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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 #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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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « 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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    « 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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    « 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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    « 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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