Chaim Yisrael and Benny Friedman performed in concert Sunday night at the Brooklyn School of Music in Crown Heights.
Crown Heights News
Friends and supporters of G’mach Keren Yisroel Aryeh Leib turned out for a seudas Melava Malka last night, Motzai Shabbos Parshas Terumah.
A vehicle parked on Albany Ave. near the corner of President Street was the latest victim of the mysterious wheel thieves who have been operating with impunity and devastating vehicle owners all over Crown Heights over the last couple of years.
Police removed two members of Movement to Protect the People – a controversial local activist group – from a community board meeting this past Wednesday night and issued them summonses for disorderly conduct, after the latest in a long line of heated protests over zoning rules in the neighborhood.
A pop-up shop selling discount furs drew more than just potential customers, a group of four protesters stood outside with signs declaring ‘tzaar baalei chaim’ and heckled some shoppers.
After two people were mugged and shot at, police have apprehended a man who attempted to commit a third and similar robbery in the same vicinity. He is being investigated as the suspect behind the recent string of robberies and shootings.
In honor of the visiting Shluchos, a baby and kids gear “pop up mall” is coming to Crown Heights on February 15th and 16th. The boutique Lullaby Baby store in Park Slope will offer huge discounts for Shluchos and to the Crown Heights community. Lullaby Baby will be joined by local vendors offering more sales: Wigs by Esther, Teela Skirts, Project 6, and Pelle NYC.
In the second shooting incident in as many days, a 19-year-old African-American girl was shot three times near the entrance to her apartment building on Maple Street and Kingston Ave. She was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where she remains in critical but stable condition. Police are investigating if this incident is related to the one that occurred in the same spot three days ago, when a Jewish man was robbed and shot by a thug wearing a ‘keffiyeh.’
Year round, the New York City public school children enrolled in the Released Time program look forward to the annual Crown Heights Shabbaton. This year, as always, a large group of children joined the Shabbaton, which consisted of many exciting activities and gave the children a true taste of Shabbos.
After spending more than a week on the run, the Kutsy family has been located, and after negotiating with authorities they have turned themselves and their children in. The kids were taken to a hospital for evaluation and are reported to be in good health B”H.
Over 1,000 Men turned out for Keren Simchas Chosson V’Kallah’s annual auction event, which benefits the vital work they do in helping marry off Chassanim and Kallahs in Crown Heights. The guests were treated to a lavish buffet and an amazing concert with ‘the king of Jewish music’ – Mordechai Ben David.
Packed wall to wall, women and girls turned out to hear the enthralling story of Brigitte Gabriel, who spoke at Keren Simchas Chosson V’Kallah’s annual auction event, which benefits the vital work they do in helping marry off Chassanim and Kallahs.
A record number of people turned out Motzai Shabbos and Sunday for Keren Simchas Choson V’Kallah’s annual auction benefit, buying tickets – and supporting the organization – in hopes of winning valuable prizes. At the conclusion of the women’s event Sunday evening the raffle was drawn and the winners were announced. List in the Extended Article.
An already heated debate over possible new development rules in Crown Heights turned into a racially charged shouting match Wednesday night.
At around 3:00am Sunday morning, February 1st, a 32-year-old woman was walking on Troy Ave. between Sterling and Park when she was approached from behind by a man wearing a black ‘hoodie.’
An SUV belonging to a member of Crown Heights Hatzalah was stolen late Tuesday night. The vehicle contained the volunteer’s lifesaving equipment and emergency warning lights.
Forty-five years ago, on Erev Yud Shvat 5730, the Rebbe concluded the writing of Moshiach’s Sefer Torah, the writing of which was begun by the Frierdiker Rebbe in 5702, and was never finished. To commemorate this historic event Aliya welcomed a new Sefer Torah.
A zoning study which was requested by the Jewish Community Council and meant to explore the possibility of improving conditions for Crown Heights homeowners has been the point of much contention. In a strongly worded letter the JCC decries the fact that the proposal has been drastically changed from the initial proposal and has spawned racist and hate-filled debate between residents and activists opposed to any zoning change.
The Lubavitch community is made up of many diverse, talented and creative Baal Teshuvahs. A celebration of the contributions the Baal Tshuvahs have made to our community was held on Sunday at the Creative Soul Gallery in Crown Heights, with a wide variety of art, music and poetry.
At around noon on Friday, two men entered Responsible Liquor on Empire Boulevard; the owner noticed that their behavior was suspicious and furtive, so he kept a close eye on them. Sure enough, one of them slipped a bottle of expensive tequila under his coat and they both ran out of the store.
A number of Crown Heightsers are concerned over calls they have been receiving asking for urgent assistance. In many cases the caller asked for a sum of cash to help prevent him from being evicted. The kicker? The caller addresses people by first name and poses as someone they “know by face from 770.”
Three Brooklynites are considering running for the New York State Assembly seat vacated last week by Karim Camara.