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Re: 27th Annual Jersey City Art Studio Tour
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Friday, Oct. 13: Arrive at the #JCAST2017 opening night party in style with Bike JC! We will hold a special light-up night party bike ride, starting at 7 pm at Grove PATH Plaza and ending at the opening gala! This was mad fun last year. And we know how to make an entrance! Join us! Free; just show up.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 14 & 15: Ride with Bike JC on our free tours of many great arts venues around Jersey City! Multiple tours noon to 6 pm both days. Routes TBA here; all start at Grove PATH.


OK, HERE'S OUR SCHEDULE FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND.

ALL SCHEDULED RIDES DEPART AND RETURN TO GROVE ST. PATH PLAZA! (If you come with us to late-night parties, we will not return en mass to Grove PATH from those, but will escort people to places within reason.):

Friday 10/13 7-8 pm from Grove PATH: Light-Up Ride to Opening Night Party at Harborside Atrium 8-9
>>9:30-ish till ?? 660 Grand Street for a Puerto Rico benefit/party<<

Saturday 12 noon - 3pm Downtown Ride
- Art House 300 Coles St.
- Hamilton House 255 Brunswick
- Merseles Studio 339 Newark Ave.
- Drawing Rooms 180 Grand St
- The Oakman 160 1st St.)

Saturday 3pm - 6pm Greenville, Bergen/Lafayette
- Project Greenville 128 Winfield Ave
- Ocean Green Gallery 744 Ocean Ave
- Pacific Flea Gallery - 149 Pacific Ave
- The Artisits of 111 First Street - 395 Halladay St. #2
- Deep Space Gallery 2nd Fl THE HIVE JC - 77 Cornelison Ave
>>Possibly we will venture to a night party or two after dropping people off at Grove PATH<<

Sunday 12 noon - 3pm Heights Ride
- Jim Fischer's Art Studio - 530 Liberty Ave
- The Statuary 53 Congress St.
- 107 Bowers Gallery and Art Space 107 Bowers St.
- Pershing Field Community Center - 201 Central Ave. (enter from Summit Ave)
- Musicians Building - 130 Central Ave
- Prime Gallery - 351 Palisade Ave
- Madill Studiio - 58 Laidlaw Ave

Sunday 3pm - 6pm WEST / MCGINLEY Sq. / JSQ
- Independent Art World Gallery - 715 Newark Ave (John Ruddy & Lillian Khan)
- The Triangle Building - 2800 JFK Blvd, 1st Floor (37 artists)
- El Cocotero - 749 Bergen Ave (Multiple Venezuelan artists)
- Jersey City Bicycle Co - 687 Montgomery St (Chris De Los Angeles’ bike shop, work by our friend Daniel “Kodaq” Morteh & 2 others, quick stop)
- Shua Space - 340 Summit Ave (5 artists in small but cool space)
- Dineen/Hull gallery @ HCCC - 71 Sip Ave (Kayt Hester, 1 other exhibit, closing party till 8)

Posted on: 10/13 12:32
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Re: New owner/landlord isn't cashing rent checks
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When my landlord in Hamilton Park wanted to go condo about 12 years ago, I was unemployed so I figured I would have a harder time finding a new place, and I also didn't want to leave the neighborhood.

Long story short, after brief negotiations I got 36 months' worth of my current rent, paid to me before I left. I signed a brief contract agreeing to leave within 90 days, if I recall correctly.

The landlord worked it out with another landlord on the same block to rent to me. A very similar place, more expensive but nicely renovated. I actually got to poke around and get them to renovate the way I liked, preserving some of the older funky features of the place. Still there today.


Posted on: 10/11 17:15
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Re: 27th Annual Jersey City Art Studio Tour
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Friday, Oct. 13: Arrive at the #JCAST2017 opening night party in style with Bike JC! We will hold a special light-up night party bike ride, starting at 7 pm at Grove PATH Plaza and ending at the opening gala! This was mad fun last year. And we know how to make an entrance! Join us! Free; just show up.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 14 & 15: Ride with Bike JC on our free tours of many great arts venues around Jersey City! Multiple tours noon to 6 pm both days. Routes TBA here; all start at Grove PATH.

