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Re: Door recommendation for open Den area
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I installed double pocket doors, I asked the contractor to get the tallest doors that were available. they also have a latch to lock them. I can utilize all the space near the doors and it makes the room feel larger and it soundproofs both rooms.

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Posted on: 3/21 11:54
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Re: Jersey City sees 3 shootings in less than 24 hours (Heights and Greenville)
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I've take to reading between the lines whenever I see an article, or comment from the JC Spokesperson, like this. "'uncooperative' with police", "feud between acquaintances". Sad, but you read enough of these and it's hard not to believe the subtext or hidden meaning you read in is actually there.

I'm thinking about this because I live in the Heights, and the shooting occurred literally 2 blocks from my apartment! Would someone else be concerned? Possibly new arrivals to the neighborhood would - but with my internal "Rosetta Stone", I have a picture of the people involved and somehow know they are the type I avoid, whose stores I stay out of, whose blocks I skirt.

Posted on: 3/21 11:30
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Leading Lady Meredith Burns Takes Role as Art House Productions Executive Director
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Stepping inside Art House Productions’ performance space behind One PATH Plaza in Jersey City, Meredith Burns tiptoes through rows of stage lights, piles of discarded scenery and the ghosts of plays, musicals, art exhibits and dress-up fundraisers that took place within its walls all these years. But the past is the past and Art House Productions is about to take up residence in a new space with Burns as its new executive director. There’s still lots to be done and some big shoes to fill.

http://riverviewobserver.net/2017/03/ ... tions-executive-director/

Posted on: 3/21 10:56
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Thanks

Posted on: 3/21 10:37
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Yvonne, can you be more specific about what type of public school? Magnets and charters are public schools.


The city told me it would be a traditional public school.

Council President Lavarro said the JCRA would possible vote to amend the redeveloper agreement with SciTeh Scity tonight (6 pm, 30 Montgomery) to make that specific in the agreement.

Posted on: 3/21 10:23
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Citywide Event: Doing Business with Jersey City (March 25th)
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Greetings JC Listers,

If you have a business or know of anyone who may be interested, please spread the word. If you believe your business can offer quality goods or services at fair prices to the City of Jersey City, please register today.

-Understand the City's public contracts process
-Learn how to place bids with the City of Jersey City
-Know where to find City contracts

To register, click here: https://doingbusinesswithjerseycity2017.eventbrite.com


We hope to see you this Saturday. Please bring business cards and a notepad. Refreshments will be served.

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Posted on: 3/21 9:56
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Yvonne, can you be more specific about what type of public school? Magnets and charters are public schools.

Posted on: 3/21 9:06
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Re: Door recommendation for open Den area
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I'm working with the same issue right now. The best alternative we've found so far is the barn door install.They have some nice low cost models at Lowes - and higher end options online.

Pinterest/Google "Interior Barn Doors" for ideas.


Posted on: 3/21 8:59
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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At the caucus meeting, it was mention that it will be a public school.

Posted on: 3/21 8:15
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Re: Door recommendation for open Den area
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We had a large opening that we closed off with Shoji screens. Beautiful open or closed....but not a great sound barrier.

Posted on: 3/21 8:11
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Friends of LSP supports the project and Sam Pesin plans to speak at the City Council meeting in favor of moving forward.

Posted on: 3/21 8:03
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Re: Buying to live in Bergen-Lafayette a good idea?
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Hey look! Here's another thread about an area with people commenting on it without knowing a damn thing.

Considering that houses in BeLa have Sotheby's signs out front, I'd say gentrification has already come...


Sotheby's the auction house sold off their name years ago re:real estate . . . the nice blue signs have nothing to do with the auction house these days.

No houses for auction...

Posted on: 3/21 7:34
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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In a perverse kinda way, the fact that the schools suck so bad here means that anyone with kids who can afford to move to the burbs does just that, unless they can afford private school. I'm not even sure what JC HS is local to Newport-where do those kids go?

Newport kids would go to Ferris unless they joined a magnet program to get into one of the other public high schools (if that still exist).

Posted on: 3/21 0:10
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Re: Glue Vandalism On Locks
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Put a fake camera and sticker and see if it helps.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fake-C ... -camaras/32709029545.html

It even blinks red light and costs just $3.38

Posted on: 3/20 22:50
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Going back to one of the original articles in the thread.

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

"The council's unanimous action amends an existing zoning plan to create what the city calls a "science and technology district." The changes allow for construction of research and development facilities, labs, hotels, office space, restaurants and more."

