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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Whew, that's some list.

I'm going to rely on the two major NY magazines and THE ATLANTIC to dig into the minutiae of the deal. It's a pretty interesting story.

Posted on: 2/18 12:09
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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A large question remains to be answered: there were other cities and states offering quite a bit more in incentives. For instance, Newark had about six billion dollars in the pot. So why did Amazon choose the NY area? They had to know that Unions were going to scramble to get into their buildings (they're presently trying to organize a hundred million dollar Staten Island distribution center). When this thing is looked at under closer scrutiny I've a feeling that more reasoning of a personal nature (read Bezos) will come to light. There's more than meets the eye and good investigative journalism will uncover it.

Posted on: 2/18 8:09
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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I wonder how many noticed that Cuomo went to see Trump with hat in hand yesterday to get some help with that 2.3 billion shortfall in his budget a main topic of the meeting.
Think he and other NY politicos are somewhat miffed at the turn of events?

Posted on: 2/14 21:15
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Posted on: 2/12 16:10
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Quote:

MDM wrote:
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RichMauro wrote:
I can't understand why--with the tax revenue that surely should be pouring in--the city can't build a number of centrally located low cost or no cost parking desks for residents.


Hoboken did something like that in the early 2000s (but it wasn't low cost). It was an automated parking garage that would stow your car using a lift system. The original plan was to not have attendants. It was to be 100% automated.

The system when it was first implemented kept making headlines of having destroyed people cars. One example I remember is some poor guy's trunk opened up and the lifting system caught it and launched his car off the lift, dropping it down multiple stories.

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/30/nyr ... -a-garage-goes-wrong.html

https://hoboken411.com/archives/87561


That's not at all what I was talking about. Have you ever parked in the JSQ lot?

Even so, Hoboken has a couple of municipal lots that allow people to get off the streets and curbs . Some of the large apartment buildings down by the water have great parking complexes attached to the living areas at very reasonable fees. These efforts help to make the "miracle mile" habitable. Jersey City needs to do the same before the situation becomes intolerable. Even North Bergen has some great arrangements which keep cars off the streets. Why is Jersey City dragging its feet on such a serious situation?

Posted on: 2/12 13:38
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Re: After 25 years, last day nears for JC record store
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Maybe another restaurant can take its place--not enough of those. Ha Ha.

Posted on: 2/12 10:45
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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I can't understand why--with the tax revenue that surely should be pouring in--the city can't build a number of centrally located low cost or no cost parking desks for residents.
Population increase looks to be a situation which will continue as long as NYC rates stay high and developers continue their building spree. A facility that can hold as many cars as the JSQ lot behind the Loew's would give so much relief to an area. Just imagine what five of them might do to help with parking difficulties.

Posted on: 2/12 7:49
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Quote:

Monroe wrote:
JC gives out zoning variances allowing builders to short parking in their new structures, then JC residents complain about lack of street parking.

A solution is available, don't give out those types of variances.


My point exactly Monroe.
The city is doing a favor to special interests--everybody gets greased--and the people wind up pointing at one another as the problem. Not too long ago there was ample parking on the street, but obviously that had to go when thousands of new living units came into being.
That's major irresponsibility on the part of planning boards and overall administration. Free municipal parking decks for residents should be provided by developers.

But for heaven's sake, don't blame your neighbor and try to assign extra costs to their budgets.

Posted on: 2/10 14:46
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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heights wrote:
Along with the annual fifteen dollar fee for resident zone parking stickers how about we apply a digital process that reads plates and adds a surcharge for a proximity parking tax. The closer you park to your house the more you pay for the privilege ? It is similar to resident parking permits but on a temporary basis.


Here we go again.
The municipality allows wealthy corporate interests to disrupt the lives of ordinary people and other people step up to offer solutions that will infringe on rights that they had (free, available parking) prior to these disruptions.

Why should people offer costly solutions to problems that the administration creates?--doesn't make sense.

Posted on: 2/10 10:54
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Re: Six-foot, dead snake found hanging on Virgin Mary (Seventh & Brunswick)
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Years ago statues of the Virgin Mary were made with Her crushing a serpent at Her feet. Could be some misguided symbolism at work at Holy Rosary.

Here's a link to the image:

https://bradbeaman.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/img_0013.jpg

Posted on: 2/9 9:00
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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I think that it's somewhat tragic to see people arguing among themselves --even to the point of endorsing taxes and fees for driving certain vehicles--when the fault lays with the administration allowing haphazard development of the city. The attack on infrastructure simply does not allow quality of life under the stressful building program Jersey City is permitting.

It will surely worsen, judging by recent new acquisitions below the Square area (Puccini's) and developments up in the West Side and elsewhere. Jersey City is the belly for the ravenous appetite of New York City. A gigantic bellyache and worse is on the horizon.

Posted on: 2/9 7:52
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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My, my, my...

What about all of the too large Uber vehicles?

Posted on: 2/7 14:23
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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I think that with the declining influence and biased focus in too many matters media wise that the only expunging that we should be witnessing is an that of an editorial opinion. What matters what they feel?