Posted on: 10/9 15:36
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Re: Protected Bicycle Lane
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adding bike lanes on both sides can both allow a safe lane for travel for bikers while also reducing the width of the driving lanes (without eliminating parking). Narrower lanes naturally slow the speed of traffic since people psychologically drive slower in narrow spaces and faster in wider ones. its a two-fold and simple step to helping the pedestrian issue and speeding issue.


I know that the "narrower lanes lead to reduced speeds" philosophy is taken as an absolute truth, but recent changes to the layout of 1st Street have resulted in the exact opposite. The southern side of the street between Marin and Provost was modified to remove diagonal parking and parallel parking spots were implemented over the road surface, creating a narrower traffic lane, and yet through traffic has increased in speed and, weirdly, also in volume.


perhaps im misunderstanding but how do parallel spots take up more room than diagonal spots? wouldnt parallel spots instead of diagonal widen the through lane?


You are misunderstanding because I failed to explain it properly. The previous arrangement had diagonal parking that abutted the building on the South side of 1st St. When they decided to do without the diagonal parking, they didn't put the spots along the side of the building. Instead, they painted the spots on the road surface, which is about 7+ feet away from the side of the building.


Interesting, though a small and possibly idiosyncratic situation. Maybe the novelty of the angle parking there (it's a somewhat uncommon sight in JC) had been calming traffic despite the wide car right-of-way? Dunno.

Posted on: 9/12 15:02
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Re: the factory in berrgen lafayette
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The service, while very friendly, was indeed so clueless on my recent visit that it gave my friend and I time to read the Yelp reviews aloud and chuckle at their accuracy.

She had a burger that she said was just OK, though I liked the fries I stole.

I gotta say, though, I had the stuffed mussels with mild chorizo and big chunks of garlic in the stuffing, and it was REALLY good, and different, and interesting.

I also had the pulled pork sliders. The buns, while very nice in and of themselves, to me overwhelmed the filling, so I kinda ate around them. But the pork was also VERY good, and different, and interesting.

Posted on: 8/28 12:06
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Re: Stolen (?) Bicycle 8/19-20
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Someone left a bike under my stoop last sat nite/sun morn. (In the heights). I assume it was stolen. I'd like to get it back to its rightful owner. Send a PM.


PMed you.

Posted on: 8/28 11:08
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Re: Jersey City Fireworks Celebration Changed to Exchange Place In Jersey City
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Bike JC is planning to offer our free bike valet parking service tomorrow at Exchange Place, throughout the festival and fireworks.

Do what you like; we’ll watch your bike! No lock needed.

Not exactly sure where we will be yet, but we will have a white Bike JC tent and an enclosure to park the bikes in.

Much better than driving!


Posted on: 7/3 17:16
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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At least 2,643 riders registered! Actual rider numbers are harder, but all the credible estimates are well above 2K.

Thanks for all the kind words!

But what did you NOT like? We always want to improve.

Posted on: 6/6 19:18
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Online pre-registration for the 2017 Jersey City Ward Tour is now CLOSED!

2,343 riders registered, shattering our previous online record of 2,067.

We will offer limited in-person registration at the start at City Hall on Sunday, starting at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 9:30 to give us time to process your registration. We can’t guarantee you will get registered in time to ride, so the earlier you arrive, the better chance you have!

Posted on: 6/3 0:33
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Just broke last year's all-time record for online registration at 2,068. It's still open till late tomorrow night (Friday)!

Posted on: 6/1 20:52
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Well over 1,500 cyclists registered! We roll Sunday at 11 a.m. from City Hall!

Only 5 days left to register online; we at Bike JC plan to close online registration late Friday night.

We will have limited in-person registration on Sunday morning, but you’ll have to show up early and wait on line, and there’s no guarantee we can get everybody in.

