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Re: New Amazon HQ
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now, de blasio is changing his tune and slamming amazon...lol...he's almost as bad as trump. how can he slam amazon when he and cuomo and others were enablers?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/20 ... w-york-mayor-slams-amazon

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Here are the current jobs that Amazon Advertising is currently hiring for in NYC. These aren't desirable jobs?

https://www.amazon.jobs/en/business_ca ... t=10&sort=relevant&cities[]=New%20York%2C%20New%20York%2C%20USA&distanceType=Mi&radius=24km&latitude=&longitude=&loc_group_id=&loc_query=&base_query=&city=&country=®ion=&county=&query_options=&


$3 billion in tax cuts for $30 billion in revenue. You do the math.
what cuomo, de blasio, amazon and so many others should have paid more attention to local concerns. maybe many residents of LIC don't want their neighborhood gentrifying on steroids, maybe amazon is aggessively anti-union. there are so many other cosiderations between dollars and cents

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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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maybe there should be a charge of $0.05 per plastic bag.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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If people read Amazon's statement they would see the part where Amazon says they already have 5,000 workers in NYC and they will add more. NYC is going to get the tax revenue from these workers and not have to give the world's richest man any incentives.


A good portion of those existing jobs are not the type of high paying jobs that would have come from having HQ2 here. The cumulative loss in salaries is almost 4 BILLION annually. And the loss for NYS and NYC will be about 300 million annually in personal income tax revenue that will not be realized, plus additional labor taxes not paid by the employees.

The state (and the city) bent over backwards because the the projected revenue from those 25K jobs would have paid for those incentives over time, and then some.
oh well, other parts of the country could use jobs too. all is not lost and nyc wil be just fine. i view this as an opportunity for amazon to spread some love.

Posted on: 2/16 18:37
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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obama, brexit, trump, 5-star, scott walker and foxconn, gilets jaunes, amazon h20

Posted on: 2/16 7:24
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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A bunch of liberals out liberaling each other or maybe our prgressiving each other. Regardless of the tax break LIC will not recoup this loss with other business
so much doom and gloom as if people weren't moving to lic even before amazon showed any interest in the place. lic and nyc will be fine. they did a great job with the waterfront and public space in that area although it could use more supermarkets and restaurants (OH! and i doubt amazon would have spurred an increase in restaurants since some tech companies have free/heavily subsidized cafeterias)


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nyc is not Detroit. these 25,000 jobs would be created over a LONG period. I doubt NYT was trying to do a hatchet job on amzn. oh and btw, amazonpaid ZERO federal taxes last year.

http://fortune.com/2019/02/14/amazon- ... t-pay-federal-taxes-2019/
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The cost of doing business in NYC and NY State probably warranted the $3B incentives just for them to be in contention. 25K jobs does mean something to a local economy... especially if they are blue collar jobs.

Google and Amazon are two different business models... And why would I expect a positive article from the NYT? Bezos owns their liberal competitor WaPo. Do you really think the NYT want Bezos pitching a tent in their backyard?



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another insightful NYT article about amazon subsidies. so, amazon got $570 million from virginia and $100 million from Nashville, yet NYC offered $3 billion? WTH?
oh, and give me a break about the 25,000 jobs that amzn was gonna bring to LIC with an average salary of $150,000. that could mean anything from 1 person making $5 million and rest make peanuts....why should taxpayers subsidize someone's $25 million salary?



https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/ups ... nn-subsidies-critics.html

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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another insightful NYT article about amazon subsidies. so, amazon got $570 million from virginia and $100 million from Nashville, yet NYC offered $3 billion? WTH?
oh, and give me a break about the 25,000 jobs that amzn was gonna bring to LIC with an average salary of $150,000. that could mean anything from 1 person making $5 million and rest make peanuts....why should taxpayers subsidize someone's $25 million salary?



https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/ups ... nn-subsidies-critics.html

Posted on: 2/14 18:48
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it's time for politicians to stop handing out incentives paid for by taxpayers as if they are hallowen candy.

google plans to create ~10,000 jobs in nyc without the massive incentives and in a shorter time frame. what's google got that amazon doesn't that justifies such massive incentives?

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amazon has decided not build HQ2 in Long Island City. Can't say that I'm too sad given all the financial incentives ("corporate welfare") amzn was due to receive. maybe they can expand their newark operations as well as dc and nashville.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/nyregion/amazon-hq2-queens.html


NY politicians and 'activists' trying to blackmail them into using union labor sure didn't help.


EXACTLY. A bunch of politicians and useless self professed "community activists" felt excluded and were upset they didn’t get their due in the selection process, so they decided to try and force Amazon into a corner via public agitation and shaming. Those bozos just did the LIC (and surrounding communities) a disservice: instead of a huge economic boost in the near future, they will be facing the reality of a slowing economy and softening real estate market. Kudos to Amazon for not letting themselves get smacked into submission.
well, politicians and amzn should have taken into consideration community impact in terms of rising housing costs, packed subways. besides, this was 25,000 jobs over 10-20 years so i think ny will be fine in creating high quality jobs.

