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Re: What’s going there? (Journal Square edition)
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Wendy's is coming back to JSQ. Signs went up on the old Chickpea location , right by Santander Bank. KFC needs to come back to the square as well like the old times.

Of the major fast food joints, both KFC and BK are missing in Journal Square.


Also, a Nathans/Arthur Treachers sign recently went up inside the JSQ Path station, where the old bagel place was years ago.

Posted on: Today 17:43
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Loud construction noise disrupts learning at JC schools
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(abc eyewitness news report with video)

Loud construction noise disrupts learning at Jersey City schools

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 6:32PM

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- School officials in Jersey City say nearby construction noise is so bad it is a struggle to get through class -- and they want something to be done.

The sounds of progress in the neighborhood have become too much for residents who live near the construction site at Bright and Varick streets.

Neighbors say the corner has sat vacant for years and the construction is for a planned residential commercial development.


One resident says the construction makes his house shake. Another resident said it's so loud the ground shakes and his windows rattle.

So just imagine trying to teach at Frank Conwell middle and elementary schools right across the street.

"We have about 700 kids from 8:30 to 3:00, how can they learn anything with this pounding?" said Jersey City School Board President Sudhan Thomas. "This is ridiculous, this is unfair to the students, it's unfair to the teachers, it's unfair to the neighborhood."

Thomas has complained to the city, saying at the very least, the pounding should be done outside of school hours.

But the construction crew has been clocking out just about the same time schools let out.


Eyewitness News reached out to both the city and construction companies for comment, but did not receive replies.

https://abc7ny.com/education/construct ... sey-city-schools/5208733/

Posted on: Today 17:11
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Re: What’s going there? (Journal Square edition)
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Wendy's is coming back to JSQ. Signs went up on the old Chickpea location , right by Santander Bank. KFC needs to come back to the square as well like the old times.

Of the major fast food joints, both KFC and BK are missing in Journal Square.

Posted on: Today 16:55
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Re: 550 Newark Ave
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Thanks, neverleft. The link I posted was to the applicant's paperwork with City Planning, which is basically the same information.

What's surprising to me is that site is zoned R-1, which is weird because I'm pretty sure everything on that stretch of Newark Ave is Neighborhood Commercial.

Posted on: Today 15:27
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Re: 550 Newark Ave
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Bike Lane's link doesn't work for me...but I am assuming it is this....

Variance

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY OF JERSEY CITY
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
APPLICATION FOR AMENDED
PRELIMINARY AND FINAL MAJOR SITE PLAN APPROVAL, VARIANCE FOR
EXPANSION OF NON-CONFORMING USE AND BULK VARIANCES BY
MIDTOWN PROFESSIONAL CENTER
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
550 NEWARK AVENUE
(BLOCK 8206, LOT 24)

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the City Hall of Jersey City, located at 280 Grove Street in Jersey City, New Jersey 07302, the Zoning Board Adjustment of the City of Jersey City will hold a public hearing on the following matter, at which time and place all interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard. You may appear in person or by agent or attorney and present any objections which you may have to the granting of approval of this Application.

The subject property, located at 550 Newark Avenue (known as Block 8206, Lot 24 on the Jersey City Tax Map), is the site of a medical office building and is located in Jersey City's R-1 residential zoning district. The medical office use was approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment in 1989, when the property was located in a C-2 commercial zoning district. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the application of the association of condominium owners of the property, Midtown Professional Center Condominium Association ("Applicant"), for relief required for Applicant's proposed addition of eight (8) valet parking spaces in the northern corner of the property and proposed increase in stall depth of nine (9) existing parking stalls in the existing parking garage. No changes to the existing medical office building are proposed.

