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Re: Storefronts on Newark Ave
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When is this available to move in? It says start lease after summer. I might know someone

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If anyone wants to open an office, gallery or a vintage store (or something else fun) here's a cheap space ($1195 per month /no broker's fee) Newark Ave & Monmouth. Only 5 blocks from Grove Street PATH subway station.

Please see my classified below or click my listing

https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/off/6140984385.html

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ONLY $1195 per month - Call or text 646.789.5990

Start lease after summer!

DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY STOREFRONT $1195

Currently an Art Gallery ( & has been for 4 years)
Great space -newly renovated -- perfect for Store or Office -- works well for either use!

Great boutique retail space in heart of Downtown. About 11' frontage on Newark Ave surrounded by the hippest places in JC and great foot traffic! Toy Store Next Door -- Office, Store or Gallery Space -- Will not last! Only Blocks from Grove Street PATH station

New large rack of NYC CitiBikes right across street!

STOREFRONT RIGHT NEAR WHITE EAGLE HALL (800 person performance venue) & NO Broker Fees

DOWNTOWN Jersey City -- WHOLE STOREFRONT / OFFICE -- ONLY $1195

Classic Storefront!
Lots of foot traffic
GREAT for Professional Office or Retail!
New Luxury Condo buildings going up all around!

Call or text 646.789.5990

https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/off/6140984385.html

Posted on: 6/26 9:19
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Re: Storefronts on Newark Ave
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Did this lease?

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If anyone wants to open an office, gallery or a vintage store (or something else fun) here's a cheap space ($1195 per month /no broker's fee) Newark Ave & Monmouth. Only 5 blocks from Grove Street PATH subway station.

Please see my classified below or click my listing

https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/off/6140984385.html

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ONLY $1195 per month - Call or text 646.789.5990

Start lease after summer!

DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY STOREFRONT $1195

Currently an Art Gallery ( & has been for 4 years)
Great space -newly renovated -- perfect for Store or Office -- works well for either use!

Great boutique retail space in heart of Downtown. About 11' frontage on Newark Ave surrounded by the hippest places in JC and great foot traffic! Toy Store Next Door -- Office, Store or Gallery Space -- Will not last! Only Blocks from Grove Street PATH station

New large rack of NYC CitiBikes right across street!

STOREFRONT RIGHT NEAR WHITE EAGLE HALL (800 person performance venue) & NO Broker Fees

DOWNTOWN Jersey City -- WHOLE STOREFRONT / OFFICE -- ONLY $1195

Classic Storefront!
Lots of foot traffic
GREAT for Professional Office or Retail!
New Luxury Condo buildings going up all around!

Call or text 646.789.5990

https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/off/6140984385.html

Posted on: 6/22 8:47
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Re: Trump Our New President
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The Democrat in Georgia spent 5X more than the Republican, and they still lost. How humiliating.


Few things in life are more predictable than the chances of an incumbent member of the U.S. House of Representatives winning reelection.

Posted on: 6/21 7:11
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Monroe wrote:
Maybe we need background checks for political workers?


How about background checks for political posters.

Posted on: 6/14 14:36
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Re: Window a/c service?
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... has anyone had their window unit serviced (and not gotten ripped off?


No

Posted on: 6/13 21:42
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Re: Water Leak Sensors for Under Sinks/Water Heaters
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Yes - I always try to put a tray under each washing machine & hot water heater - with one of those sensors ($10 -- 9 volt battery -- type)

I would also use them if needed in any other situation.

Posted on: 6/13 14:08
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Re: Window a/c service?
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Has anyone ever had a window mounted air conditioner serviced? Or do people just buy new ones. I have some of the mid -priced fredrich models about 5 years old
That I would prefer not throw away - let me know if you have any experience with this
I have called two air conditioner repair companies and both did not work with in window units


The thermostat sometimes can be easily changed -- likely it is just that -- and you can often get the exact one on eBay -- but really ACs have gotten very cheap and very light. ( 5000 BTUs are often $50 -- 8000 BTUs are $150 12000 BTUs are $250 ) - Check at Home Depot or Lowes -- wait till the heat wave ends today -- then give it a few days for sales again.

Posted on: 6/13 9:33
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Re: Bicycle Theft Victims Unite
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...There was a sketchy dude ...



