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Re: New Amazon HQ
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The observant reader will also see that numbers 3, 4, 6 and 7 on the Electronic Shopping and Mail Order Houses industry list are also Amazon companies...

Posted on: 2/17 13:22
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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I admit, I haven’t been following super closely, but I don’t think I’ve seen any kind of breakdown of job categories the HQ2 would bring? What’s to say a majority wouldn’t be H1B visa workers? I know there’s an annual cap but according to data on myvisajobs.com, Amazon seems to be in the lead for its industry for the past years, here is 2019 H1B applications list: Industry: Electronic shopping and mail order houses

For 2019, Amazon was ranked #12 on the top 100 H1B visa sponsor list: 2019 top 100 H1B sponsors

Amazon seems to hold similar placements on the Green Card sponsor lists, although technically, I guess those workers could be locals from Long Island City...

Posted on: 2/17 13:12
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Re: Owner of JC Massage Parlor Arrested for Promoting Prostitution
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There are sooo many of these neon sign ”spas” all around JC. I’ve been thinking about this, if they were truly offering spa services, wouldnt they have to be inspected by health authorities, post a sticker on the window type thing? I have no clue how it works. And are they so profitable they will withstand the RE boom, leases going up etc? And who works there, local JC peeps, or could they be involved in stuff like trafficking? And what do I tell my kids they are should they ask?

So many questions...

Posted on: 2018/10/6 2:22
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Re: NJ Rates Your Public Schools - What's Your PS Score?
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Actually, at a recent Open House at Prep, I think they were saying they moved a lot of the clubs to a mid-day period, so that students wouldn’t have to choose between teams and clubs, etc.

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That was the norm for all public high schools when I ran x-cross country (fall) and track (winter & spring) in public school many years ago. Those who ran did just that sports activity. However, it did not stop me from participating in other school activities, year-round part-time work, nor competing in running road race events.


How? When? Most other school activities are in the afternoon. My kids were already taking off one day a week for Synagogue activities and often missing Saturdays for family activities. Taking off more practices would lose them the interest of the coach as "not being serious".

Posted on: 2018/1/30 19:22
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Re: Dolya Blini Cafe
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Why? To stay in business... I’m no proponent of the GF fad but I do think it’s a missed opportunity to cater to the DT crowd of such persuasion (plus the marginal group of customers with actual celiac disease).

Posted on: 2017/11/20 19:21
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Re: Dolya Blini Cafe
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I see from the website they are using whole wheat flour. What a missed opportunity to satisfy the gluten free crowd! I thought blinis were traditionally made from buckwheat?

Posted on: 2017/11/20 15:06
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Re: Jogging at Armory
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Not sure who to talk to but I do remember jogging there in 2001 or 2002 when they used to have hours open to the public... so it’s been done before.

Posted on: 2017/11/11 17:18
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New Amazon HQ
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Heard on NPR today about Amazon's search for new HQ location. Does anyone know for sure whether JC is submitting a proposal? And do you think it would be a good thing (downsides mentioned in the NPR piece included increased gentrification, infrastructure overload etc)?

I saw this:http://nj1015.com/new-jersey-future-h ... zons-second-headquarters/


Posted on: 2017/9/18 21:07
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Re: Newport Mall
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Meh, the mall is alright, however, Ikea rules apply; never go there on the weekend, and weekdays only before the afternoon rush, or just before closing time.

Posted on: 2017/3/14 15:01
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Re: Gardeners in Jersey City, I have questions...
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Does anyone have any suggestion for a grass / ground cover plant that would grow with minimal light?

We have some brown space under some of our back-yard trees that I'd like to cover up, but the minimal light makes it challenging.


Ajuga, aka bugleweed. Sweet woodruff.

Posted on: 2017/2/22 20:32
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Re: Fastest and least costly way to get from JFK to EWR?
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To limit amount of transfers, take a bus/shuttle from Port Authority bus terminal to EWR. Yesterday coming from JFK I took the Airtrain and E to 42nd Street/PA and it was much quicker than I thought!

Posted on: 2016/12/22 12:27
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Re: Potential Hurricane on Sunday
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Walking along the waterfront from Exchange Place to Hoboken today about two hours before high tide, the water level looked unusually high. I do think we got really really lucky...

Posted on: 2016/9/6 18:59
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Re: Saint Bridget's Church
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Posted on: 2016/9/5 2:52
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Re: Lafayette pool - food options
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Thanks for the suggestions! Now I'm also curious as to why the concession stand is not in operation.

Posted on: 2016/6/3 0:48
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Lafayette pool - food options
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Does anyone know if there's a concession stand or any type of food sold at the Lafayette pool on Johnston?

If not, are you allowed to bring your own food?

If not, what's good and available in the immediate area for a quick bite of food?

Thanks.

Posted on: 2016/6/1 21:22
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Public Meeting Hudson Tunnel Project
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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE FROM THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINSTRATION (FRA) AND NEW JERSEY TRANSIT (NJT):

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and NJ TRANSIT are jointly preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the Hudson Tunnel Project, which is intended to preserve the current functionality of the Northeast Corridor’s (NEC) Hudson River rail crossing between New Jersey and New York and strengthen the resilience of the NEC. We are hosting two public scoping meetings where the public will be able to review Project information, talk informally with members of the study staff, and formally submit comments to the FRA. We invite the public and all interested stakeholders to share their input and comments on the scope of the EIS, including the Project and any issues of concern. Both days will include an afternoon session from 3 to 5 PM with a brief presentation at 4 PM, and an evening session from 6 to 8 PM with a brief presentation at 7 PM.

