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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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I’ll take down the statue myself if it means I will no longer have to read drivel like this.
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Having visited Krakow and Warsaw once each, one of the most striking things during my visit was the massive amount of swastikas littered throughout each city. Some old, some new, it was crazy seeing people casually walking by them. Then you go to Auschwitz/Birkenau or Majdanek and there is a town literally right up until the Camp gates (and yes- those towns were there during WWII).


I apologise if my first-hand experience upsets you as it certainly upset me experiencing it, but I am not sure why you consider it drivel? Did you have a different experience in Poland recently? I would love to hear what I saw is no longer the case there now.

Posted on: 7/13 7:37
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Having visited Krakow and Warsaw once each, one of the most striking things during my visit was the massive amount of swastikas littered throughout each city. Some old, some new, it was crazy seeing people casually walking by them. Then you go to Auschwitz/Birkenau or Majdanek and there is a town literally right up until the Camp gates (and yes- those towns were there during WWII).

Posted on: 7/12 13:40
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Re: Rumba Cubana opening on Hamilton Park
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The North Bergen location is great. Maybe dcourts1984 had a bad experience but this is a very welcome addition having been to their other location.

Posted on: 7/2 16:12
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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Following up on my previous question, does anyone know who were the 5 people who spoke against this green space?

Posted on: 6/29 16:13
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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6 people spoke on this, only one wanted this because his child attends the preschool on Newark Avenue. The rest had real concerns.


Who?

Posted on: 6/28 21:57
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Re: Jersey City Headlines Snoop Dog for 4th of July
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So I guess something who was involved in a murder and calls women, "Hoes" and the B word, is find with you rescuelife.


Nice pivot, but no I am personally not a fan of his music.

I do like his more recent gospel album, "Bible of Love" though, have you had a chance to listen? Funny enough he talks about being a born-again Christian and the theme of forgiveness in Christian theology.

Posted on: 6/21 14:37
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Re: Jersey City Headlines Snoop Dog for 4th of July
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Australia has high standards, JC does not.


Fact: Snoop Dogg has played in Australia several times since the article you linked was written.

Posted on: 6/21 14:15
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza
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hamhock wrote:
Tender Shoot Farm did not close because of the pedestrian plaza. That's silly.


Further, despite what jcvoter Solomon says, the landlord has had several offers (some immediate) to rent the space, but they waited for a better suited tenant.

Posted on: 5/21 16:49
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Re: Need good vet downtown.
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a HUGE +1 to Metrovet, located within the Club Barks daycare.

The prices are great (they don't try to gauge you) and the veterinary care is second to none. I could not recommend this vet enough.


I completely rescind this review! Since 2013 they have changed ownership and I would not send any animal I cared about there. Same goes for Club Barks.

Posted on: 3/26 13:54
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Dan what was your mentor/leader Jerry Healy's strategy on this?

Posted on: 2/7 11:36
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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DanL wrote:
This sounds like the James Solomon that I know. Would expect nothing less.

"For those who voted for another candidate on Nov. 7th or Dec. 5th, you have my commitment to do everything to earn your trust over the coming months and years."

James Solomon for Ward E Council
20 hrs ·

Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank Ward E for honoring me with the opportunity to serve as your councilperson. My commitments to you are these: I will work extraordinarily hard to make development work for you. I will work extraordinarily hard to make our day-to-day government work for you. I will stand up for progressive values. And I will partner with those in power without being beholden to them.

For those who voted for another candidate on Nov. 7th or Dec. 5th, you have my commitment to do everything to earn your trust over the coming months and years.

We live in an incredible community. I'm blessed to raise my family here. Let's work together to ensure downtown remains a community for everyone.


That's a positive start. Curious to see if he votes based on the values of his Healy/Matsikoudis diehards (many of whom don't live in Ward E) or if he looks to his actual constituency. FWIW, 83% of Ward E voted for Mayor Fulop last month.

Posted on: 12/7 14:04
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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mfadam wrote:
seems ward E is not drinking the Fulop Kool Aid as much nowadays...


Mayor Fulop received 83% of the vote in Ward E. Not knowing the exact history that seems like a pretty big vote margin historically.

For this runoff, it is known that many Fulop supporters voted for James, while many Fulop critics supported Rebecca.

Posted on: 12/6 13:58
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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I cannot vote in Ward E but find the continued smear campaign by Solomon's followers interesting. It is not surprising from some of his followers who come from the Healy/Matsikoudis camp, but if he is such a great ideas guy, why is there a constant negative fear-mongering attack from his supporters? Why not speak to the things Symes (who seems to be a very accomplished woman) actually says?

