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The number of robocalls for a variety of organizations and business has exploded in recent months. I strongly encourage you to file a complaint with the Do Not Call Registry at www.donotcall.gov

To file a complaint regarding the horrendous cell service in Lakewood, fill out this FCC form.

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.
Prime 95 https://www.primeninetyfive.com/ - An upscale steakhouse and sushi 
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 ]

Shteebles
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 best place for shachris
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
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
Blue Ribbon - 681 River Ave
Corner of 2nd - 132 2nd Street
Kollel Food Store - 403 Clifton
Aisle 9 -  951 Madison
Picnic - 357 Squankum
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- 2 Debra Way 732-806-1136 (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 card 732-231-2692 - Coupon card that comes in back of the BP. Most widely seen advertising medium in Lakewood by leaps and bounds.

BP weekly

Lakewood weekly

Masa Umatan (Has popular lists like freebay, rental list, and playgroup list)

Residential Rental listings
http://masaumatan.com/MasaRentals.pdf
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


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

Flowers

White Ribbon Florist - Weddings, events, and stunning Shabbos flowers. I have had nothing but excellent experiences with them, especially Leib - @S209

Phone Repairs

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
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #15600 on: July 03, 2019, 08:04:04 AM »
Singin does not fill all the way either-only a little more than the refills. The refills base on weight and singin measures volume.
Was just there the other day and they are supposed to put in 4 gallons. Meter started on 11 and he stopped at 14. I said that's only three, and he said what do you mean 11, 12, 13, and 14 is 4. After a few rounds of convincing he agreed to put in another gallon but didn't look convinced that I was right.

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« Reply #15601 on: July 03, 2019, 08:20:51 AM »
Was just there the other day and they are supposed to put in 4 gallons. Meter started on 11 and he stopped at 14. I said that's only three, and he said what do you mean 11, 12, 13, and 14 is 4. After a few rounds of convincing he agreed to put in another gallon but didn't look convinced that I was right.
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #15602 on: July 03, 2019, 09:14:17 AM »
anybody driving from brooklyn to lkwd today approx 630 pm?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #15603 on: July 04, 2019, 08:20:39 AM »
Where can I buy board shorts style bathing suit?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #15604 on: July 04, 2019, 09:35:03 AM »
Where can I buy board shorts style bathing suit?
Walmart?
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #15605 on: July 04, 2019, 10:31:13 AM »
I was just in the Marcy's Shopping Center and stumbled upon the Art Gallery there. I've never seen such beautiful Jewish Art in my life. It's very high end and was out of my league pricewise. But Wow! I never before in my life wanted to buy art until now.


what's the price range?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #15606 on: July 04, 2019, 02:26:37 PM »
What was going on yesterday on west Kennedy at 8 pm?
Some kind of "business opportunity" (Ponzi scheme) meeting for yungeleit
Anyone with more info?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #15607 on: July 04, 2019, 03:32:23 PM »
What was going on yesterday on west Kennedy at 8 pm?
Some kind of "business opportunity" (Ponzi scheme) meeting for yungeleit
Anyone with more info?
Was some kind of meeting for an Mlm energy company. I belive ACN American communications network.
Do any of these actually make sense from a consumer stand point? Not talking about becoming a leader..

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« Reply #15608 on: July 04, 2019, 03:49:20 PM »
Was some kind of meeting for an Mlm energy company. I belive ACN American communications network.
Do any of these actually make sense from a consumer stand point? Not talking about becoming a leader..
Only if there is someone who really understands the market who will be on top of it. Uncommon with the MLMs (understanding the market and MLMs are mostly mutually exclusive with very few exceptions)

Even then...
For residential-rarely.
For commercial-if done right it can make A LOT of sense and save a lot of money. If done wrong it can be very costly.
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« Reply #15609 on: July 04, 2019, 03:52:22 PM »
Was some kind of meeting for an Mlm energy company. I belive ACN American communications network.
Do any of these actually make sense from a consumer stand point? Not talking about becoming a leader..
i went to this in Lakewood a few years ago. Similar hype/culty business module? To herbal life...

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« Reply #15610 on: July 04, 2019, 03:59:58 PM »
Only if there is someone who really understands the market who will be on top of it. Uncommon with the MLMs (understanding the market and MLMs are mostly mutually exclusive with very few exceptions)

Even then...
For residential-rarely.
For commercial-if done right it can make A LOT of sense and save a lot of money. If done wrong it can be very costly.

Here is a letter written to the Voice a while back. Nothing mind-blowing, just a basic understanding for the uninitiated about the scams of multi-level marketing. Just posting it here in case it can help anyone.

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Dear the Voice of Lakewood,

Living in this great city of Lakewood, we benefit from a certain isolation that helps us best live a Torah lifestyle. The downside, however, is that we can sometimes fall prey to schemes or tactics that have already been exposed on the outside world. I am writing this letter to shed some light on what seems to be a growing trend in Lakewood, and I would like to show that its reality is far less rosy than what the eye perceives.

