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Re: In the dark on tax abatements -- Poll: Many don't understand
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Just do a search on abatements, waterfront, and pilot programs on jclist. this has been covered indepth.the posts should still be around.

Posted on: 2006/11/23 0:03
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Re: Liberty Harbor North
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Quote:

Scottacus wrote:


I wouldn't say that the units are expensive--unless they have hiked prices a lot in the past week or two, it seemed like a fair deal at anout $425 per square foot, considering the better-than-average finishes.

$500K-$550K for a 1250 sq-ft 2 bedroom with Viking appliances, a 5-fixture travertine bathroom, and all the technology stuff they give you (home automation, in-ceiling speaker system, etc.) seemed pretty fair to me. .


Scott, you're going to be labeled an RE troll by some on this site given how few post you have but thanks for the info. $425 a square foot. Damn, Mocco is going to put the Beacon out of business. I think the Beacon is asking closer to $500+ per these days? Granted, nice architecture but given where we are in the cycle that area is going to take another 5-10 years to feel worth it.

Posted on: 2006/11/22 23:49
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Re: COMPSTAT: Violent crime down in ALL of Jersey City from 2005 to 2006 -- but crime by Juveniles is up
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This doesn't mean crime is necessarily up. It could just mean that new policies are enabling more of these kids to be caught than on Troy's watch. I for one am pretty happy so far with the new Chief. Next summer will be the real test.

Posted on: 2006/11/11 0:21
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Don't people on Historic Preservation Board ever "retire?"
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It seems some of these people have been serving well past their two year term. Am I just imaging this?

Posted on: 2006/11/11 0:17
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Re: As prices flatten in popular suburban areas, prices still surge upwards in Jersey's cities.
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Next year is the key. Real estate historically moves in 5-10 year cycles. If the market goes into free fall in the first 6 months next year, I would not expect a quick recovery.

Even if the Fed cuts rates early next year. Prices were very inelastic as on the way up - people have been calling for a crash since close to 2000. It's very unlikely that they will bounce right back if the trend continues down for the first 6 months next year.

An important factor in the downtown market were the investors who are now out of the market chasing stocks instead of bricks and mortar.

Posted on: 2006/10/31 4:18
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Notorious Mob Hitman born in home on 3rd and Erie
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Was browsing the "The Ice Man, Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer" know and the Iceman. He had a few documentaries on HBO. He supposedly killed hudreds of people including having some supposedly eatten to death by rats!

Turns out the was a local boy. Born in a house in downtown and later raised in the Holland Garden projects.

Posted on: 2006/10/18 1:00
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Re: How to develop western JC? 160 acres including warehouse on agenda for Planning Board
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The last time I passed this place it looked like there is already light industrial use on both sides. I can see development of homes further up the Hackensack River, but the industial nature of this area seems already established. I could see the northern portion of the river supporting development along the lines of Bayonne on Newark Bay.

Posted on: 2006/9/28 3:04
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Re: Sawadee Thai Restaurant
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It will be fantastic when restaurant row becomes a reality!

Posted on: 2006/9/21 4:12
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Re: New York Times: Jersey City - The Powerhouse Arts District - Where Home Is an Art Gallery
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Posted on: 2006/9/19 23:44
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Re: Downtown Jersey City Watch-Updates Thread
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thanks for the over and above effort guys!!!

we break chops, but every citizen downtown really appreciates the efforts you guys make on a daily basis.

thank you

Posted on: 2006/9/1 6:35
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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Meeting Dates
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having a fountain as beautiful as the one depicted is beyond my ability to dream....

although, if all this money is to be spent...how fantastic would it be to have a fountain in the center of the park! Especially when they are talking about one 50 feet away from the center. I know we'll lose a play or a musical once or twice a year that is elevated...but can you imagine how beautiful a distinctive fountain (we could get international bids and lots more money donated to the cause) would be in the center of ham park. really, compared to what is there now, a world class fountain would really put downtown on the cultural map (ok, i'm getting carried away :>).

Posted on: 2006/9/1 6:28
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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Meeting Dates
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having a fountain as beautiful as the one depicted is beyond my ability to dream....

although, if all this money is to be spent...how fantastic would it be to have a fountain in the center of the park! Especially when they are talking about one 50 feet away from the center. I know we'll lose a play or a musical once or twice a year that is elevated...but can you imagine how beautiful a distinctive fountain (we could get international bids and lots more money donated to the cause) would be in the center of ham park. really, compared to what is there now, a world class fountain would really put downtown on the cultural map (ok, i'm getting carried away :>).

Posted on: 2006/9/1 6:28
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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Meeting Dates
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Overall, I definitely liked the plan. I think it would be so much cooler to have the fountain in the center of the park but I just that is a non-starter.

On the dog run: I used to live near one in Battery Park, I think the ventilation might be a little better given the breezes up and down 9th as opposed to the wind patterns on West Ham but maybe not enough to make a difference. Either way it will be equidistant from the new water feature.

I also strongly agree with the sentiment above that one tennis court is enough for a park this size. That would be a "new" area of the park that gets sun. Also, removing the fences will add to the open feeling. Given the improvements to the courts that are proposed, I can't see them being used for cricket, etc. in the future, therfore one is enough.

