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Re: Pacific Flea is back this Saturday August 20th!
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Bump, see everyone tomorrow!

Posted on: 2016/8/19 21:56
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Re: Latham House
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Same experience here. Attentive staff, tasty brunch, and the food came out reasonably quick. None of your classic new restaurant kinks.

Posted on: 2016/7/21 1:56
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Re: Lafayette pool - food options
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Chiko's deli down the block is a great Latin restaurant with fantastic food and literally right down the block (corner of pacific and Johnston). One of my fav spots in Lafayette.

Posted on: 2016/6/2 0:34
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Re: Thinking about renting on Monitor Street Bergen / Lafayette
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I agree with almost everyone here, it all comes back to your level of comfort in a transitional neighborhood.

Here's a list of pros and cons just for the Lafayette section, since that's the area you're thinking of moving to. YMMV.

Pros:
More affordable than DTJC
Excellent housing stock
Short commute to lower Manhattan (<45 min on avg during rush hour)
Proximity to LSP
Great sense of community
Relatively quiet/low crime
Slowly getting more amenities (Grind Coffee, Pac Flea, Lafayette Corner Store, Chiko's Restaurant, Berry Lane Park, New Berry Lane Park Restaurant [coming soon], The Ruins antique shop, Seafood Kitchen, etc.)
Easy to park (varies block to block)
Walkable
$6 uber from Grove St.
Citibike
Ample new development underway

Cons:
Empty lots, ESP near Johnston
Serious trash issues
Nowhere near number of amenities as DTJC (CAN SOMEONE OPEN A DRY CLEANERS PLEASE?!?)
No local bar, since Nu Bar closed - though that might be changing soon
Not as safe as DTJC

Am I missing anything? Feel free to chime in.




Posted on: 2016/1/18 19:00
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Re: New coffee shop-Grind Shop in Bergen Lafayette
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Yep, every weekend.

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Hold the phone - Doughnut Plant doughnuts? They have my undying affection for that reason alone. It's a little far afield for me, but I'll be taking a trip.

Posted on: 2016/1/14 13:16
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Re: Thinking about renting on Monitor Street Bergen / Lafayette
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I love the neighborhood. Bought in Lafayette 7-8 years ago and things have only gotten better since then. There's a lot of new development slated for this year, so I look forward to even more progress.

Posted on: 2016/1/13 13:43
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Re: New coffee shop-Grind Shop in Bergen Lafayette
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Doughnut Plant donuts, which they carry, generally retail for around $4 so that sounds about right. Definitely not for everybody, but the quality is worth it IMO - especially for an occasional treat.

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user1111 wrote:
Its expensive in my opinion $12 for two coffees one small, one large and two donuts. Also no light roast which is a bummer. I will continue to support it but not daily.

Posted on: 2016/1/13 13:42
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Re: New coffee shop-Grind Shop in Bergen Lafayette
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I interviewed the owners of Grind Shop Coffee for ChicpeaJC.com, they're pretty awesome. Find out more about them here:

http://www.chicpeajc.com/food/drinks/grind-coffee-shop/

Posted on: 2016/1/12 12:47
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Re: Whitlock Cordage Interrupted?
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nemobeatz wrote:
Mao, are you on Nextdoor.com? We have a private social network with 350+ neighbors on it for things going on in Lafayette, so I copied and pasted your query over there (click here to join). Here are two of the responses:


-That building was always separate than the rest of the complex and I think that owner has started the renovation of that warehouse into residences. Don't recall how many. As for the rest of the site, I think they are closer to resolving all the legal issues and have found a new developer to finish / reconstruct it.


-It would appear that they're turning the last building into a parking garage. This is good!

One of the main reasons they never ended up opening up in say 2012, when they tried at city hall, was because many nearby residents attended the city hall meeting and voiced major concern over an Enormous lack of parking for what seem to be hundreds of units and families flooding the area in a short period of time. They were expected to use the 3 surrounding streets for all the parking needs.

