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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s
#1
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I think some of the anti-FOL people should remember-the theater would be either an office building or a giant hole if they hadn't stepped up, voluntarily, to stop the wrecking ball . . .

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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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Quote:

Yvonne wrote:

The problem is the city not FOL, the city refuses to give money for some improvements. FOL manages the place but the city owns the theater and only the owner can put money into the theater.


Yes. You're right. The problem IS the city. The city can barely run itself. Have you ever tried applying for a permit or license? The city should not run an enterprise, a theater, no less. The city did the right thing by taking it over and preserving it, but turning it into a profitable venture is way beyond its abilities.

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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
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Walters wrote:
I don't know what the details are but I've been in the Loews a couple of times . It would be a great place to see a concert . With the PATH across the street it would do well in the hands of good promoter. As it is now , it's not doing anything for anyone except FOL who treat it like your Italian grandmother's living room . Look but don't touch .


The problem is the city not FOL, the city refuses to give money for some improvements. FOL manages the place but the city owns the theater and only the owner can put money into the theater. If the city can afford to give merit raises and raise the base pay for the fire chief and other personnel it can afford to spend some dollars on basic maintenance.
the real problem is that the fol does not have the manpower or marketing conditions to turn this theater around even if it wanted. 5 more yearsand fol can get the boot!

Posted on: Today 3:43
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Re: Raval tapas place
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Ribbon Cutting with Steven Fulop

Posted by HDSID on Friday, May 29, 2015

Posted on: Today 1:10
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Re: Noise Complaint, worth it to call in?
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Having the same problems on Grand Street. In particular from the back garden of Legal Grounds coffee store. Really loud music, shouting, obnoxious screaming. The coffee store is closed. It's after 1 am and the music is blasting.

Posted on: Today 1:09
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Re: Authorities seek 3 in Downtown JC home invasion (has pic of punk)
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JCman24 wrote:
Just want to point out that this guy is not a punk. No pins, no patches, no Black Flag shirt or anything. The dumb facial hair is certainly the least punk thing I've seen in a long time.


God Save the Queen, She Ain't no Human Being.

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Re: Authorities seek 3 in Downtown JC home invasion (has pic of punk)
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Just want to point out that this guy is not a punk. No pins, no patches, no Black Flag shirt or anything. The dumb facial hair is certainly the least punk thing I've seen in a long time.

Posted on: Yesterday 22:04
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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God's honest truth, I only wrote ownership because I couldn't think of how to properly word "lease holder" with a "ship" at the end.

Leaseholdership?
Lesseeship?
Leasership?
Tenantship?

Forgive me my trespasses...

Posted on: Yesterday 20:55
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31st Legislative District Candidate Forum at Bethune Center
#9
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Thanks to CivicJC and many others for sponsoring the state LD 31 Assembly forum at the Bethune Center this evening.

It was a very, very enlightening discussion on things that matter to us all.

The CivicJC FB page will have at least portions of the forum here:

https://www.facebook.com/civicjerseycity


Posted on: Yesterday 20:50
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Re: The Future of Ocean Ave.
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user1111 wrote:
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SouthGreenvilleNA wrote:
Thanks for posting this, user1111!!!

As of now, Ocean Ave is zoned as residential (it was changed from a business zoning to residential in the 70s when the population of JC began to decrease), so if someone wants to open a small business there, they have to jump through all sorts of hoops to make it happen. There is a new fruit and vegetable market opening soon on Danforth and Ocean, and it took them a long time to do it. That should not be the case and we want to make our neighborhood more walkable and friendly to small business.

Ever since we started talking to the planning department about having Ocean Ave zoned back to a business district, two different people have come up to me personally to say they would love to open up a small coffee shop and an art gallery/framing place, and would seriously consider it should the zoning rules allow it. This would help out the businesses that are already there as well (some examples: Casa Latina - awesome food, an organic dry cleaners, Lou's Diner, a pharmacy that's been there for decades, etc).

