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Re: The Best Cities for Millenials
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Funny article. I wonder what kind of tax abatements they give for luxury condo developments in Omaha...

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Re: Jersey City gun buy-back program
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"Jersey City launched it's Guns for Drug Money program last week..."

Posted on: 2012/6/28 0:44
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Re: To JC Bikers Who Ride on Sidewalks...
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YES, sideWALKS are called sidewalks for a reason?You're supposed to walk on them.

No one should run their full ride on the sidewalk at all times.

However...
I feel much safer riding clipped, fixed, and no brakes in the middle of traffic on 7th avenue than I do on the side streets of Jersey City.

I always ride in the street, EXCEPT... In JC there are plenty of times where some idiot is double parked or texting while driving and yelling to the people in the back of their car while changing the radio and running straight through a STOP sign...

There are so many times, where I need to jump onto the sidewalk for a minute to avoid getting hit by a car.

Jersey City has become extremely gentrified, BUT it's drivers and roads are still lawless.

#keepyourheadupwhenwalking

Posted on: 2012/6/28 0:31
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Re: Failure to stop at a stop sign! help!
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Stop. Count to 3. Drive.

That is a stop.

Posted on: 2012/4/11 0:27
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Re: Tai Chi in Hamilton Park?
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SIGH.... why don't you ask them in person?

Posted on: 2012/4/10 1:37
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Re: Why do you live in Jersey City?
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Posted on: 2012/4/10 1:34
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Re: public hearing on proposed $469 million Jersey City budget
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Posted on: 2012/3/29 3:42
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Re: 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off in Jersey City
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I will, again, preface this post by saying, I do not like the Jersey Shore. I don't watch it, I DO think it's crap TV.

But to me, the content of the show is irrelevant and some of the comments on this thread are frightening to me. I think we could change the mast head to read Greenwich Country Club List and the posts would feel more natural?

I don't know where some of these folks get the nerve to think they can play the role of Censor in our community. I'd like to see a list of artistic contributions they have made to society. How many award-winning shows have you produced?

So again, who are we to say what is "Cool" or what is "ethical"? What is right/wrong for kids to watch on TV?

I'm a 30 something, ex punk. One of my favorite songs of all time is called "Sex and Violence" by The Exploited. My parents HATED the music i listened to? Sort of like how we hate the stuff "kids are doing these days"?.

Who are we to say what is right and what is wrong? Isn't this supposed to be an "artistic community" ? Don't people understand that just because YOU think something is awful, it doesn't mean there aren't a ton of folks who LOVE it.

People thought Elvis shaking his hips on stage was the work of the devil. People though the Beatles were extreme?

In 1995, Nine inch nails put out a song called, "Closer"? The chorus of the song goes, "I want to F**K you like an animal, I want to feel you from the inside"? Trent Reznor won an OSCAR last year.

I remember when that album came out in 95, and middle america had a religious freak fest about it? People tried to censor that. How is that ART? How is that adding to society?
Guess what?IT IS, and It sure as hell DID.

NOW, I'm not saying that Snooki has even 1/10000 of the talent Trent Reznor has? But, again?who am I to judge?

Be open to everything, or else we risk shutting out?everything. If we ban THIS show?where does it stop?

I'm willing to bet, if Jim Morrison rose from the grave and the doors played a rooftop concert in Jersey City, there would be people on this site bitching about it... #noise #parking #tax$

Get over yourselves and keep an open mind.

Posted on: 2012/2/16 0:55
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Re: 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off in Jersey City
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vindication15 wrote:
If a strip club was to open in JC on newark ave in downtown, Mr Johnson and Brian Em would be the first ones saying to all the protestors, "be welcoming!" "the bikini clad girls and shady guys in the club doesn't affect you at all!" "oh come on, you're so worried about a few girls in bikinis that you don't care at all about the corruption in city hall!"

For Brian Em and Mr Johnson, reputation, dignity, and respect have no meaning.

I wish Dawn Zimmer was our mayor...

I am against the corruption in city hall AND the jersey shore destroying JC's reputation. That isn't a hard concept to understand right? I can be against both right?

If JC's reputation isn't great, Jersey Shore won't make it any better. You understand that concept right? Unless you think those two girls and MTV making a mockery of JC is a good thing? Oh yeah, I forgot - you think they are going to do a political show which educates Americans...


First off, YOU have no idea what their show is about. It's not the whole cast, so I'm thinking it's not going to be like Jersey Shore. Maybe the are trying to grow up...

