Register now !    Login  
Main Menu
Who's Online
42 user(s) are online (31 user(s) are browsing Message Forum)

Members: 2
Guests: 40

neverleft, Bike_Lane, more...


Forum Index


Board index » All Posts (SRhia)




Re: Public Transportation - Bayonne Pool -> downtown jersey city
#1
Home away from home
Home away from home


Thanks @Ralph_Abutts - googleMaps says it's about 15-16 minutes walk to either 8th Str or 22nd street Light Rail. Do you find that accurate? Which one would you say is a "better" walk?

Thanks!

Posted on: 7/3 13:47
Top


Public Transportation - Bayonne Pool -> downtown jersey city
#2
Home away from home
Home away from home


I need to go from the Bayonne Pool (at 155 16th Street in Bayonne) to downtown Jersey City, via public transportation. I've looked at Google Maps and did some research, and looks like the below are my best bets. I'm wondering if the locals can help confirm these methods - I'll be traveling with kids so I want to make sure my directions are correct:

- my best choice would be the 81 or 81x (during rush hour) bus, at Ave C at 16th Street all the way back to downtown (dropping us on Jersey Ave)

- I can also take the light rail but that would involve walking 15+ min to either 8th Str Light Rail or 22nd Light Rail. I know there's Bus 10 but I rather not wait for bus

- do I have other options with public transportation? I know there's also the 80 bus that can take me to JSQ for PATH - but I want to make it easy and use only one method of transportation

- anyone know how much it would cost to uber? Will need to be UberX since there's 3 of us

- does anyone know how much the 81 / 81x bus cost? Are they the same cost, or is the 81x more expensive? I actually have a tough time finding the fare info

Thanks in advance!

Posted on: 6/30 16:59
Top


Re: Gothamist: The PATH Is A Packed, Slow-Motion Nightmare For NJ Commuters This Morning
#3
Home away from home
Home away from home


Is the PATH train for real? Every time I thought it couldn't get any worse - guess what? The PATH train manages to surprise me yet again!

Waited 40 min for a train this morning - finally gave up.

JC could be such a more pleasant place to live if the PATH trains would just be a little better.

I'm not asking much, just a little better, and more reliable, please!!!!!

Posted on: 6/9 10:31
Top


Re: Real Estate lawyer recommendation
#4
Home away from home
Home away from home


Thank you for all the recommendations so far. Will research every one of them!!!

Posted on: 5/28 18:52
Top


Re: Real Estate lawyer recommendation
#5
Home away from home
Home away from home


@bodhipooh - yes, you're right. I'm the same one who posted that thread previously.

The other unit owner is aware that the roof is deeded to us. However, instead of asking us directly, they are going to ask the condo association / owners for a vote on this (we happen to have a condo meeting coming up).

So - I have a feeling this may get messy, so I just want a lawyer's contact handy, in case we need to go down that route.

I have looked through our bylaws and deed, and what I saw so far is that:
1. the roof is defined as a "General Common Element"
2. the right to construct a roof deck is "limited and reserved" to our unit only

However, the bylaw/deed does not explicitly say that other units cannot put anything up there. Our neighbor is taking the route that if they can obtain majority votes, then they can put the compressor up there?

====>>>>> Therefore - I'm not sure if we (as owners of the deeded roof) can conclusively say "No" to the neighbor and their compressor. I would have assumed that since the roof is deeded to us, then we should be able to say No, and that's the final word???

That's why we don't know how to handle this, and therefore may need to get a lawyer involved.

If anyone has any insights or experience into this, we'd greatly appreciate it - feel free to comment here, or direct message me.

Posted on: 5/27 19:58
Top


Real Estate lawyer recommendation
#6
Home away from home
Home away from home


Looking for good real estate lawyer recommendation - especially pertaining to deeded roof rights, and the right of other building owners to put compressors on roof (deeded to a different unit owner).

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 5/27 10:45
Top


Re: contractor for Ductless, Mini-Split Air Conditioner/Heat Pumps
#7
Home away from home
Home away from home


Thanks - will give them a call!

