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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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I wish them luck. Hopefully this establishment kissed enough rings at the HCNA and they're not driven from this location and are allowed to remain open more than 2 hours a day by the NIMBYs.

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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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I could go on to the lost history in this city but it is lost to many people here because the city does not value its own history.


Yet you constantly fight against historical district designation. You literally cannot keep your lies straight anymore.

Posted on: 7/11 22:04
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Re: Developers at odds over future of Jersey City neighborhood
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This is interesting. I assume this is the Mecca project:

http://wiki.realmart.com/golden-100-i ... ed-a-full-house-audience/

Looks like he was offering EB5 for investors in this building. How on earth does he have the connections for that?

Posted on: 7/11 20:33
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Re: Developers at odds over future of Jersey City neighborhood
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Maybe the local owners wanted to see the results from the multi year delayed reval? Or maybe they wanted to see if any infrastructure improvements would take place (like extending Jersey Ave, or fixing Grand St, or improving sewerage?)


Or maybe they wanted to do nothing, sit back and watch their values soar with low taxes on undeveloped property. The land has been appreciating far faster than improvements. I get doing nothing, I do it very well myself, but that isn't what they agreed to over a decade ago.


I asked this question before, why did the owner not start construction on his project that gained approval 1.5 years ago? The smaller lot owners now have targets on their backs because of this guy. Yes eminent domain is shitty, but Mecca really drove a knife through the back of his neighbors for stalling construction as long as he did. They should be equally angry at him.

Posted on: 7/11 16:09
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Re: 'What is this, Russia?' Jersey City property owners fight developer
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Does every crevice of the city have to be built up as soon as possible as much as possible?

I used to live on Monmouth on the other side of Old Colony Mall. I still take my kids to P.S. 3. I go shopping at Ranch 99 and have the occasional craving for Popeyes or a donut from Dunkin Donuts. A while back I used the auto body shop to fix a banged up car for a few hundred bucks that the insurance company insisted was totalled. Point being that I've been around there and still have occasion to go there.

Sure you could spruce up those few blocks and build some townhouses or apartments, but is the city really hurting because they haven't done so yet? If the current landowners are really squatting or speculating that's one thing, but if it's just a question of waiting a couple of years, or maybe building a little smaller, then why give a developer the power of eminent domain at the expense of current owners, residents, and business owners?


In light of the recent tax increases in Downtown due to the reval and pending school tax increases, it's in DTJC's best interest to build as dense as it can, wherever it can. Many homeless people live in that area in the abandoned housing and that area does not feel safe at night.

Posted on: 7/9 17:43
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Re: 'What is this, Russia?' Jersey City property owners fight developer
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There was already two developments (including Mecca) in place to be built... you should read the article again. Also remember the 2008 crash and Hurricane Sandy, not exactly great development times.


"Jim Burke, an attorney for one of the property owners, said he is stunned by the city's push to bring on Weiss as a master developer. Burke's client has approval to build a 12-story building on property he owns at Colden and Bates streets.

"My client worked closely with the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency throughout the development process, so to be told this 18 months later is a bit shocking," Burke said."

Regard your comment on how the areas looks--Not everything has to be luxury residential buildings.




The projects you mention gained approval in late 2016 I believe. It's been close to 1.5 years - why hasn't any ground been broken? I feel bad for the small lot owners in that area that may get forced out, this seems like an overly aggressive land grab by the city to a politically connected developer, but that area needs change asap. The next recession could be here before you know it and if construction doesn't start, that area could remain a dump for another 10 years.

Posted on: 7/9 14:58
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Frank M, you do not go around insulting an ethnic group in Jersey City regardless of the group. Neither do you curse the Speak of the House in Poland. Fulop is an adult, it is time he grows up.


HAHAHAHAHA...so why do you keep supporting Trump? What a ridiculous waste of taxpayer resources...hopefully these stupid petitions get thrown out when they discover this was an astroturfing campaign and most signatures were not JC residents.

Posted on: 7/6 18:16
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Re: 4th of July in JC @ Exchange Place - Featuring Snoop Dog
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July 3rd: "This rapper guy is gonna get people shot! Oh, the humanity!"

July 5th: "He started late! Oh, the humanity!"

Gotta love JCL sometimes.


Ha! Great point.

Kudos to JC for pulling this off so well that we can only complain about the lateness.

