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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Out of curiosity, what would everyone do if the industrious PATH personnel were to one day emulate the BART system-wide strike that was just recently resolved in San Fran? Oh, wait... This scenario already played out last year during Sandy. My bad.

Posted on: 2013/10/25 0:57
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Re: DNA: WTC Underground Passageway to Open Thursday
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SwitchboardGirl wrote:
Hopefully this will alleviate some of the crowding on the Escalators once the passageway is open. Anything they can do to reduce the insane cattle car crowds on any part of the WTC station is ok with me. Now if they can just open some sort of temporary passageway to the Southeast of the site for pedestrians until the permanent PATH station gets built would be fantastic. The hoards of people going through Vesey and Church (southbound) is just insane and I'm surprised no one has gotten hurt yet.


There is no way that someone hasn't been trampled sometime in the years since the "Corridor of Horror" has been in use by pedestrians. I think the PAPD just withholds news of such incidents from the public. I am always afraid to drop my water bottle or--even worse--an electronic gizmo while stumbling along during the morning/evening rush. I mean--do I stop to pick it up and risk getting run over by the dudes with massively overloaded backpacks and the ladies with stilettos cackling on their iphones? Ironically, I think the passageway will only make things worse since the commuters from WFC and regular crowd will all converge at the same spot in front of the turnstiles. Seems like a good place to play Where's Waldo...

Posted on: 2013/10/25 0:51
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Re: MetroCard Question
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Don't know about $100, but I've specified my own amounts in the past--everything from $35 to $0.05. Maybe you just lucked out with a faulty machine?

Posted on: 2013/7/2 2:11
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Re: Traffic violations for turning right on red?
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Your observation is 100% on point. What really amuses me is when I stop at a red light with the blinker on while a "NO TURN ON RED" sign is prominently displayed. The agitated individual(s) behind my jalopy proceed to blare their horns expecting me to just roll into oncoming traffic so they can make their turn. Why is everyone in such a rush to die?

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JadedJC wrote:
Most people who think they're "stopping" at a stop sign or before a right turn on red really aren't. They're usually rolling through slowly. How to tell if you've done it correctly? When there's angry honking behind you.

Posted on: 2013/7/2 2:08
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Re: Chief Comey, other JCPD top brass planning to retire before Fulop takes the helm?
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That's the issue that bugs me more than anything. It's not just Jersey City that does things that way, it's all across the state and is the case in municipalities of other states too! Any job I ever worked at, you earned both sick time and vacation time. There was a limit to how much vacation time you could build up but no limit on the amount of sick time. But when you left the job, typically you'd get paid for the accrued vacation time but you got NOTHING for the sick time. That's the way it should be. But it seems like in these municipal jobs, they get to have everything both ways - use the vacation days for sick time instead, build up as many sick days as possible and use as few as you can (as you can build up a limitless amount) and then get PAID for the sick time when you quit/retire. How is that a good system at all?


It isn't. But as another poster already noted, since this institution is already in place, the entitlement mentality is already sown, and it will be nearly impossible to break. I agree that it makes no sense to be paid for sick leave that gets carried over from year to year. If it were intended to be used that way, why not just issue additional vacation time instead? People do not deserve a reward for not getting sick.

Posted on: 2013/5/22 23:24
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Re: Late Night Loud & Speeding Motorcycle Packs
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I saw some bikes going down JFK last night. One in particular had this LED/Tron theme going. Are these the same guys? Turds...

Posted on: 2013/5/22 22:59
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Re: The New York Times to Jersey City: "You don't exist"
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Why is this such a surprise? Being so close to NYC means that JC will always be under its shadow. It is only relevant in the mainstream media because of this fact. Aside from proximity, why else would Goldman relocate some of its workers to Exchange Place? If you want to argue tax incentives, I doubt if someone offered the firm a mega break to set up shop in Camden that they would seriously entertain that option. Anyway, with Fulop's win, maybe new positive publicity will put this place back on the map. Maybe... But then again, to radryan03's point, what's wrong with being a hidden gem?

