An event Monday evening will mark the official relaunch of Jewish Community Watch, an organization whose mission is to combat child abuse.
Crown Heights News
An exhibition of paintings of Jerusalem by Chasidic artist Joel Gluck will open at The Betzalel Gallery in Crown Heights beginning today, Sunday.
A peculiar sight unfolded this Sunday afternoon in front of Oholei Torah on Eastern Parkway. A number of Bochurim and volunteers from Chesed Shel Emes decked out in Hazmat suits and masks sifting through the mountains of trash bags in search of a lost pair of Tefillin.
Oholei Torah’s elementary and Zal divisions saw some faculty changes for the new school year. A Mashpia and Magid Shiur were hired for Zal, and a new principal for grades 3 and 4.
Three Lubavitcher men from Crown Heights, ages 47, 30 and 27, were arrested by FBI agent for allegedly attempting to purchase 50 pounds of marijuana and store it in an Atlantic Avenue warehouse.
An elderly Jewish woman was struck and injured by a construction van at the intersection of Albany Ave. and Empire Blvd. in Crown Heights. The van making a left turn onto Empire Blvd. after coming down Albany Ave.
Crown Heights District Leader Jesse Hamilton trounced his challenger Rubain Dorancy in Tuesday’s vote for the Democratic Party nomination to fill the vacated State Senate seat of newly-elected Borough President Eric Adams.
Except for a simple banner hanging loosely over the entrance, nothing stands out about the modest brownstone on Eastern Parkway. But inside, the converted early-20th century home, is a bevy of activity.
A white tenant recently moved into a mostly black apartment building on President Street in Crown Heights, not long after threatening hate graffiti was found scrawled on a hallway wall.
Hundreds turned out for a very special and unique occasion, the completion of new Sefer Torah for the Friendship Circle of Crown Heights. The new Torah was dedicated by the Chein family in honor of their son Boruch Shneur.
Two years ago, The Friendship Circle of Brooklyn held its first ever “Family Hakofos” on Simchas Torah. So moved by that wonderful event the Chein family sought to dedicate a Torah in honor of their son to the Friendship Circle. The Siyum will take place this Sunday.
As the war raged on in Gaza this summer, many Jews from around the world asked themselves “what can I do to help my brothers and sisters in the Land of Israel?” There was an outpouring of love and support from many, with demonstrations, food drives for the IDF, donations and more.
Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 29-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting a New York City Police Department officer in the leg after the cop and his partner, who were both in uniform, stopped the man for boarding a bus without paying his fare.
The two Israeli Bochurim involved in a drunk altercation with an off-duty auxiliary police officer late Shabbos afternoon in Crown Heights were charged with a hate crime.
About an hour ago, shortly after 10:00am, a Crown Heights father was walking his five-year-old son to his first day at school, when they were both brutally – and randomly – attacked and injured by an assailant. A vigilant bystander heroically chased the man down and delivered him to the hands justice.
Five people were shot – and one of them killed – in several shooting incidents that occurred this morning in Crown Heights, as celebrations were underway for the Caribbean-American / Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway.
CROWN HEIGHTS [CHI] — Tomorrow, Labor Day Monday, hundreds of thousands will be attending the annual West Indian American Day Parade in Crown Heights. Celebrations begin Sunday evening and run through Monday night. CrownHeights.info has compiled all the info you need to know in order to navigate the gridlocked neighborhood.
Shortly before Shabbos ended, at around 7:00pm, two 20-year-old Israeli bochurim were walking down Montgomery Street towards Albany Avenue, heavily intoxicated and making quite a ruckus. They were confronted by an African-American man, who told them to quiet down, and an altercation between them ensued.
On Tuesday evening, Shomrim received an urgent call that a heated dispute had broken out between a large crowd of African-Americans and a few Jews, and that the situation was deteriorating and rapidly descending into chaos.
Earlier this summer, some 130 members of the Crown Heights Jewish community gathered to cheer on four intrepid entrepreneurs as they pitched their start-ups at Fund It.
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 friends and nearby residents. Among the condolence notes was one which recognizes the diversity of Crown Heights.
A three-car-pileup occurred this afternoon at the intersection of Schenectady Avenue and Crown Street in Crown Heights.