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Re: Rolon's Bar Closed?
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RIP Rolon's

Keyhole!

Posted on: 2017/11/18 19:19
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Re: Park & 6th closing
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Def enjoyed the first location between Bay and First and the location across from City Hall.

Great sammy's and wings; very underrated breakfast sammy's.

Really liked the what they did with the back room bar and space overall...just feels like it was stuck between bar with food and restaurant... and neither the bar or restaurant was ever really packed...

Heard rumors he just wanted out...so wonder if biz was not doing well or just had enough

Posted on: 2017/9/11 19:40
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Re: Big Chef?
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Since '97, I've always enjoyed Big Chef, definitely above average to good American Chinese delivery - and man were they fast most of the time.

Anything comparable downtown - Sen Hai?

Posted on: 2017/7/21 22:54
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Re: St. Anthony's High School is Closing
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Sad day for Jersey City. Sad day for fans of HS basketball. Sad day for lots of underprivileged HS kids in Jersey City.

Bob Hurley is a Jersey City treasure.

Damn...

Posted on: 2017/4/5 21:01
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Re: A piece of old Jersey City that might interest you
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Posted on: 2017/4/4 17:24
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Re: Turntable repair
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Unfortunately I believe Danillo's is now out of business...

http://www.jerseycityupfront.com/neig ... -at-former-golden-grille/

Posted on: 2017/1/15 17:55
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Re: Real butcher
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not sure if this had been posted, but if Tommy is retiring, is that the end for Moloney's? A JC treasure for real.

https://urdoingitright.com/2017/01/05/ ... ies-moloneys-meat-market/


Posted on: 2017/1/5 22:36
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White Mana -
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Searched for a thread on White Mana - didnt find one - however nice article from Forgotten NY

http://forgotten-ny.com/2016/12/white-mana-jersey-city/

WHITE MANA, Jersey City

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Those of you who follow the Kevin J. Walsh facebook page know that I spent much of the year working for a publisher in Hoboken. I spent precious little time exploring the place, as I was kept quite busy well into the evenings during the prime exploring times between May and September, when there is still light after work. I have gotten plenty of Hoboken photos that haven’t seen the light of day and will post them, eventually.
I had expressed a desire to visit the White Mana hamburger joint in The Heights in Jersey City, since I had heard of it and read about it (and its former stablemate, the White Manna in Hackensack) for several years. It’s about an hour walk from the Hoboken waterfront, as long as you don’t mind a climb up a steep set of stairs crossing the ridge that separates Hoboken from Jersey City. By the time I was ready to go, knowing that my stint was ending soon, it was dark out and discretion is the better part of valor, especially in unfamiliar neighborhoods. That’s where my friend author and musician Lindley Farley (Oddball New York) came in, as he gave myself and fellow photographer Shell Sheddy a lift to the joint, at Tonnelle and Manhattan Avenues.

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The White Mana, with one N, has its origins at the 1939-1940 Flushing Meadows World’s Fair, evidenced by the Trylon and Perisphere symbols in the rear. It is a tidy, circular building, with a horseshoe-shaped counter. The idea behind so small a restaurant was the “three-step” rule: The person behind the counter need not take more than three steps to prepare the order.
This is actually one of the few remaining public representations of the conical Trylon and/or the Perisphere. There had been a mosaic of the Trylon at Forest Hills’ Trylon Theater (obliterated around 2000) and there is still a small concrete Trylon ornament on a building at 108th and Van Doren Streets in Corona. The circular building was constructed by the Kullman diner manufacturers.
After the fair closed, entrepreneur Louis Bridges purchased it and made it the keystone of a five-restaurant franchise, all known as White Mannas with two N’s, located in Jersey City, Hackensack, Elizabeth and Springfield. Manna referred to the breadlike substance that Yahweh rained down on the itinerant Israelites during their travails in the desert after leaving Egypt in the Book of Exodus. Originally, all of Bridges’ Mannas were correctly spelled with a double N, but after The Jersey City White Manna opened in 1946, a signpainter mistakenly left out one N, and this error is now used to tell apart the two original White Man(n)as that are still operating, one N in Jersey City, two in Hackensack.
In 1979 Mario Costa, formerly a busboy at the Mana (he joined the staff in 1972), purchased it from Luis Bridges’ brother Webster, who by then was running the day to day ops, for $80,000. Then, Bridges opened the White Manor across Tonnelle Avenue, but it didn’t survive. In 1979, Costa was 23 and he still owns the place. A few years ago, the intersection was nicknamed Mario Costa Corner.
Until recently the White Mana had a “Curb Service” sign outside. The practice started in the 1950s. Several burlesque dancers from Union City’s Hudson Theatre made extra money shuttling orders to the parking lot. Over the years, the Mana has had some famous patrons, from Chuck Berry to Mike Tyson to Dustin Hoffman. Some of them are pictured on the walls.
Come on in…

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Although the Mana is circle-shaped, for some reason, it does not feel cramped by any means. The kitchen is visible behind the horseshoe counter, which has several revolving seats.

