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Re: Bike Share System
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cinergee wrote:
If you are a current Citibike NYC member, will you need to pay extra, or renew your membership, in order to use the Citibike JC bikes? Or is it truly ONE SYSTEM?

One system. You can't take a bike between them (example: you're not allowed to check out a bike by the Grove St. PATH, take it on the PATH train, and dock it at Christopher St. in NYC), but otherwise the membership works in both cities.

Posted on: 2015/8/5 19:49
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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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Sommerman wrote:
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nightgownposse wrote:
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nightgownposse wrote:
There are 2 restaurants further up the street on Erie that aren't disturbing the peace and they are open later.


Where did you get that information, because I beg to differ - more litter, more loud pedestrians late into the night.



I got my information from living there. Where did you get yours chicken little?


From my house on Erie off First


Seems like the two of you are referring to opposite directions, then; I interpret "further up the street" to mean northbound on Erie (Blue Lotus, Basic, Ahri's Kitchen), and not southbound on Erie (Talde).

Posted on: 2015/7/25 1:09
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Re: New Cafe Ordinance - Call to Action
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heights wrote:
What's a bodega ? Can someone translate the word?


A little convenience store that seemingly sells everything you need. Like Christo's on 8th Street/Coles.

Posted on: 2015/7/19 0:07
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Re: JC Bike Share Will Roll Out Citywide
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Sully wrote:

I think the point of this is to enable travel between neighborhoods. If you're downtown and it's a 10-minute walk to where you're going, just walk.

I think the point is multi-faceted, respectfully. A large use of the system in NYC is "the last mile"; i.e., the mile between one's home and the train, or one's work and the train. That's exactly how I use it in Manhattan. I'd much rather take a 3-minute bike ride than a 12-minute walk.

Posted on: 2015/7/18 2:04
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Re: JC Bike Share Will Roll Out Citywide
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There was a proposed map of stations on the mayor's Facebook page or something; I remember being underwhelmed by the proposed station locations. For example, in Downtown, the only locations were at the PATH stations, rendering it entirely unusable for Downtown residents.

Posted on: 2015/7/17 13:42
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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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I_heart_JC wrote:

today, it's a quiet bakery, with bakery hours. in five years, it could be a restaurant, and suddenly the neighbors are dealing with "indoor" noise and crowds until midnight.

Which is why the neighbors should be attempting to support Prato get a single-instance variance to help them succeed, rather than watch them fail without seating, only to be replaced by something far worse that might bribe their way to getting a permanent zoning change.

Posted on: 2015/7/14 18:33
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza -- Reopening?
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PremiumContent wrote:
The green paint does a great job of absorbing heat.

You mean reflecting heat, right?

Posted on: 2015/7/7 14:09
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Re: Developers reveal plans for 35-story tower at Jersey City Pep Boys site
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There are some mornings at Newport station where the 33rd St trains are a bit too packed; when that happens, I take the next Hoboken-bound train instead (which is completely empty) and then grab a 33rd Street train from there. Like the weekend method, except somewhat speedier since trains run more frequently.

Posted on: 2015/7/2 14:33
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza -- Reopening?
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Neat... I'll take one filled with quarters, please.

Posted on: 2015/7/2 14:28
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Re: What's going there?
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sp2xs wrote:

On another note, anyone know what's going on with the old food co-op / Goods & Greens in the Silverman building facing Hamilton Park? It's on the corner of the same block as Milk Sugar Love and GP's. Originally it seemed like it was on its way to becoming the new home of a photography photo, but that "coming soon" sign is gone and I haven't seen any construction. It's a really nice space, would love to see it put to good use for the neighborhood...

Looks like the Jersey City Art School is opening a location there...

Posted on: 2015/2/15 0:43
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Re: High-rise development at Metro Plaza (Shoprite, BJs, Pepboys)
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corybraiterman wrote:

If the developers manage to keep it around despite making changes, then I've got no problems with it whatsoever. If they attempt to run it out of town, that's where the problems come in.

Problems? What, you're going to beat them up if they do something you don't like?

After the macro level maneuverings (x number of buildings with x number of streets and x amount of green space), the developers are going to do what they want. If that means the beloved hardscrabble grocery store gets shivved and relocates somewhere else within a drivable distance, thems the breaks. This happens pretty much everywhere where structures/spaces are owned by someone else.

Posted on: 2015/2/8 20:00
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Re: Another Downtown Jersey City Catholic church closing, building to be sold
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Churches do make excellent restaurant spaces. Here's one in Portland, Maine called Grace:

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Posted on: 2014/11/13 16:06
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Re: Brooklyn Chef's Goods & Greens replaces DOCO Market in HP
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The place that is amazing is Christos, they manage to stock a few pieces of a ridiculous assortment of stuff.

+1 For Christos; I can't believe how amazing they are for such a tiny space. There's even items for sale you don't see; they'll sell you whatever produce/etc. they use to make their prepared items (a head of lettuce, for example).

Posted on: 2014/8/25 1:27
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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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can somebody please interpret that sign? 12am is midnight. so the street is closed from midnight Saturday to midnight Saturday, repeat on Sunday?

if they mean 12pm, why the hell can't they just say "noon"?


