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Re: Gargantuan Tower Proposed for Barrow and Christopher Columbus
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Hidden? How do you hide four levels of parking and garage door ?

The Rosina did the best they could to "hide it" and that's one level. But having cars pass over the sidewalk into 4 floors of parking is going to make a huge impact. The lack of street level entrances will change the whole dynamic of a historic district.

Posted on: 2015/5/20 17:23
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Re: Gargantuan Tower Proposed for Barrow and Christopher Columbus
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At the meeting last night the renderings included four levels of parking, so that all four floors on Barrow would be parking.
The garage entrance would be on Barrow between Columbus and Wayne. No doors, no windows, just a wall cars and machinery.

Posted on: 2015/5/20 17:08
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Re: Gargantuan Tower Proposed for Barrow and Christopher Columbus
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I would like to point out the water front area with all the tall buildings is the ugliest area. No sun, pedestrians, trees, or store fronts. Just garage decks and empty streets. There is a reason why the grove st. area is so desired.

By putting a tower (and garage deck) on Barrow you take away the pedestrian environment, the stoops and neighbors that make it a neighborhood.

Imagine Barrow St. with cars honking going in and out of a garage, more traffic, smog, garbage dumpsters and compactors for the tower. How does that fit in?

Posted on: 2015/5/20 16:34
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Re: Construction - Grove Path
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I'm guessing this will be the most over budget, lengthy construction in the history of elevators. And it will break after two weeks so we have to hear the path announcments about the out of service elevator at the grove st. station for years to come. And TVs will constantly remind us it doesn't work. so funny.

Posted on: 2015/4/17 14:50
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Re: Of course this is not JC, Bayonne mayor wants to build municipal parking lot
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The council meeting on 3/35 had a ordinance concerning permit parking near St. Peter's College. It was packed by residents who complained about waiting 45 minutes to a hour to find parking near their homes. Once they come home from work they do not go out for the fear of losing parking spaces. Yes, jclist people, people do have cars to keep medical appointments, social events and grocery shopping. We need off street parking.


How is this the city's problem? Or my problem? You want a car? You figure it out. The city does not owe you anything. nor does it need to accommodate that you choose to have a car.

Posted on: 2015/3/26 17:25
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Re: What's going there?
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Fantastic, but I'm sure people would complain about the lack of car space. I would love to see some creative buildings, that increase green space. Concrete parking decks are so post-cold-war looking.

Posted on: 2015/3/23 13:17
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Re: Jersey City 'disgusted' with developer who demolished city park
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Last year I believe the city announced many parks in Jersey City would get renovated. One of the parks on the list was the little "drug" park on Wayne St. between Jersey and Barrow. Anyone know what happened to this?

Posted on: 2015/3/16 19:36
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Re: Of course this is not JC, Bayonne mayor wants to build municipal parking lot
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Public transportation is expensive, that's why it is an investment. You think the subway, Brooklyn bridge, the cross continental railroad was cheap?! It's these massive projects that change and improve the way we live. The light rail is a good start, the only mistake in my opinion is that it does not cut right through the center of downtown. I would like to see what else we can come up with to encourage to move all over Jersey city without the need of a car.

Posted on: 2015/3/9 14:44
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Re: Of course this is not JC, Bayonne mayor wants to build municipal parking lot
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It does not take a genius to see the areas with the most improvement are where the best public transportation lies. So instead of arguing about parking we should be asking why Jersey City does not having any big public transportation ideas in the works. We need to invest in some real long term solutions for a growing city that is going to develop into a car free, congestion free, green , pedestrian friendly place to live.

Posted on: 2015/3/9 13:59
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Re: Of course this is not JC, Bayonne mayor wants to build municipal parking lot
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Sounds like something my Dad would say!
70 is the new 35 with money!

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+1 for Seniors in the city! My parents, in their 70s, moved here from the burbs and got rid of their car. They love walking! And it keeps them healthy and out of the house. No yard work, no snow shoveling, no car worries. In the summer when Newark is closed they enjoy strolling and frequenting local shops. City life is really ideal for older folk, as they have everything they need nearby or deliverable.


I ran into one of these transplants from the 'burbs recently in the garage of my building (maybe they were your parents!). The guy was down there to run the engine of his car for several minutes because they hadn't driven it for a few weeks. He said living here as seniors was working out far better than he and his wife expected. They pretty much walk or use mass transit to go everywhere, and they were enjoying all sorts of cultural outings in the city by taking full advantage of senior discounts. They have driven so infrequently that "the price of gas can go to $10 a gallon for all I care!" he said. They're actually thinking of getting rid of the car and renting out the parking spot. The income from that plus savings from not having to pay for car maintenance and insurance will more than pay for the times they need to use Uber or a taxi.

Posted on: 2015/3/5 17:19
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Re: Of course this is not JC, Bayonne mayor wants to build municipal parking lot
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+1 for Seniors in the city! My parents, in their 70s, moved here from the burbs and got rid of their car. They love walking! And it keeps them healthy and out of the house. No yard work, no snow shoveling, no car worries. In the summer when Newark is closed they enjoy strolling and frequenting local shops. City life is really ideal for older folk, as they have everything they need nearby or deliverable.

Posted on: 2015/3/5 15:05
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Re: BRIGHT STREET REDEVELOPMENT needs action
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Exactly!

And BRING BACK THE STREET CAR.. All the way down Columbus Ave to the water.