Now get to bed already, you hooligans.


Hilarious to see Yvonne and her conservative trolls proven wrong yet again.

Posted on: 7/5 14:17
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Re: 4th of July in JC @ Exchange Place - Featuring Snoop Dog
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The fireworks started an hour late due to the ex-convict's concert ending an hour later than expected.


He actually didn't go on till 9:30 and did his full show. Why were you at that show anyway, weren't you one of the ones yammering about shootings? Could it be you knew your own words were absolute bs?

Posted on: 7/5 0:09
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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The people of JC handed in 10,280 names on a petition to keep the Katyn monument where it is, they needed 6,714. Now the city clerk will verify if these are JC voters. These petitions were signed by non-Polish residents. These petitions were collected in less than 20 days. If everything is OK, it will go on a ballot where the people will vote on this issue.


Yet another bs culture war issue that will waste thousands in city funds so "fiscal watchdog" Yvonne can get another chance to make the mayor look bad. Just like moving of the municipal election, this disgusting woman has no real concern for the tax payer, only her mission to turn JC into Birmingham.

Posted on: 7/4 10:48
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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6 people spoke on this, only one wanted this because his child attends the preschool on Newark Avenue. The rest had real concerns.


Who?


I got in late so I missed the first few speakers, but the one immediately preceding the parent was decrying the growth of noisy restaurants/rowdy bars on Restaurant Row and worried that the pedestrian mall expansion would lead to more such establishments.

Also, I think it's a little heartless to say that a parent concerned about the safety of his child walking to and from school isn't a "real concern."


Despite her constant yammering about families and how families must absolutely be provided no less than 2 parking spaces by the city (to be subsidized by everyone else), she has no concern for families that don’t use her preferred mode of transportation to get from A to B.

Therefore we must rip out this new asset that thousands of people are using and enjoying so we can provide space for 50 people to park and idle.

Posted on: 7/2 19:02
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Re: JC Council Proposes to Limit Public Speaking at Public Hearings
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Out of 16 second reading ordinances, I speak on two or three which relates on public spending. After all, it is our tax dollars. Why don't you watch youtube and you can see what I speak on? As they say the proof is in the pudding.


Your Youtube videos are also selectively edited to give the impression more people support the things you're in favor of than there really are.

Maybe with this ordinance, the silent majority of DTJC residents can finally speak out on eliminating parking minimums, adding protected bike lanes and more density (which will lower our taxes and create more amenities) without having to constantly be intimidated by the likes of Yvonne and her neighborhood association NIMBYs.

Posted on: 6/25 13:58
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Re: Jersey City Headlines Snoop Dog for 4th of July
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So I guess something who was involved in a murder and calls women, "Hoes" and the B word, is find with you rescuelife.


Whatever. Despite what this disgusting hypocrite and her right wing NIMBY army on this forum think, I will be joining several thousand of my neighbors and will enjoy the show and fireworks. Certainly he's not someone I'd have picked, but that's just based more on musical tastes, and it should still be a good show and a good time.

I feel bad for the pathetic trolls on this forum that can't let go of their stereotypes and just have a good time.

Posted on: 6/21 15:03
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Re: Jersey City Headlines Snoop Dog for 4th of July
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When you go to council meetings now, Lavarro reads a list of behaviors from the public, including removal it you utter inappropriate language. Snoop Dog made his living using inappropriate language. That is really double standard. So what is Ok for the waterfront is not Ok for the council chambers.


You are losing it... Do you not understand the difference between a public forum for government discourse and artistic expression? Do you understand that the government can and does regulate how it conducts its business, but can not, or should not, regulate an artist's expression, even if (or, particularly when) it does not agree with it?


Anything other than a church choir would be unacceptable to her...I'd like to know what artist she'd pick that can draw a decent crowd but has no curse words in their entire album history LOL. Why is she even complaining, she'd have to pay for parking to get there, so even if it were her preferred entertainment source she wouldn't attend anyway.

Posted on: 6/21 12:32
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Re: Kearny Mayor says Mayor Fulop Shoved Cop
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What proof is there that this actually happened other than a "he said, she said"?

Al Santos is a DeGise ally and Fulop was behind Brian Stack, so there's a potential political motive to the accusation.

