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Re: PRESERVATION OF POWERHOUSE TO BEGIN
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take a look at that rendering, now put the 600 ft 111 first street building in the picture across the street, the second tower of trump, the 18 stories on the triangle, the balance of Toll and the three URL buildings on the Harborside lots.


http://www.panynj.gov/corporate-infor ... _minutes_sept_22_2011.pdf

The description of the property for new PATH Substation seems to be more like 7 stories, not 18. Where are you getting this number? The height allowed for Harborside West District is criminal - 50 stories, not including parking - and no more than 800 ft. Makes 111 First Street property the new transition zone - according to current PAD plan - max of 500FT, not 600. You're just making up numbers. The three Toll towers are small high rises, max 38 stories (38, 28 and 33). And the towers have jumped Marin - two 38 story structures are up for Planning Board approval end of this month! From 9-10 stories to 38! This is the overbuilding I'm talking about.




Posted on: 2014/9/13 4:47
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Re: PRESERVATION OF POWERHOUSE TO BEGIN
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I heard that powerhouse will now have two towers as part of the project. The first tower will be on the triangle. The PA substation will be at the base of the building and the second tower will be where the transformers are now on the west side of the building. So much for historic restoration. Why bother. More towers in the land of towers.


There will be a low-mid rise building in the triangle to house the power transformers that are supposed to be more efficient and powerful enough to run more trains with more cars, or something in that direction.

There is an illustration on facebook that might be the possible idea of where and how the tower would be situated.

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... 3370548694074596103_o.jpg

I think IF the building gets saved - the "tower" will block the PAD neighborhood's view of the powerhouse - but at least the powerhouse will be still there.

Beaten into a state of "whatever," what's another 40-story tower in this neighborhood going to do?! No one else seems to care that every developer asks for more than the redevelopment plans allow. Each overbuilt high rise adds up to more than 40-stories - stop the over-building elsewhere and finish the darn powerhouse.

A park would be wasted on the Trump tower people and the other high rises in the area - they already have their own park and pool exclusive to those in their building on top of their parking garages that they don't want to pay to park in - so they park on the zone permit spots during to off hours and take advantage of the lax enforcement in the area.



Posted on: 2014/9/13 0:05
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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This sign has been there since April 1st. Not really news anymore.



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Another FAKE sign. I wonder who is behind these signs in town, and what company/building they are trying to pump with these false announcements.

Official List of Whole Foods Stores in Development

JC is not mentioned at all, but there are several new stores slated for NJ. And, there is one going in at Bryant Park.

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Posted on: 2014/8/18 13:14
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Re: Fields Development Reports Waldo Lofts Now 90% Sold in Jersey City's Powerhouse Arts District
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I think the time to purchase in DTJC is now. The prices will only get higher. At worst, the property will maintain its value but interest rates will probably rise. I am jealous of those who purchased in 08-12 and got a crazy deal! They got on the train first and im just happy to join the ride, better late then never. I was wondering if I can't get parking in Waldo, if there was parking available from other closer buildings like 65 2nd st, 150/140 bay st, maybe that parking lot above chilis restaurant, etc.



I think all the parking is private in those buildings. 140/150 Bay has no parking at all. 50 Columbus, Grove Pointe, Greene/CC Drive and Trump are all public garages.

Posted on: 2014/4/2 12:35
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Re: Fields Development Reports Waldo Lofts Now 90% Sold in Jersey City's Powerhouse Arts District
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You are aware that there is a whole load of construction surrounding this over-sized building. New construction to build to the west and south will happen over the next two years. Ask if the condo board can give you details. The PAD Redevelopment plan will give you the details of what can be built there. Contact the JC Planning Department for a copy of the most recent plan. It seems to be amended every year or so - and always in favor of the next developer.


Posted on: 2014/3/30 0:45
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Re: Will the powerhouse ever be completed? (Councilwoman Osborne / Mayor Fluop)?
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First, it's not a warehouse - it's the former power source for the PATH train. All those electric transformers (?) are currently powering the PATH (west side of powerhouse). Once Port Authority moves those transformers to the triangular lot to the north - within a six-story building (that's what planning board approved) and functioning - then and only then the redevelopment can start - right now they are trying to keep it from deteriorating further. But you already know that.

