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Yeshivas
BMG- Biggest Yeshiva in the USA and perhaps the world.
https://www.bmg.edu/

Restaurants

Comprehensive list of Lakewood Restaurants here
Entree http://entreerestaurant.com - Best upscale meat place with great food and service 
Revolve- A new small upscale nice and different meat place.
Estreia - most upscale restaurant around but food could use improvement 
Ottimo  https://www.ottimocafe.com/ best and nicest dairy restaurant
cafotteria http://cafotteria.com/ nice dairy restaurant/cafe modern style
www.paninicafelakewood.com nice small restaurant , delicious food
Pizzano- A pizza store with nice sit down area also has a large dairy menu ( served to table )
Upper Crust- A nice sit down area with large dairy menu ( Full waiter service )

Fast Food
Meat
Glatt Bite- Massive menu with fast service and delicious American and Chinese food.
D'LUX- Massive menu with fast service. American, Chinese, and sushi
Yussies- Deli and sandwiches. Delicious fries.
Glatt Gourmet- best homemade take out food (also sandwiches and chinese)
Yapchik- Nice menu great homemade take out, or eat in, best shabbes meat selection
Bun- Nice new place, great burgers
Sushi Express- sushi and Chinese, they deliver 732-901-7874
South Side Sandwich Shop- Fast-food joint Extensive sandwich menu. Has delicious smoked Ribs/Lamb brisket and chicken. Friendly service.
Snaps- Fast food in Westgate
Mikes Chicken Crunchers - variety of fried chicken and sandwiches
Dairy
Circa - Clean pizza store/cafe with large menu + sushi.
Pizza Place- A pizza store with a large dairy menu and very nice setting located in WestGate 732.730.1144
Pizza Plus, 4th st btwn Clifton and Lexington. Original Lakewood pizza store. Foods great. Best pizza around
J2- Pizza and sushi in Shoprite plaza. Pizza is good, great sushi. Service is not good.
Village Pizza (2 locatioons) - Pizza store with a dairy menu

Bagel Nosh - Legendary bagel store, needs no introduction
4 Corners (4 locations) , bagel store+ sushi ]
Coffee
French Press - Freshly Roasted exotic coffee beans. Ground and brewed on demand by the cup. Standard method is pour over, but you can request just about any. Ask which brand are freshest.

Shuls
Kol Shimshon - fixed mincha and maariv every 15 minutes at peak times otherwise every 1/2 hour
West Gate - Maariv every 20 minutes from 8-12
Satmar- Forest and 5th
Chestnut - Another good option for Shachris (until 9) if you're on the South side of the lake (and for shkiya mincha-maariv). 105 Chestnut Street Corner of Tiffany Lane

Kosher Grocery and Supermarkets
Jerusalem Glatt: 515 River Ave  Phone: (732) 370-6695
Kosher West: 136 Hillside Blvd
NPGS  - 152 James Street, 231 Main Street, and 2080 W County Line
Super Stop - 1161 River Ave and 416 Cedarbridge
Foodex -  407 Princeton Ave
Shloimys  - 1750 Clifton Ave
Gormet Glatt - 1700 Madison Ave
Kosher Villiage - 911 E County Line
Jerusalem Glatt  - 515 River Ave
Corner of 2nd - 132 2nd Street
Kollel Food Store - 403 Clifton
Aisle 9 -  951 Madison
Picnic - 357 Squankum RIP 6.20.2021
Evergreen
Gourmet Glatt South
BINGO
Feldmanís
Yankelís
Seasons
Chick-Chock

Clothing

Men
His Place- 435 Clifton Ave
Emporio- 1700 Madison Ave
Marcy's- NEW LOCATION- 10 America Ave

Women
Girls on Glen- 120 Hillside Blvd
Gowns By Shevy(you can also sell and rent out your sister/mother of the bride gowns here)
Zinelli- 175 E Kennedy Blvd
Heads of Class- 916 River Ave

Periodicals

Newspapers
The Lakewood Shopper

Magazines
The Voice of Lakewood

Advertising only
The Clip It coupon card732-231-2692 - Coupon card that comes in back of the BP

BP weekly

Lakewood weekly

Masa Umatan (Has popular lists like freebay, Rental list http://masaumatan.com/e96_rentals.html, and playgroup list)

Residential Rental listings
http://masaumatan.com/MasaRentals.pdf
rental list http://masaumatan.com/e96_rentals.html

https://www.listingsinlakewood.com/

Keilim Mikva:

11th st mikva, -till 4pm
Hertzberg, 121 E 9th bet. Park and East end. -On left side of house after entrance to shul.
DB Electronics open 24hrs in the back ( Yt seasons only for costumers)
The Westview Shop
Center Of Town (Gourmet Glatt plaza)
Amazing Savings
Yesodei Court


Car Repairs

https://greaterlakewood.com/lakewood-mobile-mechanics-diagnose-and-fix-cars-at-owners-homes/

Betzalel Brezner 845-558-5547
Absolute cheapest prices, great work
@S209: I was very satisfied, used him twice
Tell him you saw it on dansdeals forums! :)

Reuven & Sons Auto Repair
40 Chestnut street
From transmissions to brakes.
Honest prices. Quick service
848-222-1104
New mechanic in town. 25 years experience, moved from Brooklyn.
Tell him you saw it on Dansdeals.

