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Re: BGT Enterprises bringing "peace & prosperity" by closing a business
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I walked past LL every night and rarely had any issues - especially since they did their large renovation a year or so ago - it was usually pretty quiet. I never actually went in there, but sad to see someone who invested in their business lose out and then be publicly shamed like that. Peace and prosperity followed by a year of construction noise to come? Come on BGT.

Now Indio's on the other hand... that place needs to clean the f up.

Posted on: 4/10 19:16
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Re: The Citizen - Formerly The Dopeness
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anyone know why the bar is 'temporarily closed'? seems like this stretch is going through a rough patch with UR and Port-O closing recently

Posted on: 2016/10/13 0:25
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Re: HELP #Baonanas Banana Pudding Move Into A Better Kitchen!
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There's always money in the banana stand.

Best of luck

Posted on: 2016/9/28 0:02
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Re: Monty's Public House
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Found a construction video from April - great to see the old Hudson Camera sign in there, but otherwise nothing special considering the years that have passed.

Posted on: 2016/8/8 22:59
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Re: JC monopoly mural on/in newark pedestrian plaza
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Here's an article on it. Kind of ironic that a blocked off portion of a former roadway/recently-converted pedestrian plaza is considered an impediment to pedestrian traffic... already hard to imagine it any other way.

Posted on: 2016/6/22 23:09
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Re: Jersey City Realtor
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I wanted to see if anyone has any recommendations for a listing agent on a rental property, as I'll need new tenants this summer. If you've had good experience with realtors for buying/selling (not renting) please let me know that too. Thanks

Posted on: 2016/4/30 23:31
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Re: We need your help in the village!
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CEO - I'm not supporting the tear down of the original NY Penn Station here. And it's also not the tower that the opposition would have you believe. It's an old ugly apartment building that is getting replaced by a new larger apartment building with (I believe) the same ownership. We live in a growing city and need to act like it. We're not selling our souls here.



Posted on: 2016/4/7 17:37
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Re: We need your help in the village!
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Not really the point I was going for, but sure I guess it does. The developer/lawyer's main points were that the building is practically in the Newark Ave. zone and should be zoned accordingly, the adjacent building heights are in line with what they're trying to build, adding a garage for parking would kill 2 permanent street parking spots and only net gain a couple spots.

The neighbors' main arguments were that they're not enough parking and that the building would cast too many shadows. It wasn't that they had bad arguments, but they were so rude and disrespectful that the VNA leaders eventually had to ask them to leave.

So yeah - are the fears valid? I guess, but they're just not people I could get behind.

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The developers presented on this project at the Village Neighborhood Association a few months back and while the lawyer for the developer was obnoxious and rather douchy, the reaction from the people who live across the street from the property was so over-the-top, so NIMBY, so embarrassing, there is no way to take the opposition to this project seriously.


So: douchy on one side trumps embarrassing on the other side?

Did any of the sides make any valid or convincing factual arguments at the meeting? I wasn't there, so I can't evaluate the level of embarrassment versus douchyness, but in most cases I find I am generally anti-douche.

Posted on: 2016/4/6 23:38
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Re: We need your help in the village!
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The developers presented on this project at the Village Neighborhood Association a few months back and while the lawyer for the developer was obnoxious and rather douchy, the reaction from the people who live across the street from the property was so over-the-top, so NIMBY, so embarrassing, there is no way to take the opposition to this project seriously.

Posted on: 2016/4/6 0:35
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Re: What's going there?
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Looks like the rumor mill was right with Latin Lounge, Hippie - looks a lot nicer now, tacky blue lights aside. Lamp Post now has a sign for Batata Cafe, but I can't find any info on it aside from a location by the same name in Brooklyn.

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Anyone know what's going on at Latin Lounge and the former Lamp Post space on 2nd St.? Looks like a lot of work has been going on at both places.


Word in the neighborhood is that the Latin Lounge is trying to class up their act a bit and reopen -- the renovations are pretty nice and putting in a window is a good move.

The old Lamp Post space is, as I understand it, supposed to be a Brazilian or Brazilian fusion spot of sorts, BYOB.

Disclaimer: This is hearsay, all third- and fourth-hand neighborhood chatter.


Posted on: 2015/12/9 12:16
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Re: New bar: The Archer
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Went to the Archer a couple times with the wife and have to say that both experiences were excellent. We haven't tried anything from the kitchen, but I had a great Old Fashioned, a Bourbon drink off the menu, and she had a gin cocktail. Great ambiance, nice enough servers, and cool bouncer. The high booths are great too.

Posted on: 2015/12/2 14:45
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Re: What's going there?
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Anyone know what's going on at Latin Lounge and the former Lamp Post space on 2nd St.? Looks like a lot of work has been going on at both places.

