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Kid friendly restaurant
#26
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Hi Everyone,

I'm sure this has been asked but I can't find it. I have a friend visiting with her two young children - probably 6 and 8-ish. Any recs for family friendly lunch options downtown? Type of cuisine unimportant - they eat anything. I just have no clue which restaurants are good for kids. Thanks in advance.

Posted on: Today 9:52
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Re: Buiding Implosion!
#27
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Home away from home


It was loud in Hamilton Park.

Robin.

Posted on: Today 9:25
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Re: Jersey City has second most Ashley Madison accounts in NJ
#28
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Quote:

slim26 wrote:
Ha.. I've seen the database... lists the addresses. They are all over the place here downtown. They are just wondering how long it'll take for someone to tell the spouse that they are on the list.

As the divorce lawyer vultures are all drooling.
i think a lot of these guys had an ashley madison account for research purposes, even dan loeb, the billionairee hedge fund manager, had one

Posted on: Today 9:17
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Re: Buiding Implosion!
#29
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Oh what fun!

Posted on: Today 8:36
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Re: Buiding Implosion!
#30
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Channel 4 is there. Looks like everyone is on top of the Beacon.


http://www.earthcam.net/projects/jerseycityimplosion/


Posted on: Today 8:32
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Re: Stopping Cigarette Smoke From Entering from an Adjoining Building
#31
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What about creating some homeowner rules specific to your complex - no smoking in common areas or on balconies (allowing for 'in' apartment smoking only), no noise to be emitted after certain hours, playing of any ball games in the car park, displaying of flags or religious icons in public view (imagine if some knucklehead wants to display a Nazi flag or a flag with terrorist connections from their balcony or window - who plays if the building gets damaged as a result by protesters?)

It's worth generating some clear rules for a complex and via a simply AGM of homeowners to vote on ... it could mitigate many problems including a rule that stipulates on how many people can occupy a 1 bedroom condo and so on .... a simple ratio could apply to avoid apartments being occupied by a herd of people ... not to mention that most water bills are divided by the amount of units and not the occupants (many buildings don't have individual water meters)

Posted on: Today 7:02
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Re: Bank of America Robbed Downtown - Suspect Caught
#32
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Police said in radio transmissions that the man, who appeared to be in his 20s, returned to the Marriott after the robbery and tried to catch a cab


I think it's pretty clear the guy is no criminal mastermind.

Posted on: Yesterday 21:01
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Re: Bank of America Robbed Downtown - Suspect Caught
#33
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Quote:

caj11 wrote:
How'd he pay for the $299/night hotel room, since he didn't rob the bank until after he checked out?


...and how did the gun find it's way back into the room.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:50
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Re: 6th St. Embankment Update-
#34
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The Hymans probably wrote off the tax sale loss on the properties against their federal taxes. The City should had over the file to the IRS - it has the distinct smell of tax evasion.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:44
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Re: Bank of America Robbed Downtown - Suspect Caught
#35
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This explains the flurry of cop cars I saw the other morning going off in every which way. It does not explain the crazy Elvis van I saw just moments prior to that though, with Elvis & Motown decorations and a loudspeaker up top blasting tunes from The King.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:32
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Re: McGinley Square Pub - Purchased?
#36
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Just stopped in a little earlier and it's nice cozy space with a decent beer selection. I really like the back lounge, though I'm not sure if making it smell like an old smoking parlour makes sense. A bit more food than just bar pies would be nice too, but maybe that will come in the future as business picks up. Digging the chess too. The whole place does feel a bit like you're going back in time, it's a great addition to the neighborhood.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:29
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$4,600 in cash, jewelry stolen in Jersey City Heights home burglary: police
#37
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Ron Zeitlinger | The Jersey Journal

A Jersey City Heights resident returned home Thursday after being away for nearly two weeks and found her home ransacked and $4,600 in cash and jewelry had been stolen, Jersey City police said.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... heights.html#incart_river

Posted on: Yesterday 19:28
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Re: Gentrifiers' guide - distribute in JC or no?
#38
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Quote:
Yes, you're a gentrifier.
You're relatively wealthy and your neighborhood is not.

Your neighborhood is poor enough to be gentrified because its median income ($32,832) is less than 1.3 times your metropolitan area's median ($41,209).

