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Re: Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club.
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Wishful_Thinking wrote:
Is now a good time to move to JSQ? Or is the market there - in my case for a small condo - too close to peaking?

I'm having a realtor come look at my place in the Heights next week, having talked to several its seems I may be able to get out with enough to make a lateral move to someplace with access to PATH. Having lived in the Heights for 7 years I can see it having a certain appeal for those looking for a semi-suburban experience, but I'm coming to the conclusion the smaller condo unit market is going to continue to languish owing to the limited mass transit options, and lackluster leadership.

Any thoughts, insights, suggestions on getting into the JSQ condo scene?


WT I think this a good time to move into the Journal Square area. You will be catching the upswing in RE values, anything you buy will do well, the old RE adage placing the importance on location applies.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:30
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Investing in Jersey City's youth is money well spent | Fulop
#27
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Investing in Jersey City's youth is money well spent | Fulop

By Jersey Journal Guest Columnist
on February 12, 2016 at 1:20 PM, updated February 12, 2016 at 1:21 PM

By STEVE FULOP

JERSEY CITY MAYOR

Every child deserves an opportunity to succeed – that's something we can all agree on.

That's why in Jersey City, we've made youth development a priority by expanding recreational, professional and mentorship programming, with an eye toward helping kids learn lifelong skills that will give them the best chance they all deserve.

As we work to build stronger and safer communities, we are mindful that means not only adding more police, but also offering positive opportunities for our young people.

One example of this is our partnership with Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils, announced earlier this week, to offer a brand-new ice hockey program for Jersey City kids. The program will be entirely free and will provide all the necessary equipment so boys and girls ages six to 18 can learn the sport.

Hockey, of course, is one of the most expensive sports to learn and play. So for me, what's so exciting here is that we've been able to remove a barrier and give children throughout our city an opportunity that otherwise might have been unavailable to them – no matter how badly they dreamed of being the next Martin Brodeur.

The new hockey program is just one of the many ways we've made expanding youth opportunities a priority over the last two and a half years. To begin with, we increased the recreation budget by nearly $1 million, from $3 million when I took office to almost $4 million in last year's budget.

In fact, last year's recreation budget actually represented the largest total recreation investment since 2009. We've added nearly 30 new recreation programs and diversified the lineup to include activities such as scuba diving, cricket, boxing and special needs programs.

And this month we are launching a new youth mentoring program for middle- and high-school students that will offer them academic and cultural enrichment, as well as provide positive support on topics such as anti-bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem and character building.

As we all know, sometimes having an adult to talk to or a mentor's guidance can dramatically improve a child's outcome.

In addition, our Jersey City Summer Works Initiative -- now in its third year -- is a comprehensive model for providing a range of youth employment opportunities. Each summer, Jersey City Summer Works places nearly 1,000 kids in jobs and internships in the public and private sectors.

The Initiative also offers free, weekly professional development series developed in collaboration with local universities and nonprofits: young people can attend college tours, earn certificates in digital literacy, CPR and babysitting among many other offerings.

They not only gain authentic work experience, but professional development and mentorship support that prepares them for their futures.

Ultimately, the city's investment in youth is about more than just providing a summer job or a chance to learn a new sport. These programs can be life-changing, transformative opportunities for some kids – particularly those most at-risk and in need of support.

By teaching young men and women a strong work ethic and helping them develop lifelong interpersonal and professional skills, we not only give them a better shot at a more successful future but, ultimately, strengthen our communities and our city as a whole.

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2 ... h_is_money_well_spen.html


Posted on: Yesterday 18:15
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Re: Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club.
#28
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Is now a good time to move to JSQ? Or is the market there - in my case for a small condo - too close to peaking?

I'm having a realtor come look at my place in the Heights next week, having talked to several its seems I may be able to get out with enough to make a lateral move to someplace with access to PATH. Having lived in the Heights for 7 years I can see it having a certain appeal for those looking for a semi-suburban experience, but I'm coming to the conclusion the smaller condo unit market is going to continue to languish owing to the limited mass transit options, and lackluster leadership.

Any thoughts, insights, suggestions on getting into the JSQ condo scene?

Posted on: Yesterday 18:05
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Re: Proposed Development at 8th Street/Division
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JCman24 wrote:
Not a single NIMBY complaint in this thread, but 75% of the thread replies are complaining about NIMBYs.


It's kind of a thing. YIMBYism, pre-emptively taking the chance to support something reasonably worthy that is normally a target for strident NIMBYism, so as not to let the latter have the first 10,000 words on every subject.

Not that opposing various changes in one's neighborhood is necessarily wrong, but it is often louder and more passionate than arguments for those same changes, which can end up in a very unbalanced debate.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:52
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Re: PJ Ryan's has a new Chef/Menu (hello vegan options)
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tommyc_37 wrote:
PJ Ryans is such a great location, but has such a shitty atmosphere. I have always wondered why the heck they covered all those big beautiful windows with the frosted glazing, and then pull the shades down on top of that (even at night). What a waste - can't see in or out. Super weird and ugly looking.

Oh well. Actually, their pub food is solid. I almost never go there, but it's OK if you want to watch a game.


