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Re: Buses to Manhattan
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I need to take the 126 NJT Bus from Hamilton Park to PABT tomorrow.

Can anyone tell me how much the bus fare is these days? I know you need exact change. Was $4.25 last time I took it, I think...


http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0126.pdf

$4.50.


Thanks, Chief. Didn't know NJT put the fares on the schedule.

I owe you one.

Posted on: 2016/9/15 3:17
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Re: Buses to Manhattan
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I need to take the 126 NJT Bus from Hamilton Park to PABT tomorrow.

Can anyone tell me how much the bus fare is these days? I know you need exact change. Was $4.25 last time I took it, I think...

Posted on: 2016/9/15 0:37
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Final two platforms at WTC opened this morning. Egress was surprisingly smooth.

Similar to how the 33rd St platforms operate, right hand doors open up allowing passengers out onto an empty platform and then up dedicated exit stairs and escalators, so you don't have to contend with anyone coming down.

Early days, but it looks like the PA at least has managed to somewhat address the crowding getting down to and up from the PATH platforms.

A very tentative "good job, guys".

Posted on: 2016/9/8 18:07
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Re: Parking spot - Hamilton Park area
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Try putting a flyer in the lobby of 264 9th St. It's the huge building that takes up 9th St between Coles and Hamilton Park West. I believe every apartment in there has a deeded parking spot in the parking lot behind the building facing 10th St. I'd bet there are many people in the building that have a spot but no car. They'd probably be willing to lease it to you for a few months for a little cash. Saves you the pain of alternate street parking everyday.

Posted on: 2016/9/4 18:27
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Re: Need AC Repair Man Who Will Go On Roof
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Royal Heating & Cooling is best in my experience


Seconded. We used Royal when we had our HVAC installed. They were great. Very happy with the job they did.

Posted on: 2016/9/1 15:48
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Re: Rental Prices out of control - DTJC
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If having to pay a broker fee is going to preclude someone from renting a place, they're delusional about the state of the rental market in the Greater New York area.

These brokers are unavoidable unless you're fortunate enough to rent directly from the landlord. Getting angry about it won't change the fact that to rent a place in Pleasantville DTJC today, you're going to need to stump up the first month, perhaps the last month, one month's security, and then another month for the broker fee. If it's a $2,000 rental, that's $8,000 right off the bat, even before moving expenses.

That's the cost to move to an apartment in DTJC today. That you and I don't like it doesn't stop it from being a fact.

Also, the OP's comparison of DTJC to whitewashed Brooklyn was specious in the first instance. Looking at Trulia (again) finds just 20 apartments for under $2,000 west of Prospect Park, most of which look very small and pretty disgusting.

Say what you want about rental costs in DTJC, even at today's prices it is still significantly less expensive to rent here than it is in the decent parts of Brooklyn. The comparison between the two does not withstand even the mildest of scrutiny.

Posted on: 2016/8/30 14:59
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Re: Rental Prices out of control - DTJC
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A brief look on Trulia finds 36 apartments in 07302 for under $1,900 a month, many of which are one bedrooms, and some of which are more than 800 sqft.

There are another 32 places for under $1,900 on Craigslist.

And I'm sure a broker would be able to find you 30 more. That's 60 places for under $2,000 that took less than five minutes to locate.

The disconnect between the real Jersey City and the dystopian nightmare many JCListers live in is terrifying. And sad.

Posted on: 2016/8/30 14:04
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe
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letsgomets wrote:
Looks like the building on Newark ave is finally getting worked on again. They extended the wooden exterior out to the side walk and took out the old cracked Windows above the ground floor.

The hard grove cafe signed it up anymore though. Any idea what's happening there?


The building is being demolished, that's what's happening there.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... in_2014_at_center_of.html


That's a real shame. That is one of the only old school remnants from the heyday of Newark Avenue left on the south side of the street. In fact, it is THE last of those beautiful old edifices, as you can see here.

It would have been great if they had been able to save it. It's the only building with a shred of character left on that block. And all because of some asshat torched the building next door.

Such a waste.

Posted on: 2016/8/25 14:21
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Re: Dullboy for sale
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TonyTwoPoops wrote:


Everytime I went in there it was filled with Yelp yuppies.

Why does anyone think downtown JC is a hipster haven when it's literally just filled with corny white people or people who have lived here for years? People cry hipster when they just want to rant about anyone remotely young because they feel out of touch and old.


I'm not particularly astute on the semantics separating yuppies and hipsters. Anyone who takes a photo of their food before eating it are all the same person to me. And the three times I've been in there, I saw plenty of people taking pictures.

You might get a kick out of this - Yelp Wordmaps compiling reviews that include the word "Yuppie": https://www.yelp.com/wordmap/nyc/yuppie

And reviews featuring the word "Hipster" https://www.yelp.com/wordmap/nyc/hipster

It appears that the only hipster hotspot in all of JC, is right there at the Grove-Newark corner, although heavily overlaid with a larger preponderance of yuppie sightings.