Posted on: 2015/10/18 23:12
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Re: fighting to keep existing height and density zoning in The Village
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I saw that they were going to review a proposal for that garage on First St that was a gym and now is a loom or something (btw Colgate and Merseles) - how high are they looking to make that? That's a small lot. I echo your concerns that the Village is best left as a low rise community, but don't blame developers for wanting to get as many units in a plot either...

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I was at the VNA meeting last night and I am very concerned - there were 4 different developers there all trying to squeeze bigger buildings (mainly 5 & 6 stories) into spot where 2-3 stories now stand.

I want to be very clear - I am in no way against improving the area and I agree that there are some building that are eye sores and would benefit from a total tear down but I am worried about what this says. If every developer who asks for a variance gets one then the current neighbors will be dwarfed, our light blocked out, our neighborhoods density doubled, and our right to enjoy the homes that we have bought, invested and taken care of taken away overnight. I won't even go into the potential damage to our homes from the construction that will involve pile driving inches from our foundations.....and the release of toxic dust and debris into our air etc.

I am not sure why it should be a given that the zoning rules are ignored and exceptions are the standard. There are zoning rules for a reason and that is to preserve the character of the area and maintain a standard of living for the actual people who live here not maximize developer profits.

We aren't talking about squeezing in an extra unit here or there or a few feet of height - but in some cases 3x the number of units and more than 2x the size of the neighboring buildings... plus eliminating set backs etc

where do we draw the line?

Posted on: 2015/9/25 11:16
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Re: Dinner/Bar-hopping advice
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South House is opening on Friday, so that might be worth stopping into. In my experience, you can't go wrong with the Newark Ave/Grove St loop.

I've had great experiences combining a few of the below, have a great evening.

Start things off at:
Barcade - $1 off til 7
Porta Rooftop - not rowdy early

Grab apps:
Raval tapas
Orale guac
Talde bar food

For Dinner:
Port-O paella
Just Beclaws (messy, not really date food)
Union Republic
Madame Claude

Dessert:
Torico ice cream

Nightcap:
Dullboy
Third and Vine
LITM

Posted on: 2015/7/16 17:39
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Re: What's going there?
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what are they buidling near the nj turnpike overpass on newark avenue?


The Gateway

not sure how up-to-date that is...

Posted on: 2015/7/6 23:17
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Re: JUST BECLAWS
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They're referring to the way the food is served at the table (in large plastic bags), not the cooking style, which given the volume of food they produce, I cannot imagine is sous vide

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(also a little concerning that all the food is cooked in plastic like that..... but maybe that is "hippie" of me)


Get used to that... Nowadays, it's all the rage in the restaurant scene/industry to cook things vacuum sealed in plastic, particularly at high end restaurants. Look up sous vide.

Posted on: 2015/6/19 11:18
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza -- Reopening?
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I was on Newark Avenue near the Courthouse around 3:30 PM on Thursday. I couldn't figure out why the traffic was so congested, even a Hudson County Sheriff was outside trying to direct traffic. When they show the people downtown on the mall they should also show the congestion is causes at the other end.


Nothing unites this board more than a little comic relief from good ol 1.1 mile traffic backup Yvonne

Posted on: 2015/6/19 9:31
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Re: JUST BECLAWS
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Went to Just Beclaws for dinner with my wife this weekend and can't wait to go back, probably much sooner than later. Here are my key takeaways:

1. it's really casual and you will get messy, so dress accordingly.
2. the seafood was all really fresh and the beclaws special sauce was delicious.
3. service was a little spotty (probably due to them being so new) but the owner/his kids were on top of everything so hopefully that smooths out over the next month.
4. It's BYOB, but they plan on getting a license soon
5. no reservations, but we lucked out with open seating at the bar so we didn't have to wait.

Overall I highly recommend it - great addition to the neighborhood and not another asian fusion/pizza/burger spot.

Posted on: 2015/6/17 15:27
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Re: the game of escalating variances in The Village
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That's a pretty big open corner for the Village, and on a main thoroughfare. I have no problem with a larger/big impact building there.

Posted on: 2015/6/15 16:21
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Re: Rent is spiraling out of control
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Yvonne - you are the reason why I lose faith in humanity

If you really are a teacher, let me know what school you're at so I can put up a "deaf child" type of sign outside to show that there's a complete fckn moron teaching at that school.


I really hope the Webmaster takes this down, what a shame that we can't have a discussion about rent without dragging kids into it.

