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Re: 8 People Shot in JC in 4-Day Span - Authorities Say
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So you're saying that other cities with strict gun control laws imposed by liberal mayors also have problems? I, for one, am shocked! Shocked I say!


Well, Dallas has had its murder rate skyrocket as well...


Posted on: 2016/8/30 9:25
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Re: Man killed, 2 teens injured after gunfire erupts at Jersey City church
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Where are all of the BLM protests??????????


http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... s.html#incart_2box_hudson

Where were you?


I always love the people who think that, just because they aren't paying attention, no one else is. People have been organizing, and protesting violence in these neighborhoods for a very long time.

Posted on: 2016/8/11 8:51
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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I feel like most of the bars in Downtown Jersey City could be considered sports bars, and most are certainly bars to watch games at, as most have several or more TVs.

The fact that this individual owns 1Republik and Tonic East tells me that we can expect a similar vibe at this location -- lots of TVs, bros, and average bar food.


I suppose, but they are 'sports bars' in that they may put on the Giants/Jets with sound. I mean, you can watch sports there, and they are bars, but they aren't true sports bars, IMO.

College games? The big fight? Soccer games, a Yankee game with sound?

I expect this place to be all sorts of meh, but if it is meh where I can watch some of the sporting events which are harder to find in the current bars, I'm OK with that.

Of course I live a good way away from Newark ave, so it's easier for me to say that....

Posted on: 2016/8/8 9:39
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Re: Tender Shoot Farm Closing
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22k/month is insane. Pretty sure that would make that the most expensive place on the block.
Do you get the upstairs too?


Probably. One of the issues now is that the upstairs is unused because you can only get there through Tender Shoot.

I won't comment on the price because I have no idea what other spaces go for.

Posted on: 2016/7/28 7:39
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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They are replacing the gigantic parking lot that currently exists with a parking garage on top of a Whole Foods and people are still whining? I guarantee that this was a requirement by the residents of Metropolis Towers - it's not like they're going to agree to a redevelopment plan that gets rid of their parking spaces permanently.


Seriously. We're replacing a surface lot with a deck, on top of retail. It is a pretty damn good solution.

Posted on: 2016/7/14 14:14
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Re: Tender Shoot Farm Closing
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P&K
La Conga
Key Foods
Lee's
ShopRite not too far away
Whole Foods will be open in a few years
Farmer's markets at Grove

DTJC will be just fine.


Seriously, it's not the area is a food desert. FWIW, there has been talk of them retiring for a few years now. I'm sure rent hikes don't help, but this was not unexpected.

Posted on: 2016/7/12 14:03
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Re: Port Authority To Jersey City - Drop Dead
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And how would they do that? (Outside of blatant fraud)

You realize the PATH is audited by KPMG, right?


Something like new station is a PATH expense (potentially), when there is actually a very large RE component.

Posted on: 2016/6/7 11:52
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Re: Port Authority To Jersey City - Drop Dead
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want to go see crowded rush hour trains - go to hong kong, sao paolo, tokyo, london, shanghai, beijing, mexico city..stop whining and deal with it


At least Hong Kong and Tokyo trains get zero public subsidies and in fact turn a profit and London almost breaks even. The PATH, despite being packed to the gills during rush hour and pretty busy on weekends doesn't even recover half its costs. I have no idea about the other transit systems you mention.


I'm pretty sure the PA is using accounting tricks to move costs to the PATH and make it 'unprofitable'. It's pretty easy to allocate expenses where you want them allocated.

Posted on: 2016/6/7 11:33
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Re: Civic JC and Civic Parent Partner on Interactive Map to Compare Property Sales to Assessed Values
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Thanks for the english lesson. By the way its privileged not privileges.

Dt will be subsidizing rest of the city soon. People whining about paying taxes too high could appeal them now


Meh, that's how society functions. People who have more pay more. Such is life. I say this as someone who is likely to see his bill double.