I'll post the information about this event below in case anyone is interested:

The South Greenville Neighborhood Association has planned this event. It will be on May 30th from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at People's Tabernacle of Worship church on the corner of Ocean and Danforth.

The task of this community gathering is to co-create a vision for Ocean Avenue redevelopment (from Merritt Street to Cator Avenue) that incorporates what the community wants to bring to life in this section of the neighborhood, as well as what it does not want.

In a structured, facilitated approach, we will share ideas and wishes for the neighborhood that honors the values of all the diverse residents and those who work there. The diversity is rich and valued – all genders, age groups, ethnicities, economics, workers, with a range of diverse issues, such as having a community center, re-establishment of the library, preservation of historic buildings and fixing other buildings, continuing the clean up of the street scape, and more.

During the day, we will be working in small groups so that everyone has an opportunity to contribute and we can avoid individual grandstanding.

Coffee and donuts/rolls will be served in the morning and lunch at about noontime. Free of charge ( small contributions will be accepted at the event to offset the cost.) Mayor Fulop will stop by.

If you would like to attend, please register here:http://www.eventbrite.com/o/south-gre ... ion-8149733574?s=38133010


I am a little weary of the government getting involved but hopefully they can get some things done. Check out whats happening on Woodlawn and Ocean the development there is happening organically without Frank or Diane involvement. An organic smoothie shop is about to open and further down by the firehouse a BBQ spot its set to open with backyard seating. I do agree with the rezoning of Ocean Ave, too many houses were built on some parts of the Avenue which does not make much sense. Another negative of Ocean as you go further down towards Bergen Lafayatte far too many liquor stores.



BBQ???? You have my attention.
Does anyone know any details about this BBQ spot????

Posted on: Yesterday 19:12
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Re: Bike stolen outside Newport Path Station
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The chain linking those handcuffs looks flimsy to me, as do the cuffs themselves, they don't appear to be as thick as a U lock.


Robin.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:12
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Re: The Future of Ocean Ave.
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Quote:

EasyGibson wrote:
I'm currently really bored.

Tell me where to go in Greenville tonight.

Thanks.


http://www.yelp.com/biz/crown-fried-chicken-jersey-city

They kept the bullet-proof glass up when I was ordering.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:53
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Re: Piano Recital/Fund Raiser, Saturday May 30th, 6:30 PM, St. Anthony's
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Just a reminder about this event which will take place this Saturday at 6:30 PM at St. Anthony's Church. Simone is an incredible artist. Listen to recordings on his home page. http://home.simoneferraresi.com/

Also, the free will offering is for two great causes:
1. Cantantes In Cordibus, the downtown sacred music group which Simone directs
and
2. The Ferrara International Piano Festival which Simone founded.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:24
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Re: Bike stolen outside Newport Path Station
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Quote:

MikeyTBC wrote:
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dirkgently wrote:
Just to add to the list - mine got stolen y'day from Grove St Path.

I knew it was not uncommon, but since I don't park there regularly, I took my chances and it's gone now.

Going to the East District police station to file the report - they were too busy y'day to attend my call.

Now I know it's stupid to trust flimsy locks, but shouldn't the city do something about it - I mean, it's one of the most common theft that occurs pretty much every day in some the most crowded public places in the city with tons of cameras around.

Whom to contact to draw attention to this? Would it be Candice Osborne?


my slashed tire last night makes sense now. They prob cut it in hopes I would have to leave it so they could come back later with diff tools to steal it. I use a kryptonite evo series u lock.

about what time was yours taken?


You're probably right MikeyTBC, this is a technique I've heard about. They are checking to see if it's an "active" target. It's very similar to when crooks put leaflets/menus in doors to see if they are being removed.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:01
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Re: Raval tapas place
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Yes, this is accurate. Which makes it more interesting to go for the full "racion" price-wise - and these look quite good!

Posted on: Yesterday 17:58
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Re: Grove Square Bistro problem
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Often takes a couple days for restaurant transactions to post to my account.

