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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Money should be spent for important things, honesty in government is an important thing, psyop.


I agree, on important things. This is not that.


So truth is not important?


Stop trying to twist it, just because you deem something important doesn't make it that.


oh god just stop, everybody

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Re: Lottery open for affordable units in Jersey City apartment building
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"The 485 Marin rents are 19 to 33 percent higher than the "good faith estimate" of rents submitted to the council in 2015 when the project's 20-year tax break was approved. Then, the rents were estimated to range from $990 and $1,643.

Spokeswomen for the city and for KRE Group declined to comment on the change."

Posted on: 7/24 15:28
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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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I wish them luck. Hopefully this establishment kissed enough rings at the HCNA and they're not driven from this location and are allowed to remain open more than 2 hours a day by the NIMBYs.

Spoke like a true renter. But I do wish them well and agree with you about their lengthy permanent stay.


what makes this a particularly renter sentiment? I think the Prato kerfuffle was divided among those who lived adjacent to them and those who did not.

Posted on: 7/17 11:43
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Re: Parking Space for Rent
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hey there! I messaged you, but my outbox doesn't show it. please PM me if you don't see it. we've been looking for a secure parking spot downtown for ages, and your price is right in our sweet spot. thanks!

Posted on: 6/14 15:04
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Re: New Jersey to lose three Sears, one Kmart, in latest round of store closings
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there's a Kmart in Jersey City?

Posted on: 6/1 11:37
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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P&K had about a year left on their 20-year lease. The new lease offer was over $20k/month and they'd told me they couldn't swing that months before the pedestrian plaza expansion. But multiple store owners have said that the pedestrian plaza has reduced their business. I've been here over 30 years and know enough of the longtime owners. They told me directly-


we are in P&K every other day. they're our go-to grocer. we will really feel their absence if they close.

Posted on: 5/29 19:46
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Re: New Wonder Bagels location opening
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I agree the one dtjc is a hot mess, the damn ceiling is falling down and crap is falling down, possibly in the food prep area. The rumor is that this location may be history. I do like this one because it's the original but it's not very clean looking. It's the only location where there are disgusting dogs and a cat in the damn shop. That's pretty disgusting.


I'd rather have a cat in a bakery than mice. and yes, every food establishment has mice.

but thanks to some crybaby like you, Cookie the Wonder Cat got evicted.

Posted on: 5/28 15:31
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Re: Jersey City LIVE Falcon Camera - 101 Hudson Street
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Very cool update on "Junior" - the little eyas that was born in the JC nest:

https://exit63.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/junior-goes-to-sedge/

What a great story!


that video made this old curmudgeon's heart grow three sizes, plus two

Posted on: 5/27 23:44
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Re: Jersey City LIVE Falcon Camera - 101 Hudson Street
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a LOT has been happening at the JC Falcon nest this week!

the other three eggs never hatched, and the lone hatchling was doing poorly.

meanwhile, over at the Goethals Bridge, demolition work uncovered a nest full of baby falcons.

the decision was made to rehome those falcons in Jersey City, and remove the lone puny hatchling for care.

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/


Posted on: 5/16 18:04
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Re: See the former convent that has been transformed into condos
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I love that they kept the windows and general integrity of the exterior.

with all of that architectural inspiration, I am surprised at how boring the interiors are.

Posted on: 5/15 10:34
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Re: Deeded Roof question
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if you do agree to let your neighbor put it in (and/or if you put one in yourself), make sure the exhaust points outward, onto the street or back yard.

there's a big A/C compressor on my roof, and the blast of heated exhaust it creates makes half of the roof uninhabitable. I'm a renter, as is the business who installed the A/C. I really wish the landlord had thought of this when giving the go-ahead.

Posted on: 5/14 1:39
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Re: Suitcase guy at the pedestrian mall
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I hope he has a full tip jar every night. he's really incredible. (and not noisy. and doesn't carry a clipboard. really, he's the best possible pedestrian mall regular.)