You should be directing this question to our friends at Port Authority, not JC officials. They're are the ones that could plant grass and landscape the triangle until they are ready to build.

PANYNJ is not monitoring jclist. Send a letter - ask it to be part of the record, read at next meeting (if that's even possible) - maybe they'll address the timeline.

Issue a complaint/work order to RRC if you think the lot looks messy. Be pro-active if you see a problem.
http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/administration.aspx?id=1204
and follow up with complaint if you don't see progress.



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Hi Mayor Fulop and Councilwoman Osborne,

Is there a plan in place to finish the art power house restore project by washington blvd/2nd street?

I have watched over the last FIVE years the money wasted in on/off projects trying to board up the windows(dont they all need to removed again?), then take down the smoke stacks, then the roof etc..

This warehouse right now is nothing but a broken shell left, with no windows, no roof, no interior, all its original characteristic including the smoke stacks gone.

I understand in order to move forward the path transformers will need to be relocated which is owned by port authority.

This site as well as the triangle area in front of it right now is a complete garbage dump, in the literal sense - right in the middle of a heavy residential area with apartments all around.

I am all for preserving historical structures, but maybe it's time to rethink this plan and just demolish this old warehouse, put a structure to cover the transformers, cleanup all the garbage, and turn both the warehouse site and the triangle area in front into a simple grass field. God knows we need more green space around the area.

I am very hopeful with the old guards gone, mayor fulop and the new administration can finally do something to complete this eyesore and dangerous site right in the middle of a heavily populated residential area.

PS I tried to reach out to JC redevelopment agency over the years, but they never tells me anything just stating the plan is ongoing.

Thank you


Posted on: 2014/3/15 22:35
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Re: Buon Italia at Trump Plaza
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The ground floor space is not built for food production. Plumbing and proper ventilation was never installed.
When the new tower (rental) to the east is constructed, the ground floor will be altered to allow a grocery or restaurant to occupy the space. Maybe Buon Italia still has rights to the space? - but won't open for another two years - until the new construction is complete.
Planning Board has heard the new construction proposal (confirming the need to alter existing space for food production) late last year, but I don't know when construction is slated to begin.




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What's the deal with this place? Signs are still up over a year later...

Posted on: 2014/1/13 20:41
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Re: Snow
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My dog has always worn booties in the winter - so I do take personal responsibility.
But the city states clearly in its own municipal code

A. No person shall sprinkle, spread or scatter any substance harmful to the health of the inhabitants or injurious to animals upon any sidewalk covered with snow or ice.

The huge chunks of salt on sidewalks are harmful to animals without booties.

What does everyone use in front of their property? Any recommendations on what substance to sprinkle, spread or scatter that isn't injurious to animals?




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What does the city put on the roads and sidewalks to melt the ice?
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B. It shall be lawful to use rock salt for the melting of snow upon streets and sidewalks.


Rock salt is what the city uses and what mostly hurts dog's paws. Don't think that will change anytime soon. If you're walking your dog on salted streets and sidewalks, wash their paws as soon as you get home. And if they have trouble during the walk, get them booties. Take personal responsibility for your dog's welfare.

Posted on: 2014/1/4 17:41
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Re: Snow
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What does the city put on the roads and sidewalks to melt the ice?
There are times I have to carry my dog across the street or through the neighborhood because the crystals put on the sidewalks and streets burn or hurt his paws.

according to Municipal code:

http://library.municode.com/HTML/1609 ... SNICRE_S296-5DEHASUPRROSA

296-5. Deposit of harmful substances prohibited; rock salt.

A. No person shall sprinkle, spread or scatter any substance harmful to the health of the inhabitants or injurious to animals upon any sidewalk covered with snow or ice.
B. It shall be lawful to use rock salt for the melting of snow upon streets and sidewalks.

Posted on: 2014/1/4 15:57
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Re: Parking a rental car on the street without a permit?
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Where is First and Columbus? They don't intersect.

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I had a rental a few weeks ago and I live in the Downtown area. I parked on 1st and Columbus most of the time. I had no issues and got no tickets. I had the car for about two weeks. Technically you need a permit but I do not think it is strongly enforced.

