Topic Wiki

Map of Crown Heights.



    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.
    [/list]
    « Last edited by Yaalili on August 31, 2022, 10:05:11 PM »

    Author Topic: Crown Heights master thread  (Read 316052 times)

    Offline Cbs

    • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
    • ********
    • Join Date: Sep 2010
    • Posts: 4527
    • Total likes: 14
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
      • View Profile
    • Programs: Hertz President Circle, HHonors Gold, Platinum Medallion, United 1k, AA Executive Platinum
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #60 on: July 06, 2012, 02:48:40 AM »
    Looks interesting.  Where exactly is it located? Which store did they take over?

    Offline txtmax4

    • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
    • *********
    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 6975
    • Total likes: 10
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
      • View Profile
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #61 on: July 06, 2012, 02:49:44 AM »
    Looks interesting.  Where exactly is it located? Which store did they take over?
    Gift shop @ JCM.
    If You See Something, Say Something!!

    Online jj1000

    • Administrator
    • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
    • **********
    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 12725
    • Total likes: 4150
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 8016
      • View Profile
    • Location: The value of a forum such as this one is not in that one can post a question and receive an answer, but in that the question has most likely been asked before, and the answer is available to him that will but only use the search function.
    • Programs: 1. Search on google. 2. Search in the right board of DDF with a general word or two. 3. Read the wiki. 4. Read the thread. 5. Ask away.
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #62 on: July 06, 2012, 03:26:56 AM »
    Gift shop @ JCM.
    Ummm it looks like the 2nd room of mendy's from those pictures. I was wondering why they redid it. I am extremely reluctant in expecting anything good from this...
    See my 5 step program to your left <--

    (Real signature under my location)

    Offline txtmax4

    • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
    • *********
    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 6975
    • Total likes: 10
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
      • View Profile
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #63 on: July 06, 2012, 03:47:52 AM »
    I am extremely reluctant in expecting anything good from this...
    +1. What good can you expect from an establishment with no competition in town?
    If You See Something, Say Something!!

    Offline Cbs

    • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
    • ********
    • Join Date: Sep 2010
    • Posts: 4527
    • Total likes: 14
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
      • View Profile
    • Programs: Hertz President Circle, HHonors Gold, Platinum Medallion, United 1k, AA Executive Platinum
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #64 on: July 06, 2012, 03:50:14 AM »
    +1. What good can you expect from an establishment with no competition in town?
    or more like - what good can you expect from a restaurant in CH?!

    esthers wasnt that great either.

    Online jj1000

    • Administrator
    • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
    • **********
    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 12725
    • Total likes: 4150
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 8016
      • View Profile
    • Location: The value of a forum such as this one is not in that one can post a question and receive an answer, but in that the question has most likely been asked before, and the answer is available to him that will but only use the search function.
    • Programs: 1. Search on google. 2. Search in the right board of DDF with a general word or two. 3. Read the wiki. 4. Read the thread. 5. Ask away.
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #65 on: July 06, 2012, 03:51:26 AM »
    or more like - what good can you expect from a restaurant in CH?!

    Eh Basil is pretty good so is sushi spot.
    See my 5 step program to your left <--

    (Real signature under my location)

    Offline txtmax4

    • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
    • *********
    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 6975
    • Total likes: 10
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
      • View Profile
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #66 on: July 06, 2012, 03:51:51 AM »
    or more like - what good can you expect from a restaurant in CH?!
    -1. IMO Basil is very good for CH expectations and so is Pomodori to a certain degree.
    If You See Something, Say Something!!

    Offline Cbs

    • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
    • ********
    • Join Date: Sep 2010
    • Posts: 4527
    • Total likes: 14
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
      • View Profile
    • Programs: Hertz President Circle, HHonors Gold, Platinum Medallion, United 1k, AA Executive Platinum
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #67 on: July 06, 2012, 03:58:45 AM »
    Eh Basil is pretty good so is sushi spot.
    never entered there yet, but okay.

    and i was gonna say that the only other decent place is sushi. (not really a restaurant though)

    -1. IMO Basil is very good for CH expectations and so is Pomodori to a certain degree.
    and i forgot about pomodori. i ate there once and it was pretty good.
    the thing is that i havent spent much time in CH over the past 2 years so when i think CH, i dont include these new places that just came up.

    ill just say this - im gonna rate empire grill a -1 out of 1-10 (10 being the best)....txtmax, do u feel me? ;)

    Offline txtmax4

    • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
    • *********
    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 6975
    • Total likes: 10
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
      • View Profile
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #68 on: July 06, 2012, 03:59:46 AM »
    never entered there yet, but okay.

    and i was gonna say that the only other decent place is sushi. (not really a restaurant though)
    and i forgot about pomodori. i ate there once and it was pretty good.
    the thing is that i havent spent much time in CH over the past 2 years so when i think CH, i dont include these new places that just came up.

    ill just say this - im gonna rate empire grill a -1 out of 1-10 (10 being the best)....txtmax, do u feel me? ;)
    Absolutely!

    #Sushionastyrofoamplate
    If You See Something, Say Something!!

    Offline Cbs

    • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
    • ********
    • Join Date: Sep 2010
    • Posts: 4527
    • Total likes: 14
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
      • View Profile
    • Programs: Hertz President Circle, HHonors Gold, Platinum Medallion, United 1k, AA Executive Platinum
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #69 on: July 06, 2012, 04:02:40 AM »
    #Sushionastyrofoamplate

    #AsherOsdevillaugh   :D

    Offline txtmax4

    • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
    • *********
    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 6975
    • Total likes: 10
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
      • View Profile
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #70 on: July 06, 2012, 04:09:00 AM »
    #AsherOsdevillaugh   :D
    LOL! The place is a friggin' diner...
    If You See Something, Say Something!!

