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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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They are half empty because they charge an arm and a leg to rent the spaces. They are not half empty at St. John's apt and Brunswich Towers. St. John's charges very little and it is FREE for Brunswich residents. The fees and or rents are high enough, people are not willing to pay more. If the city ordinance required those spaces to be free for its residents, they would not be half empty.


What on earth are you talking about, if they're half empty, that means the units they're attached to and the rents that include them simply mean people aren't bringing them.

As long as the Yvonne and the corrupt neighborhood associations have so much influence on policy, such a thing would never see the light of day, even in an area where it would make sense like Downtown.

They are empty because either they are not deeded or too high of a rental fee. Also as far as the neighborhood associations are concerned I would hope they have a huge influence in what goes on within "their" neighborhood / community.

Posted on: 7/23 19:27
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Re: Jersey Citu Chinese food
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Other than Big Chef where else in J.C. or beyond did you get your fix ?

Posted on: 7/21 23:24
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Re: Two Black Folding Dahon Bikes Stolen Late Saturday night 7/15 (Newark & Brunswick)
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If they ere hidden in your vehicle perhaps your auto insurance company can compensate you for the monetary loss. Also check your home owner's / rental's insurance policy for coberage as well.

Posted on: 7/17 18:28
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Re: The Foundry - Condos at Liberty State Park
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Has anyone moved in to this complex recently? I would love to hear your opinions. I'm looking to buy a unit, but i'm not sure if the prices for them are worth it based on the area that it's in.

First you should find out if it is a mixed residence such as rentals and owned. It could affect a mortgage approval.

Posted on: 7/16 17:42
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Re: Bill Matsikoudis for Jersey City Mayor
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I'd love to see more emphasis on quality of life issues Downtown. I'm tired of stepping around crumbling, weed strewn sidewalks and walking past the same dilapidated buildings and abandoned lots every day. I want the city to start aggressively fining these deadbeat property owners. Hopefully most will just sell to more responsible citizens when their taxes double or triple as a result of the reval.

I'm also tired of the treeless streets and trees being cut down by the city without being replaced. They even leave the stumps in place, so property owners can't replace them on their own dime without having to pay for an expensive removal. If Downtown is going to contribute the lion's share of taxes, Fulop should start outlining policies to address some of these things.

It's quite telling that Healy #2 doesn't have any real policy specifics on his website, just vague one or two sentence platitudes. "I'm not Fulop" might work on people like Yvonne and her neighborhood association NIMBYs, but most people won't be fooled.

Good points, thank you doctor. Now put them to work when the debates are scheduled. These are the questions that should be asked. I want to know what the city is going to do about the potholes ? They are either not filled or are poorly addressed. Makes it hard and dangerous trying to navigate the roads on a bicycle which will result in injury or damages to the bike. I want to know what their action plan is. Hopefully Yvonne will put this on her list when she holds are share of debates. And by the way Nick your plight is dwarfed compared to the Heights equally important but we're dealing with the same ten-fold.

Posted on: 7/12 20:03
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Re: Illegal parking on Newark, the message is anything goes in JC!!
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Cops do move the cars out of the way, but for whatever reason, the entitlement attitude prevails here. The rules just don't apply to those drivers, of course! Didn't you know?

I wonder if there is some way to include the stores in this effort. It's not hard to see that the illegal parkers are patrons of just a few of the stores.

In the meantime, a few a-holes continue to impact the rest of us.

Well include Vinnie's Pizza on Kennedy in the Heights. The delivery driver parks on Kennedy in the bus stop off the corner making it hard for cars and bike to turn onto Kennedy from Lincoln. It forces us to turn onto the left lane and conflict with on coming traffic from Kennedy and Lincoln.

Posted on: 7/10 16:33
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Re: Illegal parking on Newark, the message is anything goes in JC!!
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I constantly see the police blaring away to get cars away from there, and writing tickets to those that don't move. They turn the corner and three new cars roll up. At least they attempt to do something there.


It is true - cops do move cars - but I really do think there needs to be a real crackdown on bikes on the sidewalk - someone is going to get killed one of these days.

I would be fine with all of Newark Ave being made into a "One Way" street in a westward direction (at least to Brunswick) -
and maybe add an extra wide bike lane & diagonal parking spaces for cars.


really? Killed?
How fast are these rogue cyclists going on the sidewalk?