The record was three weeks.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:53
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Re: The Future of Ocean Ave.
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I'm currently really bored.

Tell me where to go in Greenville tonight.

Thanks.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:50
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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jj comment:
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Hey Terrence you should put a link to or at least list the information about the AEG deal so the people of JC could see what we are now missing out on.

AEG Live set to take over Loew's in Jersey City

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal The Jersey Journalon June 26, 2014 at 4:35 PM, updated July 03, 2014 at 2:21 PM

AEG Live, one of the globe's largest concert promoters, is set to win a contract to take over management of the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, and the firm pledges to bring "top talent" to the Journal Square theater.

A city official said AEG offered "far and away" the largest bid to run the venue, saying it would pay $350,000 annually to rent the city-owned theater for 30 years and contribute $3.5 million toward renovation of the 85-year-old former movie palace.

JJ piece..

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... loews_in_jersey_city.html




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EasyGibson wrote:
These "put it to a community vote!" comments are cool and all, but think about how you'll feel when somebody wants to put the ownership of your property to a vote........


I own the property and so do you if you pay taxes in Jersey City.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:47
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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Quote:

Walters wrote:
I don't know what the details are but I've been in the Loews a couple of times . It would be a great place to see a concert . With the PATH across the street it would do well in the hands of good promoter. As it is now , it's not doing anything for anyone except FOL who treat it like your Italian grandmother's living room . Look but don't touch .


The problem is the city not FOL, the city refuses to give money for some improvements. FOL manages the place but the city owns the theater and only the owner can put money into the theater. If the city can afford to give merit raises and raise the base pay for the fire chief and other personnel it can afford to spend some dollars on basic maintenance.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:44
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Re: Authorities seek 3 in Downtown JC home invasion (has pic of punk)
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Hispanic dude. 9 people I have helped get arrested. 4 + 1 guy twice collared= 5 Hispanics, 2 Blacks and 2 White dudes. Odds are on Hispanic.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:37
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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Friends of the Loew’s Public Statement on Today’s Court Ruling Enforcing Our Lease

The Judge hearing the lawsuit over the Friends of the Loew's lease ruled today that our lease of the Loew's is in full force and effect, and that the City's claim otherwise is not correct.

FOL is obviously gratified by this ruling, and we are happy that it removes the cloud of doubt that's been hanging over the Theatre.

But as far as we are concerned, the issue and any bad feelings it has caused are behind us. Now is the time to sit down with Mayor Stephen M. Fulop and the City to plan how to truly take the ongoing restoration and operation of the Landmark Loew's to the next level.

What Mayor Fulop said more than a year ago that he wants for the Loew's is not very different from what FOL has been saying since we started the effort to save the Theatre from the wrecking ball many years ago: The Loew's needs to be an arts center to serve and showcase our community. To do this, there certainly needs to be big concerts by big promoters; but this has to be within a framework that makes everything else the Loews has to do sustainable, including affordability in the arts, youth programming, local arts, film, community interest activities and more.

FOL has learned a few things over the many years we've had to pursue those goals for the Loew's without the help and support the City was supposed to provide under the lease. And because of this practical, hard-won knowledge, we understood that while the plan the City had recently put forward might attract some concerts, it simply didn't have enough in it to truly support everything else the Mayor and FOL want the Loew's to do for the people of Jersey City. And that's why we opposed it.

But that's not to say a plan can't be crafted that will work. Actually, FOL is certain such a plan can and should be created, and to help do just that we retained the assistance of a nationally recognized expert in theatre management who works with arts centers all over the country. By working together, we're certain that this consultant can help FOL and the City make a plan for the Loew's that will achieve all the goals for the Loew's.

Right now, the City and FOL can make a fresh start at working together if the City allows FOL to use the more than $500,000 in grant money we had won to make some important fire-safety and other code upgrades; while the court case was still ongoing, the City would not move forward with this vital work. The City also received $2 million from a Journal Square-area developer for the Loew's, and now the City can use this money right away to make additional important code repairs that will go a very long way toward enabling the Theatre to host bigger and more frequent shows.

