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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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    Groceries and Takeout:

    Meat Restaurants:

    Pizza:

    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 #120 on: September 16, 2013, 12:02:51 AM »
    who told you that?
    you should go to Bencraft in BP. i find their hats better.
    $250 for a nice trionfo or $170 for a decent borsalino
    Anything in between?
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #121 on: September 17, 2013, 04:09:44 PM »
    Spring for the Trionfo IMHO.

    Excellent quality and lasts for many years.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #122 on: September 17, 2013, 04:30:44 PM »
    who told you that?
    you should go to Bencraft in BP. i find their hats better.
    $250 for a nice trionfo or $170 for a decent borsalino

    IME bencraft in williamsburg is a lot more quite. I did not go before yom tov. It is crazy busy before yom tov.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #123 on: September 17, 2013, 07:09:22 PM »
    Spring for the Trionfo IMHO.

    Excellent quality and lasts for many years.
    I might just. Although it doesn't look like its happening before Yom Tov.
    Are they the only ones that sell it?
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    « Reply #124 on: September 17, 2013, 08:34:54 PM »
    Its a Bencraft exclusive.
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    « Reply #125 on: September 17, 2013, 09:04:24 PM »
    Its a Bencraft exclusive.
    I thought so. Are there equivalents?
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #126 on: September 17, 2013, 09:25:03 PM »
    A pointer for shopping at Buncho Bagel in Crown Heights: They do not allow credit card swipes under $10. However, you can purchase a gift card and use the balance over the course of many visits. Additionally, they will put $110 on to a gift card that you buy for $100 which makes for a decent value, particularly if you use a Sapphire card on first Fridays.

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    « Reply #127 on: June 11, 2014, 04:37:33 PM »
    Best quick or to go dinner food item in Crown Heights?
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #128 on: June 11, 2014, 04:38:04 PM »
    Best quick or to go dinner food item in Crown Heights?
    Prime Sandwich? Quick and easy, not great.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #129 on: June 11, 2014, 04:48:50 PM »
    Best quick or to go dinner food item in Crown Heights?
    Sushi Spot. Mendys.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #131 on: September 09, 2014, 10:23:42 PM »
    Going to be in CH very briefly...anything really great/not to be missed that I should pick up (will have to be take out)  Never been there before...

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #132 on: September 09, 2014, 10:44:14 PM »
    Going to be in CH very briefly...anything really great/not to be missed that I should pick up (will have to be take out)  Never been there before...
    Definitely Mermelstein's that stuff is certainly not to be missed :) :)

    (Just kidding, I don't think Crown Heights has anything particularly special.)

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    « Reply #133 on: September 10, 2014, 12:05:53 AM »
    Going to be in CH very briefly...anything really great/not to be missed that I should pick up (will have to be take out)  Never been there before...

    Gombos has very good kokosh cake. And you definately can't miss the famous ch potato bagel from the bagel shop on the corner of Kingston and president.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #134 on: September 10, 2014, 12:07:46 AM »
    And you definately can't miss the famous ch potato bagel from the bagel shop on the corner of Kingston and president.
    Or better yet, Potato and cream cheese.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #135 on: September 10, 2014, 12:19:08 AM »
    Gombos has very good kokosh cake. And you definately can't miss the famous ch potato bagel from the bagel shop on the corner of Kingston and president.
    what does that even mean? potato bagel?  :o

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #136 on: September 10, 2014, 01:42:15 AM »
    what does that even mean? potato bagel?  :o

    It's fried spicy potatoes in a bagel. Very cheap and really good.

    Or better yet, Potato and cream cheese.

    Is that still only on the unofficial menu? I remember when the reg potato bagel was off the menu and it was only 1.25... Then they came up with the scrambled egg bagel and then put it together.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #137 on: September 10, 2014, 02:31:18 AM »
    Is that still only on the unofficial menu?
    Not sure, I haven't been there in  quite a while. though I am really craving one now...

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #138 on: September 10, 2014, 09:07:50 AM »
    Definitely Mermelstein's that stuff is certainly not to be missed :) :)
    :D

    Gombos has very good kokosh cake.
    +1.
    Ordered several of the chocolate and cinnamon to bring home last time I was there, though I had them make both with the crumb topping.  Really good stuff when they make it nice and gooey.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #139 on: September 10, 2014, 03:48:30 PM »
    Or better yet, Potato and cream cheese garlic butter.
    FTFY. However watch those triglicerides!  :P
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