Frankly, the idea that there is someone Greenville are paying an extra $2k so I can save $10k disgusts me.


why would that disgust you ? Obviously no one should overpay, but you could be the one overpaying in the next few years when undervalued properties now appreciate.

you must not have to worry about $ which is great.


I do have to worry about the money, it likely makes a decent dent in my lifestyle when it comes through. But why would it disgust me? Because I'm human being with empathy and I recognize my sacrifices to pay the tax bill on a million dollar home are likely not the same sort of sacrifices many people in the poor section of the city have to make.

People winding up overpaying for a period of time is a good argument to do the re-balance much more often, it is not an argument to keep putting one off that is years overdue.

Posted on: 2016/6/3 12:27
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Re: Civic JC and Civic Parent Partner on Interactive Map to Compare Property Sales to Assessed Values
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Thanks for the english lesson. By the way its privileged not privileges.

Dt will be subsidizing rest of the city soon. People whining about paying taxes too high could appeal them now


Meh, that's how society functions. People who have more pay more. Such is life. I say this as someone who is likely to see his bill double.

Frankly, the idea that there is someone Greenville are paying an extra $2k so I can save $10k disgusts me.

Posted on: 2016/6/2 16:30
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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So under the old assessments all three homes are paying the same tax even though they are not worth the same amount. Under the new assessment the rate is reduced to 4.7% in order to get to $10,500 so Property #1 pays quite a bit more, Property #2 pays a little more and property #3 pays less.

Can anyone who knows more than I do here tell me if I have that even a little bit right?


Spot on.

Posted on: 2016/5/10 13:56
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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Interesting because I've always heard there were plans to add two more towers in that lot and the complex would make a square with an assumed park in the middle. I guess that will not be moving forward? In any case, traffic at the corner of Marin and Columbus will be more of a nightmare than it already is.

Still looking forward to a Whole Foods though!


Maybe the entrance for cars will be off Montgomery and people off Columbus, that might make the most sense.

Posted on: 2016/5/6 15:05
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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It was looking at plans Tommy had a while back, could be mine is old and yours is new. I don't think the corner has enough room for 45,000 sq feet and the park they show/talked about. Seems like it has to be in the lot between them to the North side, but I suppose it could be facing Montgomery. IMO, that would be a bit of a mistake, you want the store facing the majority of the foot traffic, and the foot traffic is driven by the PATH & the plaza.

Edit: At the time they had plans for a connecting street/walkway between Columbus and Montgomery.

Posted on: 2016/5/6 14:12
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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The NJ.com article states that this Whole Foods will be at the corner of "Marin and Columbus, which is not even really possible. As of now, the hulking monstrosity of a co-op tower is situated near the Marin/Columbus corner of the property. There is no way a 45k SF supermarket is fitting in that corner. So, the Whole Foods has to be going directly across Columbus from 70 Columbus, between the two Motropolis Towers, or at the corner of Marin and Montgomery.


It's going between the towers, which is a big parking lot at the moment, it's pretty damn close the intersection. I would expect there to be an entrance very near the corner of Columbus and Marin, and likely one on Montgomery as well.

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Posted on: 2016/5/6 11:24
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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Looks like the Metropolis Towers lot. A new park as well, so that is good news.

Posted on: 2016/5/4 16:44
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Re: Taxes cuts not spurring growth in Kansas
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Hero, show me an example here is the US of a successful liberal monetary policy. California? NJ? Detroit? Camden?


Did you just try and list places you think are liberal? One, states can't have their own monetary policy (nevermind cities) so it is a nonsensical question. Two, CA is in pretty great shape right now, so your list of, what I must assume you thought to be failures, is pretty amusing.

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2015 ... -surplus-nears-$1-billion

Posted on: 2016/4/26 10:20
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Folks on this thread have said homes in GV and the Heights are paying a disproportionate percentage in taxes above 2.1%. Is this actually the case? If I understand things correctly, for this to have occurred, these homes have to have a lower value today than they did in 1988 meaning that their current tax burden is northward of 2.1%.

