Thursday, June 30, 2005
Hoboken Hobos Write Poetry
Hoboken To Let Young People Walk All Over Old People
HSBC Heads To Jersey City, Hoboken
The spokesman for HSBC has a choice quote:
"Competition for real estate is pretty stiff,"
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
MTA Gives Thumbs Up To Smaller Station, Flips Middle Finger To PATH Riders
"A proposed link between the Cortlandt Street station on the R and W lines and the World Trade Center terminus on the E has been scuttled. A concourse under Dey Street, connecting the trade center site to the west with the subway depot to the east, will be narrower than initially planned."
WTC Tower Unveiled, Again
It seems so far though, that the Freedom Tower will not be offering much competition to Downtown Jersey City office space. So far the only organizations to agree to move into the building is the Port Authority and state government offices. So a large amount of unused office space could bring down rents throughout lower Manhattan and on the Hudson coast. The biggest selling point for future tenents of the Freedom Tower is not location, but prestige. Jersey City probably does not offer the same prestige as the Freedom Tower, and so are probably not competing for the same tenents.
More likely, a building of this size would simply mean more residents for Jersey City and Hoboken as tens of thousands of jobs return to lower Manhattan. Completetion of such a large amount of office space may ease the fall of the residential real estate market which appears inevitable in the coming years. The building would be occupied by 2010. While the real estate bubble is expected to pop eventually, for now things are going strong. But five years from now may be a very different story, and with the new jobs a 5 minute PATH ride away, Jersey City property values may hold their value even as places like Brooklyn or Queens see new lows.
There are of course a few alternatives, but none that are being taken seriously.
It was not clear whether the new Freedom Tower design will change the new planned PATH station.
Hoboken Is Like No Other Place
Philly2Hoboken tells us how it is with his Quirks About Hoboken
"1. Born and Raised Hobokenites (known as BnR's) hate all newcomers.
2. BnR's have an hierarchy based on how long your family has lived in Hoboken. The longer your family has lived in Hoboken, the more valid your "rights" are in town. Even snotty teenage BnR's who haven't been on this earth as long as YOU have lived in town get this attitude."
With 37 more, even Martin Luther would be proud.
Residents Shocked To Learn Mayor Recieves Contributions From Developers
Light Rail a Burning Hell
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Fan Club, European Tour Expected Soon For Local Park
Websites run amuck:
Van Vorst Park Association
Friends of Van Vorst Park
Van Vorst Dog
Van Vorst Park Online
There are major cities in the midwest with fewer websites dedicated to them then this park.
The Snitch Gets Gawked
Around the Blogosphere
Mike of Genius Lessons is quite excited to be moving downtown, though he may be dissappointed in his quest for late night pizza.
Meanwhile, the corporate whore blog The Jersey Side has added us to their blogroll. This means we are officially irrelevant. Or horrifically popular.
And just in case you missed it last week on Philly2Hoboken, there seems to be a burgarler on the loose.
Making Love to The PATH
Hoboken Audit Late, Still Can't Pay For Dinner
Parades Are Fun
Monday, June 27, 2005
Manila Ave Love Fest
Condos + City Council = Protests
"Another resident alleged that all new housing being built in Jersey City is condominiums, and that the council is preoccupied with turning the city into a "New York West."
We're thinking this resident probably won't be reading our blog.
2,000 Letters To Be Ignored, Walkway Still Not Complete
Shit Happens, But Not In Van Vorst Park
Friday, June 24, 2005
Grand Street: Foundations Laid
Morgan Point And Other Developments We Missed
That's not all. Jersey City Vibe has several more developments listed in the area that we were unaware of. Those developers got one by us, but don't think we'll be letting this happen again.
