"Crown Heightser” is the name of an inhabitant of Crown Heights, in the borough of Brooklyn. The name “Crown Heightser” has been cited in print since at least 1935.
Wikipedia: Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Crown Heights is a neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The main thoroughfare through this neighborhood is Eastern Parkway, a tree-lined boulevard designed by Frederick Law Olmsted extending two miles (3 km) east-west.
Originally, the area was known as Crow Hill. It was a succession of hills running east and west from Utica Avenue to Classon Avenue, and south to Empire Boulevard and New York Avenue. The name was changed when Crown Street was cut through in 1916.
Old Fulton NY Post Cards
8 September 1935, Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle, “Brooklyn Prep Coach Risks Hard Schedule To Win Reputation,” pg. A19, col. 6:
The Crown Heightsers will be thrown against the first of their new rivals—Erasmus—on Sept. 27, and then Adams follows on Columbus Day.
From Suburb to Shtetl:
The Jews of Boro Park
By Egon Mayer
Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press
These several factors jointly contributed to making Boro Park the choice of Williamsburgers and Crown Heightsers, and thus a center of Jewish Orthodoxy in the 1960s.
At the same time, he deplored “all the tens of thousands of former Crown Heightsers” who had “fled back in the ‘50s and “60s.”
The Company She Keeps:
An Ethnography of Girls’ Friendship
By Valerie Hey
Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press
Finally, Crown Heightsers arrived en masse: young seminary students from Gittel’s class, friends of her parents, a few neighbors, a former tenant who had moved up to live with the family when she ran out of money to pay her rent.
Jan 5, 2009
Do Crown Heightsers Got Soul?
In anticipation of Motzei Shabbos’ Soul II Soul concert, guest reporters JJ Katz and Shmuly Stern took to the streets to find out.
Nov 7, 2011
Crown Heightsers Run Marathon
10 Crown Heightsers ran 26.2 grueling miles in support of The Friendship Circle and Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Bikur Cholim in the 2011 NYC Marathon on Sunday.
Posted to Crown Heights News on June 10, 2012 |
Crown Heightsers Take a Stand Against Child Abuse
Concerned members of the Crown Heights community gathered today in the basement of 580 Crown St. for a seminar on combating child abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community.