At around 9:00pm Thursday night, a Crown Heights woman going to a Simcha at the Razag Ballroom left her car with the valet employees for parking. In the few minutes it sat in front of the building with the key in the ignition, a man jumped inside and drove off with it.
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Police have arrested two of the three men suspected of viciously beating and robbing a young woman in Crown Heights earlier this month.
At Crown Heights’ Aliya Center, young men were seen today preparing Challah in anticipation of ‘The Shabbos Project,’ a worldwide campaign for all Jews to keep one Shabbos, an initiative of the chief rabbinate of South Africa.
The path to New York almost always comes with one story or another. In the case of Chie Nishio, it turns out to be a photographic one.
A 12-year-old girl in Crown Heights is the latest victim of a knockout attack. The girl’s father says his daughter was simply walking back from the grocery store on East New York Avenue Tuesday night when a man on a bike attacked her.
At around 12:30pm on Shabbos afternoon, a melee broke out on the corner of Albany Avenue and Crown Street as the congregants of several Shuls in the vicinity rushed outside to the sounds of a Jewish woman’s blood-curling screams.
50 years ago on this day two detectives from the 71st Precinct made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. While investigating a complaint, detectives James A. Donegan and Salvatore Potenza came under fire and were both killed. On the anniversary of their passing, family, friends and law enforcement gathered to remember their sacrifice.
Crown Heights children were treated to a Chol Hamoed family fun day on Eastern Parkway Monday afternoon. The fair included rides and shows, as well as face painting and food.
A man was shot and killed while riding a bike on Union Street. Police are calling the homicide a ‘well planned execution’.
A large group of teenagers went on a vandalism spree in Crown Heights, trespassing into parked school buses and vandalizing parked cars, as well as trashing a grocery store and assaulting one of the store employees.
Despite a double-digit drop in rental prices last month, Crown Heights rents are still up more than 10 percent over last year — the highest increase in the borough, according to a recently released real estate report.
This past Sunday, a Shloshim gathering was held for Rebbetzin Esther Teitelbaum, OBM, wife of Reb Michoel Teitelbaum, founders of the Moisad Chinuch Oholei Torah, in the East Flatbush Kindergarten. Despite the busy time of year, a large crowd of over 150 people attended.
This past Tuesday, Vov Tishrei, Bais Rivkah High School celebrated the 50th Yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chana by dedicating numerous special programs to honor the three Mitzvos relating to her name: Challah, Shabbos Candles and Family Purity.
A unique yearly gathering at the NCFJE headquarters in Crown Heights was the subject of this feature article, which appeared in both the online and print editions of the Wall Street Journal, written by associate editor Bari Weiss. At the meeting, dozens of rabbis, all members of the distinguished Hecht family, share their best ideas for a Yom Kippur sermon with the rest of their kin.
Building applications have been filed with the city’s Department of Buildings with plans to demolish an existing building on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Avenue, and build a seven story apartment building in its place.
Chie Nishio, an 84-year-old photographer originally from Japan, spent large parts of the early 90s taking photographs of Chasidic life in Crown Heights. Two decades later, beginning today at 6:00pm and lasting through Feb. 1, 2015, she will be displaying 40 of these photographs in an open-to-the-public gallery at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.
Last night, as hundreds of Jewish families gathered to perform the pre-Yom Kippur atonement ritual of Kaporos in Crown Heights, animal rights activists screamed “Murderers!” and waved signs of protest from behind a barricaded portion of Eastern Parkway.
After a hiatus of several months, the wheel thieves are back in business.Their latest victim: a brand-new Honda Accord parked on Carroll Street between Kingston and Albany Avenues, whose wheels were stolen in middle of the night and the car’s body left resting on crude cinderblocks.
A Brooklyn man was indicted for a daring crime spree near the corner of Utica Ave. and Lincoln Place in Crown Heights, in which he allegedly impersonated a police officer, pulled over a van, brandished a gun, and threatened to kill its driver.
The monthly meeting of Community Board 9 at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights turned hostile Tuesday night, when critics of a controversial plan to rezone Empire Blvd. showed up en masse and loudly demanded that the board rescind its request for a study of the move.
As we prepare to enter the new year, let us take a journey through the top headlines published on CrownHeights.info over the year of 5774.
A 29-year-old Queens man has been indicted by Brooklyn’s D.A. for an armed carjacking that he allegedly committed on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Utica Ave. in Crown Heights this summer.