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Re: Juicewell - CLOSED
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.... maybe we'll get that whole foods now, etc


or Trader Joe's :)

Posted on: 2014/12/9 16:16
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Re: Pasta Dal Cuore
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I have not been here... I am not that into pasta. I find it interesting that people down there scream for less 99 cent stores but when something pricey comes to the area no one wants to open their wallet and support it. I am starting to realize this town has a lot of posers, That explains all the pizza shops.


So it is unrealistic to expect a reasonable price- realizing that "reasonable" is a personal thing? I think that as options become more available in the downtown area consumers should speak up and provide feedback to local businesses- this place just opened so it's not too late to adjust. There are many places (e.g. Roman Nose) that offer great food for a fair price (again fair- depending on your budget). They have half of the equation correct which is a great starting point.

This place's prices are WAY out of wack- like 99 cent stores but on the opposite extreme.


DTJC is changing fast. Prices are not going to get cheaper or fairer. Except it, this place is just not within your budget.


Agreed that downtown is changing and fast. However, I have been here long enough to know that it is not Manhattan and won’t be anytime soon (regardless of how fast things change). I do think individuals can shape what the neighborhood looks like- including willingness to support local businesses. For me, that means charging a fair, not what I perceive to be an insane, price. Quality sells- and I’m willing to pay a premium for that, but not an insane amount. This is clearly not my price point/in my budget. I have given my feedback to them, so as I said will not be back. Whether others will do so remains to be seen. I thought this was just me, but apparently there are others that feel similarly. I don’t think it’s fair to extrapolate price-strategy to all of downtown as being posers. But I guess who cares what’s fair- it’s all in the eye of the beholder.

Posted on: 2014/11/14 15:11
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Re: Pasta Dal Cuore
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I have not been here... I am not that into pasta. I find it interesting that people down there scream for less 99 cent stores but when something pricey comes to the area no one wants to open their wallet and support it. I am starting to realize this town has a lot of posers, That explains all the pizza shops.


So it is unrealistic to expect a reasonable price- realizing that "reasonable" is a personal thing? I think that as options become more available in the downtown area consumers should speak up and provide feedback to local businesses- this place just opened so it's not too late to adjust. There are many places (e.g. Roman Nose) that offer great food for a fair price (again fair- depending on your budget). They have half of the equation correct which is a great starting point.

This place's prices are WAY out of wack- like 99 cent stores but on the opposite extreme.

Posted on: 2014/11/14 14:38
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Re: Pasta Dal Cuore
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The price they are charging for a pound or ravioli is laughable.


I agree. Bought the butternut squash ravioli last weekend. Yes it was good- but at $14/lb, my jaw nearly dropped. Will not be going back. I can get the same if not better quality in NYC or Hoboken for less (even if I figure in transit costs).

It's no doubt quality food, but seriously?! I guess the thinking is whatever price the market will bear.

Posted on: 2014/11/14 13:58
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Re: Jersey City marketing campaign: ‘Make It Yours’
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Can someone explain to me why the Mayor is obsessed with drastically increasing density, mostly in luxury apts with large tax abatements? Its annoying as hell, considering he's doing nothing to grow/improve infrastructure.

What a disappointment his term is thus far. Its all about HIM and his ego/career moves. Its all feeling like a big PR stunt.

I agree.

I'm concerned with infrastructure improvement. PATH hates Fulop/JC and vice-versa- whether that's the reason for realistic capacity improvements being several years off is a subject for debate (not on this thread). However, we are already at (over?) capacity and/or short on weekend service on trains to NYC. And that is WITHOUT lots of more tenants in JC. There is clearly an influx of new residents and businesses- with more coming with or without this PR campaign. Is it just me that wonders if the city can sustain this?

Of course, by the time that concern is realized, Fulop will have moved on but I'm worried that this is where we are headed. Am I alone?

Posted on: 2014/10/31 14:16
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Re: BC Tattoo - CLOSED
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Perhaps an organic, artisanal birdseed store would do well there? Forget that- maybe "we" can persuade Trader Joe's or Whole Foods to go into the bodega business :)

Posted on: 2014/10/31 13:44
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Re: Muhammed Akil, All white people have a little Hilter in them
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Remember this is the guy Glenn Cunningham fired! Glenn didn't want him around, Glenn knew he was bad news!


What many would love to know-why/what did he do? Is that out there?

Posted on: 2014/10/8 2:40
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Re: The Coffee Shop near Grove PATH
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What other businesses?



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Newark Avenue will soon be like Hoboken
and not in a good way with all these bars.


