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Re: Deeded Roof question
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We have a patio that has 3 big AC compressors within 25 feet. They are very loud and quite annoying. Granted they are all for restaurants so they are bigger than a typical compressor that would be used for a residence. If we had the ability to block installation of these we definitely would have. Personally, I wouldn't let them put it on the roof without getting some monetary compensation.

Posted on: 5/16 18:33
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Re: Holding an Event at Loews - Recommendations?
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My wife and I actually got married there in 2012. And I will say that I would strongly recommend the Loew's to anyone planning an event, it will provide a unique and memorable experience to all those in attendance. However, they were not as responsive as we would have liked, but we understood they were doing the best they could given that we were really only working with 2 people who also had to deal with just about everything else theater related.

You are correct that you need to have a fire marshall there but it wasn't too significant of a cost.

We hired Ultimate Caterers who had worked there many times before and they were prepared for the logistical challenges the Loew's presents. They were great but we did meet with several caterers who had also worked there so you should have quite a few options. We didn't meet with 15 Fox as caterers because we didn't know they were caterers at the time but I know they have catered many events at the Loew's.

If you're planning on serving alcohol you will need a one day liquor liability policy as well, which wasn't that difficult to obtain and surprisingly cheap (at least in my opinion).


Posted on: 2017/1/17 12:26
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Re: Best Bars for English Premier League?
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I think Hopsscotch on Columbus and Washington is usually open early on Saturdays with the games on. At least they were last season, not sure if they are doing it this year too.

Posted on: 2016/8/15 11:00
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Re: how to get property tax abatement credit refunded
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After purchasing a condo in 2010, my mortgage company overpaid my taxes one quarter. After about a month, the amount was refunded back to my mortgage company and they placed it into my escrow account. I believe the best way to handle this is to wait for the refund back to your escrow account, and then talk to your mortgage company.
I did have to deal with the tax assessor for another issue and found it very difficult to get someone on the phone. Perhaps another way to handle this would be to call your mortgage company, explain the situation and try to get them to handle it.

Posted on: 2015/11/10 12:38
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Re: Seattle tunnel will end up with frightening cost overruns . . .
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Quote:

Monroe wrote:

Absolutely, for all practical purposes there is no limit (see the Big Dig in Boston) on cost overruns in large projects, which is why there needs to be a prior agreement on how the obligation is shared among the stakeholders.


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/10/nyr ... -2010.html?pagewanted=all

Here's the fun parts:

"In announcing his decision, Mr. Christie said he was relying on the advice of his ARC steering committee, led by New Jersey Transit officials, which he said had revised estimates and found that the tunnel would “cost no less than $11 billion and could exceed $14 billion.”

The report, however, found that the estimates had not changed since August 2008, 17 months before Mr. Christie took office. New Jersey Transit and federal officials had agreed on a baseline cost of $8.7 billion, which was the figure cited in news reports, but they had also agreed, first in 2008 and then a month before Mr. Christie canceled the project, that costs would range from $9.5 billion to $12.4 billion. When federal officials argued, six weeks before Mr. Christie canceled the project, that it might cost $13.7 billion, the report said, state officials replied that they “did not see costs rising to this level” and said the project would cost, at most, $10 billion. "

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" Mr. Christie further explained his decision by saying that the financing agreement with the federal government required him to declare that New Jersey would pay any costs above the $8.7 billion. That is the standard procedure for full-financing agreements, but the report found that there was no agreement when Mr. Christie canceled the project, and that the federal government, which was already paying 51 percent of the costs, had offered to help with any cost overruns, pledging additional money, low-interest railroad loans and public-private financing.

Before Mr. Christie declared the tunnel dead, his transportation advisers told state legislators that they had discussed taking money from the project to fill the transportation trust fund, which was almost empty. "


Posted on: 2014/9/25 11:09
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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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I live on Washington across from the Post Office and given the location I can never find a spot near my building, I'm usually around the corner at best. So I can certainly understand the inconvenience of having to walk a few hundred feet with lots of bags from the grocery store, but I do what adults do, deal with it. I bring a rolling cart with me and load it up on big trips.

While I certainly sympathize with a convenience taken away, things change, stuff happens, you adjust and move on.

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I didn't realize this was only till October. I think the pedestrian plaza is a good idea in spring and summer.. Not so much in fall/winter. They need to coordinate more events if they reopen in the spring.

Btw i have a car and ride a bike. This midly inconviences me but overall it's a nice addition.


I guess some people here do not understand how difficult it is to have children, groceries, and other items you must carry. Unless you walk in someone's shoes, don't criticize.

