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Re: Day Care - Downtown
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It's not exactly downtown Jersey City but the daycare center at Port Liberte is very nice. I can vouch for it b/c my 8 month old son goes there right now. If you work in downtown NYC, it might be an ideal place to put your child b/c you can drop him/her off and take a 13 minute ferry ride to downtown manhattan from port liberte.

Posted on: 2006/10/4 9:21
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Downtown JC doctors (Family practice, Internist, etc.)
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Does anyone have a doctor they can recommend in downtown JC? My husband and I are looking for a general physician for both of us, and possibly a pediatrician as well. Just staring at lists of doctors from the insurance company is not very effective- We'd like some personal recommendations. Also open to ideas across the river (downtown preferably).

Thanks!

Posted on: 2006/10/4 9:09
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Trump Tower Info Release (10/3/2006)
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So I had my appointment yesterday for the new Trump building. They are only building one as of now-

1 bedrooms will be $499K to upper $800K's
2 bedrooms will be Mid $700k's to over million
Didnt look at anything bigger or smaller than that. The amentities are great but common charges as said to be through the roof. Wont be ready untill mid 2008!!!!!! Same as everyone else - building going straight to contract and 10% down needed to hold anything.

Its amazing that JC has reached these prices considering resales go for nowhere near as much. (Ex - Dont see many one bedrooms on market for $600k!).

Posted on: 2006/10/4 8:37
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Jersey's high cost of housing tops nation - Ownership eats up residents' incomes
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Jersey's high cost of housing tops nation
Ownership eats up residents' incomes
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
BY ROBERT GEBELOFF
Star-Ledger Staff
After moving to Chatham last year, Katie Young began to notice a harsh new fact of Jersey life.

She and her husband make more money than their old friends back in North Carolina. Yet, after spending $3,500 on her mortgage and taxes, there's not as much left to spend at the end of the month.

"It's crazy" she said. "We cut back on vacations, going out to dinner. We drive a Honda Civic. Everything is very basic."

Thousands of other families are living like the Youngs, new Census data indicates.

The Great Housing Boom that marked the first half of this decade didn't just drive up home prices -- it changed the way New Jersey families spend their money.

The Garden State now leads the nation in home ownership costs, and the number of residents devoting more than 30 percent of their income toward mortgages, property taxes and insurance is soaring, according to the new figures.

It now costs the typical homeowner $1,938 per month to own a house in New Jersey, well ahead of California and Massachusetts, which were second and third, and far ahead of Hawaii, the most expensive home-ownership states at the beginning of the decade, the new figures show.

And those are just median costs. One in six Jersey homeowners now pay more than $3,000 a month, compared with one in 14 just five years ago.

"We're very rich, but what these figures suggest is we're not really as wealthy as we think we are," said James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Public Policy and Planning at Rutgers University.

While the typical New Jersey household earns 27 percent more than the national average, homeowners pay nearly 50 percent more to keep a roof over their heads, the new numbers show.

The figures released today come from the 2005 American Community Survey, a new annual demographic study by the Census bureau. While the survey covers a broad range of topics, the new information pertained mostly to housing.

Though such demographic statistics generally don't change much in five years, the state of New Jersey's housing is a notable exception.

Home values nearly doubled -- from a median of $170,800 in 2000 to $333,900 last year. These figures are similar to those reported previously by other organizations such as the National Association of Realtors.

But what the Census data shows more clearly is how these higher costs have translated into greater financial stress. Many state residents are going to be grappling with the ill effects for years to come, the new statistics seem to suggest.

Financial advisers generally don't recommend that homeowners spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing costs. But that threshold was exceeded thousands of times this decade as homeowners took out bigger loans, put less money down and then saw property taxes rise faster on an annual basis than in the 1990s.

Five years ago, less than a third of homeowners were over the 30 percent mark. By last year, it was two out of five, and nearly a quarter of homeowners reported paying more than 40 percent of their income on housing costs.

"There are people all over this state leveraged out the wazoo," said Michael Jannone, a financial adviser at Tomorrow's Financial Services in Lincroft.

But many homeowners are willing to take on the debt to get into the "right" house or the town.

Anne Feltquate moved to Montgomery Township this year after her husband David, a medical doctor and a Ph.D., landed a job as a drug researcher Bristol-Myers Squibb. Already saddled with student loans, the couple took out two mortgages to pay for their $750,000 new home.

