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An attendee with Rabbi Yehuda Levin. Photos courtesy of Central Brooklyn Chabad

Central Brooklyn Chabad celebrates Hanukkah

December 3 | By Jamie DeJesus Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Chag Sameach! On Sunday, Senior Rabbi for Central Brooklyn Chabad Yehuda Levin, as he does every year, hosted a party for the Ditmas Park and Kensington Chabad Jewish community at Dolaj Party Hall, 600 Coney Island Avenue, to celebrate Hanukkah. The event brought over 100 community members together to decorate and eat traditional donuts, make […]

Firefighters and police remove Josephine Camtor, 66, partially blind, after she fell down the elevator shaft of her building at 615 Ocean Ave. in Ditmas Park this afternoon at about 4 p.m. Eagle photo by Todd Maisel

EXCLUSIVE: Partially Blind, Elderly Woman Falls Down Elevator Shaft in Ditmas Park

November 28 | Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

  A 66-year-old partially blind woman fell into an open elevator shaft in her Ocean Avenue building late Wednesday afternoon. Josephine Camtor, a resident of 615 Ocean Ave. for about a year, was entering the first-floor elevator, but didn’t realize that the elevator wasn’t there. She stepped inside the shaft and crashed down into the […]

The annual parade route is down Coney Island Ave. between Avenue H and Glenwood Road. Image

Pakistani festival canceled after rival groups both file applications

August 21 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A street festival scheduled for last Sunday on Coney Island Avenue in Ditmas Park, celebrating the 72nd anniversary of Pakistan’s independence, was canceled by the city because of disputes between different Pakistani-American organizations that had filed conflicting permits to sponsor the event. The Pakistani American Merchants Association told Bklyner it had been hosting the festival […]