The Rock 07

Revitalization Around The Rock

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Did Dino BBQ last night and I can understand why it's so popular, I can't wait till the patio is open so I can jut chill and have a beer out there.

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What time should I get to Dino if I wanted to sit and eat but still get into Pru Center by 7:30 on Monday?

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What time should I get to Dino if I wanted to sit and eat but still get into Pru Center by 7:30 on Monday?

I think that this is pretty hard to predict. There wasn't a line out the door before Saturday's game or anything too crazy like that, but that pregame wasn't really in the sweet spot for dining (11:45 is a bit early for lunch, especially on weekends). This will be the first Devils night game since Dino opened. If you didn't have to wait for a bar seat/table, there's no reason why you couldn't be in and out in 50 minutes to an hour. I guess you should add a guestimate of wait time to that. The meat is all deliciously smoked already, they just need to finish it on the grill. You're making me hungry, Army.

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Not sure if anyone posted about Riverfront Park in Newark opening?

There's a whole bunch of stuff going on there tomorrow, starting in the morning.

Riverfront Park

Not technically around the Rock, but still pretty close and another sign of good things happening.

There's also Newark Waterfront boat tours later in June.

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Saw on HF that apparently the guy who owns Brick City Bar and Grill will be opening a beer garden and 48 apartments in the building between BCBnG and Loft 47..

That's beyond exciting!!

http://www.northjersey.com/news/156878735_Newark_businesses_shared_goal_luring_hockey_fans_inside.html?page=all&mobile=1

Precisely, says Brian Jarwoski of Franklin Lakes, the owner of Brick City Bar and Grill on Edison Place. A perfect example of Newark in transition. In a few months, that boarded-up building is going to be his next venture: Eisenflucht Biergarten, a drinking establishment with 48 residential apartments above. And starting this summer, Edison Place itself will be closed weekdays to create a pedestrian mall.
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I'd like to know how are they going to put 48 apartments "above" the place without interfering with the 2 bars. I'll go down there this week and check it out.

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Saw on HF that apparently the guy who owns Brick City Bar and Grill will be opening a beer garden and 48 apartments in the building between BCBnG and Loft 47..

That's beyond exciting!!

http://www.northjersey.com/news/156878735_Newark_businesses_shared_goal_luring_hockey_fans_inside.html?page=all&mobile=1

I think I am happier about that news than when Henrique scored in game 6 last week.

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Posted on HF today.. Seems like the exterior of the hotel and sidewalk is completed.. Any ideas what's going in on the bottom floors?

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The hotel building itself is okay, but the ground-level orange brick IMO doesn't match the rest of the building and is rather displeasing to the eye.

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This is off-topic but the Barclays Center has turned into a giant turd! Can you say hideous?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/nyregion/building-with-weathering-steel-both-rugged-and-rusty.html?_r=1&hp&pagewanted=all

http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/ratner-barclays-center-2012-8/

I'm glad it turned out looking like sh!t. May the Pru continue to be the region's premier world-class facility.

(And one more aside: JVB has been taking some heat lately, but he had a lot of input into the design of our arena. Dude deserves credit. I hope we Devils fans never take for granted how awesome our arena turned out)

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Dino BBQ completed their outdoor seating area on the Plaza

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The hotel building itself is okay, but the ground-level orange brick IMO doesn't match the rest of the building and is rather displeasing to the eye.

I figured they were leaving the colors on the lower levels to the businesses that go in there. Brand recognition being what it is and all.

Dino BBQ completed their outdoor seating area on the Plaza

Looks like a tight fit getting to the tables. dontknow.gif

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This is off-topic but the Barclays Center has turned into a giant turd! Can you say hideous?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/nyregion/building-with-weathering-steel-both-rugged-and-rusty.html?_r=1&hp&pagewanted=all

http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/ratner-barclays-center-2012-8/

I'm glad it turned out looking like sh!t. May the Pru continue to be the region's premier world-class facility.

(And one more aside: JVB has been taking some heat lately, but he had a lot of input into the design of our arena. Dude deserves credit. I hope we Devils fans never take for granted how awesome our arena turned out)

I think Barclay's is pretty nice. To me it is hard to compare to two as they are designed for a different neighborhood, sport and feel to it. Barclays screams futuristic in a neighborhood where the hipsters are not too far from, while the Rock screams traditional meets state of the art in a more blue-collar neighborhood.

I will admit though that I am and never was a big fan of the "rust on purpose" look. Overall I think the building looks pretty neat. I just would like to see how the inside looks when it is completely done.

Looks like a tight fit getting to the tables. dontknow.gif

I agree and it looks like it took Dinosaur about 20 minutes to set that up. Oh well at least it is something but too bad it won't be used during the long cold winter nights.

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This is off-topic but the Barclays Center has turned into a giant turd! Can you say hideous?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/nyregion/building-with-weathering-steel-both-rugged-and-rusty.html?_r=1&hp&pagewanted=all

http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/ratner-barclays-center-2012-8/

I'm glad it turned out looking like sh!t. May the Pru continue to be the region's premier world-class facility.

(And one more aside: JVB has been taking some heat lately, but he had a lot of input into the design of our arena. Dude deserves credit. I hope we Devils fans never take for granted how awesome our arena turned out)

I knew the perfect sculpture to put in front of Barclay's

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Unfortunately some locals grew tired of waking up to see a Giant Turd out of their windows, so they invented a excuse an set on fire the rhing

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Barclay, the Hockey Poo! Great new Mascot!!

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VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS AND WHAT IT WILL DO FOR THE AREA SOUTH OF THE ARENA.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2012/09/port_authority_exploring_exten.html

It only helps south of the arena if they reopen South Street Station. That would truly benefit Newark's downtown. Otherwise, it's not much of an improvement for Newark over NJTransit taking riders to EWR station from Penn.

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I just saw a commercial for ESPN that featured the outside of Dinosaur BBQ and the inside of Edison Ale House.

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It only helps south of the arena if they reopen South Street Station. That would truly benefit Newark's downtown. Otherwise, it's not much of an improvement for Newark over NJTransit taking riders to EWR station from Penn.

Agreed. I think this also helps NYC commuters more than people actually going to and from Newark. Most people flying in and out of EWR are coming/going directly from NYC than Newark.

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VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS AND WHAT IT WILL DO FOR THE AREA SOUTH OF THE ARENA.

http://www.nj.com/hu...ring_exten.html

I think this is a ridiculous idea. 1. Its not needed with the NJT links already on offer. 2. The Port Authority is the worst with construction projects and cost overruns. This magnitude of a project is not something they should be undertaking. They cant keep costs from the WTC site under control and are raising PATH fares for the next three years. 3. The PATH train is the slowest, noisiest, inefficient train I've ever been on. I dont see what an extension to EWR adds. What does it add to the south of the arena with a station stop at EWR?

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