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Re: Berry Lane Skate Park
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Why Cities Are Finally Showing Skateboarders Some Respect, New York Times, Nov. 17. 2020.

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The first time Xavier Harris, 21, visited the new skate park in Jersey City, N.J., it was July, and the course was still being built. So he scaled a temporary fence to get inside. The second time, Mr. Harris, who started skateboarding when he was 9, crawled under a chain-link fence.

Just after it officially opened in August, he rode his skateboard through the open gate, rolled down a ramp, maintained his momentum and finished by bounding over a blue recycling can.

?I just want to flow around,? said Mr. Harris, a garbage collector from East Orange, N.J.

From New Jersey across the Hudson River to New York, skateboarders are now enjoying many more places to flow at a time when outdoor space has become more coveted with the coronavirus resurging. ...

?If you?re really going to be a world-class city and you?re going to invest in recreation, you need to think beyond traditional sports,? Steven Fulop, Jersey City?s mayor, said. ?Thus, we?ve invested in our first skate park and we?re probably going to be doing more.?...

In New Jersey, the debut of Jersey City?s inaugural skate park was the culmination of years of struggle by local skateboarders, who had grown accustomed to working on their boards on the steps of a post office or in abandoned lots.

One of the more popular spots was nicknamed the ?Junk Spot,? a remote area next to the New Jersey Turnpike. But as Jersey City has gentrified, developers have claimed many of these lots, squeezing out skateboarders.

The skaters tried to create their own dedicated space, but funding was a challenge. City officials eventually took up their cause, and with the help of private grants the skate park project, which took seven years and nearly $900,000 to complete, took shape at the end of an industrial block not far from the Liberty State Park.

Posted on: 2020/11/22 13:51
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Re: Berry Lane Skate Park
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Posted on: 2020/10/5 13:12
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Re: Berry Lane Skate Park
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Posted on: 2020/9/2 16:20
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Re: Berry Lane Skate Park
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Posted on: 2020/8/13 19:13
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Re: Berry Lane Skate Park
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Posted on: 2020/8/9 11:03
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Berry Lane Skate Park
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Jersey City has a new skate park, a 12,000 sq ft poured concrete skate park at the Berry Lane Park.

Helped by funds from Tony Hawk Foundation.

Hudson Reporter.

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Fulop said the new facility will make up for the loss of a number of makeshift skateparks that local skateboarders had set up but were closed or relocated over the years.

?From a demolished local DIY skatepark in 2007 to an effective partnership with the skaters, municipality, and the JCRA, it?s great to see the Berry Lane Skatepark finally open,? said Programs Manager for The Skatepark Project Alec Beck. ?Support from the community has brought this space from untenable soil to a rich experience for action sports enthusiasts of all ages and schedules.?


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Steven Lenardo, a local teacher and owner of NJ Skate shop in Jersey City, was a strong advocate for a local skatepark, according to Fulop.

?This is for my students, to offer them an alternative activity to more traditional sports and keep skateboarding alive and hopefully give it to new people to enjoy as I have my whole life,? Lenardo said.

Council President Joyce Watterman said the new skatepark provides new opportunities for youth to get out, exercise, and remain socially distanced in a safe environment.


Photos at New Savanna blog.

Posted on: 2020/8/7 23:25
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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The last rendering in this article looks like it is from the earlier version/vision published a couple of years ago.

Posted on: 2019/12/21 15:04
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Re: McNair Academic Ranked #1 in NJ!
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Jersey City school administrators laid off, escorted out of buildings

"...?Reign of terror is over,? read one message from the JCEA?s private Facebook group. ?McNair Academic High School Principal Kate McCabe was just escorted out of the building by security.?

The city?s BOE originally announced earlier in June that the plan to fill the $40 million budget gap and save most district jobs would mostly come from a new city payroll tax, savings from the district?s unemployment insurance program and a 2% school tax hike on residents.

?They played this narrative that the Jersey City public schools budget (crisis) was now over and it will all be fine,? Schapiro said. ?The truth is, they manipulated the budget crisis to fire those who they wanted to fire.?

Sudhan Thomas, the school board president, justified the actions as necessary."

Posted on: 2019/6/30 21:43
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Re: Liquor Store on Jersey Ave and 8th Street
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I was in there a couple of months ago. Had a nice chat with Walt about the days when there were trains running on the Embankment.

Posted on: 2019/3/17 10:49
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Re: JC Woman Accuses Murphy Staffer of Rape
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N.J. Governor?s Inner Circle Knew of Sexual Assault Complaint Against Aide (NYTimes)

TRENTON ? Members of Gov. Philip D. Murphy?s inner circle testified on Tuesday that they knew for months about accusations of sexual assault against a top administration official, but did not take steps to force the man?s removal.

