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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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I wonder if its time to ban plastic eating utensils. i'm about to toss a bag full that Chinese delivery keeps bringing despite my requests that I don't need plastic ware

Posted on: 2019/3/1 13:51
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Re: Judge OKs site plan for controversial 'micro-unit' project in Jersey City
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i wonder if co-living buildings will be coming to jc anytime soon...it seems to be gaining momentum.

https://sf.curbed.com/2019/2/27/182432 ... s-starcity-housing-crisis

Posted on: 2019/3/1 2:40
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Re: Bergen Arches Proposal Envisions a World Class Cultural Destination in Jersey City
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any new news on this topic? would be great to see a JC high line.

Posted on: 2019/2/26 21:24
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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i didn't know california had a state-wide ban on plastic bags! wow! I would have thought Cali would have returned to the dark ages!



https://www.latimes.com/opinion/editor ... rsary-20171118-story.html

Posted on: 2019/2/25 0:26
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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Jeez, this looked like it was gonna be so easy.
Not so, according to this article:
https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2019/02/n ... ow-hard-that-will-be.html
I'll believe it when I smell it! J could use marijuana tax proceeds to shore up its pension obligations, capital improvements at nj transit...

Posted on: 2019/2/25 0:23
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Re: JC plans to install 80+ speed bumps in 2019.
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hero69 wrote: other than jaywalking and at intersections with lights, pedestrans have the right of way. how hard is that to understand. the moment a person puts their foot onto the street, cars NEED t stop.
Okay... I personally prefer to apply and common sense and mindfulness to every situation whether as a driver or a pedestrian. However some people l do seem to think that they will be fine as long they apply their simple rules and formulas and declarations. They must the same people that decide to keep walking enter the intersection when a car going 15 miles an hour is only about 30 feet away. For what it's worth, I am the driver that stop a good 10 15 feet away if I spot a pedestrian waiting to cross the street .
of course sense needs to apply, but drivers need to be prepared to STOP the moment they see someone at an uncontrolled intersection about to cross. In other cities, such as LA, they do this for the most part. why can't they do that in JC?

Posted on: 2019/2/24 22:56
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Re: JC plans to install 80+ speed bumps in 2019.
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I am not sure how far this , 'the pedestrian can do absolutely no wrong attitude ' the city has adopted since the Fulop administration will take us. There has zero effort to encourage pedestrians to drop unsafe habits like jay walking, standing a good yard or so onto the road while waiting to cross the street.
nope. this lady was not jay walking. she was trying to cross in the striped zone and these cars just would not stop for a slow walking person. pedestrians always have right of way at a non-controlled intersection!


This is a SERIOUS problem in JC. I see it happen all over DTJC, almost daily. I have had many close calls with other cars almost rear ending me when I have stopped for pedestrians. I have seen cars get annoyed and drive around someone yielding to pedestrians, and then narrowly miss them. Pedestrians do need to do their part: don?t stand at the corner if you don?t intend to cross (weirdly, this happens often) and DO assert your right of way when you approach a crosswalk.

Overall, there needs to be more education around this issue. Collectively, we definitely lag behind other countries when it comes to pedestrians, cyclists, and cars, sharing space.


I think there's a lot right on both sides of this issue. However another real problem here is that a minority of people feel the law doesn't apply to them. That they have the right to cross the street where they really shouldn't be, or they have the right to drive around a car stopped for pedestrians, or drive around a school bus with its lights flashing, or speed through high pedestrian traffic areas.

Unfortunately the only way to deal with that is far comprehensive enforcement, or something as simple as speed bumps.
other than jaywalking and at intersections with lights, pedestrans have the right of way. how hard is that to understand. the moment a person puts their foot onto the street, cars NEED t stop.

