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Re: Hard Grove wants an Entertainment and Dance License: help petition against it
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CatDog wrote:
Sava, but only because they have a banner instead of a real sign. Would a real sign make it all better for your faint heart?


Nothing to do with my faint heart. I was just responding to tommyc's not understanding why Sava struggles. I would contend that if they paid a little attention to how their business is perceived, ie spending a couple bucks on a sign and doing something with the interior, they would do much better.

Take two places serving the exact same food. Let me know who does better, the place that looks like Sava or one that looks like your garden variety cheap eats place (a la Grand Sichuan).

Posted on: 2010/11/18 18:01
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Re: Hard Grove wants an Entertainment and Dance License: help petition against it
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Not at all tommy c, but what about that place is not a dump? Stand across the street and tell me which business in that cluster sticks out like a sore thumb

Posted on: 2010/11/18 17:41
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Re: Hard Grove wants an Entertainment and Dance License: help petition against it
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JadedJC wrote:
Now if only the Hard Grove could improve its food and service....


Both abysmal. It's truly amazing that they have stayed in business all these years, while favorites like Sava struggle, and great places like Ox close. What is Hard Grove doing right? Perplexing!



Ox struggled becasue it took them forever to open (thanks JC BD) and were never able to dig out of the hole.

Sava is hardly a favorite, the place is a dump and an eyesore on that block. My wife is Polish so we are forced to shop their occasionally (now that Europa is closed), but the place is a mess.

Posted on: 2010/11/18 16:07
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Re: Europa Provisions on Newark Ave closed???
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I believe last summer they closed for a few weeks around this time for vacation. Up until last week they had been at Grove Farmers Market. Decent chance they take a couple weeks every year around the same time. Would be surprised as they seem to do a brisk business.

Posted on: 2010/8/11 23:51
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Re: Newport Mall Movie Theaters are disgusting
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JC people crack me up. I lived in Manhattan for 10 yrs before moving here. I learned some simple rules: If you want to avoid crowds and teens, avoid the first couple of weeks and weekend evening showings. Manhattan is no better at 8pm on Fri night of an opening weekend. And yes I detest teens, cell phones and babies as much as everyone (in a movie theatre), I just know how to avoid them. JCList cracks me up.

Posted on: 2010/7/18 3:14
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Re: Goodbye and Good Riddance New Jersey
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I am pretty sure that if you lived in an equivalent neighborhood in BK you would hate it too. Reality is that you are moving from a shitty area in one town to a nicer area in another. It is also fair to say that depending on where you live in JC greatly affects your experience, as it does anywhere.

Posted on: 2010/5/2 19:12
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Re: Goodbye and Good Riddance New Jersey
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brooklyn wrote:
Its been a great few of years here in Jersey (5yrs) total but I will gladly be heading back home to Brooklyn in a few months. Sold my place and bought a larger place in Propsect Heights. Great neighborhood with a multitude of great restaurants, Prospect Park 9 blocks away (which has plenty of shade trees), beautiful brownstones for blocks and blocks that Downtown JC cant even hold a match to.
My taxes here in JC for an 850sf 1 bed, 1bath are almost 5K a year, (ridiculous), my new abated taxes in BK will be $17 per month for 25 years. NY does abatements the way abatements should be done, not this stupid ass payment in lieu taxes crap which are property taxes by another name. So HAPPY, will never, ever, ever return to NJ to live.


Of course you didnt like living in JC, you lived on Communipaw in Bergen Lafayette. Having moved from Brooklyn to JC, I must say I prefer the latter. There are nice parts of Brooklyn as well but I love downtown JC (I hate where you lived though:)) Re: taxes, NYC abatement is great, NYC income taxes not so much. Also, I paid roughly 15% less for my condo here than I would have for a comparable property in a nice neighborhood in Brooklyn . Also, your commute sucks from Prospect Heights , but I guess it probably did from Communipaw. Good luck and good riddance!

Posted on: 2010/5/1 0:48
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Re: Port-O Lounge
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Went Sat as well. Definitely the best vibe I have seen in JC, good crowd, attractive people, great sound system and music.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 0:35
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Re: MorrisCanal Park -- for dogs or kids?
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well regardless of the time of day, i will not hesitate to kick your dog as a last resort to keep it away from either the fragile or dog aggressive dogs i sometimes walk. i will feel terrible for the dog and probably say something less than nice to you. just a heads up.



