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Old 01-31-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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I's like to go out to King's Plaza, Brooklyn, for a bit of a shopping spree...especially to shop what appears to be the only LOWE'S in New York City. I've done Home Depot to death.

Can you steer me in the least inconvenient way on public transportatiion? It looks like subway-only isn't viable so subway + bus?

(I'm starting out on the Southbound 4,5, or 6 train.)

Anyplace interesting to eat out there besides typical Mall food?

TIA.
my sister went there and got mugged at gunpoint in the parking lot.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Terrific...a PATHMARK at the Gowanus location is a wonderful surprise. I am SOOO sick of bodega types (like Key Food and Associated) and chi-chi overpriced Manhattan markets (like Fairway, Garden of Eden, D'Agostinos, Gristede's, Food Emporium and Whole Paycheck.)
This food buying crap is the worst thing about living in Manhattan.

I looke forward to a REAL supermarket visit.


Mathjak,
Your sister's mugging is yet ANOTHER reason for my not going out to King's Plaza.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Gee, maybe I'll even get to see the notorious Gowanus Canal...one of the 7 Wonders of the over-Industrial World.
Here's a recommendation (from personal experience). Check it out on the weekend, when most of the industrial places are closed. It's very eerie to imagine you're the only person in the whole city!
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Fred,
I did a Google walk around the neigborhood. I see what you mean about an empty neighborhood. It looks like scenes for KING OF QUEENS at the IPS warehouse.

There is a LOWE's in Jersey City and it looks like EXACTLY the same warehousy neighborhood.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Fred,
I did a Google walk around the neigborhood. I see what you mean about an empty neighborhood. It looks like scenes for KING OF QUEENS at the IPS warehouse.

There is a LOWE's in Jersey City and it looks like EXACTLY the same warehousy neighborhood.

It really isn't that empty. 3rd Ave is bustling, but as you go down 9th Street, a little less, but I always found there to be people strolling around, and never felt unsafe. The is a bicycle lane on 9th, and there are bicylists as well.

You will be fine
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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In the late nineties, I used to walk down there from Park Slope to shop. During the day, it seemed industrial, but not terrible, certainly safe enough for my roommate and I, both female, to travel to together, with handcart. I don't know how the neighborhood is now, but it seems unlikely to have deteriorated.
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