They pay nearly $5,000 a month for their new home.

Because one of their two children has autism, she said, getting into one of the state's top school districts was a huge priority.

"We kind of feel like we bit off more than we can chew," she said. "But people are always recommending buying at your uppermost limit because you expect your income to increase every year. So it's tight this year and maybe it will ease up."

She said she drives a hand-me-down minivan to save on car payments and that she can't afford to put much into the children's college fund.

"But it's not like it's way out of control," she said. "Nobody dragged us here kicking and screaming. It was our choice to live here and I'm grateful I can put food on the table."

In some cases, the rising costs are changing the very nature of towns.

In the 1990s, Montclair became very popular with middle-class families who wanted to live in a racially diverse community with an elegant stock of housing and bustling downtown.

The price war that ensued has changed the economics, said Fleming Meeks, a town resident and editor of Smart Money magazine.

"We moved here eight years ago, and the people who could afford to move here then couldn't afford to move here now," he said. "The people moving off of our street are more like me. The people moving in are investment bankers."

It's not only new residents with big mortgages that are driving up the state's average housing cost.

George McGrath figured he had found the perfect way to save money on housing. The Cranford firefighter years ago decided to live 50 miles to the west.

He also took a second job as the part-time construction official in Mountainside.

But this year, he got the shock of his life -- the taxes on his two-bedroom bungalow in Lopatcong were going up nearly 20 percent, thanks to a township-wide property revaluation.

"I know in this state, $600 seems like nothing," he said. "But that's $50 a month. That's like getting a second gas bill or electric bill. People say that if you can't afford your housing, you should go down in size. But my bungalow is 945 square feet. I can't get any smaller.

For many New Jersey residents paying high housing costs, the future will not be financial ruin, said Jack Oujo, a financial adviser from Wall. But the future isn't necessarily bright either.

"I think they're going to have to be working into their 60s and 70s instead of retiring, or be willing to accept a dramatic reduction in their lifestyle," he said.

Because mortgage loans tend to mask the true cost of homes -- unlike other luxury items where consumers realize the actual costs up front -- many consumers don't even realize the holes they're putting themselves in, he said.

"A lot of people in this state are living way beyond their actual means, and the day of reckoning is coming," he said.



Robert Gebeloff covers demographics for The Star-Ledger. He may be reached at (973) 392-1753 or rgebeloff@starledger.com.




© 2006 The Star Ledger
© 2006 NJ.com All Rights Reserved.

Posted on: 2006/10/3 17:52
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Re: $9M TAG: 300 block of first street
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btw - it's still on the market and down to ONLY $6.5 mil.

REDUCED!!!

MOTIVATED OWNER!!!

Posted on: 2006/10/2 17:24
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Re: $9M TAG: 300 block of first street
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Quote:
I am considering making an offer but I don't see any off street parking here. In the back?


That I don't know but if you read the listing it comes with a "Sharp" microwave. So if you're on the fence...

Posted on: 2006/10/2 17:13
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Re: Day Care - Downtown
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The only daycare center in the downtown area I would entrust with the care of my child is the River School on Warren Street. The cost is $1345/month. My daughter has been there for a year, and we are very happy with them. I did a lot research before I decided it was worth it to shell out the ridiculous amount they charge for tuition. Some of the other daycare centers I visited in the area were dirty, some places had caregivers who spoke no english, and some made me feel unwelcome and I was I told to make an appointment, which is a very bad sign...you should always be able to visit a daycare center without an appointment. The only other daycare center in JC I would consider is St. Elizabeth's on Garrison Street near Journal Square. The place has been in business forever and it is half the price of the River School.

Posted on: 2006/10/2 15:57
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Day Care
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Can anyone recommend a decent Day Care Center in downtown Jersey City, preferably in the Grove Street area?

Would also love to hear which day cares, if any, are to be avoided.

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2006/10/2 15:29

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Re: Folding bicycles
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Relating to bicycles.

Good Police public relations exercise that relates to cyclists.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/nationa ... /10/02/1159641249697.html

To those who still believe that this sort of initiative (rewarding motorists or now cyclists) doesn't exist or is a waste of time -

Posted on: 2006/10/2 13:10
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Re: Epps check to school board member raises eyebrows
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I am begining to learn why New Jersey's reputation for corruption is well-earned.

