Newport Residents Fight Over Naming Rights

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Monday, December 15th, 2008 | Newport | 535 views | Permalink |

The long standing battle between Sonia Maldonado and Robert Vivien over the use of the name Newport Neighborhood Association continues, reports the Journal. Maldonado, the caustic personality behind NewportVoice.com, and Vivien, a local eccentric, have been fighting for over a year in what can best be described as a petty argument over the use of […]

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Philly Pretzel Factory Opening Soon

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 | Dining, Paulus Hook | 1,012 views | Permalink |

Add the Philly Pretzel Factory to the list of chain restaurants coming to downtown Jersey City. The pretzel factory is the second chain opening in the base of the Montgomery-Greene tower; Van Houtte Cafe also opened next door.

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Citiroots Home Decor Coming to Paulus Hook

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 | Paulus Hook, Shopping | 764 views | Permalink |

Paulus Hook will soon have a new home decor and accessories boutique on Washington Street. The Paulus Hook neighborhood is beginning to develop a critical mass of boutique stores; Citiroots will be next door to Betty’s Bassinet, and just a few blocks away from LIFE Men’s Store and Giggles N Barks.

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Frozen Puddle Re-Opens in Newport

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Friday, November 21st, 2008 | Newport | 702 views | Permalink |

The sad little skating rink in Newport opens for the season today. The miniature rink was intended to attract non-Newport residents to the retail stores at the north end of the development, overlooking the fact that customers probably want interesting retail options, not a skating rink. Skating at Newport will set you back a $5 […]

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Police State Threatens Waterfront Park

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Monday, November 17th, 2008 | Waterfront | 585 views | Permalink |

Some New Jersey legislators have decided to introduce a security bill that would restrict access along the Hudson River waterfront, reports Hoboken Now. The bill seeks to block public access to the waterfront areas near “critical infrastructures,” but too vaguely defines restricted access and critical infrastructure, leaving open the possibility that unbuilt sections of the […]

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CNN Jumps on Sixth Borough Party

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 | PAD, Waterfront | 724 views | Permalink |

CNNMoney writes about the Jersey City residential construction boom. Having never come across this blog, the author writes “Jersey City sits on the cusp of becoming New York City’s sixth borough.” More importantly, the article offers some insight on future plans. The second Trump Tower might “break ground in several months.” The Toll Brothers Powerhouse […]

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Belfuse Breaks Ground

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Friday, September 19th, 2008 | Belfuse, Paulus Hook | 915 views | Permalink |

The Belfuse Site in May 2007 The site for The Belfuse is once again active after breaking ground in January 2007 and sitting idle for more than 18 months. The ground was covered with black plastic, venting, and piping, leading to speculation there was some form of remediation required before construction could continue. The site […]

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Lights Mark World Trade Center

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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 | Waterfront | 626 views | Permalink |

The twin beams of light marking the World Trade Center have returned for September 11th. The lights are not in the location of the former towers.

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Crystal Point Loses Extra E, Ready to "Open"

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Friday, August 15th, 2008 | Crystal Point, Waterfront | 673 views | Permalink |

The Real Deal notes that Crystal Point, the Second Street tower rapidly rising on the waterfront, is set to open next month. While progress has advanced a few more floors than depicted in the above photo, they are not actually anywhere near really opening. Also of note, the superfluous “e” at the end of Point […]

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Pier Park Reopens Today

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Thursday, July 10th, 2008 | Waterfront | 457 views | Permalink |

Owen Grundy Park reopens today after almost two years of renovations. The park overlooks the Manhattan skyline, jutting out into the Hudson River. Parts of the pier were rebuilt, new benches and lighting were installed, and a performance stage was added. Still present in the park are the odd awning things: The renovation was funded […]

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