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Re: Logistics of 2 Family Home in the Heights
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I'll look into whatever law there are regarding the requirement of having a HoA in a 2 family and report back when/if I find anything. Though, it seems like the whether or not this is required, its in everyone's best interest to have one, if only to prevent the commingling of funds if you choose to efficiently self-manage as Brewster suggests.

I am similarly curious if there are generally abitration/mediation clauses in the HoA by-laws since I've read that its usually the developer who basically sets these upon the creation of the HoA (and I don't envision many people going to the trouble of changing them once they're set).

That being said, while arbitration and/or mediation isn't cheap (and definitely a headache if things have gotten to that point), it seems as though most developers try to minimize common elements to the extent possible (i.e. just driveway, garage, front door, foyer, and common steps/hallway).

Posted on: 4/10 16:19
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Re: Logistics of 2 Family Home in the Heights
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How do you deal with the tandem spot (assuming you have one)?

Posted on: 4/10 12:16
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Re: Logistics of 2 Family Home in the Heights
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I apologize for being unclear. Yes. Debating the merits of purchasing one half of a 2 family. Technically a condo.

Posted on: 4/9 15:41
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Logistics of 2 Family Home in the Heights
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Tried doing a search to see what information I could get on this topic, but I mostly just found complaints/suggestions regarding the aesthetics of the "bayonne box."

I was hoping to get people's experiences (good and bad) with the 2 family homes that seem to be ubiquitous in the heights. Seems like there's very little single family home inventory and the little inventory there seem to need a buyer that have the time/patience/resources for significant improvements (for what I'm looking for).

But, given they're all over the place, I guess the 2 family is really quite the norm and many people deal with them.

Specifically, I was wondering:

(1) tandem parking - how much of a pain is it sharing a tandem spot with a second family? Most of what I've seen have a driveway and a garage, but "deeded" parking. Seems to me that having a tandem spot severely limits the convenience of having a parking spot (but I guess better than the alternative if street parking is as scarce as I've read).

(2) 2 unit HoA. I may just be a pessimist, but do people generally have no issues having a 50/50 stake in the condo association? Does anything get done if, god forbid, theres a dispute? Or, worse yet, if the 2nd family and you are antagonistic?

(3) if the second family ends up leaving or renting - is it tough to get a lender if you want to sell (owner/occupant ratio)?

TIA

Posted on: 4/8 14:05
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Re: Shuffleboard in Jersey City Bar?
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Thanks!

Posted on: 2013/10/10 15:57
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Shuffleboard in Jersey City Bar?
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Subject line says it all, and everyone's always very helpful here.

I spent last Sunday watching football and playing shuffleboard (the kind on the table) at Copper's Union in Hoboken. Tons of fun. Had me thinking that there aren't many bars (that I know of) in JC that have table games. Anyone know of any?

I know a few bars with darts, and obviously there is barcade, but I'm sure there are more and possibly some hidden gems.


Posted on: 2013/10/10 15:49
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Kosher (or Kosher style) Deli in or around JC?
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Title says it all. Was craving some Matzo ball soup the other day and was at a loss...

Posted on: 2013/8/27 14:35
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Re: Bank/Account Recs
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I would recommend Chase. Yes, I know, big bank, but it has its perks.

You can usually find a coupon giving you $150-$200 for opening a checking account and there is no fee if you utilize direct deposit or keep a minimum balance (a couple of thousand I believe - so this option may not be feasible) otherwise there is a $12/month charge.

What I enjoy (other than the cash in pocket) is the ease of their website, their mobile app, and the sheer volume of ATMs in the NYC area. It helps me avoid unnecessary ATM surcharges (usually 2-3 dollars from the ATM and then another $2 from the bank) and the convenience of being able to deposit checks from my phone is great.

I've previously banked with Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) which was great as well (not as many perks but free checking) and Bank of America (which I did enjoy in the least bit.


Posted on: 2013/6/25 15:13
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Re: ADULT REC LEAGUE BASKETBALL
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$100.00 is definitely a steep registration fee, however, I have found that the initial cost does seem to foster better attendance. The flip side is the worry that, if a league charges $20 bucks, people wouldn't have much of a disincentive to no-show.

Sporadic attendance is the death knell of consistent, fun pick up.

To the OP - I'll shoot an e-mail, probably have one or two that would be interested as well.

Quote:

JaeTea wrote:
I'd love to play in a Rec League. I know ABL sports has a league but its like over $100 to join.

I also need something in the "Geriatric" level.

Posted on: 2013/6/6 12:33
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Sport Specific Physical Therapy Recommendation
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good physical therapist in the downtown JC area (NYC OK).

Preferably with a sports injury specialty. Bonus if experience with cycling/cycling specific injuries.

A search of the forums came up empty. If this is in the wrong category, please feel free to move.

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2013/6/5 12:38
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Re: Bike routes in JC other than waterfront?
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Thanks. I'll definetely check out a ride up river road. Anyone ever go on a grove street bike ride?

Posted on: 2013/5/29 18:44
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Re: Bike routes in JC other than waterfront?
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Hi all,

Reviving this thread to see if anyone has any good cycling routes of varying distances that don't require crossing the Hudson.

Primarily interested in a 30 and 60 mile ride.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2013/5/29 15:28
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