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Re: State of Emergency Declared for Tonight's/Tomorrow's Storm - JC Schools Closed
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I agree with all of your points, except the hot coffee. They made a documentary about it, which changed my appreciation for the woman that happened to. It wasn't as frivolous as I thought:

http://www.hotcoffeethemovie.com/Default.asp

Posted on: 2015/3/5 17:54
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Re: What's going there?
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Good on you, Voyeur, for getting behind Monty. I do not know the guy, but I am disappointed at the number of JC List contributors who like to joke about businesses that are slow to get their doors open. It takes a great leap of faith and much financial and emotional strain to open ANY business. There are MANY forces to overcome. Delays are not a laughing matter. I took a glance inside in the spring. As far as I can tell, a beautiful, unique space is being created. We should all wish him well and thank him for further contributing to a great, diverse Downtown scene.


I *think* you fail to understand why people comment (and, joke, or make light) of the usual business delays in opening in JC. It isn't that people do not understand or appreciate the hardships and obstacles associated with opening a business. It is the expression of our collective jaded experience... our Buildings Department is regarded by many as the ultimate obstacle for most entrepreneurs. I certainly do not make fun of business owners for failing to meet their expected opening dates. I make fun of the absurdity that is getting inspected and approved to open your doors. Over the past 10 years, it would seem like most new restaurants and bars missed their expected opening dates by many, many months, sometimes years. It is so ridiculous as to have become laughable. Our mayor ran on a platform that, among many things, promised a more streamlined buildings inspection process free of corruption. I am sure there are differing opinions on the progress on this campaign promise, but it would *seem* like things have improved. Over the past year, we have had many new places open in what could be considered record time (by JC standards) and welcoming guests by their announced opening dates. Let's hope things stay on track and we can look forward to many more businesses opening their doors and making all of JC a better place.


for a textbook example of the JC Buildings Dept torpedoing a business before it even had a chance to succeed, see Ox.


+1 - I still feel awful for the owners of Ox, one of whom we've become friendly with after being regulars for the short time they were open. I do think businesses are opening more efficiently now than before. I believe if Ox were to have opened now, they would have been able to stay open. They were one of the first more forward-thinking/contemporary restaurants, in terms of cuisine.

Now we've got Box Spring.

Posted on: 2015/2/24 0:32
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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We went and really enjoyed everything. I keep thinking about the lobster tom ka, shrimp salad and crunchy salted chocolate cookies, and we went 2 weeks ago.

If you're prepared for a wait and can enjoy the bar, it's a good experience. I can sorta see what ppl are saying about it being noisy, but my husband and I had no real issue hearing each other.

And as for proximity among patrons, you're much tighter in a space like Madame Claude, which, I get, is a different experience. But for us, it wasn't that uncomfortable sitting at the communal table because we eat at MC all the time, and are accustomed to being close to neighboring customers.

Posted on: 2015/2/23 15:13
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Re: From "OX" to "BOX"
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Sorry, I realized someone posted this on 12/30, but I always thought that was a joke until seeing it on the awning today.

Posted on: 2015/2/22 1:03
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Re: From "OX" to "BOX"
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Anyone see that Box added "Spring" to their name? Yep, "Box Spring"...

Posted on: 2015/2/21 22:39
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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What's the deal with reservations at Talde? We didn't think they took them and then friends were there on Wed and they asked if they had them.

When you look on OpenTable, they have nothing available 6:30-9 for a month out (any night), and their voicemail message says reservations for 6+?

Anyone know?

Posted on: 2015/2/15 18:56
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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Duplicating this here because of all the Carrino seafood posts:

Woohoo! They've added seafood... Sole, shrimp, oysters, salmon, mackerel...

Posted on: 2015/2/14 18:27
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Re: Carrino Provisions
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Woohoo! They've added seafood... Sole, shrimp, oysters, salmon, mackerel...

Posted on: 2015/2/14 18:25
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Re: Best JC Breakfast Sandwich?
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So in our quest to find a breakfast place that opens at 7 on the weekend, we had forgotten about Christo's (Coles near HP) and they are open at 7 (on Sat)! So if anyone else is feeling like an egg sandwich before 8 am and lives near HP, this is a good option.

Posted on: 2015/2/9 1:29
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Re: Carrino Provisions
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There's a long thread on the Talde post for Carrino...should probably be integrated here.

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... c_id=33575&post_id=371474

Posted on: 2015/2/9 1:25
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Re: daycare feedback & recommendations
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You should consider signing up for the JC Moms Meetup board:

http://www.meetup.com/jerseycitymoms/

It's 25 bucks but the organization schedules a bunch of events throughout the year - something going on every day - and it's a good way to meet other parents.

The message board has been really valuable for topics like school/daycare.

Posted on: 2015/2/6 18:43
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Re: daycare feedback & recommendations
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You should consider signing up for the JC Moms Meetup board:

http://www.meetup.com/jerseycitymoms/

It's 25 bucks but the organization schedules a bunch of events throughout the year - something going on every day - and it's a good way to meet other parents.

The message board has been really valuable for topics like school/daycare.

