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Re: "ThaWheelMan" For the LOVE OF GOD, Haud yer wheesht!
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Awwww Bodhi, you made my morning. I was gleefully channeling my great-grandma Agnes from Aberdeenshire. Now she was a hoot. Us old timers have to stick together. I just can't shake my JCList habit. Stay safe and healthy - and those oatmeal cookies are really good.


wait, cookies?


Oatmeal cookie recipe, courtesy of jerseymom: http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=438826


Thanks, JerseyMom! (And Bodhi.)
Stay healthy.

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Re: Plan calls for high-rise to replace 75-year-old public housing complex in JC
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Yvonne wrote:
It is obvious some folks on JClist do not go to public meetings in various neighborhoods, it is not Yvonne, it is hundreds of people complaining about loss parking, especially bikes lanes at the expense of cars. There were hundreds of people at Hudson Catholic School including St. Peter's University, making the same complaint. Not to mention, the businesses that are hurt because shoppers go else. Really, how selfish are some comments. In fact the city should do a survey on the people of people that shop in Bayonne or other towns due to the loss of parking.


Thanks for proving my point. Parking, parking, parking but no concern on how parking impacts housing affordability.


Or transit. You could put BRT on a set of N-S JC roads and have a virtual subway, except for...parking. And I actually agree with part of Yvonne's position, more short term parking for local commerce. But what we should have is more and better metered parking in commercial districts the way Hoboken has. But that's a non-starter, since it would take away resident street parking. Even Key foods should have a row of 15 minute meters out front, If I want to drop in for eggs or zucchini on my way driving home from somewhere, I can't, since the daylighting of the corners there's not even illegal spots to use.


But, why advocate for metered, surface parking? Why not *underground* parking? It’s truly astounding that we have not embraced underground parking more widely in the US. Most cities seem to have embraced surface lots, or the incredibly inefficient/wasteful practice of dedicating the first few floors of buildings to be parking decks. If Jersey City pushed for subterranean lots, we could free up a ton of street space for other purposes (wider sidewalks, bike lanes, more retail and commercial space in buildings, more housing units per building, etc) while ensuring that the need for parking is satisfied.

All over Europe, cities of all sizes (including tiny ones) have embraced underground lots and it really is a game changer for improving walkability as well as aesthetics. Why not borrow from that idea and push for our city to do the same?

Imagine an underground lot under city hall; that would satisfy the parking needs for all of the Grove street businesses and restaurants, and the city could then reclaim all the space taken by metered spots to make room for more lanes, or to widen sidewalks. Or, if you want to think more boldly, you could make all of the Grove area into a car-free, pedestrian zone. The underground lot would allow for people to be close to where they need to go, which is the usual complaint, while allowing for efficient use of city surfaces.


I think the biggest factor is money. It's a lot less expensive to pave over a lot, or to build an unsightly 3 story bottom to an apartment complex, than it is to excavate several stories underground. I'm with you, though. Underground lots make a world of difference to a neighborhood.

Posted on: 2/2 16:38
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Re: Grove Pointe Starbucks
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we walked by when the door was open, and asked one of the workmen what the deal was. apparently there's a water issue that's embedded somewhere in the slab....which is a foot thick. it'll take them ages just to find the problem, then more time to remediate it. Starbucks won't be reopening anytime soon.

Posted on: 1/23 15:52
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Re: Friends' Rally Supporting the Liberty State Park Protection Act
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Someone please educate me: If the state senate passes something by a wide margin (in this case, 21-13), how can the assembly just shit-can it, with no stated reason?

LSP Protection Act dies after stalling in Assembly

Bill Derailed by Assembly Speaker

Posted on: 1/15 18:22
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Re: Restaurants Opened in Jersey City in 2019
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just drove by Diesel and Duke on 2nd & Monmouth, and saw it was papered over.

Posted on: 1/2 21:14
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Re: Well... you knew this was coming after last week's horror.
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"In 2017, Jersey City passed a “no-knock” law, partly in response to complaints by some homeowners in the Greenville section and other areas of the city that they were being harassed by people wanting to purchase their homes."