It's beyond me why Jersey doesn't have a law preventing someone from holding two public offices. I don't see how Epps can perform both jobs simultaneously. As a result, both the students of Jersey City and his legislative constituents suffer.

It's also beyond me why there isn't a law preventing the king of charitable "giving" by Epps to a supervisor who will vote on Epps' salary increase. Durbin's statement that he will judge Epps objectively is ridiculous. It's like relying on Bush's statements that we should "trust" that he won't abuse his continually expanding executive powers.

There must be a system of checks and balances.

Posted on: 2006/10/2 11:40
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Re: Folding bicycles
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I have 2 folding bikes and they're liberating, I laugh at the Parking Authority. One is a Dahon the other is a Brit bike called the Brompton with an English saddle. The Dahon (metro cruiser) is more mainstream and affordable, I use it to run major errands, commute to work, load it up with stuff, and when hills are in the way, it's also good when you have to lock it up outside. The Brompton (light commuting & errands) is good for flat ground, the train, and when bringing it inside matters. Another brand is Bike Friday (distant traveller) it will replicate the road bike, that you don't fold till you're ready to go home from a trip away from home. I would advise you to try all bikes according to the application, it's like shoes you don't know till you try it out. N.Y.C. & Philly have a folding bike fest every yeay in the spring. Go to www.foldingbikesociety.com, surf the web for further research or e-mail as me as well rapidron1@msn.com

Posted on: 2006/10/2 11:14
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Re: Hamilton Park - window replacement questions/advise
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We are replacing our windows in HP in November. We are also using Pella; the whole process was started in summer of 2005.It seems like it takes quite some time to get approval. I am enclosing contact info for the Pella rep that we went through; oerhaps he can help you.

Frank Buscarnera
Installed Sales Consultant
Pella Windows & Doors
O 718-477-2270
M 917-626-1461

Posted on: 2006/10/2 10:43
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Hamilton Park - window replacement questions/advise
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hello

just bought a home in hamilton park and looking to replace all the street facing windows. have seen a couple of posts related to windows and the historic preservation rules, etc. but havent found what i was looking which may be my search limitations.

apologies if this is a dupe post. my questions are as follows:

1. what are the rules regarding window replacements? i am currently looking into wood frame windows with a black finish - my current windows are black finish so bascially looking to replace them with energy efficient and properly functioning windows. double hung windows from pella with lattice grids that are removable.
2. i had heard that you need to get a permit - what is the process? assuming that my contractor knows abt the process, but this is for my information

Any advice/ideas/tips is appreciated

thanks
SN

Posted on: 2006/10/2 10:14
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Sale of building a no-go as council seeks more $
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Sale of building a no-go as council seeks more $
Monday, October 02, 2006
By KEN THORBOURNE
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

The Jersey City Council put the brakes this week on the sale of a Heights building for $550,000 less than what the city paid for it 18 years ago.

The three-story structure at 325 Palisade Ave. fetched $1.85 million at an auction sale held last month. But the city paid $2.4 million for the property in 1988.

According to Business Administrator Brian O'Reilly, the city was prepared to take a bath on the sale because the building is a wreck, needing among other repairs, a new roof and heating and air-conditioning systems.

At Wednesday's council meeting, Ward D Councilman Bill Gaughan convinced the administration to withdraw a resolution accepting the winning bid.

Gaughan wants to redo the property's "area in need of redevelopment plan" to allow more floors to be added. With that change, he's confident the building would attract more dough at a future auction.

"It (the building) needs a new roof anyway," Gaughan said last Friday. "Why not allow someone to take off the roof and add a couple of floors?"

But adding floors would "change the historic character" of the property, Planning Director Bob Cotter said.

Posted on: 2006/10/2 9:47
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Epps check to school board member raises eyebrows
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Epps check to school board member raises eyebrows
Monday, October 02, 2006
By JARRETT RENSHAW
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Jersey City Superintendent of Schools and Assemblyman Charles T. Epps Jr. cut a check from his assembly campaign war chest to school board member Jeff Dublin, raising the eyebrows of state and local officials, who called the donation "inappropriate."

One of Dublin's duties as a school board member is to evaluate Epps's performance as schools chief. The evaluation is among those sent to the state Department of Education and is used to help determine how much of a raise Epps will get.

