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The two-family house I owned on Sussex St. had 2 bedrooms up and down, as were most Green homes. Did you ever hear of bunk beds? What's to stop

anyone from putting two sets of bunk beds in a single bedroom if they have four kids? Answer: Nada.

The worse thing McDonough could have done is what he did. By allowing 7,000 apartments (your words) in this town, he has destroyed whatever quality of life we had. No grass for the kids, no parks, not even a place to fly a kite, only thousands of kids that will overcrowd our schools and overtax our municipal services.

Before any of this redevelopment began, Harrison should have hired a professional planner to lay out a vision of a sensible mixture of housing , commercial and green space. The developers were allowed to cram as many housing units as could possibly fit with no consideration to the town residents. The developers don't live in Harrison, do you think they cared about green space, they don't make money in planting grass.

Keep coming up with these weak, bogus arguments and I'll keep exposing the falacy of them.

Please, you're from Kearny and have no part in our affairs. You have been exposed on the Kearny boards as the fraud you are and now have all the answers for our town? Go back to Camelot and try to keep up with your own ridiculous and wrong rants and predictions and those who have exposed you.

Buh-bye

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The two-family house I owned on Sussex St. had 2 bedrooms up and down, as were most Green homes. Did you ever hear of bunk beds? What's to stop

anyone from putting two sets of bunk beds in a single bedroom if they have four kids? Answer: Nada.

The worse thing McDonough could have done is what he did. By allowing 7,000 apartments (your words) in this town, he has destroyed whatever quality of life we had. No grass for the kids, no parks, not even a place to fly a kite, only thousands of kids that will overcrowd our schools and overtax our municipal services.

Before any of this redevelopment began, Harrison should have hired a professional planner to lay out a vision of a sensible mixture of housing , commercial and green space. The developers were allowed to cram as many housing units as could possibly fit with no consideration to the town residents. The developers don't live in Harrison, do you think they cared about green space, they don't make money in planting grass.

Keep coming up with these weak, bogus arguments and I'll keep exposing the falacy of them.

Harrison hired the planning firm of Heyer and Gruel from New Brunswick, they are the urban planners that Hudson County and many other communities in N. J. use. They not only did the research and documentation to develop the Redevelopment Area, but they also planned the entire area, along with the developers and the Redevelopment Board. The Planning Board then implemented the Redevelopment Plan which was heavily publicized at public meeting and public input. Where were you and many of the other nay-sayers during these 18 months of public hearings! You can say what you want yet there is only so much that developers are willing to do especialy on contaiminated property. This administration has been working for years on first the environmental clean up to residential standards and then the development in one of this periods worst economic times in recent history. In many ways they were in the forefront of what many other towns are only recently trying with their industrial areas. This will eventually be the salvation of Harrison, with the Stadium as a publicity anchor. If you have any better ideas they should have been expressed years ago. As for the recreation area for children how many 1.2 square towns have 40 acres of a 42 acre park within their borders? We do with West Hudson Park. The State also provided money for a Park along many areas of the river.

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Harrison hired the planning firm of Heyer and Gruel from New Brunswick, they are the urban planners that Hudson County and many other communities in N. J. use. They not only did the research and documentation to develop the Redevelopment Area, but they also planned the entire area, along with the developers and the Redevelopment Board. The Planning Board then implemented the Redevelopment Plan which was heavily publicized at public meeting and public input. Where were you and many of the other nay-sayers during these 18 months of public hearings! You can say what you want yet there is only so much that developers are willing to do especialy on contaiminated property. This administration has been working for years on first the environmental clean up to residential standards and then the development in one of this periods worst economic times in recent history. In many ways they were in the forefront of what many other towns are only recently trying with their industrial areas. This will eventually be the salvation of Harrison, with the Stadium as a publicity anchor. If you have any better ideas they should have been expressed years ago. As for the recreation area for children how many 1.2 square towns have 40 acres of a 42 acre park within their borders? We do with West Hudson Park. The State also provided money for a Park along many areas of the river.

