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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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JGJDNYCJC wrote:
The building on warren never seemed noteworthy to me unlike the 350 warren factory tower across the street that is currently being reno'd.


The building demolished this week was intended to be the black box theater - which will now be newly constructed seated theater to be built during Phase Three - along Morgan/Provost next to Manischewitz building.

Posted on: Yesterday 23:43
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Re: Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner
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“I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today,” a person believed to be the gunman wrote on Instagram in a message posted just three hours before the officers were shot.

“They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs,” the post continued, signing off with, “This May Be My Final Post.”

This is a direct result of the race baiting disgraceful media coverage, starting with Ferguson.

Posted on: Yesterday 23:40
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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Yeah! When are they gonna get rid of this drafty old piece of crap?

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Yes that old building in jc is comparable to a wonder of the world. Give me a break

Posted on: Yesterday 23:35
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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Yeah! When are they gonna get rid of this drafty old piece of crap?

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Posted on: Yesterday 23:31
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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JPhurst wrote:
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vindication15 wrote:
Just because it is old means it deserves to stay in place forever? I never really understood this argument. What is the importance of forcing developers to renovate historical structures into rentals/condos?


The value of historic preservation has been well established, especially in downtown Jersey City.


Care to elaborate or should I just trust you?

Posted on: Yesterday 23:13
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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JCman24 wrote:
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vindication15 wrote:
Just because it is old means it deserves to stay in place forever? I never really understood this argument. What is the importance of forcing developers to renovate historical structures into rentals/condos?

It's like me buying a very old car from someone an being forced to maintain the look of the car. Didn't I just buy the car?

Let's take an example - Dixon Mills. Does the community really lose anything if DM would of been torn down? Besides feelings of nostalgia, what does it really do for you to save a building ? Those pencil making jobs are gone, the industry is about to be gone, and just by preserving the building - it's not like you preserving the story of Dixon Mills.

Now let's look at the cons of doing that - for years, DM was a leaky and rat infested building not because it was not well maintained but because you forced developers to use a 100+ year old building for living space...

Time changes, life becomes more efficient. Take pictures (do it on your polaroid if it it makes you feel better) but to leave an old building and force it to change with the times is dumb. Save a plank or something and put it in a museum.


If you don't understand something, what makes you think you're qualified to comment on it?

Dixon Mills doesn't have problems because it's old. It has problems because the developer did a cheap shit job.



Umm, freedom of speech? Good job addressing my points.

Posted on: Yesterday 23:12
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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Quote:

vindication15 wrote:
Just because it is old means it deserves to stay in place forever? I never really understood this argument. What is the importance of forcing developers to renovate historical structures into rentals/condos?

It's like me buying a very old car from someone an being forced to maintain the look of the car. Didn't I just buy the car?

Let's take an example - Dixon Mills. Does the community really lose anything if DM would of been torn down? Besides feelings of nostalgia, what does it really do for you to save a building ? Those pencil making jobs are gone, the industry is about to be gone, and just by preserving the building - it's not like you preserving the story of Dixon Mills.

Now let's look at the cons of doing that - for years, DM was a leaky and rat infested building not because it was not well maintained but because you forced developers to use a 100+ year old building for living space...

Time changes, life becomes more efficient. Take pictures (do it on your polaroid if it it makes you feel better) but to leave an old building and force it to change with the times is dumb. Save a plank or something and put it in a museum.


If you don't understand something, what makes you think you're qualified to comment on it?

Dixon Mills doesn't have problems because it's old. It has problems because the developer did a cheap shit job.

Posted on: Yesterday 22:59
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Re: Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner
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"Brinsley was a fugitive who had just murdered his girlfriend in Baltimore Saturday morning, sources told The Post"

So he know his life is over and decides to take a couple of NYPD cops with him?

This is so sad. I'm afraid the situation is getting worse

Posted on: Yesterday 22:18
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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Quote:

vindication15 wrote:
Just because it is old means it deserves to stay in place forever? I never really understood this argument. What is the importance of forcing developers to renovate historical structures into rentals/condos?


The value of historic preservation has been well established, especially in downtown Jersey City.

Posted on: Yesterday 21:44
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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i think provost square will look nice when done

Posted on: Yesterday 21:31
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Re: lasik eye surgery
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my2cents wrote:
My recommodation is once you have chosen a surgeon also find a contact lens fitter who is an expert in fitting keratoconus patients and he/she will give you an honest 2nd opinion on whether the risks are higher for you or not.


