This used to be my favorite Chinese food restaurant way back when. Now, it's a shell of what it used to be. The place has changed hands and gotten rundown. They're located one block away from the Church Avenue subway station D & Q Lines, an area that has much activity and also because of the green grocer fruit & vegetable stands that are open 24 hours.
The food is okay. Nothing to shout about and it's always prepared fresh, hot & NON-oily (very important for Chinese food). No horrible stories or experiences/sights of vermin so that's a marginal plus in their favor. Specialities are the Chicken & Broccoli and Lo Mein (any kind). They have a lot of customers mostly takeout but there are about 6 tables for eating (which differentiates it from other Chinese food restaurants in the area). If only they could find some time to actually wipe down the debris from past meals OFF the tables, then maybe people would eat there more often. The restaurant isn't really clean and gives off an air of grubbiness. NOTE TO STAFF: Mops, soap and water for the floor, are NOT the enemy, they should be your new friends!
South Shore High is your typical neighborhood high school. They have some overcrowding, the students get generally good grades and there are altercations & some school violence now and then, but not so much that it has a terrible reputation. At night however, the school is used as a community center where they teach classes to anyone for a fee. Brooklyn's very own Learning Annex if you will.
They have classes for Business (accounting, writing, etc.,), Cooking courses and much more. Anyone can teach a course & you don't have to be a certified teacher, just know what you're talking about and hope people are interested enough in your class to pay! A brochure with the list of current classes is available and you can have it mailed to you or place yourself on their mailing list for future brochures.
The teachers at Maxwell really try their best. However with overcrowding, a general lack of interest in the curriculum being taught and little or no funding this is not the happiest of high schools.
When we moved into the area, I got shuffled to this school due to zoning laws. It was 3 of the most agonizing years of my life. This school was so poor they didn't even have a baseball, basketball or football team. The classes were boring, the teachers tired and I was one unhappy camper. Years later, there's been little or no improvement with this school except that there are more fights and excessive overcrowding.
One thing there's no lack of women's clothing shops/boutiques on Flatbush or Church Avenue. Pretty Girl stocks many cheap trendy tops at bargain prices.
The quality is iffy but at $3.99-$5.99 for tops can you really object? There are fitting rooms as well to try on clothes. The salesgirls like to try to pressure you into buying---well anything, but simply smile ask for help when needed and basically ignore them until or IF you decide to buy something.
Clinton Car Service is great. We use them a lot at my job. They're very dependable and you can trust them to get you to your destination without fearing for your safety. Downtown Brooklyn, especially this Court St. area can be quite desolate at night and it's nice to know you can rely on their services with fearing for your life or your wallet.
Don't know why this is listed as a News & Mag dealer. This store is a Women's apparel store. They sell trendy, cute and affordable clothes for women & teens.
From casual to semi-formal (read club & slightly trashy formal wear) they have something for everyone. They also sell shoes downstairs. They're located directly across the street from Macy's Herald Square so they benefit from lots of traffic (from both tourists and locals) and the prices are very affordable.
Clem has been doing hair for over 45 years! Their salon specializes in different types of hairweaving and extensions. They also do wash & sets, cuts, relaxers and hair color. He is a consultant for the Miss Universe pageant and often does celebrities hair and YOU feel like a celebrity through the one one attention given by he and his staff.
They also do something I've never seen before coming here: strand by strand eyelash extensions. I'm sorry but that's weird. Interesting but weird.
I used their services for extensions put in for a wedding. Excellent. Clem also specializes in special weaving techniques for people suffering from alopecia and other forms of baldness and gives classes in his technique nationwide & in the salon here in Brooklyn for stylists.
Culpepper's is a nice little Bajan restaurant that has entrees, brunch and baked goods. Concentrating on the marvelous tastes of Barbados, you can feast on the country's signature dish Fish & Coo-Coo (cou-cou). The fish is seasoned and marinated for hours in a blend of minced onions, garlic, herbs, goat pepper, sea salt and lime juice then fried and stewed to be served over the Coo-Coo, a cornmeal and okra pudding.
They also do tradtional curries, roti, oxtail etc., turnovers, coconut bread, fruit cakes, rock cakes (sugar cake), pone and more!
They often serve Sunday brunch. You can dine in or take out and catering for parties is also available.
Elites salon located between Church & Snyder Avenues is a beautiful place. The place is remarkably clean and efficient salon for women. They specialize in relaxers, hair cuts and have the latest equipment. They do a wicked layered shag and like to experiment with color foils. Ask for Barbara.
This location of Maribel's is subpar in comparison to their other location before you get to the Junction further down Flatbush. Smaller in size and located next to Vinnie's meat market,the workers here are very slow and boy can they talk (most if not all in Spanish depriving you even of that much interest if you cannot speak the language). A simple visit for a wash & set which should only take you 1-1/2 hours MAX, ends up being a three hour tour. A three hour tour. (sing with me)
I've been here twice before I finally gave up and now only frequent the other Maribels. Prices are average. They offer discounts on the weekdays. They sometimes open early in the morning but otherwise not til after 11am.