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Sunday, December 27, 2009

PATH Crushed by Holiday Traffic

The Port Authority was, as expected, ill equipped to handle holiday crowds Sunday night. A crush of passengers at 33rd Street were corralled by transit police causing lines to form back to the Manhattan Mall and up stairs at the Herald Square entrance. Large crowds at other stations fought for position to board crowded cars.

When a PATH representative was asked why more trains had not been added for the holiday weekend, he simply responded that the next train would arrive soon, though it arrived at the regularly scheduled time.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jersey City After the Blizzard of 2009

The Grove Street PATH Station entrance at Grove Street and Columbus Drive

Bank of America was one of the few Newark Avenue businesses not shoveled out by late morning

Jersey Avenue

Newark Avenue and Jersey Avenue

3rd and Erie Street

3rd Street

1st Street


Friday, December 11, 2009

272 Newark Avenue

From Third Street, the two faces of this building are evident: a modern glass and metal facade on the right and the faux historical addition to the adjacent building. The fourth floor of the brick building is entirely new. The proportions seem strange, as though missing a set of windows, and also on the Newark Avenue side is a tumor protruding vertically that breaks with the sloped rooflines.

The Newark Avenue side.

More from Third Street


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Muscle Maker Grill Opens Tonight

The Muscle Maker Grill is to be making a soft opening tonight beginning at 5pm. Muscle Maker replaces Camille's Cafe in the northwest corner of Harborside Plaza 4A.


Jersey Avenue Medical Building

Across the street from the mostly well planned Liberty Harbor North is a new medical office building. The uninspired design which would easily feel at home in a suburban office park circa 1992 is just south of the Jersey City Medical Center.


Crescent Court

Crescent Court, the low rise, block wide residential complex under construction in the western fringe of the downtown is rapidly nearing completion. The complex hides the parking garage buried behind the building. The structure does stand out in the neighborhood; unlike other historic neighborhoods in the downtown, the Village (or Italian Village) lacks the symmetric rows of brownstones, giving the other buildings a distinctly isolated feel that exacerbates the magnitude of the large structure.

A project of this size though may very well anchor a new wave of gentrification on the western segment of Newark Avenue. The Village itself has not eluded gentrification entirely, but the process has been slower than other downtown blocks with many houses still donning mid-century aluminum siding. There is no doubt that Crescent Court will change the Village after completion.

The colored segments of the building also match the Turnpike overpass


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

255 Grand Street

The tallest part of the building from the corner of Grand and Marin

The western end of the building

Brick and glass along Grand Street

From Grove Street, the tower rises over brownstones


Monday, December 07, 2009

Monaco Towers


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