So register now! It’s free and easy:

REGISTRATION PAGE




Posted on: 5/29 13:03
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Over 1,000 cyclists registered already! Expecting well over 2,000 on June 4.

Register here now: REGISTRATION PAGE

Posted on: 5/21 23:57
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Re: Where can I rent a bicycle for a 9 year old in JC downtown area?
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Grove Street Bicycles should be able to help you.

They're currently in a temporary (but very cool) space at 163-165 Newark Ave. The entrance is actually on Barrow Street, alongside Barcade.

Posted on: 5/17 11:39
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Over 500 cyclists registered already! Expecting well over 2,000 on June 4.

Register here now: REGISTRATION PAGE

Posted on: 5/16 11:34
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour & Festival!

Register here now: REGISTRATION PAGE

Please tell your friends!

Posted on: 5/14 16:48
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Re: Greenville Greeters VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
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I didn't ride in last years delugefest, but the previous year I was impressed by the Greenville support-by far the best of all the wards we biked through!


They’re the best! They were out there last year in the worst of the monsoon.

Posted on: 5/14 16:44
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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From Bike JC:

PLEASE NOTE: For the first time, this year’s Ward Tour & Festival is officially a rain-or-shine event. We’ve realized it’s just too big and complex to organize it twice, and we can’t get permits twice, get a police escort twice, etc., for a rain date.

So we will ride June 4 even if it’s raining, in any weather that’s not dangerous, or simply cancel till next year for any that is (e.g. lightning, hail, very high winds, plague of frogs …). There will be no refunds, because it’s free! But as we’ve mentioned elsewhere, if you give us the suggested $5 donation (or $5 million or whatever), those are non-refundable. And thank you!!

Posted on: 5/12 9:45
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Re: chalk messages around downtown.
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I love the anti-Trump chalking and I hope it continues. I laugh at it every time I see it. It shows to me and everyone else how petulantly childish the left can be. And I think many others feel that way when they see the chalk. It only helps republicans for 2018 and beyond in my opinion. Chalking on the sidewalk is something many children do after all. So I say chalk away losers/haters.


Now BikeJC is getting in on the chalking! They must be paid by ACLU too! If I was liberal I'd be covering every inch of sidewalk with anti-Trump slogans.

Go Trump! Time to abolish term limits...and fake elections!


Hahaha I was wondering when someone would mention the chalk promos for the 8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour & Festival.

Since I KNOW you're ALL curious, the tour rolls June 4 at 11 a.m. from City Hall, and ends around 1:30 at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, with music, food and drink on the plaza all afternoon.

Facebook event page here

OK carry on.


Posted on: 5/10 10:42
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Re: Jersey City Residents Decry Offensive Murals Commissioned by the City
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Most of the art here is mediocre and it shouldn't be. Yes, I know a few people who said they were startled while driving when they saw the tiger near White Castle. Art should not cause an accident, it should uplifting. The art should be telling the story of Jersey City which is very rich and its people. There are no tigers or zoos in JC.


If a driver gets so startled by a mural that it makes them lose control of their car then they shouldn't be driving -period.


When you use a period (.) you don't have to say "period"


When you end a sentence with "period" in quotation marks, you still have to use a period inside the quotation marks.

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Re: Jersey City Residents Decry Offensive Murals Commissioned by the City
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Art by committee is worse than no art at all - it becomes boring, sanitized nonsense that forces the artist to water down their original vision. Nothing extraordinary gets created by a committee.

This is such a stupid idea and I have a hard time believing a legitimate artist would ever propose this. This means someone like Yvonne, who is offended by everything, will get veto power over someone else's artistic vision. The only murals she'll allow are ones that glorify either the church or parking lots.


i agree that art by a committee, or art with rigid veto control by a group of ignorant cranks, is indeed a very bad idea.

Public, taxpayer-funded art having some oversight by a committee composed mainly of artists, curators, and others with knowledge and experience with art, I think is probably good. The city just started an oversight committee like that for the murals, and I am hoping they’ll bring a variety of perspectives to the table while still allowing for individual artists to express themselves.

