Register now !    Login  
Main Menu
Who's Online
132 user(s) are online (128 user(s) are browsing Message Forum)

Members: 0
Guests: 132

more...


Forum Index


Board index » All Posts (JCishome)




Re: Parking at Light Rail LS Park lot for 10 days
#31
Home away from home
Home away from home


I've been thinking about buying a car and parking it there, so this is very useful info. Thanks Bodhipooh!

Posted on: 2016/9/7 16:37
 Top 


Re: Dullboy for sale
#32
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

DtJcQdMf wrote:
Quote:

JCishome wrote:
Quote:

DtJcQdMf wrote:
Quote:

sullyx wrote:
huh? PJs start up on 3rd and serving in bodega on 5th?

Quote:
I patronize both regularly, although Dullboy somewhat less often as of late. It is busy on that street until the PJs start up on 3rd.
Though, come to think of it, the bodega serving the PJs on 5th is busy as well.


PJs: the projects. Or whatever they're called now, low-income subsidized housing. There is a bodega, or what you might call a corner convenience store, that serves primarily the people from the projects, on the corner of 5th (4th? I can't recall). It is busy with economic transactions, of both the legal and illegal vein.


You, sir, are a dick. I love you people who move here from Paramus with your "street smarts" honed from many hours of watching The Wire.


No doubt I'm a dick, but I have yet to watch the wire, and I only know where Paramus is vaguely. I don't enjoy ghetto-porn, being from it, you voyeuristic, high-cholesterol having, unwelcome, herbivorous shit for brains.



I guess I'm...offended?
1. I don't have high cholesterol, but thanks for your concern.
2. Voyeuristic? Are you sure you know what that means?
3. If I were a herbivore, wouldn't high cholesterol be unlikely?

So many questions.

Posted on: 2016/9/1 17:25
 Top 


Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
#33
Home away from home
Home away from home


If you bought that home 10 years ago, your improved net worth is probably a pretty good indicator of the progress that people are talking about. And while I agree that nobody likes drunken young guys carousing around (except maybe drunken young women?), it's hard to understand someone who'd prefer going back to the Newark Ave of 2006.

Posted on: 2016/8/31 18:19
 Top 


Re: Bergen Arches Proposal Envisions a World Class Cultural Destination in Jersey City
#34
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

stc4blues wrote:
Quote:

JCishome wrote:
If anyone finds the roach clip I lost down there in 1976, would you give me a call?


Can you describe it? Was it an alligator clip, a hemostat, or something else? Just where in the Arches were you partaking?


If memory serves, it was an alligator clip with a feather hanging off it. I cringe at the thought of young me.

Posted on: 2016/8/26 13:10
 Top 


Re: Dullboy for sale
#35
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

DtJcQdMf wrote:
Quote:

sullyx wrote:
huh? PJs start up on 3rd and serving in bodega on 5th?

Quote:
I patronize both regularly, although Dullboy somewhat less often as of late. It is busy on that street until the PJs start up on 3rd.
Though, come to think of it, the bodega serving the PJs on 5th is busy as well.


PJs: the projects. Or whatever they're called now, low-income subsidized housing. There is a bodega, or what you might call a corner convenience store, that serves primarily the people from the projects, on the corner of 5th (4th? I can't recall). It is busy with economic transactions, of both the legal and illegal vein.


You, sir, are a dick. I love you people who move here from Paramus with your "street smarts" honed from many hours of watching The Wire.

Posted on: 2016/8/25 20:42
 Top 


Re: Bergen Arches Proposal Envisions a World Class Cultural Destination in Jersey City
#36
Home away from home
Home away from home


If anyone finds the roach clip I lost down there in 1976, would you give me a call?

Posted on: 2016/8/23 14:38
 Top 


Re: Santiago Calatrava on his soon-to-be-opened WTC Transit Hub
#37
Home away from home
Home away from home


Horrible. Garish. Tawdry.

I'm running short on adjectives to describe this monstrosity, but I'm most infuriated by the huge (120 foot?) advertising screen in the tunnel to Brookfield Place. The PA is clearly selling every inch of the place. What's next, the Yahoo 9/11 Museum, brought to you by Footlocker?

