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Re: Dames Coffee - Jersey Ave betw 3rd & 4th
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My days of blind local loyalty are over. It will be a long time before I try Dames again.



My god. We're talking about a coffee shop that just opened. Maybe they had an emergency or something? It's not a 5-star restaurant that didn't honor your reservation. I hope you aren't a business owner. You sound like you'd be a real gem to work for.

Posted on: 2011/8/11 0:08
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Re: Affordable 1 bedroom near Grove PATH? Is it possible?
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I'm sorry to tell you but Grove is not mugging-proof. JC has random acts of violence all over. Over in my neck of the woods it is considered a tougher area but I have never had a problem in all these years.
But when I had my luxury vehicle and visited friends in downtown my car was broken into 4 times in 2 years.
That is why a lot of downtowners are moving into Lafayette. They get much more space and parking and nicer apts for less. I am not selling the area but if i had to pay 1400 for a one bedroom 3 story walk up with no parking I would feel cheated.
Regardless, know your neighbors and get involved with your local community group and you will feel at home.
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Although, you are correct, moving to Lafayette is not the solution. There are no good modes of transportation there. The OP said she wanted to be close to the PATH. Riding jitneys, the light rail, and transferring to the PATH gets old really really fast.

Posted on: 2011/8/4 15:49
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Re: Downtown: Having taken out huge second loan at height, couple now owes more than it's worth.
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I think that "estimate" is pretty far off... $441k for an 1850 sq. ft. single family home seems pretty cheap, even in this housing market. And "estimated" rent for about $1300/mo for a single family home that size is definitely not right.

Posted on: 2011/8/3 19:57
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Re: City of Jersey City website
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Um. July 22 was yesterday. Not even 24 hours ago.

Posted on: 2011/7/23 19:37
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Re: Torico's Ice Cream
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mrasg1 wrote:
Seems very strange to me that
an ice cream shop would not be open yet
as of July 20th. Does anybody else feel
this is very bizarre?


This is Jersey City. Where a permit to put a toaster on your kitchen counter could take up to 3 years.

Posted on: 2011/7/20 21:44
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Re: Taqueria
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also... just a little newsflash to ppl here - 99% of the staff that serves you in restaurants hates you. get over it.


Even if this is true, most owners would do a pretty good job of hiding it. I personally have never encountered anything remotely rude when I've been there. Everyone has been very nice. Which is why I'm a bit taken aback by the response of TheTacoTruck on this board. It's fine to defend yourself, but you just called your entire customer base "lower class" than that of NYC. I'm not sure how that's to be interpreted by the residents of this city who are the patrons of the restaurant.

Posted on: 2011/7/20 19:54
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Re: Taqueria
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MikeyTBC wrote:
"The guacamole is OUT OF CONTROL, among the best I've ever had."
-Jessica P.
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hahaha. Man, wish we could get that in JC.

"service is all smiles, and I've never been hurried"

"something casual and not too fussy"

"The most impressive thing about this place, besides the food, was the service. Our waiter was prompt and engaging. And when my mom and I started to have a moment, he did the unthinkable- left us alone! How many waiters do you know will wait to ask if we need another drink until the conversation is done? Very impressive."

"Service is excellent, great laid back vibe."


Wow. amazing. makes me wanna go there.


They probably have a playground for kids as well.

Posted on: 2011/7/19 20:50
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Re: Taqueria
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Mentioning our little girl is exactly the class that we have come to expect from jersey city. Luckily...(actually luck has nothing to do with it) taqueria downtown is so busy and runs well enough on its own, so we can focus on taqueria LES. Can't even tell you the difference in class in the clientele in NYC than that in Jersey. So don't worry, it's just a matter of time before we close the jersey store. You can say whatever you want about our store and about us and you do and that's fine. We've lived with it for years. But if you have something to say about our child who has nothing to do with anything, I urge you to come in and say it directly to our face and for once not cower behind the anonimity of the internet. Anyway...everyone else have a nice day. Let the jclist discussions begin...


Thanks for the insult. Yep, we're all slobs living in outrageously expensive homes, paying outrageous rents. The lower east side clientele is so much more high brow. I'm not sure if you realize this but one reason you've succeeded so well in Jersey City is because there is NO competition. Good luck selling tacos in the lower east side. Maybe the high brow clientele from St. Marks Place will keep your business afloat. I'm not sure where you learned your business skills from, but I'd suggest you go back to school. Insulting the entire city that has made your business a success isn't exactly the way to grow your success.

Posted on: 2011/7/19 17:07
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Re: SKINNER'S LOFT
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Maybe you could have told all this to the management? Menu changes won't please everyone, all the time. Usually a place will remove certain items if they aren't selling. Just because you liked those items, doesn't mean everyone else did.

Posted on: 2011/6/27 19:24
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Re: Dames Coffee - Jersey Ave betw 3rd & 4th
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I wish them well. The location isn't the best, but if they have good coffee and real coffee shop hours (ie. open early), they should do just fine!

Posted on: 2011/6/26 21:58
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Re: JC Wine Shops
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Walked into Madame Claude's for the first time last weekend. The shop is beautiful ~ not sure who executed all of the scrolled iron work but it's impressive.

We were approached several times by the owner who wanted to assist us with our selections. I explained that we were just sniffing around and would ask if we needed his assistance.

There are no Wine Spectator reviews or point system accompanying any of the bottles ~ you're on you're own, unless you'd like to discuss wines, which is what the owner urged us to do. He discounted shelf tags, arguing that they were just an opinion. I wondered why I might be any more convinced to purchase a bottle based on his opinion, then?

It felt odd in maybe the same way it would if book stores carried titles only, without brief descriptions and review excerpts on the book jackets. I could be the exception here in that I don't want to have a conversation when buying books or wine ~ I prefer to browse, read a bit and then make a purchase.

