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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Sorry, but if parking spaces are in short supply, as you suggest, a $15 a year residential permit does not help. Make the permit $1,500/year and surely demand will not exceed supply.


Punish local car owners while developers are getting zoning variances allowing them to provide less onsite parking, forcing more people to park on the street? That's ass backwards.


Where did I mention granting variances is okay? Of course I did not. You can troll on elsewhere.

The bottom line is parking permits are under priced in Jersey City, even in parts of the city that developers are not granted variances.


Posted on: 2/11 11:51
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Sorry, but if parking spaces are in short supply, as you suggest, a $15 a year residential permit does not help. Make the permit $1,500/year and surely demand will not exceed supply.

Posted on: 2/10 18:12
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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1) Is public parking a problem?

Jersey City - Yes

Red Bank - No (per Monroe)


2) Annual cost of a resident parking permit

Jersey City - $15

Red Bank - $1,000


Posted on: 2/9 7:16
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Car density, yes - permit fees, no. New Brunswick is another good example. If you actually spent time in your car at those locations, like I have, you would immediately agree. Or you can look at their municipal websites to see the chatter about parking issues and challenges.

The original point is JC's very low parking fees are not helpful with respect to parking or having to constantly navigate around double parked cars.


Other than Front or Broad Streets there is no parking issue in Red Bank; like many suburban towns people complain if they have to walk a half block to a store or restaurant. Comparing JC parking to Red Bank parking is absurd.



Uuuuhhh yeah...and why is that? Put your thinking cap on. Like I mentioned before, compare the costs of acquiring a residential permit. If Jersey City charged what Red Bank does, it would not have the parking issues it has today.

Free or nearly free parking isn't really free if you spend a lot of time looking for a space or are sitting in traffic, taboot. That is, if you consciously valie your time, like I do.

Posted on: 2/8 18:23
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Car density, yes - permit fees, no. New Brunswick is another good example. If you actually spent time in your car at those locations, like I have, you would immediately agree. Or you can look at their municipal websites to see the chatter about parking issues and challenges.

The original point is JC's very low parking fees are not helpful with respect to parking or having to constantly navigate around double parked cars.

Posted on: 2/8 8:08
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Definitely not true. Sorry.Take a look.

Posted on: 2/7 19:40
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Parking permits are crazy low in Jersey City compared to other NJ municipalities. Check out Red Bank as an example.

Posted on: 2/7 19:15
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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> The issue is not so much the SUVs themselves but the drivers.

Or perhaps it is just folks ability to critically reason...

Not that I want to be hit by another DRIVER, but if it happens, I prefer that it be from a DRIVER of a vehicle that weighs much less, like a passenger car, than a truck or another form of a truck known as a SUV (vehicle on a truck chassis).

> Newer SUVs are not prone to rollover due to them having a lower center of gravity than trucks had historically. Many SUVs are now just dressed up minivans built on car like platforms.


"Nonetheless, the high clearance of SUVs and trucks makes these vehicles more likely to tip over when hitting an obstruction on the road. NHTSA rollover testing aims to assess each vehicle for its propensity to flip while driving, and the latest vehicles showed some flaws in this department. Here are the 10 SUVs and trucks that presented the highest risk of tipping over on the road."

from 10 Trucks and SUVs With the Highest Risk of Tipping Over
March 3, 2018
https://www.cheatsheet.com/automobiles ... isk-of-tipping-over.html/


Posted on: 2/7 11:14
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Yeah -about the topic of safety...It is not safe for the car that gets hit by the 4 ton truck, err um SUV, that incidentally is more prone to rolling over.

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RichMauro wrote:
I think that the safety of the occupants plays large in vehicle choice.
I always scoffed at SUVs in the past. However, looking at the number of accidents (mostly rear enders) occurring in increasing numbers I picked up a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer for a little over 3k and my wife and I have never been more comfortable or felt more safe amid the chaos on the roads daily.

Posted on: 2/3 0:41
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Freakonomics guy famously investigated and found child safety seats no better than regular seatbelts.


That's incorrect. The University of Chicago Economist aka "Freakonomics guy" research indicates that child safety seat use is more beneficial in minor crashes than without. For major crashes, there was no significant (statistically) benefit over doing without.

In addition to their safety benefit, they provide better ergonomics, comfort, and visibility for the child.


Posted on: 1/31 14:24
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Re: Reason #110 Why not take your car to Jersey City Ford
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This is outrageous. Some options....

Have a conversation with the dealership owner.

File a police report.

Contact the NJ Div of Consumer Affairs

Write to Ford corporate

Small claims court to recover the payment of your "repair" work, if dealership or credit card will not refund

Posted on: 1/31 8:29
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Re: What are you paying your county freeholders?
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Freeholders are elected officials that administer county government much the same city council members do the same for municipal government.

Posted on: 1/23 16:32
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Re: JC Council to Vote on Canceling Two Abatement Deals for Non Compliance
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"At this point, the City has granted ZERO market rate tax abatements (anywhere in the city) for nearly two years! "

Posted on: 1/10 6:32
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Re: Would MTA be a better operator for PATH? And other ideas...
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Well circa 1976, Lazlo Toth aka Father Guido Sarducci aka Don Novello - proposed building a canal across the US-Mexico border. Of course he was joking. I'm not a fan either, not even close, but I'd sign up for that well before President Trump's idea to build a wall.


https://medium.com/a-thing-i-love/a-th ... e-lazlo-toth-70d9481874e4

Posted on: 1/7 16:44
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Re: JC v Hudson County (debt)
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Or one can let someone else do the heavy lifting, and refer to their bond rating...moody's, s&p...jc's rating is good.

