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Re: PATH currently suspended 12/20 8:45 AM
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I have noticed these "signal problems" more and more often in the past year or so. I apologize if this has been discussed here before but does anyone know what the problem has been and if there is some type of long term solution to remedy this?

Posted on: 2013/12/20 15:11
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Re: New Heights Eatery
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I went here for first time last night.

The pork chops were excellent. I also had the potato pancakes which despite what I read below were amazing - actually my favorite part of the meal. The soup and the 2 cakes were good as well.

This is a good place to have nearby!




Posted on: 2013/3/1 19:49
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Re: Wood floor sanding and varnishing
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I did two floor jobs in Jersey City with KBD from Elizabeth (someone wrote KBJ above but it is KBD). One was pine similiar to yours but in much rougher shape having been painted over for probably 50 years. Another company came and quit after a few hours leaving me in a lurch but KBD did a great job.

Last year in my new house I had an old pipe leak terribly and did bad water damage to my parquet floors which I thought might be beyond repair. The insurance company gave me like $4,500 and I got three estimates to replace some wood beyond repair and sand and refinish the entire living room and dining room to match.

Estimate one was for like $7K from Kocher Floors - he seemed very knowledgable but never got back to insurance company to justify additional cost.

Alpine gave me an estimate of like $1200 plus whatever it costed to replace the damaged area so that was a variable.

KBD gave me an all in estimate to repair/replace what needed to be replaced/sand refinish everything for $1,250. If I wanted to completely scrap the old parquet floors and put down new red oak it would have been $3300.

I thought about it for a while how could the estimates be so different and I finally rolled the dice on KBD and they did a fantastic job. The parquet floors look beautiful and far better than even before the pipe flooded the floors.

While making my decision numerous people told me that Brazillians are know to be excellent and inexpensive wood workers and guess where KBD are from. They must be doing something right as they are in business for a long time and said all equipment/trucks are paid off.

Their # is 908-352-1498.

Posted on: 2011/7/14 21:42
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Re: Renting my condo; advice needed
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I have a 2 bedroom condo near JSQ that I used to live in but have rented out for the past 4 years using Craig's List. It is definitely a pain in the neck doing it on your own but doable if you live nearby.

If I lived outside of Jersey City and had to rent it out I would definitely use a realtor as some people definitely stand you up which is a frustrating huge waste of time. Although with experience you can almost tell from the initial phone call who will flake out. I remember one Friday where I left work early to meet 4 groups of people from 5:30 - 7:30 and none of them showed - from then on if multiple people called I asked them all to show up at the same time.

Regarding leases I would definitely go with a minimum of 1 year, get 1 1/2 month security deposit, and do a credit check. If you go for month to month you will definitely attract people of a more transient more unreilable nature. There is a definite correlation between lower credit and more headaches.

Good luck.

Posted on: 2011/2/14 17:38
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Re: Heights: Mad Cops tonight
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About 8 PM the deli on the corner of Liberty and Carlton got robbed. Not sure how much got taken but an employee got pistol whipped. I heard they were robbed a few months ago as well and security tape was taken but not this time.

I live around corner on Beach/Liberty and along with neighbors are a little on edge from this incident and hope the loosers get caught. The bodega I go to on this corner had been robbed once about 3 years ago but nothing since.

Posted on: 2010/11/12 8:47
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Re: Looking for info on failed The Colosseum gay night club in JC
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When I went to St. Peter's (96-99) there were frats loosely affiliated with the school and others in the area (NJIT/Stevens) that held the occassional Saturday night parties there. I vaguely remember going to a few and they admitted anyone and the draft beer was cheap! It was in no man's land under the turnpike near the border of Hoboken. I think this is the same Coliseum.

Posted on: 2010/10/6 14:55
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Re: Where to buy "Tilt Tube Balance" to fix windows?
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Also, I thought I may have had a problem with the tilt tube balance when the window kept falling but in addition to the latch I needed the pegs on the bottom of the window that hold it into the track were bent and out of the track.

I just tapped them straight with a hammer and was able to get them back in the track. I would check this first before getting the other parts.

Posted on: 2010/10/1 13:09
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Re: Where to buy "Tilt Tube Balance" to fix windows?
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I recently had a similar problem with a double hang window that was falling out of the track. No place including Lowes/Home Depot really had any window parts. They were obviously just interested in selling you a new window. I also came across the website listed above and it was a godsend. It was becoming frustrating to think I might have to get a new window which with installation could be several hundred just because a $7 tilt latch was broken.

