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Re: Shotgun toting muggers jump out of car mug two women…..any details???
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Remember when guns are outlawed, only criminals will have them. Talk to your lawmakers to tell them responsible law abiding citizens have a right to defend themselves.


#1 Guns are not going to be outlawed in NJ or any other state. Even the most liberal policy-makers wouldn't argue for that. Let's cut the hyperbole.

HOWEVER, just because you have a permit to own and operate a firearm doesn't allow you to carry a concealed, loaded weapon.

Only about 1,500 people in NJ can legally carry a concealed weapon (see below). A standard firearm permit does not allow you to carry a concealed weapon, and if you need to transport the weapon (say to go hunting or to a shooting range) it must be unloaded and in a case, separate from any ammunition. I know this because I have a permit to own firearms and hunt in NJ.

Have you actually shot a handgun richieveal? How about in a high-stress situation, in a populated urban environment? It's one thing to face down a burglar with a shotgun in your home and quite another to play vigilante justice in the street without training. Handguns are much harder to aim accurately. (Look at how often cops miss their targets, and they receive regular training.) Most law abiding citizens would have their gun stripped away and used against them OR end up hurting innocents while trying to play hero OR shooting themselves ala Plaxico.

Let's be real buddy. Going out armed with handguns is not going to help law-abiding citizens. Also, it's just not going to happen in the most densely populated state in the country.

New Jersey Concealed Carry Permit Information:
Issuance of the permit is almost completely discretionary, and New Jersey courts have upheld the policy of strictly limiting permits ?to persons specifically employed in security work . . . and to others who can establish an urgent necessity for carrying guns for self-protection.?

Posted on: 2012/4/25 18:20
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Re: NYTimes: Rents at all time high -"I did not move to New York City to live in Hoboken or Jersey City"
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My sentiments exactly, Bill.

We should be happy there is still a little Jersey stigma. It's keeping our cost-of-living down!

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C'mon guys, we were all young & immature at one point. He's 25, probably grew up in some mid-western boring hell hole where a night out on the town consisted of a stop at the Walmart and now he's in fabulous N.Y.C.! Does he sound very silly & pretentious? Of course he does! Does he ruffle this native NYC/NJ boy's feathers? Nah. If he and his buddies can pay $5400 per month good for them. He's living his 'dream' right now, working hard, out on Saturday nights wearing his tight designer jeans and his best Banana Republican untucked dress shirt picking up the ladies. Give the youngin' a break! He has arrived - he be livin' in da big city. Let him have his excitement and try not to be too harsh. He has no idea how good it is here in the JC.

Posted on: 2012/4/25 17:51
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Re: Journal Square: School board member & Ex-NBAer's bar Sanai's issued summonses after 50 people brawl
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I have been there during dinner hours, and I have eaten some things up at the bar. The place is not really dodgy at all during those hours. The restaurant is a stand-alone stone building, that has been nicely renovated inside. (It's the oldest standing building in JC).

I've only gone in there a handful of times, but there is always a diverse and friendly clientele at the bar. I found the food to be pretty average, but I haven't tried many items.

I think the only dodginess/fighting occurred when the place used to turn into a club on Friday or Saturday nights. I understand that these parties were put on by outside DJs and promoters and have been stopped by Mr. Dehere, probably because of the trouble. Not exactly sure, though.

Posted on: 2012/1/30 22:56
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Re: Bike Share System
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K-Lo wrote:
What law prohibits bikes on JC sidewalks? I know that it's illegal in NYC, but didn't think that was the case in JC.


Jersey City law. As in most cities I'm aware of, bicycles are considered moving vehicles, therefore subject to traffic regulations and not belonging on the sidewalk with pedestrians. From the JC Municipal code:

? 242-9.1. - Definition; bicycle riders subject to traffic regulations; riding bicycles on business district public sidewalks prohibited. [Adopted 9-9-1998 by Ord. No. 98-105]

A. As used herein, "bicycle" means a vehicle propelled by human power upon which a person may ride, having two tandem wheels, either of which is twelve (12) inches or more in diameter, and may be any vehicle generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or rear wheels.

It's not enforced, of course. And I believe they make exception for children.