City Hall required the facility to provide parking, and so it seems to have potentially come to fruition. We will see as the construction progresses. Fingers crossed.


Why don't you guys reach out the developer to have a meeting? Would help build relations and you'd get the full update (hopefully).


I totally would, but the project has changed hands so many times we have no clue who the developer might be!

Posted on: 2015/10/14 15:30
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Re: Whitlock Cordage Interrupted?
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Mao, are you on Nextdoor.com? We have a private social network with 350+ neighbors on it for things going on in Lafayette, so I copied and pasted your query over there (click here to join). Here are two of the responses:


-That building was always separate than the rest of the complex and I think that owner has started the renovation of that warehouse into residences. Don't recall how many. As for the rest of the site, I think they are closer to resolving all the legal issues and have found a new developer to finish / reconstruct it.


-It would appear that they're turning the last building into a parking garage. This is good!

One of the main reasons they never ended up opening up in say 2012, when they tried at city hall, was because many nearby residents attended the city hall meeting and voiced major concern over an Enormous lack of parking for what seem to be hundreds of units and families flooding the area in a short period of time. They were expected to use the 3 surrounding streets for all the parking needs.

City Hall required the facility to provide parking, and so it seems to have potentially come to fruition. We will see as the construction progresses. Fingers crossed.

Posted on: 2015/10/14 11:53
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Re: Pacific Flea - Saturday, July 11!
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Thanks for sharing your experiences, hope to see you tomorrow!

Posted on: 2015/7/10 21:26
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Pacific Flea - Saturday, July 11!
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Address: 149 Pacific Ave.
Time: 11 am - 6 pm

Food, music, dancing, antiques, vintage and craft items + more!

Eat, relax, shop, and enjoy a beautiful day at one of the most unique venues in Jersey City! DJ Obviously Avi will be spinning great dance tunes from various eras and genres, so come ready to party.


Vendors:

Swati Rastogi Fine Arts & Crafts

The Lost & Found Variety Store

All For You Vintage

Type A Fibers

Taproot Organics

Ramon's Antiques

Primal Feel

Glitzy Girl Glam NJ

Hill and Velez

+ MORE TBA.

Food:

Andy's Modern Market

Whealth and Co. (vegan)

Milk Sugar Love

Posted on: 2015/7/9 18:12
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Re: Buying "Hold" Properties in JC Ghetto
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The Lafayette hood has also seen a pretty large influx of young couples, many from Brooklyn. The housing stock is ridiculously scarce though atm, I suspect many are sitting on their properties and waiting. Commute into downtown Manhattan from the LSP lightrail is about 30-35 min.

Posted on: 2015/5/13 19:59
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Re: Ahris Kitchen: Korean food in downtown Jersey City
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Awesome, glad you enjoyed as much as I have. Incidentally I went to meet friends at Broa last night, but they were closed. Guess what new restaurant my friends wanted to try out?

Dinner was great again, my buddies were raving about their experience. If the owners are reading, keep up the consistency (and thanks for not rushing us out as we lingered 30 min past closing)!

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Haven't posted in quite some time on here, but I felt compelled to break my silence because this place is excellent! I've dined in once and ordered another time via fastboydelivery.com- both times were fantastic. I can wholeheartedly recommend the seafood fritters, the spicy tuna roll, the spicy pork , and the bulgolgi. Come hungry.


Thanks for the recommendations. Tried the seafood fritters, the spicy tuna roll, and the spicy pork. All excellent. My pooch wasn't happy - no leftovers. Not even the rice.

Posted on: 2015/5/13 18:31
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Re: Ahris Kitchen: Korean food in downtown Jersey City
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LOLOL

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nemobeatz wrote:
Haven't posted in quite some time on here, but I felt compelled to break my silence because this place is excellent! I've dined in once and ordered another time via fastboydelivery.com- both times were fantastic. I can wholeheartedly recommend the seafood fritters, the spicy tuna roll, the spicy pork , and the bulgolgi. Come hungry.


