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Gang Will Disturb Our Rosh Hashana

From the COLlive Inbox: A Crown Heights resident says her block has been suffering unimaginably due to a group of inconsiderate neighbors, and the NYPD has done nothing to help. Full Story

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September 29, 2019 5:01 pm

Add the empire-kingston-Lefferts area. As well…
Music and loud noise all day and night.

hello... on what block?
September 29, 2019 5:03 pm

will send to washington DC (DOJ) and chief of police in NYC

a former CH resident – but still have an apartment there

Do something
September 29, 2019 5:06 pm

Gather all these hundreds of people and protest or make reports at the precint. Does the block have cameras. If all this don’t help then do something drastic that will get every politician liberals going crazy. Either put up large posters reading KKK and every cop will come down to the block.

What block is it?
September 29, 2019 5:07 pm

What block is it?

City living
September 29, 2019 5:12 pm

The situation is aggravating, but our neighbors also put up with late night farbrengens, street closures, simchas beis hashoeva, etc etc. Ultimately the police have bigger fish to fry, it’s more of a civil issue.
The editors should not have insinuated that these inconsiderate people are gang members.

If its in a building and the owner is jewish
September 29, 2019 5:48 pm

Go speak to him. We went through this and that was the only solution.

71st Pct. Community Council Can Help
September 29, 2019 6:08 pm

YOU and your neighbors are the ones who “have pull” with the precinct. Each 3rd Thursday at of the month (this month 10/17/19) at 7:30 PM the community meets at IS 61 corner of Empire Blvd and New York Ave to specifically voice concerns about community policing. We meet with the Commanding Officer and all concerns are recorded and progress is shared at the next meeting. Local politicians and their representatives as well as the DA’s office and community organizations also attend. Looking forward to greeting you and please bring your neighbors.

Fear of Reprisal
Reply to  71st Pct. Community Council Can Help
October 2, 2019 11:24 am

If the residents weren’t afraid of voicing their concerns publicly they would have done so a long time ago. They’re afraid of reprisal by a group of individuals who have already proven to be superbly inconsiderate of others.

Now that you’re aware of the problem, please do everything that you can to fix it.

Thank you so much.

Naive Comment
Reply to  71st Pct. Community Council Can Help
October 2, 2019 3:58 pm

With all due respect, anybody who has lived here for the past 20 or 30 years or more can tell you that that has always been an exercise in futility. Meaning – no results.

September 29, 2019 7:12 pm

Which block? Community Council? Does 71 Precinct read COL?

71 st Precinct CC can Help
Reply to  Mark
October 1, 2019 8:38 pm

My above comment was to suggest that the community bring their concerns to the monthly 71st CC meetings where you will have a voice

Fed up with tenenth from hell.
September 30, 2019 8:12 pm

Shame on deblasio and democRATS. Their giving power to these imbeciles.

Boruch Hoffinger
October 1, 2019 4:11 pm

Bring one hundred residents and destroy the speakers, etc.
This is permitted by Torah.
if your own government won’t help you, which is quite common, you can take the law to your own hands.

Reply to  Boruch Hoffinger
October 1, 2019 7:58 pm

We live in America, not some tyrannical , fascistic, anarchist society. What’s wrong with you?

71st Pct. CcCome to the 71st Pct. Meeting instead
Reply to  Boruch Hoffinger
October 1, 2019 8:41 pm

Join us on 10/17/19,Meeting begins 7:30 PM. Corner Empire and NY Ave.

Not pleasant but......
October 1, 2019 8:31 pm

That sounds pretty awful
I always wonder why it’s ok to have 2 sirens on erev Shabbos vyomtov
Simcha’s beis hashoaivo etc….
There are people who live there and need to go to work and can’t sleep all sukkos
This outrage may well backfire
We don’t live in a vacuum….we are in a neighborhood with different nationalities,not in yerushalayim
Just a thought

I too wonder
Reply to  Not pleasant but......
October 2, 2019 12:29 am

What is allowed and what is considered a public nuisance? Weekly sirens? Church bells? If it was up to me it would be determined by majority vote. Oh, and yes, I’m sure this post’s writer’s block’s loud music would be disallowed…

Reply to  Not pleasant but......
October 4, 2019 1:17 am

sirens before Shabbos and Yom Tov last for a minute or so.even simchos beis haisshovo are for a few days a year and all these activities ave permits.
Not in these cases

Thats terrible
October 1, 2019 8:46 pm

I totally commiserate with you! Why doesn’t the whole block gang up on this crowd or do as suggested above. It is so frustrating to live amongst people who have zero regard for those around them. Good luck and I hope the nypd steps up!

fix it
October 1, 2019 9:46 pm

I have some Italian buddies that will take of the problem once and for all !!

all day every day
October 1, 2019 9:59 pm

the situation is more than aggravating. it’s dangerous. the noise the dirt the pot smells and sales . add sterling and brooklyn to the list

Annoyed Neighbor
October 1, 2019 10:07 pm

I’m assuming you’re talking about Union St. between Schenectady and Utica. I’ve gone out to check up on the source of the loud music many times and have found that it comes from 2-3 cars in the Jewish owned parking lot on the block. They BLAST music at the most ridiculous hours. Sometimes it’s a few minutes and sometimes they’ll remain in their cars and continue blasting the music for 5-10 minutes before leaving. I’m sure the owner of the parking lot can do something, if he’s asked. He happens to be one of the few landlords in CH that… Read more »

To those noting "our" noise...
October 2, 2019 12:08 pm

Certainly the Lubavitcher community creates a lot of noise and activity but the noise/activity is seasonal, (e.g. Simchas Bais Hashoavah) and/or very short (e.g. the Shabbos siren.) The predictable cessation makes it more bearable. On the other hand,it seems the “musicians” on this block are at it night-in, night-out, without cessation, and that makes all the difference.

its all from hashem
October 2, 2019 2:56 pm

loud rap music blaring is not an excuse for being mevatel the mitzvas aseh of simchas yom tov.

October 4, 2019 1:10 am

aren’t there anti noise ordinances???
why haven’t they been issued fines?
We suffered from the same thing but on a much smaller scale on our block years ago. his countrymen got him to stop after 9
since they had school and work just like us.
Is this some gang showing its dominance on the block?