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Re: Short Term rental enforcement
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That's an interesting one, getting fines for listing a short term rental that doesn't exist.

So, the other question is, were you able to inform the city that that those listings on FlipKey, and who knows where else, are not your listings? I presume you actually didn't get fined yet, just warnings from the city.


I am sending the city a certified letter with the proof I have that this is a fraudulent post. Not sure if it will work. Years back I had a more of a incompetence than faud issue involving the city of Newark. Letters didn't help until I ended up in front of a judge to explain that I didn't own a particular property.

What annoys me is the fraudulent account was closed back in 2018, but the ad still appears on searches. I have been on the phone with someone in some Indian call center twice before I found someone who at least asked higher ups what to do.

I was supposed to get an email that I would reply to with proof of ownership so I could get the ad pulled... but that email never came through.

I guess I will be back on the phone with Mumbai today or tomorrow..

Posted on: Today 12:24
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Short Term rental enforcement
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Learned something today...

Check with the short term rental companies to see if your property is listed. I got a "love note" from Jersey City threatening me with $2k per day fines for an illegal short term rental.

I don't do short terms now, nor have I ever done short term rentals...

Turns out a previous tenant listed herself as the owner and was subletting a room for $79 a night. The tenant has been gone for almost 2 years, but the ad still shows up in searches.

I have been on the phone with FlipKey for the past hour trying to get this ad removed.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:15
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Re: Atlantic storm strengthens into Tropical Storm Fay, N.J. under tropical storm warning
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neverleft wrote:
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yup that is a heavy rain


Seems it varied greatly by location. Weather stations showed from 1.2 to 4 inches. Some the heaviest was recorded in JSQ.

Despite all that rain, I didn't have a sewer backup. The sewers by me were relined and had entire (collapsed) sections replaced. So far this heavy rain nor extreme downpours have cause a backup.

Before I would end up with a lake on my street corner with jets of water coming out the manhole covers....

Posted on: 7/10 21:47
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Re: Atlantic storm strengthens into Tropical Storm Fay, N.J. under tropical storm warning
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MDM any predictions? Thx.


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Weatherbell track estimate has it coming ashore south of us, driving the heaviest rains into central Jersey. For us.. 1.3 to 2 inch of rain and a lot of wind.

The Euro model update has it going even more inland, dumping a lot of rain into South Jersey and PA.. up to 6 inches in PA in spots.

This one is no Irene or Sandy thankfully...

Posted on: 7/10 14:22
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Bakery that does speciality birthday cakes?
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My kid's B-day is coming up. Dinosaur themed birthday. Can anyone recommend a local baker that does themed cakes? In particular, a dinosaur shaped cake?

Posted on: 7/8 13:29
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Re: Beyond the Embankment
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Portal Bridge is being replaced. Why not add a cantilevered walkway along the north side? They could easily connect it on both sides using existing pathways.


That would be, at least first glance, possible engineering wise. Getting it paid for or getting two government run agencies to agree to it... That would be the hard part.

Posted on: 7/1 20:53
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Re: Beyond the Embankment
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Norfolk Southern’s petition noted that there has been no rail traffic on the old Boonton Line in more than a decade and claimed that “there is simply no traffic, or the potential for new traffic, on the line.


That may change. The line is adjacent the now defunct Hudson generating station and ties into right of ways that could bring rail to the Kopper's Coke redevelopment zone in Kearny).

I read the old Hudson Generating property has been sold as is going to be redeveloped into an industrial park. There is also been years of (unsuccessful) attempts to spur industrial and heavy commercial development on the Kopper's Coke site.

Norfolk Southern previously talked of re-activating the line for freight if there were new clients that needed rail service. Whatever future entity that takes over the right of way may find it more advantageous to tie rail service in with the redevelopment of these two sizable plots of land.

One big issue with the trail is the swing bridge (mentioned in the article) over the river. That bridge is deteriorating and is abandoned in the open position. The trail would require at a minimum that the bridge be put back into operation, with all the maintenance and crew costs that come with it.

