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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Does anyone know what routes the PATH will be running this weekend?

I need to go into midtown this sunday, and I just checked PATH's holiday schedule - which says it'll be running a "Saturday schedule". Does this mean no direct service to 34th? Everything goes to WTC?

However, I just found this from their Weekend outage pdf:

The free shuttle bus will run every weekend through December 19, 2016, except for Labor Day (Sept. 3-5), Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11-13), and Thanksgiving (Nov. 24-27).
During those three holiday weekends, PATH will run regular holiday weekend service on all lines, and there will be no shuttle bus.



So - what is the "regular holiday weekend service"???

Posted on: 2016/8/31 22:21
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Re: Authenticating a notarized document
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I got everything done today!!! Just want to post a quick update if anyone's interested or will be doing something similar:

- I did the notary in NYC, at a bank (as suggested below) - fast and smooth, and saved a few bucks!

- Since I "executed" my power of attorney in NYC, I was able to go to NYC County Clerk (60 Center Str) and did the apostille at NYS DOS (123 williams Str). Took me about 3.5 hours - and that's only because I needed to visit each place twice. If I have everything with me, it probably would have taken less time. Both places were very well organized and used to dealing with crowds, so the lines were moving pretty fast. $3 per document (cash or credit accepted).

- For NYS DOS (dept of State) - make sure to bring personal check or money order. They don't take cash or credit cards. There's a post office to get money order about 2 blocks from there on John Str. $10 per document.


Posted on: 2016/8/11 23:22
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Re: Where to Watch the America’s Cup
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Quote:

07310 wrote:
I watched the boats go through their dry run of the course. The boats are sleek and amazing to watch when the rise up out of the water and sail over the surface like gliders.


Where do you think will be a good spot(s) to view it from the Jersey side this weekend? I've looked at the maps already, but want to hear from someone who's seen it in person as well.

TIA!

Posted on: 2016/5/7 0:04
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Re: Where to Watch the America’s Cup
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What's the best time(s) to watch Saturday or sunday?

Posted on: 2016/5/6 1:47
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Re: Authenticating a notarized document
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Thanks @Annod!

Posted on: 2016/5/5 2:17
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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wow, didn't think I'd see it in my lifetime...

Good news!!!

Posted on: 2016/5/4 21:43
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Re: Authenticating a notarized document
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Thanks @annod - I think that's what I'll do - ask a local notary public in NYC and see what they know.

Posted on: 2016/5/4 12:30
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Re: Authenticating a notarized document
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Thanks for all the replies - I appreciate everyone taking the time out. however, at this point, I'm asking a slightly difference question than my original question.

Original question is how to get an apostille for a power of attorney to be used overseas (China, specifically). I've read thru all the pointers and understand this is that I need to do:
1. Get the document notarized by a pubic notary;
2. Get the notarized document approved/authenticated by the County Clerk (to verify that the notary public is a properly registered as a "notary public")
3. Then get the document approved/authenticated by the State department (the "apostille")
4. Then get the document authenticated (may not be using the prope word/term here) by the chinese embassy in NYC

My question *now* is: since I live in NJ, do I have to do the entire process in the State of New Jersey (my state of residence), or can I do it in NY?

In other words - does my state of residence dictate where I can do apostille?

If possible, I'd like to do it in NY because I can do the apostille part in person in downtown NYC. If I do it in NJ, I need to mail it in and wait for it to come back. I've read through the NJ and NY government apostille related pages, and nowhere noted whether I could/could not do that - but it's possible that I may have missed it during my research.

I can go ask an attorney about this, but to me this question doesn't seem to warrant going that far. Perhaps I'm wrong???

@Annod - (1) Yes, for the apostille, I need to get it from the Department of State. NY has a location near chinatown, where NJ's is in Trenton)
(2) I've read that part before (your second posting), but my understanding is that "public documents" meant documents such as birth certs, marriage certs, and such - anything issued by the government. Power of Attorney is not specifically mentioned, so that's why I'm not sure if I can do it in NY or not.



Posted on: 2016/5/4 1:22
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Re: Authenticating a notarized document
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I guess in other words, my question is:

Can I notarize and get state authentication of documents in any state, or only in the state that I live in?

Does anyone know?

TIA.

Posted on: 2016/5/3 19:35
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Re: Third Floor Walk up Condo non-elevator building
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Not everyone has the guts to stomach volatility in the market, although the same can be said of the RE market itself.