No signs of fratboys as yet, thankfully, at least not until the new 1Republik opens... https://www.yelp.com/wordmap/nyc/frat

Posted on: 2016/8/16 21:05
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Re: Dullboy for sale
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The owners could just be tired of the publican life. I ran into Ann Marie - the former landlady of The Merchant - in 9C a few months after she sold the bar. When I asked her if the bar had been losing money, she said no, but it also hadn't been making a tremendous amount of money either. She and her partners just slowly grew weary of working 16 hour days, week after week, year after year, with no prospect of the slog getting any easier in the future. So they decided to sell up. Perhaps the same thing happened here.

I think many bar owners start out with a vision of how awesome it would be to have your own joint, but soon come to realize its mostly about covering shifts when your staff bail on you, hauling kegs back and forth, cleaning the toilets yourself because no one else will, and dealing with obnoxious drunks night after night when you're tired and just want to go home.

In Dullboy the irritating drunks are also likely to include some of the cream of DTJC hipster doucheness, more likely to be loudly pontificating about white privilege and Bernie Sanders than quietly crying into their Jamo. Perhaps the owner just grew disenchanted with the entire enterprise.

Posted on: 2016/8/16 16:55
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Wall Streeters should be pulling out their Amex Centurion cards for next Tuesday, when the first of the stores are scheduled to open.

http://nypost.com/2016/08/10/westfiel ... -for-wtc-shopping-center/

The only kind of cards us JC scabs will be expected to pull out are our Metrocards...

Posted on: 2016/8/10 20:14
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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Also, which bar will be open first, this one, or Monty's?

Posted on: 2016/8/5 19:56
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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JCMan8 wrote:
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ErieStreet4Life wrote:
You are legit buggin.

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A crappy eyesore is being shut down and some of you are complaining?

Might want to walk outside and get a better perspective on things, lol. This is only good news for that street.


I have a feeling you are a new arrival. It's far better and safer to dodge "Jersey bros" than it was to navigate the "urban element" that persisted there until recently. Just the truth.


That stretch is already overrun with popped collars lining up behind a rope to get into Porta, so I don't see what difference another one of these places makes. I wouldn't drink there, but I'd say it will be an improvement over Rainbow.

And for the luddites, you've still got National Discount, CH Martin, Sleep Cheap, Fabco Shoes, Super Discount, Jemma Loans and all the other old shitty stores still there for you to bizarrely revere as representing some sort of golden age that once existed in this town, but of course never patronize.

If you're the kind of person who will be sad the day 99 Cent Dreams closes shop, I suggest you try The Heights. It's still 1981 on Central Ave.

Posted on: 2016/8/5 19:50
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Re: Longish-time JC resident interested in buying...somewhere
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kencares wrote:
Keep renting if you're getting a good deal. You're throwing your money away buying in this bubble.


This is the best piece of advice you're gonna get. Your $325k maximum budget isn't giving you many PATH adjacent options in the current market. It makes absolutely no sense to buy somewhere now when less than 18 months from now, with the reval coming into effect there should (theoretically) be a surge of sellers clamoring into the market at the same time.

If I were in your shoes, I'd be stashing money away for the next year-and-a-half waiting for the post-reval flood of new sales. You say you're ready to buy now, but being smart and timing your purchase would likely maximise what you can get for your money and increases the chances you find a place withing stumbling distance of a PATH stop. Best of luck to you.

Posted on: 2016/7/30 1:18
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Re: Monty's Public House
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Minor Monty's update. So a couple of small changes that I noticed this morning en route to the PATH since it was one of the VERY rare days when there was work ongoing.

They have installed some nice looking faux gas lamps out front above the entrance, but the inside looks like it has barely progressed in the past year. The wooden bar frame is in place, but no frontage or bartop. Was pretty dim inside, so couldn't see much else, but the place looked gloomy - didn't look like the light fixtures have been installed.

There is now a sign on the outside of the wooden barrier facing the street that reads "ATLAS". A new name perhaps? It struck me that AT LAST might be more appropriate...

Posted on: 2016/7/29 14:02
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Re: Leashed dog mauled and killed by escaped pitbull
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iGreg wrote:
Thankfully it was not a child mauled.

Pitbull dogs are the ultimate status symbol of poorly educated trash people.



First thing iGreg has said that I agree with.

They are the same way in Europe: Benefit queens/tinkers/layabouts/scroungers/wastrels living off of welfare, tramping about in tracksuits and been yanked around by a pitbull snarling at passing small children.

This dangerous animal should be executed for murdering another member of its species. I wouldn't bother with the court proceedings against the owners. I suspect they'll be a drain on the court's time.

