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Re: The Cheesecake Factory in Newport
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I'm starting a community action group to protest this rezoning. Doesn't anyone else realize what the excess cream cheese and sugar will do to the water table? It's basically fracking but with a graham cracker crust. Yet again, Fulop capitulates to the Dessert-Industrial Complex that pays for his campaigns.


Fulop missed an opportunity to turn the powerhouse into a Cheesecake Factory. Good luck becoming the governor now, Mr. Mayor.

Posted on: 2015/12/29 11:40
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Re: ACME Markets
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I used to shop at A&P because it was less of a zoo than Shoprite. A&P was a smidge more expensive than Shoprite, but it was worth it to me to avoid the crowds. But then A&P's (and Pathmark's) prices went through the roof, so I begrudgingly went back to Shoprite.

I am so glad ACME took over. The prices have dropped considerably. I picked up some great london broil, and fresh shrimp and flounder that was so much better than what A&P ever offered.

I'll be shopping at ACME from now on, especially since it feels like Shoprite has gotten even more crowded since the Pathmark on Grand closed.

Posted on: 2015/12/29 11:20
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Re: Ripped off by Grove Pointe garage
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I'm confused. Why did you pay immediately after arriving? That's not how most garages work.

You get your ticket which is time stamped. When you leave you put your ticket into the machine, and it tells you how much to pay depending on how long you've been there.

Is that not how Grove Pointe garage works?

Posted on: 2015/12/14 12:39
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Re: South house Music way too loud outside
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Why does Jimi Hendrix look like Drake?

Posted on: 2015/12/14 11:40
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Re: Has the morning street sweeper schedule changed?
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No one is really complaining. As a matter of fact, I went over to Newport Mall and am now paying for monthly parking.

Posted on: 2015/11/4 14:27
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Re: Has the morning street sweeper schedule changed?
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I sent Candice an email this morning. Will report back when I hear from her.

Posted on: 2015/11/4 13:49
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Has the morning street sweeper schedule changed?
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I live in Hamilton Park. The sweeper and parking authority scooter usually hit my neighborhood between 8:45 and 9:10am. It's been really consistent for years.

A couple of weeks ago I noticed a drastic change. One morning they didn't show up at all. Another morning the sweeper showed up a little before 10am without the parking authority scooter.

Anyone else notice this? Does it have anything to do with all the PSE&G construction or perhaps the dissolution of the parking authority?

Posted on: 2015/11/4 10:38
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Re: Handbills
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I've owned cars in JC for over 20 years. I made a rule for myself a long time ago: If you put a flyer on my car I will not use your business or vote for you. Simple as that.

A political flyer sends a message-- you really aren't trying given today's technology. You are stuck in a bygone era.

Posted on: 2015/9/25 15:08
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Re: JCIA Garbage Men Tried to Shake Down "Pint" Owner for Booze
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This incident reminds me of The Sopranos episode when they tried to shake down Starbuck's for protection money and got nowhere. "It's over for the little guy." LMAO

Posted on: 2015/9/2 11:50
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Re: Driving down Jersey in Hamilton Park
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Those crosswalk signs are a joke. Drivers rarely stopped, and most of the signs were destroyed by drivers hitting them.

Posted on: 2015/7/14 17:33
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Re: From "OX" to "BOX"
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They had signs up saying they were moving further up Newark Avenue (on the other side of Jersey Ave).

Posted on: 2015/7/8 14:18
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Re: Shoprite parking lot
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Very, don't risk it.


Seriously.

OP, you've been towed before, so you know how expensive and time consuming it can be to get your car back. Pay for the parking at the mall. Would you rather pay less than $10 for parking or a couple hundred to get your car back?

Posted on: 2015/6/30 10:23
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Re: the game of escalating variances in The Village
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The developer got the height variance. Is he getting an abatement, too?

Posted on: 2015/6/19 11:12
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Re: Has anyone else experienced Indian upstairs neighbors with heavy feet?
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Maybe going forward you should add a clause to your lease requiring tenants to put down area rugs to temper the noise issues.

