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Re: Need first date drinks after work in HOBOKEN
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We're meeting at Zach's today after work. I will keep you all posted. I don't think I would know what to do on a date if I didn't consult with this board--this is the third one you guys have helped me plan, LOL.

Posted on: 2013/9/18 15:16
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Re: Need first date drinks after work in HOBOKEN
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Zach's sounds perfect, and Elysian is by the Amanda's people so that's good enough for me. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I think I will forward these two to him and see what kind of response I get. Are there cabs by the PATH?

Posted on: 2013/9/17 22:15
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Re: Need first date drinks after work in HOBOKEN
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He's new to the city and definitely new to NJ but he has a meeting in Hoboken so that's why he's asking to meet there and putting the onus on me. Normally I'd mind. I have some go-to bars in the city, so I'm covered there, but I am a neophyte on this side of the river. I'll check out these suggestions, thanks, and I will go to the Hoboken website as well.

Posted on: 2013/9/17 18:42
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Need first date drinks after work in HOBOKEN
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The Hoboken part at the request of my date. I don't know of a single place in Hoboken except Amanda's. The date is tomorrow. I hate bars. If I have to go to one, I would prefer that it be relaxed, have a good beer and wine selection and have some character. This is my ideal bar:http://www.unionhallny.com/
THANKS!

Posted on: 2013/9/17 16:22
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Re: NYTimes: “The underlying terror is that you might have to move to Jersey City."
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This thread was just the fun I needed this dreary Monday morning. Thanks!

Oh, and to the point of the article, as seems to be SOP with the NYT or NYM or the New Yorker, every few years one of them prints a version of the identical alterna-living article. When the last one ran about three or so years ago, I actually suggested to my husband that we try living this way--married but with our own places. Things were rocky then between us anyhow. He flatly refused, which I don't blame him for--he's fairly traditional and in his late 50s--but I wonder if we would still be married, and happier if he had gone for it.

Posted on: 2013/9/16 13:41
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Re: Where can I buy bulk spices and grains?
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Thank you so much!! I didn't even know it was there and it is a lot more convenient to me than LI. I will check it out.

Posted on: 2013/9/15 16:14
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Re: Where can I buy bulk spices and grains?
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Apna Bazar actually had plenty of quinoa (2 lbs $4.99 or 4 lbs for $9.99), which I bought. Apna also *absolutely* had bags of "methi" powder which I saw for myself, but I didn't know methi was fenugreek, so I'll go back and pick some up when I have the emotional energy to deal with trying to park up there. They didn't seem to have wheat berries--when I asked for some they brought me barley, which I didn't need or want but which I am sure I will use this winter-- but I coincidentally went to the North Arlington Corrado's today for collard greens and fava beans and got some wheat berries from their incredible Bob's Red Mill selection. I may drive to Fairway in Woodland Park tomorrow.

Posted on: 2013/9/15 0:17
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Re: Where can I buy bulk spices and grains?
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That's a great suggestion, thank you! I think Apna Bazar had that brand of spices/herbs. Nobody I asked there--three people--could find me fenugreek, and when I asked for wheat berries, they wound up selling me two pounds of barley, which I didn't notice until I got home. I'll try Patel. I used to date a guy a block away from the first Patel Brothers in Jackson Heights and it was a wonderland. Is there still the Subzi Mandi place?

