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    Activities & Attractions:
    • 770 - Headquarters of Chabad Lubavitch. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/770_Eastern_Parkway
    • 770 to Ohel Bus (Morning) - Every day 10:30am in front of 770, $15. https://www.ohelchabad.org/media/pdf/87064.pdf
    • 770 to Ohel Bus (Night) - Every day 7:00pm in front of JCM Dreidel, $5. https://www.bustoohel.com
    • Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Beautiful gardens. Free entry every weekday in the winter months of December, January & February, otherwise $18 or free ticket courtesy of JP Morgan Chase sponsorship. - 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, $13. - 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. Suggested admission is $16. - 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. $15 per person 2+. - 792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 467-0600 ~ https://www.jcm.museum
    • Jewish Hassidic Walking Tours - Excellent tour of CH, geared more towards the less observant to learn. Every day 10:00am, $49 per adult. - 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. $6.95 Child and $9.95 Adult. - 450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 399-7339 ~ http://www.prospectparkzoo.com/
    • The Levi Yitzchok Library - 305 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 778-4598 ~ http://www.leviyitzchoklibrary.com/
    • The Rebbe's House - 1304 President St, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • WLCC Visitors Center - 770 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 773-7777

    Airport Public Transportation Options:
    • EWR - Option 1: Take the NJT train to 34th St, connect to the 3 train. Cost $18.00 - Travel Time 1h15m. Option 2: Take bus #62 to downtown Newark, connect on Path to WTC, and from there to the 3 subway. Cost $7.10 - Travel Time 1h45m.
    • JFK - Get on the B15 bus, connect at New Lots Ave to the 3 train. Cost $2.75 with free Metro Card transfer - Travel Time 50m.
    • LGA - Take the M60 bus to Harlem 125th St and connect there to the 3/4 train. Cost $2.75 with free Metro Card transfer - Travel Time 1h45m.



    Men's Mikvaos:
    • Aliya Mikvah (Opening TBD) - 525-527 E New York Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Anash Mikvah (770 Montgomery) - 768 Montgomery St, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Eliyahu Nochum Shul (770 Lefferts) - 672 Lefferts Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203
    • Empire Shtiebel Mikvah - 489 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Mikvah Mashbak - 578 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203 ~ https://www.geshemshul.com/
    • Mikvah Meir - 394 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ https://www.mikvah.info/
    • Mikvah Mei Menachem (Rayim Ahuvim) - 1614 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Mikvah Taharas Reuven (Frankel's Shul) - 1699 President St, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Mikvah Yisroel (749) - 749 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    Women's Mikvaos:



    Bakeries & Cafes:

    Butchers:
    • CH Butcher - New location with self checkout and large takeout section. - 334 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (347) 770-4048 ~ https://chbutcher.com/
    • CH Butcher - Original location. - 411 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (347) 770-4048 ~ https://chbutcher.com/

    Caterers Takeout:
    • Dovid Malka - Shabbos food take-out only. The best chulent in town and kugel too. - 1552 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 773-2335
    • Mermelstein Caterers - 351 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 778-3100

    Dairy Restaurants:

    Fish Markets and Takeout:
    • Benz's Gourmet - 332 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 778-3329 ~ http://benzsfish.com/
    • Raskin's Fish Market - 320 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 756-9521 ~ https://askin4raskin.com/
    • Shabbos Fish Market - 417 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (347) 533-6004

    Fruits and Vegetables:
    • Lerman's Fresh Fruits & Vegetables - 455 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 604-0261
    • Mr Greens - 330 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 774-7336 ~ https://mistergreens.com/
    • Raskin's Fruit & Produce - 335 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 756-3888 ~ http://www.raskinsfruit.com/

    Groceries:

    Meat Restaurants:

    Pizza & Bagels:

    Supermarkets and Takeout:

    Sushi:

    Sweets, Ice Cream, & Dessert:

    Vegan Restaurants (Questionable Kashrus):

    Wine:

    Eateries OBM for Nostalgic Memories: (incomplete)
    • 21 Flavors - 423 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Albany Bakery - 425 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Boulevard Cafe - 510 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Cafe Rimon - 453 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Calabria - 266 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Crown Kosher Meat Market - 413 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Dean Street Cafe - 87 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Empire Grill - 597 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Eshel Restaurant - 272 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Esther's Deli and Grill - 463 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Fish Fish And Cannoli - 513 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • House of Glatt - 385 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Izzy's Fried Chicken - 262 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Izzy's Taqueria - 399 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Jus by Julie - 1090 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • King's Juice - 426 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11225
    • Kingston Falafel - 250 Kingston Ave # A, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Mason & Mug - 708 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
    • Natural Treats - 411 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Nosh World - 386 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Pardes - 497 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
    • PHOMEN Noodle Bar - 411 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Rita's Italian Ice - 1028 Lincoln Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • The Kretchme - 411 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Twibar Falafel - 140 Empire Blvd Suite 2, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Zabari Bar - 252 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213



    Crown Heights buildings where the number is sufficient to tell the address:
    • 770 - Well, everyone in the world knows that.
    • 749 - Eastern Parkway - dormitory building across from 770.
    • 1414 - President Street - dormitory building on corner of President and Kingston.
    • 706 - Eastern Parkway - Large old residential building.
    • 701 - Empire Blvd - residential building off the corner of Albany Avenue.
    • 675 - Empire Blvd - residential building adjacent to 701.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1880 on: November 27, 2022, 11:16:35 PM »
    Yes, but it’s very iffy. The pool voicemail can tell you if/when it’s open (718) 778-3340 x 1130 (you need to wait to hear the recording after the digital voice says “no one is available to take your call”).
    Thanks. I called, recording is from sep 1  ::)

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1882 on: December 22, 2022, 02:28:00 PM »
    Does ohlei torah pool still exist? Like is there swimming available during the year?

    It's open for approximately five minutes every 18 months, and four of those minutes are for women.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1884 on: January 04, 2023, 10:23:34 PM »

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1885 on: January 05, 2023, 01:17:56 PM »
    New Pizza shop - https://collive.com/new-pizza-shop-vandalized-days-after-opening/

    I have only heard good things about their pizza.
    They have a current deal, buy 2 pizzas and get one reg pizza free.

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    « Reply #1886 on: January 05, 2023, 01:20:53 PM »
    I have only heard good things about their pizza.
    They have a current deal, buy 2 pizzas and get one reg pizza free.

    Their pop-up pizza was delicious made in an ooni-style oven.

    Does anyone know what kind of oven they have in the shop?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1888 on: January 19, 2023, 12:53:29 PM »
    https://crownheights.info/crown-heights-news/806511/nys-to-hold-second-zoom-meeting-tonight-on-controversial-new-housing-project/

    NYS To Hold Second Zoom Meeting Tonight On Controversial New Housing Project
    by Jay Sorid

    Webinar Registration – Zoom – Click here – Must Register by 6pm Tonight – Jan 19, 2023

    Written and emailed comments on the DSOW (Draft Scope of Work)  will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 to  kpceis@esd.ny.gov or by mail. ESD-KPC-Combined-NOI.pdf (ny.gov)

    NYS Empire State Development Corp will hold a Public Scoping Meeting Tonite requesting
    Public Comments for the Draft Scope Dated – December’2022 which states the following info:

    a) 1090 housing units with no parking. 


    b)  This breaks down to 764 units for General Housing and 326 units for supportive housing units which target homeless/formerly homeless populations. 

    c) When you add the 326 supportive housing units with the rebuilt shelters housing 364 beds, that totals at least 690 beds for the homeless/formerly homeless.

    d) There will be only 15 parking spots for a 7356 sq ft grocery store plus another 38,378 ft of commercial which is the equivalent of a small strip mall. 

    NYS Empire State Development Recently Released Answers to Last Week’s 01/13/23 Zoom Meeting
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gwsb5ef02ypo3l7/Doug%20Questions%20and%20Answers.pdf?dl=0   – click the above for NYS Empire State Development’s Answers to Questions and Further Updates


    New and Revised Housing Numbers Based on recent NYS Answers to Questions are as follows

    297 units – supportive housing units

    296 units – affordable renting housing via public lottery

                                         (306 units = total seniors)


    214 units  – seniors not experiencing homelessness

      92 units  seniors experiencing homelessness (disguised supportive housing)

      92 units –  homeownership

                  —————————————————————————————————–


    Total – 991 units – new total revised total is a 99 unit decrease from the 1090 total in Draft EIS

                                      (excluding 364 shelter beds)

    Unfortunately, the supportive housing (aka homeless/formerly homeless/chronically homeless) who receive homeless funding increases 63 units to 389 units (297 new supportive + 92 seniors) from the 326 supportive housing units in the Draft EIS which is a 19% jump in the amount of supportive housing (disguised homeless) from the Draft EIS numbers. 