"There is nothing in the statute that prevents this type of contribution. However, given Mr. Epps's role as superintendent, the contribution seems inappropriate," said Jon Zlock, a spokesman for the Department of Education.

Jersey City School Board Chairman William DeRosa called it "bad judgment on (Epps's) part."

"It's sort of dicey doing things like that," he added. "I would not have accepted the donation."

Epps, through his spokeswoman, declined to comment.

Dublin, who is also a Hudson County freeholder, said that although the donation may have the appearance of a conflict of interest, he remains objective about Epps and has taken him to task on a host of issues.

"Me and Charlie's families go way back, but when I am doing school business, I take that seriously," said Dublin. "I have agreed with (Epps) on a lot of things and disagreed on a lot things, regardless of the donation."

Epps's most recent campaign filing shows a $750 check made out to "Friends of Jeff Dublin" on May 23. Dublin has not filed a campaign report since January and has yet to record the receipt of the payment.

The Friends of Jeff Dublin is a fund created for Dublin's freeholder campaigns. He was elected to a three-year term last November.

School board members confirmed that Dublin has often been critical of Epps, especially because Dublin has children in the district.

But they also said that the donation presents problems.

"It certainly could have the appearance of compromising their position, not that it necessarily did, and for that reason, I would not accept something like that," said school board member Anthony Cucci, a former Jersey City mayor.

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Here is another article today
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EVALUATING EPPS
Board members question superintendent's role as a state assemblyman
Monday, October 02, 2006
By JARRETT RENSHAW
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Since becoming an assemblyman, Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Charles T. Epps Jr. has lost credibility and control of the school district and should step down from his elected office, according to some evaluations written by members of the school board.

"The district needs a full-time superintendent. I am asking Dr. Epps to step down as an assemblyman," wrote one school board member.

Because Jersey City is a state take over district, each board member must complete an anonymous written evaluation, which includes a grading system and comments. The board chairman, William DeRosa, then combines all the evaluations and sends them to the state Department of Education as a single report.

This year's evaluations, which were reviewed by The Jersey Journal, were the first since Epps' election as an assemblyman last year.

A number of board members said they believe Epps cannot handle both jobs and that his elected position has once again brought politics into the school district, a problem that contributed to the state take over more than 20 years ago.

"Dr. Epps' ability to lead has eroded greatly," one board member wrote. "His absence from the district and late starts in his office have diminished his credibility. His integrity becomes questionable when he is focused on things beyond the scope of the district."

Another comment read: "The superintendent was called to several meetings by political leaders in which his representation as an assemblyman or superintendent was unclear."

Others commended Epps on his performance as chief of schools, describing him as an organized and effective leader who has brought a number of quality programs to the district.

"The superintendent is a confident leader. He has devised a district vision and established goals," wrote one member.

Epps, through his spokeswoman, declined to comment.

The evaluations help the state education commissioner decide whether Epps should be given a raise. Acting Commissioner Lucille E. Davy is expected to complete the review process in two weeks. She declined to comment on the evaluations.

Epps earns $220,000 a year as superintendent - plus a $1,000-per-month housing allowance - and is due a pay hike of between $9,400 and $37,700, depending on the review. He earns $49,000 as an assemblyman.

School board members judged Epps in an array of categories, from leadership to community relations. They were asked to give grades of "commendable," "meets expectations," "needs improvement" and "unsatisfactory."

The majority of grades were either commendable or meets expectations, but there were also a number of poor grades, which school board members said represents a sharp departure from previous evaluations.

"I remember the last evaluation, done two years ago, and he was in good shape then," said school board member Suzanne Mack. "The only thing that really changed is he took the second job. He didn't all of sudden become less qualified, but he took a nose dive."

Posted on: 2006/10/2 9:38
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Sky's the limit in Jersey City: Jersey City is quickly becoming Vertical City.
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Sky's the limit in Jersey City
Monday, October 02, 2006
By JARRETT RENSHAW
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Jersey City is quickly becoming Vertical City.

Already home to the state's four tallest buildings, by decade's end it could have the 10 tallest, further transforming nearly everything Downtown east of Grove Street into Manhattan-style high-rises, supported by an extensive public transportation system.

The city's Planning Board is expected to consider a 775-foot residential tower, dubbed the Metropolitan, on land just south of the Newport Mall, at the site the Pep Boys Automotive store.

