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Re: Possible Nor'Easter for us late Sunday through Monday
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Yes there is going to be some rain and wind and Sunday. There will not be 100 knot wind gusts. This is NOTHING like Sandy, there will be no major storm surge, nothing even approaching a flood on the Hudson.

It would be better if one wants to "sound the alarm" abount potential bad weather to refer people to a reliable forecast like the National Weather Service -- http://www.weather.gov/

For those concerned about flooding take a look at Stevens Flood Advisory System, you can sign up for email alerts -- http://hudson.dl.stevens-tech.edu/sfas/


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The latest Euro model run shows two powerful low pressure systems coming up the coast. One of which is a tropical system currently in the Gulf of Mexico. The Euro shows a low going right over top of us with the tropical system feeding it lots of moisture.

Hurricane gusts for Long Island 100 knot wind gust for New England. 3 to 4 inches of rain for us with high winds and up to 8 inches of rain in northern NJ through the Catskills.

The other models right now are showing a more easterly track... still some nasty weather but not as bad as the Euro.

So far, no mention of a Sandy level storm surge in the forecasts.

Posted on: 10/26 20:41
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Re: Should We Switch Time Zones?
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That's just a nonsense proposal especially if they expect NY to move to Atlantic time.


How about we just use some common sense and kill daylight savings.




Posted on: 10/26 9:12
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Re: Loud rumbling noise Hamilton Park
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It was the Kosciuszko Bridge being demolished



http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/10/0 ... or-controlled-demolition/



Posted on: 10/1 8:16
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Re: 14th St closed for now due to fire
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Road is open

Posted on: 9/30 9:24
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14th St closed for now due to fire
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There's a fire underneath 14th st, near Coles St. It's under control now.

They've closed 14th St (Holland Tunnel exit rd) leading up to the covered roadway (139) and Turnpike/78, sounds like the beams supporting the ramp might have been comprimised.


Posted on: 9/29 19:34
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Re: Hurricane Irma possible: Next Tuesday thru Thursday
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The NHC has downgraded to Cat 3 with 120 mph winds. There's an extreme wind warning in effect for Naples/Marco Island area for winds over 115mph. Just because you don't seem them on the wind observation, which are generally listed for every 4-6 minutes, not continous, doesn't mean they're not happening.

These are not tropical storm force winds. There will be some bad surge on the backend of the hurricane



Extreme Wind Warning
Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Miami FL
235 PM EDT SUN SEP 10 2017

FLC021-101930-
/O.CON.KMFL.EW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170910T1930Z/
Collier FL-
235 PM EDT SUN SEP 10 2017

...AN EXTREME WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 PM EDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN COLLIER COUNTY...

At 235 PM EDT, National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
extreme winds above 115 mph, associated with the eyewall of
Hurricane Irma, were moving onshore over Marco Island, Goodland,
Everglades City, and Chokoloskee, moving north at 15 mph. This is
an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation!

Locations impacted include...
Naples, Marco Island, Chokoloskee, Golden Gate Estates and Everglades
City.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! Treat these imminent extreme winds as if a tornado
was approaching and move immediately to the safe room in your
shelter. Take action now to protect your life!

The safest place to be during a major landfalling hurricane is in a
reinforced interior room away from windows. Get under a table or
other piece of sturdy furniture. Use mattresses, blankets or pillows
to cover your head and body. Remain in place through the passage of
these life-threatening conditions.

LAT...LON 2633 8184 2633 8182 2632 8182 2632 8140
2577 8127 2573 8134 2575 8141 2579 8144
2577 8153 2581 8161 2577 8167 2581 8175
2599 8184
TIME...MOT...LOC 1832Z 167DEG 11KT 2595 8170

$$

RAG/KScharf



Posted on: 9/10 15:16
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Re: Hurricane Irma possible: Next Tuesday thru Thursday
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Oh goodness, this is a Category 4 storm. Max substained winds are 130 mph, just because you see lower wind speeds on the internet doesn't mean that storm is falling apart.

