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Re: VERY rich friend divorcing; wants 2 BR luxury rental
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I would say the OP has probably given up. Hopefully she told her helpless friend to "HIRE A FUCKING REALTOR! I'M NOT YOUR BITCH!"


The OP did indeed give up because it is pointless to ask for help on this board without the request being hijacked by ridiculous comments that are unhelpful and unfunny.

Once again, for the comprehension impaired, since I live here, I was asked for my opinion, but since I don't have all the answers, I asked you for input. Being rich doesn't mean she can't or won't choose to hire a realtor, merely that she was looking for a local person's thoughts first to inform her search and decisionmaking. It's also germane to my question since she is in fact in a position to actually pay $5/6K a month for a rental, which a lot of people aren't, and it makes a difference as to the answers I am going to get. My wanting to be helpful doesn't make me her bitch.

Thanks to those who helped.




Posted on: 2014/1/5 5:27
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Re: VERY rich friend divorcing; wants 2 BR luxury rental
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try 77 Hudson, which is partially a rental building.

Or Gulls Cove - it's a condo building, but I heard it's quality built. and further away from the water front.


Thank you!

Posted on: 2014/1/2 0:13
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Re: VERY rich friend divorcing; wants 2 BR luxury rental
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If your friend is so rich let them pay a realtor to find a place.


Since I LIVE here, she thought to ask me first. Since I am NEWLY RETURNED here, I am not current on where people are happy. Perhaps she is so rich because she doesn't piss her money away on realtors without exhausting other options first.

Anyone with helpful suggestions instead of tiresome unhelpful ones?

Posted on: 2014/1/1 23:36
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Re: dog question
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There are plenty of reputable breeders. Saying all breeders are bad is ridiculous. You should certainly check out shelters and rescues FIRST, but if you want a specific breed, check out breed-specific rescues. I have two purebred dogs I got from breeders, but my previous dog was a purebred, pedigreed English Bulldog I got from the Teterboro shelter who had been just dumped there, papers and AKC registration and all. Prior to her, I had two shelter mixed breeds in a row. Your needs are your needs and you don't need to be bullied or intimidated by people who have good intentions but who don't live your life. I definitely agree that there are thousands of dogs in need of good homes in shelters right now who you could make the difference between life and death for, but it isn't fair to malign all breeders, many of whom are wonderful and who practice healthy and sustainable breeding practices.

If you want a Boston Terrier because of size/disposition/personality, I recommend considering a French Bulldog. I have two and I work closely with the French Bulldog Rescue Network which does amazing work finding new homes for rescued dogs. http://www.frenchbulldogrescue.org/adoption-info/available-dogs2/


Posted on: 2014/1/1 23:32
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VERY rich friend divorcing; wants 2 BR luxury rental
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Wants QUALITY, AMENITIES, ACCESS TO NYC, SAFETY. Help me.

Posted on: 2014/1/1 23:15
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Re: sourcing ingredients in or around JC
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Spelt is readily available at most health food stores with bulk grains. Bob's Red Mill makes several spelt flours. The Pathmark on Grand carries a lot of the BRM products, as does the Corrado's in North Arlington. I didn't notice if either one specifically had spelt flour in stock but if you call either one they might order it for you. Fairway has a lot of bulk grains and flours but I don't remember if the one in Woodland Park had it. I don't think I'm being that helpful but at the very least you can order it from BRM online.

Posted on: 2013/12/27 18:04
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Asian Food Market on Route 440
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Is this place open? Does it have a name besides "Asian Supermarket"? Has anyone been?

Asian Food Market
701 State Rt 440
Jersey City, NJ 07304
(201) 333-8898

http://www.asianfoodmarkets.com

Posted on: 2013/12/25 20:21

Edited by Webmaster on 2013/12/26 6:02:27
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Re: sourcing ingredients in or around JC
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I haven't, but I'll call them. I actually have only had it in Turkey.

Posted on: 2013/12/25 20:20
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Re: Tips for the movers
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I think it is outrageous to tip people schlepping huge heavy boxes and furniture and valuables $20. I think it is insulting. I moved at the end of June during a heat wave and I gave each guy $100 on top of the cost of the move. My ex just moved last weekend in the middle of the snowstorm and the move took TWELVE HOURS. He tipped them $100 each. People who sweat and labor and haul my crap for $15 an hour and manage not to break, lose or steal it deserve thanks, not $20. Tipping may have "gotten out of control", but if there were ever a case to show gratitude with extra money, it is the people transporting your life safely from A to B.

Posted on: 2013/12/24 0:43
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Re: sourcing ingredients in or around JC
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Has anyone come across candied pumpkin in their travels? Close to JC is a plus.

Posted on: 2013/12/24 0:32
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Re: Driving into DT at Rush Hour
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I used to commute to Englewood from DTJC and while I haven't in a while, I don't recall having a problem taking 1&9 to lower 139 and making a right on Manila ever, unless there was an accident. It may be that construction on 139 and the newly designed circle over there are now causing problems, but if they are indeed congested, try going one more block south on 1&9 to St Paul's and taking that east to upper 139 and making a right on Palisade and down Newark. Previously mentioned is Paterson Plank Rd which can often be faster. You can also try taking Manhattan Ave from 1&9 (the street by White Mana) and taking a right on JFK and then a left on 139 upper.