Do your homework before condemning something, they are shooting for six weeks. It seems pretty lightweight?no big film crew.

Second - The strip club analogy is a bad one, BUT I would have no problem with a strip club opening on Newark Ave. If you don't like strip clubs, Don't go in there? I don't live in a city and expect it to be a sleepy, sheltered little town? If I wanted that, I'd pack up and move to the suburbs.

I think a better example is: I'm not gay. Gay people don't "represent my lifestyle". But I'm not trying to run THEM out of town. If someone wanted to film a show about a gay couple living in JC, I wouldn't care.

These girls don't Look like you? They Don't act the way you do, and you want to run them out of town?You want to boycott businesses they go to???? That is some straight up RACIST talk.

Corruption in City hall? It's government, it's corrupt at all levels. Esp, in NJ. We deal with it.

NEWS FLASH*
If you're one of the people who just moved into one of the new developments?We didn't want you here either. Jersey City was/is/will be VERY different than that dreamy real esate brochure made it seem. And No one is trying to kick you out.

WHY? Because Jersey City isn't Hoboken. Jersey CIty is diverse and accepting of everybody?or at least it used to be.

JC does NOT have a good reputation to folks outside of Jersey City. THAT IS WHY it's even more important for us NOT to be dicks when a national tv show wants to film here. We have a chance to correct it.

If you don't like the show or the girls?Ignore them. But going out of your way to "Protest" and create all this fuss to shut them down?It's wrong, and is just going to make us look bad.

Get over yourselves.

Posted on: 2012/2/14 6:23
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Re: 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off in Jersey City
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Wow, I can' t believe this thread brought out the xenophobes. You are taking an entire culture and religion and placing them into one group of undesirables.
This is about two individuals who represent a lifestyle that doesn't fit into how we as a community want to be represented. They are drunken uneducated morons who don't belong here. Its people like these idiots from 'jersey shore' that are dragging our society down and should be ignored or reeducated on how to properly act.


Whoa, I almost threw up after reading that.

I seriously MUST ask, "Who do you think you are?"

I don't dislike Muslims. I said those things to prove a point?How people on this site/in this world, LOVE to pat themselves on the back for being SO OPEN MINDED... Yet the want to run two girls out of town for acting like college kids...

Jersey City LOVES to tell people how we are so open to the arts, yet we are petitioning a film project from a major network, because a few pretentious jerkoffs don't like it... That's not very accepting.

I don't like the tv show Jersey Shore. But, who am I to tell someone else, they can't LIVE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

You're wrong stylemonger...People like you are dragging our society down.

Posted on: 2012/2/14 1:13
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Re: Permits for Snookie?
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Go ask the guy holding the hammer for his permit. #crybaby

Posted on: 2012/2/13 22:15
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Re: 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off in Jersey City
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Yes. Timothy McVeigh was a creepy white hick. Those guys should make you nervous too. AND there are tons of those guys living in Jersey City now!

But again... Until little girls with spray tans and chetah print skirts bomb a building, I'm cool with them living in my hood.

Posted on: 2012/2/13 17:02
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Re: 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off in Jersey City
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Remember the 911 commission report says that a handful of conspirators lived in Jersey City?

Remember in 2007, when the feds carted away a clerk at a grove street bodega because he was actually a Pakistani assassin?

Today, there was another "parade". Men yelling arabic through a megaphone down montgomery and grove street?Assembling at city hall. #Noise #traffic problems #paidpolicepresence

AND, no one bats an eye. No facebook group, No online petition...

"Now, I'm not saying all muslims are terrorist...I'm just saying they might be." - Cartman

AND, until a bunch of spray-tanned girls in chetah print mini skirts fly a commercial airplane into a skycraper?I'm cool with them living in my neighborhood.

Posted on: 2012/2/13 6:10
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Re: 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off in Jersey City
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*News Flash*
To all the folks who think they live in a "Cool City"?You Don't.

People moved to Jersey City because it's close to Manhattan and the rent was cheap.

Am I a fan of the Jersey Shore? Not at all. I watched a few episodes, hated it, and stopped watching/talking about it.

People are concerned about the "High Profile" of this filming? but they are the ones creating all the controversy. Do what everyone else does?Ignore it.

Yes, that show gave New Jersey another black eye. But, if you are actually from NJ, you're used to that stuff. Garden Staters have an equal amount of shame and pride for where they live.

