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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3961 on: October 12, 2023, 08:41:40 AM »
A family is arriving today in JFK at 3pm after 3 days in transit and still need to travel to NJ, if anyone is local and can help bring food to them when they arrive please DM me.
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3962 on: October 12, 2023, 08:52:49 AM »

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3963 on: October 12, 2023, 08:56:41 AM »
Uber?
Not simple to arrange exact timing etc
If you have a local driver I can pay, that will make more sense

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3964 on: November 08, 2023, 12:46:41 PM »
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3965 on: November 09, 2023, 01:01:18 PM »
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There is a new men's mikvah at KBH in North Woodmere. 575 Hungry Harbor Rd.
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3966 on: November 09, 2023, 01:06:24 PM »
I just got my 2nd school bus camera ticket, this time a $275 fine.
The first time, the video shows that I was already parallel to the bus when its stop sign started going up.
The second time, the bus was IN THE TURNING LANE on Peninsula, and I was going the opposite direction. No bus is waiting for a kid in the turning lane.
In both instances I was 100% not in the wrong and the video clearly shows that, but there is zero recourse. Anyone else experience this yet?
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3967 on: November 09, 2023, 01:40:41 PM »
My sis in-law was involved in a hit and run on the corner of Edward and Peninsula on Tuesday night. Does anyone have a contact for someone at the Shul at that corner so we can get access to the cameras? I tried the number and emails listed and got no response from anyone.
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3968 on: November 09, 2023, 10:23:25 PM »
I just got my 2nd school bus camera ticket, this time a $275 fine.
The first time, the video shows that I was already parallel to the bus when its stop sign started going up.
The second time, the bus was IN THE TURNING LANE on Peninsula, and I was going the opposite direction. No bus is waiting for a kid in the turning lane.
In both instances I was 100% not in the wrong and the video clearly shows that, but there is zero recourse. Anyone else experience this yet?
You must stop for a school bus even if it is on the opposite side of a divided highway.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3969 on: November 09, 2023, 11:08:06 PM »
My sis in-law was involved in a hit and run on the corner of Edward and Peninsula on Tuesday night. Does anyone have a contact for someone at the Shul at that corner so we can get access to the cameras? I tried the number and emails listed and got no response from anyone.
did u email r polakoff? seems worthwhile he will probably help. rabbipolakoff@gmail.com

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3970 on: November 17, 2023, 02:29:37 PM »
There is a new men's mikvah at KBH in North Woodmere. 575 Hungry Harbor Rd.


What are the Friday hours?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3971 on: December 06, 2023, 09:38:45 PM »
Can anyone recommend an electrician?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3972 on: December 06, 2023, 10:10:24 PM »
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3973 on: December 26, 2023, 08:59:50 AM »
Anybody know when Bingo is actually opening?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3974 on: December 27, 2023, 11:05:20 AM »
Ever since HV, it's crazy how many shuls are struggling for a minyan. Many have canceled mincha and mariv altogether. I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, it's super convenient to be able to daven whenever you want. On the other hand, there is a big maaleh in having a makom/zman kevua and a sence of achrayis to a specific shul.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3975 on: December 27, 2023, 10:30:01 PM »
Ever since HV, it's crazy how many shuls are struggling for a minyan. Many have canceled mincha and mariv altogether. I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, it's super convenient to be able to daven whenever you want. On the other hand, there is a big maaleh in having a makom/zman kevua and a sence of achrayis to a specific shul.

Maybe the reason some places might be struggling is because two minyan "factories" have opened in town. Every hour in the White Shul, and every 15 minutes in Hachaim Vehashalom. Those minyanim are super convenient, and if you add all the people davening by those minyanim, that's hundreds of people a day not davening in their regular shuls.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3976 on: December 28, 2023, 02:24:34 AM »
Maybe the reason some places might be struggling is because two minyan "factories" have opened in town. Every hour in the White Shul, and every 15 minutes in Hachaim Vehashalom. Those minyanim are super convenient, and if you add all the people davening by those minyanim, that's hundreds of people a day not davening in their regular shuls.
Ever since HV,
Thats what he meant. Thats just part of life in "intown places". The shuls around the corner from Zichron Moshe in Yerushalayim have a hard time getting a minyan as well. Overall it probably also means many  people davening with a minyan that sometimes wouldn't if they missed the one in their shul.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3977 on: December 28, 2023, 11:18:58 AM »
Maybe the reason some places might be struggling is because two minyan "factories" have opened in town. Every hour in the White Shul, and every 15 minutes in Hachaim Vehashalom. Those minyanim are super convenient, and if you add all the people davening by those minyanim, that's hundreds of people a day not davening in their regular shuls.
Thats what he meant. Thats just part of life in "intown places". The shuls around the corner from Zichron Moshe in Yerushalayim have a hard time getting a minyan as well. Overall it probably also means many  people davening with a minyan that sometimes wouldn't if they missed the one in their shul.
Correct. I don't know if 5T is big enough to support something like this yet. Most shuls were getting by when HV was every 30 minutes. People would inconvenience themselves a little to get to their shul. Now that it is every 15 minutes, there is zero motivation to go to a specific minyan/shul.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3978 on: December 28, 2023, 02:02:51 PM »
The places that had Mincha during the winter were really only the bigger shuls before shkia or yeshivas at 1/1:30. Iím sure they still have their minyanim.
This minyan factory is the best thing that happened to the 5 towns. Tons more people davening with a minyan than ever before. Convenient and easy. Not bothering anyone. Only helping.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #3979 on: December 28, 2023, 02:28:03 PM »
The places that had Mincha during the winter were really only the bigger shuls before shkia or yeshivas at 1/1:30. Iím sure they still have their minyanim.
False

This minyan factory is the best thing that happened to the 5 towns. Tons more people davening with a minyan than ever before. Convenient and easy. Not bothering anyone. Only helping.
Is that true or are they just going to HV instead of their old shul?

This minyan factory is the best thing that happened to the 5 towns. Tons more people davening with a minyan than ever before. Convenient and easy. Not bothering anyone. Only helping.
Also false



I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it certainly negatively effected many shuls