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Re: Trump Our New President
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135jc wrote:
...As I've said before the bigger issue is how to prevent hacking in he future.



Freud·i·an slip

an unintentional error regarded as revealing subconscious feelings.

Posted on: 6/11 12:19
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Re: Wanna be in a movie?
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It would be funny if this is a put on and people show up dressed but no film.

Posted on: 6/5 18:11
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Re: Storefronts on Newark Ave
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Have you seen the film?
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GP, I think there is already a buzz about Downtown Jersey City and especially the Newark Ave area.
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Again, if anyone wants to open an office, gallery or a vintage store (or something else fun) here's a cheap space ($1195 per month /no broker's fee) Newark Ave & Monmouth.

Please see my classified below or click my listing

https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/off/6140984385.html

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ONLY $1195 per month - Call or text 646.789.5990

Start lease in October - after summer -- or perhaps even sooner if needed!

DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY STOREFRONT $1195

Currently an Art Gallery ( & has been for 4 years)
Great space -newly renovated -- perfect for Store or Office -- works well for either use!

Great boutique retail space in heart of Downtown. About 11' frontage on Newark Ave surrounded by the hippest places in JC and great foot traffic! Toy Store Next Door -- Office, Store or Gallery Space -- Will not last! Only Blocks from Grove Street PATH station

New large rack of NYC CitiBikes right across street!

STOREFRONT RIGHT NEAR WHITE EAGLE HALL (800 person performance venue) & NO Broker Fees

DOWNTOWN Jersey City -- WHOLE STOREFRONT / OFFICE -- ONLY $1195

Classic Storefront!
Lots of foot traffic
GREAT for Professional Office or Retail!
New Luxury Condo buildings going up all around!

Call or text 646.789.5990

https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/off/6140984385.html


Posted on: 6/5 5:45
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Re: Newark Ave. (THE MOVIE) -- Free on Amazon Prime Right Now
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Funny, but I had heard it was with a Galaxy S5 which has a far better camera.

But come on, that poster is great! I'm getting one!

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/251910040807

Posted on: 5/31 16:06
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Re: Storefronts on Newark Ave
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Maybe the Movie will start a buzz.

Posted on: 5/30 19:07
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Newark Ave. (THE MOVIE) -- Free on Amazon Prime Right Now
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Free on Amazon Prime Right Now

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Newark Ave. (THE MOVIE)

On March 30th, 1981 two undercover FBI agents mysteriously disappeared while surveying organized crime figures in north New Jersey. The FBI denies their involvement in any such case. On May 28th, 2013 a video surfaced on the internet. The footage documents the final hours of the two FBI agents and confirms the FBI'S involvement in the case.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VW3KNEC

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3127372/

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEWARK-AVE-NEW-DVD-/291493509282

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251910040807






Posted on: 5/30 18:55
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Re: Kites, parachutes, Coast Guard demos: Liberty State Park is place to be
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These air shows are an accident waiting to happen -- luckily a plane didn't crash into residential areas. Do it someplace away from cities!

Posted on: 5/29 12:17
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Re: F.A.B
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Re: Funny Old Jersey City things on Ebay
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I really like Georgia's father's fresh egg card.

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The Koralja Brothers: Seeing Triple

One of my first Geographic assignments was on the great state of New Jersey, and it is partly due to this story that I now live there. Often the more familiar a place is, the harder it is to shoot, as editors often have preconceived expectations and assumptions of what exactly the story should be about. New Jersey, with its long list of stereotypes, was a perfect example of this. I was one of three photographers to work on the shoot and ended up spending six months covering every inch of the state. On one foray along the edge of the Hudson River I ran into a local paper’s piece about Jersey City’s finest, with a picture of the Koralja brothers, triplet cops. I contacted the Jersey City police department about their “triple threats” and soon met with Andrew, Joseph and Robert. I spent most of a day hanging out with them as they made their rounds in their squad car, photographing them always as a threesome.

As they day passed, the money shot still eluded me, until we drove back to the garage where the officers parked their cars for the night. As they pulled into the garage, I saw my shot. The big overhead doors opened, providing a light similar to a huge softbox, casting shadowless illumination over the front windscreen of the patrol car. I asked all three brothers to sit in the front seat with the red and blue lights flashing.