Posted on: 2015/6/15 14:35
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Re: Brooklyn Rent to Greenville JC Home; Nervous about recent crime
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Thanks. $40 a month is expensive, though. Seems like this data should be free to the public.


It pays for itself after one mugging.


Kind of like AAA.

Posted on: 2015/6/5 11:10
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Re: Rent is spiraling out of control
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No, but there is a thing called common sense. originally I lived in Hoboken as a child. Then Hoboken was a factory town. Hostess Cupcake, Lipton Tea, Maxwell House, etc. The owners of the factories complained there wasn't enough workers for their plants so they purchased buildings on Washington St and Garden St and hired workers from Puerto Rico. A year later, many of these owners decided it was cheaper to have a plant elsewhere. But in the meantime more immigrants from Puerto Rico was arriving in Hoboken and I saw the housing market become tight. Rents in Hoboken in the early 1960s were $50.00 to under $100.00 per month. Towards the end of the 1960's rents were approaching $200.00. Hoboken now had a housing shortage. Many escaped to JC where rents were still cheaper. Did people collect data? No, they just left Hoboken and some developers realized the demand for housing. Hoboken changed from a factory town to a residential town in the 1970s and the rents continue to raise. My friend lives in Hoboken and pays $3,500 a month. Close to the yearly salary of many Hoboken factory workers.


You do realize that Puerto Ricans are US citizens and have been since 1917, right?

Posted on: 2015/6/4 11:13
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Re: Gargantuan Tower Proposed for Barrow and Christopher Columbus
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Put the four floors of parking underground


Is that even an option considering how prone to flooding that area is?

Posted on: 2015/6/3 20:07
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Re: Buying "Hold" Properties in JC Ghetto
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SRhia wrote:
It's asking $569k - is that "fair" or "expensive" for this area (given that it's renovated and all that)?

Also, it's only 13-wide? That's pretty narrow, no?


I don't know about the asking price, but the taxes are extremely low. $4571.

Posted on: 2015/6/3 10:50
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Re: Temporary Parking Permit
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If you do have to pay a fee, keep in mind that they do NOT accept cash or credit card. Check or money order only.


They don't accept cash, but they do accept credit card.


Is this new? I went to renew my parking permit in December. I had credit cards on me but still had to go to the post office to get a money order.


I was surprised by his (her?) post, as well. I remember pretty clearly using a personal check to pay the fee to get a resident parking permit, and that was about 4 months ago. I checked the website link I posted earlier and it does state that credit cards are accepted and that personal checks and cash are no longer accepted. Weird.


Well, this is the JCPA we're talking about. I had to renew my parking permit in person because I never got a renewal notice. I asked the clerk if they were phasing out the renewal notices and was told that the person who orders the printer ink retired so they decided not to send notices out.

I wish I was kidding.

Posted on: 2015/5/27 22:42
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Re: Temporary Parking Permit
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If you do have to pay a fee, keep in mind that they do NOT accept cash or credit card. Check or money order only.


They don't accept cash, but they do accept credit card.


Is this new? I went to renew my parking permit in December. I had credit cards on me but still had to go to the post office to get a money order.

Posted on: 2015/5/27 19:41
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Re: Temporary Parking Permit
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If you do have to pay a fee, keep in mind that they do NOT accept cash or credit card. Check or money order only.

Posted on: 2015/5/26 18:35
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Re: Australians investors buying up Jersey City housing
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The amazing thing about this place is it is currently assessed
at 185900 and is paying only $13819.81 in taxes. A similar (actually a little smaller) brownstone in Hoboken is paying $26700.


yep, if a regular person did the kind of gut remodels that they are doing, taxes would go through the roof. They are clearly paying off the right folks, as it doesn't seem like the properties they have renovated experience increases.


A former neighbor gut renovated his historic brownstone near VVP a couple years ago - basically as soon as Fulop stopped the reval. The renovation easily bumped the market value of the house well north of $1.5 million. The work was completed over a year ago, but I just checked the tax records online. He's still paying just $12,000 a year in property tax. I don't think he bribed anyone - he's not the type. But I am fairly certain the contractor he hired to do the job was shrewd enough to avoid pulling certain permits.


