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Re: Mosquito control summer 2016
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Mosquitos love me so I hate them.

I think most of the foggers and other "traps" are either expensive or worthless.

One low-tech trick I have heard is that you can use a fan to just blow them away - so if there is a particular spot in your yard you want to sit - set up a fan and the mosquitos can't fly against it.

The most important thing you can do is get rid of any standing water in your yard. Birdbaths, ponds, overturned flowerpots, barrels, gutters - all are breeding grounds for mosquitos. If you have standing water that you can't get rid of, you can use the BTI "dunks" that will kill the larvae - these are highly specific to mosquito larvae and apparently will not harm fish or other animals drinking the water (like feral cats). You have to treat the water every 7-14 days.

When we first moved here there was an abandoned lot behind our yard which I suspected was full of old tires and barrels so we called the Hudson County Mosquito Control Department at 201-223-1133. They were surprisingly responsive and someone came out either that day or the next to inspect the lot. I think they fined the owners and told them to fix the standing water situation (although I couldn't tell you if that really happened).

We also discovered that water was collecting underneath our deck - it was supposed to be all diverted to a drainage spout, but probably due to sagging, it was all just collecting underneath and not draining very well. We drilled some holes in the low spots - not the most elegant solution but it works - and now water can't collect and the mosquito situation in our yard was much improved.

If that doesn't fix the problem, wear bug spray. It works and is better than the alternative of getting bitten all summer and not being able to enjoy my yard :)

http://www.mosquito.org/faq

http://www.hudsonregional.org/mosquito/index.html

Posted on: 2016/5/22 12:17
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Re: Dog on Path
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I'm not supposed to bring my dog into the post office either, but I do. Because she's awesome. Not as awesome as man-purse pitbull up there, but pretty darn close.

Posted on: 2015/12/30 23:11
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Re: Looking for a CB Therapist
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Posted on: 2015/11/20 1:34
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza -- Reopening?
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Yvonne wrote:
There are people who go to a lung specialties there. I am fortunate I do not have that problem but I cannot image people moving those heavy barriers and replacing them, it would be impossible. Many people with lung disease carry oxygen with them and/or use a walker.


Why do they have to move barriers? The sidewalks are not obstructed.

Posted on: 2015/7/16 11:56
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Re: Need advice on feral kittens
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EasyGibson wrote:
Hold on now, you can't use the fact that we kill millions for no reason as a justification for our cat eugenics program.
We're currently acting like Cat Hitler.

Explain why. Why can't there be feral cats?


Here's an interesting article with some science...

http://io9.com/whats-being-done-about ... amn-feral-cats-1212779224

TL;DR: Feral cats are considered an invasive species and destroy native ecosystems. That's why we have TNR.

Posted on: 2015/7/10 11:36
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Re: Need advice on feral kittens
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EasyGibson wrote:
Honest curiosity here...

Why as humans have we appointed ourselves in charge of cat neutering as though it were a thing that needed to be done?
Who's minding the rabbit, raccoon, and squirrel populations? You're seriously falling down on the job.


Because rabbits, raccoons and squirrels are wild animals and cats are feral (domesticated animals that have turned wild). I'm no ecologist, but there may be good reasoning as to why we shouldn't allow feral populations to go on reproducing unchecked. I don't really know for sure.

Good luck to the OP!

Posted on: 2015/7/10 11:25
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Re: private garage space?
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Ya got me, brewster. Actually, I need the space so I can build my mad scientist laboratory and hatch my harebrained schemes for world domination. MUAHAHAHA.

Any leads?

Posted on: 2015/7/4 20:51
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Re: private garage space?
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Thank you for the link, but what I'm trying to find is a large, 1-or-two car garage - not just a place to park. Craigslist has turned up nothing so far.

Posted on: 2015/7/2 11:49
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private garage space?
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I am wondering if anyone has any leads on private, large-ish garage space downtown for rent (hoping for less than $500/month). Not shared, covered condo parking. I have a feeling that I'd be better off finding a live unicorn in downtown, but I figure it can't hurt to ask!!

Posted on: 2015/7/2 2:34
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Re: What's going there?
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tommyc_37 wrote:
I still have not found a rendering of this Jersey Ave development - anybody have a link to one?


http://www.urbansquareproperties.com/#!get_involved/c8k2

Hopefully that link will work. In any case, I find the rendering on the developers site quite humorous since it just hides their new construction behind the already existing, century-old buildings in front of it, and doesn't actually show what their own facade will look like.

Posted on: 2015/6/3 0:26
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Re: Gargantuan Tower Proposed for Barrow and Christopher Columbus
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Van Vorst Park area has a strong low-rise character, while Columbus Blvd is ugly and wouldn't be hurt by a high-rise.


