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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
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when I joined, Rabbit-Rabbit was the main antagonist.

I too miss alb.


Rabbit is the one I was thinking about, not non. Rabbit was almost definitely the first one to get booted and the precursor to dark jclist times -)

Posted on: 11/20 21:03
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
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Nondowntown was eventually replaced by an equally prolific blowhard who is still around, sometimes I think it might be the same person, but other details differ too much.

Similarly, sometimes I think nick_riviera might be Vigilante based on his rabid anti-neighbourhood-association vitriol, but again too many differences, and Vigilante always had an element of sophistication and humour underneath his aggression.

Remember the Australian with the yellow avatar?

alb with her slightly kooky posts on anything school related.

Who else would be in the Jclist hall of fame?

Robin.


I'm fairly certain that non was the first person ever booted from the list, or possibly his SO. Those were the, uh, formative days of this list and the webmaster struggled with whether or not to boot him for the longest time. After that, booting became an addiction and the list became vanilla.

I miss alb.

Posted on: 11/19 22:28
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
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Remember the days of NON. Ahh that was the best. I don't think he lives in JC anymore.


Yikes, I was trying to remember his handle. My nemesis, haha. Remember the epic battles between NON and almost everyone, especially the webmaster?

I think mentioning wiredjc was a reason I got booted once. I was kicked off here twice. I was a member of wiredjc early on but haven't visited for a long time.

Posted on: 11/19 19:39
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
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I can’t help but think of the early more fun and civil days when the list was in its infancy. Some may remember the JCList meetups for drinks or food and even a boat ride with the webmaster. There was probably a half dozen of those meetups. There were seemingly dozens of posts every day. Unfortunately, the good ol’ days gradually ceased to be as more people joined and things got nasty. There were several mass exoduses or a cleansing by the webmaster. I was booted for reasons I don’t remember but determined to stay on as this place was the only game in town. Sigh.

Posted on: 11/17 10:04
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
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I don't recall you ever posting.

Six posts in the last three years, we won't be losing a prolific contributor.

Robin.


What a silly statement. My participation has decreased to almost nothing due to the mean-spiritedness of this list.

Posted on: 11/15 19:30
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Re: The best bagel shop in North Jersey is... WONDER BAGLES
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I don't comment often here, but nothing gets my gander up more than bagels. -)
While the folks and the owner of Wonder Bagels are nice enough, the bagels are a far cry from the traditional bagel of my wayward youth. The end of bagels as we used to know came with the onset of machine-made bagels and the end of Bagel Bakers Local #338 in the early 70s. This union was harder to get into than the Electrician's union and there were strict standards for bagel-making. Bagels barely existed at that time outside of NY/NJ and there was no such thing as frozen bagels let alone street vendors who sell bagels. I like Wonder Bagels but object to anyone calling them bagels. They're a step above what you get from street vendors.

As for challah, I concur that B&H is great. There's also a newcomer to the market - Breads in Union Square.

I don't know how up-to-date this map is, Newark Deli is still in business. I had a bagel there long ago and it was just like I remembered.

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/the-n ... est-bagel-in-every-state/

Posted on: 9/18 18:40
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Re: CleanChoice Energy
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I am with Commerce Energy (they got renamed recently) on my second 3 year rate lock. It saved me some decent $$$ over the past 5 years.


Would you care to speculate how much you save on your monthly bill?

Any other reputable 3rd party companies recommended?

Posted on: 1/28 16:24
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Re: Jersey City Medical Center Medical Bill
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In terms of your bill, you should contact the hospital to negotiate it down, or apply for charity care if you are eligible (low income, etc). In some cases, you can reduce the cost of your services if you are uninsured. Unless you can prove malpractice (meaning you sustained physical damages as a result of their diagnosis), you're not going to get much from them in terms of a reaction.


Not necessarily true and it certainly can't hurt to try. Some years ago, I was given unsatisfactory treatment by an emergency room after literally falling on my face. They discharged me while I was still bleeding, unknown to me at the time. I did exactly as I advised in my previous post - wrote a strongly worded letter and that was the end of it.

Posted on: 12/10 10:34
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Re: Jersey City Medical Center Medical Bill
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Send a succinct letter via certified mail to the executive office explaining what happened, including your doctor's reaction. Indicate that if they pursue collection that you will consider legal recourse.

Posted on: 12/10 7:54
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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On north end of downtown platform (back of the train) go down the stairs as if going to the uptown train, walk towards uptown platform, look around for the station turnstiles and you see sign for WTC/PATH - follow that and you should find the exit to the long corridor to Occulus.


Found it, thanks! I never would have found it without those instructions, and still, it wasn't so easy.

Posted on: 2017/6/20 21:05
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Don't be embarrassed. I have heard the same thing from other people. Something about the layout seems to throw off most people's sense of direction. I am able to make my way to/from but, off the top of my head, I can't come up with good, clear directions. I guess I will have to pay closer attention next time I am at Fulton. I do seem to recall some PATH "signs" being added recently to help with this problem. You know, the typical MTA signs that have a name and a "general direction" arrow.


