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Re: Handyman Recommendations
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What is the hourly rate for a decent handyman in JC?

Posted on: 2016/11/21 23:02
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Re: Can Anyone Recommend an Affordable/Decent Real Estate Attorney???
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Could some investors recommend an attorney who specializes in REO- bank owned properties. Called a few on this thread and they don't take REOs.

Posted on: 2016/11/21 17:38
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Re: Buying a car for 1st time in years - where to start?
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Also check out autotrader.com for single owner clean carfax vehicles.

Posted on: 2016/11/4 0:22
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Re: Helicopters over the Hudson
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Few months ago Yonkers banned all tourist helicopter operations and passed a local law. Helicopter Flight Services aka heliny.com which operated from Goldman Sachs heliport in JC until Dec 2013 wanted to buy some land there and restart their night flights(9:00AM-9:00PM 7 days) to make it miserable again for all of us that live around Hudson River.
With help of Stop The Chop NY/NJ we educated locals in Yonkers which helped push the ban in Yonkers.

Now there is another Bill in NJ Assembly and received following email below from our President. These helicopters do not only disturb people on the waterfront but they fly over JC many times a day by following Newport-> Target-> Rt 139 -> Journal Sq route at very low altitudes as they travel back and forth between Hudson River and Kearny Heliport .

Please show your support by writing few sentences from links below:


"Dear NJ Members and Friends:

We received the below email from NJ Assemblyman Giblin about an important bill which would ban the helicopter tourist business from operating anywhere in the State of New Jersey. As all NYC tourist helicopters currently park overnight in New Jersey (the Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Wall Street has no overnight parking facilities), this legislation, if passed, would be a real game-changer. For too long, the State of New Jersey has born the large majority of the noise pollution but none of the (miniscule) economic benefit from NYC tourist helicopter business. Time for NJ to stand up for itself. If you live in NJ, please contact your assemblyman and state senator and demand that they support this bill. You can do it through our web site:

http://www.stopthechopnynj.org/how-you-can-help.html

You can also learn more about the pending legislation here:

https://legiscan.com/NJ/bill/A1998/2016"

Posted on: 2016/9/11 17:10
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Re: Condo maintenance fee
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My question, for readers who live in condos and/or are involved with managing them, is twofold - looking at Jersey City more widely, how does our maintenance fee compare? ..?


JSQ- about 275 units. $6.50 p/sqft a year. 24 hr union doorman + security. Seasonal pool, parking, gym all extra. Includes hot water, water, heating/AC & cooking gas. Reserves need improvement.

Downtown- more than 300 units. $9 p/sqft Luxury building. 24 hr concierge, gym, seasonal pool,hot water, water/sewer, gas, great common indoor/outdoor space, included. parking extra. Good reserves.

Suggest start looking at cost cutting on utilities with multi-year low rate contracts for gas & electricity if not already done so. + LED bulbs, auto on/off bulbs etc. Add move-in out fees to offset wear/tear from renters.

There was a talk from the board about changing the toilet flushes in the JSQ building to save water because it is a 50+ year old building with not all units updated. Nothing really came out of that idea considering old ones flush 5+ gallons vs some new ones only 1.5!

Posted on: 2016/6/26 23:39
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Re: Bike JC's 7th Annual Ward Tour & Festival June 5
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It would be more successful if it can flow better from start to end. I recall 3-4 stops and lots of waiting each time last year.

Posted on: 2016/5/20 23:22
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Re: Is this for real? In the Heights???
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SRhia wrote:
I love the staging furniture. Does anyone know where I can get furniture like that (e.g. brand, and such)?


try design within reach and Natuzzi

Posted on: 2015/7/26 22:51
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Re: Bike JC's 6th Annual Ward Tour & Festival Sun. June 7!
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signed up.

Any chance of changing min age to 7 for next year for individual riders? My 6 year old can ride 11 miles already and hoping to do it with her next year.

Posted on: 2015/6/1 0:18
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Re: Newport: The Time Is Now
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Do they use bait and switch tactics like Liberty towers(LT) or 70 Greene at Newport? They offer lower rents first year followed by 15% plus increase each year after. I know a family at 70 Greene who moved 3 times every single year within same building to avoid rent increase. They were considered new tenants by moving to a different unit. What a pain. I have a friend at LT who's rent went up %14 this year. Let's see what happens when downtown market is flooded with new rentals next year.

