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Re: Who is running to replace Yun in Ward D?
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Yvonne will certainly nominate one of her NIMBY buffoons - maybe her top lieutenant, ThaWheelMan, will be the lucky guy!

Posted on: 9/16 1:08
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Re: Isaias Hurricane track
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Thanks so much for these updates, MDM, this is a very valuable service you're performing. This updates around storm time are literally the only useful info that ever comes from this dumpster fire forum. Please consider cross posting these to Nextdoor and Reddit.

Posted on: 8/4 14:53
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Re: Isaias Hurricane track
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I am trying to read NOAA's storm surge estimates. Best I can tell, it looks like +5 to 7 ft for us.



High Tide August 4th: 9:50 PM.

Eye-wall arrives around 8:00 PM.


How bad is this going to be vs. Sandy?

Posted on: 8/3 15:37
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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Yes, I am comparing the Museum to the Loews because it is obvious, you never went. It had gallery openings and some live performances. On rare occasions during the summer, City Hall had some of their council meetings, there. It was more than just a museum. It just lacked parking.


LOL why is it so difficult for you to have proper adult reasoning skills?


The old hag is most likely still reeling from the Supreme Court decisions and Trump's poll numbers dropping. Her NIMBY powers have become so feeble she cannot possibly fight a seven-front war against expanded bike lanes, more outdoor seating and new pedestrian plazas, construction and parking lots being torn up unabated, the Bayfront project moving forward, the Embankment being turned into a park and finally Lowes gaining a competent manager.

Poor Yvonne, the pandemic was supposed to be her moment of supreme victory and it turned into anything but.

Posted on: 6/19 19:32
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Re: The Pandemic
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What you do not seem to realize is that some of us have lived through this sort of thing before. Social unrest made cities undesirable and drove them into financial ruins. New York City was actually bankrupt, crime ridden, filthy with garbage piled upon the streets for days. There was rioting in many cities through out the country. Many of the brownstones downtown, Jersey City were boarded up and there was high crime downtown. Hamilton Park was often referred to as needle park. The restaurant on the corner of 9th and Erie once was boarded up and had a sliding plexiglass window from which drugs were sold.


So it's not the media influencing me, but my own life experience. It's good for a sales person to be optimistic and hopeful. But it's also important for homeowners and investors to be realistic and not disregard history. If you think the aforementioned is not at all a possibility, well then good for you. I am not saying this is necessarily all going to happen, but the market is doing to take a hit greater than what you're anticipating for sure.


You don’t seem to realize that the Jersey City of the 70s is not the Jersey City of 2020. The waterfront is not a husk of abandoned factories. There aren’t entire industries packing up and leaving. Yes, commercial real estate will be in a bad spot for a while, but truthfully a correction was long overdue. If those spaces stay vacant for long, they’ll convert to residential as we saw in Lower Manhattan after 9/11. Lower street storefront rents may mean a return to more quirky and innovative local businesses, not a Duane Reade or BoA on every corner.

Thanks to environmental regulations, cities are not polluted shitholes caked with coal dust, they’re fairly clean and livable. At least in Downtown, all those glistening high rises - you think nobody will want to live in those? You seek to forget that the virus is temporary. We will have a vaccine and once we do, people will flock back for opportunities. It’s not like the problems that existed in the suburbs (opioids, decaying main streets, generally nothing to do) are going away after the virus. Yes there will be a dip but comparing the current situation to the 70s misses a lot of things. The macroeconomics are totally different this time around. There will be a dip and things may be rough for a while but this doom and gloom you’re spouting is nonsense.

You need to keep repeating - the virus is temporary and people have short memories.

Posted on: 6/12 15:17
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Re: Vertical Gardens
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The city took away public lands from community people who grew vegetables and they are now giving a contract to a firm to grow vegetables for nearly one million.
https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/06/jers ... omote-healthy-eating.html



Did you read the article. Do you have the capacity to understand it? It goes beyond the simpleton remark you made. however not surprising.


If you take one look at Yvonne, it's obvious she's in desperate need of the healthy eating resources the city is providing.

