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Re: Jersey City Transforms Parking Spots into Parklets
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Yvonne wrote:
Part of the reason why there are accidents in JC has to do with the traffic lights. Unlike other cities, our lights are not uniform. One block is green but the next is red. So many cars including buses rush through because they know they would have to wait. These things cause accidents but the city put them in order to slow down traffic but drivers who know the game try to rush before the lights change. Other cities have continuous lights of green or red which eliminate the need to rush plus our streets are very narrow unlike NYC. You only need one accident at these parklets which will result in a massive lawsuit. One thing for sure, I would not sit in one.


It takes a special kind of mind to blame the parklet for getting flattened by a bus. I don't mean this rhetorically: don't you think the city would be better with speed bumps, narrower streets, etc., and giving over more public space for use by the public?

Posted on: 9/25 10:39
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Re: Jersey City Transforms Parking Spots into Parklets
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Are you a property owner nicky? Because if you are not, then you have no skin in the game. Lawsuits against the city results in settlements in which taxpayers foot the bill. So tell me, do you have skin the game?


I'm a property owner and I support parklets. If buses can't control themselves on city streets and end up crushing our parklets, the solution is to slow and reduce traffic on city streets, not surrender public spaces to vehicles.

Posted on: 9/25 8:49
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Re: Article: Dense zoning is the solution to housing costs
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When I was a kid in school, I had to study the 1960 census, the population then was 179 million. Being 335 or 330 million means there is more competition for housing. That is 156 or 160 million more people in my lifetime. In the 1970s, approximately 20% of Jersey City housing stock was vacant, nothing but empty buildings and empty land. More people means there is more competition for housing. Rents were extremely cheap, around $150 a month.


OK so why is there a housing shortage and not a food shortage or an automobile shortage or clothing shortage?

Posted on: 6/19 10:48
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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I don't know why any of you reply. I'm serious, take the challenge. Resist all urges to rely to anything from Yvonne. Do it for a week. It would be hilarious.


Yeah I mean ... you're right. I just can't resist. It's weird. Like an itch you know will go away if you can just stop scratching it.

Posted on: 6/7 13:04
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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Time is everything in a fire. Years ago, the fire union, yes union, gave a talk about safety for their men. In that talk, the most important issue was time. After a fire starts burning, it is a matter of time before a fire explodes which is deadly for fire fighters. Removing barrier or a loss of time add to this problem.


I honestly don't understand why you post things like this.

Posted on: 6/6 15:24
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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I am incapable of understanding the opposition to this.

How can you prefer it the way it was before? It's baffling to me.

Posted on: 5/29 10:18
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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This is amazing. I hope they start doing it on Grove Street. Would that be impossible?

Posted on: 5/22 10:32
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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This is not about me nicky, although I do have a great deal of respect for the Polish people. I actually remember reading about St. Maximum Kolbe who gave his life for a Jewish man about to be executed by the Nazi. Kolbe was a Catholic priest who wrote articles condemning Nazis for rounding up Jewish people. When someone escaped from a Nazi camp, ten people was chosen to be executed, a Jewish man was in that list and cried because he had a wife and children. So Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to take his place. The Nazis went after the Jews but the Polish people did not fare well during the war. According to wikianswers, 3 million Catholic Polish people died under the Nazis regime.


How do you even post something like this?

Posted on: 5/15 10:24
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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In the 1980s, the take his name away and give it to some one who represents another ethnic group and never lived in the USA.


He did live in the USA!

Posted on: 5/1 15:30
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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Hahaha, most people are hesitant to play the ISIS card.

Posted on: 2017/7/27 16:49
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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Yvonne wrote:
You can not handle the truth. But none of this has anything to do with parking. Parking is needed for families.


Ha, apart from the hilarity inherent in this sequence ... of all the things families need, why is parking the one we should provide them for free at considerable cost to society?

Posted on: 2017/7/27 11:10
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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Why would anybody charge an "arm and a leg" for parking only to let the space go unused?

The only reason parking costs an "arm and a leg" anywhere is that parking is an extremely uneconomical and inefficient use of space, and when the cost of parking is dictated by supply and demand it's very expensive.

It's just amazing to me to hear people complain that parking is too expensive in a given place, without realizing that actually parking is too cheap almost everywhere.

Posted on: 2017/7/26 9:50
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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Glad it worked out for you. Every city has its noisier areas. Newark Ave is the noisy area of downtown. People should keep that in mind.


+1
What exactly is the problem we need to solve here?

Posted on: 2017/3/14 12:02
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Appliance repairman?
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Anyone know a good appliance repairman? For a refrigerator?