Brakes and Batteries
Moshe Levy will come to you.  848-210-3640
Lipas

Body Work
AllState Collision (Ovadia Levine) 732-730-0220

Plumbers

Zalman Charloff- Z R Plumbing. Six four six-946-2903 (recommended by S209 and by YitzyS)

HVAC
Izzy Zerken - AMZ Heating and Cooling (recommended by S209)

Flowers

White Ribbon Florist - Weddings, events, and stunning Shabbos flowers. @S209

Phone Repairs

Lg Exalt Repairs- 347-201-2501 (Call or Text)
Matis Geesis - 732 523-0033

Note that this list is far from exhaustive.


To Do - Parks & Recreational Ideas:

http://www.oceancountyparks.org/

Transportation
Rockshire Transit - Lakewood/Monsey - 845-352-8543
Midtown Bus - see this post by @Marks
See this post for other options to Manhattan

Auto Sales
Toms River Auto Sales
Lakewood Auto Sales
Priority
iCar
Ami Katz
MY Auto Sales
Auto Discounters
Car Shadchan
Lakewood Car Finder

Author Topic: Lakewood NJ Master Thread  (Read 4589372 times)

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20280 on: July 09, 2021, 12:43:43 AM »
More details please? What is this?
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20281 on: July 09, 2021, 12:52:18 AM »
Thanks!! Is it crazy busy?
Haven't been there too many times,
 The times I went there was a significant amount of people there. Depends how much "good stuff" is there for how crazy it'll be.
More details please? What is this?
Free food!
Every erev Shabbos GG leftover takeout, fruit, challah and some other random stuff is brought to a tent on olive court for anyone who wants to take

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20282 on: July 09, 2021, 05:46:07 AM »
I would assume itís meant for nitzrachim.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20283 on: July 09, 2021, 08:17:33 AM »
I would assume itís meant for nitzrachim.
So are the food boxes that the schools give out
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20284 on: July 09, 2021, 08:23:33 AM »
So are the food boxes that the schools give out
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one is tzedaka? one is govt pork....hey, I'm not complaining but there's absolutely no comparison

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20285 on: July 09, 2021, 08:26:29 AM »
one is tzedaka? one is govt pork....hey, I'm not complaining but there's absolutely no comparison
Pork in the boxes?! :o ;)

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20286 on: July 09, 2021, 08:27:40 AM »
Pork in the boxes?! :o ;)
Don't believe all the LH you hear about Lakewood schools...
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20287 on: July 09, 2021, 08:28:45 AM »
one is tzedaka? one is govt pork....hey, I'm not complaining but there's absolutely no comparison
Exactly

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20288 on: July 09, 2021, 08:29:43 AM »
I would assume itís meant for nitzrachim.
Right. They don't ask for your tax return at the entrance, but it's meant for people who can't afford to buy the stuff....

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20289 on: July 09, 2021, 08:30:33 AM »
So are the food boxes that the schools give out
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There's no income limits on those. It's meant for anyone.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20290 on: July 09, 2021, 08:32:53 AM »
one is tzedaka? one is govt pork....hey, I'm not complaining but there's absolutely no comparison
The food distribution on Olive Street is not comparable to regular tzedakah in all ways. It is leftovers from a grocery that would no longer be fresh after Shabbos, so it is given out. If it's an empty week there, the extra food will go in the garbage. Unlike regular tzedakah, where unclaimed funds would go to other nitzrachim. Thus, IMO, someone like a kollel yungerman, who would not take tzedakah regularly but is not wealthy, should assess the amount of food versus the crowd. If there is always leftover, he should feel free to take. But if taking means that others won't get, then there would be a reason to refrain from taking.

That's my thoughts. Obviously, if the provider gives specific guidance on who it's intended for, it goes by that.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20291 on: July 09, 2021, 09:32:25 AM »
So are the food boxes that the schools give out
🙄
Wow!

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20292 on: July 09, 2021, 09:43:51 AM »
Try going to any store and offer them ten cents on the dollar for a  pastry or take out item at closing time that they are getting rid of anyway and most likely  they will refuse. They would rather throw food out in the garbage than condition customers to get free stuff rather than paying for it during store hours. GG and many other stores allow the food to be given away right before Shabbos to nitzrachim as tzedaka (Sometimes some of it will make its way to BMG for the yungerleit). The last thing they have in mind is for regular people who would otherwise buy in the stores to come take thinking they are doing the stores a favor because the food doesnít go in the garbage.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20293 on: July 09, 2021, 10:08:32 AM »
All of this talk will serve to discourage people who could use the help from taking it.

You may think of a 'poor person' as a beggar in the kids books with patched clothing. Keep in mind that the local tzedakos like Ahavas Tzedaka and Tomchei Shabbos help many people who you would not know need help, and they do it in a nice way so that people don't feel like a nebach.

