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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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I still don't understand what's going on with this $78M. De we have:

1. Doners' giving $78M to a non-profit entity, which then
2. loans it to a for-profit entity (against the value of the land?),
3. which must then repay the loan to the non-profit entity. Hence,
4. The City's 50/50 split of the net doesn't kick in until that loan is repaid.

Is that what's going on?

That's not my understanding.

1. LSC fundraises and gets $78m from donors
2. LSC will invite investors for another $55m worth
3. LSC takes out loans for the rest of the project
4. Nothing has to be repaid to the donors
5. The city starts getting paid for the land, after the project makes $78m in profits; they are paid 50% of subsequent profits.
6. Once the land is paid off, the city's share drops to 20%.


In my opinion, not getting paid back until $78m in profits was a poor deal for JC. JC should be getting a % of revenues from day 1. It doesn't have to be 50% - it could even be 1-5%.

But the current deal just incentivizes LSC to delay profitability. Or redefine what profit is (using accounting tricks).

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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Which council members voted YES? Let's get their names out there.

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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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I am glad I moved from Grove Pointe to Paulus Hook when they added the bars downstairs. I knew the QOL would drop with that addition. The bar crawl is great for single folks/childless couples in the neighborhood. Not so much for everyone else.


Glad it worked out for you. Every city has its noisier areas. Newark Ave is the noisy area of downtown. People should keep that in mind.

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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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It was much better before they closed it off, seems like almost a 3rd of the storefronts are empty on that street now.

Wow. Exaggerate much? Vacancy is pretty low on that stretch of Newark Ave. There's also a number of new businesses, not all of which are restaurants.


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Anyone else remember when it was a servicable road that actually allowed traffic to pass down past the PATH entrance.

Yes, that was like.... 2 years ago

The Pedestrian Plaza is still, on the whole, a big win -- and is not, ultimately, causing this problem. If there was no plaza, we'd still have a bunch of drunk & disorderly people milling about, yelling at the top of their lungs while stumbling towards their cars.


Agreed, like anything else, the pedestrian plaza does have trade offs but overall, the benefits outweigh the costs.

Almost every major city has a pedestrian street with restaurants, bars and shops. It's a great way to centralize a community.

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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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No question the original sin is the Restaurant Overlay. It wasn't well thought out and no one put much thought into the unintended consequences. Couple that with JC's inability to enforce laws on the book (think noise ordinances) and it is no surprise QOL is an issue around these establishments.

It's gonna get worse as the restaurants are going further from Pedestrian Plaza into areas that most would consider residential.

Every applicant claims to be a "quaint neighbor friendly" restaurant. Please. It's much easier to make fast money selling booze to the broboken drunks than serving gourmet fare to the foodies.

It's really sad to think that huge Hoboken style bars are the best JC could come up with to replace all the 99 cent stores. Blown opportunity in my book...



Who considers Newark Ave residential? Even before the Pedestrian Plaza days, it was still commercial.

Posted on: 3/11 13:47
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Re: ACME Monopoly Game
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Between Costco, internet orders, and patronizing some local places (Young's for veggies and Mahoney's for beef) I hardly buy anything in ACME (formerly A&P) these days. Same for the StopnShop in the Heights.


I hope more people stop by just to comment on whether or not they shop at Acme


I seriously wonder what inspires people to respond to threads in this manner. "I have nothing relevant to say because I don't shop there so instead I'm just going to give a rundown on where I do grocery shop for no apparent reason"


I'm glad that someone is taking the discussion in "ACME Monopoly Game" very seriously. This is important stuff, no time for messing around when Monopoly is at stake.

Posted on: 3/9 21:01
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Nor does cutting the Coast Guard and TSA budgets to build that stupid useless wall.


Agreed. Can't say you're tough on security if you cut the Coast Guard and TSA budget.

Posted on: 3/9 15:46
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Re: Trump Our New President
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The State Department has approved resuming arms sales to Saudi Arabia previously blocked by Barack Obama.

A multi-million dollar technology for Riyadh was blocked by the former President during the final months of his administration over human rights concerns.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wor ... ock-weapons-a7620821.html

Selling arms to a terrorist state like Saudi Arabia makes America less safe. Bad job Trump. Making America safe is clearly not his top priority.

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Re: Trump Our New President
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See that Saudi Arabia and it's practices pose a threat to the US


I'm glad to hear a conservative say that. I've seen too many Trump fans parrot his positions without using critical thinking skills.

