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Re: Today, a Downtown Jersey City parking lot; soon, 99 luxury apartments
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Hooray! Another ugly parking lot gone and downtown gets more filled in. Let's hope the sewers can handle it...

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Construction on apartment complex near City Hall to begin

By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

Construction on a six-story luxury apartment complex in Downtown Jersey City that was given initial approval over six years ago is finally about to start.

Developers Silverman sent notices last week to motorists who use its parking lot at the corner of Montgomery and Grove streets, letting them know that the lot will soon close in advance of construction on the 99-unit apartment building. The lot sits just east of City Hall.

READ MORE

Posted on: 2013/10/10 20:33
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Re: Helicopters over the Hudson
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great going!

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JC_rider wrote:
We have made some progress about the operational hours at the Paulus Hook Helipad. The company that runs operations there was operating outside of the hours they agreed with their landlord. They used to fly out from there as late as 11:00PM on a Sundays.

We are told that new hours are 10am-7pm (M-F) and 11am-7pm (Sat-Sun) .

Please keep complaining to City Hall and hopefully we can shut it down for good.


Mayor's Office: Tel: (201) 547-5200
City Council Tel: (201) 547-5204



Posted on: 2013/10/9 20:29
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Re: JERSEY CITY VOICE - new free local paper!
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I do wish her the best of luck. Anything that's cultivating discourse about JC is good IMO. How about an article about the off-leash dogs? (kidding. only kidding.)

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When this arrived in my mailbox, I honestly thought this was just an underhanded way to complain about Liberty Harbor construction. The "magazine" is one article about Liberty Harbor and that's really it.


Ah but you missed the really great restaurant/bar review section! Nine different places reviewed, all of which you've probably either been to already, or have no intention of visiting anyway.

But hey, if there was an intention to start a serious local newspaper here, I wish them publishers the best of luck it just seems that starting a newspaper is about the worst type of business to start right now, like pouring money down the drain.

Posted on: 2013/10/7 18:55
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Re: JERSEY CITY VOICE - new free local paper!
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When this arrived in my mailbox, I honestly thought this was just an underhanded way to complain about Liberty Harbor construction. The "magazine" is one article about Liberty Harbor and that's really it.

Posted on: 2013/10/7 18:21
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Re: Jersey City Homebrew Battle @ the 4th St Arts & Music Fest - come drink some delicious homemade beer
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I've been watching people brew beer out in a moving PODS container that has been parked on the street these past few weeks. I was wondering what was going on.

Posted on: 2013/10/7 18:18
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Re: What's going there?
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Anyone know about what is or is not happening at the NE corner of Morris and Warren? Across from Presto's there is a ground floor apartment with beautiful bay windows that has always looked to me like it should be a restaurant. The last few days there has been activity cleaning and painting. but I don't know if it's business related or just fixing up an apartment.

Posted on: 2013/10/4 16:02
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Re: Flooding on Washington St - Advice needed
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No, nothing during Irene either. I sent you a private message. I live at the corner of Essex and Washington and we've experienced no flooding thanks to being on a hill.

Posted on: 2013/9/30 19:42
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Re: What's the Tower in the Newport Green?
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There's a tower in the park that I was thinking about. And it's venting all the car fumes...that's my paranoid thought process at least.

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ahal wrote:
It's just hot air, right? It's not like they're running coal-fired trains from the 1860's down there. Everything's electric.

And isn't it quite a way from the shore line?

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JCishome wrote:
Exactly, ventilation tunnel. If you look at it closely, about 3/4 the way up it there are carved figures of PATH cars. They're actually knind of nice.



Do you think our kids are breathing in any of that when they play in the park or is it too high to affect them?

Posted on: 2013/9/23 13:40
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Re: What's the Tower in the Newport Green?
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JCishome wrote:
Exactly, ventilation tunnel. If you look at it closely, about 3/4 the way up it there are carved figures of PATH cars. They're actually knind of nice.



Do you think our kids are breathing in any of that when they play in the park or is it too high to affect them?

Posted on: 2013/9/23 13:25
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Re: Venue for easy dinner & drinks with toddlers
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I've been fine taking my toddler to some of the bistros like Amelia's and Light Horse.

There's that new fancy Pizza place across from City Hall but two boots is more casual, for sure.

Prestos is fantastic toddler food, but slow and I think BYOB.

I wouldn't be afraid of Marco & Pepe or Beechwood cafe with my toddler either.

