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Re: Cat named Katy TAKEN from Kennedy Dancers (Beacon & Central Ave - Heights)
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Missing cat returned to Jersey City dance studio

A Jersey City dance studio's cat has returned home after it went missing last week.

Katy, the Kennedy Dancers' cat, was reunited with her owners on Saturday after a
Jersey City veterinary technician who treated the animal recognized it as the missing feline.

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... t_returned_to_jersey.html



What is your trip that you don't even look to see the exact same article has already been posted? Are you a bot?


Yes, either Stringer or somebody who knows please answer this question because I'm dying to know too.

Posted on: 7/18 17:01
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Re: Bill Matsikoudis for Jersey City Mayor
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Why gross? (Serious question)


Mr. Matsikoudis is nothing but what we call a Healy Holdover (HH). Yes, Fulop was disappointing but do you really want to return to a Healy-style administration with this HH?

Posted on: 7/11 23:53
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Re: Can I withdraw after seller accepts my offer
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Did you actually sign anything yet? That is largely what establishes whether and when you can withdraw. Furthermore, people usually make offers contingent on whether or not they qualify for the financing... if they don't the offer is dead.

I strongly suggest you get a real estate lawyer before you go much further. It is well worth it. This is not the place you want to be getting your legal advice with regard to buying real estate.

Posted on: 7/4 18:04
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Governor Christie Enjoys Island Beach State Park that he closed to the rest of New Jersey residents
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Posted on: 7/4 1:21

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Re: Grove Street Path Elevator
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@PATHTrain

Today, PATH opened a new elevator at Grv St which provides access from the street to mezz and a vertical platform lift from mezz to platform

10:40 AM - 30 Jun 2017

https://twitter.com/PATHTrain/status/880798074628489220


Yay! It's only taken 10+ years, a lawsuit and $4 million. Not bad for the Port Authority I guess.

Posted on: 6/30 11:30
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Re: Grove Street Path Elevator
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Is it just me or doesn't it seem as though they could have located it better? Maybe as part of the Jetsons entrance on the NE corner of Marin and Columbus, where it wouldn't have been nearly as obstructive? What they've done is put a hulking box that takes up half of a very busy sidewalk, a big chunk of the main entrance/ticketing area and the platform below.

It almost - almost - feels like a petulant response to being forced to have to put in an elevator....


It probably is a petulant response. It's amazing that an elevator got put in at all, despite there being a lawsuit forcing the PA to do so, because if they didn't comply with the terms of the verdict, what is the court going to do? Jail the entire PA governing board? Cut off state funding? There was no real way to enforce this verdict.

The PA claimed that the "new" entrance on Marin and Columbus was not really new but had been designed years before, before any ADA laws existed and was just an old entrance being reopened. How they could not find a way to accommodate handicapped people when the new entrance was built just shows how rotten they are, but I guess they figured they had a good chance of getting away with it, and they almost did.

Posted on: 6/27 14:47
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Re: Former dominatrix fights to keep job as sheriff's officer
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I demand she show us some of her "earlier work" and then I'll be able to tell you how I feel.

Also, it is imperative that she demonstrate her proficiency with the handcuffs in order to keep her job. :)

Posted on: 6/18 23:37
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Re: Tennis Instructor Recommendation
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A buddy of mine and I are looking for a tennis instructor who might be available in the evenings in Berry Lane Park or Lincoln Park. We are not absolute beginners but we are looking to improve our service and technique.

Perhaps someone has some recommendations. Thanks in advance.



You might check this old thread:

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=29022

Also, James Alfalla is in Jersey City, and here's his website:

http://www.tennisapproach.net/

Posted on: 5/27 19:43
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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153 billion in sales, I'm sure their lawyers made one phone call to Fulop and said 'er, no, we're opening where we want to'.


I suspect you are NOT wrong. It was only a matter of time before a company with deep pockets decided to face down the city council and make it clear to them that their actions were completely nuts. I totally get wanting to support "mom and pop" shops and "shopping local" but forcing that by artificially manipulating the market is not the way to go about it. If the city is so serious about supporting local mom and pop, they can find ways to enact incentives that can help level the playing field.


Not to mention that 70 Hudson Street, or just about any waterfront retail location, is a place the mom and pop stores could afford anyway, nor is it a place where you go to shop at mom and pop stores.

Posted on: 5/19 23:02
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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So if we refuse to let the inspector into the house, or are not available to let them in, I guess they are just going to be doing an estimate for the basement, bathrooms, etc.? Or, do you think they'll go poking around and try to look in windows?


They will estimate, based on what they found out about nearby and similar properties, and probably won't estimate in your favor.