I do wish that grownups would make a reasonable effort to ride in the street. We're never going to change the culture if there aren't more riders out there. It can certainly be unsafe to pedestrians to have cyclists on the sidewalk. The bike share is a laughable idea to me, where bike safety and accessibility stands in JC right now.

Can the City please try a lane on Montgomery or Grand? It could be shared with buses. Can we start somewhere?

Posted on: 2012/1/29 9:47
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Re: Bike Share System
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Why is the JC Administration taking part in a "bike share survey" when they have done nothing to address bicycle safety or implement bicycle lanes? Window dressing, I suppose.

Bike Shares are established up in cities that already have well-established commuter cycling cultures or tourist/ recreational areas where people want to rent bikes for short rides (as in Montreal). All of these places have dedicated bike lanes or paths separated from the street, not to mention a different car culture and fewer potholes. In Jersey City people are breaking the law to ride on the sidewalk because they are scared. The only place I could even picture a public Bike Share is LSP, and there is an existing small business (Easy Riders?) that already provides rentals there.

Let's be real. Start with a bicycle safety survey and start improving the city for those who do ride.

Posted on: 2012/1/27 17:01
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Re: Chris Christie Eats...
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Great work ReadJunk. You truly brightened my day. My favorite is the planet Earth because he looks sort of surprised and delighted as to how it tastes.

May I suggest our hungry governor eat the Pulaski Skyway? It must look just like licorice to him.

Posted on: 2012/1/26 17:49
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Re: Apartments at 61 Duncan Ave?
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You'd be right near St. Dominics, Hudson Catholic, and Saint Peter's College. I work in this area, and I don't find it too scary--there are a lot of students around. If you are coming back from the Path alone late at night, you may want to consider a taxi.
If you do end up moving, I recommend Duncan Hardware, which is on Westside and Duncan for things you may need. They are very knowledgeable and helpful.
Lincoln Park has nice tennis courts, if you play. St. Adaens is a beautiful domed Catholic church on Bergen. There are many nice buildings in this area.

Posted on: 2011/10/23 18:37
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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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Yes. I think Jersey City should start somewhere and implement a few lanes. See what the response is.

Dan,
Do you know the history on the "bike route" signs and how that concept evolved within the city plan? My understanding was that those routes were, at one time, intended to have dedicated lanes, but something fell apart in the implementation of the actual plan.

My feeling on the existing bike route signs is that they are misleading, as these routes are not particularly safe. In fact I often take slightly less direct safer routes. Another concern I have is that these routes appear on Google Bike route searches. Could these meaningless distinctions be leading someone into an unsafe situation? After all, the bike routes of JC are no more than regular streets (with giant potholes and metered parking) with signs on them bearing pictures of bicycles. Baldwin, for instance, is the "bike route" I take often. I would not take this street during busy times if I had a child on my bike or if I was a less experienced rider or didn't have reliable equipment, including a helmet.

Compare how many cyclists you see on sidewalks in Jersey City versus Manhattan. There are far more cyclists in Manhattan, but they find safety in the streets. I believe bike lanes would make for safer sidewalks.

Another point to remember is that bike lanes can be successfully shared with bus lanes, as they sometimes are in Manhattan. Not ideal, I suppose, but could work some places including . . .
part or all of Montgomery (a conduit between uptown and downtown), JFK Blvd. (I know this would be a battle over the meters, but there seem to be more and more riders on the sidewalk and the street), and Palisade in the Heights.

Save oil! Ride your bikes! Jersey City is still a great place to ride, even if we don't have lanes yet. Hopefully Hoboken's progress will provide an inspiration.

Posted on: 2011/10/18 3:47
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Re: Taqueria
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Karma? Wonder what the ten families/homes on Grove st. did to deserve having half their furniture and belongings ruined by the flooding. Don't worry about us it's just a business and we're nothing if not resilient. Just don't tell all the people with their beds and couches out on the street that it was karma.


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Dear Taqueria Man,

Glad to here you are back and running. I think you folks are top notch. Taqueria and Sapthagiri are truly the only JC eating spots I ever take out-of-town guests to. Without you I could offer them no choices (not everyone goes for Indian).

