Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Pokémon PokéStops in Lakewood.
They are not looking for a Minyan they are looking for a Minion. The viral addictive cellphone game Pokémon relies on location data compiled by Google Maps to create the PokéStops, which are causing problems in the US and across the world. Houses of worship are pokestops People are congregating there not to daven but to find pokemon. So when you see strangers near your shul staring at their phones they are not checking the latest news or looking for a "tzenteh". The Shul at 6th and Madison in Lakewood is seen as a pokestop. In recent days controversy erupted over pokestops at somber places such as the 911 memorial in NYC. Staffers at Washington DC’s Holocaust Museum are incensed that there are three PokéSpots there.