Posted on: 2014/9/2 9:53
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Re: New bike path from Lincoln Park to Newark
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I just fired off an email to the ECG.

"Yeah, this person Monroe on jclist doesn't think it's worth biking to Newark, so let's just shut the whole thing down."

Posted on: 2014/7/29 9:42
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Re: A casino in Jersey City? Venture capitalist wants to make it happen
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Lima17 wrote:
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remember how xanadu and/or the red bulls stadium were going to be big sucesses


Curious, what are the negatives you've heard about Red Bulls Arena? I've only heard good things. I've never been, but I'm hoping to see a game there soon.


Red Bull Arena does a pretty good job of filling up, and it's a great place to see a game. It is also at the center of a huge area of redevelopment. I'm not sure what was promised when they built it, but I think it could be considered a success.

Posted on: 2014/7/11 9:14
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Re: Best Burger in Jersey City
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Not sure why there's all the hate on Left Bank. I've been there twice and the burgers have been excellent both times. Best in the state, maybe not, but easily one of the best burger places I've ever been too.

Posted on: 2014/5/27 17:52
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Re: 24 Hour restaurants?
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A1 is my usual late night spot. Can't beat a delicious fresh made sandwich at 3am for 6 bucks. It's open 24 hours.
Vegas Grill is also open 24 hours but I can't strongly recommend it, they take forever to get your food ready. But they do have alot of options so it could be a decent spot for some.

Supposedly, City Diner was planning on going 24 hours but that hasn't happened yet.

Posted on: 2014/5/27 17:47
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Re: Best burger in NJ, really?
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who cares. these lists are completely subjective and just be thankful a JC business is getting good press.


agreed completely.

Posted on: 2014/5/23 11:24
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Re: Wine & Craft Beer Tasting - Friday May 30th, Grace Community Services
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I went last year and had a wonderful time. I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes wine, or having a good time.

Posted on: 2014/5/8 9:24
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Re: FBI raid at Barge Inn
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The FBI was probably just driving by at which point they saw the name of the place and took it literally.

Posted on: 2014/5/2 9:37
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Re: Soccer Bars in JC
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If you want a genuine soccer atmosphere Mulligan's is definitely the place to go. You'll be glad you traveled the extra distance. Otherwise try somewhere in NYC, Legends on 33rd and Nevada Smiths are both excellent.

Posted on: 2014/4/4 10:03
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Re: Question on Safety of Brunswick Btwn 2/3rd
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I lived on 2nd between Monmouth and Brunswick for a year in 2010-2011 before we moved to Paulus Hook, and I always felt safe there. We were right across from the Latin Lounge which occasionally got a little rowdy on Fridays and Saturdays but that could happen anywhere in downtown. I love living in Paulus Hook but I do miss that area every now and again, especially with all the new businesses opening up in that area over the past 2 years.

Posted on: 2014/3/14 17:00
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Re: UBER in JC...(free cab rides this weekend!)
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I refuse to use UBER, not because of their surge pricing, which I am fine with. I won't use them because they openly sabotage their competitors with no remorse.

"Rival car company Gett says Uber employees in New York ordered and then canceled -- in some cases, at the very last minute -- more than 100 cars last week, resulting in a disruption of its service. After receiving the Gett drivers’ cell phone numbers from the orders, an Uber employee texted the drivers in an attempt to poach them from Gett."

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231058#ixzz2sZe9eQKS

Posted on: 2014/2/6 15:00
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Re: JC business accepting bitcoin
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Dolomiti, you pretty much covered everything I wanted to say, but saved me the time of having to type it.
Thor you are in way over your head on this one.

Posted on: 2014/1/6 15:01
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Re: Flooding Question - York Street
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I have a friend who lives on York right across from VVP, in between Barrow and Jersey. She stayed with us during Irene and we walked her home the morning after. On our way we saw many people in garden apartments on her block taking out wet stuff and pumping water out. Luckily, her unit was fine. It was also fine in Sandy, because her building has a sump pump.

So really, it depends. Find out if the building has a sump pump or french drains. Then look at the walls of the unit. If there was flooding they didn't replace the whole walls, just the wet parts, so look for seams or differences in paint on the walls to see if they were fixed or replaced. That's how we noticed past water damage in a ground floor unit on 4th street.

If after all your checking into things you're still concerned, pass on that unit. The piece of mind will be worth it.

Posted on: 2013/12/23 11:26
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Re: Trivia
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Tilted Kilt does trivia on Tuesday nights.
Hopsscotch's menu mentions trivia coming soon.