Posted on: 2016/6/28 1:11
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Re: What location was your bike stolen from (time, type of lock, etc)?
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soulman wrote:
It's 7 pm, still daylight. Your bike was stolen from in front of the ferry terminal, you turn around to walk home? Very believable reaction.
Where was security?
Why didn't you call the police to report the theft immediately?
Oh yeah, you were drunk.
You turn around and see the thief, you pick out your bike at 60 yards while drunk, and then call the police?
You follow in stealth mode and happen to see the thief steal another bike?
The police release the "stolen bike" to a person who is drunk, claiming its his bike, with no proof other than the statement of a drunk.
Any thief would ride like the wind to avoid being caught. This whole account stinks. But it is a nice story.


What's with the hostility here? Two rapacious bike thieves caught in the act, but you're more offended that the would-be victim was somewhat inebriated? Sheesh.

Way to go Assoulman.

Posted on: 2016/6/10 15:40
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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If you want to see what the City has planned for the Metropolis Towers site check out the below presentation. Content on Metropolis Towers begins at 17:50, though no mention is made of Whole Foods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWhOdnQ8NkI

Also, for an additional chuckle go to 24:10 to enjoy an execrable short video starring Fulop awkwardly plugging some sort of virtual reality planning app.

Prepare to crank the cringe factor up to 11!

Posted on: 2016/6/8 19:16
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Re: Underground Passageway linking PATH to Fulton Center Opens Today (May 26, 2016)
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JcDevil wrote:
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I believe they are planning direct connections to the 1/E/R. Those parts are very behind schedule, mostly because there was a big dispute between PA and MTA as to who would actually pay and do the work, which lasted years. Turns out MTA is responsible for the buildout and construction, so it's on them as to when those things will open up.


They are, and remember that the WTC E station is connected underground to the Park Place A/C/2/3. When that opens, it will assuredly be faster and easier than going above ground.


Yes, you're both right. My bad. You can see how the entrances to both lines will be incorporated into the south Oculus corridor that is already open if you click the video on this page:

Posted on: 2016/5/26 17:30
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Re: Underground Passageway linking PATH to Fulton Center Opens Today (May 26, 2016)
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jc_dweller wrote:
I have yet to find a map of this, so I guess I'll have to explore in person, but I can't see how walking east underground to Fulton Station is closer/faster than just going aboveground to the 1,2,A,C and particularly the E (unless you are going to Brooklyn). I'm not criticizing the tunnel, just wondering if it's at all a shortcut rather than just a way to avoid going outside?


I think you're right. In the case of the E, I believe that there will be a direct underground connection from the corridor running north away from the Oculus that should deliver you to the E train platforms without having to go up to street level and back down into the subway again.

But in the case of the 2,3 and the A,C it will still be faster to go up to street level and enter the 2,3 at Park Place and the A,C at Chambers Street than schlepping all the way through the warren of tunnels to get to access those lines at Fulton Street.

The 2,3 Fulton Street platforms in particular are a looong walk from the WTC PATH platforms, since they are located under William Street which is five avenue blocks distant. Park Place is much closer. A,C are only one block closer, located under Nassau Street.

Here's another thing that grates: the 1 train at Cortlandt Street runs right through the ceiling of the Hub, but there will be no way to access the station from underground. You'll have to go up to the Memorial plaza and then go back down into the 1 train station. I also believe the same is true of the R at Cortlandt Street.

For $4bn you would have hoped they could have engineered a below ground transfer to those two lines that are literally on top of the new hub. But, you know, PANYNJ.

Posted on: 2016/5/26 16:12
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Re: Hoboken Councilman Gets Racist Tweet - Invites Troll to Lunch
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Sikh's are probably the most peaceful religion of them all.


I'm not sure about the religion, but they have a long history of being badass soldiers. I loved the recent story of a Sikh US Army Captain who finally got permission to wear a beard and turban. Anyone who doesn't want Sikhs fighting on their side are morons.



I won't argue you on that. I just pulled it from my ass, having never heard of a terrorist attack from Sikh's. Like I said I could be wrong.


There was one quite famous aircraft bombing carried out by Sikh militants back in 1985.

But yes, as far as these dangerous mass-delusion death cults go, the Sikhs are comparatively chilled.


Posted on: 2016/5/20 16:43
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Re: Anyone else find this obnoxious?
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Tax records say they paid $800,000 in Feb 2009.

Also states that they paid just $216 in property taxes in 2015. That is not a typo.

That can't be right, surely?

UPDATE: 20-year tax abatement adopted in 2004. So apparently the people buying the $2m apartment won't have to eat the reval rate like the rest of us until 2024.

Well isn't that dandy?

http://www.talkingpolitics.net/tax%20abatements/tax_abatements.htm

Posted on: 2016/5/17 17:44
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Re: The Draper
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Is The Draper for sale?

