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Re: Proposed development on Van Vorst between Sussex & Morris
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So it looks like this development is near completion and has been branded as "The Lenox."

http://lenoxnj.com/

My question is, where is the proposed "pathway" that was promised by the developer connecting Paulus Hook to Liberty Harbor? Perhaps I'm missing it, but it was my understanding that this pathway was supposed to be situated on the southern border of the development along the lightrail track.

I do not see any signs of such a pathway being built and there has been no space left for it between the development and the rail tracks for it to go.

Anyone have any information on this?


I believe that will be built and opened on completion of the second phase, which is supposed to be later this winter: https://jerseydigs.com/fields-begins-c ... -ii-207-van-vorst-street/

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Re: Warning: potential libelous accusations against Rebecca Sysmes
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I would then suggest to the Admin to change the thread title to the above. I have nothing against Rebecca Sysmes, though I would prefer voting for someone not associated with the RE industry or the old guard. James Solomon is my favorite at this point as fresh eye, active listener, with planning experience though I will give her another look based on this information.

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Re: Solomon, please provide info on his planning experience. He has background in policy but not planning, best as I can tell, and in fact some of his platform is rather contrary to what would be considered traditionally "good planning." Open to the info you may have on his background.


+1 for "contrary to what would be good planning." I've researched him, he just sounds like a very vocal NIMBY.

Posted on: 9/21 10:27
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Re: Come to City Hall this upcoming Wednesday to promote electric vehicle charging in JC #EVinJC
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Of course, all the 'greenies' who looooooove their ecars don't know (or care) about what goes into the batteries without which the cars wouldn't exist.

The same Hollywood elite who recoil over the thought of a 'blood diamond' don't seem to care about the children working in the cobalt mines.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphic ... -for-lithium-ion-battery/


And? This is somehow worse than propping up Middle East dictatorships with our fossil fuel addiction? Why on earth would you want to breathe fuel exhaust anyway? You and your stone age wife Yvonne seem to think we should keep combustion engines around forever. This is the future and the free market has effectively said so (even without subsidies, all of this has hit the tipping point).

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Re: Come to City Hall this upcoming Wednesday to promote electric vehicle charging in JC #EVinJC
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Thanks. Is there any organized group pushing for this in JC?


I'm not sure who's pushing for it, other than city hall, but the neighborhood groups and Yvonne are sure pushing against it. Because who needs clean technologies and energy when free parking for a gas guzzler is at stake?

Posted on: 9/17 11:07
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Re: Real butcher
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Other than the BJ's or supermarkets, what competition would it have? Given the DTJC demographics, I'd think a place that sold high quality meat would do well. Most people in DTJC don't have cars and can't drive to get their groceries. Maloney's is in a more car-centric area and still seems to be doing well.


Per a conversation I had with the guys at Maloney's: There used to be a lot of small butcher shops in J.C., but they all went under when the big stores started carrying steak.

Maybe a high end one can survive. If the new place in the Heights can make it selling expensive cuts of meat, I would guess a store could make it in downtown.

Maybe the concentration of vegans in DTJC is just too high for a high end meat market?


I think given the fact the Jersey City Fish Stand is still in business and doing well is indication there is demand for high quality food in the neighborhood. If a butcher opened up in a centrally located area in one of the historic areas where rents may be a little cheaper, they'd probably do well. Then again, that's more retail, which the neighborhood associations hate, so they'd probably campaign to shut it down.

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Re: Real butcher
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Is there a reason why Downtown doesn't have a dedicated butcher like Maloney's? A good butcher is something every walkable neighborhood needs. The meat quality at Key Food/Stop Rite and the selection at 99 Ranch leaves a lot to be desired.


Tough for a small outfit to compete against Costco, Walmart, etc.


Other than the BJ's or supermarkets, what competition would it have? Given the DTJC demographics, I'd think a place that sold high quality meat would do well. Most people in DTJC don't have cars and can't drive to get their groceries. Maloney's is in a more car-centric area and still seems to be doing well.

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Re: Real butcher
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Is there a reason why Downtown doesn't have a dedicated butcher like Maloney's? A good butcher is something every walkable neighborhood needs. The meat quality at Key Food/Stop Rite and the selection at 99 Ranch leaves a lot to be desired.