I've had nothing but frustrating experiences.

Posted on: 2016/6/20 10:54
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Re: Yvonne Outdoes Herself - Transgender Bathroom Editorial
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Yvonne wrote:
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Are you giving your social security number and password to sexual predators? If not then you are another phony.


Ha, what?

Posted on: 2016/4/26 15:38
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Re: Jersey City has lost Channel 1
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Yvonne wrote:
The lower the number the more valuable the channel


Yeah I really don't think so.

Posted on: 2015/12/28 11:44
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Sorry -- why not have people in more valuable homes pay more taxes?

I understand the abatements will amplify any impact of the reassessment, but not revaluing also has an impact: you're asking people in properties that haven't increased as much to continue paying the same taxes as people in properties that have increased more.
By not revaluing, you're placing a disproportionate burden on people in poorer parts of the city.

Posted on: 2015/11/20 10:08
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza -- Reopening?
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Yvonne, who cares?

Posted on: 2015/6/24 16:22
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza -- Reopening?
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It is incredible how awesome a block becomes after the simple act of closing it to traffic.
Right now, it is idyllic. Just a beautiful, chill, cool little block.
Why anyone wants to ruin it with cars is really hard for me to understand.

Posted on: 2015/6/23 11:20
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Re: Gargantuan Tower Proposed for Barrow and Christopher Columbus
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This is probably a stupid question, but why would Two Boots oppose a high-rise in the neighborhood for business reasons? Wouldn't more people (many without cars) be good for their business?

Posted on: 2015/5/15 10:04
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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OK so here's my question ... when the PATH announces a signal problem or whatever, they say the train is running with "15 minute delays."

What exactly does this mean? If the trains are scheduled to run in six-minute increments, if all trains are delayed 15 minutes are they still at six-minute increments?

Or does it mean that the increments become 15 minutes?

Or does it mean the trains are just mad slow

Posted on: 2015/2/26 9:19
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Re: Libetry harbor North
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I would also like to know this, last I heard it was expected in June 2014.

Posted on: 2014/11/11 16:43
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Re: New PATH Station - Marion
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For all the talk about expanding capacity and adding new stops, it seems like the best solution is just to run trains more often. PATH is crowded at rush hour, yes, but my biggest gripes are not at rush hour but at random off-peak times when you wait 20 minutes for a train and there are 5 billion people trying to get on with you.

Or, for example, just not running the WTC train on weekends anymore.

I just don't think it's a capacity problem, I think it's a service problem.

Posted on: 2014/8/7 16:07
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Re: 5th Floor Walkup
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radryan03 wrote:
I have been told that value doesn't necessarily change as result of being on the 5th floor walk up, but number of buyers it might appeal to can be reduced.


I had a lengthy conversation with a real estate broker I know about this (living in a 4th-floor walkup myself) and he told me the same thing.

Basically, it might take you longer to find a buyer/renter because the market's restricted to younger people and usually not families.

Posted on: 2014/6/3 17:20
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Re: Apartment hunting suggestions needed
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Someone who wants a private house so he can listen to loud music isn't a douche. A douche is someone who moves into a two-family house and then listens to loud music anyway.

Posted on: 2014/3/3 16:47
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Re: Super Bowl renting?
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Does anyone have any opinions about the supposedly enormous prices expected to be paid for places to stay during Super Bowl weekend?

I've seen plenty of people listing their places for $1K-plus but have any of these places actually rented?

I have to think the whole thing is overblown, for the very simple reason that everyone knows about it. If there's anyone willing to pay $500 a night for a run-of-the-mill 1BR in Jersey City, there are going to be 5,000 listings.

Posted on: 2014/1/13 14:08
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Re: BRIGHT STREET REDEVELOPMENT needs action
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What exactly are our concerns here? I mean, are we opposed to this development?

Posted on: 2013/9/6 14:03
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Body of water
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Does anyone know the name of the body of water that extends west from the Hudson between Morris Canal Park and Liberty State Park? Basically what the footbridge crossed? Where all the boats are?

Posted on: 2013/6/18 10:52
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Re: Chief Comey, other JCPD top brass planning to retire before Fulop takes the helm?
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This is totally off-topic, but has anyone else noticed that almost every cop in the JCPD is like 40 lbs. overweight?

Am I just seeing a limited sample?

I mean, Chief Comey is like 350 lbs., how are they supposed to chase bad guys?

Posted on: 2013/5/23 9:54
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Re: The Frank Hague Desk
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How about the Main Branch Library in the NJ room?

Posted on: 2013/5/17 8:06
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