One of the long-running Jewish-owned stores in Crown Heights was included in an online competition as a Brooklyn favorite.
Raskin’s Fish Market on Kingston Avenue is one of the food establishments in the “Brooklyn Brackets: Favorite Neighborhood Institution” of the website, DNAinfo New York.
Currently, Raskin’s is pitted against the Italian Lorimer Market. The latter has the lead 47% over 31%.
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RASKIN’S FISH MARKET — Crown Heights, 320 Kingston Ave. This kosher fish market has been serving fresh seafood to customers since 1961 when its owner, Shlomo Raskin, first opened for business.
Between ice beds full of fish and refrigerators stocked with prepared foods — including Raskin’s own brand of gefilte fish — customers line up to order, careful to avoid slipping on melting ice and fish slime. It’s part of the charm!