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.
Crown Heights News
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.
The NYC Department of Transportation announced that it has agreed to comply with requests from the Jewish community to extend metered parking on Fridays to accommodate Shabbos observance.
A bill co-naming a section of Lefferts Avenue has passed the NYC Council, the street and intersection in front of Beis Rivkah Elementary schools will be known as “Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, Schneerson Square.”
A second Crown Heights homeless shelter – this one catering to men, located on Bergen Street between Brooklyn and New York Aves. – has opened its doors after a judge dismissed the lawsuit against it filed by neighbors. Last week a different shelter – catering to families, located on Crown Street and Rogers Ave. – opened its doors as well after a court ruling.
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.
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.