Posted on: 5/18 17:05
Top


Re: contractor for Ductless, Mini-Split Air Conditioner/Heat Pumps
#8
Home away from home
Home away from home


I know that all installations are different and therefore pricing can differ a lot, but I'm wondering if anyone can provide a ballpark quote for a 3 bedroom / ~1300 sq ft ductless AC install? It is a single-floor condo unit.

A range would be fine too (eg $10k-15K) - just want to get an idea if the price we were quoted is fair.

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 5/17 15:35
Top


Re: Deeded Roof question
#9
Home away from home
Home away from home


Thank you for all the replies. There's a lot to think over and consider - but at least now we have a better idea.

Posted on: 5/17 12:03
Top


Re: Deeded Roof question
#10
Home away from home
Home away from home


Thank you for all the replies!

To answer a question asked earlier:
- yes, there is a shared backyard, but the contractor said it's more efficient to have the compressor on the top vs street level (less "pushing")

- sounds like noise and vibration could be a big concern

@I_heart_JC - how is the noise and vibration from your apartment? Is it directly above your unit?

- we will definitely get a lawyer involved if this is going ahead - however, too many concerns at this point...

Posted on: 5/14 12:57
Top


Deeded Roof question
#11
Home away from home
Home away from home


We own the top floor of a small brownstone building, and the roof is deeded to us - we have the right to build a deck there (with condo assoc approval). Currently, there's nothing on the roof, and it is 100% maintained by the condo assoc.

A downstairs neighbor is looking into installing ductless AC and may need to put a compressor on the roof - which is deeded to us.

This is new to us, and we're wondering if anyone can provide insight into a situation like this?

- Any reasons for allowing this (besides good neighbor relations)?

- Any reasons to not allow this?

- Pitfalls?

- if we allow this, what do we need (and ask for from the neighbor) to make sure we are protected - from a legal and monetary perspective?

We assume we will need to get a lawyer to get all responsibilities written down on paper, and signed if we go ahead with the neighbor?

Thank you in advance for any feedback!

PS also want to note that we may, or may not, also install a separate ductless AC unit along with the neighbor. We are in the "exploratory" stage and just got a contractor here for the initial visit together. Still haven't decided if it is a "go" for us or not.

Posted on: 5/13 13:17
Top


Re: Sheriff Sale? (foreclosure)
#12
Home away from home
Home away from home


Is the list posted online somewhere, or is it only in the papers?

Posted on: 3/12 23:07
Top


Re: Looking for REPUTABLE General Contractor
#13
Home away from home
Home away from home


I'd be interested too if you don't mind sharing your electrician and plumber contacts - needs some work done in our apartment too. Thx.

Posted on: 3/4 15:41
Top


Re: Where to buy leather products such as dyes, leather glue, etc?
#14
Home away from home
Home away from home


@JerseyCityFrankie - thank you!!! I'll go check it out!!!

Posted on: 2017/5/7 19:35
Top


Re: Where to buy leather products such as dyes, leather glue, etc?
#15
Home away from home
Home away from home


Thanks - i'll check it out.

Posted on: 2017/5/6 20:13
Top


Where to buy leather products such as dyes, leather glue, etc?
#16
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hi all - I have a few handbag repair projects that been sitting there for a while, and I think it's time I finally get to them. I need to get some leather related products as leather glue, dyes, conditioner/balm, etc (to repair a rip job, and dye another badly discolored bag).

Are there any such places in NYC (perhaps in the garment district somewhere?), or NJ (as long as it's public transportation accessible), that I can go to? I've found a few online places to make the purchase. However, if I can buy them "locally", I'd prefer to do that.

Thank you in advance!

Posted on: 2017/5/5 18:01
Top


Re: Homeowner's Insurance
#17
Home away from home
Home away from home


@MDM: are there good books, blogs or discussion forums that you recommend for wanna-be future real estate moguls?

I'm very new to real estate / landlord thing, but want to read more about it to educate myself - so one day when I do have the capital, I can invest - and do it right!!!

You sound like a pro - can you recommend a few learning resources for newbies???

TIA!

Quote:

MDM wrote:
NJ Manufacturer's insures homes up to 2 family in size. I had them when I lived in a 2 unit. No issues and very comprehensive coverage.

I use them for "renters" insurance since I technically rent from my LLC. They even give me earthquake coverage.

