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Re: Overnight Parking Enforcement
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Talked to one of the cops that was hanging out when PSEG was digging up the roads around VVP and he said that the cops are responsible for parking enforcement during the over night hours after parking authority shuts down. Obviously since parking isn't their main problem or responsibility they're uneven with their ticketing and will miss a lot of blatant violations.

I've also noticed that there's one guy at the parking authority that will frequently be out between 6-9pm in our neighborhood issuing random tickets. He definitely half-asses it and will only ticket cars that are easily accessible and on the side of the street that he's driving on. He once issued a ticket to my neighbor for parking too close to an intersection but completely ignored the cars on the opposite side of the street.



Posted on: 2015/12/7 19:46
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Re: Property Management
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Anyone have any experience with Denali Property Management? Our 10 unit building is considering switching to them and we were quite impressed with the pitch they made awhile back.

Posted on: 2015/11/3 12:53
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Re: Thirty Acres Restaurant- Jersey Avenue
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30 Acres came up in conversation during one of our recent building meetings and everyone was critical of the switch and couldn't understand the logic behind the decision to only offer the tasting menu. It's a shame to see them go but it's totally their own fault for getting too cute with the concept. Though maybe they intended to move all along and decided to do their own thing for awhile before packing it in- who knows.

Posted on: 2015/10/6 17:45
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Re: Mack-Cali URL three 69 story towers at Harborside
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All the talk about soul and creating a vertical neighborhood is just bullshit marketing by the developer to try and make his smaller units more appealing and to try and differentiate his boring generic apartments from the hundreds of other boring generic apartments springing up throughout the city.

Posted on: 2015/10/5 18:50
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Re: Mack-Cali URL three 69 story towers at Harborside
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I agree. The stepping, though subtle, adds a lot of visual interest to the building - much more than I originally thought. This building is using a similar facade system as the horrible tower on Columbus next to the path station and you can see how big a difference the ins-and-outs make.

Posted on: 2015/10/5 17:35
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Re: Saving the Powerhouse Arts District remaining buildings
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There's not much of a view currently as half the North side units look directly into the back of the Waldo lofts building on 2nd street (this really sucks for whoever bought in that building by the way). That little 50 foot wide cavern they're creating between the buildings on that block is really horrendous. I don't care what the amenities are like or how fancy the appliances are, I couldn't imagine paying 700k to live in a box with no natural light and a direct view into the back end of another building. People complain about the lack of parking and the proliferation of gigantic towers throughout the city but to me, this block is the worst example of planning/zoning gone awry.

Posted on: 2015/9/25 20:30
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Re: All About Downtown Street Fair
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Spoke to the Monty's guys briefly and they said they'd be opening in a month and a half. They said the same thing last year so who knows but kudos to them for their optimism.

Posted on: 2015/9/21 17:29
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Re: Looking for a General Practitioner
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Dr. Pappert at Hudson County Primary Care. Been going to him for years, he's a great guy and I've had nothing but positive experiences.

http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30092497/reviews


Posted on: 2015/9/17 15:41
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Re: New bar: The Archer
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I liked their happy hour, though admittedly I never tried the sushi. Brooklyn lager drafts were two bucks and the appetizers were decent enough for the price. I don't think I ever spent more than 20 bucks there and always enjoyed a quick stop off on Friday nights after work. That being said, I'll be looking forward to the Archer opening. With how busy it's getting around here you can never have too many decent bars etc.

Posted on: 2015/7/24 12:08
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Re: What's going there?
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Anybody know what's going on with the old gray warehouse behind BJs & Shop Rite, 143 2nd Street? Walked past this weekend and noticed they were doing construction and they had the arches opened up along warren street and you could see them working on the interior of the building.

Posted on: 2015/7/6 17:24
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Re: Anti-gentrification activist
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Woke up this morning and saw that someone had spray painted "Go home yuppie scum" across the front of Silverman's new building. Interesting coincidence that this happened the morning after this thread pops up on JC list.

Posted on: 2015/6/13 13:25
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Re: Gargantuan Tower Proposed for Barrow and Christopher Columbus
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Can somebody please post a link or some additional information on what the building will look like? Renderings, elevations, site plan?

Posted on: 2015/6/2 17:33
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Re: Roads torn up near VVP
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PSEG is replacing all the old gas lines in the neighborhood. They're doing the work around VVP as well as low lying areas near Hamilton park and in Hoboken. It's part of their efforts to make the system less susceptible to flooding. When the work is done they will connect all the buildings in the area to the new mains and then repave the streets.

Posted on: 2015/5/21 17:46
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Re: What's going there?
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Nope only 3 units. There are two existing buildings on that corner and my guess is that the new project is a small infill type project. 267 York has vacant lots on either side of the building and both buildings share a single large common parking area in the rear. I'm assuming that either the parking lot or one of the vacant lots will be the location of the new building.


Posted on: 2015/4/14 18:25
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Re: What's going there?
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365-371 York Street. I got a notice in the mail about a 3-unit, 4 story building going up at that location and that the developer is asking for several variances for the project.

