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Re: 9/26/2016: Presidential Debate (Hofstra)
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The new Democratic party belligerence towards Russia and general militarism is fascinating. This is the party throughout the cold war wanted peace with the USSR, and thought we could learn a thing or two about Communism. Russia today, of course, isn't Communist at all and instead has a fairly conservative government (complete with a flat tax). Suddenly, you have people like Clinton wanting to fight Russia in Syria and Ukraine. People who thought Vietnam - which had Communists attempting to invade an allied democracy, wasn't a just war. But backing Islamist armies in Syria is fine (er, "moderate rebels"), backing a bunch of people in Ukraine who honor WW2 era leaders that sided with the Nazis is also a great idea. Also, while the Iraq war was a wasteful expense, we should pay for NATO without questioning any of the expenses. It is completely bizarre.


Thank you Comrade devilsadvocate, but you have two personalities on JCLIST. And this one - the devilsadvocate is the opposite of the other! Ha Ha!

Good arguments and the Russian Federation agrees with you. F*** NATO. NATO is no good! F*** Ukraine, which belongs to Russian Federation. F*** Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. They are little chickens that will soon be back in the coop! Russian Federation needs US president that can "look the other way" ha ha! Crimea is nice this time of year don't you agree?

TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP, make Russian Federation...I mean America, great again!

Oh and DO NOT read this (right wing enough?):
http://index.heritage.org/military/20 ... rther-russian-aggression/


Yeah, the former Soviet Union is not really the US or Europe's problem. For a bunch of reasons, the most basic one being that there's zero reason to die for a regional conflict, plus few in the US understand (or care about) the history or the inherent intricacies. How many Americans have any idea what the status of Ukraine or Crimea was before the USSR? That's just one example. The result ends up being that Americans support "new Ukraine" - which basically is just different oligarchs fleecing the population, now promoting Ukrainian nationalism to keep the population focused on something other than the fact that they're no better off than before their "revolution" (and in fact, in many ways quite a bit worse off).

And NATO was fine when it was the US, France, the UK and other core allies. When they started bringing in Turkey, they had jumped the shark. As they expanded into E. Europe - it was purely strategic. It wasn't about protecting similar nations with intertwined histories and cultures, it was about projecting power and influence. The result of that kind of approach to the world? A massive national debt that we have no idea how we will repay.

Finally, absolutely many Republicans hate Russia. McCain, Romney, and plenty of others come to mind. What is fascinating to me is that in this election the Democrat is playing the role of warmongering while Trump isn't. Except that Democrats are falling into line.



Priceless watching that dolt Kerry snivel to the Russians about pulling out of the "peace talks". We should be aligned with the Russians and Assad against the Muslim terror groups. I am tired of nation building.

I saw on the news today that Obama now has 5000 US troops in Iraq. If him and Hillary left the 15000 in there 8 years ago... Iran would not be in control of Iraq, ISIS never would have formed and we would not have this manufactured refugee crisis.


This is exactly right. Also, don't forget our wonderful "success" in Libya, that is also helping get ISIS recruits.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 3:29
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Re: 9/26/2016: Presidential Debate (Hofstra)
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The new Democratic party belligerence towards Russia and general militarism is fascinating. This is the party throughout the cold war wanted peace with the USSR, and thought we could learn a thing or two about Communism. Russia today, of course, isn't Communist at all and instead has a fairly conservative government (complete with a flat tax). Suddenly, you have people like Clinton wanting to fight Russia in Syria and Ukraine. People who thought Vietnam - which had Communists attempting to invade an allied democracy, wasn't a just war. But backing Islamist armies in Syria is fine (er, "moderate rebels"), backing a bunch of people in Ukraine who honor WW2 era leaders that sided with the Nazis is also a great idea. Also, while the Iraq war was a wasteful expense, we should pay for NATO without questioning any of the expenses. It is completely bizarre.


Thank you Comrade devilsadvocate, but you have two personalities on JCLIST. And this one - the devilsadvocate is the opposite of the other! Ha Ha!

Good arguments and the Russian Federation agrees with you. F*** NATO. NATO is no good! F*** Ukraine, which belongs to Russian Federation. F*** Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. They are little chickens that will soon be back in the coop! Russian Federation needs US president that can "look the other way" ha ha! Crimea is nice this time of year don't you agree?

TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP, make Russian Federation...I mean America, great again!

