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Author Topic: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread  (Read 712926 times)

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1480 on: October 17, 2017, 09:30:39 PM »
so i liked both minyanim, but i think practically R willig (8:30 minyan) makes much more sense for week to week with family and chabad for when i wake up really late. problem is 1) houses around r Willig are impossible to find/expensive, 2) R Willig's shul is pretty full, and it looks like it can't really expand in the near future, so no real seats for me. so i am stuck  :'(.

Funny gaffe, i showed up on friday night (short kabbalas shabbos) hoping to hear R willig, and instead a random local rosh kollel got into serious detail on the machlokes on the kiyum mitzvas pru urevu (with like 5 boys aged 8-15), and the guy even misunderstood the famous story of a woman impregnated in a bath with some zerah in it and referred to a women in a bath filled with zerah (i couldnt help but lol :)), and then a ba'al habas started complaining as to the rabbi not giving a straight answer as to whether he should say a brocha before intercourse. good times.
I had to come back on shabbos day, and R Willig spoke beautifully and focused on R Chaim Shmulevitz's piece on the ohr and choshech in each person and how Kayain could be the originator of sacrifice and at the same time give the worst fruits when he had it all. Huge points for going to Sichos Mussar for the shabbos drasha (though it was kind of a rerun for me, it implies the quality of the hashkafa of the membership will be pretty good).
if you don't mind me asking, where do you currently live?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1481 on: October 18, 2017, 05:49:29 PM »
if you don't mind me asking, where do you currently live?
  Willowbrook (Staten Island). great place to live, but prices have gone up like crazy and i can get betterl value in the 5 towns (and save on city taxes).

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1482 on: October 19, 2017, 10:39:39 AM »
  Willowbrook (Staten Island). great place to live, but prices have gone up like crazy and i can get betterl value in the 5 towns (and save on city taxes).

The city taxes don't come close to the much higher grocery prices out here. I learnt that the hard way (well, I knew, but didn't really know) and I regret it a lot.

It irks me the most to see fundraisers for rebbeim to help pay for yom tov sponsored by supermarket X. Hmmm, why doesn't supermarket X make their prices normal and thus affordable to ALL and then you wouldn't have to have a huge fundraiser before every chag and another chance for supermarket X to see their name plastered everywhere.
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1483 on: October 19, 2017, 10:42:31 AM »
The city taxes don't come close to the much higher grocery prices out here. I learnt that the hard way (well, I knew, but didn't really know) and I regret it a lot.

It irks me the most to see fundraisers for rebbeim to help pay for yom tov sponsored by supermarket X. Hmmm, why doesn't supermarket X make their prices normal and thus affordable to ALL and then you wouldn't have to have a huge fundraiser before every chag and another chance for supermarket X to see their name plastered everywhere.

you referring to stop and shop?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1484 on: October 19, 2017, 10:42:56 AM »
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1485 on: October 19, 2017, 10:44:06 AM »
you referring to stop and shop?

Hahahhaha  ;D
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1486 on: October 19, 2017, 11:06:21 AM »
The city taxes don't come close to the much higher grocery prices out here. I learnt that the hard way (well, I knew, but didn't really know) and I regret it a lot. 
in staten island shopping is cheap, but we dont even have an all in one kosher place like gourmet glatt (though similar places are slowly opening). I know the kosher places are ridiculously expensive, but we are big trader joes and costco people, get virtually everything there so should be fine (unless those somehow cost more).

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1487 on: October 19, 2017, 02:35:52 PM »
in staten island shopping is cheap, but we dont even have an all in one kosher place like gourmet glatt (though similar places are slowly opening). I know the kosher places are ridiculously expensive, but we are big trader joes and costco people, get virtually everything there so should be fine (unless those somehow cost more).

I don't know what you're used to, but Costco here is a dump compared to other Costcos, and the lines can be horrendous.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1488 on: October 19, 2017, 02:38:04 PM »
I don't know what you're used to, but Costco here is a dump compared to other Costcos, and the lines can be horrendous.

I don't find it worse than westbury

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1489 on: October 19, 2017, 02:40:20 PM »
I don't know what you're used to, but Costco here is a dump compared to other Costcos, and the lines can be horrendous.

If you don't go on sunday it's not terrible and on that note, the lines in trader joes on sunday are also wrapped around the store
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1490 on: October 19, 2017, 03:05:48 PM »
I don't know what you're used to, but Costco here is a dump compared to other Costcos, and the lines can be horrendous.
not any worse than any other Costco I've been in and on the positive side ours has many more kosher products than most

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1491 on: October 19, 2017, 04:38:34 PM »
I'm excited for excited for Oceanside's to open.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1492 on: October 19, 2017, 05:03:40 PM »
I'm excited for excited for Oceanside's to open.
Where are they opening in Oceanside?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1493 on: October 19, 2017, 06:22:58 PM »
Where are they opening in Oceanside?

dont know where but they opened already and have a gas station and sell alcohol.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1494 on: October 19, 2017, 07:18:24 PM »
Where are they opening in Oceanside?
Not sure exactly but pretty sure close to Long Beach

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1495 on: October 20, 2017, 01:56:22 AM »
not any worse than any other Costco I've been in and on the positive side ours has many more kosher products than most

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And, the day of the week and the time of day make a big difference. Sundays are packed.
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1496 on: October 20, 2017, 03:03:36 AM »
And, the day of the week and the time of day make a big difference. Sundays are packed.
same as in staten island (unless u go right at opening). but in staten we have more limited options (we got the meat usually and tons of mozzarella etc, but no sliced muenster, one of my faves)...

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1497 on: October 20, 2017, 03:08:16 AM »
does anyone know about R David Fohrman's minyan in woodmere? can't find info of where it is and times etc (i heard its somewhere in the young israel and they learn after)?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1498 on: October 20, 2017, 02:29:56 PM »
does anyone know about R David Fohrman's minyan in woodmere? can't find info of where it is and times etc (i heard its somewhere in the young israel and they learn after)?
YI Woodmere nusach sfard minyan. They daven in the house next to parking lot.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1499 on: October 26, 2017, 11:11:45 AM »
Anyone try Skewers..

I was down the block and figured i would pick something up quick. Called a few times last night at around 7:30-8 oclock no answer. Drove buy - pitch black?
All done?