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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#26
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Seagull wrote:
Fuck Whole Foods. I'm hoping we get a Fairway.


I basically agree, WF is just a symbol of the big middle finger the large and affluent DTJC/Hoboken market gets from the WF/Fairway/TJ's segment. Anyplace else 100k+ people with this kind of money would get served. I could point out on a map dozens of places with TJ's with not nearly the wealth or numbers.

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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#27
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Not big enough, and not enough affluent shoppers.

Posted on: Yesterday 21:28
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#28
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Quite a regular


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Monroe wrote:
There isn't a footprint big enough for a Wegman's. Have you ever been to one? Giant parking lots that support immense stores. They draw from all the towns that surround them.

The soccer moms drive up in their giant SUV's and load up. The demographic isn't here to support it.


Bulldoze Pathmark and/or Shop-wrong and voila! Instant space.


Posted on: Yesterday 21:22
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#29
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Fuck Whole Foods. I'm hoping we get a Fairway.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:55
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#30
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There isn't a footprint big enough for a Wegman's. Have you ever been to one? Giant parking lots that support immense stores. They draw from all the towns that surround them.

The soccer moms drive up in their giant SUV's and load up. The demographic isn't here to support it.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:51

Edited by Monroe on 2014/9/30 21:12:46
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Sixth Grade Openings at TECCS
#31
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The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS), a free public charter elementary and middle school in Jersey City, has immediate openings in grade 6 and short waiting lists for grades 4 & 5 for this year.

Please visit our website, teccs-jc.org , or call the school at 201-984-4151, for the one-page application or further information. As there is currently no waiting list for grade 6, applicants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants for other grades will be placed on this year's waiting list, in the order in which they are received. Students may move off the waiting list at any point during the year, as spaces at the school may open up (often due to family's moving) at any time.

The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS):
* is a free public school in the Journal Square / Marion neighborhood of Jersey City
* is open to all children, kindergarten through 6th grade (adding 7th and 8th grade in 2015 and 2016)
* requires only sending in or dropping off an application by January of the year before you want your child to come^
* offers full inclusion services for students with disabilities
* offers full services for any English language learners
* offers small class sizes of 20-22 students, with additional teacher assistants in lower grades
* offers small faculty-student advisory groups for 6th grade on up
* is a safe and caring community where ethics, service, and social justice are the principles that inform every aspect of school life

^ Please note that our regular lottery for next year's 2015-2016 openings, will be held in January. The openings advertised here are for this year.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:27
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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
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brewster wrote:
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fat-ass-bike wrote:
I believe all education should be federally funded - 1 less aircraft carrier can pay for nation wide education pay rises to last 50 years plus.



Doubtful, show your math. A current carrier is about $13B.


Holy shit. I thought your math must be really off but they actually cost this much.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:04
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#33
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Just can't stay away


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user1111 wrote:
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Bubble_Tea wrote:
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jcguy05 wrote:
it's not even the population density, but the demographic - downtown jersey city is full of mid/high income residents who are health/organic focused - the perfect target audience for WF. Not to mention i can count at least 10 highrise rental towers coming in the next 2 years to this area increasing the population density even further.

Yet WF chose to overlock jersey city in favor of suburbs with far less density and more competition. No wonder their stock is down by 30%+ YTD. What a bunch of idiots.


Is JC the "perfect" target for Whole Foods? I'm not so sure. A lot of the DT-JC residents are extremely frugal savers relative to New Yorkers, which is why they live in DT JC rather than NYC in the first place.

That's obviously a generalization, but I think it's particularly true among the two major foreign cultures that have moved into DT JC en masse. They also tend to concentrate their food shopping at grocery stores that specialize in food from their native countries.

I'm not suggesting any negative connotation here--it's GOOD to save. I'm just pointing out what Whole Foods has likely considered as they analyze demographics and neighbors for their business strategy.

I think that analysis will change as more and more of these rental projects are completed, because of growth in the sheer number of potential shoppers.


I have noticed lots of people on the lightrail with Whole Foods shopping bags believe it or not these are mostly GV, BL and Bayonne residents why would they need one in Jersey City when you can go one stop on the PATH.. or pick up groceries b4 getting on the PATH


They are also taking the ferry because of its proximity to the store. I see it sometimes, but not a lot.

