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-See the Pros and Cons of life in CLE here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21675.msg332327#msg332327
-See the Pros and Cons of Beachwood vs University Heights here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1343.msg1718049#msg1718049
-See information about school vouchers here: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1343.msg1949250#msg1949250
-CLE Eruv Map
-CLE Eruv Map (With new addition added by Dan, location approximate)

Airports:
-CLE is about 15 minutes from downtown and 25-30 minutes from the Jewish community.  It's a focus city for Frontier, Spirit, and United.
-The RTA (Rapid transit train) at Brookpark station has free parking and is just 1 train stop (3 minutes) to the stop inside the airport. The train costs $2.50 and the schedule is here: http://www.riderta.com/routes/redline/schedules/current#WestboundWeekday
An uber from Brookpark station to CLE is about $10.
-Uber between the Jewish community and CLE is about $30.
-CLE off-site parking is about $9/day, on-site parking is $13-$18/day, and curbside valet parking is $25/day.

-CAK is 40-45 minutes from the Jewish community and located nearby the NFL Hall of Fame.
-Uber between the Jewish community and CAK is about $45.
-CAK parking is $7/day for long-term and $15-$18/day for short-term.

-PIT is 90-105 minutes from the Jewish community. It offers nonstop service to Iceland on WOW, seasonal nonstop service to Paris on Delta, and seasonal nonstop service to Frankfurt on Condor.

Hotels:
-There is a new Hyatt Place in Legacy Village within walking distance of the Jewish community, though it's located just outside of the Eruv. It costs only 8K points/night.
-There is an SPG (Aloft) in Beachwood, but it's 3.5 miles to the jewish community.
-There is a Sheraton on the west side by the airport (30 minutes drive), a Westin downtown, and an Aloft in the flats.
-There is a highly regarded Sheraton Suites by Cuyahoga Falls/Akron.
-There is a nice Hyatt Regency downtown (25 minutes drive) in a unique vintage arcade building and an excellent spa that gives hotel guests 25% off and accepts SpaFinder certs from Costco that can be purchased for an additional 20% off.
-There is a Hyatt Place in Independence located between the airport and Jewish community with a free airport shuttle.

Transportation:
-There is a subway/light rail connecting the airport with downtown, University Circle (where the Case campus and many museums are) and the Jewish community area, but renting a car is pretty much required.

Minyan times and locations:
https://www.localjewishnews.com/minyanim/

CLE Metro Activities:
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Museums:
-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Downtown)
-Great Lakes Science Center (Downtown)
-NFL Hall of Fame (Canton)
-National Inventors Hall of Fame. (Akron)
-Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the best in the nation and it's free (University Circle)
-Children's Museum  (University Circle)
-Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (University Circle)
-Auto-Aviation museum has lots of vintage cars and more (University Circle)
-Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (Beachwood)
-Polka Hall of Fame (Downtown)

Amusement parks/Thrill rides/Game Rooms:
-Cedar Point has been voted "Best Amusement Park in the World" for 16 consecutive years. It has the best and several of the top 10 coasters in the world. (Sandusky, open May-October)
-IX Indoor Amusement Park (Open March/April)
-Chalet Tobogganing (November-March) on the west side.
-Fun-n-stuff (Arcades, later tag, mini golf, rock climbing, roller skating, mini go karts for the little ones, regular go karts, bumper boats, batting cages, etc.)
-Whirly ball is a spin-off of Basketball played on bumper cars.
-Dave & Busters is on the west side near Crocker Park.
-African Safari Wildlife Park Sandusky
-Kalahari Indoor Waterpark and Soak City outdoor waterpark in Sandusky.
-Memphis Kiddie Park (Amusement park for kids)
-Jumpyard for kids
-Playground World for kids
-Swings & Things
-Make Believe (Parma)
-Adrenaline Monkey
-Play Cle

Beaches/Water Activities:
-North Coast Harbor Marina has Jet skis for 100/hr and 60/half hr. Paddle boats, kayaks, and paddle boards are $25/hour or $15/half hr (Downtown).
-Edgewater beach park
-Mentor Headlands beach park
-Geneva on the lake.
-Jet Pack Water Adventures in Sandusky

Sports:
-The Indians, Cavs, and Browns provide major league sports entertainment in downtown Cleveland along with the minor league hockey Lake Erie Monsters.  Browns games are great with some of the best/craziest fans in the NFL and the Indians have a glatt kosher hot dog stand.
-There are minor league Indians teams in Akron and in Eastlake on the east side of Cleveland.