If completed, the $200 million Metropolitan would become the state's second tallest building, after the 781-foot Goldman Sachs building on Hudson Street. The tower is one of several that may be built in the 18-acre shopping area currently anchored by a Shop-Rite supermarket and a BJ's Wholesale Club.

The Shop-Rite is expected to stay, perhaps absorbed by one of the future buildings, officials said.

It was just months ago that Donald Trump made his splash on the Gold Coast, announcing plans for Trump Plaza Jersey City, boasting that its two towers would be the tallest residential buildings in the state.

But with the announcement of the Metropolitan, Trump can no longer make that claim.

Jersey City has the four tallest buildings and another, Harborside Plaza 5, that is tied with Borgota in Atlantic City as the fifth. A number of projects slated for construction during the next several years will move into the state's top 10 list.

They include 111 First St., Trump Towers, the Metropolitan and 77 Hudson St.

"It is really a reflection of the pressure put on Jersey City to become vertical," said Bob Antonicello, the executive director of the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency.

"The market is so great, the incentive is so great. Now, it becomes under-utilization of the land and there is no better example of that than the Pep Boys. Just to have retail there is under-under-utilization."

Ward E Councilman Steve Fulop, whose ward includes all of those skyscrapers, offered a mixed reaction.

"From an aesthetic point of view, it's a wonderful thing. We are going to have a wonderful skyline," he said. "From an infrastructure standpoint, we never planned for this much density. It's a possibility that we are growing faster than we expected.

"But that's a good thing," he added.

Posted on: 2006/10/2 9:34
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Re: ummm.. did I see horses?
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I heard them going down Jersey ave sunday night around 8:45.

Posted on: 2006/10/2 0:24
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Re: ummm.. did I see horses?
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I wanna see the horsies!

Bring on the dancing horses
Wherever they may roam

Posted on: 2006/10/2 0:24
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Re: ummm.. did I see horses?
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Quite a regular


The Pimp, The Clown, and now The Horses. Woot!

Posted on: 2006/10/2 0:17
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Re: ummm.. did I see horses?
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just spotted them, 10:20pm sunday night, 10th street outside hamilton park ale house.

Posted on: 2006/10/2 0:01
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Re: Access to sex sites limited for Jersey City municipal workers
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For what it's worth, the corporate world is all over the map on this. Large financial firms police web usage with a vengence for regulatory compliance reasons - e.g. you can't generally access any site that has email capacity. Many other firms don't care as long as you do your work.

I think the key difference is that the 2,800 (gasp) JC employees are paid by the taxes that are taken involuntarily from everyone who lives here and therefore should be able to answer in terms of how they spend their time. By contrast, no one makes you deal with a private company and how their employees spend their time is between them and their employer.

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super-furry is right, just a log on is required and password system for staff. Then supervisors can check individual staff.
[snip]

Its amazing how the rest of the corporate world have these systems checks and balances, yet JC is behind on this.

It used to be that local government would lead the way on corporate governance and staff accountability but not here.

JC really is 'ass backwards'

Posted on: 2006/10/1 20:03
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Re: Staff Parking in JC?
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This was an issue in Melbourne and seems to be a problem worldwide.

What is annoying is that Police have also been abusing this offence that if identified, should highlighted on their personel file for fraudulent behavior.

http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Put_that_anywhere/4800.html

I like the council only carpark on the empty lot on York near Grove - with parking such a 'drama' here, you would hope that all parking areas are available to all.

However Council owned vehicles should have a private contained area for security only.

Posted on: 2006/10/1 12:30
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New 30-story Goldman Sachs tower approved - Community concerns over noise & lights
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New 30-story Goldman Sachs tower approved
Planning Board hears concerns over office building

Ricardo Kaulessar
Hudson Reporter staff writer 09/29/2006

ADVOCATING FOR 50 HUDSON – Goldman Sachs executive Timor Galen speaks on 50 Hudson St at a Jersey City Planning Board meeting on Sept. 19.
The Jersey City Planning Board at its meeting on Sept. 19 approved a 30-story office tower by the financial firm Goldman Sachs of 50 Hudson St.

They also approved a public plaza between that new building and Goldman Sachs' existing 30 Hudson St. building.

The new building will be approximately 500 feet high, with 918,956 square feet including 21,380 sq. ft. of retail.