Posted on: 6/9 20:31
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Re: Non-Essential Businesses Opening in Jersey City and Hoboken
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Yvonne is my real name, I do not worry about falsehoods. I don't hide behind what is phony. I don't throw nasty shots at people under a different name. Anyone who does, well, that is their problem, not mine.


Yvonne is simply having a meltdown. Expanded outdoor dining and pedestrian plazas must be driving her insane. Most likely, she was hoping for riots that would have burned down buildings that she could have then pushed to be turned into parking lots. Poor Yvonne, it must be so difficult to watch the crumbling of her NIMBY empire and to be constantly handed enormous policy defeats every single week.

Posted on: 6/9 2:09
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Re: Non-Essential Businesses Opening in Jersey City and Hoboken
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With a name like psyop , it tells me you still need your medication to calm you down. I don't work there, but I just suggest you go one day when there is a problem in JC, and see if the courts are open.


Maybe if we convince Yvonne riots and looting are actually happening, she'll finally move to some to Alabama or Mississippi where she belongs.

Posted on: 6/8 20:23
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Re: Non-Essential Businesses Opening in Jersey City and Hoboken
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I know someone who works there, presently there is a skeleton crew, most are working from home. Facts, nicky, has nothing to do with feelings. You can always call up the courthouse and asked if they closed early due to the protest. It is not just the staff, they are also responsible for any citizen who is filing a petition with the courts or want a public document. By the way, it is the judges and sometimes the state that calls these shots, not me.


Your statement implied there is active protesting going on by the courthouse right now - there is not. You should say 'they closed early as a precaution'.

Poor Yvonne, she suffered so many humiliating defeats. Expanded outdoor dining and seating, parking lots continue to be dug up and new developments continue to break ground, expanded bike lanes, the list goes on. Her NIMBY empire is crumbling before her eyes and she can't do a damn thing to stop it.

Posted on: 6/6 1:46
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Re: Non-Essential Businesses Opening in Jersey City and Hoboken
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I miss Maloney, too. They get a great deal of their customers from the courthouse and the courthouse is still closed due to the pandemic and now the rioting.


There's rioting by the courthouse?


There is not - Yvonne is just trying to delegitimize any protests.

Posted on: 6/5 18:11
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Re: Jersey City to Expand Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza
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People are begging for this to come to The Heights. Unfortunately, Yvonne ordered Boggianno to not play ball, though thank god she is powerless to stop it Downtown.

Guess there'll be much, much more room for street parking when every business in that area permanently closes.

Posted on: 5/30 0:56
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Re: Jersey City begins implementing re-opening plans to help local businesses bounce back
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This will hopefully involve more pedestrian plazas and more street parking commandeered for restaurant space. How will Yvonne manage to derail this desperately needed economic initiative?

Posted on: 5/25 2:34
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Re: JCBOE hikes school taxes by 39 percent. Paging Yvonne.
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Indeed, where were Yvonne and the NAs through all this? How did they allow such a large increase to happen?

Most likely they got too distracted planning how to stop the city from using parking spaces for outdoor dining and excitedly counting the number of failed businesses. No more pesky sidewalk cafes and pedestrian plaza noise when literally every business in the area has collapsed!

Posted on: 5/13 13:13
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Re: The Pandemic
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I don't discount possibilities. But for now I just suspect a bad period. It's not like it's never happened.


It took decades and very broad demographic trends for the 70's to happen. Not saying its impossible, but there's very little data pointing in that direction. The great coastal cities are so absurdly overpriced they have a VERY long way to fall!

That said, I would not be surprised at a long term >25% correction here. The "natural" price of property should be at an equilibrium such that both renting and buying homes makes sense exclusive of the appreciation of said home. The cap rates of commercial and residential property have diverged dramatically for decades now. Time was it was normal to buy a small rental property for 4-6 times it's rent roll. That hasn't been seen in a long time outside of distressed assets.


