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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 ~ http://www.jcm.museum/default.asp
    • 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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    Pizza:

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    Eateries OBM for Nostalgic Memories: (incomplete)
    • 21 Flavors
    • Boulevard Cafe
    • Cafe Rimon
    • Calabria
    • Dean Street Cafe
    • Empire Grill
    • Eshel Restaurant
    • Esther's Deli and Grill
    • House of Glatt
    • 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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    Author Topic: Crown Heights master thread  (Read 210635 times)

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1380 on: May 07, 2021, 12:43:56 PM »
    Sure, but that's quite the risk to lend out your car frequently on your own insurance.
    This was one of the reasons it never panned out. although the amount of stories of accidents happening on dates is not very high.
    It's probably lower then the amount of times the car gets towed.
    There was this and a few other issues and bh most guys got married so we just moved on

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1381 on: May 07, 2021, 12:48:02 PM »
    This was one of the reasons it never panned out. although the amount of stories of accidents happening on dates is not very high.
    It's probably lower then the amount of times the car gets towed.
    There was this and a few other issues and bh most guys got married so we just moved on

    That supports my position that having the bochur drive a car to the date is an unnecessary distraction. It should be avoided IMHO (especially in NYC, or any highly urbanized area).
    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 #1382 on: May 07, 2021, 01:25:22 PM »
    Maybe this discussion should be merged with the Changing the Shidduch situation thread. Maybe it's time to stop renting cars for dates.

    And I get the convenience of getting a car locally (though now that Enterprise is not too far, that should definitely be an option), but is it worth it? Besides for the hogging of on-street parking by these businesses. On-street parking should be left for non-business purposes. Cars that are used for business (commercial license plates, ambulances - except in their designated stands, taxis, rental cars, etc.) should be using dedicated paid-for parking spaces.
    I think these are two (mostly) unrelated issues.

    About the commercial parking, I agree somewhat. If someone has one work vehicle I can fargin him street parking, even though it hurts me. As it is they're legally not allowed to park on residential streets. But parking a whole fleet on the street is just wrong.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1383 on: May 07, 2021, 01:38:57 PM »
    Regardless of the parking issue, my friends and I were seriously contemplating opening a car gemach where locals lend out their cars for the evening for daters to save the heavy needles expense of renting.
    What's the problem you were trying to solve?

    Do a significant portion of bochurim not have family or friends they can borrow from?
    Are guys just too embarrassed to ask?


    Regardless, it sounds like a good idea in theory but I feel like you'd probably have a hard time finding enough people willing to lend out their cars to strangers...

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1384 on: May 07, 2021, 01:41:57 PM »
    Maybe this discussion should be merged with the Changing the Shidduch situation thread. Maybe it's time to stop renting cars for dates.

    And I get the convenience of getting a car locally (though now that Enterprise is not too far, that should definitely be an option), but is it worth it? Besides for the hogging of on-street parking by these businesses. On-street parking should be left for non-business purposes. Cars that are used for business (commercial license plates, ambulances - except in their designated stands, taxis, rental cars, etc.) should be using dedicated paid-for parking spaces.

    A few points:
    Using a car service/uber can end up being more expensive.

    He actually got himself a lot on empire, although many cars are still parked on street.

    Maybe some entrepreneurial individual can take over some of Car2Go's fleet and set up shop close to various Yeshivos (office, not parking).

    Buggy moved a decent bit of their fleet onto getaround, and the rates are fair, just the license check fee is a bit of an expensive first time fee, and depends how much you want to minimize your deductible (if their insurance is bichlal primary) makes it less cheap

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1385 on: May 07, 2021, 01:44:06 PM »


    What's the problem you were trying to solve?

    Do a significant portion of bochurim not have family or friends they can borrow from?

    Probably this.

    I think it's more common than you think.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1386 on: May 07, 2021, 01:44:35 PM »
    Btw. He doesn't have the lot anymore.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1387 on: May 07, 2021, 01:47:04 PM »
    Btw. He doesn't have the lot anymore.
    I thought I heard something like that recently.
    Thanks for the update.
    I couldn't understand how that lot was cost effective, that real estate must be quite expensive.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1388 on: May 07, 2021, 02:05:29 PM »

    Do a significant portion of bochurim not have family or friends they can borrow from?
    Are guys just too embarrassed to ask?


    Yes yes
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1389 on: May 07, 2021, 02:15:38 PM »
    About the commercial parking, I agree somewhat. If someone has one work vehicle I can fargin him street parking, even though it hurts me. As it is they're legally not allowed to park on residential streets. But parking a whole fleet on the street is just wrong.

    How about when someone works for an ambulance company and parks the ambulance overnight on the street?

    How about when a Taxi/Uber/Lyft car is parked on a residential street?

    How about when (gasp) a Mitzvah Tank is parked on a residential street?
    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 #1390 on: May 07, 2021, 02:39:53 PM »
    How about when a Taxi/Uber/Lyft car is parked on a residential street?
    I have no problem with that. (Although Taxi is probably somewhat of a gray area.)

    How about when someone works for an ambulance company and parks the ambulance overnight on the street?
    Is that really a thing? The ambulance company doesn't need their ambulances at night?

