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Celebs, Pols and Neighbors Mingle at Cherry Hill

Markowitz Visits Cherry Hill Lundys for Grand Opening

Neighbors, local politicians, and Hollywood celebrities packed into the landmarked Lundy’s building as its latest tenant, Cherry Hill Gourmet Market, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday. Cherry Hill management catered to a crowd of nearly a thousand with mountains of food prepared in its own kitchen.

In attendance was Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, a martial arts star who has appeared in movies including Mortal Kombat and Memoirs of a Geisha, and is currently working on Tekken. Two other martial arts stars accompanied him, circulating amongst Sheepshead Bay residents while nibbling food and posing for photos.

“What I like most about [Cherry Hill Gourmet Market] is how much attention they made to making it a classy environment,” said Tagawa. “It makes you feel at home and makes you feel you want to come here and hangout.”

Tagawa said he’s visited Sheepshead Bay’s waterfront before and likes the neighborhood. “Especially in the summer, with all the girls,” he noted. “It’s hard for American women to compete with Russian women. Russians are beautiful with ease, and American women have to work at it.”

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz stopped by before the crowds to strike a pose with management and employees. He quickly expired his Russian vocabulary, repeating “da-da” and “spociba” between photos. Other politicians showed up, including Republican contender for the 46th City Council district, Gene Berardelli, and would-be City Council candidate Simon Belsky, among others.

The event pulled in hundreds of people, ciphoning street traffic with an outdoor buffet and an additional one indoors. Residents overall seeemed eager at the prospect of free food, devouring tray after tray of assorted rices, meats, finger foods (including cocktail shrimp and even lobster), and salads. David Isaev, owner, and his right-hand man, Moisha, seemed satisfied with the turnout, but asked that we don’t quote them and instead “Talk to the people.”

Russian and non-Russian residents alike seemed to enjoy the all-out event.

“Everything’s perfect,” swooned Eugena Dokhno. She and her husband Alex came to Cherry Hill to shop, but saw the event and put their baskets down.

“It’s beautiful,” said Alex. “It’s a very good kitchen” with excellent food, he added.

The controversy over Cherry Hill‘s alleged zoning violations didn’t temper praise for their food. Judd Fischler, president of the 60th Precinct Community Council, reminisced about the grandeur of  the old Lundy’s restaurant, which he patronized in earlier years. He noted that though zoning ordinances ought to be followed, the owners of Cherry Hill had put together an impressive market and cafe.

“As far as this is concerned, it’s definitely a magificent place. It’s out of the ordinary,” said Fischler. “You couldn’t get back the spirit of the old place, but it’s still Lundy’s. I’m not going to tell you it’s not good because there’s a violation.”

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  1. Shang Tsung!!!!! Oh I wish I went. I am a huge Mortal Kombat fan. I can’t believe he was in the Bay and I missed it … damn school work.

  2. Shang Tsung!!!!! Oh I wish I went. I am a huge Mortal Kombat fan. I can’t believe he was in the Bay and I missed it … damn school work.

  3. Lately this site seems to lean in certain directions that rubs a long time American Brooklynite like me the wrong way.

  4. Lately this site seems to lean in certain directions that rubs a long time American Brooklynite like me the wrong way.

  5. Clare, this blog reports what is happening in this community. Cherry Hill has spent a lot of money to restore what was Lundy’s. Their investment shows faith in the future of Sheepshead Bay, and respect for its past as well. They are newsworthy, which is why their grand opening is covered here.

    One hundred years ago Sheepshead Bay was a community of English and Dutch descendants of the early pre-Revolutionary war settlers of Gravesend, and Irish immigrants who came here in the 1850s and afterwards. Within the next 15 years the community would see influxes of other groups such as Italian-Americans, Scandinavians and Jews from all over Europe. Those who stayed got used to their new neighbors and accepted them as part of their community. Some moved away, because the sparsely populated neighborhood they were comfortable with became populated with houses of various sizes on small lots. To the newcomers, who often came from crowded tenement buildings in Manhattan and northern Brooklyn this was almost paradisaical. Over time the newcomers came to define Sheepshead Bay’s identity.