I think you have an innate disgust for frosted or opaque glass. Weren't you also complaining about the opaque glass that separates the grill/prep area at BURGER Eatery?

I actually like the look and feel of the wooden blinds at PJ Ryans. It makes it feel a bit more upscale and gives it the place an enhanced sense of intimacy. I do agree with you that the food has always been solid.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:50
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Re: Proposed Development at 8th Street/Division
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Quote:

JCman24 wrote:
Not a single NIMBY complaint in this thread, but 75% of the thread replies are complaining about NIMBYs.


Give it time...

Posted on: Yesterday 17:46
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Re: shoe repair recommendations
#32
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Thank you all for the confirmation on Bob's.

I stopped by to confirm hours and location and will be going back tomorrow with three pairs. As others have commented, super friendly guy. Prices are super reasonable, as well. Best part yet, he tells me that if you go early enough, he can take care of a shoe shine right on the spot without you having to go back to collect your stuff. Thumbs up!

Posted on: Yesterday 17:45
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2015 Jersey City Shootings of Record
#33
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Posted on: Yesterday 17:42
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Re: The gentrification of ward A & F... The newbies vs the old timers.
#34
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Quote:

trambone wrote:
Will we finally get a decent bagel shop that sells bialys?


Morton-Williams has bialys I always get my fix in the morning when they are fresh.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:45
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Re: The gentrification of ward A & F... The newbies vs the old timers.
#35
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Just can't stay away


Quote:

RebeccaS wrote:
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JerseyCityFrankie wrote:
I would like to apologize to any jewish people reading this. Not all Jersey City list readers (or residents of our city) are slack jawed mouth breathing caveman racists.


Apologies not necessary to this Jew. "The Jews" are used to this kind of behavior and language.


Is saying "The Jews" not the same as saying "The Italians?"

I never took that to be a negative descriptor.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:39
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Re: Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club.
#36
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Ummm - if it's from Bayonne, leave it alone? lol

From personal experience you're better off looking at the West New York and North Bergen neighborhoods that sit on the included NYWaterway shuttle service routes over the 3 legged light rail, path, and subway commute required from Bayonne.

Quote:

iGreg wrote:
Wait till they discover Bayonne.

Huge nicely maintained stand alone 3 or 4 bedroom homes with driveways and garages in the back - still floating for around the 250k mark.

Bayonne will make you moan.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:24
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Re: Proposed Development at 8th Street/Division
#37
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Not a single NIMBY complaint in this thread, but 75% of the thread replies are complaining about NIMBYs.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:10
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Re: The gentrification of ward A & F... The newbies vs the old timers.
#38
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Quote:

trambone wrote:
Will we finally get a decent bagel shop that sells bialys?



Actually Wonder Bagels on Bergen Ave often has bialys for sale on top of the counter in the early part of morning.

As good a Kossar's no, but it ain't chopped liver either.

http://kossars.com/



Posted on: Yesterday 15:30
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Re: Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club.
#39
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Quote:

iGreg wrote:
Wait till they discover Bayonne.

Huge nicely maintained stand alone 3 or 4 bedroom homes with driveways and garages in the back - still floating for around the 250k mark.

Bayonne will make you moan.


In disgust, after you realize its transportation options to NYC are vastly inferior to JC.

Posted on: Yesterday 15:28
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Re: Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club.
#40
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Wait till they discover Bayonne.

Huge nicely maintained stand alone 3 or 4 bedroom homes with driveways and garages in the back - still floating for around the 250k mark.

Bayonne will make you moan.

Posted on: Yesterday 15:23
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Re: PJ Ryan's has a new Chef/Menu (hello vegan options)
#41
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Not too shy to talk


"no love for the heights, western slope, and Greenville"


Wrong thread, or are you hoping PJ Ryan's expands into every neighborhood?

Posted on: Yesterday 15:13
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Re: Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club.
#42
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Quite a regular


I think this article is different than earlier NY Times JC pieces in that it discusses JSQ/Heights/Bergen-Lafayette as alternatives to downtown JC as much as it points to JC as an alternative to NYC.

Posted on: Yesterday 15:13
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Re: Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club.
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Yes completely different impression of JC 10 years ago.

People looking to go cheaper than Manhattan, looked into Brooklyn (only a couple of neighborhoods), or maybe Hoboken. If Hoboken was too expensive, Downtown JC was considered, maybe along with Queens.

Things were super different 10 years ago. Brooklyn was still new at being cool, Queens was completely not cool at all yet.

Now, everybody knows about JC, and the reaction to it is fairly positive, typically. Every now and then I get somebody who considers it simply "Jersey", but whatever.

Posted on: Yesterday 15:11
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Re: PJ Ryan's has a new Chef/Menu (hello vegan options)
#44
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Newbie


no love for the heights, western slope, and greenville

Posted on: Yesterday 14:53
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Re: PJ Ryan's has a new Chef/Menu (hello vegan options)
#45
Newbie
Newbie


What is poker night???

Posted on: Yesterday 14:43
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Re: Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club.
#46
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Not sure that I can agree with you... 10 years ago my compatriots were New Jerseyans looking for an alternative to Hoboken or NYC. They were rarely the NYC crowd...