W Hotel Mystery Returns
Protests and Condominiums: Perfect Together
Blogtastic: More Local Blogs
My New Jersey
And in our never ending quest to find new blogs, we'll beg again for you to send us your url: theinformation -at- newyorkssixth.com
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Here Comes the Bulldozers
This ruling could be seen as a threat to many of Jersey City's brownstone neighborhoods as developers push for higher density towers. More than likely though, the actual effect will simply mean faster redevelopment of areas already slated for high rise towers and for easier redevelopment of the cities former industrial sites and blighted neighborhoods.
Your Congressman Is A Slumlord
Has the Bubble Burst?
Santa Clause Does Hoboken
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Breaking News: At least One Man in Handcuffs at the Corner of Wayne and Jersey Ave
At least one man was in handcuffs this evening at the corner of Wayne street and Jersey Avenue. At least a dozen police vehicles crowded around the intersection and crime scene tape blocked part of Wayne street. Traffic wss in chaos as additional police units arrived. One eyewitness reported a defibulator being pulled onto the scene as ambulances joined the snarled mess of first responders. Dozens of neighborhood residents lined the streets. If we spoke spanish, we may know more.
Just remember, you saw it first on NewYorksSixth.com; we'll be waiting for our pulitzer.
UPDATE 6/23/05: According to a post on JClist, a suspect stabbed his partner in a incident of domestic violence. Still no coverage from the main stream media.
UPDATE 6/24/05: The Journal reports a woman was slashed with a steak knife by her boyfriend.
Even Bribes Can't Revitalize Journal Square
Parallel Parking: There's A Reason The DMV Tests You
We've come up with a little graphic to help demonstrate what we're talking about:
Next time, it could be you circling the block.
And You Thought Hoboken Was Pricey
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Blog On Blog Love: Linkola
Where is the Remote
Buttons and Zips
Are you an area blogger? Email us: TheInformation -at- newyorkssixth.com
Eat Me: Retaurant Week Comes To Hudson County
Visit the list of restaurants and enter it into your palm pilot now.
The Heights Is The New Hoboken
Hamilton Park Kidnaps Farmers, Forces Them To Sell Vegetables
Monday, June 20, 2005
Ancient History: Hudson Terminal Closes
Abandoned Stations: Hudson Terminal
Enzyte Makes Light Rail Longer
Hoboken Tea Party
Friday, June 17, 2005
Television Adds Ten Pounds
Off, Off, No, Really Off Broadway
The Management Company, the first resident company at Victory Hall in Jersey City will be presenting their inagural show "Aloha Say the Pretty Girls," a play by Naomi Iizuka. "Aloha" will run from July 14 through the 31, Thursday to Sundays at 8pm. They will also be holding a fundraiser tomorrow between 1 and 6pm.
Aloha Say the Pretty Girls
Tickets: $12 / $10 Students
July 14 to July 31 At 8pm
186 Grand Street
Call 212.772.6562 for reservations.
Mile Square Theatre Company of Hoboken will be putting on their 3rd annual "7th Inning Stretch: 7 10 minute plays about baseball" on Saturday at 8pm. "7th Inning Stretch presents premieres of baseball plays from some of America's best playwrights."
7th Inning Stretch
Tickets: $25 / $15 Students, Seniors
June 18 at 8pm
Mile Square Theatre
Film Students Invade Hoboken
Blogging about Blogging Never Gets Old
Martha Knows Everything
Hoboken Rock City
Views from the Waterfront [defunct?]
Are you a blogger from the area? We want to know about you. Send us your url so we can check you out: TheInformation -at- newyorkssixth.com
Hamilton Park To Get Face Lift, Nose Job
Thursday, June 16, 2005
The interior is decorated in a typical fashion with mismatched antique tables and chairs and a big window seat. All of this looks very inviting and staff was quite friendly.
However, when it comes to the pastries, there is still work to be done. For instance, the chocolate croissant could have had some, well chocolate. The puff pastry was excellent: flaky, moist, and crisp on the outside. But the chocolate filling was just two thin spines on either side. Maybe, had we been eating it with butter or cream cheese, it would have been fine, but to eat it as is was not a particularly good experience.
