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The route of President Barack Obama's Crown Heights visit is kept secret, but NYPD announced where to expect heavy traffic. Full Story

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Typical insensitivity
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Typical insensitivity

He has to descend on CH erev Shabbos? G-d forbid he comes on Thursday. I certainly won’t bother turning out to salute him.

mmn
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mmn

Will.they suspend parking rules

pedestrian traffic
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pedestrian traffic

is pedestrian traffic allowed?

Student Shabbaton
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Student Shabbaton

The Chabad on Campus Shabbaton is at the same time, does this mean we are stuck for those looking for parking, and everything else?

Kevin
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Kevin

He’s the president of the USA so no matter what our differences in views are we need to respect him and complaining that he’s visiting on a Friday is dumb. That said I wonder what’s the heavy emphasis on Kingston avenue when the school is located 10 blocks north on Albany (more then 1 mile away).

Anyone know when’s the last time a President has visited so close to Jewish Crown Heights ?

goodness
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goodness

Can’t his majesty drive down Brooklyn or Troy? What about all the erev shabbos shopping losses to the shop keepers? I get to the Kingston station at 3pm. How am I supposed to do my shopping?
Maybe we can have a blizzard instead?

to #5
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to #5

I think Kennedy was on Eastern Parkway somewhere back in the day….

To #5
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To #5

He deserves no respect. Worst president in US history just continues to spend our money on whatever he wants. He has no respect for the Jewish people. If he did, they would have routed him around the area.

Clinton
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Clinton

I saw Clinton and his motorcade drive down eastern pkwy past 770 on his way to open the (interboro pkwy) Jackie Robinson parkwAy …. That was 95 or 96 I think

wow, sounds so English
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wow, sounds so English

You’ll make an exception and shop on Thursday, –

shopping
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shopping

you can do all your shopping on any oher day in the week.

Crown heights
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Crown heights

Are the trains going to be running on normal schedule

President in CH
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President in CH

President Bill Clinton drove through CH on his way to the official renaming of the interboro pkwy to the Jackie Robinson pkwy.
He drove down Eastern Pkwy did not come through the local streets.

Its a good sign
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Its a good sign

the President of The U.S. is coming to greet and pay homage to the Rebbe MHM. of course. Why else would Almighty G-d send him here. Its a good sign

school buses
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school buses

how are kids going to get to and from school?

Route
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Route

Maybe Obama is flying in to a different airport, maybe even Floyd Bennett Field and therefore needs to travel North to get to the school

To #6
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To #6

blizzard is preferable to King Hussein (oh, wait, that was the Jordanian king. Same difference.)

Dear Kevin
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Dear Kevin

You are quite right, the OFFICE of the President needs to be respected. Until 2016, NOT THE HOLDER OF SAID OFFICE. Of course, he could appoint himself President for Life, like Idi Amin, dictator of Uganda did. I don’t think he’d get away with it though, so all we need to do is count the days….

bestwatchman
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bestwatchman

You should all be done your shopping by 3pm

Landing at prospect park
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Landing at prospect park

His helicopter is
Landing in the park and they want to avoid eastern parkway because of the tall buildings. Driving up Kingston is simply the safest road In crown heights certainly safer then nostrand and therefore makes perfect sense.

To #14
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To #14

IF he were coming to “pay homage to the Rebbe” he would stop at 770. Since he isn’t, we can rule out your reasoning.

one chosid
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one chosid

..deserves more respect!

whats the plan?
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whats the plan?

the prez chopper may land at the parade grounds & enter the motor cade or he is landing at the field off atlantic & shooting down eastern to troy & up troy & this kingston business is just a security decoy they can even have the whole shpiel as a fake HE IS OUR PRESIDENT AND DESERVES RESPECT

Thank you Mr. President
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Thank you Mr. President

Thank you for visiting the Jewish community in Crown Heights, we will be out in Shabbos clothes to greet and salute you.

Please disregard the naysayers, they would be horrified and would complain if you would not visit us.

brocha?
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brocha?

Is there a special brocha to say if you see him.. Or is it only if you greet him?

Be a little humble
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Be a little humble

There are more important things to worry about. Hashem sent him here, so we can deal with it. No one is getting hurt!

Pres Clinton drove by 770 a few years back
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Pres Clinton drove by 770 a few years back

Pres Clinton drove by 770 a few years back

Boruch N. Hoffinger   'HaKohaine '           BS"D
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Boruch N. Hoffinger 'HaKohaine ' BS"D

Why, on President St. btwn Utica Ave. and New York Avenue can’t they have parallel parking (At least on one side) as they do on President Street btwn. Rochester and Utica Avenues where both sides are parallel?
This would afford many more parking spaces.

