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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
Feldman’s
Yankel’s
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 4488402 times)

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #440 on: March 20, 2013, 02:00:24 PM »
I think the following video belongs in this thread:
I personally maintain an unbiased and objective view on this whole matter. But i can't help and wonder what drove the one who created this video?
I doubt it was created for the comical ascpect alone! Make sure to watch the whole clip  :)
Common sense...isn't so common.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #441 on: March 20, 2013, 02:01:12 PM »
very normal. Sounds like a meat market
Again, there is a lack of space.........
Not an ideal situation, but unless you are willing to open a school yourself you can't really complain ...

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #442 on: March 20, 2013, 02:02:27 PM »
Again, there is a lack of space.........
Not ideal, but unless you want to open a school you can't really complain...
Is the lack of space the real reason for all the shtick? and headaches and agmas nefesh caused?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #443 on: March 20, 2013, 02:05:25 PM »
I don't really know much about the Lakewood school system yet but from asking around a drop it sounds to me like MarkS said. There is simply a shortage of space. Is all the agmas nefesh that you are referring to that the kids can't get into any schools? Or just that they can't get into the ones they want?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #444 on: March 20, 2013, 02:07:58 PM »
I don't really know much about the Lakewood school system yet but from asking around a drop it sounds to me like MarkS said. There is simply a shortage of space. Is all the agmas nefesh that you are referring to that the kids can't get into any schools? Or just that they can't get into the ones they want?
both. I've heard stories firsthand  how ppl are treated... Unreal... And these aren't the tight jeans a s super long shaitel type like mentioned above.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #445 on: March 20, 2013, 02:11:58 PM »
It's like the Shidduch crisis. People rant about all the hassles and how terrible certain shadchanim are and how people ask dumb questions and care about money/looks/yichus too much etc etc.

All very valid points - BUT, they are all caused by the numbers problem (age gap...).

If there was no numbers problem, a lot of those issues would fall away and regardless everyone would get married.

Same thing with schools. You are right that there is a lot of nastiness going on but it is a symptom - not the problem.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #446 on: March 20, 2013, 02:12:45 PM »
I'm not making any assumptions, I'm just trying to understand.

I think it's safe to say that most of the ppl living in Lkwd now, didnt grow up in Lkwd. We lived in brkly
Monsey etc. When we were growing up, the application and acceptance process was not at all like it is now in Lkwd.

So I'm just genuinely curious, if its because of;
1) Lack of space
2) " Type A" trying to get into a "Type B" school
3) schools taking advantage of the situation (holding out till they get $) and abusing power

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #447 on: March 20, 2013, 02:15:53 PM »
I'm not making any assumptions, I'm just trying to understand.

I think it's safe to say that most of the ppl living in Lkwd now, didnt grow up in Lkwd. We lived in brkly
Monsey etc. When we were growing up, the application and acceptance process was not at all like it is now in Lkwd.

So I'm just genuinely curious, if its because of;
1) Lack of space
2) " Type A" trying to get into a "Type B" school
3) schools taking advantage of the situation (holding out till they get $) and abusing power
4) All of the above - ding ding ding, we have  a winner

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #448 on: March 20, 2013, 02:16:55 PM »
4) All of the above - ding ding ding, we have  a winner
100% of the time?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #449 on: March 20, 2013, 02:17:06 PM »
I'm not making any assumptions, I'm just trying to understand.

I think it's safe to say that most of the ppl living in Lkwd now, didnt grow up in Lkwd. We lived in brkly
Monsey etc. When we were growing up, the application and acceptance process was not at all like it is now in Lkwd.

So I'm just genuinely curious, if its because of;
1) Lack of space
2) " Type A" trying to get into a "Type B" school
3) schools taking advantage of the situation (holding out till they get $) and abusing power
4) All of above

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #450 on: March 20, 2013, 02:18:19 PM »
Is the lack of space the real reason for all the shtick? and headaches and agmas nefesh caused?
it really is, even the Crème de la crème have agmas nefesh.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #451 on: March 20, 2013, 02:20:50 PM »
it really is, even the Crème de la crème have agmas nefesh.
but is that because of the $ factor, schools hold out till Zeidy writes a check

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #452 on: March 20, 2013, 02:25:34 PM »
but is that because of the $ factor, schools hold out till Zeidy writes a check
nah, they are really truly, honestly full, packed, jammed, loaded. Think of the numbers, they are mind boggling.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #453 on: March 20, 2013, 02:26:24 PM »
nah, they are really truly, honestly full, packed, jammed, loaded. Think of the numbers, they are mind boggling.
educate me

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #454 on: March 20, 2013, 02:26:43 PM »
but is that because of the $ factor, schools hold out till Zeidy writes a check
Nah, tuition in Lakewood is a  lot cheaper than anywhere else. Guys in Kollel pay $3,500 and working guys pay $5-6K from what I've heard. 

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #455 on: March 20, 2013, 02:26:51 PM »
we'r talking schools with almost dozens of parallel classes. . its getting crazy

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #456 on: March 20, 2013, 02:27:15 PM »
educate me
I've heard that 700 families a year move to Lakewood.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #457 on: March 20, 2013, 02:27:39 PM »
side note: it's gota be quite funny for s/o coming here to look for info on visiting LKWD and see all of this

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #458 on: March 20, 2013, 02:28:27 PM »
educate me
Literally, there are 40+ babies born a week!

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #459 on: March 20, 2013, 02:28:50 PM »
I've heard that 700 families a year move to Lakewood.
WOW!