Just in time for the new year, one of Crown Heights’ favorite establishments — the delectible Gombo’s Bakery — debuted a fresh new look.
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Two nooses were discovered hanging from trees in the Crown Heights area, and the NYPD is investigating both incidents as possible hate crimes against the African-American community.
JMenu, Toys For Hospitalized Children and the NCFJE have teamed up to bring an exciting event to Crown Heights foodies — a kosher ‘food crawl’ to 25 local eateries, each serving a taste of their signature dish or beverage for participants to sample along the route. Attendees will enjoy a variety of food and drink, local vibes, and a great day out with family and friends!
A hate-filled message was scrawled on a bench opposite the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Crown Heights.
Two people were injured after a fire broke out on the 14th floor of the landmark Crown Heights high-rise apartment complex known as the Ebbets Field Apartments early Tuesday morning.
Ede Fox, Democratic candidate for City Council for Crown Heights, went to visit the Rebbe’s Ohel on the eve of the primary election. “The Rebbe continues to create a bond between so many people. I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to visit his gravesite and it was uplifting to pray at his resting place.”
A five-story, 165-unit rental building at 267 Rogers Avenue in Crown Heights has launched the affordable housing lottery [PDF] for 33 of its residences.
Heightened security at this year’s J’Ouvert celebration led to zero violent incidents tied to the pre-carnival event, the NYPD says, despite a double shooting early Monday just blocks from the West Indian Day Parade route.
A lawsuit has been settled in favor of a 25 year-old Orthodox-Jewish woman from Crown Heights, who filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against a local fitness chain, claiming she was threatened with arrest and had her membership revoked because she used the gym’s facilities while dressed modestly.
Millions attended the 50th annual Labor Day / West Indies Parade on Crown Heights’ main thoroughfare, Eastern Parkway, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Photographer Itzik Roytman was there to capture the scene.
Last night, Sunday, during the pre-Labor Day Parade ‘J’ouvert’ celebrations in and around Crown Heights, police responded to two shootings, one of which was fatal.
Early Friday morning, police officers and Shomrim volunteers working together apprehended four men after they allegedly broke into several cars to steal valuables left inside.
Three people were shot on Friday night in Crown Heights by a gunman, and police say it doesn’t appear the shooter and victims knew each other.
Yesterday marked 70 years since the discontinuation of the trolley that ran up and down Kingston Avenue, known as the Tompkins Avenue line, which saw its final ride on August 24, 1947, after which it was replaced with bus service.
Last night, a rental car reportedly driven by Bochurim crashed into several parked cars and flipped over, after which the vehicle’s occupants fled the scene.
Two men were arrested in Crown Heights after they were caught taking checks and money orders from a mailbox with a glue-soaked bottle tied to a string.
The city’s newest 2-mile bike lane spans Classon Avenue from the southern edge of Crown Heights north to Bed-Stuy, after the family of a killed cyclist fought for more protected bike lanes.
“Meet the Brooklyn kid whose Kosher barbecue is impressing the best pitmasters” is the title of the latest episode of The Meat Show, whose host, Nick Solares, recently visited Izzy’s Smokehouse in Crown Heights to taste and critique their Texas-style barbecue fare.
Almost every week, New York City arrests someone who brings a gun to the airport–even when the person has a gun license from their state, notifies authorities about the gun and follows TSA procedures for flying with it. Fox News and Reason journalist John Stossel interviewed two people who were arrested – one of whom is Avi Wolf, a native Crown Heightser who currently resides in Georgia.
Booze and large bags will be banned from the J’Ouvert parade this year, screened through a dozen NYPD checkpoints to be set up along the route, officials and police said.
About two weeks ago, representatives from the New York City Department of Transportation met with Community Board 9 to present a proposal for the restructuring Eastern Parkway, whereby right turns from the parkways’ central lanes onto side streets will be severely restricted.
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.