Writing for Front Page Magazine, journalist Daniel Greenfield slammed the NY Daily News for its ‘wildly dishonest’ reporting on the 25th anniversary of the Crown Heights riots.
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Back in February, cartoonist Hersh Goldman of Massachusetts drew two cartoons expressing his indignation that then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a Jew, met with and praised one of the main instigators of the Crown Heights riots, Al Sharpton.
A pair of violent muggers went on a robbery spree on Sunday night in Crown Heights, committing a string of five robberies (up from the initially reported three) in the span of a few hours. This morning, police announced charges against one of them.
Carmel Cato, whose son Gavin died after he was hit by a Chasidic Jewish driver in August of 1991, and Professor Norman Rosenbaum, whose brother was murdered in the riots that ensued, have reunited ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Crown Heights Riots to denounce violence of all forms and to discuss healing between the two communities.
Not too long ago there were only two types of people living in Crown Heights: African/Caribbean-Americans and Lubavitcher Chasidic Jews. Today, “Hipsters, Modern Orthodox transplants and a growing progressive wing within Chabad are redefining both sides of Eastern Parkway” reports The Jewish Week.
A whimsically painted converted school bus used by Crown Heights-based Leviticus Studios to peddle their artwork around town was vandalized last night, when someone slashed the vehicle’s tires with a knife.
The frightening moment a Yeshiva student was robbed at knifepoint by two perpetrators on Albany Ave. and Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights Sunday night was vividly caught on surveillance video, which was obtained by CrownHeights.info.
As we approach the 25th Yahrtzeit of Yankel Rosenbaum, HYD, who was murdered in cold blood on account of being a Jew during the infamous Crown Heights riots in the summer of 1991, the Rosenbaum family has reacted with shock and indignation that the anniversary of the riots will be marked with a ‘neighborhood festival.’
Lee Brown, who served as NYPD Commissioner under Mayor David Dinkins when the Crown Heights riots broke out exactly 25 years ago, told the NY Daily News in an interview that claims that the police were told to use restraint and “let the protesters vent their anger” are simply not true.
An irresponsible and unthinking individual put others’ lives in unnecessary danger by gluing a piece of paper to the windshield of a Hatzalah volunteer ambulance. The note read: “You are not above the law.”
A child was struck by a lit cigarette last month at a Crown Heights subway station and now the authorities are hoping the police can help them find the man who did it.
Engine 234 in Crown Heights is currently the only majority black FDNY company in the city — a record no firehouse has come close to reaching since the 1970s, the Daily News reported.
Developers have filed demolition permits to replace two two-story homes on Empire Blvd. between Albany and Troy Aves. with a high-end 14-unit condo building.
Millions of Americans mark the first Tuesday in August as “National Night Out Against Crime” by hosting a picnic on the streets in front of their home. The initiative is intended to foster better relations between the police and the community, and to ‘take back’ the streets from crime.
The FDNY is celebrating plans for a futuristically designed firehouse that will set the standard in modern fire department amenities. In a structure that is planned to be completed in 2018, firefighters will have the space and built-in features to expand their ability to recognize and tackle dangerous fires.
Beloved Crown Heights personality ‘Charlie Buttons’ is unfortunately in the hospital due to health complications, and his brother requested that Tehillim be recited on his behalf. His name is Tzaddik haLevi ben Masha Ruchel.
The NYPD will double the number of officers on duty at this year’s J’Ouvert festival in Crown Heights, officials said Tuesday, as police and community leaders pledged a joint effort to make the event as safe as possible.
A police investigation into several acts of vandalism against the recently constructed Crown Heights eruv has been turned over to the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.
At around 2:00pm on Satuday afternoon, police found the dead body of a 35-year-old woman in Brower Park, located on Kingston Ave. and Park Place in Crown Heights, adjacent to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.
A tense religious dispute between Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights over a new eruv is now getting it’s first literary treatment — as a Dr. Seuss-style poem.
Acts of vandalism against a controversial eruv for the third time in the three weeks since it was erected have escalated hard feelings among observant Jews in Crown Heights and its surrounding neighborhoods.
A deliveryman was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday night in Crown Heights, and remains in the hospital in critical condition.