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Re: Traffic Lights in JC Are All Out of Sync
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Totally agree, and it's even more annoying when people respond with things like "my goodness it's only a mile, I'd just walk!" Every person and situation is different. But I know that sometimes I need to remind myself that I could just as easily walk as jump in the car for every place I have to go.

Posted on: 1/4 10:20
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Re: Dorrian's Owner/Chef found dead by housekeeper at his Manhattan apartment
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The NYC location also figured prominently in the "Preppy Murderer" case a bunch of years ago. Weird.

Posted on: 1/4 8:35
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Re: Traffic Lights in JC Are All Out of Sync
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I don't know your situation, so don't take this personally...but for many people it takes about 15-20 minutes to walk a mile. Maybe we could consider doing that?

Posted on: 1/4 8:31
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Re: Fastest and least costly way to get from JFK to EWR?
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bodhipooh wrote:
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JCGuys wrote:
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Nori wrote:
Not sure about a shuttle between the two airports, if that is an option I would 100% do that. If you need to transfer, your airline should provide some sort of service.

If not, here is what I would do:

AirTrain->E->WTC Path to Newark->Uber ($10 ride) $20.50
OR
AirTrain->LIRR->Penn->AirTrain $26

Airtrain $5
LIRR $8
NJT $13 (includes EWR AirTrain)

I hate transfers and try to avoid the AirTrain at EWR at all cost so I would recommend #1.


I hate all the transfers too, but there is a significant time disadvantage by taking the E to WTC instead of the LIRR to NY Penn.

Google puts the LIRR route at 90 minutes (tad optimistic in my opinion).

Taking the E to WTC, then getting to Newark Penn would be at least 100 minutes than still have another 15 minute or so taxi/uber ride on top of that.


You might be surprised as to how quick you can complete this trip. Honestly, you might even be able to complete it in 75 minutes, if the various transfers line up optimally.

On more than one occasion, I have done the complete door to door trip from my place in DTJC to JFK in 90 minutes, and that includes a 5-minute walk to Grove, and the ~10 minute transfer from the 33rd St station to Penn Station.

Pro tip: if you are doing this trip on a weekend day, make sure you buy the reduced rate CityTicket ($4.25, instead of the much higher regular fare) and save yourself some money.


Agreed - after nightmarish cab rides to JFK I'd pretty much given up on using it. I tried the train, though, and it wasn't so bad at all.

Posted on: 12/22 9:42
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Re: Who is "Yvonne"? Please be respectful...
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Democracy is messy, and part of the mess is listening to people who we think have spoken too much or too often. I can't agree with Yvonne on too many things, buy I whole-heartedly applaud her devotion to a city that was a joke to most people in the "nice" parts of NJ. I'm glad we both lived long enough to see this latest rebirth of our city. This would be a better town and country if more people were willing to mix it up in the public arena like she is.

Posted on: 12/19 15:10
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Re: Hidden Hospital Costs Leave Some Patients With Sticker Shock
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It does appear that way, but I deal with senior insurance people all the time, and they are almost always well-intentioned folks who want to do right by their customers. Maybe I'm just not seeing what's behind the veil.

Posted on: 12/6 13:56
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Re: Hidden Hospital Costs Leave Some Patients With Sticker Shock
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In the last few years the major carriers (Aetna/Cigna/UHC/most Blues plans) have quietly adjusted their reimbursements to address this - in other words, they pay the radiologists and anesthesiologists as if they were in-network. It's a sloppy system, and sometimes you need to push the carrier to do it, but it works. Here's the sequence to follow:
- call the carrier's customer assistance line.
- if that doesn't work, call your HR department.
- insist that they call their broker to get it fixed.

The system is totally dysfunctional, but most people just give up too soon. That's understandable because they or a family member have medical issues to deal with, but in this stuff the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Posted on: 12/6 11:14
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Re: Christmas Tree
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You should get your tree anywhere you'd like, but I'd rather give my money to that "shady" entrepreneur trying to make a living than to a horrible suburban blight-monster like Home Depot.

Yes, we can even turn Christmas trees into a debate on JCList.

Posted on: 12/1 9:20
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Re: STARBUCKS: HOMELESS SHELTER (Grove)
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I'm pretty sure the OP is either a troll or a disgruntled Starbucks worker. Either way, here's the lemonade message that comes from his/her lemons:
- be nice to some homeless people this holiday season.
- give your business to a local entrepreneur instead of a corporate behemoth.

Posted on: 2016/11/23 9:16
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Re: STARBUCKS: HOMELESS SHELTER (Grove)
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I really can't think of anything to say to a person who considers Starbucks an "experience". Okay, maybe I'll just chime in with the other people who note that there are an almost ridiculous number of locally-owned coffee shops within a 10-minute walk of Starbucks.

Posted on: 2016/11/21 9:38
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Re: JC Man Arrested in Grizzly Murder of CT Man in NYC
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If I'm not mistaken, first-degree murder in NY is restricted to killing police officers (and government officials, I think).

