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Re: 5 Best Beaches near Jersey City
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It’s summer and let’s be honest, all we really want to do is sit on the beach. Also, we have this long weekend coming up so why not head to a close by beach?
Here is a list of the best beaches near Jersey City.
Http://jcfamilies.com/beaches-near-jersey-city/


Thanks for the best laugh my family has had in a while! I was wondering what your site was about and browsing I found this gem of a post shilling a tutorial service:

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Posted on: 2019/5/24 1:53
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Re: "Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’"
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In the end the only ones making out are the landlords--large or small. House always wins.


Only true in a regulated market that interferes with supply meeting demand. In cities without regs that limit supply, there is no cage match between landlords and tenants. There's enough vacancies that tenants can vote with their feet.

Posted on: 2019/5/23 17:56
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Re: "Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’"
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With most of city zoned for R-1 Bayonne Boxes, where will the "affordable" housing go?


Exactly this. When the zoning requires low density, you cannot build the density required to meet market demand. 70 years ago 100k more people lived in JC when the Waterfront was all railyards and docks. They lived more densely than the 2 people in 1500 sq ft that our zoning encourages. I have couples living in 500 ft units, but those could not be built today.

Now, every time someone wants to build densely, hysteria ensues. There's a modest 4 floor 21 unit development being designed for 36-42 Waverly that has the NA all in a twist, even though it looks like it has parking and is a floor shorter than the adjacent building on the corner.

Posted on: 2019/5/23 17:06
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Re: Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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A friendly word of warning - be extremely careful “rebuilding” an existing 4-family building. You WILL trigger a requirement to upgrade the fire protection systems in the property.


A reason I say anyone trying to build or rebuild needs to hire a lawyer who practices before the JC zoning and codes bar, not just any clown. There are people who specialize in this stuff, and most importantly, have relationships with the players.

Posted on: 2019/5/9 20:50
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Re: Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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You can only convert to condos if the building is empty?

I believe you can convert it with tenants, and even sell the unit, though you won't get the same price with a rent controlled tenant as you would vacant.

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If she is in Zone R-1 (most of the Heights is R-1), she could only build a Bayonne Box 2 family. Better off rebuilding the 4 family.

Get the right builder and it will be a new building. I've seen it several times now that they leave a stick or 2 of the original standing as a "grandfathered zoning fig leaf" and basically build a completely new building. One 4 family, they even raised the ceiling height of every floor and doubled the lot coverage.
her building is 4 family....no rent control...bayonne boxes are fugly but i guess they make money...how much to build a bayonne box?


You don't understand, what we're saying is she's better off rebuilding the 4 family completely and give lip service to the zoning.

Posted on: 2019/5/9 16:46
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Re: Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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JCBORN wrote:
You can only convert to condos if the building is empty?

I believe you can convert it with tenants, and even sell the unit, though you won't get the same price with a rent controlled tenant as you would vacant.

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If she is in Zone R-1 (most of the Heights is R-1), she could only build a Bayonne Box 2 family. Better off rebuilding the 4 family.

Get the right builder and it will be a new building. I've seen it several times now that they leave a stick or 2 of the original standing as a "grandfathered zoning fig leaf" and basically build a completely new building. One 4 family, they even raised the ceiling height of every floor and doubled the lot coverage.

Posted on: 2019/5/9 16:08
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Re: Timestamp of messages all wrong
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Not sure why the webmaster can't / won't apply the necessary fix to display the correct time, as it should be a simple software setting.


Seems obvious enough, this site is so moribund it's not worth his time to mess with, it's a Flying Dutchman.



Don't give up on this site just yet, Brew.


He can't even sell adspace, the end is nigh! Sadly, Nextdoor is an incredibly crappy format for actual discussion rather than posting a lost dog.

Posted on: 2019/5/9 1:32
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Re: Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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JCBORN wrote:
Did anyone on here convert a rent-control building into condos? Is that an easy process?


