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Re: Traffic Lights in JC Are All Out of Sync
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Well, thanks for coming to my defense. I live in exchange place and work at Newport and indeed, I do walk or ride my bike to work every day.

When I bike, the lights are still an issue as I abide by the laws of the road.

That said, sometimes I need to drive on Washington street to get someplace many miles away.


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JCishome wrote:
I don't know your situation, so don't take this personally...but for many people it takes about 15-20 minutes to walk a mile. Maybe we could consider doing that?


This is not directed at you, JCishome. But, your reply prompted me to reply in general terms.


I am all for alternate / mixed modes of transportation, and for walking and biking to places whenever possible, but it is super annoying and puzzling when so many of the "pro mass transit" or "anti car" people try to tell every person alive that "you should just walk" or "bike there, it's only a mile". For some people or some situations, walking or biking are not valid options. For all we know, ChaChaWoo needed to drop off a heavy box at the UPS Store in Newport, or maybe he was picking up something heavy at Sears, or perhaps the trip to Newport was just a leg as part of a longer drive to run a bunch of errands. Yes, we should encourage people to walk and bike, and to use mass transit, but we can't be so blind as to be dogmatic about it. There are some situations when a car is a necessity, or perhaps a better choice.

Posted on: 1/5 8:32
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Re: Traffic Lights in JC Are All Out of Sync
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The lights on Washington downtown are ridiculous. I typically sit at 75% of the lights on that road to travel the one mile from exchange place to newport.


Posted on: 1/4 8:28
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Re: Pool-only family memberships in JC or nearby?
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Really?!?! Can you give me any more information about the Bradford School? I tried googling but didn't really find any hours/rates.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2015/12/29 8:56
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Re: Sign the Petition to Preserve Downtown Resident Parking
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I think the new parking regulations are a good move and therefore, I won't sign the petition.

First of all, it's a pilot. So let's just see how it goes.

Secondly, all the changes are a result of the councilwomen listening to resident feedback. This is what the people told her they wanted.

My own thoughts about the proposal:

1. This will increase tax revenue with people being able to drive to and visit local JC businesses for longer than 2 hours. Very few people will make it to and back from the city in the 3 hours limit.

2. People don't typically park for the full length allowable: whether that be 2 or 3 hours. So spot turnover isn't really much of an issue.

3. Part of the plan is to better enforce the time limits. Thus bringing in tax revenue from more tickets.

I think the councilwomen is doing an excellent job.

Posted on: 2015/10/27 8:55
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Re: Mail Trucks Hogging Parking
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Appreciate the feedback, but these spots that the mail trucks are taking is not free parking. It is metered parking, and it is made so intentionally, so that people can pull up, access the post office, and then be on their way. But when the trucks begin to park outside around noon, this becomes much harder to do.

Also, though the Warren and York building does indeed have garage parking, people that live there often park outside over night if they are getting home late and leaving early or for less than 2 hours at a time. I don't blame them, as it is much easier to pull up there than it is to drive the loops around the garage.

But yea, I get it, we live in a city, and parking isn't necessarily going to be cheap or easy. I'm just saying that it would be nice if the government did what it could to work with us rather than against us.


So, how do I get my name on the council agenda?

Posted on: 2015/6/8 14:57
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Mail Trucks Hogging Parking
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I live across the street from the Washington Street Post Office. Recently, I’ve noticed that the mail trucks are taking up a significant amount of the parking spots outside.

Compound these missing parking spots with the fact that 2 new residential buildings (one very large) were recently constructed on York street leading up to Washington, we are now struggling to find any parking at all.

There is a story that mirrors what is going on here in NYC: http://nypost.com/2014/04/01/postal-t ... ing-spots-in-murray-hill/

I emailed our councilwomen. She was very responsive and already had the issue on her radar. But, because the USPS is federal agency the courts throw out tickets when we have written them. They've tried writing the post master general and even reached out to a town in Colorado that was suing their post office for similar infractions and unwillingness to resolve to see what lessons they learned.