Instead of armchiar/browser speculation go read the latest advisory from the NHC - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPA1+shtml/101448.shtml

I'm going to trust the experts who do this for living, many of whom are in the path of this storm. There is a forecasted surge of 10 to 15 feet from Cape Sable to Captiva Island. Irma is strong enough to suck/blow the water out of bays on the west coast, that water is coming back with a bunch more when the wind starts to come out of the west and the pressure increases.

There's plenty of hyping going on with the media coverage but make no mistake, this is NOT a "super hyped storm"

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I just checked additional weather stations.. basically strong tropical storm / Cat - 1 sustained winds.

I am wondering if this is another Irene... super-hyped storm that suddenly falls apart as it approaches shore... turning into a major rain event rather than wind / storm surge.

Posted on: 9/10 12:23
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Re: Hurricane Irma possible: Next Tuesday thru Thursday
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not unexpected, water in the Bahamas is very shallow, strong winds from Irma blowing it away. It'll be back soon

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ca ... s/?utm_term=.47584bd0548e

Posted on: 9/9 18:35
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Re: Grove Street Path - Evacuated by Police with Guns Drawn
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driverjase wrote:
Update: Found this on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/guriel/status/870684573729824768

Seems to have all been triggered by a fight on a train. Seems a bit excessive on the force front.


Not at all surprising with the militarization of the police over the past 40 years

https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/1 ... om_community_policing.asp




Posted on: 6/2 18:51
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Re: Here comes another one... Hurricane Matthew
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The Euro model has the storm going far enough out that it will only impact eastern Long Island with any significance.

It is way too early to predict its path with any certainty.

Let's give the fear-mongering a rest for a few days, shall we?


MDM -- what are the odds and what is the time frame we are looking at -- I like having advance notice.

No one can give you accurate numbers. Seriously. It's too early.

Just watch the news in a few days.


Oh goodness, here we go with this again.

I agree, any discussion about where this thing may make landfall or brush the NE coast is ridiculous hype and just wrong. I don't give a crap who's forecasting it even if they guessed right on Sandy 10 days out (how many have they got wrong, funny how people forget those.)

Start paying attention on Monday and enjoy your weekend.



Posted on: 2016/9/29 21:17
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Re: Brakes on Car
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You might need to change your brakes that early if a majority of your driving is city stop and go driving. Not very likely if it's mostly highway miles.

I'd recommend you do a search on your model/year and brakes to see what comes up. And get a second opinion.



Posted on: 2015/11/23 11:27
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Re: Car inspection
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Go to http://pweb.nj-cleanair.com/waitqueue/pages/facility/home.jsf

and click on the inspection station you want to see

On this Monday morning it's wide open

Posted on: 2015/11/16 9:07
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Re: Kitchen Cousins File for Bankruptcy
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Posted on: 2015/9/3 19:05
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Re: Historical Preservation Society
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Historic rules generally only apply to what can be seen from the street/sidewalk. So, yes, you can pretty much do what you want in the back.

This is why you need to get someone who is experienced dealing with JC Historic and knows the rules.

As for vinyl windows, there are many vinyl windows that are good. They are considerably less expensive, require less maintenance (no painting.)


SRhia wrote:
Wait - are you saying I *can* install vinyl windows on non-street facing windows? So, in other words: street facing windows must be compliant, but for non-street facing wondows - all bets are off???

Given the vinyl windows are so much cheaper, are they any less "good"?

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I recently replaced my windows with the historically appropriate ones.
It was actually really easy once you succumb to spending the money. I went with Pella and they did everything. Told me the correct windows, filed the paperwork with Dan, installed them and even repaired the rotted frames.
At first I was really upset about it, they were SO much more expensive than the vinyl ones I used on the non street facing windows, but now that's it done they look SO nice. The quality really is so much nicer.

If you live in a condo just make sure your association is aware that EVERYONE must replace their windows with the same thing.

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Posted on: 2015/7/23 11:49
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Re: Historical Preservation Society
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Based on my experience you should get the person doing your windows to file the permit and work with historic, not you. If your contractor has not worked with Dan and/or Historic you might want to consider hiring someone who has, it will likely make your life easier and potentially save you some time and money.

Everyone I know that dealt with Dan and Historic got jerked around, told they had to do ridiculous things like they can ONLY put in Marvin windows, etc.

