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Re: JC has competition for "6th Boro" status
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Let them have it. Naming JC "the 6th boro" is stupid. Calling JC that is an embarrassment. It doesn't make JC look cool it just perpetuates that NJ is full of kiss-asses who want to be just like NYC. We try so hard to act like that lonely kid at school who calls the cool kid his friend just because we sit next to each other in class. Every time I bring someone from out of state they laugh at how corny and ridiculous that nickname is. It makes people think less of the city. My friends and family who come always say the same thing after I tell them how its stupid: " Its just Jersey being Jersey".

Its not a name we should be proud of.


I love the denial. The primary reason JC is worth anything is proximity to NYC and de facto status as the 6th borough. JC should embrace this rather than fighting it like a rebellious teenager that doesn't want to be associated with their parents while still taking their cash.


Agreed! What really is in a name?!?! As the saying goes ... a rose by any other name ...

We should have our own identity, agreed, but just like Queens or Staten Island, JC would be insignificant if it wasn't almost attached to Manhattan. Let people call it whatever while we (re)establish our own identity.


Exactly. What we really don't want is people constantly going back to Manhattan to hang out because there's nothing here to do, or to be seen as entirely fungible with other boroughs. But I can't stand people that pretend that JC exists as a totally separate city that has nothing to do with Manhattan.


It is a totally separate city. And I can't stand people who would suck NYC's dick if it had one. Be proud of the fact that JC is growing and is becoming its own city in its own right. Having a nickname like that just showcases how JC is just proud of being second rate. People don't willingly move to 2nd rate cities willingly. And I hate when people deny that NYC is not NYC due to being next to NJ. So many things that are considered NYC have their roots over here but that never seems to be brought up.

And people would call this an inferiority complex but it seems to me that would be the case for anyone who makes it a point to associate with NYC. Because nothing screams inferiority complex than having to find association with a city to give some meaning to your life and to make you feel like you accomplished something.

Posted on: 2014/12/23 21:08
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Re: JC has competition for "6th Boro" status
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Jersey city should be called "Jersey City" and nothing else. It is the second biggest city in New Jersey, not New York. A city that has nothing to do with proximity to new york because hoboken and weehawken are just as close if not an easier commute. but a city that has everything to do with its rich history from the bootleging days.

To call Jersey city the 6th borough would be a disgrace to all who were born in this great city and that name represents nothing of what it stands for. Jersey City is a city within the state of New jersey that represents the struggles and hard times that some in the hill see everyday, the quiet area and great views that those in downtown enjoy and the hustle and bustle that those in the heights and journal square experience.

Please stop this cry to put a nickname to a place that is already making a name on the map. Jersey City is what it is and I appreciate those who are helping to make it better but changing the name will not change its character.

- a JC native



Thank you. Finally somebody who isn't a kiss ass!

Posted on: 2014/12/23 21:01
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Re: JC has competition for "6th Boro" status
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Let them have it. Naming JC "the 6th boro" is stupid. Calling JC that is an embarrassment. It doesn't make JC look cool it just perpetuates that NJ is full of kiss-asses who want to be just like NYC. We try so hard to act like that lonely kid at school who calls the cool kid his friend just because we sit next to each other in class. Every time I bring someone from out of state they laugh at how corny and ridiculous that nickname is. It makes people think less of the city. My friends and family who come always say the same thing after I tell them how its stupid: " Its just Jersey being Jersey".

Its not a name we should be proud of.

Posted on: 2014/12/23 0:44
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Re: Jersey City, NJ: 10 Reasons NYC Food and Culture Hounds Should Cross the Hudson Now
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well, jc has some fine restaurants, i think the dtjc restaurant seen is more interesting than many parts of manhattan...especilayy the established manhattan nabes


NYC is a holy god. It should never be ridiculed. Blasphemy!!! 40 lashes for you!!!

Posted on: 2014/12/17 0:07
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Re: Summit Avenue Business JC Heights (Crowdsourcing)
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It IS true that bookstores have a rough ride, especially in Jersey City. Still, WORD might be successful. Let's hope so. A bookstore might not serve enough interests in the Heights area. I also agree that an emphasis on our art scene would be necessary!


You should also ask on reddit. Better community there overall.

http://www.reddit.com/r/jerseycity/

Posted on: 2014/11/25 23:27
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Re: Summit Avenue Business JC Heights (Crowdsourcing)
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A gym. Another coffee spot is like opening another pizza spot in this city. There are not many good places to work out in the heights. Only places that I can think of are Lucille Roberts, some new bot camp place and a small and dirty "boxing" place.

2. A better bar. Downtown has so many good options that are fun yet chill enough to have a good night out without going crazy. The heights has mainly dive bars and not much else.

3. A vintage shop like another man's treasure downtown wouldn't be a bad idea either.

4. As others have mentioned a bookstore would not be a bad idea either

Posted on: 2014/11/25 4:55
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Re: Article on NYYIMBY on north NJ RE, with much discussion on JC
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Most of his assumptions are outright wrong. One of the biggest problems with investing in transit in New Jersey is that local authorities tend to resist upzoning around transit. Even in communities that have adopted modern smart growth plans resist the higher density mixed use developments. These aren't high rises either -- simply 4 and 6 story complexes near existing transit.

