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Old 12-28-2014, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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El Greco is closed, for good. Being replaced by condos.
Sad to see a neighborhood icon go, although it was never that good anyway.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: NYC
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i live on emmons for 12 years i have never seen any russian mobsters or hookers
have seen fires but nothing surprising or different about it
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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I lived at 3030 Emmons for a while. Russian mobsters, hookers, fires, couple a homicides...fun times...
okay? There is a pretty much stark difference from being east of Nostrand Ave near Knapp St then being near Sheepshead Bay Rd. So what does one have to look for to know if a Russian is a mobster or not?
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Gods country
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okay? There is a pretty much stark difference from being east of Nostrand Ave near Knapp St then being near Sheepshead Bay Rd. So what does one have to look for to know if a Russian is a mobster or not?

They are kinda hard to scope out, however you will feel them picking your pocket when you go to the doctor or gas up.
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: NYC
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ive been all around sheepshead and trust me i havent seen any russian mobsters
if i had chance to see them i would probably speak to them about making money together

stop being paranoid..
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:07 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Sad to see a neighborhood icon go, although it was never that good anyway.
I was there a few months ago. Being a native of the neighborhood, I'm glad I was able to eat there one last time. But other than that, yeah, it was mediocre compared to some other diners in Southern Brooklyn.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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^Those listing prices sound ridiculous. It's far from the city, although Sheepshead Bay Rd and Emmons are alright for restaurants and nightlife. While the area is decent enough, I just can't see the appeal (for that price) unless you're from one of the former Soviet states.

I don't think I've ever met a Russian mobster in the neighborhood. Most of the crime Russians do are related to tax fraud or insurance fraud, not much violent crime.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:43 PM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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^Those listing prices sound ridiculous. It's far from the city, although Sheepshead Bay Rd and Emmons are alright for restaurants and nightlife. While the area is decent enough, I just can't see the appeal (for that price) unless you're from one of the former Soviet states.

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Look up Brightwater Towers in Brighton Beach. it's already exceeded that dollar amount for a building that was built in 1964 with very few worthwhile amenities nearby.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: NYC
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^Those listing prices sound ridiculous. It's far from the city, although Sheepshead Bay Rd and Emmons are alright for restaurants and nightlife. While the area is decent enough, I just can't see the appeal (for that price) unless you're from one of the former Soviet states.

I don't think I've ever met a Russian mobster in the neighborhood. Most of the crime Russians do are related to tax fraud or insurance fraud, not much violent crime.

i didnt get the part about former soviet states
what makes people from former soviet states move to sheepshead bay?
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