I'm thinking NYC (and by extension its surrounding regions) will be ok in the long run. Most likely there will be a correction, but this sudden remote work arrangement has not been going on long enough for its problems to manifest. Creating new teams, hiring/onboarding, knowlege transfer, all of that is much more difficult remote. It's also very difficult to sustain morale and have common purpose completely disconnected.

We'll see more flexible policies, but remote work will not replace face to face interactions. IBM and Yahoo tried pioneering this and they ended up pulling back for reasons I listed above and calling everyone into the office. I'm sure there are many companies set up in smaller cities that have their eye on the Manhattan real estate market. Why have an office in Columbus OH when you can have presence in Manhattan?

Posted on: 5/12 20:59
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Re: The Pandemic's effect on the Jersey City and overall Urban Real Estate Market
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The notion that crime has increased came came from two different liberal democrat friends of mine who live in Manhattan. They've reported anecdotally an increase number of muggings on the streets and on the subways. It's an apparent result of De Blasio releasing low level criminals from prison. One is a CFO of a small biotech start up and the other the CIO of a large law firm. The CIO has been living in Manhattan since 1978.


Ah, the Yvonne method of trying to prove things - "I heard something from someone once 20 years ago". Try having her fax you a new set of talking points next time.

Posted on: 5/7 22:39
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Re: The Pandemic's effect on the Jersey City and overall Urban Real Estate Market
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I agree with you in principal. However, there has already been a long period of excessive unemployment. What we don't know is the extent of the reduction in many peoples' income in reduced commissions and bonuses, though they may be still employed. A lot of people more recently paid top dollar for homes and then put in like $500k of renovations. It's going to be hard for a lot of people to hold on. Also, let's not forget the added real estate tax burden. To add insult to injury, I've been hearing about increased crime in NYC.

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I've heard similar anecdotes in other markets, from people who hoped to have a dip to buy into and didn't see one.


Prices drop WAY slower than that when shit hits the fan! Only people who absolutely have to sell do, everyone else sits tight. So new comps at lower prices appear very slowly while properties sit on the market and sales are very slow. It took till 2012 for prices to actually bottom out from the 2008 bubble bursting.


Except crime isn't really increasing: https://www.politico.com/states/new-yo ... l-break-ins-spike-1281986

Conservatives are eager to see the city die and are cooking up horror stories to try and convince people that the 70s are back.

Posted on: 5/7 18:01
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Re: The Pandemic's effect on the Jersey City and overall Urban Real Estate Market
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https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/04/reop ... ess-mayor-fulop-says.html

"On restaurants: "What we’re looking to do now is change the capacity inside, so that tables are far apart, bars spaces are far apart — that would entail a reduction of 40 to 50% ... of maximum capacity. We’re going to try to offset some of that ... by expanding outdoor seating, ... where possible to take away parking spaces. ...

“People don’t like losing parking, but if your are trading off keeping a business in the neighborhood, that’s a worthwhile tradeoff.”

Haha, so the NAs lose even when they should have a win. Less parking for more outdoor seating? Win win. Maybe we get more permanent pedestrian areas because of this.

Posted on: 4/23 18:42
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Re: The Pandemic's effect on the Jersey City and overall Urban Real Estate Market
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At long last, Yvonne and the NAs will get their wish - a city devoid of bars, restaurants and any signs of urban life. The VNA and HCNA won't have to worry about fighting businesses and sidewalk cafes for years, as they're no longer going to exist and after the current crop of anything that's broken ground finishes, they won't have to worry about any new developments for years.

Posted on: 4/21 22:45
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Re: * FEAR MONGERING LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE MEDIA *
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IS THE MEDIA FEAR MONGERING CONCERNING COVID-19 ?

THE STOCK MARKET IS NOT ONLY IN A DECLINE VIA THE VIRUS BUT SOMETHING EVEN MORE DEADLY, SANDERS RECEIVING THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION WHICH IS ALSO DRIVING THE MARKET DOWN. SOMETHING YOUR LEFT WING LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE MEDIA OUTLETS AREN'T REPORTING !!!!!


you seem sane



This is certainly one of Yvonne’s minions that she summoned from the depths of NIMBY hell. Most likely unemployed, given this person seems to spend all day posting about nonsense (while most likely collecting social security and a pension). Also a very low IQ person that can’t seem to find their caps lock key.

