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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.
Yep, I saw those passing by it once through the park. :) I was thinking it was for the Path vs the Holland Tunnel once I saw those.

Newport is definitely super-safe. We could see the green from our apartment at all hours of the night, and there was always security there. You could go and sit on the green at 3am without a worry. :)

We've actually moved, so if anyone is looking for a great 17th floor 1020sq ft 1br+den, get in touch with me, 615-512-5520.

Posted on: 2013/11/21 17:13
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Re: New restaurant coming soon to Newport: Skylark on the Hudson
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clayton wrote:
Like a trendy, old-school style diner but with real food, not diner food.


I can't tell you how disappointed I am to click on a thread called Skylark Diner and read this.


It's odd that they are appropriating the term "diner" when they are pretty clearly a restaurant.
I think it's to mess with the heads of the large immigrant Asian population of Newport.

Posted on: 2013/11/21 17:09
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Re: parking uhaul overnight
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There are spots on washington around 14th that are free overnight from 6pm to 6am the next morning and free over the weekend. You'll see them start to fill up around 6pm every weekday, so you'd have to make sure you're there in time.

Otherwise, you can park down towards 18th and washington too (same signs indicate you can), but I usually didn't see anyone parked there, so it would be a really easy place for someone to hit your car or the uhaul. Although anyone hitting a uhaul needs to look a little while driving.

Posted on: 2013/11/21 17:01
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Re: Jersey City Navratri Festival
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Fun! fun! BYOD (bring your own dandiyas) :D

Posted on: 2013/10/12 5:15
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Re: Jersey City woman had 18 tenants living in her two-family house, officials say
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I can see why there's tenant laws now with utterly ruthless and unethical landlords like these scum.

Posted on: 2013/10/12 5:12
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Re: Bought condo under false pretenses
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Wow. Just wow.

I feel for you guys and pray that something good comes your way to help you.

Posted on: 2013/10/12 4:39
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Re: New To Area from the Midwest
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I know this is probably outside of your budget, but my wife got a job offer out of state that we can't refuse. So we have to leave our lovely apartment that we've only been in 2 months:
http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/abo/4123116784.html

Posted on: 2013/10/12 4:32
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Re: Helicopters over the Hudson
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heightsliving wrote:
The Marine Choppers are here for UNGA. United Nations General Assembly. Which starts this week. Prepare for more than usual heavy traffic if you drive into the city.
Interesting. Let's see what other type of aircraft will be in the sky this week.

Posted on: 2013/9/21 15:45
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Re: NYTimes: “The underlying terror is that you might have to move to Jersey City."
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Crazy_Chester wrote:
The property tax on the first one is $1,573 a year, folks.
Is that high? I'm renting, so I don't typically think about the yearly tax liabilities.

Posted on: 2013/9/21 14:06
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Re: Helicopters over the Hudson
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Falcon wrote:
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Very cool picture.

Posted on: 2013/9/21 14:04
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Re: Helicopters over the Hudson
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brewster wrote:
Saw something new over the Hudson today, a Marine V22 Osprey in heli mode flying in formation with several other chopper. Looked like something out of Avatar!
I saw that the other day too, but didn't realize they were a rarity here. I used to live in a city that had all sorts of black-ops helicopters hovering around and invisible military jets streaking high in the sky, so I didn't pay it much mind. I'll have to watch for this type of stuff more often.

Posted on: 2013/9/21 14:03
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Re: NJCU inaugurates new president, followed by campus bash and free waterfront jazz concert
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Wow, I can't believe I didn't check this thread again and ended up missing it. :( Looked like a really great night.

Posted on: 2013/9/21 13:55
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Re: Need first date drinks after work in HOBOKEN
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brewster wrote:
SJ, so sorry bout the turd. Some guys suck. It's funny, I have several single 50ish friends who would be great and devoted boyfriends, but are so damn shy and a little neurotic so they are simply never in the game. I could easily have been them, I sucked at "picking up chicks". Thank god for the "paper personals", how I met my wife of 17 years, hands down the sanest person I've ever known. But I met plenty of crazies, so hang in there.

BTW, given your following here, perhaps you shouldn't announce your meeting places ahead of time, you sure don't want an audience!
But if this many people are interested, maybe a reality show? "Single and Silver" has a nice ring to it. :D

Dating has always been set up to be more disappointments than triumphs. You're looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack. But don't give up! I got married last year to the best woman I've ever known at age 37. And I was convinced I'd be a bachelor for life.