They probably mean midnight-midnight, or "all day long". Probably could have made things more simple by listing it like this:

3:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday-Friday
24 hours - Saturday-Sunday

Posted on: 2014/8/21 19:04
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Re: Brooklyn Chef's Goods & Greens replaces DOCO Market in HP
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Well, scuttlebutt has it that the photography studio is relocating into the space. If true, this would be a terrible mistake. I can't think of a worse misuse of a corner retail location (complete with a dozen floor-to-ceiling windows and pre-existing kitchen; good luck finding someone to spend $$ to rebuild that once you rip the current one out) than a business that generates zero walk-in business and needs total artificial lighting.

Posted on: 2014/8/19 22:30
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Re: Jersey City considers turning Newark Avenue into pedestrian plaza
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Pedestrian plaza begins on Tuesday, August 19:

From the City's Facebook page:

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Beginning Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Newark Avenue from Grove Street to Barrow Street
and Erie Street from Newark Avenue to Bay Street will be closed from 3 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday and between 12 a.m. and midnight, Saturday and Sunday for the preservation of the public?s safety and welfare at the newly created pedestrian plaza.

?We are excited for the creation of the new pedestrian plaza at Newark Avenue as this will provide our residents more opportunities to enjoy the great restaurants and cafes in the area and take in music and culture, while contributing to a sense of community,? said Mayor Fulop. ?The City has worked with the businesses in the area on the street closures and we will continue to monitor the pilot program to measure the impacts and benefits, but we view this is a largely positive addition to the area.?

Posted on: 2014/8/15 20:53
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Re: fate of that vertical PHARMACY sign on Newark?
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"PIZZAPIE" has the same number of letters as "PHARMACY". Just sayin'...

Posted on: 2014/8/15 17:50
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Re: Jersey City officials tracing crime to block and lot
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I was confused by the Calls address list; 207 7th Street is a Police building, isn't it?

"THE CALLS ARE COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!"

Posted on: 2014/2/10 19:08
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Re: Sophie Sophia cupcake place at Hamilton Square Park
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If I had to completely speculate, I think they ended up in a Catch-22.

1. The retail cupcake sales were what created the customer base for the more-lucrative custom cake orders.

2. The retail sales were strong enough that it prevented her from having enough time to work on the custom cake orders.

3. She had to hire additional staff to man the retail counter.

4. The retail sales weren't strong enough to also pay for the increased labor costs of the additional staffing, turning it into a loss.

5. Ceasing the loss-leader retail sales destroyed the "toe-dipping/ try-before-you-buy" customer base for the custom cake orders.

As I said, completely my speculation.

Posted on: 2014/1/27 18:12
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Re: Teddy
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"Soup....bread.....milk....and juice...for the homeless....families....and children."

Teddy is a freaking legend; he even has a fan page on Facebook.

Posted on: 2014/1/27 18:04
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Re: LOTS of new Stop Signs Downtown
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I was hoping for/expecting a speed *bump* (which are higher and more substantial), rather than a speed hump. Unfortunately, the humps installed on 9th Street are ineffective; cars/trucks are flying over them with little to no issue. I just watched a car blast down 9th around 40 MPH, go over one hump, blow through the new stop sign, and then over the second hump without slowing in the slightest.

Posted on: 2013/12/6 21:26
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Re: LOTS of new Stop Signs Downtown
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I'm going to make a guess and presume that the purpose of the 8th St. @ McWilliams stop sign is simply to make cars proceed at a slower pace to the stop sign @ 8th & Jersey. Traffic calming, if you will.

Posted on: 2013/11/26 15:29
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Re: Jersey City man robbed of cell phone in Hamilton Park.
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Vigilante wrote:
Yeah, it's 37 Degrees out there. Wait till the summer. And I ain't buying the "I live there" crap. Total BS.


Here's a photo from my living room window from this morning. Ironically, it's 37 degrees!:

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I have no dog in this fight, as I rent, so property values mean shit to me.

Posted on: 2013/3/23 13:48
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Re: Jersey City man robbed of cell phone in Hamilton Park.
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My family lives in one of those very buildings in the image, and we could care less about the sound of the basketball court. It's a little after 11pm as I type this, and there's some mild sounds of a few people playing out there now, and so what? Traffic is louder than people.

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Vigilante wrote:
264? No, sorry. We're talking about the brownstones that are actually directly across from the BB court. At least 2 of them went on the market while the park was being renovated. I feel for those people. Maybe an innocent game of 2am basketball doesn't effect you but it must make their lives hell. That court devalues their homes by at least $250,000.




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Posted on: 2013/3/23 3:13
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Re: What do we think of Hamilton Square South?
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dtjcview wrote:
First impressions...

Looks like a new parking garage being built between the school and park. Would increase traffic flow on Erie and around the park.

From what I can reckon from the images, it's the same below-ground parking garage that currently exists below the open lot, but the entrance to it has shifted to mid-block from the current 4/5ths point.

The images also led me to think that there were no retail store spaces at street level, which would have been insane. Luckily, the article at the second link indicates that there are.

Posted on: 2013/3/7 20:02
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