This extremely confusing Trulia listing suggests that you can buy the location and the liquor license for $550k. Then again, they also have it listed as a condo...

$550k also seems super cheap given some of the discussions on other threads about how much it costs to obtain a new one in this town and how much Guillo's wants for his...

Posted on: 2016/5/10 20:46
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Re: Don’t Worry, Jersey City Won’t Become Williamsburg. But it Might Be Worse…
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This was subjected to the usual JCList skepticism and scrutiny already.

Hola @ these boyz...

Posted on: 2016/5/9 23:55
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Re: Yvonne Outdoes Herself - Transgender Bathroom Editorial
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Really sad, that people ignore the real dangers of sexual abuse of children.


Really sad that people don't ignore this troll. Jerseymom, you are one of the best people on this site, but giving this wretched creature air time is what the organism feeds on. It thrives on getting responses in this echo chamber. The only way to kill it is not to feed it.

The Jersey Journal is a rag that shouldn't even have deigned to print this - I've read more incisive opinion pieces in the comment section on porn sites.

Since the Troll feeds on attention, let us not use hate as a weapon, but indifference. To paraphrase Silence of the Lambs: Do not approach the Troll. Do not touch the Troll. Pass the Troll nothing. If the Troll attempts to pass you something do not accept it.

The Troll is an oxygen thief, nothing more. Deprive it of oxygen and it's mouth will wither and die, like it's heart and brain did long ago...

Posted on: 2016/4/27 0:15
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Re: JC's official game - Crosswalk Stare Down!
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YvonnesMeds wrote:
How many points if you have no idea you're walking in a cross walk?


Pretty sure the only reason you would be in the crosswalk is because there is no free parking anywhere in this town anymore and/or because Fulop has blocked off Newark Avenue to traffic.

Posted on: 2016/4/19 21:54
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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bodhipooh wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
Reverend Perry at Jersey City Together took two properties at $90,000 assessment and using what I said earlier, he also said these properties are paying $6,733.80. Yes, I did round off the tax rate to $75.00. So a home assessed at $100,000 is paying $7,500 in taxes. Reverend Perry talks at 27:54 on the video https://vimeo.com/162619076


You just keep proving that you have a complete and total lack of understanding of the intricacies of this topic. Assessed values are NOT market values. Those are the theoretical values in 1988, which is why the rate is ~7.5% of those values. The effective rate, which is what everyone else is talking about, is ~2.2% of today's market value.

Please, seriously, stay out of the conversation. You are only confusing yourself and others.


Seconded. There are too many confused people coming to this page looking for accurate information (myself included) to allow the Troll to spread her malicious misinformation here.

Her malign influence is all the more unconscionable because there are people on this page who have admitted that they are concerned and even anxious over what the reval might mean for them financially. These people are looking for reliable information from reliable sources - not your friend the priest who saw Muslims celebrating on 9/11, or something that Schundler or Cunningham or some other person from the ancient past allegedly told you in 1993.

Given the sensitivity of this issue and the necessity for accurate information I think the webmaster should seriously consider preventing this individual from posting on this particular thread. She is not a well person and while her disturbed delusions can occasionally be amusing on other pages, they are inflaming an already confused matter on this one.

She seems to derive some sort of twisted pleasure by being routinely told she is spouting complete nonsense and I suspect she writes these things for her personal gratification rather than to enrich the debate. Her concerted effort to misinform people trying to learn about the process is despicable and should be stopped.

Posted on: 2016/4/16 13:55
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Re: Is Jersey City Real Estate in a bubble?
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psyop wrote:
2 million for a place behind BJs, lol good luck.


Right. And when you invite your rich Manhattan friends over they'll cruise up the beautiful Marin Blvd in their town car and then take a right on the pot-holed street where the 18-wheelers back into the Shoprite. Are these people insane? $2.1 million?!? You can find 3br/3 bath apartments in Manhattan for $1.7 million. How would any self-respecting real estate agent agree to list this place at such an absurd price?

Posted on: 2016/4/14 15:34
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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It was sincerity, since you asked. Rare on these pages, but not extinct...

Posted on: 2016/4/14 15:23
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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bodhipooh wrote:

That's not how it works. The reason DT is underpaying is that, under the current system, all areas of JC (city-wide) are assumed to have appreciated at the same rate. Obviously, that is NOT the case. But, because that is the assumption, all current valuations are based on the value determined in 1988, adjusted for appreciation on a yearly basis, and so you end up with houses in areas outside of DTJC that are assumed to have appreciated at the same rate as a home in DTJC, so their taxes are assessed on that valuation, but that is obviously not correct.



Way to go Bodhipooh. What a succinct and cogent explanation of an unnecessarily convoluted issue. Well played sir.

Posted on: 2016/4/14 14:10
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