Police have identified a pattern of work van break-ins in the neighborhood in recent months, committed by burglars who steal tools and equipment from parked vehicles.
Crown Heights News
After spotting and identifying a notorious package thief, Shomrim provided NYPD detectives with instrumental assistance, which ultimately lead to the arrest of Derrick Pricher last week.
A young Crown Heights entrepreneur recently celebrated the re-opening of his artisanal bakery, which has been renovated and reimagined as an haute café.
A liquor store clerk nearly got away with stealing a winning lottery ticket, worth over $800, from a group of Bochurim who had brought it in to authenticate their win.
In a large tent set up under the New York sky on Crown Heights’ Kingston Ave., dozens of officials, community leaders, politicians, activists and friends gathered Monday evening to support the Jewish Children’s Museum at its annual gala dinner. Highlighting the event was former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Ingrid Lewis-Martin, a senior adviser to Borough President Eric Adams who has close ties to disgraced Brooklyn Democratic boss Clarence Norman Jr., is putting the heat on Community Board-9 – which encompasses most of Jewish Crown Heights – to hire Norman’s ex-campaign treasurer, Carmen Martinez, as district manager — even though she was previously forced out of a city job for committing fraud.
A few days before Purim, hundreds of guests gathered in the newly renovated gymnasium for a premier viewing and dedication, which coincided with the Annual Gala Dinner of Oholei Torah.
Over the past few weeks there has been much speculation among members of the Crown Heights community that the erection of an Eruv in the neighborhood is imminent. An investigation by CrownHeights.info has determined that the rumors are indeed true: A new Eruv has recently been erected that encompasses a large portion of northern Crown Heights.
On Friday night, a pair of Tefilin was stolen from inside a vehicle parked in the vicinity of Carroll Street between Troy and Schenectady Avenues.
Shomrim volunteers, along with community activists and NYPD brass, got together for an event honoring Inspector George Fitzgibbon, the outgoing commanding officer of the 71st Precinct.
A student at a Crown Heights public middle school was arrested Tuesday when administrators found a loaded gun in his backpack.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force Unit is investigating an incident in which an African-American woman threw a rock at a Jewish man in Crown Heights while yelling “Hitler should have killed you all.”
The Brooklyn D.A.’s Office has dropped hate crime charges against Keny Rochelin, the 26-year-old man arrested for the stabbing of Leiby Brickman in Crown Heights one month ago and another two people in Prospect Park last week, saying the suspect is likely suffering from mental illness and didn’t stab Brikman because he is Jewish.
Despite relatively steady rental prices in Brooklyn overall, Crown Heights rents jumped almost 8 percent last year, a new real estate report found.
Taking the time to meet with local news outlets, the new Commanding Officer of the 71st Precinct, Deputy Inspector Norman Grandstaff, introduced himself and answered questions about his plan and outlook for Crown Heights.
It seemed like routine fire, in a non-descript little apartment in Brooklyn, but what firefighters found was anything but routine.
A source within the 71st Precinct has notified CrownHeights.info that the man who allegedly stabbed Leiby Brickman in Crown Heights exactly one month ago has been arrested and taken into custody. The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Keny Rochelin.
Parents of students in Beis Rivkah Elementary School were left to fear for their children’s safety after irresponsible rumors and social media hysterics lead some to believe that the school was on ‘lockdown’. School administration said “there was never any concern for the safety of our students, it was just a misunderstanding.”
Shifra and Yaakov Astolin, a young Crown Heights couple with a degree in optometry and an entrepreneurial dream, opened their boutique glasses store in the neighborhood one year ago, with the goal of creating “a different sort of glasses shop than what is typical in this neighborhood.”
In light of a recent article that appeared in the mainstream media, in which Oholei Torah is accused of harboring child abusers, the administration of the Crown Heights boys’ school sent a letter to all parents assuring them unequivocally that there are no abuse of any kind in the school.
Plans to demolish a pair of two-family homes on a quiet leafy street in Crown Heights were filed and approved by the city’s department of buildings. The properties were marketed recently as great development site that would allow 16,856 of buildable square feet.
Last Friday, Over 2,000 teens from around the world united in Crown Heights for a weekend of inspiration at the largest and most impressive CTeen International Shabbaton to date. Here is a thank you massage they want to share with the resident of Crown Heights.