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Re: Jersey City Is Working to Boost Its Cool -WSJ Article
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Come on JC newcomer’s you know you are better than that. Use your imagination..be creative JC.

Let me help….

You all want new Bars so you can drink and mingle.

You also want new Food Markets so you can buy your strange healthy groceries and mingle.

Since space in DTJC is starting to get scarce, how about doing this…combine a Bar with a Food Market.

Call it a Barket.

It would kill three birds with one stone. We all know you newcomers don’t have much time on your hands. Much too busy playing classic video games and day dreaming about the next great kraft beer right? With a Barket you can have a drink, do your shopping, and pick up chicks (or dudes) all in one trip. Yes Grove Path the Old Colony area would be a perfect fit for a Barket.


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Jersey City could finally earn its place as the so-called sixth borough.

Wow what a slap in the face to the 235,000 of us who held the fort, the flag, and kept the lights on through the good times and bad times. Our reward is to be known as NY’s sixth borough? If I saw that coming I would have moved to the burbs with all of my friends in the 80’s. (but my kids would just be moving back here now anyway) Like I said in the Embankment thread how unoriginal you have become. They have a Barcade, we want a Barcade, they have a High Line we must create a High Line. They have an Oddities Shop , you want a…err wait a minute I will give you a pass on that one. I would love to see a shop like that in JC. I have been looking for a well preserved 2 headed kitten fetus for my collection for years now. (yes I am creepy)

In a city of 250,000 where some residents recall having to walk blocks just to find a lunch counter, the changes are dramatic

Oh my God! How did we all survive? What a hardship! Thank you so much for the dramatic changes. People were starving to death back in the day. My friend Johnny died from dehydration just a few feet away from a lunch counter. The poor slob didn’t pack enough water for his lengthy journey. If he didn’t have to walk those 3 long blocks for a ham sandwich he would be with us today on JClist. You would have liked Johnny one hell of a nice guy.

If only the changes could have come sooner. At least the diner was kind enough to name a ham sandwich after him. If you go into a diner just ask for a “Johnny” they will know what to make. I only pray his widow doesn’t read about the dramatic changes that have occurred since she moved away from JC to Hawaii. The poor woman never did remarry. Although I wouldn’t have either I heard she got a boat load of insurance money for Johnny’s passing. (Hmmmm…come to think of it she is the one who packed Johnny’s water supply that dreadful day.)

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Come on JC newcomer’s you know you are better than that. Use your imagination..be creative JC.

Let me help….

You all want new Bars so you can drink and mingle.

You also want new Food Markets so you can buy your strange healthy groceries and mingle.

Since space in DTJC is starting to get scarce, how about doing this…combine a Bar with a Food Market.

Call it a Barket.

It would kill three birds with one stone. We all know you newcomers don’t have much time on your hands. Much too busy playing classic video games and day dreaming about the next great kraft beer right? With a Barket you can have a drink, do your shopping, and pick up chicks (or dudes) all in one trip. Yes Grove Path the Old Colony area would be a perfect fit for a Barket.

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So anyone know about the plans to also change zoning for Little India/India Square (Journal Square) -- and also the Bright Side by the Old Colony Pathmark (Downtown):

All in all another nice WSJ article (Click to enlarge image):

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Jersey City Is Working to Boost Its Cool

The Wall Street Journal
2/16/12
By HEATHER HADDON

Jersey City could finally earn its place as the so-called sixth borough.

Just across the Hudson River, the Garden State's second-largest city has gentrified in recent years but had always lacked the night life and street traffic to build a viable entertainment district.

Now, a host of changes are under way or are being considered in hopes of creating a vibrant downtown with an expanded restaurant row and more entertainment and music venues.

"We will be able to create more spaces where music, art, and culture can be enjoyed," said Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, who is expected to address the developments during his State of the City address Thursday evening.

In a city of 250,000 where some residents recall having to walk blocks just to find a lunch counter, the changes are dramatic.

In December, Jersey City—which has few music venues and dance clubs with DJs—introduced a new class of entertainment license to allow restaurants to host live music.

