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Re: Black community responds to police shooting of unarmed black teenager by looting businesses
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Instead of posting racist drivel, why not look at what is actually happening across the country? Dare you to watch this video.

http://www.thv11.com/story/news/crime ... ng-out-shoppers/15262309/


Or why not stick close to home? I am much more concerned about agents of the state, who are fully empowered to use lethal force when ever they feel it justified (though in many cases it's not), than a one-off group of hoodlums.

The Atlantic: The Perils of Standing While Hispanic in the Bronx

Posted on: 2014/9/8 20:41
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Re: Jersey City rap star Joe Budden is deadbeat dad owing nearly $13,000 in child support
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This is hilarious.

Posted on: 2014/8/25 19:12
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Re: Black community responds to police shooting of unarmed black teenager by looting businesses
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This all now needs to be revisited in the context that we have a video of Michael Brown performing the strong arm robbery at the convenience store; we now have facts that support

that the police had a description of the robber, so they were looking for someone with that description, it wasn't a random stop and frisk type or harassment stop. The police officer was responding to a 911 call of that specific robbery.

and

Michael Brown had a reason to try to evade police.

Of course, no one deserves to die over a $50 box of cigars. But the events that occurred began with a strong arm robbery by the eventual victim it appears. Do criminals often resist arrest with bad outcomes? Yes.



Does the fact that the police officer had no idea that Brown was involved in the robbery change your opinion on the matter?

Posted on: 2014/8/15 21:04
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Re: What's going there?
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Does anyone have any information on the residential development on the NW corner of Monmouth and 7th?

I'm assuming it's row-house multifamily, but does anyone know if it's going to be condo or rental?

Posted on: 2014/7/31 0:35
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Re: Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
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I was told that, given our circumstances (low traffic area, short construction period) that that wouldn't be the case, but we'll see how it goes.

Posted on: 2014/7/29 18:49
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Sidewalk Repair / Replacement
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Can anyone recommend a good contractor for sidewalk repair / maintenance?

Our insurance company is requiring that we smooth the sidewalks in front of our building to avoid any trip and falls, and we need to complete the work by mid-September, so I'd like to start getting bids within the next day or two.

Posted on: 2014/7/29 17:06
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Re: Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
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I'd like to thank everyone for your input - it's always good to see JCList actually adding value.

As a follow-up for anyone else in our same situation, I confirmed with the Department of Public Works that the majority of the City's sidewalks in residential areas are, in fact, the responsibility of the property owners.

All work needs to be permitted through the DPW, Traffic Division. The fee is generally $10 - $15 (via check), and I have been told that it's a check the box type of permit process.

Posted on: 2014/7/29 16:56
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Re: Austrailian Real Estate Company moving properties to LLCs
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PremiumContent is right - it's all about limiting any liability to the single property-specific entity and protecting the other properties. Since the LLCs are pass-throughs, there aren't any tax benefits.

Frankly, I'm surprised that they didn't structure single purpose LLCs to acquire the properties on day one.

Posted on: 2014/7/29 14:21
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Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
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I am the head of an 8-unit condo association, and we self-manage the property.

Our insurance company recently inspected the building and provided us a list of "recommendations", which we need to comply with or they'll cancel the policy / have ground to deny future claims.

Most of the changes are reasonable, but they are asking that we repair the sidewalk in front of the building (adjacent to the street) to prevent slip-and-falls. The insurance company is claiming that the sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owners, and not Jersey City, which seems wrong to me. I'm pretty sure that individuals can't start ripping up sidewalk and pouring new concrete.

Can anyone shed some light on this topic? If, for whatever reason, the property owner's are responsible for the repair, does one need to coordinate the work through the City?

Posted on: 2014/7/25 19:20
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Re: Worst States to Make a Living 2014... New Jersey?
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Could that list be a reflection on how good the Governor's are in those States?


Based on this list:

Average salary, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Cost of living, based on data from C2ER.
Employment rate, based on BLS data.
Workplace conditions, based on the "Work Environment" component of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

No.

Posted on: 2014/6/11 14:36
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JC Rising, Newark, Not So Much
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From GlobeSt.com:

"Meanwhile, Jersey City ? the state?s second-largest city behind Newark ? is exploding with all sorts of development projects, but most impressively with multi-family development. More than 11,000 units are in the development pipeline (See ?Jersey City Surges,? in this month?s issue of Real Estate Forum.)

