At 1905 Ave M, One Before Escape is found at the heart of a vibrant neighborhood with countless shuls and superb restaurants in close proximity. Whether traveling by car or public transportation, your trip to this part of town will not leave you stranded. We will enumerate various options to accommodate your stay. Below we list the distances by car and public transportation from multiple communities.


Lakewood ​- 1 hour and 22 min (car).

Monsey ​- 1 hour and 18 min (car).

Long Island - 1 hour and 11 min  (car).

Queens ​- 40 min (car) and 1 hour and 20 min  by public transport.

Upper West Side​ - 45 min (car), 1 hour by public transport.  

Williamsburg ​- 28 min (car) and 50 min by public transport.

Crown Heights ​ - 18 min (car) and 37 min by public transport.

Borough Park​  - 15 min (car) and 25 min by public transport.

Flatbush - Walk! Come on, it's on Ave M!


Parking on Ave M subject to meter payment. Street Cleaning not in effect on Sundays. 

Limited Free parking on side streets.

Ave M Municipal Parking (Unattended), 1624 Chestnut Ave. Mon - Sat 8am to 10pm. 25¢ per 15 min. Coins, Credit Cards. 3 min walk to One Before.

Parkway Kingswood Center Garage,  1630 E 15th St. 10 min walk to One Before.  


4 min walk from the Q train, Ave M subway station.

B49, B9 bus to Ocean Ave/ Ave M.

B9 bus to Ave M/ E 18th street.


There is no shortage of Minyanim around here!

All the shuls below are less than 5 minute walk!


Az Yashir  - 1301 E 18th Street. Mincha 18 minutes before sunset. Maariv at 10:10pm.

Merkaz HaTefilla / HaSimcha - 1898 Bay Ave. Mincha 2pm  and 10 minutes before sunset. Maariv 8pm  winter, and 35 minutes after sunset.

Young Israel of Midwood - 1694 Ocean Ave. Mincha 15 minutes before sunset. Maariv both after Mincha and at 9:15 pm.

Mountain Fruit Supermarket!  - 1523 Avenue M . Mincha 215 pm.

Beis Aaron of Flatbush - 1670 Ocean Ave Mincha 15 minutes after sunset. Maariv 45 minutes after sunset.


Naturally, no outing is complete without indulging in some great food. Fortunately, our neighborhood is host to some incredible restaurants with very diverse menus to satisfy your palate. We've culled the most recommended dishes of some of the more noteworthy restaurants around. The names are clickable for more info.

Pizza: Pizza Professor - 1824 Ave M. A pizza store less than 1 minute walk!

Fine Dining, Dairy: Pescada - 1776 Ocean Ave. ​An upscale dairy restaurant. Most recommended for their Goat Cheese Egg Roll and the Glazed Shallot Salmon.

Fine Dining, Meat: King Solomon - 1787 Coney Island Ave. An upscale meat restaurant with an Oriental bend. Chutabs are unbelievable.

Sushi: Day 5 Sushi​  - 1724 Coney Island Ave. Celebrated for its innovative Tuna Pizza.

Casual, Meat: Estihana​ - 1217 Avenue J. Asian Fusion eatery. The Shredded Crispy Beef is outstanding and extremely flavorful.

Casual, Meat: Yummy Grill -  1519 Avenue J. ​Israeli Cuisine. Their Baby Chicken is something truly special.

Bakery: Kaff Bake Shop - 1906 Ave M. Good Parve section.

Ice Cream: Ice Cream House - 1725 Ave M. Both Dairy and Parve Sections. Waffles and salads too.