(I know Hillary/Obama fans do the same. I don't like this either).


I'm a huge Trump supporter and I absolutely hate Saudi Arabia.

However, for the time being they are a necessary ally, unfortunately. Both because of their oil and because they will be funding the safe zones that refugees will go to, which is a more appropriate place for them than here anyway.


Using allies over there is fine.

I'm more concerned with defense of our own country. And you can't tell me we're keeping our country safe by allowing Saudi Arabians in the country after 9/11. There's no comparison between Iran and Saudi Arabia. It's a joke.


This is a silly point. Saudi Arabia will be added to the list when we don't need them anymore. Unfortunately, that probably won't be for a while.

But the perfect is not the enemy of the good.


You're missing the point. We don't need Saudis in our country period.

Yes, it's great to have a strategic ally in the Middle East. But not at the expense of keeping our border vulnerable to terrorist attacks. What happens over here is much more of a direct threat than what happens over there.



No, you are missing the point. The perfect is not the enemy of the good.

The list for the travel ban is just a good start. Of course it could be improved if other countries were added. But what we have now still is helpful.


I understand your point completely. It's not a good solution if Saudi Arabians are still able to enter our country.

This is patting yourself on the back for fixing the faucet even though you have a huge hole in your roof. Congrats, but you have much bigger problems.

Trump could have banned Saudi Arabia but didn't. He banned other countries but not Saudi Arabia. So no, he's not actually concerned with making us safe.

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Re: Trump Our New President
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See that Saudi Arabia and it's practices pose a threat to the US


I'm glad to hear a conservative say that. I've seen too many Trump fans parrot his positions without using critical thinking skills.

(I know Hillary/Obama fans do the same. I don't like this either).


I'm a huge Trump supporter and I absolutely hate Saudi Arabia.

However, for the time being they are a necessary ally, unfortunately. Both because of their oil and because they will be funding the safe zones that refugees will go to, which is a more appropriate place for them than here anyway.


Using allies over there is fine.

I'm more concerned with defense of our own country. And you can't tell me we're keeping our country safe by allowing Saudi Arabians in the country after 9/11. There's no comparison between Iran and Saudi Arabia. It's a joke.


This is a silly point. Saudi Arabia will be added to the list when we don't need them anymore. Unfortunately, that probably won't be for a while.

But the perfect is not the enemy of the good.


You're missing the point. We don't need Saudis in our country period.

Yes, it's great to have a strategic ally in the Middle East. But not at the expense of keeping our border vulnerable to terrorist attacks. What happens over here is much more of a direct threat than what happens over there.


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Re: Trump Our New President
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See that Saudi Arabia and it's practices pose a threat to the US


I'm glad to hear a conservative say that. I've seen too many Trump fans parrot his positions without using critical thinking skills.

(I know Hillary/Obama fans do the same. I don't like this either).


I'm a huge Trump supporter and I absolutely hate Saudi Arabia.

However, for the time being they are a necessary ally, unfortunately. Both because of their oil and because they will be funding the safe zones that refugees will go to, which is a more appropriate place for them than here anyway.


Using allies over there is fine.

I'm more concerned with defense of our own country. And you can't tell me we're keeping our country safe by allowing Saudi Arabians in the country after 9/11. There's no comparison between Iran and Saudi Arabia. It's a joke.

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Re: Trump Our New President
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See that Saudi Arabia and it's practices pose a threat to the US


I'm glad to hear a conservative say that. I've seen too many Trump fans parrot his positions without using critical thinking skills.

(I know Hillary/Obama fans do the same. I don't like this either).

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Re: Trump Our New President
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There is plenty of oil everywhere. I don't buy that argument anymore.


I don't think it's necessarily oil, either.

But surely there's a reason why we support an authoritarian regime that sponsors Islamic terrorism. 79% of the 9/11 Bombers were from Saudi Arabia. Should we ban them? Nah

The fact that Iran is on the list and Saudi Arabia isn't is a complete joke.

Hopefully Trump will see it that way.


See it what what?

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Re: Trump Our New President
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There is plenty of oil everywhere. I don't buy that argument anymore.


I don't think it's necessarily oil, either.

But surely there's a reason why we support an authoritarian regime that sponsors Islamic terrorism. 79% of the 9/11 Bombers were from Saudi Arabia. Should we ban them? Nah

The fact that Iran is on the list and Saudi Arabia isn't is a complete joke.