Personally, I think there'll be a lot of volatility in the next 6-12 months, and right now is not a good entry point into the market. Hold and wait - be ready to pull the trigger when the opportunity arises.

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Not the worst investment but you'd probably be better off putting your money into a savings account earning 1% than buying a place just to buy a place. There are plenty of REIT stocks that will far outperform that condo in terms of price appreciation & dividends. Put your money into those if you want to invest in RE at this point in the cycle.

Posted on: 2016/5/3 13:39
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Re: Authenticating a notarized document
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I understand the local bank does it for free.

The problem for me is that I also need to get it authenticated by the state (which then I need to authenticate again at my country's consulate!!!). If I do it in JC, I'll need to mail it in to Trenton (and wait for them to mail it back), whereas if I notarize it in NYC, then I can go to the state office in lower Manhattan in person (and skip all the mailing).

Decisions decisions decisions...


Posted on: 2016/5/3 13:35
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Re: Authenticating a notarized document
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Sort of a separate question: If I live in Jersey City, can I notarize a power of attorney (for a foreign real estate property), can I do it in NYC, or do I have to do it in NJ?

TIA.

Posted on: 2016/5/3 0:48
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Re: Is Jersey City Real Estate in a bubble?
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And this for $1.9mil???!?!?!? Is it even safe to live in there???

Posted on: 2016/4/17 13:16
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Re: Choosing a Jersey City High School: A Roadmap for Parents and Students
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What counts as "extra curriculars"??? I assume sports, music and other "academics" (such as chess) count, but are there others that I'm not thinking of?

Also, does it count if you're taking classes in that subject, or you have to compete? e.g. taking weekly chess classes vs going on chess tournaments???

And are there better "extra curriculars" than others? E.g. sports is better than music??? Tournament is better than plain classes?

Posted on: 2016/4/10 20:58
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Re: Choosing a Jersey City High School: A Roadmap for Parents and Students
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Thanks for the link DanL.

I've read the article several times by now - it lists all the available HSs in the area. however, which ones would people recommend? Eg I know McNair is very good, and from the "food fights" that I've heard about, I should probably cross Ferris off my list?


Posted on: 2016/4/8 17:53
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Re: Choosing a Jersey City High School: A Roadmap for Parents and Students
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Besides the question below on where to get good prep classes / tutors, can someone also suggest where are good resources to read up on how to prepare, and apply to high schools?

Both my husband and myself are immigrants so we never went through the process ourselves. We feel like there's so much we don't know, would love to know if there are resources (online, books, discussion groups, etc) that we can use to research to get a better understanding of what's going on on prepping, applying, getting financial aid, etc, and how to get an edge (if there's any!!!).

TIA.

Posted on: 2016/4/8 2:48
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Re: Is an attorney necessary for refinancing a mortgage?
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Same here - no attorney used for refi.

Posted on: 2016/4/7 18:12
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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I think there are real estate agents/brokers that comment on this website from time to time (esp when someone says they're looking for an agent to buy in jC!!!).

Can one of you (or perhaps all of you) chime in and provide some thoughts from your end???

Posted on: 2016/4/7 17:29
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Quote:

bodhipooh wrote:

If you live across the river, even if your taxable NY income is around 300K as a couple, you are looking at about 10K in additional income tax. Assuming a 1.5 MM property, you are at worst breaking even, and at best saving money, by living across the river in NYC. This is particularly true if you factor in things like better schools, and city services, when compared to JC. The crazy property taxes in NJ are slowly erasing some of the reasons to live on this side.

Ultimately, we need to get this reval done so we can remove all the confusion and uncertainty about the local RE market. Incredibly, it seems like a lot of homeowners are completely unaware of the looming issue, and how it will affect them.


That's very true - also, NYC has much better choices for school!!! A lot of my friends who live in NYC has much better public schools where they live, or they can try for those specialty schools. All of them for free.

What do we have in JC that's comparable (except McNair, but that's HS only)???

I currently pay ~$8K on property taxes per year for a condo in downtown, and pay separately for private school for my two children. I can't imagine paying $$17K per year in property taxes (that would be the estimated new rate), and still pay for private school. We just can't afford that.

Ironically, it may be cheaper for us to move across the river!!!


Posted on: 2016/4/7 13:39

Edited by SRhia on 2016/4/7 13:58:51
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Re: Historical Preservation Society
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Thanks for the replies so far!!!

I've pm'ed each of you for some additional questions: @Dinger, @JCgurl and @Yorkster. Thanks!