Posted on: 2018/11/15 6:23
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Re: JCBOE - who are you voting for and why?
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JPHurst, I'm not sure how you recollect facts about taxes and the fictional/mysterious reserve fund. JCPS has consistently had a 2% local school tax increase, every year, for years. One year, in recent memory, it was more than a 2% increase unbeknownst to then school business administrator that to do so requires a public referendum.

Posted on: 2018/11/2 14:11
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Re: Light rail stop- 9th and Congress
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Brewster's post is spot on correct.

Posted on: 2018/9/12 6:31
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Re: 2018 Property Tax payments: 3rd & 4th Quarter information
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The tax bills were mailed out last Friday.

Posted on: 2018/9/12 6:29
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Re: I've seen pre-construction sales but this is ridiculous! 323 7th St
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No perfect predictor comments are very true. It's greed that gets folks into trouble. Many old timer Wall Streeters live by this pithy maxim, "Bulls make money, bears make money, pigs get slaughtered".

Posted on: 2018/8/20 15:08
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Re: Tax payment
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3rd quarter taxes are normally due by August 10th. However, the county tax board was late certifying the tax rate for all Hudson County municipalities.

Since they are late, then by state law, you have 25 days to pay your 3rd quarter taxes from the date the Jersey City Tax Collector mails out the tax bills.

::: Payment deadline counts as when the tax collector actually receives payment, & NOT the date it was mailed or postmarked ::::

The city website does not indicate when they mailed out the bills. However, it does show the county tax (board) administrator approving the rate on July 25, 2018. I would gather the mailing has already occurred as you can find 8/2018 tax bill amounts at: http://taxes.cityofjerseycity.com

As for escrow and physical bills - the mortgage company get the actual property tax bill. The tax collector sends the bill to them directly. The mortgaged homeowner gets an "advice copy" of the tax bill.

Posted on: 2018/8/17 14:43
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Re: I've seen pre-construction sales but this is ridiculous! 323 7th St
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True, but the thread is about 323 7th St which is downtown.

One should not be purchasing property for a short time horizon without having a stomach for risk. That is real estate investments are generally long investments as it takes time to recoup closing/transaction costs, among other reasons. I'm sure your not-downtown 2004 purchase's market value is well above what you paid.


Posted on: 2018/8/15 14:06
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Re: I've seen pre-construction sales but this is ridiculous! 323 7th St
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I think predicting a "crash" is a bit strong. Even at the last RE bubble, folks in downtown took a big hit, but not nearly as bad as others regionally or nationally, ie not much in the way of foreclosures, and the local market rebounded quite well. As much as folks may lament here, those who are purchasing RE are taking a big risk, but are also being rewarded quite well.

Posted on: 2018/8/15 9:55
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Re: Lottery open for affordable units in Jersey City apartment building
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The way to make housing affordable for all is not to build more 3 or 4 family units, and instead more highrises in a 14 sqr mile area with limited land constrained/surrounded by water. Basic economic/market forces of increasing supply (significantly) , coupled with the right incentives to build highrises, will address the problem.

Posted on: 2018/7/25 11:56
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Re: Public Transportation - Bayonne Pool -> downtown jersey city
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Yes, that is about right. I'd approximate about a mile walk. Bith stops are fine. I'd get off of 22nd st; 8th is fine, too. The southern end of Bayonne is quieter/less congested and quite safe - so it will make for a nice leisurely walk.

Posted on: 2018/7/3 17:57
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Re: Public Transportation - Bayonne Pool -> downtown jersey city
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I've used the light rail in the past walking with kids. They enjoy the light rail. Other than driving, that is the only public transit i've used for such.

Posted on: 2018/7/1 11:48
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Re: JC Council Proposes to Limit Public Speaking at Public Hearings
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FWIW: the Jersey City Board of Education limits public speakers to 5 minutes.

Posted on: 2018/6/25 16:21
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Re: Jersey City Council to introduce $587 million budget with zero tax increase
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Like your comment about the County Clerk (http://www.hudsoncountyclerk.org), you are clearly confused. I doubt that the city clerk stated such as the UFB is codified in law and thre will be one produced for 2018 for all municipalities. see here:
http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/programs/mc_budgets.html

Posted on: 2018/6/14 10:05
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Re: Kearny Mayor says Mayor Fulop Shoved Cop
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Or better yet you could just spend a minute to look it up online and see that Junior is CURRENTLY the County Clerk.

Posted on: 2018/6/14 9:57
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Re: Kearny Mayor says Mayor Fulop Shoved Cop
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The Hudson County Clerk is Junior M, Fulop's Ward E councilman predecessor.

The reporting is by DAVID WILDSTEIN, really?!?

(but not the bridgegate one, i had to check)

Posted on: 2018/6/14 7:03
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Re: Jersey City Council to introduce $587 million budget with zero tax increase
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http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/resources/fiscal_rpts.shtml

It is referred to as a "User Friendly Budget". Jersey City's is likely unavailable as of now because it has not adopted its 2018 budget. When it does and submits its document to the state, you can find it at the above link, look for it in the pull down list- not only for Jersey City, but all other municipalities, including Union City for 2018 and prior years. When I last checked a few weeks ago, many or all of the 2018 UFBs were not yet posted at the state website.

Posted on: 2018/6/11 20:12
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