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Re: Favorite NYC Italian Restaurant?
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Louis' Italian American Restaurant. It's in the Bronx. Try the veal, it's the best in the city.

Posted on: 2008/4/11 20:43
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Re: Jimmy Hoffa and Jersey City
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If you want to read a really interesting book about the death of Jimmy Hoffa, check out Charles Brandt's "I Heard You Paint Houses" It is about the following guy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sheeran

From Jimmy Hoffa's wikipedia page:
Frank Sheeran
In 2003, the FBI searched the backyard of a home in Munger Township, Michigan formerly frequented by Frank Sheeran, World War II veteran, Mafia hitman, truck driver, Teamsters official and close friend of Hoffa. Nothing significant was found.

In 2004, Charles Brandt, a former prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General of Delaware, published the book I Heard You Paint Houses ("painting houses" is a euphemism for murder, alluding to the splatter of blood on walls) in which he recounts a series of confessions by Sheeran regarding Hoffa's murder. Brandt claimed that Sheeran had begun contacting him because he wished to assuage feelings of guilt. Over the course of several years, he spoke numerous times by phone to Brandt (which Brandt recorded) during which he acknowledged his role as Hoffa's killer, acting on orders from the Mafia. He claimed to have used his friendship with Hoffa to lure him to a bogus meeting in Bloomfield Hills and drive him to a house in northwestern Detroit, where he shot him twice before fleeing and leaving Hoffa's body behind. An updated version of Brandt's book claims that Hoffa's body was taken to a nearby funeral home and cremated within an hour of Sheeran's departure.

Posted on: 2006/5/18 16:59
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Re: **CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS IN JERSEY CITY ***
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worm wrote:
On a previous thread it was mentioned that rapper/actor Ludacris owns a place at the Sugar House.



Yeah, I think he got a really good deal on it. He only paid 50 cent for it.


Worm, you should be shot for that lame ass joke.

This is a visual represntation of how bad your joke is:

Posted on: 2006/4/27 19:48
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Re: **CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS IN JERSEY CITY ***
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Well, we may not have any "real" celebrities, but we definitely have a nice group of people to cast from if VH1 ever wants to do The Surreal Life in Jersey City.

Posted on: 2006/4/18 19:42
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Re: **CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS IN JERSEY CITY ***
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Whats Melt?

Posted on: 2006/4/18 17:54
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Re: **CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS IN JERSEY CITY ***
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I am pretty sure that Patrice O'Neill the host of VH1's Web Junk 20 and frequent guest on the Opie and Anthony Show lives in Jersey City. I believe he has mentioned that a couple of times on the show.

Posted on: 2006/4/18 13:41
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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jc_insomniac wrote:
Oh, for crying out loud, it's an April Fool's joke, people


This is going to turn into a 5 page thread.

Posted on: 2006/4/11 19:03
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Re: Route 139 Construction Update
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Skadave wrote:
I am not too familiar with how government awarded contracts work, but if they are finishing the project 6 months ahead of schedule and are awarded $20,000 per day that they are early, wouldn't it be safe to assume that the amount of time estimated to finish the job was incorrect and should have been noticed earlier? Or is this some sort of corrupt government way of giving contractors extra money? "It will take 2 years to complete the project, so we will give you 2 1/2."



If it is anything like other types of construction, the contractor usually does not set the schedule. It is set by the Architect, government, general contractor, whatever the case may be. They figure how long it will take for each trade to finish their speced out work.

So in this case, the state government said it will take 2 years to finish not the contractor. The schedule was most likely decided upon before the bids even came in.

Since the contractors are ahead of schedule on this job, I would be more worried about where they are cutting corners in order to be ahead of schedule, because with that extra money they receive for finishing early, they will be able to pay off the inspectors to give them a passing grade if you know what I mean.

Posted on: 2006/3/9 19:16
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Re: Flood Insurance.......Do You Need It ?
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Pisces1979 wrote:
You guys are so screwed when a hurricane hits Jersey City. The New York Bay and hudson river is a right angle, which will amplify a storm surge, not to mention when the surge causes the hudson to back up temporarily. In addition to that, a hurricane spins in a counterclockwise direction, which means that Jersey City will take the brunt of the surge. Maybe it is 5 feet, maybe 35 feet, either way, anything less than 50 feet above sea level is in danger.



I say bring on the storm, this town needs and enema anyway.
Maybe the current administration will be swept out with the flood waters.

Posted on: 2006/3/8 3:16
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Re: The light rail is fantastic!
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Yeah, I am ashamed that they are re-routing the light rail to the Meadowlands for the Xandu project, instead of going to densly populated North Bergen, where it is needed.
The Xandu project is another waste of money like the seacucaus junction, it will be isolated from residential and commercial areas, and will service what is essentially a glorified theme park.


It will also service the new Giants/Jets Stadium. The Nets, Metrostars and Devils (while they are still at this location). Also it will service the many events such as concerts and other such things that go on at the Meadowlands. They need a light rail connection and other train connections to the Meadowlands, it is about time in my opinion. I believe it is going to stop in North Bergan also. It would most likely be the next stop after Port Imperial in Weehawken.

Posted on: 2006/3/6 22:57
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Re: Police Brutality Allegations from Filipino Community
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Alan James Alda,


I guess the cops weren't fans of the show M.A.S.H.