Posted on: 2015/2/26 17:01
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Re: BRIGHT STREET REDEVELOPMENT needs action
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I just want to point out that I fully support these micro units. The idea that we need to change things around for people with cars makes no sense. There are more pedestrians than drivers, so shouldn't we change the city be more people friendly.
If you are looking for a suburban experience, you can always move to the burbs.

Posted on: 2015/2/26 16:05
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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Just have to add my two cents:
Totally Fantastic place. Drinks, food, bartender, ambiance, just loved everything.

Posted on: 2015/2/9 15:22
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Re: Grove Street development
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This new building is kind of an insult if you think about it.

All the old buildings were the sweat and ambition of new Americans. They brought their wood working skills, Italian, polish, and German aesthetic to create lasting brownstones that are so coveted today. Some of these were built over 100 years ago, and the craftmanship shows. Even Van Vosrt park was a masterpiece.
And the Silverman building? They just ordered pre made fake brick facade from China. Couldn't even bother laying real brick. Imagine what it will look like in 20 years.

Posted on: 2015/1/29 15:27
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Re: Grove Street development
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I am one of those "build baby build" people, but these buildings are such a disappointment! Pre fab cheap brick color. Nothing that even references the historic beauty of this city. A major disappointment.
City hall makes this new Silverman building look like an elementary school kid's di-o-rama project.

Posted on: 2015/1/28 19:25
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Re: Liberty Science Center announces $230 million expansion
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Apparently not everyone thinks science is important.

I would love to see LSC get involved with Liberty Humane Society, it could greatly benefit both. Spark some animal science interest in kids, and bring more volunteers to the shelter. Maybe a young animal educators course to teach about spaying. Even a wildlife center, get the girl and boy scouts involved.

Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Veterinary Science...a lot of good could come out of this.

Posted on: 2015/1/23 17:57
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Re: Nine Bar Cafe
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I have been waiting for years for a place to open and make a proper cappuccino or espresso, and I'm finally satisfied. It's absolutely perfect, exactly like Italy.

Also, in Italy a "coffee shop" is called a bar.

And if you are getting Italian coffees in a to go cup, you just don't get it.

Posted on: 2015/1/20 17:41
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Re: BRIGHT STREET REDEVELOPMENT needs action
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What is this obsession with parking? This is a CITY not a suburb. If you chose to have a car that's your own decision, no one MUST provide a place for you to park. This city should encourage walking and public transportation instead of forcing everyone to accomedate a place for for their car. Ground level should be shops and cafes, not empty parking lots.




Parking has always been available in JC until developers who also receive abatements build mega buildings without adequate parking. The burden should not be placed on long term residents, it belongs on developers to provide for parking. St. Johns in Journal Square did not impose on their neighbors, they provided parking and even the Gregory now called Metro also provided for parking. It is just greed by developers who realize less parking means more revenue. Don't give me that garbage to go to the suburbs. Let the developers follow the same path as St. Johns and the Gregory. If you want a city without parking move to Manhattan, I was here first.


You were here first? That's your argument? Shouldn't gentrification be pushing you out right about now?

Posted on: 2014/12/22 19:19
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Re: BRIGHT STREET REDEVELOPMENT needs action
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What is this obsession with parking? This is a CITY not a suburb. If you chose to have a car that's your own decision, no one MUST provide a place for you to park. This city should encourage walking and public transportation instead of forcing everyone to accomedate a place for for their car. Ground level should be shops and cafes, not empty parking lots.


Posted on: 2014/12/19 18:48
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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food on Grove Street
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Ate there last night, and the it looks amazing. I love the d?cor, and it's my favorite burger in town.

Posted on: 2014/12/12 17:41
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Re: Need specialized dog sitting for 5 days
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Hello,
I am an LVT and I can introduce you to some techs that do pet sitting. Please private message me.

Posted on: 2014/12/2 19:05
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Re: Massive PATH and Hudson River Crossings Toll Increase
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So we will be paying more but we still get the same crowded trains that stop in Hoboken with no additional weekend service and no weekend WTC. great.

Posted on: 2014/9/10 16:30
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Re: Judge OKs site plan for controversial 'micro-unit' project in Jersey City
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I'm not understanding why this is controversial. I'm excited about the units, I hope my friends move into them. I wonder how much they will be.

Posted on: 2014/9/9 19:44
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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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Exactly! What a bunch of Debbie downers. It's a great start, and people are enjoying the outdoors, sharing tables, talking to each other.

Posted on: 2014/9/5 15:21
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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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My parents are senior citizens and they just move to downtown Jersey City from the suburbs where they were car dependent. Here they can get everything they need without getting in their car. They can interact with people in the community and are not stuck in their house. They love walking around getting coffee and ice cream, it's one of the few activities they can still enjoy!

Posted on: 2014/9/2 18:00
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Re: Ahris Kitchen: Korean food in downtown Jersey City
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Please hurry! I'm hungry.

Posted on: 2014/8/25 16:38
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Re: Alex's Brick Oven Pizza
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This place looks horrible. Sorry to be so negative, but why would anyone even bother opening a place like this.

Posted on: 2014/8/22 14:05
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Re: Thousands expected at Puerto Rican festival, parade in JC
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Great, I can't wait to see grown men pissing on my stoop all day ( and night).

Posted on: 2014/8/6 18:46
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Re: How can JC become the best mid-sized city in the US?
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Uh..tourists travel by planes from Norway, France, Germany, Italy...they stay in JC because it's cheap and they DON'T NEED A CAR!

Posted on: 2014/8/5 16:58
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