Until we get some responses, the best angle we have is photos of them blocking ADA crosswalks. If anyone happens to see a post truck doing this, please snap a picture and email it to our council lady in Ward E or post the picture here.



Posted on: 2015/6/8 9:47
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Giving Away Many Small Conference Room Tables
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Is there an organization out there that could use many small conference room tables (two sizes available 2x4 and 3x6)? Nothing fancy, but very functional for a classroom type atmosphere. My company is located in Newport and we'd rather donate these tables than throw them out.

Must be able to pick them up here at the office.

If interested, please PM me.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2015/2/11 8:58
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Small Lost Wallet
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Found a wallet on my way to work today with no identifying info in it.

Small black coach wallet with 3 cards. Please PM me if you think it's yours.

Posted on: 2015/1/26 8:43
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Re: knockout
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Someone was "knocked out" Monday night in front of the Post Office on Washington. I live across the street and the cops were asking if we had any outdoor cameras for them to review.

Almost as scary as this happening across the street from me is that I can't seem to find any report of it online/in the news. How often is this happening and we just aren't hearing about it?

Posted on: 2013/12/4 9:09
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Re: Where can I get Plexiglass or Lexan cut to size?
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Did you try to Hardware store on Newark? I don't know if they do it, but my dad owns an independent hardware store very similar to the one on Newark in Paterson and he does it there.

Posted on: 2013/9/6 9:59
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Re: Time to grow your own fig tree!
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I'd love a clipping.

Any chance you'll be at the park next Saturday?

Posted on: 2013/5/6 11:14
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Re: What's your favorite dive bar in Jersey City?
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Golden Cicada on Grand Street is great.

And the place on Newark Ave without a name. A white stucko building. Heard some people call it the keyhole because of the shape of the windows.

Posted on: 2013/1/21 11:04
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Re: best real estate website for JC/ Hudson county?
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Try: www.jerseycityrealestate.net

Use .net, not .com.

Good luck!

Posted on: 2013/1/3 9:02
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Re: has anyone tried to get to / from JFK since Sandy?
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Try city star limo. Just booked for $60 one way.

Posted on: 2012/11/4 23:02
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Re: Commercial Signage Standards, Downtown
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If anyone actually wants a new sign, my parents own their own side business making them - mostly vinal letterings. If you want to support their mom and pop opperation, PM me for their contact info.

Posted on: 2012/5/15 8:31
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Re: Murder Mystery Dinner
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I actually did it this past Saturday. Highly entertaining and decent food. Easy walk from jounral square path station.

Good mix in the crowd.

If that's a referral link, I hope you get it for free. I'd click it if I didn't already do it. Don't know why people have to hate on that so much.

Posted on: 2012/5/14 16:52
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Re: Water Quality in Jersey City?
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The pink stuff is actually produced by naturally occurring bacteria. Presence of the pink bacteria does not have anything to do with the water quality coming out of the faucet distributed by the water system. These bacteria are very common but cannot be seen until after they grow and multiply. Left undisturbed in areas of high humidity at room temperature, the bacteria multiply producing a pinkish-red pigment, or sometimes a dark gray color, on surfaces that are regularly moist.

I think it's worse for non copper piping. And for people with hard water. I get it too, but it's very easily cleaned.

Posted on: 2012/3/9 9:27
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Re: Residential Alarm Systems
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Our building recently installed cameras. We bought the system ourselves from amazon (4 camera system with DVR) and called Dan Harris from Harris electric (right here in Jersey City) to install it. When all was said and done, we got 4 cameras for about $2000 installed. Great deal but it takes some work meeting with Dan to figure out how to best run the wires/store the monitor and DVR, etc...

For the doors and windows in our individual unit, we used a simple, yet effective solution. They make some serious noise though they aren't connected to any central station.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001 ... ef=oh_o02_s00_i00_details

Posted on: 2012/2/9 9:27
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Re: Public/Free-ish Parking Areas Downtown?
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You'll find lots of meters around the post office on Washington.

And if I'm not mistaken, you can park nearly anywhere for less than 2 hours without getting a ticket during the day and shouldn't have any issues at night.

