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Re: Koro Koro rice ball cafe
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I had a few onigiri from here last night. I thought they were generally bland and dry. I would love to support more small businesses, but we probably won't return.

Posted on: 2014/8/21 12:33
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Re: Babysitter Rate/Daycare Center Recommendations
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I also messaged you.

Posted on: 2014/7/16 21:38
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Re: Babysitter Rate/Daycare Center Recommendations
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My daughter goes to a really great daycare located downtown. The cost will make your eyes bug out, especially if you hire a nanny.

I highly recommend you join the Jersey City Moms Meetup group. You can ask questions like this to an audience of experienced moms, meet other pregnant ladies, and find great play dates for after your baby is born.

Search for Jersey City Moms Meetup on meetup.com.


Posted on: 2014/7/15 22:57
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Re: Converting One-family to Two-family
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I don't intend to screw around. I just wanted to see if anyone has done this before or had any tips.

Thanks for the attorney recs.


Posted on: 2014/7/3 16:27
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Re: Converting One-family to Two-family
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I guess my basic question, then, is this--

Is changing the CoO a big, expensive Jersey City style hassle?

Thanks again for the pointers!

Posted on: 2014/7/2 18:04
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Re: Converting One-family to Two-family
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From a few basic internet searches, I understand that 2 fam to 3 fam conversion are really challenging.

I wonder if a 1 fam to 2 family, owner occupied conversion has the same challenges, though.

On the surface, $5K in fees feels cheap when considering the long-term rental income potential.

Posted on: 2014/7/2 14:26
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Re: Converting One-family to Two-family
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Thanks for the responses. This basement seems very appropriate for conversion to an apartment-- necessary doors and large windows for egress, high ceiling height, etc.

I have learned that the area is an R1A zone, which was created to protect historic large lot sizes from developers who tear them down to create more multi-family dwellings. I wonder if creating a (legal, appropriate) basement apartment would be considered similarly against R1A zoning standards. Anybody with experience here?

Again, thanks.


Posted on: 2014/7/2 14:18
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Converting One-family to Two-family
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My family is considering buying a rather large one-family house and (properly and legally) fitting out the basement to be a rental apartment. The home is currently a legal one-family, though, and we wonder if converting to a 2-family is possible or advisable.

Any JCListers done this? If so, where do we start? A city agency?

Thanks in advance!

Posted on: 2014/7/2 2:10
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Re: Growlers of beer-choices?
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Warning--growlers at the iron monkey used to be STUPID expensive. Like $35 per growler, or the cost of purchasing the equivalent fluid oz as pints at the bar. I hope they have wised up....

Posted on: 2014/6/27 13:08
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Re: Sava Polish Cafeteria - CLOSED
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What about city diner? It looks cheesy, but the omelettes are pretty solid and well-priced.

Posted on: 2014/6/1 2:29
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Parking in the Heights?
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My family is considering moving from DT to the heights near Riverview Park. We are outgrowing our 2bedroom apartment. We found a great place, but it doesn't have parking.

is street parking a challenge in the Heights? I did street parking in Brooklyn for two years, so I have realistic expectations.

Are there any garages or parking lots? A google search came up dry, but maybe there are informal arrangements?

thanks in advance!

Posted on: 2014/5/22 15:23
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Re: Baby Item Donations
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the York Street Project is a great program for women and children and often takes certain donations for its programs.

Also, the Jersey City Moms Meetup does many baby/children's items donations throughout the year.

Posted on: 2014/3/3 14:32
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Re: Asian Food Market on Route 440
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I visited the asian market last weekend, and I wasn't impressed. Mitsuwa, HMart, Kam Man, and Phil Am are all preferable to me. The produce was sort of sad-looking. I decided against buying seafood. Also, the store seems to lack focus-- some Filipino, some Indian, some Chinese. If you want to experience a low-brow grocery store in china without leaving jc, this is your place.

Posted on: 2014/1/25 16:18
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Re: Expediter?
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no, not yet. I am quite certain that we won't need to have any board approvals, but it is worth investigating. Thanks for the suggestion!

Posted on: 2013/12/16 19:09
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Re: Expediter?
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I have worked with the buildings department in the past-- for residential renovation-- but never for something large scale and non-residential. I understand how difficult they can be, and just don't want to deal with them.


Posted on: 2013/12/16 18:35
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Expediter?
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My company is looking for someone who knows their way around the Jersey City buildings department. We may be looking to construct a rather large temporary structure (party tent), and we'll need to navigate the permitting process very quickly.

Anybody have any tips or contacts who could advise?

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2013/12/16 17:08
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Re: Permit Questions from a Home Reno Newbie
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From what I understand, the electrical inspectors are different staff members than the plumbing inspectors. I could be wrong, but I don't think the plumbing inspector pays any attention to your wiring (or vice versa).