Posted on: 2016/8/17 13:19
 Top 


Re: Allowable Costs for Small Claims Court Filing
#38
Home away from home
Home away from home


I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think you can do that; you can only claim the contractual loss. I'm pursuing a small claims case in NYC, and I'd like to include those sorts of expenses (plus throw in something for the merchant being a general d-bag), but I was told I couldn't.

Posted on: 2016/8/12 17:51
 Top 


Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
#39
Home away from home
Home away from home


I work in Brookfield Place, and yeah - it's been transformed into a high-end mall full of overpriced crap. I got to talking with a woman who works at for Kate Spade, and she was saying that locations like that aren't designed to make money - they're just showcases and good addresses.

Posted on: 2016/8/10 19:06
 Top 


Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
#40
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

Wishful_Thinking wrote:
Quote:

JCishome wrote:
I've spent plenty of time looking around at my fellow PATH riders, and that's why I'm not buying the theory that the PA wants us walking by those ritzy new shops. Most of us won't be stopping by to pick up a Bulgari watch on our way to Lincoln Center.

Right!? I walk through the Oculus every day to and from work, and have started to pay attention to the stores that are getting ready to open. I had hoped it would be something along the lines of Grand Central - higher end, yes, but accessible - O & Co., Papyrus. I'm really surprised to see the stores in the Oculus - Kate Spade, Gucci, Longines, etc. I agree - PA (or is it Westfield's decision) seems to have paid zero attention to the demographics of the PATH riders.

I'm curious what other people think - is this supposed to become a destination for the surrounding Wall Street crowd?


The PA was clear from the beginning that this was aimed at high-end retailers. Foreign tourists (and wealthy Tribecans) will make it the next SoHo (or that's the hope, anyway). I was surprised to see that there are some mid-price stores at all (Devon and Blakely and Skechers are in the tunnel to Brookfield Place, and there's a Duane Reade somewhere in there).

Posted on: 2016/8/10 18:51
 Top 


Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
#41
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

hero69 wrote:
i wonder if people who moved to dtjc in the 60's and 70's were appalled at the gentrifiers that arrived in the 90's/2k's.


I was born here in the 1950s, so I guess I qualify to answer your question...yes, they were appalled. Just like I'm sure the Victorians were appalled when my parents moved here in the 40s. Just like I'm sure the Lenni Lenape were appalled by the Dutch settlers.

Times change. The city changes. Reminiscing about the past is fun, but it's more fun to embrace what's coming next. And if it's something you don't like, no worries; stick around a while and it will change again.

Posted on: 2016/8/10 16:44
 Top 


Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
#42
Home away from home
Home away from home


I've spent plenty of time looking around at my fellow PATH riders, and that's why I'm not buying the theory that the PA wants us walking by those ritzy new shops. Most of us won't be stopping by to pick up a Bulgari watch on our way to Lincoln Center.

Posted on: 2016/8/8 18:35
 Top 


Re: Organized local group bike rides
#43
Home away from home
Home away from home


Sort of off-topic but probably applies to at least some people on this thread: Could ya not be one of those people who pedals up the West Side bike path at 30 miles an hour screaming GET OUT OF THE WAY!! at pedestrians and slower bikers? We get that you're training for the Tour de France, but:
A. you look and sound like a tool
B. eventually I will go totally insane and stick a broomstick in your wheel.

Posted on: 2016/7/19 15:59
 Top 


Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#44
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

La_Verdad wrote:
Quote:

tommyc_37 wrote:

I wonder when, if ever, Jersey City will realize that it's a city and start behaving that way, instead of constantly shoehorning itself into a car-first midwestern satellite city-suburb.


The proposed plan is very similar to the P Street WF near DuPont Circle in DC - which is dense and has a lot of carless residents. Parking is the cost of doing business in most cases with WF and let's be honest - as much as you and I would like to pretend otherwise - JC is still more car dependent than it needs to be. Just look at the ShopRite parking lot any weekend day.

I like the fact that the surface lot at the projects will disappear. Now, if they could just do the same with the buildings....