Posted on: 2/6 13:25
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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I think that the safety of the occupants plays large in vehicle choice.
I always scoffed at SUVs in the past. However, looking at the number of accidents (mostly rear enders) occurring in increasing numbers I picked up a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer for a little over 3k and my wife and I have never been more comfortable or felt more safe amid the chaos on the roads daily.

Posted on: 2/2 8:21
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Re: A new N.J. bar’s dress code was called racist. The owner says it was ‘an oversight.’
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One trick pony.

Give it a rest Man.

Posted on: 1/19 11:50
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Re: A new N.J. bar’s dress code was called racist. The owner says it was ‘an oversight.’
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Another slow day on JC List....

Posted on: 1/16 17:59
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Re: Garbage everywhere
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Waaaayyyy back in the day, when more people owned the residences that they lived in it was pretty commonplace to see people sweeping the sidewalk and street in front of their homes. Anyone see any of that lately?

Posted on: 1/8 18:30
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Re: Christmas trees 2018
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I love the long winded explanation some poster had about why trees were scarce this year.
Twenty minutes out of the city on highway and by way lots there were tons of them left after the holiday.
I think he should get out a little around Christmastime.
BTW--the trees at the Grove farm market were a horrible rip off.

Posted on: 1/3 10:34
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Re: DTJC ? Where
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Quote:

bodhipooh wrote:
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RichMauro wrote:
I don't know...that was so outrageous that I think it could have been staged to go viral on you tube or wherever.


Have you not seen or heard the many follow ups? The employee was (rightfully) terminated.

And, if you don't believe his actions are at all common, you need to get out more, or spend more time reading. Emotional fragility among millennials, as a whole, is a serious problem that has gotten plenty of press and it is being studied extensively. I have personally witnessed similar meltdowns as the one shown in the video, and it is both sad and eye-opening. A generalized inability to handle adversity and/or setbacks is a serious reason to be concerned for the future of our country.


Wow!!

Quite an analysis. I'm so in awe.

Posted on: 12/31 17:14
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Re: DTJC ? Where
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I don't know...that was so outrageous that I think it could have been staged to go viral on you tube or wherever.

Posted on: 12/31 9:09
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Re: Council approves new Special Improvement District on West Side
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I remember years ago when there was an attempt at cleaning up West Side Avenue in between Duncan and Lincoln Park. Canopies went up in front of the businesses and it looked nice for a while, but there was no follow up.
I went to school up there in the sixties and you couldn't have asked for nicer neighborhoods and great neighborhood businesses. But when a generational shift and flights of families to the suburbs occurred, the area went into a downward spiral from which it hasn't recovered.
In time it'll fall into the kind of creeping decay that embraced Monticello, Jackson and Ocean Avenues and the developers and hi rise moguls will filter in and add the finishing touches to a once beautiful part of Jersey City.

Posted on: 12/21 20:43
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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Posted on: 12/17 14:56
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Re: Kushner family in Beijing: 'Invest $500,000 and immigrate' to US
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It's just getting uglier by the day.

Posted on: 12/14 10:23
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Re: Abbondanza
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Bursting at the seams last night--parties and a great time with wonderful food.
Not to mention the free parking lot. We had a family group of twelve and were treated and feted in a caring family style.

Posted on: 12/14 9:50
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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Quote:

Stringer wrote:

Mayor Fulop: Distribution convictions should be expunged if weed is legalized

JERSEY CITY -

A strong supporter of legalizing marijuana in the state is not satisfied with the current bill to do so in the state Legislature.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is in full support of the legalization of marijuana, but only if the state will also eliminate prior distribution convictions.

http://newjersey.news12.com/story/396 ... nged-if-weed-is-legalized



I can't go with that for the most part as to it's holding up the legalization process. Expungement has many facets and it can be dealt with as a separate issue while the legalization process moves along.

In the Jersey City that I grew up in bookies were the order of the day if you wanted to play a number. When the lottery was initiated did all of the bookies who were arrested have the records cleaned up?--no.

Go back further to prohibition and people who broke that law and were arrested. Were their records cleaned up?

To me it makes no difference whether a record for possession is erased, but let's get it out of the way and move along.

Posted on: 12/12 11:40
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Re: Can someone explain?
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WOW...

Thank you for a great reference neverleft; it bears reading twice.

Posted on: 12/12 11:25
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Can someone explain?
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How is it that the number of views on a forum topic can be so enormous while comments are so minute in number?

The ratio seems unusual.

Posted on: 12/11 20:46
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Re: 2 Bikes stolen from my pouch, do you know this man?
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Quote:

jc_dweller wrote:
stealing bikes from your pouch sounds like sexual assault.


You couldn't resist, eh?

Posted on: 12/10 14:18
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Re: Developers Planning to Relocate St. Lucy's - Create Market Rate Housing
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Can Saint Anthony's and some of the Prep property be far behind?

I fear that the Church is going into the real estate business big time ala Two Guys/Vornado years ago. and Sears today.

In the suburbs these real estate deals can be easily absorbed, but in the urban areas like JC it'll only add to increased density, congestion and other issues.

Posted on: 12/7 8:51
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Re: The big yellow banner moves along rt 440….
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Just an FYI: Pathmark owned Rickels.

Posted on: 12/5 19:06
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