Other activities:
-Shaker Lakes, duck feeding, nature center and paths
-Holden Arboretum
-Cleveland Botanical Garden
-Segway tour of Downtown CLE
-Zoo and Rainforest (Free for CLE residents on Mondays)
-Aquarium (Downtown)
-Horseshoe Casino, Smoke-free! (Downtown)
-Cleveland Orchestra, one of the "Big Five" American orchestras (University Circle)
-Playhouse Square, second largest theater complex in the United States with Broadway shows at a fraction of the cost on Broadway.
-East 4th downtown pedestrian street district (bars/comedy shows/bowling/casino).
-Lake Erie Islands/Put-in-Bay.
-Big Fun novelty toy store (Cleveland Heights)
-Chagrin Falls is a quaint village on the east side to walk around and you to can be chagrined by the falls.
-Outdoor Ice Skating. (University Circle)
-Amish country.
-Horseback Riding

Shopping:
-Legacy Village is an outdoor mall in the Jewish community.
-Pinecrest is a new outdoor mall and is a great place to walk around. Big Fun has lots of kosher candy and popcorn. Graeter's has Star-K parve sorbet and Star-D ice cream. Pinstripes has bocce and bowling and games are just $1 for the last hour of each day.
-Beachwood Place is an indoor mall in the Jewish community.
-Eton is a high-end strip-mall near the Jewish community.
-Crocker Park is an excellent outdoor mall on the west-side of town.
-West Side Market is a world-renown indoor food and produce market in Ohio City west of downtown (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

Hiking/Nature:
-Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Train rides.
-The "Emerald Necklace" is a chain of green Metroparks with great hiking that surrounds Cleveland.  October should be perfect to view the fall foliage.
-Acacia reservation is in the jewish community.
-Squire's Castle in the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.
-Squaw Rock in South Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

Nearby Cities:
-Erie/Presque Isle Beach (1.5 hours)
-Pittsburgh (2 hours)
-Columbus (2 hours)
-Detroit (2.5 hours)
-Niagara Falls (3 hours)
-Toronto (4.5 hours)
-Chicago (6 hours)
-Baltimore (6 hours)
-NYC (7 hours)
-Lakewood (8 hours)

Microbreweries:

-Bottlehouse microbrewery (You can bring your own food!)  (Cleveland Heights, 4.5/5 DD stars)

-Great Lakes Brewpub and Brewery in Ohio City (Don't miss the mob-era bullet holes, tours available, 4.5/5 DD stars)

-Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City

Kosher Eateries:
http://www.clevelandkosher.org/establishments


Delivery is available on:
UberEats: Arova, Isis, Jade
Doordash: Arova, Bubby's, FishStix, Grand Coffee, Isis, Jade, Kantina, Tibors
Grubhub : Arova, Jade, Kantina, Milky Way

Arova (South Euclid)
Good shnitzel, decent Shwarma, mediocre Falafel in homemade Laffas.

Bubby's BBQ(South Euclid)
New dinner takeout only out of Tibors with very good burgers, onion rings, and more.
https://tiborskoshermeats.com/bubbys-bbq/

Fishstix (Beachwood) has excellent sushi, fish and chips, soft shell tacos, make your own salad, soups. Shabbos takeout (dips/kugels) is available here.
https://www.fishstixonline.com/

Jade/Bar Sushi(South Euclid)
Good chinese food and decent sushi: Steamed dumplings, fried won-tons, hot and sour+wonton combo soup, spicy mala chicken, crispy mala beef, sesame chicken are all very good.

Kantina (Cleveland uptown/University Circle): Burger, Kantina Burger, Shnitzel, Shnitzel fried steak , Cookie Dough Shake, Buffalo chicken, Felafel, and Fries are all very inexpensive.
https://www.kantinakatering.com/new-page
https://www.doordash.com/store/kantina-cleveland-202802/

Kinneret Pizza (Cleveland Heights)
Very good plain pizza, order with extra sauce and well done. Avoid the toppings. 
Excellent garlic knots. Very good homemade onion rings and cauliflower.  Sushi is very good when fresh. Good spicy fries and decent Eggplant Parmesan.  Delicious soft serve Ice Cream with 8 flavor choices.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kinneret-Kosher-Pizza-Restaurant/100882353290369

Issi's Pizza (South Euclid)
The pizza is made in a conveyor belt oven. You'll either like it or hate it.  Try the felafel pizza with extra sauce and request it made well done.
http://issisplace.com/
https://www.doordash.com/store/issi-s-place-south-euclid-304154/

Milky Way/Bagel Shoppe (South Euclid)
Brand new pizza store, merged with Bagel Shoppe.
https://milkywaycle.com/

Sababa (South Euclid)
Decent Sushi, Japanese, and Israeli food.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sababa-Cuisine-655818931222332/about

-PKC Catering (Beachwood) has occasional restaurant nights and has shabbos takeout available with advance ordering.
https://pkccle.com/

-Grove Market (South Euclid)
Opening soon, Cleveland's first full scale kosher grocery and takeout complete with pizza, sushi, and more.

-Ungers Bakery & Kosher Market (Cleveland Heights, Donuts: 5/5 DD stars, other bakery goods: 2/5 DD stars) closes at 8pm, but often may let you in later as they have bakers there all night long.
My favorites are the custard and cinnamon donuts. Others love the Miami and glazed donuts. Apple fritters are excellent.
Full kosher grocery store.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ungers-Kosher-Bakery-Food-Shop/115920261762129

-Chocolate Emporium (South Euclid) has chocolates made on-site as well as other gifts.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ChocolateEmporiumCLE/about

-Grand Coffee (Cleveland Heights) sells excellent C"Y coffee, ice cream, and milkshakes in a Judaica store.