You are rich enough to be gentrifying it because your income is higher than both your neighborhood's median and your metropolitan area's median.


I didn't know that I was, thanks!

Posted on: Yesterday 19:22
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6th St. Embankment Update-
#39
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Posted on: Yesterday 17:59
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Re: Sandy Hook on saturday - what time to get there?
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Posted on: Yesterday 16:44
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Re: Man Shot - Bramhall Avenue and Sackett Street
#41
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Sackett Street again. I feel like that street is scene of a high amount of crime stories I read. Must be one of the worst parts of town.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:04
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Re: Gentrifiers' guide - distribute in JC or no?
#42
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she can't entirely mitigate her own ripple effect on housing demand. "When the landlord next door comes to show his apartment and there's a white lady sitting out front, that's a kind of power that I can't deny," she says. "A white lady sitting out front drinking tea has a different cultural reading for a lot of people than the very wonderful Puerto Rican men who hang out on my street all day."

Drink your damn tea where ever the hell you want and stop caring what other people think. God damn the white guilt is strong with this lady, you don't have to feel guilty that you drinking tea on your stoop makes potential neighbors like your neighborhood more.

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It's very easy to just say, 'Oh, I'm only going to go to this café because it has the trappings of a gentrified space — and I'm not going to go into any other place because I don't feel comfortable because I'm not the dominant person there

Shop where ever the hell you want too. Why should I be guilted into shopping at the shitty bodega that has absolutely nothing on the shelves, or getting a shitty sandwich at Paradise Deli when I can go a million other places? C-Town was a disgusting craphole that smelled like blood and bleach. Guess what? I never shopped there except in emergencies, and then it changed hands and now Key Foods is great and I go there all the time. It's not my problem if someone runs a disgusting business.

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One of the hard things about displacement and gentrification is some of the people who move in, you really like them,

God Forbid

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"With gentrification, what's happening is people are coming to meetings with a lot of opinions and hijacking the meeting," she explains. "They know everything, and they basically put a chilling effect on everybody else."
So tell them to shut the fuck up. Or don't. They live there now too, they have just as much right to be a part of the community as you do, even if your father and his father and his father and second cousins all lived here before you interlopers. Not to mention that the phrase "checking your privilege" is such bullshit.


This entire "article" is just so much gnashing of teeth and not-in-my-backyarding and "can you believe these wealthy interlopers" that it's unreal. People want to live where they want, and they want to eat and buy what they want. Quit complaining about them and trying to act like you're somehow better because you've lived in a rundown neighborhood for 25 years. My rents have been going up and up and I'm being priced out of my neighborhood now, but I'm not whining and crying about wealthy white people, I'm trying to figure out what my new deli spot is going to be in my new neighborhood.

Posted on: Yesterday 15:51
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Re: Gentrifiers' guide - distribute in JC or no?
#43
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Hey look! It's another stupid repetitive post...
Quote:

JCMan8 wrote:
blah blah blah "progressives" blah blah blah

Posted on: Yesterday 14:34
Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and f___ the prom queen.
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Re: Stopping Cigarette Smoke From Entering from an Adjoining Building
#44
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Home away from home


Short term might try a box fan blowing air into your room. If you can increase the relative pressure in your room, less smoke should seep through.

For masking the smell - the only thing I found that works is Ozium spray - tough to find except in the smaller sizes.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009 ... age_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Posted on: Yesterday 14:12
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Re: Zogsports - Basketball league
#45
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Not too shy to talk


I played basketball with them for a while but when I did it, it was at the Boys and Girls club. Typically the way it works is you'll get thrown on a team with other randoms and you'll lose every game to teams that have been playing for years and sign up as a team. Even if you sign up for "extremely casual" this will still happen. That has been my experience with all Zog leagues not just basketball. It's still fun, just expect to lose almost every game unless you sign up with your own team or get really lucky.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:54
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Re: Stopping Cigarette Smoke From Entering from an Adjoining Building
#46
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Ahh, I feel for you. My neighbor smokes from his balcony - cigs, pot, etc. I have to close all my windows to avoid it. It's awful.

I don't know about long term, but short term, this might help:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004 ... =oh_aui_search_detailpage

I've used one for a few months and it's really effective.

Are there any covenants or restrictions in your townhome community against smoking? Might be worth checking on.