The cheese Danish suffered from a similar problem. The pastry itself was great, but the cheese to dough ratio was simply to low. It could have benefited tremendously from an overall smaller size.
All this is not to say Rachel’s is without some redeeming offerings. The coffee is flavorful, distinctive from what you could easily brew at home. The same is true of the cappuccino, though perhaps the price was a little high. And the mint lemonade, we are told, is excellent. We don’t tend to like mint lemonade, but our better half has been back many times just for that.
Rachel’s is a nice addition to the Grove Street retail district, but is not probably a place we’d be likely to recommend to friends. It is however, a nice place to sit and talk with friends, even if the pastries aren’t that good.
251 Grove Street
Between Montgomery and Mercer
Mercer St., NJ vs. Mercer St., NY
Hoboken Gets Lucky, Still Can't Pay for Dinner and a Movie
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Robust Roberts Rebounds: Really, Re-Elected And Other Words That Start With R
Garlic Toting Motorcyclists To Invade Holland Tunnel
Labels: Holland Tunnel
Train to Xanadu Promised In Just 2 Years, Xanadu To Follow Decade Later
All this is in preperation for the Xanadu facility that has been talked about for several years, broke ground this spring, but it is still uncertain whether the project will ever be finished. In either case, Hoboken residents will soon be only a train ride away from Giants games.
Cars Cause Traffic Jams, Other Obvious Things To Be Announced At City Hall
If this sort of thing interests you, the meeting is tonight:
City Hally, 2nd Floor
280 Grove Street
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Million Dollar Homes
Review: Hard Grove Café
Whether you go for dinner or for breakfast, be sure to get some Spanish sausage. We like it in the morning, served up next to our eggs. Or you can always try the sausage sandwich. At first it may appear to be like any sausage and pepper hero roll. But instead, inside you’ll find Spanish Chorizo sausage.
And there is the Cubano sandwich, a mix of turkey, ham, and pickles on a toasted roll. We’re disappointed that the French fries are extra, but of course this means you can order something else, such as plantains instead.
If you’re thirsty, order a generous glass of the house wine; more than two of these and you’ll have to worry about the hang over in the morning.
If you are looking for more than a sandwich, Hard Grove offers full dinners too. The servings are generous. The food is sometimes over powered by the sauces, and the sauces have a little too much oil. But if you are looking for a filling meal in a casual setting, we’d definitely recommend the Hard Grove Café.
Hard Grove Cafe
Grove Street and Christopher Columbus
Across the street from Grove Street Path.
Elevated Rail Parks The New Hotness
Curbed reports that federal authorities have given the green light to turn Manhattan's elevated rail into an elevated park and trail. We mention this since converting elevated rails into parks is not exactly something you see in every city, and no doubt some sort of similar bureaucratic green light would be needed in Jersey City.
One big difference between the two projects however is that in New York, the elevated line is still largely intact where as Sixth Street no longer has overpasses connecting the elevated sections. Building a park on the platforms would require reconnecting them.
We think that an elevated park would offer an interesting twist on the traditional urban landscape. But given that money will be in short supply, we doubt any park at Sixth Street will be elevated given the cost of rebuilding the overpasses.
Hoboken Gets Second Chance: Vote Today
And then there are school board elections in April. And of course, since that isn't enough, May municipal elections like those in Hoboken and Jersey City. And since our founding fathers wanted to squeeze just one more election into the year, they gave us the Run Off election, by demanding a candidate win at least a majority of the votes.
Hoboken voters had a large field of candidates to choose from four weeks ago when they narrowed it down to two: Mayor David Roberts and Councilwoman Carol Marsh. The only thing we are endorsing in this election is voting. But if you want to vote, find your polling place and do so before 8pm.
Monday, June 13, 2005
Everything Old: Maps
What's The West Side Stadium Mean For Us?
Undeniably, the east coast of New Jersey would be just as affected by the stadium and the Olympics as Manhattan, and not just because the Jets would be leaving Giants Stadium.
