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Crown Heights

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Top Crown Heights Articles

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  • 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...
  • Shootings At West Indian Day Parade Leave 1 Man In Critical Condition

    Shootings At West Indian Day Parade Leave 1 Man In Critical Condition
    Gunshots disrupted a festive atmosphere at the West Indian American Day Parade in Crown Heights Monday afternoon when three people were shot, police said. At 2:30 p.m. two men were shot on Eastern Parkway, one in the leg and the other in the stomach. The...
  • Mom, 2 Gunmen Killed; 2 Cops Wounded In Brooklyn Shootout

    Mom, 2 Gunmen Killed; 2 Cops Wounded In Brooklyn Shootout
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for stricter gun control legislation following a bloody night in Brooklyn that ended in the deaths of three people, including a mother, and the injury of two NYPD officers. The shooting was just the latest in Labor Day...
  • Did Police Fire Stray Bullet That Killed Mom On Her Stoop?

    Did Police Fire Stray Bullet That Killed Mom On Her Stoop?
    Did cops kill a mom who was just sitting on her stoop minding her own business? New, forensic evidence suggests that they did, during a shootout the night of the West Indian Day Parade, and an investigation is underway to see if police officers...
  • 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...