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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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I was really excited about this until I realized it is targeted at the daytime work crowd and will only open during weekdays and closing at 7 PM.

Food halls have been a hot trend all over major European cities for years now, and most have hours that run into the late evening (at least 9 PM) and court everyone, not just a work, daytime crowd. I am really surprised Mack-Cali does not see the potential of such a concept to thrive at night (and, weekends!) by courting a large demographic.


Hopefully if they're successful during the work day they'll expand their hours. Whenever I've gone to Harborside on the weekend (to Piggyback or whatever) it has been on the verge of "dead." I suppose it's a chicken & egg scenario. Do you open restaurants where nobody is (if you build it will they come?) or do you wait until you at least know you'll have customers.

Posted on: 3/19 20:06
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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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Nice, but looks too rich for my habits.


Fortunately, no business needs or expects everyone to go there. Since the list of restaurants includes the likes of Left Bank burger and Ani Ramen - fairly priced restaurants that are already successful in the area - I think they will be ok. It's not expensive food at all, but if you want a $2 burger at McD's, yes you'll have to go elsewhere.

Posted on: 3/19 11:57
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Re: Overheard at Word
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Do you think Word sells any books to teach people that "alot" isn't a word?


Finally.

Now if we could just get the its, it's thing right while we're at it.


You may be aiming too high.

Posted on: 2/27 19:00
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Re: Overheard at Word
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Do you think Word sells any books to teach people that "alot" isn't a word?

Posted on: 2/27 13:44
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Re: Homicide unit probes man’s death in Downtown JC
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The block in front of the Barge Inn Tavern has always been sketchy. On a number of occasions fights have spilled into the street from that bar. It should be shut down.


Do we know that Barge Inn/Barge Inn Tavern had anything to do with this, other than this occurring on the block?

Of course the scumbag VNA will try to swoop in and have it shut down using misinformation and NIMBYism, regardless of whether they had anything to do with it or not.


To be fair, there is no evidence that the Barge Inn has anything whatsoever to do with this. BUT, the Barge Inn has a history of illegal activity AND it tastes/smells like funk, so those two reasons might merit a shut-down unrelated to NIMBYism.

Posted on: 2/26 13:09
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Re: Advertising a rental... Craigslist not working so well now
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Is there a way to have a business presence without a personal one? As for rental agents, consider they're the bottom of the realtor food chain, trying to work their way up to sales, most of whom are also don't listen or want to work hard for you.


No. A personal account must be set up to run the business page. But businesses can't advertise on facebook marketplace anyway, that's a P-2-P system.

Posted on: 1/23 14:19
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Re: Advertising a rental... Craigslist not working so well now
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I think facebook marketplace is largely replacing Craigslist. A major problem with Craigslist is that you are anonymous which is ripe for scammers. On facebook, yes you can set up a fake account but it's far more effort to not only do that but then populate your page with what appears to be legit activity.

Posted on: 1/22 13:45
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Re: Advertising a rental... Craigslist not working so well now
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Just wondering why you do not use a realtor? They perform background checks and charge the tenant the fee.


I have generally found realtors to be rather worthless.


This goes both from both sides! In my 12+ years in JC, the two apartments I have rented were ones I found on my own. Every time I have dealt with a realtor, it has been a colossal waste of time. Almost always, the realtor was finding and showing places that were not at all what I wanted, or seemed wholly uninterested in the process. And, almost every time, the realtor would show up late and then just let me/us into a place to look around but was hardly able to answer any questions or provide any insight. I often wonder how much oversight is applied to the realty staff by landlords and buildings, because there is no way they would be pleased with the service being provided.


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Re: Old plans for PATH station
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the 2nd floor of Hoboken station is spectacular. Most of the public is not permitted up that grand stairwell, but if you ever have the chance, you'll find a grand hall that could easily accommodate tons of stores/restaurants. It's a huge missed opportunity until/unless it is realized. They can do it without any new construction or change in use, so would actually not need Zoning/Planning Board approval. However, I believe it's part of a larger plan for the plaza, etc. over there which I assume is the cause for delay.

