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Re: 2017 Jersey City Development Maps
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thnx

Posted on: 4/17 15:08
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Re: Before/After kitchen by Basic Builders!!!
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at least try harder...

Posted on: 4/13 23:07
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Re: $512K payout for top Jersey City cop renews call for reform
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EasyGibson wrote:
It's unbelievable that anyone ever thought it would be a good idea to allow people to cash out days from 30 years ago at current salary rates. It's a giant retroactive raise.


why? $100 today ain't worth $100 30 years back?

Posted on: 4/13 17:20
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Re: Gulls Cove 2
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JPhurst wrote:
A few years back the developer tried to convert phase 2 to rentals. But he needed the residents to vote for such a change. We weren't having it.

There was a lot of concern that Phase 2 would remain unbuilt for a prolonged period of time and we would be in a situation where the developer controlled the board for that period. However, phase 2 is being built. Completion date has been put off a couple of times, but the work is being done, and the units are being purchased.

Point being, in the not so distant future, we will have a majority resident board that we should have had years ago. We will have to carefully look at the books and the structure as the building as a matter of due diligence. But overall, it seems like a good building in a good location. I can't represent that there is not some structural defect or financial shenanigans that will make living here untenable, but so far so good.

You can PM or call me if you like.


Did the builder change the construction plan or building materials after realizing that it is not going to be a rental? The reason I am asking this is because quality of a rental is far inferior to than that of a condo building (thin walls, applicances, etc )

Posted on: 4/7 20:09
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Re: Gulls Cove Light rail side
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Funny, no one answered OP's question. There's another post few lines down about the noise level on 18 Park coming from the same light rail station. Gulls Cove is a condo so may be better soundproofing, eh?

Just to pile up, use White Noise app on ios/android.

Posted on: 4/6 15:49
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Re: 18 Park?
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One BD apt floor plan is awesome. For 2 BRs I would go somewhere else (check out Liberty @ Windsor, etc). The ones in 18 Park are quite small.

Posted on: 3/31 15:06
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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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gullscove1018 wrote:
Thats the comps actually ... the last unit in my line just sold for $680K without parking... Prices have gone up... Phase 2 is over $950 a sq/ft (was raised over the weekend) -- and thats for a North Facing Unit... so my South Facing unit @ $869/sqft is a bargain. I have done my research :)


If you are talking about your line (18), the one on 11th floor (1118) went for $655K (or ~$840 psf) last month, and it included parking. Your listing price looks like a good place to start with, and see the best that you can get from there. Your floor should anyways be above $640K (based on Nov'16 sale, 780 sq ft, 917, no parking)

Posted on: 3/29 23:52
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Re: Door recommendation for open Den area
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MDM wrote:
My wife picked those sliding barn doors for the master bedroom (currently being worked on). They look pretty slick, but some are kind of pricey.


Please let us know how they turn out inside a condo with a pic! I'll probably spend some time looking for a nice barn door.

Posted on: 3/29 23:18
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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Holy cow! I read the comments below on $869 psf aint crazy. And I am not even mad. If this goes through that means ~ 20% appreciation in not even one year! May the force be with you.

On pictures, I found that increasing the brightness and exposure usually make them look like much more professional and better-looking pictures. Happy clicking!

Posted on: 3/29 23:15
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Re: 260+ in JC to Lose Jobs when Amazon's Quidsi's Closes in June
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what about my diapers.com gift cards?

Posted on: 3/29 23:10
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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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I'll be frank. $869 psf is crazy. Yes, even at these times. More so when even the parking is not included. Moreover, when it is a 1bd.

If you are doing a FSBO, just look at the comparables on 1 bd and list at the highest range, to start with. You do not want a listing stay open for a long time and make potential buyers wonder what's the deal here. Else use an experienced realtor or Redfin (if you want to save some cost)




Posted on: 3/28 21:20
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Re: Door recommendation for open Den area
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Agree, that door looks slick. I am not a DIY type and actually feels exactly like the poster below.

I am indeed planning to get an architect to get it done but wanted to get a ballpark figure around the $ and if it would require additional headaches such as permit (as condo association may also need one).

