August 14, 2014 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #613410
My favorite is Austin,Tx.August 15, 2014 12:57 am at 12:57 am #1028852To be or not to beMember
What is out of town? For a brooklynite , Washington heights is OOT, for a NYC-er Monsey is out of town. In any case it would have to be Toronto, nicest people in the worldAugust 15, 2014 1:38 am at 1:38 am #1028853zahavasdadParticipant
I hated Paris, but the Jews of Paris were the nicest Ive ever encounteredAugust 15, 2014 1:59 am at 1:59 am #1028854
Paris is “out of country” not “out of town”.
Anyone know anything about Houston, Texas? Sounds like a beautiful place to live only a bit more on the Young Israel side of things. Not sure if I’m up for that. They may be more ehrlich than ME but I’m unsure I wanna bring up my family in what’s “considered” a more “modern” community. Notice all the quotation marks?!August 15, 2014 2:01 am at 2:01 am #1028855
Economy is supposedly fantastic in Houston, cost of living WAY lower than the NY/NJ metro area. If it was a more “heimish”(I live in Lakewood-wear colored shirts!! so I’m not your “typical” Lakewood person….) community, I wouldn’t hesitate for a minute.August 15, 2014 2:57 am at 2:57 am #1028856jewishnessParticipant
Uncle Mo: Can I be you?August 15, 2014 2:57 am at 2:57 am #1028857
If it’s a community, it’s not out-of-town! Out-of-town is maybe in the desert. (A desert is no longer desert when it is inhabited.)August 15, 2014 3:17 am at 3:17 am #1028858
Jewishness: huh???August 15, 2014 3:21 am at 3:21 am #1028859I. M. ShluffinParticipant
What I find funny about the term Out Of Town is the connotation that New York is a town. It’s anything but.
But since I will abide by your language in contributing to this discussion, because I’m nice that way, then I gotta say that my favorite oot community is cleveland. I went there once, and promptly wrote on my to-do list to move to cleveland. I’m not sure why, now. There was something so nice about it.August 15, 2014 4:17 am at 4:17 am #1028860
Is there anybody on YWN here that likes Austin.August 15, 2014 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm #1028861apushatayidParticipant
Mork calling Austin, come in Austin.August 15, 2014 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm #1028863yehudayonaParticipant
To Brooklynites, Austin Street in Forest Hills is OOT.August 15, 2014 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm #1028865writersoulParticipant
Which brings me to my pet peeve, all of those people who call Monsey “upstate.”
Forgetting about the fact that event the Catskills aren’t upstate, Monsey most definitely isn’t. The main frum shopping area in Monsey (306 and 59) is five minutes from the southernmost point of non-island (contiguous?) New York State.
(Can’t you tell that I’m really fun at parties?)
That said, I like Silver Spring. I’ve only been there a few times but every time it’s seemed really nice.August 15, 2014 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1028866MyTurnAtBatMember
Cleveland. Love the Midwest.August 17, 2014 1:54 am at 1:54 am #1028868funnyboneParticipant
My favorite is Flatbush. Not too far from BP, with lots of pizza stores and restaurants. Has some good Yeshivos and some shtiblach, but not totally out of town like some of those other places.August 17, 2014 4:23 am at 4:23 am #1028870
“Out of town” is like “across the pond”.August 17, 2014 4:42 am at 4:42 am #1028872yehudayonaParticipant
Malbim, how many kosher pizza shops are there in Austin, TX?August 17, 2014 4:50 am at 4:50 am #1028873
yehudayona, he have something better than that a kosher Indian restaurant.August 17, 2014 5:05 am at 5:05 am #1028874lzParticipant
i like chicago a lot. it has the advantages of being a huge city (shopping, education, food, etc) but also the advantages of being oot (friendly and close knit) there are so many shuls and schools, you are sure to find one that is your “type”
and it’s a pretty nice looking place too- there are actually trees and parks and the lake (lake michigan)is gorgeous- i’ll plead the fifth on the chicago river 🙂
and just for the record, i don’t live there. i used to thoughAugust 17, 2014 5:21 am at 5:21 am #1028875
1z, were you born there.August 17, 2014 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm #1028876takahmamashParticipant
Everything outside of Israel is OOT.August 17, 2014 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #1028877
takahmamash, that means u too.August 17, 2014 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #1028878funnyboneParticipant
Texas, how hot is it down there? I couldn’t move anyplace that is hotter than the NY summer, or colder than the NY winter. Now, can you find me a place that has all the conveniences of NY and nicer weather?
When I say conveniences, I mean shopping, food, schools (where kids aren’t obsessed with TV, latest movies and pro sports), shuls (with a full mechitzah), job opportunities and humans to have as friends.
I get it, it’s inconvenient to look for parking. We have enough humans to interact with that we ignore our neighbors. We don’t have enough parks. We have everything else!
I rest my case, all you OOT people can stay OOT and leave us alone!August 17, 2014 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #1028879
Why always a comma?August 18, 2014 2:48 am at 2:48 am #1028880
RebYidd23, live in Austin,TxAugust 18, 2014 7:35 am at 7:35 am #1028881takahmamashParticipant
takahmamash, that means u too.
Malbim, you obviously have no idea where I live.August 18, 2014 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm #1028882Prankster-123Member
Iv’e got non religous cousins there, but turns out the religous community there is really cute and sweet,and all country like…August 18, 2014 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm #1028884YW Moderator-42Moderator
If you enjoy humidity, move to HoustonAugust 18, 2014 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #1028885Rashi4EverMember
Malbim, is right about Austin,Tx, here is a link to prove it http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/forgetting-to-close-the-fridge-light-before-shabbos#post-532093/
editedAugust 18, 2014 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #1028887
People who like Austin, love commas.August 18, 2014 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm #1028888oot for lifeParticipant
is there an eiruv?August 18, 2014 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #1028889Rashi4EverMember
oot for life, it is in the works.August 19, 2014 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #1028891Baruch10901Participant
Actually having to spend a shabbat near NYU Medical Center I found myself in a shul on E 29 St. It really felt like “an out of town shul” especially the tuna and concord grape wine at the so called kiddush
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