Posted on: 5/12 16:32
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Jersey City LIVE Falcon Camera - 101 Hudson Street
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the Hatch Watch is on!

any day now....

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/

Posted on: 5/9 11:05
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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This monument was not meant to be bizarre. If it is perceived that way just signifies that it is artistically bad, way too literal.

You don't create Holocaust memorials depicting corpses being loaded into ovens.

The sculptor here resorted to shock value because he had no better ideas to convey the tragedy of mass murder of Polish war prisoners by the Soviets.



it's actually the opposite of literal. it is figurative.
first, they died of machine-gun fire (not bayonettes).
the earliest victims of the massacre were Polish military officers who were instructed not to resist the Russians, and were rounded up and imprisoned for their efforts. it was a huge betrayal, in addition to being a war crime.
they were "stabbed in the back" in the figurative sense.


Do you understand expression "way too literal"?

It does not mean "literal".



that is literally insane.

Posted on: 5/3 18:07
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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I'm going to make a suggestion, and I will try to stay as respectful as possible. Almost every single thread on here worth debating tends to diverge into a Yvonne vs. the world discussion. Let's try a month of completely ignoring any and all comments from Yvonne. I say that not out of disrespect to Yvonne (despite usually disagreeing with her views), but moreso out of respect for dialogue and discussion. Some of you (bodhipooh, etc.) raise great points and offer something to the discussion, and should keep it focused on that.

Can we at least try it? I mean literally no responding to or acknowledging Yvonne's responses, no matter how left field or out of order they are.


Or don't...


I applaud your effort.

Posted on: 5/3 15:37
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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This monument was not meant to be bizarre. If it is perceived that way just signifies that it is artistically bad, way too literal.

You don't create Holocaust memorials depicting corpses being loaded into ovens.

The sculptor here resorted to shock value because he had no better ideas to convey the tragedy of mass murder of Polish war prisoners by the Soviets.



it's actually the opposite of literal. it is figurative.
first, they died of machine-gun fire (not bayonettes).
the earliest victims of the massacre were Polish military officers who were instructed not to resist the Russians, and were rounded up and imprisoned for their efforts. it was a huge betrayal, in addition to being a war crime.
they were "stabbed in the back" in the figurative sense.

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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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I have grown to love this monument for all of its bizarre-ness. hope it stays.

Posted on: 4/30 20:49
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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Nice post El. I might point out that some of the forces like HPNA back then were actively hostile to local commerce, doing whatever they could to push out the little storefront businesses. So many storefronts were converted to condos!


Indeed, this is Yvonne and the NA's real legacy. They drove out local businesses that served many to preserve parking for few wealthy homeowners in the area. The sad thing is, now that those spaces have been turned to condos, we can never have that level of local retail in the residential neighborhoods again.

You can see that they haven't changed at all. Look at all the HCNA members that came here to gloat when they successfully forced Prato out of their space. We'll never have the version of Jersey City El and I feel most people want as long as these corrupt groups are allowed to have unchecked influence.


except....Prato is still in their space, happily doing business.


Except...they very clearly state on their website that they will be closing that location and moving to 374 4th st in the village. Presumably the space will transform into a real estate office, nail salon or daycare.

Try again.

Prato had a few issues when it opened, which are discussed in a thread here. They tried to use a backyard for seating, and tried to operate as a restaurant, both zoning violations; a neighbor complained, and Prato sorted things out. HCNA was not involved.

Someone (I don't recall if it was Prato or the owner or both) tried to rezone from cafe to restaurant, which would allow alcohol and later hours, a bad fit for a quiet residential neighborhood. The change was denied, but Prato did get indoor seating.

That was 2 years ago. No problems and (from what I can tell) good business since then. HCNA's Facebook page has no discussions at all of Prato since then.

No public parking spaces anywhere near there were removed since Prato opened.