Actually pretty quick, enough to knock someone down to the ground, especially a senior citizen exiting a store stepping onto the sidewalk. Look both ways before you cross the threshold.

Posted on: 7/10 16:28
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Re: Illegal parking on Newark, the message is anything goes in JC!!
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I would go one step better, one-way with parking on only one side and use the other side for a bicycle lane.


Yes, of course, because the cars that ignore the "no parking or standing" will totally respect a bike lane.

Revenue for the city, plus if something occurs due to the car being parked in the bike lane I'm sure once it becomes litigious and a financial detriment to the driver it will cure the parking problem.

Posted on: 7/8 10:27
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Re: Bicycle Theft Victims Unite
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A parking meter is about four feet tall. You can lift the chain up and take the bike.

Understood, a U-lock for a bike would be better served on a metered post.

Posted on: 7/7 16:31
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Re: Illegal parking on Newark, the message is anything goes in JC!!
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This is just ridiculous, Newark here is reduced to one lane for 2 way traffic. It's bad enough for cars, but life threatening if you're trying to bike here with the cars swerving into oncoming traffic both ways. The should just give in and make it one way here with parking both sides.

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I would go one step better, one-way with parking on only one side and use the other side for a bicycle lane.

Posted on: 7/7 16:29
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Re: Jersey City Fireworks Celebration Changed to Exchange Place In Jersey City
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Crowded at a few "choke points" but it went off amazingly well. Particularly impressive that this was done as a last minute contingency plan.

Surprised that it could be done or that J.C. actually pulled it off ? I bet this was practiced many times over the years just in case of a sudden change such as that lack of a signature. I'm more surprised that J.C. could pull this off but cannot manage to fill a pothole properly or not fill it at all.

Posted on: 7/5 20:41
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Re: Jersey City Fireworks Celebration Changed to Exchange Place In Jersey City
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Exchange Place is packed. I think you will have just as good or even a better view from Newport and Hoboken.

Standing room only at Exchange Place. Please don't bring your grandmother.

Or your dogs.

Posted on: 7/5 17:50
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Re: Four years in, Jersey City council members name top successes
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Just looking at the road laden with potholes some with clusters of them make it difficult to walk or bike on them. And when they do fix them they are not tamped down enough to walk or roll over them. This to me is a reason not to give them a second chance.

Posted on: 7/4 10:23
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Re: Bicycle Theft Victims Unite
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Someone chained a women's bike to a parking meter near Exchange Place.

I'm not sure what you are trying to imply. What's the news here ?

Posted on: 7/3 21:20
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Re: Jersey City Reservoir Visit
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It's a wonderful place to hike, fish, kayak, and explore the ecology of various plant life. There is nothing else like it in J.C. and it is right in our own back yard here in the Heights. The panoramic view on the walking path is equal to the Highline of Manhattan. The hiking paths are secluded enough that you will feel you're in a remote part of Jersey. You could either hike down to the water on the east side of the park or walk in on the ground level at the south entrance on the Jefferson St. side where the fishing area is. The entrance to the hiking area is open on Saturdays from 8 am till 4pm. The fishing entrance is open daily except Sundays.

Posted on: 6/27 21:14
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Re: Bolivian Parade - Best Parade ever!
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I always catch this festival on my way back from the Nyc Summer Streets car free fest as I surface from the GS PATH station escalator.

Posted on: 6/21 20:15
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Grand Street Vision: Complete Streets
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Making Grand St. usable for all not just one purpose. Hopefully a template for other parts of Jersey City.

http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/grandstreetconceptdevelopment/

Posted on: 6/19 17:19
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Re: Are you able to login and post to jclist.com
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Yes, so I guess this proves it.

Posted on: 6/18 17:25
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Re: Jersey City Police are investigating a possible drive-by shooting
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I think many had hoped that Berry Lane Park would be a stabilizing force for the area; while things surrounding the park may not be getting worse, they're for sure not getting better.


Agree with the sentiment, but note this was quite a distance from Berry Lane off MLK and west of Arlington Park. Completely different hood.

Alot of the shootings and violence around Berry Lane Park, Lafayette and The Junction is the result of Montgomery Projects being demolished. If many of you remember Montgomery and Booker T Projects were always doing retaliation shootings back and forth against each other. When they displaced the Montgomery residents many moved to Lafayette and nearby areas not far from the projects they grew up and brought old beefs with them to their new neighborhoods.

