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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Re: Bedbugs throughout apartment building
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If your DE application is messy, you've used way too much! It's for cracks and crevices. It shouldn't be plainly visible. "Mounds" of DE are dangerous for your health. Do not over apply it.

I wouldn't do any DIY stuff. Get your landlord to get the pros in. All infested units should be treated. All units adjacent to infested units (above, below, left, right, maybe even across the hall) should at MINIMUM be inspected. If inspection finds bugs, then those units should be treated and adjacent units to those inspected, etc. Even if no bugs are found in adjacent units, many exterminators advise a preventative treatment.

Posted on: 2016/7/18 15:08
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Re: Cast Iron Porcelain tub repair
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I was doing some research into this, because we have a similar issue with our tub.

DR Reglazing has good reviews on Angie's List and Yelp. I haven't called them, though (let alone hired them), so I can't personally vouch for them. But check them out.

Posted on: 2016/3/13 19:13
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Re: Carlos Fernandes is thrown out of Ward A meeting
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I posted a link previously to the city’s requirements. It states no vinyl siding. It is possible that there is new siding available that mimics authentic wood, but that is not what Carlos was installing.

It really is rather cut and dry with this individual. The problem is that he believes certain laws don’t apply to him.


Thanks. I found the doc you posted. In case anyone is wondering, here's what it says:

"a. Vinyl and Aluminum Siding. The Commission discourages the use of vinyl or aluminum
siding on historic buildings. These materials are not permitted on masonry buildings. On
buildings which have existing vinyl or aluminum siding, individual units may be replaced
with matching materials if necessary following the issuance of a Certificate of No Effect. On
buildings with wood clapboard siding and/or shingles, the Commission encourages
retention of the historic material or replacement with matching materials.
b.If an applicant chooses to apply for aluminum or vinyl siding, a Certificate of
Appropriateness is required."

Posted on: 2016/2/4 20:01
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Re: Carlos Fernandes is thrown out of Ward A meeting
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I think you're allowed to use vinyl siding if it correctly mimics the historic appearance. That is, there are rules about which types of vinyl siding are allowed and how it must be installed.

That's my understanding, anyway.

Posted on: 2016/2/4 18:56
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Re: Bedbug fumigation service?
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Since you are in the process of moving, DE is not practical.

What you want is a "Vikane moving truck." Check out the forum at bedbugger.com for recommendations.

Also, make sure you get a visual confirmation of the bugs. Don't go by the dog alone.

Posted on: 2016/1/23 22:25
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Re: ISO: Goat's Milk
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Coach Farm produces goat's milk. I don't believe it's UHT.
http://www.coachfarm.com/Milk/Milk.html

I'm pretty sure I've seen it at Eataly.

Posted on: 2015/12/31 2:12
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Re: Raval tapas place
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Slacks? I don't know anyone under 40 who wears slacks as part of a "going out" outfit.

Posted on: 2015/6/1 15:50
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Re: 800+ pedestrians hurt, 19 killed, on JFK Blvd. in past 10 years
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Posted on: 2015/4/9 18:35
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Re: No affordable homes in jersey city... Mercer loop anyone?
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Why not look near Journal Square? You could find a place that is much closer to JSQ than Mercer Loop is to Grove St. In the Hilltop/Island section, you'll be walking distance to downtown, too.

Posted on: 2015/3/24 17:49
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Re: Parc Harrison Condos Reviews (260 Harrison Ave) please
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worm wrote:

and I just noticed that there's going to be a nice looking restaurant/bar opening up on Bergen between Fairview and Duncan.


Ooh, I wanna hear more about this! :)

Posted on: 2015/3/19 17:31
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Re: No parking due to moving issues
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I bet the cars were never towed anyway.

If I recall correctly from my move, 48 hours notice is what the Parking Authority instructs.

Whatever it is, we posted our no parking signs with even more notice, and still cars were parked in the spots, and when we called the police, they never showed up.