Posted on: 2016/11/18 13:19
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Re: WeWork, Kushner mulling WeLive in Jersey City
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Gee, putting a 35-year-old in charge of a $1 billion company's expansion seemed like such a good idea...

Posted on: 2016/10/19 12:53
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Re: Hoboken Train Crash
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The train that crashed originates in Spring Valley, NY, so New York residents could definitely have been affected. Nothing wrong with Cuomo being there.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 14:19
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Re: Parking at Light Rail LS Park lot for 10 days
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I've been thinking about buying a car and parking it there, so this is very useful info. Thanks Bodhipooh!

Posted on: 2016/9/7 12:37
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Re: Dullboy for sale
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DtJcQdMf wrote:
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JCishome wrote:
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DtJcQdMf wrote:
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sullyx wrote:
huh? PJs start up on 3rd and serving in bodega on 5th?

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I patronize both regularly, although Dullboy somewhat less often as of late. It is busy on that street until the PJs start up on 3rd.
Though, come to think of it, the bodega serving the PJs on 5th is busy as well.


PJs: the projects. Or whatever they're called now, low-income subsidized housing. There is a bodega, or what you might call a corner convenience store, that serves primarily the people from the projects, on the corner of 5th (4th? I can't recall). It is busy with economic transactions, of both the legal and illegal vein.


You, sir, are a dick. I love you people who move here from Paramus with your "street smarts" honed from many hours of watching The Wire.


No doubt I'm a dick, but I have yet to watch the wire, and I only know where Paramus is vaguely. I don't enjoy ghetto-porn, being from it, you voyeuristic, high-cholesterol having, unwelcome, herbivorous shit for brains.



I guess I'm...offended?
1. I don't have high cholesterol, but thanks for your concern.
2. Voyeuristic? Are you sure you know what that means?
3. If I were a herbivore, wouldn't high cholesterol be unlikely?

So many questions.

Posted on: 2016/9/1 13:25
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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If you bought that home 10 years ago, your improved net worth is probably a pretty good indicator of the progress that people are talking about. And while I agree that nobody likes drunken young guys carousing around (except maybe drunken young women?), it's hard to understand someone who'd prefer going back to the Newark Ave of 2006.

Posted on: 2016/8/31 14:19
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Re: Bergen Arches Proposal Envisions a World Class Cultural Destination in Jersey City
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stc4blues wrote:
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JCishome wrote:
If anyone finds the roach clip I lost down there in 1976, would you give me a call?


Can you describe it? Was it an alligator clip, a hemostat, or something else? Just where in the Arches were you partaking?


If memory serves, it was an alligator clip with a feather hanging off it. I cringe at the thought of young me.

Posted on: 2016/8/26 9:10
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Re: Dullboy for sale
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DtJcQdMf wrote:
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sullyx wrote:
huh? PJs start up on 3rd and serving in bodega on 5th?

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I patronize both regularly, although Dullboy somewhat less often as of late. It is busy on that street until the PJs start up on 3rd.
Though, come to think of it, the bodega serving the PJs on 5th is busy as well.


PJs: the projects. Or whatever they're called now, low-income subsidized housing. There is a bodega, or what you might call a corner convenience store, that serves primarily the people from the projects, on the corner of 5th (4th? I can't recall). It is busy with economic transactions, of both the legal and illegal vein.


You, sir, are a dick. I love you people who move here from Paramus with your "street smarts" honed from many hours of watching The Wire.

Posted on: 2016/8/25 16:42
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Re: Bergen Arches Proposal Envisions a World Class Cultural Destination in Jersey City
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If anyone finds the roach clip I lost down there in 1976, would you give me a call?

Posted on: 2016/8/23 10:38
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Re: Santiago Calatrava on his soon-to-be-opened WTC Transit Hub
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Horrible. Garish. Tawdry.

I'm running short on adjectives to describe this monstrosity, but I'm most infuriated by the huge (120 foot?) advertising screen in the tunnel to Brookfield Place. The PA is clearly selling every inch of the place. What's next, the Yahoo 9/11 Museum, brought to you by Footlocker?

Posted on: 2016/8/17 9:19
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Re: Allowable Costs for Small Claims Court Filing
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I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think you can do that; you can only claim the contractual loss. I'm pursuing a small claims case in NYC, and I'd like to include those sorts of expenses (plus throw in something for the merchant being a general d-bag), but I was told I couldn't.

Posted on: 2016/8/12 13:51
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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I work in Brookfield Place, and yeah - it's been transformed into a high-end mall full of overpriced crap. I got to talking with a woman who works at for Kate Spade, and she was saying that locations like that aren't designed to make money - they're just showcases and good addresses.

Posted on: 2016/8/10 15:06
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Wishful_Thinking wrote:
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JCishome wrote:
I've spent plenty of time looking around at my fellow PATH riders, and that's why I'm not buying the theory that the PA wants us walking by those ritzy new shops. Most of us won't be stopping by to pick up a Bulgari watch on our way to Lincoln Center.