In connection with its proposed addition and enlargement of parking spaces, Applicant seeks (1) amended preliminary and final major site plan approval; (2) a variance under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(d)(2) for the expansion of a non-conforming use, as medical offices are not permitted uses in the R-1 residential zoning district; and (3) bulk variances under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(c)(1) and/or N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(c)(2) for a side yard (one side) setback of .5 feet, whereas 2 feet are required; a total side yard setback of 2.6 feet, whereas 5.08 feet are required; and a building coverage percentage of 74%, whereas a maximum of 60% is allowed. To the extent the Board determines that three (3) preexisting nonconformities on the property require variances under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(c)(1), Applicant also seeks the grant of such variances. Specifically, the property has the following preexisting nonconformities: (1) a rear yard setback of .5 feet, whereas a minimum of 20 feet is required; (2) a total front and rear yard setback of 7.2 feet, whereas a minimum of 35 feet is required; and (3) an impervious coverage of 99.3%, whereas a maximum of 85% is allowed.

Applicant further seeks any variances and waivers/exceptions that are discovered during the review of this application and/or which are deemed necessary by the Board.

All documents pertaining to this application may be inspected by the public between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Office of the Division of City Planning, located at the City Hall Annex at 1 Jackson Square (also known as 360 MLK Boulevard) in Jersey City, New Jersey 07305.
Midtown Professional Center
Condominium Association
Henry T. Chou, Esq.
HILL WALLACK LLP
Attorneys for Applicant
21 Roszel Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08540


03/18/19 $90.00

Posted on: Today 15:10
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Workshop for New Parents: The Do’s and Don’ts of PostPartum Fitness
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Coming up on Thursday, April 4th: Workshop for New Parents: The Do’s and Don’ts of PostPartum Fitness with Meghan Mizrachi! Register here: http://jcfamilies.com/event/workshop- ... donts-postpartum-fitness/

Posted on: Today 13:26
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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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If only there was a food hall conveniently placed indoors, around a bunch or retail stores, with a cinema, and parking.... Oh right the FOOD COURT at the mall.


Im going to go out on a limb and say the crowd that wants to have gourmet food with a perfect view of NYC isnt the same thats sitting at a suburban mall Popeyes next to a screaming family.

What I thought would be a great alternative is if they ever repurpose the Powerhouse to be an indoor shopping center and food court, but not holding my breath for that one.


Posted on: Today 12:39
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Re: 550 Newark Ave
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Good work digging this out, but the letter I received on this hearing is NOT about parking spaces I don't think. It is related to a "major site plan approval", and the entity trying to get the variance approved is Midtown Professional Center Condominium Association.

Date of hearing is 3/28, 6PM at City Hall.

Posted on: Today 10:40
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Re: ‘Massive’ $120M budget shortfall is subject of special Jersey City BOE meeting
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More than 600 Jersey City school district employees would be laid off under initial BOE budget

JERSEY CITY — More than 600 school district employees would be laid off and residents’ school tax would increase by 10 percent under a proposed budget that was sent to the county for approval Wednesday night.

The Board of Education, facing a $120 million budget shortfall and “draconian” reductions to state aid, presented a preliminary budget that — if adopted in May — would see 450 instructional staff positions, including teachers and teacher’s aides, and 260 central administration and non-instructional staff positions eliminated throughout the district.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/03/more ... eliminary-boe-budget.html


Posted on: Today 10:32
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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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If only there was a food hall conveniently placed indoors, around a bunch or retail stores, with a cinema, and parking.... Oh right the FOOD COURT at the mall.

Posted on: Today 9:36
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Re: JCBOE Employee Tells Muslim Woman to "Go Back to Her Country"
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AlexC wrote:
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val7101 wrote:
Classy Lady!

Is it wrong that I'm sorta looking forward to people's snarky comments on this one? You have to have some fun in life.


Trump enabled most of these cockroaches now coming out of the woodwork

Is that snarky enough?


Nice!

Posted on: Today 9:07
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Re: ‘Massive’ $120M budget shortfall is subject of special Jersey City BOE meeting
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Great news!! I hope next year the short fall is even bigger! Only then will the necessary changes be made.

Posted on: Yesterday 22:26
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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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Enfes sells gozlemes, a flat bread with fillings.

https://www.facebook.com/enfesNYC/


Posted on: Yesterday 22:20
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Composting in Jersey City – How it works and how to get started
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Helpful article about composting: http://jcfamilies.com/composting-in-jersey-city/

Posted on: Yesterday 21:38
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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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Enfes is the name of the turkish place per the article :) It is described as a JC pop up.