Posted on: 2013/9/13 23:17
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Re: Where can I buy bulk spices and grains?
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Thank you! I didn't see this but I did hear about it. I bought some packaged quinoa and fresh cilantro and fresh okra, but they didn't have fenugreek so I am still on the hunt. Trying to recreate a millet porridge I used to have in the mornings at the SYDA Foundation Ashram up in South Fallsburg. It is a fantastic morning meal.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 21:21
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Re: Plumber in JC?
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I first discovered this list when I moved back here in July and was searching for a reasonably priced, decent plumber. I took the recommendations here on other threads for Byron and I was satisfied with his work. His pricing was fair, he was willing to negotiate and he was prompt and did a good job.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 19:44
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Where can I buy bulk spices and grains?
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I specifically need fenugreek and millet, but I do a lot of cooking on a large scale for soup kitchens and group functions and I am always needing things like five pounds of quinoa. Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 12:35
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Re: What used to be at Grove Pointe
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Jesus Christ, it isn't stupid to the hundreds of Filipino families who live there and feel good about it. There is a park and a monument to the Filipino war veterans there, too...should we just tear that down? How does the existence of Manila Avenue existing for twelve blocks impact your life adversely in ANY way? God, get over yourself.




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I'm all for a 100% moratorium on re-naming streets in Jersey City and on sub-designating certain blocks, unless doing so means fewer errors in the mail and fewer confused out of towners. The existence of "Manila Ave" is stupid. So is the existence of five discontiguous sections of Pavonia Ave.

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Luis Munoz Marin Blvd also used to simply be called "Henderson Street". I wonder if Henderson minds?


Posted on: 2013/9/7 4:05
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Re: acupuncture referral
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The best acupuncturist in NYC is Jessica Silver. http://silveracupuncture.com/

It is a crazy coincidence that I wound up seeing her at a group practice but it is NOT me even though we have the same name, LOL.

Posted on: 2013/9/5 23:51
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Re: Jersey City to push to include Little India in Newark Avenue Restaurant Row
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Thanks. I know Healy is out but I wasn't sure what had happened on Newark up in LI since the traffic has ALWAYS been so atrocious I have avoided it whenever possible. Haven't been on Newark west of Kennedy since moving back in July. While I'm on the topic, though, any recommendations for restaurants? I am pretty pedestrian in my tastes (unusual for me) as far as Indian food goes, but occasionally I do miss the Jackson Diner that opened on University and W10th in my old neighborhood. It was an offshoot of the wonderful one in Jackson Heights with incredible food.

Posted on: 2013/9/4 14:19
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Re: Jersey City to push to include Little India in Newark Avenue Restaurant Row
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I know this is an old thread, but I have been browsing a lot of them on here to catch up on all the stuff I missed when I moved to NoHo and then Brooklyn between 2006 and this July before moving back here.

I thought this was extremely entertaining writing, below, but I am running out of time for random JC List browsing and would like to know where this whole RR/Little India/cronyism thing stands now.


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Hey speaking of Journal Square congratulations it looks like the expansion of Restaurant Row into Little India will pass on April 11th, 2012. Both Healy and Lopez should be proud of passing something that no one in the neighborhood is clear on or wants passed. (except for that guy from $hort Hills who owns properties all over Journal Square including 3 properties on Little India..wink wink , nudge nudge)

Nice he doesn?t have to deal with the congestion, gridlock (most of the weekend) * or lack of parking because of the crrent ?thriving? state of Little India?s stores and shops. (Nidia that area needs revitalizing? Really?) No truth to the rumor the guy is going to name the restaurant at 827 Newark Avenue? Taj Mahealy is there? Or is it Inidia fine dinning ? (I think I would rather have the campaign contribution than the name...like in 2009)

I know Brenan is not voting because he owns a bar. I still don?t know why Lopez voted/is voting on the Restaurant Row expansion yet she couldn?t vote on the entertainment ordinance because someone in her family owns some type of establishment. Hmmm.

Hey just one more thing?Could someone tell me how that guy from Short Hills could build a 4 story 23 unit apartment house at 300 Magnolia Ave , Journal Square without having ONE parking spot? (yes that tiny little block) Another Healy admini$tration favor? Thank you planning board for this one. You just added possibly 23 cars to an already impossible street parking situation. You are all of bunch of geniuses I will give you that.


