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ditmas park: An English Country House in the City - 02/26/10 08:27 PM
656 Marlborough RoadBrooklyn, NY Be transported to the English Utopia Movement with this Classic American Foursquare complete with English Ivy on an old brick retaining wall. This single family house is large but not overwehlming. Perfectly located, near Newkirk Plaza, on a cul de sac, with security cameras and easy parking A wonderful front yard with porch and a large backyard to grow your vegetables $779,000Daniel Shapiro Broker, Ditmas Estates LLC www.ditmasestates.com 917 912 8669 For a picture see http://www.danshapirorealestate.net/New_York_City/New_York/Homes/Ditmas_Park/Agent/Listing_9198366.html
There are now several good restaurants on Cortelyou Road., but perhaps the most underrated is Cinco de Mayo.
This Taqueria appears as a simple working mans formica counter top dinner, but some one in the kitchen knows what they are doing. Perhaps, the true test of a great cook is that they can produce a variety of dishes at the same time and have all of them taste very good and very distinctive.
Mexican sauces are acknowledged to be among the most complex (0 comments)
Spring has at long last come to Cortelyou Road and Ditmas Park. The first warm weekend day saw couples and family promenading down the stately street of Ditmas Park. The Daffodils were admired and critical comments made as to color combinations on the never ending variety of Victorian homes. A discreet photo of someone's garden, a child admonished about walking on the grass and a smile, when a mention was made of the upcoming Arbor Day Ditmas Park Tree Tour 4/25 ( www.sustainableflatbush.org ).
Little did we know the real spring happening was going to (0 comments)
ditmas park: cheap eats- triple z - 03/26/09 10:33 PM
Triple Z 1410 Avenue U 718 382 4328 With Ducks and half pigs hanging in the window, there is no doubt that this is an authentic Chinese eating place. There are lunch specials as cheap as $ 4 and the food is very fresh, as there is a major Chinese market next door. A la carte main courses run about $ 10 The green vegetables are done just so and the sauces have none of the gloppiness of a Junior High School cafeteria. You can even get your Chow Fun dry The ambiance is definitely family style, expect to sit at (2 comments)
Lalezar Turkish Restaurant 2715 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 718 769 7003
My group of friends decided to go to Lalezar for lunch. Two of us arrived early, and we told the restaurant that other were coming, we were told to take a seat in a darkened dining area. When we were approached by a waiter, we asked that the lights be turned on and that bread and water be brought to us. I was rather aghast when the response was -we will when the others come!?! I should have walked out then, but my friends were meeting us (0 comments)
Times are tough, especially in the restaurant business. Saturday night in Little Italy and there were many empty tables. Grotta Azzurra was doing only slightly better than some other restaurants on Mulberry Street. And the reason is SERVICE. The most frustrating thing is to try to contact your waiter when the restaurant is empty and your waiter is talking to other waiters, but not at Grotta Azzurra. Our waiter was attentive and when he didn't know the answer, he got back to us immediately. The plates came out on time and in good (0 comments)
ditmas park: A real malt shoppe--Bollingers--A restaurant review - 02/17/09 09:54 PM
Bollinger's Family Restaurant 282 Main Street Farmingdale, NY (516) 501-4990 Approx hrs 8:00a.m. -10:00p.m. There is a mythical place in American culture called "the malt shoppe". It is where teenagers come after school to safely meet, giggle and gossip. It is where old men come to have their morning coffee and announce their continued existence to their long time friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, there is no such place in NYC. We are all to hurried, or to scared of perverts to allow our urban children to participate in this rite of passage. Also real estate is too valuable to allow a (1 comments)
Tanoreen 7704 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209 718 748 5600
There are a lot of small ethnic restaurants in Brooklyn, some are better than others, but occasionally one stands out. Tanoreen is a Middle Eastern Jewel in Bay Ridge. A storefront, with rather indistinguishable decor you could easily miss Tanoreen. However, there is something special going on inside - the Food. More particularly the appetizers, yes, you can get kabobs at Tanoreen, while tasty, they are commonplace. What I am proposing, is a dinner made of their hot and cold appetizers, (1 comments)
