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Re: Fights, Drugs, Weapons @ JC Blue Apron Facility
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Blue Apron have serious logistics issues. Missing ingredients every week. Last week they sent 2 entirely wrong recipes. I gave them every chance to fix and deliver. Best they could do was a Blue Apron credit.

Told them - you don't walk into McDonalds. Ask for Big Mac,Fries and Coke. Given a chicken-burger, Fries and Sprite. Then be happy with a refund and told to come back next week...

That's how these dumbf@@ks run their business...

Posted on: 8/6 20:12
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Re: Jersey City issued $14 million in parking violations last year
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and estimated it would receive roughly $4.1 million in revenue from tickets in its yearly budget...


Doubt $4.1m would pay JCPA's pension obligations....

Posted on: 8/6 20:00
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Re: More details on tax bills
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Recently, State Senator Brian Stack sent a letter to his constituents asking for input on legislation that might become law. So, I have two suggestions I hope the senator will consider.

First, I want legislation on the property tax bill I receive. There is a box on the tax bill that says, "State aid used to offset local property taxes." That box includes a figure showing my taxes would be higher if the state did not give money to the various agencies that receive my tax dollars. (more)

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2 ... e.html#incart_river_index


WTF. Can ANYONE make sense of their property tax bill?

How about something simple like:
1.WE THINK YOUR PROPERTY IS WORTH: $Xm
2.WE CHARGE YOU IN TAX: 7.x% $Xm = $n/year

Posted on: 8/3 22:16
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Re: *AVOID - A&M Auto Repair on 6th St. - AVOID*
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Thanks for the reminder. Need to drop off my car to A&M for servicing and recharging the a/c.

Posted on: 8/3 7:08
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Anyone else think that trump gets wasted? Tweets stupid shit overnight. Then doubles down?

Posted on: 7/31 22:00
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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I am sorry for your loss....

No you are not.

Posted on: 7/25 21:16
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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Yvonne wrote:
Don't get old or have an accident and need continuous medical attention, jtjcview. When you only live for yourself and not part of a family, you develop an unrealistic view of life which is messy. I had a former neighbor who developed breast cancer and her doctor was in NYC. She could not take the PATH because anytime someone bump into her on the trains she had severe pains due to her illness so she took her car to her doctor's appointment. This is part of the messy life I am referring to.


My sister died of cancer last year. In and out of hospitals and doctors offices without parking. No problem. Your point being?

I'd add -Yvonne - you're an effing asshole when you prey on other people's tragedies to score a point.

Posted on: 7/25 20:50
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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Yvonne wrote:
Alex, you never had the responsible of bringing sick relatives to the doctor for various appointments. You live in an idealize world where no one gets sick.


A doctor's office is a business like any other. If you need free or validated parking - that's down to the docs office. There's almost nowhere on the planet that offers near-free parking within a 60-minutes commute of any global center. Does NYC? Tokyo? London?

Posted on: 7/25 20:30
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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jklm wrote:
Example of a high rise holding out spaces for commercial use for retail/businesses in building. Garage Parking is handed over to an outside company, i.e., LAZ.

110 First Street - 20 spaces for Car Rental company, 6+ spaces for building employees, 6+ spaces for WADLO child/school employees, EV charging station, 20+ reserved spaces, allows daily commuter parking, monthly parking for residents and non-residents.

Un-reserved parking spaces FULL from floor 1-6, 7th floor spotty and half of 8th floor has car rental and employee parking with a few un-reserved parking spaces occupied.

Parking on First Street and Warren Street is mostly people from 110 First and Modera, parking with no permits either because of lack of enforcement of Zone 4 permit parking during the day and they can park legally from M-F 4p-10a overnight and all weekend. So if they drive to work during the day - they can park for free at night and weekends.

No one from this building can claim there are no spaces available, but the parking garage is definitely not empty like everyone seems to say on JCList.


All that indicates is that the building owners are making the best of the under-utilized parking. And local businesses and commuters are getting parking spaces at fire-sale prices - subsidized in part by Jersey City.

I used to rent a similar parking space in a waterfront building for $100/month for ease of commute to downtown Manhattan. No doubt properties near the waterfront or PATH can fill their spaces. Parking lots elsewhere look like the lot at Newport mall.

Posted on: 7/24 19:12
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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By setting parking minimums for new development, the city is effectively subsidizing that parking out of my tax dollars. Without the parking requirement, the developers could build more units and supply greater tax revenue. How is that any different to your constant complaint about tax abatements?


Hmm, I'd have thought the opposite more likely true. An apartment with a parking space is worth more, it's assessment is more, and consequently it has higher property taxes. A car space uses no city services so on that basis I'd say the owner of the apartment with the car space is subsidizing those without car spaces.


Nope. The pilot (city revenue) is based on number of units x sq footage. The parking space doesn't enter that equation. If eventually those units convert to condos, the parking space would count very little towards a tax assessment, even if the parking was deeded - since it's not considered habitable space.