Posted on: 1/14 16:02
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Re: JC Council to Vote on Canceling Two Abatement Deals for Non Compliance
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At this point, the City has granted ZERO market rate tax abatements (anywhere in the city) for nearly two years! So our plan is working and we should all be proud.


Is this a true statement? If one unit is 'affordable' in a 500 unit building, does the building cease to be "market rate" and thus eligible for an abatement?


I believe that units are granted abatement, not buildings. So if there was a 500 unit building with 1 affordable unit, he's saying that 499 units were not abated. The other one may have been.

Posted on: 1/10 19:22
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Re: Where To Donate Your Clothes All Year Round
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I donate directly to the Salvo by the HT. Drop off at the loading docks takes 30 seconds and if you want a receipt they'll provide.

Posted on: 1/8 14:22
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Re: Would MTA be a better operator for PATH? And other ideas...
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I pretty much universally support demand pricing for cars, but the whole point in the metro area is to get people NOT to use their cars. So punishing them for using PATH seems self-destructive. Even if the effort is to get people to shift schedules, it's still discouraging people from using transit.


The car isn't a viable choice. Driving into Manhattan is crazy, reserved for the likes of Yvonne. There is no (cheap) parking and the tunnels are near gridlocked. Transit is the only way to go and that will become even more obvious in 10 or 20 years. The thousands of apartments under construction in Journal Square, Harrison and Newark will be the breaking point for both PATH and the tunnels.


As another poster pointed out, it certainly is viable. That's why we have gridlock. I have a friend in JC who drives in. While unadvertised, you can get carpool EZ Pass rates for the Holland Tunnel, which he does so he and his wife drive in together (I forget if he has a third passenger). He also has subsidized parking at his place of employment.

Posted on: 1/8 14:20
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Re: Would MTA be a better operator for PATH? And other ideas...
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I pretty much universally support demand pricing for cars, but the whole point in the metro area is to get people NOT to use their cars. So punishing them for using PATH seems self-destructive. Even if the effort is to get people to shift schedules, it's still discouraging people from using transit.

Posted on: 1/7 13:02
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Re: Jersey City’s priciest rental is this $11K/month penthouse
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The layout is a horror. I realize it's an odd shape, but 4 bedrooms in a row across the hall from 3 baths, and the powder room is the third farthest from the living room? Man there really wasn't a way to have some of them en suite and the powder room next to the living room? No way.

Posted on: 12/26 18:02
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Re: Anybody had their fire extinguishers dinged in a green card inspection?
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I also need to remove a deadbolt (keyed on both sides) on an interior door (not used.. never had a key for it). He was into egress in case of a fire issue.


That's actually the law - it's illegal to have a keyed deadbolt for what I would consider obvious reasons.

Posted on: 12/19 13:14
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Re: minivan or suv car service
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That's about right for the local car service. A local car service sedan is/was about $35 + tip to EWR. (Once Uber came along and gave the same ride for $19-ish, I'm sure they suffered.) So, the $80-ish for an suv sounds about right.

Posted on: 12/19 13:12
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Re: 2 Bikes stolen from my pouch, do you know this man?
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stealing bikes from your pouch sounds like sexual assault.

Posted on: 12/10 13:37
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Re: Hudson Authorities Charge Jersey City Man for Beating Hoboken Man to Death (1st and Marin)
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Jersey City is a sanctuary city so Mr. Espada will be OK - maybe King Steve and Spartacus Booker will contribute to his legal defense fund - oh wait, the tax payers will pick up the tab for that.


You are a vile excuse for a human being.
It's also not lost on anyone that you assume a person with a Spanish last name is here without documentation.

Also, that corner (where Hudson Hall is, and a litany of prior tenants) has been a trouble spot for at least 15 years, probably longer.

Posted on: 2018/10/24 12:29
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Re: Drunk driver hits cars on 5th st.
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The police came to the site and didn't seem to indicate that there were any police cameras, and in fact the officer was also looking for private cameras.