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Re: Pedestrian and bicycle bridge from Jersey City to Manhattan?
#34
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Home away from home


Wouldn't the least expensive solutions be incentivizing working from home and walking/biking to work? No construction necessary, only maybe better bike lanes.

Also more staggered work days. For example I take the PATH to WTC at about 9:45am - it's pretty empty. Maybe it's time to rethink working hours - how much is the old 9 to 5 based on 50 year old assumptions of hubby wanting dinner on the table at 6, and June, Wally and the Beaver being there to welcome him.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:18
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#35
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Area_Man wrote:
The people of Newark and its surrounding area deserve access to quality groceries as equally as everyone else does.

You're preching to the wrong choir pal, move back to Newark. They may be deserving but we should look out for our own first. If we don't who will.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:17
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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
#36
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Quote:

fat-ass-bike wrote:
I believe all education should be federally funded - 1 less aircraft carrier can pay for nation wide education pay rises to last 50 years plus.



Doubtful, show your math. A current carrier is about $13B.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:09
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Re: What's going there?
#37
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skyl4rk wrote:
FWIW - Satis, Turtle Club, Barcade, Two Boots, Porta, Word - all successful businesses, decided to open up additional locations on that block with the 3-4 dollar stores on it.

Second, I kinda love that I can go get lucky bamboo, Chinese slippers, cheap notebooks and wrapping paper all in one place on my block without having to get into my car and schlep to the mall.

If I wanted to go to the mall, I'd move to Millburn/Short Hills with the rest of the Joneses. So, yeah, having CH Martin and Super Discount within walking distance of my home did make a difference in my decision to buy my home here instead of the 'burbs.

I'm sure that these places will eventually get pushed out and I will have to find somewhere else to get my Chinese slippers, but I sure as hell hope it something more along the lines of E. Tittlemouse or Pig & Pepper than freakin' Old Navy.


If a child with a learning disability scores the highest in a class exam, it is not because of that learning disability that the child came in first, it is in spite of that learning disability.


Those restaurants moved here in spite of there being dollar stores, not because of it. If those stores did not exist, we might have even more upscale restaurants and establishments.


Posted on: Yesterday 19:07
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Re: Pedestrian and bicycle bridge from Jersey City to Manhattan?
#38
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Home away from home


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hero69 wrote:
dorothy got home, didn't she? don't tell me dreaming ain't good!


Spoiler alert!

She was unconscious on her bed the whole time. At least in the MGM version, I don't recall the Baum details.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:59
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CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US
#39
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First confirmed case of Ebola confirmed in the United States: CDC

The United States now has one confirmed case of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, marking the first domestic appearance of the deadly virus that has ravaged swaths of continental Africa.

The as-yet unidentified patient is located in Dallas, officials say, effectively confirming a statement issued on Monday by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. The organization said that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in "strict isolation" due to the patient's symptoms and recent travel history.

In a press conference, CDC Director Tom Frieden said the patient in question had been traveling in Liberia, where he may have contracted the disease. He returned to the United States on the 20th of September, after which he sought care.

Frieden attempted to assuage concerns about Ebola's contagious effect, saying that the virus was only spread through direct contact, and was not airborne. He vowed that officials would contain a potential spread.

"It is certainly possible that someone who had contact with this individual...could develop Ebola in the coming weeks," Frieden said, but added that "there is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here," Frieden said.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102037055

Posted on: Yesterday 18:58
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Re: What's going there?
#40
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Not too shy to talk


FWIW - Satis, Turtle Club, Barcade, Two Boots, Porta, Word - all successful businesses, decided to open up additional locations on that block with the 3-4 dollar stores on it.

Second, I kinda love that I can go get lucky bamboo, Chinese slippers, cheap notebooks and wrapping paper all in one place on my block without having to get into my car and schlep to the mall.

If I wanted to go to the mall, I'd move to Millburn/Short Hills with the rest of the Joneses. So, yeah, having CH Martin and Super Discount within walking distance of my home did make a difference in my decision to buy my home here instead of the 'burbs.

