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Re: Heights Gas Station Robbery
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While this area of Tonnelle ave is in the Heights, I wouldn't categorize this as crime in the Heights. Tonnelle Ave is kind of a world unto itself. It isn't part of a neighborhood.

Posted on: 2013/11/28 1:46
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Re: Micro Apartment Living
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I apologize if this was already addressed, but isn't this a bit of a safety issue? I'm not sure how this works, but isn't there a limit to how many people can co-exist within a certain amount of square feet? (Fire code, ordinance?)

Posted on: 2013/11/26 7:45
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Re: Bought condo under false pretenses
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Another thing is that the bank owned unit is not exempt from all of this. It's troubling that you guys are setting a precedent that they don't have responsibility for their share of the common expenses. They will also have to pay monthly maintenance once the association gets 'refreshed' and starts collecting monthly fees. They should be responsible for 1/6th of the fire code violation costs. And they too won't be able to sell until this all gets cleared up. The association will probably have to put a lien on their unit should they fail to pay their share (not to mention figure out how to cover it before the bank steps up).

This sounds awful, and it's terrible that you have to go through this. I can understand why that other owner walked away. It's a huge decision that is not without consequences.


If the association doesn't exist, you cannot retroactively charge someone fees once you create one. Something is very wrong with this story. How can THIS many owners have been duped into thinking an association existed? First of all, who filled out the mandatory condo questionnaire for the mortgage companies upon application for a mortgage?? I think these unit owners need to get together and figure out what is going on. This situation almost can't exist.

Posted on: 2013/10/3 1:16
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Re: Zone Parking Proposal
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Yeah, I don't understand why he thinks this is necessary in the Heights at all.


New York Avenue and surrounding streets are zoned parking because people park there and walk to the Hoboken Light Rail Elevator. Believe it or not, many people also do drive to the Heights in Jersey City and park on the side streets along Kennedy Blvd and catch the bus to midtown. Many of these people are ex-Jersey City residents who drive in from the suburb for which they left Jersey City. There was a time when it didn't make much of a difference, but that time is past and something needs to be done. Too many people in this city these days.

Posted on: 2013/9/27 16:48
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Re: Need advice - car blocking my driveway for 2 days
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You don't sound dumb and you have every right to "freak out"...essentially, you are trapped and it's wrong!! I believe that if your car is in the driveway, the other car will be towed (not sure if they would tow to let you INTO the driveway, but to let you out, certainly).

Do yourself a favor and get this car out of your driveway now versus (God forbid) during an emergency.

For all you know, it could be a stolen car that is not going to be retrieved at any point by anyone.

Best of luck.

Posted on: 2013/9/7 20:42
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Re: Man crossing Jersey City street struck and killed by off-duty Jersey City cop
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How do you give someone who leaves the scene a breathalyzer test? Let's stay with the facts here. No, I'm not a "cop"...but I don't like to generalize about any groups. I think it's a bad idea. Also, until breathalyzers are law, let's not take a stand that there was foul play because he wasn't given one. Would an 80 year-old likely be given one? I just like to stick to the facts as they are revealed.

Posted on: 2013/8/10 1:11
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Re: Man crossing Jersey City street struck and killed by off-duty Jersey City cop
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Can we not add a laundry list to my original post and question my position on issues I didn't address. My comment was regarding no more or less than I stated. Thank you.

Posted on: 2013/8/10 0:53
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Re: Man crossing Jersey City street struck and killed by off-duty Jersey City cop
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I think that some people here think that having a car accident is a crime. It is not. What factors contributed to the accident are another story. There are people here wondering why this guy wasn't being treated as a criminal for speeding or careless driving. Nobody ever is. 95% of the population would be behind bars. I want justice like everyone else, but c'mon now...learn the difference between moving violations and crime.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 18:44
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Re: City Council to combine fire, police departments in Jersey City
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I guess my first question would be "what do these directors do?" If they are having limited impact on the day-to-day activities of the PD and FD, then why DO we need 2??

Does anyone have this answer?