Posted on: 2015/5/10 18:42
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Re: Need catering recommendation
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Hudson Greene Market and Au Bon Pain should cater. They have a healthier menu than hot dogs and fries for kids.

Posted on: 2015/4/19 23:31
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Re: Cheap moving cannot truck needs May 1st and 2nd.
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There are usually day laborers hanging out by Uhaul by the 1&9 circle when you rent the truck. You can hire 2 guys online after reading their reviews. Uhaul site gives you this option to 3rd party hourly helpers.

Posted on: 2015/4/19 23:18
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Re: Jersey City hotel tax expanded to include Airbnb, other short-term rental services
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I am surprised no one is talking about negative side of AirBNB in a neighborhood. We should be discussing stopping illegal hotel rentals instead of how we are taxing them!

"A fast-growing global phenomenon, airbnb’s biggest and most lucrative market is reportedly New York City.

Councilmembers heard overwhelming complaints about how airbnb is helping deplete the city’s affordable housing stock, while also creating building-wide security, safety and nuisance issues. Meanwhile, many noted, the city’s enforcement unit for dealing with the problem of illegal rentals is tiny and can’t keep up with the mushrooming underground industry."


http://thevillager.com/2015/01/22/foe ... b-share-views-at-hearing/

Since we are next to NYC we will get some of this side-effect as well. I could see why JC City Hall not having an issue with it since increased property values will yield higher property taxes. This opens the the door to investors coming in and artificially increasing already high housing pricing and over bidding regular folks since they can make double the rent vs. traditional yearly lease. Ask yourselves if you want to have a hotel room next to your apt or private home with total strangers showing up each week?





Posted on: 2015/4/11 23:39
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Re: Manhattan woman dies after being hit by falling construction
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Has anyone seen the tentacles coming from that construction above chili's on Washington St. 2 days ago during high wind? Cops closed of the road one day last week during high wind. There is always crap flying off that building. Now that is negligence waiting to kill someone.

Posted on: 2015/3/20 1:05
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Re: 3/9/15: FIX potholes on Grand between State and Fairmount ASAP!!!!
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I changed my sitting position (seat raised high all the way up, normally I like to sit as low as possible) and also driving style due to potholes. I leave more distance between the car in front of me so that I can dodge them better. Worst are on the highway where they are between 2 lanes and you look at your side mirror while changing lanes. Lost 2 tires like that past few years. Now I have to leave many extra car lengths before changing lanes and after making sure not cutting off someone and then look ahead between lanes for potholes. Driving has become more defensive due to these suckers.

Posted on: 2015/3/9 23:02
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Re: $37.2 million tax break lures retailer to Jersey City waterfront
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Its a race to the bottom. Companies don't pay taxes anymore but employees do from their paychecks. They should make these companies sign a contract that says you can't pack up and leave to another State for X number of years after your tax break runs out only for tax break reasons.

Posted on: 2015/2/20 15:22
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Re: Jersey City councilman masters the art of the flip-flop
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I wonder if we give him the nickname "Havaianas" it would stick?

Posted on: 2015/2/14 18:11
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Re: North Bergen woman indicted in death of Jersey City bicyclist, report says
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Quote:

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The driver was at fault - 100%.

But was the cyclist wearing a helmet? Did he have lights and reflectors? And riding on river road at 10PM. Not a smart move if you value your life.



Wow. 300g compressed foam cycling helmet against a 5000LBS hummer.

Posted on: 2015/2/10 16:49
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Re: Liberty State Park advocates fighting state bill, ballot measure they say will harm park
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hey Monroe,

Did you call and tell the governor to partially veto the bill? just curious.

Posted on: 2015/2/4 11:30
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Re: Carjacking on Marin?
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Silly Brooklynite driving a Benz in Jersey City. I am unsure why the two drivers that fled were not caught.


If you look at the license plate from pics it was a TLC limo/ high end cab/UBER etc. I assume he was waiting there for a scheduled pickup somewhere near by as I do see them on regular basis there when I go there for food shopping.

I hope they can get some prints of these cars and catch them.