Posted on: 2013/12/17 18:02
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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food on Grove Street
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I think it'd be a good idea for Brian Dowling to give his new place on York Street a different name, for marketing purposes. Why name a place that's half a mile away the same exact thing? The place deserves it's own identity! Not to mention that it's confusing for customers. I feel the same way about White Star renaming Harbor Casino, White Star. Unless you're trying to start a chain restaurant, I don't understand naming bars/eateries the same thing, so close to one another geographically.

That being said, love Park and Sixth!


There are plenty of non-chain restos that do this. Some of them quite renowned. Smart from a marketing and branding perspective.


Agreed. I didn't have any interest in going to Harbor Casino until I heard it had been renamed White Star. I checked it out, enjoyed it, and have been there a few times since.

Posted on: 2013/9/30 13:45
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Re: V’s Barbershop Now Open in Downtown Jersey City
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I was looking for a good local barbership for sometime after moving to JC 3 years ago. When I found V's in Hoboken last year I knew my search was over. All the barbers take the time to make sure your haircut is perfect. Aside from that, they will give you bottles of water, each station has it's own TV, you get a quick massage and hot towel when you're done. It's well worth the small premium.

Posted on: 2013/9/30 13:41
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Re: Public Transit from DTJC to Met Life Stadium
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The train is good as long as you don't want to get to the game more than 2 hours before game time. Which I imagine for most people is fine. However, I meet up with a tailgate that starts right when the parking lot opens and I'd be missing out on a solid 3 hours of tailgating if I took the train so I was looking into alternate methods of getting to the stadium.
It looks like one option would be to take the PATH to Penn Station and then take the 161 Bus to the Stadium. Has anyone ever tried this? Is it decent on game days?

Posted on: 2013/9/12 16:57
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Re: The Thirsty Quaker is coming to Downtown Jersey City!
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This is a great idea, I can't wait for this to open.

Posted on: 2013/8/30 9:47
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Can't get Parking Permit?
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So I went into the Jersey City Parking Authority yesterday to transfer my parking permit to my new car and the lady there informed me of a new ordinance. Apparently, you can no longer get a street parking permit if you live in a building that offers you parking. Has anyone else heard anything about this?

Posted on: 2013/8/15 15:23
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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I think there is some jumping to conclusions going on. What is wrong with Fulop putting a halt to the reval while he audits the firm's work?

Posted on: 2013/6/25 17:31
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Re: Best pizza in JC????
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ProgressJC wrote:
Franks Pizza on Monmouth St is the best pie in town. A true Jersey City gem. The owner frank can be seen all the time and will always ask if you'd like your pie well done. Which makes for a delicious treat. The inside is a little worn, but it's always kept clean. I hope Franks stays in business for another 25 Years. We love you Frank!!!


I thought Frank's was closed.

Posted on: 2013/6/18 10:22
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Re: Barber shop
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I was having trouble finding a good place after I moved to JC three years ago. I finally settled on V's in Hoboken and I have to say that it is a fantastic barbershop. I've been three times so far and though I had different barbers each time it was clear they were taking their time to make sure my hair would look it's best. When the cut was done they used a straight razor to clean up the edges. Then I got a minute long shoulder massage while a hot towel was placed on my face. A great experience all around, and at only $25 for a cut, well worth it.

Posted on: 2013/5/14 11:11
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Re: Why is pizza so bad in downtown JC?
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If you are looking for a classic NY style pizza Carmine's is the best hands down.
Helen's and Stella's are terrible.

I actually enjoy John's Pizza if you're looking for a good brick oven slice, it's not amazing, and it's overpriced but it's way better than Paulus Hook BOP, both times I got a pie from there it was ridiculously burnt and the toppings were seriously lacking.

Posted on: 2013/1/3 18:08
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Soccer Bar near JSQ
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I am looking for a place to watch soccer next Saturday morning. Does anyone know of bars in or near JSQ that open early and show soccer on Saturday mornings?

I'm aware of Mulligan's in Hoboken but Hoboken isn't really an option for us this weekend.

Posted on: 2012/11/4 11:23
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Re: VB3 opens in Downtown Jersey City
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I went for lunch yesterday. I got a pasta dish that was ridiculously small for the price they charged. However, everyone else I was with got a pizza or sandwich and the portions were generous.
One thing to be aware of when eating in the restaurant is that you can't order from the pizzeria and you can't bring anything in from there. You're stuck with the restaurant menu, and the pizzas on there aren't your average pizza, they are "fancy" pizzas.

Posted on: 2012/5/30 15:41
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