Oh, please. So many Chicken Littles in JCLIST. Newark Avenue will NEVER be like Hoboken. There are a ton of restaurants interspersed with the bars. We don't have any clubs on Newark Ave. If anything, Newark Ave is blooming very nicely with a nice combination of restaurants, bars and other businesses.


Are you serious? Talk about spewing nonsense without having a clue:

- New frozen yogurt place at the corner of Newark and Grove (Downtown Yogurt)
- Next to Skinner's is a pet shop (Fussy Friends)
- Next to Roman Nose is Word (Bookstore and coffee shop)
- The Tea Shop
- Gia Gelato
- the new organic market a just west of Union Republic
- various real estate offices

There are many other new ( <5 years) businesses that are not restaurants or bars. These are just the ones I could think of while typing this reply.


How could you forget to mention (since not new I guess) the several $0.99 stores?

Posted on: 2014/10/7 18:11
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Re: Muhammed Akil, All white people have a little Hilter in them
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This is so offensive. Sorry my taxes are paying his salary.


In the "progressive" atmosphere of JC, racism is ok as long as it's against white people. We all know that if a white top JC official made incredibly racist statements against black people, he would have been fired within minutes of the article going to press.

But racism against white people is fine. And the "progressives" here who would be having a meltdown if it was the other way around, will attempt to minimize this by saying it's so long ago who cares?


+1 to JCMAN8's comments.

Posted on: 2014/10/7 17:31
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Re: What's going there?
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Hard Grove is going to Newark Ave. so has anyone heard what is going in its place at grove and CC? That is PRIME real estate!

Posted on: 2014/7/10 1:34
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Re: New tax break for Hyatt Hotel
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Yvonne wrote:
It is also another political deal, Decotiis is the law firm representing the developer and DeCotiis is the firm that just received the $350m contract with the MUA, and just recently, a contract with the County.
The DeCotiis Law Firm The powerful family firm was in the backrooms in Fulop's corner throughout the contest ....
http://www.decotiislaw.com/news/2013/ ... r-njs-winners-of-the-week


Anoyther interesting detail- This same law firm (Decotiis, etc.) just announced hiriing of Healy's top lawyer Bill Matsoukidis. Interesting.....

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... lop-aligned_law_firm.html

Posted on: 2014/6/10 18:12
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Re: Daniel Wrieden aka 'Queer Eye For The Historic House Guy'
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This thread is FABULOUSLY funny sans the gay-bashing aspect. Would be even funnier if Dan had not caused so much cash to be spent using a non-methodical approach.

This thread was started AWHILE ago and attitiudes towards sexuality have evolved a bunch. That bing said- he is still around. Is he still creating "Historical Hysteria"? The stories of him (and also some woman name Claire?) are legendary!

Posted on: 2014/4/4 17:23
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Re: Fire at Dixon Mills Apartments
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An interesting angle for this story is that according to a report from the property manager, the complex recently completed their fire inspections and was/is up to code. What are the implications for the code? This is not reported in the JJ story.

Posted on: 2014/4/3 13:45
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Re: Post your Pimp Sightings Here
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Regarding Fathom's "JC weird list" (see below)- care to share? guessing that would make for a GREAT thread!!

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He's number 10 on my JERSEY CITY WEIRD LIST>

Posted on: 2014/2/12 18:23
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Re: Bright St. Redevepment Plan - Ward E Councilperson's Comments and Position
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Can you name one development that has been built in DTJC that has failed?


Can you name one that is so different in so many ways from its surroundings? There is no precedent for this- that I'm aware of

And for develpments that have failed- how about the Beacon that was supposed to be condo and went rental? Or how about 77 Hudson with an owner tower and rental tower?

Yes failure is in the eye of the beholder, but having rents significantly below Developer's estimate would I think be considered failure, but impossible to know. Then not enough money for all the other stuff.


77 Hudson just sold a condo for the highest amount ever in JC. 77 Hudson is the opposite to failure. 77 Hudson is to failure as Christie is to Olympic Athlete.

I said, name a DTJC development that has failed. The Beacon is a failure but is not in DTJC.

The measure of failure is not whether it fits in the neighborhood. The measure of failure is whether these establishments increase property values.

What fits into Newark Ave near the Grove PATH is more 99 cent stores but that does not mean more should be built..



Beacon not downtown. Okay will give you that. Sorry for messing that up.
Regarding 77 Hudson- whatever you say. Successful is not what I have heard.
Regardless, we can agree to disagree about that. However, I offered examples- one was incorrect and another you disagree with. Fair enough. Can you please answer my question now? Name another development that is so different from surroundings? Hamilton Square comes to mind, but it is not a good example as the Silverman’s extensively sought input from HPNA about its creation frorm St. Francis. The polar opposite of this situation.