You have to cease paying attention to this Ian character. He's a narcissistic, self-described lurker (From this dude's webiste: "There are a number of places that my comments can be found including messages boards I routinely lurk in as well as random blogs I?ve left comments on. Sometimes I Google myself and discover comments I?ve made years ago.")

Ignore the rants. Feel the love radiating from your customers' tummies! Don't give him the satisfaction of a response.

Posted on: 2011/8/31 18:52
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Re: Fighting Parking ticket
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It was right between the corner and someone's driveway


How far from the corner? In NJ you must technically park 25 feet from the corner (50 feet if there is a stop sign).

So often this is not observed, and people do violate this rule all of the time, but they've been intense about ticketing lately. My guess is it's because they lost so much revenue with the snow this year.

Posted on: 2011/4/26 19:48
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Re: hookah place on Vroom st.
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absolutely no females to speak of...


I pass this place regularly on my walk home from work, and I've also never seen a woman inside. I think it's definitely an Egyptian boy club, where coffee drinking, TV watching, and hookah smoking are the most prevalent activities. the place has seemed more lively lately, everyone glued to the TV to see what is happening back home.

Posted on: 2011/4/13 22:50
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Re: Formerly Downtown - sneaker store is reopening in the Heights on Central Avenue
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Didn't you retire very dramatically yesterday?


my thoughts exactly. i guess he discovered that he truly can't resist re-titling Jersey Journal stories, attributing them to neighborhoods in some way, and posting them here.

Posted on: 2011/4/10 18:42
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Re: Why bother de-veining shrimp? Disgusting Big Easy restaurant
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It's pretty clear that the original poster is overreacting here. Do you eat oysters, mussels, or clams? What about the "feces" (as you call it) present there?

The best shrimp I ever had were in Positano, Italy (probably caught that day), and they were fried whole--heads, shells, and all. Clearly not de-veined, but they were so good, I still think about them.

As others have said, the decision to devein shrimp is basically a matter of aesthetics. Not a health issue by any means. The little ones--such as those you find in shrimp salad are never deveined.

Posted on: 2011/4/6 21:52
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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CatDog wrote:
What is it with people saying arugula is a yuppie or elitist food? It's just a vegetable like spinach or lettuce. It's not like some freaking exotic fruit from asia or a specialty grain from South America. It's god damn arugula. Look at this shit
It's just a god damn vegetable.


CatDog,
I think arugala got labelled as a yuppie or elitist food in the '08 election because Obama made the mistake of mentioning it as a crop someone was growing when he was in Iowa. I have always found this hysterical because I associate arugula with old-school Italian types, like my coworker Angela, born and raised in JC and in her mid 60s. She loves the stuff.

Has anyone seen the movie My Blue Heaven starring Steve Martin? It's really funny. Anyway, he plays a low level gangster who gets relocated to a Southern California suburb through the witness protection program. The following is a scene from his first visit to the local supermarket.

Supermarket Manager: Can I help you find something?
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: Arugula. I haven't had arugula in six weeks.
Supermarket Manager: What's that?
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: It's a vegetable.

It's much funnier in the film, because of Steve Martin's over-enunciation of the words "arugula" and "vegetable." The point is: the health-nut, yuppie Californians don't know about arugula, but the uneducated criminal (hardly an elitist) demands it. I suppose my point is that arugula was an Italian vegetable until it became an elitist vegetable thanks to the crazy political climate of the '08 election.

Must confess, I don't care much about Whole Foods. Although I do understand that people might like to eat meat that wasn't raised in factory farms for various reasons: their own health, the environment, and animal rights. I don't understand attacking someone because they wish to direct their $ toward better farming practices, meat or produce.

Posted on: 2011/3/18 18:55
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Re: SPC Peacocks play in NCAA tournament tonight!
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and with Princeton getting knocked out yesterday, I just realized that Saint Peter's is the only New Jersey team left in competition. Go Peacocks!

Posted on: 2011/3/18 15:31
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SPC Peacocks play in NCAA tournament tonight!
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Just a reminder to cheer on the boys from Saint Peter's tonight at 7:20 on TNT! It's been a long time since Jersey City has been represented in this tournament.

