Earlier this week a devastating crash on Eastern Parkway claimed the life of a young woman, a makeshift memorial of candles and flowers was put up by friend’s and nearby residents. Among the condolence notes was one which recognizes the diversity in Crown Heights.
Crown Heights News
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A three-car-pileup occurred this afternoon at the intersection of Schenectady Avenue and Crown Street in Crown Heights.
A pistol-packing thug who robbed and shot two people in Crown Heights last week was apprehended by detectives, after he committed a third such robbery in the neighboring 73rd precinct.
This Crown Heights single-family home, located on Union St. between Kingston and Brooklyn Aves., was just sold for a whopping $1,850,000, more than $150,000 above the original asking price of $1,695,000 and a record for the area. Even more shocking: The home was last purchased in December for a ‘mere’ $999,000.
In response to the ‘Tznius signs’ that were posted along Kingston Ave. two weeks ago, a member of the Crown Heights community crafted her own sign in response. (See complete photo in extended article.)
The 16-year-old teenager who police say was caught on surveillance video attempting to rape a woman in the stairwell of a Crown Heights building Friday night was arrested this morning.
Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance video attempting to rape a woman in the stairwell of a Crown Heights apartment building.
Thousands of members of the Crown Heights community gathered this morning in front of 770 Eastern Parkway for the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Raksin, HYD, who was brutally murdered Shabbos morning on the streets of North Miami Beach, FL.
The NYPD is searching for a suspect who shot a 24-year-old man on Montgomery St. in Crown Heights this past Motzei Shabbos.
Crown Heights is one of the fastest — if not the fastest — gentrifying neighborhoods in New York City, and the building of condos and rentals there can be a very profitable endeavor. However, due to various zoning ordinances that predate the surging demand for housing, developers are frustrated by empty warehouses in areas zoned for commercial use that cannot be converted to residential units, as well as many other building restrictions.
This past weekend, Shloime Klein, a Crown Heights resident, borrowed a book from the Maple St. Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. When he opened the book, he was shocked to find it crawling with ‘stage three’ bed bugs.
It was not quite 6 a.m. on July 13, 1981, when the phone rang in Rochel Vail’s upstate summer bungalow. Her friend’s frantic husband was on the line. His wife was in labor, and his car had broken down. Would Vail drive them the three hours to the hospital in New York City?
A minor brouhaha is playing out in local media over signs that have been popping up around Crown Heights, asking “residents, guests and visitors” to dress modestly, as it is “a Jewish neighborhood.”
The residents of a Crown Heights apartment building recently noticed that some of their mail was going missing from their mailboxes. This coincided with several instances of identity theft among the building’s residents, with fraudulent transactions worth tens of thousands of dollars – all of which were a huge headache and took many hours of effort to resolve.
Last week, a Crown Heights Jewish woman awoke in middle of the night to find a stranger standing in her bedroom. Though terrified, the woman remained calm and demanded that the stranger leave. Thankfully, the man obeyed.
A new study examining the average rent for a Brooklyn apartment revealed that Crown Heights continues to outpace the rest of the borough in rising rents.
What’s the next big idea coming out of Crown Heights? Last month, on June 18th, members of the Crown Heights Jewish community had the chance to pitch their start-up ventures to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs in CHYE’s second annual “shark-tank” style event.
Residents of St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights are saying that police are giving them parking tickets as payback, after an officer was hurt by a bicycle that was dropped on his head last weekend.
Where does kosher food fit into the city’s crowded foodie scene? Right into people’s own kitchens, according to a local chef on a mission to serve adventurous Jewish food to anyone who wants it.
Early Thursday morning, July 8th, 2007 at 2:30am, Officers Herman Yan and Russel Timoshenko came under a hail of gunfire as the two stopped a stolen SUV on the streets of Crown Heights. Both officers where hit and injured, one of them gravely. Two days later, Officer Russel Timoshenko succumbed to his wounds.
Unusually strong winds persisted throughout the evening in parts of Brooklyn including Crown Heights, leaving the streets littered with tree limbs. Carroll Street was blocked off for hours after a large portion of a tree blocked the roadway.
Two orientation sessions were held, one last Thursday and one this afternoon, to welcome 78 newly-sworn-in police officers assigned to the 71st Precinct in Crown Heights.