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Re: Strange Noise In Sky 9/30/13
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didn't hear it myself. but when I lived in Kearny and the wind was out of the east occasionally I would hear what sounded like a jet engine revving down the hill. it was actual jet engines in use at the power station down in south Kearny, on the edge of JC. it looks like they added massively to that capability last year.

South Kearny Peaker Units

Posted on: 2013/10/1 8:22
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Re: Newport Ferry Terminal
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Heard right back from Councilwoman Osborne. It's great to find a responsive office on the other end of the line.

"I got the update. The New York Waterway ferry is waiting for a permit from The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to be able to relocate the pontoon bridge to a safe section of the waterfront walkway. They have been waiting for a long time. While this is in the state's hands, my office will send a letter on this to the DEP asking them to please prioritize the work as it is exacerbating commuting conditions within the city."

These kind of projects can always benefit from the attention of local governments. Hopefully the glacial pace will pick up a bit now.

Posted on: 2013/9/19 15:45
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Re: Newport Ferry Terminal
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the newport ferry connection is to w.39th street. to get to this terminal from hoboken, you need to use the northern ferry pier near 13th st in hoboken. the ferries from the hoboken ferry terminal run to wall street (and perhaps also to the east river.)

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Actually the main Hoboken ferry terminal connection only goes to downtown. Hoboken ferry connections to 39th street leave from a mile north. In any case, I just wrote Council Woman Osborne to see if the city has any leverage in the process.
Ahh, I didn't know this. Where does the Newport ferry connect to that Hoboken doesn't?

Posted on: 2013/9/19 5:59
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Re: Newport Ferry Terminal
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Actually the main Hoboken ferry terminal connection only goes to downtown. Hoboken ferry connections to 39th street leave from a mile north. In any case, I just wrote Council Woman Osborne to see if the city has any leverage in the process.

Posted on: 2013/9/18 18:03
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Re: Newport Ferry Terminal
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when I wrote their info email to find out what was being done on 7/31 I received this reply "We express regret for the inconvenience; unfortunately this is beyond our control. We don't have any new updates on the pier; however we anticipate that it won't be open for at least another month."

"beyond our control" makes me think that either the pier is owned by the city or a private agency that needs to be prodded. I asked who I might follow up with and did not receive a reply.

Posted on: 2013/9/18 17:19
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Re: kannekt closed?
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when I tried to open a bookmarked page there, my anti-virus alerts lit up like a xmas tree. looks like the site got hacked. many anti-virus firewalls simply block infected sites and the browser reports the site cannot be opened/found.

Posted on: 2013/8/29 17:49
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Re: 3 shot at Pavonia PATH station: report By Margaret Schmidt/The Jersey Journal
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reading that it was one gunman who eventually managed to shoot himself, is a little more reasonable a story than two random people on a random train, both packing heat. I've had late night drunks fall asleep on my shoulder and am not shy about speaking up. it could just have easily been me.

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A new variation of the story from ABC

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?sec ... cal/new_jersey&id=9218225

Posted on: 2013/8/25 20:48
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Re: JC police officer doesn't even know pedestrian law
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it might have been better to let the officer give you a ticket so you had a well defined platform to correct them publicly.

Posted on: 2013/8/20 17:12
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Re: Speakeasy Lounge at Grove plaza
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as a regular grove PATH commuter, I was really looking forward to this place opening. the open layout seemed like the perfect answer to grove plaza and all of the outdoor events that make it a special JC locale. as a somewhat older supporter of the arts and a fan of outdoor cafes, I was prepared to drop some serious change to be able to saddle up to a table and enjoy the shows in a civilized way - with a cold beer in hand, good food on the table. I hope the reports I am reading here are off the mark. if they aren't I will avoid the place. period.

unlike the sidewalks of hoboken, the crowds that pass through grove are mostly local. and what makes the arts scene in JC work is local folk giving support for local artists who in turn are giving performances back to the community. if the guys behind the speakeasy are scanning this thread, please understand that there are a lot of locals who really want you to succeed. and we are really looking forward to supporting you. please know that we also REALLY support the arts community. its not hard to see how this can be a win-win for all of us. thanks!

Posted on: 2013/6/25 16:52
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Re: Jersey City bicyclist in serious condition in hit and run: cops
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I'm saddened to learn that the victim of this hit and run was the woman who I knew for years working the Lucinda Creperie truck. Saddned further to learn that she was disconnected from life support by her family earlier this week.

RIP Natasha.