?We feel really bullish on Jersey City,? said Mill Creek?s Tepper. Last month, his company acquired a long-vacant warehouse in the Powerhouse Arts District for $38 million, which it will rehabilitate and turn into 366 loft rental units.

Asked by panel moderator David B. Wolfe, a partner at Skoloff & Wolfe, if Mill Creek was concerned about the large influx of rental housing to come in Jersey City, Tepper replied, ?First of all, we don?t believe that when there are 12,000 planned units that 12,000 will come out of the ground. Also, ours is a unique investment that will provide very unique, highly amenitized loft units unlike anything that exists in Jersey City, within a block of a PATH station.?

Speaking on a separate panel (?Opportunities in Investment and Finance?) Adam Altman of KABR Group said he believes an array of multi-family development happening at the same time helps bolster neighborhoods in Jersey City.

?The Mill Creek project is going on right behind ours,? said Altman. His company is partnering with Kushner Cos. to build Trump Bay ? a second tower to the five-year-old Trump Plaza Jersey City ? a block from Mill Creek?s warehouse conversion. ?We don?t see a conflict there. This is creating a context to a neighborhood,? he said, ?and allowing different retail pockets to evolve, all of it existing within the halo of New York.?

Altman said his company is confident the flow of renters will continue strong into Jersey City, as the Hudson Yards and Freedom Tower projects are completed in Manhattan, generating thousands of new jobs for young ?Millennials? ?who will be attracted to lower-cost apartments across the river. In Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, apartment rental rates have soared to around $65 per square foot, Altman said.

?Who doesn?t think that many of them won?t take the PATH or hop on a ferry across the river for $45 per square foot, or less, in Jersey City?? he said."

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Posted on: 2014/5/30 15:05
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Re: 2000 march on McDonald's Chicago headquarters
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I remember in CA the Arby's chains had a similar setup to this. The only interaction with a person was handing them cash, if you were paying that way, and picking up your food. I preferred it this way and always wondered why more restaurants didn't go this route.


Most restaurants aren't implementing automated systems because they are less attractive, from an economic perspective, than hiring someone at the minimum wage, as the systems tend to have high up-front costs. Increase that minimum wage, and these types of systems (or any other labor minimization scheme) become relatively more attractive.

The bottom line is that labor can be valued. If a hypothetical worker's labor is worth $8 / hour, the minimum wage is $7, and the owner of the business needs labor, the hypothetical worker will be hired (whether he's paid $7 or $8 / hour, or somewhere in between, depends on the elasticity of this hypothetical labor market).

If the minimum wage is increased to $10 / hour and the hypothetical worker's labor is still worth $8 / hour, the owner is no longer incented to hire or continue to employ this worker. It doesn't mean that the owner is going to fire him immediately, but it does mean that the owner is now incented to replace the worker with an automated system, halt the hiring of previously marginal workers, continue operations with a reduced workforce, or, in the most extreme cases, cease operations.

The "fair" way to deal with the issue would be to force business owners to cover the externalities associated with their low-wage business models (increased demand on the healthcare system, direct welfare payments, etc.), which would cause a material number of marginal businesses to reduce headcount significantly or close up shop.

Posted on: 2014/5/22 21:48
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EDA approves incentives for JP Morgan Chase, RBC projects in Jersey City
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EDA approves incentives for JP Morgan Chase, RBC projects in Jersey City

The Economic Development Authority voted Friday to approve incentives for two Jersey City-based projects involving JP Morgan Chase and RBC Capital Markets.

JP Morgan, which currently holds three in-state ?major offices? in Jersey City, Whippany and Iselin, is considering expanding its regional technology and operations hub at its Jersey City location on Washington Boulevard. The project would involve the retention of 2,612 employees and lead to the creation of 1,000 new jobs at the site.

Despite it being mentioned in the EDA's project documents of future consolidation of some of the company's New Jersey operations in Jersey City, spokesperson Melissa Shuffield said there are no immediate plans to do so.

The EDA, which estimates the project will yield a net benefit to the state of $1.1 billion over a 20-year period, voted to approve it for an annual $22.4 million, 10-year Grow NJ award.

EDA President Tim Lizura noted that JP Morgan is weighing its options in Jersey City against potential sites in Delaware and Ohio. It was last year?s Economic Opportunity Act that sparked the company?s interest in the state, Lizura said.

