24 years ago, on the 2nd of Adar Aleph, Mrs. Pesha Leah Lapine, HYD, was murdered al kiddush hashem. The horrific killing shocked the community, and the Rebbe took it very personally – attending her Levaya with pain visible on his face. A gallery of photos from that Levaya was acquired and restored by JEM, and can be viewed in the extended article – along with the translated diary of an Israeli Bochur who transcribed his firsthand account of the events of that fateful day.
Crown Heights News
Today, the 30th of Shvat, marks 10 years to the cold-blooded murder of Efraim Klein, HYD, a well known and loved member of the Crown Heights Jewish community. The investigation into his murder has long since gone cold.
Fourteen years after saving the life a Lubavitcher teenager from a burning house in Crown Heights, now retired firefighter Joseph Scaramuzzino realized that his time with the FDNY meant something.
There’s been another slashing on a New York City subway, and terrified riders are calling for protection. This, as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton insists the subways are safe.
This summer, the neighborhood will mark a grim anniversary: the 25th year since anti-Semitic violence and rioting swept Crown Heights in August of 1991. To mark the occasion, the Weeksville Heritage Center, a local African-American Historical and Cultural Institution, is asking those who “participated in or experienced” the 1991 riots to tell their stories.
Five miles of new bike lanes and a turn restriction on one of the borough’s most dangerous intersections may soon come to two Crown Heights side streets, according to a new proposal from the Department of Transportation.
“We have your son; if you ever want to see him again, send us $5,000.” This terrifying threat, amid background noise that is the sound of a child screaming and crying “help me!” is what at least two members of the Crown Heights community heard when they picked up the phone over the past couple of days.
A major renovation of the gymnasium facilities at Oholei Torah was recently completed and a special preview was given to the projects benefactor.
Of four fatal crashes that have occurred in the neighborhood since new penalties for drivers went into effect in 2014, none have resulted in new “Vision Zero” charges meant to increase penalties for killing pedestrians and cyclists, an analysis by DNAinfo New York found. Among those who avoided criminal charges was the driver who ran over and killed Rabbi Kuti Rapp, OBM.
The Kallah was from far-off Chicago, the Chosson a student at Yeshivas Hadar Hatorah for Ba’alei Teshuvah. Most expected theirs to be a small wedding, with only a few family members and friends in attendance. Instead, the wedding hall was packed to capacity, and attendees said it was one of the most joyous weddings to take place in Crown Heights in years.
Hundreds of men and women turned out this Motzai Shabbos for Crown Heights Hatzalah’s annual Melava Malka, health symposium and raffle for $18,000. Winners and Photos in the Extended Article!
Police are investigating an unprovoked assault on an Orthodox-Jewish student of Medgar Evers college in Crown Heights as a possible hate crime.
Over the past year and a half, men have been gathering in the evenings for weekly learning sessions specially designed for their busy schedules. Now, a new Kolel dedicated to learning Halacha is being inaugurated.
Yesterday evening, a Jewish teenager in Crown Heights called 911 and reported that he had been the victim of a hate crime. Police responded by swiftly arresting and charging the suspected perpetrator, but later discovered to their chagrin that the whole thing had been made up.
The Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights, which recently hosted Chabad’s Kinus Hashlucim workshops and Satmar’s 21 Kislev celebrations, will soon be sold to a developer, who plans to tear down the structure and replace it with housing units.
Deputy Inspector Jack Lewis, a former commander of the 71st Precinct, who is retiring from the police force in the coming days, was honored by the Crown Heights Shomrim at a children’s Chanukah event at Congregation Rayim Ahuvim-Tiferes Menachem.
Tens of thousands of Satmar Chassdim flocked from Kiryas Joel to the Union-Bedford Armory in Crown Heights on the eve of Chof Alef Kislev to celebrate the day Rabbi Yoel of Satmar was rescued from the flames of the Holocaust.
Representatives from many of the Crown Heights Jewish schools met this afternoon with members of the NYPD’s counter-terrorism division in order to discuss safety and security matters.
“They are a living reminder of the challenges facing a city struggling to make room for all its current residents, and all the new ones to come: the people of an older Crown Heights, who cannot afford the new,” writes the New York Times in a profile on Crown Heights residents who were forced to move out due to rising rents associated with gentrification.
A 35-year-old man is recovering from serious injuries after muggers nearly killed him in Crown Heights on Friday night.
An armed suspect fleeing from police officers was shot and wounded at around 12:30pm today on Montgomery Street between Kingston and Brooklyn Avenues in the heart of Crown Heights.
In light of the current terror situation gripping the world, Bais Rivkah Girls’ School of Crown Heights made the decision to be proactive about its students’ and faculty’s safety, and implemented new security measures that have already been put into effect.