Posted on: 2012/2/8 9:39
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Re: Who owns the block on Manilla bet 1st and 2nd?
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I'm not sure who owns it, but I'm pretty sure you can find out from public records.

Or, you can visit this site next time you notice something that is bothering you. I've never used it myself, but I hear it works.

http://mycusthelp.com/JERSEYCITYNJ/_c ... MZHPFSMVNJKVDMRDKIWNWNMJV

Good luck!

Posted on: 2012/1/24 9:40
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Re: Church for Wedding
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Thank you all so much for such great suggestions!

Posted on: 2012/1/9 9:19
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Church for Wedding
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Does anyone know of a Protestant Church in the area what would be willing to do a wedding on a Friday early evening? Preferably downtown, but I'm interested in anything in Jersey City and the surrounding area.

I'd really appreicate any tips.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2012/1/6 15:33
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Re: Downtown Parking Lots (Grove Street/Exchange Place) for overnight/monthly parking
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I've done extensive research in the area...the outdoor lot on the corner of Marin and Montgomery has the best monthly price. You may be able to negotiate a better deal with a smaller lot, but then availability becomes and issue.

http://www.kannekt.com/15/71parki.htm

Posted on: 2011/12/20 8:39
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Re: Kickboxing
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Posted on: 2011/9/30 16:33
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Re: Where to have the best wedding reception?
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Congrats on your engagement. My fiance and I have booked the Loews for our wedding next Novemeber, so perhaps I can be of some help.

1) Caterer: We are tasting now (which is really fun) and like Ultimate, Encore, and Signature. All 3 have done events at the theater before which is a huge perk. We're working with them to develop menues and prices and then we will decide.

2) Timing: You have to get married in the cooler month here b\c there is no AC.

3) Contact: It's really hard to get in touch with these guys. We sent in our deposit in July and have not gotten a contract yet but we were assured we have the date reserved. It's just the nature of dealing with a nonprofit. If you don't want to be patient, don't get married here.

4) Balcony: They are not really letting people use the balcony anymore because of the old carpets. Offer to do something nice for the place (professional carpet cleaning, volunteer work, etc...) and you may get access.

5) Expense: We looked around at more traditional venues. If you want a comparable food expereince, this is going to be much more expensive. If you want less crazy, but still quite enough offerings, this'll be a bit more expensive. We tried looking at one other non traditional venue...Liberty Science Center -- pretty cool, but ultimately, we liked the look of Loews better.

6) Size: smaller than we hoped. You are limited to around 170 people.

Hope this helps!

Posted on: 2011/9/28 9:45
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Where do guys get their haircut?
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My fiance is having a hard time letting go of his old barber shop which is a 20 minute drive from downtown JC. Any suggestions for around here?

Posted on: 2011/9/8 10:33
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Re: Super Impact Fitness in McGinley Square
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I took the bootcamp classes this summer -- hooked myself up for a month of unlimited classes for a $20 livingsocial coupon.

The guys that run it definately know what they are doing and gave me a great workout.

From what I understand, you can either buy a membership or individual classes. They will offer bootcamp type classes but also hoped to hire other experts in fields like yoga, pilates, etc...

And...I wouldn't be surprised if they offer another steep discount from groupon/livingsocial type sites once they are up an running. Keep your eyes open if you are interested.

Posted on: 2011/9/2 10:19
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Re: Can Anyone Recommend an Affordable/Decent Real Estate Attorney???
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http://morrisrealestatelaw.com/Home_Page.php

Jame Morris. He was AMAZING! And CHEAP! (closing for $475).

He saved us from getting into BIG trouble and the 1st property we were after. Quick, smart, responsive.

He's the best!

PS. AVOID PETER HUMBLIAS!

Posted on: 2011/8/31 9:27
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Parking in Paulus Hook
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Does anyone know of any available monthly parking in Paulus Hook? Where it is located and how much would it cost monthly?

Thanks very much!

Posted on: 2011/6/16 8:14
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Re: Dentist Recommendation
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Thanks!!!

Posted on: 2011/4/13 9:40
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