The co-op owners in those "projects" will be able to buy and sell you, my friend. They're sitting on a gold mine.

Posted on: 2016/7/14 20:23
 Top 


Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#45
Home away from home
Home away from home


I do love creative architectural dreaming, but this idea is one of the most ludicrous I've ever read:

"One major obstacle of this walkway is that it dissects the existing eastern tower. In an effort to avoid walking around the building, the architect proposed having the walkway cut through the middle of the building by demolishing the current lobby. Pedestrians on the path could then walk right through the building."

And, not that it matters, but this presentation and several others have referred to the Metropolis Towers site as the first urban renewal project of its type. New York, Chicago and probably other cities had projects that pre-dated this one. Again, nobody cares except me.

Posted on: 2016/7/13 16:11
 Top 


Re: Problems with Comcast?
#46
Home away from home
Home away from home


I thought of a generator, but the gentleman said he lived in a building...I made the leap of logic that he lives in a high-rise like I do. My landlord might look askance if I fired up a generator in my 18th-floor apartment. I stand corrected.

Posted on: 2016/7/13 15:48
 Top 


Re: Problems with Comcast?
#47
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

bodhipooh wrote:
Quote:

jcneighbor wrote:
Quote:

hero69 wrote:
how is verizon fios dsl. reliable, cost?


I don't think Verizon even sells DSL Service anymore. FiOS is fiber optic. I dumped Comcast the minute FiOS was available, and that was about 14(?) years ago. FiOS is more expensive but it's wicked-fast and it's been ultra-reliable (and I do IT Support professionally so means something to me) but it's also dedicated speed. Cable, by network nature, is shared bandwidth. If your neighbors are all streaming movies at the same time you definitely see your own speed throttled.

It's a chocolate vs. vanilla decision-


100% on point. I got FiOS the day it became available in my building, and never looked back. When Sandy struck, I still had internet (and TV signal) even though the building lost power for a whole week. Fiber optic is awesome. But, it is also super delicate. I work from home fairly often and reliable internet is a basic necessity for my line of work as an IT consultant. FiOS is definitely worth the extra cost premium.


Not being argumentative, but how did you have TV/internet without electricity? If you have a secret wind turbine, I gotta get one of those.

Posted on: 2016/7/13 13:21
 Top 


Re: Problems with Comcast?
#48
Home away from home
Home away from home


I'm totally on board with the own vs. rent discussion, and I've had my own modem/router for years. I know it's time for an upgrade, do you guys have a recommendation? Because, of course, I'm too lazy to look on Amazon myself :)

Posted on: 2016/7/7 16:08
 Top 


Re: JC monopoly mural on/in newark pedestrian plaza
#49
Home away from home
Home away from home


Relax, everybody. I'm fairly sure the Jersey Journal publishes an article every time anyone calls them to say they're "outraged". I plan to contact them and complain about how all women feel it's okay to wear yoga outfits 24-7. I'm outraged, and I expect them to do a poll on this subject.

Posted on: 2016/6/30 13:55
 Top 


Re: Whole Foods in JC?
#50
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

Voyeur wrote:
If you want to see what the City has planned for the Metropolis Towers site check out the below presentation. Content on Metropolis Towers begins at 17:50, though no mention is made of Whole Foods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWhOdnQ8NkI

Also, for an additional chuckle go to 24:10 to enjoy an execrable short video starring Fulop awkwardly plugging some sort of virtual reality planning app.

Prepare to crank the cringe factor up to 11!



I didn't get as far as 24:10, but this is a pretty interesting presentation (okay "interesting" in a nerdy way), and it's a great lesson for a lot of newcomers on what JC was like just a short time ago. Remember when the Morris Canal basin was littered with abandoned barges??

Posted on: 2016/6/10 13:35
 Top 


Re: How to sell a real clunker
#51
Home away from home
Home away from home


Try Craigslist. There's a big market for used BMW parts, so somebody might buy it to chop it up.

Posted on: 2016/5/18 16:33
 Top 


Re: Security lines at EWR
#52
Home away from home
Home away from home


I fly every week, going out of either Terminal A or C. Based on what I've seen so far, you're fine arriving 1.5 hours early, especially if you have pre-check. That may change with Memorial Day coming up, so budget a little more time if you can.

