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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Thankfully NYC just passed a measure to get all the old, white NIMBYs off their community boards (term limits), so it should be easier to get more stuff built in the future. Hopefully Jersey City does the same and completely neuters the NA's and Yvonnes in the future.


Have you ever attended or joined a JC NA? JC NA's have nowhere near the power of NYCs CB's. They have no official powers but are simply nonprofit orgs, while CBs are essentially a part of city govt. NA's only power is being organized and getting heard. There have been several times to my knowledge there have been competing NA's in the same area.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Between Amazon’s 25,000 and Google’s 12,000 new employees, downtown JC will definitively be effected. Even if Amazon employees don’t end up living in JC, they will displace some people who will. I know the Google story is not getting much press but it impacts JC more—their new office will be right across from Newport.
https://gizmodo.com/oh-good-google-is- ... resence-in-1830300276/amp

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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The JC to Queens commute is not great, with both the PATH *and* the E/R trains getting very crowded.


Several of my clients moved from the garment center to LIC. Honestly, the travel time is the same since I'm not fighting my way to walk 1/2 mile through the crowded midtown streets. So, can JC be worth the extra fare to commute to LIC? Given that an unlimited Smartlink card is $1000/yr, you can easily save that in 2 months of rent over equivalent areas of Queens. Transferring at 23rd street to the F is a snap.

I'll also point out that outdoor recreation opportunities were on that list of requirements. I guess they downgraded it, but getting to the Catskills or Poconos is FAR easier from JC than Queens, one reason we moved here rather than Brooklyn 20 years ago.

I had a client make almost the exact same move. My travel time nearly doubled. So did my travel costs.

"Fighting you way through the streets?" Really?

LIC has also gentrified quite a bit in the past 10-15 years, with lots of housing and amenities already in the pipeline. LIC will be almost completely transformed by the time HQ 2½ is up and running.

Jersey City would be pretty low on the list if I landed a high-paying job in LIC today.
a salary of $100,000 only goes so far. just ask people in sn francisco and silicon valley...PLUS, hq 2.5 is expected to generate an additional 37,000 indirect jobs.....those people will need to live somewhere too. i read somewhere that ny metro population is expected to grow by 1 million over next decade..


1 million in the next decade? Do you have a source for that? The most recent statistic I read, they weren't expecting NYC's population to hit 9 million until 2030...we're pushing 8.7 million in 2018.

No doubt there's going to be a dire, dire need for more housing in all regions of the NYC metro area. Thankfully NYC just passed a measure to get all the old, white NIMBYs off their community boards (term limits), so it should be easier to get more stuff built in the future. Hopefully Jersey City does the same and completely neuters the NA's and Yvonnes in the future.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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The JC to Queens commute is not great, with both the PATH *and* the E/R trains getting very crowded.


Several of my clients moved from the garment center to LIC. Honestly, the travel time is the same since I'm not fighting my way to walk 1/2 mile through the crowded midtown streets. So, can JC be worth the extra fare to commute to LIC? Given that an unlimited Smartlink card is $1000/yr, you can easily save that in 2 months of rent over equivalent areas of Queens. Transferring at 23rd street to the F is a snap.

I'll also point out that outdoor recreation opportunities were on that list of requirements. I guess they downgraded it, but getting to the Catskills or Poconos is FAR easier from JC than Queens, one reason we moved here rather than Brooklyn 20 years ago.

I had a client make almost the exact same move. My travel time nearly doubled. So did my travel costs.

"Fighting you way through the streets?" Really?

LIC has also gentrified quite a bit in the past 10-15 years, with lots of housing and amenities already in the pipeline. LIC will be almost completely transformed by the time HQ 2½ is up and running.

Jersey City would be pretty low on the list if I landed a high-paying job in LIC today.
a salary of $100,000 only goes so far. just ask people in sn francisco and silicon valley...PLUS, hq 2.5 is expected to generate an additional 37,000 indirect jobs.....those people will need to live somewhere too. i read somewhere that ny metro population is expected to grow by 1 million over next decade..

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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I had a client make almost the exact same move. My travel time nearly doubled. So did my travel costs.

"Fighting you way through the streets?" Really?

Try DTJC to 21st & 21st in LIC vs 8th & 39th in googlemaps. Only a few minutes different. YMMV. And yes, trying to walk through the fucking gawking tourists between Herald sq and Times Sq is like combat.