* I?ll make a bet with you Healy. A car race on a Saturday around 2:00 pm. You start out near Saint John?s Church on the Blvd. I will start out on Westside and Broadway. We race to each others starting points. The only rule is we have got to use Newark Ave. But since I know the area I will change the rules so you don?t have to deal with maneuvering around the cars waiting for spots in the middle of Newark Ave. (the 5 minute waits) I will let you go down St. Paul?s to Tonnele Ave. bypassing Newark Ave. if you would like.

But good luck with that I was stuck at the light by Saint Ann?s Church in a good 20 minutes of the gridlock on Tonnele because of the cars waiting to make the left onto Newark Ave. along with the cars coming up Broadway that were backed up because of cars waiting to make the right onto Newark Ave. I won't even mention the mess at White Castle. In need of a little attention and needs some revitalization indeed! Can?t wait until booze is added to the formula. Cheers!

Posted on: 2013/9/4 0:57
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Re: Future of Newport Mall
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Funniest line I have ever read on this board. Laughing.


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Luis Vuitton bags.

Best typo of the day, thank you. But what does one wear as an alternative, Bodega Veneta?

Posted on: 2013/9/3 22:16
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Re: Future of Newport Mall
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FYI, pursuant to the Subway discussion: http://foodbabe.com/2012/06/12/is-subway-real-food/



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There is also a subway 2 blocks away from the Grove Street one on Montgomery! So I think it is getting overrun.

Over run by whom ? I've been inside a few Subway shops, it smells, it's hot, and their coldcuts are precut. In this area I like Blimpie Base #3 the best, and the owners/workers are clean and easy to communicate with. SW is just another corporate franchise that anyone and their mother can own. Blimpies started in Hudson County by a few friends and has been a local staple ever since.

Posted on: 2013/9/3 2:19
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Re: Brooklyn Brainery model in JC
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I'll be happy to fill out the survey and I think this is a great idea. However, I am looking to gauge interest for a space that is a lot more general in terms of class offerings, more crowdsourced in terms of topics and less of a work space. Good luck with your project!

Posted on: 2013/8/29 22:33
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Re: Good shoe repair downtown?
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I was going to suggest Bob on Jersey right off of Newark too. He is on the northwest side .

Posted on: 2013/8/29 20:38
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Re: Brooklyn Brainery model in JC
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Thanks. Let's see what happens.

Posted on: 2013/8/29 0:59
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Brooklyn Brainery model in JC
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The Brooklyn Brainery is a class space location in Prospect Heights that allows community members to teach random classes in just about anything to others. I am just curious as to whether or not people think this something JC could use, appreciate, sustain....etc. For all I know, there is already somewhere doing this now. Thoughts?

http://brooklynbrainery.com/

Posted on: 2013/8/28 16:13
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Re: JC Post Office - Be Very Afraid
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Just wanted to add my two cents that a few weeks ago I was told to expect a package on a Thursday, tracked it and was home THE ENTIRE DAY. It was never delivered, but a "delivery attempted" slip was left on our door--even though I hadn't left the house. I thought it was me--that somehow, I had either been abducted by aliens at the exact moment the delivery had been attempted or I had inadvertently taken LSD. I have also, since moving back here at the end of June, received mangled magazines with no covers, shredded mail, open mail, half open mail and so on. I have also left mail to be taken by our mail carrier that has been ignored for a solid week, and returned mail to the sender after crossing out my own info and writing NKA on it--first class mail, mind you--and had it redelivered. I don't recall things ever being this bad when I lived here previously.

Posted on: 2013/8/25 4:10
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Re: NY TIMES: Have New Yorkers finally discovered Jersey City?
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Spoken with the smug, clueless arrogance that only youth, narcissism and myopia can bring. I guess the entire town of South Orange can cross itself off the list, as can Maplewood and Montclair. Millburn can tell the Paper Mill to stop producing new Broadway-bound musicals such as "Honeymoon in Vegas" which is about to open there. If you're over forty, according to your other post, apparently you are no longer relevant to the NY scene--whatever the #OOPS# that is--so you might as well just stop making music, Grammy-winning jazz staple Christian McBride, stop winning Tony awards, Norbert Leo Butz, stop winning Emmys for producing "The Daily Show", David Javerbaum, stop writing Tony-award winning plays, Christopher Durang, stop being hilarious, Stephen Colbert...

