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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 and Takeout:
    • CH Butcher - New location with self checkout and large takeout section. - 334 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (347) 770-4048 ~ https://chbutcher.com/
    • 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
    • The House of Glatt - 385 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 467-9411

    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 Bagel - 513 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203
    • Albany Bakery - 425 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Alenbi - 887 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Barista & The Baker - 167 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
    • Basil Pizza & Wine Bar - 270 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • 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
    • 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
    • KT2 - 333 Kingston Ave, 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
    • Pletzel Pizza - 489 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Railroad Pizza - 227 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Railroad Pizza - 857 East New York Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203
    • 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 March 04, 2024, 07:34:10 PM »

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2140 on: January 11, 2024, 03:31:27 PM »
    Where can the best milkshake be bought in CH? Koshertown? Artisan Bakehouse? Patis? Mozzarella?
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2141 on: January 11, 2024, 04:52:45 PM »
    Where can the best milkshake be bought in CH? Koshertown? Artisan Bakehouse? Patis? Mozzarella?

    Personally I prefer Sweet Expressions, when theyíre busy thereís a wait.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2142 on: January 12, 2024, 12:15:14 AM »
    Personally I prefer Sweet Expressions, when theyíre busy thereís a wait.
    that's what the troy location is for.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2143 on: January 14, 2024, 02:36:49 PM »
    that's what the troy location is for.
    Stay away.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2144 on: January 15, 2024, 01:08:59 AM »
    Surprised almah isnít get more love on here, it isnít so much a restaurant as a cafe. Real creative vibe and the menu fluctuates all the time but everything Iíve eaten is out of this world level baking like Iíve never tasted. Sambusak, Moroccan cheese roll, croissant etc. Jaffa breakfast also really great although not as unique. Definitely more authentic then patis

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2145 on: January 15, 2024, 04:10:04 AM »
    Surprised almah isnít get more love on here, it isnít so much a restaurant as a cafe. Real creative vibe and the menu fluctuates all the time but everything Iíve eaten is out of this world level baking like Iíve never tasted. Sambusak, Moroccan cheese roll, croissant etc. Jaffa breakfast also really great although not as unique. Definitely more authentic then patis
    I feel it's out of ch considering it's not walkable just like gruit, abes, meat, bakerie, mamas kitchen etc...
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2146 on: January 15, 2024, 08:52:36 AM »
    I feel it's out of ch considering it's not walkable just like gruit, abes, meat, bakerie, mamas kitchen etc...
    True. Still more authentic food then the others

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2147 on: January 15, 2024, 09:03:15 AM »
    I feel it's out of ch considering it's not walkable just like gruit, abes, meat, bakerie, mamas kitchen etc...

    Depending on where youíre at Bakerie and Gruit are quite walkable.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2148 on: January 15, 2024, 07:53:02 PM »
    Depending on where youíre at Bakerie and Gruit are quite walkable.

    Yeh was thinking the same, Bakerie is not very far.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2149 on: January 15, 2024, 11:51:21 PM »
    Anyone been to Josephs dream burger yet, and how is it?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2150 on: January 16, 2024, 08:23:50 PM »
    Might be clever, but nothing exists in a vacuum. My office is above a restaurant (sort of) and I know what that means. Some of the major issues I've had in the past have been mostly addressed, and the place isn't high traffic. If the interior design calls for bare walls to the brick with no insulation that's a lot worse. Vapor barriers and sound insulation are a must!

    This evening my block smells like burgers. I feel for the immediate neighbors if their concerns weren't addressed (AFAIK there was a restraining order from a BD which was ignored).
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2151 on: January 17, 2024, 03:09:02 PM »
    Anyone have an idea how to fight a red light ticket I got during the menorah parade? The Mitzvah tank office doesn't respond to (my) emails

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2152 on: January 17, 2024, 03:27:03 PM »
    Anyone have an idea how to fight a red light ticket I got during the menorah parade? The Mitzvah tank office doesn't respond to (my) emails
    try to contact Moshe (Razag). Ask him who you should contact.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2153 on: February 01, 2024, 10:46:03 AM »
    Pretty active week.
    https://crownheights.info/category/crime/

    I'm sure there are more incidents that are not being reported
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2154 on: February 01, 2024, 10:51:51 AM »
    Pretty active week.
    https://crownheights.info/category/crime/

    I'm sure there are more incidents that are not being reported

    Thankfully (kaĒh) much of it isnít anti-Semitic and is more of the same with NYC becoming more dysfunctional by the day.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2155 on: February 01, 2024, 11:53:26 AM »
    Thankfully (kaĒh) much of it isnít anti-Semitic and is more of the same with NYC becoming more dysfunctional by the day.
    Next stop SFO
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2156 on: February 01, 2024, 12:05:59 PM »
    Pretty active week.
    https://crownheights.info/category/crime/

    I'm sure there are more incidents that are not being reported

    The shooting was right outside the (temporary) location of my son's yeshiva. He said there was a staff member and some bochurim on the scene when it happened. Was right after seder.
    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 #2157 on: February 01, 2024, 10:16:09 PM »
    Next stop SFO

    Did you see whatís going on in Boston? Outta control.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2158 on: February 07, 2024, 09:51:33 AM »
    Anyone been to Josephs dream burger yet, and how is it?
    I ordered out several days ago.
    Imo, nothing special. It's a canteen with a storefront that has great seating and good hours.

    Prices are decent, food is good when it's hot, and has a good selection of sauces.

    The Joseph's fries are pretty good. But once the burgers became too cold they were relatively unedible.

    Personally if I'm going to go for a burger in CH it's probably bouf n bun.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2159 on: February 07, 2024, 09:53:41 AM »
    Personally if I'm going to go for a burger in CH it's probably bouf n bun.
    I recall their apps being good and their burgers being mediocre. Has that changed?
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