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amazon has decided not build HQ2 in Long Island City. Can't say that I'm too sad given all the financial incentives ("corporate welfare") amzn was due to receive. maybe they can expand their newark operations as well as dc and nashville.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/nyregion/amazon-hq2-queens.html

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Re: Judge OKs site plan for controversial 'micro-unit' project in Jersey City
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I did not have as many problems as others with the project, though the way it was pushed through was deceptive.

But how is the VVPA illegitimate?

And Yvonne has not had anything to do with it for a long time.
if I recall correctly, I think vvpa worked to stop this because the project was given automatic approval after zoning or some department failed to give a yay or nay in a timely manner or something like that.

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Re: New York Times: Possible Second Life for Stalled Xanadu Project?
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After 16 Years of Construction, American Dream Mall Will Finally Open. Will it Work?

Shopping malls might be living a nightmare, but New Jersey’s American Dream Mall is trying to do something bigger, better and more entertaining. Will it succeed?

The American Dream Mall—once given a deadline to open in 2014 when the Super Bowl was played in New Jersey—has become the butt of many Northern New Jersey residents’ jokes. It’s been empty for years, little more than a garish, multi-colored eyesore to the drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike.

But finally, after 16 years of starts and stops, missed deadlines, three developers, five governors and a major retail contraction, current developer Triple Five claims the $5 billion American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, N.J., will open its 3.1-million-square-foot center in April. That includes 1.5 million square feet of retail, the largest indoor amusement park in the Western Hemisphere, an indoor ski lift, a DreamWorks-branded indoor waterpark, a Cirque du Soleil venue and a National Hockey League-sized ice rink. Subsequent phases call for two hotels and a convention center.

“There’s a lot that you can see with your eye to let you know this thing is coming soon,” said David Townes, a senior director of retail at Cushman & Wakefield whose office is next to the American Dream site in the Meadowlands Complex.

But even as it nears the finish line, not everybody’s convinced the American Dream Mall will really come to fruition. (At least not on the April timetable.)

“We’ve been told this story a gazillion times,” Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, who recently criticized the project on Twitter, told Commercial Observer. “I gloss over these dates on when they’re projected to open.”

https://commercialobserver.com/2019/02 ... inally-open-will-it-work/

i hope it works. i'd go to see cirque de soleil and the acquarium....is there public transportation to the site?

Posted on: 2/13 14:06
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Re: Have you evicted a non-paying tenant in Jersey City/Hudson County?
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did you do credit and background check on the tenant? collect security deposit? has he traditionally paid rent on time?

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Re: JC historic commission to vote Monday on demolition of St. Peter’s school buildings
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i hope there is a way to preserve the outer shell and building new inside the shell...maybe go deeper and higher...i hope the developers and the city decide to go witha "better, more innovative" approach instead of the low cost option which gives the city another basic box.

Posted on: 2/11 16:10
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Re: Fulop and the ‘Fight for Fifteen’
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The original employees at fast food restaurants were high school teenagers/college students and retired seniors. It was never meant to be employment for raising a family. Immigrants took those jobs and it became the staple for their income. I remember going to a fast food restaurant and gave the cashier $4.01 so I would get back six dollars from a ten. The cashier was clueless to what I was doing and another cashier had to help her. It didn't help her English was limited.


You gave the cashier $4.01 and expected $6 back? Where did the $10 come in? How does this make any sense?

Was the bill $4.01, you gave the cashier $10.01 and expected $6 back? If so, why didn't you say?

No wonder the cashier was confused...


you see even the divine miss Y might be not be numerate....or perhaps the cashier that yvonne was trying to scam her.

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Re: Six-foot, dead snake found hanging on Virgin Mary (Seventh & Brunswick)
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maybe the work of demonlators

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Re: Fulop and the ‘Fight for Fifteen’
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The original employees at fast food restaurants were high school teenagers/college students and retired seniors. It was never meant to be employment for raising a family. Immigrants took those jobs and it became the staple for their income. I remember going to a fast food restaurant and gave the cashier $4.01 so I would get back six dollars from a ten. The cashier was clueless to what I was doing and another cashier had to help her. It didn't help her English was limited.
i see many adult NATIVES working at mcdonalds. and perhaps her english was limited, but maybe she wasn't very numerate without a calculator something that plagues many english speakers too

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Re: Nine-month suspension coming to three light rail stops in JC
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i understand the need to fix the pipe, but really a complete shutdown. what about reduced service? closure at night and/or just one track open.


They need to rip up the tracks, remove the overhead wires, and bring in equipment to dig down to the pipe. You can't run "reduced service" when the infrastructure itself is gone.


Some people just refuse to understand the constraints and limitations of certain situations.
well, they said the L train needed to be shut down too. doesn't it hurt to ask if there are alternatives

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Re: Nine-month suspension coming to three light rail stops in JC
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Nine-month suspension coming to three light rail stops in Jersey City

Updated 3:05 PM; Posted 2:55 PM
By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — Light rail passengers in parts of Jersey City should prepare themselves for a major disruption starting this spring, with NJ Transit planning to shut down service for nearly a year along a route that includes three stations.

