The Brooklyn D.A.’s Office has dropped hate crime charges against Keny Rochelin, the 26-year-old man arrested for the stabbing of Leiby Brickman in Crown Heights one month ago and another two people in Prospect Park last week, saying the suspect is likely suffering from mental illness and didn’t stab Brikman because he is Jewish.
Despite relatively steady rental prices in Brooklyn overall, Crown Heights rents jumped almost 8 percent last year, a new real estate report found.
Taking the time to meet with local news outlets, the new Commanding Officer of the 71st Precinct, Deputy Inspector Norman Grandstaff, introduced himself and answered questions about his plan and outlook for Crown Heights.