Originally, the building was planned for only 185 feet, but changes to the Colgate Redevelopment Plan, in which the proposed 50 Hudson St. building sits, were approved at the Planning Board's Aug. 16 meeting.

Residents concerned about communication

However, the Planning Board's approval, while unanimous, was anything but overwhelming. They heard a number of residents also aired their concerns over Goldman Sachs not meeting enough with the community.

Gerry Bakirtjy, president of the Historic Paulus Hook Association (HPHA), a Downtown Jersey City neighborhood group, said while the HPHA supported past Goldman Sachs projects, the association could not support this one.

Bakirtjy said the residents had concerns about the type of outdoor lighting to be used for the proposed plaza, how security will be handled at the proposed plaza, and noise from generators at the building.

Other residents called for changes to the electrical and mechanical systems in the building to cut down on noise.

Dorcey Winant, another Paulus Hook resident, requested that the Planning Board put off voting for the project until a future meeting for the community to study the plans for the project further.

Goldman Sachs executive Timor Galen said in the meeting that he would work with the residents to tend to most of the issues, but felt the changes to the electrical and mechanical systems would be difficult.

Galen said the project would be on a five-year schedule because of the "complexity" of the project.

The Planning Board called for Goldman Sachs to meet with the community when they are ready to construct the building's electrical and mechanical aspects.

The board also called for other conditions to be met by Goldman Sachs before construction is completed, such as providing samples of the materials to be used for construction. They also told Goldman Sachs to come back before the Planning Board before construction officially starts to review their site plan.

Ricardo Kaulessar can be reached at rkaulessar@hudsonreporter.com

Posted on: 2006/9/30 9:46
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Re: Tale of Two Warehouses....
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quote: "And I don't care if Goldman's attorney threw you a bone....they already knew they had the case won."

From what I know of the case, New Gold Equities did NOT win the case on any merits of their arguments. They won because our councilmen caved and refused to fix a minor procedural error.

The warehouse district, and its potential to be another DUMBO or SOMA (San Francisco warehouse district, like SOHO) was one of the reasons I bought a house in JC.
I've been inside 111 First St. and it could be an amazing place to live with gorgeous loft style apts.

Goldman could have made gobs of money staying within the development guidelines of the area. And the city would have created a nostalgic oasis from the antiseptic highrise nowhere land that is Newport. Picture First St. as a pedestrian-only cobblestone square with outdoor seating everywhere, brick warehouses re-purposed to cafes, restaurants, galleries, stores, and bars on the ground level, and offices and loft apts in the upper floors. One needs only the tiniest amount of imagination to see what we have lost. But I guess some people can't see past a few more bucks in their pocket.

One of ugliest parts of the city is easily the highrise towers of apts that line Montgomery Ave. around Grove St. PATH, surrounded by wastelands of parking lots.

I too would love to see a new bldg by Koolhaas. Just not at the expense of 111 First St. Put it somewhere else.

- miles

Posted on: 2006/9/29 18:24
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Re: Tale of Two Warehouses....
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Count me in!

I too am sick and tired of the same handful of people trying to dictate the agenda month after month. We need to remove these people and their agenda -

The same handful of "Sockpuppets for Developers", the Mayor, Corporate Counsel and City Council members who advance the agenda of developers, city contractors and the like by selling off city assets, mismanage the city budget, fail to enforce laws, circumvent the public process, and abuse redevelopment law with plans like the one for the PJP site.


You are right and the Hackensack River Edge Redevelopment plan if fully realized appears to provide a NET LOSS of jobs and only a NET increase in taxes of about $400k at best. The redevelopment plan, an end run around the city zoning process has provisions to take land and close businesses.

I'm in, set up the meeting and announce via jclist.




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Thank god I'm not the only one that is sick of hearing from these people that think they know best for everyone. It truly makes me sick to see they same handful of people trying to dicate the adgenda month after month. Folks, wake up. Let's meet and remove these people and their adgenda. Please email me at mcginn63@aol.com to organize something.

Posted on: 2006/9/29 14:31
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Re: Greenville Lex Mob -- All-out Melee Involving 40 Officers and 200 Residents -- Cop brutality cla
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Sounds like a typical Saturday nite party on my block.