Posted on: 2017/3/29 22:43
Top


Re: Homeowner's Insurance
#18
Home away from home
Home away from home


Just wondering:

for a three bedroom, 1300 sq ft apartment in an old brownstone walk-up building, how much would insurance be roughly?

I understand it would vary depend on a lot of different things, but just want a ball park figure for how much the basics would be.


Posted on: 2017/3/29 17:26
Top


Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
#19
Home away from home
Home away from home


Post flyers around the neighborhood?

Also, all the parks have bulletin boards - post a flyer there too.

Do you plan on doing open house by yourself on weekends? Perhaps that would be useful too?

Good luck!

Posted on: 2017/3/28 15:42
Top


Re: Water damaged wall and ceiling
#20
Home away from home
Home away from home


Makes sense - I'll do that. Thank you!

Just wondering: is there a downside to notifying my own insurer and it ended up not doing anything (i.e. the unit above ends up paying for everything)?

Does it put a "dent" on my insurance record (like car insurance)?

Quote:

Dinger wrote:
Not sure how bad the damage is. You should give notice to your insurer. Unless you know for sure the cause of the leak or what's covered I'd err on the side of reporting to the condo's liability insurer. Generally, you job right now is to make sure you give notice directly to the insurers. Let them tell you their policies don't cover. Not your job to figure it out right now.

Posted on: 2017/3/26 16:16
Top


Re: Water damaged wall and ceiling
#21
Home away from home
Home away from home


Is the "management company's insurer" the condo association's insurer? Sorry, never done this before, so not sure who's who.

Also, should I also notify my own insurance co? If the owner of the leak or his insurance company doesn't come through and cover everything, wouldn't I go through my own insurance co. to chase them?

Not clear why the condo assoc's insurance would come in - as I thought they cover "common elements" only?


thanks for any clarification!!!

Posted on: 2017/3/25 8:24
Top


Re: Water damaged wall and ceiling
#22
Home away from home
Home away from home


Ok - now management is telling me the owner with the leak has involved his insurance company, and therefore an agent will be coming out to inspect the damages.

Has anyone dealt with insurance agents on such matters before?

Any advice on how to deal with them? What to watch out for?

This is SOOOOOOOO stressful!!!!!!

Posted on: 2017/3/24 18:09
Top


Re: Water damaged wall and ceiling
#23
Home away from home
Home away from home


OK - so the management company sent over a contractor to look at the damage. He claims that it's what they call a "flash flood/leak", and there's no ongoing humidity, and therefore they don't expect any mold. he recommends just doing a paint-over with stain remover/primer/paint.

I'm not sure if I can believe him!?!?!?!

The management co. also told me that it was a toilet overflow (it was a lot of water!!! Started in 4th flr and went down all the way to 1st - not sure if a toilet can overflow that much!?!?!?), so it's a one-off and not an ongoing issue.

There's no window in the bathroom, but there's an exhaust fan that pipes to the outside.

Posted on: 2017/3/24 10:00
Top


Re: Jury duty questions
#24
Home away from home
Home away from home


I was called to jury duty last year, for two days. On first day, got there on time and waited until around 10am, where about 100 of us were called upstairs for a case. We sat in that room for an eternity while waiting for the lawyers to weed through the the pool of potential jurors. after about 2.5 hrs of that, having gone through about 70 potential jurors, they finally got their quorum of 12 jurors, and the rest of us - about 15 left - got sent back (I was lucky to got called towards the end of the queue).

Since it was already around 1pm at that point, we were told to take an hour lunch break, then go back to the waiting room. Got back to the waiting room after lunch, and luckily did not got called again.

At around 4pm, one of the folks came out and told us we're done for the day, and no need to go back the next day.

Make sure to bring a lot of stuff to entertain yourself.

Good luck!!!


Posted on: 2017/3/23 12:02
Top


Re: Water damaged wall and ceiling
#25
Home away from home
Home away from home


@Jerseymom - thanks for the recommendation.

@jc2000 - thanks for the mention, but it was definitely a water leak. There was a pool of water in the bathroom when I discovered the problem. There are extensive water stains all over the ceiling and walls.

