Mr. Greens and Mr. Clean, both Albany Avenue merchants, helped ease some members of the community’s Pesach financial burden by distributing donated and unclaimed clothes and shoes, as well as cases of quality produce to needy families in Crown Heights.
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The Mora D’Asro and Rov of Crown Heights, Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba released a letter ahead of the upcoming holiday of Pesach to warn the community of egregious forgeries of the Beis Dins’ Kashrus.
At about 6:30am Shabbos morning, a fire broke out at the Turk’s Catering Hall on Empire Blvd. near Schenectady Ave. in Crown Heights.
Last Thursday some 120 people gathered in the hall of Chovevei Torah for a special event: BizTalk 14. The latest installment of Crown Heights Young Entrepreneur’s series of networking events, BizTalk gave community members the chance to learn from fourteen different successful business-men and women as well as to network with each other.
Leah is the stereotypical young entrepreneur: ambitious, smart, and hard working. Realizing that Crown Heights had room for a nice place for parents to buy fashionable clothes for their children at competitive prices, Leah founded Emma’s Children’s Boutique in the heart of the neighborhood to fill the niche.
$2,890. No, this is not the average mortgage payment; it is now the median level for rent in Brooklyn, which is up more than 11.6% since just last year.
A new organization, created by two young mothers inspired by the ‘Mitzvah for Rashi’ Campaign, will bring much-needed help to new mothers whose babies must stay in the NICU neonatal intensive-care unit. The organization is called “Yanuk,” which means nursing and is the root word for tinok, infant.
Preparations for the Great Parade, the annual Lag BaOmer parade on Eastern Parkway, are well underway. Rabbi Shimon Hecht and a team of volunteers met this week with police officials to begin coordinating the security and traffic arrangement for the event.
A brand new gallery catering to the artistically inclined members of the Crown Heights community will be hosting an opening reception tonight for an art show, featuring the work of three local artists, which will be exhibited there for the coming month.
On Tuesday night, Rosh Chodesh Nissan, Bnos Chomesh held their 4th annual musical production, entitled “What’s Your Story?” The Bnos Chomesh students presented the powerful stories of two women who traveled long journeys to become Frum.
Crowds of supporters turned out for the 5th annual Crown Heights breakfast in support of Rofeh Cholim Chaim Society, which was hosted by Moshe and Dina Kops who are well known pillars of Chessed in the community.
Mazal Tov!! She is engaged! Everyone is so excited! The Chosson and Kallah buy their respective Kapota and gown. The jewelry, the music, and the flowers are taken care of. But then comes the headache – if the mother or the sisters are plus-sized, where are they supposed to look for the beautiful gowns that will reflect their joy in this simcha?
Early this morning a Kvutzeh Bochur was dragged out of his bed by police detectives and arrested. Friends of this Bochur ‘plastered’ 770 with signs and flyers calling Mendy Hendel and a number of his cohorts Mosserim [informers]. During Mincha they physically attacked as well.
Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba, the Rov and Moro D’asro of Crown Heights, gave a Shiur on the Halachos of the selling of Chometz according to the shita of the Alter Rebbe. The Shiur was given in the new Kolel for young men in 770 Montgomery Street.
The city has agreed to pay a $100,000 settlement to Ehud Halevi, a Bochur who was brutally beaten by two NYPD officers at the ALIYA youth center in Crown Heights. News of the beating and accompanying footage were first published here on CrownHeights.info and quickly went viral, shocking the nation.
As the cost of living in Crown Heights continues to soar, and making ends meet on a stagnate income becomes more and more difficult, some members of the Crown Heights community have decided that enough is enough – it’s time to start a new Lubavitch community in a more affordable part of the New York City Area.
Residents of Crown Heights were surprised to hear the distinctive Shabbos siren go off, despite the fact that it is Monday afternoon and the alarm hasn’t been heard in weeks.
For years, hip congregants at a popular Brooklyn Hasidic synagogue packed a raucous Purim party. The annual fete was the biggest event on Chevra Ahavas Yisroel’s social calendar–until this year.
Some tenants in Crown Heights are rallying for better rights. On Union Street, tenants say the new owner of their apartment building, BCB Properties, bought the building last year and is now trying to push them out.
Wednesday at 5:00pm, an on-duty police officer was shot at Empire Boulevard and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Police officer James Li is recovering from gunshot wounds to his groin, leg and thigh, and it turns out that he and his partner were chasing two men who had boarded a B46 without paying.
The new board of Bais Shmuel – a prominent Crown Heights Shul – has announced that this Shabbos is the last the congregation will spend at its current location in Chovevei Torah. Starting next Shabbos (Parshas Vayikra), the Shul will be Davening on Shabbos and Yomtov at the Jewish Children’s Museum.
Eight workers were seriously injured today in a construction accident while working on a decrepit building, located on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Prospect Place.