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chow walking tour questions

Buford | Mar 11, 2002 10:31 PM

I am assembling all of the information that excellent chowhounds have been contributing to my "chow walking tours of Brooklyn and Queens" project, and I'm planning to issue a final version in perhaps ten days' time. In the meantime I hope you'll forgive me if I start another thread here to ask some specific questions.

Can someone sketch a chow walking tour of the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn? I understand that it's an epicenter for Polish chow, and I'd much appreciate a subway stop, some streets to walk along, chow landmarks, that sort of thing. It needn't be extensive.

I'm hoping someone can help me delineate the major chow zone of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn a little better. I'm told that one takes the R train to 86th St. Then I've got suggestions ranging from 3rd Ave to 5th Ave, and from 86th Street to the 70s (Leshkos Bakery). Arriving at the subway, what's a good direction to walk?

I'm quite confused about the different things called "Chinatown". I've been to the one in Manhattan, and I've got fairly extensive instructions for the one in Flushing at the end of the #7 line, but I'm interested in the one that, if I understand right, is in Brooklyn. It's the one with Ocean Palace and Jade Palace. Is this Chinatown worth a trip, or is it redundant for a first-time visitor who is hitting one of the other Chinatowns? Can someone supply a subway stop for it, and a couple of major streets to hit? Or am I just confused?

Can someone suggest a subway stop and a street or two for the chow area of Richmond Hill in Queens, where the Punjabi restaurants are? How does this area rank, if one only has time to see a half-dozen chow epicenters in the city?

I greatly appreciate your help! Hopefully we can put together a resource that will be useful for others.

I have attached a link to the previous thread in the series for those just joining us.


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