   Rarely a week goes by when there’s not a new sign on BMG’s bulletin board that looks something like this: AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! Switch to ------------ utility company and save! Then sign up just 15 people to do the same and you’ll get your utilities for absolutely FREE! (I don’t want to specify the details of the company.)

People tend to drink it in, assuming, only fifteen people, what’s the big deal? I could probably do that. And they pick up the phone and get on board. You’re probably thinking, what can be wrong with that? A lot!

   This type of business model is called “multi-level marketing”. It’s been around for some time now, and while it may work for a few lucky individuals, it will fail the vast majority of its participants. (This is even if the utility is indeed cheaper, which is a separate discussion, and anyone considering switching should do their own research.) A quick look at the actual numbers will reveal just where multi-level marketing leaves you.

   Let’s say, for example, that the person recruiting you is a second stage recruiter, meaning that they were recruited by someone who was recruited directly by the company. They’re asking you to recruit 15 people, who each will in turn recruit 15 more people. Let’s figure out how many people have to be recruited. If the company recruited only 15 people, and they each recruited 15 “second stage” recruiters, than there are 225 second stage recruiters. If they all recruited people like you, who is a third stage recruiter, then there will be 3374 other third stage recruiters also vying to recruit alongside you. Even if you do manage to recruit 15 forth stage recruiters, they will be vying against 50,610 other forth stage recruiters trying to recruit a whopping 759,375 recruiters. How many Frum households are there in Lakewood? Maybe ten or twenty thousand? Not enough for even you third stage recruiters to all fill your quota. Even if everyone expands their recruiting to outside of Lakewood, the system is not really sustainable past the fourth or fifth stage, without a vast majority of recruiters falling to the wayside. When you calculate the numbers, the vulnerability of this model is indisputable.

   Allow me to portray this through another example. There was an email going around Lakewood a few months ago that read as follows: Fun Book Exchange! Check this out! This book exchange is adorable! Are you in? Here’s how it works: 1) Send out ONE book to child #1 listed below. 2) Remove the child’s name from #1, then move child #2 to that spot. 3) Then add your child’s name to #2 with your info. 4) Then send this email to 6 mothers with the updated name info. Soon your child should receive 36 books! What a deal! 36 books for giving just one!  Under that paragraph there were two lines, labeled #1 and #2, with a name and address by each.

   Most people will react to that in wonder. How can it be? How can I give 1 book and get back 36? But then they’ll think a bit deeper and realize that it works. I give one, the 6 people I send it to give my sender one book each, and the 6 people each of them send it to will each send me a book, leaving me with 36 books! So simple! And they send out a book and fire out 6 emails. It may seem simple but, as we’ve seen, a look at the bigger picture will show that the system isn’t sustainable.

   If me, alongside 35 other people, are sending out a book to my sender’s sender (assuming that that person started the chain), and my 6 recipients, alongside 210 other recipients are sending it to my sender (and the other “second stage” senders), then there will have to be 1,296 people sending out to my stage in order for us all to get our 36 books. That may be feasible if I’m only the third one on line to get the email. But what if I’m the fifth? Then there will have to be 46,656 people sending out books. What if I’m the seventh? Then there will have to be 1,679,616 people sending out books. Even if there may be a sliver of a chance of that happening, it would be nearly impossible for them to ever get their return – they would need over 60 million people to participate! And if you get that many people on board, you’ll need 2.17 billion senders to support that number. At the end of the line, a lot of people will lose their investment; the further the end of the line is, the higher that number of people will be. So even if you’re lucky enough to be from the early stages, who might still net in a gullible bunch of 36 book senders, the family member you forward that email to is 6 times more vulnerable to losing out. Multi-level marketing at its best!

   And so my fellow Lakewooders, next time you see something that looks suspiciously too good to be true, take a step back and consider that perhaps it just may be so.


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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #15611 on: July 04, 2019, 04:08:05 PM »
Here is a letter written to the Voice a while back. Nothing mind-blowing, just a basic understanding for the uninitiated about the scams of multi-level marketing. Just posting it here in case it can help anyone.

I understood him to be discussing only the energy aspect of it.
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #15612 on: July 04, 2019, 04:32:42 PM »
Only if there is someone who really understands the market who will be on top of it. Uncommon with the MLMs (understanding the market and MLMs are mostly mutually exclusive with very few exceptions)

Even then...
For residential-rarely.
For commercial-if done right it can make A LOT of sense and save a lot of money. If done wrong it can be very costly.

is it that the rates rise after the first year?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #15613 on: July 04, 2019, 04:35:37 PM »
is it that the rates rise after the first year?
With many of them, yes.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #15614 on: July 04, 2019, 04:40:15 PM »
Do any of these actually make sense from a consumer stand point?
It doesn't need to. When your brother in law tells you he can save you money on energy/merchant services/cosmetics, you go with what he's offering.

MLM's are built on people reaching out to family & friends. The trust is already built, and you don't need to have any unique selling proposition.