Safest rout
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Safest rout

The secret services and 71st. Knows good and well that going up Kingston ave. Is the safest and least vulnerable rout to get the president to the school. We are being used out and inconvenienced for security measures.

Traffic
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Traffic

The Presidents Security team couldn’t care less if you need to do any shopping on Kingston or can’t find parking elsewhere. They take this very seriously. Keep your car parked from before midnight Thursday night.away from the motorcade route and walk to the shops you need to go to on Kingston. or Empire. Schools should plan accordingly for their Buses not having access to Kingston Ave on Friday. The Boro Park Bus from Crown Heights will probably have to make changes as well. There will be Traffic on nearby streets as well due to many who are unaware of the… Read more »

To # 25
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To # 25

There is a Brocho it is ” BORUCH ATOH HASHEM ELOIKAINU MELECH HO’OILOM MESHANE HABRIOIS.”

To #24
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To #24

U made me laugh!

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT RUBASHKIN??
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WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT RUBASHKIN??

is there anythng we can organize for him??

help
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help

so im going to teaneck by car for shabbos, leaving at 3 pm. going from 770, im i gonna make it?

subway
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subway

will there be reguler subway schedule on eastern pkwy stations??

This is a republic, not a monarchy
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This is a republic, not a monarchy

It is un-American to demand respect for the President. He is not a king, and needs to be reminded of that. (Demanding respect for “the office of the president” is un-American too. It’s just a hankering after European royalism. )

Answer to #34
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Answer to #34

You’d better leave much earlier or from outside the area which was discussed in the article, like from any street south of (downhill from) Empire Boulevard.

be careful
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be careful

be careful what you post. big daddy is watching and knows everything you do and everything you write muhawhawhaw 😉

to#38
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to#38

It’s not big daddy it’s big brother. NSA, FBI, CIA, are all big brothers.

He doesn't deserve our attention
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He doesn't deserve our attention

I think it would be the greatest if all people could just disappear from Kingston Ave when the 30 cars pass by. He might get the message then that we don’t approve of him and we’re not interested at all in seeing him. He’s just a nobody for us!!

to #8
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to #8

Civics lesson:

The President does not spend money; Congress does. We just had a government shutdown over this issue.

Considering the copious amounts of welfare being enjoyed by Crown Heights residents, Jewish and gentile alike, It’s odd to be complaining about government spending.

To #42
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To #42

On the contrary, only the president spends money. Congress merely appropriates it for him. And we just saw how he gets his way, demanding more and more and more appropriations so he can spend and spend and spend.

omg
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omg

you guys are just so ridiculous, no matter your opinoun, you have to show respect, if you dont approve of obama, then dont come out to greet him, we dont need chillul hashem,
like, seriously, you ppl, sound like a bunch of kindergardeners who are trying to be politcaly correct, yeah, its innconvienent that he is coming on friday, but whatev, its happening, and im sure, all of you will kill to have a pic with him if he ever does stop to pay homage to 770, as our uniformened commentor says, so all yall ppl, just stop

to#41
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to#41

You have a point. Can’t disagree there.

Would be nice
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Would be nice

Would be nice to greet the President with signs reading,
“Moshiach is on His Way–Lets add in Goodness and Kindness” and “Free Rubashkin”. message to #21–How do you know why Hashem is sending him here?

Useless!
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Useless!

If only there wouldn’t be a president like him to have to think about that stuff. at least he’ll be out of office in 2016 – CAN’T WAIT for another election!

to #4
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to #4

So I take it, you merely “appropriate” money for your children to spend, and they determine how to pay the bills?

This is nonsense.

Congress determines how money is spent, not the President. If the President “get’s his way”, it’s only because the majority of Congress agreed to go along with him. That’s how it works.

As an aside, Congress has spent less money — not more- every year since Obama was first elected, and the deficits have fallen every year. Sorry, those are the facts.

stgp complaining
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stgp complaining

Stop complaining that you cant do your shopping do your shopping before he comes or Thursday its not as if there is no other time to go shopping for Shabbos it is only 1 DAY

parking
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parking

The tow away zones in ch on fri are until 7:pm!!!!! For anyone keeping track that’s after shabbos starts! Where are we sopposed to park????

Mincha
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Mincha

He wants to chap arain a Mincha

Stop by the JCM to pay respect to the jewish comunity??
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Stop by the JCM to pay respect to the jewish comunity??

