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Re: Top 10 Beer lists: In anticipation of Zeppelin Hall (beer garden)
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I walked by their location yesterday, it does look really nice, but I don't see anyway they could seat the 800 they're claiming. Seemed like even with indoor and outdoor combined it'd be closer to like 300-400.

The other thing that worries me, with 70 beers on tap it seems that it's going to be pretty hard for them to keep all those beers fresh other than the very popular ones.

Posted on: 2009/5/21 14:38
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Re: Newport: Man plunges 7 stories to death in apparent suicide.
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matchjames wrote:
Can we take a step back here? FAB INVENTS a speculative "saga" of some "overseas" worker? When he knows virtually NOTHING about what happened to this person and why? It's EXACTLY what I said.. speculative idiocy. To call out MY comment as worthless when I just read a four paragraph MADE UP story about what happened to this poor soul?


Agree. Also the process of bring in foreign consultants, the ones who live in newport and work by the waterfront are not how fab described at all.

The consultants work for a large consulting company, so they are perm employees of that company and get paid by it. Then the big US banks deal with the consulting company, not the person directly. The person just does the work.

So even if the person's contract got cancelled from the US bank, he will still get paid the same from his firm. They usually find him another contract, or during tough times like now fly him to work back home at a lower salary. All the airfares are paid for by the company, and it certainly doesnt take "borrow money from relatives" to come work here.

FAB is just going off by his clueless generic belief saw on tv of some immigrant borrwing money from relative and come to the us hiding in a boat etc.. That's far from the truth (for the ones living in newport).

The suicide could be due to shame, or losing their house, etc.. who knows. I agree wth matchjames' post.


I find it quite ironic that you criticize FAB made up story, and then go ahead to make up facts on your own.

In the large corporations and banks that are in both NYC and Jersey City, there are a number of immigrant workers that are both contract workers and employees of the corporations and banks.

For those that are full time employees they're generally on H1 visas, which are valid as long as they are employed. In the event that they're laid off they generally have a couple of weeks to find work before they are no longer legal aliens. Considering that many companies have notice periods and/or salary continuations for laid off employees, that might buy them a bit more time and while they will still often get severance they are not eligible for unemployment benefits. While they can usually afford plane tickets to fly back home and move their stuff, it gets more complicated if they're early on a 12 month lease or have student loan debt after getting their Bachelors or Masters degrees in the US.

For those that are contract workers, it depends on what type of consulting firm they're going through. Some (like Infosys, the employer that received the most H1 visas last year) pay their entire salary, benefits and they'll receive full pay until Infosys finds them a new job (or lays them off and pays to send them back to India). Other consulting firms only provide basic assistance mainly attaining an H1 visa, and some job placement. While their visa will remain valid and allow them to stay in the US, they may be receiving very little or no pay at all, and likely did not receive any money from being laid off as a contract worker.

Posted on: 2009/4/10 17:43
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Re: Is the rental market downtown crazy slow?
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Thanks a lot Travlette, that's exactly what I was looking for. Is there somewhere online (such as a .gov or .org site I could reference) where all this information is available.

Hopefully there's not a case where this is necessary, I just wanted to have the knowledge in case my landlord's or their realty's apartment showing becomes unreasonable or a problem for me.

Posted on: 2009/4/8 19:30
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Re: Is the rental market downtown crazy slow?
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Anyone know what the rights are of a tenant for the landlord showing my apartment? I'm planning on moving out in two month when my lease is up, but just wanted to know the actual rights on my landlord showing my apartment.

I couldn't find anything on http://www.lsnjlaw.org/english/placei ... e/tenantsrights/index.cfm

Posted on: 2009/4/7 20:03
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Re: A Case Study in What's wrong with JC Real Estate:
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Wibbit I often agree with you but your facts are way off on this.

The 500K cap would only be for top executives, at this point they said the top five but that isn't definite. It also doesn't apply to any companies yet and could only be applied to companies that borrow more money in the future.

This isn't going to affect goldman and most other banks. It will only be the Citis and AIGs of the world. This pay cap will not affect JC housing. Continued financial industry recession might, but this won't.

