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Re: Stalker
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jklm wrote:
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... y_to_honor_27_at_14t.html

Not listed as one of the nominees - looks like the NJ.com didn't research its own story.


Read again. Next to last line of the list of honorees.

Posted on: 4/3 16:08
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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hero69 wrote:
wow. they're asking $2.4 million for a townhouse in dtjc with taxes poised to rise sharply. what happened to the market collapse people were talking about?

https://jerseydigs.com/250-grove-street-for-sale-jersey-city/


Agree with K-Lo2 about it being too soon to gauge a trend. But as for the $9,000 rental income, say the buyer puts down $400k and mortgages $2M at 4.18% fixed for 30 years. That's $9,839 in debt service, plus taxes, plus insurance, plus maintenance/repairs, plus loss of investment return on the down payment. In other words, a seriously-negative cash flow investment. There's been an empty just-remodeled 4-family on my block for sale for a year or so listed at $4M. No surprise it's still on the market, and their taxes just jumped to over $40k.

Posted on: 4/3 14:05
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Re: Stalker
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Yvonne wrote:
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jcneighbor wrote:
I doubt that anyone cares except for you Yvonne. You obviously have way too much time on your hands. Fulop was running for Mayor in 2013 and of course he'd want to get his name out there in other Wards besides his own...


"Fulop was running for Mayor in 2013 and of course he'd want to get his name out there in other Wards besides his own... " So you are saying Fulop abused this award and ignored the females who worked at block associations, volunteered at senior events, or do other things to make Ward E a better place to live? Are you trying to say the mayor is that shallow person? I am still curious what a 24 year did in order to earn this award.


Oh for crying out loud, the award was given to 27 honorees as part of Jersey City's recognition of March as Women's History Month. Exactly what she did, I don't know. I don't care. But you seem obsessed about needing to know the answer to that.

Posted on: 4/3 13:12
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Re: Stalker
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I doubt that anyone cares except for you Yvonne. You obviously have way too much time on your hands. Fulop was running for Mayor in 2013 and of course he'd want to get his name out there in other Wards besides his own...

Posted on: 4/3 12:30
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Re: Mayor Fulop declares April 15th “Burlesque Day”!!!
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Priceless! Best laugh all day. Including Yvonne's response...

Posted on: 4/1 16:53
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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brewster wrote:
Personally I think one year is a little too soon for prices to stabilize and new comps be representative, perhaps two years is better, but I don't understand why everyone is bitching about this plan for a second reval.

It's one of the few things that's actually within the power of the city government to do to ease the situation by capturing the changes created by the reval at both ends of the market. Otherwise we'll end up in the exact same spot of people piecemeal appealing their assessments and inequalities remaining for another decade, however satisfying that maybe the people who have been overpaying up til now.


Totally agree. Hard to guess what the price swings will be post-reval as well as the amount of time it will take for the market to find its new level. And I mean that city-wide, not just the expected swing (down) in DTJC houses. Any pro realtors out there wanna chime in with opinions?

Posted on: 2/24 16:30
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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See what early-morning sarcasm gets you? Being publicly exposed as lazy and a substance abuser. LOL!

Posted on: 1/5 15:04
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Re: Will there be trash & recycling in this snow? (Thurs Jan 4th )
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BeatrixKiddo wrote:
Recycling trucks never came to Wayne Street


That's odd. They did Mercer Street for both paper and glass.

Posted on: 1/5 9:32
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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K-Lo2 wrote:
Brewster, states' rights apply only to guns.


K, I've always respected your opinions but this last comment from you just leaves me scratching my head. Guns are the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. States can set all kinds of things, like taxation, legal age to drive or drink or even marry without parental consent just off the top of my head. Please explain your comment if you have a chance. Thanks,

Posted on: 1/5 9:29
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Re: Please remember to feed the birds.
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tern wrote:
I thought it was tuppence a bag?

Robin.


It was but only if you could fly with an umbrella!