    But change is what defines New York City. The children and grandchildren of those who came here in the 1920 through 1960s left for various reasons. The homeowners grew older, and less able to take care of their homes. Eventually new people moved in, many of them recent immigrants from various countries. They have just as much of a right to be here as our parents who bought the homes earlier did. And if we are to stay here, we have to accept them just as the Dutch and English families accepted our parents and grandparents.

    Change comes hard. But survival means to accept the changes and grow with them.

  6. Clare, this blog reports what is happening in this community. Cherry Hill has spent a lot of money to restore what was Lundy’s. Their investment shows faith in the future of Sheepshead Bay, and respect for its past as well. They are newsworthy, which is why their grand opening is covered here.

    One hundred years ago Sheepshead Bay was a community of English and Dutch descendants of the early pre-Revolutionary war settlers of Gravesend, and Irish immigrants who came here in the 1850s and afterwards. Within the next 15 years the community would see influxes of other groups such as Italian-Americans, Scandinavians and Jews from all over Europe. Those who stayed got used to their new neighbors and accepted them as part of their community. Some moved away, because the sparsely populated neighborhood they were comfortable with became populated with houses of various sizes on small lots. To the newcomers, who often came from crowded tenement buildings in Manhattan and northern Brooklyn this was almost paradisaical. Over time the newcomers came to define Sheepshead Bay’s identity.

    But change is what defines New York City. The children and grandchildren of those who came here in the 1920 through 1960s left for various reasons. The homeowners grew older, and less able to take care of their homes. Eventually new people moved in, many of them recent immigrants from various countries. They have just as much of a right to be here as our parents who bought the homes earlier did. And if we are to stay here, we have to accept them just as the Dutch and English families accepted our parents and grandparents.

    Change comes hard. But survival means to accept the changes and grow with them.

  7. Very nicely put Lisanne. If it was what I was referring to.
    I don’t want to get started on a debate of what immigrants sucked
    money out of our systems when we don’t have enough for our own.
    Can I step off a boat and get free health care, public housing and money
    for an education anywhere else? Then buy a house a car or three, and claim bankruptcy? I love this country.

    I would have left the “work at it” comment out.
    There’s some ugly fat Russian women out there too.

  8. Very nicely put Lisanne. If it was what I was referring to.
    I don’t want to get started on a debate of what immigrants sucked
    money out of our systems when we don’t have enough for our own.
    Can I step off a boat and get free health care, public housing and money
    for an education anywhere else? Then buy a house a car or three, and claim bankruptcy? I love this country.

    I would have left the “work at it” comment out.
    There’s some ugly fat Russian women out there too.

  9. I am the mother of a twenty something “American Beauty” I would like to say that the comment about American girls having to work at it was ignorant on many levels. If “our girls” had the extra money that is handed to the russian newcomers (out of our taxes) in the way of benefits of varying types food stamps, SSI etc. which is probably paying for breast implants, plastic surgery, extra trips to the Salon for the Blonde effect and other beatifying treatments, and money for extra make-up, clothing and jewelry maybe we could have a fair comparison. Take away the layers and see what is underneath and then compare. Just a thought and just my opinion.

  10. I am the mother of a twenty something “American Beauty” I would like to say that the comment about American girls having to work at it was ignorant on many levels. If “our girls” had the extra money that is handed to the russian newcomers (out of our taxes) in the way of benefits of varying types food stamps, SSI etc. which is probably paying for breast implants, plastic surgery, extra trips to the Salon for the Blonde effect and other beatifying treatments, and money for extra make-up, clothing and jewelry maybe we could have a fair comparison. Take away the layers and see what is underneath and then compare. Just a thought and just my opinion.

  11. Listen folks, please trust me on this. All of the “Russian Beauties” you see, are not part of that whole “Off The Boat Benefits” crowd. The majority of the 20 something Russian’s get money from their parents and boyfriends who WORK for their money.

    You could consider my sister in that crowd, and her friends too, and all of our parents own businesses of one kind or another. My Dad owns a Car Dealership in Jersey and used to own a Car Service for one. One girl I know, her father owns a meat market on Brighton. One of my sisters friends fathers does Jewelery Repair.

    I’m the first person to complain when a bunch of dirty illegal immigrants get free benefits and then splurge on nice things while the rest of us work our asses off, but trust me, and really trust me when I say that It’s not nearly prevalent in the Russian immigrant community as you’re making it out to be.