FYI, it still doesn't take it off rent control, one owner cannot own more than 4 units or it stay on. Plus you'd get killed by the tax increase! Condo and sell is a better plan. Even better plan is to scrape the typically crappy old building with funhouse floors and crumbling ceilings off the lot and start fresh building modern more valuable condos to sell. A lot of those rent control railroads are pretty awful living spaces, 11' wide, 65' long with windows only at the ends.

Posted on: 2019/5/9 1:29
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Re: Timestamp of messages all wrong
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bodhipooh wrote:
Not sure why the webmaster can't / won't apply the necessary fix to display the correct time, as it should be a simple software setting.


Seems obvious enough, this site is so moribund it's not worth his time to mess with, it's a Flying Dutchman.

Posted on: 2019/5/8 16:36
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Re: Timestamp of messages all wrong
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Does anyone else see that the timestamp of your postings are all wrong? They are like 20 hours behind.

The time is 21:10 Wed 04/03/19.


Actually I think its GMT, +5. I guess we gotta get used to it like a pothole that never gets fixed. Ah, JC!

Correction: +4.

Posted on: 2019/5/8 2:47
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Re: Anyone planning to appeal 2018 property tax increases?
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We rec'd ours in the mail a while ago, a simple postcard reiterating the amount.
Sure you didn't get it?


And any time you want to reprint your postcard, just go here and enter your name or address, then click at the top of your page for the postcard. Interestingly, since the reval they've added the actual property card too.

http://tax1.co.monmouth.nj.us/cgi-bin ... &out_type=0&district=0906

Posted on: 2019/5/8 2:43
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Re: Selling a 1 bedroom - AS IS - in Journal Square
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If your rent price is accurate that makes this market interesting, indicating a GRM much lower than multifamilies around town.

Your desire for a cash deal could limit your price. The numbers for an investor borrowing are simply so much better. For $125k cash I could buy a $500k unit, which will yield 4x the market appreciation. But on the other hand it likely won't have the same GRM.

Posted on: 2019/5/6 20:01
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Re: Selling a 1 bedroom - AS IS - in Journal Square
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What would it rent for?


$1500 easily.


If that is true it does not sound too bad. I would think a 2 bedroom in that area will go for that price.


I agree, it sounds high.

Posted on: 2019/5/6 18:12
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Re: SATURDAY - Newport Fiesta 5K - Road Closures/No Parking
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Why do they close downtown for a 5K when one could be run perfectly well in Liberty State Park or Lincoln Park? Or even along the waterfront.

Parks are great for jogging, that's part of what they are designed for.

Robin.


Because this is supposed to showcase DTJC, not a state or county park. If it were all the time like the festivals on 9th ave in Manhattan I'd be peeved, but it's not. I can't recall another day except perhaps the 4th that is such a mess.

Posted on: 2019/5/6 1:36
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Re: Selling a 1 bedroom - AS IS - in Journal Square
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What would it rent for?

Posted on: 2019/5/5 21:24
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Re: Possible relief on the way?
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The "labor" i.e. the teachers are the main benefit the students get from schools.


There's a large body of studies showing extracurricular activities like sports and arts are of great importance for building adult skills and motivating students. Our district dramatically underfunds everything but labor, which it pays in the 98th percentile of NJ equivalent districts. Why is that?

Not JC but our County: why did High Tech get a new school when their previous one looked brand new by JC standards? I'm guessing it was "Use it or lose it".

Posted on: 2019/5/2 22:32
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Re: Possible relief on the way?
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The board is not "controlled" by the teachers. Although the union endorsed candidates have won in recent elections after years of "Parents for Progress" candidates, they exercise their independent judgment.


Do you even hear how weak a defense this sounds like? One year of deferred raises is not going to solve our problems, nor is even raising taxes to make up the shortfall. We need to get a grip on the spending. We have a culture of giving public servants whatever they want for political support and keeping the peace during elections.

I'd love to get ahold of an actual datafile of state school budgets and line by line compare ours to a comparably spending suburban district. Do you think I'd be wrong to guess that we spend far more on labor and far less on the students? I have the state downloadeable TGES excel files, but they're obtuse to the point of deliberate obfuscation, and will take quite some time to decipher.