Posted on: 2013/11/6 17:32
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Re: Bright St. Redevepment Plan - Ward E Councilperson's Comments and Position
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Can you name one development that has been built in DTJC that has failed?


Can you name one that is so different in so many ways from its surroundings? There is no precedent for this- that I'm aware of

And for develpments that have failed- how about the Beacon that was supposed to be condo and went rental? Or how about 77 Hudson with an owner tower and rental tower?

Yes failure is in the eye of the beholder, but having rents significantly below Developer's estimate would I think be considered failure, but impossible to know. Then not enough money for all the other stuff.

Posted on: 2013/11/6 15:38
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Re: Bright St. Redevepment Plan - Ward E Councilperson's Comments and Position
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But you are in dtjc, not greenville. Renters who can afford 2100+ a month only increase safety...


Are we certain of rental amounts? Yes the developer has an initial estimate- but let’s be honest, for $1600 you can get a lot more space than smaller than a studio if you are in JC. I believe $1600 was his estimate, but he said market rate, $1600 is just that- an estimate. Given some time (a year?), the price point could go much lower. The other thing that folks fail to focus on is that while if this experiment (cause that’s what it essentially is) succeeds- great. All are happy. If it fails, those living in the neighborhood are left with this. That doesn’t seem like a wise risk in an established neighborhood.
Clearly the administration and council are for this- doesn’t make sense why they are not fighting. Part of what feels like blasphemy is that many feel betrayed by this versus what the administration said they stood for. The process reeks of “the Healy way” of doing business. What gives?

Posted on: 2013/11/6 15:04
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Re: Grove Squar: Menu
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The reviews speak for themselves - http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-bistro-at ... ey-city?sort_by=date_desc


Really a shame- such a great location and I love the décor.

I’ve been there to eat a couple of times. Not fantastic, but so so. Regardless, not a fortune to dine there so my feeling is that in general it is great to have another option for the neighborhood. And sure beats an empty space!

Posted on: 2013/11/5 17:32
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Re: Bright St. Redevepment Plan - Ward E Councilperson's Comments and Position
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I am skeptical about a lawsuit but am happy to be proven wrong. I lent my name, and gave some cash, to PADNA for their lawsuit to fight the city's granting Toll Brothers the right to circumvent the PAD redevelopment plan and allow them to write their own ticket. The lawyers we consulted with and hired all said "Oh sure, they can't do this, you have a great case" and of course we lost every step of the way. I don't regret helping out the PAD's cause but I do question some people's assessment of the merits of a lawsuit here. Especially when "we have a great case" is not backed up by any legal authority other than "No, really, we have a great case."

Again, not my area of law, and I would be happy to be proven wrong. Allowing planning department staff to willy nilly declare areas blighted and then write up a redevelopment plan for a single lot is wrong. But based on my experience the city has a lot of leeway to do such things.

If I have to eat my crow, I will gladly do so with some Worcestershire sauce.


Lawsuit is a viable option, but not convinced. It sounds like from lessons learned VVPA may/will lose. Of course laywers will say –DEFINITELY sounds like you have a case. They and their firm get paid regardless if you win or lose. And if the City gets involved in litigation- not just from VVPA but also from the developer- guess who pays? That is correct- ultimately the taxpayers!

Posted on: 2013/11/5 15:52
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Re: Bright St. Redevepment Plan - Ward E Councilperson's Comments and Position
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If the new administration is consistent with making sure that the "spirit of the law" is always followed instead of its letter, some disciplinary action needs to be taken NOW at the JCRA imho.


Hasn't Fulop already demanded the resignation of the head of the JCRA?


That's been effective. Still around. Talk=cheap!


Fulop doesn't have the power to fire him, what exactly do you expect him to do?


So keep expectations low?

If he can't get rid of him, how about stating as such?

I don't know about mechanics- I am not mayor. How about mobilizing supporters to help rid the town of this person?

Posted on: 2013/11/1 21:09
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Re: Bright St. Redevepment Plan - Ward E Councilperson's Comments and Position
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If the new administration is consistent with making sure that the "spirit of the law" is always followed instead of its letter, some disciplinary action needs to be taken NOW at the JCRA imho.


Hasn't Fulop already demanded the resignation of the head of the JCRA?


That's been effective. Still around. Talk=cheap!

