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Re: Street Sweeping
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tommyc_37 wrote:
I'm jealous that Hoboken residents only have to move their car once. Why can't we have our rules like that?


Well for one thing, JC is probably one of the dirtiest places I have ever been to in terms of litter and garbage on the street. I don't go to Hoboken enough to really notice if it's any different over there. Unfortunately the sweeper only picks up about 50% of the crap it passes over.

Posted on: 2008/8/27 20:11
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Re: Who here really, really hates Comcast?
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What is the rationale of not adding any new HD stations. Does anyone know when more will be added?


The problem with cable TV is they have a finite amount of bandwidth to work with. So you can't just keep adding channels without sacrificing the quality of others (through digital compression). The reason Directv can offer almost every channel in HD is because they have launched two new satellites in the past year which adds capacity for carrying new channels.

Posted on: 2008/8/27 11:54
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Re: towing at shoprite?
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I think it's about time we close this thread. We all know we should not park in that lot and go to the mall or we will be towed. Whether they tow you in one minute or one hour is beside the point. End of story. I can't imagine there is anything left to be discussed here.

Posted on: 2008/8/25 17:25
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Re: towing at shoprite?
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Within 1 minute of pulling into the lot I took the first photo then the second immediately after. Then the party started... the tow driver came to my car (third photo) and threatend me with physical harm because I took his photo. I told him to call the police he says he has already been to prison.



I don't get it. Are you saying these cars were being towed illegally? Did you see if the drivers left the lot? If the problem is that the signs are too small, or don't exist, then that is something that should be taken up with the city or the owner of the parking lot. I don't see how following the tow truck driver is going to help any.

Posted on: 2008/8/25 12:41
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Registering to Vote
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What is the easiest way to register to vote in JC? The last time I voted was before moving to JC so I'm still registered in another town.

Posted on: 2008/8/24 21:49
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Re: Buying home in Neptune Ave at Ocean Avenue in Jersey City
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I used to work with a guy that lived on Neptune Ave. He was married and had a young child. I never heard of him having any problems there.

Posted on: 2008/8/24 11:19
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Re: Who here really, really hates Comcast?
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Ask for the "self installation kit". They send you the modem (if the rommate didn't leave it anyway). Or buy one yourself. Tell them to bugger off about the fee.


On the website it says that kit is only for customers who subscribe to cable television. I will give them a call to confirm. Looks like I may be switching to Verizon.

Thanks!


If you're getting Comcast internet, don't bother with the self installation kit. They will charge you like $7/month to rent a modem. Go to Best Buy and buy your own for $80. Then just call Comcast and tell them you want to activate the service. You will need to give them the MAC address from the back of the modem and that's pretty much it. I did this setup for my parents last year with no problems.

Posted on: 2008/8/23 2:24
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Re: Who here really, really hates Comcast?
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payanks00 wrote:
I hate Comcast also. We haven't been given new HD stations all year, while Verizon and Cablevision have a million HD stations. I called today, and there is no plans of adding channels in the immediate future.

I called Verizon today, and they said that downtown JC isn't wired yet, and it could take a year for it to complete. Not to mention that the picture quality is sh*t, but the have us by the balls.


If you really want HD, get Directv. I have had them for years and now pretty much every channel is in HD. Overall more channels, and cheaper than Comcast.

Posted on: 2008/8/23 2:22
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Re: how is there only ONE post office in downtown JC?
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The other day I was walking past the intersection of 9th & Manila. A car pulled over to ask the postal worker for directions to Newport mall. The postal worker told the guy to go all the way down Manila and make a left onto Columbus!? Obviously no clue. All the person had to do was make a left onto 6th and the mall is a block down.

Posted on: 2008/8/22 16:42
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Re: Speeding Ticket And Going To Court
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See the prosecutor and pay the shake down. It will be cheaper than 3 years paying surcharges to the insurance company.


I would call the insurance company first and try to find out what effect, if any, this violation will have on your rates.

Posted on: 2008/8/22 2:44
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Re: how is there only ONE post office in downtown JC?
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I have heard there is a mobile mail truck somewhere around Newport on weekdays between 9am and 3pm.

I agree the Montgomery St. office is very inconvenient. I usually go to the one at 23rd & Lex since it's close to my office. They should put a post office in the mall like the one at the Palisades Center in NY.

Posted on: 2008/8/22 2:36
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Re: Speeding Ticket And Going To Court
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It will. It sometimes takes more than a year. But your rates WILL definitely go up!


Nope. My last ticket was back in 2004. Since then my rates have gone DOWN.
Like I said, Geico was aware of the offense, but since the issuing jurisdiction did not "pass judgement" (whatever that means), they did not raise my premiums.

Posted on: 2008/8/21 18:25
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Re: Speeding Ticket And Going To Court
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Points do not automatically affect your insurance. It depends on the insurance company and the jurisdiction issuing the ticket. Several years ago I got caught going 80 in a 55 zone. My insurance company was aware of it but it did not affect my rates.

A friend of mine routinely drives over 100mph on various NJ highways and has been caught several times, but his insurance has never gone up.

Posted on: 2008/8/21 16:24
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Re: An Open Letter to You, My PATH Nemesis
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How many years of education and training does it take to be able to operate a path train door?


I would imagine the conductors should also be trained in emergency procedures such as if a train needed to be evacuated, but I don't know if that's the case.

Posted on: 2008/8/21 12:41
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Re: New York Times: Jersey City apartments in his price range seemed too far from the PATH stations.
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The guy in the article had a good point about the new Yankee Stadium opening up next year. That whole neighborhood is likely going to be transformed over the next few years. If I remember correctly, the original plans called for new hotels, shops, and restaurants. This guy likely made a great deal.

