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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 and Takeout:
    • CH Butcher - New location with self checkout and large takeout section. - 334 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (347) 770-4048 ~ https://chbutcher.com/
    • 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
    • The House of Glatt - 385 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 467-9411

    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 Bagel - 513 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203
    • Albany Bakery - 425 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Alenbi - 887 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Barista & The Baker - 167 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
    • Basil Pizza & Wine Bar - 270 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • 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
    • 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
    • KT2 - 333 Kingston Ave, 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
    • Pletzel Pizza - 489 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    • Railroad Pizza - 227 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    • Railroad Pizza - 857 East New York Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203
    • 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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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2080 on: December 04, 2023, 10:23:32 AM »
    Anywhere to rent a car menorah?
    I know someone selling one for a discounted rate.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2081 on: December 14, 2023, 12:51:51 PM »
    I don't know about other locations, but saying the service at Patis in Crown Heights is subpar would be quite generous to them!

    Almost half an hour wait (place not crowded) for a Caprese Pressed sandwich (which was a total disappointment, it was SWEET for crying out loud, as if it was on Mezonos bread, but that's a different story). Also, menu had the sandwich at $16.95, but it rang up as $17.95. If not for the wait I might have not noticed. Many items on the menu are not available (not to mention that the menu is only available at the register).

    My bottom line: Patis is only worth it (with 50% gift cards) for things that don't require prep.

    @Dan @jj1000 I don't know if you have a contact there to share this feedback with, but if you do, I encourage you to do so.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2082 on: December 14, 2023, 12:56:11 PM »
    I don't know about other locations, but saying the service at Patis in Crown Heights is subpar would be quite generous to them!

    Almost half an hour wait (place not crowded) for a Caprese Pressed sandwich (which was a total disappointment, but that's a different story). Also, menu had the sandwich at $16.95, but it rang up as $17.95. If not for the wait I might have not noticed. Many items on the menu are not available (not to mention that the menu is only available at the register).

    My bottom line: Patis is only worth it (with 50% gift cards) for things that don't require prep.

    @Dan @jj1000 I don't know if you have a contact there to share this feedback with, but if you do, I encourage you to do so.

    Itís notable that the first iteration of Patis in CH was also considered subpar to the point that the Patis relationship ended.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2083 on: December 14, 2023, 12:57:47 PM »

    Itís notable that the first iteration of Patis in CH was also considered subpar to the point that the Patis relationship ended.

    It's a franchise?
    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 #2084 on: December 14, 2023, 01:00:39 PM »
    I don't know about other locations, but saying the service at Patis in Crown Heights is subpar would be quite generous to them!

    Almost half an hour wait (place not crowded) for a Caprese Pressed sandwich (which was a total disappointment, it was SWEET for crying out loud, as if it was on Mezonos bread, but that's a different story). Also, menu had the sandwich at $16.95, but it rang up as $17.95. If not for the wait I might have not noticed. Many items on the menu are not available (not to mention that the menu is only available at the register).

    My bottom line: Patis is only worth it (with 50% gift cards) for things that don't require prep.

    @Dan @jj1000 I don't know if you have a contact there to share this feedback with, but if you do, I encourage you to do so.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2085 on: December 15, 2023, 06:51:13 AM »
    Empire kosher now has 6 chicken legs in a family pack instead of 10. I guess they got #marketplaced.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2086 on: December 15, 2023, 07:25:00 AM »
    It's a franchise?

    Iím not sure. But the location remained open as a cafe without the Patis branding/products.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2087 on: December 15, 2023, 07:40:36 AM »
    What's with this windshield advertising... All it does is create more trash in the streets and pretty sure no one will buy a set of rambam because they found a piece of paper in the windshield.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2088 on: December 15, 2023, 08:34:18 AM »
    Empire kosher now has 6 chicken legs in a family pack instead of 10. I guess they got #marketplaced.
    Not sure what you mean by #marketplaced, but isn't it charged by weight?? You can always ask in the back for them to make a larger/smaller pack

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    « Reply #2089 on: December 15, 2023, 08:37:30 AM »
    Not sure what you mean by #marketplaced, but isn't it charged by weight?? You can always ask in the back for them to make a larger/smaller pack
    Marketplace family pack is only 6 pieces.

    You're right, however i only  get to the store once the back is closed.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #2090 on: December 15, 2023, 08:46:01 AM »
    Empire kosher now has 6 chicken legs in a family pack instead of 10. I guess they got #marketplaced.


    Isnít it a better thing if youíre getting family pack pricing (50 cents to $1 less per pound?) without having to buy as much product?
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    « Reply #2091 on: December 15, 2023, 12:17:40 PM »
    Isnít it a better thing if youíre getting family pack pricing (50 cents to $1 less per pound?) without having to buy as much product?

    Exactly.

    Marketplace family pack is only 6 pieces.

    You're right, however i only  get to the store once the back is closed.

    Demographics? I would think that larger and older families shop more at EK vs Marketplace, except if it's a matter of location.
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    « Reply #2092 on: December 15, 2023, 12:37:14 PM »
    Isnít it a better thing if youíre getting family pack pricing (50 cents to $1 less per pound?) without having to buy as much product?
    I agree, however those who have bought a 10 pack now are buying 2 6 packs...
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    « Reply #2093 on: December 15, 2023, 01:34:35 PM »
    I agree, however those who have bought a 10 pack now are buying 2 6 packs...
    Most people have freezers..
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    « Reply #2094 on: December 16, 2023, 10:38:35 PM »
    Railroad pizza has updated pricing & closes at 2am motzei Shabbos
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    « Reply #2095 on: December 16, 2023, 11:17:31 PM »
    Railroad pizza has updated pricing & closes at 2am motzei Shabbos

    Their pricing seems to fluctuate weirdly, and both their Kingston and Sterling Place and their East NY locations have closed.
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    « Reply #2096 on: December 17, 2023, 12:12:36 AM »
    Their pricing seems to fluctuate weirdly, and both their Kingston and Sterling Place and their East NY locations have closed.

    So where are they located?
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    « Reply #2097 on: December 17, 2023, 12:14:23 AM »
    So where are they located?
    Empire and Kingston. ( The location where  Shemtov used to sell his kappottas).
     
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    « Reply #2098 on: December 19, 2023, 12:02:31 PM »
    Its interesting to see that when ordering from Carbon or Prime Ave, using uber eats, they give a BOGO for a few dishes. Although uber eats is a bit more expensive, you may be targeted for additional discounts.

    I made a order from Carbon and had a $10 off $20 on my account which made the fees/delivery almost free.

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