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Old 11-11-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Some Pictures go back to late September , Rahway is first and Hoboken is last......i might go Linden Tommorrow....and more Rahway.

Future site on Dense Retail / Housing...







Future site of the City amphitheater seating 1,300 and Dense Retail / Housing



Outer Downtown Housing















Downtown Rahway







































Future Site of Dense Housing



5 ways Intersecttion









Rahway River



Rahway Station


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UmeA2QN4PE
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Jungle City aka Jersey City
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Great shots of Rahway...cant wait to see the shots of JC you have in store
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:07 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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^ Those will come soon, after a few JC updates

East of Downtown / Rahway River









































Crossing the Rahway River







Downtown Rahway / Rahway Station











Up Next : Rahway's Historic side......
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:20 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Rahway Historic Homes



































The Northeast Corridor line < & > North Jersey Coast line Interchange











































Up Next : Downtown Jersey City
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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With all due respect, I don't see anything urban about Rahway. It's a suburb.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral Fl /Randolph NJ
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Nex...when you posting the JC pix?
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Rahway N.J
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Next time you are in Rahway stop by and say hello
My office is behind the white fan in the picture with the statue and flag , great pic's
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Rawtown has a lot of potential and looks much better than years ago when it was mostly known for an outdated downtown and the auto junkyards along US1&9.
Development needs to be done smartly. Before it gets too built up, they should make sure there is more than enough parking near the train station which can bring in lots more commerce as commuters from adjoining towns can use that if parking is ample.

Natural treasures like the river need to be kept as clean as possible including the riverbanks. Development that is too dense can easily destroy a town if not carefully balanced by introducing many factors which can also introduce other negative factors. It needs to be kept at or below a density where people know each other and take pride in their surroundings and environment. Too much density can introduce anonymity which can lead to opportunity for crime enhancing atmospheres. Keeping density at a sane level prevents that.

It has great potentials, my point is it's a careful juggling act to keep it positive but can be done.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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I forgot to sort my pictures , so it will be few days or day before i can begin showing them....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ8d1skXySQ


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With all due respect, I don't see anything urban about Rahway. It's a suburb.
The Downtown is Urban in terms of Density........by the end of the decade will all the developments going on it should get there..

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Next time you are in Rahway stop by and say hello
My office is behind the white fan in the picture with the statue and flag , great pic's
I'll be there on Wednesday filming the "Day before Thanksgiving" Amtrak rush....

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Originally Posted by captne76 View Post
Rawtown has a lot of potential and looks much better than years ago when it was mostly known for an outdated downtown and the auto junkyards along US1&9.
Development needs to be done smartly. Before it gets too built up, they should make sure there is more than enough parking near the train station which can bring in lots more commerce as commuters from adjoining towns can use that if parking is ample.

Natural treasures like the river need to be kept as clean as possible including the riverbanks. Development that is too dense can easily destroy a town if not carefully balanced by introducing many factors which can also introduce other negative factors. It needs to be kept at or below a density where people know each other and take pride in their surroundings and environment. Too much density can introduce anonymity which can lead to opportunity for crime enhancing atmospheres. Keeping density at a sane level prevents that.

It has great potentials, my point is it's a careful juggling act to keep it positive but can be done.
I have some 1/9 photos somewhere , but they even fixed that up nicely. They have plans for a River Promenade , Amphitheater , 5 more Downtown developments and few more parks , Rahway is doing things right. Many other towns like neighboring Linden and Perth Amboy could learn a few things. There dense , but just in the Downtown , its a typical town outside of that. Its very pedestrian friendly , lights at every major intersection. Sidewalks on every street , marked cross walks.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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Great pics, Nexus. Love the shadows from the trees in some of them.

I recognize a few of those places that I see from the choo-choo, but other areas I haven't seen before.
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