Posted on: 7/1 19:06
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Newly Planted Trees at Pershing Field
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Is the contractor required to water these new trees until their root systems get established?

I was at Persian Field yesterday afternoon and a number of the trees looked seriously starved for water.

Posted on: 6/25 15:35
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Re: Vertical Gardens
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I recently had a conference for work with someone who is an expert on building (profitable) hydroponic systems. His reaction to this JC project could best be described as:

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Did someone make a big donation to a certain campaign fund to get this project approved?

Posted on: 6/24 14:33
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Re: Non-Essential Businesses Opening in Jersey City and Hoboken
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MDM wrote:
Anyone have an idea when / if Moloney's Meat is re-opening?


They are re-opening this Friday per their answering machine.

Posted on: 6/16 20:40
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Re: 6 ft Distance ?
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Maybe it's just a sign that people are just getting tired and fed up with the "lockdown" and are no longer complying.

Posted on: 6/14 23:07
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Portfolio lenders to refi investment property?
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Looking to refi my mortgages which I currently have with Bayonne Community Bank. Anyone here can recommend other portfolio lenders?

I can't qualify for mortgages that are packaged and sold through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mack, so I have to go through a bank that lends money from its own portfolio (i.e. a Community Bank).

Posted on: 6/12 14:10
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Re: Vertical Gardens
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Yvonne wrote:
According to this article that is $17 per pound. I don't know where you shop, but even organic veggies are not $17 per pound.


As a hobby, I setup a system on my roof a few years back, which ended, along with my free time, when my kid was born. It was nice to have fresh basil and vine ripened tomatoes available at any time, but I sure wasn't saving $$$.

These type systems (vertical gardening / hydroponics / aeroponics / etc.) for growing fruits & veggies can give you a really high quality product. The issue has to do with energy consumption (lights, pumps, cooling systems especially, heating systems, controls, CO2 generation ), which is what tends to economically kill commercial operations. To make it work, you need:

1. Access to low cost energy (NJ has very expensive electricity).
2. Economics of scale. It needs to be big.

There’s also high energy costs associated with hydroponics farming because of what’s needed to keep the temperature controlled and the lights on for long lengths of time.

Posted on: 6/11 14:19
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Re: Non-Essential Businesses Opening in Jersey City and Hoboken
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Anyone have an idea when / if Moloney's Meat is re-opening? Before they had a message on their answering machine updating when they were re-opening.. which the last I heard it was mid May. They are still not open (when I walked by a couple days ago) and the answering machine wasn't working the last time I called.

Really want a good ribeye....

Posted on: 6/5 13:56
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Re: Delivery companies are fighting city commission caps. Does anybody win?
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Maybe the city should have stayed out of this....and let the market decide.



Seriously! What's next? Price controls on eggs and produce?

I am really going to miss Michael Yun, he was a voice of reason countering the statist tendencies of the Mayor and city Council.

Posted on: 5/22 12:00
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Re: JCBOE hikes school taxes by 39 percent. Paging Yvonne.
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JCGuys wrote:


All this is pre-COVID so tax increases should be getting even more wild down the road.



PERS-State pension is going to run dry in 2023, assuming the State doesn't kick in $$$. With massive payouts for unemployment and a collapse in sale / use tax revenues, I seriously doubt the Murphy & Co. will put any significant $$ in. The numbers were put together before the WuFlu hit, so the actual deficit could be much worse.

I think the Judges pension is even in worse shape.

We could very well see one or more defaults as early as late next year or by 2023 at the latest. That is when the political & tax situation is going to get REAL interesting.

So we could see NJ default on

Posted on: 5/13 15:18
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Re: JCBOE hikes school taxes by 39 percent. Paging Yvonne.
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Yikes!


I am going to have to do some math and figure out the rent increases to cover that. Doing a real rough calc, that is over $3,500 a year for me.

