Chasidic Crown Heights is not immune to the opioid epidemic that is ravaging the country, says Operation Survival activist Yaacov Behrman. He doesn’t intend to sit idly by and watch it happen.
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Many residents of Crown Heights awoke this morning to find a package with a picture of the Western Wall and a Menorah containing booklets and DVDs on their doorsteps.
A Jewish hipster haven in the heart of Chabad’s Brooklyn territory: Known as Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters since the 1940s, Crown Heights is becoming home to a new kind of Jew – the “hipster,” reports Ben Sales for the JTA. Is this a positive or negative development? Share your opinion in the comments section.
A new homeless shelter in Crown Heights – located just a block away from the Bais Rivkah Girls’ School – has officially opened its doors yesterday despite much opposition from local residents. However, this morning, a judge blocked the shelter from admitting any new residents pending the ongoing litigation.
This week has been dubbed National Prevention Week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In an effort to promote awareness that we all need to be alert to the potential dangers of substance abuse, Operation Survival has partnered with Crown Heights stores to relay a timely message for parents and educators: Teach Kids to Refuse to Use!
Dolly Rotter, a Chabad chasidic grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of 25, has lived on the south side of Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights since she was 6 years old. When the first kosher pizza shop, Shabsie’s, opened on Utica Avenue in the 1960s, she recalled the jubilation in the then-fledgling chasidic community.
A man was killed after being struck by a train at Utica Ave. Subway Station in Crown Heights during rush hour on Monday evening.
In a continuing effort to keep beautifying and maintaining the halls and hallways of 770 – the Lubavitch World Headquarters, a new project is underway to replace parts of the new and old acoustic ceilings in 770’s upstairs Shul.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested by officers from the 71st Precinct after he allegedly fired a gun outside a Crown Heights fast food restaurant.
A possible end to the teachers’ strike in Bais Rivkah seems to be in sight, this according to sources within the administration, board and teachers group. The strike has left students of 18 classes without a proper school schedule since before Pesach.
A judge ruled on Friday to keep a controversial Crown Heights homeless shelter shut until the end of May to allow more time to resolve a lawsuit against the facility.
Breaking their silence for the first time since teachers in the primary division of Bais Rivkah in Crown Heights have gone on strike, the school’s board claims their legal authority was challenged, and have therefore stopped their activities.
With plans for two new homeless shelters in Crown Heights, Jewish residents struggle to balance the injunction to care for the poor with fear of increased crime, reports the Jewish Week.
A proposal by Beth Rivkah parents to redirect their tuition checks to pay striking teachers directly was appreciated – yet rejected, and some involved said that in all likelihood school for grades 1 to 3 will not resume this year.
Crown Heights’ very own Sruly Eidelman, purveyor of delicious kosher barbecue from his Troy Avenue establishment Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse, has claimed the top prize in the annual Brisket King NYC competition.
Police Commissioner of the NYPD James O’Neil visited the Precinct Council Meeting of the 71st Precinct on Thursday evening, answering questions from residents and detailing actions the NYPD is taking to further reduce crime beyond record lows.
The Crown Heights community can weigh in this week on a plan to change zoning rules to allow two new 16-story towers with 565 market-rate and affordable apartments — a project already facing opposition in a petition from an “anti-gentrification group.”
Crown Heightsers preparing for Shabbos Chol Hamoed Pesach were startled into thinking Shabbos was starting an hour before the zman when the siren announcing the 18 minutes and the start of Shabbos went off an hour early.
Amid the turmoil surrounding the ‘Crown Heights Pizza Wars’ between Basil and Calabria, there has been a lot of confusion among the media and the public regarding the Halachic concept of ‘Hasogas Gvul.’ Writing for the Five Towns Jewish Times, Rabbi Yair Hoffman seeks to clear up some of the fog surrounding the issue.
The New York Times has finally achieved what not even the Crown Heights riot could accomplish: eradicating all trace of Jews or Judaism from that Brooklyn neighborhood.
New York City mayoral hopeful Paul Massey visited Crown Heights on Monday, touring the local Matzah Bakery, walking along the neighborhood’s main shopping corridor and stopping in 770 – the Lubavitch World Headquarters.
An NYPD detective at the 71st Precinct has been arrested and charged in connection with four separate incidents of exposing himself to children near his home on Long Island, the local police department announced today, Monday.