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Re: Sprout(s) at 70 Columbus
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I wonder the same thing; I'm certainly not an expert on trademark law so I am not going to speculate. However, maybe they think since the chain Sprouts does not operate in the Northeast they are too far away to be noticed?

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This is not the same place. SFM is largely based on the west coast and is a chain a lot like Trader Joe's. A cheaper Whole Foods. When I lived in CA, I would shop there all the time - great selection, proves, and service.

The store in JC just used part of their name.



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Yahoo Finance Blurb

A deal may be in the works in the grocery business industry. Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) soared in early trading after Bloomberg reported that privately held Albertsons was in talks with the organic grocer about a potential merger. A deal would add to Albertsons’ portfolio of supermarket brands, which includes Safeway, Vons and Shaws.


Wonder if they could get sued by the main Sprouts if they found out about this.

I don't think I could open my own fast food place and call it McDonald.

Posted on: 3/20 14:29
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Re: Sprout(s) at 70 Columbus
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This is not the same place. SFM is largely based on the west coast and is a chain a lot like Trader Joe's. A cheaper Whole Foods. When I lived in CA, I would shop there all the time - great selection, proves, and service.

The store in JC just used part of their name.



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TheBigGuy wrote:
Yahoo Finance Blurb

A deal may be in the works in the grocery business industry. Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) soared in early trading after Bloomberg reported that privately held Albertsons was in talks with the organic grocer about a potential merger. A deal would add to Albertsons’ portfolio of supermarket brands, which includes Safeway, Vons and Shaws.

Posted on: 3/20 13:28
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Re: Sprout(s) at 70 Columbus
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Completely agree with others on here that the prices are absolutely insane, and their selection and layout is odd. The owners don't really seem like they know what they're doing.

I was looking for sliced ham - they seemed to have all of these high-end prosciutto, Italian sliced meats, but no basic ham (I usually get the Applegate farms).

I saw the produce section which was very limited, and the lack of meats. I did see the flower section too; I was wondering why they would have flowers but no meat and very limited produce??

The only reason I went in there was because I could not get an Amazon Fresh order due to the snow, and needed some essentials. I think Hudson Greene is much better; it's expensive and a bit far from our apartment, but the quality is much better.

And further, it bothers me that they ripped off the Sprouts name, which is on the west coast. Things like that bother me; be original!!

Posted on: 3/15 16:07
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Re: INSANITY & P90X LIVE BOOTCAMPS
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Hey Andrew,

Welcome to Jersey City! I personally like LSP, there is tons of space there; I don't really think it's that hard to get to by either bike or running down there from Downtown JC. I'm not sure about last year at HP - I moved to JC just last summer.

I'm really passionate about fitness - let me know where and when you end up doing these sessions. I'll send you an email so you have my contact info.

Good luck!

Posted on: 2/27 19:18
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Oh yeah, and I almost forgot the best part: After taking the WTC train from Grove, the train stops for 10 minutes before Exchange Place! Come on!!

Everyone expects the trains to be packed at rush hour. But the problem is that there is so much development happening in DTJC, Journal Square, and even Harrison and Downtown Newark, but no investment is being made to increase capacity. Right now it is a matter of finger pointing between cities and the PA, which we all know is not going to solve anything.

Posted on: 2/9 13:44
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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The problem also is that the PA loses money on the PATH every year, even with growing ridership. So, they probably don't want to invest as the future returns are not there.

It's beyond me why an expensive expansion to EWR needs to happen. They have the AirTrain from NJT already. I just think adding a bunch of people with big suitcases (esp at rush hour) would make the overcrowding worse.

Separately but related - The PATH has been a disaster on weekend mornings lately, especially going to 33rd. Has anyone else noticed this? Last w/e, I eventually took the train to WTC and subway up to midtown since it didn't appear that any trains were going to 33rd at all after waiting close to 30 minutes.

Posted on: 2/9 12:15
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Re: Gentrification spreads west to Newark
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Yes, rental prices are crazy. It's spurred by the fact that is very difficult to buy a house/condo/etc., especially with prices so high and the strict credit requirements that came after the mortgage crisis.

I don't mean to be political, but the fact that our new president increased the FHA PMI premiums does not help. FHA loans for first-time buyers are great, however, the PMI insurance that is required is very costly and is not tax deductible which can again, make home ownership unattainable. Unless one is making a large income, shelling out this much for a monthly rent payment makes it very hard to save money for a down payment.

Posted on: 2/6 15:37
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Re: Sprout(s) at 70 Columbus
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Yeah, I love Sprouts - we used to shop there all the time when we lived out in CA. I don't think they have any stores in the northeast (at least as far as I know), but I definitely think they would do well here!

Posted on: 1/31 13:53
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Re: Youth and Adult Soccer
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Hey there, I sent you a private message a few days ago but not sure if you got it because it's a bit confusing on where to go to get the message.

Anyway, I am interested, I play soccer recreationally and I'm always looking to play more.

Posted on: 1/3 15:40
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Re: Cockroach at Modera Lofts
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In all seriousness, they sent pest control out and it seemed to clear the problem. I haven't seen another one. Interesting, because that's where we saw one too. Private message me if you want more details - the property manager's response wasn't exactly great, but that's not surprising considering the other issues we've dealt with.