If you don't know much about the Peacocks and how they made it this far, check out the articles below from the Star Ledger and NY Magazine.

http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/ind ... le_of_play_well-suit.html

http://nymag.com/daily/sports/2011/03 ... w_the_st_peters_peac.html

Posted on: 2011/3/18 15:26
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Re: It is illegal to poison animals
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ECH, I'm so sorry you lost your pet. total bummer.

I have a sort of sad animal poison story myself, although not related to a pet, I will tell it here, so others can avoid my mistake.

Last year my landlord sent an exterminator in because people were complaining about mice. I didn't really pay attention to what the exterminator was going to do, and I don't think I paid much notice, until while cleaning months later I found a little blue packet of some type of poison behind a piece of furniture. I threw that one away, not knowing how many more were strewn about the apartment. At one point during the summer I made the mistake of leaving the window that leads out to my fire escape open. (I have some pots of herbs out there that I water periodically) I left the apartment and came back to find one of those little blue packets on top of a trunk near the window, torn apart. It looked really torn apart -- more than what I would suspect of a mouse.

I had a cute lil' squirrel that would visit my fire escape. Sometimes he would dig in my herbs a bit, but I didn't mind because he was sort of darling and quite the acrobat on the telephone wires. Well, I think lil' squirrely--as we came to call him--was actually lured into my apartment that day by the scent of this poison. I saw him later, out on the fire escape, shaking like a squirrel with severe Parkinson's disease. He looked really messed up; he was actually swerving around like a drunk, leering over the edge of the fire escape. It sounds funny, but it was really sad at the time. I felt a bit responsible, although it never occured to me that this poison could lure an animal into my apartment! Then I never saw this particular squirrel again.

I would prefer just trapping a few mice a year (and yes killing them), then having this poison strewn indiscriminately around my apartment. Occasionally I care for my mother's dog. What would have happened if she came across one of these packets? I guess my message is to be aware of what it may mean when your landlord says he is "sending an exterminator."

Posted on: 2011/3/10 17:31
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Re: JC's (safe) walkability factor (major failure)
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Been here 22+ years and I have never seen such disregard for pedestrian safety. The JCPD are some of the worst offenders. I have seen an endless stream of dangerous and aggressive drivers in this city. I have seen people jump Stop-signs right in front of JCPD officers and nothing is done.
The best way to deal with traffic is to sloooooow it down. More Stop-signs, speed BUMPS and Traffic-lights are needed. I also have to call out many of my neighbors who drive like real morons. These are people with small children and yet they feel they have some right to disregard traffic regulations. So many times I see residents from Pavonia Ave near White Star making a turn right through the Stop-sign at Coles and Pavonia. It's always the same people, JC lifers who are often elderly and driving giant sedans and SUV's. The delivery drivers around here are no better.


Couldn't agree more Vigilante. I would also add taxi drivers and public bus drivers to the list of serial offenders. One of my pet peeve intersections is Sip and Summit avenue (where Sip dead-ends into the DMV). Motorists making a right onto Sip from Summit just blow through their right turn when they have a green, despite pedestrians having the walk signal. The buses barely slow down; you have to run for your life if one of them is coming. I have stood in crosswalk, gesturing toward my walk signal and have had motorists beep at me.

Now I could really get started about the double-parkers on Sip, but that's another thread entirely . . .

The cops just don't seem to care. I've seen them overlook these things time and time again.

Posted on: 2011/3/1 20:53
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Downtown: 30 Chinese immigrant men living in "firetrap" conditions
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Raids at two Jersey City homes find 30 Chinese immigrant men living in "firetrap" conditions, and owners are issued summonses
Friday, February 11, 2011
By VISHAL PERSAUD
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Authorities raided two Jersey City homes over the past two days and found more than two dozen Chinese immigrants - supposedly working for the Chinese government - living illegally in cramped "firetraps," authorities said yesterday.

At a one-family home at 210 Pavonia Ave. authorities found 15 Chinese men and 28 beds Wednesday. Yesterday, at a two-family home at 354 Wayne St., authorities found 15 more Chinese men and 32 beds in a messy home with makeshift clotheslines strung across rooms.