Posted on: 2017/3/22 19:21
Top


Water damaged wall and ceiling
#26
Home away from home
Home away from home


I have a quick question for the pros here - I have water damaged ceiling and walls in an apartment due to a leak from the unit above.

To repair those ceiling and walls, can one just "paint over" the stained areas?

Or is the proper way to remove the existing stained ceiling and wall parts, put on new drywall, then paint?

Also, the exhaust fan area was heavily stained (and I could tell that that's where a lot of the water dripped down, since the toilet below it is completely splattered, and the waste basket is half full with water). Should the exhaust fan be replaced due to potential water damage, and for safety measure?

Please help - and thanks!

Posted on: 2017/3/22 17:03
Top


Re: Newport Mall
#27
Home away from home
Home away from home


@anonymess what app do you use to reserve the seats? Also, do they charge a fee for doing that? thx.


Quote:

anonymess wrote:
Quote:

GrovePath wrote:
Malls are an out of date idea - but Newport Mall should close the food court and the movies - and mimic upscale malls like Shorthills.


I don't keep up to date on the subject and have no idea what is meant by malls being out of date. Having said that, I always hated malls and generally avoid them. That applies or has applied to the Newport Mall. It has always been ghetto, less so now, and I don't mean that in a racist sense.

HOWEVER, I am a huge movie fan and see a minimum of 1 movie per week. Since the renovation, the AMC at the mall is now among my favorite theaters in terms of comfort. That includes Manhattan, where I regularly see movies. It's too bad AMC's movie selection sucks and is limited. I'm in a position to see early weekday matinees when the theater is free of kiddies and nuisance. I for one, would be very unhappy to see the theater gone. Love that $6.49 early bird price.

Just make sure to use your smartphone get a reserved seat in advance and arrive 20 minutes after show time to avoid the commercials and previews. And bring your own jumbo drink to fit in the jumbo drink holder.

Posted on: 2017/3/13 23:47
Top


Re: Question about management company
#28
Home away from home
Home away from home


Thanks for the replies so far.

My main question is: by changing the monthly maintenance fees without notification to all owners (as specified in the bylaws), wouldn't we be breaching our own bylaws???

I mean - are we trying to fix one breach (the inaccurate monthly fees) by breaking another rule in the bylaws (by not having proper notifications to everyone)?

PS @JadedJC - yes, we do have meeting minutes from that meeting, and it was distributed to all owners afterwards. But sounds like that wouldn't matter anyway, as we need to adhere strictly to the bylaws anyway?

Posted on: 2017/3/3 16:01
Top


Question about management company
#29
Home away from home
Home away from home


I have a question about management company and if they can "adjust" monthly maintenance fees without condo assoc/board approval:

We live in a small condo building (5 units) and our management company recently discovered that our monthly maintenance fees are not split by percentage square footage (as stated in our bylaws). They immediately "adjusted" all our monthly fees according to % sqr footage, even though our condo board/assoc did NOT approve the adjustment. Actually, none of the owners were aware that the manage co was going to do it immediately. We did eventually held a condo owner's meeting and approved it about 2 months later.

So my question is - does the management company has a right to increase our maintenance fees WITHOUT our knowledge and approval, even though they're trying to comply to our condo bylaws?

Note: the previous maintenance fees was based on a calculation that was thoroughly discussed with all owners at the time, and all owners voted and approved the calculation and the final numbers - we have documentation and meeting minutes to prove this. Does it make it *legal* (even tho it's not according to bylaws)? The management company says that such arrangements are not legal, and makes the condo assoc liable for potential law suits where the owners who may have been over-paying can sue to get the over-payments back - and hence, the urgency to correct this asap!!!

But my concern is - doesn't all maintenance fee changes require notification to all owners, according to the bylaws? Doing it *immediately* without such notification - doesn't it break the rules in the bylaws???

Posted on: 2017/3/2 10:54
Top


Re: Roof Leak - advice needed
#30
Home away from home
Home away from home


Besides Capital Roofing, any other recommendations?

Posted on: 2016/10/3 21:12
Top



TopTop
(1) 2 3 4 ... 28 »






Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!



LicenseInformation | AboutUs | PrivacyPolicy | Faq | Contact


JERSEY CITY LIST - News & Reviews - Jersey City, NJ - Copyright 2004 - 2017