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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 #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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    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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