?Before the law, they had not considered New Jersey,? Lizura said.

The board also voted to approve an annual $7.8 million, 10-year Grow NJ award for Canadian financial firm RBC, which is considering between renovating a 206,861-square-foot space in the Goldman Sachs Tower or a 211,500-square-foot facility in Minnesota.

RBC?s move, which would bring 900 new jobs along with it, is being sparked by upcoming lease expirations at One Liberty Plaza and World Financial Center in Manhattan.

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Posted on: 2014/5/16 20:00
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Re: Sava - Polish Cafeteria
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This is terrible news. Sava was actually the first restaurant I visited upon moving to Jersey City. Great food and a great intro the the area.

I wish Jadwiga the very best in her battle with cancer.

Posted on: 2014/4/3 17:47
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Re: The Thirsty Quaker is coming to Downtown Jersey City!
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I'm not sure of the current status of their distribution, but, if at all possible, you should definitely look into stocking anything made by Boulevard Brewery.

Posted on: 2014/2/27 23:16
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Re: Bad Vibes at Park and Sixth
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I'm pretty sure someone set up that account as a joke.

Posted on: 2014/1/31 16:54
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Re: Future of Newport Mall
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They certainly exist, but they're generally indicative of a failing mall. Given how thin the operating margins for grocery stores tend to be, they really can't afford to pay much more than a few dollars / SF. If the mall's doing well, they're generally able to make a few extra dollars / SF renting to a traditional anchor tenant.

Whole Foods is not a typical example.

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Has anyone ever seen a supermarket inside a regional mall? Curious, because I haven't and wonder why.

Someone pointed out that Sears is on death row. JCP might not be far behind. With all the parking, why not a TJ and/or a WF?


Posted on: 2014/1/30 23:22
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Re: To which part of Brooklyn is DTJC most similar?
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Oh, we're coming. Batten down the hatches.

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Please everyone, only tell people JC is anything like Brooklyn if you are talking to a good friend who is looking to move. Otherwise please tell strangers that there are constant muggings, a foot of trash on the streets, and all the women look and act just like Snookie. Otherwise we'll be flooded with trendies. It's already getting scary out there. It used to be that midwestern transplants would accept nothing less than living in NYC but now I know at least two who live in JC. THEY'RE COMING

Posted on: 2013/12/13 18:21
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Re: Home Inspection
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I am in the process of closing on a condo in DTJC, and used Chris Burrows (C.M. Burrows) for the inspection. I was very pleased with his work, and would recommend him highly.

Their generic line is 1-866-BURROWS, and I'd be happy to provide his direct dial / email address if you're interested. Send me a private message.

Posted on: 2013/12/10 23:21
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Re: Favorite Take-Out & Delivery
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My g/f had a craving for moo shu pork last night. Grand Sichuans was outstanding. My ma po tofu terrific as well. And I love their cucumbers in scallion sauce. And it took only 40 minutes (although I made sure I ordered at 5:30).


Grand Sichuan's mapo tofu is absolutely delicious. Highly recommended. The pork soup dumplings, as previously mentioned, are fantastic but rarely survive the delivery.

Midtown Philly Steaks will deliver to DTJC, and makes a pretty decent cheesesteak, especially for delivery.

Raffaellos (former Chillout Pizza Lounge) has good wings / calzones, but has an aggressive $3 delivery charge.


Posted on: 2013/12/4 20:21
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Re: Development will now be rentals, Grove Street buildings will have 99 units
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I moved to DTJC last year from the Midwest, and brought my car with me, as I work in the Short Hills, NJ area. Given that JC is, in fact, a city, I fully expected to, and do, pay for parking. That's how it should work.

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Do you know any new JC residents?? All the ones I know moved from NYC without cars. They did so, knowing they wouldn't need a car. They wanted to live close to NYC, and continue living an urban lifestyle, without owning cars.

Yes, some of these people did buy cars after moving here, and those people bought parking spots in their high rise parking garages.

Posted on: 2013/12/3 18:09
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Re: Best JC Breakfast Sandwich?
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I agree with fraulein - the Paradise Deli makes a very solid, relatively cheap breakfast sandwich.

Grabbing a pork roll, egg and cheese on my way into work (because I was too lazy to make breakfast that day) is a great way to start the morning.

Posted on: 2013/11/14 22:57
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