    Oh, and for the record, many Russians TURN DOWN benefits. They find the whole thing embarrassing beyond belief. Taking a government handout is the last thing they’ll to because of the stigma of being seen as lazy and unable to work. This is int Mexicans we’re talking about people.

    Lastly, the majority of Russians (and I’ll extend this to other slavic ethenticities) that are here illegally are here on overstayed visas so they can work, not collect benefits. The last thing they’ll do is call attention to themselves or their families by applying for any sort of benefit.

    Oh, and Bernadette, I’m sorry but the actors statement tends to hold just the smallest grain of truth. I’m not saying American girls aren’t gorgeous in their own right, but the real secret isn’t how hard they work, but how well they hide their work so their beauty appears natural. Oh, and I don’t know a single girl from a Russian family that has ever gotten breast implants either. They are obsessed with looking natural.

  12. Listen folks, please trust me on this. All of the “Russian Beauties” you see, are not part of that whole “Off The Boat Benefits” crowd. The majority of the 20 something Russian’s get money from their parents and boyfriends who WORK for their money.

    You could consider my sister in that crowd, and her friends too, and all of our parents own businesses of one kind or another. My Dad owns a Car Dealership in Jersey and used to own a Car Service for one. One girl I know, her father owns a meat market on Brighton. One of my sisters friends fathers does Jewelery Repair.

    I’m the first person to complain when a bunch of dirty illegal immigrants get free benefits and then splurge on nice things while the rest of us work our asses off, but trust me, and really trust me when I say that It’s not nearly prevalent in the Russian immigrant community as you’re making it out to be.

    Oh, and for the record, many Russians TURN DOWN benefits. They find the whole thing embarrassing beyond belief. Taking a government handout is the last thing they’ll to because of the stigma of being seen as lazy and unable to work. This is int Mexicans we’re talking about people.

    Lastly, the majority of Russians (and I’ll extend this to other slavic ethenticities) that are here illegally are here on overstayed visas so they can work, not collect benefits. The last thing they’ll do is call attention to themselves or their families by applying for any sort of benefit.

    Oh, and Bernadette, I’m sorry but the actors statement tends to hold just the smallest grain of truth. I’m not saying American girls aren’t gorgeous in their own right, but the real secret isn’t how hard they work, but how well they hide their work so their beauty appears natural. Oh, and I don’t know a single girl from a Russian family that has ever gotten breast implants either. They are obsessed with looking natural.

  13. I’m a little confused by the last statement Arther (about Russian girls being obsessed with looking natural) because Russian girls do appear to dress it up with make up, clothing and jewelry to the max. The designer boutiques that have sprung up all over Sheepshead bay and who owns them is an indicator of that. And this is not a criticism, that is their choice. And it is eye catching even if sometimes incorrectly perceived as real beauty. I am a cosmetologist/hairdresser and see what is underneath and this is true of many different clients of all ethnicities and origins. I see beyond the superficial in both American and Russian girls and I stand by my view. It takes a lot of upkeep to maintain a lot of these looks especially with hair. Obviously all these are generalizations and shouldn’t be blanket statements. American girls get breast implants and I am sure Russian girls also get them. I don’t think they will be confiding that fact with you. So be it.

    As far as the “benefits” that is an issue that many people are beginging to really get upset about and i’m sure they will be getting around to questioning the proper persons, elected officials and all that to get to the bottom of the whose getting what and why. Actually it has been a topic that is becoming increasingly examined and questioned as it should be. I think it would be more productive if people would stop complaining and get to the truth of who, how and why thru the proper channels.

  14. I’m a little confused by the last statement Arther (about Russian girls being obsessed with looking natural) because Russian girls do appear to dress it up with make up, clothing and jewelry to the max. The designer boutiques that have sprung up all over Sheepshead bay and who owns them is an indicator of that. And this is not a criticism, that is their choice. And it is eye catching even if sometimes incorrectly perceived as real beauty. I am a cosmetologist/hairdresser and see what is underneath and this is true of many different clients of all ethnicities and origins. I see beyond the superficial in both American and Russian girls and I stand by my view. It takes a lot of upkeep to maintain a lot of these looks especially with hair. Obviously all these are generalizations and shouldn’t be blanket statements. American girls get breast implants and I am sure Russian girls also get them. I don’t think they will be confiding that fact with you. So be it.