How about realizing that your perceptions are limited and colored by your own provincialism? If NYers don't want to consider NJ part of their universe, so be it. Who cares? More benefits for us. Meanwhile, get over yourself.



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Can you imagine if some of the delusional hipsters get priced out of BK and move to Staten Island or the Bronx just because they are technically NYC?

I see some reality shows for MTV if that happens.


Uhh that's been happening for years.

Ain't no one from NYC want to move to Jersey.

Once you move out of NYC you are no longer part of the NYC scene.

Posted on: 2013/8/23 13:08
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Re: Dog "Booby Traps"
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Jesus Christ.

Posted on: 2013/8/18 18:17
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Re: Jersey City woman says thief stole $12,000 engagement ring from her finger
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Lots of people wear $12,000 engagement rings. What do you think engagement rings cost?

Posted on: 2013/8/17 2:22
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Re: Save the Food Trucks of Jersey City
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Of COURSE food trucks are stakeholders in the community. Just because they're mobile doesn't mean they don't have a vested interest in the community. I think a lot of people on here have serious misconceptions of what kind of costs and what kind of businesses food truck operators have and are. They have every single cost any other business owner has, with the exception of some insurance and utility costs. They pay taxes, are licensed, have to dispose of their waste, pay for electricity and gas, pay employees, etc. Food trucks are a very important part of a developing economy. It allows a potential brick and mortar operator determine a good location BEFORE signing a lease, and develop a following IN ADVANCE. I just came from Manhattan and they are EVERYWHERE. They have Twitter accounts, they have fan bases, they host events, they are invited to other events, and many of them settle down in neighborhoods where they have developed relationships with the people and the community. It all boils down to product, and filling a void in the marketplace. If your food is bad, you won't stay in business, whether you're selling tacos from a truck or Wagyu burgers on the UES.

Cities ARE begging for food trucks. Look at the links I posted below. Boston. Chicago. Minneapolis. JUNEAU ALASKA. More than two trucks together creates excitement. Look at the Red Hook Ball Fields. That informal food truck gathering became the hottest foodie destination in Brooklyn for years. Cities all over America are embracing the food truck trend because it doesn't require the infrastructure of brick and mortar stores and lends itself well to lesser developed or underutilized downtowns. Why do you say things that are nonsensical or blatantly untrue when it is clear that people on here know more than you do about certain topics? Sometimes it is better to just say, "Oh, I was wrong, I guess" and move on instead of perpetuating misleading and outright wrong information.

http://www.vendingtimes.com/ME2/dirmo ... D58954B538EA97A40EEECDA9C

http://www.metrojacksonville.com/arti ... new-phenomena-for-foodies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jmZjj2y4w0

http://www.citypages.com/bestof/2013/ ... restaurant-trend-2779768/

http://stitchesndishes.com/2013/01/fo ... into-overdrive-in-boston/

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/201 ... -food-trucks#.Uge4XZKsj0s



Posted on: 2013/8/11 16:15
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Re: Village Fishmonger comes to JC!!!
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Produce can be cheaper and usually is when it is in season. At the Park Slope Food Co-op, for example, they only sell seasonal produce (with about 7 exceptions, like apples) and keep costs down because of the member workers. The place has thousands of people working for free so the markup is only about 10% across the board. However, the cheeses and meats were much more expensive. Why? Because of volume. Producing those items commercially organically right now costs a lot more. I don't know anyone in the CSA or Farmer's Market movement who claims organic or locally sourced meats or fish is going to be cheaper. The supermarket is cheaper because of the horrific methods of production, the disgusting feed being fed to the fish or animals and all the rest of it. Buying seasonal produce from a CSA is about supporting small-scale farming, so that you eat better and healthier and the farmer can grow his or her business. Everyone can decide how to spend their money and what is best for them, but the more people who can participate in a CSA or buy from a farm stand or weekly market, the more the costs will go down as demand rises.

