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770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

On Friday, reported the discovery of a tunnel beneath the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters located at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The tunnel was discovered some three weeks ago. According to, a homeowner on Union Street reported hearing suspicious noises in his residence over some time. Growing increasingly concerned, the homeowner eventually shared his suspicions.

Meanwhile, construction activity was in progress to install new plumbing in the vicinity of 770, and as the project approached its conclusion, a trench was excavated to lay a waterline, revealing an underground tunnel. The tunnel extended from the Mikvah under the women’s section of 770 on Kingston Ave.

Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue. / Google Maps
Advertisement speculated that a group of Yeshiva men who had been locked out of 770 during the COVID pandemic decided to dig their way in, literally. Working at night, the men dug the tunnel from the Mikvah building all the way to 770, where it stretched under the Kingston Ave women’s section.

Needless to say, the tunnel constitutes a threat to the stability of the entire Chabad center and was blocked by the movement’s officials. Charges are yet to be filed against any suspects, nor is it clear who would pay for the extensive repair work that’s required to prevent 770 from sinking.


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