The Stadium for instance, would only be a 25 minute PATH ride [plus an extra few minutes for a subway depending on where you get off] away from the waterfront. Already Mets and Yankees fans park on this side of the Hudson and ride the trains into the stadiums—and those stadiums are at least twice as far. Sunday afternoons in the quiet neighborhoods of Jersey City and Hoboken would likely be filled with football fans parking on the streets and riding into the game. We think it’s great that people would take mass transit to a major sporting event, but we don’t really have parking to spare.
Large conventions held at the new expanded convention center might bring more people to hotels on our side of the river, but more likely New York’s hotel industry could easily swallow up the overflow for all but the largest.
Then there is the Olympics. The death of the West Side stadium is pretty much a death blow to New York’s Olympic bid, especially after the problems in Greece during last years games. No one wants to award the city the Olympics and then not have a place to play.
Killing the Olympic bid is certainly good for our side of the River. With most of the games happening in New York, New Jersey would see very little revenue from tourists. But that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t also see day trippers driving in and parking in the neighborhoods or pay for parking lots. Hourly parking rates will almost certainly see a spike during those two weeks. As much as we’d like to see the Olympics in New York, we don’t really want to be here to witness it first hand.
The end of New York’s West Side Stadium is probably a good thing. But then again, nothing in this area is ever dead.
Because We Need More Readers
We Feel Safer Already
Some Day, You Too Could Be A Slum Lord
Sixth Street Park Closer To Being Real
Friday, June 10, 2005
Making Love to The Light Rail
We Like Blogging About Blogging
Signs: We aren't Talking About A Mel Gibson Flick
Hoboken is dotted by specimens of street sign designs past. Though most corners in town are marked by standard green and white street signs.. there are some remaining porcelain/iron signs around town, complete with the iron arrow-shaped one-way signs that were purged in the boroughs at the start of the 1960s.
From Forgotten NY
Via Mister Snitch!
One Week Later
Comments will return in a week or two. We think comments are an important part of an online community. After the flurry of publicity surrounding our initial launch, most of the comments were nonsensical, base, not constructive and failed to contribute anything meaningful to a dialogue. We know this is the internet, and since any five year old with a keyboard can log on, our expectations were pretty low; and then we were amazed that even those expectations werer too high. We don't have a problem with criticism, and we'd even encourage it, but we'd like to think that the dialogue could remain at least as civil as a Hoboken council meeting.
We know most of our reviews have been concentrated in and around Grove Street. And there are a few more coming from there too. But what we'll say is this: we're working on it. We have a small budget for this site: that is to say, zero dollars. And while we'd love to order five items on a menu to sample them all at once, serve up a delicious review, and head out to the next place, that's unrealistic. We're in the process of growing, so grow along with us. You're local dive is next, we promise.
Some people have pointed out that we have excluded certain areas like the Heights, or that we've lumped their neighborhood together, like Harsimus Cove. Unlike our peers across the river, we don't have a staff, or a budget, or even interns to beat. Its just us and a digital camera. We picked certain areas we feel we can give a certain amount of attention to at the present time, and that by combining certain areas together, it helps streamline the whole process. If we had a staff the size of the New York Times, we promise you we would label every lot.
We love history, and think its fascinating. We have every intention of posting articles about the history of the area. But of all things, these sorts of stories take the most amount of time, especially when you don't want to simply rehash a wikipedia article. But we will, we promise, post interesting articles about the hisotry of the area.
And Still More
We're exploring more ideas of things to expand into. Arts, Op-Eds, Events-- these are all possibilities. We're trying to build a well rounded blog. But all these take time. We do like tips, suggestions, links, and other things of interest to come from you. So keep it coming, along with your hate mail to theinformation -at- newyorkssixth.com.