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Owner Mario Costa (mustache) is pictured with 1970s Brazil and Cosmos soccer star Carlos Alberto Torres. In a strange coincidence, Carlos Alberto, as he was known, passed away on October 16, 2016, just a few days before my arrival here to see his photo on the wall.

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The signboard menus seem to be vintage, as well, from the 1960s or 1970s. Coca-Cola last used the “Möbius” logo in the 1980s.

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A mystery. The internet is silent on the Ireland coffee brand, with the tagline “America’s Best Coffee.” If anyone has any background, hit me at kevinjudewalsh@gmail.com. I do know that cops drink coffee for free at the Mana.
ForgottenFan “Joe Fliel” Zrodlowski sends this article about Ireland Coffee. It has nothing to do with the Emerald Island; it is named for founder Samuel W. Ireland:
10 of the [Atlantic City’s] dozen casinos pour Ireland coffee, as do a majority of South Jersey hotels, restaurants and office machines. So do the Old Original Bookbinder’s restaurant in Philadelphia, the Four Seasons and Pierre hotels in Manhattan, the Showboat Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, the Holland America Cruise line, and the California-based Ruby’s Diners.
The article dates to 1996, and the casino landscape has changed in Atlantic City since then.
Ernie Anastos, who has been with just about all local TV stations as an anchor at one time or another, beams at left. His most infamous moment was probably letting loose with an unutterable verb on air a few years ago.

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The cash register, like the signboards, is of a certain age.

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An artist’s rendition of the Mana.

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Instead of the counter, we ate at one of the booths. However, the section where the booths are in is a later addition to the Mana done a few decades after the original was brought to Jersey City.

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That addition is evident here in a Google Street View shot.

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The fare is quite reasonably priced. You will shell out about $10 for 3 White Mana burgers, fries and a drink. The burgers are of the steamed variety you may be familiar with from the White Castle franchise, but they are larger. The buns seem to be of the Wonder variety, but I’m here for the ambience. You will come away filled and satisfied.

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I will return.
Info: Jersey Diners, Peter Genovese, Rutgers University Press, 1996
12/6/16

Posted on: 2016/12/14 14:03
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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would love to have an option to pre-set my tip on uber app - it just doesn't exist and I do not often have cash...when i do, I usually do tip when appropriate.

Many uber users and I assume drivers have suggested this feature - which would be optional

Posted on: 2016/11/22 0:49
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Re: If you found the wallet this morning at Hamilton Park...
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Quote:

JCMan8 wrote:
Quote:

GrovePath wrote:
What did the guy look like?


Come on, we all know what he probably looked like..




Really?

Posted on: 2016/11/1 16:37
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe
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Just walked down Newark Ave as all of the vendors are setting up for today's street festival. Can confirm that Hard Grove will be reopening at 328 Montgomery Street - they have a tent set up near / outside their "old" spot on Newark Ave with banners detailing the new location.

Posted on: 2016/9/17 14:38
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Re: Rental Prices out of control - DTJC
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I always find the JC / Brooklyn comparisons interesting. Or moreso, DTJC vs Brooklyn.

Probably wiser to compare neighborhoods to neighborhoods as JC is a town/city in Hudson county and Brooklyn is a county/borough itself.

Perhaps taking DTJC vs BK Heights/Park Slope or a Williamsburg (I am no expert on Brooklyn) would make a bit more sense.

Brooklyn's population is what like 4 Million vs 250k+ here in JC?

I recently moved in the fall of 2015 after almost ten years at the same spot and have been in DTJC for 20+ years. Definitely noticed an increase in rent, but there were still some steals and good deals in DTJC that I doubt you would find in similar neighborhoods in BK or even Hoboken to a certain extent.


Posted on: 2016/9/2 2:32
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Re: Looking for reputable movers
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Used Alpha twice in last ten years...both moves were within JC. All Good.

