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Re: verizon outage in jc
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Same -- but came home at 8:20 and it's BACK

Posted on: 2016/8/20 0:23
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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A bumch of the bars y'all name don't have the Sunday Ticket -- all games -- which true football fans are looking for. I'm torn. I don't want a broboken bar, but i want ALL THE GAMES. Ugh.

Posted on: 2016/8/8 5:38
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Re: Crash on Jersey Ave, Friday Night Aug 5
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Heard the crash while walking up Newark Ave, probably a little before midnight or around there. Within minutes something was up in flames on Jersey. Hope injuries were minor or nonexistent -- but it was a scary sight.

Posted on: 2016/8/6 18:02
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe?
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I miss their mojitos and their vibe.

Posted on: 2016/7/6 23:09
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Re: OMG, I saw traffic tickets being given!!
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Wonders will never cease. I work at home in the Village neighborhood and have seen parking enforcement come through about 10 times, give or take, in the past two or three weeks, checking permit stickers, noting times of non-permitted interlopers parked on the streets, giving tickets, etc ... so odd!

Posted on: 2016/5/18 20:30
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Re: Selling gourmet yet healthy pre-prepped and portioned meals at Farmers Markets
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I would be into it and a regular customer if the quality was good and I could trust the source of the ingredients. Absolutely.

Posted on: 2016/5/10 13:10
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Re: Hoboken's Antique Bakery, bakers of the worlds best bread, has moved to Jersey City!
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Well something is smelling good around here around 5 a.m. I thought it was them!

Posted on: 2016/4/30 15:14
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Re: Hoboken's Antique Bakery, bakers of the worlds best bread, has moved to Jersey City!
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The neighborhood has been smelling like HEAVEN in the mornings for the past few weeks or so ... I think Antique is the reason.

Posted on: 2016/4/29 16:54
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Re: Best BYOB places in Downtown JC
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Roman Nose is not BYOB anymore, hasn't been for a while.

I hear Madame Claude's may have a liquor license and not going to be BYOB anymore when it reopens up at White Eagle. Just triple-hearsay neighborhood chatter at this point.

Cafe Battata (in the old Lamp Post space) is BYOB and Me Casa was last time I was there a few months ago.

Posted on: 2016/4/15 13:46
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Re: No water pressure - HP
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Low in the village!

Posted on: 2016/4/6 12:53
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Re: Best DT restaurant for dessert in JC
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I like the desserts at Third & Vine best. They're all not for everyone, I guess. But I will say ALL my teeth are sweet teeth, for what it's worth, and I love, love, love dessert. I think one should have a little dessert with every meal, and I have the fat ass to prove I stand by that theory! And 3&V's offerings .... I've had and liked them all, consistently. And they do the wine pairing right on the menu! Good sweets, no thinking necessary .... yum!

Posted on: 2016/3/7 21:02
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
Care to share your recipe???????


Sure.

I freestyle it after the first 3 ingredients, just adjust to taste

1 Cup Ketchup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
1/3 to 1/2 cup of brown sugar (handful)
dash of Worcestershire
dash of lemon juice
dash of orange juice
dash of dijon mustard
smidgen of sriracha
smidgen of sweet chili sauce
about 10-15 cracks on the black pepper grinder
a few shakes of onion powder
a little shake of chili powder
smidgen of honey if I have it.

Bring to a boil, simmer to reduce about 45 mins to an hour

Posted on: 2016/3/7 13:26
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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So maybe the staff just got an email from the director of operations with their schedules next week and a note about "neighborhood rumors" saying there is "zero chance" they are closing. Maybe ... Hypothetically and such.

Posted on: 2016/3/3 2:44
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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Is this good information about the impending closure? It seems like it's doing well on weekends. And winter weeknights are slow everywhere.

Posted on: 2016/3/2 22:31
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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Went on Sunday for brunch. The BBQ is really ... okay. We had and shared the brisket, pork ribs, fries with cheese, beans, and mexican corn. The pork ribs were nice; the rub was tasty. The brisket was average-good. The mexican corn was all right, not spicy at all, though (I prefer Orale's) I'm not a fan of beans, but these, with the little bits of brisket, were Mr. HippieShowman's favorite of the dishes. Barbecue sauce on the table was decent, nothing spectacular (Mine is better ...)

The star of the meal was the bourbon cocktail with the lemonade. Servers were very attentive, if a little unsure of themselves, but that's to be expected.

