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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.

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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 #80 on: July 06, 2012, 01:25:37 PM »
    You up for lunch today?

    Not so much, sorry.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #81 on: July 06, 2012, 07:54:49 PM »
    Hey! We have very good pizza in London...
    Really? cuz they seemed to imply that London pizza shops in general weren't too tasty.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #82 on: July 07, 2012, 07:00:22 PM »
    Really? cuz they seemed to imply that London pizza shops in general weren't too tasty.

    They definitely have that stigma, although there are a couple of new places that are great...

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #83 on: July 20, 2012, 08:58:56 AM »
    New restaurant opens in CH!
    Nice, now who's going to TOFTT and check it out?

    ALOL, devilishly! :D

    So AsherO and I went to check out the new Mendy's steakhouse yesterday an hour before the 9 days set in.

    I had their Romanian steak (well done), and it was great!
    The manager (?) told us that it was their most popular item right now as the other steaks are  similar to what you can get in most steakhouses, but this was something different.
    So far so good with Mendy's steakhouse!

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #84 on: July 20, 2012, 10:07:04 AM »
    So AsherO and I went to check out the new Mendy's steakhouse yesterday an hour before the 9 days set in.

    I had their Romanian steak (well done), and it was great!
    The manager (?) told us that it was their most popular item right now as the other steaks are  similar to what you can get in most steakhouses, but this was something different.
    So far so good with Mendy's steakhouse!

    My BBQ skirt steak wasn't bad either. $55 tab (after tax, before tip) covered a hearty steak dinner for two, no extra appetizers or dessert.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #85 on: July 20, 2012, 12:55:06 PM »
    My BBQ skirt steak wasn't bad either. $55 tab (after tax, before tip) covered a hearty steak dinner for two, no extra appetizers or dessert.
    Glad u guys enjoyed it!
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #86 on: August 10, 2012, 09:49:12 AM »
    Does anywhere in Crown Heights sell gribbin?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #87 on: August 12, 2012, 12:27:17 AM »
    Does anywhere in Crown Heights sell gribbin?
    Never heard of this. Perhaps there's another name for this food?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #88 on: August 12, 2012, 12:29:18 AM »
    Never heard of this. Perhaps there's another name for this food?
    fried chicken skin  8)

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #89 on: August 12, 2012, 12:31:08 AM »
    fried chicken skin  8)

    Nope, it could be u cud get it at mermelstein's if u order in advance :)

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #90 on: August 24, 2012, 01:06:14 AM »
    Just gave Prime Sandwich a 2nd chance (or maybe it was out of no choice due to the late hour ;D )... I had been there soon after they opened and the food was plastic.
    I must say I came out very satisfied after spending $10.83 on a Russian shnitzel with veggies and Chimichurri and garlic mayo dressings in a baguette. If you try it make sure to ditch the tomatoes!
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #91 on: September 14, 2012, 12:35:03 PM »
    I stopped into Prime Sandwich last night. Got a baby chicken sandwich and it was surprisingly good.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #92 on: September 19, 2012, 11:25:52 PM »
    I came across this video on FT and thought it was interesting.

    I totally agree with this guy in that we have many amenities here in CH. I think people underrate or just don't take advantage of them. I've had many enjoyable bike rides around Prospect Park during the summer. It's such a blessing to have a big park right near you, an excellent museum, excellent train transportation to the city, and just  being able to take a lovely stroll down Eastern Parkway.



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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #93 on: September 19, 2012, 11:39:11 PM »
    I came across this video on FT and thought it was interesting.

