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Re: Jersey City getting fourth ferry terminal
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Took the Harborside ferry to WFC for the first time this morning. Arrived at the dock at 8.40am and just missed one departing; it returned at 8.49. They are cross-honoring Paulus Hook tickets.

Only 6 passengers boarded. It was a stunning morning for it. Sat up on the deck in the sunshine listening to music with no one around me. It was sheer bliss compared to the PATH every-man-for-himself hellscape at Grove Street. Arrived at work in a good mood for the first time in a long time.

Although not cheap (10 tickets that can be used anytime on weekdays for $56.50) I think its manageable if combined with talking the PATH home. The evening commute back from WTC is far less unpleasant than the AM free-for-all.

Probably less of an option during the winter snows and rain, but as of right now, I think I am sold.

Posted on: 10/3 10:55
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Re: Anyone know of a peditrician who is anti-vaccine or vaccine neutral in JC?
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Quote:

lipzilla wrote:
Hello,

The more I research and learn about vaccines, the more I am disturbed by the whole process.

I would like to find a doctor for my baby who understands my concerns and does not push/pressure us to get them for our baby.

Any leads would be appreciated.

Thanks.



Would you care to share some of the research where you've been learning about vaccination? I think it would be helpful for us all to get a sense of what you've been reading.

The more I research and learn about reading, the more I am disturbed by the whole process.

I would like to find a school for my baby who understands my concerns and does not push/pressure us to force literacy on our baby.

Any leads would be appreciated.

Posted on: 4/18 9:01
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Re: Woman dies falling off escalator inside famed World Trade Center Oculus while reaching to grab hat
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Seems they met their $20k target on gofundme - because now they're asking for $30k...

https://www.gofundme.com/in-loving-memory-of-jenny-santos

Posted on: 2/14 17:24
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Re: Gentrification spreads west to Newark
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Quote:

Dolomiti wrote:

Real estate price high? In the NYC metro area? What fresh hell is this?!? .


Ha! I walked into that one!

Completely take your point. What struck me listening to this is that DTJC, JSQ, Harrison, Fort Lee, Hoboken and Union City are all competing to attract NYC refugees to move to their cities. On the other side of the water, Bushwick, Flatbush, Bed-Stuy are all trying the same thing.

There is a finite number of folks that aren't rich enough to pay high Manhattan or bougie Brooklyn rents (let's call it $3,400 a month+) but making sufficient income to think that $2,300 is a fair price to pay to live in a high rise studio in DTJC, or $2,000 to live in a big loft in Newark.

If all these neighborhoods and municipalities are clamoring for the same economic cohort and collectively bringing 5,000+ units to market every year, just makes me wonder whether rental supply at these price points is going to eclipse renter demand at the coming years.

I've no dog in the fight either way, but when even humble Newark is trying to get in on the action, just makes me think that the situation may be heading for something of a tipping point.

Posted on: 2/6 16:21
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Gentrification spreads west to Newark
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A gentrification story on WNYC today caught my attention - about Baraka's plans to revitalize the Ironbound with a new Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble and a high-line inspired park.

Aside from being the paint-by-numbers report on how new investment brings in more affluent residents at the cost of pushing out poorer existing residents that we've all read a hundred times before, the piece does not mention the changes and new construction taking place further down the PATH toward Manhattan.

I think it is nuts that a building like The Morgan on Marin Blvd is asking up to $2,500 for a studio apartment, but when I hear a loft in downtown Newark is asking $2,000, suddenly its not DTJC that seems so absurd, but the entire rental situation throughout the NYC metro area...

Posted on: 2/6 14:45
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Re: JC After-School Closings Due to Today's Storm
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Tonight's garbage collection has been cancelled due to high winds: https://twitter.com/JC_Gov/status/823551191699390465

Potentially three inches of rain coming tonight - stay dry folks.

Posted on: 1/23 11:45
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Re: Anti-gentrification activist
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I think our "activist" is back on the anti-gentrification warpath.

Today Curbed featured a bland profile of (mostly downtown) JC's best-kept secrets offered up by a Barcade employee who has lived in town for three years.

It's much the same as several other puff pieces in recent years selling the merits of DTJC to the Curbed readership on the other side of the river - certainly nothing offensive in her observations.

Nonetheless, scroll on down to the comment section and take a read of the screed written by "RealJCNative1". Reads like the shrill ranting of the "JC Take it Back" girl that started this thread a few years back. And of course, she's still furious about the "colonizers" taking over her town.

Yawn.

Posted on: 1/12 21:39
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Re: Seth Boyden Housing Project Complex to Become PATH Station Village
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JerseyCityNj wrote:
I wonder if this moving forward means the Westside Ave Path stop might become a reality one day also.