This was an interesting article as well:

http://www.no-smoke.org/document.php?id=213

Posted on: Yesterday 13:26
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Re: Gentrifiers' guide - distribute in JC or no?
#47
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Conservative views on race do not equal racism, no matter how many times "progressives" try to insist that they do.

I believe this nonsense became popular as a way to instantly shut down criticism of Obama. You're only saying that because he's black! Since this was largely effective, "progressives" have expanded this canard to all sorts of subjects, again as a way of instantly shutting down those opinions they didn't agree with.

Now more and more people are waking up to the fact that the tactic is transparent bullshit. It's a form of attacking the messenger without addressing the merits of the message. Its persuasiveness is becoming limited to those likeminded people on the far left, not those in the middle.

As for this "guide" on gentrification, I posted a quote which is blatantly racist from the standard "progressives" profess to use in theory. It clearly indicates a preference to get rid of white lady tea drinkers in favor of the "wonderful Puerto Rican men who hang out on my street all day."

In actuality, as we are seeing in some responses, they rationalize and spin away the inherent racism in this quote. The looniest argument I've seen accepted by the far left is that people of color cannot be racist, since they don't have "privilege." I believe many people in the middle recognize this "progressive" hypocrisy and racism for what it is.

Now I can accept the arguments by Brewster and Voyeur that gentrification is really about wealth and class. But Voyeur, as you say, there is a neatly packaged narrative that "fair skinned gentrifier = bad/darker-skinned displaced resident = good." Wouldn't you agree that this narrative is inherently racist?

Further, while I do believe that gentrification is truly about class and wealth rather than race, this "correct" focus is not limited to gentrification. It extends to many aspects of the conservative view on race. Yes, most conservatives will take actions to ensure that they don't send their kids to schools filled with ghetto kids. But this is not racist, or because they don't want their kids around minorities. It is because they don't want their kids near low class people, and the troubles and bad influences they project.

I can only speak for myself, but I know many fine, upstanding people of all races. I have nothing against any race, but I do abhor the disingenuousness and hypocrisy with which "progressives" approach this issue. Further, I've yet to meet any conservatives who have a problem being around well dressed, well mannered people of any race.

Now of course, I don't want to be around low class degenerates, but I think most people feel this way. But only those with conservative views on race will admit it. Most "progressives" hide their true feelings by espousing all sorts of nonsense, likely stemming from internal cognitive dissonance, but at the end of the day will not move into bad "diverse" areas either. So many of my viewpoints are similarly predicated on class and behavior, not race.

So we can say that gentrification is truly about wealth and class rather than race, but we must accept that conclusion for many different racially sensitive topics. Otherwise we can label the blatant "progressive" racism on this issue as such.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:25
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Re: Stopping Cigarette Smoke From Entering from an Adjoining Building
#48
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Years ago, we had a problem with smoke coming up from a bedroom below ours. We pumped a lot of foam in the gaps where the floor met the brick wall. It worked.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:20
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Stopping Cigarette Smoke From Entering from an Adjoining Building
#49
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Just moved into the top floor of a Hamilton Park townhouse. We love it.

During the inspection, various visits, and walk-through we didn't detect any smoke--but once we moved in we realized that cigarette/cigar smoke pours in from the adjoining townhouse.

The wall is drywall and has our chimney, as well as half of our kitchen cabinetry. The smoke comes in through every crack and cut-out in the wall.

Has anyone had a similar issue with smoke entering from a neighboring property--and if so, have you had success stopping it?

We are currently considering taking the whole wall down in order to apply a foam sealant and secondary layer of sheet rock or something.

Thanks

Posted on: Yesterday 12:53
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Re: Cold Brew Coffee
#50
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This cold brew station works really well.

http://www.oxo.com/p-1403-cold-brew-coffee-maker.aspx


Posted on: Yesterday 12:33
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Re: Gentrifiers' guide - distribute in JC or no?
#51
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I left this site because of JCMan8 and a few others who feel overly entitled and enabled to let their freak racist flags fly because of a weak TOS and cloak of anonymity. If anyone reads his/her posts, they know where he is coming from. While I value diversity of opinion, I don't value opinions that read like stormfront screeds and lack reasoned content/substance.