If I didn't know any better, I'd believe Symes is a sith lord ready to turn Ward E into Mordor. Time will tell if the Trump-like tactic of fear and hate will win...

Posted on: 2017/11/29 16:47
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Re: Hypocrite Solomon’s dirty push Poll
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Interesting that Solomon seems to have really galvanized the Healy/Matsoukidis camp, many of course being outside of downtown. Although getting the "angry" crowd didn't go over well for Matso, I wonder if Solomon can leverage their support to victory here?

Posted on: 2017/11/21 15:48
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Re: Ward E for Sale - James Solomon Highest Bidder
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While negative campaigning does work sometimes (see: Trump supporters) I do find it deters those who actually vote based on policy. While I can't vote in E, I liked this Solomon guy until he went negative. I know others in Ward E who similarly were deterred by him for this same reason.

Posted on: 2017/11/3 10:47
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Re: Main Library - reopening on May 1...
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construction aside, our library has the most limited hours in the area.
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and there are towns that with even more access.


I guess you are also part of The Healy Clone gang. Limited hours? If so in the Main Branch
(your branch?) because of construction how about venturing out to other parts of THIS town for your research needs? Below are JC’s hours from the JC Library website. Don’t kids get out of school at 3:00 pm? Why do The Clonettes like to put out false/twisted information to make Mayor Fulop look bad?

Main Library Hours
Monday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED
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Regional Branches

Five Corners Hours
Monday: 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00PM
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00PM
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00PM
Sunday: CLOSED
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Cunningham Hours
Monday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 09:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 09:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: CLOSED
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Greenville Hours
Monday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday: 12:00AM - 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 09:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 09:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: CLOSED
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Heights Hours
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED
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Miller Hours
Monday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: CLOSED
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Pavonia Hours
Monday: 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 09:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
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Neighborhood Branches

Lafayette, West Bergen, Marion Hours
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
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Source for hours: http://www.jclibrary.org/


Well yes, he is a Healy guy. Dan had multiple failed runs at office while he saw Mayor Fulop win both seats he coveted (Council, then Mayor). He then made a deal with the devil and joined Drunk Jerry (amazing video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEjetFzyYgo), and has since been a lighter version of Yvonne, obsessed with Mayor Fulop and pretty much opposed to anything he does. Mayor Fulop could cure cancer and Levin would be against it.

Posted on: 2017/11/1 11:30
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Re: Symes pays Chickpea $2000 for endorsement
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JCvoter works for one of Symes' opponents. I don't live in Ward E so makes no difference to me, just worth pointing out.

And it's no coincidence every single post by this person is attacking Symes.

Posted on: 2017/10/23 17:50
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Re: I Wonder Why Bill Matsikoudis' website fails to mention
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I'm not insinuating any great conspiracy. I'm simply asking whether it was politically expedient to leave the JP Morgan part out. And if so, why. Posters have no problem on this site casting aspersions toward Solomon and Symes for perceived workplace conflicts. But become positively fuzzy bunnies when someone holds a Matsikoudis campaigner to the same ridiculous standard.

Because you asked, here's the first graph of Matsikoudis' bio on his site:

"Bill Matsikoudis has dedicated twelve years of his career to public service, including nearly nine years as Jersey City’s chief attorney. Bill has deep ties to and a deep love for Jersey City, and that is why he is running for Mayor."

No mention of Healy there. Later in the 5th paragraph he mentions Healy. He, strangely, does not mention that members of the Healy Administration ended up in Federal Prison.


Thanks, this is unfortunately not surprising. If Mayor Fulop has been warm to developers, Healy treated them like royalty- and this lawyer was the person who signed off on all those sweetheart deals.

Matsukidis' supporters scarily remind me of Trump supporters, in that they are supporting based on negative campaigning, fear of "new people" or "outsiders," and completely ignoring past transgressions as their hate is so strong.

Posted on: 2017/10/23 16:02
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Re: I Wonder Why Bill Matsikoudis' website fails to mention
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I have admittedly not navigated to the site, but in the same topic wonder this:

Does he own his time as the chief strategist/advisor/lawyer for the former Mayor Healy? Many of his positions now are conveniently at complete odds with what transpired during the 9+ years of the Healy regime.

