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Crown Heights Brooklyn

Astoria Characters: The Rabbi and His Wife

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.10.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's Sunday morning, and the Chabad of Long Island City is at rest. The same cannot be said of the Rabbi Zev Wineberg and his wife, Rivka, who are busy planning for the coming week.

The Gentrification Of Crown Heights

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York

A hypothetical time-lapse video of Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, starting in the year 2000: The block is lined with dollar stores, bodeg...

Mind the Gap in Crown Heights

Radio Rookies | Posted 07.07.2012 | Teen
Radio Rookies

We all attend the High School for Global Citizenship in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Around the school, there are different types of people -- it's like a mini-world in one neighborhood.

Who Wears the Crown? Multiple Legacies of Change and Continuity in Crown Heights

Nick Juravich | Posted 03.21.2012 | New York
Nick Juravich

Change will continue in Crown Heights in 2012, and anyone who wants to affect that process will have to understand it in all its complexity first.

WATCH: 20 Years After Violence, Crown Heights Residents Reflect

Posted 10.19.2011 | Religion

On Aug. 19, 1991, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, Gavin Cato, a 7-year-old Guyanese boy, was struck by the motorcade of the Lubavitcher...

Brooklyn Race Riots Approaching 20th Anniversary

Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris Email the Author | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion

“When everyone else was leaving the neighborhood, we stayed,” said Rabbi Eli Cohen, executive director of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Counc...

WATCH: A Wedding Planner For Needy Families

Posted 06.06.2011 | New York

Devorah Benjamin said she's planned or help finance around 4,000 weddings. In the Hasidic section of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Benjamin said she's a ...