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Re: Hypocrite Solomon’s dirty push Poll
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Neighborhood Associations will not formally endorse.

I know people involved in the various downtown groups and they come down on different sides in this one.

It's a real dogfight, for sure!


It's difficult to get a real feel for the dynamic of this race. Is this a NIMBY (Solomon) vs pro-development (Symes) race? Are both generally pro-development with different nuances?

I'm ridiculously pro-developement but feel like we should be leveraging more concessions from the developers. Maybe something like an infrastructure bank that all new developments would be required to pay into. The waterfront doesn't need abatements but I think they could still be useful for the western fringes of Downtown.

I've heard the term "smart development" used by both campaigns but I don't know if that's a NIMBY code word for "no new buildings, EVER!".

Posted on: 11/13 16:02
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Re: Hypocrite Solomon’s dirty push Poll
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Who are the neighborhood associations lining up behind? I would assume Solomon. Does anybody know? That goes a long way in determining my vote.

Posted on: 11/13 13:41
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Re: Bright Street -- Prone to Flooding?
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Does anyone know if flood insurance covers damage from sewage back-up that occurs as a result of heavy rain?

Also, stupid question but don't know who to ask: can sewage back-up occur on the 2nd floor of the building (where potential apartment) would be?

Thanks again!


For my condo insurance, they do have it as an optional add-on (part of "enhanced coverage") to your basic homeowners policy. They started me off at 5k and I recently bumped it up to their maximum of 25k. So, you should be able to get some coverage.

I was also thinking of getting a flood policy, though I'm not sure how useful it would be if the flooding cause is solely sewer backup as is what commonly happens in that area. An actual flood policy would only cover storm surge, which if we got anything greater than Sandy or even a CAT 1, would be a very real possibility. The rates I got for my unit were surprisingly reasonable, $343/year for 100k of coverage.

Posted on: 11/12 11:10
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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Especially after the reval. And because no other states allow it, the state can set rates at near confiscatory levels and still expect NYCers to hop on the PATH train to shop.

Though I suspect like most of the revenue generated in Jersey City, it would all be gobbled up by the state while it complains the city isn't doing enough to pay for schools from property taxes.


There's nothing stopping Jersey City from adding an additional local sales tax on top of whatever the state's charging, is there?

Murphy has been very clear he intends to use the revenue to shore up the pension fund and for infrastructure spending, neither of which I think are bad things.

Posted on: 11/9 17:24
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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There's law and then there's process. Community groups sometimes can provide good feedback, even without veto power.


Or they can be like Yvonne and common sense ideas get shitted for no rational reason.

I think we'll have a better city if the community feedback is received from all residents of an area, and not just the loudest mouths like Yvonne that are retired and have nothing else better to do than to show up at every meeting. Greater use of the internet to inform the public about development to solicit comments, suggestions, concerns, and ideas should be used.

I noticed GRID real estate is attempting to do something like that with https://www.808pavonia.com/ and http://www.baldwinplacejc.com/ but there really isn't a venue to express opinions and suggestions other than contacting council or the developer directly. People are desiring to be more involved, and the internet could be one way to facilitate that.


It'll be interesting to see what happens when dispensaries open up for recreational weed. I'm anticipating the NIMBYs that pack every association and board to not allow that type of business to open up in their neighborhood against the best wishes of the residents that overwhelmingly voted in favor of it. Same thing with why we have such poor biking infrastructure - every bike lane proposal is shot down by those boards.

Posted on: 11/9 12:56
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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To the extent Rebecca wants to create formal Community Boards or something similar, that have binding authority to approve or deny plans, that is not consistent with the MLUL and will require changes to the law from Trenton. To the extent she wants to increase the level of community input and do more of it up front, it can be done to some extent though likely not through an ordinance.


This is an awful idea. The neighborhood associations already have way too much power. A few of them have compromised boards rife with corruption. This is a good way to ensure we turn into San Fransisco and never allow any development because it will be perceived as threatening the home values of current owners in addition to NIMBY. I thought this was supposed to be the pro-development candidate? I would gladly support any Ward E candidate that supports 21st century urban planning policies along with muzzling and neutering the neighborhood associations.

Posted on: 11/8 15:57
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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Whatever you do. Do NOT tell Yvonne about Danica Roem....


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/us/ ... me=Watching-article-click

A transgender candidate defeated a self-professed homophobe that actually went and wrote VA's bathroom bill. Yvonne's hangover just got worse.