Posted on: 2013/11/1 18:57
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Re: Bright St. Redevepment Plan - Ward E Councilperson's Comments and Position
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It's also about the shaddiness of the deal that is allowing the project. It is barely legal and certainly dishonest to the community.


I agree completely. The council and new (new is debateable- it has been over 3 month now!) administration were elected in favor of changing the status quo. This is a perfect opportunity. If they really wanted to stop this, I'm sure something could be found. The fact that rationale for not doing so is not crystal clear worries me about motivations. Why are our elected officials hiding behind legalese???? Isn't this what we elected them to end????

Posted on: 2013/11/1 18:30
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Re: This old factory: Buying in Downtown Jersey City's Dixon Mills
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As for the potential buyer who is asking: I don't think it's possible to say the problem -- or lack thereof -- is located in a specific building, floor, etc.


We (partner and I) have lived in Ticon bldg since 2008 (so been there over 5 years). We have not seen nor have we heard of anyone seeing a mouse or rat in Ticon.

Posted on: 2013/10/31 19:27
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Re: 400 Unit Development in Hamilton Park
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...Bring on the development! With our location it's inevitable anyways.


I see a disturbing trend. Develoment- no inherent issue with that. Development without community input/engagement- scary! Infrastructure needs to be addressed, especially downtown!

The development process issues seems to be similar to those faced by VVPA and potential development at Bright and Varick Streets.

The process started under Healy and involved providing misleading information to the city council.

Posted on: 2013/10/4 16:36
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Re: New tax bill
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If things don't start turning around in the next year, of course you have legitimate gripes. But 4 weeks in? Really?



I don't think it is unreasonable to at least at this point hear/know of a plan (I don't need all the details- just the admission that something needs to be done- that it's a priority) to address the sky-high taxes in this town as well as address the extreme disparity in taxes from place to place. I get the motivation to try and cancel the reval, but what is the plan for those of us that are paying crazy-high taxes compared to those a block away? Waiting a year is tantamount to saying just deal with paying several thousand dollars more than your neghbor (what we are talking) for the next year.

That does NOT sit well with me. The mayor and council should at least have the cajones to express that this is the case.

Posted on: 2013/8/13 16:29
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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HUGE Fulop supporter here. I don't live in Ward C so not able to vote for Rich, but rest assured I would if I could.

I'm very happy and relieved that Steve is the mayor-elect for JC. I am certain he made his slate as he felt he had to in order to win, and that is fantastic.

However- I'm also "relieved" that there is a runoff in Ward C (and elsewhere obviously) between Rich and Nidia! Sure you've heard this before, but please know that there are many of us out there that are pulling for you.

Posted on: 2013/5/20 22:53
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Re: PolitickerNJ: Steve Fulop can’t escape gubernatorial politics
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Dahood wrote:
When Booker endorsed Healy, he put his own interests over the residents of JC. People of JC should remember this in any future election involving Booker.



Indeed- already wrote to Cory (as did another) that he can kiss my vote goodbye. After supporting Healy- who was nothing but bad news for JC- NO WAY would I vote for him! (or would I encourage others to do such- actually just the opposite- I plan to remind them, when the time comes, of his support of Healy)

Posted on: 2013/5/17 1:51
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Re: This City Needs an Indie Movie Theater
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hero69 wrote:
The City should give management and renovation to another organization!


Excellent idea!!!! Don't forget to revisit this one after we have a new mayor on 14 May!!

Posted on: 2013/5/6 23:14
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Re: Input about moving to JC
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Lenovo- reading through posts it seems IMO that you are rather judgemental! Very entertaining :)

Know this is going to start a huge "thing", but BL is many things but safe is not one of them. Yes by definitiion all generalizations are false, and IMO you have to be of the urban pioneer mindset to thrive there. It sounds like you and your cars (note plural) are not that (urban pioneers that is). Not a bad thing- just a statement of perceived fact. BL is great, but at least IMO not there "yet".

Both PL and SH- beautiful yes. Isolated- yes too!


Posted on: 2013/4/18 23:08
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Re: Jersey City mayor releases endorsements, launches website for 2013 reelection bid
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TSmith wrote:
Terrence M confirmed that its real. It's hard to fight this but the Fulop people try. Bless their hearts. Could this be the beginning of the end? hmmm


Saw that. Assume it real (though JJ=truth? never met TM but will assume he is an upstanding and ethical journalist?)

In any cae, regarding the beginning of the end. Hardly- maybe the beginning of the beginning. Healy is sooooooo going down!!!!!!!!

Posted on: 2013/3/21 20:42
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