    As far as the “benefits” that is an issue that many people are beginging to really get upset about and i’m sure they will be getting around to questioning the proper persons, elected officials and all that to get to the bottom of the whose getting what and why. Actually it has been a topic that is becoming increasingly examined and questioned as it should be. I think it would be more productive if people would stop complaining and get to the truth of who, how and why thru the proper channels.

  15. The quote,which has created this diversion was not made by a person of Russian birth or ancestry.

    And nothing in the article should have led to speculation as to what benefits immigrants are getting.

    We never get anywhere when we start making assumptions based upon flawed observations.

    A number of the contributors here are of Russian birth or ancestry. They are as involved in our community as those who consider themselves American. Even we have ancestors who came from other places, and they were subjected also to the effects of being misunderstood and misrepresented.

    It’s not necessary for us to continue that pattern.

  16. The quote,which has created this diversion was not made by a person of Russian birth or ancestry.

    And nothing in the article should have led to speculation as to what benefits immigrants are getting.

    We never get anywhere when we start making assumptions based upon flawed observations.

    A number of the contributors here are of Russian birth or ancestry. They are as involved in our community as those who consider themselves American. Even we have ancestors who came from other places, and they were subjected also to the effects of being misunderstood and misrepresented.

    It’s not necessary for us to continue that pattern.

  17. About the comment that we have been diverted…(not to offend anyone) but anything quoted or mentioned here is open for discussion. Freedom of speech and all. Also it’s kind of like watching TV you can change the channel or ignore the conversation concerning anything you don’t want to engage in (it is that simple if the content it is within the law.)
    I have lived in this community for 35 years and being naturally inquisitive I have heard similar comments on all the issues touched here. So whether they are relevant to the initial story or not is kind of irrelevant. Besides this conversation has been and is taking place all over the area anyhow.
    As far as anyone getting benefits, speculation or not it is our taxes that pay for whoever gets benefits and we have a right to question…not accuse but question and even discuss. And a lot of the issues surrounding benefits are not speculation but fact. And people are getting pissed especially because they don’t understand why they are struggling and someone in front of them on line at the supermaket is dressed, groomed and jeweled beautifully using a benefit card and then they cart their groceries out to a $90,000 vehicle and then possibly drive home to a half million dollar condo. You may say speculation, many say of convincing and in need of investigation.
    To stay with the original story, I was invited to the event at Cherry Hill and they did have a very nice spread. I know they were promotong their establishment but regardless they opened it up to all. The’re were no tables to sit and enjoy the food and maybe even converse with others so that was a big minus.
    And does anyone wonder what happened to the plans for a restaurant that was to be built on the top floor which got them the OK to open what is below?

  18. About the comment that we have been diverted…(not to offend anyone) but anything quoted or mentioned here is open for discussion. Freedom of speech and all. Also it’s kind of like watching TV you can change the channel or ignore the conversation concerning anything you don’t want to engage in (it is that simple if the content it is within the law.)
    I have lived in this community for 35 years and being naturally inquisitive I have heard similar comments on all the issues touched here. So whether they are relevant to the initial story or not is kind of irrelevant. Besides this conversation has been and is taking place all over the area anyhow.
    As far as anyone getting benefits, speculation or not it is our taxes that pay for whoever gets benefits and we have a right to question…not accuse but question and even discuss. And a lot of the issues surrounding benefits are not speculation but fact. And people are getting pissed especially because they don’t understand why they are struggling and someone in front of them on line at the supermaket is dressed, groomed and jeweled beautifully using a benefit card and then they cart their groceries out to a $90,000 vehicle and then possibly drive home to a half million dollar condo. You may say speculation, many say of convincing and in need of investigation.
    To stay with the original story, I was invited to the event at Cherry Hill and they did have a very nice spread. I know they were promotong their establishment but regardless they opened it up to all. The’re were no tables to sit and enjoy the food and maybe even converse with others so that was a big minus.
    And does anyone wonder what happened to the plans for a restaurant that was to be built on the top floor which got them the OK to open what is below?

  19. The Restaurant is being held up by 3 local pols, Nelson among them. I think. The whole grand opening was basically a big ol “eff you” we’re running the store anyway.

