The gentrification of Crown Heights is an ill that impacts the entire neighborhood — including Hasidic Jews, Mordechai Lightstone writes.
The family of a Crown Heights man killed during the Crown Heights riots, which tore through the Brooklyn neighborhood 25 years ago, condemned an upcoming street festival to be held next week in a commemoration of the events of 1991.
Much has changed in Crown Heights in the past 25 years, since the accidental death of a black boy touched off three days of rioting in which black youths attacked religious Jews in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
Surveillance footage from the Brooklyn Museum caught what may be one of the vandals who pulled down the Greater Crown Heights Eruv on July 10.
A tense religious dispute between Modern Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn is now getting it’s first literary treatment — as a Dr. Seuss-style limerick.
A territorial between two Orthodox Jewish groups in the central Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights has spilled over into nearby Park Slope.
In Crown Heights, it’s Orthodox Jew vs. Orthodox Jew. A controversial new eruv, the wire strung around Orthodox areas allowing for otherwise-prohibited activities on the Sabbath, was cut and torn down — not once, but twice — in the past week, community members said.__
The doors are open to everyone at Shabbat services held on the ground floor of this Nostrand Avenue building in Brooklyn. But, unlike many Orthodox spaces, here it’s the women who lead prayers — and the men who sit in the back.
An 11-year-old boy has been charged with hate crimes and police were searching for five other youths suspected of helping torch a school bus outside a Jewish school in Brooklyn, a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department said on Tuesday.
(JTA) — A school bus outside a Jewish school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn was set on fire. The bus went up in flames on Sunday evening in front of the Beth Rivkah School for Girls in the haredi Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. There were no injuries. Police believe the fire was started by a…