Also the author of the article doesn't mention -- and probably doesn't know -- about the Mount Olive court case in New Jersey requiring affordable housing as part of community growth. What's actually kind of amazing is how in suburban and rural New Jersey, developers loved affordable housing as a way of leveraging higher density sprawl into places it didn't belong, like in the watershed that feeds Jersey City and Newark.

This is an interesting quote, though: "In the case of Bergen County, more people moved to New York City than made the reverse migration."

Kind of telling about the future of suburbia.



Exactly. The HBLR keeps wanting to expand into Bergen County but residents constantly come out against expanding it north.

Posted on: 2014/10/15 1:15
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Re: Music venues in Jersey City?
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Hasn't open up yet but keep an eye open for White Eagle Hall.

Posted on: 2014/10/14 14:59
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Re: Some really cool photography of Jersey City.
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Great post

Posted on: 2014/9/16 18:52
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Re: How can JC become the best mid-sized city in the US?
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How about starting with not using "best mid-sized city". It's one of the most half assed marketing ploys for a city I have ever seen. To anyone outside of JC it shows tells them that we have no future aspirations.

Posted on: 2014/7/29 3:12
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Re: Fulop, Council poll numbers?
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Here's how residents graded Year 1 of Fulop's tenure as mayor:

Grade: A

"He says what he wants to do and does it."

- Mike Shonk, Ward A

Grade: B

"He's good-- I've seen street improvements and more bike lanes in Greenville."

- Mary Kate Sharp, Ward A

Grade: A

"He's doing a great job-- I feel more safe and I see more cops around."

- Wanda Elias, Ward A

Grade: B

"He's doing what he can to curb the problems and getting feedback from the community is important."

- Lisa Joseph, Ward F

Grade: B

"I like the measures he's taken to save the city financially-- he's cut where necessary to save the city money. I like that he's going to be moving to the inner city and taking steps to rehabilitate MLK Drive."

- Petericia Harrigan, Ward A

Grade: A

"He gets things done right away and Jersey City is quickly changing for the better-- he's our future President!"

Lynda Young, Ward E

Grade: D

"I'm a little disappointed, I thought there would be a bigger change. The rest of the city is dying except for Downtown."

- Janette Scafidi, Ward F

More Grades here

Here's one more (I wasn't interviewed for the nj.com piece):

Grade: Incomplete

"There seem to be no perceptible changes in the Heights whatsoever - streets are still filthy, lots of abandoned buildings and storefronts, the parks decrepit (except for Washington Park), the recent spate of shootings is a big concern that problems are moving here. That said, I want to give the guy a chance..."

Bill N., Ward D


What part of the Heights is this guy in? The Heights seems to be changing to me, at a slow pace yes but I am seeing more and more people moving into the Heights than previous years

Posted on: 2014/7/2 15:11
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Re: Fulop, Council poll numbers?
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Just another example of the use of provocation to attract political and social engagement from an attention seeker


And when Fulop ran against Healy he was quiet? But it is OK to attack Healy but everyone else cannot say a word on Fulop?


You can attack Fulop verbally all you want, no one is arguing that part. But the thigns you spit out against Fulop never make any sense at all and you just spit BS, plain and simple. It's clear in every single one of your posts that you are biased and have a thing for Fulop.

I did vote for him but I do not support everything the man does or has done. There are plenty of things I disagree with and some that I agree with but you have made it your life to pull out things from your Azz to make it seem like he is doing a horrible job at every single little item.

Posted on: 2014/6/30 2:57
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Re: How will new high rises affect the rental market?
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Nope. Most of the new building are just luxury. Only option is to move further west. Don't be afraid of moving to the Heights or J.sq, I have been seeing load of people moving into the Heights.

Posted on: 2014/6/24 23:12
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Re: Jersey City considers turning Newark Avenue into pedestrian plaza
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I'm all for more pedestrian initiatives but for it to be succesful we also need better transportation and no im not talking about another billion dollar tunnel into nyc. The LR has been tremendous is JC's success. As it is right now it still can be difficult to get around without a car. If this ciry would create more rail lines for radishes to get around I would have no problem giving up my car. All we would really need is about 3 more lines and the majority of Hudson County would be covered.

Posted on: 2014/6/11 5:53
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Re: New Pinoy-owned restobar in NJ boasts of luscious food, cozy setting
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Do they have good beers?

Posted on: 2014/6/10 19:56
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Re: California Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional
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This is probably the one thing Christie could get right and that is a BIG maybe.

Posted on: 2014/6/10 19:54
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Re: Absolutely insane animal sounds
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Probably just your neighbors getting it on

Posted on: 2014/6/4 15:04
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Re: A carousel in Liberty State Park wuld be nice
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Why not in Berry lane park or Lincoln park? Not everything has to be downtown.