Posted on: 5/6 19:25
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Tip: You need to bring your own bike to the Tour; Bike JC doesn't rent or lend them out.

Grove Street Bikes has appropriate bikes to rent, and the other 3 shops in Jersey City may also, but you should reserve them soon, because demand gets very high before the Tour.

Citi Bike JC made its blue bikes available with an 3-hour time limit last year; still confirming that for this year but that might be another option.

Posted on: 4/27 10:16
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Haha yes; we played that in a planning meeting a while back.

Posted on: 4/26 9:47
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Registration opens soon! Much more info from the Bike JC event page on Facebook below. The only big change from last year is that the finish line and festival will be the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza:

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COME RIDE ALL OVER THIS TOWN WITH US!

Bike JC’s 8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour will roll Sunday, June 4, taking you (and probably over 2,000 of our closest friends) on a 15-mile tour of our great city, and passing through all of its political wards.

This year we’re making some exciting changes for our growing tour: We’ll leave from City Hall in the morning as we did last year, but the tour will end at the bike-friendly Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, where you can enjoy our equally great Finish-Line Festival all afternoon, featuring live music, food and drinks, and local community groups.

Registration is free, with a suggested donation of $5 to aid our year-round efforts to improve, promote, and teach safe and fun cycling in Jersey City.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and will open soon online. We’ll announce it right here in this event post, and in about a dozen other ways.

(Please note that, while we’d also LOVE you to click “Going” on this Facebook event page, to show everyone how huge this is going to be, that does NOT register you for the tour.)

More About the Ride

This year, like last year, the Tour will leave from Montgomery Street at Grove Street, right next to City Hall (280 Grove St.), and follow a route similar to last year’s, making a clockwise loop around the whole city back to Downtown. (We’ll post a map and a list of major streets shortly.)

But this year, we’ll finish at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza and take it over! Our Finish-Line Festival will be held right there on the plaza, with live music and local community groups. Food and drink will be available on the plaza itself, as well as at all the restaurants and bars along the plaza.

We’ll ride on streets (or sometimes on one side of a street) that are closed to motor-vehicle traffic by the Jersey City Police Department. Officers on bikes and in motor vehicles will escort us throughout the ride.

Riders must be age 12 or older, and must wear helmets. (Younger children may be carried securely on an adult's bike in appropriate child seats, bakfiets buckets, trailers, etc.)

All riders must also be able to maintain a pace of approximately 10 mph for 15 miles. This is a fairly relaxed pace for an adult who bikes even occasionally. We also take some short breaks to catch a breath and to allow for smooth traffic control, and our one long break in Lincoln Park roughly at the halfway point, after the only steep uphill on the course (so you can just walk your bike up that hill if you want).

Please note that the Ward Tour is not timed and is not a race, in fact, we strictly limit the front of the tour to a maximum of 10 mph.

But we must also emphasize: YOU MUST BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE TOUR, OR WE WILL HAVE TO ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR RIDE SHORT, as police re-open the streets to motor traffic behind us. If you can’t continue, there will be at least one van to pick you up and take you to the Pedestrian Plaza, but if it is full or you become separated from our rearguard, you’ll have to find your way on your own.

We strongly recommend that you and everyone in your party do a least some bike riding in the weeks before the tour.

The tour rolls out at 11 a.m., but you will need to pick up an official tour bib before the start, 9:00–10:30 a.m.

We encourage you to dress up yourself and your bike colorfully!

Bike JC is a citizen-based advocacy organization that aims to make Jersey City streets welcoming for bicyclists, by promoting bike-friendly policies, including bike lanes; bicycle education; and traffic law enforcement.

We hope to see you June 4! With protected bike lanes on the horizon, this is shaping up to be another banner year for biking in Jersey City. Come celebrate with us!

P.S.: Want to help us make this tour great? We’re looking for volunteers to help out throughout the day of the tour, for early-morning setup, rider registration, marshals on the ride, festival events, and afternoon/evening teardown/cleanup. We also need volunteers to distribute promotional postcards and put up promotional posters before the tour. You can sign up to volunteer here: http://www.bikejc.org/ward-tour/volunteer.