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Re: Shooting on Newark Av
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Neither were you the one stuck in traffic for over a hour with alternative roads block off. Our roads are not like NYC, they are basically narrow. The problem is- nicky, you are nothing but a snowflake and cannot handle the truth. No citizen should be stuck in traffic without alternative roads available.


It is astounding how selfish you are.

Also, read a book. Your grammar is terrible.


Look, terrible things happen, but if a road was blocked in NYC there would have been alternative roads. That is not the case in JC. So yes, I did bring up the city's plans to narrow the lanes for bikes because it will only bring more congestion to this city. Even the turnpike and parkway allow for movement of traffic when there is an incident. The truth as they say will bring freedom. Do not be afraid of the truth.


Well I guess we know in advance that the fat slob Yvonne will probably fight against the Grand St. redesign with her lies. I wonder if she's ordered the VVPA to officially oppose it yet.

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Re: Shooting on Newark Av
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How can you be complaining about traffic at a time like this?


By the way JCman24, traffic came to a standstill for a hour. So yes, I can complain. There are no alternative roads with all of the construction of 139 if you close off Tonnelle to Kennedy. It really illustrates the point that reducing lanes in JC for bikes will be nothing but standstill traffic in the future.


Of course the fat slob Yvonne uses a shooting to push her anti-bike lane agenda. Just as despicable as the so-called tactics she claims the left uses (which she also does).


The son of Satan as usual makes remarks that I personally feel sorry for, after all he was raised by parents who did not care about his soul, wolves would have done a better job. By the way, do you attack the blind also? With your character or lack of it you probably attack laugh at burn victims. too as being ugly.


I'm not the one exploiting shooting victims to push my pro-parking, anti-bike lane agenda.

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Re: Shooting on Newark Av
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How can you be complaining about traffic at a time like this?


By the way JCman24, traffic came to a standstill for a hour. So yes, I can complain. There are no alternative roads with all of the construction of 139 if you close off Tonnelle to Kennedy. It really illustrates the point that reducing lanes in JC for bikes will be nothing but standstill traffic in the future.


Of course the fat slob Yvonne uses a shooting to push her anti-bike lane agenda. Just as despicable as the so-called tactics she claims the left uses (which she also does).

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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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Thank you for withdrawing your charge of racism.


Thank you for trying to deflect from the very real inadequacies, incompetence, borderline corruption and narrow self-interest that are prevalent in Downtown NAs. Which board to you happen to sit on?

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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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The neighborhood residents and their respective Neighborhood Association are two totally different things. Most NAs have their own agenda, set by their (usually self-appointed and unelected) board members. It's also no secret that they are very hostile to things a modern functioning city should have, like local retail and bike lanes. All in the name of protecting their free parking and restricting development to prop up their own home values.



Agreed 100%. I don't really care one way or the other about Prato Bakery but having lived in two different neighborhoods of Jersey City, I didn't feel that either NA represented my or even the majority of the neighborhood's interest. They were largely led by loudmouths who couldn't get elected on the city council to save their lives. Instead, they would become leaders of these NAs to get the attention they so desperately craved, showing up at every council meeting and grilling the council members with question after stupid question, making the meetings go four hours or longer when those of us who only want to hear about a few things or ask one question have to go to work tomorrow. They never spoke for me, or the neighborhood, just for themselves and what they thought was good for the neighborhood by virtue of having living in it so long.

In fairness, the NA in one neighborhood did organize social events from time to time and they did a good job of that. That's what NAs should do to help improve the area, but instead they just take up time at city council meetings and think they represent everyone in their neighborhood, when they don't - not legally or in any other way.


VVPA does do many social events, which they do a good job with and I'm glad that they do.

Look at their agendas and meeting minutes though - it's almost entirely centered around either a) fighting some development/variance b) parking c) going after businesses for whatever reason or another.

A good many of the trees in our neighborhood were just butchered and cut down (on Barrow St.) with no replacements, completely ruining the look of the block. There are a good deal of empty tree pits and lots of opportunities to create many more. The VV neighborhood has much better architecture than Paulus Hook, IMO, but PH just looks better because of the tree density. Why is the VVPA not raising hell with the city over this? This is a big quality of life issue and affects property values via curb appeal.

Also - there's a good chunk of sidewalk on Montgomery between Grove and Barrow (in front of an abandoned looking building, though a sign on the door says its not) that's literally crumbled away and is a health hazard. Where is the VVPA in getting the city to go after these deadbeat property owners? Someone could literally trip and get injured because of this.