There is some benefit to the developer for have some available parking, and typically that's an add-on charge to a rental. But I'd bet every developer in JC would prefer to build more units and less parking - since most of it goes to waste.

Posted on: 7/23 8:01
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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All new construction should have parking that is given and not charged. Then the residents would use those private parking spots and not use the streets. The fact that new development downtown charge exorbitant fees for parking is the reason parking is a problem downtown.


By setting parking minimums for new development, the city is effectively subsidizing that parking out of my tax dollars. Without the parking requirement, the developers could build more units and supply greater tax revenue. How is that any different to your constant complaint about tax abatements?

Posted on: 7/22 18:52
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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Seems a few of you parrot the talk when it comes to deregulation and cutting out red tape...but where do you think Trump stands on the issue?

Why not let the market decide how many parking spaces are needed? You think we'll need more parking in 10-20 years with uber, ridesharing, and self-driving vehicles?

Posted on: 7/22 16:32
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Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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Thought-provoking article.

https://www.curbed.com/2017/7/21/16008 ... exico-city-urban-planning

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This week, Mexico City took a big step towards making housing more affordable and transit more efficient. Did it pass a new budget that funded new apartments, or propose a new expansion of the public transportation system? Nope, it simply eliminated parking minimums, the city regulations that impel builders to add a required amount of parking spots for every new unit of housing they create.

“It’s a 180-degree change in the approach toward parking,” Andrés Sañudo, a local planning consultant, told Streetsblog.

The biggest city in North America decided to limit the number of parking spaces allowed in new developments, and push policies that help convert existing spaces to different uses. The connection between affordability, transportation, and small patches of asphalt may not immediately seem apparent. But extensive studies by planners and researchers show quite the opposite. Cities—and renters—pay a big price for parking.


Mexico City just eliminated parking minimums, which may help North America’s largest urban area reshape itself into a more affordable, transit-friendly city. Shutterstock
Parking’s true price
Mandating parking not only wastes tons of valuable city real estate but it also bundles housing and parking together, making it impossible to pay for one without the other. This functions as a powerful force that not only shapes how cities look and function, but increases rent and housing costs.


One study of U.S. rental data found that forcing developers to add parking spots for new buildings contributes to 16 percent of the cost of an apartment, a cost passed down to renters. Writing in the journal Housing Policy Debate, researchers Gregory Pierce and C.J. Gabbe found that it’s not just a cost issue, it’s an equity issue. Urban dwellers who don’t own or use cars are in effect forced to subsidize parking spots for others, without any choice in the matter. The average cost of parking per renter was $142 a month, Pierce and Gabbe found, a price that is mostly paid by the urban poor.

Imagine how much easier it would be to make your rent payment if you could shave 16 percent off of your housing costs for an amenity that you don’t use. Nationwide, the researchers discovered, renters without cars end up subsidizing parking by an incredible $440 million a year. “While many households might have chosen to pay for on-site parking in a free market, this proportion is surely lower than what has been mandated,” write Gabbe and Pierce.
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Posted on: 7/22 6:21
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Re: *AVOID - A&M Auto Repair on 6th St. - AVOID*
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If you have a real negligence claim - sue the crap out of the business. Then let us know how much you won. As it stands, you just come across as a pathetic whiny-ass.

If my car had a broken axle, I wouldn't bring it to Ralph's Tire Repair - then moan and bitch about the fact they missed other structural damage.

Enjoy your mocha latte at Starbucks.


Posted on: 3/10 3:21
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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so bullsh_t artist fulop is gonna hire a lawyer to fight changes in school funding. if fulop was so concerned about school funding, he would stop cheating the school system and non-abbot school districts by stopping all of his freaking abatements.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... fight_school_funding.html


The best school systems on the planet are federally funded. I don't think JC is doing anything wrong by taking advantage of local credits in what is basically a f%%ked up system. I'd be entirely happy if local whiny moms and pops pay full sticker price for the education of their kids. But I see neither happening....

Posted on: 3/8 7:31
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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It's a pretty simple solution. The businesses that want to stay open past 10pm or so pay the $60k/year or so for security - or hire their own security that patrol the plaza.

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Two Boots Pizza owner Aaron Morrill described the required taxes and fees for businesses as "death by a thousand cuts." Evelyn Padin, a lawyer who also owns the Hard Grove Cafe, said she already pays for a sidewalk cafe license, a liquor license and for private garbage collection.

"It's constant paying," Padin said.

Posted on: 3/8 6:03
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Re: *AVOID - A&M Auto Repair on 6th St. - AVOID*
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I've 83000 miles on my car, that's been maintained by this shop for the past 12 years or so. No problems. If you have a clunker with a broken axle - probably not the best place to bring it. But trolling a pretty good local repair shop isn't cool. Do you think Pepboys would have done a better job?


