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New Jersey Uber Driver Says He Gets ‘Short-Changed In Virtually Every Way Possible’

New Jersey Changed In Virtually Every Way Possible’

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N.J., resident David Fagin tells us that much of this progress may be coming at the expense of Uber’s drivers, particularly in Northern Jersey, where it borders New York City. Due to New York City’s requirement for those providing for hire services to be licensed in accordance with NYC licensing  Taxi regulations has led to an excess of unlicensed for hire drivers and unlicensed for hire vehicles in New Jersey  — and  saturating unlicensed unregulated driver in New Jersey than the Big Apple.

Fagin says, works against Jersey Uber drivers, especially if they have to ferry passengers into New York. They’re banned from picking up fares on the way back and can get their vehicles impounded by New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission for operating unlicensed for hire vehicle and unlicensed for hire driver — and so to lose valuable driving time while stuck in traffic at the Hudson river crossings. “To drive for Uber in New Jersey is to be short-changed in virtually every way possible by an unfair and under-developed system in immediate need of revisions,” he says.  New York City TLC should allow us to pickup passengers in New York City to transport them back to New Jersey.

His comments were similar to many we’ve heard from other Uber drivers.  the folks on UberX, the cheapest of Uber’s services. Professional drivers trying to earn a full-time living have grumbled that the money is not as good as licensed  taxi cabs and licensed  livery cab service.

Josh Mohrer, general manager for Uber NY//NJ, declined to address Fagin’s claims specifically. He gave us this statement:

Since launching in November, drivers have been flocking to uberX in NJ as a flexible and lucrative way to make income without having taxi and livery insurance and plates. In the weeks and months ahead, we will continue to deliver that option to even more NJ riders and drivers – expanding the service throughout the state.

Disney Gay Days Orlando- 2014

Since 1991, gay men and lesbians from around the world have converged in and around Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for the Disney Gay Days, an entire weekend of exciting events centered around area theme parks and attractions.

Gay Day Orlando attendance has grown considerably, attracting more than 100,000 gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, family and friends since 1998.

This year Gay Days 24th Gay Days Orlando at The Parliament House on Tuesday, June 3rd. Enjoy music, a fashion show, and special performances by Parliament House entertainers and this year’s Miss Gay Days Pageant contestants. General admission tickets are for cash bar. VIP tickets include open bar and food and are available by advance purchase only. All tickets include admission to The Parliament House late night parties that same night.

The 24th Annual Gay Days Orlando is adding an exciting new event on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, the Miss Gay Days Pageant.

Contestants will be vying for the crown, cash prizes, and the opportunity to represent Gay Days®, Inc. at parties and festivals throughout the following year.  Coco Montrese, of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas fame, will be hosting this phenomenal evening filled with glamour, villainy, sickening performances and the crowning of Miss Gay Days 2014

Presented by Gay Days Orlando at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld.  A taste of beer. wines and foods is  another “tasty” evening celebrating the flavors of Central Florida.  Sip your way though fine wines, beers, and spirits and nibble on hors d’ouerves, while enjoying music, a dance floor, and silent auction.

More importantly while attending the Gay Day 2014 in Orlando Florida, drink responsibly and avoid drinking and driving. Make advance reservations for taxi, shuttle, car service or limo while enjoying visit in Orlando Florida.

Kosher Restaurants in Orlando FL,

Does one have to be Jewish in order to try some good Kosher Food? There are no prerequisites to dine out at some Kosher restaurants while visiting Orlando Florida. Anyone who just wants to eat some good clean meal and have a peace of mind try these following Kosher restaurants while visiting in Orlando, Florida.

Lower East Side Restaurant 2.0:

Tel #: 407-465-0565 –

Lower East side came to  Orlando 20 years ago, has served so far, more than 1,085,000 meals, here in the Magic City. Dedicated service for Kosher Traveler and his/hers needs: like Shul, Glatt Kosher food and accommodations (hotels and villas), for groups, families, individuals and conventions.

Parallel to the Dine-in at the restaurant, they have developed a service for the growing demand of the Specialty Food, serving most of the fine Hotels and Five Star Restaurants, all under “one hat”, wearing the “other hat”.

KOSHER GRILL (FORMERLY KOSHER ON WHEELS)

CHABAD OF SOUTH ORLANDO

  • Located 8-miles north of Disney World, or a plesant 10-minute drive by car from Blue Heron.
  • R’ Yosef Koniknov
  • 7504 Universal Blvd.
  • Orlando, FL 32819
  • (407) 354-3660
  • Orlando, FL 32836

Orlando Shul & Beit Medrash

  • Located One-Mile from Blue Heron, it is a 20-minute walking distance on Shabbos.
  • Shacharis: Sunday – Friday at 7:30 AM
  • Mincha: 15 min before Shekiha
  • Maariv: One hour after Mincha
  • Shabbos & Chagim/Yom Tov: Please Call 407-238–7755
  • 8550 Palm Parkway
  • Orlando, FL 32836

Jerusalem Kosher Restaurant

  • 366 W Granada Blvd
  • Ormond Beach (Daytona Beach), FL 32174
  • (386) 671-0033
  • Separate Milk/Meat restaurant & Grocery w/ Cholov Yisroel Milk & Cheese.
  • (60 minute drive from Orlando).