Oh and DO NOT read this (right wing enough?):
http://index.heritage.org/military/20 ... rther-russian-aggression/


Yeah, the former Soviet Union is not really the US or Europe's problem. For a bunch of reasons, the most basic one being that there's zero reason to die for a regional conflict, plus few in the US understand (or care about) the history or the inherent intricacies. How many Americans have any idea what the status of Ukraine or Crimea was before the USSR? That's just one example. The result ends up being that Americans support "new Ukraine" - which basically is just different oligarchs fleecing the population, now promoting Ukrainian nationalism to keep the population focused on something other than the fact that they're no better off than before their "revolution" (and in fact, in many ways quite a bit worse off).

And NATO was fine when it was the US, France, the UK and other core allies. When they started bringing in Turkey, they had jumped the shark. As they expanded into E. Europe - it was purely strategic. It wasn't about protecting similar nations with intertwined histories and cultures, it was about projecting power and influence. The result of that kind of approach to the world? A massive national debt that we have no idea how we will repay.

Finally, absolutely many Republicans hate Russia. McCain, Romney, and plenty of others come to mind. What is fascinating to me is that in this election the Democrat is playing the role of warmongering while Trump isn't. Except that Democrats are falling into line.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 2:23
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Re: 9/26/2016: Presidential Debate (Hofstra)
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'Slow and steady' growth? Obama is the first POTUS to never have a 3% rise in the economy. Hillary would be more of the same. And Obama got those abysmal numbers by doubling he national debt accrued by every single preceding POTUS combined. Just imagine how the economy would be if he hadn't mortgaged our kids lives.


Thank you, Comrade Monroe! The Russian Federation approves of your comments!


yet you can't disagree with the facts huh?


Of course he can't, this sort of deflection is what liberals do.

Also note how hypocritical the "Russia" point is. During the 2012 debates, Romney made a big deal about the threat Russia posed yet Obama scoffed at him, reminding him the Cold War ended decades ago.

Now, in an effort to rally the wagons around their thoroughly corrupt Dear Leader, we start to see this sort of fear mongering, from the party that always accuses Republicans of fear mongering.


Thank you for clarifying that, Comrade JCMan8.
Make Russia - I mean AMERICA Great Again!
Putin is fighting hard to get Trump elected. Your support most appreciated in this effort, ha ha!

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The new Democratic party belligerence towards Russia and general militarism is fascinating. This is the party throughout the cold war wanted peace with the USSR, and thought we could learn a thing or two about Communism. Russia today, of course, isn't Communist at all and instead has a fairly conservative government (complete with a flat tax). Suddenly, you have people like Clinton wanting to fight Russia in Syria and Ukraine. People who thought Vietnam - which had Communists attempting to invade an allied democracy, wasn't a just war. But backing Islamist armies in Syria is fine (er, "moderate rebels"), backing a bunch of people in Ukraine who honor WW2 era leaders that sided with the Nazis is also a great idea. Also, while the Iraq war was a wasteful expense, we should pay for NATO without questioning any of the expenses. It is completely bizarre.

Posted on: 2016/9/28 22:23
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Re: 9th and Coles Tavern closing. Last day party is Friday 9/30
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I went there once under the current ownership. I found one of the owners rather surly and unaccommodating. I never returned. But it seemed they had a loyal customer base. All the best to the new owners.


That's kind of remarkable. My interactions with them have been incredibly positive. Also, if you like eggs their eggs actually come from their own farm.

Posted on: 2016/9/28 21:56
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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Another issue re parking is induced demand. The more parking is made available in buildings or in lots, the more people may believe that car ownership is viable in JC, the more likely they are to own or keep a car, and voila the excess capacity generated by adding parking is soaked up very quickly.

I concur with some of the posters above that the better solution is to improve other transport options, ranging from public transport to car sharing to better bicycle infrastructure -- some of which is already happening, with projects such as the HBLR and Citibike.


This sounds like a logical reasoning, but the facts show otherwise. Most parking decks downtown are only half full! Most surface lots do fill up with people who work here, but if you take a walk through the decks in most of the high rises in DTJC, you will soon find that most of them are mostly empty, or maybe half full. That's why all of them have to resort to ridiculously low rates for those commuting here. While I do think it is prudent to include parking in some developments, the requirement of 1:1 parking to unit ratio (as in the past) is completely unnecessary. Even 1:2 may be too much. For example, among the 10 units in my floor, only three of us keep cars, while the rest do without them. It seems to be a very similar ratio on other floors based on conversations I have had with other neighbors.