Natasha's Memorial Fund

Posted on: 2013/6/25 13:46
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Re: Local Indie Musicians Starting New Music Series in PAD
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the loft show was good. the space is a little echo-ey but the performances were solid.

lots coming up too. this weekend Arthouse over on hamilton park will host an EP release by THE GULLY HUBBARDS on friday and on saturday there's a show with AMERICAN WATERCOLOR MOVEMENT and THE EVERYMEN. on tuesday there's a show by deb DEVI over at Two Boots. a lot of other bands are lised for various openings during JC Fridays.

AWM


Posted on: 2013/6/5 22:08
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Re: Gunshots/Explosions/Fireworks
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interestingly, there was an email blast from Notify NYC about this sent out tuesday. I've seen these before but I'm not sure if they have blasted on all of the various fireworks that happens out at LSP. still, if you want a heads up in advance, you might look into subscribing.

Posted on: 2013/5/9 19:42
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Re: Cultural events causing congestion at Grove Path Station.
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I'm one of those folks who moved to downtown so I can commute in and out of the city. I also happen to have been one of those "300 people" who stopped to enjoy the show. it was a pleasant surprise to find the lively performance waiting at the top of the escalator. I too had somewhere to go. but I took the time to have a cold beer and listen to a few songs before heading on. I agree that the layout seemed less thought out than I remember - I hope they work this out. although, based on the language used, I doubt the readjustment of a few stalls would satisfy the original poster.

Posted on: 2013/5/3 20:08
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Re: What do we think of Hamilton Square South?
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I agree that the best approach is one that riffs on the old w/o being a slave to it. based on the rendering that has been posted:

I especially like the inclusion of green roofs. I agree that the upper towers are far more interesting than the base. one thing I keep getting tripped up over is that the gridlike elements along the lower retail level evoke cyclone fence posts. it cheapens the look. overall that complete lower base harkens to 60's public works buildings such as port authority while the upper towers are very forward thinking. ditto whoever pointed out how different these are from the toll bros monstrosities being build elsewhere. very thankful for that. that being said, I hope the silvermans are open to alternative designs for that base.

Posted on: 2013/3/8 22:12
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Re: Eye in the Sky
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it's probably the highest visibility location in all JC. perhaps they want it noticed to serve notice. perhaps it's an election year...

Posted on: 2013/1/21 5:43
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Re: Chalk circles all around town
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nice guess, cousin. not a renter. and paid a tad more for my digs. if nothing else, all the street art takes my eyes off of the endless trash that people are happy to drop around them as they walk down the sidewalk.

Posted on: 2013/1/14 22:06
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Re: Chalk circles all around town
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ha... it cracks me up to see Norm being defined as a public menace. chalk art on public walls has been around for as long as I can recall. since the 70's I can say with certainty.

back then, I went to school out at Pratt and would see chalk drawings of a certain style all over the place. walls, doors, subway ceilings. I really took a liking to it. a few years later Keith Haring moved his operation onto canvas, each of which now would sell for a kingly sum. I was just thinking how I miss walking through town and discovering another little Haring drawing hiding in the shadows. Norm's linework has been getting stronger and stronger. Its not easy for an artist to flirt with simple styles. it takes a little effort on the part of the viewer to see past its simplicity. gotta respect him for digging in his heels. haven't seen the chalk circles but I'll keep an eye out. nice to live in a city with an active art community.


Posted on: 2013/1/14 19:38
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Re: Snor'Eastercane
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nice image quality on the NY harbor webcam. but I don't see any info on where the camera(s) are pointing.

Posted on: 2012/10/29 12:58
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Re: Snor'Eastercane
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yes, the surge has been estimated at 6'. but surge + tide is what is of concern. here's a link with a map of links to tide+surge charts for various points.

surge + tide charts

Posted on: 2012/10/29 12:27
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Re: Snor'Eastercane
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If anyone has a clear view of the JC riverfront, please post whether this morning's 9AM high tide is spilling onto street level. sounds like tonight's cycle will hit much harder. but NOAA show's the possibility of 9' rise at the Battery this AM.

Posted on: 2012/10/29 12:12
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Re: Snor'Eastercane
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when irene was headed in, someone posted a link with altitude info for downtown JC. much of it was around 6'. anyone have that link?

-fip

Posted on: 2012/10/26 16:23
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Re: Shuttle Enterprise Statue of Liberty flyover
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Arcing inland over Washington Street.

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And tearing overhead @ Newport waterfront.