Posted on: 5/17 13:13
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Re: Dear Person Stealing Tiny Flower Pots from Our Stoop...
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Yeah, 5th and Monmouth. I totally forgot about that thread. I guess in 6 years, she may still be around.


Well, for whatever it's worth, you could make a police report, and mention whatever details you know from 6 years ago. If enough people are being hit and enough details are known, the police may do something. Yes, it was just a $3 pot but I am a strong believer in the "broken windows" theory (look it up on Wikipedia if you are unfamiliar).

Posted on: 5/15 11:59
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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.


Are you in the Hamilton Park area? Could have been this woman, discussed on this thread from many years ago...

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... order=DESC&status=&mode=0

Sorry to hear about that happening. Unbelievable.

Posted on: 5/14 23:14
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Re: JC Family Booted Off JetBlue Flight Over Carry-On Cake
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Story is missing some key details. Doesn't make sense that the guy put the cake under his seat, like instructed, and then just started getting screamed at. Sure there's more to the story.


I didn't think you were allowed to bring cakes or pies on flights anymore, as you can supposedly hide a bomb in them. I sympathize with this family to some degree, but couldn't he have just ordered a cake from a bakery in Las Vegas and picked it up there? The larger casinos in Las Vegas have EVERYTHING in them, and I'm sure they'd be happy to make one exactly the way you want and even have it delivered to your room. It can be pricey sometimes, but I'm sure its cheaper than what he had to spend on a last-minute tickets to United.

Posted on: 5/13 21:14
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Re: Flowers in Public Parks - Don't pick them.
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Could have been the Hamilton Park woman described in this thread, who was known for stealing flowers right off peoples' doorsteps -

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... order=DESC&status=&mode=0

Was this in Hamilton Park? Care to give a description of her?

Posted on: 5/10 20:49
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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We like the ban on chain stores. It's not like they are so far away if one really wants to go to one...


Depends on what you're looking to buy. If the area where CVS was looking to locate was already saturated with drugstores, I guess it doesn't matter. Still, I don't like local government or anyone else deciding what kind of shopping is best for me. The capitalist system is far from perfect, but this is one area where government intervention is unnecessary and oversteps what consumers prefer. If you hate the chain stores so much, keep supporting the local stores as much as possible and don't go to the chains. But don't deny me where I want to shop.

Posted on: 5/8 14:39
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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How many stores have to be part of the chain before the city considers them to be big, bad, evil and corporate?


10 or more locations within 300 miles of Jersey City.



Thanks.

Ah, that would explain why Two Boots got so riled up about this space restriction, as they have 12 locations and are considered a "chain", yet had no problem forcing the "local" food trucks away from Grove Street. Love their hypocrisy but that's another story. I haven't been in there since all that nonsense started. Their pizza was mediocre at best anyway.

Honestly, I couldn't care less about CVS being blocked from Jersey City, their stores were always a joke in my experience, having lived in the Washington, DC area before, but given the fact that Walgreens has bought up every chain that CVS didn't (including Duane Reade), the area needs the competition. Furthermore, I don't care for the local government intervening in the free market system, thinking it knows what's best for us.

Posted on: 5/7 20:19
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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Technically speaking, Ibby's Falafel is a chain store, as they have a second location in East Brunswick. Does the law apply to them too?

How many stores have to be part of the chain before the city considers them to be big, bad, evil and corporate?

Posted on: 5/7 13:00
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Re: Yet another pit bull attack. Time for regulation of fighting dogs?
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Yet again, we hear a dog attack story in Jersey City where the dog wasn't licensed. Aside from the attack being a horrible incident, the lack of a dog license seems to be a common occurrence in Jersey City as well. A friend of mine was bitten in a less-brutal attack in Jersey City some years ago (not a pitbull) and THAT dog wasn't licensed either. What's the deal? Are all these dog owners ignorant? Is it too much of a hassle to get a license? When people get a new dog, is getting a license just an afterthought?

I suppose the silver lining to this cloud is that the lack of a dog license here is one more thing they can nail the guy on. He clearly knew about the dog license requirement having failed to appear in court about it before. I hope he owns the home he lives in, the title should be given the victims' family.

Posted on: 5/4 11:49
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Re: Bus from Journal Square to LaGuardia Airport?
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According to www.rome2rio.com, a useful website for this sort of thing, there is no direct bus all the way. The best bet would be to take a NJ Transit bus to the Port Authority, then transfer to the NYC Airporter, which goes to LaGuardia from the Port Authority (it also stops at Grand Central station as well). That's the only way you can get from Jersey City to LaGuardia with a minimum of transfers, unless you're prepared to fork it over for a cab, car service or Uber.