Posted on: 2019/2/24 12:41
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Re: JC plans to install 80+ speed bumps in 2019.
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I am not sure how far this , 'the pedestrian can do absolutely no wrong attitude ' the city has adopted since the Fulop administration will take us. There has zero effort to encourage pedestrians to drop unsafe habits like jay walking, standing a good yard or so onto the road while waiting to cross the street.
nope. this lady was not jay walking. she was trying to cross in the striped zone and these cars just would not stop for a slow walking person. pedestrians always have right of way at a non-controlled intersection!

Posted on: 2019/2/23 22:33
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Re: JC plans to install 80+ speed bumps in 2019.
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Good. Te City needs to install stop signs or speed bumps at most intersections where there is no light. yesterday, i watched in horror as several cars failed to yield to an 80 year old woman trying to cross the street. absolutely, ridiculous.

Posted on: 2019/2/23 18:55
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Re: Jitney Bus
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Does anyone know how early the Central Ave and or Palisade Ave jitneys to midtown NYC begin?

http://www.jerseyjitneys.info/?page_id=9

Posted on: 2019/2/21 16:14
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Re: Ellipse Lease Takeover
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someone should snatch this up. i hear concessions are falling as demand picks up.

Posted on: 2019/2/20 22:33
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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maybe there should be a charge of $0.05 per plastic bag.

Posted on: 2019/2/17 17:27
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Re: Judge OKs site plan for controversial 'micro-unit' project in Jersey City
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I did not have as many problems as others with the project, though the way it was pushed through was deceptive.

But how is the VVPA illegitimate?

And Yvonne has not had anything to do with it for a long time.
if I recall correctly, I think vvpa worked to stop this because the project was given automatic approval after zoning or some department failed to give a yay or nay in a timely manner or something like that.

Posted on: 2019/2/14 0:22
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Re: New York Times: Possible Second Life for Stalled Xanadu Project?
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After 16 Years of Construction, American Dream Mall Will Finally Open. Will it Work?

Shopping malls might be living a nightmare, but New Jersey’s American Dream Mall is trying to do something bigger, better and more entertaining. Will it succeed?

The American Dream Mall—once given a deadline to open in 2014 when the Super Bowl was played in New Jersey—has become the butt of many Northern New Jersey residents’ jokes. It’s been empty for years, little more than a garish, multi-colored eyesore to the drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike.

But finally, after 16 years of starts and stops, missed deadlines, three developers, five governors and a major retail contraction, current developer Triple Five claims the $5 billion American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, N.J., will open its 3.1-million-square-foot center in April. That includes 1.5 million square feet of retail, the largest indoor amusement park in the Western Hemisphere, an indoor ski lift, a DreamWorks-branded indoor waterpark, a Cirque du Soleil venue and a National Hockey League-sized ice rink. Subsequent phases call for two hotels and a convention center.

“There’s a lot that you can see with your eye to let you know this thing is coming soon,” said David Townes, a senior director of retail at Cushman & Wakefield whose office is next to the American Dream site in the Meadowlands Complex.

But even as it nears the finish line, not everybody’s convinced the American Dream Mall will really come to fruition. (At least not on the April timetable.)

“We’ve been told this story a gazillion times,” Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, who recently criticized the project on Twitter, told Commercial Observer. “I gloss over these dates on when they’re projected to open.”

https://commercialobserver.com/2019/02 ... inally-open-will-it-work/

i hope it works. i'd go to see cirque de soleil and the acquarium....is there public transportation to the site?

Posted on: 2019/2/13 19:06
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Re: Have you evicted a non-paying tenant in Jersey City/Hudson County?
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did you do credit and background check on the tenant? collect security deposit? has he traditionally paid rent on time?

Posted on: 2019/2/12 16:14
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Re: JC historic commission to vote Monday on demolition of St. Peter’s school buildings
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i hope there is a way to preserve the outer shell and building new inside the shell...maybe go deeper and higher...i hope the developers and the city decide to go witha "better, more innovative" approach instead of the low cost option which gives the city another basic box.