Posted on: 11/8 13:09
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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Actually, I did check, Fulop got 20,000 votes while Healy got 14,000. So I am wrong on the numbers and am willing to admit that. However, once Menendez get convicted, this city will say bye Fulop as Murphy will give that seat to him. So, everyone of his fans better take pictures of him now.


Yvonne quite clearly can't handle the near unanimous rejection of her candidates and her now diminished stature in JC politics from last night, so she is having a gigantic meltdown. Yvonne cannot accept certain truths that the city has changed, as well as its citizens and is not going back to its "glory days" of 1985.

Posted on: 11/8 10:49
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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Did you check 2013 numbers? Of course not. Go online and see how many people voted in 2013 before you call someone unhinged.


Ah, of course here comes the revisionist history and rationalization from Yvonne. Just days ago the Fulop people were running terrified. If only the "real voters" of Jersey City (aka just herself and the board members of each neighborhood association) had their pick, Fulop would have lost in a landslide. How dare those "other" voters and evil millennials from NYC that have the nerve to vote for governor should also feel they can vote for mayor of the city they happen to live in.

Poor Yvonne. The anti-Boggianno vote was much greater than his vote total last night and he could still lose. The steel beams of 99 Hudson would be coming down this very morning and it could be back to a beautiful parking lot by next week if only the interlopers didn't stand in her way of paying $0 in taxes and having unlimited free parking just for herself.

Posted on: 11/8 10:13
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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Interesting I think Rich was against the original election move referendum because it would also eliminate runoffs. Gee he would have won tonight if it passed. (he should have flipped on it and voted YES or at least asked Yun how to vote on it)

- Rekha Nandwani .....876 .....23.17%
- John Hanussak .....1,027..... 27.17%
- Richard Boggiano..... 1,632 .....43.17%


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The fact an incumbent couldn't get a solid majority is a bad news for him. Another sign that the city is changing and the Yvonne/NIMBY demographic is quickly losing clout.

Posted on: 11/7 23:35
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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An absolutely humiliating night for Yvonne and her cabal.


This is the lastest from the HC site. At the beer Hall they had a nice display of all candidates and wards less confusing.

Jersey City Mayor
174 / 181 (96.13%)

Candidate........... Count .....%
- Steven Fulop..... 27,462 ...77.52%
- Bill Matsikoudis ...7,910... 22.33%

Personal Choice 53 0.15%
Total Contest Votes : 35,425


The election is not about me, but thanks for thinking of me anyway.


LOL, you're not getting off that easy. Too bad for you, the high rises and new construction won't be torn down for parking lots and municipal garages, GLBT and brown people will continue to move into the city. Your vision of the city is dead.

Posted on: 11/7 23:10
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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An absolutely humiliating night for Yvonne and her cabal.

Posted on: 11/7 22:35
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Re: Over/under on mayor's race
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Yvonne wrote:
Fulop is counting on people who is voting for governor to also vote for him. Many would stay home at a May municipal election because there is genuine disappointment in him.


Oh, here comes Yvonne to lower expectations and already lay the groundwork to dismiss Fulop's victory.

"He would have lost if the election date didn't get moved! I can continue saying the entire city wants parking lots and my personal taxes should be a net $0!!"

Posted on: 10/29 17:55
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Re: Over/under on mayor's race
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We don't have any polling data about Jersey City races.

Only 38 percent of NJ voters showed up to vote in the last gubernatorial election.

HUDSON COUNTY:

Christie 42,567
Buono 53,386

Are they expecting a larger turnout this time around?



There's no public polling data, but you can bet both sides are doing internal polling and have a pretty good idea where things stand. Just based on how he's running his campaign so far, it doesn't look like Fulop's even running a sweat and feels it's in the bag.

Posted on: 10/27 20:38
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Re: Over/under on mayor's race
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The last election ended up:

Fulop 14,675 votes
Healy 10,860 votes

Do you think Matsikoudis can get the same number as Healy?


Not at all. Incumbency is a powerful tool in politics, current office holders generally don't lose unless there's a really good reason to throw them out. Nate Silver of 538 gives the incumbency effect alone at least a 2-3% cushion that usually puts incumbents even in close races over the top. This is not forecasted to be close race.

Regardless of what morons like Yvonne think, the sentiment I hear from my neighbors and around town is that Fulop is still seen as superior to every preceding mayor, flaws and all and Jersey City is moving in a good direction.