Posted on: 2009/2/4 21:13
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Re: Any thoughts? Most of California's Black & Latino Voters Backed Gay Marriage Ban
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I still find this amazing that most of the areas of CA went 2-1 Obama and banned this. How on earth did that happen?


Really? I mean, you are aware that Obama doesn't support Gay marraige, right?

Posted on: 2008/11/7 16:23
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Re: places to go running/jogging?
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If you're by Grove why not Liberty State ParK?

There is a foot bridge behind the hospital right near the Brownstone Diner. There's plenty of grass to run on for people with bad knees.

Posted on: 2008/4/29 23:34
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Re: HD Experts: Questions on using JC Comcast?
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ianmac47 wrote:
If HD is your cup of tea, you might want to consider that Comcast degrades their HD signal.

Gizmodo Article


While it is true that Comcast degrades their HD signal, I think it's ridiculous to use JPEG (an inherently lossy format) for an example. That's like trying to show the difference between DVD and Blu Ray by recording it to VHS.

Posted on: 2008/4/17 18:54
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Re: Who here really, really hates Comcast?
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I'm having the same problems others are having, what a #OOPS#ing pain.

For someone trying to use aim, i wasn't able to get the download app, meebo or aim express to work, but if you log into gmail and use their aim it will work.

Posted on: 2008/4/5 16:42
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Re: Renting at New Jersey - safe + closer to the trains - $1500 budget
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A bit more info might be helpful. How many people are you looking for, it sounds like you've got a young kid who will need to be starting school (or daycare?) soon.

I moved to JC last fall after graduating college. My rent is right around $1500, and I've got a 1BR apartment in an older Brownstone in downtown JC. I'm within about 5-10 minutes of the Grove St. Path which goes straight to World Trade Center or up to 33rd St by Penn Station. My apartment can fit one person comfortably and two people a little cramped so there are definite possibilities right in the area.

As far as safety goes, I don't think you'd have a problem in Downtown or the VVP area. One thing that might make a difference is if you're a male or female or are you living with one. I've walked home at all hours of the night in this area and have never felt unsafe, but I'm also a male and 6'4 though I wouldn't worry about my girl friend in this area. If you were really worried pepper spray or mace might be a decent investment.

Posted on: 2008/2/19 2:05
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Re: Savas - Polish Cafeteria Opens on Grove Street
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I went there the other night, got Kielbasa sauerkraut and pierogies. I'm usually not a sauerkraut fan, but even that was delicious. They also have a freezer with multiple assortments of homemade kielbasa, and when I asked her she said that she'd also sell homemade pierogies. I always end up getting the Hillshire farms Kielbasa at shop rite then end up regretting it, so that will be really nice and it'll be great to be able to get homemade fresh pierogies.

Posted on: 2008/2/16 18:58
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Re: Savas - Polish Cafeteria Opens on Grove Street
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This restaurant is now on my list to visit Thursday night, and then possibly again some time this weekend. I'm 3/4 Polish, and while I can't speak a word of it, I did grow up with a fond love of Polish food. If you're a meat and potatoes person, I would recommend getting Kielbasa and Pierogies, which is pretty much my ideal comfort food.

I'd have to say that it doesn't sound to promising so far (in terms of the amount of customers not the food), and unfortunately I think that this really is the worst time of year for her to open. With the cold, you really do end up with people not going out for food as much, or more often ordering delivery.

Posted on: 2008/2/13 3:17
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Re: 77 Hudson is on fire
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Posted on: 2007/10/9 2:29
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Re: NYC crackdown on noise -- Jersey City's new ordinance goes into effect July 17
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So what about their night time garbage pick up? I gotta imagine that that's definitely violating their own ordinance.

Posted on: 2007/7/19 0:38
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Re: Goldman Sachs wants special tax agreement for new $560M tower
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Goldman Sachs new headquarters is going to be right on the water in Battery Park. I believe they also want to move out of some of the buildings they currently occupy and consolidate into buildings that are entirely theirs. They also have plans to create their own private ferry to bring their employees, customers, etc between the buildings across the Hudson. They want waterfront property because that makes it the easiest to transport via there ferry which I believe they are nicknaming after the canals in Venice.

Posted on: 2007/7/14 23:45
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