I shot quickly from the ladder I keep in the back of my pick-up, shooting the entire roll. In all 36 frames, their expressions never changed. The portrait was published in a 36-page story in the Geographic — New Jersey: A State of Surprise. While I’m sure I added a few more to the long list of Joisey jokes with the one about the drunk who saw triple while being arrested, the Koraljas went on to land an ad for Seagrams VO.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pho ... -policemen-yamashita-pod/

Sadly, just a few years ago...

http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/201 ... _in_a_tuckerton_fire.html

Posted on: 5/26 20:34
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Funny Old Jersey City things on Ebay
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8Os JERSEY CITY POLICE OFFICERS KORALJA TRIPLETS

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8Os-PICTURE-J ... CAR-VINTAGE-/122025535991
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ELECTRIC STREET CAR Jersey City NJ Prints 1887 Old Scientific American Magazine

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400 Newark Avenue - More Development Proposed For Downtown
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https://jerseydigs.com/jersey-city-dev ... -400-newark-ave-proposal/

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More Development Proposed For Downtown Jersey City’s Western Edge

By Chris Fry - May 15, 20170

In another sign that the fringes of downtown can’t escape Jersey City’s building boom, a two-story auto facility and parking area at 400 Newark Avenue may soon be disappearing in favor of more residential development.

Formerly home to Roy’s Motors in a neighborhood that has historically been somewhat industrial in nature, local developer Weingarten Group has proposed a seven-story, 25-unit residential development on the property that will rise almost 80 feet. The company is quite familiar with the area, as they are behind the 380 Newark Avenue project currently under construction right next door to their latest proposal.

Unlike 380 Newark’s condominiums, 400 Newark’s documents refer to their units as market-rate, seeming to imply that the apartments would be rentals. They break down as fifteen 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom units and ten 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom ones. East Rutherford-based Inglese Architecture & Engineering designed the elevator-equipped building, which would also include 12 parking spaces and spots for eight bicycles in a ground floor garage.

The seventh story of the property is to be exclusively used as a roof deck that paperwork for the project refers to as a “library/lounge” area. Renderings of the 1,514-square foot lounge include ping pong and pool tables, plus seating sections. A LiveRoof Lite green roof system would be included in five separate outdoor sections of the lounge, which is designed to reduce water runoff in the neighborhood.

400 Newark Avenue is in a Neighborhood Commercial District and, per zoning rules, would require five different variances as currently pitched to gain approval. They would need ones for number of stories (five are currently allowed), for number of parking spaces related to both vehicles and bicycles (25 and 12 are required, respectively) and two separate variances for parking stall size and width.

Weingarten’s Group’s plans were recently presented to both the Hamilton Park and Village neighborhood associations, however, they have not yet been submitted to the zoning board.

Posted on: 5/15 18:53
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Re: Dear Person Stealing Tiny Flower Pots from Our Stoop...
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That my 5 year-old planted, I am sure there's a special place in hell for you, you fucking asshole. I hope the $3 you saved at Target for a 2-inch tall pot was worth it.


Let's just all hope it was some poor child stealing a flower for their Mom on Mother's Day.

Posted on: 5/15 18:49
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New York Times -- The Death and Life of Jersey City (5/5/17)
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/nyr ... -life-of-jersey-city.html

The Death and Life of Jersey City

The downtown boom, visible in the new night-life scene along Newark Avenue, poses a threat to the urban pioneers from the city’s grittier days.

New York Times
By NATHANIEL ADAMS
MAY 5, 2017

Between Jersey City’s downtown and waterfront districts sits a single-story windowless pillbox of a bar with a sign outside that says “Golden Cicada.”

Inside you’ll find pizza parlor chairs, flypaper chandeliers and fluorescent lights, some of them pulsating.

On a recent night, a middle-aged man with a Stetson hat and salt-and-pepper goatee entered the Cicada with his right arm in a sling.

“What happened?” someone asked.

“I got into a fight.”

“With who?”

“Jack Daniel’s.”

The man with the compromised arm was Peter Kingsley, a self-described “gentleman actor” and part of the Goon Platoon, a group of Cicada regulars who were spending the night at their customary corner of the bar, ribbing one another over Tsingtao beers and whiskey while “PBS NewsHour” played on the bar’s TV.