The extra cost is what it is, but there's much worse commutes entirely within NYC. There's even parts of Astoria & Jackson Heights that would take about 40 min to get to the LIC waterfront, but cost a lot more than DTJC. And if you're trying to get to your weekend house in the hills, add at least an hour driving, more depending on when.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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The JC to Queens commute is not great, with both the PATH *and* the E/R trains getting very crowded.


Several of my clients moved from the garment center to LIC. Honestly, the travel time is the same since I'm not fighting my way to walk 1/2 mile through the crowded midtown streets. So, can JC be worth the extra fare to commute to LIC? Given that an unlimited Smartlink card is $1000/yr, you can easily save that in 2 months of rent over equivalent areas of Queens. Transferring at 23rd street to the F is a snap.

I'll also point out that outdoor recreation opportunities were on that list of requirements. I guess they downgraded it, but getting to the Catskills or Poconos is FAR easier from JC than Queens, one reason we moved here rather than Brooklyn 20 years ago.

I had a client make almost the exact same move. My travel time nearly doubled. So did my travel costs.

"Fighting you way through the streets?" Really?

LIC has also gentrified quite a bit in the past 10-15 years, with lots of housing and amenities already in the pipeline. LIC will be almost completely transformed by the time HQ 2½ is up and running.

Jersey City would be pretty low on the list if I landed a high-paying job in LIC today.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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something else to consider..would you really want to be living next to/around the same people you see at work everyday? not me. it would be very hard to use all those sick days? you can't blame the subway or PATH or LIRR or NJ transit if you oversleep.

Posted on: 11/13 20:36
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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The JC to Queens commute is not great, with both the PATH *and* the E/R trains getting very crowded.


Several of my clients moved from the garment center to LIC. Honestly, the travel time is the same since I'm not fighting my way to walk 1/2 mile through the crowded midtown streets. So, can JC be worth the extra fare to commute to LIC? Given that an unlimited Smartlink card is $1000/yr, you can easily save that in 2 months of rent over equivalent areas of Queens. Transferring at 23rd street to the F is a snap.

I'll also point out that outdoor recreation opportunities were on that list of requirements. I guess they downgraded it, but getting to the Catskills or Poconos is FAR easier from JC than Queens, one reason we moved here rather than Brooklyn 20 years ago.

Posted on: 11/13 17:35
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wonder if this will bring the Light Rail Proposal in LIC through Bk back to life

Posted on: 11/13 17:25
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I wouldn't want to schlep from JC to Long Is City. .

Posted on: 11/13 16:26
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Is it any wonder why Amazon is bypassing New Jersey?
aren't taxes much higher in nyc than in jc or nj?


Give NJ some more time. We'll end up tops. And Amazon knows it.
i'd rather pay more taxes to live in NY/NJ area than no/low taxes to live in places like missippi or alabama or anywhere between the northeast and California.

Posted on: 11/13 16:19
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Is it any wonder why Amazon is bypassing New Jersey?
aren't taxes much higher in nyc than in jc or nj?


Give NJ some more time. We'll end up tops. And Amazon knows it.

Posted on: 11/13 16:15
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Is it any wonder why Amazon is bypassing New Jersey?
aren't taxes much higher in nyc than in jc or nj?

Posted on: 11/13 16:11
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JC will get a few crumbs. I'm not so sure that most Amazon will employees will want to live in Queens, especially with rising prices. If New Jersey had its second tunnel, maybe it could have attracted more crumbs.
Who wants to deal with constant train disruptions? I read somewhere that NY is even thinking about extending the "planned" 2Nd Hudson River train tunnel under the East River. transportation options/redundancies for a growing megacity is a good thing

Posted on: 11/13 16:09
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Well, it's official.

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I don't expect this will have a big impact on JC, though it is plausible that some people who will be priced out of LIC/Queens could move to affordable parts of JC.


Depending on where exactly in LIC they go, the WTC PATH has a direct connection to the E and R lines, which go right to the Queensboro Plaza area. I think the region as a whole will benefit, including Downtown JC, as not every one of those 25k employees is going to want to live in Queens.


My thoughts exactly. These things do not operate in a vacuum. I would be very happy if I owned rental property near a PATH train stop right now.

Posted on: 11/13 15:39
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Well, it's official.

Long Island City
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plus 5000 jobs in Nashville

I don't expect this will have a big impact on JC, though it is plausible that some people who will be priced out of LIC/Queens could move to affordable parts of JC.