Posted on: 2015/6/4 13:32
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Re: Dullboy cocktail bar
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I was really excited to try this place. Went by on Saturday and it was PACKED, which is a great thing, but there was no seating available so I ended up leaving. Very nice person greeted us at the front, explained there was no seating but said we were welcome to stand at the bar, gave us menus to peruse. One weird thing though, there was an overwhelming smell of mothballs in there. Did anyone else notice that? I'm hoping it was a patron who just took their entire wardrobe out of storage or something, and and not part of the intended ambiance. Granted, I have a pretty sensitive nose, but it was really strong.

In any event, I'm excited to go back at a less busy time. Hopefully the mothball smell won't be there.


We went on Friday and had a similar experience - great drinks (awesome Sazerac), cool ambiance, terrible moth ball smell followed by a very strong fried burger smell. Not sure if they're having issues with their ventilation system or something, but hopefully that will be worked out sooner rather than later.

Posted on: 2015/3/2 12:05
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Merseles St Redevelopment Plan
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JC has a ton of redevelopment plans on its website that range from very old (Holland Tunnel 1958) to fairly recent. Does anyone know what, if anything, the city does with them? Are they just to facilitate new development or does the city actually take action to redevelop areas?

The main reason I ask is that I live near the Merseles St Redevelopment area, and the wasteland at 3rd and Merseles (formerly the White Rose laundry service) is an eyesore in the otherwise nice area of the Village. I'm going to reach out to Candice Osborne in hopes that she can do something to motivate the land owner, but I wanted to see if anyone has had experience using a redevelopment plan in the past.

Merseles St Plan

Posted on: 2014/11/18 10:24
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Re: construction on 10th and jersey
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Posted on: 2014/11/17 12:31
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Re: Port-O Lounge
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Amazon Local deal available until 12/31: $20 for $40 worth of food and drinks

http://www.amazon.com/local/hoboken-j ... 0NNWIGAS?cid=td_&ref_=td_

Posted on: 2014/10/29 9:24
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Re: Porto Restaurant
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What is going on with this place? I have been going here since it opened and I have strong opinions...just wondering what others are thinking.


My wife and I love the food there - great sangria, homemade chorizo, octopus, you name it. They used to have great deals on restaurant dotcom, but I don't know if they're still as deeply discounted as they once were. At times I wish they had their act together a little more (tables not set, sometimes you get bread, sometimes you don't) but overall I'm happy it's stayed around. Definitely recommend it.

Posted on: 2014/10/3 15:42
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Re: Auto body work shop
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Has anyone used Centro autobody at 334 Hoboken Ave, Jersey City? Can they repair a minor scratch? Reputation?


I'm also interested to see what people have to say about Centro - has anyone used them before?

Posted on: 2012/7/16 9:55
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Re: Red light traffic camera
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New Jersey is suspending its controversial red light camera program to further study whether the cameras, which have frustrated motorists while generating millions of dollars for towns, meet standards for the timing of yellow lights.

Officials with the state Department of Transportation said today that 63 of the 85 red light cameras in the state — including all 19 in Newark — have not been tested to ensure yellow lights were timed in full accordance with state standards.

Tickets will not be issued at those 63 locations until it is determined whether the cameras are in compliance with the law. The other 22 cameras are in compliance.

The yellow lights are expected to stay lit one second for every 10 mph — 3.5 seconds in the case of an intersection where the speed limit is 35 mph.

In addition, the standards call for towns to study the speed at which vehicles approach the intersection before determining how long the yellow lights stay lit, taking into account the speed at which 85 percent of the drivers travel through the intersection. For 63 of the 85 cameras in 21 towns, those speeds had not been determined before the towns received approval to install the red light cameras.

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon Jr. (R-Monmouth) said motorists have been caught in the red lights and fined because the yellow lights may have been incorrectly timed.

"It’s a good victory for the motorists of New Jersey," he said.

The towns where the red light cameras will remain in limbo are Newark, Linden, Wayne, Palisades Park, Union Township, Springfield, Roselle Park, Rahway, Englewood Cliffs, Pohatcong, Piscataway, Edison, East Windsor, Lawrence, Cherry Hill, Stratford, Monroe, Brick and Glassboro, Jersey City (one camera of 13) and Woodbridge (one camera of four).



http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012 ... he_breaks_on_red-lig.html

Posted on: 2012/6/19 17:34
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Re: Torico's Ice Cream
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they posted this on facebook on 3/15... no indication they're done:

"Thank you all for your continued patience. We are doing our best to be able to open as soon as we are able. I will definitely post once I have a date. We are really looking forward to seeing you all!"

Posted on: 2012/3/23 15:50
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Re: New Food Store on Brunswick
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looks like this place is closed now. that didn't last long.

Posted on: 2012/2/23 23:56
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Re: Farting on train
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If this thread survives and the 'how to fry a turkey for thanksgiving' thread that everyone loved has been killed forever, I will be shocked.

Posted on: 2011/12/14 17:21
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