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folks, let's think outside the box! Dozens Of Naked People Get Fully Bodypainted In Washington Square Park...sounds edgy

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It's also much safer that trying to cross a street full of cars trying to snake between double parked and parked where prohibited cars. That stretch of Newark was a hellhole to navigate in a car.

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Also, I think it's a little heartless to say that a parent concerned about the safety of his child walking to and from school isn't a "real concern."


Is that child walking to and from school between the hrs of 9pm and 2am when this area is hopping? During the day it's quite calm.

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6 people spoke on this, only one wanted this because his child attends the preschool on Newark Avenue. The rest had real concerns.


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I got in late so I missed the first few speakers, but the one immediately preceding the parent was decrying the growth of noisy restaurants/rowdy bars on Restaurant Row and worried that the pedestrian mall expansion would lead to more such establishments.

Also, I think it's a little heartless to say that a parent concerned about the safety of his child walking to and from school isn't a "real concern."


Despite her constant yammering about families and how families must absolutely be provided no less than 2 parking spaces by the city (to be subsidized by everyone else), she has no concern for families that don’t use her preferred mode of transportation to get from A to B.

Therefore we must rip out this new asset that thousands of people are using and enjoying so we can provide space for 50 people to park and idle.

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6 people spoke on this, only one wanted this because his child attends the preschool on Newark Avenue. The rest had real concerns.


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I got in late so I missed the first few speakers, but the one immediately preceding the parent was decrying the growth of noisy restaurants/rowdy bars on Restaurant Row and worried that the pedestrian mall expansion would lead to more such establishments.

Also, I think it's a little heartless to say that a parent concerned about the safety of his child walking to and from school isn't a "real concern."

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I think Jersey City of late keeps muddying and commingling the idea of a plaza and open space with a park and green space. exchange place with or without the memorial statue is being changed from a plaza (town square) to park space. I think they are different and serves different purposes ...
agreed.

as far as the stamped asphalt idea, i am not convinced that it need look atrocious if done well from the photos i've seen online and in other places. obviously, i think pavers would be a better, but perhaps cost prohibitive option.


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I think Jersey City of late keeps muddying and commingling the idea of a plaza and open space with a park and green space. exchange place with or without the memorial statue is being changed from a plaza (town square) to park space. I think they are different and serves different purposes ...

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some ideas to jazz up the pedestrian plaza
* stamped asphalt which would be cheaper than pavers


PLEASE NO! This is probably the worst idea ever by the current administration. Stamped asphalt is tacky, and it clearly doesn't work or last.

Definitely +1 on having more seating options, but not sure that things like ping pong tables would be a viable idea. No way to keep those from getting used as another place where to place drinks or dump trash and collect litter, and there is definitely no way that paddles or balls would not get stolen, or lost. Relying on people bringing their own is likely not practical, either. Interesting suggestion about chess tables. The new pocket park next to The One has two such tables, though I have never seen anyone actually using them for chess.

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some ideas to jazz up the pedestrian plaza
* stamped asphalt which would be cheaper than pavers
* lounge chairs to encourage, well, lounging about
* how about some ping pong tables, chess tables
* kidde play areas where the entrance to the municipal parking lot used to be

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Following up on my previous question, does anyone know who were the 5 people who spoke against this green space?

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So- the plaza will extend down to Monmouth?

Whoops! I see- we're talking about the extension to Jersey.

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6 people spoke on this, only one wanted this because his child attends the preschool on Newark Avenue. The rest had real concerns.


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So- the plaza will extend down to Monmouth?

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6 people spoke on this, only one wanted this because his child attends the preschool on Newark Avenue. The rest had real concerns.


Wow! 5 people spoke against it. Surely we must stop this monstrosity and avoid trying to foster increased foot traffic and neighborly interactions. I mean, let's get serious, this pedestrian plaza will likely increase traffic congestion over by Little India, and it will likely lead to increased deaths of patients being transported to JCMC.

Your hysterics and fear mongering are pitiful and reprehensible. You ought to do some soul searching and reconsider your actions.

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6 people spoke on this, only one wanted this because his child attends the preschool on Newark Avenue. The rest had real concerns.

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JERSEY CITY -- Despite still unresolved social issues similar to those in the Hoboken bar scene, the Jersey City council voted on June 27 to adopt an ordinance that would expand the Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza two additional blocks west to Jersey Avenue.

Read more: Hudson Reporter - Pedestrian plaza expansion approved in Jersey City


Surprising, but a welcomed decision. The pedestrian plaza has been a great addition and success for DTJC. Yes, there are some kinks to the setup and I am sure some people might be inconvenienced, particularly those that insist in a right to drive to the very front of wherever they wish. But, in terms of the positive impact of these pedestrian plazas, it is undeniable when you take a stroll and see the increased foot traffic and what I would characterize as an increased sense of community and neighborly interactions. Personally, almost every trip to the area results in meeting new people, or running into old friends and acquaintances.