Depending on where exactly in LIC they go, the WTC PATH has a direct connection to the E and R lines, which go right to the Queensboro Plaza area. I think the region as a whole will benefit, including Downtown JC, as not every one of those 25k employees is going to want to live in Queens.


Mostly true, about many people not wanting to live in Queens, but both Astoria and LIC have seen incredible growth over the past few years. They can probably attract a large chunk of the people getting hired by Amazon. The JC to Queens commute is not great, with both the PATH *and* the E/R trains getting very crowded.

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Well, it's official.

Long Island City
Arlington VA
plus 5000 jobs in Nashville

I don't expect this will have a big impact on JC, though it is plausible that some people who will be priced out of LIC/Queens could move to affordable parts of JC.


Depending on where exactly in LIC they go, the WTC PATH has a direct connection to the E and R lines, which go right to the Queensboro Plaza area. I think the region as a whole will benefit, including Downtown JC, as not every one of those 25k employees is going to want to live in Queens.

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Well, it's official.

Long Island City
Arlington VA
plus 5000 jobs in Nashville

I don't expect this will have a big impact on JC, though it is plausible that some people who will be priced out of LIC/Queens could move to affordable parts of JC.

Posted on: 11/13 10:03
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"...Long Island City will share the new Amazon headquarters with Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac from Washington, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Amazon began looking in September 2017 for a site for a second headquarters."

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Well, until the official announcement is made (possibly later today) nothing is a sure thing.

One of the Amazon VPs in charge of the process lost his shit over Crystal City officials leaking information to the press (certain details made it clear the leaks were coming from government officials involved in the talks) and there is/was a chance they could have changed the specifics of the actual location within Arlington.

Posted on: 11/13 9:25
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Is it any wonder why Amazon is bypassing New Jersey?

Posted on: 11/13 8:05
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"...Long Island City will share the new Amazon headquarters with Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac from Washington, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Amazon began looking in September 2017 for a site for a second headquarters."

Source

Posted on: 11/12 23:48
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Re: Recycling Ticket/Court Appearance
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Wrong! You will get pulled over one night for having a light out any where in the 50 states. Then they will arrest you and you will sit there in handcuffs for hours until Jersey City sends word that they will not extradite. Be leave me, a bench warrant is real and will come back to haunt you when you least expect it.

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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Jersey City payroll tax clears hurdle amid objections

JERSEY CITY — Dozens of union workers crowded inside the City Council chambers on Wednesday to show their opposition to a proposed payroll tax, with business owners telling the council to put the brakes on a tax plan they say will devastate the business community.

Parents, meanwhile, urged council members to support the tax, saying the expected revenue is needed to stave off major budget cuts at the public school district. A form of state aid that brought the district about $170 million this year is being taken away in chunks starting in July.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _hurdle_amid_objecti.html

have I seen this play book before? Whenever wants or dislikes something, they get a bunch of union people to protest. This is BS. As JC becomes more prosperous, JC should shoulder more if it's JCBOE costs...Maybe municipalities should be allowed to have an income tax too.

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Re: Recycling Ticket/Court Appearance
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We just got one in the mail. First the property taxes triple and now the under the table Recycle tickets to raise capital. Emperor Fulashit is becoming nothing more than a standard Hudson county Democrat scumbag.

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Re: Macy's Balloon Fest 2018 November 3rd, 2018 MetLife Stadium
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This is from northjersey.com you can also just google Macys Balloon Fest 2018 for others.

https://www.northjersey.com/media/cine ... /macys-balloon-fest-2018/

It was supposed to be from 9 am to 1 pm. It started early 8:30 am and ended early because of the wind. They were going to do 6 but only did 3 balloons. Don’t know if you knew but it was tied into a Macy Rewards event. If you registered for the Nov 3rd event I think back in October you got a free shirt. I didn't register they let people who didn't stand outside barriers.

The P Lot was odd no parking you had to park along the road or in the Race Track lot and walk. A lot of people came. It used to be in the big parking lots like by the Flea Market. I have been going to those balloon fests since they were held in Hoboken they got so big it was moved to Giants Stadium. Then on and off to NY. Also it was cool pre 9/11 to go to the warehouse the night before the parade and see the floats lined up in the streets. You could actually sit on them and take pictures. After 9/11 got strict of course had bomb sniffing dogs and you couldn't sit on the floats.