Shaking in my boots tough guy! If my dog walker brought my fragile/aggressive dog into an environment where they might be provoked, I would say they were incompetent and might be better served in a line of work with less thought required...just a heads up.

Posted on: 2010/4/19 23:55
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Re: MorrisCanal Park -- for dogs or kids?
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neanoora wrote:
Also, I find it extremely curious that now when the weather is nice, the park if full of dogs. What about in the middle of winter - don't those dogs need to run out then too? We certainly take our kid to outings regardless of the weather - he needs fresh air just like anyone else.


Really??? You find it curious why a park is busier when the weather is nice? I wouldn't know, as I dont frequent parks in the middle of winter. Based on your post one would assume that in the middle of winter the park is chock full of kids. I am a dog owner and I do let my dog run at Morris, it is a great place to do so. That said I only do so when the park is relatively empty early am or late afternoon.

Posted on: 2010/4/18 23:09
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Re: Teppan Bar and Grill
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what dish(es) would you recommend?

http://teppanjc.com/menu.html for the google impaired


We did the Hibachi thing as we brought our teenage nephews who are not down with sushi yet. The hibachi was standard hibach which is good. Good size sushi bar and the lounge area seems cool. To me it is a great addition to JC, combines restaurant lounge area and should attract all types. I live around the corner and am thrilled that they are finally open

Posted on: 2010/4/18 23:01
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Teppan Bar and Grill
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Surprised not to see this already up, but Teppan (restaurant at 50 Columbus) is finally open (soft). Went last night and really liked it. Great space and atmosphere for JC. Good crowd all weekend. Worth checking out

Teppan Bar and Grill
319 Warren Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302


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Posted on: 2010/4/18 21:02
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Re: xbox ring of death repair in Jersey City
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Go to criagslist, lots of guys around the NYC area know how to fix, figure $80.

Posted on: 2010/1/12 22:58
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Re: New York Times: Mercury Lofts at the Beacon, Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Condo
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....I have a million to spend on a condo but I want to live far from transport and modern amenities...is this the place for me?

Posted on: 2009/12/7 2:20
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Maybe it's just me but I think the PATH is pretty solid. Trains run much more frequently during rush hour than any NYC subway line I have ever ridden. As for crowding, what mass transit avenue isnt crowded as it approaches Manhattan?

Weekends arent great but if you are resourceful enough to use a tool like nynj.net it isnt really much of an inconvenience.
I really dont get the path hate.

Posted on: 2009/9/14 23:37
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Re: The Beacon
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Out of curiosity, if I lived at the Beacon and was having friends visit, would my friends be allowed to ride the Beacon shuttle from Grove St (assuming that I, the Beacon resident was not there)? Let me know, thanks!

Posted on: 2009/7/29 22:40
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Re: The Beacon
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Lol, you don't even know the neighborhood. Yeah, find me a galore amenities that you described within one block radius on 34th and 1st. I know FDR is there. Oh yeah, the Water Club is pretty close.

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How about second avenue genius? Pretty sure you can find everything you need right there. Enjoy the Beacon!

Posted on: 2009/7/29 15:45
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Re: The Beacon
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I've lived quite few places such as 34th on 1st avenue and Battery Park. According to you, those aren't consider urban atmosphere because they are located a easy 10 mins walk to the station.


Clearly you are confused, again-you made a similar argument a few weeks ago, to no avail. You are now comparing Manhattan neighborhoods with amenities galore (bars/restaurants/etc) within a one block radius to the Beacon, which has amenities (projects and a highway on-ramp) within a one block radius. Beacon is in the middle of nowhere from a shopping/mass-transit pov. Give it a rest buddy.

Im glad you like it there, but stop trying to convince me and everyone else who doenst live there there that the location is something it's not.

Posted on: 2009/7/29 14:35
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Re: The Beacon
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JCSHEP wrote:


Thanks for clarifying, I think i errantly wrapped in sentiments from earlier posts.

