A brand new Sefer Torah was completed and dedicated in the memory of Mrs. Faige Abrahams OBM by her family. The new Torah will be housed in the Lincoln Shteibel, many of whom were on hand for the celebration.
Crown Heights News
Founded ten years ago, Bnos Chomesh has yet to have a place to call its own, wandering year after year to new locations. But on Monday this all changed with the school’s purchase of a new property in Crown Heights, to serve as its permanent home.
A dog took a bullet for his best friend — and survived — after a trio of robbers jumped his master on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.
Joined by a crowd of diverse local residents, Bracha Nili Shore, a YU Senior and student at Machon Chana, led Crown Heights’ 4th Poet’s Society Melave Malka meeting, which takes place in the Levi Yitzchock library right off of Kingston Avenue.
A CrownHeights.info reader sent us this video he caught of a “taxi cab” with flashing blue and red lights that pulled over a motorist on Eastern Parkway to issue a ticket.
An 11-year-old African-American boy randomly accosted three Jewish teenagers and assaulted two of them this afternoon in Crown Heights. Update: The perpetrator was charged with a hate crime.
Brooklyn-based Candor Capital has filed applications for a six-story, 17-unit residential building at 1764 Union Street, located between Utica and Rochester Avenues, on the eastern end of Crown Heights near Lincoln-Terrace Park.
A group of teenage boys shoved a teenage girl onto the subway tracks before assaulting and robbing her, police said. The incident took place at around 8:00pm last night, Sunday, at the Utica Avenue subway station in Crown Heights.
Hundreds of men and women turned out this Motzai Shabbos for Crown Heights Hatzalah’s annual Melava Malka, health symposium and raffle for $18,000.
In what cannot be described as anything short of an open miracle, Shneur Zalman Boaron, a 13-year-old boy who was critically injured and in a coma for a week after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Kingston Ave. on his way to school early last month, has been sent home from the hospital in good health just in time for Shabbos.
Najja Plowden, a 35-year-old army veteran, soccer coach and therapist for special-ed kids who lives in Crown Heights, is suing the city for what he calls a night of “humiliation” at the hands of a 77th Precinct NYPD Officer — an ordeal he claims amounted to “false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.”
Some 650 Crown Heights residents attended Operation Survival’s drug awareness and prevention event on Sunday evening Jan 8th. The event served as an opportunity to highlight the need for prevention strategies and an increased awareness and understanding of the drug problem in the community.
At least 26 Democratic lawmakers have announced that they will boycott Donald Trump‘s inauguration on Friday, following the lead of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who said he considers Trump’s presidency to be illegitimate. Among those boycotting the event is Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), whose district includes Crown Heights.
Until recently, Zalmy Mochkin had no specific experience as a coffee roaster. But for years he’s been tasting great coffee anywhere he can find it, from San Francisco (where he visited the original Blue Bottle Coffee with his brother) to the Australian outback, where he swears he found a perfect cup while road-tripping to Perth.
In a painful open letter to the community, a Crown Heights parent says that last night their young son was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing the street. The driver, a member of our community, then added insult to injury.
Update: The driver (through CrownHeights.info) reached out to the family of the boy who was hit. She personally apologized to the boy and has offered to pay for any damage.
At around 2:30pm this afternoon, an emotionally disturbed man walked into 770 with a plastic knife in his hand, and began to act rowdy and belligerently towards other worshipers.
New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton hosted a pre-Chanukah celebration in the Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse for the young professional community in Crown Heights.
Nearly three years after the horrifying murder of Menachem Stark, a fourth man has been charged in the case: 35-year-old Irvine Henry of Montgomery Street in Crown Heights.
13-year-old Shneur Zalman Boaron, who was critically injured after being hit by an SUV while crossing Kingston Ave. on his way to school last Tuesday, has opened his eyes for the first time since the accident.
Seeds in the Middle, an organization dedicated to bridging the gap between Crown Heights’ diverse communities via youth programs, hosted an event at Mendy’s Deli on Sunday, at which children from all backgrounds united to create a banner for the upcoming Winter Fest to take place later this week.
A small, unassuming building that has played a significant role in the early history of Lubavitch in Crown Heights was recently purchased by a member of the community, who intends to build affordable housing for large families on the property.
A brutal Crown Heights mugger who robbed and shot at one Jewish man, shot a teenaged girl three times at pointblank range when she said she didn’t have any money, and attempted to rob a third woman – all in the vicinity of Kingston Avenue and Maple Street in February of 2015 – was sentenced to 55 years to life in prison for the crimes.