    Offline Avid Reader

    • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
    • ********
    • Join Date: May 2008
    • Posts: 4031
    • Total likes: 13
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
      • View Profile
    • Location: NYC
    • Programs: Starwood Gold, Accor Gold, Hilton Gold, Hertz Five Star Gold, Marriott Silver, National Executive
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #71 on: July 06, 2012, 09:58:09 AM »
    -1. IMO Basil is very good for CH expectations and so is Pomodori to a certain degree.

    I ate at Pomodori with cousins from London and they thought the pizza was out-of-the-world. They said they have nothing like that in London.

    Online jj1000

    • Administrator
    • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
    • **********
    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 12725
    • Total likes: 4150
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 8016
      • View Profile
    • Location: The value of a forum such as this one is not in that one can post a question and receive an answer, but in that the question has most likely been asked before, and the answer is available to him that will but only use the search function.
    • Programs: 1. Search on google. 2. Search in the right board of DDF with a general word or two. 3. Read the wiki. 4. Read the thread. 5. Ask away.
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #72 on: July 06, 2012, 10:09:21 AM »
    I ate at Pomodori with cousins from London and they thought the pizza was out-of-the-world. They said they have nothing like that in London.
    +1 it is great pizza! I love tree garlic slice!

    And I'm still standing behind empire grill for there sesame chicken,  and 770 burger.
    See my 5 step program to your left <--

    (Real signature under my location)

    Offline Avid Reader

    • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
    • ********
    • Join Date: May 2008
    • Posts: 4031
    • Total likes: 13
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
      • View Profile
    • Location: NYC
    • Programs: Starwood Gold, Accor Gold, Hilton Gold, Hertz Five Star Gold, Marriott Silver, National Executive
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #73 on: July 06, 2012, 10:12:27 AM »
    I go to Empire grill regularly. I don't think they're amazing, thery just serve food...

    My favorite has become the Rabbi Rap / plate made with baby chicken.  Anyone else get this item?

    Online jj1000

    • Administrator
    • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
    • **********
    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 12725
    • Total likes: 4150
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 8016
      • View Profile
    • Location: The value of a forum such as this one is not in that one can post a question and receive an answer, but in that the question has most likely been asked before, and the answer is available to him that will but only use the search function.
    • Programs: 1. Search on google. 2. Search in the right board of DDF with a general word or two. 3. Read the wiki. 4. Read the thread. 5. Ask away.
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #74 on: July 06, 2012, 10:18:01 AM »
    I go to Empire grill regularly. I don't think they're amazing, thery just serve food...

    My favorite has become the Rabbi Rap / plate made with baby chicken.  Anyone else get this item?
    Have you ever had the baby chicken lafa from Mendy's? I know it's some guys favorite food there. I've had it and liked it. I wonder how it compares. 
    See my 5 step program to your left <--

    (Real signature under my location)

    Offline Avid Reader

    • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
    • ********
    • Join Date: May 2008
    • Posts: 4031
    • Total likes: 13
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
      • View Profile
    • Location: NYC
    • Programs: Starwood Gold, Accor Gold, Hilton Gold, Hertz Five Star Gold, Marriott Silver, National Executive
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #75 on: July 06, 2012, 10:19:02 AM »
    Have you ever had the baby chicken lafa from Mendy's? I know it's some guys favorite food there. I've had it and liked it. I wonder how it compares. 
    Nope, I guess I'll try that out next time I'm by Mendy's.

    Offline AsherO

    • Global Moderator
    • Dansdeals Lifetime 20K Presidential Platinum Elite
    • **********
    • Join Date: May 2008
    • Posts: 28688
    • Total likes: 5618
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 78
      • View Profile
    • Location: NYC
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #76 on: July 06, 2012, 12:36:53 PM »
    New restaurant opens in CH!

    Nice, now who's going to TOFTT and check it out?

    #AsherOsdevillaugh

    ALOL, devilishly! :D

    Online jj1000

    • Administrator
    • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
    • **********
    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 12725
    • Total likes: 4150
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 8016
      • View Profile
    • Location: The value of a forum such as this one is not in that one can post a question and receive an answer, but in that the question has most likely been asked before, and the answer is available to him that will but only use the search function.
    • Programs: 1. Search on google. 2. Search in the right board of DDF with a general word or two. 3. Read the wiki. 4. Read the thread. 5. Ask away.
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #77 on: July 06, 2012, 12:39:48 PM »
    Nice, now who's going to TOFTT and check it out?
    You up for lunch today?
    See my 5 step program to your left <--

    (Real signature under my location)

    Offline ChAiM'l

    • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
    • *******
    • Join Date: Jan 2010
    • Posts: 1821
    • Total likes: 46
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • Gender: Male
      • View Profile
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #78 on: July 06, 2012, 01:03:34 PM »
    I ate at Pomodori with cousins from London and they thought the pizza was out-of-the-world. They said they have nothing like that in London.

    Hey! We have very good pizza in London...

    Online jj1000

    • Administrator
    • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
    • **********
    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 12725
    • Total likes: 4150
    • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 8016
      • View Profile
    • Location: The value of a forum such as this one is not in that one can post a question and receive an answer, but in that the question has most likely been asked before, and the answer is available to him that will but only use the search function.
    • Programs: 1. Search on google. 2. Search in the right board of DDF with a general word or two. 3. Read the wiki. 4. Read the thread. 5. Ask away.
    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #79 on: July 06, 2012, 01:08:17 PM »
    Hey! We have very good pizza in London...
      =/=
    out-of-the-world-pizza.
    See my 5 step program to your left <--

    (Real signature under my location)