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Real Estate Sales Representative - Ditmas Estates LLC
Real Estate, happenings in Ditmas Park Brooklyn, NY and the occasional review
Poor Porter's Problem   Porter's Restaurant and Lounge 216 Seventh Avenue New York, NY   888-316-1028   I had checked out Porter's restaurant on the web about a week before making reservations. The website was attractive, the menu tempting, and live music was advertised. When the got to the resta...
Arno Restaurant141 West 38 StreetNew York, NY  212-944-7420  Arno Restaurant like the Arno River is classically Italian. The ambiance of dark wood and large mirrors reminds you of Tuscany. Interestingly enough Tuscany is famous for its beef and there is very little beef on Arno's menu.  What Arno...
New Star Restaurant (Dim Sum)1217 Avenue UBrooklyn, NY  718 998 -0350  Yes, I am a Dim Sum fanatic, but who can blame me. This Chinese brunch ritual is wonderful and New Star impressed me.  New Star has expanded and this has given them the ability to present a huge variety of Dim Sum (small plate...
On Saturday about 11 a.m. a walk through Chinatown, NYC, I noticed that most of the restaurants were essentially empty except the Dim Sum places. For those who are not native New Yorker's or Californian's, Dim Sum is a weekend brunch where small tasting plates of various Chinese dishes are wheele...
This is no ordinary semi-detached, three bedroom, one and one half bath, single family house. This house has a central air/heat pump and a large kitchen with pass through to the dining room. It also has custom storage cabinets in a fully finished basement. Within walking distance to Marine Park, ...
Springtime on Cortelyou Road   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 v...
Fino's Wall Street is mis-named, it should be Find if you can, Not on Wall Street. Look for this subterranean pricey restaurant off the corner (or maybe that should be under the corner) of Beaver and Pearl. The décor of Fino's reminds you of a 1940's gangster movie, there is even a private platfo...
773 Coney Island Avenue -Bar Lounge There is an old story that the Police from the 70 precinct used to eat at Georges Diner not only because the food was good and cheap, but also because it was only a few doors down from 773 Bar Lounge and they could easily fill their quota of arrests there. Mayb...
 Village Gyro 1000 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, NY 718 421 0505 The food at Village Gyro is freshly made, healthy, and the portions are large. This is a very inexpensive place to eat. Pakoras are sold by the pound for four dollars a pound. A pound of Pakoras is all you could possibly eat and eas...
Taino Soliel 121 Livingston Street Brooklyn, NY 718 858 8778 O.K. rainy weekday nights on Livingston Street, downtown Brooklyn, are hardly lively, but someone has taken a lot of time, care and consideration in the opening of Taino Soliel, an upscale Caribbean restaurant. You g...

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Real Estate, happenings in Ditmas Park Brooklyn, NY and the occasional review