Right!? I walk through the Oculus every day to and from work, and have started to pay attention to the stores that are getting ready to open. I had hoped it would be something along the lines of Grand Central - higher end, yes, but accessible - O & Co., Papyrus. I'm really surprised to see the stores in the Oculus - Kate Spade, Gucci, Longines, etc. I agree - PA (or is it Westfield's decision) seems to have paid zero attention to the demographics of the PATH riders.

I'm curious what other people think - is this supposed to become a destination for the surrounding Wall Street crowd?


The PA was clear from the beginning that this was aimed at high-end retailers. Foreign tourists (and wealthy Tribecans) will make it the next SoHo (or that's the hope, anyway). I was surprised to see that there are some mid-price stores at all (Devon and Blakely and Skechers are in the tunnel to Brookfield Place, and there's a Duane Reade somewhere in there).

Posted on: 2016/8/10 14:51
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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hero69 wrote:
i wonder if people who moved to dtjc in the 60's and 70's were appalled at the gentrifiers that arrived in the 90's/2k's.


I was born here in the 1950s, so I guess I qualify to answer your question...yes, they were appalled. Just like I'm sure the Victorians were appalled when my parents moved here in the 40s. Just like I'm sure the Lenni Lenape were appalled by the Dutch settlers.

Times change. The city changes. Reminiscing about the past is fun, but it's more fun to embrace what's coming next. And if it's something you don't like, no worries; stick around a while and it will change again.

Posted on: 2016/8/10 12:44
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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I've spent plenty of time looking around at my fellow PATH riders, and that's why I'm not buying the theory that the PA wants us walking by those ritzy new shops. Most of us won't be stopping by to pick up a Bulgari watch on our way to Lincoln Center.

Posted on: 2016/8/8 14:35
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Re: Organized local group bike rides
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Sort of off-topic but probably applies to at least some people on this thread: Could ya not be one of those people who pedals up the West Side bike path at 30 miles an hour screaming GET OUT OF THE WAY!! at pedestrians and slower bikers? We get that you're training for the Tour de France, but:
A. you look and sound like a tool
B. eventually I will go totally insane and stick a broomstick in your wheel.

Posted on: 2016/7/19 11:59
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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La_Verdad wrote:
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I wonder when, if ever, Jersey City will realize that it's a city and start behaving that way, instead of constantly shoehorning itself into a car-first midwestern satellite city-suburb.


The proposed plan is very similar to the P Street WF near DuPont Circle in DC - which is dense and has a lot of carless residents. Parking is the cost of doing business in most cases with WF and let's be honest - as much as you and I would like to pretend otherwise - JC is still more car dependent than it needs to be. Just look at the ShopRite parking lot any weekend day.

I like the fact that the surface lot at the projects will disappear. Now, if they could just do the same with the buildings....


The co-op owners in those "projects" will be able to buy and sell you, my friend. They're sitting on a gold mine.

Posted on: 2016/7/14 16:23
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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I do love creative architectural dreaming, but this idea is one of the most ludicrous I've ever read:

"One major obstacle of this walkway is that it dissects the existing eastern tower. In an effort to avoid walking around the building, the architect proposed having the walkway cut through the middle of the building by demolishing the current lobby. Pedestrians on the path could then walk right through the building."

And, not that it matters, but this presentation and several others have referred to the Metropolis Towers site as the first urban renewal project of its type. New York, Chicago and probably other cities had projects that pre-dated this one. Again, nobody cares except me.

Posted on: 2016/7/13 12:11
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Re: Problems with Comcast?
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I thought of a generator, but the gentleman said he lived in a building...I made the leap of logic that he lives in a high-rise like I do. My landlord might look askance if I fired up a generator in my 18th-floor apartment. I stand corrected.

Posted on: 2016/7/13 11:48
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Re: Problems with Comcast?
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bodhipooh wrote:
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jcneighbor wrote:
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hero69 wrote:
how is verizon fios dsl. reliable, cost?


I don't think Verizon even sells DSL Service anymore. FiOS is fiber optic. I dumped Comcast the minute FiOS was available, and that was about 14(?) years ago. FiOS is more expensive but it's wicked-fast and it's been ultra-reliable (and I do IT Support professionally so means something to me) but it's also dedicated speed. Cable, by network nature, is shared bandwidth. If your neighbors are all streaming movies at the same time you definitely see your own speed throttled.

It's a chocolate vs. vanilla decision-


100% on point. I got FiOS the day it became available in my building, and never looked back. When Sandy struck, I still had internet (and TV signal) even though the building lost power for a whole week. Fiber optic is awesome. But, it is also super delicate. I work from home fairly often and reliable internet is a basic necessity for my line of work as an IT consultant. FiOS is definitely worth the extra cost premium.


Not being argumentative, but how did you have TV/internet without electricity? If you have a secret wind turbine, I gotta get one of those.

Posted on: 2016/7/13 9:21
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