I would have thought that almost every home in JC has appreciated at least somewhat since 1988 - even on MLK and Ocean Ave. Are their really any areas of JC where you will find a house assessed today at a lower value than it was assessed 28 years ago - and consequently paying more than 2.1%?

The point I'm trying to make is, just because DTJC is underpaying on its tax, it doesn't necessarily follow that the other hoods are consequently overpaying on property tax and are due for a tax reduction. The under-taxation of DT has no bearing on whether homes in Greenville are paying 2.1% of their assessed value or not - the relationship between the two is not causal.



Yes, it does mean other areas are overpaying. It's a ratio, if the tax bill on those properties has gone up over the years by a higher percentage than the increase in property values then they are paying more than 2.1%

Let's say we have two homes of the same value:

200k in 1988, paying 2.1% in taxes so, 4.2k

In 2016 the total tax ratio is still 2.1%
DT house is 800k paying 11.6k in taxes 1.44%
Not DT house is 300k paying 11.6k in taxes. 3.85%


The ratio of the DT house is below the 2.1 the ratio, the not DT above.

If the ratio remained unchanged it would look like this

800k house 16.8k
300k house 6.3k

Posted on: 2016/4/26 8:45
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Re: Jersey City to make $94 million in water and sewer improvements
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Most cities have separate sanitary and storm sewer systems. Jersey city (at least the downtown) does not. Both your toilet water and rain water run through the same lines. That's why when you walk by a sewer grate it reeks.

Is there any intent in JC's future to alter the sewer system so you have separate storm and sanitary sewers?


Why it would be beneficial to do that? I can take a guess but is there a school of thought with a good reason? I thought wastewater was wastewater.


Storm water is what overwhelms the system, causing the need to bypass treatment and release actual sewage directly into the Hudson (mixed with storm drainage).

Separate systems would mean that, during a heavy rain, you can continue to treat sewage as sewage and not have to bypass treatment.

Posted on: 2016/4/22 13:45
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Re: Is Jersey City Real Estate in a bubble?
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Well, picking one RE market and saying that the rise is unsustainable is a lot like picking one stock and saying it can't sustain it's price rise.


Umm, that's the graph for the entire US market, not JC.


Well then nevermind... I assumed it was JC because that is the market we are talking about.

In general I think RE prices are a reflection of very, very low interest rates. If/when those snap back to historical norms so will RE prices. But I don't know when that happens in a world that simply isn't growing as quickly.

Posted on: 2016/4/15 12:49
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Re: Is Jersey City Real Estate in a bubble?
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I don't think healthy markets rise at this rate. Here's the inflation adjusted Case Schiller for the last century. Notice a pattern from about 1967 on? Guess where we are right now on that roller coaster? Certainly above the baseline of the curve. But this time it's different, right?

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http://www.multpl.com/case-shiller-ho ... index-inflation-adjusted/


Well, picking one RE market and saying that the rise is unsustainable is a lot like picking one stock and saying it can't sustain it's price rise. I mean you could be correct or there could be something different about that one stock/RE market. Individual markets/stocks outperform and sustain that out performance on a regular basis.

Looking a inflation adjusted rise of just JC is not terribly instructive. Individual markets have a lot of noise. You might as well look at Detroit and say it is vastly undervalued because it hasn't tracked the overall market exactly.


Posted on: 2016/4/15 8:12
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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Once this is developed, there will be no parking. But let's get back to my second point, what is the real cost?

So it will be massively successful pulling in enough people to fill up the mall lot and fill up all available street parking. That seems like very, very strong endorsement of the idea.




Posted on: 2016/4/13 13:29
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Re: Embankment = High Line Public Space
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How do the people from Greenville or the Heights get to use that public space when there is no parking? It is basically for people are are close by.


Ignoring for a moment how ridiculous of a reason this is for opposing this project- as someone who lives on 6th street you would be surprised how relatively easy it is to find parking along the embankment (as these blocks have half as many residences as a normal block would).