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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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Any cost should be paid by the bars on the plaza -- not by other businesses along Newark Ave or in the SID.

Really they should just end the closed pedestrian plaza since it has proven to create a space for loud rowdy bar-goers to hang outside.


You must be fun at parties.

Posted on: 3/6 17:34
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Trump is trying to cut $1.3 bil from the Coast Guard budget.

Hmm.. how can you say you're tough on border security and then cut resources from the Coast Guard?

The Coast Guard is facing $1.3 billion in cuts in the Trump administration's fiscal 2018 budget guidance, a move that will "severely undermine U.S. national security," according to one GOP lawmaker.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., sent a letter to President Trump on Thursday to say that the cut to the Coast Guard "egregiously conflicts with your stated goal to strengthen national security.

"These proposed cuts, should they proceed, will guarantee negative consequences," Hunter wrote. "Undoubtedly, America would be less safe based on the suggested recommendations of career bureaucrats positioned within OMB."


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/tru ... ast-guard/article/2616285

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Re: Woman Beaten After Confronting Teens at Hamilton Parky
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Someone who wants medical attention but fears retaliation from thugs. Maybe you haven't heard of this before but it's a real thing in the hood.


This person is 23, that is an adult who is 2 years removed from college. If you want medical attention you get it and leave, you don't have the hospital call your parents.


Why not? They just experienced a traumatic event. Seems totally reasonable to want a support system around you.

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Re: Woman Beaten After Confronting Teens at Hamilton Park
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They went to question her at the ER, which is common with victims that require medical attention. Her parents were there and were told what happened and passed that on to police since she wouldn't. What part of that is fishy?

So if you got a call your 23 year daughter was in the emergency room after being attacked you wouldn't show up? They probably want someone to be arrested for this even if the daughter is scared. In the comments to this on the JJ website a commenter said the mom is even going as far as checking to see if any cameras in the area might have caught this on video.

Sounds like concerned parents that want justice to me.


What kind of mixed up individual goes to the ER and has the hospital call her parents ESPECIALLY if she doesn't want to cooperate with the police?


Someone who wants medical attention but fears retaliation from thugs. Maybe you haven't heard of this before but it's a real thing in the hood.

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Re: One of those sightseeing planes crashed in Bayonne today.
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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/28/ ... rleading-competition.html

Three people died and two others were hurt after a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire Monday, investigators said.


Anecdotal evidence is anecdotal. You have an irrational fear of extremely low risk events.

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Re: One of those sightseeing planes crashed in Bayonne today.
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https://youtu.be/Nw_GasRX74Y

Just last week, Harrison Ford was involved in an incident that nearly became a fatal plane crash. In an act that would disappoint his very own Han Solo, Ford flew his private plane directly over an aircraft with 110 passengers. He was supposed to land his plane on a specific runway, but proceeded to land on the taxiway.

https://youtu.be/Nw_GasRX74Y


And how many car crashes since last week?

Do you even math, bro? Such irrational fear in you.

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Re: One of those sightseeing planes crashed in Bayonne today.
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Manhattan Plane Crash Kills Yankee Pitcher

New York Times
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Firefighters looked at the wreckage of the plane that crashed into a building on East 72nd Street, rattling nerves all over the Upper East Side with unwelcome reminders of other planes and other buildings.

A single-engine plane carrying the Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle smashed into a 42-story building on the Upper East Side yesterday, killing Mr. Lidle and his flight instructor, the authorities said.

The afternoon crash beneath overcast skies sent debris clattering hundreds of feet to the sidewalk and started a fire that destroyed several apartments and left a charred smudge on the face of the building.

Fourteen firefighters and four people in the building were injured, officials said, including a woman who had been in an apartment hit squarely by the plane and escaped the inferno, suffering burns.

The plane left Teterboro, in Bergen County, at 2:29 p.m., officials said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/12/nyregion/12crash.html

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2006 lol

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Re: One of those sightseeing planes crashed in Bayonne today.
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They have to ban joy riding small planes and helicopters from the dense urban areas - this was a flight school -- and Airshows are even worse


You are the biggest Chicken Little on JClist. Shit happens and you freak out whether it's statistically significant or not.

Do you ever ride an in a car? Cars are many times more dangerous than flying. Where's your movement to ban cars?

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Re: Grand Opening date for Krispy Kreme February 7th 2017
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Well yeah, relax. Just think how much worse it will be when (if?) they build a Whole Foods across the street from there.


