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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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    « Last edited by Yaalili on August 31, 2022, 10:05:11 PM »

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #20 on: March 05, 2012, 10:29:18 AM »
    Thanks...I suppose its worth a special trip to CH?

    CH is worth a trip in its own right, once you're there, stop by Basil :)

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #21 on: March 05, 2012, 10:31:50 AM »
    CH is worth a trip in its own right, once you're there, stop by Basil :)

    Well said!  Been there before, but not to Basil.  Thanks....

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    Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #22 on: March 05, 2012, 10:32:13 AM »
    Thanks...I suppose its worth a special trip to CH?
    Couldn't tell u... Never ate there (yet) but I doubt it's worth a special trip - agree with AsherO

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #23 on: March 05, 2012, 10:34:21 AM »
    Couldn't tell u... Never ate there (yet) but I doubt it's worth a special trip - agree with AsherO

    Is the Jewish Children's Museum still nice?  We were there several years ago and enjoyed it....maybe time for another visit (with a Basil stop afterward).

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #24 on: March 05, 2012, 10:41:39 AM »
    Is the Jewish Children's Museum still nice?  We were there several years ago and enjoyed it....maybe time for another visit (with a Basil stop afterward).
    they are opening up the new floor pretty soon, may be worth visiting

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #25 on: March 05, 2012, 10:50:00 AM »
    Is the Jewish Children's Museum still nice?  We were there several years ago and enjoyed it....maybe time for another visit (with a Basil stop afterward).

    I think they just finished a Voyage Through Jewish History exhibit, but I'm not sure it's opened to the public yet, as the grand opening ceremony is on April 1st.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #26 on: March 05, 2012, 11:48:22 AM »
    Another great stop in CH is the Chabad Library Exhibition. Some really old cool seforim there (not just Chabad) The library itself holds some 250,000 books.

    I think too many CH'rs overlook this place.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #27 on: March 05, 2012, 11:53:21 AM »
    I had the seared tuna at Basil tonight, it was really good. Not sure it was worth the $36 (when you add sides, drinks, dessert, tax and tip it's like double that), but then again I'm not a foodie.

     I loved the look on the waitress' face when I asked if they get fresh fish on Sunday, eventually she said she doesn't know but she could go check if I'd like, which I declined.

    Not possible. The fish market is closed Sundays.
    But that doesn't mean it's not 'fresh'. They could keep it in a semi frozen state from when they get it on Thursday or Friday. I don't think meat is any fresher then fish in this regard.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #28 on: March 05, 2012, 11:54:38 AM »
    I don't think meat is any fresher then fish in this regard.
    But meat generally isn't eaten raw.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #29 on: March 05, 2012, 11:56:27 AM »
    Not possible. The fish market is closed Sundays.

    I was pretty sure this is the case, thanks for confirming. Heads up to all those eating sushi on Motzei Shabbos and Sunday.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #30 on: March 05, 2012, 11:57:03 AM »
    But meat generally isn't eaten raw.
    True. But how about rare?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #31 on: March 05, 2012, 12:06:53 PM »
    True. But how about rare?
    Agreed, probably risky to order it like that on certain days.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #32 on: March 05, 2012, 01:03:43 PM »
    Not possible. The fish market is closed Sundays.
    But that doesn't mean it's not 'fresh'. They could keep it in a semi frozen state from when they get it on Thursday or Friday. I don't think meat is any fresher then fish in this regard.
    And just because the fish market got it Thursday or Friday doesn't mean it was caught that day. A lot of these boats are out fishing for weeks at a time.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #33 on: March 05, 2012, 01:05:38 PM »
    Not at all! Best sushi hands down was at Empire Kosher, still competes big time with the new sushi place.
    +1
    I had their (kingston bake shop's) sushi a few times and I thought it was pretty shvach

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #34 on: March 05, 2012, 01:20:36 PM »
    I was pretty sure this is the case, thanks for confirming. Heads up to all those eating sushi on Motzei Shabbos and Sunday.
    And just because the fish market got it Thursday or Friday doesn't mean it was caught that day. A lot of these boats are out fishing for weeks at a time.
    +1

    Keep in mind that many of the restaurants and sushi places get a big part of their fish as frozen on a regular basis (like tuna and tilapia). The stores defrost them (or refresh them ;)) as needed. So on the one hand, eating fish on Sunday may not be as bad as you think, since the store could have just defrosted it a few hours ago. On the other hand, just because you're eating fish on Wednesday does not necessarily mean the fish is fresh and caught recently.

    But just so you can keep it handy, here are the hours and holidays of the new Fulton fish market:
    http://www.newfultonfishmarket.com/hours.html
    http://www.huntspoint.com/Fulton_Fish_Market.htm/
    Now when looking at the holiday calender, notice that on some Mondays, your fish may actually have been older then Sundays...

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #35 on: March 05, 2012, 02:54:18 PM »
    But meat generally isn't eaten raw.

    AFAIK fish that isn't fresh tends to be risker than meat that is as old.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #36 on: March 06, 2012, 06:07:44 PM »
    Anyone know where I can find decent ready-to-eat franks-in-blankets in CH, preferably not too expensive.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #37 on: March 06, 2012, 06:14:17 PM »
    Anyone know where I can find decent ready-to-eat franks-in-blankets in CH, preferably not too expensive.
    Mermelsteins :D
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #38 on: March 06, 2012, 06:14:42 PM »
    Mermelsteins :D

    Kidding, or for real?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #39 on: March 06, 2012, 06:16:13 PM »
    Kidding, or for real?
    Haven't had them from there since I was a little kid, but IIRC they were pretty good. 
    Yes, my memory on food goes a long time :D
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