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Monday, June 25, 2007

Paulus Hook Has Park Envy

Perhaps you missed all the commotion, petty feuds, and botched surveys surrounding Hamilton Park's renovation plans. If you did (or you didn't get enough), some nice folks in Paulus Hook have decided to anger their neighbors too, pitting dog owners against parents and athletes against gardeners by holding a survey to find out what sort of features people want (and want to hate) in their new uber waterfront park. Check out their survey online, which is sure to be a much better system then collecting physical votes from real people. Let the flame wars begin.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Macy's Tells Jersey City to Fuck Off, Buys NYFD

For the last three years, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks display has included East River locations for Manhattan and Brooklyn while a simultaneous display has been shot near the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty viewing was visible from Liberty State Park as well as Paulus hook on the northern bank of the Morris Canal in Jersey City.

But this year, Macy's has declined to include a Hudson River barge in their viewing area. Take a look at the Fireworks Viewing Map if you don't believe us.

Adding to the problem, the New York City Fire Department, acting along with Macy's, has declined to allow Jersey City access to the Hudson River for a display, citing an 1834 treaty, reports the Jersey Journal.

Jersey City will be shooting off fireworks from the ground on Liberty State Park, so the show will go on, no thanks to Macy's. Just remember that the next time you go department store shopping, Macy's doesn't think we're valuable enough for a fireworks display.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Columbus Tower: New Towers, Retail

Searching through commercial property listings has revealed two bits of information. First, available retail sites include the north east corner of the tower on Warren and Steuben Streets as well as space on the Columbus side.

But more importantly is the description of phase II: "Preliminary designs for Phase II consist of 1.1 million square feet of either a 30-story office tower or 750 residential units in multiple towers with ancillary retail and parking."

No doubt the final deciding factor will be current market conditions.


Bits & Briefs

Jersey City Condo Conversion Project Sells Over 50 Percent of Units
The Dixon Mills conversation to condominiums has sold half of the units, or at least the sales office claims as much.

Wired to Sell
The Times looks at Liberty Harbor North and all the electronic toys.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Vote Today

Today is primary election day across the state. Voters will decide what candidate will represent their party in the November General election for State and some local offices. In Hudson County, the winner of the Democratic Primary is all but assured a victory in November, making today's election all the more important. Polls are open between 6am and 8pm tonight.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Hamilton Square Going to the Dogs

Over the weekend, at least one, but possibly two dogs were seen hanging around the Hamilton Square Development. The mutts were likely left left there purposely by developer Exeter Property to thwart thieving. However, we're left wondering how responsible this is with Saturday's high temperature reaching 89 degrees and a children's playground just a few hundred feet from the site.

Below, a canine taking shelter in the shade of a construction vehicle on Sunday, when the high temperature hit 79 degrees before heavy rains deluged the city.


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