While I agree with most of your post - this part irked me. It's already ugly so do whatever the F&*% you want to it? I walk down CCB every day and I was ecstatic when Porta put windows in - it made the block feel so much less rapey. I'll be happy if that surface parking lot disappears, too - but it completely depends on what goes in on the ground floor. Case in point - the newer building on the northwest corner of Barrow and Wayne. Only 4 stories, but the entire ground floor is parking. Don't care how many shrubs you put in front of it - it's deadspace.

Right now, I have a 7-story building going up behind my 3-story row house in Harsimus Cove that will basically cast a shadow over my entire house and I can forget having any plants growing in my back yard ever again. I'm semi-devastated but there's nothing do be done about it now. 18 stories going up in a neighborhood like VVP makes my heart sink.

Posted on: 2015/5/16 9:30
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Re: Paco & Taco... what's the story with these people?
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She was only 28??? Although in 20/20 hindsight, her passing was inevitable; I am still really saddened by the news and kinda hope this is only a bad belated April Fools Day joke.

Posted on: 2015/4/22 1:11
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Re: Downtown Jersey City businesses take on local farmers market
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DanL wrote:

food trucks were not banned from farmers' markets, they were not supposed to be there in the first place.


According to what regulations or documentation?



According to Chapter 175; Article II "Mobile Food Vendor" of the Jersey City Municipal Code. "No person conducting, operating or maintaining a mobile food vendor establishment, shall be permitted to sell food or drink within three hundred (300) feet of any licensed eating and drinking establishment, nor shall he or she be permitted to remain in any location for a period exceeding one hundred twenty (120) minutes during a four-hour period. The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Police Department and the Division of Health."

https://www.municode.com/library/nj/je ... 13-0812-26-2014ORNO14-018

I love empanadas and food trucks - but I am hoping this brings more "farmer-y" type stuff to the neighborhood - like they have at the NYC farmers markets. Locally raised meat/dairy/eggs - fresh stuff!!

Posted on: 2015/3/18 20:05
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Re: Development on Jersey Ave
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tommyc_37 wrote:
Does anybody know if there is a rendering, or really any information at all, on the development on Jersey Avenue just north of Columbus, between the rice ball place and the French cafe? The foundation is at street level now, and it's really weird how little information there has been about this.


http://www.urbansquareproperties.com/#!copy-of-532-jersey-ave/camz

There's a rendering somewhere on the website as well but I can't find it on my mobile...

Posted on: 2015/3/10 10:57
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Re: What's going there?
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fraulein wrote:
There's BBQ right around the corner, Legal Beans.


Indeed. Can never have too much BBQ IMO :)

Posted on: 2015/3/9 9:52
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Re: What's going there?
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fraulein wrote:
No, Brunswick School is taking over part of the Catholic school on Brunswick closer to 7-8th. It's just a promo banner.


Oh, good. I have no use for another daycare. I am hoping for a BBQ restaurant.

Posted on: 2015/3/8 23:33
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Re: What's going there?
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jcman420 wrote:
That old abandoned gas station/ auto garage on Newark Ave. at Fifth St. (across the street from the White Eagle Hall) has been demolished and looks to be undergoing an environmental remediation. Anyone know the plans for this property?


There's a banner that says "The Brunswick School" Infant thru kindergarten so I'm guessing some kinda daycare type thing?

Posted on: 2015/3/8 8:03
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Re: Jersey City woman among 100 finalists for mission to colonize Mars: report
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You presume that "Martians" have binary gender.

Posted on: 2015/2/22 19:06
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Re: Plumber?
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Wanted to leave another positive review for Byron/Hutch Mechanical and since he doesn't seem to be on Yelp or Angie's List - it's gonna go right here.

I called Byron up Tuesday morning about a mystery leak in my kitchen at 7:45am and he called me back at 7:49am. Points right there. He arrived when he said he would arrive and fixed the leak the following day (when he could bring all the right tools and his helper). Turns out it was a relatively small job and didn't cost an arm and a leg. Husband and I were both impressed at what a nice guy he is and he seemed very honest and didn't upsell the job. Will definitely be calling him again in the future should anything come up.

Funny world we live in when just being nice and doing an honest job is what makes a person stand out like a bright and shining star!

Posted on: 2015/2/5 19:19
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Re: LoLo loved ones love organics-- what is this place?
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I pass by this location frequently - they have not officially opened yet, to my knowledge. The "LOLO" window sign is new, only about a week old.

Posted on: 2015/2/2 19:24
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Re: BROA Cafe on Grove St
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This place looks like it is legit open now - anyonr have an idea of wht the menu is like?