And before you get too upset about the mere presence of these discount businesses, rest assured that these places will get pushed out by the ever rising rents. I will unfortunately have to find somewhere else to get my Chinese slippers. But I sure as hell hope those places get replaced by something more along the lines of E. Tittlemouse or Pig & Pepper than freakin' Old Navy.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:54

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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#41
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Quote:

Bubble_Tea wrote:
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jcguy05 wrote:
it's not even the population density, but the demographic - downtown jersey city is full of mid/high income residents who are health/organic focused - the perfect target audience for WF. Not to mention i can count at least 10 highrise rental towers coming in the next 2 years to this area increasing the population density even further.

Yet WF chose to overlock jersey city in favor of suburbs with far less density and more competition. No wonder their stock is down by 30%+ YTD. What a bunch of idiots.


Is JC the "perfect" target for Whole Foods? I'm not so sure. A lot of the DT-JC residents are extremely frugal savers relative to New Yorkers, which is why they live in DT JC rather than NYC in the first place.

That's obviously a generalization, but I think it's particularly true among the two major foreign cultures that have moved into DT JC en masse. They also tend to concentrate their food shopping at grocery stores that specialize in food from their native countries.

I'm not suggesting any negative connotation here--it's GOOD to save. I'm just pointing out what Whole Foods has likely considered as they analyze demographics and neighbors for their business strategy.

I think that analysis will change as more and more of these rental projects are completed, because of growth in the sheer number of potential shoppers.


I have noticed lots of people on the lightrail with Whole Foods shopping bags believe it or not these are mostly GV, BL and Bayonne residents why would they need one in Jersey City when you can go one stop on the PATH.. or pick up groceries b4 getting on the PATH

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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#42
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Just can't stay away


Quote:

jcguy05 wrote:
it's not even the population density, but the demographic - downtown jersey city is full of mid/high income residents who are health/organic focused - the perfect target audience for WF. Not to mention i can count at least 10 highrise rental towers coming in the next 2 years to this area increasing the population density even further.

Yet WF chose to overlock jersey city in favor of suburbs with far less density and more competition. No wonder their stock is down by 30%+ YTD. What a bunch of idiots.


Is JC the "perfect" target for Whole Foods? I'm not so sure. A lot of the DT-JC residents are extremely frugal savers relative to New Yorkers, which is why they live in DT JC rather than NYC in the first place.

That's obviously a generalization, but I think it's particularly true among the two major foreign cultures that have moved into DT JC en masse. They also tend to concentrate their food shopping at grocery stores that specialize in food from their native countries.

I'm not suggesting any negative connotation here--it's GOOD to save. I'm just pointing out what Whole Foods has likely considered as they analyze demographics and neighbors for their business strategy.

I think that analysis will change as more and more of these rental projects are completed, because of growth in the sheer number of potential shoppers.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:41
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Re: What's going there?
#43
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Home away from home


And yet, restaurants and stores keep opening. I guess they don't notice the dollar stores. Or, they really really like Altoids.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:40
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#44
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brewster wrote:
PS they've since opened stores, including 3 in Saddle Brook, Clifton and Hasbrouck Heights that are 10 minute apart, but not one in Hudson Cty.


Actually, there is one on Rt. 1&9 at 88th St. Just barely Hudson County up there.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:28
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Jersey City to roll out red carpet for International Television and Film Festival
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Jersey City to roll out red carpet for International Television and Film Festival

By Steven Rodas | For The Jersey Journal
September 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Lights, camera, action!

A film festival celebrating independent filmmakers and TV writers will take over Jersey City for three days with thought-provoking films exploring various themes in unique perspectives.

The inaugural Jersey City International Television and Film Festival (JCITFF) will gather independent artists from Oct. 17 to 19 for a red carpet event, film screenings, panel discussions, networking and more.

"The purpose of the festival is to provide an opportunity for independent filmmakers to come together in Jersey City and interact with other filmmakers and exhibit their products," said Craig Goletz, the president of JCITFF.