This happens everytime they knock down a projects. The same thing happened when they tore down Curry Woods and Duncan. You can bet the city will get the same results when they finally decide to do it to Marion or Booker T next.

So where are they finding new lodging ?

Posted on: 6/14 20:50
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Re: Traffic Lights in JC Are All Out of Sync
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If everyone is complaining then it's working. Controlling and changing bad driving behavior will benefit all.

Posted on: 6/13 20:17
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Re: Drivers From Elsewhere Are Taking Over Parking Spots In Jersey City Heights, Neighbors Say
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I'm tired of the UBER / LYFT drivers timidly driving around trying to figure out where they are, looking at their cell phone to navigate their fare, and stopping on a dime wherever they see fit then obstructing traffic as they sit and wait. The NY state plates are the worst.

Posted on: 6/12 17:46
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Re: Bicycle Theft Victims Unite
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I'd like to see the cops cut off all the locks that people leave on the racks so they don't have to carry them. It's obnoxious.

There was a sketchy dude sitting on the bike rack at Shoprite, in the way as I was trying to lock up. I politely mentioned to him that if he wanted to be above suspicion of bike theft he shouldn't hang around people's bikes. As you can imagine, I got the predictable response.

I saw this coming right after the word sketchy. You should have kept your mouth shut, luckily you only got a scolding.

Posted on: 6/12 17:43
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Posted on: 6/4 22:36
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Re: Grove Street Path - Evacuated by Police with Guns Drawn
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And now London, face it and get used to it. Time to police our area and profile with diligence.

Posted on: 6/3 21:44
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Re: Zillow 07307 market report
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If I am not misguided, the interest for developers of doing rentals is for tax reason. Postponing the sale for several years allows to get a smaller property tax and, when selling, moving the profits to long term capital gains - at lower rate. As times goes, developers will eventually put their units on the market which should temper the current rise - which is also fueled by the stock market. The situation might be quite different a few years down the road...


Sorry, I don't follow. Most of the new properties are abated and their taxes are not changing. If there is a general retreat of all property prices due to the reval (something I doubt) then they've lost money.

Abated yes, but will be assessed according to the new reval next year

Posted on: 5/31 20:53
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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There was some guy sitting in his black car in front of the JSQ bus terminal on the Pavonia Ave. side tooting his horn flashing signs: UBER & LYFT. What is he a jitney taxi ?

Posted on: 5/31 17:47
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Re: 2017 Primaries.
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I got my Voter Ballot and the stack of candidate pamphlets that have been carelessly tossed on my front steps for weeks.

I plan to cross off the ballot names from all the pamphlets collected and vote for any name not crossed out on my ballot.

I do the same thing when published in a language other than English.

Posted on: 5/29 6:29
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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The letters I wrote had to do with these subjects...

Don't change the subject.

Are you happy that one person underpays their taxes for years, knowing full well that means someone else is overpaying their taxes?

Should we feel sorry for someone whose taxes are going up, because the value of their home increased from $150k to $1.5 million?

Did delaying the reval make that better or worse?


The mayor attended my block association meeting with the reval team. The phrase of the evening was "do the math". The tax rate will drop accordingly but the assessments will rise exponentially. Just look at the mayor's home, it's current assessment and what he paid, his taxes will double. Assessed properties will be based on age, condition, but most of all the most recent sale price. Market values will dictate the new assessment. Do the math.

Posted on: 5/25 20:35
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Let's say the typical DTJC rowhouse goes from about 12K in taxes to 24K - a simple double. What do you think that does to post-Reval valuations?

Maybe 15% haircut?

I think psychology may play a bigger role than the calculator in that it is a tough sell to say you pay suburb level taxes without the good schools/safe streets/etc.

I hope they raise the taxes even higher so we can compete with the suburbs and hire more police. This is probably why most of the new development are rentals and not condos for sale.

Posted on: 5/23 17:18
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Re: Monthly Community Meeting / Heights Section
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You're more than welcomed to attend (and join) I'm sure the information conveyed would be informative. However there is a neighborhood association closer to you they are the Riverview Neighborhood Association.

Posted on: 5/23 16:32
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