Posted on: 2015/2/2 13:12
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Re: Council votes to approve measures naming Jersey City's 100 Steps, mandating repaving of city streets
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Forget the steps. Ride your bike up our local Alp d'huez switchbacks.

Posted on: 2015/1/29 0:49
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Re: Massive PATH and Hudson River Crossings Toll Increase
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I think we, JC residents should get a special discount to Holland Tunnel just like Staten Island folks get for Verrazano but I know it is a pipe dream. My reasoning is that our local streets and residents have to deal with constant HT traffic and pollution.


Posted on: 2014/12/9 16:30
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Re: Historic Downtown Jersey City among nation's most expensive neighborhoods for renters: report
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You guys remember the candiate who ran for NYC mayor under " The rent is too damn high" party. Vote for that guy :)

Posted on: 2014/11/23 20:57
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Re: Women Begging with Children on NYC Streets
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These people are professional panhandlers. Some of them use children and others put their bodies into very handicap forms to make more money. I remember reading a story about a guy over 15 years ago who used to beg by the Lincoln Tunnel entrance around 41st & 10 in NYC. They ran a story on him and found out that he lived in a very nice home in nice NJ town. He used to pull in more than 20-30K just during holiday season part time!

Posted on: 2014/11/17 23:18
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Re: Paulus Hook Brick Oven Pizza is Closing
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My understanding was that the landowner (owner of the liquor store-like place next door) pushed Rustique out (who built the oven in the first place) and hired his employee... This, and their copying but not matching Rustique pizza was the reason I hardly ever frequented PH (even though it's an easy location for me).

From my POV, this is either karma coming to bite back the landlord/liquor/fake-pizza guy or he decided he can hire better people do sth else more profitable with the space. Not a fan of this guy at all...



I remember that the owner jacked up the rent and pushed out the Rustique owner. I tried Rustique pizza after they relocated and the pizza was not the same most likely due to the oven.

I wonder if the owner is pulling the same trick of raising the rent again.

PH pizza was very close to the original from circa 2007. It was sad to walk by today and see it all empty. There might be a shortage on deli but I stopped eating cold-cuts long time ago. I rather have another pizza joint there with original brick oven recipe with fresh mozzarella instead of cheaper cheese that every other pizza joint uses including the new Krispy.

Posted on: 2014/11/17 23:02
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Re: 10 Hardest Working Zip Codes In America - Jersey City # 8
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So that's two apartment buildings, the Pier and Crystal Point. Everything else there is commercial.


I think it is only the Pier Apts as residential. CP is on the North side of 2nd St on that map posted in thread #3 above.

Posted on: 2014/11/13 23:18
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Re: Used furniture store
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If you want modern quality stuff try DWR outlet in Secaucus. They have good prices compared to their retail stores. Also have major sale twice a year(one just ended few weeks ago). You can talk to salespeople and tell them to give you a call when they receive a specific item that you are looking for if they don't have it.

Posted on: 2014/11/5 12:13
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Re: Helicopters over the Hudson
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If you would like to make a complaint about helicopters please send your emails directly to FAA.

<michael.huerta@faa.gov>; Top FAA admin in DC
Carmine Gallo <carmine.gallo@faa.gov>; FAA Eastern admin at JFK
<9-awa-noiseombudsman@faa.gov>; General faa complaint email

Send them to all, include date, time, location and description of the aircraft.

Posted on: 2014/11/3 23:09
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Re: BC Tattoo - CLOSED
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There is gonna be tons of seniors with wrinkled tattoos when I retire in about 25-30 years. Imagine that.

Posted on: 2014/10/31 16:11
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Re: Eminent Domain on Metropolis Towers
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Interesting thread especially for a 1st post.

Posted on: 2014/10/26 22:46
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Re: Medical records of 40,000 patients stolen from Jersey City doctor's office, police say
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For this reason I refuse to give out my ss#. If they insist go to another Dr.

Also it is a good idea to freeze your credit with Experian, Trans Union and Equifax permanently. It costs $5 to unfreeze for a time window of your choice if you want to get credit card/ car loan etc and it is worth the small cost. After the freeze you don't need no lifelock etc protection nonsense.

Posted on: 2014/10/23 0:17
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