Posted on: Yesterday 21:17
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Re: JCBOE Employee Tells Muslim Woman to "Go Back to Her Country"
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brewster wrote:
What a piece of work this one is. Nothing like being inconsiderate and then being belligerent when called out on it. She claims she was blocking a drive way for only a few seconds, yet the video lasts 5 minutes.

Quote:
Parker said the other woman, who she claims she had never seen before, recorded her and her daughter for around five minutes before the situation escalated.

You can't say boo now-a-days. Mention to someone the errors of their ways and you'll be the one to get a scolding.


We live in the land of the entitled, and no one is more entitled than when they're in their car. How many times have you seen someone double parked right next to a parking spot that they couldn't be bothered to pull into? My favorite is when people double park on both sides of the street making it a slalom course because God forbid they have to cross the street.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:49
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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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The Turkish pastries sound intriguing

What's the name of the Turkish pastry place, and do they have a store in J.C. ?

Posted on: Yesterday 19:47
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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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jc_dweller wrote:
Fortunately, no business needs or expects everyone to go there. Since the list of restaurants includes the likes of Left Bank burger and Ani Ramen - fairly priced restaurants that are already successful in the area - I think they will be ok. It's not expensive food at all, but if you want a $2 burger at McD's, yes you'll have to go elsewhere.


I normally balk at spending over $8-10 for lunch, and judging by scenes like the trucks at Greeley Sq this won't be in that range. Thankfully, for now, there's still plenty of places in JC away from the waterfront that are.

I was extremely disappointed in the new smokehouse on Tonnelle where 555 market was, and told them so. For the $8 they charged for a meager pile of pulled pork on a hamburger bun, I could get twice as much pernil with a pile rice and beans at dozens of JC establishments.

Was the Smokehouse pulled pork sandwich slider sized ? I'd rather go to Dark Side of the Moo on Bowers St. in the Heights their pulled pork sandwich is ample in it's serving.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:45
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Re: JCBOE Employee Tells Muslim Woman to "Go Back to Her Country"
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
What a piece of work this one is. Nothing like being inconsiderate and then being belligerent when called out on it. She claims she was blocking a drive way for only a few seconds, yet the video lasts 5 minutes.

Quote:
Parker said the other woman, who she claims she had never seen before, recorded her and her daughter for around five minutes before the situation escalated.

You can't say boo now-a-days. Mention to someone the errors of their ways and you'll be the one to get a scolding.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:42
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Re: JCBOE Employee Tells Muslim Woman to "Go Back to Her Country"
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val7101 wrote:
Classy Lady!

Is it wrong that I'm sorta looking forward to people's snarky comments on this one? You have to have some fun in life.


Trump enabled most of these cockroaches now coming out of the woodwork

Is that snarky enough?

Posted on: Yesterday 19:22
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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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Bleh there is nothing new, all they did was moving the food vendor already there to the new area.

Most of the food there are terrible and overpriced, ramen is instant noodle, sushi is just supermarket being resold, and no idea what those non-Koreans are doing with the Korean food stand, the mess tasted nothing like Korean food and just bad.

Only the poke, pizza and crab cake are just ok but still expensive.

They really need some decent choice in that area. Hate walking to Newport / Hoboken for some decent ramen / food.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:59
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Re: ‘Massive’ $120M budget shortfall is subject of special Jersey City BOE meeting
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Future Jersey City tax abatements will add to school funding

Updated 4:29 PM; Today 4:06 PM
By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — The public school district will receive 24 percent of revenue from future tax abatements under a measure approved by the City Council last week.

The measure is symbolic at this point — the Fulop administration has not passed along any new long-term abatement requests to the council since 2017 and has signaled those tax breaks are over — but its supporters say if the city starts awarding tax breaks again, they want the schools to benefit.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/03/no-m ... ll-help-schools-more.html

Posted on: Yesterday 16:43
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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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bodhipooh wrote:
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I was really excited about this until I realized it is targeted at the daytime work crowd and will only open during weekdays and closing at 7 PM.

