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Re: Dog trainer suggestion
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Thank you very much. I just reach out

Posted on: 10/9 11:19

Dog trainer suggestion
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Does anyone have a good dog trainer
- specifically for aggressive behavior.

Much appreciate any suggestions.

Posted on: 10/9 1:46

Tile Work
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a person that does tile repair

Posted on: 9/15 8:32

Small Jobs/Handy Man
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Could anyone recommend a handyman that is skilled. I don't need a contractor but someone with decent skills.

Thanks in advance

Posted on: 7/17 20:23

Apartment Move out cleaning service
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Can anyone recommend cleaners to deep clean an apartment what is being vacated by a tenant?

Posted on: 7/17 19:49

Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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Coalition Requests Your Support for Online Comment to STB

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is currently considering the future of the 150-year-old Harsimus Branch rail corridor and its historic massive stone Embankment on 6th Street, Jersey City.

Hundreds of residents have already signed comments for the Board. Now we are making it easier to do so by putting a comment online.

Even if you have already signed a paper petition, you can sign this one as well. The comment is different from those on the paper petitions previously circulated.

To sign, please click:

Save a Historic Railway for Our City’s Public Use! Do Not Tear Down for Private Gain!

Posted on: 2016/9/18 21:37

Drop By Barcade to Support the Embankment Preservation Coalition
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Join Embankment Preservation Coalition members at Barcade, 163 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, for an evening of talk about our project. The Coalition is gathering signatures for a comment to be sent to the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which is currently conducting a historic preservation review of the Harsimus Branch. The review, mandated by the National Historic Preservation Act, will contribute to STB decisions on the fate of the 150-year-old railway corridor and its historic massive stone Embankment on Sixth Street. Public opinion may help preserve these treasures and stave off the potential adverse effects of demolition on the National Historic Districts and the whole Downtown historic fabric.

And, have a beer for us--from noon to closing at 2 am, Barcade is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Coalition. The generous owners, two of whom live in Jersey City, are donating $1 to the Coalition for every beer sold during business hours.

Barcade is a neighborhood business that keeps it green, selling regionally sourced beers and using eco-friendly products and practices. With Barcade's focus on sustainability, it's natural that the business has been a Coalition sponsor. For more information, see the Barcade web site.



Posted on: 2016/9/3 15:15

Tree Service Recommendation
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I need to have a dead tree removed. Does anyone have a recommendation for a tree service that will work in downtown JC?

Posted on: 2016/7/5 7:02

Rent space to sell jewelry - downtown
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I would like to rent counter space or a showcase downtown to sell jewelry. Has anyone come across a store downtown that will rent counter space or take jewelry on consignment? I have stopped in several stores with no luck.

I have done the weekly flea market but I work full time and this is not optimal.

Thanks for any suggestions

Posted on: 2015/12/30 14:13

Re: Elevation Documentation for Flood insurance
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Thanks everyone for the help and information.

As an update - Neither the Zoning or Planning office had the information needed.

I found the below company, which charges $400.

Statewide Surveying & Land Dev
217 Tonnele Ave,

Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 656-6899

Posted on: 2014/3/31 12:48

Elevation Documentation for Flood insurance
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I received notice from my flood insurance that they will not renew without an Elevation Certificate for Flood Insurance.

Has anyone had experience with this? Can I obtain this from City Hall or do I need to hire someone?

Thanks for the help.

Posted on: 2014/3/25 13:33

6th Street Embankment - US Court of Appeals Ruling
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Jersey City, RTC, Coalition Prevail at U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

Appeals Court Affirms District Court's Summary Judgment

February 19. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today affirmed the regulated legal status of the Harsimus Branch and its historic Embankment. The higher court agreed with the September 30, 2013, ruling by the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, that the Harsimus Branch is a rail line subject to Surface Transportation Board (STB) jurisdiction.

Wholly apart from STB regulation, this means, as the current owner's attorneys have elsewhere admitted, that the current owner's deeds are invalid. Moreover, under applicable state law, at a minimum the line cannot be sold by Conrail to a developer without its first being offered to the City of Jersey City on equivalent terms. The City desires to acquire the property for historic preservation, park, open space, trail, and transportation corridor purposes.

Responding to the Appeals Court ruling, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said, "This is another important step that only serves to validate the City's position on the Embankment. We are committed to this fight and partnership with the Embankment Coalition to create a world-class citywide park in Jersey City. "

Charles Montange, joint federal rail attorney for Jersey City, RTC, and the Coalition, said, "The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit appropriately made short shrift of the continued efforts by the developer to prolong this litigation. As Conrail has made clear, the developer has known or at least should have known all along that the Harsimus Branch was a line of railroad subject to the abandonment jurisdiction of the federal Surface Transportation Board. As such, it could not lawfully be abandoned by Conrail, much less sold to the developer, without prior authorization from STB, which Conrail neither sought nor obtained. This has not only unlawfully imperiled an important historic asset (the Harsimus Embankment) but also threatened with complete dismemberment the last undeveloped transportation corridor that can serve downtown Jersey City, much less the East Coast Greenway."

