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Comming up next is the hood known as Crown Hts. It goes from Eastern Pkwy to Atlantic Ave between Bedford/Albany Aves. This hood is mostly residential, though it does have some commercial aspects as well. Originally it was known for farming. It's original name at the time was Crow Hill for the hills that stood here. Durring the mid 1800's, the LIRR had passed through here with a stop at Nostrand Ave. This allowed for more people to get there is it lost its rural status. In 1899, the Brooklyn Children's Musuem was errected as the first children's museum in the city. In 1916, it was renamed as Crown Hts for having a street known as Crown St. Around this time, it became a popular place for Hasidic Jews as they were finding places to live. Another group that came to live were blacks that were from the West Indies. Unfortunately, the two groups didn't like each other and were known for having constant disputes with each other. In 1991, a major riot broke out in Crown Hts when a car that had Rebbe Schneerson of Chabad running a red light as well as a child who was known as Gavin Kato. It made the blacks angry and attacked him, which caused a number of riots for days. In that riot, Yankel Rosenbaum, a rabinical student from Austrialia, was killed by Lemrick Nelson, Jr with a dagger and was acquitted on those charges by the jury, but was later on found guilty by the federal court. The riots lead to Jews to switch their vote from Daniel Dinkins to Rudy Guilaini b/c of that incidenct. However, in recent years both groups have gotten along better. Of course some roads might be closed on Saturdays as well as suspending meter parking on those days. Along Eastern Pkwy, is the annual West Indian Carnival that attracts millions on Labor Day each year. You can get here by taking the subway to Kingston Ave-Easter Pkwy (3), and Nostrand Ave-Easter Pkwy (3) as well as taking the City Terminal Zone branch of the LIRR to Nostrand Ave. Here is what you will find in Crown Hts.


































































































 
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