Posted on: 2013/8/1 17:11
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Re: Mem Property Management
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Not familiar with this particular mgmt. co, but it's been my experience that the easiest route (if the building is small enough) is to be your own mgmt. company and have meetings as often as possible. Most mgmt. companies do too little and charge too much.

Posted on: 2013/7/29 22:16
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Re: Does anyone know where I can buy an upright piano?
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Try this guy. He is very knowledgeable about pianos and if he doesn't have what you're looking for, I am certain he will help you find it.

http://www.aartinamericapiano.com/

Posted on: 2013/7/4 18:25
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Re: Jersey City to restrict use of municipal vehicles
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Ok, Brewster, I remembered another one. They asked me if I would fax THEM part of a city parking ordinance that I was trying to discuss with them. They had no knowledge of it. It was a subsection of an ordinance. Isn't that like having to bring your own bread to a sandwich shop? Crazy!!

Posted on: 2013/6/19 22:11
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Re: Jersey City to restrict use of municipal vehicles
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The parking authority is a total waste of the city's money. My favorite conversation that I had with them was when they told me that I had to provide proof that a driveway was illegal in order for them to deal with it. Euuuukkaaayy...doesn't the misspelling of the word "parking" tip someone off and if you really want me to impress you, may I point out that the curb is not broken.

Posted on: 2013/6/19 21:06
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Re: Gluten Free Pizza in JC?
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I just wanted to clarify something. I said that I didn't like John's gluten-free pizza. I do think their non-gf pizza is fabulous. I also shouldn't have said that it isn't good...it is only my opinion. Others may find it great. Sorry for the way I presented that.

Posted on: 2013/5/31 15:19
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Re: Gluten Free Pizza in JC?
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Unfortunately, I tried John's and it wasn't good. It wasn't the worst gf pizza I've had, but it definitely wasn't "good." I hope that they (or somebody) comes up with something good soon. I tried glutino (frozen section - supermarket) spinach and feta and THAT was good. However, feta & spinach do not a true pizza make

Posted on: 2013/5/28 17:43
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Re: Flood Zone Real Estate
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Parts of Lafayette flood also. They've been adding pumps and changing sewers, but areas definitely flood.

Posted on: 2013/5/25 0:56
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St. Mary's High School
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I am writing this as someone who grew up in Jersey City and had the fortune of attending an all-girl's academy. The education, along with its emphasis on morality and values, was invaluable. That was over 20 years ago.

Those days are over.

I am highly recommending that parents look into St. Mary's High School. I don't know what it was like 20 years ago because it was never on my radar. I can say that the way it is run today will thoroughly shock you. It is a close-knit community of good-natured, well-behaved kids, some of whom pay for their own tuition by working after-school jobs. It is headed and staffed by a dedicated and kind administration with zero tolerance for bullying. The summer reading requirements are on the same level as the more expensive schools in the city, and the teachers are far more dedicated than what I've observed at a long-standing all-girls academy that I won't name.

It is a small friendly place. I think that what it lacks is a competitive academic reputation, which could easily be turned around simply by attendance of students with a stronger academic background. This place is really a gem. I hope people give it at least a look. Many of the other high schools with long histories in this city are surviving on reputation alone, but they're not living up to that reputation any longer. St. Peter's Prep is the exception...I believe it's as good as it always was.

Good luck to all.

Posted on: 2010/7/3 22:17
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Re: EVERYTHING JERSEY CITY FESTIVAL!! MAY 22
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Thanks for posting this.

Posted on: 2010/5/12 20:45
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Re: Bayonne or Jersey City Heights?
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Hi Kuba,

I sent you a PM.

Thanks,
Christine

Posted on: 2010/5/12 20:43
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Re: Condo Opinion
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Why would you buy a place you aren't totally happy with? You should be able to get exactly what you want in this real estate market.


Im on a tight budget right now. This place has everything and more that anyone could need in an apartment, and the building itself is brand new. I just would prefer a better view which unfortunatly it can't provide. For the price its going for though I think id be an idiot to pass it up.