Posted on: 1/4 14:37
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Re: Will there be trash & recycling in this snow? (Thurs Jan 4th )
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No mention of Recycling pickup tonight...
I think we can assume that street sweeping tomorrow is suspended

Posted on: 1/4 14:34
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Re: Elevation Certificate - notice from FEMA
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I believe this only applies to buildings that carry Federal Flood Insurance, right? I don't, and I took my chances based on my own research for my home's elevation. I was also mostly dry during Sandy except for a neighbor who didn't have a check valve on his sewer line and he got a few feet in his basement that seeped a bit through our common wall. This elevation map is excellent. You can scroll/zoom/center it to your exact location:

JC Elevation

Posted on: 12/20 20:06
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Re: Bright Street -- Prone to Flooding?
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sparklingwater wrote:
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!


It will IF you have flood insurance. Many mortgagors, but not all, require it in the 07302 zip code. In addition to the annual premium there's the deductible, so your mileage may vary.

I'm in the same block as you but exactly 3 blocks north and about 18" higher elevation (in a house with basement). I did NOT buy flood insurance because of my extra elevation.

As for sewage backup, the ONE thing I've told my friends and neighbors with old houses in this area is to get a check valve on their drain pipe. "Stuff" can go out but it can't come back in! My absentee landlord neighbor learned this the hard way during Sandy after ignoring my advice: Sewage backed up to the tune of 4 FEET in his basement and took out the water heaters and boilers and laundry machines. My problem was a couple of inches that came through our common wall (now fixed for the future), but I had a pump and hoses and I borrowed a generator.

Backup to second floor would be unlikely, IMO, but I've seen it on first floors above a basement and it ain't pretty...

Posted on: 2017/11/12 15:26
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Re: Bright Street -- Prone to Flooding?
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It's definitely a reasonable question to ask. I remember the evening of Sandy there was a break in the rain, somewhere around 8:00, and I walked a few blocks south on Jersey Ave to have a look. The edge of NY Harbor was water to the steps at Bubby's Burrito at the corner of Jersey and Bright. We lost power 20 minutes later and didn't have power for 5 days. This map tells a lot:

Hudson County flooding map

Posted on: 2017/11/11 14:38
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Re: helicopters near VVP
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Just found the story:

Fire in JC 9/14

Posted on: 2017/9/14 17:56
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Re: helicopters near VVP
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They're still hovering. I saw a ton of black smoke about 20 minutes ago and it seemed to the west or southwest of VVP. Still haven't got the details.

Posted on: 2017/9/14 17:33
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Re: Hurricane Irma possible: Next Tuesday thru Thursday
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Pretty amazing link here:

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/ ... y=pm1/orthographic=279.16,27.70,1593/loc=-49.793,14.966

Posted on: 2017/9/10 18:06
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Re: The solar eclipse: Where you can safely watch it and get free viewing glasses
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Having seen several eclipses, I can definitely say that this is best as an outdoor event

And yes it's as free as it gets. Sheesh...

Posted on: 2017/8/18 13:58
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Re: The solar eclipse: Where you can safely watch it and get free viewing glasses
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Posted on: 2017/8/18 11:52
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Re: Gringos Taqueria - Coles Street
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Went last week with my wife and we went early because we like to talk, not scream, over dinner. Outside was pretty sunny so we opted for inside quiet. Staff wasn't terribly experienced but they were friendly and attentive. Portions were pretty small for the price but everything was pretty tasty. The worst part was a terrible beer selection: Only 4 beers on tap and two of them were SO fruit-flavored and downright bad. Will probably go back but not in a rush and I hope they sort out their beer selection disaster.

Posted on: 2017/8/9 15:52
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Re: Main Library - reopening on May 1...
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Mr Smith,

Thanks for direct reply in this public forum. I've met with Ms. Gardner in the past and have seen inside. I'm well aware of the ADA issues and the power line relocation for the scaffolding.

So we still have another (incredible) year and a half to go? Wow-

My question remains unanswered as to the cost (so far) to the taxpayers for the past two months on this scaffolding. A direct answer would be appreciated.

Yes, work is going on inside. I know that. Why any scaffolding was put up on the outside months before any exterior work was even scheduled to begin makes no sense. And it's ugly and impedes the sidewalk on 3 sides of the building...

Posted on: 2017/8/8 17:12
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Re: Main Library - reopening on May 1...
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After plastering the outside of the main library with scaffolding roughly 2 months ago, not a single bit of exterior work has been done. The scaffolding is massive and took a major crew about a week to erect. How much are we paying for this (presumably rented) scaffolding to sit there? And are they EVER going to finish the library? It seems like the inmates are running that insane asylum...