I doubt it. The current plan is not to build an additional station in South Newark, but to just extend PATH service to EWR Amtrak/NJT Station and insist that local people will use it.

The wording appears to be intentionally vague, but pages 31 and 38 of the below report make it clear that the folks living in the area around Seth Boyden Projects and Frelinghuysen Ave would be able to walk to the new PATH service extended to the preexisting station rather than having a new station built for them.

Also, given that only 3,500 people live along the stretch of Frelinghuysen Ave on the east side of Weequahic Park, most of whom are in public housing and living below the poverty line, I can't see the PA lifting a finger to help them.

As DanL said, this is just a sop statement to give the extension to EWR a veneer of civic responsibility by spuriously contending that it will help regenerate this community, when in fact this entire project is for the benefit of tourists to NYC.

http://www.newarkha.org/cni/CNIDOCS/C ... -_Narrative_Only_04-09-14[1].pdf

Posted on: 1/6 10:22
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Re: Panhandler Robs Man of $3000 - Jersey Ave toward Hoboken
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I'm sure the denizens of Soho West will not be seeing any of these type of shenanigans on the next promo video for JC's hottest up'n'coming nabe.

Here's a film that might give them a better intro to life living in The Taint...

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Posted on: 12/15 13:09
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Re: No Water in Hamilton Park
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Anyone encountering low water pressure in Hamilton Park? Been weak for the past six hours or so...

Posted on: 12/12 21:42
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Re: Blue Lotus
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Quote:

tern wrote:
Blue Lotus 'Closed for Renovations', another restaurant bites the dust in that spot.

The food was great, best Indian I have had in Jersey City, but prices were high.

Robin.


Blue Lotus was some of the WORST Indian food I have ever had. Ordered twice from there, first time a Chicken Tikka Massala and the second time a Chicken Bhuna. On both occasions the meal was just lumps of chicken in a watery mildly spiced sauce - there weren't even onions or tomatoes in there. They managed to burn the naan the second time, but they still included it in the order and sent it to the customer rather than baking up (read: microwaving) a fresh one. There was no third time.

No tears when an appalling restaurant that provides its customers with a terrible service withers a dies a deserved death. Nothing wrong with that location - just a shitty product.


Posted on: 2016/11/26 7:58
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Re: Window Repairman/Glazier
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Quote:

Dinger wrote:
Crazeee expensive. Raymond Glass has never charged me more than $40 for IGU units on my rental.


We have a winner! Raymond Glass will charge $75 if you bring it to them. Drop it off before lunchtime and they can have it back to you repaired in about 2hrs.

$195-$225 if they have to come to you.

Thanks for all your help guys. Will let you know how I get on with them when I take the window down there on Wednesday morning.

Posted on: 2016/11/21 14:45
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Re: Window Repairman/Glazier
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Quote:

greenville wrote:
I recommend Galaxy Windows & General Construction LLC, I paid $300 to have the entire window replaced, was fast and easy. I can't believe they are charging you more than $200 to just repair the window!

http://www.yellowpages.com/jersey-cit ... c-496479597?lid=496479597


Just called Galaxy - they wanted $275.

Posted on: 2016/11/21 14:34
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Re: Window Repairman/Glazier
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Thanks Brewster.

Just called Glass Doctors of Staten Island. They're quoting me $270 to come to me and carry out the repair. I know you do a lot of home repairs with your rental building(s) - does $270 sound about the market rate to you?

Posted on: 2016/11/21 12:32
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Window Repairman/Glazier
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One of our windows is cracked right across the pane from one side to the other. Need to get it repaired - anyone have any decent local recommendations?

Also, what is the protocol with a single pane of glass that needs to be replaced? This is a standard double-glazed window that can be popped out of the window frame for cleaning. Should I bring the window to the glazier's shop to have it repaired, or does he come to you?

Would seem easier to just bring it to him and have it repaired/replaced there and then in his shop.

Thanks in advance!

Posted on: 2016/11/21 12:17
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One solitary voting booth at Cordero School polling station
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My wife got up at 6am to vote this morning. She wandered across the street to the Cordero school polling station to find 18 people in line to vote at 6.25am.

When she reached the front of the line she discovered why: there is one single voting booth. Not a gym full of lines of voting booths, but a solitary stall situated in a hallway.

That one booth is supposed to allow how many people to vote?

WTF Jersey City?

