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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 4491812 times)

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #520 on: March 20, 2013, 05:15:29 PM »
You obviously missed my point. Yeshivalite have nothing against most bala batim. Its the "working ppl" that I described, who have moved into Lakewood that they do not want to associate with.

You are not describing "working people". You are describing an almost-goy with some vestige of Judaism. The VAST MAJORITY of working people in Lakewood aren't remotely like that. And yet they are discriminated against anyway.

And how are you differentiating between "bala batim" and "working people" anyway?

 

 You obviously have a chip on your shoulder against kollel ppl, its sad.

No idea where you got that from. Just because I don't like people who have a "holier-than-thou" attitude, that doesn't mean I don't like nice, ehrliche kollel people. Unless you (not me) are trying to imply that there's no such thing as a tolerant, loving kollel person?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #521 on: March 20, 2013, 05:16:54 PM »
Or worse.. Which source of "dirty hock" is more reliable...

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #522 on: March 20, 2013, 05:19:23 PM »
Paying? Lemme guess, you dont donate to BMG, right?

Not me, I'm not that rich... but yes, my father does. And my uncles. Let me tell you a little secret: the more sons/sons-in-law you have in BMG, the more you are expected to "donate". And mind you, not a single one of my siblings actually gets a kollel check from BMG.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #523 on: March 20, 2013, 05:29:08 PM »
just who do you think it is that is paying for you to sit in kollel, anyway?! Other kollel people?!
Not the anti-kollel people!

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #524 on: March 20, 2013, 05:34:48 PM »
Sic?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=sic&l=1

 

 ??? Since when are we disscussing opions?? This conversation started off with why the schools in lkwd don't accept certain kids/kids from certain homes.

Thats not about opion, there are facts about that.

Exactly. And everyone is entitled to an opinion about that, and whether they feel that mentality is right or wrong.

 

  Lol.

What's so funny about that?

 

You have experience with getting your kids into school in lkwd??

No, I have first-hand experience watching kids getting rejected by schools in Lakewood... from both sides of the desk.

 

Believe it or not, not always will you "rebbe bro-in-law" tell you everything, or even know everything thats going on.
Sad to say, but the real L"h goes on in other places besides family dining rooms.

Wow, that statement is so flawed, I really don't know where to even start.

And who needs the "real L"h" (sic) when you have confirmed facts, from multiple reliable sources?

I assume you also decide where to invest your life's savings, based on the rumors you hear in the BMG coffee room?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #525 on: March 20, 2013, 05:38:48 PM »
Not the anti-kollel people!

For the hundredth time, I'm not "anti-kollel". I'm not "anti-Lakewood" either - there are lots of fine people living there. The only thing I am "anti" is people who cannot be tolerant and accepting of their fellow Yidden. And even then, I don't hate those people; I hate what they are doing. But I still love and accept every one of them, and would gladly invite them into my home or help them out with anything, should they ever need me.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #526 on: March 20, 2013, 05:43:50 PM »
You are not describing "working people". You are describing an almost-goy with some vestige of Judaism. The VAST MAJORITY of working people in Lakewood aren't remotely like that. And yet they are discriminated against anyway.

And how are you differentiating between "bala batim" and "working people" anyway?

 
No idea where you got that from. Just because I don't like people who have a "holier-than-thou" attitude, that doesn't mean I don't like nice, ehrliche kollel people. Unless you (not me) are trying to imply that there's no such thing as a tolerant, loving kollel person?
The vast majority of working ppl have no problem getting into a large variety of schools, such as Yeshiva ketana etc. (everyone in lakewood deals with lack of room)
The ones who dont get in are either as I described {indeed 2%} . or those who insist on not going to "schools where other working ppl send cuz even though I work im still a choshuveh yeshivaman"...

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #527 on: March 20, 2013, 05:47:17 PM »

No idea where you got that from. Just because I don't like people who have a "holier-than-thou" attitude, that doesn't mean I don't like nice, ehrliche kollel people. Unless you (not me) are trying to imply that there's no such thing as a tolerant, loving kollel person?
Do you agree that people learning all day are indeed holier than thou?
Does this bother you? Their "attitude" is imaginary.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #528 on: March 20, 2013, 05:49:54 PM »
For the hundredth time, I'm not "anti-kollel". I'm not "anti-Lakewood" either - there are lots of fine people living there. The only thing I am "anti" is people who cannot be tolerant and accepting of their fellow Yidden. And even then, I don't hate those people; I hate what they are doing. But I still love and accept every one of them, and would gladly invite them into my home or help them out with anything, should they ever need me.
I really have not been following this too closely nor was I saying that you were anti-kolel.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #529 on: March 20, 2013, 06:05:28 PM »
The vast majority of working ppl have no problem getting into a large variety of schools, such as Yeshiva ketana etc. (everyone in lakewood deals with lack of room)
The ones who dont get in are either as I described {indeed 2%} . or those who insist on not going to "schools where other working ppl send cuz even though I work im still a choshuveh yeshivaman"...

