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Re: what we really get with our local elected leaders
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Hi Dan,

Are you on the ballot this November? Because if I see your name, I'll be sure to vote for your opponent. You're the type of guy Yvonne would vote for

Posted on: 9/18 10:19
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Re: Hurricane Jose: Rain And Storm Surge Could affect us next Tues &Wed
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Parts of New Jersey are in the "Cone of Death."

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Posted on: 9/15 10:26
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Re: Cell phone antennas in PAD
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The Jersey City Council will vote on the installation of all cell towers in Jersey City; they ALWAYS vote to approve. If the council votes against the placement of the tower the tower will be installed anyway because federal law prohibits the local government to decide on installation of cell towers, gas pipelines, electricity cables, etc.


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Good luck Concerned Neighbor! lol

Posted on: 8/27 11:17
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Re: Did PATH finally increase frequency?
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Hamparkvet wrote:
The idea of an increase in service is a pipe-dream. Whatever goes into 33rd then has to have it's crew switch to the other end of train. Unless you can convince the crews to sprint end to end then the trains will always be what they are. Of course, you could add an actual loop at 33rd for billions of dollars and decades of work...


It's not a pipe dream, PTC installation has been happening for a number of weekends now. It will allow trains to run closer together. Grove St. Station sees a train either departing for NYC or going to JSQ or Newark every 40 seconds during morning rush. That's not bad. What they can do is improve evening and late night service. It shouldn't be standing room only at 2am.

Posted on: 8/22 13:59
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Did PATH finally increase frequency?
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JSQ to 33rd running every 10 min on the weekend. Same with WTC line. Weekdays seem slightly less packed, and there are thousands of people switching to PATH due to NJ Transit/Amtrak's Summer of Hell. Is it true? Did the Port Authority voluntarily increase service on PATH?

Posted on: 8/19 13:21
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Re: Car service to BK
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Uber.

Posted on: 8/13 14:51
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Re: Jersey City taps Downtown woman to be city planner
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DanL wrote:
yes, outstanding choice. she is a brilliant planner and has been engaged with the community for a long time. really good news. she need to have a thick skin and be able to push back with politicians and developers.


Or push back against unelected NAs and opportunistic pols. Development should be welcomed in this city, especially in Journal Square.

Posted on: 8/3 18:37
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Re: NYTimes: Uneasy Welcome as Ultra-Orthodox Jews Extend Beyond New York
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Eddie Sumpter, 34, a black neighbor around the corner who was able to buy a bigger house by selling his previous home to a Hasidic family, said he welcomed the newcomers.

“We live among Chinese. We live among Spanish,’’ said Mr. Sumpter, who is a cook. “It don’t matter. People is people. If you’re good people, you’re good people.”


Bravo Eddie Sumpter!

Posted on: 8/2 12:07
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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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Posted on: 8/2 11:57
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Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation
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Monroe wrote:
Best case scenario-quick trial, Menendez out, Governor Christie replaces him with himself!

Worst case scenario, but still fun-case stalls till the election, Murphy gets to do the replacing, and Fulop gets in a steel cage fight with Torricelli over the appointment.


Ha! I like your style. Does Christie have big enough balls to appoint himself to the senate?

Posted on: 7/28 18:34
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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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caj11 wrote:
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Dolomiti wrote:
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The neighborhood residents and their respective Neighborhood Association are two totally different things. Most NAs have their own agenda, set by their (usually self-appointed and unelected) board members. It's also no secret that they are very hostile to things a modern functioning city should have, like local retail and bike lanes. All in the name of protecting their free parking and restricting development to prop up their own home values.



Agreed 100%. I don't really care one way or the other about Prato Bakery but having lived in two different neighborhoods of Jersey City, I didn't feel that either NA represented my or even the majority of the neighborhood's interest. They were largely led by loudmouths who couldn't get elected on the city council to save their lives. Instead, they would become leaders of these NAs to get the attention they so desperately craved, showing up at every council meeting and grilling the council members with question after stupid question, making the meetings go four hours or longer when those of us who only want to hear about a few things or ask one question have to go to work tomorrow. They never spoke for me, or the neighborhood, just for themselves and what they thought was good for the neighborhood by virtue of having living in it so long.

In fairness, the NA in one neighborhood did organize social events from time to time and they did a good job of that. That's what NAs should do to help improve the area, but instead they just take up time at city council meetings and think they represent everyone in their neighborhood, when they don't - not legally or in any other way.


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Posted on: 7/27 17:36
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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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squeeg wrote:
NEWS FLASH....PRATO BAKERY IS CLOSING AT THE END OF 2017!!!

Their lease was not renewed and as a result they are moving to a different location in Jersey City with more foot traffic.