Every place I listed has a kids menu.

Posted on: 2013/9/9 19:31
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Re: Best Vegetarian Vegan
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I highly recommend Taqueria Viva Mexico Kitchen Cafe:

Cheese Enchilada (not on the menu) and the huaraches.

Nachos Rancheros are ok as well.

Posted on: 2013/9/4 18:38
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Re: Rumi Turkish Grill construction?
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Here's a whole article on the construction at Rumi Grill. I can't believe I saw it on Reddit/jerseycity before jclist. you folks are slipping. :)

http://thejerseycitylife.com/2013/08/ ... ish-grill-in-paulus-hook/


Posted on: 2013/8/30 15:42
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Re: Skunks
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jcgirl wrote:
I saw a family of four near Newport a few weeks ago.


I've heard of the Skunks living around JC. I saw one last year in Morris Canal park. Has anyone heard of anyone being bothered by them?

Unless they cause a problem, I'm all for some interesting wildlife. But with a family of them roaming around, I wonder if they lost their home?

Posted on: 2013/8/28 16:05
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Re: Kosher (or Kosher style) Deli in or around JC?
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user1111 wrote:
Sapthagiri Grill
804 Newark Avenue is Kosher.

The only other I know of is not a restaurant but a catering service.

Gottlieb Samuel Kosher Caterers

532 Palisade Ave


Thanks for this info. Do you know if that Indian place is certified Kosher or just Kosher by nature of being vegetarian? Good to know about the Caterers.

I've been seeing a few more Orthodox Jews around downtown, so I wouldn't be surprised if another kosher place pops up in the not too distant future.

There are large Jewish populations in Bergen county and multitudes of kosher restaurants there within a 30 minute drive.


Posted on: 2013/8/27 20:32
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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The new station, expected to be completed in 2017, will create what Port Authority Executive Director Bill Baroni called "one of the newest stations in the nation."




Can't argue with that.

Posted on: 2013/8/16 19:33
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Re: Young workers take lead in Jersey City's anti-litter effort
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K-Lo wrote:
It's great that young people are getting some work experience and getting the point about litter. Unfortunately, this doesn't Stop the Drop -- they're cleaning up the drop, which is still a good thing.

How do we as a city stop the drop in the first place? How do we encourage people to use public trash cans when they're all either full or non-existent?


Take photos of the litterbugs and post them on JClist?

In all seriousness, much of this kind of change starts with kids breaking the bad habits of their families. Perhaps these kids could go to schools telling about their experiences and teaching trash awareness.

Also, how about a phone number to call in a full trash can? Mayor Fulop should promise to personally come within 30 minutes and haul it away...queue the Simpson's song "the Garbage man can"...

Posted on: 2013/8/2 13:01
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Re: An open letter to the Dog Owners of DTJC (brace yourselves)
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nyrgravey9 wrote:
debatable, But, if this concerns you, start an "open letter to volleyballers" thread. Go nuts, and god speed to you.



didn't we learn earlier in this thread that volleyball and any ball sports ARE illegal in JC parks except in approved ball playing areas?


I'm sort of just trolling here, but this is what someone posted:

Soccer playing outside designated areas is also breaking the law according to JC Ordinances:

http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16093

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? 239-12. Picnic areas; camping; horseback riding.

No person in a park shall:
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Take part in or abet the playing of any games involving thrown or otherwise propelled objects such as balls, stones, arrows, javelins or model airplanes except in areas set apart for such forms of recreation. The playing of rough or comparatively dangerous games such as football, baseball and quoits is prohibited except on the fields and courts or areas provided therefor. Roller-skating shall be confined to those areas specifically designated for such pastime.

Posted on: 2013/7/30 17:46
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Re: An open letter to the Dog Owners of DTJC (brace yourselves)
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nyrgravey9 wrote:
The Cesar comment was a joke papi!

But yes, when off leash volleyballers become illegal, we'll start a thread on that too. If the drinking bothers people, then those people should step up and do something about it. I don't disagree with that at all. Especially if those people leave empty bottles around and litter the park. Don't just complain about then, go get 'em!

Either way, the argument "why call out X, when Y occurs too" isn't an argument at all. One doesn't excuse the other. It's like when a kid gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar but says "yeah but that kid over there is writing on the wall". Both are wrong, and both should be dealt with.