At each building, Jersey City Fire Director Armando Roman said, the door was padlocked each night and one man held the key.

"They were definitely firetraps," Roman said. "If there was ever a fire there at night, it would have been a disaster."

The immigrants, who told city officials their passports are being withheld from them, seemed to take the early morning raid in stride. Members of the Mayor's Task Force, Police and Fire departments, and city housing code officials took part in the raid yesterday morning.

City officials said they believe the men are in the country legally. They were told the men work for a construction company operated by the Chinese Consuate in New York. No one could be reached at the consulate yesterday.

"This is one of the bigger task force finds in many years," said Mark Redfield, head of the Mayor's Task Force.

The men, who do not speak English, were questioned with the help of a translator and then told they could no longer stay at the Wayne Street home. They all got into a gray, Ford E-350 van and told officials they were being taken to the Chinese Consulate, officials at the scene said.

At the Pavonia Avenue home, authorities allowed seven of the men to stay in the house and the eight other men were taken in by the Chinese Consulate, Redfield said.

The owners of 210 Pavonia Ave., identified by authorities as Lawrence and Maria Cyran, were issued summonses for fire, housing and zoning violations, authorities said.

Owners of the house on Wayne Street, identified as Peterbit Chiu and Ching Wai, as well as the China Rilin Construction Corp. - which leased the two properties - also received summonses for violations.

Authorities said they were alerted to the illegal living conditions at 210 Pavonia Ave., by neighbors who saw numerous people coming in and out of the house. Police said they became aware of the Wayne Street home when one of the men interviewed at 210 Pavonia Ave., showed them his driver's license with that address.

Lawrence and Maria Cyran refused to comment yesterday. Their municipal court hearing is set for March 3. The owners of the house on Wayne Street as well at representatives of the construction company could not be reached for comment.

http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/jerse ... 29740914961260.xml&coll=3

Posted on: 2011/2/11 21:44
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Re: Loew's Theater could be so much more...
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Well, Todd from Maxwells is the guy who booked all those bigger rock shows (Beck, Decemberists, were there any others?) Seems like if it was working out well he would have done more. Has there even been one since '07?


Magnetic Fields played in 2008. I was at that show (as well as Beck, which I don't remember as clearly), and I'm telling y'all the acoustics were distractingly bad. I feel they would have to address this before becoming a legit music venue.

Now, I always thought the lousy amplified sound problem was because Loews was a "silent-era theater" and the only sound was from those organ pipes. Grovester rightly doubted that assumption. After a little more research, I learned that because Loews was built on the cusp of the sound era, "the acoustical construction of the plaster walls was the first of its kind to complement the "talkie" films." Perhaps there is an issue with the actual speaker system (although I'm guessing the bands brought their own amplification?), as Grovester rightly pointed out that the sound is not great during films. Dialogue can be hard to hear at times. Sometimes there is almost an echoey effect. Perhaps the acoustics of the plaster construction got disrupted when it was split into a multi-plex?

I don't know. I do know that my neighbor tells me his mother saw Frank Sinatra at the Loews.

The Loews was also built to accommodate live stage shows--not just movies. There are wings, dressing rooms, stage lights, etc. They host periodic community theater and ethnic dance performances there, which I don't think has been mentioned on this thread. (Perhaps community theater and ethnic dance are even more despised than classic films ;)

I didn't notice anyone mentioning that you can rent the Loews for wedding receptions. One of my friends told me they saw it on a list of reasonable NYC area wedding venues. Hopefully this additional revenue will allow them to make more improvements, such as air conditioning and restoring the balcony.

Keep in mind that these volunteers got this place when it had been split up into a multi-plex and derelict for years. They have done a great deal of work for no money.

The venue United Palace that Crazy_Chester mentions was never scarred in this way; it was restored for use as a church before it became a music venue, and they brag about their acoustics. And still, their website only lists two upcoming shows there, about one per month.

A seated venue can be a challenge. I don't really see hip-hop, punk, or metal working in a venue like that. But for certain acts it would be terrific. If only we could get 'Ol Blue Eyes back; I'm sure he'd pack the seats.