Posted on: 2019/5/2 18:46
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Re: STARBUCKS ON GROVE
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JCBORN wrote:
It sounds like they designed it for people to just order their coffee and go.


Good heavens! What next? A separate line for people who want just a simple goddamn cup of coffee and not a time consuming $6 "creation"?

Posted on: 2019/5/2 1:29
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Re: Possible relief on the way?
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bodhipooh wrote:
The truth is that the local BOE never felt the need to be fiscally judicious, because someone else was covering the bills, so they failed to levy the proper taxes, and after years of graft, corruption, fiscal mismanagement, and out of control spending, the chickens have come home to roost.


All true, especially the out of control spending. A board controlled by the teachers cannot be expected to bargain in good faith for the citizens. What we have now is a system run for the benefit of it's employees not the students. Classes are being cut, all activities are being cut, anything that can be tossed overboard is now on the block except golden union contracts that pay better than 98% of their peers in the state.

I just wasted some time calculating the labor proportion of this budget: 87%. That's $478,040,1430 of the $615,867,852 budget, not counting the $67,999,857 for charters. To solve this crisis we need assess where our money is going not just where it comes from.

For my source, see pp 44-45 of http://www.jcboe.org/boe2015/images/p ... et-SY2018-19_03.28.18.pdf

Posted on: 2019/5/2 1:19
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Re: Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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I see in my crystal ball a whole lot of rental buildings being converted to condos.....and the rent control warriors will say no one saw that coming.



Mine sees an old multi-unit building being torn down and replaced with new 2 family Bayonne boxes. Followed by the same "warriors" wondering why the number of rentals available keeps going down.

I am wondering if NJ will respond to the "crisis" like Oregon did.. statewide rent control, but doing nothing regarding the zoning that creates shortages to begin with.


Very interesting doings in CA regarding zoning, a bill to prevent cities from restricting density around transit is making it's way through the legislature. It's pitting the SF mayor against his own council!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/opinion/california-housing.html

Posted on: 2019/4/30 20:26
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Re: Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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I see in my crystal ball a whole lot of rental buildings being converted to condos.....and the rent control warriors will say no one saw that coming.

Posted on: 2019/4/30 18:43
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Re: Reports of Menendez, Fulop friendship hugely untrue
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JPhurst wrote:
"My anonymous sources are more reliable than your anonymous sources."

I suspect Menendez is not going to spend his time trying to make Fulop miserable, but wouldn't mind giving him a push over the edge if he can help a challenger in a race.


Did you notice the byline, David "Bridgegate" Wildstein? Why is this guy given any credibility? Because he confessed?

Posted on: 2019/4/29 20:44
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Re: Error message when doing a search...
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Hi webmaster I posted this on the timestamp thread where you said you are doing an upgrade and to report any issues....

Is it just me or are others getting the below when trying to do a search in upper left box.

A problem has occurred on our server!
Page is currently unavailable

We are working on a fix
Please come back soon ...

Error : Error: Class 'XoopsModules\Newbb\Helper' not found


Just search the site using Google and the site restricting term site:/jclist.com. The results are far more useful and easy to look through.

Posted on: 2019/4/29 16:21
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Yvonne wrote:
The rent control ordinance was redone in 1985. The late Councilman Buddy Brooks lived in St. Johns apts. He always had a beef with Bob Sacks, the guy who ran the place. When Brooks won his Ward C seat, he had the ordinance changed protecting tenants. Landlords cannot pass on a tax increase to tenants. When taxes go up, they, the owners, go to tax court to win an appeal and we the public float bonds to repay them. I was a tax court with a friend recently because she did not understand the process. Before she was called, I watched the tax board reduced an assessments on a rent control building by one million, the commissioner said, other Hudson County towns allow tax pass alongs but not JC so the owner is entitled to a reduction. I have no problem with rent control but if you vote and want services especially school services, then you should pay the taxes. It is the reason why small landlords decided to sell their buildings and they are now condos. By the way, new construction is exempt from JC rent control laws.