Posted on: 2013/12/11 14:54
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Re: Development will now be rentals, Grove Street buildings will have 99 units
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I see the Reserved Parking and Zone 4 parking surrounding Trump, A-Condos and 50 Columbus - all fill up at night and over the weekends - after the commuters leave for the day. There are no open spots near the Grove Path station until after 11p.
Trump offers no discount for people who live in the building. A-Condos is private parking. There are four high rises under construction in this area as well - and when they start to fill up, I suspect the parking spaces will continue to disappear.
And new construction on First near Marin - 12 stories - has no parking built for this building so every resident will be entitled to zone 4 permit parking.


I live in 50 Columbus (without a car) and while the while there are cars parking in the spaces on the nights / weekends, I would say than more than 50% of the spots in the area are available on nights / weekends.


18 months from now - when the most recent high rise construction in this area is completed - the spaces will fill up.

It takes a few years to get anything changed within the government - and changing the Permit Parking enforcement hours could take two years. I think the 8a-5p (really 3p) parking restrictions should be extended to later in the evening. - Non-permit cars can still park up to two hours, just extended the hours to, say, 10p.


Perhaps they will fill up then, but your initial argument was flawed and based on incorrect assumptions. Furthermore, some of these new towers in the area (but not all), will have additional garage parking included.


What is an incorrect assumption? You say it yourself - cars ARE parking around the high rises overnight and on weekends - not in the garage that comes with the building. But you have to think of the future of this neighborhood now, not once it's complete. Prepare for a couple thousand new neighbors that will occupy these new high rises - and their friends that are going to drive in for dinner.


Posted on: 2013/12/4 21:39
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Re: Development will now be rentals, Grove Street buildings will have 99 units
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I think the 8a-5p (really 3p) parking restrictions should be extended to later in the evening. - Non-permit cars can still park up to two hours, just extended the hours to, say, 10p.


And my dinner guests who arrive at 6pm need to leave by 8? Just moving the car does NOT work, I was booted my 1st month in JC for returning to an area after leaving earlier that day.


Compromise is always possible - but 5p is too early. And this wouldn't have to be every zone - times could be targeted to streets close to PATH trains and high density areas. Again all this is the start of the discussion.

The other issue will always fall to enforcement, and the lack of it.


Posted on: 2013/12/4 19:15
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Re: Development will now be rentals, Grove Street buildings will have 99 units
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I see the Reserved Parking and Zone 4 parking surrounding Trump, A-Condos and 50 Columbus - all fill up at night and over the weekends - after the commuters leave for the day. There are no open spots near the Grove Path station until after 11p.
Trump offers no discount for people who live in the building. A-Condos is private parking. There are four high rises under construction in this area as well - and when they start to fill up, I suspect the parking spaces will continue to disappear.
And new construction on First near Marin - 12 stories - has no parking built for this building so every resident will be entitled to zone 4 permit parking.


I live in 50 Columbus (without a car) and while the while there are cars parking in the spaces on the nights / weekends, I would say than more than 50% of the spots in the area are available on nights / weekends.


18 months from now - when the most recent high rise construction in this area is completed - the spaces will fill up.

It takes a few years to get anything changed within the government - and changing the Permit Parking enforcement hours could take two years. I think the 8a-5p (really 3p) parking restrictions should be extended to later in the evening. - Non-permit cars can still park up to two hours, just extended the hours to, say, 10p.

Posted on: 2013/12/4 18:26
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Re: LOTS of new Stop Signs Downtown
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I blame the contractor, assuming it was a contractor and not the city itself. How hard would it have been to have had a pile of "2 way" and "3 way" signs to add to all the new and existing signs as the job was done? "Stop ahead" and striping would have been nice, but more work. The little extra signs would have been nothing.


It doesn't make a lot of sense that the Stop Sign is ordered and the crew booked to put up sign that the "two-way or three-way or four-way" signs weren't ordered at the same time?! Now they have to schedule another crew to finish the job.

And the paint jobs on the street can't happen unless the temperature is fifty degrees or more.


