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770 - Headquarters of Chabad Lubavitch.
770 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/770_Eastern_Parkway

770 to Ohel Bus - Every weekday at 10:30 there is a bus that goes direct from 770 to the Ohel, and returns half hour later. $10.
770 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohel_(Chabad-Lubavitch)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Beautiful gardens, with plants from all over the world. Free entry on Tuesdays, otherwise $10.
990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 623-7200 ~ http://www.bbg.org/

Brooklyn Children's Museum - The first museum in America to be dedicated specifically for children. Free entry on Thursdays from 3-5pm.
145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 735-4400 ~ http://www.brooklynkids.org/

Brooklyn Museum - NYC's second largest art museum. Large collection of Egyptology. Admission is how ever much you want to give.
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238 ~ (718) 638-5000 ~ http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/home.php

Brooklyn Public Library - The main central branch of the BPL. It contains over a million books, magazine and materials.
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238 ~ (718) 230-2100 ~ http://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/central

Chabad Library - Many books and manuscripts kept here from generations ago. Beautiful place to visit.
766 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Agudas_Chassidei_Chabad

Jewish Children's Museum - The largest Jewish themed museum in America. An amazing experience for all ages. $13.
792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 467-0600 ~ http://www.jcm.museum/default.asp

Jewish Hassidic Walking Tours - Excellent tour of CH, geared more towards the less observant to learn. $50.
305 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 953-5244 ~ https://jewishtours.com/

Prospect Park & Lake - Huge park with open playing fields, running & bicycle paths, horseback riding, ice skating (seasonal), and boating (seasonal).
Brooklyn, NY ~ (718) 965-8951 ~ http://www.prospectpark.org/visit

Prospect Park Zoo - Nice place to visit, many exhibits and animals. $5 C $8 A.
450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 399-7339 ~ http://www.prospectparkzoo.com/

Airport Public Transportation Options
EWR - Option 1: Take the NJT train to 34th street, connect to the 3 train. Cost $15.75 - Travel Time 1h15m.
EWR - Option 2: Take public bus #62 or shuttle bus to downtown Newark, connect to Path to NYC, and from there to the subway. Cost $7.10 - Travel Time 1h45m.
EWR - Option 3: Take the Midtown bus to Grand Central ($15 1W $28 2W), connect to 4 train ($2.75) to Franklin Ave, take 3 train to Kingston Ave. Cost $17.75 - Travel Time 1h30m.
JFK - Get on the B15 bus, connect at new lots avenue to the 3 train. Cost $2.75 with free Metro Card transfer - Travel Time 50m.
LGA - Take the M60 bus to Harlem 125th street and connect there to the 4 train. Cost $2.75 with free Metro Card transfer - Travel Time 1h45m.

Bakeries & Groceries
Albany Bakery - Recently moved to a new large location next door to former place. Large grocery section too.
339 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 778-1733

Bakerie - New bakery opened in July, 2017. Same owner as Basil.
252 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 693-8248 ~ http://www.bakerieny.com/

Empire Kosher - Full bakery inside this large supermarket, great muffins and cakes. Good challah too. Free parking.
529 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 221-2144 ~ http://www.ekspecials.com/

Gombo Bake Shop - The best kokosh cake with crumb topping. And good hot chocolate and coffee.
328 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (347) 529-0589 ~ https://www.yelp.com/biz/gombos-heimishe-bakery-brooklyn

Kahan's Superette - Large supermarket on the corner of Union, full Pesach store too in-season.
317 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 756-2999 ~ http://www.kahanssuperette.com/

Kingston Bake Shop - Great fresh bakery on the corner of Crown, good knishes too. Has the name of having from the best sushi in CH.
380 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 467-2047 ~ http://kingstonbakeshop.com/

Klein's Grocery - Closest grocery store to Beis Rivka girls school, lots of them there getting snacks.
504 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 493-9045 ~ https://www.yelp.com/biz/kleins-grocery-brooklyn

Kol Tuv Grocery - Large supermarket on the corner of Montgomery - usually open till midnight.
409 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 953-4440 ~ https://www.yelp.com/biz/kol-tuv-supermarket-brooklyn

Koshertown Supermarket and Cafe - Large supermarket on the corner of Empire.
469 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 778-6171 ~ http://www.mykoshertown.com/#/Home

The Marketplace - The newest full kosher supermarket in CH, with a full bakery and a great deli take-out counter. Free parking (across the street).
589 E New York Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 363-1300 ~ https://kosherfamily.com/

Restaurants & Eateries
ALENbi - New Israeli cuisine spot opened in October, 2017.
887 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY ~ (347) 221-3258 ~ http://alenbikitchen.com/

Baguette Express II - A new place that just opened April, 2017 in former location of Kingston Falafel.
250 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718)-484-7814 ~ http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=45029&alias=new-owners-reopen-falafel-joint