Whew, I thought it was only me. There are signs for the PATH but I wind up outside on Fulton St., at least the signs I've followed. It's not a big deal but it would be nice not to have to go outside in inclement weather. I suppose I can figure it out by going to the downtown side of the subway from the WTC and trace my steps from there.

Posted on: 2017/6/19 8:08
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Embarrassing question. I recently began taking the WTC PATH to the 4/5 train. I can't seem to find the underground passage from the downtown subway to the Oculus. I don't have an issue the other way, from the PATH to the 4/5 train. I never see any workers around to ask. Help!

Posted on: 2017/6/19 7:21
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Re: Debating Sprint vs. Verizon vs. T-Mobile
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Good to know about the free data allowance. I was not aware of that. I will need to take another look at T-Mobile, as I have been hearing good things from a couple of friends, and an overseas data allowance would be a very compelling feature.


I was an AT&T or Verizon customer for many years and have been with TMobile for 3 or 4 years now. While the coverage doesn't compare to the big 2, I haven't had any major problems in the metro area, at least not enough to warrant significantly higher prices. I found data speeds to be OK and customer service to be top notch, though I go through a 3rd party.

Posted on: 2017/6/12 11:29
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Re: Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic - Liberty State Park June 3, 2017
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Chances of another large scale music festival at LSP are slim... in addition to the crazy damage done to the lawns, the logistics of getting to the festival were a nightmare. Luckily, I used to live right across from LSP at the time it was held, so walking there was easy. But, the biggest issue with APW was that the organizers were relying on massive crowds coming from NYC, and there were a few problems getting people there:
- there weren't enough ferries, and it proved hard to get masses there by water.
- many/most took PATH to Grove and would then struggle to find their way to LSP on foot (that Jersey Ave stub into LSP is not just ugly, but also unintuitive for someone who hasn't walked the area)
- the few that knew to ride PATH to HBLR still had to figure out how to get to the park, which was almost a mile to walk to the festival from the HBLR station.

It would be great if LSP was easier to reach for everyone. I feel it would get even more visitors and use if that was the case.


I can't help but wonder how much damage the polo event caused. In addition to the horses, there were numerous cars and trucks parked on the lawn. As of yesterday (Monday), little was cleaned up and there was litter all over.

Most attendees seemed to arrive by ferry though it seemed fairly orderly, at least early on around noon when I passed through.

Perhaps this is selfish, but i like that the park is out of the way for many people. It gets crowded enough on nice weekends; I dread the day when they complete the Jersey Ave. extension. Then again, I like the isolation of nowheresville.

Posted on: 2017/6/6 13:27
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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With Uber the driver knows the destination when they start the trip. With Lyft it is the driver arrives st the pick up location for regular rides.


Say again? I'm not following. In the past, neither Uber nor Lyft knew the destination until they picked you up. It does appear that's changed with Lyft though, but then again that could be because I always opt for group rides.

I haven't taken Uber in ages. It seems Lyft is now significantly cheaper. Then again, I don't use the service very often any more.

Posted on: 2017/5/30 16:23
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Re: Alternatives to zipcar
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I gradually went from using zipcar weekly or more to only a few times a year. I found other ways to do what I needed to do cuz I grew to detest zipcar. Now I use it, or used it, to make minor trips a few times a year which encompass up to 6 hours.

I thought of Enterprise, the car rental, and that seems a viable alternative. However, they don't provide 24/7 and I think the location by me is closed on Sundays, the one on Communipaw.

Based on the reviews I read and TheBigGuy's experience, I think I'll stay away from Enterprise Carshare. I wonder if the bad experience on Montgomery is the same lot that Zipcar uses. I had problems there. The attendants are nice enough but neglectful.

Maven seems like a possibility for the futurewhen they get bigger. It seems very similar to goshare.

Has anyone had experience with Goshare? The reviews are mixed, but it seems like a good option.

Posted on: 2017/5/9 20:47
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Alternatives to zipcar
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Not to get into the dirty details, but after 7 years, I'm dropping zipcar. I see Enterprise Carshare offers almost an identical program to zipcar with 3 locations in JC. However, yelp reviews (for NYC) aren't good, though only a few. Anyone have experience with Enterprise Carshare or another zipcar alternative?

Posted on: 2017/5/9 14:28
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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Two Boots Pizza is also a chain. And some of the worst pizza I've ever tasted...

Their locations: http://twoboots.com/locations/


I don't know how relevant it is, but some 2Boots are franchises including the one in JC; most are owned by the founder.

Posted on: 2017/5/7 15:36
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Re: 99 Ranch Market Grand Opening on 4/21 at 9am - 420 Grand Street
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In regards to customer service, I messaged them with a suggestion to put in a bike rack. An hour later I got a response that it's in the works. I like this place.

