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Re: Join the PATH Riders
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Actually, i've applied a few times in the past just to see what happens and I never hear back. It seems to me what it's just a PR move to say they listen to the commuters, but in reality they don't.

Posted on: 10/14 1:41
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Re: Construction by the Holland Tunnel ventilation shafts?
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Well, it's now two years more. Any idea when it'll be finished?

Posted on: 9/15 0:14
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Re: Commuter gondola plan gets off ground....
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Remember the ferries? If only there was a ferry that ran from Staten Island to NYC. Hmmmmm

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It means more people will be riding the PATH which is ridiculous.


no, that's not at all what it means. Remember the ferries? but I guess if you want more cars on the road and fewer people taking public transportation...

Posted on: 4/23 16:15
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Re: First female head of PATH system says she will improve rider experience
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All talk. Sounds like the same BS PATH has been putting out for years. How about running more trains during non rush hour times and weekends? 20 minute intervals between trains on the weekends while WTC is shutdown? Who's bright idea is this one? I see people being left behind in Hoboken because there is absolutely no room on the train. PATHetic.

Posted on: 4/2 17:01
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Re: PATH WTC to close on weekends for 2 years!
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Thanks for the clarification/confirmation!

While this is a "solution", it is still quite easy to game the system: for someone wanting to ride the ferry into lower Manhattan, it would be cheaper to walk into the Exchange Place station, pay the PATH fare, grab a transfer ticket, and then walk right out. I wonder if they have thought of that.

The transfer ticket is for a round trip (2 tear-off portions) so if you are just going to Exchange Place and walking, you don't even need to pay a return PATH fare. (For me, the trade-off is a longer walk on both ends.)


I haven't tried to use the ferry yet on the weekend, but let me get this straight. I live by Exchange place and even if my commute is just from Exchange Place to WTC, they still make me pay a PATH fare even if I don't have to ride PATH to get to Exchange Place?

Posted on: 1/17 18:33
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Re: Would MTA be a better operator for PATH? And other ideas...
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The cable car and pedestrian bridge are pipe dreams. The solution is....wait for it....PATH!!! It transports hundreds of riders in each car. No pedestrian bridge or gondola can match that. The solution would be for PATH to run their trains more frequently. The problems is PATH won't do it even after the signal upgrades. Why? PATH just doesn't seem to care that it's riders are crammed in or have to wait for another train. That's the problem.

Posted on: 1/16 17:44
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Re: Legal settlement: millions for JC, new home for PATH substation
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I'm sure the Port Authority won't be paying a dime to Jersey City. The riders of the PATH system will be footing the bill. I'm sure there's a fare increase to pay for this already in the works.

Posted on: 2018/11/27 17:58
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Re: The App You've Never Heard of That's Making Your City Better - SEECLICKFIX
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I wouldn't say the app is useless, but the people for the City of Jersey City pretty much are useless. Maybe other cities that use this app are more responsive.

I've submitted a couple of issues and the issues are quickly closed and nothing is done about it. When you reopen the issue and ask why it was closed, I've gotten nothing but attitude from the Jersey City employees.

The app is a good idea in theory, but with the clowns at the other end makes the app useless.

Posted on: 2017/9/6 2:24
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Construction by the Holland Tunnel ventilation shafts?
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Does anyone know what the construction if for going on by the Holland Tunnel ventilation shafts in Newport? They tore out the road that lead to the shaft that's out in the Hudson. Now it seems they are building framework leading out to that shaft. Are they building a walkway similar to the one on the NYC side?

Posted on: 2017/6/27 12:55
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Re: Man Fatally Struck by Light Rail in JC
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Snyder said none of the approximate 300 passengers on board the train were injured in the accident.


Wait...there were about 300 people on the light rail train? 300?

Posted on: 2017/4/22 3:01
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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This file is from 2005 where they anticipated the the signal upgrades would be completed 2010-2015.

33rd st signal upgrade completed last year, has the service times increased since?

Not sure when the WTC upgrade will be completed...


The signal upgrades are a federal mandate. PATH is not doing this to ease crowding on the trains. After the upgrades, PATH could run trains more frequently. Will they? No. I have been riding PATH for 14 years and every time there is a new timetable, PATH has ALWAYS decreased service. I could be wrong, but I've never seen it where PATH has actually increased service.

The weekend service used to be like the weekday service where the JSQ train didn't go through Hoboken. They switched to what is it today and said it would only be temporary while they build the 9/11 museum.

Posted on: 2017/4/3 13:52
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Re: Confederate Flag added to Liberty State Park
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...but the Flag of Mississippi should be replaced with some other version - also a few other states are questionable.


What??? Are you serious? Another version? I hate to tell you, but every state only has one state flag. You open it up so you can change one flag, then I guess you can change them all. Like that damn Hawaii flag. It has the British Union Jack on it. For realz???? Them damn British with their red coats!!!!

