Ace Luggage and Gifts is a discounted seller of luggage of all types. They also repair luggage and leather goods as well, both for commercial and for the public.
They have a vast selection of leather wallets, pocketbooks, cigarette cases and lighters, fancy pens, swiss army products, and gifts of every sort. They also carry a large selection of back packs in addition to the large selection of luggage and trunks.
They are a fun store to browse in, whether purchasing for yourself or for gifts. They have many types of gift items not seen in very many other stores, and the quality of all of their goods and leather is the finest.
I love to go in there and purchase new pocketbooks, they are on display, you can "try them on" and see if it is what you want. It is the kind of store where you could complete nearly all of your gift shopping at once, and its fun to shop there.
PROS: Luggage, leather goods, gifts and more.
E Flotteron and Sons is a multigenerational family lumber yard and hardware store in Brooklyn for many years. I have known the family personally for many years, and they run a marvelous, fully stocked lumber yard and hardware store, with a large lumber yard area as well as a beautiful hardware, blinds,full service store with a showroom.
They cut lumber to order, they have wood of all types, and as they all grew up in this business they are very well versed in the business. They carry it all, anything in lumber, hardware, tools, decorating materials and so much more. They have cut lumber in stock and they also cut to order, no matter what the type of wood needed or the quantity needed. They are fairly priced and very honest, and are a wonderful store to deal with.
PROS: A large lumber yard and hardware store.
There are very few people in Brooklyn, and for that matter, in the surrounding areas that have not heard of Cuccio's Bakery. They are one of the best bakeries around, and everyone knows it. They often have lines going out the door, with patrons patiently waiting their turn to buy these marvelous breads of every size, shape and variety, their mouth watering cakes, Italian pastries, cookies and baked goods of every sort.
Their baked goods are delicious, freshly baked, they keep baking as they keep selling out, and their variety of baked goods of every imaginable sort, from a huge variety of breads, to pastries, Italian cookies, regular cookies, Italian pastries and more are irresistable. The only problem with coming in there is that everything looks so good, it calls your name, and you end up buying so many delicious things, more than you meant to.
PROS: A marvelous, well known Italian bakery
Kosher Pizza places often lose some of the great taste and flavor of pizza in making them kosher. This is not the case at Dagan Pizza in Mill Basin, Brooklyn.
Dagan Pizza has wonderful pizza and so much more. They carry sandwiches, falafel, fish and chips and many other delicious dishes. Located in a busy strip mall on the main streets in Mill Basin, they are a busy place, busy because they sell delicious food. It is worth a trip from distant areas to sample some of their delicious fresh hot pizza or other goodies.
PROS: Delicious kosher pizza and more.
Located on Coney Island Avenue for many, many years, Jack Loconsolo and Company have been selling paint, wall paper, window treatments and much more.
They are an authorized Benjamin Moore paint dealer, and have a remarkable stock of paint. In addition, they stock a vast, vast selection of wall paper, wall and window treatments, and much more.
They have the largest number of wall paper books to choose from I have ever seen in one location, and their sales personnel are very well versed in all of them. Got an idea-tell them what it is, and they will locate a book of wall paper samples which contains what you want, no matter what type it is. They mix paint, have many samples to choose from in paint as well, and they make home decorating, from painting to wall treatments much easier to handle.
PROS: A vast selection to choose from
Neergaard Pharmacy, located on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn at the corner of 9th Street,is a busy, full service pharmacy. They are open long hours, they are staffed by caring pharmacists who are very knowledgeable and very professional.
They fill prescriptions and more. They also carry a vast array of vitamins, over the counter drugs, surgical supplies, they do film developing, stock makeup, perfumes and colognes, and candy along with much more.
They accept many union and insurance plans, and also accept Medicaid and Medicare. they have supplies for the entire family and can fill just about any health or sundries needs.
PROS: A full service pharmacy
CONS: None except sometimes hard to park in the area
In business for many years, Charlies Ignition is run by an old timer in the auto repair and carburetor business. This is a man with many years experience at diagnosing and repairing cars, trucks and vehicles, and he does it very well.
On walking into his shop, one wonders how he does business there, it is a mess. There are parts all over the place, including sitting on desks, chairs, and the floor. It looks like a mess, but this man who incidently is not named Charlie, knows what he has, where it is, and how to use it. He carries many, many parts for all types of cars in stock, and as well he deals with auto parts stores in the area who deliver the needed parts to him if he does not have it in stock.
He has a large outdoor area to accommodate extra cars, and he is always busy, but if you bring him your vehicle, it will be correctly diagnosed, repaired well, including carburetors and even all the new fangled electronics on the newer cars, and it will be done at a very fair price. All work is done well and is guaranteed.
PROS: A knowledgeable automobile mechanic.
CONS: If you dislike messy places, this one might upset you.
Our Lady of Grace is a Catholic Church which also runs a parochial school.
They are a church which seems to stress family and community. We attend their yearly Christmas bazaar, and would not miss it. They run a bazaar complete with Santa Claus to take pictures with children, all types of tables selling everything from clothing to toys, from CDs and movies to jewelry. They have a flea market table as well, and also have a table with hand knitted goods including sweaters, baby sweaters, blankets and so much more. They also have raffles for wonderful prizes. This is always a well attended fair or bazaar.
In the basement there is a room with tables selling hot and cold foods and drinks, staffed by church members. The church members are a fun bunch of people, friendly, courteous and seem to have a great time while serving delicious home cooked food. They make you realize that this church must have a totally delightful congregation based on these volunteers, and on those also selling the raffles and the hand made goods.
PROS: A friendly group of church people
I have known dr. Stanley Wein for many years, our kids went to school together. He is a board certified otolaryngologist, and is a very, very competent doctor in his field.Dr. Wein treats both children and adults, but he has the patience to treat children, which is an asset some doctors do not have. He is also an excellent diagnostician, down to earth, and a very compassionate and caring doctor.
PROS: Otoloaryngologist good at treating both children and adults
We first met Rabbi Rosenberg when he was recommended to us a number of years ago, to perform an interfaith wedding, but with the ceremony being a Jewish ceremony. We liked this gentle man immediately. He is a warm, friendly, compassionate gentleman, and after several meetings and conversations we were happy to decide on him to perform this marriage ceremony.
He turned out to perform a beautiful service, complete with all the usual Jewish wedding ceremony trimmings, but never objected to the interfaith aspect, and he never shoved his religion down our throats. He made the ceremony beautiful.
We had further occasions to call upon Rabbi Rosenberg for an unveiling at a cemetery, and again for a ceremony which declared my grandchild a member of the Jewish religion. Both of these rites or ceremonies were also very nicely and tastefully performed.
Not all Rabbis or clergymen will perform interfaith marriages, but Rabbi Rosenberg does so and makes them very memorable and beautiful occasions.
PROS: A warm, compassionate, friendly rabbi.