Posted on: 2017/4/26 18:45
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Re: 99 Ranch Market Grand Opening on 4/21 at 9am - 420 Grand Street
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I went this morning when the place was uncrowded. I normally order groceries online - when Pathmark closed, I only missed the convenience of having a place to buy essentials when in a pinch. I am also not very familiar with Asian groceries.

Having said that, I was totally blown away by the store! What a welcome addition. I never heard of many of the items much less knew they existed, but between the fresh food sections and the produce section, I'm sold. I just hope that the wonderful customer service doesn't fade with time. What a refreshing change from Pathmark.

Posted on: 2017/4/26 12:16
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Re: UberEATS, the ride-hailing app delivers
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It's been a long time, but I used to order occasionally from UberEATS at work in Manhattan when they first started. It seems to be a different setup now. At the time, the choice was limited to 1 popular place that normally didn't deliver. I was thrilled to order from Katz's Delicatessen among other unique places. The delivery fee was reasonable if several people from my office ordered. Delivery took a while and the food wasn't always hot, but it was still nice to be able to order from such places as Katz's.

Now it seems they're no different than any other delivery service except it's a much worse deal. I don't get why anyone would use them now.

Posted on: 2017/4/26 12:08
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Re: UberEATS, the ride-hailing app delivers
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It's been a long time, but I used to order occasionally from UberEATS at work in Manhattan when they first started. It seems to be a different setup now. At the time, the choice was limited to 1 popular place that normally didn't deliver. I was thrilled to order from Katz's Delicatessen among other unique places. The delivery fee was reasonable if several people from my office ordered. Delivery took a while and the food wasn't always hot, but it was still nice to be able to order from such places as Katz's.

Now it seems they're no different than any other delivery service except it's a much worse deal. I don't get why anyone would use them now.

Posted on: 2017/4/26 12:08
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Re: 99 Ranch Market Grand Opening on 4/21 at 9am - 420 Grand Street
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I've been holding off checking them out due to being anti-social and hating crowds. ;) Is it safe to go there yet? Long lines?

Posted on: 2017/4/24 13:49
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Re: Ample Hills Creamery Coming to JC
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I never heard of Ample Hills but am always happy to hear about ice cream stores opening. ;)

Let's not forget Torico's though. Homemade, family run, local, great stuff and they've been here seemingly forever.

Posted on: 2017/4/18 18:52
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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Annod wrote:
I thought the advantage of using Uber is that we don't have to tip.


I'll preface this by saying that tipping is always voluntary though customary for many services.

Uber has not been transparent about tipping and led customers to believe that a tip was included in the fare. It took me a year for me to realize this wasn't true -- a driver had a sign in the back seat that tipping is appreciated. That led to a discussion and to my awareness that the tip is not included. I am totally with the Uber drivers with adding a page to the app for a tip, just like Lyft. Under the present system, a tip can only be left in cash.

Posted on: 2017/4/17 15:21
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Re: What is up with RIVEREDGE MANAGEMENT?
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I'm surprised to hear they're still in business, rebranding or no. About 7 years ago, I was on a condo board and we interviewed management companies, including Riveredge. Very good presentation. However, I personally checked references for all the potential companies and Riveredge got horrible reviews from references they gave us. I usually don't pay much heed to references given by a company since they're generally not reliable. I find my own references to check. Same deal when hiring an employee. But that wasn't necessary for this company.
No board that does due diligence would even think of hiring them.

Posted on: 2017/3/29 9:44
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Re: Woman filmed as he undress in JC Penny at Newport
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Hello Yvonne,
I generally try to stay away from the more controversial matters on this list and use it merely as a tool for info. For that reason, I rarely read the threads that you are involved in. I thought the posts of yours I perused in the past were simply misguided but with good intentions. After reading your comments here on this thread, a mistake, I’m now of the belief that you are either a menace or unbalanced. Take your pick. I wish there was a function to on this site so one could ignore certain users.

Posted on: 2017/3/14 15:27
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Re: Newport Mall
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@anonymess what app do you use to reserve the seats? Also, do they charge a fee for doing that? thx.


Do a search on your phone for AMC stubs. It's basically a rewards membership. You have the option of joining for free. The paid membership comes with better rewards and free smartphone reservations. If you aren't a premier member, I think it costs about 50 cents to book a reservation. I'm a premier member since I go often enough. It doesn't pay if you don't go frequently.


Posted on: 2017/3/14 8:39
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Re: Newport Mall
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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 23:34
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Not to digress, but I thought in the interests of all of you who keep track of such things, this tread is on a pace to have 76k+ comments in 4 years... all by a handful of people. And if DJT manages to swing 12 years (by ruling the 22nd amendment fake?), there will be 230k+ posts. Thanks for the entertainment.

Posted on: 2017/3/6 13:40
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