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Re: Fireworks
#26
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Liberty National Golf Club.

Posted on: Yesterday 21:51
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Fireworks
#27
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Anyone know where the secret fireworks show was tonight?

Posted on: Yesterday 21:48
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Re: Sandy Hook on saturday - what time to get there?
#28
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Worth also considering some state parks with beaches like Round Valley, Spruce Run and Wawayanda. Easier drive than the shore -and if you get there before 11am generally no issue with parking. Bring a cooler, charcoal and whatever you'd like to bbq. You can get the beach, nature trails, fishing, boating and more all in one place...


Posted on: Yesterday 21:36
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Re: 2015 Budget
#29
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That's a bit concerning Yvonne.... I wonder if the "User Friendly" version will shed any additional light on these matters - or was that the data source for your observations? And yes, it would be nice to know exactly how many employees and open headcount there are in the City's budget.

I wonder if everyone wanting to see the budget will have to make OPRA requests to the City Clerk to obtain the documents...? Surely, after so much hype about IT and tech someone from the City could post the .pdf? Reminds me, didn't Candice Osborne have some kind of initiative shortly after she was elected to try and improve the City's use of technology. She certainly uses social media - check out her Twitter posts.

BTW, for anyone interested in obtaining a copy of the budget, or other information from the City, here's the link to make an OPRA request.... Maybe if a few dozen of us JCListers submitted requests, they'd get the idea. Just sayin' now...

When the link comes up, scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll see OPRA info, and more links to the online form.

http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/city_clerk.aspx

Posted on: Yesterday 21:18
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Re: Sandy Hook on saturday - what time to get there?
#30
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Quote:

SRhia wrote:
So - if I get to Asbury Park by 11 or 12 noon, I should still be able to find parking on the street with ease?

I'll also be going with young kids - is Asbury park family-friendly?

With ease...kind of pushing it but I think you might be able to swing it. Ocean Grove just south of AP doesn't open their beach till noon on Sundays and street parking is free. So for a family day this just might be the ticket !

Posted on: Yesterday 21:17
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Re: Sandy Hook on saturday - what time to get there?
#31
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Asbury Park is a Rock n Roll Gay mecca... but also kid friendly. I took uber the last time I went. Have fun!

Posted on: Yesterday 21:15
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Re: Sandy Hook on saturday - what time to get there?
#32
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So - if I get to Asbury Park by 11 or 12 noon, I should still be able to find parking on the street with ease?

I'll also be going with young kids - is Asbury park family-friendly?

Posted on: Yesterday 21:06
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Re: Sandy Hook on saturday - what time to get there?
#33
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If you're going to Sandy Hook this place is nearby and is amazing.

http://www.theflakytartnj.com/

Posted on: Yesterday 21:06
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Re: Sandy Hook on saturday - what time to get there?
#34
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You will be chancing it on that Rt. 36, traffic build up is murder. And after sitting in it only to have to be turned away will make the trip for naught. Try Asbury Park, best kept secret, it's quick, cheap, and the available metered street parking is decent a well. Asbury gets better and better each year, more and more people are coming back. A small boardwalk with many restaurants, and food vendors. I think you will like the option.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:57
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Sandy Hook on saturday - what time to get there?
#35
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We're planning to go to Sandy Hook on saturday - haven't been there fore ages, and I've heard that the parking lots get filled up fast on the weekends.

So - does anyone what time we should get there by to get into the parking lot?

Also besides Sandy hook what other beaches are nice around there?

Posted on: Yesterday 20:43
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Re: Sell or rent JSQ house?
#36
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I suspect Brewster is a fan of Rich Dad, Poor Dad. The big advantage of going the real estate route is that it's a great way of building assets and generating income at low to no cost - and at less risk than most other forms of investment.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:31
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Re: Is Jersey City Real Estate in a bubble?
#37
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Posted on: Yesterday 19:43
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Re: 2015 Budget
#38
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What I noticed is the amount of money we are paying in bonds. Let me explain, on the municipal portion of the budget, we pay schools bonds. These bonds are not on the school end of the budget. Early, Fulop refinanced bonds to "save" money. I personally thought it is a way to give contracts to financial people in the field. And I think I am right. Apparently, the Department of Community Affairs would not allow these schools bonds to be added to the list that Fulop wanted to be financed. So we are paying more this year. Another funny expense is the amount of money we are paying in Social Security fees, it increased $4,500,000 to $4,800,000. The city pays around 7% to Social Security on each employee so the $300,000 means there are more people on the payroll. When I question that the city said that was a miscalculation. So the city is admitting that cannot do math or there are more people on the payroll.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:26
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Re: Light at the end of the tunnel?
#39
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9 billion dollars wow !