Posted on: 2016/10/15 23:50
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Re: Hoboken Train Crash
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DtJcQdMf wrote:
3. Conductors should not be a thing, autopilot in subways. Unless there's a conductors union or something, why is it still a thing? Like there's a guy (or gal) pushing and pulling an actual lever? And when he falls asleep, has a stroke/heart attack, is paid off by Christie/ISIS, or is updating his facebook status, he doesn't push/pull the thingie and people die? Forreals? What is it, like the elevator operator's union? Cheez.


Every time the PATH train goes from NY to NJ or visa versa, the conductor will always to hang out in the cab and start chatting with the driver. Then when the train gets close to the next station, the conductor always goes sprinting out so they can open the doors for all the passengers who are waiting. It always makes me nervous that they are chatting and distracting the driver. Not very safe.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 17:36
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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There was a long line at WTC just to get a stupid voucher to get on the shuttle bus. I had to get to work and life is too short. I just sucked it up and paid the $2.75 subway fare to get to Midtown. Get over it. I think most people will simply come to the conclusion that it's far less painful to cough up the subway fare. It's not like you're being forced to do this on weekdays. The shitty part isn't having to pay the extra fare, but figuring out which subway lines are operating on weekends because the MTA also has a boatload of service disruptions.


There are few phrases in the English language more obnoxious than "get over it."


And I can't believe anyone would let a $2.75 subway fare ruin their weekend plans and then complain about it. Buses, even in the best of circumstances, will always be far slower than subways and carry far fewer people. Seriously, did people actually think these magic buses would actually be a sufficient substitute for the speed and efficiency of underground transport? My doctor's offices are around 1st Ave., and I've noticed I can usually WALK faster than the crosstown bus.


Well, maybe some people paying $2.75 each way ($5.50 per day) cuts into their budget. It may seem like chump change to you, but for others...not so much.


It's not every day. It's two days out of the week - so $11. I have a lot of sympathy if it's someone making minimum wage having to get to/from work. But let's face it, that's probably not the demographic that's kvetching on JC List. The JC List demographic is one that is preoccupied with the type of bar that opens up downtown or the design of a parking deck at Whole Foods. Chances are they were going into Manhattan to play and if you have the means to spend leisure time/dollars in Manhattan, $5.50 round trip is nothing. It won't even buy a cocktail.


First of all, I'm amazed on how much you can tell about the rest of us on this site. I guess in your logic, people on this site and too poor to login and express their concerns. There are people who ride the PATH and adding an extra fare does adversely affect their cash flow. I guess they should just "deal with it". Maybe you should just look around at your fellow riders and see how many of them this could be affecting. Just because you dismiss them doesn't make it untrue.

Posted on: 2016/8/8 18:16
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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There was a long line at WTC just to get a stupid voucher to get on the shuttle bus. I had to get to work and life is too short. I just sucked it up and paid the $2.75 subway fare to get to Midtown. Get over it. I think most people will simply come to the conclusion that it's far less painful to cough up the subway fare. It's not like you're being forced to do this on weekdays. The shitty part isn't having to pay the extra fare, but figuring out which subway lines are operating on weekends because the MTA also has a boatload of service disruptions.


There are few phrases in the English language more obnoxious than "get over it."


And I can't believe anyone would let a $2.75 subway fare ruin their weekend plans and then complain about it. Buses, even in the best of circumstances, will always be far slower than subways and carry far fewer people. Seriously, did people actually think these magic buses would actually be a sufficient substitute for the speed and efficiency of underground transport? My doctor's offices are around 1st Ave., and I've noticed I can usually WALK faster than the crosstown bus.


Well, maybe some people paying $2.75 each way ($5.50 per day) cuts into their budget. It may seem like chump change to you, but for others...not so much.

Posted on: 2016/8/8 16:41
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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So, they have to close parts of the system to make repairs...fine.

The problem with PATH is they could do more, but they choose not to. There is too much time between buses and they are packed. The solution? Run more buses. However PATH will choose not to do this.

Long lines for people trying to get vouchers to ride the bus. The solution? Get more people to hand out vouchers. Will PATH do this? No.

It's the same with PATH in the evenings during the week. Have you ever ridden the 33rd to JSQ train around 8pm? People are just crammed in there. Does PATH care? No. Could they run trains more frequently than 10-12 minutes apart? Yes. Will they do it? No.

I don't think the answer is to "deal with it." Maybe PATH should deal with be seeing things from the perspective of people who ride the system and do something about it.

Posted on: 2016/8/8 16:09
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Re: Starbucks headed to Journal Square PATH station
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PATH has a no food and drink policy, but a few garbage cans on the platforms would help.