How do we even know this really happened and why are we taking the Kearny mayor's word for it? Why have no other witnesses been interviewed for this story? Additionally it seems there was already tension brewing between the two even before this vote took place: https://hudsoncountyview.com/jersey-ci ... king-for-hcdo-chair-vote/

Until there's proof, this is just another nonsense conspiracy theory to keep the idiot Yvonne NIMBYs entertained for a few days.

Posted on: 6/14 17:53
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Re: Jersey City Council to introduce $587 million budget with zero tax increase
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Yvonne wrote:
In years 2015, 2016, and 2017, Jersey City produced the Friendly budget. The Friendly budget gives details that is not available in a regular budget. This year, I was told by the city clerk, the state did not produce a Friendly budget. I asked Senator Stack about this and his office check and told me the state has not changed their policy on the Friendly budget. His office also plans on contacting the Department of Community Affairs to see what is the problem. I will keep people posted when I get an answer.


Thank god. Myself and the rest of Jersey City can sleep easy tonight knowing Yvonne is on top of this ultra important matter. Who cares that the JCMUA lost tens of millions, the real conspiracy is this friendly budget. We should reward her with a new parking lot in the place of her choosing for pursuing this matter.

Posted on: 6/11 14:45
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Re: Gothamist: The PATH Is A Packed, Slow-Motion Nightmare For NJ Commuters This Morning
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Did we ever get an answer to the question on what exactly they're upgrading as part of the current weekend closures? They've said it's for PTC (positive train control for forcibly slowing down a speeding train), but are they also doing CBTC, the guts of the signal system upgrade we really need?

After this summer, will CBTC be installed or will it just be PTC that gets done and we'll have to endure yet another closure later in the year?

EDIT: We were promised CBTC by the end of this year and I haven't seen anything mentioned, so I hope that's not once again delayed by several years.

Posted on: 6/5 12:56
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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What does affordable housing have to do with this? Most of these employees will be earning 100k+ salaries, I can't imagine affordable housing is high on their list of demands.


Basic economics. Dump a bunch of people into a market at any price point and it will disrupt it. Any increased demand will drive up prices throughout the price range.


Newark is already starting to undergo a building boom that will bring many more market rate units onto the market...and it's not like 100k people would be moving next year, opening a second HQ is a huge process and would likely take them several years to fully build out a new site and actually hire new people. Jersey City thankfully is building like crazy, I suspect a good many would wind up moving here instead of staying in Newark proper.

Posted on: 5/20 15:14
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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What does affordable housing have to do with this? Most of these employees will be earning 100k+ salaries, I can't imagine affordable housing is high on their list of demands.

Posted on: 5/20 13:46
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Re: 1800's Grammar School to be torn down in Paulus Hook
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The Paulus Hook NA better NIMBY harder than they ever have. If they can't muster enough opposition to stop this, then they should just fucking dissolve.


And the reason this monstrosity should stay is why? Because it is old? It is not in highly visible location to the public where it could be the centerpiece of a new green space. Doubtful anyone even notices it as they walk by... and you certainly don't see it driving by on York.

As for the PHNA... where were you when they sold out to support taking down the old factory on Van Vorst and build those towers that fit so well into the neighborhood? They will risk losing their free Annual Pancake Breakfast Cafe donated by Prep. Don't count on them to join your silly preservation fight.


I don't recall the factory having any architectural value. It's an old rectangle brick building with no aesthetic qualities. That's the stuff that should be getting torn down.

Regarding PHNA, isn't that like, their fucking job to save an actual historical building in a historic district? What do these groups even stand for if they won't prevent the demolition of a historic building?

Posted on: 5/19 15:27
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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There is a homeless problem in all urban areas because housing that traditionally went to the poor are being used by others. In the mid-1980s, the US population was 229 million, it is now 329 million, an increase of 100 million. This is due to legal and illegal immigration. Immigrants go to cities, the reason for the homeless people in many areas.


It's because of disgusting NIMBYs like Yvonne that cities can't build enough housing to make market rates affordable to lower-middle class families, regardless of population growth.

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Re: 1800's Grammar School to be torn down in Paulus Hook
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The Paulus Hook NA better NIMBY harder than they ever have. If they can't muster enough opposition to stop this, then they should just fucking dissolve.