I have keratoconus and had contact lenses fitted by Dr. William Constad at Journal Square. He did a great job and is a very accomplished doctor.

http://www.hudsoneyemd.com/WHC.html

Posted on: Yesterday 21:09
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Re: Movies filmed in Jersey City
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Some silent movies were shot in JC, they used Curry Woods when it was really woods. I cannot recall the exact titles but I do remember reading about this.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:59
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Re: Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner
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Black man murders two cops as "revenge" for Garner.

http://nypost.com/2014/12/20/2-nypd-c ... cution-style-in-brooklyn/

Posted on: Yesterday 20:38
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Re: lasik eye surgery
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my2cents wrote:
My recommodation is once you have chosen a surgeon also find a contact lens fitter who is an expert in fitting keratoconus patients and he/she will give you an honest 2nd opinion on whether the risks are higher for you or not.


An alternative opinion is useful - but remember their bias and that people, even professionals, don't know what they don't know. Do your own research. The FDA has a very good website on potential issues and case studies - worth comparing to the likes of problems with contact lenses.

Assess the risks as you would any medical procedure and then decide. Don't let any individual doctor's view decide things for you - over half are idiots in my experience. Treat any advice with skepticism and ask lots of questions. I went through PRK (early lasik) over 20 years ago and I have zero regrets.

Oh and ignore the armchair trolls on this thread that have nothing to add except their ability to google.


Posted on: Yesterday 20:24
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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The building on warren never seemed noteworthy to me unlike the 350 warren factory tower across the street that is currently being reno'd.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:20
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Re: Does JC need a bsuiness-oriented library?
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The Jersey City Public Library is an absolute gem and has served me well through the years. Beyond just the books (of which I've read many), it's a great place to check out movies, and when I didn't have a printer, it was a quick and cheap place to get prints.

And I know it serves as an important resource for people to access the internet and use computers for free, which is very important for those that may not have the money to do so on their own.

Libraries seem to be shifting away from books and focusing more on becoming free computer labs, which is great, but I would be sad should the books ever disappear altogether.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:03
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Re: JC Newlyweds Search for Tiny House on Rural Lot - HGTV
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I find the whole tiny house meme is insanely annoying and stupid. They act like it's a revelation. People have been solving these problems for generations in spaces that actually need to be tiny like trailers, campers and boats. This stuff is more like a stunt to shock people who can't imagine living in less than 4k sq ft. You want to live simple and low impact: rent a 250 ft city apartment and live without a car like i did in my 20's.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:15
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Re: Does JC need a bsuiness-oriented library?
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vindication15 wrote:
Not sure why all my posts about libraries are being deleted but let me say this again:

People need libraries like they need typewriters. It is better to spend money on homeless shelters than libraries - of any kind.

If you're talking about a space without books then we are no longer talking about libraries in which case I agree with you - there needs to be a modern community space that is well maintained that DOES NOT allow people to just sleep in (as is the use of many libraries now). Equipped with modern technology.

Books are pretty useless and the city spending any money on books is a waste of tax payer money.
perhaps your concept of libraries need to evolve.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:30
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Re: lasik eye surgery
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My recommodation is once you have chosen a surgeon also find a contact lens fitter who is an expert in fitting keratoconus patients and he/she will give you an honest 2nd opinion on whether the risks are higher for you or not.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:48
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Re: lasik eye surgery
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I had mine done at Diamond Vision in midtown, for my nearsightedness, about 5 years ago. I was very pleased with them.

It was quick and easy and painless, results were instant, no side effects or complications, and 5 years later, my vision is still perfect (well, except for the occasional need for reading glasses, but that's inevitable). My only regret is that I should have done it earlier!

Go to one right away to make sure you're a candidate (not everyone is, for varying reasons), then take your time choosing a place you are comfortable with. All of them should offer free consultations.

Good luck!

Posted on: Yesterday 16:43
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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Just because it is old means it deserves to stay in place forever? I never really understood this argument. What is the importance of forcing developers to renovate historical structures into rentals/condos?

It's like me buying a very old car from someone an being forced to maintain the look of the car. Didn't I just buy the car?

Let's take an example - Dixon Mills. Does the community really lose anything if DM would of been torn down? Besides feelings of nostalgia, what does it really do for you to save a building ? Those pencil making jobs are gone, the industry is about to be gone, and just by preserving the building - it's not like you preserving the story of Dixon Mills.

Now let's look at the cons of doing that - for years, DM was a leaky and rat infested building not because it was not well maintained but because you forced developers to use a 100+ year old building for living space...

Time changes, life becomes more efficient. Take pictures (do it on your polaroid if it it makes you feel better) but to leave an old building and force it to change with the times is dumb. Save a plank or something and put it in a museum.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:19
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Re: Does JC need a bsuiness-oriented library?
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Not sure why all my posts about libraries are being deleted but let me say this again:

People need libraries like they need typewriters. It is better to spend money on homeless shelters than libraries - of any kind.

If you're talking about a space without books then we are no longer talking about libraries in which case I agree with you - there needs to be a modern community space that is well maintained that DOES NOT allow people to just sleep in (as is the use of many libraries now). Equipped with modern technology.