The picture is shown below. You can see the constraints -

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1. Wall only on one side so pocket doors are out.
2. around 4' width and 14' ceilings
3. Given the above, a sliding barn door looks a good option but I am thinking what to do with the wall height. May be just false wall filled with glasses to allow the light to come in.

PS: Sorry for the mess in the pic. Anonymity allows it.

Thinking of a door like this

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which may look like -

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Posted on: 3/24 20:27

Edited by tictaktoe on 2017/3/24 20:50:41
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Re: Door recommendation for open Den area
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Thanks. This would have been a perfect solution but we'd like the door to add some "creative" factor as well given its in (just off) the living room.

By the way, how tall are those and how much did contractor ask for installation? Does it need permit?

Posted on: 3/23 12:35
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Re: Door recommendation for open Den area
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Thanks. Until now thats on the top of our list. Adds a unique touch to the living area as well. The issue is how to fill the top space.

Did you install them? How much did it cost w/ installation? Need Permit?

Posted on: 3/23 12:33
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Re: Glue Vandalism On Locks
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Put a fake camera and sticker and see if it helps.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fake-C ... -camaras/32709029545.html

It even blinks red light and costs just $3.38

Posted on: 3/20 22:50
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Door recommendation for open Den area
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I have a 4 feet width opening into the den where I'd like to install some sort of door (may be sliding). The idea is to use as a bedroom (it is big enough) as we are expecting a close relative for a longer time. Does anyone has any creative ideas they have executed to get ideas from? pictures, link? Here is a little bit more details -

1. The Den is off the living room and that is why the stress on a creative solution that looks good (mirror door? stained/old wooden door?) OR any temporary solution that doesn't spoil the beauty?

2. The ceilings are 14 ft high so possibly will need to fill the top as well. False walls?

3. I'd like to keep the doorway completely clear (in case change it to kids room ==> larger play area). Is sliding door the only alternative?

4. How much does it approximately cost to install professionally? Any recommendations?

5. Does something like this needs permit from the City?




Posted on: 3/20 22:39
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Re: Moving Cross Country to Jersey City - Need Advice
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budget and how big?

..seems like fair questions

Posted on: 3/5 16:31
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Re: Jersey City to JFK and LGA
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EWR is easy peasy with Uber, JFK and LGA arent!

Posted on: 1/25 0:27
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Re: Jersey City to JFK and LGA
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Thanks for the replies. Yes, I am traveling with an infant and luggage so train (which I personally like) is not an option. I was just wondering between the price options of taking Uber, hailing a cab, any shuttle that goes from here to JFK vs. pre-booked taxi service.

It seems Id just go with Uber/Lyft and hope that the surge pricing doesnt kill me. Other options too add to ~$120 or so.

Posted on: 1/24 11:21
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Re: Pediatricians
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Tribeca @ Hamilton Park

Posted on: 1/21 21:03
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Re: Jersey City to JFK and LGA
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bumping the thread..

Anyone has experience going to JFK from DT JC. Train (which I usually free) is not an option because we are family of three including an infant (and luggage) so would love to know what have worked out the best for you, and the $$ - Uber all the way, some shuttle that goes from DTJC(?), pre booked taxi, cab, etc?

We are planning to fly on Sunday evening and not really for reaching the fastest so anyway we can save $ would work. I heard from a friend that his Uber to DTJC from JFK was around $150 the last time he took it (including tolls)!

Posted on: 1/21 20:49
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Re: Any recommendations for reupholstering of sofa cushions?
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Thanks a ton!

Posted on: 1/21 20:32
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Re: St Peter's Prep Condos
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Quote:

JCGuys wrote:
[quote]
K-Lo2 wrote:
And now OLC....

https://jerseydigs.com/silverman-field ... rin-development-proposal/


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Some members present at the meeting expressed concerns about the “walling off” of Paulus Hook, arguing that the building was too tall and dense for the neighborhood.


sounds valid concern...

Posted on: 1/21 0:21
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Re: What legally constitutes a bedroom?
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brewster wrote:
Tictaktoe: While that is code for new construction, older nonconforming buildings are grandfathered in. For example few older buildings have 36" wide windows for fire escapes as the code requires, but they're not in violation.


Yes, grandfathered ones seems to be ok and the critical year is 1951. Wondering if Modera Lofts can still list those rooms as 2 BRs..