Except that if we did away with 1:1 parking, prices would increase dramatically. I would keep 1:1 parking requirements and let the garages entice people to park with low rates. If they're cheap enough then you'll have residents without their own garages that have the ability to acquire permits park in hi-rise garages because it is cheap enough to do so. This is exactly what I do. On the other hand, if we only built enough garage spaces to suit the number absolutely required by immediate residents, prices would start to become similar to NYC, or at the very least Hoboken.

With respect to the prior proposal to "do away with cars", that is nonsensical. Many of us will not live without a car. I had a car when I lived in Manhattan as well. I can't and won't live without a car for a number of reasons - job related commuting, the fact that I have a few large dogs that wouldn't be allowed on public transport, and so on. I don't understand the knee-jerk reaction that some people have that if you want a car you should be evicted to the suburbs. Sensible policies to require adequate garage spacing in new construction and appropriate metering of certain spots to allow for day parking addresses much of the issue.

Posted on: 2016/9/22 15:22
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Re: 8 People Shot in JC in 4-Day Span - Authorities Say
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Chicago has seen its murder toll skyrocket this year. The nation's third-largest city has recorded more homicides than New York and Los Angeles combined in 2016. Homicides were up nearly 50% for the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year. Police have also already recovered 6,000 illegally possessed guns off the streets of Chicago this year.

Chicago Police say the vast majority of victims and assailants are on its Strategic Subject List, a predictive roster that the department generates by crunching arrest information, gang affiliation, shooting patterns and other data. The list includes about 1,400 individuals.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/us/ ... may-shoot-or-be-shot.html



So you're saying that other cities with strict gun control laws imposed by liberal mayors also have problems? I, for one, am shocked! Shocked I say!

Posted on: 2016/8/30 1:16
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Re: WAZE App showed me the rest of JC
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...The greatest shame is that we're not machine gunning the rioters down.


Let me guess, you've decided who you are voting for.


Shocking, right?

Posted on: 2016/8/18 3:44
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Re: WAZE App showed me the rest of JC
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Honestly, I have nothing more to say, the views you have are a little narrow minded and a lot selfish. Maybe you should ask the mayor " Why should I care that Greenville is a ghetto that I would never set foot in?". or better yet, take the mic at the next Groove on Grove and address the crowd, and let them know how you feel. I am sure love will reign down on you in buckets, but what do you care right - it's your world right? We're all just living in it.


Our mayor cares about getting votes, but I can assure you that before he ran for politics he never gave 1 flying f-- about the residents of the ghetto. Everyone is selfish, including ghetto residents that are just looking for more handouts.

Posted on: 2016/8/18 3:43
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Re: WAZE App showed me the rest of JC
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And as everyone knows, once upon a time downtown was a sh*t hole no one wanted to be in - and now it isn't. And it took close to 30 years for it get that way - so it's really speaks volumes about you for you to basically say now that this cool part of town is stabilized and nice, and you are there all comfy and cozy - fuq everyone else.


So yeah, once upon a time a lot of DTJC was a craphole too. Back then I wouldn't be living here either. What I don't get is why you think that because I live in DTJC that I somehow owe people in other parts of JC something. Why should I care that Greenville is a ghetto that I would never set foot in? So like I said, my only wish with places like that is that they weren't in my city at all.

As to my general hatred of ghettos and most of their dwellers - look at what is going on in Milwaukee. All of those rioting were net negatives long before and only know how to say "gimme dat!" There was an interview (before all the reporters fled) with some distinguished gentleman that blamed the riots on the rich not giving their money to individuals like him. The greatest shame is that we're not machine gunning the rioters down.

Posted on: 2016/8/16 19:49
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Re: WAZE App showed me the rest of JC
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The way you are generalizing everyone and thing outside of downtown is the douchiest thing I've seen in a while on here. I used to rent downtown and me and my wife decided to lay roots here by buying. I am a creative director in NYC and she is a registrar at an art dealer and the best we could afford was over near Lincoln Park. To imply that anyone outside downtown doesn't work hard or lives like sh!t is fuq'd up


+1

A good rule of thumb, given that you seem new, is that there are about ten regular posters from DTJC who channel Donald Trump. They've effectively taken over this site, and are terrified of everything. I've lived in Lafayette for eight years & have had a much better experience than in DTJC or, for that matter, the East Village when I lived there. Enjoy your area; it's beautiful.