Oh Yvonne, I've explained commercial appraisals to you many times in the past, yet you obstinately refuse to understand. A commercial property, which refers to any building of more than 4 units or having a commercial space, is appraised not by comps but by income. If you limit the income by rent control, you limit the value of the property, and thus the assessment and tax. No wonder those buildings are condo bait!!! It's the only way to get market value for the property.

Posted on: 2019/4/26 21:35
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Re: Commuter gondola plan gets off ground....
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In terms of money and cost per passenger, it could be feasible. Several other cities and countries have invested in these new gondola solutions with much success.


I agree it's feasible, unlike the bridge. I'm just not certain how the number can be much better than a ferry. The problem I saw looking into it was the intrinsically limited capacity, whether the balanced 2 car system with giant cars carrying hundreds of people like in Vietnam, or the many car system like a ski lift that are much smaller and typically 8 passenger.

I decided the latter was better, because you can create multi-stop lines. You could have a line coming from the West Side Watefront, a stop at Mcginley Sq, Exchange Pl, and then over to WTC or BPC.

Posted on: 2019/4/23 23:39
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Re: Commuter gondola plan gets off ground....
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Now a Hudson Gondola from Xchange Pl to WTC is an awesome idea.


How is that a good idea?


I guess you missed the previous discussion. It's really only a good idea by comparison to the pedestrian bridge notion some people actually insist is a good idea because they want to walk to Manhattan.

Posted on: 2019/4/23 16:43
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Re: Commuter gondola plan gets off ground....
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Hmm, seems pretty silly considering how underutilized that bridge is. Just make a shuttle bus route over it from a commuter lot on SI. Google says it's less than 10 minutes @8am.

Now a Hudson Gondola from Xchange Pl to WTC is an awesome idea.

Posted on: 2019/4/22 18:37
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Re: Campfire cooking gear
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The MVP in my kit is a 12" nonstik aluminum flat bottom wok. Great for everything from al fresco pasta sauce to scrambled eggs. After that is an 8 qt pot for boiling stuff, an assortment of smaller stainless camping pots, and a 10x10 square nonstik griddle with a handle. I usually use a an ancient Coleman 2 burner gas stove, and I don't typically grill meat, so if I'm expecting a campground without a cooking grate I bring a wire shelf kept from a trashed range.

Most of my camping dinner recipes are sautes or stir frys tossed over pasta or rice noodles. Real rice is too tricky to cook over a fire. Make sure not forget the stuff you're used to having in the kitchen, like oil, salt, and seasonings. Back in the day I used film cans for spices (remember those???)

Posted on: 2019/4/19 16:09
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Re: Parking ticket worth fighting?
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the judge didn’t care that the ticket clearly showed that two hours had not elapsed. His reply to me was “well, do you have proof that you did move the car and that it did not in fact stay past the two hour limit?” I was flabbergasted


That's awesome. Guilty till proven innocent! Go JC!!! FWIW big brother could have gotten you out of that ticket. I have Metromile insurance with a GPS dongle that tracks my every trip, and the time it was made. Think how fabulous that would have been to whip out the phone and show that prick you had left.

Guilty or innocent, we're just meat in their machine. I learned that for sure with the sanitation tickets.

Posted on: 2019/4/17 16:32
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Re: Should inmates be allowed to vote?
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D_Nasir_McClain wrote:
The scariest thing I have gotten out of this exchange is the fact that you do have the right to vote. You are clearly a part of the upper echelon of the uninformed, do not understand how the basics of government work and seem to be an ardent denier of facts even when placed at your feet. With all due respect, at the present moment you are far more dangerous to our society than any convicted felon having the right to vote.


Congrats, it took you only 5 posts to come to the truth about Yvonne!. She's terrifying.

On the other point, you seem to not know there are vast numbers of US workers who do not normally get paid on holidays. And that ignores the increasing numbers of "gig" or self employed. Your idea is simplistic, reminds me of all the healthcare arguments from people who have always gotten it through work and have no understanding of what it costs.

Posted on: 2019/4/16 23:51
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