Not to mention allllll the issues with litter/trash in the area. I've had to go after the city myself to get more of those public receptacles put in place to reduce this. VVPA didn't lift a finger to help. No, they spend their energy bitching about parking and trying to run out new developments they don't like.

This is definitely off topic and not related to Prato, but this is one of the many problems I have with these groups.


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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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Right now the VVPA is trying to prevent a Mexican restaurant from opening up, because their board and old timer members are scared of brown people congregating.


False. Absolutely false. The issue at 328 Montgomery Street pertains to historic preservation and changes made by the owner of the building, not the new tenant.


Before any plans even got submitted to the city, VVPA railed against having any commercial space in there altogether. Then of course when they found out what the intended use was (originally new space for Hard Grove Cafe) VVPA members made up doom and gloom scenarios of raucous nightclubs. This would not have happened if a French restaurant or Irish bar were being planned. The VVPA is intent on limiting and driving out businesses from their neighborhood that don't meet "certain criteria". That is a fact.

The owner's botched plan gives them a nice deflection point, but even if everything were in order with historic/city guidelines, they'd find some other reason to rail against it.

Posted on: 7/27 12:08
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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Nickie, again, you are the result of poor mothering. But then again, you probably attack the handicapped too. I know you think you are insulting me, but you are having a meltdown because you cannot have your way. You are afraid of truths. I suggest counseling because adults should know better than act like kids. You don't. You are an example of what I said about ISIS, they kill the body when they cannot have their way, you try to kill with words but I forgive you. You do not know better.


LOL, yes, I'm the one that needs counseling...you're comparing people that don't think parking is necessary to ISIS and going on rants about gays in the Catholic Church. How on earth someone as disgusting, incoherent as you basically commands the neighborhood associations and has tremendous sway over city policy and council members, I have no idea.

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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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The below comments are the example of no tolerance for others. Some people here have the same 'tolerance' as ISIS. Their answer is - if you don't believe what I believe (ISIS) they will kill the nonbeliever. The so-call tolerant people who do not tolerant another point of view try to kill someone's reputation. ISIS kills the body, you try to kill the reputation with words. Personally, I hate no one, but I do feel sorry for people who are not tolerant to other points of view.


Except that the fat slob Yvonne makes up lies, ignores facts and changes the subject when confronted with information that runs counter to her own beliefs. You're the one that can't handle the truth that it's not 1985 anymore and new residents are pouring in that don't think you do.

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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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The OP (squeeg) seems quite elated they're leaving and is lauding the HPNA, indicating they had something to do with this decision.

So they drove out a very popular bakery that closes in the early evenings that most of the neighborhood really enjoyed. Wonderful. I hope the NA is happy with the hair salon/real estate office/some sort of preschool they'll wind up getting in its place.

I think you misunderstand squeeg's post.

Let's note that squeeg speaks for squeeg. Not for anyone else in JC, not for residents of the neighborhood, not the HPNA. S/he didn't even mention the HPNA. S/he said "Harsimus Cove community."

Squeeg also wasn't attacking Prato, s/he was attacking the landlord. From the post in question:

"Dear Prato - we love your coffee and your baked goods and we do wish you much luck in your new location....it was never about you or your products. It was always about your landlord who we punched in the nuts for their douchiness... "

Things have been good with Prato for well over a year now. The most recent news, as you can see in this very thread, is that Prato and/or the landlord tried to change the zoning from Cafe to Restaurant, which would allow a business there to apply for a liquor license. That was denied, but Prato did get a variance to expand from 20 seats to 34.

No one in the neighborhood has said or done anything opposing Prato since then. No one has tried to drive them out. Again, the owner said he liked being a part of the neighborhood. Despite a few issues, they've been good neighbors overall.

Or are you saying that people in the neighborhood buying coffee and sandwiches from Prato was a devious plot to kick them out of the neighborhood...?


The neighborhood residents and their respective Neighborhood Association are two totally different things. Most NAs have their own agenda, set by their (usually self-appointed and unelected) board members. It's also no secret that they are very hostile to things a modern functioning city should have, like local retail and bike lanes. All in the name of protecting their free parking and restricting development to prop up their own home values.

So while I'm sure if you polled random passerby they'd say they love Prato, but the NA board has its own agenda and its members by and large do not represent the community. Most do not even post meeting meetings or agendas (at least not in a timely manner) and when you question this, you get told to either shut up or show up to the meeting. Right now the VVPA is trying to prevent a Mexican restaurant from opening up, because their board and old timer members are scared of brown people congregating. They've also effectively blocked a development for several years and wasted a ton of city money on court and legal fees.

