With plans for two new homeless shelters in Crown Heights, Jewish residents struggle to balance the injunction to care for the poor with fear of increased crime, reports the Jewish Week.
Crown Heights News
A proposal by Beth Rivkah parents to redirect their tuition checks to pay striking teachers directly was appreciated – yet rejected, and some involved said that in all likelihood school for grades 1 to 3 will not resume this year.
Crown Heights’ very own Sruly Eidelman, purveyor of delicious kosher barbecue from his Troy Avenue establishment Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse, has claimed the top prize in the annual Brisket King NYC competition.
Police Commissioner of the NYPD James O’Neil visited the Precinct Council Meeting of the 71st Precinct on Thursday evening, answering questions from residents and detailing actions the NYPD is taking to further reduce crime beyond record lows.
The Crown Heights community can weigh in this week on a plan to change zoning rules to allow two new 16-story towers with 565 market-rate and affordable apartments — a project already facing opposition in a petition from an “anti-gentrification group.”
Crown Heightsers preparing for Shabbos Chol Hamoed Pesach were startled into thinking Shabbos was starting an hour before the zman when the siren announcing the 18 minutes and the start of Shabbos went off an hour early.
Amid the turmoil surrounding the ‘Crown Heights Pizza Wars’ between Basil and Calabria, there has been a lot of confusion among the media and the public regarding the Halachic concept of ‘Hasogas Gvul.’ Writing for the Five Towns Jewish Times, Rabbi Yair Hoffman seeks to clear up some of the fog surrounding the issue.
The New York Times has finally achieved what not even the Crown Heights riot could accomplish: eradicating all trace of Jews or Judaism from that Brooklyn neighborhood.
New York City mayoral hopeful Paul Massey visited Crown Heights on Monday, touring the local Matzah Bakery, walking along the neighborhood’s main shopping corridor and stopping in 770 – the Lubavitch World Headquarters.
An NYPD detective at the 71st Precinct has been arrested and charged in connection with four separate incidents of exposing himself to children near his home on Long Island, the local police department announced today, Monday.
Teachers in Beth Rivkah Elemnetary School have authored a letter to parents informing them of the current financial condition in the school, and an ultimatum that was issued to the schools director Rabbi Abraham Shemtov and the new board. If certain financial obligations cannot be met “there will be no school as of Friday, March 31.”
A popular Crown Heights Pizzeria filled with customers sitting down for a post-Shabbos bite to eat was suddenly engulfed in smoke after a fire broke out in the kitchen.
A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his grandmother, whose body was found wrapped in a blanket on the sidewalk outside her Crown Heights home yesterday, Thursday.
The body of a dead woman was found wrapped in a blanket on the sidewalk of Union Street near Troy Avenue in Crown Heights. The woman appears to have been murdered, and police say a person of interest is in custody.
The plan to redevelop the historic, city-owned Bedford-Union Armory into a rec center, office building and apartment complex will only accelerate “the whitening of Crown Heights,” a local activist group says.
Once Again: The parents of students in Beth Rivkah elementary school today received an email from the principals notifying them that second term report cards will not be distributed since the teachers have not been paid in over a month.
After being shuttered for two weeks, Gombo’s Bakery on Kingston Avenue will reopen on Purim, bakery owner Levi Gombo tells CrownHeights.info.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced an increase in the reward amount – from New York State’s current $5,000 reward to a joint State-City $20,000 reward – for any information leading to an arrest and conviction for a hate crime.
A bomb threat, sent in by email, forced the evacuation of the Jewish Children Museum in Crown Heights. The threat stated that there were multiple bombs placed throughout the building and would be detonated remotely. The NYPD evacuated the building and an investigation is currently ongoing. CrownHeights.info obtained a copy of the email.
Marking Oholei Torah’s 60th anniversary, the institution will be honoring 60 of its alumni at their annual gala dinnir. They were all nominated through a voting campaign which took place around election time.
Motzei Shabbos Parshas Teruma, the Oholei Torah Mesivta celebrated a Father and Son Melaveh Malka in the grand Ballroom of Oholei Torah’s eastern parkway campus. A full catered seudah was served.
Friends and supporters of G’mach Keren Yisroel Aryeh Leib turned out for a seudas Melava Malka last night, Motzai Shabbos Parshas Terumah.