Posted on: 2016/5/18 16:17
 Top 


Re: PRESERVATION OF POWERHOUSE TO BEGIN
#53
Home away from home
Home away from home


I agree that the city is apparently allowing anyone to build anything, anywhere they want. And while it's an overstatement to call the waterfront a disgrace, it certainly hasn't been optimized. I just think any park that replaces the powerhouse is likely to be a windswept traffic island, not the verdant wonderland you guys seem to envision.

Here's a point maybe we can all agree on - let's put the parks emphasis on the Sixth Street Embankment, a real opportunity to create a unique, sustainable place for recreation and relaxation. AND the powerhouse could be preserved, at least in some form.

Posted on: 2016/4/22 15:01
 Top 


Re: PRESERVATION OF POWERHOUSE TO BEGIN
#54
Home away from home
Home away from home


Sorry, but I gotta disagree. Sure, parks are nice and necessary, but the powerhouse is one of the last remaining symbols of Jersey City's past. In a couple of years, that area will be almost completely transformed into a sterile, glass-fronted boring-ville. It will be Atlanta-north.

Someone with imagination and money will ultimately rehabilitate the powerhouse, and we'll have at least one reminder of who we used to be. I get a little aggravated by the people who call for parks, parks parks. If you wanted to live in the suburbs, you should have stayed there.

Posted on: 2016/4/22 14:11
 Top 


Re: BMW stolen
#55
Home away from home
Home away from home


I have a 2001 BMW 325i that I would be pleased to have stolen. Note to thief: The door locks don't work, which will be convenient for you, but the radio only picks up Christian stations and there's a terrifying shimmy when you hit 55 mph. Best of luck to you.

Posted on: 2016/4/13 13:51
 Top 


Re: UBER - car service in Jersey City
#56
Home away from home
Home away from home


The people really getting hosed by this political gamesmanship are the passengers - I took Uber to the airport two weeks ago and the driver was so scared of getting ticketed/towed that he insisted I sit in the front seat so I'd look like a friend he was dropping off. That's fine for me - a guy in my 50s - but I sure wouldn't have been comfortable doing that if I was my daughter. The city council needs to realize that they can't legislate their way out of disruptive technology like Uber; they need to find a way that works with it that's fair to everyone.

Posted on: 2016/4/13 13:38
 Top 


Re: Parking Permit to 11:00 PM
#57
Home away from home
Home away from home


If we can step away from the argument over one's Constitutional right to park his Escalade...someone below mentioned that parking is permitted in the city hall lots in the evenings. Is that accurate?

Posted on: 2016/3/11 14:19
 Top 


Re: ATM's with $100 bills
#58
Home away from home
Home away from home


Sorry Donald Trump, I think that's pretty much standard.

Posted on: 2016/3/8 17:15
 Top 


Re: Santiago Calatrava on his soon-to-be-opened WTC Transit Hub
#59
Home away from home
Home away from home


I found it kind of...underwhelming. Maybe it's the unfinished, construction-zone vibe, or that it was obviously designed as a shopping mall, but I agree - it seemed smaller and less awe-inspiring than the outside (and the hype) would have you believe. The comparisons to Grand Central are absurd; when you go there, you feel elevated, and have a sense you're in an important place doing important things (even if you're really just on the way to the chiropractor). In the oculus, I didn't feel much of anything except anger at the tools who built it.

Posted on: 2016/3/4 14:17
 Top 


Re: Santiago Calatrava on his soon-to-be-opened WTC Transit Hub
#60
Home away from home
Home away from home


Restrooms! I didn't think of that. If there are, I'm sure they're impossible to find and guarded by bored-looking "security" people with no other discernible function, just to jack up costs some more.

Posted on: 2016/3/3 15:07
 Top 



TopTop
« 1 (2) 3 4 5 ... 16 »






Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!



LicenseInformation | AboutUs | PrivacyPolicy | Faq | Contact


JERSEY CITY LIST - News & Reviews - Jersey City, NJ - Copyright 2004 - 2017