Any other part of the city would be begging for these types of businesses and developments to come in and most residents here want them, but these associations of old, rich white people (and their ringleader Yvonne) are dead set on driving them out.

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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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The NA NIMBYs claim another scalp. These worthless organizations need to be dissolved.

Oh, whatever

I don't know what squeeg knows, but it sounds like it's the landlord who has chosen not to renew the lease. Prato has been doing a good business for quite some time now. Just last month, the owner of Prato was saying he liked being part of the neighborhood, and knowing their regular customers:
http://jerseycityeats.blogspot.com/20 ... et-vendor-prato.html#more

I see no indication that the neighborhood chased them out.


Perhaps that's not the case and if so, I'll stand corrected. The OP (squeeg) seems quite elated they're leaving and is lauding the HPNA, indicating they had something to do with this decision.

So they drove out a very popular bakery that closes in the early evenings that most of the neighborhood really enjoyed. Wonderful. I hope the NA is happy with the hair salon/real estate office/some sort of preschool they'll wind up getting in its place.

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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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NEWS FLASH....PRATO BAKERY IS CLOSING AT THE END OF 2017!!!

Their lease was not renewed and as a result they are moving to a different location in Jersey City with more foot traffic.

I am soooo proud that the neighbors in the community and Harsimus Cove made sure the zoning board understood their grievances were about quality of life and privacy against the buildings landlord and not about Prato, coffee or baked goods!

BRAVO TO THE HARSIMUS COVE COMMUNITY FOR STANDING YOUR GROUND!

We will be sure to take the same fight to the front lines when a new tenant tries to move in and the landlord tries to do the same thing, although now that the "cafe law" is written in JC code the rules are clearly defined...

Dear Prato - we love your coffee and your baked goods and we do wish you much luck in your new location....it was never about you or your products. It was always about your landlord who we punched in the nuts for their douchiness... Prato was dragged into it because the landlord was not honest with you about the zoning laws before you moved in.

The landlord figured that because they are tight with the Mayor they could bully their way through without heading to the zoning laws and they used Prato to try and get their way. Good for you Prato for moving to a better location...!

Epic fail by the landlord!! (we're watching you)

Good luck Prato!!

To be continued...

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Congratulations Harsimus Cove...


The NA NIMBYs claim another scalp. These worthless organizations need to be dissolved.

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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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You people are ridiculous, I posted a real story about a neighbor who had to use her car because surgery plus treatment left her chest sore, she told me she could not ride the PATH because the bumps from other passengers left her in pain. Yes, people do need cars. Luckily, she did recover. But your comments are ridiculous. People need their cars.
Cars are an improvements on the horses which lined the city before the auto. You didn't have to deal with the smell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt0mk1b09NM

By the way, I receive no pleasure when other people have sorrow. I suggest you check your own conscience.


The only concern the fat slob Yvonne has is paying 0 or as little as she possibly can in taxes (though it's perfectly OK for everyone else to compensate and pick up her slack) and ensuring she encounters as little traffic and can find easy, free parking wherever she goes. The only concern here is for herself and becoming a power broker in the next administration and her crocodile tears about neighbors and "people she knows" only further that purpose.


So nickie, your mother raised a son with no manners. Personally, I would be horrified if my sons had your manners. So where did you get your doctor's degree? From the streets where low life make comments on the corner. You are a disgrace.


A little defensive, maybe you're upset there's truth to my criticisms. I'd be horrified if I had a mother that blatantly lies and can't remember basic facts to further her own ends and was a laughingstock of the community. You are a disgrace.

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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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You people are ridiculous, I posted a real story about a neighbor who had to use her car because surgery plus treatment left her chest sore, she told me she could not ride the PATH because the bumps from other passengers left her in pain. Yes, people do need cars. Luckily, she did recover. But your comments are ridiculous. People need their cars.
Cars are an improvements on the horses which lined the city before the auto. You didn't have to deal with the smell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt0mk1b09NM

By the way, I receive no pleasure when other people have sorrow. I suggest you check your own conscience.


