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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
On a Thursday afternoon, February 1992, after coming home from shopping, Pesha Leah (Phyllis) Lapine was murdered in her home. Chabad Lubavitch Archives compiled a brief portrait of her life based on interviews and articles that were published after her murder.
A 28-year-old Crown Heights man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting 55-year-old Michael Sampson during the J’Ouvert celebration that was held in advance of the 2014 West Indian Day Parade in Crown Heights.
A brand new Sefer Torah was completed and dedicated in the memory of Mrs. Faige Abrahams OBM by her family. The new Torah will be housed in the Lincoln Shteibel, many of whom were on hand for the celebration.
Founded ten years ago, Bnos Chomesh has yet to have a place to call its own, wandering year after year to new locations. But on Monday this all changed with the school’s purchase of a new property in Crown Heights, to serve as its permanent home.
A dog took a bullet for his best friend — and survived — after a trio of robbers jumped his master on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.
Joined by a crowd of diverse local residents, Bracha Nili Shore, a YU Senior and student at Machon Chana, led Crown Heights’ 4th Poet’s Society Melave Malka meeting, which takes place in the Levi Yitzchock library right off of Kingston Avenue.
A CrownHeights.info reader sent us this video he caught of a “taxi cab” with flashing blue and red lights that pulled over a motorist on Eastern Parkway to issue a ticket.
An 11-year-old African-American boy randomly accosted three Jewish teenagers and assaulted two of them this afternoon in Crown Heights. Update: The perpetrator was charged with a hate crime.
Brooklyn-based Candor Capital has filed applications for a six-story, 17-unit residential building at 1764 Union Street, located between Utica and Rochester Avenues, on the eastern end of Crown Heights near Lincoln-Terrace Park.
A group of teenage boys shoved a teenage girl onto the subway tracks before assaulting and robbing her, police said. The incident took place at around 8:00pm last night, Sunday, at the Utica Avenue subway station in Crown Heights.
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.
In what cannot be described as anything short of an open miracle, Shneur Zalman Boaron, a 13-year-old boy who was critically injured and in a coma for a week after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Kingston Ave. on his way to school early last month, has been sent home from the hospital in good health just in time for Shabbos.