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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Dolomiti wrote:
I had a client make almost the exact same move. My travel time nearly doubled. So did my travel costs.

"Fighting you way through the streets?" Really?

Try DTJC to 21st & 21st in LIC vs 8th & 39th in googlemaps. Only a few minutes different. YMMV. And yes, trying to walk through the fucking gawking tourists between Herald sq and Times Sq is like combat.

The extra cost is what it is, but there's much worse commutes entirely within NYC. There's even parts of Astoria & Jackson Heights that would take about 40 min to get to the LIC waterfront, but cost a lot more than DTJC. And if you're trying to get to your weekend house in the hills, add at least an hour driving, more depending on when.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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The JC to Queens commute is not great, with both the PATH *and* the E/R trains getting very crowded.


Several of my clients moved from the garment center to LIC. Honestly, the travel time is the same since I'm not fighting my way to walk 1/2 mile through the crowded midtown streets. So, can JC be worth the extra fare to commute to LIC? Given that an unlimited Smartlink card is $1000/yr, you can easily save that in 2 months of rent over equivalent areas of Queens. Transferring at 23rd street to the F is a snap.

I'll also point out that outdoor recreation opportunities were on that list of requirements. I guess they downgraded it, but getting to the Catskills or Poconos is FAR easier from JC than Queens, one reason we moved here rather than Brooklyn 20 years ago.

I had a client make almost the exact same move. My travel time nearly doubled. So did my travel costs.

"Fighting you way through the streets?" Really?

LIC has also gentrified quite a bit in the past 10-15 years, with lots of housing and amenities already in the pipeline. LIC will be almost completely transformed by the time HQ 2½ is up and running.

Jersey City would be pretty low on the list if I landed a high-paying job in LIC today.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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something else to consider..would you really want to be living next to/around the same people you see at work everyday? not me. it would be very hard to use all those sick days? you can't blame the subway or PATH or LIRR or NJ transit if you oversleep.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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bodhipooh wrote:
The JC to Queens commute is not great, with both the PATH *and* the E/R trains getting very crowded.


Several of my clients moved from the garment center to LIC. Honestly, the travel time is the same since I'm not fighting my way to walk 1/2 mile through the crowded midtown streets. So, can JC be worth the extra fare to commute to LIC? Given that an unlimited Smartlink card is $1000/yr, you can easily save that in 2 months of rent over equivalent areas of Queens. Transferring at 23rd street to the F is a snap.

I'll also point out that outdoor recreation opportunities were on that list of requirements. I guess they downgraded it, but getting to the Catskills or Poconos is FAR easier from JC than Queens, one reason we moved here rather than Brooklyn 20 years ago.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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wonder if this will bring the Light Rail Proposal in LIC through Bk back to life

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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I wouldn't want to schlep from JC to Long Is City. .

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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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RichMauro wrote:
Is it any wonder why Amazon is bypassing New Jersey?
aren't taxes much higher in nyc than in jc or nj?


Give NJ some more time. We'll end up tops. And Amazon knows it.
i'd rather pay more taxes to live in NY/NJ area than no/low taxes to live in places like missippi or alabama or anywhere between the northeast and California.

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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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RichMauro wrote:
Is it any wonder why Amazon is bypassing New Jersey?
aren't taxes much higher in nyc than in jc or nj?


Give NJ some more time. We'll end up tops. And Amazon knows it.

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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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RichMauro wrote:
Is it any wonder why Amazon is bypassing New Jersey?
aren't taxes much higher in nyc than in jc or nj?

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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JC will get a few crumbs. I'm not so sure that most Amazon will employees will want to live in Queens, especially with rising prices. If New Jersey had its second tunnel, maybe it could have attracted more crumbs.
Who wants to deal with constant train disruptions? I read somewhere that NY is even thinking about extending the "planned" 2Nd Hudson River train tunnel under the East River. transportation options/redundancies for a growing megacity is a good thing

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Well, it's official.

Long Island City
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plus 5000 jobs in Nashville

I don't expect this will have a big impact on JC, though it is plausible that some people who will be priced out of LIC/Queens could move to affordable parts of JC.


Depending on where exactly in LIC they go, the WTC PATH has a direct connection to the E and R lines, which go right to the Queensboro Plaza area. I think the region as a whole will benefit, including Downtown JC, as not every one of those 25k employees is going to want to live in Queens.


My thoughts exactly. These things do not operate in a vacuum. I would be very happy if I owned rental property near a PATH train stop right now.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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dr_nick_riviera wrote:
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Dolomiti wrote:
Well, it's official.

Long Island City
Arlington VA
plus 5000 jobs in Nashville

I don't expect this will have a big impact on JC, though it is plausible that some people who will be priced out of LIC/Queens could move to affordable parts of JC.


Depending on where exactly in LIC they go, the WTC PATH has a direct connection to the E and R lines, which go right to the Queensboro Plaza area. I think the region as a whole will benefit, including Downtown JC, as not every one of those 25k employees is going to want to live in Queens.