Books are pretty useless and the city spending any money on books is a waste of tax payer money.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:11
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Does JC need a bsuiness-oriented library?
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Today, I went to Manhattan's business library and it seems to me that JC also needs a modern business/finance/commerce oriented library with many more computers, databases and conference/community rooms.

it seems to me that the main library is just too outdated to ever be able to serve such a purpose. perhaps the city could get developers and some of the large corporate customers to help fund it.

Posted on: Yesterday 15:38
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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These buildings were supposed to be saved and redeveloped until Toll Brothers swept in and bought the lots in 2006/7 for their mega development project from Marin to Warren between Morgan and Bay. This block is "Phase Two" of Provost Square.
The structure on Morgan/Warren, currently being demolished was necessary - it was falling in and the exterior had a huge crack in it. Toll Brothers suddenly demolished it - in fear that it could fall down over the winter.

This is an image of what will replace them. - looking southeast from corner of Bay and Provost (towards Warren Street)
http://www.aecom.com/deployedfiles/In ... ges/03_ProvostSq_main.jpg

http://www.aecom.com/About/AECOM+Capi ... ojectsList/Provost+Square


Posted on: Yesterday 15:27
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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Let Bob Lehrer rot with his building!

Posted on: Yesterday 14:53
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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Do we have a pic of the bldgs? I don't recall seeing anything noteworthy at that intersection.

Posted on: Yesterday 14:13
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JC Newlyweds Search for Tiny House on Rural Lot - HGTV
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There's this very cool new show on HGTV called "Tiny House Hunters." It follows the purchases of folks looking to downsize into homes that are very small. It's pretty amazing how far these designs have come and how versatile some are.

I missed the first episode, but it featured a JC couple searching for their tiny house. It's on again Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 10pm and again on December 24th at 1am.

Did anyone see this yet?


Posted on: Yesterday 12:43
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Re: More demolition of historic buildings in the Powerhouse arts district proposed!
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Where did you hear this?

Posted on: Yesterday 12:06
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Re: Fine Fair in JC?
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So true, and don't forget the Tic-Tock luncheonette right there also. You could make a case that Petersons was the best bakery in the city. Some would argue Paris Bakery on Bergen was better. In the 50's and 60's we had really great local bakeries. Only a few are holding on now.

Posted on: Yesterday 11:49
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Re: JC BOE MTG 12/18/14 for Board approval
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Harvard Leadership Resident Program, JCPS Leadership Institute, PARCC Opt-Out debated at JCBOE

December 19, 2014 - Jersey City, News - Written by Michael Shurin

The final Jersey City Board of Education meeting of 2014 was a quiet, but important night for the future of the district.

The Jersey City Education Association, minus a handful of teachers, were absent from the meeting, which recognized the service of departing BOE members Angel Valentin, Carol Harrison-Arnold, and Bertram Okpokwasili.

The entire Children’s First Team from the past election spoke, highlighting agenda items dealing with the approval of a Harvard Leadership Resident Program, funding for the JCPS Leadership Institute-Principal Residency Program, as well as inquires regarding Jersey City students opting-out of PARCC testing.

Lorenzo Richardson, who will be a member of the board at the next meeting, said Jersey City Public Schools had nothing to gain from the Harvard Leadership Resident Program. Schools Superintendent Dr. Marcia Lyles countered by saying the district needed “to broaden our horizons” and that students “will be subject to more than Jersey City” in life.

Gerald Lyons, who will also be joining the board, spoke out against the agenda item funding 7 participants in the New Leaders Inc. Aspiring Principals Program, at roughly $60,000 per participant, questioning how many spots would be open to district employees, adding that it would be cheaper to look in house for the leaders of the future.

Board Member Marilyn Roman questioned the donors to the Jersey City Fund for Excellence and Equity, which include Hedge Fund Manager David Tepper and Goldman Sachs Chief Diversity Officer Edith Hunt, that paid for the program administered by New Leaders Inc., which she claimed was connected to the Broad Academy.

Board President Sangeeta Ranade responded by saying that there are “zero examples of a struggling school becoming a high performing school without a strong leader,” and added that the program was open to high performing employees in the district and new principles from outside of Jersey City.

Ranade also mentioned many local elected officials and leaders that are on the board of the Jersey City Fund for Excellence and Equity, which according to the district is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Jersey City Fund for Excellence and Equity Board Members
Jersey City Fund for Excellence and Equity Board Members

Gina Verdibello, who ran for a spot on the board with Lyons and Richardson in the past election, expressed her concerns as a parent with PARCC testing. Hope Blackburn, General Counsel of Jersey City Public Schools, said the district cannot opt-out, but that it was a “matter of parental conscious.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7RcBWjYTIQ


Posted on: Yesterday 11:42
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