And I even happen to be a Donald Trump voter too!

Posted on: 2016/8/16 18:06
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Re: WAZE App showed me the rest of JC
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The way you are generalizing everyone and thing outside of downtown is the douchiest thing I've seen in a while on here. I used to rent downtown and me and my wife decided to lay roots here by buying. I am a creative director in NYC and she is a registrar at an art dealer and the best we could afford was over near Lincoln Park. To imply that anyone outside downtown doesn't work hard or lives like sh!t is fuq'd up


I'm not generalizing everyone - but I am noting that the situation outside of DTJC is much worse than in. And of course there are exceptions - that strip at the cliff of the heights is quite nice. But the point was still valid.

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Re: WAZE App showed me the rest of JC
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You sound like exactly the type of person I object to paying for. And these hoods are exactly the sort of people who need to go to a work camp so society can extract at least some value from them.

As for me, they can say hello to my two large dogs (I wouldn't walk at night without them).

I owe you nothing. I owe them nothing. Try to take what is mine and good chance it will end badly. And our city shouldn't be worried about giving you anything you didn't earn. Work harder, get a better job, then maybe you won't live like crap.

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Hopefully you're the next bitch ass Leroy robs.

You can explain the theory while bleeding.

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I've said it before and I'll say it again: if DTJC could somehow break off from the rest of JC we would become one of the best cities in the country.

And yes, I know much of the non-DTJC city is crap. No, I don't feel remotely "guilty" about that. Feel free to explain to me why I should. You jerks already get the benefit of my tax dollars - and that's all you'll get from me.

Posted on: 2016/8/15 22:13
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Re: He lost on red light cameras, now Whizzy wants to nail you for drinking coffee in your car
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Is there no end to this idiocy?

http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2 ... iver_mobileshort_home_pop

Today on my short stroll to Patsey's for lunch and the library I saw two cars sail right through stop signs - one on Central Avenue and Zabriske Street - practically spitting distance from the Police Station - the other by P.S. 8.

If there was a snowball's chance New Jersey drivers could be trusted to obey traffic laws, than I would agree with you that it's over-reach, nanny-state mentality, at best unnecessary. But from what I see, any constraint that can be placed on drivers in this state is absolutely necessary.


So your solution for cars blowing through stop signs isn't to enforce existing laws but to enact knew ones because "any constraint that can be placed on drivers in this state is absolutely necessary"? Seriously?

Posted on: 2016/8/15 21:51
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Re: WAZE App showed me the rest of JC
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: if DTJC could somehow break off from the rest of JC we would become one of the best cities in the country.

And yes, I know much of the non-DTJC city is crap. No, I don't feel remotely "guilty" about that. Feel free to explain to me why I should. You jerks already get the benefit of my tax dollars - and that's all you'll get from me.

Posted on: 2016/8/15 21:46
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Re: SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES IN JERSEY CITY HIGHLIGHT GROWING MIGRANT CRISIS
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Racists writing racist drivel on a thread about minorities... Didn't see that coming on JCList!


You realize Islam isn't a race, right?

Posted on: 2016/8/1 18:39
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Re: Jersey City Muslims Unite Against Trump
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As to Brexit, I will note that the liberal/conservative argument occurring here mirrors many of the same arguments that occurred over there (including asserting that everyone pro-Brexit were stupid racists)
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The average net worth of people in the UK is around $200k. Given the collapse in sterling and UK assets is likely to approach 20% by the end of this year - that works out to each voter paying ~$40k to leave the EU. Dunno about racist - but certainly stupid.


This is an oversimplification of the situation. Yes, the sterling has declined which cuts the value of holdings (but also debt). On the other hand, it heavily favors the export of goods as UK goods become relatively cheaper. That's a huge factor that can't be underestimated.

So yes, short term there's some pain. That has ALWAYS been the deal. Long term there's the prospect of a real path forward that didn't exist within the EU.

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Re: Jersey City Muslims Unite Against Trump
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The rabid leftist bitch Maddow has no answers to Hillary lies so she's shooting the messenger (Comey). That is all she can do.


Is it really necessary to call Maddow a bitch? Nothing like mixing some misogyny in with the racism. Just like Brexit is unleashing "a frenzy of racism" - the politics of Trump is bringing out the worst in people.


