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Re: Active Shooter in JC?
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Reports of ambush after drug bust went bad... Shooting started over at the cemetery. Looks like the perps fled into the bodega.


Cops on scanner say school still on lock-down.

Posted on: 2019/12/10 21:21
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Re: Active Shooter in JC?
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From police scanner: 4 dead in store

Posted on: 2019/12/10 20:35
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Re: Active Shooter in JC?
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From ABC:


A Jersey City police officer was injured when at least one gunman opened fire in a cemetery and then fled into a bodega, where he continued firing at officers and possibly others Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say the initial shooting happened at Bay View Cemetery, with the officer wounded in the shoulder.

At least one suspect then fled to the bodega on Martin Luther King Drive, where that person was firing at responding officers.

Police retreated and took up defensive positions.

The wounded officer was taken to Jersey City Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

Posted on: 2019/12/10 20:34
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Re: Active Shooter in JC?
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ABC reporting one officer dead.

Posted on: 2019/12/10 20:33
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Re: Active Shooter in JC?
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The youtube stream reported this is a Kosher market?

Posted on: 2019/12/10 20:02
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Re: Active Shooter in JC?
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Sounds like some wild robbery? Now a bomb in a Uhaul?

Posted on: 2019/12/10 19:44
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Re: Fluorescent bulb disposal
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[quote]
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thanks. i will check out. also. i heard that ballast tend to fail over time. can i do bypass method with motion sensor lights ?[quote]


That would depend on the sensor used. The clients I work with now are just changing out the fixtures instead of doing bulb swaps. The fixture cost has come down so much in the past 5 years it makes more sense just to put in a new fixture.

Some LED fixtures have options for integrated motion / occupancy sensors.

Posted on: 11/22 14:06
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Re: Fluorescent bulb disposal
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anyone, ever convert a fluorsecent fixture into one that can take led bulbs?[quote]


Done all the time


Ballast Bypass (most energy efficient method) re-wire the light that the new LED tube runs on line voltage.

Ballast compatible: Just pop it in.

Memorial Sloan has been doing the ballast bypass method. They have been getting their bulbs from Tri State LED, which based on their performance tests, proved to be the most reliable.

Posted on: 11/20 14:09
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Re: New Rent Control Ordinance
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This is what I was worried that all these new fees, inspections, and property restrictions (refusing to issue permits to tear down old buildings) was leading.

I see condo conversions in my future...

Posted on: 10/17 16:09
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Quote:

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Last, I hate to be a drama queen but that amusing guy could've just as easily been an OD because nobody has any idea who they are renting to.


That was long before AirBnB. I called JC police and they had a ambulance come and pick him up.

Posted on: 10/3 13:43
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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And VVP being elaborately and expensively renovated without including a playground. Good times.


Wow... never knew that happened (I don't use VVP since i am not in the downtown). The playgrounds are one reason I like living in J.C. My kid has 'his gang' that he meets daily at the playground on Ogden ave (Pershing Field gets a bit insane with the crowds). Having playmates at that young of an age was something I missed out on (Gen X baby bust in the burbs... no kids in my neighborhood... or playgrounds).

I take it the VVP planners didn't have kids...

Posted on: 10/2 19:44
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Quote:

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You know what else is lost? Party goers coming and going at all hours of the night. The feeling of insecurity you have when strangers are constantly in your building. Having to become the de facto concierge for out of towners. There is a true quality of life issue here.


I don't have a dog in this fight (I don't do AirBnB). My main concern is the creeping micro-management of property owners by the city. I am a cynic who believes politicians are on the whole, bought and paid for. I don't think for a minute "quality of life" was the motivating factor. The city was fine getting millions from AirBnB until someone I suspect from some lobbying group offered $$$ in campaign contributions (or other forms of compensation) to do a 180 and get rid of AirBnB.

So far my only bad run in was a AirBnB guest who blocked the garage I rent, when I needed to take my kid to the emergency room. Other than that, the AirBnB critters are well behaved.

