Jewish Landscape Diversifies in Crown Heights

Not too long ago there were only two types of people living in Crown Heights: African/Caribbean-Americans and Lubavitcher Chasidic Jews. Today, “Hipsters, Modern Orthodox transplants and a growing progressive wing within Chabad are redefining both sides of Eastern Parkway” reports The Jewish Week.

Rosenbaum Family Denounces ‘Festival’ to Mark Riots

As we approach the 25th Yahrtzeit of Yankel Rosenbaum, HYD, who was murdered in cold blood on account of being a Jew during the infamous Crown Heights riots in the summer of 1991, the Rosenbaum family has reacted with shock and indignation that the anniversary of the riots will be marked with a ‘neighborhood festival.’

25 Years Since the Riots: Police Chief Denies Cops Were Told to Stand Down

Lee Brown, who served as NYPD Commissioner under Mayor David Dinkins when the Crown Heights riots broke out exactly 25 years ago, told the NY Daily News in an interview that claims that the police were told to use restraint and “let the protesters vent their anger” are simply not true.

Crown Heights to Get Futuristic New Firehouse

The FDNY is celebrating plans for a futuristically designed firehouse that will set the standard in modern fire department amenities. In a structure that is planned to be completed in 2018, firefighters will have the space and built-in features to expand their ability to recognize and tackle dangerous fires.