Closets Start at $200,000, Windows Extra
New York Times Condemns Old Neighborhood to Future Filled With Hipsters
Not to mention we appreciate the sentiment: "there's no shops, there's no Starbucks," he said. "So the infrastructure is not yet in place." Clearly, Starbucks is as essential as 'infrastructure' like roads, power lines, and sewer pipes.
The best way to sum it all up: "It's a very Brooklyn feel." Well, forgive them, they are the NY Times.
Thursday, June 09, 2005
W Stands for When
However, Starwood Hotels, the corporate parent of W Hotels offers some contradictory information. Their website has a press release dated from last summer heralding the coming of the hotel, yet, their listings of upcoming hotels mysteriously lacks any mention of a future hotel in downtown Hoboken. Since they seem to list coming hotels through 2007, we can expect that this hotel thing is not happening anytime soon, or they are just trying to mess with our heads.
Hoboken would however fit in with the profile of other W Hotels around the world. Other than the fact there are already five W hotels in Manhattan, Hoboken has a lot of attractive qualities for a new hotel. So in either case, we cannot confirm whether a W Hotel is coming until we see the giant “W” hanging off the side of a new tower.
Barrow Street, NJ Vs. Barrow Street, NY
Washington Mutual Heads Downtown
Labels: Newark Ave
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Review: Beechwood Café & Market
The second time we went in, we got a simple coffee. The computerized register proceeded to crash confounding the girl behind the counter. At least they gave us the coffee for free.
In either case, the Market half of the café is nice enough. We had plenty of time to window shop while we were being ignored. The market has the sort of boutique products we might find useful to give as gifts at a distant relative’s wedding. But the market items are somewhat overpriced as these things go and could probably be found just as easily at Pier 1 or the Pottery Barn or any good hotel gift shop. But we do like the interior design and while we think the products are overpriced, it won’t stop us from admiring them.
Eventually we’ll go back and actually order some food—if of course we aren’t completely ignored. We’ll hold out for an hour if we have to.
It seems for now that the Beechwood Café and Market is simply the next yuppie hangout, like many of the new downtown stores.
Beechwood Café & Market
290 Grove Street
[Corner of Grove and Mercer]
Our First Hate Mail
what could you possibly write about? i mean, anything that anyone would
Oh, what were we thinking? You're right. Only the banal here.
Vacant Lot To Become a Shiny Tower
We sort of wondered why, since the other two entrances are only a block to the west. But then we saw this:
Yes, another shiny new tower. The construction of this building will help in making a pedestrian friendly link between the downtown waterfront and the Grove street area. At best, the walk is at present "sketchy," and at its worst, shit your pants scary.
But with that many residences being constructed in close proximity to the financial district, there might actually be people there on the weekend. Now of course, there are just a few stray dog walkers and the occasional jogger. Not to mention we're hoping the retail units will contain some necessities like Starbucks.
If You See It In The Times...
Our reader points us to a New York Times Slide Show from last August focusing on Hamilton Park. Of course with the way the editors at the times work, we're lucky the pictures are actually of Hamilton Park and not just stock photos from their archives.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Finally, Our Algebra Teacher Proven Right
New York: 7 murders per 100,000
Jersey City 9.5 murders per 100,000
Of course, maybe we didn't do the math right, since we were never very good at it. In either case, we contend all that crime happens in those dark corners of the city we don't even talk about here.
FBI Crime Stats [pdf]
Jersey City Not As Artsy As Once Thought
(Jersey City)—Metro area residents tired of reading about the charm of Brooklyn can now look to the west as NewYorksSixth.com launches as a blog covering downtown Jersey City and Hoboken.
New York’s Sixth will provide a variety of original content as well relevant links to news stories and events. The range of content provided on New York’s Sixth will include reviews of bars, restaurants, and area attractions, important transportation information, and real estate happenings.
