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Re: Sick and tired of the Latin Lounge
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only if you make a mean white russian.

Posted on: 2008/5/30 19:04
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Re: Newport Vacancies Rising?
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or co-op city.


missa,

Tell me what you know about Co-op City pros and cons.


i know it ain't so pretty and parking is a bitch.

Posted on: 2008/5/1 17:46
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Re: Newport Vacancies Rising?
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if the city and developers invested more time and money supporting affordable, moderately priced housing, they would see that there returns would never sour because people always look for decent competitively priced places to live.


You have just described Lefrak City. Be careful what you wish for.


or co-op city.

what i hope for isnt quite as garish and sterile.

oh well.

and i dont know if the craigslist thing is a big deal, its just a marked turn for something that was previously desirable.

Posted on: 2008/4/30 19:46
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Re: Newport Vacancies Rising?
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ansky wrote:

But has there really been an *increase* in these ads? I remember seeing a lot of ads for apartments in those buildings even 4 years ago when I was first moving to JC. People move in for a year or two, then the rent increase becomes unaffordable, and they move out.

But I do agree we need more moderately priced housing.


in all of my time living in JC and perusing real estate ads on craigslist.org i have never seen these places listed, personally.

are you saying that you have?

i consider ads by management on craigslist for this level of housing to be rather humbling.

Posted on: 2008/4/30 17:46
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Re: Newport Vacancies Rising?
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there are lots of ads for rentals on craigslist.org for units in avalon cove and portside, and while these may or may not be considered newport proper, they are waterfront luxury properties and should be a possible indication of where the trend is heading.

if the city and developers invested more time and money supporting affordable, moderately priced housing, they would see that there returns would never sour because people always look for decent competitively priced places to live.

Posted on: 2008/4/30 10:27
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Re: Italian Village
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tern wrote:
What is Second Street Cycle? Has a bicyle shop opened in Jersey City?

Robin.


sorry robin, its a motorcycle mod shop.

Posted on: 2008/4/29 19:32
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Re: Italian Village
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yesterday i, and at least one other person saw a "wolf pack" of 5 to 7 teenagers tampering with the doors at second street cycle.

please contact the authorities when you see something like this. it is important to our safety to be alert when we encounter something like this or the park harrasser.

we don't need to be street vigilantes, but a call to the non-emergency number never hurts, regardless of what you think of the JCPD.

and to anyone who thinks that "italian village" is some way to sell condos, go into pecoraro's or 2nd street deli and tell the people there that!

Posted on: 2008/4/29 17:04
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Re: Italian Village
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i have lived around here for about two years and i love it.

pretty quiet but not too far from good food, good bars and my good friends.

my fiance leaves pretty early in the morning for the PATH and i he has never complained of anything odd. coming home late at night is another thing. i havent walked home alone since i moved up here particularly late at night (past 1 am) so i couldn't vouch for it personally.

when we are ready to buy a place, and if we decide to stay in jersey city, i hope i can afford to live in this nabe, and i will leave it at that :D

hey alb, is that your brightly colored child who likes to wave at my cat in the warmer months?? oh, it could be another kid :D

Posted on: 2008/4/4 20:26
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Re: Best Jersey City Diners
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have i given love for coach house lately?

here is a great article with interviews of the family who has run the place since 1939.


whether or not it has a salad bar, it still has atmosphere of a diner without the tackiness of a wanna-be place like the park west in totowa.

Posted on: 2008/3/5 17:32
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Re: The Lamp Post or The Latin Lounge: SUV driver critically injures one after fight at 2nd Street b
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Slacky wrote:
One guy said he was made to feel unwelcome in the Latin Lounge and another guy says the same about the Lamp Post.
Whether either or both were misunderstandings or whether either or both have chips on their shoulders is irrelevant.
You can't treat one anecdote as gospel and dismiss the other because it backs up your position.


this was directed to me??

i didn't say anything about the latin lounge.

i have been to the lamp post and i am speaking from my own experiences there. my responses were not written to draw any comparison between the two, but because of other's arguments i can see where you could infer that.