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JERSEY CITY -- Despite still unresolved social issues similar to those in the Hoboken bar scene, the Jersey City council voted on June 27 to adopt an ordinance that would expand the Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza two additional blocks west to Jersey Avenue.

Read more: Hudson Reporter - Pedestrian plaza expansion approved in Jersey City

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I don't know why any of you reply. I'm serious, take the challenge. Resist all urges to rely to anything from Yvonne. Do it for a week. It would be hilarious.


Yeah I mean ... you're right. I just can't resist. It's weird. Like an itch you know will go away if you can just stop scratching it.

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Time is everything in a fire. Years ago, the fire union, yes union, gave a talk about safety for their men. In that talk, the most important issue was time. After a fire starts burning, it is a matter of time before a fire explodes which is deadly for fire fighters. Removing barrier or a loss of time add to this problem.


I honestly don't understand why you post things like this.


I don't know why any of you reply. I'm serious, take the challenge. Resist all urges to rely to anything from Yvonne. Do it for a week. It would be hilarious.

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Time is everything in a fire. Years ago, the fire union, yes union, gave a talk about safety for their men. In that talk, the most important issue was time. After a fire starts burning, it is a matter of time before a fire explodes which is deadly for fire fighters. Removing barrier or a loss of time add to this problem.


I honestly don't understand why you post things like this.


During the first phase of the plaza, she was going on and on about how ambulances wouldn't be able to get to the medical center anymore and everyone would die. That hasn't been the case but she refuses to acknowledge it. It's Yvonne, what do you expect?

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Time is everything in a fire. Years ago, the fire union, yes union, gave a talk about safety for their men. In that talk, the most important issue was time. After a fire starts burning, it is a matter of time before a fire explodes which is deadly for fire fighters. Removing barrier or a loss of time add to this problem.


I honestly don't understand why you post things like this.

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Time is everything in a fire.

Engine #5 is literally 5 blocks away from the pedestrian plaza.

It is no more difficult to navigate a pedestrian plaza (with no cars) than it is to navigate a block with active traffic.

No one is convinced by your fabrications.

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Time is everything in a fire. Years ago, the fire union, yes union, gave a talk about safety for their men. In that talk, the most important issue was time. After a fire starts burning, it is a matter of time before a fire explodes which is deadly for fire fighters. Removing barrier or a loss of time add to this problem.

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Firetrucks today are large, it is the reason residents cannot park 25 feet from the corner to allow firetrucks to pass. It is not just one responding, it is usually 3 or 4 plus other support team.


And? Is it that you think that three or four trucks drive side by side? The number of trucks is completely inconsequential as to whether or not they can gain access to a particular street. In the case of Newark Avenue, they can easily access either pedestrian section through the gated areas, just like other vehicles do today.

Instead of making yourself look sillier by continuing this thread, why not simply say "oh, I see, never mind"? There is, quite literally, no difference or change to the fire safety of Newark Avenue because of the pedestrian plazas.

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Firetrucks today are large, it is the reason residents cannot park 25 feet from the corner to allow firetrucks to pass. It is not just one responding, it is usually 3 or 4 plus other support team.

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At the last council meeting a person asked if fire trucks will be able to go down those streets since planters are there. It takes a while to move those planters so will that hamper putting out a fire in a timely manner. That question should have been asked the first time the mall started.

If you'd actually been to Newark recently, you'd see there is plenty of room for fire trucks to get down the street.

Thanks, but no thanks, for yet another fake issue.

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That question was asked by this person but there was no answer given by the city council, brewster.

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At the last council meeting a person asked if fire trucks will be able to go down those streets since planters are there. It takes a while to move those planters so will that hamper putting out a fire in a timely manner. That question should have been asked the first time the mall started.


Perhaps they can actually ask the FD if they were consulted rather than assuming they had not, since FD's have to deal with security bollards and planters around virtually EVERY civic building in the metro area. At first guess I'd say they reasonably responded that getting in by the gated Grove end of the plaza, like ALL the delivery trucks, was just fine.

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P&K had about a year left on their 20-year lease. The new lease offer was over $20k/month and they'd told me they couldn't swing that months before the pedestrian plaza expansion. But multiple store owners have said that the pedestrian plaza has reduced their business. I've been here over 30 years and know enough of the longtime owners. They told me directly-


Odd, I just talked to the P&K people and they said they are definitely not planning on closing or moving, and actually they are looking to expand into an additional location. The pedestrian plaza and lack of parking is definitely hurting their business but they say they are not going anywhere. And I have also lived here for 30 years as of this fall. :)


Please let that new location be a P+K take over of Lee's.



Lee's is doing just fine, and their store is actually a lot smaller than the space P&K has now, unless of course you meant TenderShoot or you have it out for Lee's on Grove Street for some reason.

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At the last council meeting a person asked if fire trucks will be able to go down those streets since planters are there. It takes a while to move those planters so will that hamper putting out a fire in a timely manner. That question should have been asked the first time the mall started.

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