Condemning the actions of a group of people behaving like brutes does not equal condemnation of the entire large, incredibly diverse faith that the group belongs to.

This tiptoeing around the actions of the ultra-orthodox, for fear of being labeled anti-semitic, is how towns like Ramapo, NY lose control of their zoning and schools.

When a School Board Victimizes Kids

The timing of Terrell-Paige's post was awful, however, and had no place in this particular conversation.

Posted on: 12/19 20:28
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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Fulop blocked them from funding, otherwise it would be on the way. It’s like the kid who killed his parents then asked the judge for leniency because he was an orphan.


bingo.

Posted on: 2018/7/15 18:30
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Re: 4th of July in JC @ Exchange Place - Featuring Snoop Dog
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You can’t please everyone. It was only a difference of an hour or so. Why does everyone have to be hypercritical? Plus, what are parents thinking by bringing their kids to a concert blasting music so loud?


people brought their kids to the fireworks, not the concert, then waited an extra hour with increasingly tired and cranky kids.

not the worst thing that can happen at an event of this size, but still plenty annoying.

Posted on: 2018/7/7 15:19
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Re: 4th of July in JC @ Exchange Place - Featuring Snoop Dog
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July 3rd: "This rapper guy is gonna get people shot! Oh, the humanity!"

July 5th: "He started late! Oh, the humanity!"

Gotta love JCL sometimes.


Ha! Great point.

Kudos to JC for pulling this off so well that we can only complain about the lateness.

Now get to bed already, you hooligans.

Posted on: 2018/7/5 17:36
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Re: 4th of July in JC @ Exchange Place - Featuring Snoop Dog
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Timing a citywide event around the schedule of a man who's been high since 1982 was maybe not the best idea.

After standing around for an extra hour, the weary crowd that just showed up for the fireworks was less than enthusiastic once they finally got underway.

I hope future 4th celebrations start the main event on time, regardless of when the musical act feels like showing up.

Posted on: 2018/7/5 14:50
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Re: !!Bike JC Ward Tour rolls Sun. June 3!!
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another great ride!
suggestion for next year: more food options, please.
Lutz had one line for 1500 riders. it took over an hour to get food.
the extra mile cocktail was nice, though.


Thanks!

Yeah, that's the number-one thing we heard. We are talking about going back to Lutze next year but expanding more into the parking lot, with them and us adding more food options out near the bike entry.


That would be super.
Route-wise, Lutz was an ideal place to finish the ride. And they had the booze part covered, with several stations and lines. Repeat that formula with food, and you've got the perfect post-ride party.
Congratulations on your 9th tour! We're already looking forward to number ten.

Posted on: 2018/6/4 19:30
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Re: !!Bike JC Ward Tour rolls Sun. June 3!!
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another great ride!
suggestion for next year: more food options, please.
Lutz had one line for 1500 riders. it took over an hour to get food.
the extra mile cocktail was nice, though.

Posted on: 2018/6/3 19:53
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Re: AirBnB taking much-needed rentals off the market
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There is a brand-new building at 222 First Street that was advertised as Luxury Rentals. One year after opening, nobody has moved in, and all of the units are listed online as short-term vacation rentals.

With the housing crunch DTJC is facing, what can be done to prevent more apartment buildings from turning into ad-hoc hotels?

AirBnB has absolutely nothing to do with any housing crunch in JC.


Data disagrees with you.

Here's exactly what AirBnB does to rent in popular cities

AirBnB is driving up the rent in your urban neighborhood

New research supports contention that AirBnB raises rents

Posted on: 2017/12/6 23:26
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Re: AirBnB taking much-needed rentals off the market
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What's next forcing property owners to rent out vacant apartments that are not even reserved for Air BnB ? Some people do not wish to have tenants of any sort.


Um....what?

Posted on: 2017/12/6 22:27
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AirBnB taking much-needed rentals off the market
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There is a brand-new building at 222 First Street that was advertised as Luxury Rentals. One year after opening, nobody has moved in, and all of the units are listed online as short-term vacation rentals.