Are there side dishes included with those? Seems pricey if not.



Should come with a whole variety of 'ban chan' but looking at the pics it is only a tiny small assed serving of kimchee.

Place looks like a hack joke of what the real deal is.

Hope they did not lock into a long lease as there are folks like myself who cant count the times I've thrown down in Korea for real local food and rocked Flushing Queens for some BiBi Smack down when in the mood.




That's pretty cool that you go all the way to Korea for authentic food, going to Flushing must be a cake walk. I'm the same way myself. I go to Maine whenever I have a craving for lobster and then hit up Vermont for a real throw down on maple syrup and sharp cheddar when I'm in the mood. The only way people like us can get the best is to be a douchebag about it.

Posted on: 2015/5/13 18:27
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Re: Ahris Kitchen: Korean food in downtown Jersey City
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Haven't posted in quite some time on here, but I felt compelled to break my silence because this place is excellent! I've dined in once and ordered another time via fastboydelivery.com- both times were fantastic. I can wholeheartedly recommend the seafood fritters, the spicy tuna roll, the spicy pork , and the bulgolgi. Come hungry.

Posted on: 2015/5/12 13:09
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Re: Amazon Fresh
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Awesome, Amazon just keeps making my life more convenient.

Posted on: 2015/4/13 14:11
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Re: Murder and mahem in Lafayette under Fulop?
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Things have been relatively quiet for the past 3-5 years, not sure what's causing this uptick but I'm hoping it's just a flash in the pan sort of thing.

Posted on: 2015/4/7 21:17
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Antiques, bands and eats at Pacific Flea market re-opening in Jersey City
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Shameless plug, hope to see everyone Saturday!

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ket_re-.html#incart_river

By Summer Hortillosa

Warm weather is back, and so is the Pacific Flea outdoor market in Jersey City!

Last year, the monthly Bergen-Lafayette market has been a go-to spot for shoppers hunting vintage goods, handcrafted items, collectibles and more from local vendors.

Organizer Joel Maffei says the market grew out of property owner Stuart Metrick's garage sales. A crafty collector, Metrick takes old, industrial items and repurposes them to create new furniture and also sells records and antiques.

"There's a bunch of things in my house from the market," said Maffei. "I have a framed Grace Jones album that Stuart made -- he's a little bit of an artist. He also has this drill from the 20's or 30's that he's turned into a lamp!"

While they kept things fairly small last year, this weekend, the market is coming back bigger than ever.

Brittany Graziosi, the designer behind Antisocial Jewelry, a local brand that incorporates animal bones and fur, has joined the Pacific Flea team to help them recruit almost 20 vendors.

"We're really just trying to kick this whole thing up a notch," said Maffei. "We have a lot of people doing vintage clothing, some people with antiques and knick-knacks plus some really great artists who do upcycled art."

Some of the vendors include Heaven and Hand Knits, All for You Vintage, PetuniasJC, Present Tense Vintage, Taproot Organics, EvetteTelyas, E. Tittlemouse & Co., Secondhand Habits Vintage, EGC Studios, the Vintagenista, Turnstyle ART and Lenka's Jewelry.

The grand re-opening will also feature food from Mordi's Food Truck and dessert by banana pudding company Baonanas.

Lastly, visitors will also enjoy live music by the Big Drops, Solid Goold and the Cellers. DJ Avi Obvious McClain will also spin.

"Our main goal is to create a community space, an art space for the neighborhood," said Maffei, who's lived in the neighborhood for eight years. "We don't really have anything else like this in the Bergen-Lafayettte area, and we think it would be really great to get things going over here."

Pacific Flea re-opens on Saturday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 149 Pacific Ave., Jersey City. For more information, visit PacificFlea.com.

