Park Slope

An hommage to the Lyceum’s environs

Eye on Real Estate

February 4, 2015 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (Ah, Doctor Seuss), seen on Carroll Street. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan
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Tasty Korean tacos, dandy candy flavored with bacon and a giant blue fish wearing eyeglasses.

The slice of Park Slope where the Lyceum is located has endearing spots for enjoyable eating, drinking and mural-gazing.

We tiptoed along Fourth Avenue’s slushy sidewalk the other day to snap photos, which we hereby present as an hommage to the Lyceum’s environs.

The tasty tacos we ate were served up at Oaxaca Taquería at 250 Fourth Ave., where Motown hits like Marvin Gaye’s and Tammi Terrell’s “You’re All I Need To Get By” are on the sound system’s playlist.

Another mainstay for lovers of Mexican food — and craft beer — is Mission Dolores at 249 Fourth Ave. Taco Santo, which has picnic tables outside, is at 669 Union St., just off Fourth Avenue.

We discovered the bacon-flavored chocolate — and winsome little octopus-shaped candy that made us laugh — at Bit O’ Sweet at 315 Fourth Ave.

Eye candy is all over the place in the form of murals. The fine fish with the spectacles appears on a mural on the Carroll Street side of Root Hill Café’s building at 262 Fourth Ave. Another mural that’s quite a showstopper is on a building on the corner of Sackett Street and Fourth Avenue.

Small-scale eye candy such as a brightly colored beaded handbag and hot-pink leather boots can be found at L Train Vintage, a used-clothing store at 654 Sackett St. just off Fourth Avenue.

And Brooklyn’s ultimate architectural eye candy, the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower, is visible in the distance from the Fourth Avenue sidewalk.


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