My 'bad experiences' were mostly neighbors (before the neighborhood gentrified) strung out on booze, drugs, etc. creating all sorts of issues. Thankfully most of the bad actors are gone now.*

*One humorous incident when some guy high on who knows what was on all fours, barking at my bushes like a dog. He subsequently passed out on the sidewalk in the pouring rain.

Posted on: 10/2 19:28
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The sad thing is that with AirBnB regulated out of existence, rents won't be reduced by much, if at all. As long as multi-family buildings are torn down and replaced with Bayonne boxes, the rent market will continue to face shortages (at least until the next recession).

What will be lost is the revenue paid to the city by AirBnB. Wasn't it around $9mil a year?

Posted on: 10/2 15:49
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Re: Required in unit building inspection notices around 07302, what gives?
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At least I don't have to worry about the 10 year battery smokes. Everything in my buildings is hardwired A/C.

Posted on: 9/29 19:09
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Re: Required in unit building inspection notices around 07302, what gives?
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I know someone who just refused to allow the inspection (which you can do). I am inclined to do the same at this point.

I am inspected by the state every 5 years
I get inspected by code enforcement every 5 years.
Now we have to also pay an electrician to inspect the smoke detectors and submit a report to the city.

Too much already.

The one item that has bothered me the most about the Fulop administration is that it seems this administration is now enforcing every ordinance on the book to raise $$$.. Ordinances that were ignored previously. (i.e. if you have a home security system, you have to register it for a fee).

Originally it was just businesses that were getting hammered with increased licensing fees and multiple inspections (with registration fees, from multiple agencies, checking the same thing). Now every 3+ family building owner is getting nickle and dime to death.

Posted on: 9/27 12:52
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Re: Another top honor for JC - worse city to drive
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The obvious solution is that we all need to buy flying cars:





Posted on: 9/26 14:51
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Re: Improper storage of trash?
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Never mind. You can't have cans in the front. This hasn't been enforced in the 20+ years I have been here.

Oh well...

Posted on: 9/18 21:43
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Improper storage of trash?
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Is Jersey City on a ticket writing blitz?

Just received a ticket for putting trash out too early (new tenants I suspect on this one). I also got a ticket for 'improper storage of trash'. Not sure what that means. Is having trash cans outside next to the building considered 'improper storage'?

The city it seems (not just trash) is digging up previously non-enforced rules and regs...

Posted on: 9/18 21:01
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Re: Woman charged after keeping her 2 kids and mom in filthy JC home
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About 20 years ago, I had one of those crazy dog ladies a few buildings down from a building I own in the Heights. The city raided her place twice, pulling what I think where about 3 dozen+ dogs in each raid.

The building was setback away from the street, but you could still smell the dog piss / shit from the sidewalk. Eventually the place was sold and gutted down to the studs by the new owners. My tenants complained that the dumpsters, when filled with the flooring and walls, stunk up the entire block.

Posted on: 9/17 21:05
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Quote:

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I received this tax bill with 2% raise but I pay my property taxes directly to my mortgage lender,I am a little confused on what needs to be done with this bill?do I need to pay this raise personally ? Also this tax bill was sent to my previous residence where I was a tenant before I purchased the property not to to th e property address where I live.Please advice


Typically, your lender will pay the increase and then adjust future mortgage payments to make up the difference.

You need to contact the tax office to change the mailing address. I think they require something in writing, but I don't recall exactly. Been 15 years since I had to do a mailing address change.

Posted on: 9/17 15:20
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The guy I rent a garage from just put his property, that he recently bought.

I wanted to buy the place, but the asking price was too high.. no way to have positive cash flow on rents. Plus, the place needs work / updating... at least $150k of work.

The guy didn't get the rents he thought he was going to get.. on the order of $1,000 less per apartment. So he went AirBnB on the place to get the revenue he needed. With AirBnB no longer workable.. he doesn't make the $$$.

He is asking seven figures for place.. double what he paid for it. If he gets it... all the power to him.. I will take it as proof the real estate market has gone completely insane.

Posted on: 9/14 21:27
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Re-paving half the road?
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Has anyone else noticed that PSE&G has been digging up the streets (new gas lines) and then only repaving half the road (the side the new lines were installed)?

