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Carpenter for small kitchen job?
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I am looking for carpenter recommendations for a job rebuilding a small kitchen cabinet with countertop on top.

Basically, my hot water heater, which is under a kitchen counter, died and had to be replaced. My plumber had to pull out a segment of my kitchen cabinet and countertop to do the installation. That portion of the cabinet/ countertop now has to be cut down, modified and have a new door installed on it that will fit around the new hot water heater.

It's not a big job, but requires a professional carpenter.


Could someone recommend someone with whom they've had a good experience who could do this type of job?

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 9/30 14:21
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Re: Proposed development on Van Vorst between Sussex & Morris
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So it looks like this development is near completion and has been branded as "The Lenox."

http://lenoxnj.com/

My question is, where is the proposed "pathway" that was promised by the developer connecting Paulus Hook to Liberty Harbor? Perhaps I'm missing it, but it was my understanding that this pathway was supposed to be situated on the southern border of the development along the lightrail track.

I do not see any signs of such a pathway being built and there has been no space left for it between the development and the rail tracks for it to go.

Anyone have any information on this?

Posted on: 2017/9/24 15:50
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Best Bars for English Premier League?
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Anyone know of any bars in JC which regularly show EPL matches on Saturday and Sunday mornings?

Been here for a long time, but typically watch at home or in the city. Wondering if there's anyplace local that is preferred by fans of English (or Spanish) football.

Posted on: 2016/8/13 10:35
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Golf Driving Range?
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Where is the closest driving range to Jersey City? Only one I'm familiar with is the one in Edgewater, which is a major pain to get to.

Any in Jersey City? Or even Hoboken?

Posted on: 2016/6/26 20:40
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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moobycow wrote:
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jcman420 wrote:
The NJ.com article states that this Whole Foods will be at the corner of "Marin and Columbus, which is not even really possible. As of now, the hulking monstrosity of a co-op tower is situated near the Marin/Columbus corner of the property. There is no way a 45k SF supermarket is fitting in that corner. So, the Whole Foods has to be going directly across Columbus from 70 Columbus, between the two Motropolis Towers, or at the corner of Marin and Montgomery.


It's going between the towers, which is a big parking lot at the moment, it's pretty damn close the intersection. I would expect there to be an entrance very near the corner of Columbus and Marin, and likely one on Montgomery as well.

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Interesting. Do you recall what your source is for the exact location? A while back I spoke with a rep for the developers and he told me that a "high end" supermarket (before it was confirmed to be WF) would be going in at the Montgomery/Marin corner of the property and that a new city street connecting Montgomery and Columbus was to be opened in the space between the existing towers.

These plans obviously could have changed. To me, it is crucial that a connection be opened up connecting Montgomery and Columbus between Marin and Warren. Hopefully, they still plan on doing that, even if it's just via a parking lot with an entrance from Montgomery.

Posted on: 2016/5/6 12:29
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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The NJ.com article states that this Whole Foods will be at the corner of "Marin and Columbus, which is not even really possible. As of now, the hulking monstrosity of a co-op tower is situated near the Marin/Columbus corner of the property. There is no way a 45k SF supermarket is fitting in that corner. So, the Whole Foods has to be going directly across Columbus from 70 Columbus, between the two Motropolis Towers, or at the corner of Marin and Montgomery.

Posted on: 2016/5/6 11:05
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Re: Bike Share System
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Gave the program a test-run this weekend with a 24-hour rental and thought it was great. Will probably get a yearly membership soon, even thought I do have my own bike that I use frequently.

As far as recommended locations go, I think it should be a no-brainer to have a docking station on the Newport waterfront right next to the Jersey City/ Hoboken city border. Since we don't share a program with Hoboken, it would at least make sense to allow people to bike right up to the city-line and continue through to the Hoboken train station on foot. Especially since a lot of people in Newport use the Hoboken station as their primary station. Right now, the closest Citi Bike to Hoboken is outside Morton Williams, which is about a 10-minute walk to the Hoboken terminal.

