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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 ~ http://www.jcm.museum/default.asp
    • 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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    Dairy Restaurants:

    Groceries and Takeout:

    Meat Restaurants:

    Pizza:

    Sushi:

    Ice Cream & Dessert:

    Eateries OBM for Nostalgic Memories: (incomplete)
    • 21 Flavors
    • Boulevard Cafe
    • Cafe Rimon
    • Calabria
    • Dean Street Cafe
    • Empire Grill
    • Eshel Restaurant
    • Esther's Deli and Grill
    • House of Glatt
    • 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 #1080 on: June 13, 2018, 11:34:07 AM »
    Any Phomen or Allenbi reviews?

    Just did a quick allenbi review on Brooklyn restaurants thread

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1081 on: June 13, 2018, 02:42:36 PM »
    Traditional ramen takes about 8 hours to make
    Trolls will always post stupid replies

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1082 on: June 24, 2018, 12:30:04 AM »
    Heard a rumor over Shabbos, that Bingo Wholesale is opening up on St Marks Ave in CH.
     

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1083 on: June 24, 2018, 01:08:16 AM »


    Phomen: expensive, and the flavors are pretty authentic, so you won't have anything to compare it to outside of tradition soup.


    The closest people have come to ramen is, as quoted, a tradition soup!

    So basically it seems Tradition did an amazing job of capturing the flavors of fancy restaurant food and sticking it in a cup of instant soup.


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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1084 on: June 24, 2018, 04:36:07 AM »
    Heard a rumor over Shabbos, that Bingo Wholesale is opening up on St Marks Ave in CH.

    That would be nice. Closer for Williamsburg too.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1085 on: June 25, 2018, 12:19:58 AM »


    So basically it seems Tradition did an amazing job of capturing the flavors of fancy restaurant food and sticking it in a cup of instant soup.

    Went to Phomen last week. Definitely enjoyed the everything pho 🍲. But for $26 for the dish I would have preferred to go to izzys. For a unique experience I recommend anyone to go one time.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1086 on: July 03, 2018, 05:31:05 PM »
    http://www.col.org.il/files/5.835688E-02E-02_8517072.mp4

    A thumbs up for Izzy's from a famous (non-kosher) Israeli chef/critique.
    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 #1087 on: August 05, 2018, 07:16:50 PM »
    Mama's Kitchen and PHO-MEN have both been added to the wiki. Close to 30 eateries + 10 bakeries/takeout in town.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1088 on: August 05, 2018, 07:32:52 PM »
    Mama's Kitchen and PHO-MEN have both been added to the wiki. Close to 30 eateries + 10 bakeries/takeout in town.
    Long way from the days of Kingston Pizza, the Kretchme, and Esther's.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1089 on: August 05, 2018, 07:38:17 PM »
    Long way from the days of Kingston Pizza, the Kretchme, and Esther's.

    Yeh. Though Crown Bagel and Mermelsteins have both been around for years too. Maybe others.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1090 on: August 05, 2018, 08:32:04 PM »
    I'm on a cell phone so difficult to edit the wiki but someone can edit the part about the Ohel bus. It usually waits there for around 60 minutes, not 30.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1091 on: August 06, 2018, 09:02:17 AM »
    I'm on a cell phone so difficult to edit the wiki but someone can edit the part about the Ohel bus. It usually waits there for around 60 minutes, not 30.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1092 on: August 06, 2018, 09:08:00 AM »
    Yeh. Though Crown Bagel and Mermelsteins have both been around for years too. Maybe others.
    The bagel store has gone through a few iterations and names. While Mermelstein's is pure live nostalgia on demand.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1093 on: August 23, 2018, 01:12:26 PM »
    There is a good cafe just out of Crown Heights called Manhattanville, they are not the cheapest cafe out there, but the coffee and pastries are pretty good. They weren't always under hashgacha, but now only serve cholov yisroel milk and have supervision under Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman, Executive Rabbinic Director, National Kosher Supervision.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1094 on: August 23, 2018, 01:57:35 PM »
    There is a good cafe just out of Crown Heights called Manhattanville, they are not the cheapest cafe out there, but the coffee and pastries are pretty good. They weren't always under hashgacha, but now only serve cholov yisroel milk and have supervision under Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman, Executive Rabbinic Director, National Kosher Supervision.

    167 Rogers Ave (corner of St. Johns)
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    I walked passed it on my way to Williamsburg on Pesach.

    I subsequently asked around about the Hashgacha (which didn't seem great in the first place based on self-evident wording on the certificate) and was advised to avoid. It's nice that they want to be kosher CY, but they should get a reliable supervision for that.
    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 #1095 on: August 23, 2018, 02:43:18 PM »
    I walked passed it on my way to Williamsburg on Pesach.

    I subsequently asked around about the Hashgacha (which didn't seem great in the first place based on self-evident wording on the certificate) and was advised to avoid. It's nice that they want to be kosher CY, but they should get a reliable supervision for that.

    While I cannot comment on, or endorse the hashgacha, I will say that if it does not meet your level of kashrus, you should not go to this establishment. If you are unsure, ask your LOR.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1096 on: August 23, 2018, 08:54:58 PM »
    There is a good cafe just out of Crown Heights called Manhattanville, they are not the cheapest cafe out there, but the coffee and pastries are pretty good. They weren't always under hashgacha, but now only serve cholov yisroel milk and have supervision under Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman, Executive Rabbinic Director, National Kosher Supervision.

    167 Rogers Ave (corner of St. Johns)
    Brooklyn, NY 11216

    Thanks for the add!

    We now have 10 establishments in the "Groceries and Takeout" section of the wiki, and a further 30 in the "Restaurants & Cafes" section of the wiki.

    Wiki has been updated, and Instagram links have been added for all places that have a page.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1097 on: August 26, 2018, 08:19:49 PM »
    Any mens mikva now open in crown heights or in general if there is a means mikva open during day

    Thanks

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1098 on: August 26, 2018, 08:21:46 PM »
    Heard a rumor over Shabbos, that Bingo Wholesale is opening up on St Marks Ave in CH.
    Where ? Is it any legit ?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1099 on: August 26, 2018, 08:35:08 PM »
    Any mens mikva now open in crown heights or in general if there is a means mikva open during day

    Thanks
    Mikvah Reuven is available for members any time. 749 might be open until shkia.
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