Jersey City had a chance to prove that they are open-minded people. instead, we come off looking like pretentious jerkoffs by whining about two girls moving in.

I've made jokes before about these girls, but honestly if you think about it? What can they possibly do in JC? This is a far cry from a "party town". I'm thinking this show is probably trying to shake that persona of them.

This show will probably air on national tv?Jersey City might actually have a shot at earning back a little pride for New Jersey. We have a chance to show the world that we all aren't fake-tanned, fist pumpers. We can show people what the real NJ looks like? Too bad 1/2 the population of Jersey City is really from Ohio.

Posted on: 2012/2/11 6:19
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Re: 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off in Jersey City
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I much rather sign a petition to kick out all the hipsters or yuppie morons from the midwest.

Half of you have lived here for 8 seconds, and you already want to start telling other people they can't move to JC.

We have more F*n "Dog Runs" than hot girls?

I for one, welcome these girls and all the hot slutty friends they will bring with them.

Start hitting the gym, fellas. We have some business to take care of.

Posted on: 2012/2/10 6:45
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Re: 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off in Jersey City
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God forbid any hot girls come to Jersey City...

Posted on: 2012/2/10 2:01
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Re: Favorite current downtown weirdos?
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Weird, eh. Awesome, Yes. I wish we had this kind of entertainment on every train, bus and cab in JC.

Posted on: 2011/9/2 5:43
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Re: Taqueria
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this thread is now complete. "the girl with the boobs" has been mentioned. awesome. i was wondering when she would come up.


Ok, I'll be that guy and bite.

I'm a fan of boobs just as much as the next guy. But, whenever I see that girl, I can't help but feel bad for her. She always seems pissed off, and I don't blame her. I'd be a mess if I had to carry those things around with me everyday.

No wait, come to think of it...it probably wouldn't be that bad at all.

Posted on: 2011/9/2 5:39
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Re: Taqueria
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Taqueria in Jersey City is 10x better than the Taco Truck in hoboken.

I find it sad that anyone is trying to compare them...

Posted on: 2011/8/31 19:24
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Re: Embracing Jersey City's Waterfront
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What the "PowerHouse Arts District" used to look like: http://youtu.be/72h3tA4DzwA

Posted on: 2011/4/26 22:46
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Re: throwing rocks at people?
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Sounds like the kids throwing rocks are transplants too... Jersey folks don't miss.

Posted on: 2011/4/26 22:21
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Re: The JCPA is so shady.
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The douchebaggery continues...

So after arguing all night on who should call. The GF called at 7am this morning. Probably a good thing, she's a little more level-headed when it comes to this stuff. My temper gets the best of me in situations like this, and it would probably just make matters worse.

Either way, she calls and explains the whole scenario. Car parked after hours, but definitely NOT overnight. The JCPA representative was of course a total DB, and said "We sometimes boot in certain lots after you step out of your vehicle, regardless if you have previous tickets or not." The person went on, almost gloating at this point...That they have the "right" to boot people the "minute their two feet hit the ground".

The GF went on to try and get an explanation of WHY a ticket was issued. Asking the simple question... "Why was I issued a ticket, and why was I booted?" She then said, "You guys can't just go around and boot people's car's for no reason". The JCPA then responded, "Either pay the $110 ticket now, or don't, and lose the car. If you have a problem, go to court." ? A55h0le!

So basically, the JCPA is taking the stance that they can boot any car they like, whenever they want. And, you can't do a single thing about it.

Ianmac has a great point. This lot is steps away from Skinner's Loft, LITM, Torico's and other restaurants, and the boot was placed during their business hours. The other cars in the lot that were booted could have been patrons of those places that night... What if they came from out of town to go to skinners loft, and come out to find a boot on their car? Stuck in JC, no one answers the phone at the parking authority... HORRIBLE. If I owned a business near there, I'd be furious.

Well, the JCPA messed with the wrong folks this time. The white glove has been pulled from my pocket, and I demand satisfaction.

Posted on: 2010/4/9 20:01
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The JCPA is so shady.
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Tonite, the GF parked in a metered lot across the street from our apartment building to unpack groceries. The lot is metered from 9am-9pm. Her car was parked after 9pm and no longer than an hour or so.

The GF has a valid permit and often parks the car in this lot, (20 steps from our door) to make the grocery trip a little easier. She then goes and parks the car on the street later that night. She's done this countless times and has lived in the same building for 5 years or so without every encountering a problem.

