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emergency roof repair job
#61
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Quite a regular


Can anyone recommend a roofer for an emergecy leak repair. Our roof sprung a leak last night and needs to be repaired asap. We are on the Island in Jersey City, Thanks for any help.

Posted on: 11/16 11:29
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
#62
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

lefty55 wrote:
After years of using this site to connect with neighbors and find out what is going on in my neighborhood, I am leaving. This site has become nothing but a forum for angry trolls and a mean spirited webmaster. I find Nextdoor Paulus Hook to be what I had thought this site was supposed to be. Hope to see you all on a kinder more informed site. See ya.


Even with the vitriol, sniping and backbiting which appears from certain posters I still find postings of interest and displays of knowledge about goings on.

However, I must confess that I just can't figure out how people have the time to contribute their voices thousands and thousands of times. There's a poster here with over nine thousand contributions.

Do the math--it's incredible.

Posted on: 11/16 9:14
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JCPS Delayed Opening Friday
#63
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Home away from home


JCPS will open tomorrow at 10:00am - doors open at 9:45am.



Posted on: 11/15 23:47
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Re: Jersey City bursting at seams with population surge
#64
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Quote:

JC_Man wrote:

What do you expect when politicians give away tax breaks/abatements like candy at Halloween to developers?


What do you expect when NIMBYs/Yvonne do everything they can to prevent new housing from being built and scuttle upzoning?

Posted on: 11/15 22:41
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Re: Jersey City bursting at seams with population surge
#65
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Home away from home



What do you expect when politicians give away tax breaks/abatements like candy at Halloween to developers?

Posted on: 11/15 22:31
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Jersey City bursting at seams with population surge
#66
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Jersey City bursting at seams with population surge

POSTED 5:06 PM, NOVEMBER 14, 2018, BY JAY DOW

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The allure of Jersey City is undeniable. There’s night life, luxury high rises with Manhattan views, and great neighborhoods where you can happily raise a family.

But there’s a big problem: Jersey City is no longer the Garden State’s best kept secret.

City services are straining to keep up with an explosion in the city’s population: There are only a handful of elevator inspectors on duty at any given time, streets are routinely littered with trash, public roads could use some love, and the path train system -- run by the joint state Port Authority of New York and New Jersey -- is the epitome of pure chaos during the morning rush.

To sum it all up, Jersey City is bursting at its seams.

"It gets very packed and very overheated on the trains as well at times,” said commuter Brett Davis.

Tim Evans, a research director at non-profit organization New Jersey Future, says between the years 2010 and 2017, Jersey City’s population grew over 9 percent -- almost four times the rate of growth for the entire state during the same time period.

In the section of town known as the Gold Coast, there are plenty of luxury high rises but not enough classrooms.

Marilyn Noestes is a Jersey City native and retired educator who taught in the city for almost four decades.

“I know they’re trying to save the tax payers money... but if you don’t provide the services, they’re not going to keep coming," Noestes said. "There are like four or five high rises being built in the Paulus Hook area... it’s a lot of people."

The problem of too many people and not enough services also extends to the city’s less affluent neighborhoods.

Lisa, who wanted her identity concealed out of fear her comments could negatively impact her job, says she and her neighbors at the Booker T. Washington Public Housing Development and other struggling neighborhoods feel forgotten.

“We're saying we’re building up Jersey City," Lisa said. "We’re building up around certain areas... you got downtown -- they take care of that real good -- you go downtown and you in a whole different world."

“They have every right to ask us a city, as well as the other government agencies, what are we doing with transportation, what are we doing with our streets, what are we doing with city services, what is our plan to handle all the new people," first year city councilman James Soloman said. "I think, as a city, we need to do a better job."

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says he’s proud of the fact his administration has increased the size of the police and fire departments, and will continue to put pressure on the port authority to increase capacity on the path train. But Fulop also acknowledges Jersey City is experiencing growing pains that will take time to address.

"There’s always going to be a sentiment that we can do always more," Fulop said. "I appreciate that. We’re always striving to do more... but i think we’re doing a lot on the affordability, I think we’re doing a lot on the transportation, we’re doing a lot on schools, and we’ll continue to do more."

Video:
https://pix11.com/2018/11/14/jersey-ci ... ms-with-population-surge/

Posted on: 11/15 22:18
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Re: Worst traffic ever
#67
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Snowstorm brought to you by Mother Nature.

Ensuing chaos and cluster-eff brought to you by Murphy, Fulop and the rest of the social, liberal Dems!!

Go NJ Voters!!

BTW - Murphy obviously didn't learn from the March snowstorms - oh well.

Posted on: 11/15 22:16
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Re: Street Sweeping Schedule
#68
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Home away from home


Street Sweeper didn't come through at all today up by Lincoln Park, nor did the City even pick up the curbed Brown Bagged Leaves which was also scheduled for today !