Terry Tan, the owner of the Cicada, moved along the bar to serve two nervous first-time customers, 20-somethings who had come to participate in a well-known ritual at this place: downing a $5 shot of the bar’s infamous baijiu, a fiery Chinese liquor made of sorghum. The wincing men were awarded two Golden Cicada necklaces of red and black painted brass by Mr. Tan.

The Cicada, around since the 1980s, has managed to stay in business throughout downtown’s development renaissance, which seems to have reached a new level. In early 2017, the readers of the New York real estate blog Curbed voted Jersey City “neighborhood of the year.” (Manhattan’s financial district came in second place.) And downtown Jersey City’s boom is nowhere more visible than in the growing night-life and culinary scene along Newark Avenue, which has posed something of a threat to local dives and old-school ethnic restaurants.

“I always find myself highlighting the growth of the restaurant and bar scene,” said Jeremy Kaplan, chief operating officer of the Kushner Real Estate Group, one of the major players in the development boom here. (President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is a nephew of one of the founders of KRE Group.) “I’m screaming it from the rooftops.” The Kushner Group owns four large residential buildings with 1,800 rental units and has two more buildings under construction.

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The pedestrian mall on Newark Avenue, with new restaurants and clubs. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times
The boom, however, doesn’t really include the Golden Cicada Tavern and other longtime, old-school holdouts from Jersey City’s grittier days, like the Italian-American Barge Inn (scene of a bold F.B.I. raid two years ago) and the African-American-owned bottle-and-billiards joint Indio’s Place. This spring, the Latin Lounge Sports Bar, which sometimes featured live salsa music, closed.

There are also the bars that heralded the early signs of gentrification in the ’90s: the art bar LITM, the brunch spot Beechwood Cafe and Lucky 7 Tavern, downtown’s graffiti-covered punk rock dive. Popular and acclaimed recent arrivals include a cocktail bar (Dullboy), a tiki bar (Cellar 335), a whiskey bar (the Archer), an elegant Southern-style restaurant (Mathews) and a sausage-and-beer hall (Würstbar), as well as a handful of Brooklyn and East Village transplants like the celebrity chef Dale Talde’s Talde Jersey City, the Williamsburg video game bar Barcade and a Two Boots pizzeria.

This vibrant scene is at the heart of Jersey City’s revival. But it has also made way for large and rowdy nightclub-like spots along Newark Avenue near the PATH train station. These bars, often owned by companies with multiple properties, may well price out the indie upstarts and Brooklyn exiles.

“In my opinion, Jersey City downtown is only two to three years away from becoming Hoboken,” said Danny Harrison, a Jersey City resident and vice president for real estate at B&D Holdings, “which will significantly increase the real estate value but will take away from the flair and uniqueness of Jersey City.”

The enduring flair and uniqueness of Jersey City is in no small part the result of Mr. Tan’s perseverance.

A small man with a wide grin and a monkish buzz cut, he is an autodidact and former engineer and the reason educational PBS is on the TV. He provides Scrabble and discussions on Thomas Paine for a slew of regulars ranging from English expat investment bankers to restaurant deliverymen ending their shifts. In order to keep his place of business running just the way he likes, Mr. Tan has engaged in legal battles and adapted to significant cultural shifts, watching the demographics of his own bar change from blue-collar, born-and-bred Jersey types and street toughs to young bankers, local artists and college students who initially arrived from somewhere else.

“This used to be a working-class bar,” said Mr. Tan, 72. “We had one guy in here who worked for City Hall. He couldn’t read! Spoke English fine but couldn’t read.”

When Mr. Tan bought the Golden Cicada Tavern in 1986, Jersey City had been a blasted landscape for years, the result of the collapse of the local railroad industry in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Watching the news on PBS at the Golden Cicada Tavern. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times
At the time, Hoboken was starting its revival, though the spread of New York wealth and development across the Hudson was slow, said Max Herman, director of the urban studies program at New Jersey City University. “In the 1980s, Hoboken had fallen so low that people were setting buildings on fire for the insurance money,” he said. In the ’90s, professional New Yorkers saw opportunity in the inexpensive brownstones that remained in Hoboken, as well as its compact, neighborhood-like footprint. An established working-class Irish and Italian community in Hoboken offered “an already-existing infrastructure of bars and taverns,” Mr. Herman said.