I find it unbelievable that Boggiano and Yun voted to rezone, and now claim that they have to oppose a "giveaway" of "prime land."

Appraise the property? Sure. Make sure LSC can make good on its commitments? Sure, and the contract has provisions for that. Consider other options? Done already. Proposals for residences, hotels, and a convention center have all been floated and received no traction.

Do this by RFP? Why we LOVE RFPs! Except when they come out with results we don't like, such as the Ambulance contract, or the bid for Loews Jersey. Then, RFP's "don't take the important community connection into account" or something.*

(* With respect to the above, I actually think the city made the wrong decision in those two instances. The ambulance contract likely ran afoul of federal law, and the Loews had a lease upheld in court. Nevertheless, the RFPs came up with results that opponents would prefer to ignore.)

I fully understand concerns about the administration seeking to chase the shiny ring. While due diligence before and after the deal is necessary, the proposal is better than anything that comes along to date.

Posted on: 3/20 22:48
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Door recommendation for open Den area
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I have a 4 feet width opening into the den where I'd like to install some sort of door (may be sliding). The idea is to use as a bedroom (it is big enough) as we are expecting a close relative for a longer time. Does anyone has any creative ideas they have executed to get ideas from? pictures, link? Here is a little bit more details -

1. The Den is off the living room and that is why the stress on a creative solution that looks good (mirror door? stained/old wooden door?) OR any temporary solution that doesn't spoil the beauty?

2. The ceilings are 14 ft high so possibly will need to fill the top as well. False walls?

3. I'd like to keep the doorway completely clear (in case change it to kids room ==> larger play area). Is sliding door the only alternative?

4. How much does it approximately cost to install professionally? Any recommendations?

5. Does something like this needs permit from the City?




Posted on: 3/20 22:39
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Re: Stop Sale of Public Land to Developers, Promote a Green City
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Except when they don't, like in the case of SciTechSCity, in which case opponents will say "You should just sell it to the highest bidder and give taxpayers relief!" (Not saying you fall into this category).


Not I. I think much of that is just using any excuse to harass Fulop. I tire of the cries of "high taxes" too, our tax rate is perfectly average for our area.

Posted on: 3/20 22:35
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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In a perverse kinda way, the fact that the schools suck so bad here means that anyone with kids who can afford to move to the burbs does just that, unless they can afford private school. I'm not even sure what JC HS is local to Newport-where do those kids go?


Sadly, this is entirely too true. I know many, many couples that have left Jersey City after having kids. And, honestly, it is hard to fault them: paying for a private school, on top of paying a ton for property taxes, is simply not feasible for a lot of young families. Heck, I know a couple (currently paying for private pre K) that is already planning to move out if their kid that is about to enter elementary school is chosen to be bussed instead of getting to attend the one down the street from their place in Hamilton Park.

Posted on: 3/20 22:34
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Re: Stop Sale of Public Land to Developers, Promote a Green City
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It's really simple. Until we pass a law excluding funds from the sale of city assets from being used in the general budget, there will be an incentive to sell city assets to balance the budgets and make the current administration look good. This has been going on for decades.

Some years ago the Parking Authority was running in the red and sold a parking lot to balance it's budget. It's like the milkman selling his cow, right?


Except when they don't, like in the case of SciTechSCity, in which case opponents will say "You should just sell it to the highest bidder and give taxpayers relief!" (Not saying you fall into this category).

Posted on: 3/20 22:12
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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379 Communipaw is 25 x 100 which is about 4 times smaller than .25 acres

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How can the land be estimated at $20 when developers brought land one minute by car according to the google map for $35 million? That land is 7 1/2 acres.

It's not 1 minute by car. It's more like 10 minutes.

Unless they build a vehicular bridge over the Morris Canal, there is no direct route between the LSC lot and downtown.

We see this differential in lots for sale. E.g. there's a lot at 379 Communipaw, .25 acres for $200k. Another lot is at 423 Grand is .33 acres and... $4 million.

And those two lots are only a 3 minute drive apart.

Is it news to you that in real estate, location is critical?

Posted on: 3/20 21:52
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Re: JC CAR RENTAL
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I second www.turo.com

Posted on: 3/20 21:32
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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In a perverse kinda way, the fact that the schools suck so bad here means that anyone with kids who can afford to move to the burbs does just that, unless they can afford private school. I'm not even sure what JC HS is local to Newport-where do those kids go?