Posted on: 11/15 21:31
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
#69
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Quote:

JCman24 wrote:
I just looked and there's a "New" tab that lists them in reverse chronological order. I don't see any gaming.


I'm just recently exploring it, it lists new topics but does not list topics by new posts like every forum software out there, and inside a topic, even if you hit "NEW" it still threads it, so you can't just see what the new posts are. It's playing the same popularity and social media acceleration games that FB does, making the "hottest" most voted up posts most visible. I remember back on the old Digg how gaming that by logrolling was brought to a fine art.

Posted on: 11/15 21:28
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
#70
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
Meh., As you say Robin no great loss, and this site is obviously dying anyway. Sad thing is I hate the formats of both Nextdoor and Reddit. The former is too primitive for extended threads and hard to read, the latter can't simply list the newest posts without trying to gamify it. I don't do FB.


I just looked and there's a "New" tab that lists them in reverse chronological order. I don't see any gaming.

Posted on: 11/15 20:43
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Re: Worst traffic ever
#71
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


finally got home .3 hours and 4 minutes to drive 6.5 miles from Secaucus to JC. Don't go up Newark ave if you can help it. People are stuck at the bottom of the hill and some are taking desperate measure's like driving on the sidewalk. Actually don't drive if you don't have too.

Coworker just sent a photo from work . Route 3 is still backed up

Posted on: 11/15 19:44
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
#72
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

tern wrote:
I don't recall you ever posting.

Six posts in the last three years, we won't be losing a prolific contributor.

Robin.


What a silly statement. My participation has decreased to almost nothing due to the mean-spiritedness of this list.

Posted on: 11/15 19:30
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
#73
Home away from home
Home away from home


Meh., As you say Robin no great loss, and this site is obviously dying anyway. Sad thing is I hate the formats of both Nextdoor and Reddit. The former is too primitive for extended threads and hard to read, the latter can't simply list the newest posts without trying to gamify it. I don't do FB.

Posted on: 11/15 18:56
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
#74
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Home away from home


I don't recall you ever posting.

Six posts in the last three years, we won't be losing a prolific contributor.

Robin.

Posted on: 11/15 18:22
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Leaving Jersey City Troll List
#75
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Home away from home


After years of using this site to connect with neighbors and find out what is going on in my neighborhood, I am leaving. This site has become nothing but a forum for angry trolls and a mean spirited webmaster. I find Nextdoor Paulus Hook to be what I had thought this site was supposed to be. Hope to see you all on a kinder more informed site. See ya.

Posted on: 11/15 18:13
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Re: Worst traffic ever
#76
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Home away from home


.
Yeah... rt 440 from Bayonne towards Communipaw backed up solid has not moved much.

Posted on: 11/15 18:03
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Worst traffic ever
#77
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Stuck on Patterson plank for over 45 minutes .. careful out there

Posted on: 11/15 17:25
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Re: New Amazon HQ
#78
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Quote:

bluehorse wrote:
Between Amazon’s 25,000 and Google’s 12,000 new employees, downtown JC will definitively be effected. Even if Amazon employees don’t end up living in JC, they will displace some people who will.

NYC grows by at least 100k per year -- and not all of the Amazon jobs will be filled by people moving to NYC. In fact, a big reason for Amazon picking NYC is to hire people who are already in NYC, or already planning to move to NYC. I.e. we won't see 37,000 new people house hunting in JSQ next weekend.

Plus, whatever the impact is, it will be spread over literally millions of housing units. JC is 5-8 miles and two rivers (or: 1 hour on two strained train systems) away from LIC. That distance covers huge swaths of Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Hoboken, parts of the so-called Gold Coast....

The biggest impact will obviously be on LIC -- which is already undergoing a housing boom. Again, it's been gentrifying and building for years now. Over 1400 units were approved this year for LIC, and that was before HQ2.5 was announced.

I assume most of those new units will be aimed squarely at those high income earners; and since DTJC is already gentrified and other PATH-adjacent areas are already on their way, unfortunately I don't think there is much room for those pushed out by rising prices.

I cheerily admit I prefer this kind of narrative to the "OMG we're in a bubble we will all be underwater on our mortgages next week!!!" But overall, I expect the effects on JC will be indirect and small.

If Amazon had selected Newark, that would be a completely different story.

Posted on: 11/15 11:58
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Re: Street Sweeping Schedule
#79
Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


anyone in the Hamilton Park area notice that the enforcer doesn't use their little beep beep horn anymore? I swear I haven't heard it in months. Just another way to get some tickets in I suppose..

Posted on: 11/15 11:14
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Re: Recycling Ticket/Court Appearance
#80
Newbie
Newbie



A security camera covering the front of your house will end the problem. I put mine up due to "neighbors" putting their unsorted recycle/trash with mine. Their bags are left behind during collection for me to deal with. I confronted one of the "neighbors" with vid and it ended.

