New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to name the city’s Municipal Building after early 90’s mayor David Dinkins raised some eyebrows over at the New York Post on Friday.
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A 25 year-old Orthodox-Jewish woman from Crown Heights has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against a local fitness chain, claiming she was threatened with arrest and had her membership revoked because she used the gym’s facilities while dressed modestly.
On Yom Kippur morning, New York News blog The Gothamist published several photos and videos captured by an anti-Kaporos activist that purportedly show chickens – which were slaughtered for Kaporos the night before – being tossed into a garbage truck.
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Dozens of people rallied in Crown Heights yesterday, Thursday, in a call to end gun violence, following the death of an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was caught in a crossfire during a not-unusually violent Labor Day.
Associated Beth Rivkah Schools is launching its very first crowdfunding campaign, with the aim of fundraising one million dollars in under 24 hours.
Police are investigating the death of a Hispanic man who was discovered dead in the hallway of a Crown Heights building. Neighbors told CrownHeights.info that the body was found inside a shopping cart.
The 48th Annual West Indian Day Parade got off to a violent start during the traditional early-morning festivities of ‘J’Ouvert’ in Crown Heights, with a number of shootings and stabbings that left two people dead in separate incidents.
Last week Sunday, “Beis Gimpel Chaim-The Nemes Hall” celebrated its grand opening at 309 New York Avenue in Crown Heights. The beautiful, newly renovated location was filled to capacity with members of the Shul and their families, who enjoyed a catered dinner while being entertained by world renowned composer/singer Yossi Green, accompanied by the Mezamrim Choir.
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.
When Menachem Mendel Rosenblum turned 12, his father began calling Sofrim to purchase Tefillin. “I received several estimates over the phone,” Rabbi Yisroel Rosenblum recalls, “but one offer stood out.”
Police are searching for a suspect they say choked a Crown Heights woman after she rebuffed his advances.
A rally and press conference took place this evening, August 26, in Crown Heights, drawing hundreds of area residents in protest of the ‘Iran deal,’ which will allow the Islamist regime to procure nuclear weapons and restore billions of dollars to their terror-financing coffers. A small group of Neturei Karta protesters – but with very large signs – attended as well and counter-protested.
Police are investigating the death of 38-year-old Michael Brown as a homicide after he was found semi-conscious and spitting up blood. Police said that he was a victim of a robbery earlier that day and that he fought off his attackers, who later returned and beat him to death.
New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton hosted eight judges and close to a hundred residents of the Crown Heights community at a “Meet Your Judges” forum at the Jewish Children’s Museum Tuesday night Aug, 18th.
Twenty-four years ago, on August 19, 1991, a tragic car accident in Crown Heights escalated into a pogrom against the Jewish people. It later became known as The Crown Heights Riot.
Rabbi Mottel Sharfstein, a long time resident of Crown Heights, will be remembered, this coming Wednesday at the Jewish Children’s Museum, for his humble demeanor, wonderful sense of humor and self effacing personality.
A 44-year-old man was robbed at knifepoint in Crown Heights this week by a man who forced his victim to buy him two sandwiches, then ordered him to drain his bank account at a nearby ATM.
A 20-year-old man has been indicted with killing his girlfriend in a fatal car crash in Crown Heights last month, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announced this week.
A sign broadcasting Shabbos times on Kingston Avenue has recently been refurbished after not working for a number of years. The sign was dedicated in memory of Mrs. Pesya Leah bas Shraga Feivel Lapine HY”D.
Friends and members of Bais Shmuel-Chabad were welcomed to the rooftop terrace of Mr. Hashya Deitsch for an evening out, benefiting the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn.
A new 46-unit ‘affordable housing’ apartment building was recently completed on Lefferts Ave. between New York and Nostrand Aves., and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development is accepting applications to enter a lottery for the units. The cost? $1,909 per month for a studio, $2,047 for a one-bedroom and $2,465 for a two-bedroom.