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The volleyballers may not be illegal but the open containers a couple of them appeared to be drinking when I was there this weekend are illegal.

Not to mention the fact that the wiffle ball game that goes on now happens right in the middle of the park path. When anyone wants to walk down to the end of the park they had to walk into the middle of an active game with someone hitting a wiffle ball at them.

Don't get me wrong, I have no problems with any of these activities. They may dominate the park a bit, but they all seem to be an easy going group and it's nice to see people having fun in the park on a beautiful weekend.

PS - anyone actively involved in dog training knows that Cesar Millan's dominance training methods are outdated and potentially harmful.



didn't we learn earlier in this thread that volleyball and any ball sports ARE illegal in JC parks except in approved ball playing areas?

Posted on: 2013/7/30 15:57
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Re: If you think Red Light Cameras are bad...
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You can be tracked by your cell phone too and I know a website that is much better then Google Earth that can see into your backyard every month on the month that provide Full High Definition Images - The satellite image is so good that I can tell if you have a dog in the yard and see when you have done an extension to your property without a permit (cross reference with cityhall permits)


Oh, can I get photos of dogs off leashes and post them here?

Posted on: 2013/7/17 16:59
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Re: 1 month rental by Journal Square
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Someone I know just told me that the Metro Park Station is a short walk to Oak Tree Road in Edison.

Oak Tree Road is called ?Little India? in Edison.

Look around the internet?Good luck.


awesome. thanks again.

Posted on: 2013/7/16 19:19
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Re: 1 month rental by Journal Square
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Hey JCParentingUnit getting back on track. (sorry for my soapbox) Do your friends need to stay in JC or can they stay else where as long as there are comfort foods and things?

You probably knew this but if not ? Edison NJ has many more Indian shops/markets than JC. A lot of the owners of the shops on Newark Avenue have shops down in Edison. > edison nj indian shops <

There are also many more motels down there. > edison nj motels <

And the Edison train station. > edison nj train station <


Thanks, that's very helpful, but it doesn't seemlike a very easy commute for a one month visitor. The indian district is several miles from the train station, no?

Posted on: 2013/7/16 17:58
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Re: A-Condos Jersey City
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I had heard the "sinking" rumor regarding 1 Greene. I wonder if sinking buildings is a JC urban legend...

Posted on: 2013/7/16 17:09
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Re: 1 month rental by Journal Square
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neverleft wrote:
There is no hotel on Herbert Place off of Newark Avenue.(unless I just missed the legal notice) If there is it is probably just one of the many illegal building code violations in ?Little India?. During the last nine years all kinds of rear extensions, basement dig outs, and top floor additions have been going on under the watchful of the previous administration.

I think someone stated it before a new Market opened up at 831 Newark Avenue AND 833 Newark Avenue. It is actually two totally separate buildings with a metal rollup gate/door installed in the wall separating the two buildings.

During operating hours they open the front main entrance at 831 Newark Avenue and the metal gate/door into the other part of the store at 833 Newark Avenue. The second building?s front entrance is blocked with BIG bids of produce. If there is ever a fire in that second part of the store which is the second building no one would make it out.

Don?t believe me do a Google Map/Street View put in > big bazar newark avenue jersey city nj < look at the blocked entrance along with the pallet mover on the sidewalk.

PS ? while the new administration is at it how about also doing something about the total lack of ticket enforcement along the RED* curb from 825 Newark Avenue to Tonnelle Avenue. That is supposed to be an open lane so the traffic coming up and turning onto Newark Avenue does not get backed up. It is now a loading zone for the market.

*Notice how the RED curb is gone? It used to go from 825 Newark Avenue down to Tonnelle but it somehow disappeared when the new sidewalks and curbs were installed. Hmmmm.


so you're saying that the rent will be cheaper?

Posted on: 2013/7/16 14:13
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Re: 1 month rental by Journal Square
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Thanks all!

Posted on: 2013/7/15 20:18
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1 month rental by Journal Square
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Saw another similar request, so thought I would try my luck. I have an Indian coworker who spends every August with us and last summer I put him up at the Ramada by Journal Square and he really loved it, being so close to the Newark Ave "India Street". He's coming for the month again and this time bringing his wife, so I thought maybe it wouldn't be too hard to find them an actual apartment.

But I'm not having much luck. Craiglist and airbnb don't have anything by the Journal Square stop and most people aren't willing to rent for only 1 month. I'm wondering if maybe someone knows if the Indian community has a website they use?