Huh?
http://www.panynj.gov/path/pdf/PATH-Rules-Regulations-12-20-15.pdf


From your link, troll SOS.

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No person shall eat any food or drink any beverage on the station platforms of
PATH or while aboard any rail car operated by PATH.


Enjoy the reval.


PATH also has a policy of no bikes in the first or last car, too. That's never enforced as well. See, these policies mean nothing because the PATH people are too lazy to enforce anything.


Well, what do you want starbucks to do about it. Take your lazy ass off JCList and write Port Authority, where they promptly will take your letter to use next time they wipe their asses before flushing it down the drain clogging Jersey City's sewer system. It's the New Jersey way to be shitted on by the PA.

BTW, I've never seen bikes in PATH cars. Let alone the first or last one. You must ride it more than me.


JCGUYs you gotta deal with your anger problem.


Yup

Posted on: 2016/6/27 13:53
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Re: Starbucks headed to Journal Square PATH station
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PATH has a no food and drink policy, but a few garbage cans on the platforms would help.


Huh?
http://www.panynj.gov/path/pdf/PATH-Rules-Regulations-12-20-15.pdf


From your link, troll SOS.

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No person shall eat any food or drink any beverage on the station platforms of
PATH or while aboard any rail car operated by PATH.


Enjoy the reval.


PATH also has a policy of no bikes in the first or last car, too. That's never enforced as well. See, these policies mean nothing because the PATH people are too lazy to enforce anything.

Posted on: 2016/6/27 1:53
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Re: Starbucks headed to Journal Square PATH station
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PATH has a no food and drink policy, but a few garbage cans on the platforms would help.


Huh?
http://www.panynj.gov/path/pdf/PATH-Rules-Regulations-12-20-15.pdf


Can you please inform me when PATH actually enforces this policy? I'll give you a hint...they never enforce that policy. I see people with food and drink everyday and nothing is done about it. So, enjoy the new Starbucks mess.

Posted on: 2016/6/27 1:28

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Re: Starbucks headed to Journal Square PATH station
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Now there will be spilled drinks and empty Starbucks cups all over the place by the time the train gets to 33rd street and WTC!!! Excellent!!!

Posted on: 2016/6/26 23:59
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Re: Please help stop Edgewater from Gassing the Canadian Geese! Protest tomorrow!
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YUM!!!

Park Geese to Become Meals for Maryland Food Bank

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/nat ... -Food-Bank-384434061.html

Posted on: 2016/6/26 23:54
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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no, and it never will


Ummm...yes it will be once the Dey Street passageway opens.

Posted on: 2016/4/24 15:50
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Re: Setting up a Event at Newport Green Park
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Call the management office

201-626-2053

Posted on: 2016/4/17 14:55
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Pulaski Skyway??
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When they started work on the Pulaski Skyway, they said it would take two years. Well, I think that's what they said. Anyway, I drove over it this morning and it doesn't even look like they are even close to finishing the first half let alone start the other lanes. It also looked there there were only about 12 people working on my drive across the entire span around 9:45am. Of those 12, it looked like only three were actually working. Does anyone know when this will be completed?

Posted on: 2016/4/1 19:40
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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PATH Train Benny sighting today at 4pm on a 33rd line train just before Christopher Street. He did his normal spiel. He even quoted an address in hopes of legitimacy for the nonexistent Bergen-Lafayette Coalition to Feed the Homeless. It was 87 Fleet street or something. No in the car gave anything. He's looking in very rough shape these days. Don't do drugs, kids.


You must be new to JC. His name is Teddy.

Posted on: 2016/1/25 2:19
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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This doesn't sound good (as of 12:53 am - 10/3/2015)

Due to a track condition, PATH is operating 33rd-Hob, Nwk-Jsq and Wtc-Ex. Place only. NJT will cross honor PATH passengners.


I got to WTC at about 11.30pm last night only to be told all PATH service was "closed". Not suspended, or suffering delays, but closed. I asked the clueless guy whether 33rd-JSQ was running and of course he had no idea. Took the A train to PABT, waited an hour and then, without been told whether trains were operating or not, got on a JSQ train which terminated at Hoboken. So I walked down the Hudson walkway in the pouring rain to get back to home.

Even by PATH's pathetic weekend late night standards, last night was astoundingly frustrating. When a guy tells you to go to Penn Station and get NJ Transit to Secaucus, how exactly does that help anyone who lives in JC or Hoboken?

We spend a lot of time on this thread comparing PATH to the MTA, but the fact is there are a half dozen lines to take you into Brookly, Queens or the Bronx if one closes. Last night there was no ferry, bus or train option to get home. If we want to talk about why JC real estate is not approaching the same prices as Brooklyn Heights, its not the Jersey stigma, it is the risk of been stranded late at night.

There were plenty of yellow cab vultures lurking outide WTC, however, happily offering to take people home for $60.