Bill DeBlasio is probably a more inept and less effective mayor than Fulop and will still cruise to reelection with a crushing margin. I don't see why that won't be the case here.

Posted on: 10/27 18:16
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Re: Over/under on mayor's race
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Tough to say. The last mayoral election was in the summer of 2013. This one coincides with a gubernatorial campaign. Will turnout be demonstrably higher?

65/35?



At least that, if his winning percentage isn't in the 70s. Because the fat slob Yvonne and her minions in the neighborhood associations can't game the election anymore and have to compete with a general election sized crowd, their influence will be at a historic low.

Posted on: 10/27 16:05
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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The appraiser came in to look at my condo he spent all of 2 minutes looking at the entire place. Can they really take an accurate assessment in that time?


I still have not even received an appointment card or any communication at all from the appraisers...isn't this supposed to be wrapping up by the end of next week?

Posted on: 10/27 11:30
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Re: Solomon has no resume
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first time meeting James i pressed him to name an achievement of the Fulop administration...finally he came up with hiring minority police.

Solomon moved here fairly recently ..he has no idea what the city was like before Fulop was elected mayor. Before abatements and new development brought people, parks, and a better quality of life.

Not too long ago our food options on Newark ave consisted of a slice or a grilled cheese at Woolworths. Restaurants aren't coming here unless the density supports it.

Some of the biggest critics of the mayor on JC LIST and other sites cashed out too early and in some cases missed out on more than $500k. There is resentment and bitterness is often caustic and counter-productive. I'm not trying to be mean just stating facts.

James Solomon is selling himself as a progressive reformer but I'm not buying.


You're point being? Just because he hasn't been here since the 80's, he's not qualified? By your standard the only people qualified would be Yvonne and maybe a few neighborhood association old timers. New people will keep moving in and there will be turnover.

Posted on: 10/26 20:41
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Re: Make Jersey City Great Again
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I do want to very much know why the lawsuit that wasted hundreds of thousands of city dollars brought forth by Matsikoudis and this fat slob hasn't been called out. I also want to know why he hasn't been called out on associating with such a disgusting bigot in one of the most liberal cities in the country.

This is a legitimate question that I really think the press should dig into. She should not be allowed to keep telling her lies about how she supposedly looks out for taxpayers (aka just herself) and has no problem wasting so much in public resources on frivolous lawsuits.

Terrance??

Posted on: 10/24 17:10
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Re: Solomon has no resume
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Could you name this association? I have been advocating for the small homeowner since the last revaluation, so please tell me the name of this association? When the revaluation happens no one in rent control property will have their rents increase because the city will make sure their properties are stablized. I still remember a six family unit paying $3,000 after the 1988 revaluation while the one family next door paid $10,000. The same will happen again and I will collect the numbers. By the way, when the city sells the tax liens next month, it is not the multi-family building on the list, it is usually the small homeowners who pays higher taxes than the multi-family building. Besides, I still stand behind my comments on Symes. In case you didn't know, the city had a conference in NYC several years ago. Developers and then Bob Cotter was there, selling the city. It would not surprise me if Dixon Advisors was also on the list.


How about we find out what "association" Yvonne has with the Matsikoudis campaign? Given that a disgusting bigot like Yvonne somehow controls a large chunk of the NIMBY vote, how about we find out what quid pro quo she was promised for her unwavering support and cheerleading of this administration, since every single one of his policies is in contradiction to what she claims to believe.

So please enlighten us as to what riches his campaign showered on you for all this support? The public has a right to know.

Posted on: 10/23 12:06
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Re: Solomon has no resume
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You have the mistaken opinion that the majority of people think the same way as people on this blog does, they don't. But returning to the subject, Symes has an association with deep pocket developers. Look how this administration tried to reduce the taxes for Dixon for their various properties. JC would have lost millions if that scandal was not uncover.


Given that Fulop won a resounding victory and that all available data suggests that he's going to romp to victory and that NJ is likely to have a new dem governor with perhaps even supermajorities in both houses, I'd say they do. Not everyone is a senile racist and associates with the same disgusting people you do.

And please do be more vocal about who you're supporting, given that they'll automatically be the most corrupt, incompetent candidates much like yourself so we all know who not to vote for.

Posted on: 10/21 17:24
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Re: Dixon Redevelopment Plan
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The truth bothers people here. I am sure if Healy did this when he was mayor (yes, I would comment here that it was wrong), there would be attacks about corruption. Now, it is just shoot the messager.


