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Re: Kumon Math and Reading Center in Journal Square
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Can someone recommend good websites where I can download worksheets for my son, for home exercise?

TIA.

Posted on: 2010/9/26 16:09
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Re: Brownstone facade leaks - repair and repointing
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I was told that the contractor will be using "rope scaffolding" (a dangling rope from the ceiling with a mini-chair) - does that mean I still need a permit? the contractor is tell me I don't - but I wanted to be sure...


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Josiered wrote:
P.S. Yes you do need a permit. If you get caught without one you will either get a warning or a nice fine. Nothing like having the Bldg. Dept. put that big red sticker on your door!

You need a permit for just about everyting in Jersey City.

Posted on: 2010/9/23 0:56
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Where to buy "Tilt Tube Balance" to fix windows?
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Does anyone know where I can get "Tilt Tube Balance" (like the ones here:
http://www.allaboutdoors.com/index.php?cPath=85_105_343)? These are used for fixing windows that won't stay up (i.e. when I open the windows, they keep sliding down).

I've checked Lowes and Home Depot, and they don't sell them.

Does anyone know where are the other hardware stores in the area, and where I can actually get them (besides ordering online)?

thanks much.

J

Posted on: 2010/9/21 22:59
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Re: Brownstone facade leaks - repair and repointing
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Bumping to see if anyone else has recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2010/9/20 0:21
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comcast Xfinity
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Does anyone has this service? How does it compare with "regular" comcast? And how much is it? I tried reading it on their website, but it's not too much info there.

Is it easy to switch from "regular" to Xfinity? I live in the Downtown area...

TIA

Posted on: 2010/9/11 0:06
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Brownstone facade leaks - repair and repointing
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The facade of our 4-story brownstone has cracks and we're seeing water damage on the walls of some of the units. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good company for repairs (and we may also do a repointing at the same time if the price is good).

Thanks in advance.

Also - will we need a permit (from the Historical preservation committee?) for this type of work?

Posted on: 2010/9/5 0:45
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Re: Cornice Repair
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Our condo (4 flr brownstone) had our cornice repaired earlier in the year. We used Jetco and it was $3900. I'm not sure if this is a fair price, and would be interested to see what would be a "good" price for such service.

TIA.

Posted on: 2010/6/24 23:16
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Re: Garbage on the ground and sidewalks everywhere
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I live on Montgomery Street near City Hall, and in the last 2 weeks, there were 3 incidents where I walked out of my condo (a brownstone), and found women's clothing handing on our railing in the front. 2 out of the 3 times includes women's top, bottom (like a blouse and skirt) and shoes!

I don't know where this came from - whether from residents in our condo (but I highly doubt it), or from someone passing by on the street. If it's someone passing by on the street, why were they stripping in front of our building? I'm completely baffled!

Anyone has any ideas?

PS I've thrown everything into the trash the moment I saw them.

Posted on: 2010/6/23 2:35
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Re: Red Bull Air Race coming to Jersey City waterfront
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Try this link for the map: http://www.redbullairrace.com/cs/Sate ... 48325098684&ssbinary=true

I browsed around briefly, and I'm seeing that grandstand is $65 - $95 (depends on day and # of days). Wow, isn't that kind of steep, considering for a family of 4???

So - can we see this from somewhere WITHOUT having to pay? I'm surprised that they can actually close the whole park for this!!!

Posted on: 2010/5/5 16:40
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Re: Fridge broken - need recommendations
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Anyone else has recommendations? Castro's can only make it tomorrow at lunch (according to the receptionist, the "guy" is at lunch, and "he doesn't answer to her"), but I'm afraid our fridge full of food is not going to last until tomorrow (we just did major grocery shopping over the weekend, I'd hate to throw everything out - some of which is already too late).

THANKS!!!

Posted on: 2010/4/21 19:33
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Fridge broken - need recommendations
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Our fridge is not working - it's not cooling off anymore (but I can still hear the engine/motor clicking off periodically, and we've cleaned the coils in the back already).

Can anyone recommend what we can check, or who we can call to help take a look & fix?

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2010/4/21 15:55
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Re: Solar panels in Jersey City--has anyone gone through the process with the city?
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Question for everyone:

We live on the top floor of a four-story condo, each floor individually owned. Supposedly, the roof is deeded to our appt (since we're the top floor).

Does that mean we can install solar panels?

Also, when we asked our inspector (when we were purchasing our condo) about installing a roof deck, he said something like, "sure, you can do it. But remember, since it's on top of the roof, if the roof leaks, you may end up being responsible to fix it, since you add a deck to it (where otherwise, the condo assoc would be responsible for fixing the roof, if there's nothing on it).