And the City Council extended an already established restaurant row last summer, and is set later this month to vote to expand it again, this time into the Little India neighborhood.

The zoning measures come as Jersey City's food and culture scene is drawing hipper establishments.

"Without a doubt, it's become more of a destination," said Jelynne Jardiniano, owner of LITM, a restaurant and lounge. "People want to have a reason to stay in their neighborhood."

A former chef for the Momofuku Noodle Bar in Manhattan is opening an eatery in restaurant row this winter that looks to showcase "all that New Jersey has to offer," according to his Kickstarter announcement.

The New York pizza chain, Two Boots, also hopes to open a location in midspring.

And residents say their cool cachet ratcheted up when Barcade—a bar in the hipster epicenter of Williamsburg in Brooklyn—opened an offshoot in the downtown area last year.

"We're 10 minutes from the World Trade Center," said Mas Kuwana, a 31-year-old Jersey City accountant, "there's no reason why we can't compete."

Most of the new developments are taking place near Grove Street, the center of the city's downtown and the location of a PATH station. And the changes the city is seeking come after a long history of decline and rebirth.

Grove Street was once the city's downtown shopping district, but by the late 1950s and '60s, it was nearly vacant. There were few sit-down restaurants, though hardscrabble bars catering to warehouse workers were common.

"Every place you drank was a shot-and-a-beer joint," said Nick Acocella, a Hudson County resident and editor of Politifax, a weekly publication that covers New Jersey politics. "It was a very bad neighborhood."

Artists and others seeking low rent started to move to Jersey City in the 1980s, and the pace increased in the early 1990s. By 2000, Jersey City was joining Hoboken as a place for urbane professionals to settle—though it still had more 99 cents stores than bars and restaurants.

The city established a three-block restaurant row in 1999 near the Grove Street PATH station, and a few eateries followed.

But an old city ordinance restricted the number of eating establishments that could serve alcohol on a block. Restaurant row establishments had to close by 11 p.m. And nightclubs were mostly restricted to commercial areas near highways.

In 2005, the city began allowing restaurants and bars serving food to remain open until 1 a.m. on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends. Five restaurants have opened on Newark Avenue since, Ms. Jardiniano said.

Restaurant business plummeted after the recession in 2008 but has since rebounded and has started to attract revelers across New Jersey on weekends, she said.

City officials said they want to capitalize on the momentum.

"We want people to spend money in Jersey City, not Manhattan," said Councilman Steven Fulop, an early champion of restaurant row. "You do that by creating an environment that's business-friendly and arts-friendly."

In January, the city loosened complicated entertainment license requirements that were expensive for club owners and that resulted in illegal rock clubs sprouting up.

An entertainment license downtown required a variance, an expensive process that typically involves a lawyer. Bars could apply for temporary permits, and the system ended up being abused by venues that morphed into illegal rock clubs, Mr. Fulop said.

A new class of entertainment license now allows restaurants to host live music. The permit would be subject to annual review and costs $600 for restaurants.

Community groups were resistant, but the city tweaked the policy to limit the hours and track problem locations with noise meters. The city spent $5,000 on the readers and training for enforcement officials, said Carl Czaplicki, director of the Jersey City Department of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce.

"It's fair. It's based on evidence, not innuendo and hearsay," he said. "Politics can't be involved."

The city began issuing the permits this month. "Numerous" people have since expressed interested in opening a small music venue, and one current city restaurant proprietor is considering a new space, Mr. Fulop said.


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""We want people to spend money in Jersey City, not Manhattan," said Councilman Steven Fulop"

And by spend money he obviously means we are going to ticket like crazy and make it impossible for you hard working peope to make court cases and prove their innocense. So just pay the city.

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Jersey City Is Working to Boost Its Cool
By HEATHER HADDON

Jersey City could finally earn its place as the so-called sixth borough.

Just across the Hudson River, the Garden State's second-largest city has gentrified in recent years but had always lacked the night life and street traffic to build a viable entertainment district.