It was the first time that high-ranking members of the administration, including Pete Cammarano, the governor?s chief of staff, were called to testify under oath in front of a panel as part of an investigation into the incident, which has cast a pall over Mr. Murphy?s first year in office and threatens to impede his progressive agenda.

The hearing comes two weeks after Katie Brennan, in her first public comments since her allegations were made public in October, described in wrenching testimony in a separate hearing her allegations against Albert J. Alvarez, who she accused of sexually assaulting her following a campaign event last year. Ms. Brennan told the panel that administration officials ignored her requests for action and continued to employ Mr. Alvarez for nearly nine months after her allegations were first reported to several of Mr. Murphy?s senior aides.

In his testimony on Tuesday, Mr. Cammarano said he told Mr. Alvarez ?that he needed to leave state government? during a private meeting in his office on March 26. He called the meeting after learning that Ms. Brennan took her allegations directly to Mr. Murphy?s chief counsel, Matthew Platkin. The meeting had not been previously disclosed....


Posted on: 2018/12/19 16:47
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Re: Chicago Church, Father Paul and Jersey City
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Clergy sex abuse on the rise again, and church leaders are ignoring why, sociologist says, The Catholic World Report:
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Denver, Colo., Nov 2, 2018 / 03:13 pm (CNA).- After years in decline, Catholic clergy sex abuse could be on the rise again, warns a professor-priest?s analysis of relevant data.

The professor?s report sees a rising trend in abuse, and argues that the evidence strongly suggests links between sexual abuse of minors and two factors: a disproportionate number of homosexual clergy, and the manifestation of a ?homosexual subculture? in seminaries.

?The thing we?ve been told about the sex abuse is that it is somehow very rare and declined to almost nothing today is really not true,? Father D. Paul Sullins, a Catholic priest and retired Catholic University of America sociology professor, told a Nov. 2 press conference.

?I found that clergy sex abuse did drop to almost nothing after 2002, but then it started to creep up,? he continued. ?It?s been increasing. And there are signs that the bishops or the dioceses have gotten complacent about that.?

?It?s not at the great heights that it was in the mid-1970s, but it?s rising. And it?s headed in that direction,? he added.

Clergy sex abuse incidence is today about one third as common as in the late 1980s. While sex abuse by clergy is ?much lower? than 30 years ago, it has not declined ?as much as is commonly thought.? Most of the decline since the 1990s is consistent with ?a similar general decline in child sex abuse in America since that time,? Sullins? report said.

Posted on: 2018/11/8 18:33
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Re: Our Lady of Czestochowa Downtown Sex Abuse...
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Stressing that the situation in the underworld was quickly spiraling out of control, Satan, the Great Tempter and Father of Lies, announced Wednesday that he would not allow any more Catholic priests to enter hell.


https://www.theonion.com/satan-refuses ... -priests-in-he-1828696347

Posted on: 2018/9/15 0:00
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Re: Here's where Jersey City is installing dozens of new speed bumps
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It's pathetic we have to become a city of speed bumps because the police have abdicated traffic enforcement. We now have speed bumps on blocks with stops at either end! Short blocks!


Wait until they come up with a scheme to monitize the speed bumps in order to pay for the public schools.

Posted on: 2018/9/11 11:43
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Re: Light rail stop- 9th and Congress
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I've used the elevator many times at night. It's safe.

Posted on: 2018/9/11 9:23
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Re: Bergen Arches Proposal Envisions a World Class Cultural Destination in Jersey City
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Posted on: 2018/8/30 14:53
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Re: 5th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival'18
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Posted on: 2018/8/22 15:53
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Re: The Rivet
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Sorry, but I can't resist. When Rosie takes up residence there she'll be....you know it's coming, don't you?....Rosie the Riveter. Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee  (LOC) [!SCRIPT FILTERED!]

Posted on: 2018/8/22 15:10
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Re: Hatfield and McCoy's on Astor Place!
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The Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association was pretty open when I lived there several years ago. I walked into a meeting one evening, volunteered for a few things and ended up as a Trustee for a few years. Meetings were held at regular intervals and open to the public. I visited there a year or so ago to talk about the Bergen Arches Project and it seemed pretty much the same. Some familiar old faces, a bunch of new faces, but open and welcoming.

Posted on: 2018/8/8 16:07
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Re: Green Villain x Writer's Bench Host Block Party In Jersey City
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Street Art NYC, "Lord K2 Turns His Lens on the Green Villain x Writer?s Bench Jersey City Block Party: Mr. Mustart, Skeme, Mecro, 4Saken, Mone, Curve & more"

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This past Saturday, Green Villain and Writer?s Bench hosted a buoyant block party at the site of the former 2015 landmark Demolition Exhibition. The hundreds of folks who attended the massive celebration were treated to live painting and music, along with food provided by local vendors. Pictured above is Newark-based Mr. Mustart. What follows are several more images captured Saturday by David Sharabani aka Lord K2.


http://streetartnyc.org/blog/2018/07/ ... &utm_source=socialnetwork

Posted on: 2018/7/27 0:35
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Re: Green Villain x Writer's Bench Host Block Party In Jersey City
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Posted on: 2018/7/22 0:43
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Re: Green Villain x Writer's Bench Host Block Party In Jersey City
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Massive block party to feature live painting and music

The Jersey City artist Green Villain is throwing a block party to celebrate everything art, music and Jersey City on July 21.