Food halls have been a hot trend all over major European cities for years now, and most have hours that run into the late evening (at least 9 PM) and court everyone, not just a work, daytime crowd. I am really surprised Mack-Cali does not see the potential of such a concept to thrive at night (and, weekends!) by courting a large demographic.


After 5 pm that area is dead, the amount of foot traffic doesn't justify staying open.




Or, perhaps it is dead because there is nothing to attract people to the area.

Cities all over the world have used food halls to attract people and developers to forgotten areas of town, and led entire revitalizations of some areas based on that. Our waterfront has what is arguably the most impressive and coveted view in the entire world, and we somehow don't capitalize on that. Heck, the most recent venture to take the "risk" of opening by the waterfront (Lutze) opened with a crappy (and overpriced!) beer selection, and still manages to get packed on sunny days. A well executed food hall concept should be able to do just as well.


There's a food hall way over on the far western edge of Hell's Kitchen that's become a pretty hopping destination. It's blocks away from the scenester neighborhood, and looks like they made a good gamble.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:24
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Re: Advertising a rental... Craigslist not working so well now
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Have you tried Nextdoor.com?

Posted on: Yesterday 16:12
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Re: 550 Newark Ave
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No, they just want to add a few more parking spaces:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tomyw ... tT9KZ51vbQybbZW9_NxG/view

Posted on: Yesterday 16:08
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Re: ‘Massive’ $120M budget shortfall is subject of special Jersey City BOE meeting
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Tax abated and rent control properties will be excluded from any tax increases for the school system according to municipal code. It will be the small homeowner, as usual facing these increases. Just last week the city council passed a resolution to give future tax abatement 24% to the schools for Bayfront. However, we will have a higher rate than 24%. We are in the mess because past and present administrators are always protecting development.

Posted on: Yesterday 14:10
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550 Newark Ave
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Is this large medical center getting torn down to pave way for a residential condo building? I got a letter in the mail about a zoning board public hearing...

Posted on: Yesterday 13:45
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Re: JCBOE Employee Tells Muslim Woman to "Go Back to Her Country"
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What a piece of work this one is. Nothing like being inconsiderate and then being belligerent when called out on it. She claims she was blocking a drive way for only a few seconds, yet the video lasts 5 minutes.

Quote:
Parker said the other woman, who she claims she had never seen before, recorded her and her daughter for around five minutes before the situation escalated.

Posted on: Yesterday 12:55
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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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New York City’s Food Hall Trend Migrates to the Suburbs and Beyond

Food halls are opening in locales well outside Manhattan and Brooklyn

In recent years, Manhattan and Brooklyn real-estate developers and culinary professionals have embraced the food hall, the dining concept that offers a gourmet take on the food courts of suburban malls.

Now, in a twist on the trend, food halls are opening in locales well outside those two boroughs, including in the suburbs.

Bell Market bowed last year in a historic Holmdel, N.J., building, with offerings that include wood-fired pizza and sushi hand rolls. Queens Crossing, a mixed-use project in Flushing, introduced an Asian-themed food hall in 2016, building upon what was previously a modest array of dining options at the development.

Food halls are planned everywhere from the South Bronx to another location in Flushing. And in Jersey City, N.J., an ambitious 12,750-square-foot hall, District Kitchen, is set to open March 25 at Harborside, the waterfront office development.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york- ... bs-and-beyond-11553009829


Posted on: Yesterday 12:36
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‘Massive’ $120M budget shortfall is subject of special Jersey City BOE meeting
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‘Massive’ $120M budget shortfall is subject of special Jersey City BOE meeting

The Jersey City Board of Education will hold a special meeting Wednesday afternoon to determine how to plug a $120 million hole in the 2019/2020 budget.

The nine-member school board that presides over the 30,000-student district will vote on an interim budget for next school year and send it to the county superintendent for approval.

The district is set to lose $27 million in state aid next year, more than what was originally anticipated when the city enacted a payroll tax to help offset the state funding cuts. But the Jersey City Public Schools are also expected to lose about $6.5 million in state funding because an increase in enrollment in local charter schools, Board of Education President Sudhan Thomas said.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/03/mass ... sey-city-boe-meeting.html


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