Posted on: 2008/3/2 23:52
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Re: The Lamp Post or The Latin Lounge: SUV driver critically injures one after fight at 2nd Street b
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i dont know what sort of chips you like to perch on your shoulder, but there are many sides to every actually plausable story.
if you feel like everyone is going to look at you sideways for whatever reason, whether its your race, your gender, your sexual orientation, because you have a giant zit on your face or because you have a redonkulous booger in your nose, then guess what--THEY WILL!

paranoia is a destroyer.

the real issue is when is that part of the sidewalk going to get paved so that dog crap doesnt get mixed in with the gravel??

Posted on: 2008/3/2 19:08
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Re: The Lamp Post or The Latin Lounge: SUV driver critically injures one after fight at 2nd Street b
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You see justification for an action that was clearly bias. Sorry no host was there and no game consoles either, and if that was the case then why when I asked him why I didnt get either answer? I obviously answered him yes I know Led Zep.

I have tried to Deny that the race and ethnicity card is being played or implied, but it really is. I dont care what race you are, or place you are drinkin at alcohol makes anyone that Indulges in it do some stupid things. And yes I no the Bar is responsible for a persons consumption but Some people can handle alcohol better then others and its not til late that you realize "They Had Enough"

Now I am goin to answer why he asked me if I know Led Zep..... I am Puerto Rican, young, and must not been dressed well enough to sing thier music. Hey I might be wrong but Both justifications that a couple of you used are not correct. Thank u for your input always welcome.


honestly i think you are being oversensitive for making the acquaintance of a singular person.


if you picked the Lamp Post to be an epicenter for race bias, i think you are CLEARLY barking up the wrong tree. sorry if your one visit made you think this, but i have seen young and old of all shades come in there and eat, drink what have you. hell, i have seen them make popcorn for the kids while they play trivia.

when they have bands, there can be an edgier element, but in general, its very much a local pub sorta feel with the whole range.

are you very young, like "maybe you shouldn't be in a bar" young? because that sounds like the closest reason as to why anyone would stare at you (unless they were just a weirdo).

Posted on: 2008/3/2 0:29
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Re: Music Box 7th and Monmouth
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you should call the police.

Posted on: 2008/3/1 17:26
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Re: The Lamp Post or The Latin Lounge: SUV driver critically injures one after fight at 2nd Street b
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Mr. DooHicky, it is unfortunate that you was made feel that way and on behalf of the Latin Lounge I will apologize. BUT!! I did walk into the lamp post one night ordered a beer and was Jamming to one of my favorite bands, OF ALL TIME, and someone came right up to me and said, " You know who Led Zepplin is?"and I answered him, "Yes I do", and asked him, "Why do you asked?" his responce was, " Oh Nothing", and then he couldnt stop staring at me until I left. Did I mention I was alone?? Now should I have felt uncomfortable or let it go cause it did happend @ the ""Lamp Post""?



he was probably waiting for an appropriate time to recruit you for trivia night.

Posted on: 2008/3/1 15:09
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Re: Any thoughts on the 1st Street and Brunswick Street area?
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i live in the same general neighborhood, although not as close to the bars as 1st and brunswick.

its generally quiet, although if you are easily intimidated by loud, but essentially harmless teenagers, as seem to be around from time to time, then you might be a bit skittish.

there are alot of old timers/long-time residents around, especially during the day, which makes me feel safe, even if it is quiet. i dont worry particularly about walking around at night, in this area, as i would on say erie or newark where it seems like more muggings are reported, but except on rare occasions, i am not out that late, and if i am, i take a taxi.

depending on what NYC suburbs (i lived in yonkers for a few years, not much different, IMHO) you are living in, this may or may not be much of a culture shock, but definitely get a feel by walking around at all different times of the day or night.

good luck, and i hope you find what you are looking for :D

Posted on: 2008/2/28 18:52
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Re: Savas - Polish Cafeteria Opens on Grove Street
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my FH picked up dinner there on the way home.
she said nothing to him about closing...

Posted on: 2008/2/27 13:53
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Re: Read Any Great Books Lately?
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missa wrote:
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One of my favorite books is "House of Leaves" by Mark Danielewski. The book itself is very interesting...there are actually 2 stories in the book. One is a story about a family who moves into a house in North Carolina, and the other is a man who is piecing together the story. Anyway, the book scared the crap out of me. It is very strange and surreal. His second book, "Only Revolutions" was pretty awful though, so I won't recommend that. It is pretty dark, so if you like stories in the vein of The Road, you might like this one.