Posted on: 2015/2/6 18:43
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Re: Best JC Breakfast Sandwich?
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You guys are good! We will have to try it!

Posted on: 2015/2/6 18:38
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Re: Best JC Breakfast Sandwich?
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Thanks to everyone who provided some suggestions, but yeah, I was aware of most of these (except the deli on 5th and Erie, but that also seems to be an 8 AMer). I was really just wanting a sanity check that I wasn't missing something that opened earlier. Wonder Bagels is not far, just not fun in the winter on a Sat morning :)

Posted on: 2015/2/6 15:56
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Re: Jersey City Baby Has Suspected Case of Measles: Health Officials
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I'm sure if he is officially diagnosed with measles, anyone that he was suspected of being in contact with will be notified, if not already. They already told building residents.

Posted on: 2015/2/6 15:52
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Re: DEP finally acting on aging sewerage systems
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Assuming this does happen and in my lifetime, will this improve the overall flooding situation? I'm not familiar with how the system works and while it's great we're helping with the green issue of dumping into the ocean/river, I would also hope this would help drainage for flooding.

Posted on: 2015/2/3 15:52
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Re: 1/31 - Massive fire West of JC?
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Ah, shit, sorry... Had just come from Manhattan and got alerts about the Brooklyn fire so it was top of mind.

Posted on: 2015/1/31 20:23
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Re: 1/31 - Massive fire West of JC?
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Thread a huge 6-alarm fire in Williamsburg in a warehouse.

Smoky 6-Alarm Blaze Overtakes Brooklyn Warehouse
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/ ... n-Brooklyn-290418421.html

Posted on: 2015/1/31 19:25
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Re: Best JC Breakfast Sandwich?
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Random question... We live on 5th and Monmouth. Does anyone know of a place near us that opens at 7 am on the weekends and makes breakfast? During the winter, it's just tough to make it over to Wonder Bagel first thing Sat.

I checked Christos and Monmouth St deli, but both open at 8.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2015/1/30 17:47
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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Many receipt machines have that as part of their output. I think because of the restaurants in the space, they're all on the same system. I've seen that in many places; I do not believe they were expecting a tip.

Posted on: 2015/1/30 15:36
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Re: Talde and Carrini provisions open?
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I really wanted to love this place, but I have to admit, I was disappointed. I'm excited to try the restaurants, but as far as the market goes, I was underwhelmed with the amount of options. It's pretty limited. I do hope this is only part of their final inventory. If not, I see myself going there maybe once-month, if that. Only so much olive oil, fig spread and candles I need.

The only real benefit and gap this fills for me/my family is the quality meat. But again, I'm not eating steak every week.

It's stunning how no one catches on to the seafood need... I would be there every other night if they had that...

Posted on: 2015/1/28 21:29
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Re: Massive Edgewater fire
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I'm hoping everyone had renter's insurance; I feel so badly for the 1000+ people who are homeless/lost everything.

Posted on: 2015/1/22 14:18
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Re: Nine Bar Cafe
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Basic being listed in the same thread as Dames, Mod Cup, Warehouse, Brewshot, Word and now Nine Bar Cafe for quality of coffee is incongruous to me. It doesn't even compare in my opinion.

I've been to Nine Bar twice and happy with the service, ambiance and excellent coffee (got a large latte). I probably will still default to Dames because it's closer, but often when I run errands along Newark, I'm looking for a high-caliber coffee and now I have the place.

Posted on: 2015/1/20 0:24
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Re: Where to buy/browse magazines?
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Just keep your hands out of your pants :)

Posted on: 2015/1/15 16:55
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Re: Jersey City Must Eats
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I tried Lee Sims for some holiday chocolates... OMG... we got salted caramels, raspberry jellies and coconut clusters... amazing. And fantastic quality for the price.

Posted on: 2015/1/8 14:02
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Re: Jersey City Must Eats
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Satis

Posted on: 2015/1/5 2:56
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Re: Juicewell - CLOSED
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Whenever I would consider trying them, I was waylaid by Choc o Pain, which is just as healthy... :)

Posted on: 2014/12/5 3:44
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Re: Morgan Fish Market & Restaurant
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Stupid question, is this only a restaurant or also a fish market? We need fish desperately downtown.

Posted on: 2014/11/30 19:11
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Re: The Kitchen at Grove Station (corner of Columbus and Marin)
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Seems a few of you are bringing your kids? Would you say it's kid-friendly? We have a 3-year old who's great in restaurants, especially if we aim for 6 PM or so.

Posted on: 2014/11/29 15:20
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Re: Child Falls Through Hole in Liberty State Park Walkway into River!
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I'm not a perfect parent, but I'm sorry, if this area was indeed cordoned off, the mom is definitely to blame, even considering that "accidents" and "shit" happens.

As a parent, if you see a place that people are clearly not supposed to go, you firmly tell the kid to stop once...twice...if they don't listen, then you pick them up and (fill-in-blank with appropriate disciplinary action) so next time they listen upon your first request/command.

If the girl was able to not only approach the barricade and slip through but also approach and fall into the hole, the mom is at fault for either not paying attention or not being a strong disciplinarian.


Posted on: 2014/11/25 15:01
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