    Other concerns: There are references to 21% of the units being 2 bedrooms or more.  This does not tell the community how many 3 bedrooms there are.


     Supportive housing is a designer label for homeless funded programs. 

    The NYS Empire State Development states “it is anticipated that the project’s approximately 297 supportive housing units would be funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (“ESSHI”), but funding sources for each phase of the project will be finalized closer to when those phases begin construction on page 3 under “How will the supportive housing units be financed”.

    Yet, I have proof from the original proposal referred to as “Sparrow”, refers to the aforementioned “Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative” (“ESSHI”) as its real name “Empire State Homeless Housing Initiative” (ESHHI).  They just swapped the word “Homeless” with “Supportive”.    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wi9imkryu0y1kwj/Rebuttal%204.pdf?dl=0    – scroll down to page 135

    NYS Empire State Development Conveniently Leaves Out Environment Assessment Form
    Showing Schools Within 1500 feet of Project On Their Website


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/sckkkrj3wg5x1ld/Environmental%20Assessment%20Form%20Kingsboro.pdf?dl=0    –  Environmental Assessment Form E(d) page 10 of 13 states the following:

    “d) any facilities serving children, the elderly, people with disabilities (e.g. schools, hospitals, licensed day care centers, or group homes) within 1500 feet of the project site?”

    In very small print, that is not readable, it lists Darchai Menachem (Boy’s yeshiva), Bnos Chomesh (Lubavitch Girl’s School),, George Wingate HS, PS 397, E Flatbush Ascend,  Lower School, PS 135, Apple Tree Day Care, South Brooklyn Academy.    The sponsor left out the two CAMBA buildings across the street on west side of Albany Ave that contain 328 units for the seriously mentally ill and/or with a drug disability that may also be also be homeless.  CAMBA refers to said group as special needs but the original funding from NYS OMH was for what I mentioned.  https://www.dropbox.com/s/abm62tv2l7pcguu/CAMBA%20Hosuing%20Ventures%20-%202019%20Form%20990%20%281%29.pdf?dl=0

    I am not anti-homeless. I am against oversaturation of social services. No neighborhood should have more than their fair share of challenges, porch pirates and “random attacks”.


    Since this is NYS Land which does not require a community board vote, the current situation on Clarkson Ave will happen again and again, first on Albany and then steadily east until Utica Ave, unless we do something about it. One Gaza Strip is enough.


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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1891 on: January 25, 2023, 08:21:26 PM »
    Anyone know where in CH I can get digital passport pictures done (I'm applying for a visa online and it requires pictures to be uploaded with specific specs from a professional photographer)?

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    « Reply #1892 on: January 25, 2023, 08:45:34 PM »
    Anyone know where in CH I can get digital passport pictures done (I'm applying for a visa online and it requires pictures to be uploaded with specific specs from a professional photographer)?
    did you ask flash?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1893 on: January 25, 2023, 08:49:24 PM »
    did you ask flash?
    Going to ask tomorrow. Was curious if anyone knew offhand if they or anyone else does it

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    « Reply #1894 on: January 26, 2023, 01:04:53 AM »
    Anyone know where in CH I can get digital passport pictures done (I'm applying for a visa online and it requires pictures to be uploaded with specific specs from a professional photographer)?

    There are some decent phone apps for that.

    But if you don't want to do it yourself you can try Y&B or the shipping center on Albany.
    I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1895 on: January 26, 2023, 09:06:28 AM »
    There are some decent phone apps for that.

    But if you don't want to do it yourself you can try Y&B or the shipping center on Albany.
    They claim you can't take it on a phone, and you need to provide the professional photographer name and address

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1896 on: January 26, 2023, 11:33:18 AM »
    They claim you can't take it on a phone, and you need to provide the professional photographer name and address

    I did it using the free version of this app and whatever guidance/criteria offered by the app and the online passport application site, and it worked just fine:
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/passport-photo-booth-us-aid/id1500544448