Posted on: 5/13 14:31
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Re: The Pandemic
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So by 2025, Jersey City real estate will look like this:


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Posted on: 5/12 14:14
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Re: Street Sweeping -- So What's the deal?
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Sweeper went by me this morning.. Nobody moved their cars. A massive number of tickets were written.

Posted on: 5/8 17:40
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Re: The Pandemic's effect on the Jersey City and overall Urban Real Estate Market
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I suspect commercial A & B grade office space is going to be seriously affected in the coming 12 to 24 months. My company is one of many I found out that has been doing employee surveys, which seemed to be geared towards, "can we keep this work from home permanent". I am sure the cost of rent is a major motivating factor. My wife commented that her company is more productive with everyone not going to the office, utilizing online web conferencing instead. Plus she saves 2.5 hours a day in round trip commute time. I doubt she is alone in this assessment.

Another area I suspect is going to get hit is health clubs. For months, I have had gym equipment sitting in a virtual shopping cart, waiting for my budget to allow purchase. Tried to purchase it last week..

Everything is sold out... in fact, the entire damn company is sold out of just about everything. Turns out this is happening industry wide with companies that make weights, stationary bikes, etc.

If you just invested $5k in a home gym, are you going to bother with a gym membership ever again?

Posted on: 5/8 12:16
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Re: "Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’"
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Maybe Fulop can find someone to build an Arcology on the property next to Rt. 440.

Make it with the 'ideal mix of housing' that certain social engineers love so much.

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Posted on: 4/30 12:41
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Re: Water main break?
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I am getting calls from more tenants now that have no water. I guess I am lucky to at least have some.

Typically after a main break we get hours of brown / rust filled water, once pressure is restored.

Posted on: 4/28 19:59
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Water main break?
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I got low water pressure here in the Heights and my tenant (near St. Peter's College) just called me to say she has no water.

We got a major main break somewhere?

Posted on: 4/28 19:22
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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I was in Stop&Shop in the Heights on Friday and Saturday. Looks like things are starting to restock, with chicken, dairy, and paper products (still no toilet paper though) making it back on to the shelves.

Certain canned items are running out though.. like coconut milk. I guess it has to do with the large number of people who use it (i.e. Indians) suddenly having to cook at home much more than usual. Ramen noodles always seem to be out as well... But that might just be starving Millennials grabbing up all the stock.

Posted on: 4/28 19:06
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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Frinjc wrote:
I am with comcast and last Friday I noticed a slowdown as well on my company laptop - was not doing too much multitasking on my personal laptop at the time. Maybe everybody is looking at disinfectant youtube videos?


My connection sped back up last night and seems okay this morning. I was finally able to download the latest Windows 10 updates and saving files on Sharepoint works fine again.

Microsoft Onedrive is still moving at a snail's pace though. I am uploading a huge batch of files to a local drive.. its taking days. I feel like I am interneting like its 1999.. and I am still on dialup.

Posted on: 4/28 14:04
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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Side topic...

Has anyone here using Fios noticed a slowdown, in particular on the download speeds? I have been seeing around 50% with periods of 90% drop.

Not sure if this is due to a massive added bandwith demands from movie streaming to teleconference.. or I have something going on with my router (yes.. I did reboot it).

Posted on: 4/27 18:19
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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Posted on: 4/25 18:11
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Re: The Pandemic's effect on the Jersey City and overall Urban Real Estate Market
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I am wondering if we will see for commercial properties, where there aren't often escrow accounts, a large number of missed tax payments for this coming quarter.

Posted on: 4/25 16:26
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Re: Some Grubhub drivers are no-shows, N.J. restaurants say. ‘This might just put me out of business.’
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Given the fact that both my wife and I might be furloughed soon, maybe I should dig out a bio-warfare suit (bought as a goof.. its the real thing though) many years back out of the basement.

I could modify it a bit and do food deliveries like this:

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Posted on: 3/30 15:19
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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If anyone needs to 're-supply', Stop&Shop shelves are starting to fill up again. There is a limit of any one item in the meat section you can buy though.

No toilet paper still...

Posted on: 3/28 14:40
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