Posted on: 2013/5/15 17:13
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Re: Election results
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Let's see if smoking the ol' Hopium n' Change will do the trick. Time will tell if the new guy actually follows through on his promises, or if we just exchanged one crook for another. At any rate, congratulations, Team Fulop. Good luck to you and J.C.

Posted on: 2013/5/15 2:08
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Re: New Jersey condo market is heating up: report
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"...finally warming up?" The market has been improving since early 2012... Much to my dismay... JJ at the forefront of reporting.

Posted on: 2013/4/11 22:34
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Re: Plan to extend No. 7 subway from NYC to New Jersey could be back on track
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hero69 wrote:
I agree about the need for 1 regional/coordinating mass transit authority. I too fear that this makes so much sense that it hardly stands a chance


Agree 1,000,000%. Logic does not apply in the real world.

Posted on: 2013/4/11 22:32
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Re: DT Jersey City Real Estate Market?!
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HPYC wrote:
I just got a HOT TIP from a broker friend for something called the "East India Company." Looks like it can only go up - thinking of mortgaging the old house and plunking some change down on this. Woo hoo.


Damn! - had I only known before I bought all those tulip bulbs


Everyone knows that this time it's different.

But as a prospective, sidelined buyer myself, I think it sucks.

Posted on: 2013/2/8 20:44
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Re: Excellent Driving Skills in Shoprite/BJs Parking Lot
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Seriously? This happened at 2 p.m. on a Monday? I was there Saturday afternoon and the place was worse than a zoo. At least animals know how to behave themselves. I could almost picture Chris Brown and Frank Ocean knifing each other up in the crowded lot of ShopRite in order to stock up on unbleached all-purpose flour and other sundries.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 3:42
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Re: Rent in Jersey City
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Come down to JSQ. 1BRs exist for under 2k.

Posted on: 2013/1/24 14:30
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Re: Two high school freshman arrested in string of robberies of Chinese delivery men
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They're kids it's just a phase they'll grow out of it. Of course the parents got off scotch free they weren't involved, they weren't even there. I heard that the assailants are back in school.


Just a "phase"? Seriously? So this is somehow able to be written off because these adolescents were merely undergoing puberty with their hormones all out of balance? Please... People need to be held accountable for their actions--juveniles and adults alike. I'd like to see you stick to your comment if you were the one assaulted by these street urchins with no recourse for justice. Acts of unprovoked violence must be addressed, not ignored. You cannot reason with barbarians.

Posted on: 2013/1/24 14:27
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Re: Two high school freshman arrested in string of robberies of Chinese delivery men
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14 and 16? So this is the new pastime for aspiring hoodlums these days? Pieces of filth... Put them in a cage and throw away the key.

Posted on: 2013/1/22 2:27
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Re: PATH Video Game: Journal Sq. to Grove Street
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The game designer probably has a few ideas on how to implement a queue process that actually works and improve the system. Since PATH is already selling Fidelity ads on some of its trains, why not get Electronic Arts or some other big name publisher to take over all of its operations? Then the PA can focus on what it does best--spend more money filling up the hole that is WTC.

Posted on: 2013/1/15 15:25
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Re: Wawa is invading North Jersey!
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I remember seeing lots of these places in central Jersey as a kid. Even more ubiquitous than Starbucks I recall--and probably with a more diversified selection. I just had a fleeting moment of nostalgia after reading Toonces's comment about the one right before Six Flags in Jackson. Happier times...

Posted on: 2013/1/12 21:45
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Crystal Point and Superstorm Sandy
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Does anyone live here? Was this building flooded since it is right up against the Hudson? At least the lobby? I know that 700 Grove's parking garage was flooded out. Thanks for any intel.