I have to agree with dieselpowerd - you should not settle for less than you want. What may end up happening is that the very thing you aren't getting becomes the ONLY thing you focus on once the deal is sealed. You can never be called an idiot (even by your own mouth) for passing up something that you have doubts about now. Think into the future about resale...what you're willing to concede to out of fear may end up being the exact thing that prohibits the next buyer.

Best of luck and trust your gut.

Posted on: 2010/5/5 1:37
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Re: Friends of Liberty State Park oppose Formula One Grand Prix in Jersey City
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i don't even like when the st. pat's parade goes by - but all things considered JC needs to get some cash coming in above and beyond what the parking authority generates and a F1 race could be a big cash cow

Of course I don't trust the current bunch (Healy & Co) to not mess it up


The problem with this city isn't a lack of cash coming in. The problem is where it does and doesn't go.

As for the parking authority...they are a drain on the city. They are neither familiar nor interested in getting familiar with the ordinances they're there to upkeep. They break the existing ordinances at the expense of taxpayers. It very well COULD generate money for the city if it consisted of qualified personnel who understood and carried out their function. Instead, it's a "friends of the current administration" organization and long has been (regardless of what administration is in place).

As for this race track...have it within city limits but not in our park.

I agree that the additional revenue would be great...but not if it goes into the pockets of politicians as tax-paying residents lose one of the few nice things we have to enjoy.

Posted on: 2010/5/4 2:44
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Re: The JCPA is so shady.
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Okay, isn't it time to start the petition to rid this city of the JCPA once and for all???

The corruption and drain on the city has to stop.

Does anyone have experience with starting a petition and organizing a peaceful and legal protest.

Posted on: 2010/4/9 23:54
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Re: JCPA's booting policy called unfair
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Althea,

Nothing personal, really. You have to understand that for those who have lived in this city their entire lives, proposed ordinances mean nothing when existing ones are not enforced.

If Fulop gets this ordinance approved and enforced, I will give him credit. Until then, it's just business as usual and they are all part of it.

I understand the functions of the branches of government. It is EXACTLY why I am so frustrated by all of the rhetoric spewed by politicians.

Also, I'm not talking about PAST directors of the JCPA. I'm talking about current ones. They don't know the booting policy.

I hope Fulop turns out to be everything you dream he can be...truly I do. Good luck with that, and I guess time will tell.

Posted on: 2009/12/9 22:25
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Re: JCPA's booting policy called unfair
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Althea,

With all due respect, I have the existing ordinance on my hard drive as well as the one that preceded it. I've read both in full. I guess I'd have a little more respect for our councilmen/councilwomen if they merely enforced EXISTING ordinances. An ordinance that has been in existence since 2003 has been ignored for nearly 7 years. The JCPA is actually unaware that the ordinance exists. I know this because I have contacted directors and asked them.

If you or anyone else considers this a "complex issue", I guess I must be brilliant. They can pass any new ordinance they like, but if it sits in a drawer unenforced, its contents are irrelevant.

Get it?

If you would like to see what's already in existence, I can send it to you personally. It was sent to me directly from City Hall.

Posted on: 2009/12/9 6:25
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Re: JCPA's booting policy called unfair
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ORDINANCE 03-001 has been in existence since January of 2003. Nothing against Fulop, but why is anyone thanking him? He didn't even vote on it and doesn't know it exists apparently.

It is a 3-page ordinance. that supercedes Ord. 99-179. It says that unless a person has 3 outstanding tickets and has received failure to appear notices on those tickets, their vehicle cannot be booted or towed unless they are in Zone 3 or Zone 8 OR if there is an emergency situation.

If anyone talks to Fulop, tell him that the city clerk file no. is Ord. 03-001. Anyone can see this information. Tell him if he'd like me to do any other research for him, please send me a private message.

Christine

Posted on: 2009/12/8 23:14
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Re: JCPA's booting policy called unfair
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Why, oh why is this still being debated. I have addressed this several times. The ordinance ALREADY EXISTS. Why doesn't somebody call a meeting and I'll BRING THE COPY???