Apologies for raging. Rant over.


You had a better night than this guy.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _c.html#incart_river_home

A man was found dead on the PATH tracks late last night in Jersey City, authorities said this morning.

The man was found just west of the Grove Street PATH station just after 11 p.m. last night, Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. It could not be confirmed if he was struck or how he died.

The PATH system was completely shut down at 11:15 p.m. and at 12:08 a.m. PATH resumed service from Hoboken to 33rd Street and between Journal Square and Newark.

Service was restored at 5:05 am. Pentangelo said the man's death is under investigation.


Guess that's the cause of the system shutdown.

The lack of communication sucks, but I do understand why it had to happen. Whenever a death happens, they close the whole area down for a long time.

This episode does illustrate that one glaring weakness for the DTJC real estate market is that if the PATH is shut down for whatever reason, you are completely fucked going to/from NYC. There is no alternative once the ferries close, which is rather early.

It is also why I think the massive new construction (I believe over 30,000 units, or approximately 60,000 people in JSQ and Grove) will completely overwhelm the already overcrowded PATH. Because it won't just affect late nights, you will have a very hard time getting on the trains at all unless you live in JSQ. I think this will serve to severely limit the DTJC real estate market unless there is some kind of solution.


Lack of communications sucks? Do you not subscribe to the PATH Alerts? There was a whole slew of them. They didn't say someone was killed, but then again, they don't need to point that out. They just said the system was down and that NJ transit was cross honoring.

Look, I'm no fan of PATH. I hate that ride every day. They cram us in and there's nothing we can do about it. However, in the case last night, they were very forth coming with info even on an early Saturday morning.

Posted on: 2015/10/3 22:13
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Voyeur wrote:
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Sully wrote:
This doesn't sound good (as of 12:53 am - 10/3/2015)

Due to a track condition, PATH is operating 33rd-Hob, Nwk-Jsq and Wtc-Ex. Place only. NJT will cross honor PATH passengners.


I got to WTC at about 11.30pm last night only to be told all PATH service was "closed". Not suspended, or suffering delays, but closed. I asked the clueless guy whether 33rd-JSQ was running and of course he had no idea. Took the A train to PABT, waited an hour and then, without been told whether trains were operating or not, got on a JSQ train which terminated at Hoboken. So I walked down the Hudson walkway in the pouring rain to get back to home.

Even by PATH's pathetic weekend late night standards, last night was astoundingly frustrating. When a guy tells you to go to Penn Station and get NJ Transit to Secaucus, how exactly does that help anyone who lives in JC or Hoboken?

We spend a lot of time on this thread comparing PATH to the MTA, but the fact is there are a half dozen lines to take you into Brookly, Queens or the Bronx if one closes. Last night there was no ferry, bus or train option to get home. If we want to talk about why JC real estate is not approaching the same prices as Brooklyn Heights, its not the Jersey stigma, it is the risk of been stranded late at night.

There were plenty of yellow cab vultures lurking outide WTC, however, happily offering to take people home for $60.

Apologies for raging. Rant over.


You had a better night than this guy.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _c.html#incart_river_home

A man was found dead on the PATH tracks late last night in Jersey City, authorities said this morning.

The man was found just west of the Grove Street PATH station just after 11 p.m. last night, Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. It could not be confirmed if he was struck or how he died.

The PATH system was completely shut down at 11:15 p.m. and at 12:08 a.m. PATH resumed service from Hoboken to 33rd Street and between Journal Square and Newark.

Service was restored at 5:05 am. Pentangelo said the man's death is under investigation.

Posted on: 2015/10/3 17:21
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Does a day go by when PATH doesn't break down in one way or another? It's generally a car equipment or signal problem. The cars are pretty much brand new and haven't a lot of the signals been upgraded? Everyday I generally get multiple PATH alerts and tonight everyone was jammed in....again.

Posted on: 2015/8/21 3:38
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Did you hear? A new PATH schedule starting this weekend. So, exciting. I can't wait to see how the reduce service this time.

Posted on: 2015/4/25 3:07
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Re: Violin playing not permitted in Newport
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Ummm...I never said the park was owed by the PA, just the area immediately around the station. Newport security has no business there.

The small park by the dog run is owned by the PA. I know this by all the PA signs in the park. They own this land because it is directly above the Holland Tunnel.

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mastablasta -

Newport the private developer owns the park surrounding the Newport PATH known as Commuter Park. It is private property subject to rules and this information is posted in the park. I believe the sidewalk surrounding the glass enclosed PATH station is owned by the Port Authority. But the park and the sidewalks through the park are definitely private property.

The other small park next to the Newport dog run is owned by the City Of Jersey City. In Newport there are several streets, sidewalks and parking meters that are private property.

Posted on: 2015/3/16 3:34
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