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Re: Nimbus Gala 2018: Take Root - November 17, 7pm
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Nimbus Gala 2018 Honorees:

Sharnita C. Johnson
Program Director, Arts,
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

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Nimbus Award for Service through the Arts:

Joanne Robinson Hill
Former Director of Education, Joyce Theater, Founding Member Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education

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Sharnita C. Johnson
As Arts Program Director at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Sharnita Johnson has been dedicated to and invested in Nimbus’ success and the flourishing of arts in the Garden State. Sharnita's unwavering support, and that of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, has been integral to Nimbus' sustainability and growth over the years. As friend, trusted confidante, connector, and loyal audience member, Sharnita has helped lift up our organization and seen it thrive. In Sharnita Johnson, we have a trusted partner and ally in the path we share with her: the calling to build a better world through the arts, one that is more inclusive, more unified, and more fully-expressed.

At the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Sharnita directs a $3 million statewide portfolio that fosters a diverse and vibrant arts ecosystem, creates broad-based public support of the arts, and supports communities engaged in creative placemaking in New Jersey. As a seasoned nonprofit professional, Sharnita is dedicated to building better communities through arts and culture, education, and youth development. Before joining the Dodge Foundation in 2015, Johnson worked as a program officer and senior program officer for the Ruth Mott Foundation, Skillman Foundation, and W. K. Kellogg Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in from Marygrove College in Detroit and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Joanne Robinson Hill
Joanne Robinson Hill has been an inspirational guide for Nimbus Dance Works, performing artists, and arts students nationwide. As a beacon and benevolent leader in the arts, Joanne is known for her knowledge and wisdom, as well as her honesty and pragmatism. In her volunteer service to Nimbus as both curator of choreography for our OFFLINE performance series and as mentor to our teen pre-professional students, Joanne has taken her impressive and worldly pedigree directly into this community where she lives. She inspires youth and staff alike with her knowledge, compassion, and commitment to the arts and arts education.

In her extensive and highly accomplished career as an educator, administrator, and former dancer, Joanne Robinson Hill is the former director of education at The Joyce Theater. She is an honoree and founding member of the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts in Education and was a Leonard Bernstein Center for Education through the Arts Fellow. She is an advisor to the Davalois Fearon Dance Company, serves on the editorial board of the Teaching Artist Journal, and recently consulted with the Joyce Theater on accessibility. Joanne was a 2017 Dance/USA Engaging Dance Audiences panelist, a Joyce residency artist panelist, and a HARLEM STAGE choreographic mentor. Joanne is also a past trustee of Dance/USA and a former board member of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable. She has been a consultant for the NYC Department of Education, served on the Council on the Arts panels for both NY and NJ, and has been recognized for her leadership by the NY State Department of Education. Outside of this region, Joanne previously worked in the arts in the Portland, Oregon area. She was also dance curriculum developer for the National Institute of Education's CEMREL Aesthetic Education Program and is a past co-chair and chair of Dance/USA's Educators Council. She danced with Raymond Sawyer, Rod Rodgers, and Erin Martin dance companies, collaborated with jazz composer Julius Hemphill, and last performed in Tina Croll and James Cunningham’s From The Horse’s Mouth.


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Re: Macy's Balloon Fest 2018 November 3rd, 2018 MetLife Stadium
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I wish I would of saw this last week so I could attend. Any pics or video from the event?

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Union-backed candidates sweep Jersey City school board race
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Union-backed candidates sweep Jersey City school board race

Three Jersey City Board of Education candidates supported by the local teachers union appear to have easily won election in that eight-person race.

Incumbents Marilyn Roman and Mussab Ali along with Joan Terrell-Paige were the top vote-getters in the race, according to preliminary results from the Hudson County clerk's office. Roman came in first place with more than 20,000 votes.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _to_sweep_jersey_cit.html


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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Jersey City payroll tax clears hurdle amid objections

JERSEY CITY — Dozens of union workers crowded inside the City Council chambers on Wednesday to show their opposition to a proposed payroll tax, with business owners telling the council to put the brakes on a tax plan they say will devastate the business community.

Parents, meanwhile, urged council members to support the tax, saying the expected revenue is needed to stave off major budget cuts at the public school district. A form of state aid that brought the district about $170 million this year is being taken away in chunks starting in July.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _hurdle_amid_objecti.html


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