When I did my renovations my contractor dealt with Dan.

Posted on: 2015/7/21 17:46

Edited by boomer on 2015/7/21 18:16:46
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Re: Reasons NOT to love Jersey City: A good read with your coffee. :)
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user1111 wrote:
Kim Gorode


1. No one will visit you

bla bla bla

Check our reasons to love JC


This is a list of reasons why Jersey City is not Manhattan/Brooklyn

and it's old

where's the link?


Posted on: 2015/6/14 12:05
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Re: Australians investors buying up Jersey City housing
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MattSchapiro wrote:
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by getz011 on 2015/4/15 0:00:12
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I stand by my comments. I believe that Dixon should be held to a consistently high level of responsibility and accountability wherever it invests, not just within a couple of blocks of the PATH. I would expect the same of Americans investing in Australia.


I sympathize with the inclination toward higher or lower expectations for a property owner depending on the perception of their wealth. But ownership standards are not determined by the bankroll of the owner.

Standards are the same for homeowners regardless of their economic status and it should be that way. Otherwise they would be impossible to enforce.

If neighbors accepted the conditions of a property prior to the acquisition by new owners, it seems a bit capricious to attack the new ownership for the same previously accepted conditions. Had they created the conditions about which there are now complaints, that would be a different story. But that's not what is being said here.

There is a place for how we as neighbors act based on who owns a property. For example, if a large corporation was not shoveling its sidewalks, I might be inclined to report them. If the senior citizen next door was not shoveling her sidewalks, I would just shovel it for her.

At the same time, if any homeowner is causing a nuisance or is in violation of the law or housing codes, neighbors should feel free to address the owner directly and if unsatisfied, report them to the appropriate authorities.



Matt, I could not have said it better myself


Posted on: 2015/4/15 9:04
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Re: Gay Men, Moms Sue Jersey City Jewish Gay Conversion Therapists
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corybraiterman wrote:
hey boomer, next time, simply writing "sarcasm off" doesn't seem to work. i suggest choosing from some of these lovely choices here on google image search

https://www.google.com/search?q=sarcas ... QTp1oHoAw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg

(ps, i got your sarcasm even without the hint. when one says things as outlandish as that and even includes a bunch of exclamation points, sane and intelligent people understand what you're doing)


Oh Corey, I know auto correct is rough stuff but you if you read your post before you press submit it might prevent you from saying something you didn't intend, trust me, it'll pay dividends.

And thanks for the suggestions, the sarcasm tag is necessary, the great Scott Adams said, "You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public."

33% of Americans say the Bible/Holy Scripture should be taken literally, word for word (Pew Research - http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/2 ... lution-and-social-issues/)

I'll close with the immortal words of Homer Jay Simpson "D'uh!" Oh shoot, I meant "D'oh", damn auto correct.


Posted on: 2015/4/13 9:42
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Re: Gay Men, Moms Sue Jersey City Jewish Gay Conversion Therapists
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In the Bible it states -
If a man commits adultery with another man's wife--with the wife of his neighbor--both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.
- Leviticus 20:10

My friend had an affair with my wife, the government is forcing me to deny my religion but not allowing me to round up a posse to kill both of them. This passage can't be more clear. And it is against the law for me to kill them. I am a person of faith and I feel like a fraud being forced to call Jesus a lair. Maybe I should just sue the adulteress and adulterer to death as someone intelligently said here.

And 1984 HAS arrived.

The first amendment of the constitution guarantees me freedom of religion and I am being denied!!!!





"/sarcasm off>


Posted on: 2015/4/12 23:04

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Re: Hamilton Park Tree Removal
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Why does the tree company get to use Hamilton Park as their storage lot? Does HPNA get a discount?

Lovely to have an 18-wheeler, front end loader and crane truck sitting in the middle of the park Christmas week.

Hopefully they're not dripping oil and hydraulic fluid.