Posted on: 2013/12/4 17:35
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Re: Development will now be rentals, Grove Street buildings will have 99 units
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I see the Reserved Parking and Zone 4 parking surrounding Trump, A-Condos and 50 Columbus - all fill up at night and over the weekends - after the commuters leave for the day. There are no open spots near the Grove Path station until after 11p.
Trump offers no discount for people who live in the building. A-Condos is private parking. There are four high rises under construction in this area as well - and when they start to fill up, I suspect the parking spaces will continue to disappear.
And new construction on First near Marin - 12 stories - has no parking built for this building so every resident will be entitled to zone 4 permit parking.

Posted on: 2013/12/3 17:34
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Re: Development will now be rentals, Grove Street buildings will have 99 units
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Zone Permit Parking should be 24/7. And those without permits will have to park in the garages.

Posted on: 2013/12/3 15:48
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Re: Development will now be rentals, Grove Street buildings will have 99 units
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Why pay to park in a parking garage when you can park on the streets downtown starting at 3pm until the next morning - and park for free all weekend and on holidays?! That's what all these people (disqualified to get zone permits) who live in the high rises and from out of town do.

Posted on: 2013/12/3 15:34
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Re: LOTS of new Stop Signs Downtown
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There is now a four-way stop at intersection of Morgan and Warren Street.
Rush hour this morning was confusing for the drivers on Warren, but it's definitely slowing them down - but more like rolling through the intersection and honking. Markings on the street where they should stop will help illustrate where they should stop. Maybe a sign that states "four-way stop"

Posted on: 2013/12/3 14:35
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Re: An open letter to the Dog Owners of DTJC (brace yourselves)
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http://seeclickfix.com/jersey-city

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Thanks Nyrgravey9.

And for the record there's no excuse for a dog owner not picking up their dog poop. I'm happy to see dog owners fined for that. What earned me my "champion" moniker was opposing public shaming by posting photos or videos. I happen to believe it can lead to unnecessary friction between residents.

What might be a good alternative to public shaming is the City implements an app like this. Take a photo with time and location, and report it. The City could then use this for targeted enforcement.

http://westseattleblog.com/2013/08/fi ... -potholes-abandoned-cars/

Posted on: 2013/11/13 19:25
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Posted on: 2013/11/6 3:20
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Sunday, 11/3 from 1am - 3am (standard time), the Newport Station will be closed for a Police Training Exercise. PATH trains will not stop at Nwp during this time.


Posted on: 2013/11/1 19:55
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Re: What's going there?
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jcman420 wrote:
This may be common knowledge-- but what exactly is going on in those three massive old factories in Waldo (350 Warren St.)? The ones which are directly across the street from the powerhouse and have "Morgan Industrial" painted on the side.

It's clear someone had designs on re-developing that complex, but it's just been sitting there, undeveloped, for several years now. Victim of the housing crash?


Scroll to Ordinance 13.117
http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/uploa ... Reading/Agenda%20Document(16).pdf

There is a developer who will make this building rentals, but major work needs to be done fixing SW corner crack and the clean up of the interior will be thorough. There are a few minor changes to PAD Redevelopment Plan to put artist workspaces for rent on first floor instead of making a percentage rental apartments work/live. There will be parking in the basement. And all the windows (approx. 1100) will be made taller, so one can actually look out the windows. As they are now, the windows sills are about +five feet from floor (warehouse standard). Very excited to see this project move forward, instead of seeing this building waste away.


Posted on: 2013/10/24 15:12
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Re: Gay marriage advocates lobby to override Christie's veto
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use the capital "I" not the numeral "1"

Posted on: 2013/10/14 21:19
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Re: Car booted on first offense
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What zone? and what streets?

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worm wrote:
Hi there,

This afternoon, my husband was parked at the dentist office for a 4:00 appt. When he returned to the car at 5 pm, the car had a boot on it. While this is a newly designated residential permit parking zone, does that mean that it is not okay to park a car there for less than two hours? Also, it seems illegal to boot a car with no outstanding parking violations, but I'm not certain of this. Can anyone provide any information regarding this?
Thanks in advance...

Posted on: 2013/9/26 14:53
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Re: Council person Osborne presents Pedestrian plan
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Jersey City charges $15 a year for resident's zone parking permit. Non-resident pays $300 (Proof of employment in Jersey City Business, must include copy of current W-2). Permits only available to those eligible.

