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Old 09-08-2019, 07:32 PM
 
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LOL its only opening 20-30 yrs late
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:41 PM
 
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Is Newport Mall that bad? I was there several times and thought it was way nicer than Woodbridge or Jersey Gardens. I am excited about American Dream opening, and hopefully it will meet my expectations. They should also put in a sportsbook and casino there too. I also cant wait to see which restaurants and bar/grills it will have.
It did not seem too bad when I went there. It is between Hoboken, and DTJC.

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American Dream won't cause Carmegeddon. Previous predictions of Carmegeddons failed to come to pass, including the Pulaski Skyway shutdown and the 405 closure in Los Angeles. Both were term Carmegeddons and traffic congestion was lighter than normal as travelers are savvy at making adjustments and plenty of alternate travel routes exist. Bloomberg, usually an informative source, did a lousy job with its article.

Newport Centre is a successful shopping mall. Revenue continues to grow, reaching a record in 2018 - this is not the case for many malls. Macy's, a retailer that is closing hundreds of stores, renewed its lease last year, evidence that retailers are optimistic about the future of the property. Many successful malls are overrun with teenagers on Friday nights and weekends. Newport isn't different.
Pretty sure we did, and have carmegeddon before, during, and after the shutdowns, and closure. The only thing is NYC, and LA always had crummy traffic, so is hard to get any worse.

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Yup!
I can recall, back in the late '80s-early '90s, when Friday night at Woodbridge Center became Gang Night. It became the locus for gang members from Elizabeth to parade around the mall with their girlfriends and the infants that the girls had borne.
So that is what I was seeing at the Garden State Plaza.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:08 AM
 
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I will definitely check it out. I wouldn't go there on a football Sunday, most likely a Saturday early.
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:46 PM
 
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Maybe an atmosphere like Jersey Gardens.
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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Maybe an atmosphere like Jersey Gardens.


Probably more like Riverside Square Mall
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:59 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Complain about the traffic it will cause????


Ah, but now you can drive 75 mph to get there
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:41 AM
 
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I think the entertainment options are going to draw a lot of people. Where else can you get indoor roller coasters, waterpark, ice skating, movie theater, and the Kidzania place, all in one building? In the Hoboken young families set, people are constantly going out to Kalahari, Great Wolf Lodge, Camelback--now they can just go here and not spend the money on an overnight. Win/Win.

I've actually been to Mall of American and the Edmonton mall in Canada (biggest mall in the world)--both similar concepts. They aren't packed all the time, they have off times that are downright pleasant to walk around.

As far as traffic--time will tell. I drive past daily for my commute, and don't anticipate any additional traffic in the mornings (since the mall isn't yet open). Even when I'm coming back in the afternoon, it seems like there wouldn't be a huge mall crowd on a random 4pm weekday--and it's not close to anything else, so teens can't just walk over without parents. I expect evening commutes will suck there, because it already does. Especially with the 495 construction right now and the way the lanes narrow from 3 to 495--that's going to be a nightmare until they finish the 495 construction. But hopefully, that won't affect me zipping past at 4pm.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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I was in Texas a few months ago on Rt. 10. Speed limit 80, most people doing 90-100, not many cars around though.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:49 PM
 
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Exit 16 off the Turnpike shouldn't have much traffic to begin with outside of sporting events.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:59 PM
 
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I think the entertainment options are going to draw a lot of people. Where else can you get indoor roller coasters, waterpark, ice skating, movie theater, and the Kidzania place, all in one building? In the Hoboken young families set, people are constantly going out to Kalahari, Great Wolf Lodge, Camelback--now they can just go here and not spend the money on an overnight. Win/Win.

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You can literally stick those items by themselves anywhere, and it will draw a crowd. No need to place them in the Meadowlands along an already congested Hwy. You can find some abandoned industrial space in Paterson along I-80 and it be visible to commuters.
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