The Jersey City Ward Tour is presented by Bike JC in partnership with the the City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Office of Cultural Affairs, and through the generosity of our sponsors.

#JCWardTour2017

Posted on: 4/25 12:03
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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TONIGHT: Want to help us put on this great event on June 4? We’re holding an open meeting for volunteers TONIGHT, 7:30, Zeppelin Hall. Come down if you’re volunteering or just curious.

Ward Tour Volunteer Meeting

Posted on: 4/19 16:43
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!!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Save the date and ride with us!!

Bike JC's 8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour and Festival will be held Sunday, June 4. We'll start at 11 a.m. from City Hall, and bike about 15 miles all around the city at an easy pace—with a couple thousand friends! After the ride, enjoy a finish-line festival, including live music, food and drink. Free registration is required, and we expect to open it online very soon.

We'll have much more information shortly, here and on our website at www.bikejc.org.

Facebook: Bike JC
Twitter: @bikejc
Instagram: @bikejcgram

Posted on: 4/16 18:06
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Re: its official: entire heights must buy resident parking permit
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"A $15 annual permit for residents will allow them to park in the zone 24 hours a day."

Expanded services at virtually FREE rates? That price is stupid and needs to be increased. Some would say substantially or to market rate. I would say $30-$50/year makes sense - that's still a giant bargain. How does this city expect to pay for better services like expanded enforcement - which we desperately need citywide - at these 1970's prices?!?


I agree that the cost for the basic residential permit should rise, a little now, and more each year. But just as important: Residential permits for MULTIPLE cars per household should be MUCH more expensive. A little more expensive for the second, but 3 and 4 and 5 cars? Those are MUCH more likely to be unnecessary, and we shouldn’t be subsidizing their ownership. Buy your teenager a bike and a bus schedule, and the people who genuinely still NEED cars to work and raise families will have more room to park. Or if you absolutely insist, then if you can afford 4 or 5 cars, you can pay more for all the taxpayer-owned, taxpayer-maintained street space you’re hogging up.

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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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DWI is definitely still a problem everywhere, and you do see it with people leaving the Plaza late at night.

But one counterweight to that is, at least when you set up nightlife right next to the PATH, a big taxi stand, etc., you enable many more people to avoid driving to and from bars in the first place. Same with little bars and restos scattered through walkable neighborhoods, as I previously mentioned.

The suburban model of putting big bars on the outskirts of town, near the highway ramp, surrounded by parking lots, in the name of avoiding rowdiness and keeping neighborhoods quiet, has helped kill thousands of people via DWI.

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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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I hear you on neighborhood noise and rowdy drunks, but taking bars, or restaurants that serve booze, out of neighborhoods is not the answer (though more regulation or enforcement might be).

Neighborhoods need to be "dotted" with all the common kinds of small retail businesses, from pizzerias to bodegas to dry-cleaners to, yes, neighborhood bars. Some concentrations of larger-scale businesses in "districts" like the Plaza is OK too, but if that's all there is, then people will be encouraged to own cars and drive every time they leave their houses, leading to more car crashes, pollution, congestion, parking battles, etc. -- even, ironically, more DWI.

It's vital to keep each neighborhood somewhat self-sustaining, so people can walk and bike short distances at least some of the time, even when they go out for a beer and a burger.

Posted on: 3/7 10:15

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Re: Five Finger Discount - Jersey City documentary on PBS
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#tfw You are watching Five-Finger Discount and one of the first shots is across from my current apartment, and the first aged numbers player interviewed is my neighbor across the street, standing in front of the building I lived in for 8 years. #JerseyCity

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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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So what is up with the reporter's Osborne Quote??

Osborne said it's up to the SID to accept her idea or not -- "this is y'all's voluntary action," she told them at a City Hall meeting last week




That's what she said.


And she's originally from Georgia. She was being informal, otherwise she would have used the plural possessive "all y'all's."

Posted on: 3/6 16:26
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