Posted on: 2015/9/28 16:41
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Re: Hudson River waterfront needs vast improvement
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The waterfront is a disaster for the same reason we have hideous, sprawling parking lots surrounding building-block co-op towers in the epicenter of downtown. Because during the era when the waterfront was developed, JC (and much of NYC, for that matter) was a failing city that people wanted to get away from, and thus, was desperate. It completely gave away the waterfront to corporate interests because the city figured concrete and ugly glass and steel towers was an improvement on rotting piers and industrial waste.

Now that the city has turned around, the waterfront is an eyesore and a complete waste of a beautiful resource.

The real disturbing thing is that the city doesn't seem to care or have any interest in improving it. In fact, City Hall, in an attempt to garner credibility goes out of its way to bash "the waterfront" instead of embracing the fact that a beautiful waterfront would be a tremendous resource for ALL wards of the city.

I know it's a state project, but why is the half-built Colgate Clock park lying in waste, completely abandoned?

Posted on: 2015/9/13 10:35
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Re: window screens & retractable door screen
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Can anyone recommend a contractor or company that can replace window screens in a condo? This is not a DIY job, where I would be simply be replacing the screen on the same frames. I currently have stationary screens that do not go up and down and I want to replace the entire screens with ones on tracks that can slide up and down. Therefore, the tracks and the screen frames would have to be installed-- not a job I can do myself.

Has anyone had this kind of work done and could you recommend someone?

Thanks.

Posted on: 2015/7/5 13:56
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Re: Canning for money off 78 exit ramp
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There's a new dude panhandling from the cars at this spot who's aggressive as hell and reckless. Not the regular guy with the glasses and cane (though he was there too and didn't seem too pleased to have this other guy invading his turf). Saw him standing in the middle of the street while the light was green and almost get hit by some cars. Was also yelling into cars and just standing there not moving until drivers engaged him.

Posted on: 2015/6/30 18:12
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Re: Taqueria Viva Mexico Kitchen Cafe - 133 Morris Street
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It appeared that this place was water-damaged after a fire in the top floor apartment of its building last week. It was closed as of a couple days after the fire.

Anyone have any news on whether they've re-opened?

Posted on: 2015/6/19 22:19
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza -- Reopening?
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Terrible if this plan gets scrapped based on a couple of whiny businesses. Unlike the majority here, I am actually reasonably sympathetic to certain restaurants over their opposition to food trucks within a certain distance of their business. But the opposition by some businesses to the pedestrian plaza? Totally asinine.

I'm sympathetic to elderly people who are accustomed to being dropped off in front of their doctor's office, but you know what? Technically, they shouldn't even be doing that. Stopping a car in front of a business and temporarily double-parking on Newark Ave to drop someone off is, frankly, completely inconsiderate and ties up traffic on an already too-narrow, too-busy thoroughfare. Based on the limited number of parking spots on Newark Ave, if they were to park their car (as they should), they were more likely than not parking off of Newark Ave. anyway.

Just ask the city to pay for a couple of wheelchairs to help people go the couple-hundred feet to the nearest corner, rather than ruining a very nice benefit for the rest of the city.

Posted on: 2015/6/11 16:59
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Re: A casino in Jersey City? Venture capitalist wants to make it happen
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Rule #1 to any discussion about bringing a casino/ resort to Anywhere, USA: You're not allowed to use the words "Las" or "Vegas."

No casino in the U.S. is like Las Vegas (sorry, broke my rule) and no casino in the U.S. ever will be. Putting aside the fact that that particular city has a whole host of economic and environmental sustainability issues which will likely limit its own shelf-life, the city and its culture are utterly unique. They have never been replicated anywhere else.

If a casino developer proposing a casino in the northeast compares the project to the casinos of that southwest city, you know he's a snake-oil salesman.

Want to see what a casino in Jersey City will look like? Take a look at the Parx in Philadelphia or some Harrah's out in western PA. There will be no jet-setting NYC tourists trying to recreate their summers on the French Riviera. There will be 300 lb. old ladies on Little Rascals with oxygen tubes in their nostrils double-fisting Winstons.

Posted on: 2015/6/8 16:35
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Re: What's going there?
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The Blue Moon Mexican restaurant on Montgomery Ave. near the corner of Warren St., which recently closed down is now being replaced by... (drumroll) an extension of Liberty Prime, which appears to be a catering hall/ space for special occasions.