Posted on: 2013/12/20 17:42
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Re: passenger pick up at jsq
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This is very helpful--have to drop someone at JSQ PATH Monday morning.

Posted on: 2013/12/20 0:47
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Re: Greenpoint's WORD Bookstore coming to Jersey City
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Because the pleasure of bookstores is being in a bookstore. Surrounded by all of that material. Touching books. Leafing through them. Seeing what other people are looking at. Noticing titles I didn't know about. Asking people questions. I don't understand how it is any more anachronistic than food shopping is anachronistic in the days of Fresh Direct. If you like the experience you get from buying books online, great. I've bought books online. It isn't a binary world: buy books in person/do not buy books in person. If I need a textbook, I order it online. If I want to see what strikes my fancy, I want a bookstore.

If you don't go to readings or meetings or signings or any other kind of gathering that might take place in a bookstore, and you're going to make your coffee at home and everything else, then yes, you're not going to get it and that's fine. Bookstores attract other business. They suggest a level of income and education in that area that gives confidence to other small business owners. They typically serve as de facto community gathering places because they DO host events and showcase local artists and writers, and they are good distribution points for other cultural events.

If you don't like or value bookstores, that's perfectly fine. Just because it's 2013 doesn't mean bookstores can't succeed. When people are struggling, they don't buy books. They go to the library. When people are flush, they buy books.

Posted on: 2013/12/16 0:56
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Re: Modern Furniture
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Room and Board is really nice too and the quality is very good.

Posted on: 2013/12/15 20:24
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Re: Modern Furniture
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I'd like to second the Design Within Reach outlet. I could send you to specific stores in NYC but you'll pay a lot more. They carry a lot of Eames, Nelson, Saarinen, etc. inspired designs.

Posted on: 2013/12/15 19:21
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Re: To which part of Brooklyn is DTJC most similar?
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Who cares?? This is not Brooklyn, nor should people think it is. If you want Brooklyn, live there. Why do people continually feel the need to force this comparison on any part of JC? Most of us live here because its unique, and not Brooklyn. And that's no slam against BK.

SMH


Jeez, lighten up! The OP wanted opinions so as to most accurately describe the area to friends who were unfamiliar. The "we're not like anybody" stuff is so annoying. Yes, we're more like Brooklyn than we are like Teaneck or The Upper East Side.

Reminds me of a Voice "musician wanted" ad I saw back in the day. They said "Influences: us, us and more us". I thought: "what arrogant, delusional assholes".



+1 . God, thank you.

Posted on: 2013/12/13 15:11
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Re: To which part of Brooklyn is DTJC most similar?
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Having just moved back here from Brooklyn, I struggle with this too. Best comparison I have come up with is Red Hook meets Fort Greene.

Posted on: 2013/12/12 1:57
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Re: Orange and Olive Catering on Central Avenue??Am I dreaming???
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From Fulop's FB page:

Great new restaurant opening at 398 Central Ave in the heights called "Orange and Olive". Great to see new dynamic restaurants opening in areas outside of downtown. They have a communal table concept with a menu changing every 3 weeks. Small business is the backbone of the economy.

Posted on: 2013/12/11 19:22
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Re: Reserving a JITNEY?
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If all you need to do is transport people from A to B and it isn't an occasion where comfort or style is an issue, you can call just about any school bus company. They will be insured and are usually very reasonable. In Englewood where I worked at a theater, we occasionally needed to transport large numbers of performers places for residency activities or what have you, and there was a company just down the road from us we used a lot.

Posted on: 2013/12/11 19:07
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Re: NY-NJ transit agencies outline Super Bowl plans
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Trains will be added on Port Authority Trans-Hudson service between New York and Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark, and on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Long Island Railroad and Hudson lines.




They can do this on Super Bowl Sunday but they can't do this during the week or on the weekends? Part of me hopes that there will be a signal failure or "police action" so the PA will be called to task.


You took the words right out of my mouth. Insulting.

Posted on: 2013/12/10 23:30
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Re: NY Post: Jersey City is the new foodie destination
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I doubt Talde will draw NYers since he has Pork Slope, Talde and the Thistle Hill Tavern in Park Slope, and most of my friends would far prefer to schlep to Brooklyn than JC, despite the fact that it's easier to get here.

Posted on: 2013/12/2 19:28
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Re: Tenafly couple sues JC 'Kitchen Cousins' stars for allegedly shoddy work
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The average home price in Tenafly is probably close to a million dollars.

Posted on: 2013/12/2 0:02
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Re: West Side Ave over by Lincoln Park
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Thanks very much for all your help.

Posted on: 2013/11/20 20:17
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Re: West Side Ave over by Lincoln Park
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You'll have to take my word for it.