Planning firms take their cue from the towns that hire them. Town Council's will typically lay out what's important to the town, what they want to see incorporated in the redevelopment area. Apparently, the desire of the town council was to forgo any passive green space and cram as many housing units the developers were able to squeeze in, creating a concrete jungle.

I have yet to talk with a single person who finds anything about the redevelopment area attractive, everyone says the same thing; overbuilt and ugly.

And while WH park is nice it does nothing for a child living within the redevelopment area. There should have been a few "pocket parks" with some grass and a park bench or two and a couple of trees where a young mother pushing a stroller with a young child can sit and enjoy some sunshine. But I guess you feel she could walk all the way up to WH park with that young child in a stroller.

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Planning firms take their cue from the towns that hire them. Town Council's will typically lay out what's important to the town, what they want to see incorporated in the redevelopment area. Apparently, the desire of the town council was to forgo any passive green space and cram as many housing units the developers were able to squeeze in, creating a concrete jungle.

I have yet to talk with a single person who finds anything about the redevelopment area attractive, everyone says the same thing; overbuilt and ugly.

And while WH park is nice it does nothing for a child living within the redevelopment area. There should have been a few "pocket parks" with some grass and a park bench or two and a couple of trees where a young mother pushing a stroller with a young child can sit and enjoy some sunshine. But I guess you feel she could walk all the way up to WH park with that young child in a stroller.

Amen, brother. I think you hit the nail right on the head. To allow the developers to build that many housing units without a patch of grass is unconscionable

and apparently there was no consideration given to the impact on the school system. I've read that there's proposed a total of 6,000 housing units. If that's

accurate and if there is an average of only one child per unit, that's 6,000 new children.

The Harrison school system cannot possibly absorb anything close to that number, what was the mayor and council thinking when they signed off on this

monstrosity. There is neither the room nor the money to build more schools or hire more teachers. It will be a few years before the impact of this is felt

but I don't see how it can be avoided. Armageddon is coming.

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If you want green grass and openfields for looking at, why don't you move to the country, this is city living and space is too expensive not to develope , no room here for cows to graze or chickens to lay eggs.....................

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Planning firms take their cue from the towns that hire them. Town Council's will typically lay out what's important to the town, what they want to see incorporated in the redevelopment area. Apparently, the desire of the town council was to forgo any passive green space and cram as many housing units the developers were able to squeeze in, creating a concrete jungle.

I have yet to talk with a single person who finds anything about the redevelopment area attractive, everyone says the same thing; overbuilt and ugly.

And while WH park is nice it does nothing for a child living within the redevelopment area. There should have been a few "pocket parks" with some grass and a park bench or two and a couple of trees where a young mother pushing a stroller with a young child can sit and enjoy some sunshine. But I guess you feel she could walk all the way up to WH park with that young child in a stroller.

The bagman, who hopefully will get indicted because of his two no show jobs, got up at a public meeting and said, playgrounds and parks don't pay taxes. This jerk made his bones by complaining about lights at the Harrison Little League field. He goes down the shore every weekend for his recreation, but leaves us without a green space to sit on. So what does the mayor do about this, he puts him on the planning and the redevelopment board. I don't know who is the bigger jerk, the mayor or the bagman.

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If you want green grass and openfields for looking at, why don't you move to the country, this is city living and space is too expensive not to develope , no room here for cows to graze or chickens to lay eggs.....................

You sir, are a short-sighted jerk. Open space will make the city space around it even more valuable. Take a look at the property around central park in New York, perhaps the most expensive real estate in the world. Its idiots like you that are turning Harrison into a Harlem instead of midtown Manhattan. Go back down the shore and play with your boat. Harrison doesn't need you and never did.

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If you want green grass and openfields for looking at, why don't you move to the country, this is city living and space is too expensive not to develope , no room here for cows to graze or chickens to lay eggs.....................

Chickens laying eggs, kind of like the giant egg the mayor and council laid when they hatched 6,000 housing units.

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