A small, unassuming building that has played a significant role in the early history of Lubavitch in Crown Heights was recently purchased by a member of the community, who intends to build affordable housing for large families on the property.
Crown Heights News
A brutal Crown Heights mugger who robbed and shot at one Jewish man, shot a teenaged girl three times at pointblank range when she said she didn’t have any money, and attempted to rob a third woman – all in the vicinity of Kingston Avenue and Maple Street in February of 2015 – was sentenced to 55 years to life in prison for the crimes.
Do you have strong feelings about where Citi Bike should expand in the neighborhood? You’ve got another chance to tell the city about it.
New charges have been filed by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against Crown Heights landlord Daniel Melamed, who is accused of ‘Illegal eviction’ for not providing adequate heating to his tenants in an alleged bid to drive them out.
The first ever Jewish comic convention was held in Crown Heights on Sunday, at Congregation Kol Israel.
Within a sea of dark blue favoring Hillary Clinton, a small section of Crown Heights went red this election season, throwing support to Donald Trump within about a dozen square blocks, an analysis of polling data shows.
Elected officials representing the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights have waded into the growing fight over the redevelopment of the city-owned Bedford-Union Armory. The fight has pitted US congresswoman Yvette Clarke, state senator Jesse Hamilton, state assemblyman Walter Mosley and state assemblywoman Diana Richardson against New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo.
Ballots were misplaced at a Crown Heights polling place the morning of Election Day, prompting numerous people to leave and forcing others to stand in chilly weather for more than two hours as they waited to cast their ballots, according to multiple Twitter users on Tuesday.
A man was shot to death last night on Eastern Parkway and Lincoln Place in Crown Heights, and police say the suspect is still on the loose.
A pair of two-family homes are set to be replaced by a new seven-story residential building on Sullivan Place and Nostrand Ave. in Crown Heights, building records show.
Brooklyn Community Board 9, which represents the Jewish half of Crown Heights along with Lefferts-Gardens, scheduled a vote on a controversial zoning issue which directly affects the Jewish community on the holiday of Simchas Torah, effectively preventing the Jewish community’s participation in the deliberation and vote. One non-Jewish member of the board bravely spoke out against this outrage, and thankfully she was able to prevent the vote from taking place.
On Wednesday evening, a Simchas Beis Hashoeva celebration for women took place in Crown Heights, featuring musicians Esther Freeman, Laura Melnicoff, Miriam Sherr and others.
Citi Bike stations will soon be rolling into Crown Heights for the first time, and the city wants local residents’ input on where they should go.
A 63-unit rental building on Eastern Parkway has been sold for $52 million, after being purchased as a vacant lot in 2012 for $8.3 million.
Early Sunday morning, Lavon Walker, a former outreach worker from Crown Heights who volunteered with a group dedicated to reducing gun violence called Save Our Streets, was shot to death on a Miami Beach street corner.
A half-marathon will be held on Eastern Parkway this Shabbos. Residents will not be able to cross over Eastern Parkway from about 3:00am to 9:30am.
An embattled Community Board 9, already operating without a district manager, will now likely have to operate for the rest of October with an interim chair after Chairman Demetrius Lawrence abruptly announced his resignation.
Despite a persistent threat of rain, thousands turned out and filled the parkway area in front of 770 for an hour and a half of musical entertainment in the spirit of Hakhel – the last time it would be possible in this calendar year.
According to a new rental market report by MNS Real Estate, average prices for newly listed studios in Crown Heights dropped 6.4% last month, from $2,072 a month in July to $1,939 in August.
Last winter, a news story was published about a Jewish man who ordered food from a local kosher restaurant on GrubHub.com, only to discover that the food he received and ate was in fact from a counterfeit “restaurant” that was being run out of a non-Jewish scammer’s home kitchen. It is incidents like this that highlight the need for JMenu, CEO Shmuly Wolff tells CrownHeights.info.
Jewish community leaders and police liaisons from all over New York City gathered at One Police Plaza in Manhattan for the annual High Holiday briefing, which was delivered this year by newly-appointed NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill.
A suspect under arrest bolted from police custody last night in Crown Heights. He was recaptured shortly afterwards.