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Re: Roberto Clemente Field Just Sold?
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Wow... 40 Story Building??? That baseball field will disappear. I am curious where the families that use that field will park.

It get pretty busy over there on weekends. Can't imagine what it will be like if that proposal goes through.


Where do they park now?
i suggest they put parking underground with a park on top of the parking lot.


It would be very expensive but appropriate in this case. Underground parking as a condition of approval.

Posted on: 1/19 14:46
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Re: St Peter's Prep Condos
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he properties consist of a mostly vacant Z-shaped lot on the south side of the street in front of St. Peter’s ballfield (don’t worry dive bar fans, the property does not include the Golden Cicada), plus a parking lot at the north side of the street directly adjacent to Our Lady of Czestochowa.


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The residential portion of the project will help Our Lady of Czestochowa, a Catholic school, pay for an expansion of their academic facility across the street.


Sounds good to me!

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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Jersey City's taxes will definitely be below 2% post-reval, but this has nothing to do with the reval so much as it does the increase in Jersey City's Equalized Valuation.

JC's EV is now $24 billion and will be even higher after the reval is completed.

JC's all-in tax levy is now $448.7 million. That rate will increase too, but not in proportion to the increase in the Equalized Valuation.

$448.7 million / $24 billion = 1.87%.

The tax rate will fall farther once the new EV is computed.





SAG, Thank you! I'm so tried of the complete and utter BS from the fearmongers and the ignorant. I saw a news report the other day saying it's a double edged sword because the reval will hurt people, but will also generate more money for the city.


Well, an ignorant reporter is just that... ignorant.

BUT, the values provided by the state are very different from what you present in your post.

The State of NJ puts the total JC EV at $21,643,490,206 (21.6 B) for 2015, and 25,679,882,705 (25.7 B) for 2016. The effective tax rate (as calculated by the state) is 2.216% for 2015.

Source for the above:
EV 2016: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxat ... df/lptval/2016/Hudson.pdf
EV 2015: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxat ... df/lptval/2015/hudson.pdf
Effective Tax Rate 2015: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/lpt/gtrhud15.pdf

How did you arrive at the total tax levy of $448.7 million? Do you have a source for that figure? Also, are you sure you are not using the valuation from valuation from 2016 and applying the effective tax rate for 2015? I ask because the figures are wildly different than what is on the State of NJ website. Thanks!


I admit I misremembered JC's Equalized Valuation, but that mistake doesn't change my argument that JC's all-in tax rate will be below 2%.

The FY2017 EV is $25,697,067,795. (it's a $4 billion increase from the year before, so I guess I got confused and wrote "$24 billion")

The FY2016 tax levy was $448,717,388. (source is the Property Tax Tables)

If you do the division, the estimated all-in tax rate 1.7%.

Oops. Sorry for the distraction with the wrong EV.


I bet 1.7 percent (or less) is the new tax rate post reval. That fearmonger SOS has been calming 2.5 percent plus budget cuts. Please bookmark this thread to see who's right.

Posted on: 1/12 16:14
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Re: What legally constitutes a bedroom?
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http://www.housedetective.com/2009/11 ... ents-for-a-legal-bedroom/



The House Detective: by Barry Stone, Certified Home Inspector

Dear Barry: I am looking for the legal definition of a bedroom. I bought a house that was listed as a four-bedroom home. Two bedrooms are in the remodeled attic, with short, doorless alcoves for closets. And I’m not sure if these rooms are large enough to qualify as bedrooms. Can you help me to figure this out? Christine

Dear Christine: Here are the basic requirements for a bedroom:
1) A bedroom must be at least 70 square feet in area, with no dimension less than 7 feet.
2) The ceiling must be at least 7 feet high above the finished floor. If the ceiling is sloped, 50% of it can be less than 7 feet, but no part of it should be less than 5 feet.
3) There must be an openable window for light, ventilation, and fire escape. For light, the window size must be at least 8% of the floor area. For ventilation, the openable portion of the window must be at least 4% of the floor area. For fire escape, the window must be at least 5.7 square feet in area. The opening must have a minimum height of 24 inches, a minimum width of 20 inches, and a maximum sill height of 44 inches. (Note: There are additional window requirements for basement bedrooms, but this was discussed in previous articles.)
4) Contrary to popular belief, no closet is required in a bedroom.


Very informative! But like many internet pundits, he fails to cite his source. I don't believe there's a nationally enforced code on this, localities often can vary widely on codes, sometimes they subscribe to a widely published code, sometimes not..


Exactly. Barry Stone's comments is worthless without sources or at least where this information is applicable too.

It's a local and possibly state matter for what defines a bedroom and can very from town to town.