This is NOT NEW. There is an ordinance that has long been in existence that states that with the exception of one area downtown and the area around the college, booting is ONLY ALLOWED if the person has 3 unpaid parking tickets!!

This is NOT NEW.

I guarantee it.

Thank you.

Sorry for the exasperated tone, but I feel like I'm typing in invisible ink!!!

Posted on: 2009/12/7 8:00
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Re: Wave of gentrification that leapfrogged the Hudson has reached new heights - Jersey City Heights
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My memory is long and I have watched The Heights deteriorate since 1970.

Although if one must live in the Heights, Ogden Street is by far the best street


Your memory ain't as good as you think. It's Avenue, Ogden Avenue.


His memory isn't so good because all he can think about is the Jersey City Heights.

I have an idea. Why doesn't Xerxes allow the lot of us to take him on a tour of the Heights and show him what those who live here are talking about so that he can stop spewing this nonsense. I personally have a panoramic view of the New York skyline and I don't live on Ogden Ave. We can take a light rail trip and use stopwatches. We can show him the Victorian homes that line Sherman Place.

Why didn't Xerxes address what dmark526 and several others told him about what the Heights is like now? Xerxes need help.

Posted on: 2009/11/25 3:05
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Re: Wave of gentrification that leapfrogged the Hudson has reached new heights - Jersey City Heights
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I ask again: Why do people care so much about dinging another neighborhood? The idea that people have to rag on another neighborhhood to somehow justify their own is ridiculous. Live where you want to live and be thankful that there are options in this city.


Jenny, I agree! I only try to defend my neighborhood when it's being trashed -- especially by people who don't live anywhere near here. I have no interest in putting down other neighborhoods. My feeling is that if you're happy where you are, that's where you belong. Every neighborhood has its perks and drawbacks, and if you've found your own comfort zone, there's no need to talk people out of finding theirs.

Anyway, thanks for the support.

Posted on: 2009/11/22 4:39
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Re: Wave of gentrification that leapfrogged the Hudson has reached new heights - Jersey City Heights
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Bullcrap! I've made it from my house (New York Ave) to 23rd street path station street level in 25 minutes flat (best time) and it's never longer than 35 minutes unless there's a major delay on the Path.

And really, 45 minutes to get from Ogden to the path station? Come on, it's 2 stops on the lightrail from 9th street to Newport station and takes no longer than 5 minutes riding time. I do it all of the time.

It (heights walking distance to 9th st elevator) may not be as convenient as living 1 block from Exchange, Grove, Or Newport, but it is more convenient than many other parts of Downtown or Hoboken.


Exactly!! The best was when I worked into the evening in midtown (11:00 p.m.) and I'd exit the Lincoln Tunnel and from that point on, it was a 6-minute drive to my front door. Going through that Hoboken exit and up the viaduct was ridiculously fast.

Posted on: 2009/11/22 4:23
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Re: Wave of gentrification that leapfrogged the Hudson has reached new heights - Jersey City Heights
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Capn John wrote:

and for full disclosure... my wife and i live in the Heights... love it... and our house has manufactured siding that looks like wood. and it's lovely.


ps - Christine - don't spread the secret about Jose and his cooking on the corner of NY and Congress.... he's our little awesome secret!

pps - have you stopped by Mission Burritto on South and Palisades? delish!

HEY CAPN JOHN - I believe I know your house and it certainly is lovely.

We've never tried Mission Burrito, but we will. I totally understand your wanting me to keep Jose under wraps. My sister-in-law stayed with us for a couple of weeks and I think she spent more time at Jose's cart than she did in the house! He is all that. There are days when I'm really craving one of those grilled chicken tacos and if he's not there, I feel like a little kid who finds their candy store closed. He's just lucky I don't know his address...I'd be ringing his bell

I really dislike when people trash our neighborhood...it is a great area. I wouldn't mind if the things that are said were true, but they aren't and it's very frustrating.

Posted on: 2009/11/22 4:13
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