Posted on: 2014/12/26 9:30
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Re: See a rocket fly over NYC this evening (10/27/14)
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cnn.com

Posted on: 2014/10/28 21:35
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Re: Speed bump between 8th and 9th on Erie.
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Quote:

CandiceOsborne wrote:
Hi all -

As it relates to the speed humps that have gone in, I have gotten many complaints about how high they are and questioning if they are in accordance with best practices. I reported those findings to the administration and they have told me the issues will be resolved.

Best,
Candice


That's good to know but would like to hear more than "the issues will be resolved."

It's 2 simple questions:
1) what is going to be done
2) when will it be done (in the next week, month, year?)




Posted on: 2014/9/15 15:33
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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dmellonworth wrote:
http://hudsoncountyview.com/fulop-adm ... -sixth-street-embankment/

Somebody please tell me this isn't true.


Let's use a little common sense here, do you really think that Fulop is going to build a 6 block long freight line?


Posted on: 2014/9/5 18:03
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Re: PAPD cadets jogging downtown
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SteveWilson29 wrote:
I would like the retard that attacked me for calling PAPD cadets "turds" or "little shits" or whatever I said to apologize.

New Port Authority Police Go on Drunken Rampage After Graduation

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140 ... -after-graduation-sources


shocked I tell you, SHOCKED!

Posted on: 2014/9/3 17:24
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Re: Jersey City considers turning Newark Avenue into pedestrian plaza
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The direction of Bay Street between Erie and Newark was changed so it's now 1-way going east, I am guessing this was done today to prepare for the closure of Newark Ave tomorrow. They put up new Do Not Enter signs at Erie St. I watched for about 5 minutes and saw several cars go through the wrong way, people were trying to get drivers to notice the new signs.

Be careful.

Posted on: 2014/8/18 16:30
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Re: Comments regarding Chris Christe at the WHCD
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And Christie parties till 3AM with the host.

If only Obama had reached across the aisle and not been so thin skinned for the last 5 1/2 years we'd be in a much better place right now.

http://pagesix.com/2014/05/05/mchale- ... 3374.252943093.1382912305



bwahahahahahahaha

whatever you're smoking you got to give me some




Posted on: 2014/5/5 11:41
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Comments regarding Chris Christe at the WHCD
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Posted on: 2014/5/5 11:17
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Re: Newark airport to undergo major runway rehab project
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Newark Airport has shut down 1 of the 2 long runways, that run north-south, for 60 days for modifications and repairs. To deal with the reduced capacity while the runway is closed they are going to be using their 1 east-west runway more than usual. The approaches for this airport can bring planes over western Jersey City. The flight paths for this runway is not changing, they will be used more over the next 2 months because 1 of the other runways is closed.

As always you can make noise complaints here - http://www.planenoise.com/panynj/daPRAbr9/qs114wbt.php

Posted on: 2014/4/1 9:42
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Re: Helicopters over the Hudson
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Vigilante wrote:
It seems that over the last year the helicopter traffic has stepped up considerably flying west from NYC. It appears that Route 1-9/78 is the new route for choppers headed to Newark. Many of the choppers are barely 600-1,000 feet in altitude. Though annoying I really don't notice the choppers until there are news choppers hovering above the neighborhood.


There's a heliport in Kearny that opened in 2010, it's on the Passaic River just south of the Pulaski Skyway. They use the route over the Pulaski to fly to/from NYC, they have to fly below 1000 feet in this air corridor. People should be worried about the helicopters flying to and from the heliport since they have to fly so low.

There's a lot of chopers based there, they also provide fuel and maintenance. They have their own facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/KearnyHeliport

Jersey City tried to keep it from opening
http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/fu ... iport-?instance=more_page

Posted on: 2014/3/20 10:23
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Re: Christie Administration seeks to block Tesla Motors sales
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iabide wrote:
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...a billionaire South African...


He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2002. That makes him just as American as anyone else.


I don't know any Americans who were born South African, changed to an Canadian citizen, then became a naturalized American-sounds like he's a bit of an opportunist, no? :)


Monroe -

Using parlance you're familiar with, Elon Musk is a jobs creator. There are ~6000 employees at Telsa and ~3800 employees at Space X. Most of these jobs are in the US. Both companies manufacture and do R&D here.

I'll take a few more "opportunists" like that.

Posted on: 2014/3/18 11:31
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