To find out what all the fuss is about, visit newyorkssixth.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYTimes Confuses 201 With 212
Because Big Hair and Fake Tans Were Just Too Far Away
Everything New Is Old
Democrats might be hoping Schundler pulls thruogh in the primary [he's a very close second in the polls] because they would like to repeat the Schundler-McGreevey matchup of 2001, where McGreevey trounced Schundler 63-37. Republicans would of course like Corzine to pull a McGreevey and shake a male lover outof the closet.
In either case, Sixth Borough residents should head to the polls before 8pm tonight to make their selection.
Monday, June 06, 2005
Old and Busted the New Hotness
We know, its a lame story. But we thought if self proclaimed New York mascot Woody Allen could humble himself to cross the Hudson, it would make us less trashy.
Review: Brunch at Marco & Pepe
In the summer, whether permitting, a half dozen tables line the exterior. We recommend getting a seat on the Mercer St. side to avoid the traffic of Grove [though really in the morning there is not too much fuss]. Or find our favorite table tucked away in the back of the restaurant. The walls are done in a half finished raw appearance with hues of aqua and gray, worth noting even if we’re really suppose to be talking about food.
The food is great. One of our favorites is the bagel and lox, served properly New York Style. But in this case the bagel has been sliced into three more manageable slivers rather than what is a rather unruly half of bagel. Or there is the croissant styled French toast, or the mini Belgium waffles with fresh fruit, if you are looking for something sweeter. They have lunch faire and plenty of alcohol too, but after our morning hangovers we stuck with breakfast foods.
The place is small, but never too loud. The service is friendly enough, not there ever seemed to be anything we were wanting for.
Breakfast foods $8 to $12
Marco & Pepe
269 Grove Street
[Corner of Grove and Mercer]
Brunch Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 am.
Sunday, June 05, 2005
Curbed Blows Our Load 72 Hours Early
Don't worry, we're still planning a New York's Sixth Launch party [by party we mean, a 40 of old English as we hurl slurred profanities at the talking heads on NY1].
Maybe those editors at Curbed deserve a pulitzer. In either Case, We'll officially be launching on Tuesday Morning.
Saturday, June 04, 2005
If you worked there, you could buy a boat too
Friday, June 03, 2005
You Don't Have To Move To Brooklyn To Buy A $2M Brownstone
What you get:
"A 4-Family Brownstone built in 1860 and updated with the care and attention to detail by it's perfection obsessive owner. 5 original marble-mantle fireplaces. 5 marble baths with jacuzzis. A redwood deck so large, you could invite the office over for cocktails.(It also has a hot tub and Wolf Stainless grill system.) And a huge backyard that is all patio and all party." Oh, and an inferority complex comes free.
UPDATE: We think we've been had. The listing has dissappeared mysteriously in the night. We should have known Paulus Hook wasn't hip enough for a $2,000,000 price tag.
UPDATE UPDATE: They have gone and Reposted. Now we know they are just fucking with us.
Labels: Paulus Hook
Hoboken To Get Parks, Still No Word On Parking
Local Papers Declare Local Bars Hip
Nothing like an influx yuppies and hipsters to turn the corner dive into someplace fancy.
Thursday, June 02, 2005
MTA Promises More Delays In WTC Subway Hub
The 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, M and Z trains all converge in lower Manhattan where the PATH train ends providing many with a route to the East Side and *Gasp* Brooklyn.
Everything Old Is New Again
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Smile, You're Supposed To Be Happy
Photos Coming Soon
Classic Photoblog Entries
PATH Wants to Be The MTA So Bad
For tips, corrections, or rants, please send send email to:
Previous Media Coverage:
New York Times, New Jersey Section, Sunday June 19 [Sect 14, Page 3]
Gawker: Fast, Cheap and Out of Control
Curbed: New York's Sixth Crosses The Hudson
Paulus Hook Neighborhood
Pavonia / Newport Neighborhood
The hub of the complex is of course the PATH station. The Newport Center mall connects directly to the station, as does several of the commercial office towers. There are primarily three main plazas. The Commercial office towers are numbered sequentially and with the softening of the office space market, no new towers are planned in the foreseeable future. The oldest of the residential complexes is the Presidential plaza named after American Presidents. Completed during the last ten years are are the Plaza of the Americas including The Pacific and Atlantic Towers.