The statement that City Hall put out this afternoon about the Judge's ruling shows genuine upset — FOL understands this, because we've had to deal with disappointment and upset for years as past administrations were not able to keep their commitments of support. But now is the time to find common ground and move forward together.

Today’s court ruling shows that Jersey City's very special brand of civic activism, in which over the decades good citizens have selflessly come together to define, achieve and safeguard an array of goals to make life better here, is very much alive. And that is a victory for all the people of Jersey City.

http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b ... d=a9bbe1a7d9&e=bf101a2e6c

Posted on: Yesterday 17:37
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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These "put it to a community vote!" comments are cool and all, but think about how you'll feel when somebody wants to put the ownership of your property to a vote.
I'm sorry you don't like the way the people holding the lease to the theatre are running it. Perhaps you should either go back in time to when nobody wanted it and sign a lease of your own for the property, or put on your big boy pants and go find another available venue to have your Vampire Weekend shows in.
It's not like there's a shortage of giant vacant buildings in the area.

Incredibly pleased the judge sided with FOL. Yes, it really sucks that more isn't done with the space, but it's a ruling in favor of the greater good of the rule of law.

Imagine if you could just vote people out of a neighborhood because you didn't like them. I'd probably go first!

Posted on: Yesterday 17:31
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Re: Bike stolen outside Newport Path Station
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Quote:

iGreg wrote:
Pair of these work and not as heavy as a NY Bike Chain (that works great)

http://gearpatrol.wpengine.netdna-cdn ... eet-Cuffs-Gear-Patrol.jpg


Kinky!

Posted on: Yesterday 17:31
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies
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Hasn't JC (and not just Fulop, but Healey too) reneged on financial support that would've helped the theater?

And we went to the Brooklyn restored Loew's. Will concert tickets at over $150 each AND having two cocktails in the lobby for $34 really serve the average person in JC?

Posted on: Yesterday 17:30
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Re: Bike stolen outside Newport Path Station
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Quote:
about what time was yours taken?


Mine was gone in the middle of the day - parked there at noon, came back at 6 in the evening, and it was gone.

I think the tire slashing might be more because of frustration of not being able to pick your lock.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:30
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
#26
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Quote:

Walters wrote:
Why can't maintence and code requirements of the Loews just be made a condition of the abatement request of developers of Journal Square ?

1) IIRC one big development already is making payments earmarked for the Loews' as part of their tax abatement.

2) Something like this really should be managed by professionals, preferably in conjunction with the community.


Quote:
Wouldn't a vibrant Loews be a plus for residents of The Square , I mean how many Blvd. Drinks hot dogs can one endure.

Yep. A real performing arts center at JSQ will benefit lots of residents. The problem is that FOL is apparently not capable of handling that job.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:26
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
This is the best news I have heard in a long time. Congrats to the FOLS.

Screw the FOL.

Granted, if they have a legal lease, the city should not be allowed to unilaterally void the lease.

However, everything I've seen indicates that they are completely out of their league.

Of course, FOL now has 5 years to prove me wrong. Who expects them to spend the next 5 years fundraising, developing programming, and serving JC? Hint: They appear to have no events lined up, except for 2 old movies this week. I guess we'll see what they come up with....

Posted on: Yesterday 17:23
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Re: Authorities seek 3 in Downtown JC home invasion (has pic of punk)
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Descriptions are is on the police report, regardless of whether they are accurate. The newspaper is making an editorial decision (which they have a right to do) that some information is either not relevant to the public or is damaging in some other way. I just wonder why bother giving any description at all if you publish only snippets of it.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:13
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Re: what's happening in liberty park ?
#29
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You're not talking about the fenced-off section with a bunch of goats in it, I presume?

Posted on: Yesterday 17:09
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Re: what's happening in liberty park ?
#30
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Veuve Cliquot polo matches tomorrow.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:03
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