Most happy that they went back to the spoke and wheel design.

Posted on: 2006/8/31 11:30
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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Meeting Dates
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amen minnie! thank you, thank you, thank you for telling the truth about how that vote was fixed. i just wish people really knew how things went down.

property tax payers in hamilton park shouldn't be forced to support a politically correct choice made by the handful of people that "count" the votes.

Posted on: 2006/8/21 6:28
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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Meeting Dates
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in the name of god. let's not be stupid. the basketball court must go. 95% of the people that play on the court don't live in the hood, don't pay taxes, and finally the court attracts scumbags. l

ose the court, and crime goes down in hamilton park by at least 20%.
that's what i was told off the record by someone senior in the jcpd."

Posted on: 2006/8/20 5:33
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Re: Condo Shopping Observations
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The real estate market in the UK was twice as hot as ours in the last 5 years - it took a dip - but now that their fed cut rates it's coming back.

http://www.businessweek.com/print/glo ... 006/gb20060516_070520.htm

Posted on: 2006/7/14 2:33
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Corzine and property tax reform
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Example of what he's up against:

The thorniest issue of all might be consolidating services provided by the myriad of local government across the state.

New Jersey has 566 municipalities, 616 school districts and 186 fire districts. All of those, plus 21 counties, use property taxes to pay for operations.

As an example of the cost of such duplication, Corzine offered up Bergen County. With 800,000 residents, Bergen has twice as much firefighting equipment in its local fire departments combined than in all of New York city, with 8 million residents, Corzine said.

"You don't have to be a genius or a rocket scientist to understand that all the proliferation of services isn't the most efficient way to pay for delivery of fire, police, education -- all of the services government is about," Corzine said.


Couldn't get link to work:

Corzine lays out agenda on property tax reform
Governor targets revamping of local services and state school aid
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
BY DEBORAH HOWLETT
Star-Ledger Staff

Posted on: 2006/7/12 20:46
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Re: NEW POLICE CHIEF TOM COMEY SWORN IN TODAY.
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i'm really starting to lose faith in this town. i've invested millions over here and i'm seriously thinking of selling out. almost everything seems to be getting worse. i hope it's temporary. i'll stick it out a bit more, but things really need to rebound for the better soon.

Posted on: 2006/7/1 22:54
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Re: Assault/wilding incident on 9th and Erie
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Wow, jersey jounal said the attack was commited by "two boys." That's descriptive.

Posted on: 2006/6/30 17:23
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Re: Fulop donating council salary to school that helps women
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good move by jersey city's next mayor.

Posted on: 2006/6/29 19:03
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Re: Assault/wilding incident on 9th and Erie
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SamS, Was there any bias component to this attack?

Posted on: 2006/6/29 17:49
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Re: Assault/wilding incident on 9th and Erie
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yeah, i know....

thought the idea of compstat was to flood areas with a series of proplems with cops until things cleared up.

where is fulop on important issues like this? he always seems to favor "dog run" type things over what is becoming an increasing problem in his ward.

are we ever going to get an update on the muggings last week?

Posted on: 2006/6/29 16:35
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Re: Assault/wilding incident on 9th and Erie
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there really needs to be a permanent patrol of some sort by hamilton park. so many problems seem to revolve around it.

Posted on: 2006/6/29 15:17
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Re: Jersey City Mayor Healy arrested after Bradley Beach incident
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i have rented houses down at the shore for years and i wouldn't be one bit surprised if this was not the mayor's fault - the one witness quoted agrees with healy's version.

i've seen those rinky-dink cops in bradley, belmar, avon go off on people many, many times. especially late night when they had probalby all ready been on 10 calls dealing with drunken frat boys all night.

it will be interesting to see how this story develops.

Posted on: 2006/6/19 18:46
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Re: Post your Pimp Sightings Here
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mostly because the streetscape is shabby.

Posted on: 2006/5/6 17:09
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Re: Tax abatement for Newport this Wednesday
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This has nothing to do with wanting more development. Getting them to pay for specific things might work but where? What part of Jersey City? and how to agree where? You still haven't explained how abatements hurt Jersey City. I really want to know once and for all if they are good or bad for Downtown with a rational debate.

Posted on: 2006/4/26 6:36
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Re: Tax abatement for Newport this Wednesday
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Who is the voice on this? I have a friend downtown who always claims that Jersey City is better off because of abatements because the county and schools don't get the funds. Who's right? Why?

Posted on: 2006/4/26 6:04
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Re: Post your Pimp Sightings Here
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he was in the same spot yesterday walking past merchant. all the people sitting at the tables out front looked up to check him out - he's becoming quite the hood celebrity. he had on a long, lime-green/aqua jacket that went down past his knees, bright hat and white shoes.

Posted on: 2006/4/17 12:52
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Re: God bless Sam Lefrak and JC developers of yore.
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Cool before and after picture of Newport:

http://www.newport20.com/

Posted on: 2006/4/15 5:15
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State and Federal Tax benefits for owning a Historic Property
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Does anyone know if they exist in New Jersey or on the Federal level?


Thanks

Posted on: 2006/3/10 6:17
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