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Re: Gringos Taqueria - Coles Street
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Go to Yelp and give Talde 1 star ratings, you can have some tempering effect on the unknowing that go there because it has too high a rating.

Posted on: 8/9 13:55
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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I think this is great for the city and for Liberty State park, and the fact that Sam Pesin has come out in support of it is a good thing. The idea of Jersey City becoming an education center by leveraging the already substantial investment in LSC, along with its great location and proximity to the HBLR make it a real potential to create educational opportunities for our local kids.

I also like the idea that it provides a development barrier to commercial and/or high density development that will encroach onto the park. Having a science center right next to a natural area seems to me to be a great fit.

Posted on: 3/24 11:12
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Re: Vogue Cafe - new French cafe on York & Marin
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@TheBigGuy...agreed! Vogue is the real thing, not pretending to be 'euro-asian fusion'. Pricing is fair as you are paying for high quality ingredients and all is baked and prepared on site

Posted on: 2016/11/22 14:39
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Re: Vogue Cafe - new French cafe on York & Marin
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Looks like we have general agreement that this place is great! We went there last weekend hoping to buy a loaf of bread (not that kind of bakery) but instead had cookies and expresso. The treats were to die for, and the atmosphere very nice and warm. We watched and talked to the Chef while he was making a ham-filled quiche and for sure plan to go back soon.

Very authentic and inviting place.

Posted on: 2016/11/22 14:35
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Thanks, I just joined Glad to see an interest group forming as I have never seen driving as bad as what I experience in this city.

Posted on: 2016/10/17 9:37
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Please Mayor, instruct JCPD to aggressively ticket drivers for moving violations in the City, especially those that threaten peds. For example, failure to yield to peds in marked crosswalks, double parking on busy streets like Danforth and Pacific forcing all kinds of bad driving, speeding, and aggressive driving. I have rarely seen anybody pulled over, yet every time I drive, i see laws being broken. We need to see enforcement with citations being issued.

The word will get around if a sustained city wide effort is put into place.

Posted on: 2016/10/15 22:08
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Re: Santiago Calatrava on his soon-to-be-opened WTC Transit Hub
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Agreed on bathroom, just another example of how this facility was designed with no consideration for the needs of the commuter.

Posted on: 2016/8/21 13:22
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Re: Santiago Calatrava on his soon-to-be-opened WTC Transit Hub
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Apologies in advance for ranting about this monumental waste. Heres specifically what troubles me about it besides the fact that the extra 2-3B spent here that could have improved our NJ stations (or extended PATH to EWR).

Here goes:
1. White marble? Already it is stained where seepage is coming up from the subbase and turning the edges yellow. Marble is soft, easily stained and is a terrible choice for a heavily trafficed area. Lets see how it does this winter with salt and water...
2. Sheet Rock walls in the train waiting area? Who could have possibly thought that would work? Did these people ever visit a real train station to see why they use concrete and tile?
3. Exit to Vesey St. Please correct me if this is temporary, but it makes no sense to take an escalator to one level, then walk up stairs, then take another escalator to the exit. Who planned that?
4. I have experienced a slight sense of vertigo walking up the rounded white stairs with no railings. Is it just me?
5. White ceilings above the trains with no way to clean. Look at the black ceilings in the rest of the stations. Who would think white ceilings in a train tunnel was a good idea?
6. useless retail stores that cater to the 1%.
7. What the place going to look like when half the cleaning crew gets cut back due to "funding shortfalls"?

Normally you would think a group of local engineers and maintenance people would have reviewed the design and made practical suggestions based on experience. perhaps they did and nobody listened.

In the end it looks like the needs of frequent commuters were not at all considered in this design. What a tragedy.

PS--Does anybody know if and when a "direct" tie between Chambers/E Train and WTC Path will happen?

Posted on: 2016/8/19 18:05
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Re: Definitive Jersey City to JFK and LGA
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Good call, its good for the same period of time (5 years), wish i had known that 2 years ago!

Posted on: 2016/6/5 17:14
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Definitive Jersey City to JFK and LGA
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OK as a frequent flyer out of JFK, EWR and sometimes LGA, heres what I recommend:

EWR--UBER. If too cheap, PATH to Newark Penn and #62 bus to your specific airport terminal. No need for NJT/Airtrain which is frequently broken. #62 is an urban experience but never had any issues.

JFK--PATH to WTC, up and down to the E Train. Although it takes a few more minutes, you get on when its empty. If you are hungry get your food at the deli just inside the entrance to the Airtrain/Jamaica station. It does not have airport pricing so you can get a good sandwich for $6. IMPORTANT: on weekends and late nights check the mta for changes as often the A and E are undergoing activities that might make you want to take the other one. Also, on the A to the airport be sure you end up on the Far Rockaway train, not the Lefferts Blvd train.