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Then continuing upriver with the LaFrak lighthouse in the foreground.

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Posted on: 2012/4/27 20:31
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Re: Injeera cravings
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been to mesob in monclair a lot. good eats. looks like meskerem has expanded to other NY locations. will have to check out...

http://www.ethiopianrestaurant.com/newyork/meskerem.html

Posted on: 2012/4/23 21:41
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Re: Church to Condo Convert
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I live on that stretch of pavonia. while the parking issue would impact me directly, I think it would be great to see that building restored and put to use. I don\'t know what kind of use the petitioners would prefer (halfway house? community center?) whatever the use, the developer would need to see return on investment. while the 1.2 mil seems like a deal, the roof will surely have to be replaced. it is sagging to the point that I worried about a heavy snowfall taking it down.

I do pay for off-street parking (FYI most of the lots I know of in the area are close to capacity) but there are many times - returning from the grocery store, having guests etc - when the lack of available spaces is problematic. IMHO raising parking prices is not going change the flow of traffic. it hasn\'t in hoboken. and if it does eventually eleviate a few spaces, it will certainly do it on the backs of families that are currently struggling most. in any case many other uses of the church would bring levels of parking distruption (i.e. restoring it as a place of worship would bring waves of church goers at regular intervals.)

hmmm. the aerial view of google maps shows a private drive with diagonal spaces directly behind the church between . perhaps the solution lies in that direction.

Posted on: 2012/4/16 21:03
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Re: PATH police action?
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I agree jmiz - was thinking the same thing. I have seen coverage from the air of an underground event where you get a glimspe of the stretcher being cariied out. how much fuel must have gotten burned for that shot. anyway the presence of the chopper might have been unrelated - other than in timing.

@emileigh I recieved no less than 7 path alerts and 2 from NYC.

Posted on: 2012/2/2 18:35
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PATH train service suspended due to jump attempt at Grove Street
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about 6:30 am I got an initial email blast that all indicated all PATH service thru JC was suspended due to a "police action." soon afterward I got a blast that said service on the JSQ-33 line "is operating with a 20 min delay. Trains will not stop at the Grove street station." I can hear 'copters overhead from hamilton park. anyone know what's up?

Posted on: 2012/2/2 12:04

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Re: PATH Suspension between 33rd Street and Journal Square and Hoboken due to police activity
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I'm always happy to pile on the PA. but for what its worth my PATH alert came thru a good 20 minutes before my 4:34pm NotifyNYC alert. gave me plenty of time to change directions and hit the ferry.

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Yet another opportunity to point out the ineptness of the Port Authority and their inability to keep us advised of what's happening on PATH - I work for a NYC government agency, and we got a text/e-mail advisory of this around 4:30(?) pm, LONG before the PATH e-mail alert went out. And the PATH e-mail "advisory" didn't say anything about the service suspension, just that PATH tickets were being cross-honored.

Can the Port Authority possibly suck more?

Posted on: 2011/12/2 23:08
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Re: Attempted Car Jacking starting from downtown to Westside Avenue.
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nothing bitter or trolling in my earlier post, PathH8Tr. the unusual and dramatic writing style by a newbie raised a red flag. the way it was written, it felt more like another installment of the Untitled Jersey City Project. a few of the story's details reinforced that impression. perps dressed in black and wearing a mask are found far more often on TV than in real life. personally, I thought it was unlikely cops would take that report at face value when pulling over a seriously wreckless driver and ALL give chase, leaving behind someone who could have turned out to be a perp themselves. all valid reasons to question whether the original poster was in fact a troll. the rest of their responses have taken a more reasonable tone. but I still think the language of the original post is an unusal way to frame a story.

Posted on: 2011/11/18 23:46
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Re: Attempted Car Jacking starting from downtown to Westside Avenue.
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not a bad piece of writing. you might want to tone down the self congratulatory "completely in focus with little to no fear" language. it doesn't ring true no matter how many local street references you drop. you also might want to extrapolate on why someone driving a nice beamer might want to go thru so much trouble to take YOUR car. are you driving an audi?

Posted on: 2011/11/18 7:19
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Re: How to get to 7 and 280 now?
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unless something changed since tuesday evening, you can still take 14th st to the underground viaduct of 139. then make the 2nd right after emerging from underground. there have been detours that add a half mile of cloverleaf from this point. but if you follow the signs you eventially get onto 7 and take it to 280 as in the past.

Posted on: 2011/11/10 6:36
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