Seriously, I live in the area and it is simple to get parking, plus there's a huge, mostly empty lot right there at the mall and it is maybe a quarter mile from the light rail, plus there's a bus route that stops at HP, plus there are jitneys that get you right nearby.




Posted on: 2016/4/13 13:04
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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To an earlier post that mentioned "we need a theater or something to draw folks out", I'd argue that Hoboken has no such theater and restaurants there seem to be doing a brisk business.

That was me (or at least I've mentioned it in the past). It was more geared at the 'high end restaurant segment. You need to draw in people from outside of DTJC if you're charging as much as 30 Acres, and if you want to draw people in from further away they need something to do besides eat.

JC can sustain a few of those places, but for a while it seemed like every new place was a dining 'experience'.

Anyway, I'm just talking out my arse based on a gut feeling, so who the hell knows.

Posted on: 2016/3/16 16:04
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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It can support more expensive places, but only a few of them, and the menu, execution and service need to support it. Talde's food was never at that level. Why got there when Satis is better, and there are better bars in town now.


I agree it can sustain a couple of options, but only the best of them will survive. It just seems we've had a lot of upscale openings up lately and not a hell of a lot of casual family/dinner with friends, and IMO, that is a very big misreading of the actual market.

I love to eat out, and I eat out a lot, but I have a family and I'm not paying $30+ a head every time I go out (and much higher at some of the places).

Posted on: 2016/3/3 15:10
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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Carrina, B&G and Talde were upscale additions to the neighborhood and we're hoping that the rumors here are unfounded.


IMO, that is kind of the problem. DTJC just isn't that large of a place and has no theater or the like to support the nice dinner and a night out crowd from out of town.

When it comes down to it, if you want to have a very good, upscale restaurant scene you need something to do before or after the dinner to sustain that.

The JC market is people going out for a bite/drinks with friends and families and that market isn't going to sustain a lot of different upscale options.

Posted on: 2016/3/3 12:37
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Re: 15th St Deli
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I feel like I'm going to be assaulted for saying this, but - although not a deli per se - I think Christo's on 8th St makes a pretty good sub sandwich. Now we have Egyptian coptics making Italian subs.


They are not bad, but not great either (and the bread is somewhat frequently stale). They seem to do everything OK.

Christo's is amazing because whatever I need they seem to have tucked away somewhere.

Posted on: 2016/3/2 13:31
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Re: 15th St Deli
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Wait, Monmouth St Deli exists? I had heard about it, but have never seen it; thought it was something of the past and had closed years ago. I've lived here for 10 years and have never seen it!

And yes, Little Sandwich Shop is pretty much a deli, that's right. I often forget about them.


Monmouth St is only open during the week, and closes early, so it's easy to miss.

Posted on: 2016/3/1 8:25
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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how does this place compare to and how are -

smokinbarrelnj.com

houseofque.com

relatively new places in Hoboken.

my local references are Hill County, Mighty Quinn in the East Village and going back to Pierson's when they were in the back of a sports bar in Queens.


Having just been the House of 'Que I would say Hamilton Pork is a lot better. The atmosphere at House of Que and the portion sizes are better but both the ribs and the brisket are better at Hamilton Pork.

Posted on: 2016/2/29 10:53
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Re: Plan to lower parking minimums in Jersey City spurs anger
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Don't like gay marriage? Don't marry someone gay. Don't like cars? Don't own one.

Good job on the vote!


Don't want a downtown area you moved to specifically because of it's walk-able character overrun by parking decks? F you.

The funny thing about all these fights, is the DT that so many of us like would be illegal to actually build now given the current view on parking.

Posted on: 2016/2/25 9:43
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Re: Plan to lower parking minimums in Jersey City spurs anger
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MattSchapiro wrote:
So what happened with this last night? Did they get the variance?


They did not get the variance.

Posted on: 2016/2/24 13:18
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