    I totally agree with this guy in that we have many amenities here in CH. I think people underrate or just don't take advantage of them. I've had many enjoyable bike rides around Prospect Park during the summer. It's such a blessing to have a big park right near you, an excellent museum, excellent train transportation to the city, and just  being able to take a lovely stroll down Eastern Parkway.

    this video is not the "Crown Heights" that was discussed till now in this thread. (that would be Lincoln pl North border, E. New York/Maple
    South border, Utica East, Nostrand West)
    that being said Eastern pkwy is great to take a stroll
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #94 on: September 20, 2012, 12:07:06 AM »
    Sure, his focus is the area where the hipsters are moving into as those are the clients he's going after, but the advantages he's discussing about CH apply to the Chabad area just the same. I'd call it Greater Crown Heights.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #95 on: September 20, 2012, 12:25:14 AM »
    Sure, his focus is the area where the hipsters are moving into as those are the clients he's going after, but the advantages he's discussing about CH apply to the Chabad area just the same. I'd call it Greater Crown Heights.
    only thing that applies to CH is sights and attractions.
    Rent in Jewish CH is high
    restaurants nothing to write about... 
    and he conveniently forgets to mention crime rates (71ST Precinct is a embarrassment to put it mildly) 

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #96 on: September 20, 2012, 12:38:55 AM »
    only thing that applies to CH is sights and attractions.
    Rent in Jewish CH is high
    restaurants nothing to write about... 
    and he conveniently forgets to mention crime rates (71ST Precinct is a embarrassment to put it mildly) 


    I totally agree with this guy in that we have many amenities here in CH. I think people underrate or just don't take advantage of them. I've had many enjoyable bike rides around Prospect Park during the summer. It's such a blessing to have a big park right near you, an excellent museum, excellent train transportation to the city, and just  being able to take a lovely stroll down Eastern Parkway.

    I dont think the rent is that much more expensive then most other places in the 5 boroughs. Especially with the amenities that CH offers (or even basics if you work in the city - 20 - 35 min. train ride to midtown).

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #97 on: October 15, 2012, 10:16:10 PM »
    Pardes might not belong here, but I feel like it's so close to CH it should plus its owned and run by a lubab who happens to be the same guy that created Basil's menu. Any-who I went there and had a phenomenal experience. I had foods and flavors I've never had anywhere else it was an almost moving experience. The highlight was having ox heart which was the most flavorful piece of meat I have ever had in my life. The thing is I believe there menu changes semi-often. Anyone know how often? Cuz I just looked online and it was all different from when I went a month ago. Pardes is the closest I have ever come to the food at Tierra Sur, they even give them a decent run for their money.

    Also worth noting is the amazing bread given to each table and because we had to wait for a table they gave us free homemade pickles. In addition their beer selection is 2nd to none.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #98 on: October 15, 2012, 10:28:34 PM »
    Pardes might not belong here, but I feel like it's so close to CH it should plus its owned and run by a lubab who happens to be the same guy that created Basil's menu. Any-who I went there and had a phenomenal experience. I had foods and flavors I've never had anywhere else it was an almost moving experience. The highlight was having ox heart which was the most flavorful piece of meat I have ever had in my life. The thing is I believe there menu changes semi-often. Anyone know how often? Cuz I just looked online and it was all different from when I went a month ago. Pardes is the closest I have ever come to the food at Tierra Sur, they even give them a decent run for their money.

    Also worth noting is the amazing bread given to each table and because we had to wait for a table they gave us free homemade pickles. In addition their beer selection is 2nd to none.
    It might belong here but I think most accurately here (also started by you... ;)  ).
    Anyhow, wow about the "moving experience", never heard anyone express themselves like that about eating at a restaurant :)

    I think they might have had quite an upgrade since I was there (prob. about 6 months ago).. My experience, honestly, was nothing out of this world. I ordered steak tartare which I had much better elsewhere. A hanger steak which left me dissatisfied, only then did I order a burger and fries which was one of the best burgers I ever had and the famous fries with truffle-mayo are pretty awesome too..

    They most definitely change their menu often because had I seen ox heart i would have most definitely ordered it! What does it go for BTW? I guess I should pay it another visit just for that..

    P.S. Also it took them an eternity to wait the tables...
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #99 on: October 15, 2012, 11:25:45 PM »
    That's the thing about restaurants who's menu constantly changes, you can have totally different experiences every time you go. Ox heart isn't on their new menu AFAIK :'( it was an apatizer so small portion like $18... I say moving cuz my taste buds had sensations they never experienced before, it was cool :)
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