So not diving into most of the several hundred post thread, but just want to note something: calling someone a "bitch" isn't misogyny anymore than calling a guy an "asshole" is misandry. These are just labels used to describe obnoxious behavior that happen to be gender specific. This is an example of the over-sensitivity of liberals to ANYTHING that might relate to gender, race, religion or sexual orientation regardless of whether it is innocuous or whether the statement is true. This, in itself, is actually incredibly grating and obnoxious behavior which is a major reason for many people voting Republican in the first place.

That said, I agree in general that elections bring out the worst behavior in people on both sides. You can see images of violent illegal immigrants protesting Trump rallies attacking both attendees and police, all while waving Mexican flags. Of course, I suspect that you ignore that and instead focus on someone's use of the word "bitch" as an example of "bringing out the worst in people." As to Brexit, I will note that the liberal/conservative argument occurring here mirrors many of the same arguments that occurred over there (including asserting that everyone pro-Brexit were stupid racists), right down the the smug leftist assurance that they would win. How did that turn out for them?

Posted on: 2016/7/6 20:49
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Re: Down under the New Jersey Turnpike extension - recreational use?
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Always thought somehow it could be a great dog park..


This is exactly right.

Posted on: 2016/4/1 19:23
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Re: free public wifi
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Not sure how "piggy-backing" would work here. It is an infrastructure project and a question of if the company is willing to complete the project and maintain the network for the money the city is willing to pay. Either way, there is no "free lunch" here and nothing NYC did is likely to make it cheaper for Jersey City to build a similar network.

In terms of whether it would be worth it - how many people are there that do not have access to either good cell data service or that wouldn't just go in a cafe, pretty much all of which have free wifi? What are the real use cases here? Would this be seen as a way of providing poorer residents with an internet connection? What happens if some people decide to use it that way and would the network be reduced to dail-up speeds? Who is going to evaluate the data security of the network?

Just points to think about.

Posted on: 2016/3/21 15:58
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Re: N.J. mall bunny involved in brawl with customers
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Any people crying about Jersey City gentrification wiping out old JC want to comment?

All I have to say is that the Easter Bunny was "keepin' it real, yo." Also, thanks for the laugh.

Posted on: 2016/3/21 15:42
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Re: In Jersey City, Gentrification Accelerates, Changing Neighborhoods and Lives
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In downtown Jersey City, folks, downtown Jersey City. Come up to the Heights, and you can see how people have lived in Jersey City for the last 3,000 years!


I find that odd, even Greenville is gentrifying, we had a meeting last night just about this topic on how to slow it down. but I guess you would know better than I since you live there.


You guys want to slow down Greenville getting nicer? lol, that is hilarious.

I have an idea: if you separate out from JC, you can have your own schools, police, etc. which will be even worse than they are now. That will scare any developers off and non-sketchy residents will leave, so gentrification will be stopped. In my view this is a win-win. You stop gentrification and we don't have to have your neighborhood make our city look bad.

Posted on: 2016/3/18 19:19
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Many American soldiers died in JC during World Wars 1 & 2.


Huh. I wasn't aware of the great battles of WWs 1 and 2 that took place in Jersey City. You really do learn something new every day.


She was presumably talking about soldiers killed by criminals during their leave.

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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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But guys, that monument is unique and interesting. Everything going up around us is so bland and corporate. Yeah, it is grotesque, macabre, from long ago and relevant to a community that exists to a lesser extent than immigrants from the very part of the world that committed the massacre, but if nothing else it is a cool conversation piece. As to discussions of replacing it with a monument to something more "relevant" like Native Americans or slavery or whatever, that would be hugely political and the last thing we need. Whatever you could say about the monument, it isn't driving identity politics or supportive of any political spectrum. It is just an interesting piece of art.

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Re: Lackawanna Warehouse
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Having biked to both Lackawanna for the Art Studio Open Tour reception, as well as to JCAS on Hamilton Park, I can tell you the vicinity has zero potential to be bicycle friendly.


What in the world are you talking about? My family bikes past there on our way to Hoboken all the time.


Clearly you are made of tougher stuff than me... Where do you get across 12th, 14th, and Hoboken Avenues? Not Marin Boulevard, surely.


There's an (admittedly sketchy) underpass at Coles, though that is temporarily closed now. I'm hoping that they will make it much nicer before they open it back up.