Posted on: 3/2 22:50
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Re: NJ.com removing comments from site on Thursday
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Oh noes! Where will Yvonne post her bigoted garbage now? I guess she’ll be posting here more often then. All the retired losers sitting at home and collecting government pensions will have to complain about Phil Murphy and government spending on Nextdoor.

Posted on: 2/25 19:36
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Re: 107 New York Ave - Zoning Board Meeting at City Hall 2/20
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from:
https://nextdoor.com/post/137728958?init_source=copy_link_share



Hi everyone!

This Thursday, Feb. 20th at 6:30 p.m., there will be a Zoning Board meeting held at City Hall reviewing the proposal of the warehouse on 107 New York Ave. In October, there was a meeting to oppose the plans of the 18-story apartment building. Now, it is at 6 stories, which I think is still too high for our low-rise community. I know people have responsibilities and things more important going on, but a building like this that goes unchecked can have a lot of negative effects. By speaking directly to the Board, our public opinions can sway their vote of approval.

The hearing was scheduled for Feb. 6th, but was postponed to the 20th. Attached is the notice of the initial hearing my household received from the client's lawyer. The plans are available for public viewing as seen in the letter. Their list of requests prove they refuse to adhere to the neighborhood's zoning rules unless people speak up and oppose them.

Please consider going to the meeting! Public opinions are important to the development of these types of plans. If an apartment building were to go up, it should benefit our community, not inhibit it.

I hope to see you there!


What garbage. We have an affordable housing crisis and climate change that necessitates as much density as possible and these idiot NIMBYs do everything possible to stop it. Not only that, it would add to the ratable tax base too. The only thing acceptable to these morons would be a Bayonne box with a driveway cutout.

Posted on: 2/20 1:07
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Re: Residential high-rise with school could replace 2 blocks in Downtown JC
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> Yvonne and the HPNA are trying to rally their usual band of NIMBY idiots against it

HPNA stands for Hamilton Park Neighbourhood Association; this development is in Harsimus Cove, not Hamilton Park.

Yvonne, to my knowledge, has never been a member of either Hamilton Park or Harsimus Cove Neighbourhood Associations.

Nick, if you get basic facts such as these so wrong, the rest of what you say has no credibility.

Robin.


My bad on HPNA vs HCNA. HCNA is opposing it all the same.

And Yvonne has been a presence at all neighborhood associations and regularly interferes in the affairs of other wards to push her agenda.

Posted on: 2/16 0:53
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Re: Residential high-rise with school could replace 2 blocks in Downtown JC
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Of course Yvonne and the HPNA are trying to rally their usual band of NIMBY idiots against it.


Sadly, you are SO right. Already some people are opposing this project, with some outlandish claims or faux grievances: some old fart opposes the project because the school can't handle all of downtown's student overflow, some dude claims this is discrimination and called the proposed school a "sanctuary" school because it will segregate rich from poor, some other dude wants 1:1 parking spaces, and the list goes on. Even when those claims are refuted with logic and facts, they press on. In short, those with an axe to grind, or some hidden agenda, will continue to oppose progress and development using thinly veiled arguments.


Too bad for them it looks like this one is going to go through. I'm looking forward to a revitalized area and this fenced off block being integrated with the rest of the city.

Posted on: 2/15 17:42
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Re: Residential high-rise with school could replace 2 blocks in Downtown JC
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Lets not stop with these modular homes, lets get rid of all the Bayonne boxes and dilapidated units north of this proposed development all the way to the embankment.


Good riddance, that entire block was an eyesore and the residents seemed more than happy with buyouts of their dilapidated housing. This segregated block will finally be reintegrated with the city.

Of course Yvonne and the HPNA are trying to rally their usual band of NIMBY idiots against it.

