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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 4697978 times)

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #460 on: March 20, 2013, 02:31:45 PM »
WOW!
If each of those families has a kid every other year, thats 350 new kids (aside from the general population) that need to be accounted for. There needs to be at least 2 new schools opened each year.
 

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #461 on: March 20, 2013, 02:48:24 PM »
Imagine what Lkwd will be in 5yrs

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« Reply #462 on: March 20, 2013, 02:49:05 PM »
One of these days I have to check out this place for myself :D

Think SF will come for the DO ;)
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #463 on: March 20, 2013, 02:50:31 PM »
One of these days I have to check out this place for myself :D

Think SF will come for the DO ;)
We even have a chabad shul.. :)

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #464 on: March 20, 2013, 02:51:38 PM »
Imagine what Lkwd will be in 5yrs
Fuhgeddaboudit!

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #465 on: March 20, 2013, 02:52:34 PM »
I always thought this Thread was for local deals and requests for such.  :o :o
Apparently it was a thread to lure people from Lakewood to get bashed.   >:( >:(
Lakewood is a Unique community with unique Maalos and chasronos.
We should start a thread where only people who live or are visiting Lakewood can post RELEVANT info or Questions.
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #466 on: March 20, 2013, 02:53:09 PM »
One of these days I have to check out this place for myself :D

Think SF will come for the DO ;)
No! You might come with a open mind to see the place. SF is extremely biased already. :D
But if he wants to come with a open mind to see the other half of Lakewood, he is welcome. ;D

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #467 on: March 20, 2013, 02:53:33 PM »
We even have a chabad shul.. :)
Is it Ironic that the Chabad house is off the corner of St Nick's?  8)
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #468 on: March 20, 2013, 02:55:23 PM »
One of these days I have to check out this place for myself :D

Think SF will come for the DO ;)
you'll need more than a day to get the full experience

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #469 on: March 20, 2013, 03:01:35 PM »
There are elitist (translate Gaavah see R' Steinman video) schools in Lakewood. People have to use pull and protektzia to get into these schools. What once used to be call your rich uncle to get into Brisk, is now call your rich uncle to get into Pre 1A!!!

The most powerful people in town are the Rashei Mosdos, and a lot of them wield that power for personal benefit. I will not get into details. But a lot of them aren't exactly the most ehrliche yerei shomayim.

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« Reply #470 on: March 20, 2013, 03:02:09 PM »
 
Is it Ironic that the Chabad house is off the corner of St Nick's?  8)
??? :o

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #471 on: March 20, 2013, 03:08:42 PM »
I always thought this Thread was for local deals and requests for such.  :o :o
Apparently it was a thread to lure people from Lakewood to get bashed.   >:( >:(
Lakewood is a Unique community with unique Maalos and chasronos.
We should start a thread where only people who live or are visiting Lakewood can post RELEVANT info or Questions.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=26629.msg444794#msg444794
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #472 on: March 20, 2013, 03:09:42 PM »
R' shteinman video

if anyone knows how to embed, please embed.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #473 on: March 20, 2013, 03:11:11 PM »
There are elitist (translate Gaavah see R' Steinman video) schools in Lakewood. People have to use pull and protektzia to get into these schools. What once used to be call your rich uncle to get into Brisk, is now call your rich uncle to get into Pre 1A!!!

The most powerful people in town are the Rashei Mosdos, and a lot of them wield that power for personal benefit. I will not get into details. But a lot of them aren't exactly the most ehrliche yerei shomayim.
I heard in Monroe you can't get into Satmar schools if you don't cover your Shaitel  :o :o :o ::)
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #474 on: March 20, 2013, 03:14:48 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.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #475 on: March 20, 2013, 03:15:06 PM »
Before everyone attacks the guy with the big peyos arguing with Rav Steinman, I heard he was trying to get Rav Steinman on video cursing out the whole elitist business, he totally agrees with him.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #476 on: March 20, 2013, 03:18:43 PM »
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.

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #477 on: March 20, 2013, 03:20:49 PM »
@Moishebatchy
Imagine you (as a working guy) try moving into new square tomorrow and send your kids to their schools. .  .you think they won't have any problems with it?

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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #478 on: March 20, 2013, 03:21:47 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.

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If the situation changed, why are you still against it, (although not in a hateful manner)?
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #479 on: March 20, 2013, 03:21:49 PM »
Is it Ironic that the Chabad house is off the corner of St Nick's?  8)
Hysterical ::)
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