Basil Pizza & Wine Bar - Maturo Borgo Real (Red), Baron Herzog Late Harvest White Riesling (White); Food: wild mushroom pizza, basil fries, and sour cream cheese cake with basil ice cream for dessert. The basil ice cream is a must have!
270 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213, ~ (718) 285-8777 ~ http://www.basilny.com/index.html

Benny's Brick Oven Pizza (Pomodori) - Newish Pizza shop. I really enjoyed their Pomodori slice and garlic pizza, both top notch!
419 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, ~ (718) 484-4817 ~ http://www.bennysbrickoven.com/

Boeuf & Bun - A new artisanal burger lab restaurant that recently opened in CH, right across the street from Basil.
271 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11213, ~ (718) 221-8900 ~ http://www.boeufbun.com/

Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse - new bakery offering up breads, sandwiches and pizza. Does not code as 3x for CSR
529 East New York Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203. ~ (347) 292-1382 ~ http://www.brooklynab.com/

Bunch o Bagels - Probably the best bagels in CH. They have a good yogurt in the fridge by the register. For the most part just a typical bagel shop from what I've had. Now also serving a lot more main dishes with fish pasta and salads all on the menu. Does not code as 3x for CSR
361 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213, ~ (718) 604-0634 ~ http://www.bunchobagels.com/menu/

Calabria - A new dairy restaurant in Crown Heights is named "Calabria" and will be serving kosher Roman-style pizza and beer.
266 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213. ~ https://www.calabria.pizza/menu/

Chocolatte Cafe - Newish coffee shop, that serves also wraps, pasta and salads. They are open 24 hours and they have free WiFi.
792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213, ~ (718) 773-3770 ~ http://chocolatte.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Chocolatte-Menu.pdf

Dean Street Cafe - https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170109/crown-heights/cafe-with-crown-heights-roasted-coffee-opening-on-utica-avenue
87 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Dovid Malka - Shabbos food take-out only. The best chulent in town and kugel too.
1552 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 773-2335

Empire Grill - The Lemon (off the menu), sesame, and sweet and sour Chinese chicken are all very decent and large portions, The 770 burger and spicy fries is my go to meal for a cheap and good fleishig food. Remember they deliver for free till very late usually 1am or later.
597 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11213, ~ (718) 221-8597 ~ http://www.empiregrillny.com/

Eshel Restaurant - Very affordable dining place, inside the Eshel Hachnosas Orchim place.
272 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 774-3470 ~ http://eshelcenter.org/contact-us/catering-and-restaurant/

Ess & Bentch -
313 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=43282

Holesome Bagels - I love their personal pies that are just $7 I always ask for the russian sauce for dipping. This is my go to for cheap milchig meal. Also $6 breakfast special, bagel with eggs, potatos, israeli salad, and coffee. Don't miss their Arele special, a.k.a the Potato bagel.
333 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213, ~ (347) 955-5300 ~ https://holesomebagels.com/?limit=30

Izzy's Brooklyn Smokehouse - A new place that opened in CH, offers wood smoking BBQ and a seating area for 25+.
397 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ Coming Soon. ~ http://izzyssmokehouse.com/

Kingston Pizza - I would never eat their pizza, if I didn't know they got a new recipe. The new pizza is actually not horrible if someone serves it at a party I suppose I would eat it, and enjoy it, otherwise... Seating inside for 50+ people, has a sukkah on premises.
395 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, ~ (718) 773-7154 ~ https://www.yelp.com/biz/kingston-pizza-kosher-brooklyn

Meat - A new restaurant slated to open very soon, same owner as Basil. Casual southern comfort food style.
115 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ Coming Soon.

Mendy's Deli CH - The 3 meat combo is excelent, I usualy get corned beef, pastrami, and roast beef, with fried onions. They really pack in a lot of meat. Also their baby chicien lafa is good. One of my favorite chicken soups is their chickin gambo soup. They now also have a full service restaurant room.
792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213, ~ (718) 907-8877 ~ http://www.mendysdeli.com/

Mermelstein Caterers - My go to place for plane food. They have a pre-wrapped deli sandwich with I think Corned beef, Pastrami, and turkey. Easy to travel with and will stay good for long trips. Otherwise don't plan on eating in there, more of a deli kind of place, inside feels like a soup kitchen.
351 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213, ~ (718) 778-3100 ~ https://www.yelp.com/biz/mermelsteins-caterers-brooklyn

Mozzarella Restaurant - new dairy place opened October, 2017.
270-272 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (917) 633-6770 ~ https://www.chmozzarella.com/

Natural Treats - Smoothie shop on Kingston, customize your smoothie the way you like it. Also small selection of bites. Currently running a BOGO free offer on their website. This is part of the same chain of NT stores around New York.
401 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, ~ (347) 413-7075 ~ http://www.naturaltreatsnyc.com/

Noribar - new Sushi place opened June, 2017.
326 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (347) 913-8888 ~ http://noribar.com/

Pletzel Pizza - Online only ordering place, personal pies at $6 a pie, additional toppings are $1.
489 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (347) 770-1340 ~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pletzel-Pizza-Under-OK-Supervision/648062535278583.

