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Downtown / Construction to begin on Jersey Avenue Extension
« Last post by devb on 08-06-2019, 12:59pm »

ADVISORY: Construction will begin on Jersey Avenue connecting Liberty State Park and downtown Jersey City over the Mill Creek in August 2019 and is expected to continue through December 2021. The project calls for the construction of a road bridge over Mill Creek and will include a vehicular lane in each direction as well as sidewalk, bike lanes, lighting and crosswalk improvements. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained via the Ethel Pesin Liberty Footbridge throughout the entire project. Please follow all directional signage.
Restaurants & Bars / Re: Hooked JC
« Last post by Miss Eliza Bennet on 08-03-2019, 11:08pm »
Actually, friends and I went there months ago. We even order from there. Dear Carlo does like hushpuppies.
Restaurants & Bars / Re: Hooked JC
« Last post by Kindelan on 07-30-2019, 11:29am »
I went there over the weekend, before you, it was outstanding.
Calendar / Seventh annual Project: EATS food festival
« Last post by MAC on 06-11-2019, 11:58am »
The Jersey City Project and the City of Jersey City will celebrate warm days, cool drinks, and delicious eats with the annual PROJECT: EATS on June 22 + 23, 2019. With over 50 area vendors (plus music, activities, and giveaways), the food festival runs from 11AM to 7PM and will be located around City Hall in Historic Downtown Jersey City.
Calendar / Re: Bike JC 10th Anniversary Ward Tour
« Last post by elsquid on 05-30-2019, 05:27pm »
Registration closing Friday night or early Saturday! Avoid long lines at the start, register now here:
Developers are proposing a 21 UNIT LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT covering ​36-42 Waverly St​.
Please join us to review and respond to the developers and to discuss future development in the Heights.
Thursday May 30th, 7:00 PM
Christ Hospital meeting room, ​176 Palisade Ave, 07306

Calendar / Re: Bike JC 10th Anniversary Ward Tour
« Last post by elsquid on 05-27-2019, 11:11pm »
LAST WEEK TO REGISTER! The tour is this Sunday, June 2, with the first group leaving City Hall at 11 a.m.

Calendar / Re: Bike JC 10th Anniversary Ward Tour
« Last post by elsquid on 05-17-2019, 09:03pm »
Yup! More info:

2,000 Bikes. 15 or 25 Miles. 6 Wards. 1 Great Day in #JerseyCity! (with a side of Bayonne & Hoboken!)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN on and is required.


Bike JCs 10th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour will roll Sunday, June 2, taking you (and probably over 2,000 of our closest friends) on a tour of our great city, and passing through all of its political wards.

And this year, were offering a special route that will be longer (25 miles), will roll somewhat faster with fewer stops, and will loop through parts of our neighboring towns Bayonne and Hoboken!

FREE! $5 suggested donation to fund our year-round work for better biking in JC. But it is JUST a suggestion. $0 is totally OK. So is $500, or $5 million. :-)

We all start at City Hall, 280 Grove St. at Montgomery Street.

We all end up near the foot of Second Street along the Hudson River waterfront, in and around Lutze Biergarten. The Finish Line Festival afterparty will follow there, with great food, a drink special for riders all afternoon, a face painter for kids, and more!

Well ride on streets (or sometimes on one side of a street) that are closed to motor-vehicle traffic by the Jersey City Police Department. Officers on bikes and in motor vehicles will escort us throughout the ride.

Riders on the main 15-mile tour must be age 12 or older, and must wear helmets. (Younger children may be carried securely on an adult's bike in appropriate child seats, bakfiets buckets, trailers, tag-along attachments, etc.)

Riders on the 25-mile route must be 16 or older.

All riders on the main 15-mile route MUST also be able to maintain a pace of approximately 10 mph. This is a fairly relaxed pace for an adult who bikes even occasionally. We also take some short breaks to catch a breath and to allow for smooth traffic control, and our one long break in Lincoln Park roughly at the halfway point, after the only steep uphill on the course (so you can just walk your bike up that hill if you want).

All riders on the 25-mile route MUST be able to maintain a somewhat faster pace, about 12 mph, obviously for longer, and must be ready to roll with fewer and shorter rest breaks. This is a new, one-time, more complex route that we are offering to celebrate our 10th Ward Tour and showcase the growing bike communities in our neighboring towns. But we will be especially strict about who does this route, for safety and logistics reasons.