Brewster, while I get what you're getting at, I would caution that we also consider the scenario of a Latina or black woman on the stoops and what connotation that would have or a white man on the stoop all day as opposed to a Puerto Rican man. In brief, whiteness in this country still carries currency, import and signifier of so-called goodness/worthiness/decency. We all carry implicit assumptions; and, unfortunately many of the good characteristics are ascribed disproportionately to whites and whites get to be treated as individuals first (ie not judged for the many heinous things that other white people do). I personally think a Latina or black woman could read as "Oh, great, another section 8 woman single woman taking my tax dollars or living on the dole" and an idle white man on the doorstep all day might read innocuously as "hipster freelancer, budding artist, works nights as bartender" In brief, the assumption is that white people always belong or are not out place and that people of color need to justify their presence -- it's partly the reason that many middle/upper middle class blacks dress up/over dress versus their similarly situated white counterparts who get the benefit of appearing more disheveled or schleppy and still not out of place. I say all this because I have so many anecdotes in my lifetime of people making assumptions about me and my black/Latino friends. For instance, I have a black female friend from college who is a very senior executive at a publishing company, graduate degree from Harvard and from one of those prep schools (Brearley/Nightengale Bamford), married to a white man who is now based abroad. When she lived in the States and she was with her kids in a store and without her husband in the tony area where they resided, she had MANY white women come up to her saying "oh my god, you're soo good with them and they are so well mannered, would you be interested in nannying for my family and taking on more work?" People can only say with credibility that they don't see color, if they are blind like Helen Keller or Stevie Wonder.

http://jezebel.com/how-racism-is-driv ... gentrification-1703971124

Posted on: Yesterday 12:21
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Re: Jersey City has second most Ashley Madison accounts in NJ
#52
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Ha.. I've seen the database... lists the addresses. They are all over the place here downtown. They are just wondering how long it'll take for someone to tell the spouse that they are on the list.

As the divorce lawyer vultures are all drooling.

Posted on: Yesterday 12:11
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Re: Gentrifiers' guide - distribute in JC or no?
#53
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Quote:

brewster wrote:

This is a classic piece of American class/race confusion. It's been exploited terribly by both sides for many years. If you look past the colors it's a comparison of a woman sipping tea, presumed not to be a working class drink in this country, and there is less of an assumption that women should have jobs than for men, vs "the very wonderful Puerto Rican men who hang out on my street all day", who apparently are not employed at all. Which would the gentrifier rather see?

As an avowed gentrifier, I have rented to a number of spanish tenants, who were all fine people with good middle class jobs. Class discrimination? I don't believe "class" is a protected class.


Brewster is right - gentrification is really an issue about class and wealth rather than race, but race is a simpler and more emotive element to focus on. It also provides a neatly packaged narrative: fair-skinned gentrifier = bad/darker-skinned displaced resident = good.

One observation from my own life. Right now the condo association in our building is at war with itself over a proposal to increase our monthly HOA fees by 1/3 in order to fund some badly-needed and long overdue maintenance.

Half of the owners bought their condos in the late 90s/early 2000s when 2-bed apartments in Hamilton Park could be had for around $100,000 and earn modest incomes. The other half bought their condos in the past five years, paid three to four times as much for their units and unsurprisingly earn higher incomes.

The latter group wants to raise the HOA fees to spread the pain of paying for the improvements over time, the former group favors doing nothing and getting slapped with a large special assessments as and when these problems reach a critical point.

The discussion has become very acrimonious with a division emerging between the old people and the "gentrifiers". Our building is 100% white. Nothing to do with race, all to do with money

Posted on: Yesterday 12:06
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Man Shot - Bramhall Avenue and Sackett Street
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By Summer Dawn Hortillosa | The Jersey Journal
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on August 28, 2015 at 11:42 AM, updated August 28, 2015 at 11:58 AM

The victim in today's early morning shooting in Jersey City is in stable condition and police have made two arrests in connection with the incident, according to city officials.

After being shot in the chest shortly before 1 a.m. this morning at Bramhall Avenue and Sackett Street, the victim was taken to Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, according to police radio transmissions.

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Posted on: Yesterday 12:06
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JCIA Garbage Men Tried to Shake Down "Pint" Owner for Booze
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By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on August 28, 2015 at 11:44 AM

The owner of a Downtown bar is alleging that city agency contractors tried to shake him down for free booze in exchange for continuing to haul his recyclables away.

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Posted on: Yesterday 12:02
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