My coworker was just so happy to have all his comfort foods around and I was so happy not to pay Manhattan prices, that I was hoping to find him a little place of his own this August.

Any ideas?

Posted on: 2013/7/15 18:48
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Re: An open letter to the Dog Owners of DTJC (brace yourselves)
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rs9182 wrote:
To the original poster:

I apologize if a few negligent dog owners have soured your opinion towards dogs, but heres the thing, do you have the same opinion towards parents who don't parent? There are just as many obnoxious parents who don't control their children as there are dog owners who don't properly tend to their dogs.

That being said, Morris Cannel IS a dog park. Don't you DARE tell us that this "will" stop. Dogs need exercise and should be able to enjoy that activity. Furthermore, every time I have been there I have never seen a disobedient dog or negligent dog owner. I'm guessing you do NOT swim in the Hudson so what do you care if dogs are swimming there?

Finally, I know you claim that you didn't mean anything violent when you meant you will "control" my dog if I don't. But if I ever try to see you "control" my very well-behaved dog - or anyone else's - there *will* be an issue.

Get over your issues. Jersey City is a place where dogs are appreciated and loved. If you can't handle that, then move.


I'm very supportive of the dog owners on this thread and I think the op is out of his/her mind if they think the "majority" of dog owners are irresponsible. I see hundreds of people walking their dogs on leashes every day. I almost never see any dog poop on the street.

But Morris Canal park is not a dog park in any legal manner. Letting your dog off leash is a risk you take. Morris Canal park is also not a ball playing park, and so the wiffle ball, cricket, and volleyball players also take a risk.

I have seen out of control dogs at Morris Canal. Mine was one that as a puppy played merrily off leash with all his friends at Morris Canal, but after several confrontations, became less friendly. Now he stays on leash except when no one is around at all. I know my dog and know his limitations. I would say most people at Morris Canal know their dogs. There are a few who don't but you don't destroy the entire community for that.

The dog community is really great here. Since this thread started, I have already been asked about getting my building to sponsor a poop bag dispenser and engaged in many discussions on this matter. So thank you op.

This thread is really great as long as we stay a community. There's a lot of momentum for positive change here - off leash hours, a fenced dog park in Paulus Hook, more signage, bag dispensers. Thankfully we have very pro-active community organizers to help implement the change because threatening and shaming doesn't make people want to help.


Posted on: 2013/7/12 13:09
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Re: An open letter to the Dog Owners of DTJC (brace yourselves)
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nyrgravey9 wrote:
Again JCParent, do so at your discretion, but don't be surprised to receive a ticket when enforcement ramps up.

And as I said earlier, again, this is not an anti dog argument, it's a pro-responsible dog ownership argument, which you fail to grasp.

Residents are fully willing to share the parks - but keep your dogs on leash (as per the LAW), clean up after them and all will be good.

Also as I said earlier, it's not people like me that are ruining it for you. The people who are violating the leash laws are ruining it for you, and it is your responsibility as a responsible dog owner to help improve the situation.

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what a topic!

As a dog owner and a resident near the Morris Canal park my main point is that there is no longer a dog park in Paulus hook. There used to be one but they removed it for the new walkway.

I personally keep my dog on a leash in morris canal park, but I don't have a problem if early/late visitors want to take their dog off leash to let them run for a few minutes. But I do have an issue when the park gets full. If people are lounging or playing with their kids, your dog shouldn't be running around near them off leash.

As a note, Morris Canal park is a state park. Jersey City Police are out of their jurisdiction. If you have an issue there, you need to call the Liberty State Park police.

I agree that calling animal control is petty IF you are seeing this out your window. But if you are in the park, dog owners should be more respectful.

By the same token, dog owners should feel free to call the police on the rampant open container law violations taking place in the same park, no?


JCParentingUnit, that's great feedback and yes, you should definitely call in violators of the open container law.

But to your other point, it's not important if you're ok with the occasional dog off leash; it's against the law. Period. No ambiguity here.

And you're right about it being state property. As I mentioned earlier, the neighborhood council as well as our Ward councilwoman, are working to convert the land to JC property. Either way, the core point still stands: stop letting your dogs off leash and clean up after them.

As to the dog run - there are two dog runs within walking distance of Paulus Hook. I referenced them earlier. If you can't walk 10-15 minutes to a dog park, I really don't have an answer for you on that. But, clearly, the PH residents don't care and will have to be ticketed to get the message.


