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Rare west Bengal restaurant opens in Ditmas Park

January 17 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The city has few restaurants that serve the food of West Bengal, India, just across the border from Bangladesh. That’s one reason why Jalsa Grill & Gravy became popular when it opened at 964 Coney Island Ave. in Ditmas Park, a neighborhood with many Pakistani and Afghani immigrants. Owner Nowshin Ali lived in Kolkota, the […]

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 […]