Posted on: 3/20 21:11
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Yvonne wrote:
No, I think they are opposed because they were not contacted. I have always said one acre should be given to the local school system because there is a need for a school, especially a high school. Development has brought in a lot of school children that the current administration ignores in tax abatements hearings. A typical tax abatement hearing might show only 4 students on a 100 unit building. Those numbers are not realistic.


You love to make this claim, but guess what: I think you are just making it up. I am now living in my second development in which an abatement was granted (both developments had 20-year abatements, and both were 100+ units, one in BeLa, and the other in DTJC) and they were both almost entirely devoid of children, particularly school-age kids.

When in BeLa, I resided at the same building for almost nine years, and in all those years, I can only recall two families with one kid attending schools. Everyone else was single adults, or couples without kids, and the few that ended up getting pregnant and having kids, soon moved out and went elsewhere. At my new development (also 100+ units) there is one unit with one kid in high school (not sure if attending public schools in JC, but I am almost positive that is not the case) and a handful of families that have recently had kids and are looking at future options, including moving elsewhere.

My point is that the abatement studies may not be as far off as you claim: I am sure my experience is not that unique. I have friends in other abated buildings and their experiences are similar in that their buildings have almost no kids, and most families with newborns end up moving elsewhere.

Posted on: 3/20 21:07
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Interesting that the teachers union would suddenly oppose this project. Such a move is more likely to make me want to support the project.

But, seriously, why the sudden interest and apparent opposition?


Since so little is known about the project I'd guess and say they're terrified the onsite school would be charter based.


That's exactly what I am thinking. But, as far as I know, there is no indication the school is slated (or, expected) to be a charter school, but the idea does have merit if it is tightly integrated into the SciTech institution, as a sort of "engineering" high school, a la Brooklyn Tech.

Posted on: 3/20 20:57
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Jersey City sees 3 shootings in less than 24 hours (Heights and Greenville)
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By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on March 20, 2017 at 12:28 PM, updated March 20, 2017 at 3:45 PM

JERSEY CITY -- A 19-year-old man was injured in one of three shootings reported in less than 24 hours this weekend, officials said.

Two of the shootings occurred in broad daylight.

The first incident was reported at about 9:30 p.m. Friday in Curries Woods. No one was injured by the gunfire, but a home on New Heckman Drive was hit by a bullet, city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said.

On Saturday afternoon, the 19-year-old was grazed in the head by a bullet on Neptune Avenue near Old Bergen Road at about 2 p.m. He was brought to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment and was "uncooperative" with police, she said.

About two and a half hours later, gunfire erupted in the Heights near New York Avenue and Franklin Street. Morrill said the shots fired stemmed from a "feud between two acquaintances."

No one was injured in the shooting, and no property damage was reported. An arrest warrant was issued for the alleged gunman, Morrill said.


Posted on: 3/20 19:21
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Re: Buying to live in Bergen-Lafayette a good idea?
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Pebble wrote:
Hey look! Here's another thread about an area with people commenting on it without knowing a damn thing.

Considering that houses in BeLa have Sotheby's signs out front, I'd say gentrification has already come...


Sotheby's the auction house sold off their name years ago re:real estate . . . the nice blue signs have nothing to do with the auction house these days.

Posted on: 3/20 18:28
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Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation
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Now this should be interesting to watch... this was a political hit job from the previous admin "non- political" DOJ... now with all the NJ connections in the WH. What can we do to make this all go away?

Let's start watching how the senator starts voting? Starting with a Scotus vote?

Posted on: 3/20 18:20
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Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation
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Supreme Court refuses to dismiss Menendez corruption charges

POLITICO - By 03/20/17 10:48 AM EDT

The Supreme Court has rejected Sen. Bob Menendez's attempt to throw out the bribery and corruption charges against him, setting the stage for a trial for the New Jersey Democrat this fall.

With Monday's announcement, Menendez can no longer block the proceedings against him from moving forward, a major setback for his efforts to avoid criminal trial.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03 ... corruption-charges-236252


Posted on: 3/20 17:46
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Re: Buying to live in Bergen-Lafayette a good idea?
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Even though it's in the same area I personally always liked the area North of Bramhall where Madison, Clinton and Baby Monticello make the little loop around. Those blocks always felt like they were cut off from the surrounding drama near by.

Posted on: 3/20 17:27
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Re: Fulop: Trump’s proposed budget would cost Jersey City $9.6M in HUD funding
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Have no worries... All Fulop needs to do is say some nice things about Russia and the puppet will give extra funding to JC.

Posted on: 3/20 17:25
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