21 hrs ago
Fort Greene-Clinton Hill, NY Patch
Here's a few of the things that went down in your neighborhood and around Brooklyn this week: Local leaders remembered anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at 95. Things went from bad to worse for the Brooklyn Nets, who just can't seem to do anything right anymore.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Cumbo Blames Community Tension For Knockout Attacks
In an open letter posted on her Facebook page, City Councilmember-elect Laurie Cumbo has addressed the recent "knockout" attacks in the Crown Heights community, and has placed the blame on community tension between black and Jewish residents.
ItCH: An Old Tale Of Two Cities From The 1990s
The return of Bill Bratton and the death of Nelson Mandela yesterday bookended some powerful memories for New Yorkers who in the early 1990s were busy grappling with a city that was filled with hope and fear.
Mayor De Blasio Decides To Make His Own Luck-Appoints William Bratton Top Cop
The upcoming mayor of New York City has decided he's not going to wait around for the Crown Heights es of New York to unravel his term, the way they destroyed the career of the last mayor elected as a Democrat.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Real Deal
Government briefs: Crown Heights armory proposals, Bernankea s bond-buying program a and more
From the December issue: In this month's roundup of government-related real estate news, TRD zooms over to the Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights, which the city Economic Development Corporation is soliciting proposals to turn the empty space into a community center.
NYC pol on knockout attacks: Blame the Jews
Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo , who was elected to represent Crown Heights starting in January, released an open letter Tuesday saying that many of her black constituents told her they feel threatened by the growth of the neighborhood's Jewish community - and she fears the tension could be spiking the recent violence .
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Councilwoman Blames 'Knockout' Attacks on Tension Between Blacks and Jews
The alleged "knockout" attacks on Jewish residents of Crown Heights may stem from ongoing racial tension between the neighborhood's black and Jewish communities, a newly-elected Brooklyn politician said.
New York Daily News
The bogus brands of Brooklyn
". . . sometimes different cities follow one another on the same site and under the same name, born and dying without knowing one another, without communication among themselvesa The old postcards do not depict Maurilia as it was, but a different city which, by chance, was called Maurilia, like this one."
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Brooklyn Paper
Meet the Flintsones of Crown Heights
Mind-field: The artists who transformed this Dean Street basement into a cavernous stage say they were inspired by the esoteric teachings of Carl Jung.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Matisyahu's Festival of Light Hannukah Concert Tour Kicks Off Today
Grammy-nominated artist Matisyahu returns with his Festival of Light tour, today, November 30-December 9, 2013.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
New York Daily News
NYCHA tenants wait years for basic repairs
The retired city worker, who raised two children in the Albany Houses in Crown Heights, has given up waiting for the city Housing Authority to solve the problem.
Wall Street Journal
Performing Inside a Box Within a Box
Despite frosty weather, a small crowd entered Original Music Workshop, the unfinished and unheated venue at North Sixth Street and Wythe Avenue, on Monday for an invite-only show and peek at the place's progress.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Sucker punch: Brooklyn Jews targeted in 'knockout' attacks
Chava, a student at a Chabad seminary, has lived in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn for six years, but it's only in the past few days that she started carrying pepper spray in her handbag.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Our Time Press
Indoor "Block Party" Celebrates "Our Man, Al Vann"
For 38 years, Albert "Al" Vann has represented the communities of Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in the halls of power, serving these communities with integrity and respect.
Doughnut Lovers 'Jam' Crown Heights Bakery For Traditional Hanukkah Treat
Forget latkes - when it comes to celebrating Hanukkah in Crown Heights , the traditional potato pancake can't hold a candle to the neighborhood's famous jelly doughnuts.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Crown Heights 'Google Glass' Doc Premieres Next Month
In an event filmmakers are calling a first, a documentary shot entirely with Google Glass in Crown Heights will debut next month in Brooklyn.
Regina Leader Post
Violent craze 'knockout game' sweeping across U.S.
An innocent victim lies unconscious after being attacked by teens in a violent craze sweeping across the U.S. called the 'knockout game'.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The Brooklyn Inc
The Battle Against Bias Incidents in Crown Heights
The new deputy inspector of the 71st precinct, George Fitzgibbon, addresses his community for the first time at the precinct's monthly community council meeting on Thursday.
Brooklyn Jewish Leaders Offer $1,500 Reward for 'Knockout Game' Arrests
Local leaders announced a cash reward Monday for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the culprits in a spate of recent attacks in Brooklyn's Jewish communities that may be part of a violent nationwide street game called " Knockout ."
Police Question So-Called "Knockout" Trend
Videos of groups of young men roaming the streets looking for random victims that they can knockout with one punch have been showing up online, but police here in the city say a line of similar incidents in one part of Brooklyn may just be a coincidence.