An interesting website about the Loews: http://www.njcu.edu/programs/jchistor ... /Loews_Jersey_Theater.htm

Posted on: 2011/2/3 21:37
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Re: Loew's Theater could be so much more...
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Perhaps someone from the "Friends" can confirm this, but I'm pretty sure the largest crowds by far have been for silent-era films shown with the live organ accompaniment. (The restoration of the organ brought a lot of attention to the theater from outside of JC.) Those are the events that usually draw large crowds coming out from Manhattan and lines around the block.

Why? Because anyone can watch a DVD at home but part of going to the Loews is a movie experience.

The Village Voice named the Loews New York's best movie theater and it's not even in NYC: http://www.villagevoice.com/bestof/20 ... st-movie-theater-2167623/

Pretty good for some volunteers!

And they don't charge $10 as someone suggested; it's $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and students.

I saw the Muppets Take Manhattan (in color!) there the other day and the crowd was very different: lots of families and kids. I think they do try to mix it up somewhat, but they actually get bigger crowds for the older films. If you have suggestions, as others have said, I'm sure they would be open to them.

As for live music, I saw both Beck and the Magnetic Fields at the Loews. The trouble is that the acoustics are really lousy in that building. This is exacerbated at a live show, but it's actually a problem for films too. I suppose this is what you get with old, beautiful silent-era theatres; they weren't really designed for amplified sound.

Like others, I take an issue to calling the immediate area "blighted." I walk through the square every day and see people patronizing the shops quite heavily. It's actually downright cheerful. The shops and restaurants do serve a lower-income population but there are no boarded up buildings, vacated businesses, or anything like that. Go have a hot dog at Boulevard Drinks. It's better than Starbucks, I guarantee you.

Posted on: 2011/1/14 18:32
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Re: Taqueria
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I've been to Taqueria many times over the years and never experienced any rudeness. Maybe curt service, but heck, this is a place where you order at a counter and take a number. This is not fine dining.

Their food, in my experience, has always been excellent. The pork and lamb tacos are superb. It does remind of the taqueria-style food that I ate when I lived in Southern AZ. The chili-cheese tamales are my perfect comfort food.

We brought my boyfriend's older brother, a blue-collar guy from upstate NY, there the other day (someone who would feel very put off by pretentiousness), and he couldn't stop raving about the food (he had the hominy pork soup, which I've never tried). There menu is fairly normal sized for a Mexican place -- plenty of choices between tamales, tacos, burritos, quesadilla, etc. They usually have a couple daily specials as well. The service is always speedy.

Anyway, I just wanted to vouch for what I think is a pretty good JC business, that is running things there own way (ACDC stools, 90s music, and all). If you don't like it, certainly don't go there. (Also don't go there if you don't like the song "Black Hole Sun." They really love that song.)

Based on the line when I go, it doesn't look like they are suffering for business. More pork tacos for me!

Posted on: 2010/12/14 15:24
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Re: Journal Square circa 1929/1930
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Thank you so much for posting this map. I had a nice time looking at it and noting the changes to the area. The blocks surrounding my building (built around 1900), all look the same, but you can clearly see how the Path construction eliminated about a quarter of our little neighborhood.

I'm curious about the old HC Jail.

Posted on: 2010/12/5 21:33
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Re: 14 Montgomery Court : Stabbing victim dies; likely killer not being identified yet, says prosecutor
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Whether I am a teacher or a janitor is not the issue. The map is fine. My comment was in regards to the fact that you generally re-title the JJ articles attributing the crime to a neighborhood or an "area" attached to a building or institution.

In this instance you simply put the building with address/map. If you followed this procedure in all instances, you'd seem much less biased, while representing the events accurately.

I apologize for my sarcasm. I was mocking your motives, and perhaps I was wrong.

It would be great, however, if you just used the address of the event, instead of--in some instances--creatively determining neighborhood distinctions in the titles of your posts.

Posted on: 2010/10/31 1:10
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Re: 14 Montgomery Court : Stabbing victim dies; likely killer not being identified yet, says prosecutor
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Wow, Grovepath, you actually used the address in your headline this time, instead of using your standard technique of placing the crime in a specific neighborhood or "area."