Camera also helped with litterbugs, dog crap, and vandals. I gave vids to JCPD on more than one occasion to help out. I hate public surveillance BUT I hate having to deal with lowlifes more.

Posted on: 11/15 9:33
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Re: JC v Hudson County (debt)
#81
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Or one can let someone else do the heavy lifting, and refer to their bond rating...moody's, s&p...jc's rating is good.

Posted on: 11/15 6:23
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Middle Schools Fair in Jersey City
#82
Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


Great opportunity to find out the available options for Middle schools in Jersey City on Nov 16th. Its a free and indoor event and you can bring your kids too.

http://jcfamilies.com/event/middle-school-information-session/

Posted on: 11/15 4:50
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Re: JC v Hudson County (debt)
#83
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It is your choice to be stupid, Brewster, but here is the difference, there are nearly 700,000 residents to pay the county debt but only around 250,000 to pay the same debt in JC. If you deduct affordable housing which has a contract and cannot take on new debt or even rent control buildings which also cannot take on new debt then that number shrinks. Other Hudson County towns do allow pass along in taxes in rent controlled buildings unlike JC. You like pretend you are smart but here is the truth, this debt is a cancer and more people will lose their homes especially after the refunding bonds of tax appeals which is not in this $870 million bond deal. JC will then have more debt than the county. By the way, bond debt is excluded from caps, meaning the state will not allow taxes to go up but so much, bond debt is that exception. Even Detroit had to pay its bond debt when it declared bankruptcy. The courts made them tear up other contracts and sell buildings.

Posted on: 11/14 21:45
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Re: JC v Hudson County (debt)
#84
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
This is why Yvonne is numerically illiterate. She has no idea how to compare apples to apples. She simply throws stuff at people like a monkey throwing it's shit, hoping to get a reaction. There's actually data out there, we're not best, below average, but far from the worst.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/01 ... nces-116-US-Cities-Ranked


Not to mention that her entire premise is a false equivalency. Numbers in a vacuum have little to no meaning.

Just because we make up 35% of the population of the county, it does not mean that our city budget should be the same proportion when compared to the county. For starters, the city provides a number of services not provided by the county, and it carries other responsibilities different from those of the county. As a result, the city's budget is actually higher than that of the county. So, when looking at debt loads and outstanding payables, the city having a debt equal to that of the county is actually good news. That's because the ratio of debt to budget looks favorable for the city when compared to the county.

But, of course, Yvonne is ignorant about numbers, and she prefers to lie or obfuscate by presenting only half of the story.

Posted on: 11/14 21:43
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Re: JC v Hudson County (debt)
#85
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Home away from home


This is why Yvonne is numerically illiterate. She has no idea how to compare apples to apples. She simply throws stuff at people like a monkey throwing it's shit, hoping to get a reaction. There's actually data out there, we're not best, below average, but far from the worst.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/01 ... nces-116-US-Cities-Ranked

Posted on: 11/14 20:57
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Re: Recycling Ticket/Court Appearance
#86
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


I had a neighbor who, after dark, would casually drop his unwanted JC Reporter at our curbside instead of his own. The funny thing is, other than that he was a good neighbor. Stuff like this happens all the time & the recycling/trash people should already be perfectly aware of it.

Posted on: 11/14 20:41
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Re: JC v Hudson County (debt)
#87
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Quite a regular


So?

Posted on: 11/14 19:48
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JC v Hudson County (debt)
#88
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Home away from home


JC is 35% of Hudson County population, but we are just equal to the county is other ways. Thanks to Mayor Fulop's bonding of Bayfront, terminal leave, and general bonds, we both carry similar bond debts. The county debt as of Dec. 2017 is $870 million which is what JC debt is too.

Posted on: 11/14 18:47
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Re: New Amazon HQ
#89
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You're seriously comparing NYC Community Boards to Jersey CIty Neighborhood Associations?

Community boards are each composed of up to 50 volunteer members appointed by the local borough president, half from nominations by City Council members representing the community district (i.e., whose council districts cover part of the community district). Each community board is led by a district manager, with an office and staff, whose primary purpose is to coordinate the delivery of services to the community. Non-board members may also join or work on board committees. Each borough also has a borough board, composed of the borough president, council members from the borough, and the chairperson of each community board in the borough.

Posted on: 11/14 15:20
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Re: New Amazon HQ
#90
Newbie
Newbie


IMHO Amazon HQ2 will barely make a dent on JC RE. The boom will go to various parts of queens, nassau county with LIRR access and anywhere with East ferry river access. LIC is also seeing a flood of new devs inventory by 2020.

Google expansion will impact JC somewhat due to proximity but dtjc also has lots of rental inventory to absorb this. otoh google office is accessible by many subway lines all over nyc.

Posted on: 11/14 13:30
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