I dont need a GPS to prove my point, I can tell you from personal experience. I offered the GPS since you have actually never walked around here, yet are posting about how far it is from public transit. It is also a new toy I am dying to use! Looking at Google Maps would also suffice. With respect to shopping...are you under the assumption that there are no stores up here?

The fact is I know the area quite well as I actually looked at a unit when I was in the market. I also ride my bike all over JC including past your building on my way to Lincoln Park.


At this point lets agree to disagree. You think the location is perfect and I find it less desireable.

Posted on: 2009/7/29 13:55
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Re: RALLY/PROTEST WEDNESDAY, 29TH CITY HALL AT 9:00AM
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marybarr wrote:
Okay--this will probably get me jumped on but aren't you guys the same ones who posted elsewhere that JC is improving and that you like living here?

I am new to JC (2 years) and I think it's pretty good. All of these folk, innocent and guilty, had to be good for something.


Wow, I am guessing you wrote this to incite a response and not because you cant differentiate between liking a neighborhood and disagreeing with political ideals/corruption.

Here is an example, marybarr. I like living in America but was not a fan of GWB. My disgust at some of his policies did not make me consider leaving America, but rather to vote for another candidate.

Does this make sense to you?

Posted on: 2009/7/29 13:24
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Re: The Beacon
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JCSHEP wrote:

Lets talk about it...location to transit and what kind of areas you have lived in...


Seriously lets move this discussion to facts. How about we first address location of here relative to the PATH. I hope the following gives you a snapshot of my life living here relative to transportation.

It takes me between 10-12 minutes to walk to JSQ, I estimate it is between .7 and .8 miles away…maybe less. I just got a GPS after getting semi-lost backpacking in Southern Utah this June and can confirm it if you want. We are AS CLOSE as the west side of Hamilton Park from a PATH stop, the park border, not the neighborhood border which is further. This means there are parts of williamsburg further from a subway stop than we are (given not too many).

So, it takes me about 10-12 minutes of casually walking to get to JSQ. I will fully admit, i am a very tall person so add a minute or two for that. The argument that we are far from public transit is fully Bull $!#&. And it comes from people who have never wondered around this area, yet somehow claim to know what they are talking about. Please someone stand up who has actually walked from here to JSQ, to Astor Bar, to the Reservoir, to the ice skating rink, to Grove street (not too much further than JSQ)…not someone who lives on the waterfront and “knows” about where I live. I live here and I do it all the time.

A) - we have a shuttle if you dont want to walk, B) - we are AS CLOSE as the west side of Hamilton Park from a PATH station. Look at Google or Live maps if you don’t believe me. Am I asserting that the neighborhood similar between here and JSQ, no, and I would not. Most of the people between here and JSQ are family people, and in my experience, real people. And honestly that is why I personally like it.

Is it terrible and unsafe? I don’t think so, I have never had an issue, not even a comment said to me, any of my friends or my girlfriend. Maybe it depends on who you are and how you carry yourself…body language is something we all unconsciously recognize and you will be bleeding from the eyes that you are scared if you are. That wouldn’t be a good thing downtown if that is you at night either. Have you ever lived outside of a fully “gentrified” place? If not, I understand why you feel uneasy, this is new to you, you don’t know if it is safe. I walk here to JSQ, bike to the waterfront and all around on the weekends, frequent the local businesses, live here like you live downtown with no problems. If you are uncomfortable walking from here to JSQ, OK, fine, you know your bounds and your comfort zone. Understand not all people need the assurances you do!

Oh, and I don’t have a car….


JCSHEP, I will keep this very easy for you. Never once did I say that where you live is unsafe, or that I was afraid to venture there. My only point has been that your location is far from ideal for the majority of people who value proximity to mass transit as well as shopping/restaurants/etc. Ultimately if you need to GPS and time your walk to prove to me that its not that bad, well that kinda proves my point.

Posted on: 2009/7/29 13:16
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Re: The Beacon
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When I said doesn't apply here, I don't mean transportation included. Depends on who you talk to, many that I know doesn't like to live too close to the train station including myself. For people who don’t commute using public transportation, Beacon is fine. It is close enough to get on 78.

Let’s talk about Williamsburg. Which transportation that you know that goes to the booming Williamsburg area and are they close to projects? Better yet, have you been there?