The film festival will explore themes not prevalent in the mainstream. Such films include "Gen Silent," which deals with the struggles faced by the older LGBT generation and "Opening Eyes," about a local resident, Giselle Bellas, who is trying to promote opera to the youth.

Other features include "Dollar Night," which gives audiences a look at the hardships faced by old-time projection theaters being replaced by digital; and "Winter Bird," by local filmmaker John Dunstan, which was filmed in Liberty State Park.

The festival will showcase works by students, some of whom study media arts at New Jersey City University, and films from as far away as Croatia and Sweden.

Audiences will have chance to see different styles of filmmaking, including documentary and feature, and genres like horror, comedy, drama, suspense, and thriller.

The first day of the festival will focus on films about life in Jersey City.

The festival will kickoff at Parlay Studios, located at 161 Second St. in Jersey City, with a red carpet reception from 6 to 7 p.m.

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and other Hudson County dignitaries are expected attend the reception. At 7 p.m., independent films will be screened and the evening will conclude with a kickoff party for attendees.

The festival continues on Oct. 18 with a full day of screenings at two locations beginning at noon; WFMU's Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery St. and the Jersey City Museum at Caroline L. Guarini Theatre, 430 Montgomery St.

The "Gen Silent" documentary, which deals with gay equality, abuse and the discrimination that exists today, will be screened at 8 p.m. at the museum.

The festival will conclude on Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. with screenings of student films. An after-party will follow each day of screenings where attendees will have a chance to meet the filmmakers, the JCITFF team, film industry experts and like-minded film enthusiasts.

Goletz said he has "seen such a growth in the arts programs and a big push by Jersey City to offer programs and get people involved."

The JCITFF event comes on the heels of the Golden Door International Film Festival earlier this month. However, vice president of JCTIFF said their festival has some distinctive and exciting qualities.

"We're a year-round program and we've partnered with New Jersey City University to work on continuing education on how to get films made," said Vice President of the festival, Maureen Goletz. "Our program also has a unique television component."

Since JCITFF is still taking submissions for the festival, the lineup of films won't be posted online until a week prior to the festival. The deadline for submissions, which can be done by visiting www.jcitff.org, is Oct. 1.

Aspiring filmmakers and independent writers can submit films, TV pilots, full length features, documentaries, web series, animated shorts and scripts.

"We would like to encourage student filmmakers, who often don't have the opportunity, to hear people in the industry and get experience on sets, and in workshops," said Dorothy Purwin Fucito, a board member of the JCITFF.

Some of the year-round JCITFF workshops available to filmmakers include "Intro to TV Series Development," "Producers Cut," Intro to Web Series," "Cinematography 101," "Intro to Screenwriting Feature Films," and "Intro to TV Hosting: The Art of Communication." In these workshops students will have a chance to work with industry experts to develop their skills.

Tickets for the festival, which range from $10 to $25, are available at www.jcitff.brownpapertickets.com.

The festival is made possible through a partnership with New Jersey City University, as well as Green Light Films, Royal Scandinavian, JB Talent Management, Humanity Pride Productions, Batello, BCB Community Bank, Cocoa Bakery, SILVERMAN, and the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health.

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

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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
#46
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Do any of you morons understand how contract negotiations work? You always start high, just like the employer starts very low. Chillax Folks.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:22
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Re: Pedestrian and bicycle bridge from Jersey City to Manhattan?
#47
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Home away from home


dorothy got home, didn't she? don't tell me dreaming ain't good!

Posted on: Yesterday 18:07
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Re: Bike Share System
#48
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imo, it just makes more sense to link up with whatever system they are using in manhattan, even if it is more expensive. most people in jc commute to manhattan, not hoboken. the convvenience, imo, is worth the added cost

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Re: Bike Share System
#49
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hero69 wrote:
citibikes is not perfect and can be frustrating at times, but its better than nothing. i would gladly be a lot more if necessary


There WAS an alternative, at 1/4 the price. Hoboken Mayor Zimmer is pretty pissed at Fulop now.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:41
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Re: Pedestrian and bicycle bridge from Jersey City to Manhattan?
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Being touted as the most power and wealthy nation in the world, we are useless at looking after ourselves and providing infrastructure and services needed for a modern city !