Posted on: 2008/8/20 16:39
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Re: Weirdest Street Names in JC?
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JC_Man wrote:

Ansky,

This "Mr. Manila" guy is also known as the capital of the Philippines - take a walk down the street and you'll see a lot of Filipinos living on this street as well as throughout JC.

Duh.


Yes I know Manila is the capital of the Phillipines. And I LIVE on Manila and don't see any Filipinos around here.

Posted on: 2008/8/15 15:42
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Re: Weirdest Street Names in JC?
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Not necessarily the name that is odd, but why does Grove St. start out as 'Grove St.' up near 16th St., then change to 'Manila Ave.' around 12th St., then back to 'Grove St.' down near First St. I guess this Mr. Manila guy was not important enough to have the entire street named after him

Posted on: 2008/8/15 15:12
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Re: An Open Letter to You, My PATH Nemesis
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I haven't been there, but isn't the comparison to the NYC subway pretty much apples-to-oranges? The DC trains and platforms were probably designed from the ground up to work that way.



True, but the DC Metro system is far more complex than the Path system and they are able to run their trains effectively with only one employee on each train. I'm not saying it would be an overnight transformation on the Path system, but it would certainly be possible if planned right.

Posted on: 2008/8/14 22:09
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Re: An Open Letter to You, My PATH Nemesis
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crushthedemoniac wrote:
Yea I say good for the conductor. Everybody is in such a damn rush all the time, slow down and let the guy work his magic .


Yeah, great. Let everyone be late for their jobs and get fired because this guy was flirting. At least open the doors first to let people out, then work that magic.

Posted on: 2008/8/14 20:23
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Re: An Open Letter to You, My PATH Nemesis
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Frank_M wrote:
[There are most certainly conductors aboard MTA subway trains! The difference is that they're stationed in enclosed cabins. An automated system wouldn't work at all.


And on the Metro in D.C. the doors are opened and closed by the driver of the train. Seems more efficient that way. I don't see why they need to pay another employee just to open and close the doors.

Posted on: 2008/8/14 20:22
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Re: An Open Letter to You, My PATH Nemesis
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Here's a new one...

Yesterday morning I was riding the train during rush hour. I was in the second car from the front near where the conductor stands. The entire time from Newport to Christopher St. the conductor was flirting with one of the female passengers. We pulled into Christopher St. and as you know that means the conductor has to move into the front car in order to open the doors on the other side of the train. As the train was stopped in the station the conductor continued to flirt with this lady for almost another minute while passengers started staring and wondering why the doors weren't opening. Unreal.

Posted on: 2008/8/14 18:21
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Re: Autobody Shop on Marin?
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The place you are referring to is called Avel Auto Works. I *tried* to use them for auto body work and it was not a good experience. I went back and forth three times and couldn't even get an estimate. First I called and they told me to come in for an estimate. I went in and waited almost 30 minutes because the person who does the estimates was with another customer (apparently there is only 1 guy in the whole place that can do estimates). They told me I should come back at 2pm for the estimate. I went back at 2pm and the guy was nowhere to be found, and they had no idea when he would be back. So I went home again and called the place back about 3 hours later to see if the guy was available. I was told he was busy. That's the end of that story.

I ended up going to A&L Auto Body on Newark Ave. near 5th St. The guy was nice and they did a good job. My only complaint was that when I got the estimate he told me he would give me a discount off the estimate price, but after the work was actually done there was no discount.

Posted on: 2008/8/9 20:11
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Re: Flooding advice?
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I know the family that lives on the ground floor of my building. Their place has never flooded, but has been a lot more susceptible to rodents and bugs, and is much colder than the rest of the building during the winter. Just giving you some other things to consider. Personally I would not want to rent at ground level. You know the old saying "S*** flows downhill"

Posted on: 2008/8/8 17:53
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Re: The Embankment Restaurant
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I was there last week for happy hour. Service was considerably slow considering there were only 4 other people in the bar area. We also had exceptionally slow service when I went there for brunch back in the spring. Slow service seems to be the common denominator amongst most JC restaurants I have visited.

Posted on: 2008/8/7 12:57
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Re: towing at shoprite?
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ianmac47 wrote:
long term this sort of behavior only hurts them.

1. Unsuspecting drivers get towed


There are plenty of signs throughout the lot telling drivers they will be towed if they are not shopping at those stores.

Posted on: 2008/8/3 19:27
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Re: towing at shoprite?
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When they are busy they keep the cars on the east side of BJs.



So they tow the cars and then drop them next to BJ's? Do they then boot those cars or does someone guard them? Otherwise if you find your car back there you can just jump in and go.

Posted on: 2008/8/2 23:01
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Re: Bookstore
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It is so much cheaper to buy books online, I don't know why anyone would go to a bookstore. Unless you absolutely need to have a brand new copy, you can usually buy used copies online for a fraction of the original price.

Posted on: 2008/7/29 16:20
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Re: Think the PATH is bad?
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radryan03 wrote:
When are we getting the new PATH cars? I thought that was supposed to happen end of June? I am ready for the update.




It should be soon. I saw a bunch of the new cars sitting on the tracks in Newark a couple weeks ago.

Posted on: 2008/7/29 16:16
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Re: Overnight and Weekend Parking for Non-Residents
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I have seen the parking authority writing tickets at all hours of the day and night, even on weekends. You can take your chances, but to be safe you may want to see if you can get a guest permit from the PA. I'm not sure about the availability or cost.

Posted on: 2008/7/27 3:41
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Re: Randy Pausch died today
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I'm more upset about Estelle Getty's death.

Posted on: 2008/7/25 19:33
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