With the housing crunch DTJC is facing, what can be done to prevent more apartment buildings from turning into ad-hoc hotels?

DeeDee's Lofts at Grove


Posted on: 2017/12/6 20:08
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Re: Park & 6th closing
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Having been a regular at their Dullboy location, I stopped going nearly 2 years ago as the service was consistently horrific. The person who I believe was the GM (always wore a baseball hat) seemed like she generally never gave a crap about how her staff acted. After being treated like crap many times by the staff we simply said enough is enough and never went back. I know several people who stopped going for the same reason. It doesn’t matter how good your food is (and I generally loved theirs), if the staff sucks, there are more than enough places to eat around here.


yeah we gave it two tries. just-okay food and absolutely dreadful service. too many great places in JC to keep throwing money at one that doesn't seem all that into providing great food or even a halfway decent experience.


Posted on: 2017/9/12 2:13
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Re: BURGER EATERY on 1st & Erie
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it was open earlier. is closed now (6pm on a Thursday.)

still cash-only.

bizarre.

Posted on: 2017/8/31 22:11
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Re: Jersey City Fireworks Celebration Changed to Exchange Place In Jersey City
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with NYC as a backdrop, this was probably the prettiest fireworks display I've seen in ages.

did miss lounging out on a blanket in LSP, but the consolation prize was top-notch.

way to go, JC!

Posted on: 2017/7/6 16:24
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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anonymess wrote:
Embarrassing question. I recently began taking the WTC PATH to the 4/5 train. I can't seem to find the underground passage from the downtown subway to the Oculus. I don't have an issue the other way, from the PATH to the 4/5 train. I never see any workers around to ask. Help!


I have yet to find the way out of that Escher drawing. have given up trying, and just go right to street level and find my way to the PATH overground.

another odd PATH/subway connection: the A/C.
signs in the occulus point commuters towards the Fulton Street stop, which takes forever to find and involves numerous staircases. on the other hand, following signs to the E train puts you a short easy underground walk from the Chambers Street A/C.

Posted on: 2017/6/19 13:53
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Re: Gringos Taqueria - Coles Street
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This may end up being mine and EasyGibson's favorite restaurant of all time if that open til 3am weekend taco window starts pulling away some of the lingering Talde crowd.


I've started actively hoping Talde burns to the ground. Early morning fire. No injuries. No damage to the rentals above. Just a kitchen fire that puts them out of business for 6 months to a year while they rehab. Is that wrong?

We hit peak shitty neighbor when their security guard fought a guy in MY STAIRWELL. Escorted the guy out of the club, alright solid move. Instead of diffusing the situation though, they brawled in my vestibule and fucked up my mailboxes.
While it is actually pretty funny to me, if I were not a guy that spends a lot of his time on WSHH, I might find it less funny.

Worst neighbors I've ever had, and that includes the neighbors that used to rob my roommates at gunpoint regularly. At least they were fucking quiet about it.


what does Talde put in their drinks that propels their clientele to SCREAM all the way up Erie Street at 2am? booze usually makes me a little sleepy.

Rolon's (the keyhole) has been across the street for fifty years, and you never hear boo from them. it is possible to have a bar in a residential neighborhood, when said bar isn't patronized by assholes.

so yes, please Gringos, take our late-night Talde douchebags. we'll give you all the stars on Yelp if you do.

Posted on: 2017/6/15 12:18
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Re: Controversy swirls around Jersey City synagogue
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A bunch of Nazis in this thread. A church/communuty center should be allowed to open anywhere. But i disagree with the property tax exemption.
classic deflection technique for anyone criticizing the Orthodox Jews. Nazis! Anti-semitism! No, just against a community that has shown time and again that they view everyone else as subhuman and will engage in gross behavior to enrich themselves at the detriment of others.


Wow. A little broad don't you think? Lets try it with some substitutions and see how it sounds when referring to the behavior of a small segment of a different population.

Classic deflection technique for anyone criticizing the blacks. Racist! White supremacists! No, just against a community that has shown time and again that they view everyone else as crime victims and will engage in violent behavior to enrich themselves at the detriment of others.