I am soooo proud that the neighbors in the community and Harsimus Cove made sure the zoning board understood their grievances were about quality of life and privacy against the buildings landlord and not about Prato, coffee or baked goods!

BRAVO TO THE HARSIMUS COVE COMMUNITY FOR STANDING YOUR GROUND!

We will be sure to take the same fight to the front lines when a new tenant tries to move in and the landlord tries to do the same thing, although now that the "cafe law" is written in JC code the rules are clearly defined...

Dear Prato - we love your coffee and your baked goods and we do wish you much luck in your new location....it was never about you or your products. It was always about your landlord who we punched in the nuts for their douchiness... Prato was dragged into it because the landlord was not honest with you about the zoning laws before you moved in.

The landlord figured that because they are tight with the Mayor they could bully their way through without heading to the zoning laws and they used Prato to try and get their way. Good for you Prato for moving to a better location...!

Epic fail by the landlord!! (we're watching you)

Good luck Prato!!

To be continued...

XOXO


Congratulations Harsimus Cove...

Posted on: 7/26 17:50
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Re: Jersey City school officials fret over plan to cut $8.5M in state aid
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All I'm gonna say is this will not be the last state aid cut for JC.

Posted on: 7/6 22:39
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Re: Jersey City Fireworks Celebration Changed to Exchange Place In Jersey City
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Annod wrote:
@StevenFulop

So... looks like JC actually did better $ w/Exchange Place vs LSP. Most expenses were a wash but we doubled $ from the Carnival. Go figure

10:27 AM - 6 Jul 2017

https://twitter.com/StevenFulop/status/882969148527128576

maybe jc should consider using exchange place more often


I agree, with better planning and crowd control, I think Exchange Place could be the overall better venue, especially if they get the Colgate Clock area reopened. Easier to get to for most Downtown residents and more money for local businesses. I think it's a win-win.


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Especially on finishing the Colgate Clock park.

Posted on: 7/6 16:42
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Re: LA Times: Jersey City is a case study in the perils of politics and real estate for the Kushners
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I'm just really upset 1 Journal Square will be dirt for another decade. Finally some momentum coming to town and it gets caught up in this nonsense.

Posted on: 7/6 4:19
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Re: Developers break ground on Jersey City micro-units apartment building
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Stringer wrote:

Developers break ground on Jersey City micro-units apartment building

The concept of tiny houses has become popular around the country -- even spawning two HGTV shows -- and now developers are trying it with apartment living. 

Nest Micro Apartments will offer fully furnished units that are less than 300 square feet in Journal Square. The building is being developed by KSNY, of New York, and Strategic Properties.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... eaks_ground_in_jerse.html



$1,300 ?! Incredible and a sorry reflection of how unaffordable life is becoming in the NYC metro area.

Posted on: 6/30 18:00
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Re: The Newkirk House, (Summit House) 510 Summit Condemnation!
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I was in there last year or the year before. The building could be very nice. Instead they use cheap light fixtures that don't match the interior. The same goes for the decorations. I had not returned since. The place just wasn't good enough food wise.

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Isn't the new skyscraper planned next door suppose to renovate the site? If not, they should...


The place is privately owned. Why would a neighboring building renovate this one?



I thought both lots were owned by the same developer? My mistake if wrong.

Posted on: 6/30 17:57
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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JSleeze wrote:
Sigh. Jersey City. It could be something. But it isn't.



That sums it up all to well, unfortunately.


Posted on: 6/27 19:55
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Re: The Newkirk House, (Summit House) 510 Summit Condemnation!
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Isn't the new skyscraper planned next door suppose to renovate the site? If not, they should...

Posted on: 6/26 13:13
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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OneSkirt wrote:
This is the right thing to do, finally. This gem should never be handed over entirely to a corporate entertainment monopoly. Rather it needs to be established a non-profit performing arts center akin to NJPAC or BergenPAC in its org structure. Get a real staff in there that will run it right and still partner with FOL (not saying they should be in total control). A PAC format would allow for profitable bookings yet still keep an arts and community focus also.


I would have preferred the for-profit bookings, to be honest. Dedicate 20 percent of time to local arts and the rest to some headline events, as long as it's being put to productive use, which is not true of the current situation. I'm happy FOL saved the building and we should always be in their debt, but is anyone really happy with how it's currently being operated?

Posted on: 6/13 16:28
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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JCGuys wrote:

There is nothing in those links which suggests inspectors will "assume that your unit is at the high end of the range of comparables" if they don't gain access. More bullshit disinformation. Why can't people be honest?


"Nothing" except exactly what I said (from the FAQ on ASI's website):

"Can I refuse entry to the field inspector?