We have the number one most influential Rabbi here in CH, No one was able to arrange a short meeting??

to the shopping people
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to the shopping people

Think about shluchim all over the world who do their shopping once a month, or once in six months, for goodness sake the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA will be in the daled amos of beis rabenu shebabovel,greet him with respect, ask him to please free our dear brother Sholom mordechai halevi ben rivka come out to greet him EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To #41
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To #41

I’m a 26+ yr fed, I don’t need the civics lesson. If you are that naive that you think this joke of a president doesn’t spend your money. Where do you think he gets the money for his $100 million vacations to Africa? It’s certainly not coming out of his pocket. It’s coming out of yours and mine. He’s the one that submits the budget, Congress refines and approves it. And as Truman once said, “The buck stops here”. That means the president is the one responsible. Just like he is responsible for the disaster called Obamacare.

Protest Obama and his Attorney general's obstruction of Justice to Rubashkin!
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Protest Obama and his Attorney general's obstruction of Justice to Rubashkin!

Excellent idea! Protest Obama and his Attorney general’s obstruction of Justice to Rubashkin! I suggest Mr. Lewin be consulted on how to be most effective with this G-D sent opportunity, Internet, TV and radio media will be everywhere! Of course also giant signs about 7 Mitzvois and the imminent redemption Geula!

Bike
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Bike

Does anyone know if bicyclists will be able to ride through?

OMG
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OMG

Perhaps we will have to start Shabbos on time this week in Crown Heights. We won’t be able to drive after licht bentchen, etc. like every other week.

Sholom mordechai
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Sholom mordechai

Let’s protest!!!!!!!!!

To #34
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To #34

Teaneck is short for “tea-party-redneck”, so no, the Obama motorcade will not let you pass.

#49... I agree
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#49... I agree

It’s seems unfair to have tow away, no parking zones until 7:00 p.m. Friday. The President most likely will visit the School during day light hours to talk to the students. I’m wondering why they made the No Parking rule to that late hour. Maybe someone should talk to the Police in Crown HeightsTODAY and have them run it by higher authorities to see if Parking can be restored earlier so people can park their cars before Shabbos on Kingston and also on Empire.

traffic status
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traffic status

does anyone actually know what time exactly they will be closing off kingston-how many minutes before 3pm?

To #53
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To #53

Clearly you’ve been sleeping on the job. Let me repeat: All spending, including spending on White House functions and travel, is appropriated by Congress, not the other way around. News flash: one of the many perks of being the President of the United States is that you get to travel to exotic places on private jets and host fancy dinners. Obama has racked up far fewer miles than either Bush or Clinton before him, and spent far less money in the process. George and Laura Bush made a combined SEVEN trips to Africa during their time in office. 7>1. Likewise,… Read more »

Signs for Rubashkin
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Signs for Rubashkin

There are signs going around for Rubashkin that can be printed from your computer and display it when the motorcade comes through. If anyone has them can you please post it. Thank you.

to #60
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to #60

Kingston is closed off to Car Traffic from midnight Thursday (Thats TONIGHT)…until 7:00 p.m. Friday evening

#63
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#63

thanks! I could just about picture all the cars parked on montgomery, crown, carroll,prsident and union sts backing out..what a mess to say the least!

to #35 / subway line
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to #35 / subway line

the subway is shut down at ATLANTIC AV – BARCLAYS CTR STATION 1:00

#40 thats that
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#40 thats that

you speak for thos who have some self respect left thank you nobody can say it better

To #61
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To #61

BHO has spent more on vacations in 5 years than Bush Jr. and Clinton did in their 8 years combined (that will be 16 years). No President has spent $100 million on a vacation. And both Bush and Clinton went there on business, not vacation and didn’t bring their entire family (including extended). On average, BHO has spent around $5 million per vacation. And he has gone on vacation monthly. And no, that is not one of the perks of office. Where did Bush Jr and Clinton go mainly on vacation. Bush Jr. went to his ranch in Texas. And… Read more »

respect needed
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respect needed

can everyone just stop and listen to themselves!? i mean seriously your not gonna solute to the president just because he is not the greatest president?!?!? none the less he IS the president of the united states. and the 1 time he actually comes to crown heights you all are being so disrespectful and insensitive. so check yourselves!!
thank you.

relax
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relax

The president is very busy and doesn’t always have the time to visit according to your convenience.Be happy that the president of the entire USA is is visiting us.If it is hard to do your shopping on Friday than it wont be that much harder to do your shopping on Thursday,it wouldn’t kill you or your busy pre shabbos schedule.

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