Most of Newport are "efficient little boxes" consisting of phallic like verticality. However, The Lefrak organization promises future buildings beginning with presently under construction Shore Club will present more unique styling. The Aqua and the Ellipse-- two proposed buildings situated near the Shore Club-- will meet these new style challenges. In essence, the Shore Club, the Aqua, and the Ellipse will be a more modern Phase III.
Major big box stores in include Target, Staples, Models Sporting Goods as well as the Newport Mall anchor stores Macy's, Kohls, and Sears. Adjacent to the Newport mall is the Metro Plaza shopping center including a Shoprite, Shoprite Liquor, BJ's Wholesale, Bed, Bath and Beyond and a Pep Boys auto center slated to become the states tallest residential tower, the Metropolitan.
Below, the Newport center towers along Washington Drive. In the foreground, the Riverside Tower, part of the Plaza of the Americas.
Newport Office Towers
Newport Center I
Newport Center III
Newport Center IV
Newport Center V
Newport Center VI
Newport Center VII
Newport Residential Towers
Newport Presidential Towers
Newport America Towers
Parking is a serious problem in Hoboken, and if you live there, you are going to have plunk down as much a month as you would in Manhattan or risk parking in Jersey City heights. But you can’t beat the fact that nearly every store front is filled with something fun to buy, eat or drink.
Waterfront / Exchange Place
Unfortunately, partly because of the Newport Mall, there are few shops in the downtown, and on weekends or in the evening there are few people out in the streets. This however is changing as bars and other night spots are beginning to creep into the lower floors of the office towers. Hardly a day goes by when ground is not being broken for a new development.
Closer to City Hall at the western end of the waterfront, several apartment towers are surrounded by parking lots detracting from the pedestrian friendly feel of the other areas of Jersey City, however, new development and the remodeling of several antiquated manufacturing sites might soon change this.
Hamilton Park Neighborhood
Jersey Avenue has some small shops and services including a small C-Town grocery, laundry mats, and other useful things. The nearest PATH station is Pavonia / Newport just across Marin Boulevard, or on the lower street numbers, Grove Street Path station.
Van Vorst Park / Grove Street Neighborhood
We have not found any blogs dedicated to the Hudson County coast. We love all those fun New York Blogs, but they leave us out of everything.
2. Aren't you just trying to be like 'all the New York City Blogs?'
Um.. Doesn't everyone want to be a New Yorker?
3. Are you going to talk about 'all the New York City Blogs?'
That goes without saying. We'll make fun of them for paying higher rents and not having any place to park while secretly crying ourselves to sleep at night for not being a real New Yorker.
4. Isn't Blogging so like last year?
5. What's up with this first person plural nonsense?
Um, do you read blogs? The First Person plural has a long history in literature, that if we were so inclined, we would explain. But we're not, so either live with it or go some place else for your daily dose.
6. So who is in charge over there?
Ian MacAllen is the publisher, the editor, the writer-- everything. He runs this blog and Avocado Green. His third blog, Imperfect Now is sometimes updated, sometimes not, depending on if there is anything interesting to write.
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About New York's Sixth
A blog for New York's [as yet unofficial] Sixth Borough: Downtown Jersey City and Hoboken. News, Real Estate, and Gossip. Where skyscrapers are celebrities and the cost per square feet the dirty laundry.
Photos from around the Sixth Borough too big to fit in a regular blog.
Catch a glimpse of the newest towers with coverage of the latest construction projects or handy maps featuring everything from local transporation options to shopping districts.
[Jersey City Only] From shops to buildings to historic landmarks, the directory is a photo database of interesting things around the downtown. Find a bar. Find a boutique. Find an apartment complex. Its all here, with photos.