Now, a host of changes are under way or are being considered in hopes of creating a vibrant downtown with an expanded restaurant row and more entertainment and music venues.

"We will be able to create more spaces where music, art, and culture can be enjoyed," said Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, who is expected to address the developments during his State of the City address Thursday evening.

In a city of 250,000 where some residents recall having to walk blocks just to find a lunch counter, the changes are dramatic.

In December, Jersey City—which has few music venues and dance clubs with DJs—introduced a new class of entertainment license to allow restaurants to host live music.

And the City Council extended an already established restaurant row last summer, and is set later this month to vote to expand it again, this time into the Little India neighborhood.

The zoning measures come as Jersey City's food and culture scene is drawing hipper establishments.

"Without a doubt, it's become more of a destination," said Jelynne Jardiniano, owner of LITM, a restaurant and lounge. "People want to have a reason to stay in their neighborhood."

A former chef for the Momofuku Noodle Bar in Manhattan is opening an eatery in restaurant row this winter that looks to showcase "all that New Jersey has to offer," according to his Kickstarter announcement.

The New York pizza chain, Two Boots, also hopes to open a location in midspring.

And residents say their cool cachet ratcheted up when Barcade—a bar in the hipster epicenter of Williamsburg in Brooklyn—opened an offshoot in the downtown area last year.

"We're 10 minutes from the World Trade Center," said Mas Kuwana, a 31-year-old Jersey City accountant, "there's no reason why we can't compete."

Most of the new developments are taking place near Grove Street, the center of the city's downtown and the location of a PATH station. And the changes the city is seeking come after a long history of decline and rebirth.

Grove Street was once the city's downtown shopping district, but by the late 1950s and '60s, it was nearly vacant. There were few sit-down restaurants, though hardscrabble bars catering to warehouse workers were common.

"Every place you drank was a shot-and-a-beer joint," said Nick Acocella, a Hudson County resident and editor of Politifax, a weekly publication that covers New Jersey politics. "It was a very bad neighborhood."

Artists and others seeking low rent started to move to Jersey City in the 1980s, and the pace increased in the early 1990s. By 2000, Jersey City was joining Hoboken as a place for urbane professionals to settle—though it still had more 99 cents stores than bars and restaurants.

The city established a three-block restaurant row in 1999 near the Grove Street PATH station, and a few eateries followed.

But an old city ordinance restricted the number of eating establishments that could serve alcohol on a block. Restaurant row establishments had to close by 11 p.m. And nightclubs were mostly restricted to commercial areas near highways.

In 2005, the city began allowing restaurants and bars serving food to remain open until 1 a.m. on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends. Five restaurants have opened on Newark Avenue since, Ms. Jardiniano said.

Restaurant business plummeted after the recession in 2008 but has since rebounded and has started to attract revelers across New Jersey on weekends, she said.

City officials said they want to capitalize on the momentum.

"We want people to spend money in Jersey City, not Manhattan," said Councilman Steven Fulop, an early champion of restaurant row. "You do that by creating an environment that's business-friendly and arts-friendly."

In January, the city loosened complicated entertainment license requirements that were expensive for club owners and that resulted in illegal rock clubs sprouting up.

An entertainment license downtown required a variance, an expensive process that typically involves a lawyer. Bars could apply for temporary permits, and the system ended up being abused by venues that morphed into illegal rock clubs, Mr. Fulop said.

A new class of entertainment license now allows restaurants to host live music. The permit would be subject to annual review and costs $600 for restaurants.

Community groups were resistant, but the city tweaked the policy to limit the hours and track problem locations with noise meters. The city spent $5,000 on the readers and training for enforcement officials, said Carl Czaplicki, director of the Jersey City Department of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce.

"It's fair. It's based on evidence, not innuendo and hearsay," he said. "Politics can't be involved."

The city began issuing the permits this month. "Numerous" people have since expressed interested in opening a small music venue, and one current city restaurant proprietor is considering a new space, Mr. Fulop said.
—Jessica Firger
contributed to this article.

Write to Heather Haddon at heather.haddon@wsj.com

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