Embankment Preservation Coalition president Stephen Gucciardo said, "The Coalition board thanks the City of Jersey City and Rails to Trails Conservancy for their partnership. We are grateful to the local and regional organizations that have been our allies for years. We are especially indebted to our local community for their steadfast support. We look forward to working with the community during the anticipated historic assets review. We will continue to work for preservation of the historic site and its appropriate reuse as a linear park, destination on the East Coast Greenway, and transportation corridor for the 21st Century."

Posted on: 2014/2/21 15:28

Interior Apt Front Door Repair
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a contractor to fix an interior apartment front door that this coming off the hinges?


Posted on: 2013/10/10 10:35

140 Bay Street
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I am interested in a unit in 140 Bay Street. I understand there were some roof leaking issues in 2010. Does anyone know if this has been dealt with? Does anyone have any thoughts about purchasing in the building?

Thanks for the input

Posted on: 2012/9/10 9:23

Re: Door Repair - Need suggestion
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The door hinges are not set correctly so the door will not close properly. Thanks for any repairman suggestions you can provide!

Posted on: 2012/4/26 13:34

Door Repair - Need suggestion
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I have a brownstone front door that needs repair. Does anyone have a suggestion of a person to use?

Thanks for the help!

Posted on: 2012/4/26 12:58

Re: Looking for Warehouse / Studio space for video shoot
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I suggest Chill Town Studio. They are quite knowledgeable and have equipment to rent if needed.

Posted on: 2012/3/4 19:00

Community Challenge to win 25k for the EPC
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THE EPC IS CURRENTLY RANKED #5 out of 100.... Keep the votes coming and spread the word. For instructions go to

Help Us Win $25,000
for the Historic Harsimus Branch Embankment
and Make Our Park!
Community Challenge
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) has selected the Embankment Preservation Coalition from 250 entrants for its "This Place Matters" Community Challenge. One hundred projects were chosen to compete for three top prizes of $25,000, $10,000, or $5,000. You can help us win a prize by giving us your vote!

Anyone with a valid email address may vote. You do not have to be a New Jersey resident.

To Vote for us, you must register with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

How to Vote :
1) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND VOTE – enter your email address and click “Submit”. A password
will be instantly emailed to you - you may need it later.
2) On the list of sites that comes up, scroll down and click on Embankment Preservation Coalition - Harsimus
Branch Embankment.
3) On the Embankment page click on "Vote Now" to cast your vote.

IMPORTANT: Some browsers, do not enable the Vote Now button. If this happens to you:

> Close the browser. Then get the username and password emailed to you in step 1.
> When you have your username and password click here to LOG IN and VOTE EMBANKMENT – login with your
email address and password and click on “Vote Now” and you’re done!!

NOTE: **For multi-voter households - You must log out of the Embankment voting page before someone else can vote from your computer. Each email address may only vote once.

After you vote, be sure to spread the word through Facebook, Twitter, and personal emails to your friends and family.

Posted on: 2011/6/13 14:15

Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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The vote was 4 to 3 that the structure was not considered commercial. Now the process continues as the certificate of appropriate stage of the hearing begins. There will be several more meeting on this.

Posted on: 2010/10/5 22:14

Medical Doctor Recommendation
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Does anyone have a good general doctor they would recommend - Either in downtown NYC, Hoboken or Jersey City.

Posted on: 2010/10/3 21:56

Re: Grace Van Vorst Church - Blessing of the Animals - Oct 3, 2010
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I went with my dogs and the church was locked up tight. I also went to the recreation room and they had no idea what I was talking about.

Did this happen today? Please do it again so I can bring my dogs.

Posted on: 2010/10/3 17:55

Re: Several local politicians arrested on corruption charges
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Here's a link to a campaign contribution filing for "Healy for Mayor 2009" from 2007.,%202007.pdf

Page 7 - Vickie Hyman $2,000 and Mark Hyman $2,000. Wife and relative of Steve Hyman, who is trying to develop the 6th Street Embankment..... follow the money!

Posted on: 2009/7/24 13:14

Re: Several local politicians arrested on corruption charges
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As found on

= Later in the day, Vega's attorney, Christopher Patella, said of the charge that his client accepted $30,000 for favors: "My client is totally innocent and we look forward to our day in court. He believes in his innocence; I believe in his innocence and his family is standing beside him."

Posted on: 2009/7/24 9:38

Re: Why is there a new flight path today - low commercial planes towards EWR
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The plane flew over my office in NYC twice. It is circling and a fighter jet is following it. It is NOT a normal flight pattern. I am not sure why there is no news on it.

Posted on: 2009/4/27 10:10

Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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Looks like there is a new "plan" from the developer. Apparently, all he wants to do is make a profit from the City on land that he does not own. I guess he has no case for his Hardship Application.