Posted on: 2006/2/21 21:09
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Re: Stop 171 Units On Brunswick!! New Date- 2/16/06 at 6:00 pm
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mimosa wrote:
i agree w/the others...as a former resident of newark, i had my doubts about JC back in the day, downtown was much more sketchy than my old neighborhood. but nyc has spread, and jc benefited. newark has been poised, even named 'the renaissance city', and i think now that people are looking outside of JC for a deal (and access to PATH) newark will prosper....and sharpe will finally get out of office...
a walk in downtown newark, and along ferry street will tell you the better...(so long as you have a base of comparison)


From what I know (admittedly, not much) about the subject, I do agree that getting Sharpe James out of office would be a decent start. And yeah, I'm well aware that there are relatively safe, relatively nice sections of Newark.

I do wonder if the stigma of Newark is as strong for people who haven't lived around here forever. If you say the words "Newark, New Jersey" to someone who grew up in Boston, does it mean the same thing to them as it does to people around here? The fact is the stigma is so strong that you couldn't pay most people around here to live in Newark. JimmyConway's reaction is typical. But the same was once true of many places. People used to say "Alphabet City" as if you needed a bullet proof jacket to walk from Avenue B to Avenue C.

And yeah, I have friends who grew up in Jersey City who used to talk about downtown in similar terms. 20 years ago, there were people who grew up and lived in Jersey City who were frightened to set foot in downtown after dark. So there you go. A lot of it is perception, and I think the perception of Newark has to change before the city actually does.



I do understand that there are ok neighborhoods in Newark, the Ironbound for example. It is a very ethnic neighborhood populated by many portugese immigrants. My sister dated a guy who lived in this area. It kind of reminded me of parts of linden with its polish population. But, just the other day I was driving through the Clinton Hill section on my way to Rt 78 from Irvington and that area of Newark is just a dump. I definitely saw drug dealers openly selling on the street corners. I understand that the rents are going up, but Newark does have a stigma attached to it. It will be awhile before a large amount of young urban professionals move there with their families. In Newark, it does not matter who is elected, their political machine will take control of a person with even the best intentions. Sharpe James should have lost the last election to that young candidate who opposed him, but the political machine would not let that happen.

Posted on: 2006/2/18 16:36
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Re: Stop 171 Units On Brunswick!! New Date- 2/16/06 at 6:00 pm
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I dont care how high the rents go, I would never move to Newark. It will be a very, very long time before Newark becomes gentrified, if ever.

Posted on: 2006/2/17 21:34
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Re: Stop 171 Units On Brunswick!! New Date- 2/16/06 at 6:00 pm
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Pisces1979 wrote:
Honestly, there is a housing shortage, the whole NYC/NJ metro area is going to have a 20 percent increase in population over the next 20 years, the only way to house that population increase is by building upwards.

Now, It sounds like you biggest issue is the fact that all the units are going to be going to proffesionals who will all insist on owning their own cars and driving everywhere instead of taking public transportation.

Building more parking lots into a building is like widening a highway, initially it will cut congestion, but it will just encourage more people to drive.

In the Netherlands, the social policy is to make all new development transit friendly as possible.

Here is what they could do in Jersey City, by forcing developers to pay for bicycle racks and bicycle lanes in the neighborhood, making developers to partner with car sharing agencies like "zip car", and condo sales agreements that mean that any buyer of a condo in a new development has to not own a car for the first 5 years of residence under pain of being sued.

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PeterMoccoJr wrote:
I have viewed the changes that have been proposed. And I concede that they have lowered the amount of units. That is not enough. What I fail to understand is why these developers feel the need to put up mid-rise buildings in an area zoned for townhouses?

They have lowered the amount of units from an almost 80% increase to a 33% increase over the current zoning. All I am asking (hoping), is that we do not allow developers to pay almost a quarter of million dollars into a fund for the city that will in turn, give them a variance allowing them to overdevelop our neighborhood. To me, that is unacceptable.

I repeat: What is wrong with building townhouses?

I urge members of our community to go to this meeting and voice their opinions about this project. All it can do is help. At the very least, the developers will have to come back to the table with better plan.

I live here, you live here, and together we can make a difference if we just stand up and voice our opinions. Please come to the meeting tomorrow night.

Peter Jr.


Not allowing people to own cars for the first 5 years, what the hell is this, college?

Posted on: 2006/2/16 19:12
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Re: Sliwa's Jersey City visit postponed
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If you want them to go to Greenville, then ask them. They were asked to come to Downtown JC. I for one, am glad that they have decided to set up shop in JC. I saw them on the PATH last night.

Posted on: 2006/2/15 17:18
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Re: The Guardian Angels are Coming
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Thanks

Posted on: 2006/2/10 16:26
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Re: The Guardian Angels are Coming
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You are exactly right, the more families and young professionals that move into the downtown area, the more targets there are for the petty thieves and muggers. I just moved here, near that big stone wall structure on 6th street (what is that anyway?) and I have noticed some cars broken into and some roving youths that look like they are up to no good. You just have to be smart and have your wits about you and you should be able to avoid putting yourself in a vulnerable position.

Posted on: 2006/2/10 16:03
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