A pair of two-family homes are set to be replaced by a new seven-story residential building on Sullivan Place and Nostrand Ave. in Crown Heights, building records show.
Crown Heights News
Brooklyn Community Board 9, which represents the Jewish half of Crown Heights along with Lefferts-Gardens, scheduled a vote on a controversial zoning issue which directly affects the Jewish community on the holiday of Simchas Torah, effectively preventing the Jewish community’s participation in the deliberation and vote. One non-Jewish member of the board bravely spoke out against this outrage, and thankfully she was able to prevent the vote from taking place.
On Wednesday evening, a Simchas Beis Hashoeva celebration for women took place in Crown Heights, featuring musicians Esther Freeman, Laura Melnicoff, Miriam Sherr and others.
Citi Bike stations will soon be rolling into Crown Heights for the first time, and the city wants local residents’ input on where they should go.
A 63-unit rental building on Eastern Parkway has been sold for $52 million, after being purchased as a vacant lot in 2012 for $8.3 million.
Early Sunday morning, Lavon Walker, a former outreach worker from Crown Heights who volunteered with a group dedicated to reducing gun violence called Save Our Streets, was shot to death on a Miami Beach street corner.
A half-marathon will be held on Eastern Parkway this Shabbos. Residents will not be able to cross over Eastern Parkway from about 3:00am to 9:30am.
An embattled Community Board 9, already operating without a district manager, will now likely have to operate for the rest of October with an interim chair after Chairman Demetrius Lawrence abruptly announced his resignation.
Despite a persistent threat of rain, thousands turned out and filled the parkway area in front of 770 for an hour and a half of musical entertainment in the spirit of Hakhel – the last time it would be possible in this calendar year.
According to a new rental market report by MNS Real Estate, average prices for newly listed studios in Crown Heights dropped 6.4% last month, from $2,072 a month in July to $1,939 in August.
Last winter, a news story was published about a Jewish man who ordered food from a local kosher restaurant on GrubHub.com, only to discover that the food he received and ate was in fact from a counterfeit “restaurant” that was being run out of a non-Jewish scammer’s home kitchen. It is incidents like this that highlight the need for JMenu, CEO Shmuly Wolff tells CrownHeights.info.
Jewish community leaders and police liaisons from all over New York City gathered at One Police Plaza in Manhattan for the annual High Holiday briefing, which was delivered this year by newly-appointed NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill.
A suspect under arrest bolted from police custody last night in Crown Heights. He was recaptured shortly afterwards.
Several dozen Crown Heights residents were left without power yesterday, Monday, after a manhole burst into flames on Empire Blvd.
To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile and Zika viruses, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in Crown Heights on Wednesday, September 21 between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am the following morning, weather permitting.
A Crown Heights man who had been prohibited from reading from Judaic texts during a pre-trial hearing found another way to bring his religious beliefs into the courtroom, arriving in Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday wearing a shirt and hat covered with religious writings.
Some 800 homes in Crown Heights are without power following two underground fires on Wednesday afternoon.
Beth Rivka administration have announced that a strike by its teachers has been resolved and the first school day – some ten days late – will be this Thursday for High School and Wednesday for Elementary. Full schedule inside.
The oldest ambulance in Crown Heights Hatzalah’s fleet is about to be replaced. Delivery of the new ambulance was made yesterday and it was parked briefly in front of 770.
Faced with calls to severely restrict or even outlaw the predawn J’Ouvert celebrations that take place across Central Brooklyn every year on Labor Day in the wake of two fatal shootings during this year’s festivities, Crown Heights Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo said that critics are proposing the impossible.
A 73-year-old woman who was reported missing by her family has been located thanks to a coordinated search effort between multiple agencies.
The NYPD arrested 34 people along the J’Ouvert parade route in an effort to prevent another deadly celebration this year.