Posted on: 2016/7/11 16:50
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe
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Heard or read a rumor that the owners of Hard Grove were taking the space of the ground floor at 328 Montgomery Street

Posted on: 2016/7/7 13:54
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Re: Limo Services based in Jersey City
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Have been using Newport for over ten years...mostly town cars to and from airports, Penn Station in NYC, etc.

Never had a problem, reasonable rates. Usually early.

I prefer this over Uber when you have a pre-set trip (e.g. to the airport for a flight)

Posted on: 2016/6/21 22:49
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Re: JC record store legend Stanley Krause dies at age 74
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RIP Stan the Music Man

Jersey City Legend

Posted on: 2016/5/23 12:57
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Re: St. Pat's Day Today
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I believe Edwards is doing a Corned Beef and Cabbage deal...

https://twitter.com/EdwardsSteaksJC

Posted on: 2016/3/17 18:38
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Re: Best Burger in Jersey City
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Park Tavern = Great Burger in a Great Bar

Posted on: 2016/2/19 2:23
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Re: Shutdown Burke's Bar
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Burke's Bar looks done. End of an era...

Posted on: 2015/12/17 0:48
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Re: Wolves in Liberty State Park
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Wild Dogs downtown have been talked about for a long time...

From "Five Finger Discount"

https://books.google.com/books?id=XEca ... n%20jersey%20city&f=false

3rd and 4th comments about LSP:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wavz13/s ... 157622579761251/comments/

Posted on: 2015/12/11 4:16
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Re: Powerhouse Lounge
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Always thought the space would make for a good brewery...or a live music spot. Albert's was more of a club and did Rascal's ever even open? Remember the signs up for years.

Posted on: 2015/11/4 1:45
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Re: Thirty Acres Restaurant- Jersey Avenue
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I helped fund the Kickstarter.

Loved their take on the classic Jersey Pork Roll Egg and Cheese

What a great, historically inspired name.

The Menu just never really did it for me so did not visit after my initial brunch...although I did often check to see for updates on the menu

Esperanto's then Thirty Acres was certainly a dramatic upgrade!

Posted on: 2015/10/7 12:40
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Re: Cheap Eats - "doing business in JC is more expensive than people realize"
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I second the following reccos:

El Sazon De Las Americas

Second Street Bakery

I'll add - Pecoraro Bakery

Traditional pub fare and drinks = Healy's Tavern

Posted on: 2015/10/4 21:13
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Re: South House
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been there twice - very much enjoyed myself. they really did an incredible job with the interior and I'm excited for the rooftop grill and downstairs rec room.

a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Posted on: 2015/9/1 16:28
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Re: Raval tapas place
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No sneaker policy is a shame. I've been to Satis - their other spot in Paulus Hook with sneakers and shorts dozens of times.

I also own some rare/limited edition casual old school type sneakers that cost more than most people's dress shoes. With that said, I understand certain dress codes.

The first owners of the Powerhouse Lounge would not allow hats (it was during the day, on a weekend)...not a big deal, but I never went back (was not kind of place any way.)

Just find it funny that people judge behavior based on footwear. I have more of a problem with exposed toes/sandals than sneakers - especially when eating :)




Posted on: 2015/6/1 23:46
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Re: Bad idea to buy property near embankment?
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Thanks - understand investing in real estate and the elementary differences w/r/t to a savings account - again, thanks.


Just pointing out that assuming value will double is as tricky as assuming there will be a park.

Posted on: 2015/5/5 18:42
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Re: Bad idea to buy property near embankment?
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I've also been considering buying in DTJC.

However in the below discussion, two big assumptions I've seen to note...that a) a Park will be built. b) houses will be worth double in ten years? Really? Do we have new information?


Posted on: 2015/5/5 13:38
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More sixth borough related articles...
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really a comparison with some links to some old articles from theawl.com - interesting old JC articles.

http://www.theawl.com/2014/12/the-32- ... -order-from-worst-to-best





Posted on: 2014/12/20 1:26
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Re: Best Steak Downtown JC
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Absolutely agree on Edwards

I'm out for biz dinners a lot and often at Steakhouses. Over the last ten years or so, I've enjoyed Edwards as much as many of the famous NYC steak spots.

Great people working/running it as well.

Posted on: 2014/12/11 3:16
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Re: Green Villain, street artists bringing color to Jersey City
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Not sure of this, but is the AIDS crew affiliated with whomever was tagging "AIDS" all over personal property in JC for years?

If so, good to see the AIDS crew putting their energy to more constructive, positive initiatives.

Posted on: 2014/11/5 13:28
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