  20. It was a legit question on my part because we (the community) kind of lost track of the story over the summer.
    I can’t really address the politics because I don’t know enough that is current.

    Back to the grand opening as I said except for the lack of seating it was very nice. Plenty of food and beverage, hospitable staff and servers and welcoming everyone in the community inside was the way to go.

  21. It was a legit question on my part because we (the community) kind of lost track of the story over the summer.
    I can’t really address the politics because I don’t know enough that is current.

    Back to the grand opening as I said except for the lack of seating it was very nice. Plenty of food and beverage, hospitable staff and servers and welcoming everyone in the community inside was the way to go.

  22. I am not a person who follows politics either, but trends. I watch some statistics and have a general knowledge of what has and will transpire in my community.
    Bernadette I can identify with much of your feelings and frustration.

  23. I am not a person who follows politics either, but trends. I watch some statistics and have a general knowledge of what has and will transpire in my community.
    Bernadette I can identify with much of your feelings and frustration.

  24. It’s hard to miss Clare and I’m don’t want to be intentionally rude or stereotypical of any group but these issues are not new. 25 years ago it was very easy to get benefits if you came here from Russia. Your post above is very true. I think we didn’t question enough then and maybe there was a reason the benefits were so readily given and maybe it was temporary, But I do know that it became a joke after awhile…the food stamps, fur coat and luxury car. But it was apparant. Notice i didn’t mention fur coat in my previous post above but “local broker” automatically did (sorry to address you in third party LB). That is because it became so commonplace.
    If there was a law allowing this for whatever reason it’s time we did our homwork and found out what is the reason for the benefits (lets call them benefits for brevity) and how is an immigrant elegible. Is the law or guideline the same today or has it been changed. how long does and immigrant collect and for what reason.
    The reason I am bringing this up is because it is what I hear all around me. Maybe it is because people are struggling and now resent it more than ever and that is why the resentment resurfaced.

  25. It’s hard to miss Clare and I’m don’t want to be intentionally rude or stereotypical of any group but these issues are not new. 25 years ago it was very easy to get benefits if you came here from Russia. Your post above is very true. I think we didn’t question enough then and maybe there was a reason the benefits were so readily given and maybe it was temporary, But I do know that it became a joke after awhile…the food stamps, fur coat and luxury car. But it was apparant. Notice i didn’t mention fur coat in my previous post above but “local broker” automatically did (sorry to address you in third party LB). That is because it became so commonplace.
    If there was a law allowing this for whatever reason it’s time we did our homwork and found out what is the reason for the benefits (lets call them benefits for brevity) and how is an immigrant elegible. Is the law or guideline the same today or has it been changed. how long does and immigrant collect and for what reason.
    The reason I am bringing this up is because it is what I hear all around me. Maybe it is because people are struggling and now resent it more than ever and that is why the resentment resurfaced.

  26. Clare,

    There is a rumor that the owner of cherry hill paid in food stamps for the whole renovation.

    psss….please do not tell anyone else….

  27. Clare,

    There is a rumor that the owner of cherry hill paid in food stamps for the whole renovation.

    psss….please do not tell anyone else….

  28. Nicely put Bernadette. You are a classy writer. I would buy you lunch at Cherry Hill,
    and pay cash. (LOL @ Alex, u 2 funny).

  29. Nicely put Bernadette. You are a classy writer. I would buy you lunch at Cherry Hill,
    and pay cash. (LOL @ Alex, u 2 funny).

  30. listen my parents came here in the late 70s and were hard working people now my mom is disabled and she gets a little something which is a joke in the real world. i was born and raised here i work hard and pay a shit load of taxes and it does piss me off when people burn the system when they dont need to. 15-20 years ago people did it because they didnt know any better all they know is they are getting money for nothing. yes there are a very small number of people that totally screw the system buts its a handful its not a thousand or even a hundreds. like arthur mentioned its not something people brag about now or want to have. point is there are very few that have it that dont need it now and for you to slam a whole community of people is a joke. you women are old timers and cant stand that your area is changing but to hate a whole group of people for it is just crazy. if it were not for the russian jews that came here in the last 30 years brighton and sheepshead bay would look like extensions of coney island thats exactly what brighton looked like in the 80s until a certain group of people came here and changed it. you girls have nothing good to say you mention that is was nice food and all but how dare they not put tables and chairs so we can enjoy the food what are you a food critic you couldnt just say the food was good and it was nice of them to spend a few thousand dollars feeding people for one night funny shit. i just want to say i will not be responding to anyone regarding this.

