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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 4491635 times)

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #480 on: March 20, 2013, 03:21:58 PM »
please read my illustration as to the definition of "working people"
then tell us what you think.
Let me explain with a true story:
Im in a Lakewood park a few months ago, I observe two families;
1)The father is wearing skin-tight black jeans, a pink lacoste shirt, a small black yalmuka. The wife is sitting on a bench with a shaital almost waist length, a bright colored tight top and a short skirt with sandals, no socks.-Both are busy on their iphones. The three boys standing by the lake were advised by their mother to remove their yalmukas so they would not fall in water. With their matching "mushroom" style hair cuts and non jewish clothing, at first I thought the kids where non jews...
2) During bein hasdorim, the father with a black bushy beard, a threadbare suit and a sefer in hand pushes his yingelach in the swing- their peyos flying, while he pushes a second hand stroller. the wife is hard at work teaching in a local beis yakov. 
This is lakewood today and this is why kids who come from families that have radically different priorities dont go to the same school school.
Are there any questions?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #481 on: March 20, 2013, 03:23:43 PM »
Hysterical ::)
i think it was a private joke, i didnt get it either...

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #482 on: March 20, 2013, 03:24:56 PM »
i think it was a private joke, i didnt get it either...
+1

Isn't it in the villas?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #483 on: March 20, 2013, 03:25:52 PM »
please read my illustration as to the definition of "working people"
then tell us what you think.
Gimme a break, you don't really think the whole problem is kids from such families.
I know for a fact that's not the only people having problems.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #484 on: March 20, 2013, 03:26:18 PM »
+1

Isn't it in the villas?
There's one around the lake.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #485 on: March 20, 2013, 03:26:23 PM »
"we try our best not to allow working people's children into our school, as a deterrent to such people moving here; if they know they don't have anyplace for their kids to go to school, working people will be discouraged from moving to Lakewood"
What's interestng is, that unfortunately the kids at risk in Lkwd today aren't from the forbidden "working families"

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #486 on: March 20, 2013, 03:27:03 PM »
What's interestng is, that unfortunately the kids at risk in Lkwd today aren't from the forbidden "working families"
They come from both.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #487 on: March 20, 2013, 03:27:09 PM »
Gimme a break, you don't really think the whole problem is kids from such families.
I know for a fact that's not the only people having problems.
right. due to lack of space, everyone has problems now.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #488 on: March 20, 2013, 03:27:53 PM »
They come from both.

+1 Though probably more from yeshivish families based on quantity.
Visibly Jewish

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #489 on: March 20, 2013, 03:28:09 PM »
+1

Isn't it in the villas?
Theres one in the Villas?
Are they meshichists? lol ;D

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #490 on: March 20, 2013, 03:28:19 PM »
They come from both.
not possible. These kids are atleast 15 yrs old, the forbidden working ppl didnt live here 15 yrs ago

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #491 on: March 20, 2013, 03:28:38 PM »

right. due to lack of space, everyone has problems now.
Not everyone. People without protektzia.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #492 on: March 20, 2013, 03:29:08 PM »
What's interestng is, that unfortunately the kids at risk in Lkwd today aren't from the forbidden "working families"
Kids at risk is a heartbreaking subject. dont go there...

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #493 on: March 20, 2013, 03:29:45 PM »
Not everyone. People without protektzia.
yes but even the most yeshivish ...

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #494 on: March 20, 2013, 03:30:12 PM »
not possible. These kids are atleast 15 yrs old, the forbidden working ppl didnt live here 15 yrs ago
Yes they were. And they moved in with their born children. They started moving in a very long time ago.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #495 on: March 20, 2013, 03:31:21 PM »
What's interestng is, that unfortunately the kids at risk in Lkwd today aren't from the forbidden "working families"
-1