That’s right; I pick up a nice unit at a fair price during the auction. Do I believe the price should be higher? Hell yes. Otherwise, what the hell I’m buying it for. The lower price now doesn't mean the initial price few years back was wrong. The price had adjusted based on market situation. I wouldn't call it overprice few years back because I couldn't afford it.


Let's talk about Williamsburg, I lived there for 3 years. The L train stops on Bedford/Lorimer/Graham...great proximity and yes public housing in some parts but the point is that they are close to public transport....not sure what you are getting at as the Beacon is NOT.

I guess you are in the minority that wants to live an urban atmosphere without the conveniences typically associated with city living - shops/restaurants/transport all within walking distance. As Ive said before, I am thrilled that you are so pleased with your buy, but that does not change the fact that the location is subpar at best-and the majority of people value location in real estate.

Posted on: 2009/7/28 21:16
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Re: The Beacon
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bsun wrote:

The quote "location, location and location" doesn't applies the same like retail business here. From an investment point of view, you want to get into a potential location before it booms.

$800 maintenance isn't that bad consider all utilities are included and saving of gym membership. Anyone know what is the monthly NYSC membership around here for 2?


How can you say location, location, location doesnt apply here??? I agree you want to get into a location before it booms, but you want a location that is in a GOOD location relative to conveniences/subways/etc before the rest of the world has caught on, as in Willlamsburg or Grove ST path 10 years ago when people moved to relatively downtrodden areas that had great proximity to subway/path (something the Beacon does not currently have, and will never have).

Most people who are posting negatively are arguing that the Beacon initially was ridiculously overpriced given its location. My impression BSUN is that you bought at a distressed price at auction, in which case you may have paid an amount that is appropriate. The fact that a large number of units had to be disposed of via auction proves that the market agreed the initial prices were extremely overpriced.

Posted on: 2009/7/28 20:11
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Re: The Beacon
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marybarr wrote:
The folk will be mixed income so it follows that they will have more money and that retail will be more upscale. Don't forget we at The Beacon are middle to high income and we will use it too. And M360 and the other new residents brought in by gorgeous new construction. Also I am hoping (but hey guy I don't have a crystal ball) it will feature a supermarket, department store, or both, to help bring people from all around to revitalize our area.

BTW-do you run an aviary? Chirping and crowing and all that.


Wow, you are a bit delusional if you think there is any chance of a department store opening across from the Beacon.

Posted on: 2009/7/24 14:38
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Re: The Beacon
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Were you guys woken up by the shots this morning? Crazy

Posted on: 2009/7/16 13:54
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Re: The Beacon
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bsun wrote:

I sort of disagree. Best resident area not necessary need to be this close to a station. Let's take Battery Park for an example. It take easily 15 mins to get to the subway from any building in that area.

Personally, I would prefer my place a bit farther from the station instead of Grove Pointe. Too many pedestrian traffic cause pollution and garbage.

Just me.

I was hesitant to even reply because I thought you were being funny.

First, I think comparing Battery Park to I the Beacon's neighborhood is absolute insanity, no offense. Second, a bit farther from a station implies a few blocks. The Beacon is not even a part of the same neighborhood. That said I guess it is a good thing for the Beacon developers that not everyone has my tastes!

Posted on: 2009/7/1 19:19
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Re: The Beacon
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In my mind you cannot make a comparison to Grove a few years ago, the major difference being that the area around grove has ideal proximity to transportation (ie you do not need to take a shuttle OR walk 15 minutes to get PATH). I would venture to guess that 85%+ of Downtown JC residents come to JC because of its great commute to Manhattan. I know I did, and I know we immediately ruled out the Beacon because we did not want to have to deal with a shuttle.

That is not to say that the Beacon is not a beautiful building. I could care less about the projects IF the location was closer to PATH, but its not, and never will be. Again, I am thrilled that people like the building, as do I. But in the grand scheme, it's location is far from ideal. And while its surroundings may improve, it will be tempered by the fact that its location is sub-par.

Posted on: 2009/7/1 16:41
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Re: Support a Better Jersey City
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Fulop!

Sean Carolan from Binghamton here. Small world. Moving to JC nect month, send me a message we should catch up

Posted on: 2008/8/14 14:03
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