Posted on: 2013/9/21 13:52
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Re: Jersey City to push to include Little India in Newark Avenue Restaurant Row
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corybraiterman wrote:
Dare i ask why you felt the need to post the entire article that I had just linked to?
It makes it easier to keep the conversation here in the thread, but technically is copyright infringement since the entire article was copied. :(

Posted on: 2013/9/21 13:50
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Re: Need first date drinks after work in HOBOKEN
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dtjcview wrote:
Have this closing line ready for the next time:

"I already know. Your wife hired me..."
LOL! Good one! The look on his face would be priceless.

Posted on: 2013/9/21 13:45
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Re: Need first date drinks after work in HOBOKEN
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Prismatic wrote:
Didn't see that coming.
Me neither!

Posted on: 2013/9/21 13:38
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Re: Need first date drinks after work in HOBOKEN
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nyrgravey9 wrote:
ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME????
Wow. Just wow.

Posted on: 2013/9/21 13:33
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Re: New Jersey's Insane Ban on Self-Service Gasoline
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Samir wrote:
I just moved to the area, and I HATE that I can't pump my own gas. Why? Because of the one time the attendant used the pump nozzle to close my fuel door, leaving a nice dent in it. Grrr...

Sure, it was 2am, but I needed gas. Not a problem in any other state I've driven in (about half of the continental US), since I can just pump it myself.

On a side note, what is with the jug handles and crazy road designs? It's like a 3yr old just drew all the roads using crayons and they built that mess. No left turns and I can't pump my own gas? Has there really been that many problems with these two things in the last decade?

We made the roads like that just to annoy out of towners. It makes it more fun that way.
They're actually quite fun once you know them--finding the apex is actually late, late, wait-for-it...now!

But I've seem some horrendously dangerous turnoffs and 180s that will take someone not paying attention and put them head-on into some concrete. And what's worse is there's a good pileup of fresh marks from people that did just that. Terrible civil engineering...

Posted on: 2013/9/21 3:52
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Re: New Jersey's Insane Ban on Self-Service Gasoline
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JadedJC wrote:
It's amusing when people from Jersey hit the road and have to fill up their tanks out of state. They always sit at the pump for a minute or two before realizing that no one is coming out to do it for them. The last time I flew out of state and had a rental car, I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to reset the pump and get the thing going. I had to ask the guy at the next pump. He looked at me like I was an idiot, and his impression of me probably didn't improve when I said, rather defensively, "I'm from Jersey."
LOL!! I've got to watch for this the next time I see a Jersey plate at an out-of-state gas station. It should provide 30s of humor before I go help them out. :D

Posted on: 2013/9/21 3:50
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Re: New Jersey's Insane Ban on Self-Service Gasoline
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Samir wrote:
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Coming from someone who grew up doing it myself i have a hard time trusting someone else to do it and not spill gas on my car or scratch the fuel filler door.
Here here! Spills are the worst--they can damage the paint even quicker than a dent![/quote

Gasoline generally doesn't damage paint in the way that, say, brake fluid does.
Thank God it doesn't, but it's still not good for it at all, especially if you don't know it happened and it stays on a while.

Posted on: 2013/9/21 3:48
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Re: Girl injured after police say a tractor trailer plowed into her at Jersey City crosswalk
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fat-ass-bike wrote:
There is no doubt the driver 'ran away' from the scene, but a constructive discussion would be to look at ways to help mitigate this from re-occuring.

1. What could the kid have done (bike lights / reflective clothing / helmets / education on safe night riding in schools) ?
2. What could have the parents done ?
3. What could have the driver done (better education) ?
4. What could the police do (more enforcement / slower posted speed restrictions) ?
5. What could cityhall do (traffic lights or other infrustructure to reduce speed or extra street lighting)

I don't believe this guy went out of his way to hit the kid, however if he had a defective vehicle or affected by substances, then he should be 'hit' twice a hard with penalties and prison term. His biggest mistake was running away from the scene ... very stupid
Best solution--find out what works for other cities and do that. From what I've seen, Jersey's traffic structure and maintenance is all messed up. I really hate to say it now that I live here, but it's like the third world with signs. :(

I see places where things like this could happen every day. Just tonight I parked my car where if someone isn't looking right, they'll hit the cars parked behind me because a row of street lights is out, and they have been out for weeks now.

Posted on: 2013/9/21 3:44
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Re: NYTimes: “The underlying terror is that you might have to move to Jersey City."
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Sutherland wrote:
Still I have to say, in my humble opinion, the arts scene, both fine arts and affordable arts is much better in Minneapolis than in Jersey City.
Interesting! I would have never thought of a lot of arts going on in Minneapolis. Good to know if I ever get a chance to get up there. :)

Posted on: 2013/9/21 3:35
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Re: NYTimes: “The underlying terror is that you might have to move to Jersey City."
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bodhipooh wrote:
Seriously, I have yet to meet ANYONE that isn't happy, or downright impressed, with Honshu and its menu, preparation and presentation. I would put Honshu among the best sushi places I have tried in the NYC area, and the list of places I have tried is quite long.
Duly noted, and Honshu is now at the top of my sushi "must try" list. :D

How's the price? Good value for what you pay for?

