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Re: Planning Board approves 790-unit 40-story building for Newport
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while there appears to be lots of green in that rendering, i doubt there will actually be any space left for that, and since the city doesn't require any green infrastructure (or even knows what it is, apparently) to be incorporated by these developments, it's probably safe to say there won't be any.

get ready for even more flooding and sewage overflows!

Posted on: 2010/12/15 11:40
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Re: Does anyone here keep hens in Downtown JC?
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there is a really great organization called Just Food in NYC that has resources and workshops on keeping city chickens...
check them out at:
http://www.justfood.org/city-farms/city-chickens

Posted on: 2010/7/13 17:00
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Re: Holy flooding Batman....
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Quote:

jcnight wrote:
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erie wrote:
JC government needs to wake up and start requiring all these new developments to incorporate some sort of stormwater management into their plans (green roofs, rain gardens, porous pavement, etc)!


How easy is that to do in a neighborhood full of 1800's or 1900's era brownstones? Can that be done? How would that help our buildings?


i'm just saying the NEW developments should have to have this incorporated...or at the very least, incentivize it. by mitigating stormwater runoff from huge paved areas (street trees, rain gardens, etc.) and roofs (green roofs), you have less water running into the sewers during a rainfall event, and less overflow.

maybe if newer developments around here did that, more people would be aware of the stormwater issues, and would start to incorporate them into their own renoventations and such. or not.

but for all of this development to be going on and having nothing like this required or encouraged is just plain dumb.

you can find tons of info online about stormwater runoff issues...and JC has combined sewer systems, meaning when the sewers overflow, there's raw sewage being combined with the stormwater runoff.

Posted on: 2010/3/14 4:06
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Re: Holy flooding Batman....
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JC government needs to wake up and start requiring all these new developments to incorporate some sort of stormwater management into their plans (green roofs, rain gardens, porous pavement, etc)!

Posted on: 2010/3/14 3:45
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Re: Any suggestions for cafes/lounges to study?
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van houtte coffee on greene at montgomery would probably be good - free wifi, and there's no one ever in there when i've been there (plus, they're open til 10p every night supposedly).

not sure about parking around there, though...

Posted on: 2010/1/3 19:30
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Re: WTF Healy & Fulop...GET THE SIMPLE SH*T RIGHT - SORT OUT OUR SEWERS!
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it's unbelievable that with all of the new development in the past few years there are no incentives or regulations for best stormwater management practices (rain swales, green roofs, permeable pavement walkways etc.).

at least NYC is starting to try to address the issue - as far as I know, JC is doing very little.
didn't healy win some "green" mayor award? what a joke.

Posted on: 2009/11/24 16:14
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Re: The Saffron - 213 Newark Avenue
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honestly, i thought the saffron apartments were ridiculously bad for a new building - aside from being on the tiny side, they have very little closet space and the walls are super thin.
at the open house, i tapped walls with my friend in the next door apartment. needless to say, we could practically hear each other's whispers. granted, they're empty and there's no buzz of a/c's and whatnot so the sounds will be louder, but we've done that at a lot of other apartments we've looked at, and the saffron was the absolute worst.
it really seemed like a cheap rental building to me.

i wonder if the auction winners will actually live there themselves.

Posted on: 2009/11/9 22:47
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Re: Green Roofs
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i'm not sure of any jersey city special permitting regulations, however, i can tell you that there is no incentive in place in NJ right now.
NY just passed an incentive today, though:
http://www.ewire.com/display.cfm/Wire_ID/4844
...maybe NJ won't be too far behind.

...and yes, there are many things you'll need to be aware of, first being the weight load your roof can support (a decent bare minimum green roof would be 15lbs/sqft).

anyway, there's lots of info online, and several companies in the area that design and install green roofs (i work for one myself), but first you'll need to consult with a structural engineer to see if it's even an option.

Posted on: 2008/6/26 21:19
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Re: Where are all the BJ shopping carts coming from?
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On Monday, I saw a woman pushing a BJs cart into Grove Pointe. Unbelievable.

Posted on: 2008/5/29 22:31
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