Mostly true, about many people not wanting to live in Queens, but both Astoria and LIC have seen incredible growth over the past few years. They can probably attract a large chunk of the people getting hired by Amazon. The JC to Queens commute is not great, with both the PATH *and* the E/R trains getting very crowded.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Dolomiti wrote:
Well, it's official.

Long Island City
Arlington VA
plus 5000 jobs in Nashville

I don't expect this will have a big impact on JC, though it is plausible that some people who will be priced out of LIC/Queens could move to affordable parts of JC.


Depending on where exactly in LIC they go, the WTC PATH has a direct connection to the E and R lines, which go right to the Queensboro Plaza area. I think the region as a whole will benefit, including Downtown JC, as not every one of those 25k employees is going to want to live in Queens.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Well, it's official.

Long Island City
Arlington VA
plus 5000 jobs in Nashville

I don't expect this will have a big impact on JC, though it is plausible that some people who will be priced out of LIC/Queens could move to affordable parts of JC.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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"...Long Island City will share the new Amazon headquarters with Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac from Washington, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Amazon began looking in September 2017 for a site for a second headquarters."

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Well, until the official announcement is made (possibly later today) nothing is a sure thing.

One of the Amazon VPs in charge of the process lost his shit over Crystal City officials leaking information to the press (certain details made it clear the leaks were coming from government officials involved in the talks) and there is/was a chance they could have changed the specifics of the actual location within Arlington.

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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Is it any wonder why Amazon is bypassing New Jersey?

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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"...Long Island City will share the new Amazon headquarters with Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac from Washington, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Amazon began looking in September 2017 for a site for a second headquarters."

Source

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Re: Recycling Ticket/Court Appearance
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Wrong! You will get pulled over one night for having a light out any where in the 50 states. Then they will arrest you and you will sit there in handcuffs for hours until Jersey City sends word that they will not extradite. Be leave me, a bench warrant is real and will come back to haunt you when you least expect it.

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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Jersey City payroll tax clears hurdle amid objections

JERSEY CITY — Dozens of union workers crowded inside the City Council chambers on Wednesday to show their opposition to a proposed payroll tax, with business owners telling the council to put the brakes on a tax plan they say will devastate the business community.

Parents, meanwhile, urged council members to support the tax, saying the expected revenue is needed to stave off major budget cuts at the public school district. A form of state aid that brought the district about $170 million this year is being taken away in chunks starting in July.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _hurdle_amid_objecti.html

have I seen this play book before? Whenever wants or dislikes something, they get a bunch of union people to protest. This is BS. As JC becomes more prosperous, JC should shoulder more if it's JCBOE costs...Maybe municipalities should be allowed to have an income tax too.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:18
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Re: Recycling Ticket/Court Appearance
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We just got one in the mail. First the property taxes triple and now the under the table Recycle tickets to raise capital. Emperor Fulashit is becoming nothing more than a standard Hudson county Democrat scumbag.

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Re: Macy's Balloon Fest 2018 November 3rd, 2018 MetLife Stadium
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This is from northjersey.com you can also just google Macys Balloon Fest 2018 for others.

https://www.northjersey.com/media/cine ... /macys-balloon-fest-2018/

It was supposed to be from 9 am to 1 pm. It started early 8:30 am and ended early because of the wind. They were going to do 6 but only did 3 balloons. Don’t know if you knew but it was tied into a Macy Rewards event. If you registered for the Nov 3rd event I think back in October you got a free shirt. I didn't register they let people who didn't stand outside barriers.

The P Lot was odd no parking you had to park along the road or in the Race Track lot and walk. A lot of people came. It used to be in the big parking lots like by the Flea Market. I have been going to those balloon fests since they were held in Hoboken they got so big it was moved to Giants Stadium. Then on and off to NY. Also it was cool pre 9/11 to go to the warehouse the night before the parade and see the floats lined up in the streets. You could actually sit on them and take pictures. After 9/11 got strict of course had bomb sniffing dogs and you couldn't sit on the floats.

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Re: Nimbus Gala 2018: Take Root - November 17, 7pm
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Nimbus Gala 2018 Honorees:

Sharnita C. Johnson
Program Director, Arts,
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

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Nimbus Award for Service through the Arts:

Joanne Robinson Hill
Former Director of Education, Joyce Theater, Founding Member Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education

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Sharnita C. Johnson
As Arts Program Director at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Sharnita Johnson has been dedicated to and invested in Nimbus’ success and the flourishing of arts in the Garden State. Sharnita's unwavering support, and that of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, has been integral to Nimbus' sustainability and growth over the years. As friend, trusted confidante, connector, and loyal audience member, Sharnita has helped lift up our organization and seen it thrive. In Sharnita Johnson, we have a trusted partner and ally in the path we share with her: the calling to build a better world through the arts, one that is more inclusive, more unified, and more fully-expressed.

