Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More people betting on casinos in North Jersey

And what do we know about betting at casinos? The house normally wins and in New Jersey even that loaded business model can't keep the casinos in Atlantic City from chundering one after the other. A few weeks ago JC Mayor Steve Fulop said he'd be all for a new casino in Jersey City, all 800 floors of it and a race track in tow, Liberty State Park be damned. Since any new bricks and mortar casinos built in the Garden State must get the approval of the AC casinos and a new constitution, maybe Fulop is betting they'll all be gone soon enough and none will be left to fight a change in said state constitution.

But wait fans of going and hanging out at casinos, the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce has proposed FOUR new casinos. Guess where. Go ahead, guess. That's right, at the Meadowlands. The swamps of Jersey. Yes, what's not to love about that idea? Casinos can't work on the Atlantic Ocean with a wonderful boardwalk but the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce thinks they'll work there? Hooo man, we DO have some real thinkers around this state don't we? Again, pick up your smartphone or tablet and gamble your brains out and you needn't head over to the scenic Meadowlands to do it.

If you're wondering about the plan we'll hook you up with a handy link right here. There is also a schematic as to how they think things would shape up. You have been warned. Do come back and tell us of your excitement to get this done!

Everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty and meet me tonight in East Rutherford

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Late night open thread

The best way to describe the summer of 2014 is "delicious."

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

And we're back on the air...

What a few days off it was too. The police murder and police riot in Ferguson Mo., the pedestrian walkways being set up to the chagrin of some drivers, and something that shook Johnny to the core and something we will be addressing over the next few days, the fact that if Steve Fulop runs for governor and just about everyone expects (and he has shown through his own actions) that Jersey City may well need to prepare for another Healy administration.

So friends and dear readers, the days off were nice but beware power brokers of Jersey City, Johnny and his staff are back on the clock.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Late night open thread

We'll see you back here on Tuesday but in the meantime if you are having pest problems Johnny thinks you should call Joe Sweeney. Pests, you know, critters, vermin...

Time for Jersey City, After Dark


This song, 'Bombs Away' was on the album Zenyatta Mondatta which was what Johnny was going to name his first child until The Police stole the idea, (well, technically Miles Copeland did) so instead of going with his backup plan of Regatta De Blanc he just decided no Zenyatta Mondatta, no kids. FACT!

'Bombs Away' by The Police stepping things off tonight.


Johnny's blog, Johnny's punctuation.

Wanna know one of the ten best things about 1986? This song. R.E.M. with 'Fall on Me' and we here simply dare you to not sing the chorus at the top of your lungs.


Pulling down the curtain on another Music Series are the Four Tops with that Motown sound Johnny hopes makes it back to Detroit to inspire the Tigers and give them the kick in the pants they need right now.

The Four Tops with 'Reach Out (I'll Be There)'

Friday, August 15, 2014

A logo so anonymous that it almost evaporates and a looooonnnng weekend

First off the long weekend. Johnny needs some time off so he's gonna vacate the Jersey City Desk offices after tonight's Music Series until Tuesday morning. Johnny just needs some time to recharge some batteries, visit a couple museums, a trip to Governor's Island and hit some great restaurants in both Jersey City and NYC. A three and a half day staycation. Very necessary.

Secondly, would you like to see what $3.57 million dollars gets you when you commission Landor Associates to create your new World Trade Center logo. You can click here to see the weak offering or you can just take the word of an architect working in the WTC area who told Gothamist "It’s so anonymous that it almost evaporates."

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Late night open thread

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Sometimes all you want while the world burns is a good read

Well what about a good read that features international intrigue, American "royalty" such as George Washington and Aaron Burr and actual guys on money? How about we spice it up with a haunted house? How about if it was set in olde New York and Paris? Come friends, read the amazing history of Eliza Jumel, formerly the richest woman in America and her NYC mansion.