The meetings will occur on:

Tuesday, May 17th
Hotel Pennsylvania
Gold Ballroom, 3rd Floor
401 7th Ave. at W. 33rd St.
New York, NY

Thursday, May 19th
Union City High School
2500 Kennedy Boulevard
Union City, NJ

The meeting facilities will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Spanish language translators will be present.

hudsontunnelproject.com

Posted on: 2016/5/17 22:01
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Re: What’s the Latest Course in Preschool? Vegan Food
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I don't think anyone is suffering here.

But my guess is the main reason the director chose to go vegan is $$$. Organic cashew milk and vegetables, though pricey, must be way cheaper than organic meats, eggs and dairy products that the parents at this school no doubt would require.

Posted on: 2016/4/10 15:59
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Re: Good Doctor in Jersey City
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Alas, my excellent doctor (Dr Messihi in Hoboken) retired! Yes, I know I could/should go into the city, but I like having access to a fairly local GP for less serious stuff; Heights, Hoboken, JSQ rather than Downtown JC.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2016/4/8 14:45
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Re: Proposed Development at 8th Street/Division
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Posted on: 2016/2/16 20:51
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Re: Proposed Development at 8th Street/Division
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There are two known chromium sites on that block; #76 on 379-381 Eight street and #77 on 383 Eight Street.

This list is from 2009 - I wonder what their current respective status is. Hopefully they will be part of any new development and dealt with in the right manner (if they haven't been remediated already).

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/srp/siteinfo/chrome/statusrpt2007.pdf

Posted on: 2016/2/16 20:46
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Re: Area between Tunnel and Hoboken
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A pedestrian bridge would be good, but for now, I do hope developers and/or the city will extend the bike cum pedestrian lane coming from the 2nd St HBLR stop that ends abruptly by Coles and 18th Street. Coles St from 18th Street to 10th St is the best way to avoid the tunnel traffic and I take it frequently on foot and by bike but not after dark since the "underpass" is a bit sketchy, to put it mildly.

Posted on: 2016/2/5 19:19
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Re: Is Jersey City Real Estate in a bubble?
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User: I really don't understand what you intend to show with the downtown foreclosures you linked to?

A lot of them seem to have been bought at or below market price at the time, and then buyers made stupid decisions like taking out second mortgages or maybe fell upon hard times and stopped paying? Could be other reasons besides pricing that they haven't been swept off the market.

That data can't really be taken as a sign of overvaluation in the downtown market?

Full disclosure: I rent and not in DT.

Posted on: 2015/10/22 20:38
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Re: New Middle School to Open in JC - CERC - 180 9th Street
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Thanks Jerseymom! In any event, at the new location Explore 2000 will probably have more students than the current total of 48.

Posted on: 2015/5/24 19:37
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Re: New Middle School to Open in JC - CERC - 180 9th Street
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As far as alleviating pressure on other JC middle schools, I'm curious to know whether this new STEM school is just an expansion of the existing Explore 2000 program at Hudson County School of Technology - or something different. Explore 2000 has a highly competitive admissions process and I believe the students are from all over Hudson County?

Posted on: 2015/5/24 12:30
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Re: Downtown JC to Sandy Hook via public transportation
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So it's definitely not Sandy Hook, but for a day trip for one adult with kids, Brighton Beach is really doable. Take the Path to 9th St, walk down a block and to W4th St and take the B to Brighton Beach. Depending on how far you are from the Path, it's around or less than an hour door to beach. Plenty of places to pick up pierogi, fruit or whatever in Brighton Beach, walk one or two short blocks to the beach. Slightly less crowded than Coney Island. Great people watching, water not always great though.

Posted on: 2015/5/4 19:20
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Re: Downtown Jersey City businesses take on local farmers market
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Another aspect that I don't think was mentioned yet: what about people who do not have a great dining out budget but might enjoy picking up empanadas or other prepared foods at the Farmers Market? I.e. they are not prospective Two Boots et al customers (and maybe their kids are tired of slices of pizza and would rather try something novel but within a pizza slice budget) but people of modest means who might enjoy sitting at the plaza and share a food truck meal. Seems really stupid to cut these people out of prepared foods options at the Farmers Market, food trucks etc.

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Our household spends about 300 a week on dining and take-out. That includes Komegashi, Grand Sichuan, VB3, Kraverie, Sawadee, Left Bank, Thanh Hoai, to name a few I can remember.

If I want Food Truck food, I'll get it and it's not like I'm taking anything away from anyone.

The Two Boots owner argument does not apply to me, and frankly sounds like BS

Posted on: 2015/2/24 18:36
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Re: Carjacking on Marin?
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Very scary - especially the time of day, 2.45pm is dismissal time and kids will be walking home from school. Ugh.

Posted on: 2015/2/1 0:12
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Re: Schools in the Heights
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I think what's at MS 4 is the JCBOE Acceleration and Enrichment Program? As per this flyer, prospective applicants should contact their current principal/guidance counselor, not sure how the procedure goes, if you need a recommendation to do the test or not.

AEP testing


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How do you "get in" to MS4? Do you test in? What if your local zoned school already offers a 6 - 8 program? Are you still eligible to apply to MS4?

Posted on: 2015/1/30 19:05
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Re: Schools in the Heights
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Not first hand experience but my neighbors send their kids to St Nicholas School (catholic) on Ferry by Central and love it.

I have also heard good things about P.S. 28, not sure about the situation in Kindergarden but I think they have won several awards for staff, and science projects based in the Reservoir.

Posted on: 2015/1/29 0:56
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Massive Edgewater fire
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Scary live footage on News 12 Nj - 5 alarm fire at the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex. Apparently no one is missing or hurt at this time.

Posted on: 2015/1/22 1:35
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