Posted on: 1/21 0:14
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Re: What legally constitutes a bedroom?
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jc_dweller wrote:
The window requirement is fire code. There are no ways to "get around" that requirement, as far as I know. As it relates to walking through one room to get to another, I do not believe there is a prohibition against that, but marketing would make it more or less un-viable in this day and age.


(1) There is ... The rooms should open to passage way or a living area NOT inside another Bedroom (See Means of Egress - D &E towards the end)


(2) Regarding the fire code, a lot of condos with central A/C heater have these gas heater closets that opens up right from the bedroom, and they are legal. I know that Windsor at Liberty Rentals have gas heater closets inside Bedroom and they are legal (have had inspection done by the inspectors) so just having a gas heater closet next to den or bedroom should not be a problem (though there seems to be one specific for the basement - read below).


This is from Jersey City, NJ Code of Ordinance, Chapter 254 Article 7

ARTICLE VII - Minimum Space, Use and Egress Requirements

B.Required space in sleeping rooms. Except as required under Subsection C, each room utilized for sleeping purposes shall have a minimum dimension of seven (7) feet and a minimum net floor area of seventy (70) square feet for the initial occupant, fifty (50) square feet for each additional occupant, except that children under one (1) year of age shall not be counted as occupants for the purpose of this section. In existing structures built prior to 1951, if any dwelling has no room at least ten (10) feet by twelve (12) feet in size, two (2) persons will be allowed to sleep in the largest room therein so long as it is nine (9) feet in size at least.

§ 254-33. - Ceiling height requirements.
A.Habitable rooms. At least sixty (60) square feet of floor area of every habitable room shall have a ceiling height of at least seven and one-half (7 ½) feet and the floor area of that part of any room where the ceiling height is less than five (5) feet shall not be considered as part of the floor area in computing the total floor area of the room for the purpose of determining the maximum permissible occupancy thereof. Habitable rooms in dwellings legally erected or converted prior to 1951 shall have a ceiling height of at least six and one-half (6 ½) feet.

B.No basement space shall be used as a habitable room or dwelling unit unless:
(1)The floor and walls are impervious to leakage of underground and surface runoff water and are insulated against dampness.
(2)The total of openable window area in each room is equal at least to the minimum as required by§ 254-24A(1)(a) and (b) and is located entirely above the grade of the ground adjoining such window area.
(3)The total of openable window area in each room is equal at least to the minimum as required by § 254-24A(1)(c) of Article V of this chapter.
(4)There are no ducts, pipes or other obstructions less than six (6) feet six (6) inches above floor level.
(5)All furnace or other heating facilities are so located, insulated and separated from living areas by fireproof partitions or walls necessary pursuant to regulations of the Fire Chief to prevent the same from constituting an undue hazard to the safety and health of the occupants.
(6)There is a second means of egress conforming to § 254-38C of this Article.

§ 254-35. - Use of sleeping rooms as passageways.

Except in buildings legally erected for or converted to residential use prior to 1951, no dwelling or dwelling unit containing two (2) or more sleeping rooms shall have such rooms so located that access to a bathroom or water closet compartment intended for use by occupants of more than one (1) sleeping room can be had only by going through another sleeping room; nor shall room arrangements be such that access to a sleeping room can be had only by going through another sleeping room or a bathroom or water closet compartment.

§ 254-38. - Means of egress.

A.Primary. Every dwelling unit shall have safe and unobstructed means of egress from every floor at ground level and above leading to safe and open space at ground level and accessible to a street.

B.Secondary. In addition, there shall be a suitable and separate secondary exit from each dwelling unit by means of a doorway, stairway, protected passageway or openable window.

C.Secondary from basement. The second means of egress from any basement dwelling unit may be by a second door located independently from the first means of egress and leading directly to the outside of the premises, or, in the alternative, by an openable window located no more than three (3) feet above floor level.

D.From building three (3) or more stories above grade. In buildings three (3) or more stories above grade that are used as boardinghouses or lodging houses, or contain three (3) or more dwelling units or contain one (1) or more nonresidential uses and two (2) dwelling units, the secondary exit from the third story and from every additional story, if any, shall be by a metal fire escape or an enclosed stairway.