Great, go for, try to sell 12 $5 million dollar homes! ... sal_for_sixth_street.html

Facing a failing economy and stymied by a lack of progress on his proposal to put 600 units of housing, a park and a light rail line on top of the Sixth Street Embankment, developer Steve Hyman has come up with a new plan.

The plan scraps the park and light rail and instead proposes putting 12 multi-million dollar houses on top of the historic six-block embankment stretching along Sixth Street, from Marin Boulevard to Brunswick Street.

"The theory behind these houses is that even though the economy is in tough shape, there are still a lot of wealthy people out there, and you only need a few people to make this work," he said.

He also said the new plan is more likely to be approved by the Historic Preservation Commission, since 96 percent of the wall would remain intact.

"I got back to the basics and said, 'I'm in front of the HPC and (historic preservation) should be their only charge. If they can't deal with the fact that I need to remove (from the wall) 60 feet out of 1000 feet on each block to get an economic return, there's nothing that will satisfy them," he said.

Courtesy of Dean Marchetto Architects
A rendering of what the patio of one of the houses proposed for the top of the Sixth Street Embankment in Jersey City could look like. The openings in the walls would allow for garage and pedestrian entrances for the homes, Hyman said.

He said he hopes to sell the homes for $5 million each.

The fate of the embankment has been under debate since Hyman's wife, Victoria, bought the land for $3 million from Conrail in 2005 to build housing. The Embankment Preservation Coalition wants to preserve the land as open space. Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy wants a combination of open space and a light rail link.

But Hyman said he has included those amenities in his previous proposals and has made no progress.

"I tried to accommodate them in every plan and every scenario, but the basic request is to save the wall," he said.

Courtesy of Dean Marchetto Architects PC
A view of what the garage opening in the wall of Jersey City's Sixth Street Embankment would look like in developer Steve Hyman's new plan.

Even if the HPC were to approve Hyman's proposal, he wouldn't be able to begin building anytime soon due to a ruling in August 2007 by the obscure federal Surface Transportation Board, which determined that Conrail never properly "abandoned" the site.

Attorneys hired by the city believe the ruling could mean that Hyman no longer owns the land and the city has to be given the opportunity to buy the land for the $3 million it sold for in 2005. But Hyman has appealed the ruling.

Hyman said if the city really wants the park and the light rail, it should condemn the land and give him fair market value for it, which he puts at around $20 million.

City officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

An Embankment Preservation Coalition official said the coalition needed time to consider Hyman's proposal before responding.

Stay tuned.

Posted on: 2009/4/15 10:10

Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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Point 3 - I agree that there are toxins in the Embankment. The demolishing process would unleash those into the air for all to breathe.

Points 7 and 9 - The EPC has raised more than 7 million dollars for the creation of a park. This is NOT Jersey City tax payer money. The EPC has worked with Park Architects to create and price a viable design.

Point 8 - I am not aware of one person that is trying to "save a parking space".

I appreciate your opinion but please get your facts straight.

Posted on: 2009/4/7 9:34

Re: Tear down the embankment
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If you have never seen the top of the Embankment, here is a photo. Each Embankment is one acre of greenspace. I hope you do not find this to be an "eyesore"....

Resized Image

Posted on: 2009/3/10 20:59

Re: Embankment- Demo Permits back on the table
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Just received from the Embankment Preservation Coalition

Here is the website link - ... /EmbankmentTracks_11.html

Demo Permits Back on Table
All Hands on Deck! March 2 Meeting

The Historic Preservation Commission has been ordered to hear applications for Certificates of Appropriateness for demolition of the landmark Embankment. If the Commission denies the applications based on historic merit of the site, it must then hear applications for hardship exemptions. The first hearing is scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2009, at 6:30 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street.

The Commission previously dismissed applications based on federal Surface Transportation Board rulings that stated the property remained part of the national rail system. Conrail and its partner developer are appealing those rulings. Although the STB ruling is in effect and not stayed, Superior Court Judge Maurice Gallipoli has ordered that the Commission hear the applications without regard to the STB rulings, title, or ownership.

The Coalition will testify at these hearings. All supporters of Embankment preservation should attend the meetings and testify. If you can attend, testify, or would like to coordinate your testimony with ours, please let us know by sending email to Maureen Crowley, . Put HPC in subject line.

Posted on: 2009/2/24 13:53

Re: In need of a dog walker
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I use Pet Patrol and they are AWESOME. My dogs love them and so do we!

Below is their contact information:

Vanessa & Liz
Pet Patrol

Posted on: 2008/9/3 10:28

Re: Embankment fights continues with new plan
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I am not sure what meeting Bill Gaughan was at. The EPC's volunteer landscape architect discussed and showed a clear plan. The EPC presentation was thoughtful and well put together. However, the politicians do not want to hear it.

Hyman is a rich developer and has millions to spend on creating wonderful presentations which mask the reality of FIVE 30 STORY buildings on or around the Embankment.

All the politicians care about is themselves and the political contributions that they receive. They are the ones that are holier than thou.

Posted on: 2007/12/19 9:21

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