The site said that delivery could take a few few weeks which seemed like a long time especially considering shipping and handling was as much as the part that I ordered. I was pleasantly surprised to have the part come in like 3 days so this was a much cheaper option than the new window!

Posted on: 2010/10/1 13:05
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Re: Apple and berry pickings - where to go?
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In the town I grew up in (Tewksbury) there is the Melick farm where you can pick your own apples. It is a few minutes off of exit 24 (Oldwick/Whitehouse) on route 78. Every time I come from Jersey City to visit my parents I marvel how much the world changes in a 45 minute drive! To me this is one the best things about living in NJ.

They also have a good sized farm stand right on route 523/517 before you reach the place to pick your own apples. If you are in the area you could have lunch at the Oldwick General Store. Drive slowly through Oldwick as 25MPH speed limit means 25.

Posted on: 2010/9/30 18:53
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Re: garrison ave.: nice area or not recommended?
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I lived in a condo on the next block, Romaine between Sip/Pavonia from 2000 - 2007. My condo there is rented out so I would tell prospective tenants who came to look at my place who were not familiar with the area that for better or worse it was not at all like downtown Jersey City or Hoboken as far as hipness/going out etc. With the right expectations the area is a decent, quiet, and not too expensive place to live.

For convenience though, it is very close to the JSQ PATH and I could get on 1/9 to 78 West very quickly if I wanted to although the street parking situation was a pain.

The biggest drag on the neighborhood as mentioned are the apartments on Van Wagenan where there is definitely a criminal element. Will that element bother you? Probably not but you definitely do not ever want to walk down Van Wagenan at any time and keep your eyes open at night on the way back from JSQ.

That said I never had any real problems (except car broken into once). I spent most of my 20's on Romaine and came home hundreds of times late night/early morning at various without issue. This maybe part luck/part my awareness of surroundings but the area worked out for me.

Posted on: 2010/9/9 19:25
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Re: Heights: Starlite Motel on Tonnelle Ave -- two men & one blonde, then three men and no clothes
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has anyone tried that Argentine place on 1/9? I have gone by it many times but never stopped - if it is still in business it must be be decent.

Posted on: 2010/7/22 15:37
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Re: McGinley Square Pub - Purchased?
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Ah, the old Citizen's Kane Public Alehouse? I remember it well from my St. Peter's days - 7 dollars all you can drink on Tuesdays and Thursdays draught beers. It was the scene a lot of debauchery, underage drinking, fist fights, etc -but it was a heck of a lot of fun while it lasted!

Someone did fix it up nicely since then but it never seemed to pull the high school/college crowd like it did before. I hope I can be proved wrong but I just don't know if a "nice" place can do well there.

Posted on: 2010/6/28 18:03
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Re: Heights mom turns in 36-year-old son for having parking meter in his bedroom closet
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Posted on: 2010/1/4 19:44
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Re: Heights mom turns in 36-year-old son for having parking meter in his bedroom closet
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This guy lives 2 houses down from me and is a registered sex offender. Despite that he seems pretty harmless (unless you are a teenage girl, maybe).

Posted on: 2010/1/4 18:10
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Re: Running on the Jersey City streets
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I just came across this website and this topic caught my attention. Being that I ran track/cross country at St. Peter\'s College (\'-96-99) and sporadically since and have logged thousands of miles through all neighborhoods I figured I would respond.

It was always a challenge back in college to do good quality paced distance runs due to the herky jerky nature of all the traffic lights, aggressive drivers, large crowds of highschool kids getting out of class, etc. Every single run without exception we would hear \"run Forest, run\" (although the new generation must not have seen the movie as I hear it less frequently these days) and kids would try to jog with us for 1/2 a block or so.

Despite all this we managed to put together decent runs with miraculously no one getting hit by a car and only a few minor shoving matches/fights with groups of people on the street which built team spirit.

To answer your question the most quiet area to run would be inside of the cemetary off of Westside Avenue. I have not measured it but the full perimeter must be close to a mile and there are some gentle hills mixed in. This can be mixed in with laps around Lincoln Park (1.2 miles per lap) and laps on the track. You can also cross over the bridge add miles in Lincoln Park West.

Liberty State Park is also (albeit windy) a good place as I think the perimiter is about 3.7 miles.

I also would not run listening to music (anywhere but especially JC) as all senses have to be 100% aware to ensure a safer experience. Also, when running along JFK it is safer to assume that cars coming out of side streets to make right turns will not stop at redlights and if they do will only be looking in the direction traffic coming towards them and not at someone running from their passenger side.

Posted on: 2009/10/27 21:09
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