E.From rooming units. Except in single-family dwellings, rooming units shall have a door opening directly into a common hallway or areaway. Any rooming unit located in the basement or at ground level shall be provided with a second means of egress that meets the same requirements as provided in Subsection C of this section. Where there is a rooming unit located above the first story, the common hallways or areaway into which it opens shall have two (2) means of egress remote from each other and one (1) of these shall open to a street of fireproof passage leading to a street and one (1) shall open to a yard or other safe space of sufficient area to accommodate all persons in the building.

F.Access to exit. Access to any exit required by Subsections A through D of this section shall not necessitate passage through any other dwelling unit or part thereof nor shall any exit be subject to locking by any device which impedes or prevents ready egress.

G.Door in path of egress. Any door in the path of egress shall be at least thirty (30) inches in width with a minimum height of six (6) feet six (6) inches, shall be free from obstruction and accessible from common hallways or areaways and shall open in the direction of travel if it leads to a fire escape or if it is located in a tenement house erected after 1904 or in any building erected as, or converted into, a dwelling after 1951.

H.Openable window in path of egress. Where a window forms a part of egress from a dwelling unit or rooming unit or from a common areaway or hallway to a fire escape, the window opening shall be at least thirty-six (36) inches in width and thirty-four (34) inches in height, whether the window is double hung or single hung. The bottom of the opening or the sill height shall not be more than three (3) feet six (6) inches above the floor. Said window shall be easy to open and shall lead directly to the fire escape or to the immediately adjacent outside ground area with maximum drop of three (3) feet six (6) inches thereto. Screens, storm windows and other barriers to the outside shall be readily opened or removed so as not to form any obstruction to occupants seeking egress in cases of emergency.

I.Location and number of exits. Where two (2) or more exits are required, each exit shall be as remote as practicable from the other exit or exits. All the exits shall be of such number and so located that the distance of travel from the door of each rooming unit or dwelling unit on each floor shall not exceed fifty (50) feet except in buildings of fireproof construction or in buildings equipped with automatic sprinkler systems throughout where the maximum distance of travel from the door of any unit to the nearest exit shall not exceed one hundred (100) feet, provided that two (2) of the exits shall be at least fifty (50) feet apart.

Posted on: 1/20 1:56
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Re: Any recommendations for reupholstering of sofa cushions?
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Thanks for the recommendation iGreg. Have you used them in the past for any work?

Posted on: 1/13 22:52
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Any recommendations for reupholstering of sofa cushions?
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The sofa is working great but the seating cushions have sagged a lot. I am just thinking of replacing the cushion foam with some new high density foams.

Anyone has done something similar and have recommendations? Also, any idea about the price point? We have a L shape sofa.

Posted on: 1/13 21:17
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Re: Legal Definition of a Bedroom
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
I think the non-negotiables here are min sq ft and a window. No window is what creates most of these "offices" or "dens". One of my bedrooms in my own home is 6' wide and 14 long, I doubt it would be a sale problem as it has a window and 2 closets


not sure if it fits the definition of a bedroom as any side should be at least 7 feet or more for it to be a habitable room (even if it has >70 sq ft area and has windows and multiple closets).

Posted on: 1/13 0:25
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Re: Legal Definition of a Bedroom
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bill wrote:
Even though it is not required, I think most people if they see a house described as having a bedroom will assume a closet, door and window.

I always hear it is better to over deliver than under deliver when it comes to real estate.


Not disputing that, however, wanted to see if it legally fits the definition of a BR when listing on MLS. Its better to be the one of the lower priced one when someone is searching for a 3BR than being on the highest when someone is looking for a 2 BR (and you have a den to go with, which becomes "nice to have").

Installing a closet and door arent that expensive if it comes to that.

Posted on: 1/12 15:27
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Re: Legal Definition of a Bedroom
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Quote:

Thanks. I seem to have missed that from 2013. It seems that there were still disputes around the definition of a bedroom from that post in lack of specific sources.

Having said that, it does seem that the definition is pretty much what I outlined below (obviously I didnt go in detail around the window size, etc). The source I have is HERE and HERE

So, there is no requirement for a bedroom to have an installed door (if there is an entry) or a closet as long as it meets the other criteria listed below and the post outlined above. Interesting!

Posted on: 1/12 15:12
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