Speeding is against the law, but no one is saying everyone driving 56 MPH should get a ticket. If you are not harming anyone, then who cares? Should we take pictures of the people smoking joints in the park and post them online as well? What about the people who park their cars near Morris Canal park and don't visit the memorial? Let's be humans and all just be considerate for one another.

The run next to the beer garten is not a run, it's a cage. The run in Van Worst is not 10-15 minutes from PH. PH needs a dog park and it should be at Morris Canal park or up at the corner of Washington and Grand. There is plenty of space in both places.


Certainly. I agree everyone needs to be considerate of one another.

Everyone accepts a risk when they break the law by jay-walking, turning right on red, passing an ice-cream truck, playing music too loudly, letting their dog off a leash, pumping your own gas, or passing without honking (http://www.dumblaws.com/law/1293). However, turning in your neighbors because "It's the law period." is gestapo tactics and very un-american.

Posted on: 2013/7/2 20:00
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Re: An open letter to the Dog Owners of DTJC (brace yourselves)
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I Heart JC, you're my idol LOL. Needs face shots hahah!

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I_heart_JC wrote:


I'll start:

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Hamilton Park, this morning.
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Clearly a public nuisance.

Posted on: 2013/7/2 19:54
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Re: An open letter to the Dog Owners of DTJC (brace yourselves)
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Quote:

nyrgravey9 wrote:
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JCParentingUnit wrote:
what a topic!

As a dog owner and a resident near the Morris Canal park my main point is that there is no longer a dog park in Paulus hook. There used to be one but they removed it for the new walkway.

I personally keep my dog on a leash in morris canal park, but I don't have a problem if early/late visitors want to take their dog off leash to let them run for a few minutes. But I do have an issue when the park gets full. If people are lounging or playing with their kids, your dog shouldn't be running around near them off leash.

As a note, Morris Canal park is a state park. Jersey City Police are out of their jurisdiction. If you have an issue there, you need to call the Liberty State Park police.

I agree that calling animal control is petty IF you are seeing this out your window. But if you are in the park, dog owners should be more respectful.

By the same token, dog owners should feel free to call the police on the rampant open container law violations taking place in the same park, no?


JCParentingUnit, that's great feedback and yes, you should definitely call in violators of the open container law.

But to your other point, it's not important if you're ok with the occasional dog off leash; it's against the law. Period. No ambiguity here.

And you're right about it being state property. As I mentioned earlier, the neighborhood council as well as our Ward councilwoman, are working to convert the land to JC property. Either way, the core point still stands: stop letting your dogs off leash and clean up after them.

As to the dog run - there are two dog runs within walking distance of Paulus Hook. I referenced them earlier. If you can't walk 10-15 minutes to a dog park, I really don't have an answer for you on that. But, clearly, the PH residents don't care and will have to be ticketed to get the message.


Speeding is against the law, but no one is saying everyone driving 56 MPH should get a ticket. If you are not harming anyone, then who cares? Should we take pictures of the people smoking joints in the park and post them online as well? What about the people who park their cars near Morris Canal park and don't visit the memorial? Let's be humans and all just be considerate for one another.

The run next to the beer garten is not a run, it's a cage. The run in Van Worst is not 10-15 minutes from PH. PH needs a dog park and it should be at Morris Canal park or up at the corner of Washington and Grand. There is plenty of space in both places.

Posted on: 2013/7/2 19:17
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Re: An open letter to the Dog Owners of DTJC (brace yourselves)
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what a topic!

As a dog owner and a resident near the Morris Canal park my main point is that there is no longer a dog park in Paulus hook. There used to be one but they removed it for the new walkway.

I personally keep my dog on a leash in morris canal park, but I don't have a problem if early/late visitors want to take their dog off leash to let them run for a few minutes. But I do have an issue when the park gets full. If people are lounging or playing with their kids, your dog shouldn't be running around near them off leash.

As a note, Morris Canal park is a state park. Jersey City Police are out of their jurisdiction. If you have an issue there, you need to call the Liberty State Park police.

I agree that calling animal control is petty IF you are seeing this out your window. But if you are in the park, dog owners should be more respectful.

By the same token, dog owners should feel free to call the police on the rampant open container law violations taking place in the same park, no?

Posted on: 2013/7/2 16:49
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