They're from all backrounds. Many of them - their families don't even live in Lkwd, they just hang in lkwd bec they have no place else to go/there's options for them in lkwd.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #496 on: March 20, 2013, 03:31:29 PM »
They come from both.
Which R' Steinman points out, even kids from good families go off the derech.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #497 on: March 20, 2013, 03:36:58 PM »
I'm gonna say something a little different than what's been said until now. I know some people, like Mimi K, have branded me a "Lakewood hater" and (in an ironic twist) have made lots of hateful remarks toward me. But the fact is, all of my siblings live in Lakewood (I have bli ayin hara over 30 nieces and nephews in the school system), and I myself lived there for a few years. I have 3 brothers-in-law in chinuch, and a brother who gives a shiur. So I'm not some random crackpot posting semi-anonymous comments on an online forum - I have some concrete knowledge about certain things.

I want to point something out to you guys: the fact that Lakewood now has a working community living side-by-side with the yeshiva community did NOT come about as a result of the yeshivishe community opening their arms and announcing that every Jew is welcome. The yeshivishe community did whatever they could to keep working people out at first; only after the working community took root, and the yeshivishe community realized they weren't leaving anytime soon, did they grudgingly agree to try and live peaceably with their new neighbors. This is NOT hateful speculation on my part; this is fact, backed up with concrete evidence.

When the school problem was still in its infancy, one of my brothers-in-law was talking to the admistrators of two schools about the stories of people not getting into schools, and they BOTH told him "we try our best not to allow working people's children into our school, as a deterrent to such people moving here; if they know they don't have anyplace for their kids to go to school, working people will be discouraged from moving to Lakewood". One of them even cited two examples of working men (whose wives both happened to have been in high school with my sister, so she was able to corroborate the story) who had planned on moving with their families to Lakewood, but changed their plans once they realized that they would have nowhere to send their kids. And the person who told this to my brother-in-law did so with great pride, as of he considered this a "success story".

So, why am I mentioning this? Because yes, you guys are right, now there is a space issue. BUT... let the record reflect, that's NOT how it started. It started with far less noble intentions. It started with shameful intolerance of one's brothers and sisters, and their way of life - and back then, we weren't talking about people with tzniyus issues; it was a simple distinction of kollel vs. working.

And yes, it's very nice that now they have a Vaad who deals with this... but isn't it sad that this is even necessary? Isn't it sad that instead of schools volunteering nicely to take in those who may not be their first choice of students, they instead have to be forced by a communal body to take in those that they deem misfits? Like R' Steinman, said, it is pure ga'avah.

So again, I'm not a Lakewood hater. I go there to visit all the time, and would even attend a DO (assuming I don't get stoned :P) there. I don't hate the town or the people who live there; I just don't condone what they do (yitamu chato'im v'al chotim, so to speak). There are certain things that just drive me over the edge. And that is why although I will visit often, I highly doubt I will live there again. I can respect their right to do whatever they please, but I can't see myself ever being a part of it.

#my2cents
Moishebatchy. +1000
You hit the nail on the head.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #498 on: March 20, 2013, 03:37:21 PM »
If the situation changed, why are you still against it, (although not in a hateful manner)?

Two reasons:

1) Because it hasn't really changed all that much. It's not like they suddenly fell in love with the working people in their midst; its just that things like the space issue are bigger and more pressing, so the "working" issue is taking a backseat. But there still is not much love lost toward working people.

2) Even whatever has changed, has not changed out of their own free will. It's like teshuvah me'ahavah versus teshuvah me'yirah - they didn't become more accepting of working people and their families because they realized they had been engaging in sinas Yisroel and decided to mend their ways; they became more accepting simply because they realized that their efforts to banish working people had failed, so they now have no choice but to make peace with the new reality. But given the choice, many would love to go back to the "good old days" of having only yeshivishe people living there.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #499 on: March 20, 2013, 03:43:08 PM »
please read my illustration as to the definition of "working people"
then tell us what you think.

Simple: your illustration of "working people" is WAY off the mark. Perhaps %2 of the working population fits that description.

And what pisses me off most of all about kollel people discriminating against working people is: just who do you think it is that is paying for you to sit in kollel, anyway?! Other kollel people?!