I went out to move it around 1030 pm and noticed her car was booted along with 5 OTHERS.

Now, there is a sign in this lot that says, "No Overnight Parking". And I've seen them ticket cars parked overnight in the morning of the following day.

Did the JCPA invent time travel? How can you boot a car for overnight parking at 10pm?

The notice on the car said the ticket was issued at exactly 10:01PM. Funny, because the hours of operation on the JCPA website say the dispatcher is only available until 10 PM.

So of course when we call the number listed on the notice, no one answers because technically the ticket was issued after the office closed.

Tomorrow morning the JCPA will get THE CALL demanding this boot be removed without a penalty. We all know how that goes.... I'll admit, I'm already starting to feel bad for the person who answers that phone in the morning...No, wait. I don't feel bad at all. They are going to feel the wrath. Maybe I'll record the verbal firebomb for your listening pleasure.

JC has a budget problem? Luxury condos not filling up quick enough? I wonder why?
Half of my friends have moved out of JC in the past year, and I'm sure that's just the start of things to come.

Posted on: 2010/4/9 4:46
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Re: Kanibal Home Store on Montgomery
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Nah, Kanibal isn't owned or affiliated with the flower shop. Probably just being neighborly...

Posted on: 2010/3/19 23:56
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Re: New Jersey Nears Vote on Letting Gays Marry
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Posted on: 2009/12/8 23:13
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Re: N.J. Catholic bishops instructing priests to read, distribute letter denouncing same-sex marriag
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Posted on: 2009/12/1 20:23
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Re: Anti-Gay laws still on the books in Jersey City - no gay bars allowed?
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Just like we don't have any white people bars or tall people bars. Every bar in JC should be open to any one.

Talk about diversity, but then request segregation...?

Posted on: 2009/9/1 14:33
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Re: Under Sized and Under Equipped Police Force
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Besides putting more cops ON the street, our city needs more programs to keep kids OFF the streets. Recreational sport leagues aren't enough.

In the last ten years our city has changed, I think for the better. But, how much has that shift affected the troubled areas of our city?

We need to start thinking more long term about crime in our city. Developing new programs to help generate positive opportunities for kids.

More cops are needed, but within reason. And personally, I don't want to see cops patrolling with A4s. But every squad car should at least carry a shot gun and maybe a few flashbangs.

Posted on: 2009/7/26 1:25
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Re: Crime is Down, but 4 Cops Shot on Bergen
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I'm somewhat shocked about all the bickering on a thread like this. Well, it is Jclist, so maybe not that shocked.

But today is one of those days to thank a cop. I don't think people realize the sacrifice they go through every day to keep our city safe.

My love and respect goes out not to just the cops involved in the incident last night, BUT to all the police in our city who live the stress of situations like this everyday.

Posted on: 2009/7/16 21:41
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Re: Low flying Jet spotted over Jersey City confirmed as Air Force One
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As much as I understand that Obama doesn't know the where-abouts of all his vehicles, I would have liked to see him take a little more responsibility for the mistake. "The buck stops here" is a mantra that i think defines all good leaders. Whether it's a captain of a sports team or the leader of a country, taking responsibility for the defeats and mistakes is part of the job. We are lucky that this "Breakdown in Communication" didn't happen during a REAL crisis. But it is something that happened within his administration. Behind his back or not, it's on him. Just as people blamed our last president for New Orleans. Now yes, there are a lot of people in leadership roles that probably shouldn't be there. And those people should be held under the same scrutiny. If your the head of a company that makes widgets which are defective and injure people, it's on you. Even if you've never walked the factory floor. Now, I know nobody is perfect, and people make mistakes. But this is a huge display of stupidity, one that is far beyond appologies, and Louis Caldera should be fired. He should have never been in the position in the first place. The guy's a freaking lawyer. And from what we've seen so far, I wouldn't trust this guy to wax my car. Obama should have fired him on the spot. The thing that makes me uneasy is that if this happened during the Bush Admin, people would be calling for his HEAD, and rightly so. But because it's Obama's house now, it's a different story. It's one case where I think Obama could have stepped up, and earned some points. After all, he is supposed to be this GREAT leader. (Eventhough he's never been in charge of anything in his life) The bar is set pretty high for him and instead of jumping over it, in this case, he ducked under it. And that's a little bit of a let down.

Posted on: 2009/5/1 6:25
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