If you take that route - you'll connect to the new Hoboken bike path as well.

Posted on: 2016/3/2 18:32
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Re: Chris Christie expected formally end presidential bid today
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He is a politician that made a deal. Spare me the outrage. When he was running against Trump he was painting him as a terrible candidate and now he sells him as America's best option (which, he is). Can't say this bothers me at all.


Posted on: 2016/2/29 19:45
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Re: Lackawanna Warehouse
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Yep, Statco is the one that I was referring to - but there's -O- parking available, whereas Lackawanna has ample parking...13 acres of it, I believe. I used to dream of a food destination a la Terminal Markey in Phiily - lots of small stalls that might be snapped up by concessionaires, eager to feed the hungry masses.
But it's more likely better suited for a large retailer or two - you've just got to wonder why there's not been any other big named lease signings since Buddy of Carlo's Bakery. I know that all real estate is local and that our's is perhaps hyper-local because of population density - I just used find it odd that we're not, as a city, actively trying to solicit some larger retailers to town - tax eatables and job growth being of primary concern and benefit to all.
I'd like to email the scouting teams at some of the grocers our 50,000+ "Whole Foods Coming to JC" thread here on jclist.


Parking is certainly important, but don't forget that a redevelopment can include an interior parking garage.

Hey, anything we can all do to get a WF in Jersey City has my vote! I agree that either of those locations is perfect, and SHOULD be an easy sell since Hoboken is also right there.

Posted on: 2016/2/29 19:43
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Re: Lackawanna Warehouse
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HamiltonParker wrote: Someone mentioned an Amazon fulfillment biz as a current but I believe that they're in another, local warehouse (Scatko or some similar name?).


Do you mean Statco, which is right in that area too? That is also a worthy addition to this conversation since it is in that same vein (old, dilapidated warehouse from a Jersey City that no longer exists, except for a few islands that are ripe for redevelopment).

Posted on: 2016/2/29 18:29
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Re: Parking garages/lots?
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I believe there are more drivers with cars in JC than bikers.


That's probably true. Therefore it's a good thing that even if the parking were reduced from 163 to 123, there would be parking available for more than 75% of the units in the building. What's the household car ownership % for that neighborhood? I know it's 61% for all of Jersey City.


Where is the data on this? I know for a fact, downtown (Paulus Hook, Van Vorst, Hamilton Park, the Village, Harimus, etc do not have parking.


Downtown Parking:
http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/jers ... 18&lng=-74.04470029999999


The parking lots are charging extortion prices, no wonder people park on the streets. No person can afford this unless they make more than six figures. This is like the drug companies who manufacture pills. People cannot afford the medicine. I saw on tv, the medicine Hep C cost $100,000. Insurance companies refuse to pay, well this is just the same, the prices are not in most people's budget.


Wait, there are people in JC making less than six figures?

Posted on: 2016/2/24 15:57
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Re: Area between Tunnel and Hoboken
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tommyc_37 wrote:
I think it makes sense to develop that area, but will take a heck of a long time for it to not feel isolated. The Hoboken Path station is not far distance-wise, but it's not pedestrian friendly or pretty to walk there. It will be a minimum of several decades before that are feels like a neighborhood, I think.

I wish they would build a large pedestrian bridge/overpass over the Holland Tunnel entrance/exit. A wide pedestrian bridge (like 300 feet wide) covered in grass and landscaping would make for an awesome park, and a way to tie that area into Hamilton Park.


The pedestrian bridge is a great idea. Given all the construction I see in the area I figure the developers are going to need to think of something.

Posted on: 2016/2/5 18:15
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Re: Prospective new restaurant opening in Hamilton Park
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bodhipooh wrote:
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tommyc_37 wrote:
I find it humorous that people were afraid that a wine bar would negatively affect a nearby school. This town is unreal sometimes.


I really think this is more of a cultural thing in the US. It is incredibly funny/weird that people think that any display of alcohol/skin/cigarettes ANYWHERE near a school is somehow detrimental to the well being of the school kids. A wine bar across the street is seen as the ultimate threat and a potential corrupting influence on "impressionable kids" but the place would probably only operate during the evenings. That makes a TON of sense. :/


Agreed. Americans have this weird thing that if children see anything other than what would be presented by Disney that they will grow up to be meth addicted prostitutes/drug dealers, despite the fact that this isn't really how it works anywhere.

Posted on: 2016/2/5 18:04
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