What can you buy for just 1 billion dollars ?

http://www.therichest.com/expensive-l ... -had-a-billion-dollars-2/

Posted on: Yesterday 19:23
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Re: Sell or rent JSQ house?
#40
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If you're brave enough, sell the house and put the money in Apple stock and oil stocks. Who's to say Real estate is better than the stock market, or vice versa???

Posted on: Yesterday 19:22
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Re: Light at the end of the tunnel?
#41
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Obama's Transportation Secretary LaHood did propose two new revenue streams for the cost overruns-a $.50 per ticket surcharge for NJTransit riders and a larger contribution from the Port Authority. Otherwise, their extra 'contribution' was suggesting ways to keep the costs of the project down-as if they know how to do that in Washington!

Following a meeting between U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on October 8, the U.S. Department of Transportation worked with NJ Transit and put forward a range of options for continuing the vitally important ARC tunnel project. These proposals submitted to Governor Christie addressed the need to close the ARC project’s financial gap, improve connectivity for New Jersey Transit customers and ensure the ARC tunnel project would be well-positioned to serve the region for generations to come.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:17
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Re: Teenager could face 20 years for Jersey City armed robbery charge
#42
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At 18 years of age you can vote, fight for your country, drive a car and drink beer in some States - The term 'teenagers' suggests that he is still a child, yet the law recognises him as an adult.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:17
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Re: Sell or rent JSQ house?
#43
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Do some research - Get some house prices from 5-10 years back and see if any of those have been sold and if a profit was made ... then compare them to what new apartments and homes are being sold now for ... you might discover that renting and the small interest given by banks works out to be the same without any risk!

Posted on: Yesterday 19:14
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Re: Jersey City pediatrician sentenced to 21 months in prison for Medicaid fraud
#44
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The 'good' doctor - If he's prepared to scam the government, the odds are he's prepared to scam patients!

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Posted on: Yesterday 19:09
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Re: Light at the end of the tunnel?
#45
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The Feds offer to 'share the costs' was low interest loans. Which isn't sharing at all.

http://www.examiner.com/article/lahoo ... -estimates-for-arc-tunnel

Posted on: Yesterday 18:43
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Re: Is Jersey City Real Estate in a bubble?
#46
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Quote:

bluehorse wrote:
Quote:

brewster wrote:
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bluehorse wrote:
Seems to me like there's a cooling off.


Is that the definition of cooling off, buyers saying no to crazy high prices?



I don't know about JC, but nationwide...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/0 ... ing-idUSKCN0Q31U020150729

"Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June after five straight months of increase, suggesting some cooling in sales activity after recent hefty gains."



This is a JC thread. Comparing the prices of DTJC townhouses to the National stats is absurd.

Frankm said just what many other realtor friends have been saying to me for months: Masonry old rowhouses in DTJC are probably in the shortest supply of any building type but the demand is high. And the prices just keep going up as a result. Especially when the ex-Brooklyn crowd thinks they're cheap and the Australians keep coming in with all-cash no-contingencies offers in the 1.4-1.6 range.

12 Mercer Street had 6-7 feet of water in the basement during Sandy and the place is in poor condition overall. Even at the reduced price I'd call it overpriced as well as a flooding gamble. I wouldn't touch it at half the price but I'm sure someone will. Great location, just 3 feet too close to sea level.


Posted on: Yesterday 18:34
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Re: Light at the end of the tunnel?
#47
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Quote:

Monroe wrote:
Debunked by the partisan NYT's?

Vindicated is more like it. We bailed on a bad deal. We'll be getting a proper deal, with all the stakeholders as partners.

Given that when the East Side tunnel project started it was a 6 billion dollar project, and is at 9 billion now (and will go over 10, easy, because they keep pushing back the completion date), any thought that we wouldn't have been on the hook is idiotic. Someone earlier said we didn't ask Gov Patterson for money-we did ask NYS for money at the start and they refused. Why would we think they would help with the cost overruns?

The deal was killed, and now it's back on track. That's a problem exactly how for NJ?


Again, this is not true that the feds offered no extra funding for any cost overruns.
"And while the governor said that an agreement with the federal government would require the state to pay all cost overruns, the report found that there was no final agreement, and that the federal government had made several offers to share those costs."

hmmm... now i wonder who is the delusional one.... would that be you?

Posted on: Yesterday 18:15
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Re: Light at the end of the tunnel?
#48
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The Federal/Amtrak Gateway tunnel was proposed one year after Christie pulled the plug on the ARC.