Posted on: 2015/4/7 18:07
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Re: PPG and Chromium in Jersey City - Garfield Avenue
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ATTN Bergen Lafayette Residents:

Just a heads up, tonight's Lafayette neighborhood meeting (6:45 PM @ Nu Bar) will be attended by Mayor Fulop, Councilwoman Coleman, and a representative from PPG. They will all be there to discuss the cleanup issues happening in the area north of Berry Lane Park. We need to let PPG know that our community won't stand for a half-assed remediation job and that we deserve to have all the chromium in the contaminated area cleaned up. Below is an article with more information about what's going on.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... t_at_chromi.html#comments

Posted on: 2015/2/5 20:01
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NJ among worst run states in nation, study finds
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Posted on: 2014/12/8 20:57
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Re: Nu Bar
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Haha, sorry! I can get a bit carried away sometimes :)

Pebs, I must've missed you. Always fun to put a face to the username.

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Yup, fun night last night. Just a hello from Nemo (working the crowd as usual) but got a chance to chat with Susan and her hubbie. The bartenders did a great job of keeping everyone's glasses full.

Posted on: 2014/12/5 17:45
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Re: Nu Bar
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Great time tonight! Was great hanging with everyone and especially great to see you Susan! Was looking forward to meeting User1111 as well, but unfortunately that didn't happen. Really impressed with the growth of this bar and love having it in the neighborhood.

Posted on: 2014/12/5 5:59
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Re: Mugging in Enos Jones Park on Tues, 11/18?
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Lol, classic JCList.

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I expect we'll see more of these in quieter corners of DTJC as the neighborhood gets wealthier and more "target-rich."


People have been saying that for ten+ years and it hasn't yet come to fruition. Do you have information we don't, or is it just paranoid rambling?


Nope, just another GV or BL resident who is losing money on his property and looking to instill fear in potential DTJC residents in hope these people move to muderville

Posted on: 2014/11/21 3:15
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Re: Pharmacy recommendation in Lafayette
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I currently use Downtown Pharmacy off the Essex St stop on the light rail. It's an easy stop on the way home from work and only like 3 stops away from Lafayette/LSP light rail. Great customer service.

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I'm looking for a recommendation for an independent pharmacy in the Lafayette area that offers good customer service, etc. They should be in the vicinity of the Foundry (1 mile) and deliver. Thanks.

Posted on: 2014/11/10 2:00
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Re: The Dopeness
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So sad I missed this!

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Several amateur rappers were in for a special treat last night when Kanye West made a surprise appearance at an open mic in Jersey City.

The international rap star dropped into The Dopeness, a Mexican restaurant in Downtown Jersey City, for its monthly Wolf Juice hip-hop open mic showcase. Yeezy made his entrance just before the event began, getting everyone in the packed house talking all night.

More

Posted on: 2014/10/30 16:54
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Re: The Merchant - closing?
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You hit the nail on the head, it was confirmed tonight by Silverman on Twitter.



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I'll bet the other location on Grove Street is closing and he is moving down to the old Merchant building, the current location and configuration is not conducive to a growing business. Good for him the guy makes yummy food.

Posted on: 2014/10/30 4:25
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Re: Berry Lane Park
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There's a plan here, but some things may have changed since it was posted:

http://www.thejcra.org/index.php?p=project-details&pid=32

Posted on: 2014/10/25 1:53
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Re: Berry Lane Park
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So exciting!

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This is so great!

A state agency has awarded Jersey City $5 million to help complete Berry Lane Park, a 17-acre park under construction in Bergen-Lafayette, city officials announced today.

The funds, which were awarded by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, will go towards constructing Berry Lane Park's ball fields, courts, tree planting, landscaping, paths and other amenities.

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Posted on: 2014/10/25 1:32
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Re: TRAFFIC!
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Simmer down now officer, we all know you're in deep cover. =P

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It's a ruse, bodiphooh!

Of course, you know me and know I'm not a cop, which is why it's even more funny!

Posted on: 2014/10/17 17:11
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