The only concern the fat slob Yvonne has is paying 0 or as little as she possibly can in taxes (though it's perfectly OK for everyone else to compensate and pick up her slack) and ensuring she encounters as little traffic and can find easy, free parking wherever she goes. The only concern here is for herself and becoming a power broker in the next administration and her crocodile tears about neighbors and "people she knows" only further that purpose.

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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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A factory conversion to lofts by me has many of the new tenants parking in the street. I talked to a few of the tenants was the parking fees are too high.

Used to have good street parking around here. Not anymore. JCPD has been upping the ticketing frequency due to neighbors complaining about illegal parking (too close to the intersections, etc.).

I also noticed it appears many of the residents of Cast Iron Lofts are using the road below Christ Hospital for parking as well. Cast Iron Lofts has an extensive parking deck. Parking fees too high as well?


Is this only an issue where there is no zoned parking? I thought residents of these new developments were ineligible to get parking stickers. The Cast Iron area is a clusterfuck, there is very little parking control at all, apparently they don't sweep the streets in that zone! The parking on 13th between Monmouth and Coles creates a hazard with the unnecessary 2 way traffic and the street dangerously narrowed.

More broadly, we should just let the market provide parking, and what it cost is what it costs. No one has a right to park their car in Manhattan and it seems to be doing alright. Hoboken is far harder to park than anywhere DT and it's doing alright too.

But if it's true those decks are underused, they should be forced to lower their prices till they're at 90% occupancy, and then let the occupancy rate dictate the price. Holding spots off the market is just stupid.


The parking permit regulations are quite clear: if your building has parking available, you are not eligible for a permit. They are fierce about enforcing that rule. The only possible out from that is the building parking is completely full and spots are not available to sell or rent, then you have to get a letter from the building management stating as much, and you can bring that along with the other requisite materials.

If there is a parking problem of residents parking on the streets when their building has parking available, complain to the Parking Authority and asked for stepped up enforcement of permit parking. But, don't conflate one matter with the other (not directed at you, Brewster!) as that only helps to confuse the matter at hand.

In the end, the real problem is that a bunch of NA old timers are always complaining about parking, and they are almost exclusively focused on that. It's a shame that so many other matters that should be handled with more urgency are getting short shrift because of the usual "OMG... parking! We are losing parking to newcomers".


The ironic thing is, legislation that would have helped this very issue (increased permit enforcement and forcing people to move their cars into building garage space) was shot down by none other than Yvonne. Despite being a disgusting racist herself, she had no problem calling the new rule racist and getting it shot down.

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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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They are half empty because they charge an arm and a leg to rent the spaces. They are not half empty at St. John's apt and Brunswich Towers. St. John's charges very little and it is FREE for Brunswich residents. The fees and or rents are high enough, people are not willing to pay more. If the city ordinance required those spaces to be free for its residents, they would not be half empty.


What on earth are you talking about, if they're half empty, that means the units they're attached to and the rents that include them simply mean people aren't bringing them.

As long as the Yvonne and the corrupt neighborhood associations have so much influence on policy, such a thing would never see the light of day, even in an area where it would make sense like Downtown.

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Re: 808 Pavonia Project Approved
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an abated building is still better than a parking lot.


Not according to Her Highness Yvonne.


You can bet that this project will be instantly killed in a Matsikoudis/Yvonne administration. As will many others.

Posted on: 7/20 13:06
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Re: 808 Pavonia Project Approved
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people complaining about PATH crowding need to do a reality check. the city doesn't really care as long as it developes...and the PATH is never really that crowded compared to other major cities. we're not in kansas anymore!


The PATH is crowded, no doubt, but it's not anywhere near as bad as what the NYC is going through right now. People need to leave their bubbles and get a reality check. For the most part, the PATH still runs on schedule. I just wish they'd drop the stupid Hoboken layover on the weekends though.

Does anyone know if these buildings are getting an abatement? Even if they are, an abated building is still better than a parking lot.

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Re: Bill Matsikoudis for Jersey City Mayor
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Unlike you so call doctor, I am not fooled. I read the council agenda and I attend the meetings. I know what is being passed by the council. Very little on the agenda comes from the council members, it comes from the mayor. Spending is at a all time high. Healy's last budget $485 million - Fulop's budget $589 million. Spending is out of control.


What nonsense. This is Yvonne's last chance to retain some power and influence in a city that's long moved past the 1970s and her toxic views of her ilk.