We'll go back, but we won't run back.

Posted on: 2016/2/29 12:37
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Re: Any places to dance salsa in JC?
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The Latin Lounge renovated and reopened several months ago ...

Posted on: 2016/2/28 20:44
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Re: Romantic restaurant, 1st date?
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Bottle of Red, Bottle of White -- and Margherita's on Washington Street in Hoboken. 2-blocks from that lovely Sinatra Park. It's just cozy and romantic in there, especially the tables in the windows, and the food is old-school Italian yummy

Posted on: 2016/2/24 18:13
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Re: Thinking about renting on Monitor Street Bergen / Lafayette
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Thanks for this thread -- keep the opinions/comments coming (the constructive ones, anyway). My daughters -- one recent college graduate, one graduating in May -- are going to be looking for a 2br to share in Jersey City and this general area is one on our radar, along with the Heights. The girls are suburban-raised, but since I moved here a few years ago, they've fallen in love with the City. But since they're going to be on their own (maybe with a little startup help from mom, I admit) they're priced out of downtown.

Whenever I hit Pacific Flea and come through that neighborhood, I get a good vibe.

How is the parking situation in BL? Bananas like Downtowna nd in the Heights? Both of my girlies have cars, even though I gave mine up. (You can take a person out of the 'burbs, but you can't take the 'burbs out of a person)

Posted on: 2016/1/15 4:42
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Re: As the end of the year approaches, let's recap JC in 2015
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My beloved Lamp Post closed in January of 2015. It still hurts!

Posted on: 2015/12/29 21:56
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Re: Best Brunch in Jersey City / Hoboken
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We brunch all over owntown, I try to get everywhere because it's my favorite meal out. I don't know about best, but the three spots we frequent over and over are:

Skinner's Loft. It never, ever disappoints. I'm an eggs benedict junkie and theirs are always on point. My other half likes their steak and eggs. And we both like that little bowl/basket of biscuits and muffins. I hog the chocolate chip muffiny goodness things when they're included.

Roman Nose when Mr. Hippieshowguy wants pasta and I need that egg sammie they do. And the blood orange spritzer.

9th and Coles for the laid back vibe and the specials ... and the shrimp & grits and sausage gravy and biscuits always on the menu.

Going to try Bell + Gray in the upcoming weeks. They just hired my kid, so ... gotta get there!

Posted on: 2015/11/14 23:50
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Re: Sign the Petition to Preserve Downtown Resident Parking
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For the first time in the four years I've lived on my block in the Village, I saw the parking authority come through and ticket cars without permits last week. A whole slew of tickets issued. They got my neighbor's car twice in one day.

I work at home ... and I go outside occasionally to smoke ... so I got to see the show firsthand.


Posted on: 2015/10/27 23:12
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Re: What's going there?
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Quote:

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Anyone know what's going on at Latin Lounge and the former Lamp Post space on 2nd St.? Looks like a lot of work has been going on at both places.


Word in the neighborhood is that the Latin Lounge is trying to class up their act a bit and reopen -- the renovations are pretty nice and putting in a window is a good move.

The old Lamp Post space is, as I understand it, supposed to be a Brazilian or Brazilian fusion spot of sorts, BYOB.

Disclaimer: This is hearsay, all third- and fourth-hand neighborhood chatter.


Posted on: 2015/10/24 14:58
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Re: Jersey City Puerto Rican Day Festival and Parade set for this weekend
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Nope, sorry, wrong, but thanks for playing our game.

The Puerto Rican festival DOES have a disproportionate amount of thuggish behavior, trash and air of impending violence. It has nothing to do with a culture's "ways" - for some reason, it attracts a large number of beasts who think they can get away with anything because they have a flag on their t-shirt.

YOU, madam, are the racist for implying that we should allow sub-human behavior because Puerto Ricans are just like a bunch of teenagers set loose in dad's liquor cabinet. If I were Puerto Rican, it's you I'd be offended by.


Sure, I'm the racist. I love that circular shit. It makes me chuckle.

But I disagree with you

I go to the Puerto Rican festival here in JC ... and can't even count the other similar festivals I've attended, here in town and in NYC and in the suburbs and other cities and regions -- well, everywhere. (It's a thing, I happen to love to celebrate ethnic cultures and hang with groups getting their grove on ... and well, the food ... but that, too is another story)

I just think you may find certain folks "scarier" than others.