  31. listen my parents came here in the late 70s and were hard working people now my mom is disabled and she gets a little something which is a joke in the real world. i was born and raised here i work hard and pay a shit load of taxes and it does piss me off when people burn the system when they dont need to. 15-20 years ago people did it because they didnt know any better all they know is they are getting money for nothing. yes there are a very small number of people that totally screw the system buts its a handful its not a thousand or even a hundreds. like arthur mentioned its not something people brag about now or want to have. point is there are very few that have it that dont need it now and for you to slam a whole community of people is a joke. you women are old timers and cant stand that your area is changing but to hate a whole group of people for it is just crazy. if it were not for the russian jews that came here in the last 30 years brighton and sheepshead bay would look like extensions of coney island thats exactly what brighton looked like in the 80s until a certain group of people came here and changed it. you girls have nothing good to say you mention that is was nice food and all but how dare they not put tables and chairs so we can enjoy the food what are you a food critic you couldnt just say the food was good and it was nice of them to spend a few thousand dollars feeding people for one night funny shit. i just want to say i will not be responding to anyone regarding this.

  32. Well TG your response will only be to put your words in someone else mouth.
    You broker mentioned furs. What did that insinuate?
    I never mentioned any ethnic group, but do tend to agree with alot of what has been stated on all accounts.
    PS 3 of the 5 women I know who have implants are Russian, one Italian need reduction after cancer and the other Brooklynite just wanted Boobs.
    Now chest it and take it like a man.

  33. Well TG your response will only be to put your words in someone else mouth.
    You broker mentioned furs. What did that insinuate?
    I never mentioned any ethnic group, but do tend to agree with alot of what has been stated on all accounts.
    PS 3 of the 5 women I know who have implants are Russian, one Italian need reduction after cancer and the other Brooklynite just wanted Boobs.
    Now chest it and take it like a man.

  34. Clare,

    I like your analysis. Your sample size is clearly representative of russian women population in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. I see no clear signs of disregard of sample error either. In fact you took a full advantage of statistical measurements. You minimized both alpha and beta errors.

    From the sample size of your hypothesis, I can infer that 60% of women who have elective enhancement procedures are in fact Russian.

    From my calculations the margin of error (alpha error), does not exceed acceptable statistical threshold.

    In conclusion using variance estimation analysis for the given sample size, I feel your research comes in within 26 sigma deviations or roughly 0.0003% of Brooklyn female population.

    My whole calculation and this write up took about 2.24 minutes.

    That’s right. Eat your words local broker!!!

    -Alex (Ned let me know if you are hiring a statistician for this blog.)

  35. Clare,

    I like your analysis. Your sample size is clearly representative of russian women population in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. I see no clear signs of disregard of sample error either. In fact you took a full advantage of statistical measurements. You minimized both alpha and beta errors.

    From the sample size of your hypothesis, I can infer that 60% of women who have elective enhancement procedures are in fact Russian.

    From my calculations the margin of error (alpha error), does not exceed acceptable statistical threshold.

    In conclusion using variance estimation analysis for the given sample size, I feel your research comes in within 26 sigma deviations or roughly 0.0003% of Brooklyn female population.

    My whole calculation and this write up took about 2.24 minutes.

    That’s right. Eat your words local broker!!!

    -Alex (Ned let me know if you are hiring a statistician for this blog.)

  36. Motherfuckers shut the fuck already….if was not for Jews from former CCCP (Baku) and other influx of good people from CCCP. Motherfuckers have nothing better to do to bash jews on this blog. Look at other communities say thank God it’s us or else like local broker said, it would look like dump. Why don’t you complain about other nationalities and ethnic groups who abuse the system on full scale…

  37. Motherfuckers shut the fuck already….if was not for Jews from former CCCP (Baku) and other influx of good people from CCCP. Motherfuckers have nothing better to do to bash jews on this blog. Look at other communities say thank God it’s us or else like local broker said, it would look like dump. Why don’t you complain about other nationalities and ethnic groups who abuse the system on full scale…

  38. All right. Time for daddy to step in and pull the children apart 😉

    Debate is good for the site, for the community, and for the soul. Personal insults are not. Please try to stay on target and avoid insulting each other.