I give this guy credit. This place (both the steakhouse and the bar next door) appears to be absolutely dead-empty every time I walk by it, yet he must be doing some business since it appears that he's actually expanding the place. Best of luck to them.

Posted on: 2015/6/7 16:57
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Re: N.J.'s best burger: Vote for your favorites now!
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Recently had the Kitchen Burger at the Kitchen at Grove Station and it belongs in this conversation. Excellent burger.

Posted on: 2015/5/28 22:10
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Re: Porta Pizza
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hero69 wrote:
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ambiance is not cheap, and $8 does not strike me as overly expensive


Incorrect.

$5= cheap.
$6= average.
$7= expensive.
$8= overly expensive.
$9+= baseball game.

Posted on: 2015/5/16 14:58
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Re: Porta Pizza
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Grabbed a drink on the roof deck bar and it's pretty nice. However, I have to say... 8 bucks for a plastic cup of beer? Seriously? I'm no cheapskate, but that is pretty goddamned expensive for a bar in Jersey City.

Hell, I'd even find an 8-buck beer slightly on the high side at a nice bar in NYC or London.

Posted on: 2015/5/16 13:59
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Re: JUST BECLAWS
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Is it BYOB?

Posted on: 2015/5/15 11:28
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Re: Tilted Kilt - Pub & Eatery (&boobs) - CLOSED
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TheBigGuy wrote:
I always thought they were trying to hold on waiting for the hotel construction to finish. Their clientele would change from hardhats to visiting white collar types from hotel.


To what future hotel are you referring? Is there a hotel being built near the site of the old TK? Perhaps that building foundation directly west of Gull's Cove?

Posted on: 2015/3/31 14:51
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Re: What's going there?
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Quote:

TheGinch wrote:
I heard a rumor that those weird cul-de-sacs at Grove and 1st got bought out. Any idea what's going there?


Isn't there already a bunch of privately-owned homes on those cul-de-sacs (Laurel and Saddlewood Courts)? Not sure how someone could have bought them out unless they bought out all of the homeowners.

Posted on: 2015/3/9 21:57
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Re: What's going there?
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That old abandoned gas station/ auto garage on Newark Ave. at Fifth St. (across the street from the White Eagle Hall) has been demolished and looks to be undergoing an environmental remediation. Anyone know the plans for this property?

Posted on: 2015/3/1 15:30
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Re: Permit for water heater
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Quote:

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I hired a contractor to install a new hot water heater. He did a wonderful job...


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Is there anyway I can take action against him?


You seem nice.

Posted on: 2015/2/17 18:07
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Re: Christie & Cuomo Support Eliminating Weekend Overnight PATH Service
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Brian Thompson, who covers NJ for WNBC, sent out the following tweets this evening, apparently live from some type of public hearing:

"@brian4NY: Breaking: @GovChristie Trans. Commish says "No" to PATH cutbacks http://t.co/sMro3IzYFK

"@brian4NY: Who knew so many know Harrison. Live at 6 on huge PATH development. #nbc4ny http://t.co/LVz2ZZn39z"

Didn't get to see the news segment and haven't seen any other stories.

Posted on: 2015/1/12 22:16
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Christie & Cuomo Support Eliminating Weekend Overnight PATH Service
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Governors Christie and Cuomo have vetoed two separate Port Authority reform bills passed by their respective legislatures. Instead, the governors have indicated that they would institute changes to the Port Authority recommended by a "special panel" the governors formed in May. These changes could be made by the governors without any approval from the legislatures.

Among the changes recommended by the panel: "Eliminating overnight [PATH] service during weekends (i.e., eliminating service on Friday night/ early Saturday and Saturday night and early Sunday) would produce operational and capital expense savings."

Sources:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014 ... thers.html#incart_m-rpt-2


https://twitter.com/mattkatz00/status/549046135847780352


Posted on: 2014/12/28 10:30

Edited by jcman420 on 2014/12/28 10:53:11
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Re: NY TIMES: Jersey City: A Flower Blossoming as a New Colossus
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Wow. The NY Times giving an actual, non-backhanded compliment to Jersey City. Didn't think it was possible, but it's good to see.