The inspector comments made me hesitant about doing / adding anything to the roof, even though we're interested in solar energy.

Anyone has deal with stuff like this?

Posted on: 2010/4/17 13:06
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Re: Where / how to complain about car rental companies?
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We actually tried to contact the corporate head quarter on the day of the issue. I explained the issue, and mentioned that we desperately need a car. The lady on the phone would only go as far as telling me if there are other locations nearby (of the same chain), but wouldn't help me locate, or secure, another actual car rental ("here's next closest location, and here's the phone number", she says. When I asked if she can call with me to secure a car, she said "oh, we here is only a call-in center, we cannot call out".) Given it was the Easter weekend, I suspected that availability would be low (and renting a last minute, probably cost me an arm and a leg too).

I told her it was unacceptable (that she could not locate another rental for me), and asked if I could speak with a supervisor. She said none is available, that I should leave my number with her, so a supervisor could call me back. I ask how long it would take, she said she doesn't know. I asked that I prefer to wait, she said no, you cannot do that. I tried explaining again that we urgently need a car, and the fact that I don't even know how long to wait before talking to someone who could potentially help us, was unacceptable (it was 2pm, and we had a hotel reservation that night in Washington DC, and we'll be going with 2 young children), the lady then actually hung up on me at that point.

Oh also, she also told me the only way I could complain about the ordeal was to file a complaint via their website.

Therefore, at this point, I'm pursuing other venues, as I believe the corporate headquarters won't be much help.

Thanks for the info you provided.
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caj11 wrote:
I can give you two heavily-visited websites:

www.consumerist.com (you send your story to the site's moderator and they decide whether to post and people can comment)

www.flyertalk.com (there are forums devoted to car companies)

Beyond that, I'd just contact the rental company's corporate headquarters...why didn't you do that already?

Posted on: 2010/4/9 21:23
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Where / how to complain about car rental companies?
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I'm wondering if anyone know how to (effectively) complain about rental car companies? We had a reservation at one of the chain rental company in Jersey City for the Easter weekend. Needless to say we were treated very badly (in our opinion, unfairly and unnecessarily, and was refused a car at the end. We had to go to the airport for another car (only available option), and almost missed our hotel reservation in Washington DC.

Any advice and/or suggestions would be appreciated.

Posted on: 2010/4/9 2:27
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Re: Attention JC hipsters/artists buy your dream house....an old JC fire house.
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218 Central went for $290,000 (starting bid at $200,000). Five bidders.

Posted on: 2010/3/30 15:05
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Re: Attention JC hipsters/artists buy your dream house....an old JC fire house.
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That's too bad - the picture of the building from the outside looked really nice.

Did you check out other fire houses? Wonder if the other ones are in the same condition.

Thx.

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KDB wrote:
Did a walk through at 218 Central this morning with our contractor.
Unfortunately, the building in horrific shape (total gut job, lots of structural/foundation damage).

Our guy estimates 500K minimum for the renovation. It will probably be more economical to demo it and build from ground up again. But that does not interest us.

Oh well! That's life.

Posted on: 2010/3/24 17:54
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Re: Attention JC hipsters/artists buy your dream house....an old JC fire house.
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Does anyone have more info on how this will work, the properties, or any other info?

We are interested too, but we've never done anything like this, and is a bit "intimated".

Any info / tips / advice would be much appreciated.

PS Feel free to PM...

Posted on: 2010/3/24 1:07
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Re: Kanibal Home Store on Montgomery
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Are they affiliated / associated with the flower shop (Athenia? I probably spelled it wrong) across the street?

Just curious (I see that Athenia has a sign on the door for Kanibal home to take their deliveries)...

Posted on: 2010/3/17 23:48
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Re: Attention JC hipsters/artists buy your dream house....an old JC fire house.
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Where can I pick up a copy of JJ? Sorry, newbie here...

Posted on: 2010/3/17 17:41
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Re: Heliport near Exchange Place
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It is not a private heliport for GS. When I went in the (ferry) terminal some years ago, I remember seeing flyers for helicopter sight seeing around the city. I'm not sure if it's still there now.

I've also seen tourists get on / off from that heliport from time to time on the weekends.

I'm not sure how much (or perhaps zero) Goldman sponsors / supports the heliport, but it is definitely not the sole user of that port.

HTH.

