Thousands of people have taken to the streets of New York City since Saturday protesting the death of a Minneapolis man in the hands of the police. CrownHeights.info will be posting basic updates and critical information regarding the protest and any threats to the Crown Heights Jewish community.
Daily Archives: June 3, 2020
A first-grade teacher for more than 50 years and driver of the famous “Merkos Bus,” Yosef Bentzion Raices OBM made his mark wherever he went. Read his story,
An attempted terrorist attack was foiled at the Hashmonaim Crossing on Wednesday evening. A terrorist tried to stab a security guard who was at the site and was neutralized by the security forces stationed at the crossing.
The most recent victim of coronavirus in the Chabad community is a summer camp, YK Yerushalayim. Sadly it was not be for the summer of 2020. Despite opening registration, the Yeshivas Kayitz was forced to keep it’s doors closed due to stringent guidelines set by the Israeli government.
A Chassidic family on the 7th floor of a Boro Park apartment building spent their extra time making a mega shout out to Hatzalah for their dedicated work 24/7, and especially during the time that the pandemic raged through the community. The sign reads “THUMBS UP TO HATZOLAH”
As the warm weather hits the 80’s today, strong thunderstorms with damaging winds are expected to hit New York City. According to Weather.com, the storms will hit around 1:30pm, and may bring hail with them.
Crown Heights Shomrim has published an alert for the Crown Heights Jewish community notifying them of a planned protest for 3:00pm today, Wednesday, at Eastern Parkway and Bedford Ave. A majority of the protests that have taken place in Brooklyn have been peaceful, and today’s protest is expected to be the same.
Airmail, the NYPD’s code name for bricks being thrown at officers, have become an ongoing problem in the riots that have plagued cities across the United States.
Store owners learned their lesson from the first days of the riots. Clear out your store,board it up, and pray. Take a look at some of the scenes from the morning after a riot in the streets of Manhattan.
Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are legendary for wearing many hats at once. Embodying that image, Rabbi Yossi Marozov juggles roles that include director of Friendship Circle of Cleveland, congregational rabbi, personal mentor, fundraiser, Torah teacher and father of seven. Moreover, for the past two years, he’s also delved into inventing an app called PresentModeTM as a way to turn his phone into a tool to improve being present for everyone, including himself.
In an incident unrelated to the violent protests rocking New York City, an armed man was killed last night in Crown Heights during an altercation with police.
It’s a grim view. A line of cars with their windows shattered, victims of the “peaceful protesters” venting their anger in New York City. The scary part is that they are all NYPD vehicles that had been parked outside of a precinct, and there will be no punishment for those who did it.
President Trump reacted Wednesday to the violence and looting that have engulfed New York City in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd by declaring that “the National Guard is ready!”