Please note that neither route on the Ward Tour is timed, and it is not a race. In fact, we will strictly limit the front of the 15-mile group to 10 mph, and will slow down the 25-mile riders as needed to keep the back of that group from stretching out.

But we must also emphasize, for either route: YOU MUST BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE GROUP, OR WE WILL HAVE TO ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR RIDE SHORT, as police re-open the streets to motor traffic behind us. If you are in the 25-mile group, and you fall behind, MARSHALS AND POLICE WILL STOP YOU, and you will have to wait for the slower 15-mile group.

We strongly recommend that you and everyone in your party do a least some bike riding in the weeks before the tour. If you want to do the 25-mile route, thats pretty much a requirement.

We do NOT rent or otherwise provide the bikes!

The 25-mile group rolls tour rolls out at 11 a.m. SHARP, and the 15-mile group rolls at 11:30 but you will need to pick up an official tour bib before the start, 9:0010:30 a.m.

We encourage you to dress up yourself and your bike colorfully!

Bike JC is a citizen-based advocacy organization that aims to make Jersey City streets welcoming for bicyclists, by promoting bike-friendly policies, including bike lanes; bicycle education; and traffic law enforcement.

We hope to see you June 2! With protected bike lanes on the horizon, this is shaping up to be another banner year for biking in Jersey City. Come celebrate with us!

PLEASE NOTE: The Ward Tour & Festival is officially a RAIN OR SHINE event. There is NO rain date.

We will ride June 2 even if its raining, in any weather thats not dangerous, or simply cancel till next year for any that is (e.g. lightning, hail, very high winds, plague of frogs ). There will be no refunds, because its free! But if you give us the suggested $5 donation (or $5 million or whatever), those are non-refundable. And thank you!!


ALL RIDERS, OF ALL AGES, and even people who AREN'T riding, are welcome to join us inside and around the beautiful Lutze Biergarten at the end of the Tour, for our Finish Line Festival.

The biergarten has a nice variety of food and drink for purchase;  bring valid ID and get a bracelet from the staff if you want to buy adult beverages.

And we hear there's a special cocktail in the works for us too!

For the kids, in the biergarten's grass-covered picnic area, we'll have a face-painter working magic!

Local nonprofit groups and others will have tables outside the biergarten so you can get to know them if you'd like.

The Jersey City Ward Tour is presented by Bike JC in partnership with the the City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Office of Cultural Affairs, and through the generosity of our sponsors and the efforts of our volunteers.

See you June 2!


Calendar / Bike JC 10th Anniversary Ward Tour
« Last post by shahaggy on 05-17-2019, 03:24pm »
scheduled for Sunday June 2nd, registration is now open and it includes a 25 mile ride!
Man Arrested After Eating Free KFC For A Year Claiming He's From Head Office

We've all got a mate who's gone back around the drive-thru, claiming an item has been 'missed' from their order even though it's most definitely right in front of them - only be met with a polite apology before receiving a substitute for said 'missing' item (and sometimes an extra portion of chips to soften the blow).

But what one 27-year-old fella did was quite close to genius - only it just missed the mark because he has now been arrested and will appear in court after allegedly scamming his way to eating free at KFC for an entire year.

The South African man is reported to have told employees of the fast food chain that he had been sent from the KFC headquarters for quality checks to make sure the chicken was up to standard.

According to India Today, the University of KwaZulu-Natal student would walk in with confidence and tell staff he was there for quality assurance checks of the food served in the restaurant.

It has also been reported that the unnamed man carried an ID card from 'head office' and would dress very smart - even arriving in a limousine. Credit where credit's due, that's dedication.

Well, according to Xpouzar, the man's friend is a part-time limo driver and seemed to be a pretty good alleged accomplice for pretending you're a man with status, by the sound of things.

A member of staff from KFC told Xpouzar: "When he arrived we would all try to act our best so that we didn't piss off the man from head office - he was so convincing because he was so confident, and even colleagues from other branches of KFC know him.

"When he came in, he rushed to the kitchen and checked everything, taking notes and then asked for samples of whatever he wanted. He probably worked for KFC before because he knows everything."

The story was shared on Twitter by a Kenyan journalist who tweets from an account called 'The African Voice'.

The post currently has 22,000 likes and 10,000 retweets with people dubbing the KFC impostor a 'hero'.

One person commented: "They should give that man that job already." Another added: "Not all heroes wear capes.."

A third person wrote: "He is a legend and is now very experienced taster. KFC should employ him."

An almost flawless plan... until he inevitably got caught. Unlucky, mate.
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