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  •  Not extraordinary however (3+ / 0-)
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    The location is extraordinary in the sense that Hoboken is solely a city that is one square mile.  It is one of the most densely populated areas (by square foot) in the US. The location of Hoboken is near NYC, with direct access through public transportation.  In other words, absolutely desirable location to live for those that work in NYC.

    Jersey City has similar attributes (transportation, closeness to NYC), but Hoboken doesn't have the crime and poor neighborhoods.

    So while the method of identifying areas for redevelopment or rehabilitation in Hoboken needs to be done with careful planning.

    I wouldn't have any doubt that rent per square footage would probably bring in more than in Brooklyn at this point. Brooklyn is prime, but as a city (ie, NYC) and real estate, there are still expansion possibilities in the Bronx and Queens.  

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    by kishik on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 10:16:51 AM PST

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    •  I think what the Mayor and the Plan board (2+ / 0-)
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      objected to was that the validating study left out some nine acres that the city considered as also qualified for redevelopment and only identified the three blocks that happened to belong to the Rockefeller Group.
      You'd think that group has enough money to spring for infra-structure improvements itself. Perhaps this was a notion that Samson came up with on his own.
      From where I sit, Samson is much hype and lots of connections. But, anyone whose resume goes on and on over a 13 month tenure as Attorney General out of a career of 55 years has a questionable attitude, IMHO. And, as far as I can tell, there is no Wolff to go with the Samson. He's got a very mediocre educational background and owes his current job to Christie.

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      by hannah on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 10:31:21 AM PST

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      •  of course realty wise... (2+ / 0-)
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        if only those three were eligible for redevelopment, not sure what would be left for the other 6 (of the 9 block area) - put on hold?  Of course if simply rehabilitation, they wouldn't get other financing abilities.  Thus leaving the three "redeveloped" blocks even at greater worth.

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 10:58:13 AM PST

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