LGA. E Train to Roosevelt/Jackson Heights and UBER/Taxi to LGA. NEVER take the train to 125th and then use the bus, its the worst ever. Alternative is the blue shuttle service, best taken from Grand Central. You can take it from Penn, but you will have to change buses at GCT.

Final Tip: Spend the $85 and get TSA Pre-Check. Good for 5 years and eliminates alot of stress. If you do get it, you have to be sure the number gets on your tickets at the time of purchase.


Posted on: 2016/6/5 8:09
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Re: Civic JC and Civic Parent Partner on Interactive Map to Compare Property Sales to Assessed Values
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Thanks for this effort. It shows real data and proves the necessity of a revaluation.

Posted on: 2016/6/1 7:22
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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Overpriced, overrated, and not part of the local community. Probably out of business by the end of the year. Hopefully something more wallet friendly will take its place, perhaps even 2-3 places as the space is subdivided.

Posted on: 2016/6/1 7:14
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Re: Downtown Dangerous Freight Trains -- Almost had a Spill Today.
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The CSX Tacks are right next to the HBLR tracks from LSP down to Bayonnne, and very close to Bayside park as well as residential areas east of Garfield Street.

I have always been surprised that the busy Chapel Avenue crossing to Port Liberte does not have a gated signal system, and in this are the tracks seem to be in really bad shape.

If there is any doubt I see tanker cars going by every day and many of these are marked with the flammable liquid symbol. I will pay closer attention to see what the specific contents labeling is on the safety marker


Posted on: 2016/5/1 21:14
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Re: Santiago Calatrava on his soon-to-be-opened WTC Transit Hub
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Quote:

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Yeah know what is a horrible material for public transport? WHITE MARBLE!!!! It's soft as hell, porous, slippery, and shows dirt in an instant! Yeah it looks pretty as long as no one walks on it. It also reminds me of a mausoleum. I'm not sure if this was done intentionally to respect the tragedy or if this guy has his head so far up his ass he didn't see that his finish choices create that feeling.


You got that right! I was amazed that i saw all that white marble which will quickly wear and soil into a a gray and black uneven mess. $5B to build that mess and look at our stations in JC. Disabled people had to sue the PA to get an elevator in Grove street. And did you see that pathetic paint job where they sprayed over that collection of 100 year old lead paint?

Posted on: 2016/2/28 18:45
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Re: Hit & Run Driver Kills 8-Year-Old - Bostwick Ave
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Please lets dispense with the race and religious baiting and actually do something! Get the cops out on the street and start giving out tickets. Enforce the speed limit. Enforce pedestrian crossings. Cite reckless drivers. Ticket yellow light runners. Cite double parkers.

Garfield has become an urban freeway but in reality is a packed residential street with many people (and a high percentage of students) crossing every day to get to Richard Street and Danforth Street light rail stations. Lets focus on making their walking commute safer.

Posted on: 2016/2/4 19:57
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Re: Jersey City to receive more than $3M in pedestrian safety upgrades
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ENFORCEMENT!

Needs to happen. I have asked repeatedly for JCPD to enforce cars yielding to pedestrians, and to ticket double parkers in bike lanes, but I have never seen any of this type of activity take place in Greenville.

JCPD needs to enforce pedestrian crossings by ticketing offenders so the word gets around. Why spend all that money if there is no enforcement?

Posted on: 2016/1/21 17:20
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Re: Bell & Gray opening in old Carrino's Provisions location Monday the 12th
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@Brewster--very slowly we are getting a few places our way. O'learys is a great bar with good food and very reasonable prices. Still waiting for the Ocean Ave renaissance though.

Posted on: 2015/12/26 9:18
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Re: Bell & Gray opening in old Carrino's Provisions location Monday the 12th
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Maybe when the revaluation is complete, the property taxes double downtown, and only wealthy yuppies can afford to live there will these type of places survive. I live in JC because i like places like Wonder Bagels and Saigon Kitchen and Gypsy where I get great food at a reasonable price. If i want to pay $14 for a drink and have sea urchin pho for $30 i can always head to the West Village!

As an aside, I dont see B&G doing much if anything in the community. Am i missing something? Are they sponsoring any events or giving to local food banks, etc?

Posted on: 2015/12/25 15:54
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Re: Hotel, marina among proposals for Liberty State Park
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The first step to saving the park is to join Friends of Liberty State park. Personal outrage is one thing but only as a group can we hope to influence a better outcome.

