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  • Andrew Porter
  • Andrew Porter

    And, next door, 44 Court Street, also in 1940. The columns on the front of the building have since been removed:

  • Andrew Porter

    “Brooklyn’s Best Diner Breakfasts” in the Eagle includes the Park Plaza Diner, where the Eagle’s Mary Frost chows down. Article here:

  • H Ginsburg

    The smell of ginkgo berries makes me queasy. Does anyone know what chinese use them for?

  • CassieVonMontague

    ginko nuts are edible after being processed. the smell is butyric acid, which is also in milk, parmesan cheese, and vomit. It’s also added to Hershey’s chocolate. That’s why a British person will tell you American chocolate “tastes like sick.”

  • aconcernedneighbor

    Wondering how Fairway will fare now that Wegman’s is in town.
    We were in the store (Fairway) last weekend and it was a ghost town. Good for us, bad for for business I guess.

  • KXrVrii1

    I vastly prefer Clark’s, despite the lines on weekends… which incidentally made its way into the Eagle’s reader addendum:

  • Diesel

    The new Grand Canyon Diner is very good and has a menu of creative omelets.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    “what chinese use them for”

    This strikes me as a peculiar way to phrase your question (in 2019).

  • Jorale-man

    I wondered that too. It took me about 20 minutes to walk to Wegman’s, and 10-15 coming back on the bus. I liked the experience there too (especially the produce and prepared foods), though I doubt it will supplant Trader Joe’s as my regular go-to store.

  • Piddles pankreata

    My wife is from china and it is not uncommon for chinese to cook the berries and use them for various medicinal uses. The ginkgo tree has a prominent place in chinese culture.

  • Piddles pankreata

    Care to elaborate what exactly you are offended by? Are you the morality police of this blog?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I mentioned neither morality nor being personally offended, so I can’t elaborate on those things.

    I will however say it’s a commonly held truth that language use matters, particularly when we’re talking about social matters, and this is something we should all be mindful of. Since I am certainly not the police of anything, I would only volunteer the thought to add to this discussion. It’s not an indictment.

  • aconcernedneighbor

    Love the variety at Fairway and if we’re being honest, I don’t love Brooklyn Wegman’s as much as I love a suburban Wegman’s. I do think Fairway needs to step up the customer service but I want them to stick around. Hopefully they will.

  • Andrew Porter

    I walk to/from Trader Joe’s. The walk back to the north Heights with two full bags and another slung around my shoulders gives me a good solid workout. And I don’t have a car, so lots of places are out of reach.

  • B.

    Fairway’s has indeed been quiet this past year. I expect Whole Foods has been the cause. Personally, I prefer Fairway — easier to navigate, and then there’s the view.

  • aconcernedneighbor

    Ultimately, we prefer it too.. over both Whole Foods and Wegman’s. And I’ve noticed they are stepping up their customer service in the past few weeks. Hopefully that sticks.