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Pizza dough
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Anybody know where I can buy a small amount of pizza dough (like for two small pizzas) ? Do supermarkets like ShopRite carry it, fresh instead of frozen?

I know I can make it, but I don't want to do that tonight.

Posted on: 5/16 9:11
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Re: Cutting down large trees on Barrow Street
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The overhead wires really look like shit. It's an incredible difference walking on a brownstone block in Brooklyn versus JC or Hoboken. Architecturally almost identical, but way more beautiful without the wires. It's really noticeable.

Ironically, the only thing that really hides them is a heavily tree-lined block (like York between Jersey and Varick, or really any of those horizontal streets west of Jersey Ave).

Posted on: 5/9 17:51
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Re: Clothing Moths
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Thanks guys. Here's the deal; I have yet to find any holes in my clothes. Is there a chance these aren't the type to actually cause holes in clothes? Are they maybe grain moths, but living in closet??

I bought some poison vapor hanging things called No-Moth that got great reviews. Set them off in each of our closets, went to Europe for a 12 day vacation, and came back ... saw a moth, in my hallway, just chilling. So I think I'm pushing them out of the closets with the poison, but they are just going elsewhere in the house. WTF!

I have also set the sticky traps but I understand that this only identifies that you HAVE moths, as it's only the male moths attracted to the traps. The females which lay the eggs, and the larvae, are unaffected by the traps.

Any other insights? Would an exterminator know what to do, or just do the things that I'm doing?

What a ridiculously annoying insect.

Posted on: 5/9 17:47
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Clothing Moths
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Has anybody ever battled clothing moths?

We have for a few years, and they just ... keep coming.

While the moths are in our closets and bedroom areas....I have yet to see any damage/holes in clothing. So are they actually causing any damage?

Any advice, or any recommendation of an exterminator to get these guys out of our home?

Posted on: 5/8 0:57
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Re: Cutting down large trees on Barrow Street
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What a shame this is. Two very large beautiful trees on a beautiful block. I'm assuming it was either due to the health of the trees, or their interference with the overhead wires. It's probably because of the wires, which is really unfortunate. They chopped up another tree just south of where these two were removed a few years ago, and it looks absurd to this day.

Jersey City and Hoboken are among the few urban historic districts that have overhead wires. Not only is it ugly in general, but it causes Jersey City to chop the limbs of these beautiful trees.

I'm realistic enough to know that Jersey City, due to the cost and Jersey City's complete ignorance of aesthetics, will never bury the power lines, but it is a real shame.

Posted on: 5/6 14:58
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Re: The Citizen - Formerly The Dopeness
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Regarding Port-O, yes they definitely had an identity crisis but the decor also seemed kind of cheesy and food didn't stand out so much.

Not to pile on, but the name was pretty bad also to be honest. You can name your restaurant literally anything you want, why choose something that evokes images of Port-o potties? I mean I understand that Porto is a city in Portugal, but why make it cheesy by adding a dash to make it Port-O? Just a bad name in my opinion.

Oh well, 5 years or so in business is actually a decent achievement, especially on that section of Newark Ave.

Posted on: 2016/10/13 11:11
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Re: Union Republic -- Impressive New Place on Newark Ave @ Third Street
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The ongoing influx of population should ultimately help Jersey City restaurants...

I think for many restaurants in the Jersey City of today, the quality is there, the concept is there...but if only ONE thing is slightly off (not GREAT or consistent service, or location a tad bit off the beaten path) there is a decent chance of failure.

There is not enough scale of dining patrons to have such errors and maintain a loyal customer base. Not with the way rents are rising in DTJC. Not with the Manhattan/Brooklyn palates that continue to move in. There are just too many options that are superb, in DTJC and also only a short subway ride away across the river.

Growing pains. Sad to see that Union Republic didn't make it through this round of growing pains in the JC restaurant scene. I did like them, but they were a peripheral thought many times, because there are a lot of options.

Posted on: 2016/9/9 1:54
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Re: Union Republic -- Impressive New Place on Newark Ave @ Third Street
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Yeah Union Republic was really good, I always wondered why it didn't draw better crowds.

Posted on: 2016/9/7 18:26
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe
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I welcome businesses sprinkled into residential neighborhoods as an alternative to having all businesses on a main drag. It's what makes urban cities awesome.

Are we sure it's going to be a "nightclub"? If so, it would seem a bit out of place.

Posted on: 2016/9/7 12:30
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Re: Potential Hurricane on Sunday
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MDM and Brewster and other weather experts - I currently have my boat at the north end of the Barnegat Bay at the mouth of the Pt. Pleasant Canal.

If they are calling for 3-5 ft surge, is that number mirrored in the back bays?

Was originally planning on taking it on the ocean back to NY Harbor tomorrow, but obviously that plan is entirely altered.

Posted on: 2016/9/3 11:39
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Re: Rental Prices out of control - DTJC
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I feel that rental prices are pretty in line with where they should be; maybe a little inflated which is why there is so much construction.