By contrast, Jersey City was sprawling, covering an area almost the size of Manhattan. With its abandoned buildings, long-neglected waterfront and larger minority communities, it was seen as a rougher place and more risky for investment. What passed for night life in many neighborhoods took place in “social clubs” in peoples’ basements and backyards, where the membership rules skirted the licensing laws. According to Dr. Herman, artists slowly occupied the old buildings; cafes, bars and restaurants followed.

Mattias and Alice Gustafsson moved to the area in 1990 and opened their first restaurant, Madame Claude, in 2002. It sat alone on a corner far from public transportation, its charming yellow walls covered with framed photographs of French film stars of the ’50s and ’60s.

“There was nothing there,” Mr. Gustafsson said, “except the drug dealers around the corner. The streets were empty at 8 o’clock. On the first night we opened, we had our windows broken. But then we even created a friendship with the drug dealers. We learned their names. We earned their respect.”

The restaurant soon became a go-to date spot, serving moules-frites, crèpes and other classic French comfort food.

“Everything was word of mouth, and people started venturing out,” Mr. Gustafsson said. “They had a hard time finding us — the streets were all dark — then they saw our string of little fairy lights around the awning.”

Opening a restaurant or bar in New Jersey, rather than in New York, comes with its own challenges. Nowhere is this more evident than in New Jersey’s byzantine liquor laws, helpfully explained in an 85-page document on the state’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control website. These rules are the reason the honest strip-club owner must choose between hard liquor and full nudity.

Most important, the laws govern the sale and distribution of liquor licenses, which are pegged to the size of a municipality and must be purchased outright rather than leased, as they can be in New York.

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interior of Madame Claude Bis during dinner. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times
The original Madame Claude had no liquor license but allowed customers to bring their own wine, the only economical course for such a small establishment.

“B.Y.O.B. was good for us as long as the rent was O.K.,” Mr. Gustafsson said. “But Jersey City has a lot more corporate than family restaurants because they have deeper pockets.”

Mr. Harrison, the real estate investor, agrees, pointing out that rising rents, combined with such a big start-up outlay for a license, can be crippling.

“The boom is unreal; the price per square foot has tripled,” said Mr. Harrison, who said he has lost over 20 real estate bids in this intensely competitive market. He explained that investors are buying buildings at high prices with low returns, which means that they are increasing rents significantly. This, in turn, is pushing out small-business owners.

The current boom has occurred under the watch of Jersey City’s dynamic young mayor, Steven Fulop, 40, who has encouraged large-scale development while simultaneously championing small businesses. According to the mayor, there are 10,000 new residential units under construction and another 17,000 approved. At the same time, he says, 650 new small businesses have opened within the past three years, many of them bars and restaurants.

The Gustafssons saw the change coming. When they were given an opportunity to open a larger space nearby, they leapt at the chance, closing down the first restaurant and finally purchasing a liquor license for $150,000. They opened Madame Claude Bis, a basement bar with high ceilings, brick walls, a round-the-corner speakeasy entrance, Gypsy jazz and a full menu of French wines.

The Golden Cicada’s genesis, on the other hand, was something of an accident. Driving past a for-sale sign, Mr. Tan called and bought the nearly burned-out building. Discovering that the purchase came with a liquor license, he found himself a bartender and kept at it.

“Having a liquor license in New Jersey is like owning an asset,” said Shen Pan, an owner and manager of the new Pet Shop, Jersey City’s first exclusively vegetarian bar and restaurant, the realized ambition of 10 local investor-friends who have all lived downtown for at least a decade.

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The crowd at South House on Newark Avenue. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times
“We bought a license for $130,000 two years before finding a space,” Mr. Pan said. “We were confident downtown was going to explode. We wanted to do this before we got priced out.”

“The only way you can fight gentrification,” he added, “is by owning a piece of it, unfortunately.”

Downtown’s boom is most obvious on Newark Avenue.