If this moron wins, it's 100% a guarantee that things we enjoy and have been overall good for the city like the pedestrian plaza will be going away. There will be no continued investment in bike infrastructure as street parking and surface level parking lots will be preserved at all cost, maybe with a few new municipal garages thrown in here and there to decay and mar the streetscape. Any new developments that could make JC and attraction on its own, like SciTech City, will be absolutely dead in the water.

I surely hope your vocal backing as well as past associations with this this idiot get brought up and it will be hilarious to see him throw you under the bus in an effort to distance himself from your toxic views. It will fortunately be too little too late.

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Re: Bill Matsikoudis for Jersey City Mayor
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I'd love to see more emphasis on quality of life issues Downtown. I'm tired of stepping around crumbling, weed strewn sidewalks and walking past the same dilapidated buildings and abandoned lots every day. I want the city to start aggressively fining these deadbeat property owners. Hopefully most will just sell to more responsible citizens when their taxes double or triple as a result of the reval.

I'm also tired of the treeless streets and trees being cut down by the city without being replaced. They even leave the stumps in place, so property owners can't replace them on their own dime without having to pay for an expensive removal. If Downtown is going to contribute the lion's share of taxes, Fulop should start outlining policies to address some of these things.

It's quite telling that Healy #2 doesn't have any real policy specifics on his website, just vague one or two sentence platitudes. "I'm not Fulop" might work on people like Yvonne and her neighborhood association NIMBYs, but most people won't be fooled.

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Why gross? (Serious question)


Mr. Matsikoudis is nothing but what we call a Healy Holdover (HH). Yes, Fulop was disappointing but do you really want to return to a Healy-style administration with this HH?


Given that he claims he's so against wasteful spending, maybe he should explain why he wasted a ton of city's money fighting something (election date change), that was upheld by the voters in a referendum, not once, but twice.

He should also be forced to explain why he has zero problems associating himself with disgusting bigot and "community activist", Yvonne and what role she would play in his administration. She should rightfully become an albatross around his neck.

Posted on: 7/12 13:35
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Re: Jersey City Fireworks Celebration Changed to Exchange Place In Jersey City
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hero69 wrote:
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Annod wrote:
@StevenFulop

So... looks like JC actually did better $ w/Exchange Place vs LSP. Most expenses were a wash but we doubled $ from the Carnival. Go figure

10:27 AM - 6 Jul 2017

https://twitter.com/StevenFulop/status/882969148527128576

maybe jc should consider using exchange place more often


I agree, with better planning and crowd control, I think Exchange Place could be the overall better venue, especially if they get the Colgate Clock area reopened. Easier to get to for most Downtown residents and more money for local businesses. I think it's a win-win.

Posted on: 7/6 13:45
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Re: July 4th, Kool and the Gang
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DTNJC wrote:
Great use of taxpayers $$$$ Steve. Typical of HC. We all know there are some extra $ being exchanged behind diner doors on this one.


I do think it's a great use of taxpayer money - why can't people STFU and just go have fun and enjoy the event? There are lots of municipalities that don't get to do something like this.

Posted on: 7/4 12:04
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Re: Gringos Taqueria - Coles Street
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mfadam wrote:
Hey Dr - let's just stick to facts please. I'm all for smart commercial development. In fact a well planned out restaurant/ bar area no doubt raises property values on the whole. The key is "smart". JC has a very haphazard restaurant overlay and toothless code when it comes to distinctions between bars and restaurants. You think JCPD enforces noise code much?

So you get places like Gringos which would be far less likely to cause problems were it not surrounded by residential homes/condos. It's pretty tough to argue that a place like that open til 3am on weekends is going to be a net positive for neighboring residents. It's not much different than being close to a fraternity house or airport. People get discounts on real estate to compensate for all the negative externalities.

Furthermore being close to Chris Columbus is an apples to oranges argument. You think there's much noise coming from that road past 10PM? Nope. Plus any auto noise is much different that low end bass from bar stereos and the yelling drunks rolling out after last call.



OK, if we stick to the facts, a quick lookup of the location on Google street view, there really isn't all that much residential around it. You have maybe three buildings in the vicinity. If we go by your logic, any planned business within 50 feet of a residential building should get shelved. People live in the buildings near Porta - should we just tear that place down? By your logic, we'd never be able to put a bar, restaurant or any kind of entertainment venue anywhere in the city. You used similar disingenuous and easily disproven arguments when you railed against the horror of a Cuban restaurant opening on Montgomery St.

Posted on: 6/13 20:18
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