I also really liked Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. It's a pretty long book, and it did plod on for a little while, but it's worth a read.


ooh we like similar books. we should start a little book club :D

i am still plowing thru Bowl of Cherries. interesting debut novel from a nonagenarian. it reads in the vein of vonnegut. knitting seems to win out over reading these days.

listening to Never Let Me Go by ishiguro on mp3 in my car while commuting.


I guess we do like the same books! I haven't heard of Bowl of Cherries, who is the author? Did you like House of Leaves as well? I could go on and on about that book but I haven't met anyone who has read it.

I read Never Let Me Go this summer and liked it as well. I also read Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk this past fall and that book was pretty good and F'ed up. Just like I like them! :)


i used to be a voracious reader (and writer) but it seems like as time goes on, my attention span gets turned to other things.

i read a good portion of House of Leaves, and i stopped somewhere in the middle because i sort of get obsessive when looking for patterns and coincidences in books, so where i didn't creep myself out, i totally have a tendency to do so.

Bowl of Cherries is by millard kaufmann who is one of the creators of mr. magoo. he decided by chance to write a novel, its very funny and i love his use of language. it sort of reminds me alot of a lost vonnegut book, but i figure its because the two are contemporaries that make the similarities so striking.

i started listening to haunted as an audio book, but the readers were annoying, i suppose i will just have to attempt to read it.

i love susanna clarke too. i hope she can manage another novel from world she has created.

Posted on: 2008/2/19 1:36
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Re: This is funny, I know it sounds like spam, but I just bought $8 Rx eye glasses!
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teroli wrote:
If you want to read more about other low cost alternativies check out this blog. http://glassyeyes.blogspot.com/

The important thing to know before picking out a frame is the size you'll need. The size is printed inside your frames.

About a month ago I bought two pairs from www.39glasses.com with polycarbonate lenses and the glasses are excellent. I didnt' even need to get them adjusted.


Are you calling me a fat head?

Great advice I made sure to measure my favorite sun glasses

Lens Width in mm
Height in mm
Bridge in mm
Frame Width in mm
Temple Arm Length in mm

and just matched up style and size with what they sold.

BTW great blog and good advice!


i won't call you a fat head, but i have a pretty normal sized head for a woman, wear 130mm arm length glasses, and most of the super cheap sites (manufactured completely in china then shipped here) have much larger glasses, from past experience.

i used framesrx.com

i paid much more than $39, but i got designer frames with 1.74 lenses with crizal alize coating for under $250, and i have the happiness of knowing that my lenses were cut right here in the US.

i have a pretty strong prescription too, so those 1.57 lenses wouldn't cut it, unfortunately.

Posted on: 2008/2/19 1:23
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Re: Read Any Great Books Lately?
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snowflake20 wrote:
One of my favorite books is "House of Leaves" by Mark Danielewski. The book itself is very interesting...there are actually 2 stories in the book. One is a story about a family who moves into a house in North Carolina, and the other is a man who is piecing together the story. Anyway, the book scared the crap out of me. It is very strange and surreal. His second book, "Only Revolutions" was pretty awful though, so I won't recommend that. It is pretty dark, so if you like stories in the vein of The Road, you might like this one.

I also really liked Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. It's a pretty long book, and it did plod on for a little while, but it's worth a read.


ooh we like similar books. we should start a little book club :D

i am still plowing thru Bowl of Cherries. interesting debut novel from a nonagenarian. it reads in the vein of vonnegut. knitting seems to win out over reading these days.

listening to Never Let Me Go by ishiguro on mp3 in my car while commuting.

Posted on: 2008/2/18 18:11
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Re: Savas - Polish Cafeteria Opens on Grove Street
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i wish there was a way to get the word out to everyone who works outside in the cold and needs a decent hot meal at a more than fair price.

also, with the price of everything rising, i dont think it would be horrible if the prices were raised.

this is very odd to hear since when we went on friday at 4 there was barely a pierogi in the place, and she said it was too busy to make more...

Posted on: 2008/2/12 11:12
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Re: Savas - Polish Cafeteria Opens on Grove Street
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trp3 wrote:
missa wrote:

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the real question is where can i get punchkies on fat tuesday :D


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we have "punchkie" day on the thursday before ash wednesday. my fiance was jealous because i didnt save him one, but now i can sneak over and pick one up for him!