Additionally, when I mention JC now the response lends to 'I hear that place is cool' over the 'why would you live there?' or 'is it safe?' of 10 years ago (or even 3 years ago).

I know you have been proudly pro JC for a long time (and rightfully so!), but I'd say it's only in the past two years that our Hudson corridor neighbors haven been on board.

Quote:

DanL wrote:

this article could have been written about JC, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 even 30 years ago, then a few years following the first wave of condo construction and conversions. and there regularly have been other similar pieces in the times. it all manifested itself with Bret Schundler's election in the early 1990's.

Posted on: Yesterday 14:40
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Re: 365 Market by Whole Foods
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Quote:

dcourts1984 wrote:
Whole Foods is rolling out a new supermarket aimed at younger/millennial demographic in urban areas. It will be a smaller/cheaper version of Whole Foods Market with pop up shops included in the market to display local businesses, etc.

REQUEST BY ALL: If this is something you think would be beneficial to the Downtown Jersey City community, I ask that you simply visit their website and request a location to be built in our neighborhood.

They have a specific request box just for this. Its very easy, 2 minutes. Please jump on their site and lets get a 365 in our hood!

http://www.365bywfm.com/stores


Downtown!? Bring this to the heights and Journal Square, too!

Posted on: Yesterday 14:23
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365 Market by Whole Foods
#48
Newbie
Newbie


Whole Foods is rolling out a new supermarket aimed at younger/millennial demographic in urban areas. It will be a smaller/cheaper version of Whole Foods Market with pop up shops included in the market to display local businesses, etc.

REQUEST BY ALL: If this is something you think would be beneficial to the Downtown Jersey City community, I ask that you simply visit their website and request a location to be built in our neighborhood.

They have a specific request box just for this. Its very easy, 2 minutes. Please jump on their site and lets get a 365 in our hood!

http://www.365bywfm.com/stores

Posted on: Yesterday 14:21
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Re: Ignore button - hide all posts from a particular user
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I have a problem with this thread: http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... c_id=35539&post_id=396853

Why isn't anything being done?? Far less offensive than sullyx.

Quote:

Webmaster wrote:
YES two posts were removed including this one from sullyx:
aww poor little bitch vigilante, did you get tossed off for being a racist asshole

If it bothers you that this was removed then this is NOT the website for you.

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JCGuys wrote:
Ironically, I think this thread has just been censored. Did anyone else notice a couple posts missing? Maybe just my imagination.

Posted on: Yesterday 14:20
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Re: shoe repair recommendations
#50
Newbie
Newbie


Bobs on Jersey again! His hours are 8 to 8 I think. I got the heels in a pair of wedges built back up and it was $13 or so. Hes a nice guy and does a really fantastic job.

Posted on: Yesterday 14:11
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Re: Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club.
#51
Quite a regular
Quite a regular


The article isn't bad but they forget that they have two Ms. Moores

Posted on: Yesterday 13:51
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Re: PJ Ryan's has a new Chef/Menu (hello vegan options)
#52
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Would they cook it in a separate grill? Would it still be veg/vegan if you use the same grill or utensils?

Quote:

steveXsteve wrote:
I couldn't help but share my excitement that the watering hole closest to my apartment now has a new menu with more options and generally great execution.

There is a new chef and the menu is redesigned. Typical bar food still exists, but there are some new options for veggies and vegans. Falafel burger with roasted tomatoes, lemon curry tahini on big English muffin? YUM! Also a big vegan salad for the Mrs.

In a town with limited vegan options, hat tip to PJ's.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:48
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Re: PJ Ryan's has a new Chef/Menu (hello vegan options)
#53
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PJ Ryans is such a great location, but has such a shitty atmosphere. I have always wondered why the heck they covered all those big beautiful windows with the frosted glazing, and then pull the shades down on top of that (even at night). What a waste - can't see in or out. Super weird and ugly looking.

Oh well. Actually, their pub food is solid. I almost never go there, but it's OK if you want to watch a game.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:18
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Re: Valentine's Dinner?
#54
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Quote:

Stringer wrote:

N.J.'s 10 most romantic places, just in time for Valentine's Day

By Peter Genovese | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
February 12, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Liberty State Park, Jersey City. The park is busiest during the day, but you'll want to head over there at night for an unforgettable, impossibly romantic view of the glittering Manhattan skyline. It's the perfect place to ask The Big Question. Have drinks or dinner at the Liberty House restaurant; stroll, hand-in-hand, along the promenade later on.

Read more:  http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index ... most_romantic_places.html



Meh. If you are in LSP and have the itch for a truly great meal, skip Liberty House and head on over to Maritime Parc. Seriously, Liberty House is to Maritime Parc what Michael Anthony would be to Battello; great location, incredible views, mediocre food.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:12
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Re: Two Boots Pizza
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Two Boots website lists as part of their growth "licensees/local partners in Jersey City, NJ; Nashville, Tenn.; Brooklyn, NY; and at Citi Field, with the Mets." bolding and italics added.

Personally, not a fan. Different socks for different cocks, I guess.

As in roosters.

Posted on: Yesterday 12:54
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