Posted on: 2014/5/28 23:40
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Re: New to Hamilton Park / Van Vorst Park
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Safe. Really safe. These two are arguably the best neighborhoods in the city. If you want to save ectra money check out the heights. Rent is cheaper and is a safe area but less to do and see and no trains.

Posted on: 2014/5/22 20:23
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Re: Seattle tunnel will end up with frightening cost overruns . . .
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But nooo! We should build another tunnel into NYC, its the only solution to our congestion. Spending billions of dollars is the o ly logical thing to do.

Posted on: 2014/5/17 21:23
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Re: What does the future hold for The Heights?
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You guys need more light rails


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You guys need more light rails, I been seeing yuppies every


It would be awesome to have a subway version of the light rail under Central or Summit ave. Somehow I doubt the billion $s to build it will ever become available.

I guess you could build something like the Bangkok Sky Train.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynU7bVE-QRU[/quote]

Apparently JC did have something like this back in the day.

http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/PSNJ_Hoboken-Jersey_City_Elevated

Posted on: 2014/5/13 23:17
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Re: What does the future hold for The Heights?
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You guys need more light rails, I been seeing yuppies every weekend looking at properties in my area due to the light rail. If you guys had a few more light rail stations the heights would be more desirable then dtjc... no one I know trust jitneys. When I go to the heights it has the Bayonne feeling, a sleepy bedroom town.


It one of my biggest gripes about the Heights. It would be so much better if we had train service.

Posted on: 2014/5/13 23:11
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Re: Is Jersey City New York City's 'Sixth Borough'?
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or have zero concept of property values.


So Manhattan and Hoboken should be in the negatives when using your logic. Not everyone wants to be bored at home like you.


Then move to the meatpacking district in NYC or River and First Street in Hoboken and enjoy the "party." Maybe you should get yourself a boyfriend or a girlfriend or whatever and you won't be bored.



If you want quiet then move to the suburbs, its more suited for grumpy old farts like yourself.

Posted on: 2014/5/8 23:51
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Re: Is Jersey City New York City's 'Sixth Borough'?
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Maybe you missed the point, but you seem to be that type. Staten Island also has night life but its not worth mentioning Just like Journal Square, Greenville, The Heights, and other parts of JC they are not worth mentioning because they are not very interesting. No one I know hangs in Hoboken, and DTJC is not interesting enough to make someone want to stay all night to (3 am) when NYC is two stops away and you could hang till 4 am or 9 am if you did after hour parties.


Journal Square has little India, the Loew's theater, and Mana Contemporary Arts. Greenville has the Greenvillian, BeLA has 660 Studios, and the Heights just got zoned for more arts spaces so I'm sure things will pop up there too. If you think these areas are "boring" it's because you apparently aren't clued in to the cultural/nightlife options there.

I spend about 1/3 of my weekends in NYC and the rest in downtown JC. Trust me, there are plenty of people closing down bars in DTJC and then heading to after parties. There is an active circuit of sorts of basement, backyard, and garage band shows as well as regular old house parties.

Methinks you may not know about these things because someone with your...disposition is not likely to get invited in the first place. But plenty of places in NYC are happy to take your money in exchange for your idea of a "good time" so feel free to continue believing that is the only interesting night life in the area.


Not everyone likes that though. Nothing wrong with these events centered on the Arts but there are plenty of people who are not into it. I like going to these things but after a while it does get to be bland. Sometimes people just like to wild out inside a club. I don't get why anyone is against having a better nightlife here as if its the apocolypse.

Posted on: 2014/5/7 0:30
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Re: Is Jersey City New York City's 'Sixth Borough'?
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or have zero concept of property values.


So Manhattan and Hoboken should be in the negatives when using your logic. Not everyone wants to be bored at home like you.

Posted on: 2014/5/6 21:45
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Re: A piano in Grove Plaza
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it can happen.

http://www.streetpianos.com/


That would definitely be awesome to see but probably won't happen in time for this year. It could be done for next spring/summer.

Posted on: 2014/5/1 0:03
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Re: Fight at Dickinson HS
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I went to Dickinson all 4 years of High school. THere is always a fight. How is this news?

Posted on: 2014/4/2 17:41
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Re: Governor Christie just resigned from office...
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Oh my god. You're so edgy. Because I didn't see that coming from a mile away.

Posted on: 2014/4/1 16:06
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Re: Proposed Tax Abatement for 25 Senate Place
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The vote was 4 to 4, it did not pass, Councilwoman Watterman was absent. Councilman Dan Rivera, changed his vote. Here is a project with not enough parking spaces in a neighborhood filled with one and two family homes. 266 units and 128 parking spaces. That space should become a parking lot for India Square instead.


Again with your parking.

Posted on: 2014/3/26 3:58
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Re: America's Best Hipster Neighborhoods. Not Even a Sniff.
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A fun read Fuck You, Jersey City is Not Cool


Sounds like someone who wasn't cool enough to be here. Like a fat kid who was cut from the basketball team.

Posted on: 2014/3/21 22:25
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