The "gloating" is in your imagination. There was one poster (squeeg) who blamed the landlord for the conflicts, not Prato, and was glad the community (not the Association) blocked the restaurant rezoning.

It's not clear why they are moving. Their site doesn't even say "moving," just that they are opening a new space on 4th, so who knows? Whatever the reason, they certainly weren't driven out by the HCNA.


a Prato on 4th street will be a welcome addition to that neighborhood, which has been one dining establishment short since Madame Claude relocated.

a business leaving isn't always a cause for alarm. if Prato is vacating Erie Street, they leave behind a wonderful space for a new cafe, while the village gains a great new place.

Posted on: 4/27 12:52
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Re: N.J. city shuts down burlesque show, citing obscenity laws
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Jersey City decides burlesque show not obscene after all

JERSEY CITY — The (slightly tamer) show must go on!

Lillian Bustle, the burlesque performer whose act was deemed too obscene by Jersey City's legal eagles, is planning a new show at Newark Avenue venue FM Wednesday night after the city changed its mind and gave her its go-ahead.

Bustle, 39, called the news "a big relief" and said she hopes this episode encourages city officials to "fully research all the factors on their plate" in the future.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... show_not_obscene_aft.html



any JClisters attend this? have you survived with your moral fiber intact?

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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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Nice post El. I might point out that some of the forces like HPNA back then were actively hostile to local commerce, doing whatever they could to push out the little storefront businesses. So many storefronts were converted to condos!


Indeed, this is Yvonne and the NA's real legacy. They drove out local businesses that served many to preserve parking for few wealthy homeowners in the area. The sad thing is, now that those spaces have been turned to condos, we can never have that level of local retail in the residential neighborhoods again.

You can see that they haven't changed at all. Look at all the HCNA members that came here to gloat when they successfully forced Prato out of their space. We'll never have the version of Jersey City El and I feel most people want as long as these corrupt groups are allowed to have unchecked influence.


except....Prato is still in their space, happily doing business.

Posted on: 4/26 14:48
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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Yvonne, will you concede that the plaza has not impacted access to the medical center as you claimed it would?


I do not know if it has impact the Medical Center, but I do know traffic along Newark Avenue from Jersey City to the Kennedy Blvd (Indian Square) is back up always since that particular street was closed. I know someone who stopped going to Monteleone Bakery due to this problem. This person orders their cakes there going back decades.


as a frequent Newark Ave traveler, I can report that this is patently false. condolences on your friend's cake loss.

Posted on: 4/25 16:08
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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will they actually plant it this time, though? the renderings for the original plaza promised a lot more greenery than what was delivered. I love our little slice of walkability, but it isn't nearly what it could be, in terms of aesthetics.

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Re: N.J. city shuts down burlesque show, citing obscenity laws
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Sorry, I_heart_JC, I remember those days since I worked in NYC, I had to pass Times Square almost on a daily basis in the during the 1960s. It did have burlesque and other sexual attractions. The movie, "Midnight Cowboy," captured the seediness of Times Square well. Mayor Guiliani cleaned up Times Square by closing down the sex attractions. He totally transformed the area.


again, if you're equating Times Square of 50 years ago with the burlesque scene of today, you are completely out of touch.

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Re: Group wants new highway leading to Jersey City Waterfront
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Lo and behold, tomorrow the City Council will propose the Jersey Avenue auto bridge, adding $3 million of city money to the $10 million of state money already allocated.


such an awful idea. study after study shows that more roads = more cars on the road. this bridge will ease traffic for a short time, before commuters go, "oh hey, a new way to drive!" and get back into their cars. downtown will be a clusterf*ck, and there's no putting that genie back into the bottle.

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Re: N.J. city shuts down burlesque show, citing obscenity laws
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Newark is known for crime and Newark has many adult entertainments also known as strip clubs. Certain things feed off each other, high crime areas and adult entertainment. Property values will drop in a heart beat if this city becomes another Newark.


by this reasoning, NYC is the most affordable city around.