I was starting to think the Times couldn't publish a supposedly positive article about Jersey City's ascension without beginning it with something like: "Long considered the armpit of the universe..."

Posted on: 2014/11/22 23:14
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Re: HVAC Repair
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Can someone recommend a company to take a look at an electric heater (electric heat pump) in a condo that is not blowing out sufficiently warm air?

Anyone with whom someone has had a good experience at a reasonable rate?

Posted on: 2014/11/18 19:20
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Re: Journal Square Development and the JCRA
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JerseyCityFrankie wrote:
I agree crossing the busy streets surrounding the Journal Square plaza on foot is way too difficult and DANGEROUS. The timing of the lights allows no room for error when trying to cross at any of the intersections. It doesn't help that all of the intersections are complex ones with multiple lanes of traffic and traffic islands. But clearly whoever set the timing of the Walk/Don't Walk lights was heavily biased towards the needs of the vehicular traffic. If there are recognized urban planning standards for the ideal amount of time Walk signs need to stay illuminated for safe crossing over given distance, I am CERTAIN our lights are set to the absolute minimum, if not below that number. Given the huge numbers of pedestrians who have to use these intersections, I find this situation unforgivable. The timing should CERTAINLY be set in favor of the pedestrians. Let the cars wait at the light, their personal safety is not in question and if they are slightly inconvenienced then as a harried and harassed Jersey City pedestrian I am disinclined to care. It isn't the pedestrians who are making our city streets dangerous.


Totally agree. I get as aggravated by jaywalkers ignoring traffic lights in JC as anyone, but those particular intersections are confusing, arbitrary and require pedestrians to wait excessively long for a "walk" signal. Predictably, unable to predict when and if the light will ever change, people just end up waiting for a lull in the traffic and chancing it by crossing. The problem is the intersection lies on what is essentially a blind curve with cars whipping around the turn on JFK at 40+ MPH. So even though the intersection may appear clear one moment, a car can come speeding down JFK toward a pedestrian the next moment. The city needs to re-do the entire set-up, making it cycle through an "all-pedestrian" walk signal like they've done at the corner of Grove and Columbus.

FWIW, the corner of Columbus and Marin is dangerous for the same reason-- Marin Blvd. curves, hiding oncoming traffic until the last moment.

Posted on: 2014/11/9 10:06
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Re: Journal Square Development and the JCRA
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JCCheerleader wrote:
I'm not sure that anyone official from Jersey City is very familiar with what it's like here in Journal Square. What's supposed to be a mass transit orientated neighborhood-which has to be pedestrian friendly in order to work-is actually pretty crazy for pedestrians. I've always wondered if the people who make the decisions that effect us the rest of our lives even live in the City, let alone the neighborhoods they control.


Couldn't agree more. Crossing the intersections of JFK, Bergen and Sip is a veritable game of death for pedestrians. The area around JSQ needs to be made way, way more pedestrian-friendly before progress can be made there.

Posted on: 2014/11/7 20:26
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Re: Eminent Domain on Metropolis Towers
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These buildings are not a problem-- the city should not be using eminent domain on them or trying to knock them down. It is the *parking lots* and the wrought iron fences that surround them that are a bane to Downtown.

Fortunately, once remediated that land will be very valuable so I'm confident the market will play out and the owners of these towers (if they are sane) will realize that they can consolidate the buildings' parking into a far less sprawling deck, then sell the remainder of the acreage to a developer for a king's ransom.

The important role that the city has to play in this is using whatever leverage they have to pressure the new developer into making a *public* pedestrian through-way that connects Columbus and Montgomery between Marin and Warren. That huge chunk of land currently impedes on walkability in the heart of downtown.

No public through-way, no abatement. This is one time when I can get behind the city using a (short) abatement as a carrot for a developer.

Posted on: 2014/10/28 9:00
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Re: The Merchant - closing?
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They confirmed it on their Facebook page. Closed down either this past Saturday or closing next Saturday (not sure which).

Bummer. It was a pretty good spot. Hope another bar takes over that space.

Posted on: 2014/10/26 20:27
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