Love Thy Neighbor: Four Days in Crown Heights That Changed New York

Episode 4: Four Days in August

Episode 4: Four Days in August

Love Thy Neighbor: Four Days in Crown Heights That Changed New York - March 8, 2022 - 42:39

It’s a warm evening in August 1991. Two Guyanese children are playing on the sidewalk when a car in the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade crashes into the two children. The moment ignites a series of events that will change not just Crown Heights, but New York City and policing throughout America, forever.

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March 1, 2022 - 28:57
As more and more white people leave New York City for the suburbs, the Chabad-Lubavitchers and Caribbean-Americans remain in Crown...

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Episode 5: Sound of da Police

March 15, 2022 - 38:30
After four days of unrest, the energy in Crown Heights seems to have calmed. Still, residents are eager to hold someone responsible for...

About The Show

Thirty years ago, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, a car accident set off four days of unrest. Two people died. Dozens were injured. Hundreds were arrested. In this Pineapple Street Studios series, journalist Collier Meyerson explores what came to be known as the “Crown Heights Riot.” It’s a story about immigration, New York City’s first Black mayor, the rise of Rudy Giuliani, and the Lubavitch Jewish and Caribbean-American communities sitting at the center of it all. To Meyerson, the Crown Heights Riot can help us unlock and understand so many of our modern dilemmas: from police violence and racism to the persistence of antisemitism.