My neighbors across the hall gutted their apt when they bought it and put in all high-end fixtures. I doubt very few, if any, permits were pulled. Their place is now worth several thousand dollars more than mine at this point, yet we pay the exact same in property taxes.

Posted on: 2015/5/21 18:33
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Some passengers at Hoboken Terminal will have to wait a little longer to catch a PATH train to New York, and they can blame overcrowding in Jersey City for it, Port Authority officials told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday.

Passengers headed to 33rd Street from Hoboken now must wait seven minutes between trains instead of six, since Port Authority extended wait times in late April, said spokesman Steve Coleman. The changes only apply from 7:35 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and were implemented in order to decrease wait times at Jersey City stations, which have been experiencing "significant platform crowding issues" due to "high growth and ridership," he said.

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Zimmer should shut the hell up. I hate how this article is written to make it seem like we have to apologize to Hoboken for having the gall to make them wait one whole extra minute for the PATH.

The Hoboken trains are always nearly empty in comparison to the Jersey City trains so I think there should be even more of a service shift.


She should go to the Christopher Street stop during evening rush hour to see how jam packed the JSQ trains are compared to the Hoboken trains.

Having to wait an extra minute is nothing compared to having to let a train or two go by because you can't cram your self on a train.

Posted on: 2015/5/19 16:21
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Re: Hallelujah…Phillip Street is finally getting paved.
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Both times I crossed yesterday (and four other times this week), d*bag drivers blew through at full speed even though I was in the crosswalk. LSP is a park to the rest of us, but to drivers on Phillip this is a high speed, no-stop shortcut to the Holland. The concept that a park entrance might just be a place to pay attention for pedestrians doesn't even register with these folks.

Don't they want to bridge Jersey Avenue with Phillips Street?

Posted on: 2015/5/15 15:31
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Re: Cheap moving cannot truck needs May 1st and 2nd.
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Craigslist. There are always people advertising "man with a van" situations.

Posted on: 2015/4/18 15:56
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Re: Sohowest neighborhood
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Calling it Soho west actually embarrasses me. Whose brilliant idea was that?


Developers who are trying to down play the whole 'Jersey City, New Jersey" thing. Living in New Jersey is still embarrassing to some people.

EDIT: I will now call that area "Turnpike Alley."

Posted on: 2015/4/5 20:28
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Stupid question: What was the point of people going door-to-door if they don't have to enter the premises?

I had someone from the city come to my apt. I let the guy in so he could see I had a 1-bedroom, 1-bath apt. One of my neighbors told the surveyor he had a 1-bedroom, 1-bath apt when I know for a fact he has a 2-bedroom, 2-bath apt. Obviously the city has records as its been a 2-bedroom, 2-bath apt for almost 30 years.

I am worried about the neighbor who gutted his apt and rebuilt it without permits. He wouldn't let the surveyor in. While it is true he has a 1-bedroom, 1-bath apt, he made improvements to make his apt worth several thousands of dollars more than mine, yet we pay the same taxes.

How is the city going to compensate for that? Let me guess, they won't.

Posted on: 2015/3/29 1:25
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Re: Powerhouse Lounge
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Very strange - isn't the place exactly the same as it was when it was named Powerhouse Lounge? Disclaimer, I have never been inside but have walked by many times while big doors were wide open.

I wish something cool would open there. Could be a great place for live music or just a big destination/theme type of bar.


I've walked by there two Fridays in a row during peak happy hour time and the place is barely half full.

Posted on: 2015/3/17 1:10
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Re: Jersey City 'disgusted' with developer who demolished city park
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And this developer probably gets a big, fat tax abatement.

Posted on: 2015/3/15 13:16
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Re: Tailor - alterations
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Looking for an inexpensive tailor to hem three pairs of pants; one pair of jeans that will retain the original hem. Any suggestions?

Posted on: 2015/3/8 22:15
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