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Toys ‘R’ Us Out, Kingston Toys In

From the Gegent: With Toys 'R' Us bankrupt, Boruch and Braindy Naparstak explain why Zakon's Kingston Toys is going strong. Full Story, Photos

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May 2, 2018 3:56 pm

Such a nice store and family!
Mendy M

May 2, 2018 1:47 pm

So true. Was on amazon looking at puzzles, came in here last month and it was cheaper in store.

great article
May 2, 2018 9:33 am

these store owners really deserve every compliment they get. they’re pragmatic about their selections so you know the latest gimmicks are available at a competitive price, but at the same time, as they say, they don’t carry “dangerous” toys. parents and kids will have a kid friendly shopping experience and you know that if you send your kids by themselves they’ll be treated honestly and ethically, down to the last penny. also see their names around as participant donors of prizes for the various neighborhood tzedakah auctions. yasher koach and keep growing!

May 2, 2018 7:16 am

Baruch and Breindy are amazing!!!! They have hearts of gold and do so much Chesed with a big smile.

My grandchildren love that store!
May 1, 2018 2:28 pm

They would rather go there than anywhere else such as the playground or library or even other stores. They beg to be taken there.

May 1, 2018 2:06 pm

BS”D What really amazes me is his patience with a 20 cent item is equivalent to a $50 item

Mrs Zakon
May 1, 2018 12:27 pm

Zakon’s is a great store. The Naparsteks are very kind and wonderful people. I have a great memories of being in Bais Rivkiah 9th grade before being an out of towner was the “in thing” I would stop into Zakons and Mrs Zakon and I would talk….. She sensed that I was homesick ….. Thank you

Rabbi Zakon
May 1, 2018 10:17 am


Rabbi Zakon, a”h. What a tzadik!!

From Chicago
May 1, 2018 10:05 am

Kudos to the Naparsteks who run a store that keeps getting better and better. We’re always amazed how neat and organized it is. Keep up the good work and continue to be a wonderful example to other store owners in Crown Heights.

Nicest people!
May 1, 2018 9:26 am

As an out of towner, I remember someone telling me to go to zakons and I didn’t know what they were talking about – but I know now 🙂 I loved going! I knew I could always go in if I needed something and they were so helpful and kind!

Rabbi Zakon
May 1, 2018 8:28 am

I remember Rabbi Zakon sitting with a sefer towards the
back of the store. A very good influence to remember this,
especially in our times.

From Jhb
May 1, 2018 6:33 am

Love reading all this!
What a beautiful family!

So nice!
May 1, 2018 5:54 am

I once bought an electronic toy that was lime 40.00 and I used it for two days and it broke. They gladly let me exchange it. I was sooo surprised. (And greatful) my son had paid for it with his hard earned money.

It all Makes sense...
May 1, 2018 5:51 am

I have done a few flash visits to C’H from abroad and “THAT” Toy Store is the one I encountered great customer service in and considering the size of the store (not massive, by any means) it carries a great selection. Always a pleasure to shop there.
Thank you.

Sara Cohen
April 30, 2018 11:51 pm

Zakon’s always runs great promotions on Facebook!

April 30, 2018 11:23 pm

Living in a far remote place on Shlichus is hard specially for our chidren, when I come to CH for 48 hours during the Kinnus I don’t have the time to shop toys for them. Mr. and Mrs. Naparstek are so kind to take a order over the phone, so all I need to do is just to make a point for a couple of minutes to pass by the store and pick it up!
Thank you and may you have much Hatzlacha!

A Real Family Store!
April 30, 2018 11:16 pm

My children love shopping in Zakon’s. My older son told me that he met his shliach from Yeshiva there, my younger son told me that he met his learning teacher from camp there and my daughter told me that she met her friend there.
The Naparstek family makes a real Family Store environment which creates a worm and welcoming feeling!

April 30, 2018 11:03 pm

We live out of town but I can see a few things I would like just from the pictures. Do you sell online?

great customer service!
April 30, 2018 10:55 pm

I remember when I needed I specific item and was leaving town mr. naparstek said he will see to get it in for me the next day he called and said its in being that you are short in time I will have it dropped of at your home!
thank you and much hatzlocho!
chaim cohen

April 30, 2018 10:44 pm

brings joy to so many kids!!! my kids love going there. for many more years to come!

I want my Choo Choo train.
April 30, 2018 10:22 pm

Reminds me of my youth. I wish I can be a kid again and hang at zaidy and bubby store.

Rabbi Zakon
April 30, 2018 10:18 pm

I remember Rabbi Zakon ah he was so kind. I remember his grandchildren used to pump up the balls with him, and learn with him in the back. The little Zakon and Naparstek boys.
And Rebitzen Zakon she knew everyone that walked in. I recall she even suggested shidduchim. 😉
Zakon’s is the best store in CH!

April 30, 2018 10:10 pm

The workers at the counter are always helpful, it’s a really pleasant place to shop!

Raffle Prizes
April 30, 2018 10:08 pm

When ever I need a few toys and games to raffle of in school or camp I stop by Zakon’s on my way home, best collection and best prices!

Pens and Notebooks
April 30, 2018 10:04 pm

As a bochur Zakon’s is the best and easiest store to shop pens and notebooks for the notes you write down during learning!

Wonderful people
April 30, 2018 10:03 pm

Great store and great family.
I think Rabbi Lustig from Oholei Torah is their son in law.
All having a positive impact on our community! We are thankful!

Love Zakons!
April 30, 2018 9:57 pm

Very pleasant shopping experience for all the reasons above.

April 30, 2018 9:52 pm

I always notice Mr. Zakon giving tzedoko to the mishulachim that stop in. We should shop by him and support our own. And their prices are comparable.

honest service with a smile
April 30, 2018 9:49 pm

When my fancy watch broke and I was leaving for overseas, Mr. Naparstek saw my predicament, could’ve marked it up etc. sold me a great Casio, still working 2 years later…

April 30, 2018 9:43 pm

BS”D yes- Zakons ‘R’ us

Wonderful store
April 30, 2018 9:37 pm

Wonderful owners, wonderful service, wonderful experience, wonderful selection – they should always have wonderful Mazel

Nicest ppl
April 30, 2018 9:33 pm

And great service!

Love shopping at zakons!
April 30, 2018 9:28 pm

I find that they have everything I need amd have compared their prices to amazon. They are usually comparable and sometimes cheaper than amazon!

I especially appreciate the services. Friendly and patient, even when my kids are screaming that they want everything!

Mr. Naparstek is a role model. I wish other stores would see and learn from him.

Great store!
April 30, 2018 9:24 pm

Every word in the article is so true, and like comment #1 wrote, the prices are competitive.

We tend to think that Amazon is for sure cheaper, but it’s really not true. I have seen great prices at Zakons.

His idea
April 30, 2018 9:15 pm

Mr Zakon A”h was the one who suggested a school supplies list

April 30, 2018 9:06 pm

I once needed a specific folder that costed $11.00 on Amazon and I couldn’t wait for the shipment to arrive, so I went to Zakon’s and was shocked to see it was $3.49!

Ephraim & Tzivia
January 20, 2020 6:11 pm

We’re delighted to read all these beautiful comments about Braindy and Boruch and their wonderful store. It is rare indeed to find a small store so perfectly organized making the shopping experience so easy and pleasant..May you continue being a role model to all who are fortunate to be able to shop there for many years to come.

The best service ever
April 6, 2022 8:46 pm

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