I hate warming trays! When I walk into a restaurant for the first time and I see warming tray, my first reaction is to walk out. Foods left sitting in warming trays loose all texture and remind me a very bad junior high school cafeteria. Casa Calamari has warming trays as you come in and all I wanted to do was walk out! But, my friends persisted and my health insurance is still in effect so I said o.k. The décor is simple and clean, sort of an office workers lunch place. The service (1 comments)
ditmas park: Restaurant Review: IndoMunch - 01/28/09 12:18 AM
Chinese Indian Fusion-Confusion Reigns O.K., I am a sucker for any new cuisine. Tell me about a restaurant that features a cooking from a country, that I never heard about and I am there. According to Indomunch "Indian Chinese Cuisine is the adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes. It is widespread in certain localities in India, and is also enjoyed by people in Malaysia, Singapore and North America." I was hooked!!! IndoMunch is a very pleasant looking small and clean restaurant at 182 Lexington Avenue, near 32 Street, NY, NY. The food was fresh and the portions (0 comments)
ditmas park: Restaurant Review: Lupa- The She wolf gets it right - 01/24/09 11:21 AM
Lupa-The She Wolf gets it right We are just back from Rome and have essentially ate our way across the city, so going to an Italian restaurant in New York is definitely taking our chances. BTW, there is no bad pasta in Rome, but there is terrible Pizza. Lupa, the she wolf, symbol of Rome, is wonderful bistro that gets it right. The waiters are extremely knowledgeable, (do you know the difference between Borsci and Lucano digestifs) and are actually helpful, rare in New York. Appetizers are served in soup bowls and are tasty and distinctive. I liked the Winter Squash (0 comments)
ditmas park: Film Review: Four Months, Three Weeks ... - 01/19/09 05:31 PM
(with permission of the author) This is the story of an abortion, Romanian style. A major focus is on the dependent relationship of two young college female students and the ultimate consequences for both. The film also speaks to the universal clash between middle class and working class mindsets. The Romanian state's legal prohibition of abortion provides both backdrop and impulse to the film's evolution. As to the abortion: Two young women in their early twenties, students at a university are roommates. One (Gabita) appears devoid of the will to think and act: she becomes pregnant, is close to five months (0 comments)
ditmas park: Avoid Common Buyer Errors - 12/25/08 08:09 PM
Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience. It is, however, also a business transaction, and must be treated as such. Three of the most devastating things that can go wrong are: Paying too much Losing a dream home to another buyer Buying the wrong home When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you'll be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase: Get the information you needWhat price do you offer a seller? Is the seller's asking price too high? Is it a deal? Your own research (1 comments)
ditmas park: How to get your home at your price - 12/25/08 08:01 PM
Whether you are buying your first home or your fifth, the process of buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming venture. Feeling that, in the end, you made the right decision and got a good deal can make all the difference. As with most major decisions, the amount of work and research you undertake before you start shopping can have a dramatic effect on how well you do in the end. #1 Do you really need that backyard tennis court?Everyone can picture their ideal home. If you haven't thoroughly prepared yourself prior to viewing houses, chances are that you will (0 comments)
An upscale dinner that had existed on this site died, but this did not deter the owners of Fushimi. Fushimi is an upscale Asian Fusion restaurant and lounge decorated in the style of a hip Japanese disco with a branch in Staten Island. There is a Sushi Bar, a liquor bar, seductive dimly lit bathrooms and even a water lily tank in the floor.
Personally I found the décor over the top and done with less taste than their annoying website. Will some tell the web designer that thin knockout type on a (0 comments)
ditmas park: Surviving the Sale - 12/19/08 03:20 PM
The importance of having the right allies in the selling process cannot be overstated. Having an expert on your side, not only to assist you in making decisions and getting your home marketed, but also simply in terms of having an advocate in the process, is the single most important step you can take to reduce your stress. The first step in selling any home should be to arrange to get Comparative Market Analyses for your home from three different Realtors®. Many sellers take this step, but what they do with the information they receive is not always in their best (0 comments)
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