The suspension is scheduled to coincide with sewer work performed by the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority and will last from June 1 to March 1, 2020. The affected stations are at West Side Avenue, Martin Luther King Drive and Garfield Avenue.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/02/nine ... stops-in-jersey-city.html
i understand the need to fix the pipe, but really a complete shutdown. what about reduced service? closure at night and/or just one track open.

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Re: What's going there?
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I believe they were able to get approval for the additional floor because it will be set back and will not be seen from street level.
I don't have an issue with that. I also like that they were approved for 15 parking spots.
i was referring to the monstrosity at 359 5th

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How did it get through? The same way this will get through. Variances.

https://jerseydigs.com/village-neighbo ... swick-street-jersey-city/
that monstrosity is just inconsistent with the character of the neighborhood. maybe the zoning board should be overhauled/fired; especially when one considers the buildings in jc where the developer added extra, non-permitted floors. this just smacks of incompetence/negligence, or even worse.

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Re: What's going there?
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what's the deal with 359 5th street? i passed that monstrosity the other day. it takes up 100% of the lot and towers over neighboring houses. how was that every approved?


That section of 5th street isn't exactly Jersey City's proudest block (from a design/aesthetics point of view). That new mega house doesn't help though.
but how did that get through zoning/planning or historic?

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what's the deal with 359 5th street? i passed that monstrosity the other day. it takes up 100% of the lot and towers over neighboring houses. how was that every approved?

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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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According to the new school funding formula, Jersey City is dramatically overfunded, but when you look around at our public schools that doesn’t seem to be the case. Our students are being provided with a high quality education


Untrue. Our unionized employees are being better paid than 98% of their NJ peers, but our students are being shortchanged. The district is now being run by and for it's employees. I dare anyone to try and read the "user friendly budget" and figure out where the money goes. I found terms used there that Google couldn't even define!
it is so easy/convenient to blame teachers for poor jc public school system, and i don't doubt that there are many lousy teachers out there, but i don't think people focus enough attention on lousy parents who raise lousy students/children.


It's a cycle of poverty. Lousy children become lousy parents and raise lousy children. The only thing to break the cycle is good education and economic opportunities. I'm all for gentrification if it helps break the cycle. Unfortunately this leads to the displacement of a lot of people, but just having a concentrating poverty in a particular neighborhood or building will never bring about positive change.

Bring in more charters in areas of failing schools and starve out the old ineffective and racist ways.
I don't necessarily have anything against charters, but the fact is that the public schools are left with the lousy students. those students with motivated parents end up at the better public schools, suburban schools, charter schools or private schools for the most part.

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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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According to the new school funding formula, Jersey City is dramatically overfunded, but when you look around at our public schools that doesn’t seem to be the case. Our students are being provided with a high quality education


Untrue. Our unionized employees are being better paid than 98% of their NJ peers, but our students are being shortchanged. The district is now being run by and for it's employees. I dare anyone to try and read the "user friendly budget" and figure out where the money goes. I found terms used there that Google couldn't even define!
it is so easy/convenient to blame teachers for poor jc public school system, and i don't doubt that there are many lousy teachers out there, but i don't think people focus enough attention on lousy parents who raise lousy students/children.

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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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This conversation is about if a decline of the # of millionaires in NJ will have a fiscal impact on the State, so it is relevant that the top 1% of earners pay 43% of NJ's income taxes because a small drop in the high-earner population will have a disproportionate fiscal effect.

This is a back of the envelope estimate, but if the number of filers in NJ with $1 million or more in income fell by only 1,000 , it would be a loss of at least $100 million in income taxes, since those $1 million income people would pay (at least) an average $100,000 in income taxes each.

$100,000 x 1,000 = $100 million

We aren't talking about the "fairness" by progressive definition of the NJ tax code, where paying 43% of income taxes might be construed as "unfair" if the top 1% possesses more than 43% of the state's income.

However, the top 1% in NJ doesn't earn 43% of the money. I don't have the number, but it's a little less than that.


This conversation is about people with assets in excess of $1 million. You're confusing net worth with income. People with $1 million in assets (e.g. someone who owns a 2br condo in 77 Hudson or Crystal Pointe) typically makes far less than $1 million per year.
i tend to agree. i'm just curious as to what effect increases in minimal wages is having on state budgets and helping retain people. i often hear about people fleeing the northern states for the cheaper southern areas

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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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i'm not surprised that many ultra rich people are moving to lower tax regions of the country. I just wonder if increases in minimum wages in northeast and west coast is helping these regions retain people/lower wage workers and perhaps helping the tax roll somewhat.

just wondering..something for you smarter people to opine on.

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Re: Would MTA be a better operator for PATH? And other ideas...
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realistically, nj needs to take the lead and build another tunnel basically one with 3 or 4 tracks for trains and 3 or 4 lanes for buses; this would account for population growth.

why can't nj/ny do sometype of public private partnership? why can't they just make the port authority fund it and be done with it. the longer we wait, the more expensive it will be.

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