Posted on: 2016/11/8 8:20
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Re: Where can we watch election results Tuesday night
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The Churchill on 28th and Park Ave always shows the UK elections and more recently the Brexit referendum with sound across both floors of the pub. They always pull in a big crowd. I'm sure they'll be doing the same for Trumpageddon 2016.

Did you check in with White Star on Monmouth Streeet? They are usually pretry obliging when you ask them to put on a game with sound.

Posted on: 2016/11/6 8:56
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Re: Hillary Clinton Fundraiser in JC with Chelsea Clinton - Anyone Go?
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Quote:

manu wrote:
Quote:

EasyGibson wrote:
I live next door to Talde. It happened. They had cops posted up every 20 feet or so.

None of you heard about it because none of you pathetic peons are worth even a fraction of what they were looking to get in donations. You'd be taking up space that could be potentially occupied by another Goldman higher up.

Somehow, my invitation was also lost in the mail.


Ticket price for the event started at $45. I don't think you have to be a Goldman higher up to afford it...


The "tickets start at $45" canard - while technically true - remains a canard. A half dozen tickets were probably offered at that price - I don't know the exact number. But I do know that the next tier jumped up to $500 apiece. That's longstanding practice at Hillary fundraisers: token entry beginning at $45, then an abrupt jump to $500.

That tells you everything you need to know about how committed the campaign is to having us peons stop by.

Apologies for the interruption - I'll let you folks get back to telling each other how misguided and deluded you are for your political beliefs.


Posted on: 2016/10/17 22:32
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Re: Green Party of the US - 2016 Presidential Candidate
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Greens are pistachios: nuts through and through.

Stein would have to win something like 6-7% of the Democratic vote to hand NJ to Trump. Don't think we have much to worry about.

Posted on: 2016/10/7 15:00
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Re: Roof Leak - advice needed
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SRhia - you have to cut into the ceiling to properly diagnose the problem. We had similar issue in our apartment - top floor of 4th floor walk up, directly exposed to the roof.

Bought it three years ago, were warned that there had been leaks "years ago" but were assured they had been fixed. That was BS. Two years of minor leaks - but only during sustained very heavy prolonged rain (in excess of two hours) - we got a roofer out he sprayed the roof with a hose for an hour to find a hole, but no joy.

This summer after another leak in the same place, we get a roofer in and tell him to cut into our ceiling to find out what is going on in their. He cuts it open to discover that there is a clearly visible hole (visible from the inside with the light coming through, invisible from the outside on the roof).

Even worse, we discover that in a previous "repair" someone had placed a foil Thanksgiving turkey tray up there to collect water. Rather than patching the hole, they just stuck a turkey tray up there to collect water coming in. That was why in normal rain - or even heavy rain of less than 2hrs - no leak, because the tray caught it. More than 2 hours and the tray overflowed and spilled onto the plaster and came through the ceiling.

The only way to fix your problem is to cut into the ceiling, find out exactly what is going on in there and get a professional patch/repair conducted. Best to wait for a recent leak to ensure there will be damp to follow to the source. Just be sure that your guy will replaster your ceiling afterward. We have heard some horror stories!

Posted on: 2016/10/2 18:47
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Re: Economic violence in JC ?
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Quote:

RichMauro wrote:
I'd define economic violence as a disregard for others in the name of profit for oneself.

A for instance:

Realtors constantly knocking on people's homes pestering them to sell which could lead to the ousting of long term tenants.


When did renters get the power to decide how much rent their landlord is able to charge them? If I own a building and I rent out units to tenants, it's my prerogative to charge them what I wish, within the bounds of what the market will tolerate.

Tenants have been screwed over by landlords going back to Roman times. Tenant farmers get screwed over by the owners of the land they till to this very day. The only way to defend yourself against such "violence" is to become a homeowner.

If you were renting an apartment for pennies downtown for decades and now you're getting forced out because you never bothered to buy a place when you could have picked up a row house for $150,000 in 1990, I have little sympathy.

Gentrification is a zero sum game: homeowners win, renters lose. The only way to protect yourself is to buy your home.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 11:57
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No Water in Hamilton Park
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All of the faucets in our apartment are coming up empty. We've had low water pressure before but never had no water come out AT ALL. Anyone else encountering this problem downtown this morning?