Posted on: 2019/2/11 21:10
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Re: Fulop and the ‘Fight for Fifteen’
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The original employees at fast food restaurants were high school teenagers/college students and retired seniors. It was never meant to be employment for raising a family. Immigrants took those jobs and it became the staple for their income. I remember going to a fast food restaurant and gave the cashier $4.01 so I would get back six dollars from a ten. The cashier was clueless to what I was doing and another cashier had to help her. It didn't help her English was limited.


You gave the cashier $4.01 and expected $6 back? Where did the $10 come in? How does this make any sense?

Was the bill $4.01, you gave the cashier $10.01 and expected $6 back? If so, why didn't you say?

No wonder the cashier was confused...


you see even the divine miss Y might be not be numerate....or perhaps the cashier that yvonne was trying to scam her.

Posted on: 2019/2/11 0:36
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Re: Six-foot, dead snake found hanging on Virgin Mary (Seventh & Brunswick)
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maybe the work of demonlators

Posted on: 2019/2/9 19:11
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Re: Fulop and the ‘Fight for Fifteen’
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The original employees at fast food restaurants were high school teenagers/college students and retired seniors. It was never meant to be employment for raising a family. Immigrants took those jobs and it became the staple for their income. I remember going to a fast food restaurant and gave the cashier $4.01 so I would get back six dollars from a ten. The cashier was clueless to what I was doing and another cashier had to help her. It didn't help her English was limited.
i see many adult NATIVES working at mcdonalds. and perhaps her english was limited, but maybe she wasn't very numerate without a calculator something that plagues many english speakers too

Posted on: 2019/2/9 18:48

Edited by hero69 on 2019/2/9 19:08:26
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Re: Nine-month suspension coming to three light rail stops in JC
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i understand the need to fix the pipe, but really a complete shutdown. what about reduced service? closure at night and/or just one track open.


They need to rip up the tracks, remove the overhead wires, and bring in equipment to dig down to the pipe. You can't run "reduced service" when the infrastructure itself is gone.


Some people just refuse to understand the constraints and limitations of certain situations.
well, they said the L train needed to be shut down too. doesn't it hurt to ask if there are alternatives

Posted on: 2019/2/9 1:07
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Re: Nine-month suspension coming to three light rail stops in JC
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Nine-month suspension coming to three light rail stops in Jersey City

Updated 3:05 PM; Posted 2:55 PM
By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY ? Light rail passengers in parts of Jersey City should prepare themselves for a major disruption starting this spring, with NJ Transit planning to shut down service for nearly a year along a route that includes three stations.

The suspension is scheduled to coincide with sewer work performed by the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority and will last from June 1 to March 1, 2020. The affected stations are at West Side Avenue, Martin Luther King Drive and Garfield Avenue.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/02/nine ... stops-in-jersey-city.html
i understand the need to fix the pipe, but really a complete shutdown. what about reduced service? closure at night and/or just one track open.

Posted on: 2019/2/8 17:47
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Re: What's going there?
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I believe they were able to get approval for the additional floor because it will be set back and will not be seen from street level.
I don't have an issue with that. I also like that they were approved for 15 parking spots.
i was referring to the monstrosity at 359 5th

Posted on: 2019/2/6 14:18
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Re: What's going there?
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How did it get through? The same way this will get through. Variances.

https://jerseydigs.com/village-neighbo ... swick-street-jersey-city/
that monstrosity is just inconsistent with the character of the neighborhood. maybe the zoning board should be overhauled/fired; especially when one considers the buildings in jc where the developer added extra, non-permitted floors. this just smacks of incompetence/negligence, or even worse.

Posted on: 2019/2/6 13:46
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Re: What's going there?
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what's the deal with 359 5th street? i passed that monstrosity the other day. it takes up 100% of the lot and towers over neighboring houses. how was that every approved?


That section of 5th street isn't exactly Jersey City's proudest block (from a design/aesthetics point of view). That new mega house doesn't help though.
but how did that get through zoning/planning or historic?

Posted on: 2019/2/6 11:42
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Re: What's going there?
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what's the deal with 359 5th street? i passed that monstrosity the other day. it takes up 100% of the lot and towers over neighboring houses. how was that every approved?