Even as a City Council member, Mayor Fulop saw enormous untapped potential for the stretch of Newark Avenue surrounding the busy Grove Street PATH station. For years, city law affecting this particular strip had slowed the development of what seemed to many as a potential restaurant row. The regulations, adding to the existing demands of state laws, required that any bar or restaurant on the strip had to stop serving alcohol at 11 p.m. and that liquor licenses were nontransferable. As a result, Newark Avenue at night was a scene of shuttered discount stores and grim bodegas.

The mayor led the city to pass legislation to lift regulations, and change came swiftly, bringing no fewer than seven new restaurants to the strip within three years. A stretch of the street was turned into a pedestrian mall, with planters, bicycle racks and picnic tables.

At daytime in nice weather, the plaza is filled with families playing, couples strolling, al fresco diners and buskers. The block plays host to numerous street fairs throughout the year.

One Kushner property, Grove Pointe, towers above the Grove Street PATH station. “Part of being successful in development is being sensitive to local concerns,” Mr. Kaplan said.

The Kushner Group, he added, has “created an environment in our view that has enhanced the quality of life.” He recalled a recent early evening out at the pizza restaurant Porta, on Newark Avenue. “It was a great mix of people out for happy hour and families, too,” he said.

But by 11 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday, the tables at Porta are moved away, the kitchen stops serving its full menu, and black-clad doormen with metal detectors begin checking the IDs of the keyed-up partyers lined up outside. Porta and South House, a Southern restaurant also on the de facto restaurant row, are transformed into nightclubs, with thumping music and intoxicated, loud crowds.

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The rooftop bar at Porta. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times
Closer to the PATH station, there is a confused jumble of bars all housed in one establishment and known for cheap beer, multiple television screens and sugary cocktails. The largest of these bars is the Bistro, which has earned the local nickname “the Bro-stro.”

Gentrification has arrived at such a full tilt here that the occasional brawl is more often between the privileged than the poor.

“We went there the other night,” said Mr. Gustafsson, who owns Madame Claude Bis. “All the bars were playing dance music. It’s fine. Leave it over there.”

The mayor’s office is well aware of residents’ concerns and has deployed a more visible police presence on the strip at peak hours, while also focusing on family-friendly gestures like increased public programming in the outdoor area and requiring every bar on the block to operate a working kitchen.

“It’s a work in progress,” Mayor Fulop said.

Madame Claude Bis and Pet Shop remain safely off the beaten path of Newark Avenue’s main drag, but not quite as safely off or unbeaten as the Golden Cicada.

“All you see is huge high-rises all around him,” Mr. Pan said of Mr. Tan. “And the Cicada just sitting in that little spot. That summarizes what he’s been through.”

Mr. Tan himself is a chronicle of shrugging opportunity. An ethnic Chinese living in Malaysia during politically restive times in 1969, he walked into the local American library one day and, thumbing through a directory of American colleges, saw the name Antioch, applied to the engineering school, and was accepted. Even the name Terry was a mere suggestion that stuck.

“Somebody just mentioned ‘Call yourself Terry,’” he said. “O.K., I’m Terry.”

The name Golden Cicada was the translation of the Chinese name of his first wife, she in turn named after a character in the epic Chinese novel “Journey to the West.”

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Singing at the bar during karaoke night at the Golden Cicada Tavern. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times
In 2005, the city government brought an eminent domain suit against Mr. Tan, seeking to acquire his property in a zone of development that is now booming. Mr. Tan fought back.

“In New Jersey nobody wins eminent domain,” he said. “When the government wants it, they take it.”

During the litigation, Mr. Tan’s wife died of cancer.

“That was the catalyst,” he said. “When your dog is in the corner, you fight for your life.”

When Mr. Tan learned that the city’s intention in seizing his property was to allow the Catholic school next door to expand its football field, he challenged it on First Amendment grounds, putting up a banner outside the bar reading “Thou Shalt Not Steal.”

With the help of the Rutgers University Law Clinic and the A.C.L.U. of New Jersey, Mr. Tan defended himself in court and won.

As the neighborhood changes fast, the Cicada clings on stubbornly, and Mr. Tan spends his spare time on pet projects, chiefly building an electric car engine that he claims will “disrupt Tesla” after he installs it into the rusty chassis of an old Volkswagen Beetle he keeps in the lot out back. He swears he’ll drive it to Atlantic City and back on one charge.