Yes, you may refuse entry to your home, but is in your best interest to see that as much information as possible is gathered to help insure an accurate assessment. If an appraiser cannot inspect the inside of a building, it's possible an inaccurate assessment may result. The law provides that a property can be assessed at the highest reasonable value if the field inspector is denied entry.

The revaluation program should not be seen as an adversarial situation. Property owners have a vested interest in the outcome of the project and their cooperation is vital to achieve an equitable revaluation. If one person's property is under-assessed, all the other property owners in the municipality will pay higher taxes to make up for the discrepancy. Conversely, if property owners deny access to the field inspector they could wind up being over-assessed and pay more than their fair share of taxes."

I have no idea why you're so angry about this. It's common sense that if you're trying to get accurate data about every property in the city, and you have some properties about which you still have questions, you need to assume best-case scenario on those properties. In that case, owners who think you got it wrong in their case (they've been over-assessed) will willingly give you that information, improving the quality of your data. If you err on the side of under-assessing, owners who know you made a mistake (they've been under-assessed) will likely not tell you.


Ok, you are right, and I'm sorry about my prior post. There's just so much bad info out there, that it's tough to sort through the bull sometimes, but that's no excuse in this situation.

Posted on: 6/8 20:51
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Erica wrote:
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JCGuys wrote:
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Erica wrote:

My understanding from the various Q&As I've seen is that if they're unable to access your unit, they will assume that your unit is at the high end of the range of comparables. So if some units in your building have been renovated with upgraded appliances and some have not, they will assume yours is one of the renovated ones unless they can get in to see otherwise.


Can you post a link to this Q&A? There's so much misinformation and disinformation out there, so I want to read that for myself on a reputable site.


I was referring mostly to the in-person Q&As that were held with ASI throughout the city in April. Civic Parent has a good recap of the Ward A one here: https://civicparent.org/news/jersey-ci ... tion-meetings-highlights/

There's also a JC-specific landing page on ASI's site (and their FAQ pages have a lot of useful info as well): http://asinj.com/revaluation.asp?p=current&id=359

ETA: ASI's site lists one more upcoming presentation at Lincoln High on 6/29 from 7:30PM - 8:30PM.


There is nothing in those links which suggests inspectors will "assume that your unit is at the high end of the range of comparables" if they don't gain access. More bullshit disinformation. Why can't people be honest?

Posted on: 6/7 20:37
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Erica wrote:

My understanding from the various Q&As I've seen is that if they're unable to access your unit, they will assume that your unit is at the high end of the range of comparables. So if some units in your building have been renovated with upgraded appliances and some have not, they will assume yours is one of the renovated ones unless they can get in to see otherwise.


Can you post a link to this Q&A? There's so much misinformation and disinformation out there, so I want to read that for myself on a reputable site.

Posted on: 6/7 14:22
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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iGreg wrote:
So, in other words:

"It's a big shit sandwich and we all have to take a bite"


#Upcharge



Unless you live in Wards A,B or F...

Posted on: 6/7 14:21
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Azul_the_Cat wrote:
The estimate will usually not be in your favor.


And what basis do you have to make that statement? If it's a condo, there are likely identical condos in the same building. The appraised value could be very well equal to the other similar or identical units.

Contrary to popular belief, it's not like the old days and the inspectors can just make up a number. There is so much eyes on this recap, do you really think an inspector is going to inflate a number to get back at a homeowner that didn't let them in? If anything, they should be leaving thank you notes as it makes their job easier relying on public records instead of personally inspecting.

Posted on: 6/7 9:29
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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AlexC wrote:
I have no intentions of making a profit from the appreciation of mu property. I want to live here, not in the suburbs or anywhere else. Why should we be penalized for being in a location in which our homes appreciated 400%?

This reval should only apply to people who sell their property



Great, do I have a deal for you! I'll buy your house for what you paid for it and rent it to you indefinitely for what your current monthly expenses are. You get what you want, no increased expenses and no appreciation.


Zing!

Posted on: 6/6 15:34
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Re: Something Major is happening in the Heights right now...
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"At least one suspect was seriously burned in the crash."

too bad he didnt burn to death along with anyone else in the car.


The person burned in the car was an innocent bystander:
RLS Media - Innocent Bystander Suffers Serious Burns


Robot is a f*cking idiot.

Posted on: 6/5 18:35
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Re: HC proposes $538 million budget with tax increases for 6 towns
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Just wait for the reval!!

Posted on: 5/18 19:18
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Re: Jersey City mulls law targeting puppy mill pet stores
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Bravo!

Posted on: 5/10 18:07
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Re: New York Times -- The Death and Life of Jersey City (5/5/17)
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Write our pols.

Posted on: 5/7 18:02
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