377 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY- (718) 576-6665
As (hopefully) all adults know, high school is a stressful, strenuous, tiring and torturous place! And that place is where I am at this moment in time. Fortunately it’s not all bad. Through everything, you always have good friends to keep your spirits up. So when my dorm-mates noticed that we were at midterms and all stressed out, we had an emergency morale-boosting meeting.
We met in Perel and Chaya’s room which happens to be right next to mine. We all sat there in our pajamas with coffee and homework clutched in our hands at around 1am. I suddenly started to speak about my blog, and how I had to start adding new things to it so that people would read it and comment on the blog site (um… hint, hint!). All the girls read my blog and commented on it.
Then, when I finally got to bed that night, I had a wild idea! Why couldn’t I bring my dormies on a kosher tweens adventure here in Crown Heights? So in the morning, I proposed the idea to everyone. They thought it was a really great idea and a good way to relax little.
On Monday night, we all arranged ourselves by the door ready to go. Menucha, Chaya, Perel, Chana, Manya, and me. We finally headed out the door, an hour late of course because that’s what happens when you try to organize a group of teenagers. Fortunately, I had this in mind, so we said we would leave at six thirty and really we wanted to leave at seven thirty. My plan worked great, and we left the house and walked down Kingston Avenue towardsPrime Sandwich.
As we were walking down the street, we were very excited about going out to eat but also to relax and just hang out as friends. We arrived at Prime Sandwich, which has a huge orange sign on the front with a shwarma on it. We went inside and looked around. The restaurant had a bunch of metal tables and a big deli/ salad/ ordering counter straight in the back. The décor was a little strange: bright orange walls with the occasional black light and a mirrors all around the joint.
We sat down to order and just as we were about to I saw my friend Chaya outside. (No not the same Chaya. When you go to Beis Rivkah and live in Crown Heights, be prepared to know a lot of Chayas!) We ran out to say hi, and we had a little chat. I invited her to come and sit with us, and she came and sat for a while.
You might have picked up on it by now that we are not the fastest people in the world of teenagers (ergo the early schedule) and we took about fifteen minutes to order. We decided to share a few things–of course! We ordered a classic burger, a pastrami- hot dog sub, Chinese schnitzel salad, New York schnitzel salad, and a roasted chicken salad. For sides, we ordered, of course!, french fries and onion rings.
When we went to the counter and ordered our food it came within ten minutes. We all took a lot of pictures, not just of the food, and really got to know each other much better.
The burger did not taste very good. It was thin and dry and a little frozen. The pastrami hot dog sub was something we had never thought to try or make, but it tasted pretty good!
We spent about an hour there talking and laughing. Finally we took a group picture and decided to go. We were walking up the street at about eleven o’clock and it was cold and dark out. As we were walking a man came up behind Manya and tapped her on the
shoulder. She screamed really loud, and then we all got really scared and screamed really loud. And then we just stood there and screamed really loud, freaked out of our minds. It was Manya’s big brother who lived in Crown Heights. He had surprised her. That’s why she screamed. We thought some random person was touching her, and we were freaking out!
In the end, we figured it all out and laughed over it. We went home very full and decided we needed to do this again.
My Surprise Birthday Party
Sunday November 10, 2013 was my Hebrew birthday. I was at a new school and no one knew it was my birthday. I didn’t get a ‘happy birthday’ from anyone the whole day. When I came home from school I was a little upset and decided to spend the rest of the day in my room.
When I got home, I went to my room. Then on the house intercom one of the dormies called me from downstairs, “Your friend is here.” I was really excited! Maybe someone remembered my birthday! I ran down, and there were all the girls from the dorm and a big table set with pink trim and pancakes and a big cupcake with a happy birthday pin stuck into it.
I was so happy! Someone remembered my birthday and it was remembered by the very closest friends people could ever have! I feel I should mention it on this blog because the food was so good! There was an amazing salad and blueberry pancakes with homemade caramel! It was the most wonderful feeling! They made a special card and gave me a tiara. I just want to say thank you guys for an amazing birthday party!