I drive down the road.. passenger side smooth, driver side a mass of poorly patched potholes.

The most ghetto re-paving job ever!

Posted on: 9/12 20:40
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Re: Skunks out of control in Lafayette!!! City Sides with Skunks!
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Quote:

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This is off on a tangent but related, since we're talking about wild animals...



I have seen wild turkeys running around the grass around the Lackawanna warehouse. I've run into groups of them hiking around Vermont.... they can be a bit aggressive...


Wonder if something like video below will happen here in J.C. sometime in the future:




Posted on: 9/12 19:29
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Re: Skunks out of control in Lafayette!!! City Sides with Skunks!
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Speaking of skunks...

While putting the trash cans on the curb last night, I found myself about six feet away from one. First time I have actually seen one in the Heights.

He looked well fed....

Posted on: 9/12 13:06
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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http://taxes.cityofjerseycity.com/
I just tried and it works. Is your browser set on https?


Weird.. tried on two laptops and my phone last night.. same error..

This morning.. everything works..

oh well..

Posted on: 9/11 11:51
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Anyone got a direct link to the online payment portal?

The link on the city website has expired. Looks like the web registration expired.

http://taxes.cityofjerseycity.com/

Posted on: 9/10 22:42
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Re: 8 Things You Can Do Now to Help Your Child Get Ready For School
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9th Item popular with my tenants who have kids:

Move to the suburbs for the schools


The DT K-8s are flooded with middle class kids now where 15 years ago PS37 was less than 10% white. Just give the Heights a few years, you'll see.


I noticed the test scores for the grade school near my apartment scores have finally gone up. They were in the bottom 25% for years. Still not great.. but improving.

I am keeping eyes on the Montessori charter that is attempting to get going in JC. Unfortunately, where they are looking to open up is nowhere near the Heights.

Posted on: 8/29 16:24
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Re: 8 Things You Can Do Now to Help Your Child Get Ready For School
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9th Item popular with my tenants who have kids:

Move to the suburbs for the schools

Posted on: 8/28 14:56
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Re: Developers break ground on Jersey City micro-units apartment building
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The NYC version:


"The ceiling heights were 4.5 feet to 6 feet tall on each level, depending on where you were standing," Department of Buildings spokesperson Abigail Kunitz said in an email to NPR.

When an inspector visited the building this month, he found half-size doors and low ceilings, forcing him to kneel in an improvised hallway. A small staircase connected the two floors. Along with unapproved structural changes, the Department of Buildings says, the inspector found the space riddled with unpermitted electrical and plumbing work.

The compressed living spaces prompted New York City Council Member Ben Kallos to compare the arrangement to the movie Being John Malkovich, which features a cramped office — and a tiny door — on floor 7 1/2 of a Manhattan building.

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Officials promptly ordered all occupants to vacate Apartment 601, hitting the owner, Xue Pin Ni, with a potential maximum fine of $144,750 in civil penalties and ordering the subunits to be stripped out of the space. The penalty is set to rise, as the city will also fine Ni $1,000 every day that each illegal subunit remains on the premises, for up to 45 days.




https://www.npr.org/2019/08/20/7527917 ... 8-micro-apartments-in-nyc

Posted on: 8/21 2:35
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Re: Notice: JC Proposes to Dispose of .98 Acres of Two Parks
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Quote:

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I never realised there use to be a public pool at 531 Communipaw Avenue.

Can still be seen on a satellite image:
https://goo.gl/maps/mhv1nhEASNdmi9WW6


Any old timers remember this "Harmon Street Pool"?

Robin.




The Harmon Street pool became a headache for residents who complained about the frequent fights and the deportment of some of the youths that frequented the facility. In true Jersey City fashion, instead of confronting and solving that problem, the pool was shuttered.

The site has been vandalized to a fare-thee-well, but it still exists. Block associations expressed some interest in having it reopened, but nothing came of it.




https://www.nj.com/hudson/voices/2011/ ... ce_to_cool_off_jerse.html

Posted on: 8/5 11:19
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