Condo/home prices are completely inflated, due to low inventory and high demand. Prices should come down with increased inventory, and if there is a tax reval we should see asking prices reduced significantly.

Posted on: 2016/8/30 10:10
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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I guess those of you guys on here who think the people who are opposing the "genre" of bar that this would fall under, are automatically resistant to change.

I would suggest that most of the Jersey City people who have a negative opinion of this proposed bar are NOT opposed to change, and are in fact generally a proponent of positive changes around DTJC.

In a neighborhood in transition, there is an inherent air of change that yes, is inevitable, due to an influx of people with more disposable income than there was before, into a neighborhood. This type of change occurs all the time in urban neighborhoods WITHOUT the kind of change that this proposed establishment symbolizes.

Posted on: 2016/8/26 0:33
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Re: Dullboy for sale
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That's weird. Seems like a successful bar.

Posted on: 2016/8/16 10:52
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Is it pretty much all stores that are opening this week?

I'm excited for Beer Table, which will become by far the easiest beer from which to access beers not distributed to NJ.

Posted on: 2016/8/15 22:16
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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What I think is interesting is that it's not simply gentrification that causes this downward spiral into Hobokenization.

For example, in Brooklyn and Queens there are neighborhoods a equal points of gentrification and also far more advanced in terms of gentrification than DTJC, and you don't see the "party bro" visitors much at all, from places like Long Island or elsewhere.

I think it's a matter of fact that you can't take the Jersey out of Jersey City. I mean, it makes perfect sense and this shouldn't be very surprising to any of us - suburban 20-something kids from NJ need a place to party, and Jersey City is simply an alternative to Hoboken, and like Hoboken, it's a bit easier of an alternative to jumping across the Hudson.

This Hobokenization of Jersey City, in my opinion, comes down to two things: 1. Geography and 2. Cost and scarcity of liquor licenses in NJ/Jersey City, which quite frankly forces bar owners to appeal to a high volume of patrons and also the 'lowest common denominator", hence all the bars with TVs and the patrons that you see on the eastern end of Newark Avenue.

Just my two cents.



Posted on: 2016/8/9 20:04
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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I feel like most of the bars in Downtown Jersey City could be considered sports bars, and most are certainly bars to watch games at, as most have several or more TVs.

The fact that this individual owns 1Republik and Tonic East tells me that we can expect a similar vibe at this location -- lots of TVs, bros, and average bar food.

Posted on: 2016/8/8 0:24
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Re: Body found in Liberty Harbor Marina
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Sad. I didn't know him well at all, but I helped him back up into his slip a few weeks ago, and this is pretty chilling. Rest in peace Roger.

Posted on: 2016/8/8 0:14
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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JcDevil wrote:
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tommyc_37 wrote:
This is really lame. That end of Newark Ave is becoming pretty shameful. It brings the exact element seen in Hoboken. It's not a good element.

BTW, why is Republik spelled with a K like that?


Oh come on. That store is gigantic, what else could it really be than a big sports bar/lounge thingy? JC can support places like that *as well as* places like Pet Shop and The Archer.


I agree that the size of the pace is problematic, but why does it have to be a bar? I can think of some solutions:

1. Divide the space up into several storefronts.
2. Food halls are all the rage, and immensely popular
3. Large single restaurant

These "mega bars" especially ones with a thousand TVs, attract one type of person, and it's a pretty annoying type of person, I'm sorry.

As somebody said, it's the lowest common denominator. I thought for all these years that Jersey City would take learnings from Hoboken's "night life" and do things to prevent that, but it's happening (already happened, even).

I don't want to make a big deal out of it, or sound overly negative, but it's just kind of depressing, haha.

Posted on: 2016/8/5 13:08
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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This is really lame. That end of Newark Ave is becoming pretty shameful. It brings the exact element seen in Hoboken. It's not a good element.

BTW, why is Republik spelled with a K like that?

Posted on: 2016/8/5 11:52
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Re: Developement on Marin
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I think there are redevelopment plans for that entire area including some of the low-rise housing, if I'm not mistaken?

That is one of the more glaring examples of poor urban planning in DTJC.

Posted on: 2016/8/4 17:42
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Re: Salt water fishing gear?
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Gotta go to Moe's. Limited selection though, but I'd try there first because it's a cool little old school business and Moe is a nice guy.

You can also try the marine store at Liberty Landing Marina - they have rods and some tackle/lures (and a lot of frozen bait).

Then there's Capitol on 36th, very convenient from Path.

Posted on: 2016/7/21 15:18
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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JCMan8 wrote:
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Not to mention it's simply idiotic to think that people driving to a Whole Foods will park their car in a parking garage (paying for parking at a grocery store) located at least a block away. So you'll have a constant stream of people crossing the street with shopping carts to get to the garage(s)?


This is simply an exaggeration. The lot at 50 Columbus is literally across the street! Also, WF could offer parking validation for those with cars, as they do in other city locations, like in Portland. One could easily walk across the street with two, three or four bags to carry to one's car.