Posted on: 12/12 11:00
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Registering an out of state vehicle
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Hi, I am hoping someone can help me with this. I moved from CA recently and the time has come to register my car (leased) in NJ. My CA registration expires next week and was hoping to get it done this week, but this huge complicated process has to take place to mail the NJ DMV title info, which is obviously going to take longer than a week.

Has anyone ever been in this situation? Do you think the NJ DMV would provide some sort of extension so I can still legally drive my car?

Any help would be appreciated!

Posted on: 12/5 14:05
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Re: Supermarket delivery
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Amazon Fresh is pretty good. We have used them since moving to JC in May. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't have the Prime Now service in JC like they do on the west coast - this was nice since you could get basic grocery items (no fresh meat/produce, but pretty much everything else) for no subscription cost and delivery was free if it was over $30 or $40.

That being said, most of the time I don't have issues with Amazon. A few times the delivery windows have been limited which meant that orders had to be placed 2 days before delivery, which is frustrating when you need things. This only happened for a few weeks in the summer, so maybe they have scaled their capacity a bit better. The cost is steep, but their prices are definitely lower than FD on almost any item. (I used FD a couple times when Amazon wasn't available due to the timeframe issue stated above). Others have done the comparison, and if you order frequently, Amazon does come out cheaper in the long-run. I did a similar calculation.

Other complaints include some items being out of stock somewhat frequently, and they could use help packaging. I just love when they pack water bottles and bread in the same bag...

Overall, getting past the steep membership fee, Amazon is pretty good. I am eagerly awaiting the whole foods though. That is one thing that frustrates me about DTJC is the lack of a decent grocery store - I'm sure I'll get called a snob, etc. but the ShopRite just doesn't cut it.

Posted on: 2016/10/11 16:31
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Re: Cockroach at Modera Lofts
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I appreciate the helpful responses, and the sarcastic ones are pretty funny actually. I didn't think this would be such a hot topic, I guess it's a slow day in JC :) I know this is a first-world problem that does not scale with what other people around the world have to deal with, but that being said, it's not something we really want to have living with us. Maybe if they helped out with the rent it would be cool, but then again, not really.

I was surprised with this being a new building too - I know it's not really new, but from what I understand they pretty much had to gut the place and start all over. I am the first one to complain about them in the building so I guess we get the gold star. And we are clean, we even have the place professionally cleaned once a week.

I'm more ok with the ants and fruit flies - it is summer-time after all. I grew up out in the boring suburbs of Somerset County so I know what kind of bugs come out in the summer. I've never lived in a place that had cock roaches, after living in a few different places.

What Bill said makes sense to me. Usually these lovely creatures do come out at night which was surprising that we saw it in the middle of the day. That led me to believe that it's a bigger problem.

And no, they are not from Brooklyn. Maybe others brought them from Brooklyn, but not us. We moved here from the left coast after living out there for 7 years.

Posted on: 2016/7/25 16:52
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Re: Cockroach at Modera Lofts
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You guys are just too funny. And the hipster comment - that's just not cool :)

I guess I'm just freaked out. I've lived in a city/urban setting before but haven't experienced a roach problem before.

Posted on: 2016/7/24 18:24
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Cockroach at Modera Lofts
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We were shocked and startled when we found a cockroach crawling in our bathroom yeaterday. It scurried off before we could catch it but either the same one or a different one re-appeared last night in our kitchen.

Is this a sign of a large infestation? Who do you report this to at the city?

The property manager wouldn't authorize the staff to take immediate action so we need to wait until tomorrow for pest control to come. Pretty gross especially for the price that we pay in rent.

Posted on: 2016/7/24 17:28
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Re: Modera Lofts - Powerhouse Arts District - 350 Warren Street in Jersey City
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I would seriously re-consider renting here. It's really bad. Yes, the lobby and the amenities are very nice, I have to say that.

But, it is EXTREMELY noisy. I've lived in other apt buildings in the middle of cities before, too, and this is horrible. The noise travels up and down several floors; you would expect that you can occasionally hear your neighbor on the side or above, but you can hear if someone is having a party several floors above. Again, really bad. @Schmo is completely correct. I can give more details about specifics if you want to get in touch with me.

Posted on: 2016/7/22 12:05
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Re: Question about chromium?
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Thanks all for the responses. I guess it would make sense that new development (or redevelopment, for that matter), at least for residential use, wouldn't be approved if it was unsafe, but I figured I would ask.

@borisp - I remember reading a similar article on that when I was living out in CA. Very interesting - the unfortunate chance of getting cancer or another disease is just so complex that it is difficult to pinpoint what the actual cause is.

I'm glad I did stumble on this forum, seems like a lot of good info and discussions especially for people that are new in town.

Posted on: 2016/6/16 22:07
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Question about chromium?
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Hello, this is my first post on here. I just moved to JC from the west coast - I grew up out in the NJ suburbs but wanted to move back to the area. I moved to downtown in the Powerhouse Arts district. I was out walking around, and I noticed that the open area on Warren St, between 1 st and Bay, had a sign up saying some Environmental Cleanup is going on. So I dug into it online a little bit and found this: http://www.padnajc.org/pedestrian-path-park-renovation/

That's really the only thing I could find on this. Obviously, hexavalent chromium is quite toxic and dangerous. If you've ever seen Erin Brockovich it's scary what it can do. I know that we do not get drinking water from around here, but anyone have any more info on this? It seemed from the neighborhood association that they are not done remediating the area. I guess I'm a bit surprised given all the new development right in the immediate few blocks.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Posted on: 2016/6/15 20:50
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