The block party, also organized by VYV Apartments and Writer's Bench, will include live music and painting, food vendors, and activities for children such as chalk drawing and games of four square. The bash will run from noon to 6 p.m. at 474 Warren St.

Fifteen artists will paint 8-by-25-foot murals on pre-constructed sidewalk sheds during the Saturday celebration. DJs from the Open Crates vinyl collective will also be present. Food trucks will include Incrediballs, Luigi's Ice Cream, and Park and Munch....

Posted on: 2018/7/20 12:58
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Re: Green Villain x Writer's Bench Host Block Party In Jersey City
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Come to the block party and see lots of action like this: [!IFRAME FILTERED! ]

Curve, Vizie, Mast, Dmote & Enue (GVM031) from Green Villain on Vimeo.


Posted on: 2018/7/13 21:34
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Re: Green Villain x Writer's Bench Host Block Party In Jersey City
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Posted on: 2018/7/12 18:01
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Green Villain x Writer's Bench Host Block Party In Jersey City
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Jersey City?s Green Villain is bringing back the funk with a block party featuring live painting, music, vendors and local food trucks this July 21 (rain date, July 22). Following up on their 2016 twelve hour art and music festival they are partnering with Forest City to give something back to the community. Join them at the former Pep Boys/Demolition Exhibition and relive the glory from three years ago.

Green Villain was born inside the historic Clorox Bleach factory in 2009 and started producing murals around the city in 2013 working with local and regional artists. In late 2014 they first painted the rear of Pep Boys in Metro Plaza right across from Shop Rite. The site was acquired by Forest City and G&S Investors early in 2015 and they contacted Green Villain about the mural project underway. That led to the Demolition Exhibition in the summer 2015. The party lasted a week, 100 artists painted 30,000 square feet of murals on the inside and outside walls of the building. Thousands of people of all ages and from all walks of life took it in?looking at the art, chatting, skating, taking flicks, having a blast. Google Street View captured the site right before the building was demolished.

Now Green Villain is doing it in 2018 with the newest installment of placemaking: a local block party for the community of Jersey City. Fifteen artists will each paint an 8? by 25? mural on Saturday, July 21 (rain date, Sunday, July 22). DJs from the Open Crates vinyl collective as well as the extended GV network will start at noon and continue until 6 PM. IncrediBalls Food Truck, Park & Munch and Luigi?s Ice Cream will keep hunger pangs at bay. This event is not to be missed.

Featured Artists: Skeme, Stash, Wane, Ntel, Yoder, Mustart, Curve, SP One, Host18, Queen Andrea, Rath, Mecro, Mone, 4Sakn & Wen

http://www.g.reenvillain.com/poak3pgpxxy4pljhbu2t7wj0eurvla

Posted on: 2018/7/6 18:49
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Re: New racetrack idea pitched for in and around Liberty State Park
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It surely looks like the Energizer Bunny has staked out LSP. No sooner is one proposal shot down than another bounces up.

Posted on: 2018/6/22 17:10
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Re: Mayor Fulop declares April 15th “Burlesque Day”!!!
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Priceless! Best laugh all day. Including Yvonne's response...


+1!

Posted on: 2018/4/1 22:05
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Re: 400 Unit Development in Hamilton Park
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Can't say the the images fill me with joy, but the design does seem to echo the stepped ziggurat motif you find in The Beacon and in other buildings in the city. IMGP1883rd [!SCRIPT FILTERED!]

Posted on: 2018/3/21 18:03
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Re: JC golf course seeks to expand into Liberty State Park
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Posted on: 2018/1/24 19:31
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Re: N.J. to turn 240 acres of Liberty State Park into wildlife oasis
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Here's LSP with Washington Park up on Patterson Plank dropped in. Washington Park has 3 ball fields, a football field, 9 tennis courts, 3 basketball courts, Volleyball court, playgrounds, has several roads running through it, and is still nothing dropped into the LSP "wilderness".

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VERY interesting.

Posted on: 2018/1/12 15:59
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Re: Metropolitan Museum of Art No Longer Taking $1 Admissions
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However, that characterization seems a bit absurd. The Met only gets about 10% of its budget from public funds (City of New York). Most of its funds are from private donations and its endowment.


And it is built on public land in Central Park given to it by the City 1871. What's the value of that land? Surely it covers public access to the collections within.

Posted on: 2018/1/5 19:12
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