"Thuggish behavior" and "beasts" and "sub-human behavior" -- nice. You're the arbiter, I guess, of these things.

And I love "Air of impending violence" ... wow. By whose standards? Isn't that sort of why George Zimmerman gunned down Treyvon Martin? Gotta watch that intangible air of impending violence.

You scare the hell out of me in ways a party never could.

But good day to you, anyway, sir or madam.


Posted on: 2015/8/21 15:17
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Re: Jersey City Puerto Rican Day Festival and Parade set for this weekend
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My question is who the hell organized this, and WHY does it have to be in downtown jersey city waterfront? There are very few puerto ricans here.

Wouldnt it make more sense to have a puerto ricans parade where there is a dense population of well....puerto ricans?

I hope this doesnt become an annual thing, all those wasted city resources of police, sanitation, and repairs to the damages, could be better used elsewhere for the actual residents of this city.

Whoever is the city official that approved this disaster needs to be fired.



Well, duh. Look, of course any group needs to self-police and clean up after themselves or face some consequences.

Ever give your otherwise responsible teenagers permission to have a few people over when you're out of town ... and come home to your common living areas looking like a bomb went off? I have.

People can be messy, loud, inconsiderate jerks. This is not news. Sometimes exponentially if in a "pack" of sorts. And perhaps different cultures get their rowdy on in different ways. Including the culture of my own damned kids and their peers a few years ago, aforementioned example. Oy. My blood pressure still rises at the memory ....

But anyway, it was the above quote set me off. Set me off like a match to kindling, quite frankly. Then someone threw out the "thugs," and then the subtle remarks started and we were off to the races ... JUST NO. I'm calling it out.

That crap is all about privilege, period.

what are "those people" doing in "my neighborhood." They don't even LIVE HERE. Why not just own it and say "go back up the hill with 'your own kind, you thugs'"

Sorry, I'm not letting it slide without a check.

And then you find out by a quick-and-dirty, thirty-second Google search, looks like maybe about 30,000 folks of Puerto Rican descent live in Jersey City. Oh, but maybe not at the precious, exclusive "waterfront," Maybe not on your block, or even your section, but in Jersey City.


And of course the City needs to have rules and enforce them.

But if you bought or rented a place on Exchange Place without realizing (again, duh) some spirited ethnic and other festivals are going to happen right there, where people from all over Jersey City and beyond are encouraged to come together and celebrate, and there's going to be noise at 2 a.m. and litter afterwards ... and people's customs and ways may not be something you're familiar with -- and no one's party will ever be legislated and restricted to your liking ... oh, well; too bad, so sad. Get over it or move.

But all I'm saying is, in the meanwhile, don't imply that Puerto Rican folks or any other ethnic or social group has no business being in "your neighborhood," promote the idea that people are "thugs," and then claim it's not a racist attitude.

Just my two cents.

Later, gators.

Posted on: 2015/8/21 14:53
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Re: Jersey City Puerto Rican Day Festival and Parade set for this weekend
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Meant "wealth" -- and "dearth" came out of my fingers in my haste. Proofreading grade: D-minus. Gotcha. Noted. Admonished. But I know the definition.

There's your correction for the record; an errata, as it were.

I stand by the rest and still call out your thinly veiled, racist remarks and "property values" smoke-and-mirrors crap for what it is. And I don't know if I can agree that you and like-minded folks are "civilized." But we can agree to disagree.

(BTW, no hyphen for "thinly" and "veiled" because the adjective ends with an LY, right? Right)

Listen, I spend my life walking by the side of a good man who happens to be black, and see this nonsense thrown at him all day, every day.

("every day" is two words there, right? Right)

And it's overt and subtle, and everything in between. It starts with color and ethnicity and then economic bias and class bullshit. And never ends.

I know it when I see it. And sure, you're making facially rational arguments, and sure it's intelligent and nuanced, point by point. But it smells. It actually stinks badly.

We just want nice things! My property values! Can't we all agree this is an unsavory element? Blah, blah. Spare me.

"Best of luck" with your "clean-up campaign" down there near the waterfront. Hope it doesn't affect the Village Neighborhood, where there's still a good vibe. Fingers crossed that it stays that way.