Posted on: 4/30 21:02
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Re: One-time maid service for 1 bedroom apartment?
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Try this thread, you might find a few leads -

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... keywords=cleaning+service

I'm sure that any one of the cleaning services mentioned in the thread would be fine with doing a one-time job, the extra is always good but some may be easier to book than others.

Posted on: 4/29 15:12
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Re: Why are there so many sketchy apartment ads on Craigslist?
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I was checking out the ads for info on pricing a 500 ft 1 bedroom, and so many of them seem "off". They're cheap, vague about location, and have few or no pictures. Are they bait and switch BS or what?

Rentometer.com says median for HP 1BR is $2000, but it seems high to me, even for a place larger than mine.


Because it's Craigslist, that's why. Total haven for fraudsters. Where have you been? Not to say I haven't had a good experience on Craigslist - once used to find some movers as well as to hitch a ride, and it was fine. But if you fall for one of those advertisements where somebody asks you to wire the money as a deposit on the place in advance, you've got no one to blame but yourself.

Posted on: 4/27 16:18
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Re: Liberty Energy - scammer going door to door?
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Has anybody ever had someone knock on their apartment door, identifying themselves as working for LIBERTY ENERGY?

He had a brochure and ID, saying that they are a clean energy source and are taking a survey to see if I would like to switch.

I live in an apartment building, so someone had to buzz this guy in. He was an Asian gentlemen, probably in his late 40s or so.

I'm assuming it's a scam, right? The company does exist, I googled it.


It's a 3rd party energy re-seller, and yes it's a total scam. Your electric and gas might be cheaper for a month or two after signing up, then your bill will skyrocket but you're locked into a long-term contract. There's a million of these re-sellers out there, most of them are pretty shady and if Liberty Energy or any other re-seller comes to your door again, I suggest you politely slam it in their faces, and call the police if necessary.

This is the grown up version of the kids who sold magazines door-to-door, often at double the normal subscription price, under the guise of fundraising and often hopped up on drugs. It made no sense and I slammed my door in these peoples' face too.

Posted on: 4/22 21:12
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Re: Package thief recorded
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When they do find and arrest the woman, ask her how many kids she has, from how many different fathers. She can just give us an estimate.

Posted on: 4/2 16:13
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Several months ago, when the city council created the redevelopment plan I spoke against this. Councilman Boggiano said the city told him this land was worthless at that meeting. His comments were picked up by Al Sullivan for the Jersey City Reporter. I don't remember the issue but I am sure you can still find it.

CITY COUNCIL DID NOT CREATE LIBERTY HARBOR REDEVELOPMENT PLAN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.
THEY MERELY AMENDED IT FROM IT'S 1973 CREATION TO PAVE THE WAY FOR FULOP'S VISION OF SCITECH CITY 2015,, AFTER DOING NOTHING FOR 2 YEARS ,, AND PUSHED IT THROUGH ON 01/25/17...WITHOUT DUE PROCESS SUPPORTED WITH ONLY SLOPPY PLANNING DIVISION WORK/MAPS & RENDERINGS.... IN A BUMS RUSH TO MEET FULOP'S ELECTION YEAR TIMELINE REQUIREMENTS.


As relevant as your comments are, I suggest that you TURN OFF THE CAPS LOCK ON YOUR KEYBOARD! It's annoying.

Posted on: 3/29 1:28
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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I still don't understand what's going on with this $78M. De we have:

1. Doners' giving $78M to a non-profit entity, which then
2. loans it to a for-profit entity (against the value of the land?),
3. which must then repay the loan to the non-profit entity. Hence,
4. The City's 50/50 split of the net doesn't kick in until that loan is repaid.

Is that what's going on?

That's not my understanding.

1. LSC fundraises and gets $78m from donors
2. LSC will invite investors for another $55m worth
3. LSC takes out loans for the rest of the project
4. Nothing has to be repaid to the donors
5. The city starts getting paid for the land, after the project makes $78m in profits; they are paid 50% of subsequent profits.
6. Once the land is paid off, the city's share drops to 20%.


And since there has been no formal appraisal of the land itself, we don't know how long step #5 will last, if it ever gets to step #5, because they have to generate $78 million in profits first. Fat chance of that given the LSC's overall track record and bloated bureaucracy, which will only get more bloated with this project.

Posted on: 3/24 11:47
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Which council members voted YES? Let's get their names out there.


I haven't seen the results of the second reading, but at the first reading, Yun and Boggiano voted against it. The rest voted in favor. It was a 6-3 vote at the second reading, and I presume Yun and Boggiano voted the same way as before.

Posted on: 3/23 23:04
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Doesn't the guy in charge of this failure of a museum which closes at 4 every day, make over 400k a year?!