 Utter and complete BS. I know firsthand of many, MANY people who are not the bummy type you described, yet can't get their kids into school (at least not without a huge fight, and more importantly, a fat check from zeidy). Likewise, from the other side of the desk, I know people who work in offices where a lot of the rejecting is done, and they have told me what kind of people get rejected, and what the members of the hanhala say to each other about such people.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #530 on: March 20, 2013, 06:18:38 PM »
Do you agree that people learning all day are indeed holier than thou?
Does this bother you?

Sigh... how ignorant can you get? "Holier-than-thou" is an expression:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-righteousness

And...
 

Their "attitude" is imaginary.
...is utterly false. I'm not saying everyone is like that; but unfortunately, there are quite a few people who are like that.

Again, I'm not some ignorant hater from Flatbush. I'm someone who used to live in Lakewood, who experienced all this firsthand.


Oh, and I'm in kollel, too. So they are, indeed, not necessary "holier than me". The difference is... I also work on the side, since I understand that the whole world isn't magiya li.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #531 on: March 20, 2013, 07:44:10 PM »
Sigh... how ignorant can you get? "Holier-than-thou" is an expression:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-righteousness
Oh.... What an eye opener . . Sigh

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #532 on: March 20, 2013, 07:48:11 PM »
Oh.... What an eye opener . . Sigh
Sigh on this convo. I feel like it is coming to an end. None of you are going to change each others minds, so just agree to disagree.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #533 on: March 20, 2013, 08:02:02 PM »
The reason why the yeshivalite didn't like the balebatim moving in, had nothing to do with the fact that they were working. It was because of the Gashmiyus that they had in their lives. They were bringing gashmiyus to ruchniyusdike Lakewood. And their fears were true. In the old days, no one had a fancy house or car. Today the standards went up tremendously by Bnei torah. It wasn't bias, it was bringing in a different focus on life. They changed the whole culture in Lakewood.

Now, do you have a right to stop someone from changing your culture, is a different question. But it had nothing to do with hate/bias, that's a complete misrepresentation.
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #534 on: March 20, 2013, 08:04:59 PM »
isn't it Ironic that I was getting blasted for speaking L"H about WS By Baruch and then you slipped into Lakewood and Rabbi/Askan Bashing which is somehow not considered L"H.
Guilty as accused. Now I expect you to man/woman up and admit that what you said was too.  ;) ;D


I never bashed Lakewood or a Rabbi. I bashed some menahalim, who are 1000% not lesheim shamayim.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2013, 08:08:09 PM by Baruch »

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #535 on: March 20, 2013, 08:16:01 PM »
Guilty as accused. Now I expect you to man/woman up and admit that what you said was too.  ;) ;D
Suffice it to say, if I would have known what it would have caused I would not have posted it  :-[

People just can't hold themselves back on the Hating.

I'm not sure if they hate God,Torah,Jews in general or just have an inferiority complex.
Why do they go so berserk  ??? ???

Lakewood has some internal problems just like every community but overall its the best place to live.
I did not grow up here but I lived here moved out of town and returned.
I don't think I will leave again (to another US City).
I think some people feel somehow slighted when they can't get into the most Yeshivish school when they don't Act or Dress Yeshivish.
If they don't want that lifestyle why force it on their kids?
There are very few people who can't get into "Any" School. Just not the one they want.
My sister had the same thing in Flatbush.
They told her that there are 30 slots and 24 siblings and over 300 apps.
It took a lot of Phone calls and Nudging to get my nephew in.
"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Free Stuff!" 8)

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #536 on: March 20, 2013, 09:03:52 PM »
why bash the menahelim they have no power,@ baruch please retract,and who made you the authority of lakewood.The issues of lakewood are way beyond your paygrade and are dealt with in ways you wont even begin to contemplate unbeknown to the masses this is ametuer hour on ddf.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #537 on: March 20, 2013, 09:08:01 PM »
The reason why the yeshivalite didn't like the balebatim moving in, had nothing to do with the fact that they were working. It was because of the Gashmiyus that they had in their lives. They were bringing gashmiyus to ruchniyusdike Lakewood. And their fears were true. In the old days, no one had a fancy house or car. Today the standards went up tremendously by Bnei torah. It wasn't bias, it was bringing in a different focus on life. They changed the whole culture in Lakewood.

Now, do you have a right to stop someone from changing your culture, is a different question. But it had nothing to do with hate/bias, that's a complete misrepresentation.
good point

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #538 on: March 20, 2013, 09:09:02 PM »
why bash the menahelim they have no power,@ baruch please retract,and who made you the authority of lakewood. The issues of lakewood are way beyond your paygrade and are dealt with in ways you wont even begin to contemplate unbeknown to the masses this is ametuer hour on ddf.
??? ??? ???

This is an online forum with anonymous people behind fake names.

How the heck do you know who baruch is and what his paygrade is??  :o

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #539 on: March 20, 2013, 09:11:20 PM »
Btw, there's a DO being arranged right now in the lakewood DO thread. Just a heads up...
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