Posted on: 2016/9/29 7:37
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Re: 9th and Coles Tavern closing. Last day party is Friday 9/30
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Always sad to see a local watering hole close, but always found 9C to be a little bit of a strange spot:

- Only one or two small TVs in there, so not really a place to watch a game
- Food was decent bar fare and inexpensive, but nothing amazing. Hamilton Inn food is way better and White Star is also superior
- Drink selection was limited for a beer drinker, Sam Adams and Shock Top was as adventurous as the draft selection got. Anything hoppy like a Dogfish had to come out of a bottle. In their defense, they did pour Guinness in a proper imperial pint, though quality of their pint was inconsistent - some days good some days bad
- The outdoor seating was nice, but there was often one or more people smoking out there, which immediately stops me from wanting to order food. Also, often a loud trashy crowd sitting out there, so we would pass right on by
- Service was always really uneven. Often just one person behind the bar and one person waiting tables, but you'd still be waiting two-three minutes for service even on a quiet day
- Kind of cramped so you couldn't really go there with more than a party of four. The small space also meant you never knew whether you would be having a quiet drink on a weekend afternoon, or whether the place would be packed.

I frequented 9C quite regularly for about six months after moving to HP but I gradually stopped by less and less. Now I can't remember the last time I stopped in there.

Best of luck to the owners. Hope someone else can be tempted to make a go of it. It could be a really cute neighborhood spot in the right hands.

Posted on: 2016/9/27 15:58
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Re: 9/26/2016: Presidential Debate (Hofstra)
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Quote:

neverleft wrote:
Wow in two polls released today it is really close. That’s after Clinton spending 160 million to Trumps 33 million to date on TV ads. The word is Trump is going to spend 140 million from now until Election Day to crush Clinton.

General Election: Bloomberg Clinton 41, Trump 43, Johnson 8, Stein 4 Trump +2

General Election: Quinnipiac Clinton 44, Trump 43, Johnson 8, Stein 2 Clinton +1



Given the violent adverse reactions both candidates provoke in the public at large, I really have a tough time believing that any sizeable portion of the electorate is still to make their mind up. The gulf between Trump and Clinton is so staggeringly vast I just don't believe anyone is looking at one, then at the other and telling pollsters that they just can't decide.

Posted on: 2016/9/26 13:20
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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From the NJ.com story:

The tunnels underwent a $50 million power wash in 2014 to remove the corrosive salt and chemicals from the salt water.

"Salt can never be completely washed away until the damaged infrastructure is replaced," Cassidy said.



I'm no engineer, but why bother to close both downtown tunnels on weekends for the entirety of 2014 in order to just wash off salt as a temporary measure? If the infrastructure was going to have to be permanently replaced, why didn't they just bite the bullet and replace it back then?

This is so damn typical of the PA. Piss $50 million up the wall on a temporary patch that closes the tunnels for a year, only to come back two years later to spend another $400 million to do the real repair work and disrupt the service for another year. This apparent incompetence/indifference is SO infuriating!

If nothing else, these unending weekend PATH closures will likely slow down the tide of NYC refugees washing up in DTJC only to push up those constitutionally-protected cheap rents and steal those God-given on-street parking spots....

Posted on: 2016/9/22 13:56
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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Quote:

dr_nick_riviera wrote:

Why on earth the council sided with and validated that despicable fat slob, who knows. They should know by now her and her parking cabal spout nothing but made up facts and nonsense.


Ha! This had me crying laughing! Thanks for the giggle.

Posted on: 2016/9/22 10:59
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Thanks Bill. Refreshing to get a helpful answer on here.

Now that's out of the way, let's get back to the race-baiting!

Posted on: 2016/9/22 10:51
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Quote:

irish wrote:
The Newark line only runs 8 cars


Well the point still stands - rather than running 8 cars random trains are showing up with only 7 cars as if they were running on the 33rd-JSQ line. What's up with that?

Posted on: 2016/9/21 13:22
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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For the past 4-6 weeks trains on the NWK-WTC line have been randomly showing up during both the morning and evening rush hour missing one or two cars.

The commuters spread themselves along the platform in anticipation of the usual 10-car service only to have an 8 or 9 car train pull in, causing a sudden stampede up the platform to cram themselves into the last car.

This has happened on my commute about a dozen times or so over the last month, with no apparent rhyme or reason to which trains come with a full complement of 10 cars and which come with only 8 or 9. it's very frustrating for those of us who board at the rear of the trains.

Anyone know why this is happening now? I've never encountered this on the WTC line in all the years I've been riding the PATH until this summer.

Posted on: 2016/9/21 10:31
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Re: Buses to Manhattan
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Quote:

dtjcview wrote:
Quote:

Voyeur wrote:
I need to take the 126 NJT Bus from Hamilton Park to PABT tomorrow.

Can anyone tell me how much the bus fare is these days? I know you need exact change. Was $4.25 last time I took it, I think...


http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0126.pdf

$4.50.


Thanks, Chief. Didn't know NJT put the fares on the schedule.

I owe you one.

Posted on: 2016/9/14 23:17
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