Posted on: 3/8 5:31
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Re: Plumber?
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Dinger wrote:
You folks know this guy isn't even licensed?


Who gives a s%%t about a doc issued by the city or state? Does the city reimburse us for bad plumbing - or will we need to sue the plumber - licensed or not?

It's the uber vs licensed cabs argument - and the license is toilet paper as far as most of us are concerned.

Posted on: 2/23 6:55
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Re: Woman dies falling off escalator inside famed World Trade Center Oculus while reaching to grab hat
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When you die, your student debt goes with you. It's not inherited. What am I missing?

Posted on: 2/14 7:44
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Re: ADOPTED RESCUE MASTIFF DOG ATTACKS, KILLS ELDERLY WOMAN IN QUEENS
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Re: Up to 3" of Snow likely 2/8 (Wed night into Thursday)
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Definitely some props to the city, the mayor, and DPW. Most streets seem in very good shape. The municipal response to this snow event is head and shoulders above anything I had ever seen during the Healy years. They did a great job and deserve some praise and recognition.


Agree on the snow clean-up. Great job.

But why is all the road digging going on over the winter? My street isn't cleared - likely because the plows can't clear streets with the metal plates covering the excavation.

Speculation: is it driven by the risk of losing federal funds for roads and infrastructure - with the new Trump administration?


Posted on: 2/9 22:46
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Re: So with the snow is there still trash & recycling pickup? (2-9-17)
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http://cityofjerseycity.com/

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Street Sweeping is canceled for, Thursday, Feb. 9th, due to the forecasted snow storm. Garbage Collection is still on as scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday night.


Posted on: 2/9 17:33
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Re: Glue Vandalism On Locks
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There are very few low-cost home security options unless you are tech savvy. Over the years - the most dependable and low-cost (relatively) diy system for me - has been my logitech alert system.

Other things you might try:
- Cable/internet provider - might have something.
- Canary: Blurb is promising. Personally wouldn't trust it. https://canary.is/flex/
- Blue Iris: http://blueirissoftware.com/ - you need to be tech savv. Set up your own server...

Posted on: 2/6 21:25
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Re: Fulop: despite Trump, Jersey City remains 'welcoming' to immigrants
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You know what ...bike? Poland did not accept any immigrants and guess what? There are no immigrants blowing up bombs in Poland. This is something to think about.


And No terrorist attacks post 9/11 by people from countries in Trump's travel ban

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-met ... attacks-post-911-countri/

Something to think about in your idiocracy. You know what? Not.

Posted on: 2/6 20:50
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Re: Amazon US Post office delivery issues
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Went to the Post Office today to pick up a couple of packaged. Lo and behold the order that was listed as 'delivered' and assumed stolen was there as well.

Amazon already replaced this previously missing order, so its going back to Amazon.


If that's the case then a letter of complaint should be forwarded to head-office, so they can introduce change and address any deficiencies - It could be a case of retraining, new procedures or even removing the person who is incompetent or lacks aptitude to maintain the role responsibly.

Voice your concern, things only change when people complain.


I complain through amazon - call amazon's customer service - and let them call USPS for me...

Posted on: 2/6 18:18
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Re: Amazon US Post office delivery issues
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MDM wrote:
Went to the Post Office today to pick up a couple of packaged. Lo and behold the order that was listed as 'delivered' and assumed stolen was there as well.

Amazon already replaced this previously missing order, so its going back to Amazon.


That happens a lot. They mark stuff as delivered when they haven't even been down my street - or their cloaking device hides their van from my cameras. I give them a few days and usually packages show up.

For low-value stuff - call amazon. They typically let you keep the dups.

Posted on: 2/6 14:39
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Re: Jersey City student shot a block from school, official says (PS #15)
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Jeez, I'll cop to not knowing the latest lingo for being shot, lol. And mind the ageism, that's using a pretty micro-aggressive trigger word!


"Micro-aggressive"? Ok yes - I fell out of my chair laughing. Of all the conservatives on this board you do have a wry sense of humor ;)

Ageism? Bet I'm older than you :P. Snakes alive.

Posted on: 2/3 22:03
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Re: Carting company with 1/2 yard rollaway debris bins?
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You could check Angie's list. It's now free to register and search.

Posted on: 2/2 12:02
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Re: Jersey City student shot a block from school, official says (PS #15)
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The updated story has the gunshot as being self inflicted (accident?). Not sure what's worse, a 14 year old getting capped, or a 14 year old packing.


Capped. You're way too old - or have lived a sheltered life.

Posted on: 1/31 22:38
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Re: Secaucus Boy Kicked Out of Scouts Because He's Transgender (Petition)
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Great news - idiots don't prevail

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/us/ ... fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0


...let's get the ball rolling on Yvonne's baby- and parent-picking bill of rights...mwahaha!

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Next you will be advocating changing parents for new parents or a mother can pick a different child in the nursery than the one she gave birth to in the hospital.
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