I haven't had a chance to stop by the planning office to view the plans in advance of the planning board meeting and was wondering if anybody had any insight as to what's going there?

Posted on: 2015/4/14 17:48
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Re: Any recommendations - Spray foam insulation?
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Icynene is a brand I've specified frequently for projects. You want to make sure you have a good installer which you can find from their list of approved contractors. The installation process is a bit more difficult than with other types of installation and the biggest problem is that it's really messy to install. The area in question has to be really well sealed off from the rest of the house or droplets of expanded foam will get everywhere. The product works great, forms a better insulating barrier and has a much higher R-value per inch than other insulation types. However it is much more expensive. People also claim that chemical off-gassing is a concern but those are generally unsubstantiated rumors.

Posted on: 2015/4/3 20:29
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Re: insulation requirements
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From the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code which governs thermal envelope performance for buildings in NJ. In JC the minimum requirements are as follows.

Walls: R-13
Floors: R-30
Roofs, specifically Attic areas: R-38

Chances are you have batt insulation in your building and the R-Value should be printed directly on it. If not R-38 Batt insulation is approximately 12 inches thick.

Posted on: 2015/4/2 18:08
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Re: fire suppression system or fire sprinkler system
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Building codes governing the installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems are complex and extensive. Hard to say what the exact requirements for your building are without knowing the specifics of the situation. Perhaps you've already done this but I would definitely consult with a fire protection engineer prior to doing any work on the system. In fact any modification or work to the existing sprinkler system will require an engineer's sign off and it would be advisable to bring someone in to properly assess the problem early on. Definitely don't rely solely on the word of a contractor.

Posted on: 2014/11/23 1:06
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Re: Adding a floor to a condo building Downtown
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"Another thought (though do not know the JC legality behind it) i think you will also need to speak and get approval from the houses and apartment buildings to each side front and back of your building. as you will change their views"

Not necessarily. As long as you're putting a legal addition on to the building that is in conformance with the zoning ordinance there's nothing the neighbors can do about it.

Posted on: 2014/11/13 19:55
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Re: Adding a floor to a condo building Downtown
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Definitely hire a good architect. In order for any contractor to pull permits for a job like this, the city will require you to provide signed and sealed drawings from a licensed Architect. The condo board may even require it as well. In addition to providing you with all the required documentation to get the project built, they'll also analyze the zoning and building code issues involved at the very beginning to help you assess whether or not the project is even really feasible.

While a lawyer is critically important for ironing out all the legal issues involved with a project like this, they really aren't versed in the building code issues or interpreting the zoning ordinance into a workable design.

Posted on: 2014/11/13 19:06
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Re: tree slaughter on Erie Street
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Is it PSEG? They came through VVP area in the spring and completely massacred the trees around the park. They cut all the limbs off the lower 3/4 of the tree immediately next to our apartment window on Barrow Street giving it the appearance of a fan shaped paint brush.

Posted on: 2014/10/14 18:46
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Re: Jersey City seeks 20-year tax break for hotel outside Grove Street PATH station
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I guess my question is more along the lines of who owns the land that the PATH station is built on? And if it's owned by the port authority or the city, how are they able to literally float a hotel over the land? Air Rights sale perhaps? Massive kickback more likely.

Posted on: 2014/10/9 20:31
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Re: Jersey City seeks 20-year tax break for hotel outside Grove Street PATH station
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This building is an abomination and I'm praying that the awful design of the building can be attributed to the schematic nature of the rendering. Notice the truss supporting the hotel is bearing directly on top of the existing PATH entrance...not sure how that's gonna work.

I'd be fully supportive of a tax abatement if the hotel developer was making any sort of attempt to enhance the corner or improve access to the path station. Instead, they're doing everything possible to avoid it. It's a colossal missed opportunity and I'd love to know how they got approval to build that floating box over the land that path station is built on.

Posted on: 2014/10/9 20:09
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Re: Historic guideline check
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Historic district overlays are a component of the municipal zoning ordinance and not something that needs to be in your deed in order to be legally enforceable. You might be able to bypass the historic commission review if you were doing a simple repair but the reconstruction of any sort of exterior element that is visible from the public way will trigger a review by the city HPC officer. As annoying as it is, it's definitely worth it to do your due diligence in advance of applying for permits. I would contact the office again to describe the work and to get a sense of what the review process will be for your particular project. They should also be able to explain the review process to you and tell you exactly what sort of materials are required (architectural drawings, sketches, photos etc.). The procedure is actually quite simple but can be confusing and daunting if you've never been through it before.

Posted on: 2014/7/19 16:30
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Re: Height Limit in Historic District?
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Yes, there most definitely are height restrictions and they can be found in the city zoning ordinance.

https://library.municode.com/HTML/1609 ... _ARTVZODEST.html#TOPTITLE

The historic preservation commission has their own set of regulations regarding development within the historic districts but I'm not sure if they have any specific height/bulk regulations.

Posted on: 2014/6/10 23:40
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