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Re: Developer prohibits volunteers from cleaning up contested Sixth Street Embankment
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ExUWSguy wrote:
It's attitudes like this that are going to keep Jersey City an ugly, second class city. Jersey City has the potential to be much more than ugly, Staten Island style townhouses - all garage, so people can store their junk and still park the mini-van out front - congestion, and environmental degredation. Not to mention overtaking the City's infrastructure and ability to deliver services which will in no way be covered by whatever real estate taxes these properties bring in.

The Embankment, the Powerhouse, the cobblestone streets, the loft buildings in PADNA, these give Jersey City a sense of place. We need leadership to cultivate an appreciation for them, and turn them into something!


Well said!!

Posted on: 2010/10/26 17:55
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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JerseyCityKid08 wrote:
http://www.dmarchitect.com/

The renderings can be found on this site. This looks like a major improvement.



That's just one of MANY plans (more than 6 years old) Hyman's architect has come up with over the years. It seems their 'visions' for the embankment parcel is whatever they feel will get them the rights to 'develop' at that time. Remember this one (sorry for the poor scan, it ran in Jersey Journal a few years ago):
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See those white things on top of those dark gray things... yeah, 30 story towers.


Ok then, how about this:
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Don't kid yourself. This guy is NO developer.

Posted on: 2010/10/6 0:58
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Re: 20% rent increase allowed in Jersey City?
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Sounds right.

Since last year or so these waterfront high rises were renting their units well below market rate. It seemed they were signing low rate leases just to get bodies into what had become unsalable. Everyone who's renting their high rise apartments at a steal will soon be confronted with the same hard decision you're faced with: move or pay up.

This glut of low(er) rent luxury units really hit the small landlord pretty hard. Hopefully displaced waterfront renters will consider renting in other Jersey City neighborhoods.

Posted on: 2010/9/1 12:35
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Re: HUGE GAS LINE COMING? Companies look to run natural gas pipeline through Jersey City
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In today's mail:

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Posted on: 2010/8/4 0:45
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Re: City To Conduct First Property Revaluation Since 1988
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and so it begins....

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Posted on: 2010/4/29 19:34
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Re: Trees along Christopher Columbus drive
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FGJCNJ1970 wrote:
Why can't they just leave the vaults and trees "as is" and work around them. It seems the answer to all of today's problems is tear it up and start new.

I think simply repaving the road would suffice as that is the main complaint I read over and over again. Why does there need to be a "street-scape" nothing on CC to benefit that much anyway.

I think the "street-scaping" of Newark was a bit over-hyped and miss the big trees that were taken down and replaced with "bushes" like another commenter mentioned.

FG


and yet:

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FGJCNJ1970 wrote:
I really can't wait to see the embankment torn down. Take it down, replace it with middle-to-high end housing and the entire downtown real estate market will receive a major, much needed boost.
...


Posted on: 2010/4/23 19:26
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Re: Followed home last night from Grove Street PATH
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I appreciate CC's initial post. We should all be encouraging our neighbors to be more aware of their surroundings, not less so. If she posted about how she was walking home listening to her ipod when someone snatched her purse, you would be all over her. Instead she may have avoided a serious situation by being vigilant, so instead some accuse her of being dramatic.

Considering the incredulous responses posted here, I'm not shocked that anyone would hesitate getting our fine police department involved in this situation. Who wants to be the butt of the joke after feeling they were in danger?

Creative, don't take anything these morons say to heart.

Posted on: 2010/2/17 15:27
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Re: Just got my ESTIMATED 1st Qtr Tax bill from Jersey City... What was your increase?
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A little schadenfreude for some of yous.

They got me for $440 over 1st Qtr 09.

Booyah.

Posted on: 2010/1/22 19:28
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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Done!

Couldn't leave a message for the Gov today (closed for the holiday). So imma send Johnny an email: http://www.state.nj.us/governor/about/contact/

Posted on: 2010/1/18 17:21
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Re: Journal Square: Cops Seeking Vandals Who Trashed School -- DNA collected from a half-eaten hot dog
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I'm thinking these were homeless guys. Punk kids don't go around harvesting copper/metal pipe, which have to be carted to metal recycling centers for cash. Too time consuming. Also just about any other burgler would go for electronics - for example taking the actual video monitor as opposed to the wire.

This was the bungled handy work of hungry (hotdog eating), unemployable (metal scavanging), somewhat disturbed (classroom trashing) vagrants.

Super sleuth, Veronica Mars

Posted on: 2010/1/6 18:33
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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Update
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I liked the gardens in Ham Park while they lasted. They really added something nice that my family and I felt the park sorely needed. I don't think new pavers or amenities are going to negate the need for shrubbery and seasonal color.
There's a high probability the playground equipment and fountain are eventually gonna get trashed or become neglected someday, too. Does that mean they shouldn't be installed either? At a minimum, a park this size should have space for flower beds in all four corners.