Were you stumped?

Could it because it happened a block or two from Brunswick Ave? But that couldn't be downtown, could it? Maybe you could call it "Jersey City Museum Area."

Posted on: 2010/10/30 16:56
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Re: ST. Peter's College Area: iPhones taken at gunpoint from seller with craigslist ad
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Sorry if you work for the college or something - but it doesn't change where this happened -- this is not the Island area -- so what would you call it?


Don't be sorry. I love my job. I just happen to know that no one from the college would be wandering around Wayne and Baldwin. There are absolutely no campus buildings East of Bergen, despite what the map might indicate. Also SPC is not a neighborhood, so I don't know why you would describe it as so. If a crime happened in Paulus Hook would you say "Saint Peter's Prep Area"? McGinley Square would be the most accurate neighborhood, I suppose.

OR . . . you could just leave the headline as is, instead of re-writing it. The professional journalists actually do a fine job.

Posted on: 2010/10/18 20:42
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Re: ST. Peter's College Area: iPhones taken at gunpoint from seller with craigslist ad
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I wouldn't consider Baldwin Ave. SPC area. It may look close on a map, but I doubt many students or staff ever walk down Baldwin (which can be a bit desolate at night) or even east of Bergen. There's just not much to lure one to that area, and it's not on the way to the square.

This poster just loves to editorialize the Jersey Journal story titles, often inaccurately, to indict particular neighborhoods or communities. The stories already have titles, but he likes to spice them up and sometimes pepper them with few inaccuracies. It's a really bizarre hobby, but hey . . .

Posted on: 2010/10/18 16:00
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Re: Jersey City Libraries struggling to stay open
#28
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Quote:

Boiled_Mussels wrote:
Libraries served a purpose years ago. It is something that is simply not used anymore. A bigger, better, faster system has come to be called the Internet. Accept it or die. It's as simple as that. There's a reason why Blockbuster, record shops, landlines, are no longer or fading fast. It's called evolution.


Libraries simply are still used. New York Public Library just revealed that usage is way up. I would remind you that not everyone can afford internet at their home. Libraries are a place where people can find free access to a computer with internet. 300,000 people use their public library for job seeking help every day. Also, the internet hasn't really replaced print books which are portable, don't require power, and can be re-used again and again. Reading is actually on the rise in the U.S. too (mostly because of those vampire books, but still . . . ). Not all published material is available on the internet, especially scholarly writings and scientific data. As a college librarian I am constantly made aware of this reality. Libraries provide access to research databases and other subscribed electronic resources (like lexis nexis) not freely available online.

Libraries are also valuable for children. I know I had an important experience discovering reading and finding what I liked at my public library as a kid. Libraries also provide a quiet place for people to study, if their home doesn't allow this.

I'm not saying that it won't be necessary to close some branches, but to say that the internet replaces libraries is kind of preposterous.

Here's some info compiled by the library of congress:http://www.oclc.org/reports/pdfs/2141 ... ow_libraries_stack_up.pdf

Posted on: 2010/10/13 23:15
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Re: Is it safe to walk on John F Kennedy blvd at night?
#29
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I agree with cyclotronic. And I'm a lady.

JFK is well lit and the area is not desolate. Well travelled by college students returning to the dorms from the city at all hours. Although I am rarely walking around after 9:00 PM, I have never felt unsafe. I also usually walk on Bergen and cut up Glenwood, mostly because I think it's faster, but at night you might prefer JFK. I rarely go West of Montgomery--so I can't attest to that--but I think Fairmount is only a block or two West.

Posted on: 2010/9/27 4:49
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Re: FARMS IN THE CITY - JC Independent Article
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Brewster, who are you referring to when you say "they" in your post above? You weren't thinking the meeting was run by the city, were you?

And I don't think the stated purpose was to discuss what fruit was ripe, although that's wonderful news.

I really wanted to go as well, but was out of town. I am a member of a local college committee that is planning for vegetable gardens and industrial composting. I think these kind of brainstorming meetings can be helpful, especially to those new to this work, trying to avoid costly mistakes.

Posted on: 2010/8/23 21:42
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