“Terry’s been there as an institution forever,” Mayor Fulop said. “I think his bar traffic has escalated along with the development because he’s got this unique character and feeling of authenticity.”

Minutes after the 20-somethings took their inaugural baijiu shots, a local amateur soccer team filed into the bar after a game. The team it beat was drinking sulkily elsewhere while these athletes, proud members of their self-named Golden Cicada Soccer Club, celebrated victory with shots of baijiu and bottles of Tsingtao.

Posted on: 5/5 9:34

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Re: Landlord Charge for AC Unit Installation
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Landlords beware. If it's not stated in the lease it's not part of the deal. If the lease doesn't prohibit use of window acs and has no clause stating tenant will be charged for installation such a requirement cannot now read into the lease. Whether such a charge is "reasonable" is irrelevant.


Landlord -- if you have not done so -- just remember to just add such a clause to all your renewal leases -- the clause can even state that window units must remain in windows year round (if that is what you want) or AC units can only be removed or reinstalled by landlord (or agent) and the fee will be $--- per AC unit (per installation or removal) -- you should also have something like this for blocked drains and lost keys, etc. etc.

Posted on: 4/30 10:52
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Re: 99 Ranch Market Grand Opening on 4/21 at 9am - 420 Grand Street
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They might want to shift to cooked foods.

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Went yesterday - wonderful! I do feel bad for the small fish store on Jersey. When the mayor comes to cut your ribbon on your new wonderful small business he never mentions this! So many ribbon cuttings on shop small but how many last here?


As mentioned earlier in the thread, perhaps the "small fish store on Jersey" should adjust their prices to remain competitive. As it is, that place is ridiculously expensive. It's hard to feel much sympathy for businesses that seem to try and operate in an alternate reality where market forces don't exist: know your market, know your customers, and act accordingly.

Posted on: 4/26 11:14
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Re: New Book - Tale of terrorism in Jersey City back in World War I. The Detonators by Chad Millman
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Posted on: 4/25 15:46
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Re: Tire Installer
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EasyGibson wrote:
Well, Sunday's about over.

Go to Ralph's in the morning.


Go while you still can -- sadly their building is up for sale.

Posted on: 4/23 21:54
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Re: Candice Osborne running, Not running, running, Not running,
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WhoElseCouldIBe wrote:
Well, now. What do we have here? Take a look at the post counts of those who are trashing Candice.

rcjcinsider (OP) - 4
earthling - 24
Bahlofsky - 5
tinydancer116 - 13

Hmm, some would say that it is particularly strange that all of these new posters came out of the woodwork to unite on this one particular issue eh? It almost seems intentional. :)

Try to be more discrete next time, guys. It's painfully transparent.


We don't agree often -- but you are correct here!

Posted on: 4/16 11:18
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Re: Chilltown United's CLEAN START DIAPER DRIVE
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C'mon Jersey City, we have 2 1/2 weeks left to fill those boxes!

We have now 15 convenient drop off locations across Jersey City.

Find your closest one here:
www.chilltownunited.org/projects

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It might just be me -- but that gif seems a bit racist.

Posted on: 4/12 15:24
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Re: Getting title to an abandoned car
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MDM wrote:

As for the 'estate' in this case, the wife of the deceased requested that I remove the car so she could get the parking space back for her new car. She just doesn't have a copy of the title.


I bet if you get the right form signed by her - likely you can get a title from NJ -- call the DMV and ask what you need to do.

Posted on: 4/10 15:39
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Re: Getting title to an abandoned car
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I think moving it might be an error.

Nolo says:

Motor vehicles. Occasionally, a departing tenant will leave an inoperable or “junker” automobile in the parking lot or garage. Motor vehicles are often a special category of personal property to which state rules on abandoned property don’t apply. If the tenant has left a car or other vehicle behind, call the local police, giving the vehicle’s license plate number, make, and model, and indicate where it’s parked. The police will probably arrange to have it towed after determining that it is abandoned.

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedi ... property-an-overview.html

Posted on: 4/10 11:10
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Re: Another Dickinson Street Brawl - on Monday
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So this was at Chestnut & Pavonia? What can be done?

https://youtu.be/JmXBO1fMjGk

Posted on: 4/6 19:31
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