Prime Avenue - When they first opened I got a very good portion of schintzel in a spicy schnitzel sandwich and enjoyed it. Since the opening I have went there twice been very unimpressed and let down. Don't plan on ever going there again... They have good lunch and dinner specials now. Prime sandwich merged with Prime wok into 1 central location with both menus.
377 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213, ~ (718) 576-6665 ~ http://www.primesandwich.com/

Sauce N Cheese - Onlne pizza store, cheap prices. The food comes from Holesome bagels. Great service. Update: They have their own storefront now.
509 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203, ~ (347) 425-1450 ~ https://saucencheese.com/

Sushi Spot II - One of the best rolls I have ever had is the Crunchy Situation, many rolls are good, another one I like very much is the specialty portabella roll.
426 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, ~ (718) 756-4040 ~ http://www.sushispot2.com/

Sweet Expressions - While not really a cafe or restaurant. This is a great place to get anything sweet, with the largest candy selection in CH, chocolates, milk shakes, coffee, fresh popcorn, ice cream and a lot more. Small seating area inside.
310 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213, ~ (718) 613-0188 ~ https://www.yelp.com/biz/your-sweet-expressions-brooklyn
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« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2012, 11:57:03 AM »
But meat generally isn't eaten raw.
True. But how about rare?

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« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2012, 12:06:53 PM »
True. But how about rare?
Agreed, probably risky to order it like that on certain days.
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« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2012, 01:03:43 PM »
Not possible. The fish market is closed Sundays.
But that doesn't mean it's not 'fresh'. They could keep it in a semi frozen state from when they get it on Thursday or Friday. I don't think meat is any fresher then fish in this regard.
And just because the fish market got it Thursday or Friday doesn't mean it was caught that day. A lot of these boats are out fishing for weeks at a time.

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« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2012, 01:05:38 PM »
Not at all! Best sushi hands down was at Empire Kosher, still competes big time with the new sushi place.
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I had their (kingston bake shop's) sushi a few times and I thought it was pretty shvach

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« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2012, 01:20:36 PM »
I was pretty sure this is the case, thanks for confirming. Heads up to all those eating sushi on Motzei Shabbos and Sunday.
And just because the fish market got it Thursday or Friday doesn't mean it was caught that day. A lot of these boats are out fishing for weeks at a time.
+1

Keep in mind that many of the restaurants and sushi places get a big part of their fish as frozen on a regular basis (like tuna and tilapia). The stores defrost them (or refresh them ;)) as needed. So on the one hand, eating fish on Sunday may not be as bad as you think, since the store could have just defrosted it a few hours ago. On the other hand, just because you're eating fish on Wednesday does not necessarily mean the fish is fresh and caught recently.

But just so you can keep it handy, here are the hours and holidays of the new Fulton fish market:
http://www.newfultonfishmarket.com/hours.html
http://www.huntspoint.com/Fulton_Fish_Market.htm/
Now when looking at the holiday calender, notice that on some Mondays, your fish may actually have been older then Sundays...

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« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2012, 02:54:18 PM »
But meat generally isn't eaten raw.

AFAIK fish that isn't fresh tends to be risker than meat that is as old.
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« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2012, 06:07:44 PM »
Anyone know where I can find decent ready-to-eat franks-in-blankets in CH, preferably not too expensive.
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« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2012, 06:14:17 PM »
Anyone know where I can find decent ready-to-eat franks-in-blankets in CH, preferably not too expensive.
Mermelsteins :D
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« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2012, 06:14:42 PM »
Mermelsteins :D

Kidding, or for real?
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« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2012, 06:16:13 PM »
Kidding, or for real?
Haven't had them from there since I was a little kid, but IIRC they were pretty good. 
Yes, my memory on food goes a long time :D
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« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2012, 06:28:20 PM »
Yes, my memory on food goes a long time :D

+1, I can't get over what a foodie you are.
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« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2012, 07:27:59 PM »
Anyone know where I can find decent ready-to-eat franks-in-blankets in CH, preferably not too expensive.

Find the nearest Costco -- they have Spring Valley (or Cohen's -- forgot which one) franks and blankets in a huge box for cheap as can be....

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« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2012, 07:29:13 PM »
Mermelsteins :D

Thanks for the suggestion. I placed an order and they were cheaper than I figured they'd be.

Find the nearest Costco -- they have Spring Valley (or Cohen's -- forgot which one) franks and blankets in a huge box for cheap as can be....

The people I've giving them to as Misloach Manos (don't ask) probably won't trust that Hashgacha.
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« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2012, 07:31:26 PM »
 

The people I've giving them to as Misloach Manos (don't ask) probably won't trust that Hashgacha.

NP -- and they'd be frozen and uncooked -- awkward for MM  :o

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« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2012, 07:31:33 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion. I placed an order and they were cheaper than I figured they'd be.
Don't forget to share a review :D
OT, but I can't believe that place is still open!
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