Posted on: 2015/2/24 16:56
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Re: Massive Edgewater fire
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ka5ia wrote:
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Giovanna wrote:
One of the commenters on NJ.com said that firewalls are required between townhouse/condo units (new, wood construction), but since Avalon is an apartment building, those codes don't apply.


I'm pretty sure that a min of 1-hr rated walls are required between units and around staircases in apartment buildings.

I don't know what the code calls for in Edgewater but I do know that this applies to construction in Jersey City and Bayonne.


I think you're correct. I subsequently asked a friend who works in construction, and he said that there should be fire walls in between units but that "common areas" such as an attic would not require fire walls.

Posted on: 2015/1/29 19:11
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Re: Massive Edgewater fire
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One of the commenters on NJ.com said that firewalls are required between townhouse/condo units (new, wood construction), but since Avalon is an apartment building, those codes don't apply.

Posted on: 2015/1/22 22:53
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Re: High-rise development at Metro Plaza (Shoprite, BJs, Pepboys)
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I would miss Bed Bath & Beyond. The 20% off coupons rule.

Posted on: 2014/11/11 18:28
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Re: Considering a move from DT to JSQ or Heights - any tips here?
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The one negative about the square there is not a lot of housing stock around the station so where ever you go you will have to walk to the PATH.


Definitely-- it's pretty difficult to find a place right by the Square. This became apparent rather quickly during our housing search last year. However, some of the blocks further from the station are actually nicer, so there's that to keep in mind as well.

We chose the McGinley Square/Lincoln Park area over the Heights because 1) It's more affordable. The Heights was already too expensive for us. 2) We were leaning more towards a condo than a house, and we preferred the condos in the McGinley Sq area, architecturally/aesthetically. 3) We wanted to be no more than a 15 minute walk to the JSQ PATH; this rules out a chunk of the Heights. We didn't want to have to rely on another form of transportation to get to the PATH. But we always have the option, if we don't feel like walking the 15 minutes, to take a bus to the PATH, which is nice.

Just my opinion/experience.

Posted on: 2014/10/21 14:20
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Re: 333 Fairmount - Info on the area and crime in McGinley Square
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I live in this area. Previously I lived in the Hilltop neighborhood of JC. McGinley Square certainly isn't as quiet as the Hilltop (not many areas of the city are!) but I'm very happy here. Our apartment is huge, we're walking distance (15 min.) to the PATH, and we're about a 10 min. walk to Lincoln Park, where there is a nice farmers market on Sundays. The C-town supermarket on Bergen is decent. As others have noted, Boyd-McGuiness Park is in the process of being completely renovated. Honey Bakery is awesome.

I feel safe here-- pretty much as safe as I feel downtown, anyway. I do avoid walking alone at night (often take a cab from JSQ if I'm alone and it's after, say, 9pm, which costs about $4.50, before tip). If I am walking at night, I avoid Bergen.

As far as the negatives of the area go, I wish there were a couple "nice" bars or restaurants. And I wish the walk to downtown were more inviting. Montgomery doesn't exactly offer a nice stroll. Usually, I take the PATH to go downtown. The 80 bus goes downtown, too, but I haven't tried it yet.

Posted on: 2014/10/11 17:58
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Re: Why does mass transit in the Heights suck so badly!?
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I submit a complaint to NJ Transit whenever the bus doesn't show up. I'm sure they ignore them, but I figure it's better than nothing. Follow the web feedback link here: http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servle ... tion=ContactUsTelephoneTo

I've complained to the city via the Resident Response Center/Online Help form. A representative responded right away but suggested I reach out to NJ Transit instead.

Posted on: 2014/8/12 14:59
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Re: Jersey City considers turning Newark Avenue into pedestrian plaza
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Binky wrote:
Rather than concentrating on making car use more difficult, I'd rather see initiatives making the public transit alternatives easier, cheaper and more wide spread.


Couldn't agree more. I moved to Jersey City 2 years ago without a car and now we're at a point where we don't want a car, but really need a car as our lives have become less manhattan-centric without any public transportation to get us around the area.