Posted on: 2/14 20:22
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Re: Pedestrian plaza development
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Plaza did not claim another the hardware store. Not so convenient hours, over-priced and limited selection claimed the hardware store. The owners of the hardware store own the property and they plan to rent the space out. They probably saw the $ signs when comparing the rent they can commend verses the revenue they are currently making running the hardware store. Probably just a smart business move. Stop blaming the plaza for failed businesses. Pedestrian plazas exist ALL over the world with much success so not sure why JC is the exception according to you and other naysayers. Plaza isn't going anywhere so just deal with it.


This. Yvonne and her servants (most notably that Two Boots owner) are having a meltdown over the forthcoming renovation work and are trying to blame each and every problem a business has on it. It’s been a wild success but a small fraction of NIMBYs feel ever so slightly inconvenienced by it and feel it was much better when it was full of homeless people, ghetto fast food chains and dollar stores and idling double parked cars.

Posted on: 12/5 23:39
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Re: JC teachers who made 99K or more in 2019
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Most of the teachers on the list at the link had more than 30, 40 or even 50 years experience, which doesn't and shouldn't come cheap.

There were, however, numerous others on the list that had been working for New Jersey for far less, some less than 2 years, however, I really don't think they were just hired out of college at those salaries, no doubt they were teaching in another state before New Jersey, so it's kind of misleading in that sense. Here's the part of the link that shows the full list:

https://patch.com/new-jersey/pointplea ... who-make-99k-or-more-2019

What I don't get is exactly what Yvonne was seeking to accomplish here. Was she trying to say that these teachers earn too much and should have asked for a lower salary when they started the job? Human nature just doesn't work that way and never will.


Perhaps Yvonne should tell us what she made as a teacher right before she retired and what she feels an appropriate salary is for X years experience?

Posted on: 12/5 2:31
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Re: Embankment park is coming
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In the end, the city had to find a buyer who will build two enormous towers in an already high density district to gift them the rest of the land to build the park. Am I wrong? This widow must be exhausted and happy to sell this land and settle this case. Once husband dead, she was like, settle and sell I want my money!


This seems like a win-win for all parties involved.
- The city pays nothing to acquire the land, sparing the city budget.
- The developer still gets to build something, two towers in already very high density part of Downtown, which will not be abated and will pay full taxes.
- The city gets to exit endless litigation and focus on building a new park which will also attract more visitors and tourists into JC to spend $.

Of course none of this will satisfy Yvonne and her NIMBY minions and they are likely to hold up for another 15 years with frivolous lawsuits of their own.

Posted on: 2019/10/28 21:06
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Re: Embankment park is coming
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So an investor bought the property only to spend thousands of dollars in court for the last 15 years then give it up to the City? He didn’t get anything in return? That is unbelievable.

Does that mean if a developer spends millions on a piece property downtown today with plans to build there he/she is at risk of the city taking it away because they changed their mind?

I do like the park idea but I don't think the developer should end up with nothing in return.


The developer in question actually died and his estate had no appetite to keep the fight going, so I assume they came to an agreement with the city. Nothing was forcefully taken as Yvonne keeps yammering about.

Posted on: 2019/10/24 14:41
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Re: Embankment park is coming
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Instead of taking someone's property, the city could have traded property. Fulop gave 16 acres in Liberty State Park and the city also owns acres in Bayfront. I personally finds it appalling that people do think this is OK. Communist countries do this, not a democratic country.


Yvonne is going into snowflake mode and is having a meltdown because she has been handed yet another humiliating loss. The queen of the NIMBYs who opposes virtually any and all development wanted this to become condos instead of something all people can enjoy simply because it contradicted the administration position. Never mind this has been going on for decades under prior administrations she previously supported simply because she has influence back then.

Poor Yvonne, her dream of Newark Avenue turning back into a highway full of double parked cars and dollar stores will be permanently destroyed when the space is overhauled this December, bike lanes aren’t going anywhere and now she has to content with a park.

Posted on: 2019/10/23 23:55
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Embankment park is coming
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https://twitter.com/stevenfulop/status/1186454926735675394?s=21

Cue Yvonne and all the haters. This will be wonderful for Downtown.

Posted on: 2019/10/22 3:06
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