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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #135 on: January 10, 2013, 08:57:01 PM »
So, as an ex-New Yorker

Pros:
-Huge frum community
-Kosher stores, restaurants etc.. all over the place
-Communities, Shuls & Schools to fit any Hashkafa
-Pomegranate
-Basil (Best Kosher Dairy place in the US in my opinion)
-mass transit system
-Lots of activities / attractions


Cons;
-High crime Neighborhoods
-traffic
-parking & alternate side parking
-Tickets are part of the annual if not monthly budget
-High cost of living
-Tuition
-The Corruptness (including the requirements by some Jewish Agencies to be a registered voter to                            receive assistance, and oh btw if you registered republican don't bother applying for assistance with us)
-People are rude, you don't know your neighbors, etc...
-the need to "keep up with the Jones"
-high taxes
-Cold weather, black snow in the winter. Humidity in the summer

Sorry to all you New Yorkers for knocking your city, I did wait to see if a current New Yorker would write this first ;-)

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #136 on: January 10, 2013, 08:57:27 PM »
What kind of item are you talking about?

Sushi at 1 AM? No biggie. Maariv at 2 AM? You got it. Shachris at 3 PM? Can usually get that too. :P

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #137 on: January 10, 2013, 10:16:59 PM »
Shachris at 3 PM? Can usually get that too. :P
That's in the winter...

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #138 on: January 10, 2013, 10:26:47 PM »
Lakewood:
Pro: Lots of kids
Con: Hell to get your kids into any school

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #139 on: January 10, 2013, 10:31:54 PM »
Lakewood:
Pro: Lots of kids
Con: Hell to get your kids into any school
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #140 on: January 10, 2013, 10:55:45 PM »


 
-The Corruptness (including the requirements by some Jewish Agencies to be a registered voter to                            receive assistance, and oh btw if you registered republican don't bother applying for assistance with us)

Huh? Really? Would you mind to name one?
I dont believe it.
Especially your last comment about republicans.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #141 on: January 10, 2013, 10:56:44 PM »
After getting today a $115 parking ticket, just for dropping something off by my in-laws (took around 60 seconds), I'm considering....
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #144 on: January 11, 2013, 02:42:56 AM »
So, as an ex-New Yorker

Pros:
-Huge frum community
-Kosher stores, restaurants etc.. all over the place
-Communities, Shuls & Schools to fit any Hashkafa
-Pomegranate
-Basil (Best Kosher Dairy place in the US in my opinion)
-mass transit system
-Lots of activities / attractions


Cons;
-High crime Neighborhoods
-traffic
-parking & alternate side parking
-Tickets are part of the annual if not monthly budget
-High cost of living
-Tuition
-The Corruptness (including the requirements by some Jewish Agencies to be a registered voter to                            receive assistance, and oh btw if you registered republican don't bother applying for assistance with us)
-People are rude, you don't know your neighbors, etc...
-the need to "keep up with the Jones"
-high taxes
-Cold weather, black snow in the winter. Humidity in the summer

Sorry to all you New Yorkers for knocking your city, I did wait to see if a current New Yorker would write this first ;-)


FTFY
+3

though i do understand what everyone is saying about brooklyn

i grew up in monsey for 24 yrs

we know our neighbors well :-)
minyanim all over
WE HAVE DRIVEWAYS
frum communities
so we eat non kosher ....keep it in ur own house
we dont have jones's anymore
i only found out what wic was when i came to lkwd :-(
there are plenty of places to shop who deliver and even eat (even though it overrated how everyone closes down)
good schools for the kids
« Last Edit: January 11, 2013, 02:48:53 AM by rots5 »
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #145 on: January 11, 2013, 02:51:04 AM »
+3

though i do understand what everyone is saying about brooklyn

i grew up in monsey for 24 yrs

we know our neighbors well :-)
minyanim all over
WE HAVE DRIVEWAYS
frum communities
so we eat non kosher ....keep it in ur own house
we dont have jones's anymore
i only found out what wic was when i came to lkwd :-(
there are plenty of places to shop who deliver and even eat (even though it overrated how everyone closes down)
good schools for the kids
Cons?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #146 on: January 11, 2013, 05:36:10 AM »
Cons?

its getting over populated -
traffic

to be quiet honest i was always very bad with this part of the argument when growing up - i love monsey so not so good at the con part sorry :-(

see when i grew up - i thought it was a good thing i didnt have to feel the pressure to wear boss underwear (far out ex not to insukt anyone)
and i  liked it that eateries werent in my backyard but rather id bike to these places
i liked it that i had a driveway i got to play basketball all the time
i likesd it that i have a big property
i like the quiet at night and day


so i dont pay tuition YET but i def know its cheaper than bmg and darchei so i know that con isnt as bad in monsey
« Last Edit: January 11, 2013, 05:42:07 AM by rots5 »
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #147 on: January 11, 2013, 05:39:44 AM »
Huh? Really? Would you mind to name one?
I dont believe it.
Especially your last comment about republicans.

Not going to name them but suffice to say that in order to get camp scholarships that was what friends of mine were told.
Also the Musaf (mem vav samach fey. Medicaid, wic, food stamps, section 8) scams going on. Including swiping your food stamps cards at certain stores and being given cash.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #148 on: January 11, 2013, 12:07:25 PM »
So, as an ex-New Yorker

Pros:
-Huge frum community
-Kosher stores, restaurants etc.. all over the place
-Communities, Shuls & Schools to fit any Hashkafa
-Pomegranate :o
-Basil (Best Kosher Dairy place in the US in my opinion)
-mass transit system
-Lots of activities / attractions


Cons;
-High crime Neighborhoods
-traffic
-parking & alternate side parking
-Tickets are part of the annual if not monthly budget
-High cost of living
-Tuition
-The Corruptness (including the requirements by some Jewish Agencies to be a registered voter to                            receive assistance, and oh btw if you registered republican don't bother applying for assistance with us)
-People are rude, you don't know your neighbors, etc...
-the need to "keep up with the Jones"
-high taxes
-Cold weather, black snow in the winter. Humidity in the summer

Sorry to all you New Yorkers for knocking your city, I did wait to see if a current New Yorker would write this first ;-)
pomegranate a plus? :o have u seen gourmet glatt(a whole lot nicer than pomegranate and even cheaper at times than KRM)
the only thing i see in pomegranate, is that if u tell a some wealthy people that it cost more, u make them feel that that they're elite-basically pay more for nothing
all in all you're correct for the most part I've spent the better part of 3 years trying to like where i live and at best ive gotten used to it (the reason i currently live here is for job purposes. but at least i got the wife in agreement that whwen a job comes along out of town for her or for me, the other will actively seek a job there and we'll be able to buy a house cash (or almost)

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #149 on: January 13, 2013, 06:41:07 PM »
And while we speak, does SP give 2X points for paying a parking ticket?
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