Comfortable with that?


nice try, Godwin.

pointing out the well-documented behavior of a very specific community is not painting with a broad brush. it's this "ooh we mustn't be seen as anti-anything" mentality that doomed the Ramapo school system.

Posted on: 2017/5/12 16:27
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Re: Alternatives to zipcar
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anyone else noticing the JC Zipcar fleet shrinking? and the cars they do have are mostly premium / expensive?

I used to be able to get a last-minute car on a weekday. no more.

Posted on: 2017/5/10 16:21
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Re: chalk messages around downtown.
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What's it like to get butthurt over chalk messages while supporting a president who acts like a giant pouty toddler as a result of his obvious dementia?

Actually never mind- who cares? He'll be in jail soon anyways :)


people with chalk are so mean! AND they can spell! NOT FAIR!

Posted on: 2017/5/10 16:18
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Re: Dog Shit
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There's a new dog/awful owner in town, and that shit is HUGE.

In recent weeks, in a three block radius around Erie/Jersey/2nd, enormous piles of poop are left behind on the daily.

If you know someone who just got a great dane, and who's a jerk, please hip him/her to the poop scoop protocol.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2017/5/10 16:17
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Re: Marco & Pepe Sold
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It's not my first message, I closed my old email account.

My husband would only eat burgers from Marco and Pepe or Lighthorse tavern. He has been complaining about Marco and Pepe closing and I don't feel like trekking over to Lighthorse all the time so I was looking for other places and making him try other burgers. He will eat the ones at Burger. Leftbank is ok by me but he is picky and this is driving me crazy. I never noticed that place and apparently it's been by Torico's for a year.


Fantastic.


Burger Eatery does have great food, but it's not the same as a sit/down restaurant and bar.

but maybe it will be, when they finish expanding into Ruthie's old hair salon?

Posted on: 2017/5/10 16:13
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Re: Clothing Moths
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mfadam wrote:
Biscuit - do you think they get in from outside? That's the one thing I can't figure out is how they sneak back every couple years. I don't buy much in the way of clothes to begin with and not second hand (where there is some risk of importing the buggers).

Does JC have a natural clothes moth population??


I wish I knew!!

Posted on: 2017/5/9 13:52
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Re: Clothing Moths
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I've been battling them for ages. it gets like Silence of the Lambs in here.

best luck I've had is twofold: Sealing clothes up in those big tupperware containers for the summer, with a metric shit-ton of moth balls. forget the non-toxic organic stuff. that's sending a boy to do a man's job.

and then on the first real cold snap of winter, I pack everything into those same bins, and leave them out on the deck for a few days (or use the freezer, if there's room).

and yes, vacuum the hell out of your closets and drawers, and lay those sticky traps around.

good luck!

Posted on: 2017/5/8 15:32
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Re: picture framing recommendations
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reviving this thread, post Big Drum.

are there any new frame shops to give Gallerie Hudson and Grove Pointe Frame some friendly competition?

has anyone used the frame service located inside Mana Contemporary?

I've got a full-sized vintage lobby poster that needs to be mounted (or canvas-backed), and framed behind preservation glass.

it'll be a rather spendy project, so I'd like it done as beautifully and economically as possible.



Michael's on 6th and 22nd has various poster size frames and you could drop it in one of them and would save a ton on making a custom frame.



yup, thanks.

looking for custom framing, though.

Posted on: 2017/5/6 4:25
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Re: picture framing recommendations
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reviving this thread, post Big Drum.

are there any new frame shops to give Gallerie Hudson and Grove Pointe Frame some friendly competition?

has anyone used the frame service located inside Mana Contemporary?

I've got a full-sized vintage lobby poster that needs to be mounted (or canvas-backed), and framed behind preservation glass.

it'll be a rather spendy project, so I'd like it done as beautifully and economically as possible.

Posted on: 2017/5/5 18:21
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Re: Looking for someone to sew a simple curtain with pinch pleats
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+1 for Willar.

they've sewn a few things for me. great job, great price.

Posted on: 2017/5/1 17:05
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