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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.

    Bagel Shops:

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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
    • 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 #40 on: March 06, 2012, 06:28:20 PM »
    Yes, my memory on food goes a long time :D

    +1, I can't get over what a foodie you are.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #41 on: March 06, 2012, 07:27:59 PM »
    Anyone know where I can find decent ready-to-eat franks-in-blankets in CH, preferably not too expensive.

    Find the nearest Costco -- they have Spring Valley (or Cohen's -- forgot which one) franks and blankets in a huge box for cheap as can be....

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #42 on: March 06, 2012, 07:29:13 PM »
    Mermelsteins :D

    Thanks for the suggestion. I placed an order and they were cheaper than I figured they'd be.

    Find the nearest Costco -- they have Spring Valley (or Cohen's -- forgot which one) franks and blankets in a huge box for cheap as can be....

    The people I've giving them to as Misloach Manos (don't ask) probably won't trust that Hashgacha.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #43 on: March 06, 2012, 07:31:26 PM »
     

    The people I've giving them to as Misloach Manos (don't ask) probably won't trust that Hashgacha.

    NP -- and they'd be frozen and uncooked -- awkward for MM  :o

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #44 on: March 06, 2012, 07:31:33 PM »
    Thanks for the suggestion. I placed an order and they were cheaper than I figured they'd be.
    Don't forget to share a review :D
    OT, but I can't believe that place is still open!
    Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #45 on: March 06, 2012, 07:33:31 PM »

    NP -- and they'd be frozen and uncooked -- awkward for MM  :o

    Technically I can cook them.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #46 on: March 06, 2012, 09:20:18 PM »
    OT, but I can't believe that place is still open!
    The same lady has worked there for around 50 years!!! That is someone who has definitely seen the changes in the crown heights community over the years...
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #47 on: March 06, 2012, 11:07:59 PM »
    The same lady has worked there for around 50 years!!!
    Her maiden name is Mermelstein.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #49 on: March 12, 2012, 09:22:06 PM »
    Kingston and Montgomery in 1962! Paskez candy store in center.
    http://brooklynhistory.pastperfect-online.com/35872cgi/mweb.exe?request=image&hex=V19749390.JPG
    http://brooklynhistory.pastperfect-online.com/35872cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=141334CF-8DFC-4249-B0B0-182622517870;type=102

    Nice find, annoying watermark. They have a pic on the wall in Pomodori that's supposedly from 1925, it looks photoshopped IMHO.

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    « Reply #50 on: March 12, 2012, 11:32:55 PM »
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    « Reply #51 on: March 13, 2012, 12:58:58 AM »
    Nice find,

    Somehow, the streets and sidewalks are squeaky clean. Was it just for the photo, or that's what Brooklyn looked like back then?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #52 on: March 13, 2012, 02:21:16 AM »
    Somehow, the streets and sidewalks are squeaky clean. Was it just for the photo, or that's what Brooklyn looked like back then?
    Photoshop IMO  ;D
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #53 on: May 06, 2012, 01:34:36 PM »
    I recently had the sushi at Kingston bake shop and although it was a large portion it was not comparable to a real sushi place i.e. not worth going. I should have mentioned this before the chocolate kokosh (I think that is how it's spelled) cake at gombos is excellent!
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #55 on: June 07, 2012, 02:48:49 AM »
    I should have mentioned this before the chocolate kokosh (I think that is how it's spelled) cake at gombos is excellent!
    That's one thing Hungarians know how to make  ;).

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #58 on: July 06, 2012, 02:43:26 AM »
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #59 on: July 06, 2012, 02:46:31 AM »
    Looks good. I wonder how it's gonna turn out..
    If their menu is not yet defined maybe you can put in a request for cholent ;)
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