Posted on: 2006/9/29 12:35
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Re: Greenville Lex Mob -- All-out Melee Involving 40 Officers and 200 Residents -- Cop brutality claimed
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Mary Capers, 46, Darrell's mother, was charged with riot and failure to disperse; her daughter, Shaquana Capers, 22, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer; another son, Stanley Capers, 31, was charged with resisting arrest and eluding police officers, Donaghue said.

THIS IS THE PROBLEM. worthless f**kin parents. Sorry i have to live amoungst these people, and i'm fed up. They let their kids run wild. i'm gonna start carrying a billy club myself.

Posted on: 2006/9/29 12:32
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Re: How to develop western JC? 160 acres including warehouse on agenda for Planning Board
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Quote:
ccitizen wrote:
This one tax paying property will bring revenue not only from property taxes, but also from employee payroll taxes, and peripheral taxes and fees.


Employee payroll taxes!!!! How does that help Jersey City? Payroll taxes are comprised of a variety federal and state taxes, not county or city taxes. Jersey City would get just as much benefit from the payroll taxes of the supposed 300 jobs if this warehouse was employing people in Cape May!

As for generating support jobs, what jobs would those be? Truck drivers more often than not sleep in their rigs so as to avoid the cost of hotels, and the workers likely won't be earning enough there to afford to buy meals at local establishments on a routine basis. The only support jobs that are likely are those you might find around a seedy truck stop, which is exactly what this is going to end up being. I don't think I need to mention what those are but I sincerely doubt that the people working those jobs report their income or are the kind of people I want buying property or renting nearby.

I agree with only one thing you have said in this entire discussion, the PJP landfill site is not suitable for residential development. I don't think that anyone has ever disputed that. However, it is suitable for park land, ball fields, and other recreational activities. Having a warehouse built there will severely hinder the redevelopment of this whole area. Where as people generally enjoy living near a park, they do not want to live near a high cube warehouse, which is why the residents of this area have opposed it so strongly. You don't see Mayor Healy proposing to fill in the reservoir and put the High Cube Warehouse there do you? Even he doesn't want it in his back yard.

Posted on: 2006/9/29 12:22
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Re: How to develop western JC? 160 acres including warehouse on agenda for Planning Board
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I speak for no one but myself. I just can't stand people that sit on the sidelines criticizing but creating nothing.


Sort of like the anonymous cowards who do nothing but post on JClist and lie about other people's activities.

Posted on: 2006/9/29 12:04
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Re: Tale of Two Warehouses....
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You're testing the limits of JCllist. I'm more than willing to unleash the lawyers if you want to pursue this adgenda bitch. I guess it's destiny that I will meet you in court. Well, bring it on! I can't wait to crush your ass. Get ready to spend some bucks cupcake.

P.S., don' t try to lable my disagreement with mr. James' assessment as an "attlack." i respect him and i just disagee with his conclusion, that is all . As I mentioned, he did a great job vis-a-vis, the history of the area, and he deserves credit for that. i just disagree with him on some points.

Let's go Mr. President! And you better watch your language!


You did not "disagree" with the conclusions of Mr. James. You called him a "hired gun," directly impugning the man's integrity and claiming that he only wrote what he did not based on his independent assessment, but because he was receiving money. Never mind that the district was considered eligible by SHPO as far back as 1991. Never mind that the array of professionals and citizens on HPC unanimously agreed that the district should be designated. Never mind that the city council unanimously supported the designation.

As for abusing JClist? You are the one who is anonymously using the forum to make personal attacks and repeatedly display your ignorance.. Don't worry dear, I doubt that anyone will actually care enough about your childish missives to bring a libel lawsuit against you. But I'm sure that it would give you an inflated sense of self-importance.

It's hilarious, you have attacked just about every individual and organization that has been working to make Jersey City a better place to live for its citizens, and claim that they have "done nothing." Are you at all aware of the work that Pro-Arts has done in organizing the artist's community? Are you at all aware of the work done by neighborhood associations across the city that have prevented city officials and developers from trampling over the welfare of these communities? These are people that have taken root in Jersey City, and actually made something of areas that used to be considered decrepit and uninhabitable.

Meanwhile, your "contributions" seem to be nothing more than hiding behind a pseudonym and making personal attacks on JClist. Talk about hypocrisy.

But it appears you have another anonymous troll that you can now commisserate with. Perhaps you can form one of your own citizen's groups. "Sockpuppets for Developers" or something like that.

Posted on: 2006/9/29 11:58
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