Posted on: 2016/4/6 16:44
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Re: No water pressure - HP
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same on montgomery near vvp

Posted on: 2016/4/6 11:50
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Re: Historical Preservation Society
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Hi everyone - I've finally gotten quotes from 2 vendors and now have some additional questions Hopefully someone can help me:
For non-street facing windows, one contractor quoted me Marvin integrity (which is fiberglass), and another contractor quoted me aluminium windows from Crystal (I believe a windows manufacturer in Queens).

Questions:
1. are fiberglass windows better, or same, as aluminium windows? I'm approaching the windows as long-term investment, and is willing to spend a little more to get a longer piece of mind for something that will last longer;

2. anyone has Marvin Integrity windows? Feedback?

3. anyone heard of Crystal windows? I did some research online, and have not been able to find that many reviews so far, and most are either "ok", or "stay away". Anyone has experience?

4. I'm tending to go with either fiberglass or aluminium, and stay away from Vinyl. Reasons being (1) currently all my windows are aluminium, and I just feel that (2) fiberglass and aluminum are both longer lasting & stronger than vinyl, and hence worth the extra investment up front? Is that correct?

Thanks in advance for any advice / tips.

Posted on: 2016/4/5 18:41
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Re: Mitsuwa
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I've been to Mitsuwa a few times and I love the place!!!

Can the experts suggest what is the best dish (or dishes) to get from each eatery there? There are quite a few, and personally, I don't know that many japanese poeple "in the know" to direct me.

I love the ramen noddles from the little place right by the exit, but that's about what I get everytime because I'm afraid to order from the myriad of other places!!!

TIA!

Posted on: 2016/4/1 17:02
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Re: Gay couple looking to move back to Dwtn JC or Hoboken
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I had lived in PH (on Morris, by Washington), and now lives downtown (on Montgomery by Grove). PH is nice that it's very quite. However, I find downtown a lot more lively nowadays. I have a large number of restaurants to choose from that are all within a few blocks of walking, and I can always run out to get something quickly if needed - whatever that may be (the koreans delis, the Duane Reade, Choc o pain for bread, wonder begles, keyfood, etc). Whereas in PH it would be a much further trek (or one can go to the few options within PH).

So it really depends on what you're looking for. I like the convenience and the options, so Downtown is my preference.


Posted on: 2016/3/28 15:18
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Re: More terrorism in Europe - Belgium
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Quote:

MDM wrote:
Be careful who you let into your country...



And one should (countries and governments, especially) should also watch what they do in other people's country. they may one day come back and bite you.

Look - let's not pretend that the Western powers are completely innocent in this mess. They created this mess over decades of meddling in the middle east (and all other areas all over the world).

Posted on: 2016/3/22 14:56
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Re: NYT "The Hunt" Land a job in JC? Move to LIC!
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She's paying more in rent and taxes, and also a longer commute (which is not an easy one either).

I don't get that.

Posted on: 2016/3/19 17:34
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Re: Cab fare from Grove PATH to Rich Korpi Ice Rink in Bayonne
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that you - will do that!

Posted on: 2016/3/19 15:32
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Cab fare from Grove PATH to Rich Korpi Ice Rink in Bayonne
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Does anyone know how much a cab would cost going from Grove PATH to Rich Korpi Ice Rink in Bayonne? Will be going Sunday with 2 kids, and trying to decide whether just to take a cab, or take public transportation (bus 81, or Light Rail - although light rail has a long walk).

Any advice would be appreciated!

Posted on: 2016/3/19 0:43
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Re: Santiago Calatrava on his soon-to-be-opened WTC Transit Hub
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Checked it out on my way home - it actually felt smaller than I thought. Perhaps that was because part of it is still walled off, and there were lots of people there.

I have to admit it is pretty cool standing under (or in) the oculus - the design and flow / feel is really nice.

However, once I took a few steps and got back on the usual nyc downtown streets, the oculus felt surreal, and perhaps out of place.

Posted on: 2016/3/4 2:07
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Re: Santiago Calatrava on his soon-to-be-opened WTC Transit Hub
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Quote:

dtjcview wrote:
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SRhia wrote:
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how do they expect to evacuate people with those tiny stairs in case of an emergency???


Press emergency stop on the escalators?




Have you notice how narrow are those escalators? One-person width. How do you evacuate the place during rush hour is there's an emergency?

The whole thing is a trap!

Posted on: 2016/3/3 14:45
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