Bayna-Lekhiem El-Amin, 41, turned himself in for the crime, police said.
The neighborhood is not as safe for gay people as locals would like, they said.
The victim, 53, was attacked with an umbrella and kicked in the lower back, police said.
On the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the 1991 Crown Heights riots, leaders condemned recent assaults.
Reported attacks were up for the fourth consecutive year, according to the Anti-Violence Project.
An arsonist started three small fires in Crown Heights and Brownsville churches, police said.
A man who attacked the victim made references to him being Mexican, police said.
The assault on a 62-year-old Brooklyn resident is being investigated as a hate crime, sources said.
A psychiatrist will evaluate Elliot Morales, who is accused of gunning down Mark Carson.
A study, which does not include recent incidents, found gay hate crimes rose for a fourth-straight year.
Captain David Miller took over the 10th Precinct earlier this month.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn appealed to the public to catch the alleged attackers.
Jason Commisso allegedly attacked eight people and was arrested on a bus in New Jersey.
An eighth mugging sparks the concern and outrage of Franklin Plaza, where residents fear being targeted.
Investigators believe a string of car fires in Midwood is an insurance scam not anti-Semitism.
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