Posted on: 2017/8/7 14:16
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Re: Jersey City issued $14 million in parking violations last year
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brewster wrote:
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bodhipooh wrote:
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135jc wrote:
I remember about 10 yrs ago. Jersey city claimed it cost them more to write the tickets then they collected.


This sounds SO ridiculous that I am inclined to believe it is 100% true. Only in JC could you have a parking enforcement agency that is unable to generate a profit.


Completely true. Don't forget the full time JCPA "supervisor" who was also a full time teacher at a county HS. He was surely a HCDO "made man" to get 2 patronage jobs.

Problem with any research into ticket writing productivity is it runs right into protests about quotas. So you can't complain about low levels of ticketing because then they'd have to have a quota, and that's a no-no. I'd love to know how many traffic tickets per cop/hr JCPD produces vs similar cities.


Most of the scooter-driving ticketers are so bloody lazy it's a joke. We've got cars parked into the crosswalks at the intersections of 2 one-way streets and it's basically impossible to turn a truck (like a fire truck) at those intersections. Scooters just drive on by and don't do anything. And then there's the commuters without resident permits. It's a problem (Downtown, especially) for residents. But parking enforcement is so lax that a LOT of commuters have figured out that getting maybe ONE $60 ticket a year is a whole lot cheaper than paying for monthly parking. We don't need quotas, just people who actually do what they're being paid to do. I'd bet they could easily write triple the number of tickets they're writing currently...

Posted on: 2017/8/7 14:07
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Re: Bolivian Parade - Best Parade ever!
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jc_dweller wrote:
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Annod wrote:
How do we find out about these things? It's not in the fancy schmancy new and improved Jersey City calendar.

http://jerseycityculture.org/events/


Agreed. Such things should be better advertised. This one is simply on the radar of the public more than other events due to the fact that it's actually really good. Word of mouth should not be the only source of info.


Also agree on the lack of publicity. This is about the only one worth spectating, IMO. And IIRC, last year year they went down Jersey then East on Columbus (not Newark) or maybe it was East on Newark to Barrow then south to Columbus. Not through the pedestrian plaza...

Posted on: 2017/8/4 15:48
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Re: Violation - On Street Resident Only Parking
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Dealing with DMV is never easy and never fun. You learned an expensive lesson. Up to you on going to court but it could easily take 4 hours of sitting on a hard bench and not allowed to use a computer, etc while you listen to one sob story after the next. Ask yourself it that's worth $50 (plus parking if you'd be driving since on-street is mostly metered around the courthouse).

Posted on: 2017/7/26 12:36
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Re: Window Repair - Replace Spiral Balances on Tilt Window
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Even decent hardware stores typically carry them. They come in a bunch of sizes, and I think they were maybe $8 apiece the last time I bought some. Taking the old one with you is definitely a good idea.

It's an incredibly easy DIY job, BTW. One single philips head screw at the very top and the center spiral shank just slides sideways to release from the window frame edge. I'd guess YouTube is full of short instructional video clips...

Posted on: 2017/7/11 10:20
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Re: Most of DTJC 2nd St. Closure next couple of days?
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If they're doing either milling or paving they clear the entire block(s). From curb to curb. And they definitely tow-

One annoyance is that they post an excessive number of signs over far more blocks than they could possibly do in one day. And so a lot of cars need to go elsewhere for no good reason.

Then there's always the rain...

Posted on: 2017/6/20 14:52
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Re: Most of DTJC 2nd St. Closure next couple of days?
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Does anybody even see blocks posted for No Parking?

Since this is "scheduled but non-emergency work", I believe the City rule is that No Parking must be fully posted with signage at least 48 hours in advance...

Posted on: 2017/6/20 10:11
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Re: Most of DTJC 2nd St. Closure next couple of days?
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South_6, Thanks for that info. It's gonna be a friggin Zoo around here for the next two full weeks. That's a BIG "Grid". Bike or moped for me if the weather cooperates...

Posted on: 2017/6/19 18:28
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Re: Storefronts on Newark Ave
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Post a classified ad in the Classified Ads section, under Real Estate, and quit being a jerk!

Posted on: 2017/6/14 17:47
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