I'm confused. First you ask where you can get "punchkies" on Fat Tuesday, which in reference to Poland, there is no such thing. Then you say that you celebrate "punchkie" day on the thursday before ash wednesday.

What?


my co worker lives in garfield. he brings in punchkies from the polish bakery by his house on fat thursday.
i was curious if there was anywhere in jersey city that i could get them.

i mistakenly wrote fat tuesday. sorry its a new tradition for me and i apologize if i am unclear.

dont beat me.

Posted on: 2008/2/9 15:23
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Re: Savas - Polish Cafeteria Opens on Grove Street
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pierogies are potato dumplings. think of raviolis that are filled with potato, mushroom or cheese and sauteed in carmelized onions.

stuffed cabbage is yummy. sava's has ground meat and rice inside. i kinda miss mushroom gravy on the one that i had, but the carmelized onions and mushroom pierogies almost make up for it.
stuffed peppers are similar, but often have some tomato or mushroom gravy on top as well

looks like she has meatloaf, meatballs, goulash, kielbasa (smoked sausage) with sauerkraut etc.

polish food is probably best for a person who likes "meat and potatoes" because much of the dishes are based on both of those items. its very earthy food that sticks to your ribs.

Posted on: 2008/2/8 23:45
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Re: Savas - Polish Cafeteria Opens on Grove Street
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MargieHague wrote:

"I have seen punchkies at Europa meat market on Jersey Avenue on days other than Fat Tuesday."

punchkies = pączki

Fat Tuesday = ???. Mardi Gras???

Poland has Fat Thursday.



we have "punchkie" day on the thursday before ash wednesday. my fiance was jealous because i didnt save him one, but now i can sneak over and pick one up for him!

also just tried sava's pierogies.

can you say polish soul food??

Posted on: 2008/2/8 23:02
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Re: Poor service from USPS package carrier in Van Vorst Park
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if you have issues with theft or loss due to USPS negligence do not hesitate to contact

Alan Thompson
Special Agent
USPS-OIG
Post Office Box 454
Jersey City, NJ 07303-0454
Work 201-499-5127

he has helped me in the past and will not hesitate to investigate. he is the FBI of the USPS. go straight to the source!

Posted on: 2008/2/7 1:44
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Re: Vegetarian food in JC?
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in paulus hook, and not delivering, pretty much at all, but totally worth the trip are
two aprons and kitchen cafe

two aprons is great because you can always take away a lb. of fresh hummus or muhammara.

also never underestimate the drawing power of 2nd. Street Deli's sandwiches and stuffed rolls.

never go to 2nd street or two aprons when you are in a rush because these are old school places where they make your food when you order it...

Posted on: 2008/2/4 11:27
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Re: Violent Home Invasion - Coles & Monmouth
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that is horrible.
i hope that your friend and her children are alright.

any chances of getting some more accurate info concerning which neighborhood this actually happened in?

Posted on: 2008/2/1 18:35
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Re: NY Times - When Does a Housing Slump Become a Bust?
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okay folks, hold on tight, its gonna be a bumpy ride.

anyone in still in denial, will most likely be shaken out of it by the end of the day.

Posted on: 2008/1/22 11:56
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Re: Newark Avenue Transition
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it would be nice to see a theatre or music venue.

A.B.C***

anything but condos.

Posted on: 2007/12/20 21:10
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Re: A lot of Park Slopers are moving to the other side of Newark: Maplewood NJ.
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Yeah, Maplewood -- YAWN!

But by nice things ... well... do you mean like Lowe's trash cans?
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yeah, i am pretty sure that you can keep your garbage in a trash can, without people going thru it. also, people dont generally steal your outdoor decorations or smash bottles on your front porch. JC is like the wild west in that respect.

property taxes are also higher for the same property value, but then again, you actually have decent public utilites and services, and they use real evergreen swags to decorate the main street and village with.

yup. it amazes me that people tolerate incessant comparisons with brooklyn but get irritated when maplewood gets brought up.

Posted on: 2007/12/9 1:56
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Re: A lot of Park Slopers are moving to the other side of Newark: Maplewood NJ.
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maplewood.
its where people go when they get married and have kids.
and you CAN have nice things there.

yawn.

Posted on: 2007/12/8 14:50
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