Osborne's Pedestrian Plan does not mention anything about raising fees to $100. Raising the fee was just one suggestion to help pay for enforcement of permit parking and ticketing those who park too close to intersections - since people are complaining that there is no money for any of the Pedestrian Plans - this could make a very small dent. You gotta start somewhere without raising taxes.


How is raising the cost of a permit by 500% not considered a tax? Oh wait, yes, cause it doesn't affect you because you are too poor to afford a car. I forgot. Let's just have a non-poor man's tax and you can determine what is taxed okay?


I own an apartment and a car, eligible for zone parking (and pay my $15 fee every year for a new one) but park in a garage (reserved spot) because it's too hard to find a space near my apartment and there are too many non-permit cars are parked in my zone at all hours of the day/night plus overnight vandalism seems to be increasing again. If we got better enforcement I would definitely pay a higher FEE per year and maybe then I'd be able find a place to park and not fear our car could be vandalized overnight.

Posted on: 2013/9/17 22:17
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Re: Council person Osborne presents Pedestrian plan
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Jersey City charges $15 a year for resident's zone parking permit. Non-resident pays $300 (Proof of employment in Jersey City Business, must include copy of current W-2). Permits only available to those eligible.

Osborne's Pedestrian Plan does not mention anything about raising fees to $100. Raising the fee was just one suggestion to help pay for enforcement of permit parking and ticketing those who park too close to intersections - since people are complaining that there is no money for any of the Pedestrian Plans - this could make a very small dent. You gotta start somewhere without raising taxes.

Posted on: 2013/9/17 21:15
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Re: Council person Osborne presents Pedestrian plan
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City of Jersey City/JCPA needs to raise the yearly residential zone Permit Parking from $15 to something approaching $100 - then we can try to pay the officers needed to enforce the permit parking 16 hours a day, 365 days a year.


That's silly, all we need is the JCPA to have the productivity of any other citys parking agency, then they would be filling the city's coffers in addition to paying their own way. Get rid of the clowns like that guy who was a full time JCPA supervisor AND a full time teacher. He's a poster child for how the city is viewed by the "old school" as nothing but a cow to be milked.


Hopefully JCPA will combine resources with the Police Dept. - that JCPA supervisor could be out of a second job.
Fees for the privilege to park on Jersey City streets should come from vehicle owners. What's the point of creating permit parking without enforcement? Someone has to pay for this, why not the car owners instead of the property owners? Right now the city also gets a portion of the violation $$ collected, right?


Posted on: 2013/9/10 2:19
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Re: Council person Osborne presents Pedestrian plan
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The driveway tax is a retarded idea. Just because you are too poor to afford a home with a driveway in DTJC, you are going to tax people who have one. Nice. I suggest you get a better job.



That's the best you can come up with, thinking I'm poor? Just trying to find ways to pay the city's bills - those driveways take up the same amount if not more than single car.

Curious - what does it cost the property owner to get a driveway?

Posted on: 2013/9/10 1:44
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Re: Council person Osborne presents Pedestrian plan
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City of Jersey City/JCPA needs to raise the yearly residential zone Permit Parking from $15 to something approaching $100 - then we can try to pay the officers needed to enforce the permit parking 16 hours a day, 365 days a year. Make downtown permit parking 8am-midnight, 7 days a week, especially near the PATH.
I suggest making those with driveways pay a yearly fee as well (less parking spaces because of the driveway) if they don't already.


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Resident parking fee is 15$ for a valid annual parking sticker and the DMV requires you to get a NJ license within 60 days of establishing residence fyi. It's not someone complaining...those are the rules.





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If they live there, then they are entitled to park there, they aren't making things any worse than they would be if they followed the rules.

All your complaining will achieve is forcing them to register their car in NJ and pay more insurance.

How will you be any better off?

Robin.

Posted on: 2013/9/10 1:22
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Re: What used to be at Grove Pointe
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Another old photo showing what used to be at Grove Pointe about 100 years ago:

http://www.jerseycitythenandnow.com/2 ... oad-ave-columbus-ave.html


It's Newark Avenue and C. Columbus DRIVE, not avenue.

When did the name change from Christopher Columbus Drive to just Columbus Drive? JC Traffic and Engineering has left off Christopher on the street signs at the intersections.


Posted on: 2013/9/7 17:25
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