He does, plus another 40K+ in benefits and who knows what other perks. The COO makes 200K+ plus around another 20K in benefits and other perks. Then there are another seven or so Vice Presidents and other high level employees making well over 100-150K per year as well.

On the most recently available Form 990 tax return, the organization lists travel expenses at well over $ 100,000 (it's one location, where do they need to be traveling to so much) and also spent close to $ 200,000 going to conferences, conventions and meetings. They used to use KPMG, a Big 4 accounting firm to prepare their tax returns when a smaller less expensive firm would have done fine (fortunately, this is a change they did make last year).

Total management cesspool with bloated overhead (which used to be worse) that has a long way to go before they can be in the hotel/convention center business - God only knows how bloated things will become and what accounting tricks they will try to hide and/or justify certain costs when that happens.

But it does stay open until 530 on weekends.

Posted on: 3/18 19:10
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Councilman Boggiano said the director of Liberty Science Center makes over $400,000 a year in a salary, more than the salary of the president. If they can afford to pay him a salary like that they the center can afford to pay for land. This is the last large open space in JC and reval is around the corner. The city should sell and place in the budget to soften the blow for the reval.


We all know facts dont matter to you, but... if you are referring to the US President, the salary for the position is 400K, plus many other perks (including a travel account, entertainment account, around the clock security, etc) and it should be noted that many, many positions (particularly those like directors of non-profits, museums, universities, etc) are seemingly paid obscene amounts not because they are complex jobs, but because these people have a proven track record of fundraising.

Many years ago, I read a very insightful article into the practice. For those looking from the outside, it seems like crazy money, but a well known, effective fundraiser that can bring in millions and millions of dollars year after year on fundraising, gifts, pledges, etc. is a better investment for an organization looking to hire a CEO or director, than a relatively unknown person unable to generate that kind of investments and gifts. So, what does it matter if the head of a well known museum is paid 5 million dollars, if he can bring in 100 million in fundraising? Would you rather have a net ~90MM operating income generated by that single person? Or, have 10 or 20 MM ??


You may be right on that, but... there are at least seven other officers & employees of LSC that make well over $100,000 a year plus other perks and benefits, with few if any of them living in Jersey City. Additionally, when Liberty Science Center laid off all of those people back in 2008 when the economy was in bad shape, guess how many of those six-figure officers were laid off? Zero. Did any of them agree to take a salary cut in light of the times? You know the answer. Somehow this place has the money to pay the $ 100,000/200,000/400,000+ salaries, but has to cut people with $ 30,000+ salaries.

Furthermore, of the five highest independent contractors paid by LSC according to their 2015 tax return, guess how many of those contractors were businesses based in Jersey City? You know the answer.

This place has gotten somewhat better but still sorely lacks the fiscal discipline and commitment to Jersey City needed to build their case for this land.

Posted on: 3/17 15:08
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Re: Stop the give away of taxpayers' city owned land. Ordinance 17-023
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having spent a lot of time at LSC with kids I wouldn't bet on a big spillover impact into DTJC restaurants. LSC is an auto based destination. People drive in from the burbs and run their kids around for 3 hours and then pack it up and head home in their minivan or SUV. I think the odds of the average user making the extra drive to DTJC to eat are slim.


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Agreed with this 100% as well. There will be little or no spillover impact to the closest neighborhoods. The place will be a self-contained type of destination and it will be like the casinos in Atlantic City - people will drive right up to it, stay on the site the entire time, and won't leave until it's time to head home and will never venture into the surrounding neighborhoods. Just like Atlantic City. We see how that turned out.

Although the city is ultimately getting paid for this land, who knows how many years that will take. Remember that Journal Square project that the city was supposed to give a low-interest loan for? We saw how that was going to turn out. Oh, and per the earlier post in this thread, I'll go with option #4 as well. Works for me.

Posted on: 3/15 23:04
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Re: Stop the give away of taxpayers' city owned land. Ordinance 17-023
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The City loaned the LSC $2.5 million in 2008 as they were strapped. Who knows if they ever paid it back!


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Did they ever pay back the $ 2.5 million loan, by the way? Does anyone know? Once the loan was approved by the city council, nothing was ever said about it again.

I've expressed my opinion about LSC on other threads and don't feel the need to repeat myself, but I will say that LSC should not be subsidized by Jersey City for several reasons 1) the 100+ "jobs" held by Jersey City residents are mostly dead-end low paying positions. i.e. cashier, janitor, exhibit technician, 2) per the Form 990, none of the highest paid independent contractors are based in Jersey City and 3) if the place ever has serious financial problems to the point where it could be closed, I don't think the State of New Jersey would let that happen. Let the state subsidize that place - LSC brings people into New Jersey, but I don't think it brings many people specifically into the surrounding Jersey City neighborhoods to spend money.

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