Posted on: 2013/9/21 3:34
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Re: NYTimes: “The underlying terror is that you might have to move to Jersey City."
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asny10011 wrote:
Samir, have you tried Honshu? It is not bad for a jersey city japanese restaurant.
I haven't. I'll put it on my list to check out. :) Thank you for the suggestion!

Posted on: 2013/9/21 3:32
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What's the Tower in the Newport Green?
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My wife and I have been asking ourselves this for the last month now. We see what looks like it's leveled twin in the Hudson during low tide, but we can't figure out what each of these are/were used for.

At first I was thinking the Holland Tunnel, but that's further south, and there are two HUGE structures that are across from each other on the Hudson.

Any insight appreciated.

Posted on: 2013/9/21 3:31
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Re: NYTimes: “The underlying terror is that you might have to move to Jersey City."
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Samir wrote:
I just recently moved to the area, and it's amazing how people will piss on what they don't know. I've lived in Alabama for almost 30 years, and that comes with it's own stereotype.

But check out how you can live there if you have a paltry $50k/yr engineering job. This would be your house (which would be just run of mill/ordinary for the area):
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/854 ... -AL-35763/108262803_zpid/


Have you heard the phrase "location, location, location"? For many people the NYc area isn't just about better paying jobs, it's about the vibrancy of big city living. If you hate the arts and world cuisine, and never want to walk or bike anywhere, I guess Alabama might not be so bad. That house has a Walkscore of 0.

I also hear you can buy entire blocks in Detroit on your credit card, now there's a low cost of living! And they even have arts, at least until they have to sell them.
I've definitely heard that--I grew up in the hotel industry and that's an industry motto for new construction, lol.

It's definitely a much more urban and vibrant life, but you do have to finance it somehow. And there's a certain point of diminishing return. Like the opinion that people living in Manhattan are more close to the action than JC. Probably, but is it worth 2x the rent? In my opinion, no.

That's the stereotypical answer coming from the rest of the states. If you've only lived in the Northeast, there's definitely a lot of the same lifestyle available elsewhere cheaper--but you have to look. There's a lot of art going on there, it's just that most people don't know it originated there. My buddy Christoph Silber lives there even though he spends most of his time working here in NYC and LA.

I've never been much for walking or biking since I'm a car enthusiast, so that's not on my criteria unless parking is an issue (like in JC). I crave free parking with no door dings and miles of open road with like-minded friends. Can't find those here, so my cars will never see NJ.

I hate to say it, but one of the best sushi restaurants I've ever been to (and I hit sushi everywhere I've traveled, even internationally) is in Alabama. Granted, I haven't had a chance to hit up Chelsea Market or Japantown yet, so I'm hoping I'll find a new #1 place soon.

Posted on: 2013/9/20 3:02
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Re: New Jersey's Insane Ban on Self-Service Gasoline
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Azul_the_Cat wrote:
Coming from someone who grew up doing it myself i have a hard time trusting someone else to do it and not spill gas on my car or scratch the fuel filler door.
Here here! Spills are the worst--they can damage the paint even quicker than a dent!

Posted on: 2013/9/20 2:39
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Re: New Jersey's Insane Ban on Self-Service Gasoline
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fat-ass-bike wrote:
One of the primary (if not sole) reason my gas station has banned self-service, is because of the high number of 'drive off's'; people filling up and driving off without paying. Another reason is that it helps mitigate robberies; You can't as easily sneak up and prepare for a robbery with an attandant on the drive-way to the pumps.

The owner went on to say 'drive off's' use false plates on their cars, so their CCTV cameras don't become a deterrent. Back in the day, all gas stations were SERVICE stations, which meant you got your oil and tires checked plus a top up of water in your washer wipers while you got a fill.
Hmmm...those are some really good points. With the economy where it is, I know drive-offs have become more common, and gas station robberies are quite common (and dangerous) outside of NJ.

Posted on: 2013/9/20 2:38
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Re: Newport Ferry Terminal
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Very cool to see a little message board community making waves in the Hudson--literally. :D

Posted on: 2013/9/20 2:34
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Re: Girl injured after police say a tractor trailer plowed into her at Jersey City crosswalk
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HeightsBrat wrote:
Screw the driver. Read the article, he hit the girl & took off. Thankfully people in vehicles who witnessed the accident took off after the bastard.
Well, if he didn't see what he hit (or even knew it happened), it still could be accidental.

Although if it was an intentional hit and run, it wouldn't surprise me. There's a lot of shady drivers in the NJ/NYC area imo.

Posted on: 2013/9/20 2:31
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