After years of violence at the pre-dawn Caribbean festival of J’Ouvert, which takes place the night before Labor Day, organizers and officials said the celebration will take place during daylight hours this year.
Crown Heights News
Police say they’ve arrested the man who allegedly followed home and tried to force himself on four women within several hours during one night earlier this month in Crown Heights.
Dozens of people gathered outside of a new Crown Heights sandwich shop and bar called Summerhill, located on Nostrand Avenue, to protest the “gentrification” of Crown Heights and the bar, whose owner they labeled “racist” and “colonialist.”
A 20-year-old man was shot and wounded by police in Crown Heights early this morning, Friday, after he refused to obey orders to drop his weapon.
A thief was caught on surveillance video stealing a package off the stairs of a Crown Heights home, located on Carroll Street near Schenectady Avenue, after it was left there by the U.S. Postal Service.
An unidentified man wearing a T-shirt laced with profanities followed home and then tried to force himself on two women in separate incidents between 2:00am and 3:00am this past Thursday in Crown Heights.
The story of a Crown Heights mother who worked with a kippah company to develop an ‘allergy alert’ kippah for her son and other children with severe allergies is making waves across the Jewish world.
Police arrested a 29-year-old man after they say he shot a man standing outside his home on Maple Street between Kingston and Albany Aves. last week. The victim survived the shooting.
Ten days after an unidentified man torched a well known Crown Heights “mitzvah bus” police have released clear video footage of the suspect and are turning to the public for assistance in the case.
Last night, Basil, an upscale dairy restaurant in Crown Heights, was broken into and ransacked by thieves, who made off with the cash register and safe.
The NYC Dept. of Transportation has announced the final locations of several Citi Bike stations that will soon be installed on the western side of Crown Heights, between Prospect Park and Rogers Avenue.
NYPD detectives have identified a potential suspect in the torching of a Jewish “Art Bus” in Crown Heights, which is being treated as a hate crime. They are seeking the public’s assistance in apprehending him.
About two weeks ago, a new kosher restaurant opened up on the northern edge of Crown Heights, generating a lot of buzz among members of the community in search of a new taste.
A brand new Sefer Torah was completed Sunday afternoon by the Levy family – in the memory of their sister Chaya Mussia Levy, OBM. A joyous procession made its way through the streets of Crown Heights. The home of the new Torah will be at the Besht Center shul.
A 72-year-old Jewish man was assaulted earlier this morning as he was walking on Kingston Avenue. The assailant then went on to threaten both Jewish and non-Jewish passersby that he would “kill them all.” The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
A pilot program launched by the City of New York to cut Alternate Side Parking Rules on Eastern Parkway, will give Shabbos observing residents some parking reprieve.
In the first ever such criminal investigation pursued by the State of New York, an Orthodox-Jewish Crown Heights landlord was convicted of “harassing” his tenants by failing to consistently provide them with heat and hot water, and by performing unsanctioned renovations to the building. He faces up to a year in jail.
A massive rat is gaining national attention after it was filmed dragging a garbage bag several times its size across a Crown Heights sidewalk.
A 46-year-old man was shot and killed in broad daylight while pumping gas at a Crown Heights gas station on Saturday afternoon.
Jews in Crown Heights and all over the city have rallied behind the brother of prominent BDS advocate Linda Sarsour after an extremist group issued a call for him to be “run out” of the kosher restaurant where he works.
Controversial Palestinian-American activist and Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour generated a wave of press coverage after she was tapped by CUNY as a commencement speaker for one of its graduate schools. Now, her brother, who works at a popular Crown Heights kosher barbecue joint, is being caught up in her wake, reports the Jewish Week.
After a rowdy court hearing that lasted more than two hours Monday afternoon, a Brooklyn judge ruled that city officials can begin moving more homeless families into a controversial new 132-family shelter at the corner of Rogers Avenue and Crown Street, roughly one block away from Bais Rivkah.