Posted on: 2009/11/21 10:50
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Re: Jersey City Council President Vega, charged in corruption sting, says he won't resign
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from: Comments

Author:Anonymous
Wow...beautiful house, I didn't think it was this magnificent. I am forwarding to friends and family members to schedule a get together and rent it for a week. It should be an awesome experience and a great retreat.
--Sonia Araujo - saraujo@jclibrary.org
2007-05-21 17:05:06 GMT

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hmmm.... The only directions provided to this place originates from JC:

Directions

264 Wagner Ave Fleischmanns, NY 12430

From Jersey City, NJ:
Take Rt. 1-9 North to Rt. 3 West to GSP North to I-87 North to Exit 19 (Kingston Exit), take Rt. 28 west for 35 miles (landmarks ? past West Hurley, Shokan, Boiceville, Mount Tremper, Phoenicia, Catskill Mnt Railroan Musium, Allaban, Shandakem. Big Indian, Pine Hill, Belleayre Mtn. Highmount, and Fleischmanns). Take the first Fleischmanns exit on the right to Main St. After the Gas Station, make the first left to 264 Wagner Ave. (left at landmark VW auto parts place). Follow up and down the hill to 264 Wagner Ave. across from the middle of the public park. The house in painted a mustard yellow, detailed yellow trim, brick red windows, with a dark green trim, and the house is call Weeping Willow. The local phone number is 845-254-4022. (cell phones do now work inside the house go outside to the park and they work well.

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Seems pretty pricey, too

Package-------------------# of Days---Cost
Summer Memorial-Labor--99---------20,000.00
Fall- Sept- Nov 18-----------64---------9,500.00
Oct. Indian Summer-------4------------2,000.00
Thanksgiving Weekend---4------------2,500.00
Winter Dec 1-April 15------136--------25,000.00
Spring April 15- May 28---42-----------5,000.00
Monthly-----------------------30----------9,000.00
2 weeks----------------------14----------4,200.00
Weekly-----------------------7------------2,500.00
Holiday 7 day week--------7-----------3,150.00
Holiday 5 days--------------5-----------2,250.00
Mid-Week 5 days-----------5-----------1,500.00
Weekend---------------------2-----------1,200.00
Holiday 3 day Weekend---3-----------1,925.00
3 day non-holiday wkend-3-----------1,450.00
Daily Cost--------------------1------------500.00

Posted on: 2009/10/9 23:40
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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FGJCNJ1970 wrote:

....drivel...



(-1) Everything he said except reversed.

Plus I pay more taxes than FGJNJ1970 so my opinion counts more.

Posted on: 2009/8/26 2:21
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Re: U.S.A. v. L. Harvey Smith and Richard Greene (Smith\'s aid)
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Posted on: 2009/7/26 16:44
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Re: ????Info on obtaining R1 driveway variance???
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by rajah on 2009/6/23 23:42:32 monj, I dont know what an R1 variance is but when my family moved to our new house about 3-4 years ago, we had a little garden and tree in front of our house. My mother decided to remove it and replace it with a driveway. I warned her that I saw something in the journal that the city was no longer giving out parking permits for driveways or something along those lines but she went ahead and did it anyway .....
ah haha... you're mom's gangster, like mine. probably went down like this... Mom, you can't do this. You need permission to make a driveway. Josep, what permission? It's my ptroperti. If your Tita Myrna and Tito Boy has a dribeway. Why not us? Anyway >points with her lips to the garage< your Ninong already bought the cement.

Posted on: 2009/6/24 18:41
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Re: MOTORCYCLE RIDER
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noisy bikers + third story window + water balloons =

Posted on: 2009/5/11 17:21
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Re: My choice for Mayor and Council on May 12, 2009...
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Mayor: Dan Levin.

Ward E: Steven Fulop.

At Large #1: Emilio DeLia
At Large #2: Andrew Hubsch
At Large #3: Eenie Minie Miny Mo...?

Posted on: 2009/5/11 13:30
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Re: Election Gets Nasty: Embankment's Developer, Steve Hyman Launches $150G "Anyone-but-Healy" Campaign!
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Yahoo wrote:
Notice the Healy mindset as expressed by Demellier. How dare some out of town developer try to influence peoples votes. What does he think 3 million dollars worth of influencing peoples votes is. But thats ok because its Healy developers.


But there's a significant difference.

Healy is using his (contributed) millions to campaign to get re-elected. Hyman is using his (Flintkote) millions to coorce the city into another bad land deal. Now, where Healy got his contributions from and who he owes is unclear but one thing is certain, it ain't Hyman. It's likely that Hyman offered his money to Healy. Either Healy straight out wouldn't accept it or wouldn't guarantee a deal if he did. What does that say about Jerry? As much as it pains to me to admit, Healy looks like the hero here -- at least as far as the Embankment goes.