Posted on: 2017/10/23 15:47
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Re: Matsikoudis want to expand rent control?
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How does Billy boy justify his tenure as the chief legal advisor and confidant to Healy? Was he advising Healy for all 10 years where we saw almost a 100% raise in city taxes? The Healy record is pitiful and I just cannot grasp how he can say he isn't responsible as chief counsel to the mayor.

Posted on: 2017/10/2 13:37
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Re: Jersey City Town Hall Policy Forums
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amc wrote:
Jersey City Town Hall Policy Forums

Hosted by Bill Matsikoudis, Candidate for Mayor
Open to the entire Jersey City community

Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00 pm
Bergen-Lafayette - Cafe Sole
496 Communipaw Avenue

Food and drinks will be provided to those attending
RSVP and Email questions to: info@mats4mayor.com

The open community forums will showcase a series of key components of the Matsikoudis campaign, including Community Policing, Affordable Housing, Jobs Creation and will help to create a policy-driven dialog with members of the community.

“In these next few weeks leading to Election Day, my grassroots campaign for Mayor continues to focus on having honest policy conversations and making sure every community voice is heard,” stated Matsikoudis.

“Like all elections, this will be a simple choice in leadership. Jersey City can continue to be represented by a man who will say, do, and spend whatever it takes to be re-elected, or we can use this moment to rethink and recapture the true spirit of the city with new leadership and a fresh approach to finding solutions. I have a real plan to represent every member of the Jersey City community. I am thrilled with the response we have seen for these forums, and I look forward to sharing my ideas and listening to the concerns of our city.”

OTHER OCCURRENCES:

Sunday, September 24th, 5:00 pm
Downtown - Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street

Wednesday, September 27th, 7:00 pm
The Heights - 2nd Reformed Church
940 Summit Avenue

Saturday, October 7th, 10:00 am
Greenville - Moose Lodge
60 West Side Ave


Wow, this alone justifies bringing back Rascal's so Billy M can perform! This line is the best- "recapture the true spirit of the city with new leadership and a fresh approach to finding solutions."

Knowing that this guy was the legal counsel to Healy and advised on the myriad of horrific deals he made (and a close confidant to the three (?) imprisoned administration members) makes this just too good. Bravo on the comedic gold Bill, would love to at least see you do some standup soon!

Posted on: 2017/9/20 16:24
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Re: Park & 6th closing
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I would say “JC was not willing to pay for his food” is a fairly inaccurate reason for why they closed. Having been a regular at their Dullboy location, I stopped going nearly 2 years ago as the service was consistently horrific. The person who I believe was the GM (always wore a baseball hat) seemed like she generally never gave a crap about how her staff acted. After being treated like crap many times by the staff we simply said enough is enough and never went back. I know several people who stopped going for the same reason. It doesn’t matter how good your food is (and I generally loved theirs), if the staff sucks, there are more than enough places to eat around here.

Posted on: 2017/9/11 15:59
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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I am curious what his constituents view as his top 3 legislative accomplishments? The only bill I recall him presenting and passing is the noise ordinance.

Posted on: 2017/8/30 14:15
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Re: Did PATH finally increase frequency?
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About a year ago they did add some frequency on the JSQ-33rd line. The change in frequency from 5 to 10 minutes is a bit later for both the a.m. and p.m. rush hours.

Posted on: 2017/8/22 13:33
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Re: Bill Matsikoudis for Jersey City Mayor
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Yvonne wrote:
Since Healy's last budget spending has increased $104 million so I don't buy that Fulop is the better choice.


...while city services have gone up and municipal taxes remained flat. As a homeowner the +90% tax increase under Healy was horrible while there was nothing to show for it. Of course you will say "but county taxes are up" and blame the Mayor for that. Ultimately, your fixation with the Mayor is well known but your support for the Healy Holdover is a likely death knell for him, so please support him! It is also confusing that you did not support Healy 4 years ago, but support his lackey now? Now I expect a typical Yvonne pivot in 3, 2, 1...

Posted on: 2017/7/12 16:37
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Re: Jersey City mulls law targeting puppy mill pet stores
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Definitely all show, no substance. Most people buying a purebred dog will continue to do exactly what they do today: get one from a breeder. For those who want to adopt a dog, go deal with the rescue groups, or Liberty Humane. Do we even have pet stores in town selling dogs or cats? Fussy Friends has adoption events for cats, but those are not animals for sale. Canis Minor, before it closed, would also have adoption events from time to time, but no animals for sale. Serious question: do we have pet stores in town selling cats or dogs?