Posted on: 2013/1/1 15:12
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Re: Brookstone in jc Newport
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I can sympathize. I was also read the riot act when attempting to return a purchase I made with the original receipt to boot! I think it is a sad commentary on the state of this country's future: we don't "produce" anything (besides bullshit "financial products" and the like to export to other unsuspecting nations), so "service-oriented" jobs comprise the majority of all employment, yet the ungrateful CSRs who staff these positions behave like entitled children behind their respective store counters or telephone lines. They need to get over themselves, just do their job, and stop giving hell to their customers. I would never go back to that particular Brookstone store. The disrespectful high schooler they hired was a poor investment.

Posted on: 2013/1/1 15:06
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Re: Dogs in Laundromat
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user1111 wrote:

I am a dog owner (two of them) Pit and a lab and neither of them belong in a laundromat. Some people are allergic and some folks just don't like em.

Just because you love dogs, does not mean the rest of the world has to deal with them in a place where dogs are not expected.


Well said!

Posted on: 2013/1/1 2:24
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Re: Tires of nearly a dozen cars slashed in Downtown Jersey City
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While it is technically not the maintenance worker's primary job function to play beat cop, the fact that security was this lax really makes you wonder what the hell people are paying ridiculous maintenance fees for. You would never see this shit happen in one of the newer buildings in Battery Park City. Then again, those folks easily fork out over a grand in maintenance alone, so I guess you get what you pay for...

Posted on: 2013/1/1 2:17
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Re: Mail situation
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I've given up on expecting anything in the mail. On the plus side, I'm not missing the random advertisements/mailers sticking out of my box.

Posted on: 2012/11/8 20:32
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Re: Jury Duty - Lunch Recommendations
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I was just there a month ago. My condolences. Why don't you bring a sandwich or something? But I guess that's not why you posted... If you don't mind walking 3 blocks or so on Newark towards JFK, there is a Max's of Manila. I thought the chicken was pretty good.

Posted on: 2012/10/22 0:11
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Re: In need of Honest Mechanic for Emissions inspection
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I second Robin's observation. When I went earlier in the year, all they did was stick the probe into the exhaust and stare at the computer display for a minute or two. The guy didn't even look at the lights or anything. The whole process took 5 minutes tops. The guys on duty seemed too bored to care about anything else.

Posted on: 2012/10/22 0:09
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Don't worry about the fare hikes and incompetence of train routing--I got my nifty, burgundy card holder today at the makeshift kiosk! Makes it all worthwhile........ Thanks, PATH!

Posted on: 2012/10/4 12:45
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Re: United Water to shut down aqueduct in Jersey City for maintenance
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I was wondering why the water had this brackish taste while brushing my teeth lately...

Posted on: 2012/10/4 12:43
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Re: Jersey City officials warn residents on kidnap scams -- listen to audio of 'scammer'
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"People should be wary and they should be suspicious," the deputy chief said. "Ask questions. Make sure your brother, your mother, is actually who they are talking about. Someone might say 'We have your brother.' Ask, which brother?"


Hahah, "ask which brother..." Thanks for the helpful tip, courtesy of the JCPD.

Posted on: 2012/10/4 12:42
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Re: American Can/ Canco Lofts
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Does anyone live in this building? If so, can you describe your experience there? What are you most happy with and least thrilled about? How is the sound insulation between units? Does the construction noise affect your sleeping habits? Have you actually walked to the JSQ PATH from the building? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.

Posted on: 2012/9/29 14:28
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Re: Google street view in JC
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That's pretty cool. When was the last time they mapped everything? 2007 or thereabouts?

Posted on: 2012/9/28 12:56
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Re: WTC and JC home prices/rents
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For what it's worth, I have been experiencing exactly what some others have already described on this thread during my house hunting expeditions of late--limited inventory and abundant buyer interest. It is pretty demoralizing as a 1st time buyer finding yourself in a bidding war, but market forces are what they are... I've heard from coworkers looking further out in the boonies of NJ that they've encountered properties with multiple offers shortly after listing as well, so maybe this is the start of a larger trend. Sucks... Late to the party as usual...

Posted on: 2012/9/28 12:54
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