Posted on: 1/12 14:18
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Re: Box truck driver hits pedestrian on Newark Ave.; critical condition
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It's a horrible intersection. Hope he recovers quickly.

Posted on: 1/11 16:27
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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stateaidguy wrote:
Jersey City's taxes will definitely be below 2% post-reval, but this has nothing to do with the reval so much as it does the increase in Jersey City's Equalized Valuation.

JC's EV is now $24 billion and will be even higher after the reval is completed.

JC's all-in tax levy is now $448.7 million. That rate will increase too, but not in proportion to the increase in the Equalized Valuation.

$448.7 million / $24 billion = 1.87%.

The tax rate will fall farther once the new EV is computed.





SAG, Thank you! I'm so tried of the complete and utter BS from the fearmongers and the ignorant. I saw a news report the other day saying it's a double edged sword because the reval will hurt people, but will also generate more money for the city.

Posted on: 1/11 16:13
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Must be nice, with all the FREE land they're getting from Jersey City to build it. Are we sure we can trust Liberty Science Center to not screw this project up?

Remember some years ago when the city had to bail out Liberty Science Center with an interest-free $ 2.5 million loan? This was because when they expanded their buildings years ago, they had no clue how massive the increased utility costs were going to be. I don't know if they ever paid the loan back either.

Furthermore, let's not forget all the vice presidents the organization has with their extremely bloated salaries and yet they laid off a slew of people who make less than $ 30,000 per year. Yeah, I'm sure they'll do great running a hotel, school, residential community and research facility.


You sound like DanL. This is a fantastic and welcomed addition to the city. Unless you're saying the land should have been sold to the highest bidder.

Posted on: 1/6 12:52
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Re: Seth Boyden Housing Project Complex to Become PATH Station Village
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I wonder if this moving forward means the Westside Ave Path stop might become a reality one day also.


That depends on who owns and will develop around said Westside PATH stop. It would be relatively easy to install one if they ever did decide.

Posted on: 1/6 11:51
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Re: How Jersey City could become New York's best neighborhood
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Looks like JC won. Causing a stink on the NYC City-Data forum. LoL

http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-yo ... wins-curbed-cup-best.html

Posted on: 1/2 20:19
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Re: There's a new approach for training Jersey City police recruits
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Posted on: 12/28 13:16
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Re: How Jersey City could become New York's best neighborhood
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http://ny.curbed.com/2016/12/27/14085 ... -heights-jersey-city-2016

We're killing Prospect Heights 4 to 1. Hahaha. Vote away JCList.

Posted on: 12/28 3:54
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Re: Catholic Church Recommendations in Downtown JC?
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Dear JC GUys-

Apologies for offense. The parish is fine. My remark was just a bit sardonic. While the Church is one, in reality most parishes present a sort of Therapeutic Deism and the liturgy is sort of a horizontal type of congregational meeting related to the traditional forms of Christian worship, East and West. I think there is a tendency to deny many Catholic dogmas as well as moral teaching by many priests and lay collaborators even while being entirely well meaning. Fr. Tom Iwanowksi seemed to me to deny the need for Confession before COmmunion (one of my children had been enrolled there and there was to be no confession before First Holy Communion). LOL, the nun there told my friend who had been heroically holding back from having sex with his gorgeious faince that they needed to have sex before the wedding to make sure that they were compatible). Etc. Etc.

Anyway, as James Joyce said: the Catholic Church is here comes everybody!

Merry Christmas!

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Thanks for the info. I see where you're coming from now (no confession before first Communion, really??) Merry Christmas!

(On a side note, I assume this falls under the purview of the Bishop to correct?)

Posted on: 12/27 14:05
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Re: Battle against the "Bayonne Box" in The Heights
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Bumping this thread for the new year. Please let's meet with Councilman Yun to at least start discussions on our concerns.

I can't count the number of tear downs in recent weeks for Bayonne Boxes. It's spreading like an epidemic.

Posted on: 12/27 11:41
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Re: Merry Xmas, Mayor Healy
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Um, why is former Mayor Healy passed out naked sitting on a stoup?

Posted on: 12/26 14:35
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Re: Jersey City 2017 Mayor’s Race
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Posted on: 12/24 20:47
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Re: Catholic Church Recommendations in Downtown JC?
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Mao, I have a lot of respect for you but your comments about OLC are out of line. Is it or is it not a Catholic Church? Never been there, so I don't know personally.