Posted on: 2019/2/6 2:45
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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According to the new school funding formula, Jersey City is dramatically overfunded, but when you look around at our public schools that doesn?t seem to be the case. Our students are being provided with a high quality education


Untrue. Our unionized employees are being better paid than 98% of their NJ peers, but our students are being shortchanged. The district is now being run by and for it's employees. I dare anyone to try and read the "user friendly budget" and figure out where the money goes. I found terms used there that Google couldn't even define!
it is so easy/convenient to blame teachers for poor jc public school system, and i don't doubt that there are many lousy teachers out there, but i don't think people focus enough attention on lousy parents who raise lousy students/children.


It's a cycle of poverty. Lousy children become lousy parents and raise lousy children. The only thing to break the cycle is good education and economic opportunities. I'm all for gentrification if it helps break the cycle. Unfortunately this leads to the displacement of a lot of people, but just having a concentrating poverty in a particular neighborhood or building will never bring about positive change.

Bring in more charters in areas of failing schools and starve out the old ineffective and racist ways.
I don't necessarily have anything against charters, but the fact is that the public schools are left with the lousy students. those students with motivated parents end up at the better public schools, suburban schools, charter schools or private schools for the most part.

Posted on: 2019/2/4 20:28
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Sandra Cunningham wrote:
According to the new school funding formula, Jersey City is dramatically overfunded, but when you look around at our public schools that doesn?t seem to be the case. Our students are being provided with a high quality education


Untrue. Our unionized employees are being better paid than 98% of their NJ peers, but our students are being shortchanged. The district is now being run by and for it's employees. I dare anyone to try and read the "user friendly budget" and figure out where the money goes. I found terms used there that Google couldn't even define!
it is so easy/convenient to blame teachers for poor jc public school system, and i don't doubt that there are many lousy teachers out there, but i don't think people focus enough attention on lousy parents who raise lousy students/children.

Posted on: 2019/2/4 7:17
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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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This conversation is about if a decline of the # of millionaires in NJ will have a fiscal impact on the State, so it is relevant that the top 1% of earners pay 43% of NJ's income taxes because a small drop in the high-earner population will have a disproportionate fiscal effect.

This is a back of the envelope estimate, but if the number of filers in NJ with $1 million or more in income fell by only 1,000 , it would be a loss of at least $100 million in income taxes, since those $1 million income people would pay (at least) an average $100,000 in income taxes each.

$100,000 x 1,000 = $100 million

We aren't talking about the "fairness" by progressive definition of the NJ tax code, where paying 43% of income taxes might be construed as "unfair" if the top 1% possesses more than 43% of the state's income.

However, the top 1% in NJ doesn't earn 43% of the money. I don't have the number, but it's a little less than that.


This conversation is about people with assets in excess of $1 million. You're confusing net worth with income. People with $1 million in assets (e.g. someone who owns a 2br condo in 77 Hudson or Crystal Pointe) typically makes far less than $1 million per year.
i tend to agree. i'm just curious as to what effect increases in minimal wages is having on state budgets and helping retain people. i often hear about people fleeing the northern states for the cheaper southern areas

Posted on: 2019/1/31 0:51
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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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i'm not surprised that many ultra rich people are moving to lower tax regions of the country. I just wonder if increases in minimum wages in northeast and west coast is helping these regions retain people/lower wage workers and perhaps helping the tax roll somewhat.

just wondering..something for you smarter people to opine on.

Posted on: 2019/1/30 0:18
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Re: Would MTA be a better operator for PATH? And other ideas...
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realistically, nj needs to take the lead and build another tunnel basically one with 3 or 4 tracks for trains and 3 or 4 lanes for buses; this would account for population growth.

why can't nj/ny do sometype of public private partnership? why can't they just make the port authority fund it and be done with it. the longer we wait, the more expensive it will be.

Posted on: 2019/1/14 22:03
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