I am joining this weekend and making a contribution, seems the best way to stay informed and influence the system


http://www.folsp.org/donate/donate.html

Posted on: 2015/11/27 21:14
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Re: Hotel, marina among proposals for Liberty State Park
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You got that right Yvonne! Small price to pay for green space in such a concrete jungle

Posted on: 2015/11/27 21:10
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Re: Lawsuit claims Jersey City official retaliated against gay worker
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I have sought out Dan's help several times over the last 3 years for the historic Grace Church Van Vorst downtown. Dan is very knowledgeable and helped us solve several difficult problems as we did projects affecting the exterior of the Church. He had creative ideas that allowed us to meet historic standards in a way that was not excessively costly, and I call him regularly to consult on future plans.

We are lucky to have someone of his caliber working for JC. Nobody in the City or anywhere else for that matter should be treated with disrespect, especially on a personal level.

Posted on: 2015/11/27 21:00
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Re: HM news: Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet….
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If you look at the other NJ locations on Yelp, it appears that the food is mediocre and cheap, but not terrible. The staff is surly and apparently roaches have been spotted by a few Yelpers.

Cant wait to hear the reviews once some folks here try it. I may want to wait before rushing down to the mall...

Posted on: 2015/10/12 17:52
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Re: PATH gets United CEO fired?
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Ive ridden the 62 bus a number of times from Newark Penn right to the terminals (stops at A, B and C). It really is easier and cheaper than the NJ Transit/Air Train and probably takes about the same time.

I would advocate for an express bus from Newark Penn to the airport, as it can be really annoying when the bus stops on every corner through downtown Newark.

Then spend the money on a new tunnel for the generations after all us are gone!

Posted on: 2015/9/11 15:12
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Re: Retro Fitness Coming to Garfield ave
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The Golds Gym is not in greenville, it is right next to Lincoln Park. I was a member for a year and it is really a bad place. Horrible music, rude unhelpful staff, members that never put weights back.

Glad to see the Retro on this side of town

Posted on: 2015/7/5 12:04
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Re: Political Insider: Does the Jersey City council president have any challengers?
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Agreed. He is also very responsive to our neighborhood group and i have seen him at many events around town. Rolando is very committed to the public.

Posted on: 2015/7/3 18:19
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Re: Hit & Run Driver Kills 8-Year-Old - Bostwick Ave
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I drive Garfield almost every day and it is out of control. So many times I have been driving the speed limit and have been passed on the left AND the right! Yet as you point out i have never seen anyone pulled over.

And crosswalks are a joke, nobody ever stops for people here.

Same with double parking on Danforth, very hazardous.


Posted on: 2015/7/3 18:04
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Re: Progressive Catholic Church in Jersey City?
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Grace Church Van Vorst is Episcopalian and fits into what you describe, and is on 2nd and Erie. It has a very mixed congregation and is active in the community.

The service is similar to Catholic given the Church's common roots and I would recommend you try it out.

www.gracevanvorst.org

Posted on: 2015/7/3 17:56
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Re: Brooklyn Rent to Greenville JC Home; Nervous about recent crime
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I have lived by the Richard St light rail for 4 years and have had no problems other than a stolen garbage can (didnt know to spray paint address on it). My house payment plus property taxes are much lower than prevailing rent, and i have a driveway and garage.

Generally I think the area east of Ocean is where you would want to live. I look forward to the day useful shops open on Ocean, and maybe that day is close when Mira on the corner of Danforth opens.

We have two neighborhood associations, the South Greenville NA who are incredibly active and well organized, and my group Bayside Park NA. Both groups have accomplished alot and of course welcome more active members.

As far as "news" coverage, the JJ is a rag sheet that focuses on celebrity garbage and sensational "events" They also seem to place any bad events in Greenville as a matter of course when about half of them really took place on Bergen-Lafayette. Like the other commenter advised get some pepper spray and be aware of your surroundings.

Posted on: 2015/6/6 8:53
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Re: Wine Tasting – to benefit Grace Van Vorst Seniors Friday 7 PM
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Looking forward to a fun time at Grace tonight, lots of wine and food for only $35...what a deal!

Proceeds go to help the hungry though an all-volunteer program, every weekend! The program is important and your support is appreciated.

Posted on: 2015/6/5 14:29
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Re: Annual Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Benefit at Grace Church - Friday, June 5th 7-9p
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I have gone to this event for the last 4 years and had a great time each year. The wine is great and there are plenty of servers so I got plenty of opportunity to sample. Also the snacks were good as well, and needed if you do more than sipping!

Posted on: 2015/5/31 20:17
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