Kosher Culinary Orlando

  • Phone: 407-354-1296
  • Address: 7508 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday to Thursday 2pm – 10pm, Friday 12pm – 5pm, Saturday Closed
  • Located on Universal Blvd, convenient to convention center, attractions and resorts.
  • Kosher Culinary caters to your gastronomic needs with the freshest products.
  • All production is done under Mashgiach supervision. Meats are Glatt Kosher and Chassidishe Shechita, breads are Pas Yisrael

 

Kosher Traveler Tips:

Traveling to a very popular vacation area is very exciting and fun, but at the same time keeping to Kosher dietary laws make it somewhat challenging. Kosher food is by far the largest challenge. Good News! Kosher food is available and it is easy to find.

Our advice is to call the above establishments and get a good understanding of what you can buy from them.

The Lower East Side Grill is by far the closest to both our resorts and Disney World and pretty much has everything you may need. As a start they sell boxed lunches and dinners which are perfect for all your day trips to parks etc. They have a full size meat restaurant and an on site shul ( Dinner/Mincha & Marriv- sounds great).

Cholov Yisroel milk is also available in Orlando, please ask for availability. On Thursdays and Fridays they sell a full Shabbas take out menu so you don’t have to cook while on vacation. The other restaurants sound great and offer Shabbos food as well as Disney meals.

 

 

 

 

Hottest Night clubs in Orlando Florida

When one is  seeking nightlife in the sunshine state of Florida, there is our perception that  we must nightclub in Miami. Well to some extent there is some truth to this- but this does not mean that there is no Night clubs in Orlando. Orlando comes alive at night as well. If you’re in town for a meeting, you do not want to travel far, then hit Orlando’s nightclub scene, Visit these Orange County Convention Center-area clubs to experience a taste of Orlando’s exciting nightlife.

ICEBAR Here is the perfect solution for those who are overheated, ICEBAR is the largest permanent bar made of ice in the world. Fifty tons of carved ice, including ice seats and ice sculptures, create a makeshift Arctic wonderland that doubles as a vodka lover’s paradise. With the bar’s temperature fixed at a bone-chilling 27 degrees, guests are advised to visit the bar in 45-minute intervals, and are outfitted with thermal jackets and scarves before entering. If accomplishing something other than frostbite in those 45 minutes is your goal, try one of ICEBAR’s Penguin Pizz drinks — a creative, ever-changing    orlando-nightclubs-icebar_196x147

FIRE LOUNGE- Fire lounge is the bar when we are done with the winter experience at ICEBAR.

Fire Lounge is one of the Orlando area’s hottest nightclubs, with DJ Sher Khan spinning tunes to keep people partying till the wee hours of the night. Along with its colorful light show, Fire Lounge offers a full-service bar, VIP areas and bottle service.

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Backstage Night Club and Sports Barorlando-nightclubs-backstage_196x147Hidden back there in the Rosen Plaza Hotel, Backstage NightClub is a high energy nightclub with Live music and the finest Orlando Theme nights. The parties range from he 70’s, 80’s, ladies night, and so much more. Backstage has something going on 7 nights a week. Featuring nightly drink specials, bottle service and VIP areas, the versatile club attracts a hip crowd of both locals and tourists. The venue also doubles as a viable option for viewing major sporting events with a collection of 6 50-inch HD televisions.

LATIN QUARTER- No Spanish speaking requirements needed to experience a Latin club. Every Thursday through Saturday, Latin Quarter turns into Orlando’s most popular Latin club. Visitors from all over the world flock to Orlando’s Universal CityWalk venue to show off their best salsa and merengue dance moves — and to bear witness to the impressive spectacle on the Latin Quarter patio. Fueled by top salsa and reggaeton music, the dancing routinely goes all night long, alongside a full-service bar that lets patrons refresh with tasty Latin-inspired drinks including  mojitos, sangria and daiquiris

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LUX- Lux for Luxury. Today we are living in a day when we text LOL and LMAO, so Luxury bar made it easy by calling their bar LUX. Lux lives up to its name by providing a swanky nightclub experience fully equipped with live DJs, VIP tables and bottle service. Equal parts dance club and ultra-lounge, Lux accommodates people who want to dance the night away or just sit back and pop bottles. It’s not uncommon for club promoters to plan specialty nights, including white parties for LGBT communities, bottles and bikini parties, as well as the very popular Carnival-style soca raves. orlando-nightclubs-lux_196x147

enjoy the night life while staying in Orlando, drink responsibly, and please do not drink and drive. Please arrange a taxi, car service or a limo in advance for any and all of your nightlife in Orlando.

 
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