Giving a taste of the neighborhood, a community blog suggested possible neighborhood slogans, among them "Boro Park- my Rebbe is bigger than your Rebbe"; "Boro Park- nu, so where else are you going to live? Flatbush? Why don't you just put on a knitted kipa, you freier. Feh"; "Boro Park- otherwise you'd have to go to Yerushalayim to see Chasidim riot"; "Boro Park: The World's Competitive Eating Capital!"; "Boro Park- come on, Bobov can't fight forever"; "Boro Park- just leave your car anywhere"; "Boro Park- the nicest frum neighborhood on Earth, more or less," and last but not least, "Boro Park-The Melting Cholent Pot."
13th Avenue is the main shopping strip in Borough Park, a lively thoroughfare lined with kosher meat markets, bakeries, clothing stores and more. It evokes an earlier era, as the lettering and graphics of many storefronts have not changed since the 1950s or earlier. Here's an assortment of sights from the strip:
Freund's F&F Family Shop
Yeedl's Juvenile Shop
sells furniture for children's rooms.
Shem Tov restaurant and catering
Paskesz kosher candies. They say they
marketed the first kosher chewing gum.
The New Thirteen Avenue Bagel Corp
another 13th Ave bagel shop
Tuv Taam Fish Market & Appetizing
Ossie's Fish Market
Herbst Mehadrin Meats
Many Hasidic women wear wigs (sheitels) as part of tzeniut (modesty) standards.
Halacha (Jewish law) requires married women to cover their hair.
Books & Judaica
Tiv Tov Book Bindery
Yeshiva Beth Hillel school bus
Zion Car Service