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Crown Heights

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  • Brooklyn Gun Buy-Back Program Nets 108 Firearms, Some Loaded

    Brooklyn Gun Buy-Back Program Nets 108 Firearms, Some Loaded
    The first NYPD Gun Buy-Back Program of 2012 took place Saturday in Brooklyn's Crown Heights section. Police say the public turned in a total of 108 firearms at the Bedford Central Presbyterian Church on Dean Street. Here's a breakdown of what was...
  • More Arrests Possible In Case Of Teachers Aide Child Porn Suspect

    More Arrests Possible In Case Of Teachers Aide Child Porn Suspect
    FBI agents are on the trail of possibly hundreds of child porn suspects, thanks in no small part to the computer of a former elementary school teacher's aide who is himself facing a variety of child porn charges. Taleek Brooks, 41, told FBI agents that...
  • Questions Unanswered After 2 Teacher's Aides Arrested For Child Molestation

    Questions Unanswered After 2 Teacher's Aides Arrested For Child Molestation
    How did a man with a record of inappropriate behavior with a child end up transferring to one of the city's best-endowed and competitive elementary schools, where he got arrested for sexually abusing a second grader multiple times? That's the question...
  • List Of Worst Landlords In New York

    List Of Worst Landlords In New York
    Bill De Biasio has released his third annual list of worst "slumlords" and apartment buildings in the five boroughs. The list covers 358 buildings and names 317 landlords. Building problem descriptions range from leaky roofs, to no heat or water to...
  • Blood Drive For Injured Firefighter

    Blood Drive For Injured Firefighter
    It's hard to forget the horrific fire that tore through a brownstone in Crown Heights on December 19th. In it, 38-year-old Robert Wiedmann sustained severe burns over half of his body.  Doctors say it could take a year to reach a full recovery, so...
  • Stranger Danger Video Gets New Look, After Leiby Death

    Stranger Danger Video Gets New Look, After Leiby Death
    A video that was produced for the Orthodox Jewish community about "stranger danger" -- BEFORE the kidnapping and murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky -- is getting fresh buzz on YouTube. A group called the Torah Safety Commission produced the video...
  • Disturbed Woman Abandons Newborn With Umbilical Cord Still Attached On Brooklyn Street

    Disturbed Woman Abandons Newborn With Umbilical Cord Still Attached On Brooklyn Street
    In the most critical moments of a newborn baby's life, a Brooklyn woman simply abandoned her child, according to police. In a frantic 911 call released to PIX 11, an anonymous caller tells a dispatcher, "The baby is probably days old and the umbilical...
  • Severely-Burned Firefighter Leaves Hospital To Bagpipes, Applause

    Severely-Burned Firefighter Leaves Hospital To Bagpipes, Applause
    Bagpipes played and members of New York's bravest cheered, as firefighter Rob Wiedmann, 38, walked out of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center where he battled back from critical injuries he sustained in a raging Brooklyn fire just days...
  • Skateboarder In Critical Condition After Double Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn

    Skateboarder In Critical Condition After Double Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn
    A 25-year-old man is in critical condition at Kings County Hospital after police said he was struck by at least one car Wednesday morning in Crown Heights. The incident happened on Eastern Parkway and Rochester Avenue at around 2:30 A.M. According to...
  • School Fines Students For Having Facebook

    School Fines Students For Having Facebook
    An all-girls Jewish school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is getting backlash after fining students who had a Facebook account. Administrators at Beth Rivkah High School said 11th graders were found to have Facebook accounts, which is against school policy....
  • 20 Years Later, 'Crown Heights Gold' Remembers Violent Race Riots

    20 Years Later, 'Crown Heights Gold' Remembers Violent Race Riots
    It has been 20 years since the Crown Heights Riots in Brooklyn. PIX11's Lisa Mateo visits Crown Heights to talk to members of the commununity about how it's changed since then. She speaks to a member of the Crown Heights Youth Collective and the Crown...
  • 44th Annual West Indian Day Parade Kicks Off In Brooklyn

    44th Annual West Indian Day Parade Kicks Off In Brooklyn
    The 44th Annual West Indian-American Day Carnival (better known as the West Indian Day Parade) kicked off this Labor Day in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, once again this year. Festivities actually began on September 1st, and culminate in the Labor Day parade...