-Tibor's (Beachwood) has a deli with lots of prepared food and good spicy homemade salami and beef jerky.  They also carry bakery goods from Ungers. Shabbos takeout is available here as is a small grocery section.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tibors-Kosher-Meats/126208197434026

-Boris' (University Heights) is another butcher/deli with small kosher grocery that also carries Pride of the Farm Ice Cream.
http://www.boriskosher.com/

-Heinen's (University Heights) has a great kosher grocery section with packaged prepared meals. Shabbos takeout is available here.

-Costco (Mayfield Heights) has a large kosher section.

-Mitchell's Ice Cream (Beachwood and Ohio City, Considered some of the finest ice cream in the world. Cholov Stam under Quality Kosher, which is not a universally accepted hashgocha, so AYLOR).

-Graeter's Ice Cream (Pinecrest, Parve and Cholov Stam. Ice creams are under the Star-K, but the actual store is not.).
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3820 on: November 02, 2021, 11:55:03 PM »
Phil gift wrapped Brennan another term.
But Beachwood has a new mayor.
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3821 on: November 03, 2021, 12:02:18 AM »
Phil singlehandedly gave Brennan another term.
But Beachwood has a new mayor.
Funny, Phil and blankfeld together have the exact number of votes Brennan does

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« Reply #3822 on: November 03, 2021, 12:03:09 AM »
Funny, Phil and blankfeld together have the exact number of votes Brennan does
That's what happens when the opposition is divided.
Lost opportunity.
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3823 on: November 03, 2021, 12:04:03 AM »
So...four more years of the mayor and the council bickering over street signs

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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3824 on: November 03, 2021, 12:21:42 PM »
Beachwood A 47.1% turnout
Beachwood B 41.9% turnout

Beachwood A Brown 353 Gore 123
Beachwood B Brown 308 Gore 148

Beachwood A Creed 150 Keller 174
Beachwood B Creed 181 Keller 144

Beachwood A Berns 297 Horwitz 187
Beachwood B Berns 283 Horwitz 169

Beachwood A Cohen 243 Isaacson 277, Synenberg 276, Mintz 180, Carr 134                         
Beachwood B Cohen 266 Isaacson 207, Synenberg 229, Mintz 165, Carr 139
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3825 on: November 03, 2021, 12:24:37 PM »
University Heights H 48.4% turnout
University Heights I 38.5% turnout

University Heights H Brown 312 Gore 191
University Heights I Brown 233 Gore 152

University Heights H Blankfeld 363, Brennan 122, Atkin 44
University Heights I Blankfeld 258, Brennan 107, Atkin 40
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3826 on: November 03, 2021, 12:58:50 PM »
Based on these numbers I'd imagine that we're pretty close to getting 100% of frum voter turnout. Would you agree?

I've seen some folks calling out others with messaging along the lines of "I told you so" and "every vote counts", encouraging people to register so they can vote in the next election.
To me it seems that the frum community did everything we could in terms of voter turnout to get our preferred candidates elected (with the exception of the UH mayor fiasco).

At this point I think the only way to get our preferred candidates elected would be to either have an influx of additional frum families to our cities so that we become the majority of the population or to fund and push campaigns to sway current residents.

Thoughts?

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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3827 on: November 03, 2021, 01:00:17 PM »
Based on these numbers I'd imagine that we're pretty close to getting 100% of frum voter turnout. Would you agree?
How do you see that?

At this point I think the only way to get our preferred candidates elected would be to either have an influx of additional frum families to our cities so that we become the majority of the population or to fund and push campaigns to sway current residents.
No, just need better candidates with more appeal and some sort of centralized endorsing system.
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3828 on: November 03, 2021, 01:07:50 PM »
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How do you see that?
Do we know what percentage of eligible voters in these 2 areas of Beachwood and UH are frum?

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No, just need better candidates with more appeal and some sort of centralized endorsing system.
These are great points. I've seen the Agudah and Beis Din encouraging everyone to vote but no endorsements. Are these organizations not able to or scared?
Agudah endorsed Brown in the primary - do they only care about larger races?

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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3829 on: November 03, 2021, 01:12:38 PM »


No, just need better candidates with more appeal and some sort of centralized endorsing system.

This.

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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3830 on: November 03, 2021, 01:13:59 PM »
In this particular race, the shul issue definitely had many of the old residents (especially on the other side of Belvoir) voting for the incumbent solely because of the issue of orthodox encroachment

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« Reply #3833 on: November 03, 2021, 04:29:28 PM »
What does this say for those that don't have Facebook?
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« Reply #3834 on: November 03, 2021, 07:31:04 PM »
Couldn't agree more. Very comprehensive

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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3836 on: November 07, 2021, 12:28:29 AM »
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3837 on: November 21, 2021, 10:17:22 PM »
YOC dinner night was awesome!
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3838 on: November 22, 2021, 01:32:18 PM »
YOC dinner night was awesome!

How many people were there?

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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3839 on: November 22, 2021, 10:49:49 PM »
How did the hearing go? Will they ditch the lawsuit if they get approved?