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Crown Heights

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  • Mugged Last Week, Brooklyn Bakery Owner Fatally Shot

    Mugged Last Week, Brooklyn Bakery Owner Fatally Shot
    A Brooklyn bakery owner who was mugged last week outside his own shop was fatally shot Tuesday night in front of his home. Police say Mervyn Johnson, 68, was gunned down at about 8:30 p.m. in front of his Brooklyn Avenue apartment building, near Lefferts...
  • 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...
  • Teens Play Deadly Game of Chicken on Subway Tracks [VIDEO]

    Teens Play Deadly Game of Chicken on Subway Tracks [VIDEO]
    Video taken by a subway rider shows a group of teenagers playing on the subway tracks at the Kingston Ave. station in Crown Heights, seemingly oblivious to the danger. "Playing on or near subway tracks is one of the most dangerous things anyone can do,"...
  • 1 Killed, 2 Wounded In Gruesome Shooting In Brooklyn

    1 Killed, 2 Wounded In Gruesome Shooting In Brooklyn
    One person was killed and two others were wounded Sunday night in a brutal shooting in Brooklyn. According to authorities, the shooting unraveled in an apartment in the Crown Heights section at around 10:50 pm. The one fatality has been identified as...
  • 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....
  • The theater season never ends

    The theater season never ends
    A Spring Theater preview? But doesn't the regular theater season end in May? For some of the state's half-dozen major regional theaters, that's true. Others, which follow a spring-to-winter schedule instead of the academic-year calendar preferred in...
  • "My Name Is Asher Lev" Cast Gets Its Rabbinical Study

    The cast of Long Wharf Theatre’s “My Name Is Asher Lev” is doing its rabbinical research. Director Gordon Edelstein and the cast of the play met with Rabbi Herbert Brockman of Congregation Mishkan Israel to talk about the Aaron Posner...
  • Man Arrested For Groping Protester Also Eyed In Zuccotti Park Rape Case

    Man Arrested For Groping Protester Also Eyed In Zuccotti Park Rape Case
    A Brooklyn man is under arrest tonight and being charged with sexually assaulting an 18 year-old woman at Zuccotti Park, home to the Occupy Wall Street movement. This as the Manhattan District Attorney's office is investigating allegations that he raped...
  • Handling Sex Assaults: A New Challenge For OWS Protesters

    Handling Sex Assaults: A New Challenge For OWS Protesters
    At the Occupy wall street protest everything is free--food shelter, clothing. But some women have seen the ugly side of those freedoms. There have been 3 sex assaults since early October including one woman who says she was raped. The signs are...
  • Man, 33, and Boy, 12, Shot In Crown Heights Store

    Man, 33, and Boy, 12, Shot In Crown Heights Store
    A 33-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy were shot and injured in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn Monday night, according to police sources. Police are searching for the gunman who shot both people inside of the Rugged Sole shoe store on Utica Ave....