I sincerely doubt that JC's permitting system is sophisticated enough to recognize that a home might have had unpermitted pot lights or outlets installed in the past. It seems to be largely paper based and inefficient.

Now, if the work doesn't meet code standards and you are having that system (electrical vs, plumbing) inspected, you might have a problem.

Posted on: 2013/11/6 16:39
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Re: Permit Questions from a Home Reno Newbie
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In my condo experience, state licensed plumbers and electricians are required if major plumbing and electrical work (moving pluming fixtures or doing big wiring) are in the scope of the project. No DIY on those jobs, unless you are a licensed plumber or electrician. I think you can be your own General contractor, though. Of course, everything gets inspected for code violations. Your condo board might also have their own rules, too.

Posted on: 2013/9/30 18:28
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Re: Permit Questions from a Home Reno Newbie
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Getting building permits in JC is difficult for the average homeowner for many reasons, including--

--the buildings department is run as if the year was 1935 and most of the public-facing employees are petit napoleons who have no customer service skills.
--If you hire someone who doesn't work in JC often (and isn't in "our system") they seem to need loads of extra time to complete your paperwork. No one could explain this to me.
--forms are accessible only in person, necessitating at least two trips to the office on Montgomery Street for a homeowner
--the forms make no sense to the average person, and could really use a re-design
--the procedure for procuring permits isn't outlined anywhere. It is a learn-by-doing (and learn by your mistakes) sort of bureaucracy
--there is ZERO transparency in the permits-gettin' process





Posted on: 2013/9/30 18:19
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Re: Sewing Machine Repair
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I had my machine cleaned and serviced at a place in union city run by a Young Dominican man. Finding the guy was a pain as he apparently moves locations often and I don't speak Spanish and it was hard to understand the helpful directions given to me by folks in his former location. Very nice and very fast service.

Posted on: 2013/9/14 0:38
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Re: New Jersey News Newborn baby found in trash in Jersey City Updated at 07:24 PM today
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Having recently given birth myself, I feel so sorry for both the mother and the child involved in this situation. New parents, especially mothers, need support. Even her.

Posted on: 2013/9/7 0:53
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Re: Old pervert in Hamilton Park
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Yeah, I didn't say he wasn't a little off. aggressively friendly and likes to complain about politicians in very broken english with lots of (apparently sometimes inappropriate) gestures. In fact, I walk the long way around the outside of the park just to avoid him sometimes.

Posted on: 2013/8/31 0:43
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Re: Old pervert in Hamilton Park
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I once had a sort-of conversation with this guy in van vorst park. He sits on a bench near my house often, painting little pictures of trees. He told me he was Russian, I think, and a former student of Marc Chagall. He also invited me visit his studio, maybe somewhere on York street or grand street.

Posted on: 2013/8/30 1:41
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Re: Jersey City council to strip MUA commissioners of health benefits
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50K here, 50K there.... When more and more of these costs are eliminated, the efficiencies add up to big numbers.

From what I understand, reform doesn't usually succeed when it's loud, sudden, and obvious. But when bad policies are chipped away a little at a time, reformers have better chances of success.

Posted on: 2013/7/26 17:15
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Re: van vorst park and hamilton park flood question
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I live on the corner of York and barrow. The massive sandy wave spread to just west of our building. I think many buildings just east of the park have dealt with flooding issues. I wouldn't advise living in a basement or garden-level apartment.

Posted on: 2013/7/12 23:48
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Re: Looking for calligrapher for small job
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I have found great calligraphers on etsy. You could transfer your paper goods via mail.

Posted on: 2013/7/12 13:23
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Re: Speakeasy Lounge at Grove plaza
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CdeCoincy for the win!

Posted on: 2013/6/21 13:21
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Re: Memorial on Barrow St. (between montgomery and mercer)
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I walked by that location yesterday around 5:45 and saw three cops standing around in the street and lots of folks on the stoop of a building on the east side of the street. Was there some sort of incident?

Posted on: 2013/6/5 19:34
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Re: JC Gov Web Site & Sandy: Embarrassment
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Wow. That website is an embarassing shame. The photos are ridiculous-- who volunteers in a sport coat?

Posted on: 2012/11/4 22:44
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Re: Planters on Newark Ave between Brunswick and Division
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Maybe I am late to the party-- if so, forgive me.

I can't help but notice that the installation of a massive amount of street furniture and fixtures coincides with the opening of the Healy Tavern nearby.

Is the sad-looking stretch of Newark between Brunswick and Palisades really improved by the installation of an INSANE number of benches, planters, and Victorian light fixtures?

Posted on: 2011/12/16 17:54
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