So now Hyman is using his own money to try to get "anyone else besides Healy" in office. Presumeably someone, anyone else whose administration will be more receptive to threats and bribes. Maybe if Hyman was up front in his message, instead of hiding behind the paper thin pretense that he gives a sh*t about a hospital in Ward A or busing in Ward F, then MAYBE he could avoid looking like a condescending, racist ass. But as it is, he's coming off like the total douche he is.

Posted on: 2009/5/7 12:44
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Re: Election Gets Nasty: Embankment's Developer, Steve Hyman Launches $150G "Anyone-but-Healy" Campaign!
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Perhaps for $46,000 SLH's team of litigation attorneys have been putting in overtime handing out fliers?

Posted on: 2009/5/6 20:37
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Re: Election Gets Nasty: Embankment's Developer, Steve Hyman Launches $150G "Anyone-but-Healy" Campaign!
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so here's how stuff leading to this played out in my head....

hyman: Hello, Jerry Healy. It's me, Steve Hyman.
healy: Hello, Steve. What's up, dawg?
hyman: I want the embankment.
healy: No.
hyman: I have $150,000 to spend.
healy: No thanks, I'm lousy with dinero.
hyman: I'm gonna tell all my african american peeps to vote for anyone but you.
healy: Bring it, playa.
hyman: K

is this assumption flawed?

Posted on: 2009/5/6 19:46
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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The High Line
Length: 1.52 miles
Total area: 6.7 acres
Buildings travel through 2
City blocks crossed: 22
Total streets traversing: 25
Maximum width 88ft
Minimum width: 30ft
Height: 29ft above

Materials: steel frame, reinforced concrete deck,
gravel ballast, metal handrails.
Design competition: December 2002

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Promenade Plant?e
Length: 2.81 miles
Total area: 16 acres
Buildings travel through2
City blocks crossed: 20
Total streets traversing: 21
Maximum width 100ft
Minimum width 30ft
Height: 30ft above

Materials: brick structure with wood, metal and
glass details.
Design competition: 1988

Posted on: 2009/5/1 15:26
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Re: Who here really, really hates Comcast?
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briannyc wrote:
Does anyone in Jersey City actually get these HD channels?
217 History HD
230 Animal Planet HD


I don't have a comcast DVR, just their digital cable. But yeah, both those channels come in fine. I'm pretty sure I've had them since they started airing those most recent HD channels.

Posted on: 2009/4/30 16:03
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Re: ANIMAL CONTROL dumps CATs/KiTTENS in Lincoln Park
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LoKo498 wrote:
Thank you for posting that link. That Joe Frank is one piece of $h!t. Who the hell put him in control.


+1 And who the hell is keeping him in control??

Posted on: 2009/4/28 18:29
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Re: Embankment - Where do the candidates stand?
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I'm also very interested in hearing from city council candidates -- both at-large and in all wards, about this issue.

I've attended a few council sessions in support of the embankment group. More often than not, they were met with disdain and impatience from members of the city council.

It would be great to elect reps that had the balls to see this thing to the end.

Posted on: 2009/4/23 19:55
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Re: Bakery that transfers pictures to edible paper?
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Bella Palermo Pastry Shop
Locations in Elizabeth and Kenilworth

From their website:
Make your own Picture Cake - Edible images are also sold separately to allow you to place any image on your own cakes. To order Picture Cakes or Edible Images, phone us at (908) 354-8610.

Posted on: 2009/4/17 18:32
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Re: 6th and Erie roadway shut; rocks rain down
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6th and Erie roadway shut; rocks rain down


Roadway shut? Not that I saw. Rocks raining down? Hardly. Like I posted, I was there yesterday afternoon.
I was sorta expecting to see some sort of commotion. Maybe a boulder teetering on the edge of a precipice like in a Roadrunner cartoon. Or chunks of rocks crashing onto Erie from 50 feet above. Other than the excitement of a bit of roped off sidewalk and yellow tape flapping in the breeze, there was bubkis. Jeez, talk about the sky falling...

Posted on: 2009/4/14 14:20
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Re: Embankment at 6th & Erie - Fire Department on Scene
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Shadow wrote:
Just passed the embankment at 6th & Erie & saw the Fire Department taping off the corner. .....Calling Councilman Fulop.



Just took this ten minutes ago:
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Nothing to launch into hysterics about... of course Hyman & Conrail will probably bring in a wrecking ball to dislodge it. 111 First, anyone??

Posted on: 2009/4/13 19:00
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Re: Read before you rent at 56 Jordan Avenue, Jersey City
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wibbit wrote:
newheights, calm down and give poor mcginleysqartist his deposit back


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Posted on: 2009/4/4 16:18
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Re: Who here really, really hates Comcast?
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Comcast's email server has been down for over an hour so far. Almost 11am and I still can't get my emails.
I chatted with a Comcast analyst. He said they can't even give an estimate for when email access will be restored.

How much is Fios again?

Posted on: 2009/4/4 14:50
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Re: Tear down the embankment
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BUUUAHHH!!! Funniest post of '09

Posted on: 2009/3/10 22:41
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