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/nightl ... st-burlesque-shows-in-nyc


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Re: N.J. city shuts down burlesque show, citing obscenity laws
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Would you really want to see Lillian Bustle naked? Seems like city attorneys are doing us a favor. ;)


yes, actually. I would.
now post some pics of yourself in a g-string, and let us vote.


Ya'll see them post haste right after I start my own burlesque show.


says the brave keyboard warrior

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Re: N.J. city shuts down burlesque show, citing obscenity laws
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Would you really want to see Lillian Bustle naked? Seems like city attorneys are doing us a favor. ;)


yes, actually. I would.
now post some pics of yourself in a g-string, and let us vote.

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Re: Local Veterinarian
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My gang has had consistently great care with Dr. Buchholtz at JC Animal Hospital on Westside.

Even though I live a block away from Downtown Vet, I had one too many unpleasant experiences with Dr. Tudor to even consider going back. It's worth the time and the expense (of a Lyft or Zipcar) to haul my crew all the way over to Westside.

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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Dolomiti, you and Brewster and I seem to agree on these things, so I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m arguing with either one of you. You guys have really put in some time trying to call out these folks claiming unfairness. It’s unreal.

I’m really disheartened by the greed and audacity of longtime downtowners who claim in one breath to have spent decades creating and building this city and in another breath claiming that they had no idea about the taxes or that it comes as a complete shock. It’s really something else.


I've got no dog in this fight, as I'm a renter. but I do feel for my long-time neighbors who planned on retiring here, and will now probably have to sell. good for them for getting squillions on a home they bought for very little, decades ago. but it's a big bummer to have to uproot yourself in your golden years, just because you are now sitting on a hot property.

likewise, if my landlord has to double my rent, he'll lose a known tenant who's been trouble-free for years. instead he'll have to deal with someone new, who might make extra demands in line with market-rate rent, yet he'll have no extra $$ in the bank in exchange for that headache.

yes, of course he can sell. but he too was planning on retiring here, so please refer to paragraph one of my post.


A couple of thoughts:
- the hypothetical owner of your post would have many more options than just “will have to sell”. Among them: reverse mortgage, HE loan, HE LOC, etc.

- no renter would see his rent double because his landlord's taxes have doubled. That’s sheer misunderstanding of the numbers involved. Take the extreme example of a homeowner going from 20K to 40K. If that landlord had a single tenant, and he wanted to pass on the entirety of the tax increase onto the tenant, that means charging an additional $1,666/month. That’s only a doubling if the tenant is only paying 1,666/mo today, which seems unlikely for that kind of property. That would be an easy one to fight in housing court.


$1666/month would not double my rent, it's true. but can you name anyone in your social circle who could handle that kind of increase, even if it's only 50%?


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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Dolomiti, you and Brewster and I seem to agree on these things, so I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m arguing with either one of you. You guys have really put in some time trying to call out these folks claiming unfairness. It’s unreal.

I’m really disheartened by the greed and audacity of longtime downtowners who claim in one breath to have spent decades creating and building this city and in another breath claiming that they had no idea about the taxes or that it comes as a complete shock. It’s really something else.


I've got no dog in this fight, as I'm a renter. but I do feel for my long-time neighbors who planned on retiring here, and will now probably have to sell. good for them for getting squillions on a home they bought for very little, decades ago. but it's a big bummer to have to uproot yourself in your golden years, just because you are now sitting on a hot property.

likewise, if my landlord has to double my rent, he'll lose a known tenant who's been trouble-free for years. instead he'll have to deal with someone new, who might make extra demands in line with market-rate rent, yet he'll have no extra $$ in the bank in exchange for that headache.

yes, of course he can sell. but he too was planning on retiring here, so please refer to paragraph one of my post.

Posted on: 3/9 19:25
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