At the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Sharnita directs a $3 million statewide portfolio that fosters a diverse and vibrant arts ecosystem, creates broad-based public support of the arts, and supports communities engaged in creative placemaking in New Jersey. As a seasoned nonprofit professional, Sharnita is dedicated to building better communities through arts and culture, education, and youth development. Before joining the Dodge Foundation in 2015, Johnson worked as a program officer and senior program officer for the Ruth Mott Foundation, Skillman Foundation, and W. K. Kellogg Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in from Marygrove College in Detroit and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Joanne Robinson Hill
Joanne Robinson Hill has been an inspirational guide for Nimbus Dance Works, performing artists, and arts students nationwide. As a beacon and benevolent leader in the arts, Joanne is known for her knowledge and wisdom, as well as her honesty and pragmatism. In her volunteer service to Nimbus as both curator of choreography for our OFFLINE performance series and as mentor to our teen pre-professional students, Joanne has taken her impressive and worldly pedigree directly into this community where she lives. She inspires youth and staff alike with her knowledge, compassion, and commitment to the arts and arts education.

In her extensive and highly accomplished career as an educator, administrator, and former dancer, Joanne Robinson Hill is the former director of education at The Joyce Theater. She is an honoree and founding member of the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts in Education and was a Leonard Bernstein Center for Education through the Arts Fellow. She is an advisor to the Davalois Fearon Dance Company, serves on the editorial board of the Teaching Artist Journal, and recently consulted with the Joyce Theater on accessibility. Joanne was a 2017 Dance/USA Engaging Dance Audiences panelist, a Joyce residency artist panelist, and a HARLEM STAGE choreographic mentor. Joanne is also a past trustee of Dance/USA and a former board member of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable. She has been a consultant for the NYC Department of Education, served on the Council on the Arts panels for both NY and NJ, and has been recognized for her leadership by the NY State Department of Education. Outside of this region, Joanne previously worked in the arts in the Portland, Oregon area. She was also dance curriculum developer for the National Institute of Education's CEMREL Aesthetic Education Program and is a past co-chair and chair of Dance/USA's Educators Council. She danced with Raymond Sawyer, Rod Rodgers, and Erin Martin dance companies, collaborated with jazz composer Julius Hemphill, and last performed in Tina Croll and James Cunningham’s From The Horse’s Mouth.


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Re: Macy's Balloon Fest 2018 November 3rd, 2018 MetLife Stadium
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I wish I would of saw this last week so I could attend. Any pics or video from the event?

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Union-backed candidates sweep Jersey City school board race
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Union-backed candidates sweep Jersey City school board race

Three Jersey City Board of Education candidates supported by the local teachers union appear to have easily won election in that eight-person race.

Incumbents Marilyn Roman and Mussab Ali along with Joan Terrell-Paige were the top vote-getters in the race, according to preliminary results from the Hudson County clerk's office. Roman came in first place with more than 20,000 votes.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _to_sweep_jersey_cit.html


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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Jersey City payroll tax clears hurdle amid objections

JERSEY CITY — Dozens of union workers crowded inside the City Council chambers on Wednesday to show their opposition to a proposed payroll tax, with business owners telling the council to put the brakes on a tax plan they say will devastate the business community.

Parents, meanwhile, urged council members to support the tax, saying the expected revenue is needed to stave off major budget cuts at the public school district. A form of state aid that brought the district about $170 million this year is being taken away in chunks starting in July.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _hurdle_amid_objecti.html


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Re: Chicago Church, Father Paul and Jersey City
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Your comments on my family is wrong, but it just show how sick you really are, while you like to use the term 'hater' all the time. The hate comes from you. You are so desperate to smear me, but you are just smearing yourself.

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Re: Chicago Church, Father Paul and Jersey City
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Yvonne wrote:
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The entire contents of this thread should be screenshotted and mailed to the boards of every NA in Jersey City and they should be asked point blank if they want to continue to associate with such a noxious hatemonger. Many of her views run counter to that of their members and she should stop being invited to meetings or have any influence on their policies.


Another person who does not care about he victims of predator priests. At the end of my life I will be judged not by you, nicky but by God, and shame on me if I do not speak up about what is on going on in His Church. It is not a place for gay men to go to satisfy their sexual cravings. Not only should they be kicked out, but they should be excommunicated.


Poor bigot Yvonne, it must suck to live in a society that's rapidly leaving people like her behind: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/us/ ... ion-winners-midterms.html

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ty_the_queerest_city.html

Stuck with two closeted children and without the grandchildren she so desperately wants in a society that's rapidly accepting of GLBT, the old hag has nothing better to do than lash out on forums and at city council meetings where she's laughed at behind her back.

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Re: Street Sweeping Schedule
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Re: Street Sweeping Schedule
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Can’t find street sweeping info on the government home page (no twitter account). Wondering about sweeping today, teren’s Day?

Posted on: Yesterday 7:17
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