Most successful and growing cities are difficult to drive through, though.

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Re: ADOPTED RESCUE MASTIFF DOG ATTACKS, KILLS ELDERLY WOMAN IN QUEENS
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Owner fail

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Re: Grand Opening date for Krispy Kreme February 7th 2017
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Anyone else notice how an already bad intersection is made even worse by the idiots who park/stand on Marin right outside KK now, with their hazard lights flashing? One guy was even parked into the crosswalk. I was driving south on Marin and had just cleared Columbus when I had to slam on my brakes to avoid being sideswiped by some asshat who abruptly pulled out without checking for traffic. It goes without saying that the cops directing traffic right at that intersection appear to be oblivious or indifferent to the Krispy Kreme congestion.


This happens outside of Dunkin Donut on Grove & Columbus too.

As we know, JC's parking enforcement is a joke.

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Re: Fulop: despite Trump, Jersey City remains 'welcoming' to immigrants
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I type the number of terrorists attacks since 2016 and they are broken down by months. There are people who want to destroy democracy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents_in_2016


Luckily for America, the important people already know this. We've won, and President Trump will continue enacting measures to make us safer.

Let these bitter, nasty "progressives" on this site spew as many lies as they want. Doesn't matter, they lost.


When you say "wewonwewonwewon" often, it appears as though you care more about winning than good policy.

This is further proof that political discussions are nothing more than glorified sports debates. Fans root for their own team regardless of the information (on both the left and the right).

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Re: Fulop: despite Trump, Jersey City remains 'welcoming' to immigrants
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You know what ...bike? Poland did not accept any immigrants and guess what? There are no immigrants blowing up bombs in Poland. This is something to think about.


Make America Poland Again

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Re: Amazon US Post office delivery issues
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Went to the Post Office today to pick up a couple of packaged. Lo and behold the order that was listed as 'delivered' and assumed stolen was there as well.

Amazon already replaced this previously missing order, so its going back to Amazon.


If that's the case then a letter of complaint should be forwarded to head-office, so they can introduce change and address any deficiencies - It could be a case of retraining, new procedures or even removing the person who is incompetent or lacks aptitude to maintain the role responsibly.

Voice your concern, things only change when people complain.


The problem is systemic, so it's hard to imagine that this is not coming down from the top.

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Re: Trump Our New President
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Obama had a two year ban on political appointees from lobbying; President Trump not only put in a 5 year ban, but a permanent ban on any of his administration officials EVER lobbying on behalf of a foreign nation. Rather refreshing, and something both sides can support, right? And he supports term limits.


Don't be silly. Everyone knows it is our moral duty to oppose President Trump no matter what he does. After all, he is the next Hitler.


Don't be silly. Everyone knows it is our moral duty to support President Trump no matter what he does. After all, he is our fearless leader.

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Regarding Trump's travel ban, how is it effective to ban visa or green card holders? They went through the process legally.

Also, why was Saudi Arabia not on the list? Clearly, Saudi Arabia supports terrorism so if you're going to have a travel ban, they should be #1. I wonder if Trump's business deals in Saudi Arabia kept them off the list?

Does Trump want to be effective or not?


1. Green card holders weren't banned. It's just that if they leave the country and want to return, they will have to go through additional screening. Fine by me.


Why would they need additional screening if they travel? They already have a green card.

If their behavior/background requires additional investigation, that should happen regardless of travel.

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2. Saudi Arabia was not on the list because unfortunately, they are a crucial ally in the Middle East. Apart from Israel, they are our biggest ally there.

I can't STAND them, but for the time being we need them.

And FYI, this list is just a start. It will probably keep growing, thankfully.


Saudi Arabia is a business ally but they are absolutely not an ally when it comes to terrorism.

So Trump wants to ban travel from certain countries to make us safer but won't limit the country that sent 15 of 19 suicide bombers on 9/11? It doesn't make sense and you know it.

Does Trump want to be effective or not?


You are being obtuse and repeating yourself. I suggest you read my post again.


I read your post just fine. And telling me to re-read your post does not counter my point at all. If you can counter my point, feel free to do so. But you know Trump's policy is not being effective.

1. If visa holders/green card holders need to be investigated, that should happen regardless of travel. They shouldn't wait until they fly back.

2. If Trump wanted to be effective in stopping terrorists from flying into the country, he would put Saudi Arabia on the list.

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