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Old 05-13-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:27 AM
 
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atually my other grandparents lived on Britton (sp?) street that wasnt so bad. So how is good ole Duncan Ave?
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Now, Fischfan...remind me. Why exactly do you "laugh your a** off" when people call it Historic Downtown Jersey City?

If not historic, then what adjective would you use to describe these noteworthy 160 year old buildings, which are pristinely preserved?

It's OK...you can admit that my neighborhood is nice. If you would finally tell us what township you live in, maybe I'll even be nice and admit that your town is nice. I know the shore very well.
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Mary, Duncan Avenue is West Side, and Britton Ave, which I had to look up on a map, is in McGinley Square. In my humble opinion, those 2 areas are dumpy/seedy.

Please see the photos that I posted in the previous 4 posts. These photos are of Historic Downtown Jersey City...this is the neighborhood I live in, and it is the only part of town that I would recommend living in.
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:41 AM
 
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so you grew up there? now do you understand why I feel the way I do about JC? I just remember almost every weekend having t9o go there and sit inside cause they were too scared to let us go out. It sucked lol!
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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Tommy!

What is Ninth St currently like?? My great grand father lived in a Brownstone there, as a matter of fact that is where he died in 1914.

I would like to spend a day wandering about there...St Michaels Church ..one of those beautiful stained glass windows was donated by my great grand father and great grand mother..would like to see it.

When you are very young stuff like that doesn't seem important or worth a look but they, the great grandparents were post civil war residents and quite prominent back in the day
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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Tommy!

What is Ninth St currently like?? My great grand father lived in a Brownstone there, as a matter of fact that is where he died in 1914.

I would like to spend a day wandering about there...St Michaels Church ..one of those beautiful stained glass windows was donated by my great grand father and great grand mother..would like to see it.

When you are very young stuff like that doesn't seem important or worth a look but they, the great grandparents were post civil war residents and quite prominent back in the day
been waiting for you Kate I knew you would post on this lol
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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been waiting for you Kate I knew you would post on this lol

Parts of JC are still very nice....I wish I could afford a place downtown
My kids are grown and I do like city life...now hubbie..that's another story..lol
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Mary, nope, I've just lived in Downtown JC for just over 2 years. I was primarily raised in the suburbs (Cranford), although I was born in NYC.
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Kate, 9th Street is very, very nice. That's the desireable Hamilton Park Neighborhood. In fact, 9th Street flanks the park. It's a nice tree-lined street with brownstones and brick rowhouses. See the photos I posted above labeled Hamilton Park.

Regarding St Michael's...I am thinking of putting an offer on a condo in the converted convent right next door to the church. The converted convent is just gorgeous.

I encourage you, on a nice Saturday, to take a stroll around there. There are some nice cafes/bars/restaurants there as well. I can recommend a few if you'd like.
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