  39. All right. Time for daddy to step in and pull the children apart 😉

    Debate is good for the site, for the community, and for the soul. Personal insults are not. Please try to stay on target and avoid insulting each other.

  40. i mean no harm just fun thats why i left the blanks. i do not want to make anyone feel bad or uncomfortable reading and visiting this site.
    BakiShamil, no need for all the cursing say what you want without so much profanity.

    Ned, you say daddy you might be the youngest one here.

  41. i mean no harm just fun thats why i left the blanks. i do not want to make anyone feel bad or uncomfortable reading and visiting this site.
    BakiShamil, no need for all the cursing say what you want without so much profanity.

    Ned, you say daddy you might be the youngest one here.

  42. Ned is almost the youngest, I believe. I’m not the oldest though possibly so on this on this thread.

    Arthur might be the youngest, though he impresses me with his maturity.

  43. Ned is almost the youngest, I believe. I’m not the oldest though possibly so on this on this thread.

    Arthur might be the youngest, though he impresses me with his maturity.

  44. My God what did I miss here (Just did a quick read of the last posts). Anyhow thanks Clare… I wouldn’t be suprised if we recognize each other from the neighborhood.

  45. My God what did I miss here (Just did a quick read of the last posts). Anyhow thanks Clare… I wouldn’t be suprised if we recognize each other from the neighborhood.

  46. Just a point here but I don’t think women are going to andmit to having breast implants Russian, American or otherwise. Isn’t that the point of getting them.

    And to local Broker I don’t think we are old timers angry that the neighborhood is changing. I’m big on communicating and socializing with most anyone and always have been since I was little so I have no problem hearing all sides and all stories. I grew up in Sunset Park in the sixties and was exposed to all ethnicities. I left that area when I was in my mid teens and have been here ever since.I love the diversity of Broolyn that is why I stayed and bought a house as long as it took us. But if I have an issue I don’t see anything wrong with spitting it out. You can say almost anything to anyone, depending on how you say it.

    I just had a conversation with someone about how when we were kids our Moms looked a lot more matronly at our ages between 45-55 let’s say. I think it’s great that women want ot look better and take care of themselves. I give credit to some of the Russian women I see dressed up on a ordinary week day. I don’t know how I would or if I would want to dress up every day like that but grooming is very important to me.

  47. Just a point here but I don’t think women are going to andmit to having breast implants Russian, American or otherwise. Isn’t that the point of getting them.

    And to local Broker I don’t think we are old timers angry that the neighborhood is changing. I’m big on communicating and socializing with most anyone and always have been since I was little so I have no problem hearing all sides and all stories. I grew up in Sunset Park in the sixties and was exposed to all ethnicities. I left that area when I was in my mid teens and have been here ever since.I love the diversity of Broolyn that is why I stayed and bought a house as long as it took us. But if I have an issue I don’t see anything wrong with spitting it out. You can say almost anything to anyone, depending on how you say it.

    I just had a conversation with someone about how when we were kids our Moms looked a lot more matronly at our ages between 45-55 let’s say. I think it’s great that women want ot look better and take care of themselves. I give credit to some of the Russian women I see dressed up on a ordinary week day. I don’t know how I would or if I would want to dress up every day like that but grooming is very important to me.

  48. People do age more slowly then they did in the past. Or at least it seems that way. Used to be that people were expected to “dress their age”. Nowadays a lot of us dress far more casually, and maybe in part that keeps us young.

  49. People do age more slowly then they did in the past. Or at least it seems that way. Used to be that people were expected to “dress their age”. Nowadays a lot of us dress far more casually, and maybe in part that keeps us young.

  50. i dont get how some B movie actor that is asian comments about russian and american girls turns into this crazy debate when it should have been about cherry hill good or bad. i do like that actor though he has been in some cool movies.

  51. i dont get how some B movie actor that is asian comments about russian and american girls turns into this crazy debate when it should have been about cherry hill good or bad. i do like that actor though he has been in some cool movies.

  52. Local broker, sometimes i just cant help myself when other side start bashing my roots. Also ignorant individuals we not all russians, if most of us do speak russian it does not mean we are from Russia.

