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As New York City braces for what is expected to be an overload on hospital resources across the city, the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship (or a photoshopped version of it), enters the New York City Harbor.

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The Chamah organization has generously sponsored a large amount of apples for the Crown Heights Jewish community. Crown Heights Shomrim is helping with the distribution in front of Aliyah Shul on East New York Ave between Brooklyn Ave and Kingston Ave. Feel free to swing by and pick some up for your family.

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The hospitals of New York City are already beginning to feel the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Governors requirement foe each hospital to increase its bed compacity by at least 50%, many hospitals have taken to erecting outdoor tents to handle the extra load. Maimonides Hospital, a staple hospital for the Crown Heights Jewish community, erected three large tents, this one outside its main entryway to triage arriving patients and facilitate intake.

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Just as Crown Heights Hatzalah has seen its call volume balloon over the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the community, the lifesaving organization received its newly mounted CH-901 back. The red and white ambulance, designated the number CH-901, had been out of service as it got remounted and spruced up, with a blue and white ambulance temporarily taking its place.

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In a historic first, the doors to 770 were chained shut for more than a few hours. The entire 770 has been shut due to a psak from the Rabbonim of Crown Heights to shut all shuls and men’s Mikvahs in the community.

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Vayehi Erev Vayehi Boker. Outdoor Minyanim continue throughout Crown Heights as people attempt to balance social distancing with keeping to safe habits. Reminder that as per the Beis Din of Crown Heights and medical professionals, anyone over the age of 65, and those who are high risk should not be out in public..

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Practice social distancing they said. It will be fun they said. These members of the Crown Heights Jewish community enjoyed a Minyan Maariv outdoors and well separated.

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As fear of the spread of the Novel Coronavirus into the Crown Heights Jewish community takes hold, a sign was posted in 770 urging everyone to wash their hands each time they enter the shul.

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The Aliyah Shul on East New York Ave in Crown Heights has seen extensive renovations this year. One of the upgrades happens to be the front doorway, which for the second time, is sponsored in memory of Schabse Noach, by Crown Heights businessman Shaya Gordon and his wife Chanie.

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While returning from an emergency call, a group of Crown Heights Hatzalah volunteers stopped to help a stranded Lubavitcher power his electric vehicle on the side of the Jackie Robinson Parkway. With time to spare as the car powered up, the crew posed with the stranded motorist and snapped this photo.