Where is the outrage over Obama sitting on this project and not funding it? How much more will this cost now because of the delays under Obama?


Posted on: Yesterday 18:11
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Re: Light at the end of the tunnel?
#49
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Quote:

ianmac47 wrote:
Quote:

Pebble wrote:
Now, the tunnel is behind which means it will cost even more to build.


Don't confuse Gateway and ARC. ARC is not behind, its been cancelled. One main difference is the number of NJTransit trains per hour. ARC would have been 27 per hour. Gateway will be less. Also because ARC would have had separate platforms, it would have been immune to service interruptions at the existing Penn platforms -- and vice versa. Finally, ARC included replacing the Portal Bridge and building a link for Bergen County trains to arrive in Manhattan. Gateway doesn't include those items. The Portal bridge will still need replacement regardless.

I'm aware of the difference. My comment was in regards to the argument Christie made about how he, as president, would create new tunnels. Essentially, he'd create new ones that cost more to New Jersey residents due to the delayed start. It is a farce.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:57
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Re: Is Jersey City Real Estate in a bubble?
#50
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
Quote:

bluehorse wrote:
Seems to me like there's a cooling off.


Is that the definition of cooling off, buyers saying no to crazy high prices?



I don't know about JC, but nationwide...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/0 ... ing-idUSKCN0Q31U020150729

"Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June after five straight months of increase, suggesting some cooling in sales activity after recent hefty gains."


Posted on: Yesterday 17:53
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Re: Taqueria Viva Mexico Kitchen Cafe - 133 Morris Street
#51
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sheeeeeit, found out they were closed today. any word on when they plan on reopening?

Posted on: Yesterday 17:52
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Re: Light at the end of the tunnel?
#52
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Quote:

Pebble wrote:
Now, the tunnel is behind which means it will cost even more to build.


Don't confuse Gateway and ARC. ARC is not behind, its been cancelled. One main difference is the number of NJTransit trains per hour. ARC would have been 27 per hour. Gateway will be less. Also because ARC would have had separate platforms, it would have been immune to service interruptions at the existing Penn platforms -- and vice versa. Finally, ARC included replacing the Portal Bridge and building a link for Bergen County trains to arrive in Manhattan. Gateway doesn't include those items. The Portal bridge will still need replacement regardless.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:28
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Re: Light at the end of the tunnel?
#53
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Quote:

Pebble wrote:

If your only defense is "The New York Times is biased!" then you don't really have a defense.


The NY Times is biased. The worst part of that conservative rag sheet is people think its liberal.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:24
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Re: Light at the end of the tunnel?
#54
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Quote:

Monroe wrote:
I don't agree. The Feds offered loan guarantees, not extra funding for any cost overruns. NYS and NYC hadn't committed to a penny for the project, why would they then say 'yeah, let's split the multi-billion dollar cost overruns with you'.

East side tunnel, Big Dig, Seattle tunnel, all cost wildly more than proposed.

Anyone who thinks it was a good deal is as delusional as Nancy Pelosi today calling the Iran deal a 'diplomatic masterpiece'.

If your only defense is "The New York Times is biased!" then you don't really have a defense.

I'm also not sure why you'd mention Nancy Pelosi as that has nothing to do with this (though she is right on the Iran deal, if you actually paid attention to what is in the deal).

The tunnel is a necessity. Saying that there will be overruns doesn't matter. It has to happen. Now, the tunnel is behind which means it will cost even more to build. Do those additional costs counter balance whatever you believe that NY gives for whatever reason you think they would want to give?

You're wrong in thinking that New York gains more by having people live outside the state. I can guarantee that the numbers don't add up that way. Put it this way: why was Fulop trumping the idea that Jersey City will be the largest city, population wise, in New Jersey?

Ultimately, what occurred was bad for our state. We'll have a brain drain as productive residents won't want to wait on the commute and they'll leave thus leaving our state with less tax revenue.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:21
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Re: Sell or rent JSQ house?
#55
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
Quote:

dtjcview wrote:
So a GRM of 12 translates to $2500/month on a $365k property. Think that's a reasonable benchmark for the OP to base a decision.


Just remember I'm talking about a "new" purchase. You're quoting a 7 year old bubble price that may be irrelevant at this point. My 2004 purchase for $385k appraised for $275k in 2012. jcmee said it in post #2, they should get an appraisal to see what actual equity they have. Hopefully a private appraiser will be more competent than the criminally bad bank appraisers I've had.


Good point. Zillow and Trulia can also provide references for current value - though I've known them to be wildly off at times.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:16
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