    Man, are you all from England apparently so if you all speak English (sarcasm)

  53. Local broker, sometimes i just cant help myself when other side start bashing my roots. Also ignorant individuals we not all russians, if most of us do speak russian it does not mean we are from Russia.

    Man, are you all from England apparently so if you all speak English (sarcasm)

  54. leave Shang Tsung alone. if he thinks Russian women look better than most American women, who are we to say he is wrong. everyone has their preferences …

    btw … cherry hill = 🙂

  55. leave Shang Tsung alone. if he thinks Russian women look better than most American women, who are we to say he is wrong. everyone has their preferences …

    btw … cherry hill = 🙂

  56. BE AWARE !!! DO NOT USE ATM IN A CHERRY HILL GOURMET MARKET ! ! ! IT DISPENSED COUNTERFEIT 20 DOLLAR BILL ON ME YESTERDAY ! ! ! COMPANY THAT MAINTENANCE THE MACHINE CANNOT BE REACHED ON ANY OF NUMBERS LISTED…IT IS A EZ – MONEY SERVICES CORP … SO BE AWARE AND USE YOUR BANK INSTEAD OF SHADY PLACES LIKE THIS….

  57. BE AWARE !!! DO NOT USE ATM IN A CHERRY HILL GOURMET MARKET ! ! ! IT DISPENSED COUNTERFEIT 20 DOLLAR BILL ON ME YESTERDAY ! ! ! COMPANY THAT MAINTENANCE THE MACHINE CANNOT BE REACHED ON ANY OF NUMBERS LISTED…IT IS A EZ – MONEY SERVICES CORP … SO BE AWARE AND USE YOUR BANK INSTEAD OF SHADY PLACES LIKE THIS….

  58. Bernadette,

    You represent a bunch of jealous old timers, whom I’ve frequently met here in Sheepshead Bay. Majority of us came here in early 90’s, worked our asses off, cleaned apartments for $5 an hour, while going to colleges and learning computer languages. Majority of us have undergraduate and graduate education and work as professionals.
    There are of course rotten few, just like in any community.

  59. Bernadette,

    You represent a bunch of jealous old timers, whom I’ve frequently met here in Sheepshead Bay. Majority of us came here in early 90’s, worked our asses off, cleaned apartments for $5 an hour, while going to colleges and learning computer languages. Majority of us have undergraduate and graduate education and work as professionals.
    There are of course rotten few, just like in any community.

  60. Wow, I just read all of these comments and not sure whether to laugh or cry. There is no shame in any profession or choice of work, but just to point out the Russians are making themselves known not just on Brighton Beach-ever heard of Google? Guess who one of the 2 founders is! I work in a major investment bank, not too many American born are out the real world of money making and real tax paying, most are Asian and European, so please watch who you insult and why. The taxes I pay alone can feed a few families down in Nostrand projects (not by my choice).

  61. Wow, I just read all of these comments and not sure whether to laugh or cry. There is no shame in any profession or choice of work, but just to point out the Russians are making themselves known not just on Brighton Beach-ever heard of Google? Guess who one of the 2 founders is! I work in a major investment bank, not too many American born are out the real world of money making and real tax paying, most are Asian and European, so please watch who you insult and why. The taxes I pay alone can feed a few families down in Nostrand projects (not by my choice).

  62. the russian women are into prostitution – one actually approached a male friend of mine in Brighton one day and told him that she had no money, but if he drove her home, she would give him a BJ – yeah, they work for their money – as hookers and “masseus”

  63. the russian women are into prostitution – one actually approached a male friend of mine in Brighton one day and told him that she had no money, but if he drove her home, she would give him a BJ – yeah, they work for their money – as hookers and “masseus”

  64. I really enjoyed reading all the comments. I grew up in Manhattan beach and that was before the Russian invasion and the Coast Guard stationed there. It was a great place to grow up in. My family celebrated every occasion in Lundy’s. It was a great restaurant at the time. And now I am married, I raised my children in Brooklyn and I really love it here.

  65. I really enjoyed reading all the comments. I grew up in Manhattan beach and that was before the Russian invasion and the Coast Guard stationed there. It was a great place to grow up in. My family celebrated every occasion in Lundy’s. It was a great restaurant at the time. And now I am married, I raised my children in Brooklyn and I really love it here.

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