Born and raised in a Hasidic home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, MaNishtana speaks out against the racism and bigotry he experiences within his own Orthodox community.
Police shot and killed 34-year-old Saheed Vassell in Brooklyn yesterday when they believed the silver pipe he was holding was a gun.
Twenty-five years later, those wounds continue to heal. And the NYC Commission on Human Rights is still there in community
Yaacov Behrman is the director of a substance abuse prevention program in Crown Heights. The police initially charged the
Bankruptcy is not as bad as you think. Before you dismiss this seemingly novel idea, give Phill Mahony a chance to explain it to you.
I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.
Because public canvases can do a lot more than brighten a wall.
When Margaret Eby moved from her native Alabama to New York City, like many college freshman before her, she found that her first New York experience revolved around Manhattan. But after graduation she found her way to an apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. "It feels more like home" than other spots she's lived, she says.
Just five years ago, Franklin Avenue was an overlooked thoroughfare in an overlooked neighborhood. That changed as the racial
First of all, they're reacting to us not playing for men. There is no law that says that women can't sing. The law is that
I was sitting in my first grade class when the art bug first bit me. I had just learned about death. It may have been a pet goldfish, but somehow the infuriating knowledge that we all simply end had been thrust upon me.
Perhaps my refusal to truly be myself in Crown Heights, to be open about who I am, a Jewish queer woman, is not entirely oppressive. Lost in my own preconceptions about the community that I love with verocity, despite everything, I forgot that people here, as everywhere, are complex.
Moral courage is speaking truth to power within your own community -- for the sake of the greater good.
Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurship Program provides resources and, most importantly, a place for young businesspeople and entrepreneurs to meet. Rabbi Werde's vision is that every young person in his community will have the resources necessary to pursue business aspirations.
Just under 10 years ago, I came forward with a secret that haunted the majority of my life. A secret that I once swore I'd never tell anyone, it ate at the fiber of my soul every single second of every day. Now, I am proud of myself for doing what I once believed I'd never be able to do.
Some people experience a disaster and it ends their businesses; I saw the fire as an opportunity.
A hypothetical time-lapse video of Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, starting in the year 2000: The block is lined
A surveillance video at a Jewish youth center in Crown Heights captured two NYPD officers brutally beating a shirtless man
CROWN HEIGHTS — Police seized 13 exotic animals, including alligators, bearded dragons, and a tarantula in the raid of a