A manhole transformer fire at the corner of Kingston Ave and President Street Wednesday morning knocked out power to some Kingston Ave buildings, and sent flames and smoke shooting into the air.
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A multi car crash sent a vehicle onto it’s side Tuesday night in Crown Height, thankfully leaving no serious injuries. Police and firefighters responded to the accident and are investigating.
Another fatal shooting took place this afternoon in Lincoln Terrace “Rochester” Park, sending children scattering and adults ducking for cover. According to the police, the suspected shooter shot the 53-year-old victim in the head before fleeing on foot towards Rochester Ave.
A Crown Heights father had their fears realized Friday morning, after a mentally disturbed man grabbed his sons arm while on his way to school, attempting to take him away.
The Gedaliah Society has published an important update for the Crown Heights Jewish community. The update deals with out of town Yeshiva students, and for those planning on coming to Crown Heights for Tishrei.
Shots were reported having been fired in Crown Heights at approximately 9:45pm Thursday evening near the corner of Schenectady Ave and Union Street. No injuries were reported.
Three joyriding teenagers made the perfect theft for New York City, then dumped it in a Crown Heights alley. The teenagers had lifted a pickup truck from the New York City Housing Authorities location in the southern part of Crown Heights, and decided to take it on a joy ride.
The 71st Precinct, which covers a majority of he Crown Heights Jewish community, announced the seizure of two guns taken off the streets. The guns, Sig Saur and Bretta model handguns, were seized with ammunition.
Fire fighters responded to 451 Kingston Ave Wednesday night, to battle a blaze that sent flames billowing out of an apartment window. The flames were quickly extinguished, and no injuries were reported.
Huge quantity of assembled produce boxes and essential food items, such as Orange Juice, Gefilte Fish, Wraps and Challah Rolls, available outside F.R.E.E. 1383 President Street.
After a short hiatus, the relative calm of Crown Heights was again broken with a shooting Wednesday afternoon. No victims were located on scene.
The fury of Tropical Storm Isaias had not been seen in New York City since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in 2012. Trees ripped up, cars crushed under massive tree limbs, but thankfully no injuries reported in Crown Heights
With the help of Hashem, Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society is launching a 36-hour campaign to raise $1,000,000. Just in the past 12 months, RCCS has been providing services to 44 patients in our own Crown Heights community, requiring a budget of over $300,000. Click Here to donate!
Yeshivas Kayitz Kingston, which normally takes place each year in Kingston, NY, found it’s temporary grounds in Pennsylvanian under water as Tropical Storm Isaias floods the camp. Updated with message from YKK.
As Tropical Storm Isaias bears down on New York City, the public is warned of dangerous weather conditions coming to the area. With high winds, rainfall and possibly tornadoes, the public is asked to remain indoors as the storm hits this afternoon. CrownHeights.info will post periodic updates as the storm passes through Crown Heights. Refresh this page for the latest information.
After fourteen days of Siyumim in 770 – this year 3 times daily – following each Davening, tonight the Siyum on the 15th of Av will be held with great Simcha and dancing. The Siyum will start at 9:45pm and will be followed by dancing, with musician Yossi Cohen.
A hit and run driver slammed into two parked cars Motzei Shabbos, abandoning his wrecked vehicle in the middle of a Crown Heights intersection. The 71st Precinct is investigating the incident.