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    Activities & Attractions:
    • 770 - Headquarters of Chabad Lubavitch. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/770_Eastern_Parkway
    • 770 to Ohel Bus - Every day 10:30am in front of 770, $10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohel_(Chabad-Lubavitch
    • Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Beautiful gardens. Free entry every day in the winter months of December, January & February, otherwise $18. - 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 Sunday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, otherwise $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, $39 per person. - 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/

    Airport Public Transportation Options:
    • EWR - Option 1: Take the NJT train to 34th street, connect to the 3 train. Cost $18.00 - 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, connect to 4 train to Franklin Ave, take 3 train to Kingston Ave. Cost $20.75 - 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.

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    Sushi:

    Ice Cream & Dessert:

    Eateries OBM for Nostalgic Memories: (incomplete)
    • 21 Flavors
    • Boulevard Cafe
    • Cafe Rimon
    • Calabria
    • Crown Kosher Meat Market
    • Dean Street Cafe
    • Empire Grill
    • Eshel Restaurant
    • Esther's Deli and Grill
    • House of Glatt
    • Izzy's Fried Chicken
    • Izzy's Taqueria
    • Jus by Julie
    • King's Juice
    • Kingston Falafel
    • Mason & Mug
    • Natural Treats
    • Nosh World
    • Pardes
    • PHOMEN Noodle Bar
    • The Kretchme
    • Twibar Falafel
    • Zabari Bar

    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 #100 on: October 16, 2012, 03:37:55 PM »
    Pardes is the closest I have ever come to the food at Tierra Sur.
    Funny you say that because both chefs used to work at the same restaurant in NJ (Mosaica).

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    Re: Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #101 on: October 27, 2012, 10:37:45 PM »
    It might belong here but I think most accurately here (also started by you... ;)  ).
    Anyhow, wow about the "moving experience", never heard anyone express themselves like that about eating at a restaurant :)

    I think they might have had quite an upgrade since I was there (prob. about 6 months ago).. My experience, honestly, was nothing out of this world. I ordered steak tartare which I had much better elsewhere. A hanger steak which left me dissatisfied, only then did I order a burger and fries which was one of the best burgers I ever had and the famous fries with truffle-mayo are pretty awesome too..

    They most definitely change their menu often because had I seen ox heart i would have most definitely ordered it! What does it go for BTW? I guess I should pay it another visit just for that..

    P.S. Also it took them an eternity to wait the tables...
    את חטאי אני מזכיר that was takke a geshmakke burger, so +1 on your description of the burger and on the disappointment of the rest of the menu.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #102 on: January 27, 2013, 12:48:30 PM »
    Read somewhere that Mermelstein's may be NYC's longest running kosher restaurant.
    As for how they stay open...one of the great mysteries of life.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #103 on: January 27, 2013, 01:29:13 PM »
    Read somewhere that Mermelstein's may be NYC's longest running kosher restaurant.
    As for how they stay open...one of the great mysteries of life.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #104 on: January 27, 2013, 01:36:56 PM »
    Read somewhere that Mermelstein's may be NYC's longest running kosher restaurant.
    As for how they stay open...one of the great mysteries of life.
    fine and Shapiro has been open since the 20's. Don't know what type of hechsher it is but seems like they take the prize.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #105 on: January 27, 2013, 01:39:32 PM »
    fine and Shapiro has been open since the 20's. Don't know what type of hechsher it is but seems like they take the prize.
    Considering that they're open 7 days a week I wouldn't count that.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #106 on: January 27, 2013, 11:49:17 PM »
    Read somewhere that Mermelstein's may be NYC's longest running kosher restaurant.
    As for how they stay open...one of the great mysteries of life.
    As far as I understand, their main business currently is events catering and the restaurant part is just because they have the space for it and very little overhead goes into it since the catering kitchen operates on the same premises.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #107 on: January 27, 2013, 11:52:34 PM »
    People use Mermerlstein's for catering  :o
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #108 on: January 27, 2013, 11:54:19 PM »
    People use Mermerlstein's for catering  :o

    The caterer for mermelsteins (Meir Kohen) caters brisim and other events around ch.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #109 on: January 28, 2013, 12:03:09 AM »
    People use Mermerlstein's for catering  :o
    Yes, their catering services and their restaurant food are worlds apart.
    The caterer for mermelsteins (Meir Kohen) caters brisim and other events around ch.
    Weddings as well.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #110 on: February 24, 2013, 09:05:12 AM »
    Do all the crazies come out of the wood works on Purim everywhere?
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #111 on: February 24, 2013, 12:26:08 PM »
    Do all the crazies come out of the wood works on Purim everywhere?
    Ever been in Israel for Purim? Its the crazy in everyone that comes out...

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #112 on: August 02, 2013, 03:01:37 PM »
    So I hear there are some good eats at the market place. Any reports?

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    I couldn't reply to that post beacuase I was on a flight to Israel for Purim when you posted :))
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #113 on: August 02, 2013, 03:04:28 PM »
    So I hear there are some good eats at the market place. Any reports?

    The MP is great, can't recommend specifics other than their sushi (which IMHO is currently the best in CH).

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #114 on: August 02, 2013, 03:08:18 PM »
    The MP is great, can't recommend specifics other than their sushi (which IMHO is currently the best in CH).
    +1 on the Sushi.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #115 on: August 02, 2013, 06:09:27 PM »
    So I hear there are some good eats at the market place. Any reports?
     I couldn't reply to that post beacuase I was on a flight to Israel for Purim when you posted :))
    The Marketplace is awesome. Their General Tso chicken and Kugel with meat in it (Yapsach?) are both delicious. The service is also fantastic. Can't comment on their sushi.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #116 on: September 15, 2013, 11:27:32 PM »
    I'm told the place to get a hat is in Crown Heights, can anyone enlighten me as to where?
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #117 on: September 15, 2013, 11:51:51 PM »
    I'm told the place to get a hat is in Crown Heights, can anyone enlighten me as to where?

    Primo Hatters.

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    « Reply #118 on: September 15, 2013, 11:52:52 PM »
    Primo Hatters.
    Great. (And how much can I expect to spend?)
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #119 on: September 16, 2013, 12:01:29 AM »
    I'm told the place to get a hat is in Crown Heights, can anyone enlighten me as to where?
    who told you that?
    you should go to Bencraft in BP. i find their hats better.

    Great. (And how much can I expect to spend?)
    $250 for a nice trionfo or $170 for a decent borsalino