They have the bargaining power, and I'm sure this was their idea. They don't want their customers going down the street with carts. When most people go food shopping, they get more than 2-4 bags.


Most Americans in general, or most people who live in cities? Extremely different behavior sets.

I never have more than 3-4 bags because I live in a city and walk to the store. Instead of going every 2 weeks I go once a week.

Posted on: 2016/7/14 0:28
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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Jersey City Up Front has an article posted today regarding details of the planned Whole Foods space:

http://www.jerseycityupfront.com/neig ... ullboy-expands-food-menu/

*edit*

Link to the original article on Jersey Digs:

http://jerseydigs.com/whole-foods-met ... owers-jersey-city-update/


I'm surprised no one has chimed in about the FIVE LEVELS of parking integrated into the building. That's a parking lot across from another (the one at 50 Columbus, which is usually mostly empty) and across the street diagonally from another parking lot (the one at Grove Pointe) that is usually somewhat empty, as well. I thought we were trying to move away from the idea of reliance on cars and towards more pedestrian friendly concepts.

In any case, I think it also speaks volumes that neither the Planning Board, nor Traffic Department, seem to think that traffic in the area is already a chaotic mess. WTF?


I wonder when, if ever, Jersey City will realize that it's a city and start behaving that way, instead of constantly shoehorning itself into a car-first midwestern satellite city-suburb.

Posted on: 2016/7/13 13:10
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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Quote:

third_street_hats wrote:
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bodhipooh wrote:
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Seagull wrote:
Jersey City Up Front has an article posted today regarding details of the planned Whole Foods space:

http://www.jerseycityupfront.com/neig ... ullboy-expands-food-menu/

*edit*

Link to the original article on Jersey Digs:

http://jerseydigs.com/whole-foods-met ... owers-jersey-city-update/


I'm surprised no one has chimed in about the FIVE LEVELS of parking integrated into the building. That's a parking lot across from another (the one at 50 Columbus, which is usually mostly empty) and across the street diagonally from another parking lot (the one at Grove Pointe) that is usually somewhat empty, as well. I thought we were trying to move away from the idea of reliance on cars and towards more pedestrian friendly concepts.

In any case, I think it also speaks volumes that neither the Planning Board, nor Traffic Department, seem to think that traffic in the area is already a chaotic mess. WTF?


Normally I would agree with you, but this is a grocery store.

Do you intend to see folks walking across those major roadways with shopping bags in tow or pushing their carts to these other lots and then returning those same carts to the store?


Um, yes? It's a dense as hell city and this location is on top of a subway station. There is no need for parking, especially with other (empty) garages on the same block.

How much parking is allotted for the Trader Joe's in Brooklyn Heights? That's a neighborhood with similar density and similar % of car ownership to DTJC.

Posted on: 2016/7/13 13:08
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe?
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I don't have any inside info, but somebody on here said it wasn't likely to open, and instead, the Hard Grove owners were opening a new spot on Montgomery Street.

Posted on: 2016/7/6 10:25
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Re: Underground Passageway linking PATH to Fulton Center Opens Today (May 26, 2016)
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Coming back downtown on the 4 or 5, it's very confusing to try to find connection to Path without going upstairs and outside.

Why isn't everything just simply and directly connected to Fulton? So many escalators, stairs, and unnecessarily confusing passageways.

And the repetitive automated escalator announcements on the platform when you're waiting there for 30 minutes... W...T...F.

Posted on: 2016/7/2 0:17
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Re: Tender Shoot Farm Closing
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That does kind of suck, although I frequented P&K more than Tender Shoot, it's sad to see these places go. Maybe another similar shop will replace it. I think there is a huge need for these places.

Posted on: 2016/7/1 13:28
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Re: Underground Passageway linking PATH to Fulton Center Opens Today (May 26, 2016)
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The new WTC terminal confuses the heck out of me, from the beginning of the experience (platform/escalator setup) to the exits and where they place you. And I can't find out how to connect to the Fulton Station underground.

So frustrating! It's just really not user friendly. I wonder if anybody can possibly be pleased with this expensive mistake.

Anyway, is there some sort of guide or map as to the exits and connections?

Posted on: 2016/6/30 0:26
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Re: Closest non-car method to get to the beach?
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Most of the advice here refers to the Jersey beaches, but there are other options as well, within similar distance or closer.

There is direct LIRR train service to Long Beach in LI; it's about 50 minutes from Penn Station.

Subway to Coney Island is just under an hour.

There are ferries from Pier 11 and bus shuttles to and from places like Rockaway Beach; the Riis Park Beach Bazaar looks pretty cool: http://riisparkbeachbazaar.com/

Posted on: 2016/6/24 0:31
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Re: Sushi Tango
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The old Sushi Tango space is being transformed into a place called Wurstbar: http://www.wurstbarjc.com/


Posted on: 2016/6/20 17:43
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