    It seems to me that what you're basically saying with those two examples is that if someone drives to work and back every day and just parks the car while at work only then they should be allowed to park on the street at night, but if the vehicle is used for work, not just the commute then they can't park.

    Personally I think it's more about how much space is being used than about what the registration on the vehicle is.

    And I say all this despite parking on my block having become utterly impossible recently and being a major major headache for me.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1391 on: May 07, 2021, 03:02:47 PM »
    I have no problem with that. (Although Taxi is probably somewhat of a gray area.)
    Is that really a thing? The ambulance company doesn't need their ambulances at night?

    It seems to me that what you're basically saying with those two examples is that if someone drives to work and back every day and just parks the car while at work only then they should be allowed to park on the street at night, but if the vehicle is used for work, not just the commute then they can't park.

    Personally I think it's more about how much space is being used than about what the registration on the vehicle is.

    And I say all this despite parking on my block having become utterly impossible recently and being a major major headache for me.

    Regarding ambulance, there are some young guys that work as EMTs (or maybe even Parameds) for commercial ambulance companies, and I've seen them park an ambulance overnight on my block (where they live with parents or grandparents).

    NYC law forbids overnight parking of commercial vehicles on residential streets. There's logic behind that. If a vehicle is used for business purposes (rather than just commuting to work) part of the cost of doing business would be paying for a place to park it overnight. Residents should have space on their street available to them.

    As for your block, I don't know how that compares to my block, which seems to be a favorite for Kabakov cars (for obvious reasons).

    I notice you didn't touch on the third rail I dared mention.
    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 #1392 on: May 07, 2021, 03:06:53 PM »

    I notice you didn't touch on the third rail I dared mention.

    Maybe he's sensitive to relatives  ;)
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1393 on: May 07, 2021, 03:08:24 PM »
    Why isn't there a push to transform President into "snow" parking?
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1394 on: May 07, 2021, 03:17:37 PM »
    What's the problem you were trying to solve?

    Do a significant portion of bochurim not have family or friends they can borrow from?
    Are guys just too embarrassed to ask?


    Regardless, it sounds like a good idea in theory but I feel like you'd probably have a hard time finding enough people willing to lend out their cars to strangers...
    Most bochrim (at least my friends) didn't have who to ask and ended up renting most of the time. It was really starting to add up and it would take a whole day of headspace being hopefull the car would be there (or need to leave work early to go pick up a car from a more reputable rental place).
    The idea of the gemach really started when a friend who wasn't really interested in a second date refused to go out again even though she really wanted to simply because it was very expensive and he felt it was a waste of money as well as a headache dealing with renting and parking etc.
    He agreed that if money wasn't an issue he would be willing to go on a second date (although he still felt it was a waste of time and headache) .
    So from there we started thinking of ways to alleviate these problems.

     The idea was getting some people who have cars with garages who usually don't need their car during the evening hours lend out their cars for bochrim to date.

    At the end we all just moved on in life and unfortunately it never panned out. Although I still think (once logistics are worked out) it's a great idea for a gemach and would really help bochrim in this regard.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1395 on: May 07, 2021, 03:18:51 PM »
    How about when someone works for an ambulance company and parks the ambulance overnight on the street?

    How about when a Taxi/Uber/Lyft car is parked on a residential street?

    How about when (gasp) a Mitzvah Tank is parked on a residential street?
    You don't have to go through your whole blocks occupations

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1396 on: May 07, 2021, 03:56:53 PM »
    Most bochrim (at least my friends) didn't have who to ask and ended up renting most of the time. It was really starting to add up and it would take a whole day of headspace being hopefull the car would be there (or need to leave work early to go pick up a car from a more reputable rental place).
    The idea of the gemach really started when a friend who wasn't really interested in a second date refused to go out again even though she really wanted to simply because it was very expensive and he felt it was a waste of money as well as a headache dealing with renting and parking etc.
    He agreed that if money wasn't an issue he would be willing to go on a second date (although he still felt it was a waste of time and headache) .

    So from there we started thinking of ways to alleviate these problems.

     The idea was getting some people who have cars with garages who usually don't need their car during the evening hours lend out their cars for bochrim to date.

    At the end we all just moved on in life and unfortunately it never panned out. Although I still think (once logistics are worked out) it's a great idea for a gemach and would really help bochrim in this regard.
    Let the girl find and pay for a car.
    (ok, move this to the other thread)

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1397 on: May 07, 2021, 03:57:57 PM »
    Let the girl find and pay for a car.
    (ok, move this to the other thread)
    Or even simpler, make it a normal thing to meet in people's living rooms :)
    (In the other thread)

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1398 on: May 07, 2021, 03:59:35 PM »
    Let the girl find and pay for a car.
    (ok, move this to the other thread)
    Lol, if you told her that chances are she'd say he's right and he's not for me. (Although for other reasons).
    On the flip side when a guy goes to the girls home city to date she usually is allot more involved in these things.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1399 on: May 07, 2021, 04:01:21 PM »
    If biton and kabakov don't have, where is the next place to do to for a car foe shabbos?

    Thanks!