As an aside, I was hit by a car running a red light earlier in the year, at an intersection with cameras. When I tried to obtain footage from the police, I was told there was no footage. I don't know if the cameras weren't working, if they're fakes, or if the police didn't want to share. I put in an OPRA request and everything. Ultimately the other driver was found guilty based on eyewitness accounts so I didn't really go after the police with a lawyer because I was exhausted. But, moral of the story - don't count on police cameras.

Posted on: 2018/10/16 12:17
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Drunk driver hits cars on 5th st.
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Saturday night (well, technically sunday) around 12:30am drunk driver hits several parked cars on 5th between Coles and Monmouth. Possibly farther east as well. If anyone has camera footage of incident, or of erratic car (to see license plate or car make/model), please advise!

Posted on: 2018/10/15 12:22
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Re: Cory Booker Feels A Tit
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So they were making out and when she indicated by moving his hand that he was going too far he stopped?

Posted on: 2018/9/24 13:08
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Re: Man died of brain injury after he's hit by van in Jersey City
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LoKo498 wrote:
The sad thing is all this could of been avoided if the police chase these panhandlers away. They are all over 440 & the highway & the Communipaw Ave bridge.
They are all agressive pandhandling and everyone needs to call this in to JCPD 201 547 5477 to chase them away!


You're a gem, aren't you? Chase them away? How about improved social services? "Chasing" the poor, homeless, addicted, etc. from one town to another solves exactly nothing.

Posted on: 2018/9/10 11:45
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Re: Recommendations - Cat Boarding?
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Any updates on this since the last post was 2014? I just contacted Club Barks per the prior recommendation, but just want to make sure I'm aware of my options. I checked Unleashed and their prices were quite high.


My cats never did well with boarding. I stopped that years ago. jc-dweller maybe one of the local dog walkers can do a in house visit for cleaning the litter box, feeding etc. Possibly Maryanne P. from Facebook dogjc or Jessie from critter sitter can offer some recommendations or help.


Normally I do exactly what you suggest. However, he's dealing with some health matters right now and needs to be given meds and monitored a bit more than a cat sitter could do. :(

Posted on: 2018/7/23 3:00
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Re: Recommendations - Cat Boarding?
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Any updates on this since the last post was 2014? I just contacted Club Barks per the prior recommendation, but just want to make sure I'm aware of my options. I checked Unleashed and their prices were quite high.

Posted on: 2018/7/22 21:03
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Re: coworking space/shared workspace in JC, are you interested?
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There are already 4 (?) coworking spaces in downtown JC. I wonder when this market will be saturated?

Posted on: 2018/7/20 19:44
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Re: White Eagle Hall *UPCOMING SHOWS*
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Thank you for the legible post. Last month (or a few months ago) a list of White Eagle Hall shows was posted in a completely unreadable manner. This is sincerely appreciated.

Posted on: 2018/6/28 15:58
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Re: Zoning Question
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You do not want to rezone your property. In fact that would never fly, as it requires planning board and city council approval. What you are contemplating is reconfiguring your property from multi-family to single-family.

If your zone allows single-family residences, all you need to do is get the proper permits. Unlikely that you need any board approvals, though the zoning officer will have the final say on that.

If your zone does not allow single-family residences, you need a use variance approval from the zoning board.

Posted on: 2018/6/28 15:57
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Re: MVC Notice of License Expiration
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the MVC on the Bayonne border has always been decent when I went. Hit or miss, I suppose. Once I was in and out in under 25 minutes.

Posted on: 2018/6/20 11:33
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Re: MVC Notice of License Expiration
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you need to call MVC. It's highly unlikely that anyone here is going to be able to tell you why you got his notice or what you need to do to resolve. You can't very well say you didn't renew your license because JC List said not to bother.

Posted on: 2018/6/19 12:42
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Re: Traffic Camera
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thanks!!!!

Posted on: 2018/6/13 13:43
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