(Quotation marks intended for sarcastic inflection, and clean-hyphen-up for the compound modifier, right? Right)

I'll wave your way next time I'm coming down to throw down at a festival. Which will probably be this weekend with the gay folks.

And no -- I didn't proofread again. Haha. I love grammar and English ... but it's not that serious. Later!

Peace,
HSG

Posted on: 2015/8/20 22:35
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Re: Jersey City Puerto Rican Day Festival and Parade set for this weekend
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Quote:

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Never mind that property values in these areas are rising through the roof, indicating the majority of people agree and want to live in these areas and don't want degenerates around creating problems.

And never mind that I'm pretty sure "jcguy05" is actually Asian.

Forget all that, you're right. This is a classic example of "white privilege." I'm glad you were here to clear that up.


Yeah, it's all about the property values, right. Okay. We'll go with that ... sure.

Oh, yeah ... and the "degenerates."

But don't you mean "scary brown-skinned and/or non-English-speaking degenerates who don't deserve to be in my trendy and elite neighborhood"? Maybe? No? Funny, that was my inference ...

You know, I can speak from a dearth of experience here. You should check out Sparta or Basking Ridge. Their festivals are very orderly and tidy. And also very vanilla. Almost stepford-like. I know because I spent almost 20-plus years trapped in a similar haven of white privilege.

But as soon as I was able to get things in order where I could run like hell to an ethnically diverse area with life and culture -- and hey, maybe a bit more mess and noise that comes with it -- I escaped and ran as fast as I could. So I could breathe. But that's another story.

I hate that people are trying to change it. It infuriates me, frankly.

For the sake of "property values." Sure.

Community and quality of life and that whole "melting pot thing" ... human-to-human interaction, with respect and love is my priority, not your stinkin' "property values" (which, by the way, are or used to be pretty baller in Sparta and Basking Ridge, among other privileged communities not too far from here, like where I lived ... and by your standards, there are no "degenerates" ... at least not a lot of brown-skinned "degenerates"who don't speak English, if that's the concern)


Posted on: 2015/8/20 21:34
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Re: Jersey City Puerto Rican Day Festival and Parade set for this weekend
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Quote:

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Now it just so happens that property values are going through the roof in these "sterile" areas but you can ignore that fact, as it probably makes you uncomfortable. Move to Camden or Newark and you can be around all the vibrancy and diversity you want!


Was just in a discussion yesterday about how hard it is to describe "white privilege" in a tangible way, when it comes to systemic societal and institutional racism, et cetera. If nothing else, this thread, replete with statements like this, sheds some light.

So thanks for that ... I guess ...

And WOW. Just wow.

Posted on: 2015/8/20 19:49
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Re: Jersey City Puerto Rican Day Festival and Parade set for this weekend
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I can't wait for the GAYS to come through next weekend and toss fairy dust all around and unicorns roam the streets and shit everywhere, and poppers and underwear are strewn about. Get the fuck out of here with all this. All parades leave garbage, all parades are full of assholes. Please. I'm a white Irish gay girl, I get fucked up a plenty at every festival. But, I don't litter.


This. ME TOO! Except I'm a white Irish straight girl, haha, with a black boy life partner. :) And we are often at all these community parties.

But THIS quote, all day.

I love all the festivals in DTJC in the summer.

And hooray for unicorns roaming the street and fairy dust!!! Can't wait for the weekend.

Messes can be cleaned up. Maybe there should be some structure in place to make the clean-up more efficient and less necessary. But all the whining -- with the racist/elitist overtones. Really? With the ginormous Puerto Rican population in JC?? Where do you LIVE? Climb down out of your skyscraper or walk out of your pretty brownstone and embrace where you are living. It's awesome.

Cranky-pants sticks in the mud should go away for the weekend, or slap on their dancing shoes, grab a beer, smile, laugh, and have some FUN.

The summers and all the hoo-hah of ALL the community fetes and the celebration of this diversity, if I may use the phrase, is one of the, say, top five reasons I love living here.

Posted on: 2015/8/20 14:06
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Re: What is this thing and why has it been on the corner of Coles & Pavonia for months?
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I love that random thing!

Posted on: 2015/8/19 0:57
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Re: Jersey City Puerto Rican Day Festival and Parade set for this weekend
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Hah, I personally can't wait -- my Irish ass will be there with bells on. And I can salsa with the best of 'em. Bring it on!

Posted on: 2015/8/15 15:29
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