Definitely. NJ Transit bus service needs to improve. I don't use my car much as it is, but I'd probably never use my car within JC if the buses ran more frequently and were more reliable.

Posted on: 2014/7/10 23:51
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Re: Bloomberg: Jersey City attracting smarties more than any other big city
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Dahood wrote:
JC population is not 161k.


Yeah, that was confusing. The populations of other cities listed are also low. I looked for an explanation of the data but couldn't find it.

Posted on: 2013/8/23 15:11
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Re: Journal Squared Project to Begin
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CuriousCat wrote:
@MDM - The building I am talking about that will be demolished is a 5 story building with 30 apartments. It's a nice looking building with character and quality materials. It's actually sad to see something pretty gone.


I didn't realize a residential building would be demolished for the KRE project.

Posted on: 2013/7/23 20:22
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Re: Sexually assaulted on Kennedy Blvd, 5:30pm
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MariaElizabeth, I'm sorry this happened to you.

Please ignore the jerks on here.

Posted on: 2013/7/19 19:48
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Re: West side avenue and Claremont ave JC - SAFE???
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Have you looked in the Journal Square area? i.e., short walking distance to the station? Perhaps you can find something in your budget.

Posted on: 2013/5/22 20:10
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Re: The Frank Hague Desk
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TimSPC wrote:
I would sell it and donate the money to the Jersey City Museum.



Sell it to whom? The desk itself should be a museum object. If nothing else, it could be exhibited within city hall, accompanied by an informative label. (And that still from Boardwalk Empire.)

Posted on: 2013/5/16 15:34
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Re: Election results
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That would be great, but it doesn't look that way on the HC clerk's website. Looks like we've got a run off, so I'm hoping Boggiano wins.Quote:

MDM wrote:
based on what has been posted at NJ.com so far... looks like Ward C won't have a run-off. Boggiano has about 52% of the vote.

Posted on: 2013/5/15 2:33
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Re: Journal Square is NOT a Homeless Shelter
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AofEastSt wrote:
I'm not from NJ and I've only been in JC for a year. Has this been an ongoing issue?!

I've called the cops a few times when they get really ugly with me, but nothing is done of course. I've been called a "bitch" and been threatened physically. Its crazy! They make them leave for the day but they come right back the next day.


Yes, it's an ongoing issue.

The JCI had a story last year about a documentary called Homeless, Not Helpless. The doc profiles some of the homeless as well as people trying to help them. Here's the article.

Posted on: 2013/5/14 17:37
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Rich Boggiano has my vote. Lopez has been a major disappointment-- in this campaign, and more importantly, in the past 4 years.

Posted on: 2013/5/8 18:12
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Re: dermatologist
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I go to Dr. Russak at Rigel Dermatology

http://www.rigelderm.com/

35 East 35th Street Suite 208 New York, NY 10016
between Park & Madison

Posted on: 2013/5/3 14:05
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Re: No more taxpayer funding for the Loew's, Jersey City mayor says
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EthanCrane wrote:
The Loew's is a treasure and we're lucky to have it. The movies are imaginatively curated. No one wants to see the theater in full, active, and regular use more than the hundreds of volunteers who have given their time and money to take it this far.

I'm stunned by the disdainful posts in this thread. Somehow this gorgeous theater has survived all these years. Let's fully rehab it and help it become the cultural showplace that Jersey City needs.


Yes! I agree.

Regarding the live shows many have mentioned, I want to underline the fact that the Loew's relies on volunteers for these events (as they do for their others)-- collecting tickets, ushering, cleaning up.

Also, LOL at the posters who want contemporary films.

Posted on: 2013/4/7 14:04
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Re: NYTimes: THE HUNT - Downtown Jersey City 2-Bedroom With a Home for the Car
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I'm confused by their decision-making process. Isn't the River St. place just as far from the (Grove St.) PATH as 126 Dudley? And if they use Exchange Place, Dudley is even closer. Well, whatever, I guess the reasoning is simplified for the sake of the article's narrative structure.

Posted on: 2013/4/6 17:01
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