Posted on: 12/24 20:11
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Re: Catholic Church Recommendations in Downtown JC?
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While I respect the various opinions expressed with regard to the question “Catholic Church Recommendations in Downtown JC?” I must say that in keeping with Catholic tradition one has to look at what a parish and parishioner really are. The definitions given by Webster’s “parish = administrative area around a church and under care of a clergyman; parishioner = person who lives in or belongs to a parish.” Having looked at both terms and knowing the Catholic tradition I must remind all of you that have taken the time to respond to the question that Our Catholic Faith is UNIVERSAL. It shouldn’t really matter much where you go for the most sacred celebration of the Eucharist. My answer to the original question is for YOU to do your part in strengthening the Church/Parish nearest to you. There are obviously several reasons for this. The most important being the availability of your local Pastor/Priest nearest to your home during times of need. Please tell me sincerely what purpose it serves for YOU to go out of your way and skip the Church/Parish nearest to you. Please go to the Parish/Church nearest to the place you live and work to make it a loving and inviting place to celebrate The Glory of Our Lord Jesus.

BTW, here is a list of the downtown Churches websites:
Holy Rosary: http://www.holyrosarychurch.com/
OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA: http://www.olcjc.org/
Parish of the Resurrection: (St. Michael, St. Bridget, St. Mary, St. Peter) http://www.resurrectionparishjc.com/
Saint Anthony of Padua: website is down as of this writing


This offends me. I have to work on some Sundays to pay the bills and my nearest church does not have evening services so I go to other churches that do. Your post implies there is something wrong with that. The world is not always black and white.

Posted on: 12/24 20:08
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Jersey City advances in the Curbed Cup, NYC neighborhood of the year...
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If seeding is any indication of how it’s suspected that certain neighborhoods will perform in the Curbed Cup, things are going mostly as planned this year compared to last year’s major upset. In Curbed Cup 2016, high seeds prevail: New development-heavy Downtown Brooklyn (3) triumphed over Harlem (11) by capturing nearly 20 percent more of the vote, while the Financial District’s great strides at the World Trade Center in 2016 helped it clinch a spot in the Final Four over the Upper East Side, which doesn’t look like it’ll be getting the Second Avenue Subway this year after all.

Slightly more surprising is that Prospect Heights (4) went neck-and-neck with Long Island City (5) to come out on top—and just barely. But the big upset of this year’s Curbed Cup is the continued dominance of Jersey City (9) that went on to pulverize the South Village (16) in the Elite Eight by garnering nearly 40 percent more of the vote.


Jersey City, in the final four out of 16 neighborhoods for NYC's neighborhood of the year. LoL. Well, I guess stranger things have happened in 2016.

http://ny.curbed.com/2016/12/21/14042 ... -elite-eight-results-2016

Posted on: 12/22 22:05
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Re: Fastest and least costly way to get from JFK to EWR?
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Not sure about a shuttle between the two airports, if that is an option I would 100% do that. If you need to transfer, your airline should provide some sort of service.

If not, here is what I would do:

AirTrain->E->WTC Path to Newark->Uber ($10 ride) $20.50
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AirTrain->LIRR->Penn->AirTrain $26

Airtrain $5
LIRR $8
NJT $13 (includes EWR AirTrain)

I hate transfers and try to avoid the AirTrain at EWR at all cost so I would recommend #1.


I hate all the transfers too, but there is a significant time disadvantage by taking the E to WTC instead of the LIRR to NY Penn.

Google puts the LIRR route at 90 minutes (tad optimistic in my opinion).

Taking the E to WTC, then getting to Newark Penn would be at least 100 minutes than still have another 15 minute or so taxi/uber ride on top of that.

Posted on: 12/21 16:18
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Re: Fastest and least costly way to get from JFK to EWR?
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fastest and least costly - Ain't that an oxymoron?


Yup. Ok, fastest for under $30 bucks. It's the trains. What I suspected, but thought I may have missed something.

Posted on: 12/21 16:08
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Re: Fastest and least costly way to get from JFK to EWR?
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If you would like to travel between airports seamlessly, not have to deal with carrying luggage while changing trains, there is the NYC Airporter. It costs $ 28 and is probably slower than the train, because you're going through traffic but it's a straight shot - airport to airport.

https://www.nycairporter.com/ourservices/newarkairportshuttle/


Looking at that earlier. There is a transfer at the PABT and it's a 3+ HOUR trip!

Looks like AirTrain > LIRR > NJ Transit > AirTrain is best bet. Sigh.

Posted on: 12/21 16:06
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Fastest and least costly way to get from JFK to EWR?
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There is AirTrain to the E or LIRR to NJ Transit to the Newark Airtrain

What about shuttles between the two airports? Anyone know.

Posted on: 12/21 11:58
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Re: $356 million expansion of Jersey City port facility approved
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Officials break ground on $56M ship-to-rail facility in Bayonne

By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on December 19, 2016 at 5:42 PM, updated December 19, 2016 at 5:43 PM

BAYONNE -- Officials broke ground on a $56 million ship-to-rail facility Monday morning, which they say will take nearly 400,000 trucks off crowded roadways each year. 