The shop's a welcome addition the the neighborhood and I wish them every success. Meantime I'll be buying wine elsewhere.


Not every wine shop has a description for every single wine they carry. Most are provided by the manufacturer or a magazine. If you only buy wines that have a tag describing the wine, then you're probably missing out on some great wines. Most beers don't describe their "flavor" in detail either. But one Pilsner can vary greatly to another pilsner and so forth.

Posted on: 2011/6/25 2:22
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Re: VERIZON FIOS
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No one broadcasts in 1080p. Only 1080i.

Posted on: 2011/6/18 21:12
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Re: To the Douche who stole my flowers
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I understand the frustration. But this response, and online libel, is ridiculous. You have provided no proof! And yet, you gave out directions to the house of someone you suspect!?! Stop your passive aggressive posts and confront the person you think is responsible. Not, "When are 'we' going to leave a letter". What? Are you 9 years old? Do you need a posse?

And please, please, do not trial and convict someone without a voice (and then post directions to their house) in a public and permanent place.


I have to agree with you on this. You say you have no proof, but only suspect it is her. AND state where the person lives. This is insane. If everyone got revenge on who the SUSPECTED had wronged them, there would be mass violence daily for no real cause. I'm sure you wouldn't like it if all of a sudden people started showing up at your house and potentially doing harm to you for something you didn't do, nor knew nothing about. Until you have proof, making these accusations and giving out addresses only makes you look like the fool. I really hope the webmaster edits this thread and takes this stuff down.

Posted on: 2011/6/18 19:40
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Re: Paco & Taco... what's the story with these people?
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That whole area/parking lot by Palace Drugs is a mess. What was once 2or 3, maybe 4 people is now growing into a whole large group. An ambulance shows up there at least daily. Police walk/drive right by. Meanwhile "no loitering" signs are everywhere. I wouldn't be very happy if I were the owner of Box.

Posted on: 2011/6/16 20:43
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Re: Paco & Taco... what's the story with these people?
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His name is Paco, but everyone calls him "Taco." They beat each other regularly until he goes to jail. Then gets out "cleaned up" and the whole process starts over again. His mother kicked him out of her house and the last time he was in jail was for beating the hell out of his girlfriends (or whatever she is) mother.

Posted on: 2011/6/16 17:11
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Re: Victorias Restaurant on 3rd st and newark
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I always got the impression this was not a real business, or that the owners just didn't care. It was never promo'd by them. They didn't seem to know what they were doing, and the food just wasn't that good. The pizza however was ok. How long were they in business? 3 months?

Posted on: 2011/6/15 17:39
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Re: Indian Grocery at 10th and Manila is Open
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So essentially it's the same store? This is what I don't understand about Jersey City. A "gourmet/specialty" store was there and failed. So what opens up there? Essentially the same thing? I wouldn't be surprised to see a pho place open up where Rue Viet was.

Posted on: 2011/6/14 17:16
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Re: Man pouring bleach around Grove Street Mosque today
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Darkmatter wrote:
Yes, let's all call the CIA regarding a bleach bottle outside a mosque.

At least they are an ant-free mosque now.


Bleach is toxic. I have no idea how much or how little was being poured, but I would wonder why as well. No one said to call the CIA. Just the local police. Once again, JC List takes it to the next level of ridiculousness.

It's illegal to pour things like that into the street which goes into the storm drains, which drains to the river/waterways. I wouldn't care if it was a mosque or a candy store. I'd still be concerned why and how often this person does this.

Posted on: 2011/6/14 0:02
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Re: Let's get City Hall to change the daily street "cleaning" sched
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While I agree for the most part, this will never change. As it is, it is only 4 days a week, with Wednesday Free. That means that a single side of the street is "cleaned" every 3rd day. What do you suggest? Once a week? The powers that be will never let that happen. It's more for ticketing cars than actual street cleaning. Your energy might be better focused fighting something that has an actual chance of changing.

Posted on: 2011/6/9 18:39
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Re: The loud motorcycle tearing through Downtown this morning
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It probably is illegal. But only in the same way that a really loud car stereo is as well. Unless there is someone around to enforce the law, then it's just a matter of what you can get away with.

Posted on: 2011/6/6 22:08
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Re: All night Cafe to Work in JC Erie street area?
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Flamingo has been closed for a while now... for "rennovations"

Posted on: 2011/6/3 0:36
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Re: Why is there always broken glass all over sidewalks?
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Unless the poster is talking about broken car windows. I see broken car window glass all over lately.

Posted on: 2011/5/31 21:30
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Re: H&M to open at Newport mall
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Most people that live in downtown, but work in NYC do not see downtown Jersey City on a Monday-Friday 9-5 basis. If you walk around during the day on a weekday, you'd see that CH Martin, Rainbow, the 99 cent stores are all busy with customers. That is their base. And as previously stated, the people you see getting off the PATH train at 5:30 are not the targeted audience. This town may have gentrified, but nowhere near the level people think it has.

People choose to live in Short Hills for a reason. A lot of people in Jersey City may even have the same income, but their lifestyles are very different. It makes sense that Macy's doesn't carry the same lines of clothes. Just like the Home Depot here in Jersey City does not have a big garden/outdoor area.

Posted on: 2011/5/27 16:27
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Re: H&M to open at Newport mall
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tommyc_37 wrote:
Where is there a Strawberry on Newark Ave? I've never seen that. I didn't know they still existed, either.


I want to say it's right across from LITM...definitely around there. I don't think most people noticed because it just went from one crap store to another.



It's a Rainbow, not a Strawberry.

Posted on: 2011/5/24 17:09
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Re: What bar are you most scared of?
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Jordan's seems pretty scary.

Posted on: 2011/5/11 21:35
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