Posted on: 5/18 22:16
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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I have to say - I think the mayor botched his handling of this one. He could have announced this end result without all the in between drama and there'd probably be a lot less of it. Now he's somehow managed to piss off people from all sides. At the end it will all probably be swept under the rug (and the end result sounds like a good compromise), but it's not a good look.

But Yvonne - I'm curious as to your sudden change of position. You were one of the strongest supporters of moving the statue at the beginning of this thread, giving all sorts of reasons. Why the sudden change? Is it just because you found yourself on the same side as the mayor you despise? Seems a bit odd.


Just another example of her ability to lie and change position on literally any subject. She was for it originally because of her "only American events should get monuments" nonsense in addition to her general toxic NIMBYism (if it's not a parking garage, it's useless). She changed position and became against it after it blew up in the mayor's face and her minions started filing lawsuits. In the end, nobody will remember this whole thing in a couple of months and Yvonne will have once again been served a humiliating loss.

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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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LOL chorus of boos. There were maybe a dozen people present, including some who tried to get violent. We get two new parks and the statue gets moved a block away.

The only reason you oppose this whole thing is probably because a few parking spaces will be lost. A humiliating defeat for Yvonne and her NIMBY allies.

Posted on: 5/14 16:53
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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What are the NA positions on this? If so many local residents are opposed to moving this, why are the NAs not making statements to the mayor as such? Or has Yvonne effectively ordered them to keep quiet?

Posted on: 5/6 15:58
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Downtown also had 17 total sales of 1-4 family homes, a 31% increase compared to the first quarter of 2017. However, Pure Properties’ latest market report shows that while more homes are for sale, prices haven’t taken a hit.


Perhaps this is why Fulop was walking back his comments on doing a second reval at a recent ward meeting?

Posted on: 5/5 15:38
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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You are an example of a liberal who cannot take another point of view and makes personal attacks, something that is morally wrong because you have no facts.
says the lady whining about liberals that are pointing out how wrong she is. Every time someone calls you out on your BS you start crying about "wahhhh the liberals are being so mean to me" "wahhh it's because I'm a Catholic" "oooooh those mean liberals always trying to correct my lies"

You're over here complaining about statues for foreigners, and then demand we have public statues of religious symbols because there were priests on the ship with Columbus? Columbus, the foreign slave-driving psycopathic torture fanatic that never even set foot in the US?


I think we should replace the statue with a PC-friendly LGBT memorial or shrine. I bet she'll change her tune on Katyn real quick.

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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Councilman Vazquez pushed for this monument to shore up the Polish vote in Hamilton Park and Paulus Hook. Personally, monuments should be about events in America, not another country.


If this were a Confederacy statue I bet you'd be opposed to having it removed. Yvonne is a snowflake that can't handle certain truths and resents the fact she lives in a city full of immigrants. Interesting that she's forced to take sides with a developer in order to push her NIMBY agenda.

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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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Nice post El. I might point out that some of the forces like HPNA back then were actively hostile to local commerce, doing whatever they could to push out the little storefront businesses. So many storefronts were converted to condos!


Indeed, this is Yvonne and the NA's real legacy. They drove out local businesses that served many to preserve parking for few wealthy homeowners in the area. The sad thing is, now that those spaces have been turned to condos, we can never have that level of local retail in the residential neighborhoods again.

You can see that they haven't changed at all. Look at all the HCNA members that came here to gloat when they successfully forced Prato out of their space. We'll never have the version of Jersey City El and I feel most people want as long as these corrupt groups are allowed to have unchecked influence.


except....Prato is still in their space, happily doing business.


Except...they very clearly state on their website that they will be closing that location and moving to 374 4th st in the village. Presumably the space will transform into a real estate office, nail salon or daycare.

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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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Nice post El. I might point out that some of the forces like HPNA back then were actively hostile to local commerce, doing whatever they could to push out the little storefront businesses. So many storefronts were converted to condos!


Indeed, this is Yvonne and the NA's real legacy. They drove out local businesses that served many to preserve parking for few wealthy homeowners in the area. The sad thing is, now that those spaces have been turned to condos, we can never have that level of local retail in the residential neighborhoods again.

You can see that they haven't changed at all. Look at all the HCNA members that came here to gloat when they successfully forced Prato out of their space. We'll never have the version of Jersey City El and I feel most people want as long as these corrupt groups are allowed to have unchecked influence.

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