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LOL, so, in the "how much more ironic can my life get" department, my estranged husband is moving from our (my former) house in Brooklyn to West Side Ave over across from Lincoln Park. It will actually make things more convenient in terms of sharing custody of our dogs and stuff, and truth be told, I was the one who pushed him to look here. We almost moved here twice during our marriage, but he juuuust couldn't handle the leap. Now, though,he needed a lot of space and a yard for the dogs and he was going pay a ton more in Brooklyn, so I am fine with how it worked out. However, aside from knowing a bit about that small stretch of West Side, I don't know what is over there in terms of access to busses to shopping, restaurants, even the name of the neighborhood. I saw the place and it is adorable but he won't have a car and as friendly as we are, I am not going to be schlepping him all over to the supermarket. Can he take a bus to Newport, or out 440 to the movies or Pathmark? What is there in terms of dining besides the Tavern with the good burger? Any insights welcomed.


still wrestling over whether or not this is truly ironic.


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Posted on: 2013/11/20 20:14
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West Side Ave over by Lincoln Park
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LOL, so, in the "how much more ironic can my life get" department, my estranged husband is moving from our (my former) house in Brooklyn to West Side Ave over across from Lincoln Park. It will actually make things more convenient in terms of sharing custody of our dogs and stuff, and truth be told, I was the one who pushed him to look here. We almost moved here twice during our marriage, but he juuuust couldn't handle the leap. Now, though,he needed a lot of space and a yard for the dogs and he was going pay a ton more in Brooklyn, so I am fine with how it worked out. However, aside from knowing a bit about that small stretch of West Side, I don't know what is over there in terms of access to busses to shopping, restaurants, even the name of the neighborhood. I saw the place and it is adorable but he won't have a car and as friendly as we are, I am not going to be schlepping him all over to the supermarket. Can he take a bus to Newport, or out 440 to the movies or Pathmark? What is there in terms of dining besides the Tavern with the good burger? Any insights welcomed.

Posted on: 2013/11/19 23:02
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Re: Jersey City Sees Stardom for Loew's
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I used to run many NJ venues. It is not comparable market-wise to the Mayo Center or bergenPAC because it is three times the size of those venues. I would hate to see a LiveNation et al take over but in their defense, they do have access to tours that smaller independent venues a lot of times do not. The Loews is also considered part of the NYC advertising and exclusivity markets, which further hampers access to anything that is booked into, say, the Beacon. However, a talented leadership team can find ways to mitigate those losses with strategic programming choices. Making a relatively small investment by JC in a venue like this will pay for itself a hundred times over with a little patience. The community stake in venues such as this cannot be discounted. It's essential that the community remain the primary stakeholder or else it will not succeed. There are only so many nights people from elsewhere are willing to come to Jersey City to pay $50-250, and with 3000+ seats to fill, it can't sit empty on Tuesdays either. Case in point is the Wellmont in Montclair which started off strong but is now having a hard time.

Posted on: 2013/11/14 15:48
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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Just a small correction Silvery Jessica a new Wegmans is planned for Northern NJ in Mahwah. So those with their country homes upstate can make a pit stop on the way home here.


That's very welcome news that I knew nothing about, and also fortuitous since I drive through Mahwah on my way home from my country home upstate.

Posted on: 2013/11/11 1:23
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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I've been actively talking to the marketing people at Fairway for close to a year about a JC location. I agree that Fairway is the best choice of all of these options, and they genuinely know how to integrate themselves into a community. The Red Hook Fairway hired almost exclusively from the local housing projects and has engaged on a personal level with all residents. They have been an AMAZING asset to Red Hook. They are affordable and full-service. The location on Route 46 is one of the best supermarkets I've ever been to.

Wegman's has stated in print for over a decade that they have no desire or intent to move any closer to NYC/Northern NJ than they are at present, because the space costs would make it impossible for them to operate the way they want to.

FAIRWAY is very responsive and eager to know what people want. If enough people make it clear that there is a demand, they will definitely consider coming here.

Posted on: 2013/11/10 18:59
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Re: NY Daily News: Jersey City is emerging as the hot new foodie destination in the NYC area
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I am always glad to see positive articles about JC and of course about the food scene, but it would be nice if one of them came out and wasn't full of this condescending, "oh, wow, there are people on the other side of the river who aren't aliens or thugs". I have lived here since 1999 and had the sensitivity to realize I wasn't the Christopher Columbus of Harsimus Cove, and it kills me to keep reading the same "I'm a genius for finding New Jersey" crap fifteen years later. Oh well. It's a blessing and a curse, I suppose.

Posted on: 2013/11/6 18:41
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Re: Good place to make clothing donations?
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Hope House, on 2nd Street just off Erie. Season-appropriate womens and childrens clothing is always welcomed.


I walk my dogs past there several times a day and I see lots of women with young kids. It is an emergency shelter. When you consider that many of the residents literally fled with nothing, it would be my choice as well. Now that I think about it, I have a ton of VHS tapes I bet they could use. I'll call too.

Posted on: 2013/11/3 15:54
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