To say that one must be at the lowest level of the poor to accept help isn't useful talk.

As an example, someone asked his Rav - I heard that if someone is depressed they can listen to music during the 3 weeks. I'm not sure if I'm depressed -  can I listen?
The answer was - if you're not sure if you're depressed, YOU ARE DEPRESSED! Go listen to music.

Point is, if you're not sure if you can or can not accept this help, you likely need it - the askanim arranging it WANT you to enjoy it.

Posts here making people feel they need to be dirt poor to benefit aren't helpful

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20294 on: July 09, 2021, 10:19:12 AM »
The food distribution on Olive Street is not comparable to regular tzedakah in all ways. It is leftovers from a grocery that would no longer be fresh after Shabbos, so it is given out. If it's an empty week there, the extra food will go in the garbage. Unlike regular tzedakah, where unclaimed funds would go to other nitzrachim. Thus, IMO, someone like a kollel yungerman, who would not take tzedakah regularly.
I think most would agree that Kollel yungeliet fall under the "nitzrachim" category.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20295 on: July 09, 2021, 10:28:57 AM »
All of this talk will serve to discourage people who could use the help from taking it.

You may think of a 'poor person' as a beggar in the kids books with patched clothing. Keep in mind that the local tzedakos like Ahavas Tzedaka and Tomchei Shabbos help many people who you would not know need help, and they do it in a nice way so that people don't feel like a nebach.

To say that one must be at the lowest level of the poor to accept help isn't useful talk.

As an example, someone asked his Rav - I heard that if someone is depressed they can listen to music during the 3 weeks. I'm not sure if I'm depressed -  can I listen?
The answer was - if you're not sure if you're depressed, YOU ARE DEPRESSED! Go listen to music.

Point is, if you're not sure if you can or can not accept this help, you likely need it - the askanim arranging it WANT you to enjoy it.

Posts here making people feel they need to be dirt poor to benefit aren't helpful
Of course not. It is meant to be given out biderech kavod do anyone who needs it can avail themselves of it. Thatís not what anyone is referring to. They are referring to those who simply assume that it is free food that the stores really donít want to throw out so one is doing them a favor by taking it off their hands.

There is nothing wrong with the one who needs it to avail himself of the many wonderful organizations and individuals who are eager to help. Or for a yungerman  who is OK financially to take advantage of an offer of a freebie or discount before Yom Tov etc. from those who want to support Torah.

 But for those who are not  nitzrachim, get your freebies and handouts from Chase and Uncle Sam, and go to one of the many stores in Lakewood that discount their takeout before closing Friday if you want a bargain.

 There are some individuals however who sort of make a career out of knowing every possible thing that one can get from every organization or Tzedaka because itís available. I can think of one individual who will express it in terms  of ďyou can get this from this particular organization, and that from that placeď, even when the need is not necessarily there. They donít realize that we were put into this world to be givers not takers. But thatís a whole other discussion.
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20296 on: July 09, 2021, 10:53:49 AM »
One week, for various reasons, we needed to get some challah at the last minute. I went to some stores but couldn't get anything my family would eat. The only place I was able to get was at a place like this.

That said, in general these distributions are not reliable to get anything. If the boxes GG puts out at Bais Ahron are any sign, there will be lots of fish jelly and bits of random items. Once it is out of the store they are less concerned about conditioning people.
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20297 on: July 09, 2021, 11:15:16 AM »
They donít realize that we were put into this world to be givers not takers. But thatís a whole other discussion.
No it's not; it's exactly the point here!

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20298 on: July 09, 2021, 05:10:35 PM »
Of course not. It is meant to be given out biderech kavod do anyone who needs it can avail themselves of it. Thatís not what anyone is referring to. They are referring to those who simply assume that it is free food that the stores really donít want to throw out so one is doing them a favor by taking it off their hands.

There is nothing wrong with the one who needs it to avail himself of the many wonderful organizations and individuals who are eager to help. Or for a yungerman  who is OK financially to take advantage of an offer of a freebie or discount before Yom Tov etc. from those who want to support Torah.

 But for those who are not  nitzrachim, get your freebies and handouts from Chase and Uncle Sam, and go to one of the many stores in Lakewood that discount their takeout before closing Friday if you want a bargain.

 There are some individuals however who sort of make a career out of knowing every possible thing that one can get from every organization or Tzedaka because itís available. I can think of one individual who will express it in terms  of ďyou can get this from this particular organization, and that from that placeď, even when the need is not necessarily there. They donít realize that we were put into this world to be givers not takers. But thatís a whole other discussion.
Correct

Iím very familiar with the organizers of this Friday ďchalukahĒ. Their goal is to give families that normally have the basics for shabbos the ability to bring home something special for shabbos. A second goal of the chaluka was that the food shouldnít go to waste. Generally towards the end of the chaluka (15-20 minutes before hadlaka) theyíd be happy with anyone coming and taking so  the food isnít just tossed. Thereís almost always allot of leftover challah and rolls

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #20299 on: July 09, 2021, 06:33:56 PM »
Thanks for the clarification.