Travis Bickle said:Anybody here frequent this place? I live not far away and checked it out for the first time today. Not many places like this have survived, as far as I can tell. If you don't see Elvis there, you may get to match up with Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.
cheemagun said:! If you live in the brooklyn area now its about time you start showing up at some brooklyn tourneys !
BackPocket9Ball said:Brownstone billiards is a predominantly black poolroom. There are no great players, but some strong ones nonetheless. One pocket is the game of choice. The best players are Mo, Hank, and Chris Daniels.
Jude, Chris Daniels is the kid that I played $100 a game 1P with at Amsterdam East who beat me and you were pissed at because he didn't tip you anything after you had kept the place open late.
Jude Rosenstock said:Ah yes, I remember him!!! Yeah, how rude was that? The guy makes a score after hours and doesn't tip! Well, I'll figure out a way to get it back. Most of those guys have never seen me before.
Black-Balled said:You see what happens when you don't tip your waitress
YOu never know...
Expect it when you least expect it...
Travis Bickle said:I can understand how they couldn't keep top players around there, considering the beat condition of the equipment. Nonetheless, I didn't see any bangers ... old school all the way, gents in fedoras, etc.
So Jude, where did you move to?
I'm over in Carroll Gardens, about the same distance from Park Slope Billiards and Brownstone. I went to PS the other day, but it wasn't open yet (4 p.m.), so I lucked into a parking space next to Brownstone (7th and Flatbush) and checked it out.
Travis Bickle said:Cobble Hill's good ... just a couple of blocks away. I'll probably have to move there next year to get the kids in the right school zone.
I missed Manhattan when I moved down to Bay Ridge, but since I moved up here, not at all. Still, this boro of 2.5 million desperately needs (if it knows it or not) a first-class room.
9 Ball Girl said:Actually, there are a couple of other good players that play out of Brownstone. You may see a couple of them at some of the tourneys held at Master Billiards on Monday and/or Wednesdays. They lay low but I know who they are.
Hey Jude! You'll like the hood. I grew up in Cobble Hill. 'Course, things have been "yuppified" from when I last lived there but it's nice nonetheless. I still visit the old neighborhood on Fridays...
Jude Rosenstock said:Well, Platinum isn't too bad. Brownstone has been around almost 20 years and it's pretty much the same as it's always been. I do like that 10-footer they have in the middle of the room. Last time I was there, Park Slope was nice. AC will do his best to keep-up the equipment though I'm certain business is not as good as he'd like it to be. There is also Skyline which is another room owned by a poolplayer which I hear sports good equipment and a few others. Pockets on Avenue U is good.
I may be new to the neighborhood but I'm not new to Brooklyn. I went to school in Ft. Greene and let's just say I was a little distracted at times.
lewdo26 said:I don't know of any minimumly straight barboxes in that vicinity, Jude. So tough luck when you're out for some brew...