Posted on: 2015/1/5 3:01
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Re: Lost Guitar?
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Hamparkvet wrote:
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fat-ass-bike wrote:
What about taking it to the cops - If not claimed within a specific time, the item becomes legally yours


It's already mine legally. Besides, if it was just garbage why risk having a cop pilfer it away?


So if I drive off in an unlocked car parked on the street, it's mine? Legally?

Posted on: 2014/11/14 18:12
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Re: House cleaners - To tip or not to tip
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As a general rule, any service provider that has keys to my home and access to all my stuff gets tipped VERY well. Plus the holiday bonus.

I tip my two housekeepers (who are not a part of a cleaning service and come monthly) 25%, but I think they are very reasonable in what they charge.

Posted on: 2014/10/23 20:24
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Re: Old building on Newark may fall. Street Closed
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Why are there so many vacant appearing buildings on Newark Ave? The upper floors of 139 Newark Ave - to the left of the vacant lot - have been vacant for years despite looking relatively new.

Posted on: 2014/10/15 12:55
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Re: Downtown Jersey City businesses take on local farmers market
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I would just like to see the Farmers Market on Monday and Thursday in Grove St Plaza be more of an actual "FARMERS" Market - local farmers selling the products they grow or raise themselves. I used to go to the Union Square Market regularly so imagine my surprise when I moved to JC and discovered I could get a frozen veal parm there.

I thought the whole purpose of Farmers Markets was to allow residents in urban areas increased access to fresh, locally grown produce?

The food trucks and other prepared food vendors can sell their wares on festival days - Groove on Grove, JC Project, 6th Borough market and the like. Actually, the food trucks can go ahead and sell any day they like - since they already do.

The only problem with that idea is that I'd have to go to Kearny to get Stella's empanadas, but I'd be willing to make that sacrifice if it meant we could get a butcher or fresh fish to DTJC.

Posted on: 2014/10/10 16:13
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Re: Taqueria on Grove & Bay Street
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I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time.

-Mitch Hedberg

Posted on: 2014/10/6 12:05
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Re: What's going there?
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FWIW - Satis, Turtle Club, Barcade, Two Boots, Porta, Word - all successful businesses, decided to open up additional locations on that block with the 3-4 dollar stores on it.

Second, I kinda love that I can go get lucky bamboo, Chinese slippers, cheap notebooks and wrapping paper all in one place on my block without having to get into my car and schlep to the mall.

If I wanted to go to the mall, I'd move to Millburn/Short Hills with the rest of the Joneses. So, yeah, having CH Martin and Super Discount within walking distance of my home did make a difference in my decision to buy my home here instead of the 'burbs.

And before you get too upset about the mere presence of these discount businesses, rest assured that these places will get pushed out by the ever rising rents. I will unfortunately have to find somewhere else to get my Chinese slippers. But I sure as hell hope those places get replaced by something more along the lines of E. Tittlemouse or Pig & Pepper than freakin' Old Navy.

Posted on: 2014/9/30 22:54

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Re: What's going there?
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Quote:

diamat wrote:
What about the sizable lot next to Choc-o-Pain on Jersey Ave?
They're pile-driving, anyone know what for? (Aside from the Whole Foods/Trader Joe's...)


Developer is Urban Square Properties. http://www.urbansquareproperties.com/#!copy-of-532-jersey-ave/camz

"Ideally located in the heart of downtown Jersey City. This new property is destined to be the perfect place to live. Offering ground floor retail space, (~11,000 sq. ft.), as well as 76 rental apartments in a variety of layouts from studios, with and without lofts, to one and two bedrooms. Underground parking is also available."

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I find the rendering pretty hilarious because it hardly shows the new building at all, mostly the century old rowhouses that already exist there.

Posted on: 2014/9/28 13:20
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Re: What's going there?
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CdeCoincy wrote:
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craigslistdiva wrote:
Does anyone know what is going on at the vacant lot next to the new Pediatric Dentistry and the new Porta Pizza place (I think) location on Newark Ave? It's been excavated for a while now but there doesn't seem to be anything moving in.



I was told it was going to be a women's health center run by JCMC, but that sounded far-fetched to me


DelForno put up a HUGE yellow banner that I noticed this morning (sorry, no pic). Apartments with ground floor retail.

But speaking of the pediatric dentistry place at 139 Newark Ave - anyone have any idea why it hasn't opened? I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that the building looks kinda cockeyed when you look at it from Christopher Columbus.

Posted on: 2014/9/2 17:34
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Re: What's going there?
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jcman420 wrote:
What's being built in the empty space on Jersey Ave between Choc-o-Pain and the soon-to-be Koro Koro Rice balls? Looks like heavy construction is underway there.


76 unit apartment building with ground-floor retail.

http://www.urbansquareproperties.com/#!copy-of-532-jersey-ave/camz

Posted on: 2014/7/23 1:20
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