There are a few real-life impacts from this I can immediately think of:

1. Prevents new puppy mill stores from opening up in JC. As development expands greatly throughout the city, it is not inconceivable that a puppy mill store would have opened. Now they won't.

2. As more municipalities adopt laws like this, soon the state will have a majority of municipalities with the same law, at which point the statewide effort starts to gain momentum. There are about 100 towns now with similar ordinances, and if not for Gov Christie a comparable state law would have been signed already. This then prevents puppy mill sales statewide which is a huge achievement.

3. Cosmetically/topically, it's good press. Maybe someone didn't know what a puppy mill is, but then they see Jersey City has banned their sales, and in turn they end up rescuing a dog.



I don't discount the possibility you are right, particularly about #3 (increasing awareness, and perhaps deriving some other benefits as a result of that) but with regards to #2, my impression has always been that most of the puppy mills from which animals originate were usually found in PA (that was until some state laws curtailed those operations) and from OH and some Southern states (KY, TN).

In any case, I am now genuinely curious as to whether we even have pet stores in town that sell dogs, or cats.


I remember there being a place not Downtown that did years ago but thinking they went out of business. Thankfully if this passes we know no new ones will open though.

You are right about where the really bad mills are. Also Missouri is notorious for puppy mills. One issue is that the mills now use "brokers" who will be local to the store and act as middle person.

This does obviously still leave those determined to purchase a certain brand of dog the option of a backyard breeder, but at least it narrows their options a bit.

Posted on: 2017/5/11 13:53
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Re: Jersey City mulls law targeting puppy mill pet stores
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Definitely all show, no substance. Most people buying a purebred dog will continue to do exactly what they do today: get one from a breeder. For those who want to adopt a dog, go deal with the rescue groups, or Liberty Humane. Do we even have pet stores in town selling dogs or cats? Fussy Friends has adoption events for cats, but those are not animals for sale. Canis Minor, before it closed, would also have adoption events from time to time, but no animals for sale. Serious question: do we have pet stores in town selling cats or dogs?


There are a few real-life impacts from this I can immediately think of:

1. Prevents new puppy mill stores from opening up in JC. As development expands greatly throughout the city, it is not inconceivable that a puppy mill store would have opened. Now they won't.

2. As more municipalities adopt laws like this, soon the state will have a majority of municipalities with the same law, at which point the statewide effort starts to gain momentum. There are about 100 towns now with similar ordinances, and if not for Gov Christie a comparable state law would have been signed already. This then prevents puppy mill sales statewide which is a huge achievement.

3. Cosmetically/topically, it's good press. Maybe someone didn't know what a puppy mill is, but then they see Jersey City has banned their sales, and in turn they end up rescuing a dog.


Posted on: 2017/5/11 12:52
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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It's sagas like this that remind you Steve Flop is just another Goldman Sachs politician in bed with Kushner.

The Loews is a local gem and should be managed by a local organization as a non-profit, not sold off to the highest bidder to extract profits for some mega corporation.


your intentions are clearly in the right place but this is unfortunately very separated from reality and how the music industry works. there is a reason the FOL have one, maybe two concerts a year at the Loew's, and if they retain control it will never become what it once was. as I mentioned previously, there is a reason nearly every single legitimate venue is run by a company who has the experience doing so. AEG Live and comparable companies have a track record of renovating historic theaters and turning them into premier event spaces. they have the capital to do the renovation and the connections to book the ongoing talent needed to keep it running. if the FOL were remotely capable of doing so they would have already.

Posted on: 2017/4/28 11:33
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Re: The city and the Friends of the Loew's could be heading back to court.
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I don't know what to make of the legal issues, but the physical interior of the building in terms of rehabilitation is at a standstill imho.


The physical restoration and rehabilitation has been at a practical standstill since years ago. That is why I support the idea of bringing in a professional organization to run the place and oversee its renovation. I totally get that FOL saved the place from the wrecking ball, but they are definitely not up to the task of seeing through the effort of restoring the place to its former grandeur.


In addition, the FOL simply do not have the connections or resources to run a full time venue. There is a reason that every legitimate music venue is managed by one of the major national companies that do so. AEG Live actually has a history of renovating historic venues and operating them thereafter with much success. Nothing but respect for the FOL for what they did in the past but their pride is just hurting their own cause at this point.

Posted on: 2017/4/28 1:19
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Re: another fulop protected slum burns down
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The C train was delayed this morning so I was late to work. THANKS FULOP. #SAD

Posted on: 2017/4/25 11:16
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