The new rail facility will connect GCT Bayonne, also known as Global Terminal, with the existing CSX and Norfolk Southern railroad that spans the Newark Bay.

"The ExpressRail Port Jersey is the last milestone in the Port Authority's $700 million undertaking to establish direct access to un-dock or near-dock rail service for all major marine terminals at the port of New York and New Jersey," said Port Department Director Molly Campbell.

Read more:  http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... onne_ship-to-rail_fa.html




Hmmm... Port Authority actually does some good work when they stick to their mission.


Posted on: 12/19 19:13
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Re: Jersey City Parking lot, first sold now renting
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2. Ever since Fulop decided to abandon his run for governor (for reasons that still are unclear and likely will remain so, since he wasn't called to testify in the Bridgegate trial) and will run for re-election for mayor, he's really amped up his attacks on Yun. I chuckle with the image of him furiously texting out a Yun screed in the back of the Explorer, sending it to Morrill to cut and paste into a Terrence email and then calling her every three minutes to see if it went out yet....


:D

Posted on: 12/14 14:54
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Is JCLister Stringer a bot?
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He posts news articles and nothing else.

Posted on: 12/12 16:09
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Re: What’s going there? (Journal Square edition)
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1. Fine, build garages to absorb the extra parking from the new developments, but PLEASE hide the eyesore garages underground or in the middle of the block on large scale projects so we dont have to see the streetscape ruined with these structures.



Can't be realistically done as undergound garages are prohibitively expensive $$$. There are also water table and flooding issues. Hiding the garages middle block can only be done on very big sites.

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2. On the other hand, more parking offered will encourage more drivers. Even if parking is not an issue bc its self contained in the building, you are going to have a big increase in traffic on these narrow streets through the city. Encouraging people with a NYC mentality to move in and ditch their cars will make for a better standard of living for existing drivers and peds who dont want to navigate a city over capacity with cars.


The sooner they add a dedicated streetcar line in a private right-of-way to bypass all the stalled cars on JFK, the better. Traffic is getting worse than Manhattan on JC streets,

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I dont think proposing a building this small near mass transit without parking is such a bad thing. But apparently we're years away from that being a popular idea.


It's exactly the type of building we should be building in Journal Square. If I were term, I'd open up a contact with one of the nearby lots and say parking will be provided to residents at the going rate of the lot. There you have it, parking for any new resident that wants it. With zone parking, there would be no issuance of a permit for the new residents since parking would be available.

Posted on: 12/12 13:07
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Re: What’s going there? (Journal Square edition)
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I see a bunch of "in an ideal world" arguments in favor of not making developers include parking in their planned large multi unit buildings. But its not an ideal world, and many of the people willing to spend the money to live in a new modern building ARE going to bring their cars along with them and try to shoe horn these cars into the existing infrastructure. It would CERTAINLY negatively impact the quality of life for the rest of us. People who already have cars in the area are likely to tell you that its becoming increasingly difficult to find parking as it is, and those of us without cars, the majority, have enough trouble crossing the street without the percentage of vehicles increasing. There is NO good aspect of new construction that does not include parking. In my view the exclusion of parking spaces in new construction is ONLY a reflection of the developers wish to maximize profitability and all development from this point on should include parking within the developments proposed, it should be a mandatory requirement and be non-negotiable.


Let the market solve this problem. Developers will respond to market conditions and strike the right balance in providing parking for residents and accommodating those that don't want a car. The city has failed miserably as the downtown buildings only have 40 percent of their garage occupied.

Parking adds significantly to the cost of housing. Each spot costs around $40,000, which is subsidized by the housing component. There is no such thing as free parking.

Also the city should revise on street parking permit requirements. Residents in new buildings should be ineligible to receive a permit and would have to pay for a private spot if none in their building. That protects the current spaces for existing long term residents and guards against a cheap developer marketing their building as "ample on street parking nearby."

Posted on: 12/12 13:01
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Re: Controversy swirls around Jersey City synagogue
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There always seem to be a fine line between places of worship and community center. My solution you ask? Amend the zoning code so they're treated exactly the same. A small community center should be allowed anywhere a church is allowed and vice versa.

Don't shut it down. That's just salty.

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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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It will be interesting to see how the "values" are set. Since the crash, the volatility of the local market has been significant. A brownstone today going for $1.5mm was going for $750 just 5 years ago. That same house sold for $490k only 5 years before that, but was selling for $1mm, 6 years ago. If we're in a bubble now, values could drop again. While facing interest rate increases, that could similarly impact values.


It should be current fair market value. So it's possible a brownstone could be assessed at $1.5 million with the market crashing 2018, cutting the value in half. All the more reason to do revals at least every 5 years.

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