What truth are you talking about? There is no grand conspiracy to sell off Dixon Mills and tear out your precious free parking. You are a delusional nutjob.

Posted on: 10/17 13:26
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Re: Dixon Redevelopment Plan
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I honesty would rather Trump. And that says a lot!


If you want to see what a Mayor Yvonne would look like, vote Matsikoudis. She’ll really be the one running the show.

Posted on: 10/14 19:24
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Re: Dixon Redevelopment Plan
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If you are going to quote me then quote me correctly, I claim the city did not have addresses either in the agenda or the ordinances. This is not an oversight at all. It follow the lead of the city not having an appraisal on the 16 acres of land transferred to Liberty Science Center. It appears this administration wants limited information given to the public.


As has been mentioned several times by other people there's NOTHING for the city to give away, NONE of that property is owned or managed by the city! Why do you continue to lie about things that are so easily disproven?

Posted on: 10/14 10:44
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Re: Dixon Redevelopment Plan
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So Brewster, you are happy with a government hiding information. Could you explain why? For the record, Healy did not hide information in his ordinances and many are labeling Matiskoukis as the next Healy.


Why do you even care? This area isn't your neighborhood, why do you feel the need to get involved?

You probably think this is some nefarious attempt by the city to steal free parking from fat slobs like you and give it to a GLBT group or something.

Posted on: 10/13 8:16
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Re: Matsikoudis want to expand rent control?
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Too much development? I say we're not building enough! We could double the new housing supply if instead of 2-unit Bayonnye Boxes we build 4-unit townhomes.


But but but PARKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When did locking a city in amber to never change become the job of government?


The parking crusade obsession of some old timers and (seemingly every) neighborhood association is really holding back so much of JC. The Neighborhood Associations have an outside influence in city policies and they squander that, which could be such a great asset, in obsessing over parking and how to hoard it for the old timers. A true shame.


And this is why myself and I think many others are going to hold our noses and vote for Fulop's slate. Smart cities are building, building, building right now. All housing is essentially a supply/demand issue.

The non-Fulop council candidates, no matter how you cut it, represent the Yvonne/NA interests in rolling Jersey City back to 1985 and preserving parking and low taxes for multi-millionaires like the fat slob Yvonne.

Posted on: 10/10 14:05
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Re: Matsikoudis want to expand rent control?
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Maybe Bill can explain why he had to waste so much of the city's money when he decided to team up with that fat slob Yvonne to fight something voters approved by referendum, not once, but twice!

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Re: fresh meat and seafood
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If you're looking for one stop shopping, 99 Ranch is probably your best bet along with a ton of great vegetables. If you're willing to break it up a bit, check out JC Fish Stand on Jersey Ave and Moloney's in Journal Square or Pampita Meat Shop on Central Ave in the Heights - both are worth the trip IMO.


We're unimpressed with their veggies. The cilantro they had the other day was downright nasty. 555 was far better.


I'm honestly a bit disappointed in their produce (99 Ranch). I've picked up bags of soggy salad off of their shelves several times, which I later had to return. I don't find their pricing to be as competitive as I thought it would be. I guess there's still too little competition in the area to put pressure on prices.

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Re: Proposed development on Van Vorst between Sussex & Morris
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So it looks like this development is near completion and has been branded as "The Lenox."

http://lenoxnj.com/

My question is, where is the proposed "pathway" that was promised by the developer connecting Paulus Hook to Liberty Harbor? Perhaps I'm missing it, but it was my understanding that this pathway was supposed to be situated on the southern border of the development along the lightrail track.

I do not see any signs of such a pathway being built and there has been no space left for it between the development and the rail tracks for it to go.

Anyone have any information on this?


I believe that will be built and opened on completion of the second phase, which is supposed to be later this winter: https://jerseydigs.com/fields-begins-c ... -ii-207-van-vorst-street/

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Re: Warning: potential libelous accusations against Rebecca Sysmes
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I would then suggest to the Admin to change the thread title to the above. I have nothing against Rebecca Sysmes, though I would prefer voting for someone not associated with the RE industry or the old guard. James Solomon is my favorite at this point as fresh eye, active listener, with planning experience though I will give her another look based on this information.

+1

Re: Solomon, please provide info on his planning experience. He has background in policy but not planning, best as I can tell, and in fact some of his platform is rather contrary to what would be considered traditionally "good planning." Open to the info you may have on his background.


+1 for "contrary to what would be good planning." I've researched him, he just sounds like a very vocal NIMBY.

Posted on: 9/21 10:27
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