http://www.bikeradar.com/au/news/arti ... ing-tunnel-to-open-36832/

Posted on: Yesterday 17:39
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Re: Pedestrian and bicycle bridge from Jersey City to Manhattan?
#51
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hero69 wrote:
dreamin' ain't never hurt no one


Utterly untrue. Haven't you ever heard of "opportunity cost"? It's the time wasted doing or thinking about something impractical when it could have been spent better. Classic example familiar to us all in the NYC area is the middle aged actor still waiting tables because "the dream" interfered with actually acquiring some more salable skills. The odds were always small, a tiny fraction of Equity actors make a living at it. I know plenty of people told as kids to "follow your dream" that wonder what the hell those adults were thinking.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:32
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Re: Pedestrian and bicycle bridge from Jersey City to Manhattan?
#52
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I recall that an architect did propose such a bridge sometime during the Cunningham administration. It was billed not just as a crossing but a potential destination with shopping and restaurants over the river. Mayor Cunningham politely pointed out that with the ship traffic on the Hudson it wasn't really feasible.

If we are serious about expanding commuter capacity the most feasible option in the short and medium term is to increase and subsidize ferry service. Our Ward E councilwoman was able to get the PANYNJ to offer the weekend ferry at PATH prices during construction. So while we may not have the ability to get free service a la Staten Island, we have shown some ability to get more ferry service. NY Waterway routes have, at times, been subsidized.

The irony in this is that the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad was originally billed as the civilized alternative to those slow, crowded, unreliable ferries!


In terms of grander infrastructure, a tram service seems more feasible than a bike/ped tunnel which in turn seems more feasible than a bike/ped bridge. But any of those appear to be prohibitively expensive at this time. If someone can show me otherwise, I'd be glad to be proven wrong.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:27
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Re: Pedestrian and bicycle bridge from Jersey City to Manhattan?
#53
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Home away from home


dreamin' ain't never hurt no one

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Re: Could a Walking Bridge to NYC Be Jersey City’s Golden Ticket?
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bodhipooh wrote:
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devilsadvocate wrote:
We should go for something like this: http://thumb1.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/62578/62578,1228056050,4/stock-photo-underwater-tunnel-21300307.jpg


Dude, that's an aquarium tunnel. Any tunnel built to cross the Hudson would have to be able to sustain the pressure you encounter at 90+ feet of water. At a depth of ~30 meters, the pressure is about 3 atmospheres. That's not a crazy number (average people regularly dive to that depth without special equipment, other than fins, mask and tanks) but it would definitely require a thick shell, plus this being the USA it will likely be required to be able to withstand pressures in excess of twice the depth and god knows what other new requirements we have due to security. A few years ago, some hush hush work was done along the Holland tunnel tubes to safeguard against terrorism. I wonder what was actually done.

In any case, an underwater glass tunnel would be AWESOME. The Hudson is too murky for one to be able to see much, or anything, but it would be cool nonetheless. Oh well.


Oh if we wanted to be REALLY snazzy we could actually build an aquarium layer above it, put some lamps there and it would be a huge tourist attraction. But yeah, while 30 meters isn't inconsequential, it isn't fatal either.

They could even allow for vendors on the walkway and even small stores that would help support it the costs. Anyone that has been to the skyway in Minneapolis knows that it is incredibly cool and has a ton of shops connected to it. No matter the weather it is a great place to go.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:11
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Re: What's going there?
#55
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Quote:

CdeCoincy wrote:
There is now a 99 cent/Odd Lots type store at 12th Street and 6th Avenue, GV (the real GV) in what was a supermarket. Didn't notice anyone wearing a hardhat in fear of falling real estate prices. BTW, the 99cent store next to Barcade is worth checking out for Altoids and Lindt Chocolate.


Think about it logically. If you were a high end business/restaurant and are looking for a location, would operating in a town with 3-4 dollar/value stores on your same block excite you? Also, I've never heard of homebuyers asking their real estate agents to make sure there is a value/dollar store nearby.....

btw, good job on encouraging others to buy from value stores/dollar stores - I guess you hate Jersey City

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