Posted on: 2010/3/6 20:06
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Re: Tiger Shulman (Hoboken) vs. JC TaeKwonDo (Newark Ave)
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Another follow up question: for those of you with kids at JC Taekwondo, how much do you pay? I was quoted the standard $99 / month for my child, but while I was there waiting / picking up my kid, sometimes I overhear parents discussing different rates. I'm just wondering what sort of discounts people are getting.

thanks in advance!

Posted on: 2010/3/6 16:45
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Tipping Your Server - Bartender - Delivery Person
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I'm wondering what's the running "standard" for tipping food delivery guys? I tip $3 or $4 (food usually total between $40 and $50), but I always get nasty looks from the delivery guys, so I'm wondering if I'm tipping too low?

I should mention that we live on a 4th flr walk-up too.

Posted on: 2010/2/13 0:51

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Tiger Shulman (Hoboken) vs. JC TaeKwonDo (Newark Ave)
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Hi - I'm wondering if anyone can provide feedback on the two locations for learning Taekwondo for my 5 year old son? I've visited both places already, and would love to hear actual experience / feedback before I make a decision.

Thank you in advance!

Posted on: 2010/1/27 17:30
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Re: Ethical Communtiy Charter School - Lottery & Location??
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Can anyone provide feedback on the school? I know this is a new school, and I'm interested in putting my child there. But I'd love to hear first hand from parents who have kids there currently. feel free to PM me.

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2010/1/21 7:00
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Re: Pregnant in JC
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I had two kids, both born in NYU Hospital while living in Jersey City. In my opinion, it's do-able (my OB is associated with NYU, and it is a pain to track out every month / week for the monthly / weekly visits, but I feel more comfortable than anyone I could find locally).

My first son was delivered on a saturday - it was easy to call for a car at 8am on Saturday and we got to NYU in less than 30 mins.

My second son was born on a rainy friday morning, and that was interesting. My labor started at 8am, and at 9am, after speaking with my OB, we decided that I should go to the office. I tried calling for car service, but it was a 30-min wait just to get a car, and given the rain, and rush hour, we decided it was not worthwhile. I took the PATH train, and then the subway all the way to 32nd street where the office was (and that was the first time I got offered seats on the trains throughout this pregnancy). And then from the office, I walked to NYU (about 5 min) in the rain. Not too bad - definitely a story to tell my son when he's older (should probably have my husband snap some pictures too).

I guess we could have taken the ferry too (instead of PATH to get into the city).

Good luck!

Posted on: 2009/7/18 15:49
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Tips for a (successful) Stoop Sale
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Hi all - I'm thinking about doing a stoop sale, and this will be my first time. I'd like to ask people here how I can make it a successful one.

I'll mainly be selling used baby / toddler clothes, toys, and used woman's clothing.

Any tips / recommendations would be appreciated, such as:
1. what should be the price points for the baby toddler clothes, woman's clothes, and toys?

2. what time of the day works best? (I live on montgomery Str, close to city hall)

3. should I hang up some of the merchandize or just leave everything in big plastic bins?

4. Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Posted on: 2009/5/27 14:01
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Lawyer recommendation for Re-finance
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Anyone knows a good lawyer to do a re-finance? preferably in the jersey city (1st preference) and/or Hoboken areas.

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2009/4/21 23:30
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How to dispose of old car properly
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Our Toyota Previa is near the end of its life (as it is only working half the time), and I'm wondering what are our options of disposing the car properly, here in Jersey City.

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2009/4/1 1:44
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Maintenance Fee for a brownstone appt - how much is appropriate?
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All - I currently live in a brownstone close to VVP. The brown stone contains four 2-bedroom units, and one basement (1-bedroom) unit. The building is over 100 years old, but is still in decent shape.

Over the last 1.5 years since we've moved in, the condo association is raising the monthly maintenace fee yet again, to $375 (from $275 to $325 previously). I'm wondering if this is reasonable for a brownstone of our size, and what is the general fee range out there. From the "for sale" flyers that I've picked up along the street, I feel that this is on the higher end, but is wondering what other people are paying too.

Our maintenance covers water (hot and cold), and heat in the winter.

Any comments would be welcome.

Thanks.

Posted on: 2008/8/13 20:44
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St Bridget's School
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I'm considering applying for St Bridget's school (370 Montgomery Str) for my son when he's 3-yr old for Fall 08, and I'm wondering if anyone has their kids at this school right now?

I'd like to hear some suggestions / comments if this is a good, healthy school to send my kid to.

Also, how does this compare to other schools like River School, The Little Harbor Academy, and the Montessori school?

Thanks in advance for info.

Posted on: 2007/12/6 18:55
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