Posted on: 2013/8/11 0:15
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Re: My coffee maker broke!
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I haven't, but I have heard great things about it on coffee blogs. That is the one newfangled coffee toy I haven't gotten my hands on yet. Money is tight, but when I am flush again, it will be a purchase.


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Mine broke too. I have been playing around with various methods and I feel like my French Press is as good as it gets.


Have you tried the Aeropress? You can't close the book until you do! If nothing else, it's awesome for travel, a microwave or immersion heater is all you need.

Posted on: 2013/8/10 15:54
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Re: My coffee maker broke!
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Mine broke too. I have been playing around with various methods and I feel like my French Press is as good as it gets. I also have a Chemex that I use with a Kone filter and it makes a larger pot of equally good coffee. I feel personally that the pourover method extracts the most flavor from the beans and gives the most nuanced cup of coffee. I have had $1000 Jura machines and cheap Mr Coffees and I think they are all a waste. With a press, you can control everything about your coffee. It barely takes any time--someone said it takes too long, but it takes just as much time as waiting for a pot of coffee to brew. If you pour yourself a cup before waiting for the rest of the pot to fill, you are destroying the rest of the pot, as most of the flavor is in the first eight ounces or so of coffee.

The only other method I have really admired for making coffee that is uniformly excellent and consistent is the Bodum vacuum coffee maker. I have this identical one at my country house and I just love it. The coffee isn't quite as full bodied as the french press, but it comes out hot and delicious and full of flavor. http://www.oncoffeemakers.com/i-dont- ... -a-drip-coffee-maker.html

Posted on: 2013/8/10 2:07
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Re: Bergen Lafayette?
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I didn't say it was a good thing. I said it was an indication of how far the turnaround in DTJC had come. And being priced out is relative. What person A can't afford, person B can. I couldn't afford to buy here now, probably, but I'm here and I'm not going anywhere. I'm sorry people are leaving the area, but the positive side of that is that they are moving to other neighborhoods and helping to strengthen those, just as I did in 1999. I didn't move here thinking, "god, I hope more middle income people don't move here because then rents are going to go up and more expensive stores will displace the ones I can afford to shop at". I expected that a turnaround would take time and that JC had the room and the inventory to absorb new, more affluent people without it turning into another Hoboken. In my opinion, I think that has happened. I have worked in downtown revitalization and redevelopment tangentially for years, so all I can tell you is that there is still plenty of opportunity in downtown for healthy, sensible redevelopment. A few overpriced highrises were bound to happen, but those rents will fall over time. As far as the positives, they were already addressed by another person here.

I appreciate your wanting a diverse and interesting mix of residents, but in my opinion, we still have it. I have been gone, as I mentioned, for over 6 years and the changes I am seeing are startling across the board, both good and bad. There are many more homeless and drunk people on the streets. The sidewalks and streets are absolutely filthy, and you used to be able to eat off of them on my block. The business mix is more vibrant, but as I mentioned in another thread, businesses that cater to less affluent communities are still here, cheek to jowl with others that are more upscale.

There is a lot that can and should happen in terms of redevelopment, but there is a lot of opportunity still, and hopefully the new mayor will look at ways of doing it that are healthy and responsible.



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No offense, but how can getting priced out of a neighborhood be a positive and the key sign that an area has come around, as you say? A lot of great middle income people got priced out of dtjc in the past few years. I lived there since 1995 & hated to leave last summer for another area due to the extreme over pricing. I find a lot of the development in dtjc to be out of control and not smart urban planning in terms of the exponential added density. I also find the diversity fading a bit too much for my taste.

Posted on: 2013/8/9 14:36
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