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Re: No Water in Hamilton Park
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Is it normal for a city to have as many water main breaks as JC? I've been here for 10 years and I feel like it is once or twice a year at this point.


For a city as old as JC, yes. Hoboken has a lot more, actually.


This isn't "normal." It is the result of neglect for downtown infrastructure. Too many tax abatements and not enough upkeep. Downtown was never equipped to handle the amount of residents it has now. Infrastructure was never required of the developers. If you look at other areas of Jersey City (Journal Square not often and Heights even less), you don't see this.


Even a broken clock is right twice a day...

You are right that this is not normal, and that it is the result of neglect. The rest is just opinion, and conjecture, and most of it wrong.

Abatements have nothing to do with a water main break. An abatement means that the Jersey City coffers are getting MORE money (the county is the one getting screwed out of money) so in theory the city has more money to dedicate to infrastructure upgrades and maintenance.

People love to grouse that JC is overpopulated, but the facts say otherwise: the population of Jersey City today is actually 15% lower than it was at its peak in the 1930s.

Over the past yeasr, the JSQ and Heights area have seen some water main breaks. The entirety of the city infrastructure is crumbling and needs some serious work, particularly the sewer system.


Not sure why you have the need to be insulting rather than just partake in the discussion, but I'm sure that there is a therapist out there who can help you with that.

The fact is that the Heights and Journal Square area have had FAR less water main breaks than downtown. I am well aware of PILOT programs and how they operate. My point is that part of any abatement should include some agreement that the developer be responsible for contributing to our infrastructure. Yes, the sewers are crumbling downtown; however, sewers were replaced in Lafayette section in recent years. While I'm sure that being from downtown and having to pay more taxes than anyone else and dealing with flooding and water main breaks is upsetting, it doesn't help to lash out at other people.

As for your population comment, there weren't 300,000 people living in Jersey City taking showers. We can all check the census on wikipaedia and find facts, but if you aren't astute enough to assumes variables (how many of those were children how many families had cars, etc), that data is apples and oranges.

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Re: No Water in Hamilton Park
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Is it normal for a city to have as many water main breaks as JC? I've been here for 10 years and I feel like it is once or twice a year at this point.


For a city as old as JC, yes. Hoboken has a lot more, actually.


This isn't "normal." It is the result of neglect for downtown infrastructure. Too many tax abatements and not enough upkeep. Downtown was never equipped to handle the amount of residents it has now. Infrastructure was never required of the developers. If you look at other areas of Jersey City (Journal Square not often and Heights even less), you don't see this.

Posted on: 12/13 17:59
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Re: Pronti Construction Issues
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Is your condo a loft? If so, the issue may just come with the territory. As I understand it, lofts are very difficult to heat.

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Re: Large Explosion in Chelsea - 135 W. 23rd - Dumpster Destroyed
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I'm not rationalizing anything. What solutions does Trump bring up? I would love to hear them. I don't mean blanket promises that are unconstitutional. I mean REAL solutions.

If he is elected, it's not because "people are fed up...," it's because some people refuse to educate themselves on what IS constitutional, executable and reality based. We can all run around like 5th graders promising a longer lunch period if we are elected class president...but adults know better, right? Or do they?

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You and others on this blog rationalize behavior. This country cannot fix problems because you are afraid rights will be harm. Whether it is people dying over drugs or bombs, Americans are dying due to our porous borders and liberal policy on immigration. I have no respect for Trump but he does bring up solutions to problems. If he is elected it is because people are fed up this the liberal agenda in this country.


It appears you are the one in need of an education.

As has been stated elsewhere in this thread, there is NOTHING unconstitutional about banning future immigration of Muslims.

I will quote the facts, which you seem unaware of:

This is patently untrue. The Constitution does not apply to foreigners outside of the USA. Congress has and can bar any foreign national, for any reason, which includes religion, political beliefs, and national origin. Congress has been doing this since the founding of the Republic (which actually restricted Germans.. at the behest of men like Benjamin Franklin).

The President doesn't even need to wait for Congress to act. The President has the power to bar immigrants by executive order. Carter did this with the Iranians during the hostage crises. Congress authorized this executive power back in 1952 and it is still the law today.

So Trump has proposed solutions. They may not be what you want to hear, but they are constitutional solutions that will benefit us all.



First, I find it interesting that you accuse me of not being educated when YOU are the one who decided what I was referring to with regard to what is and isn't constitutional. Then you went on a long rant. You say that Trump has "proposed solutions"...why not tell us how what he has proposed will come into effect AND be effective?

According to you, Trump has solutions that I "may not want to hear." Yes, you are right. His solutions are necessary for him to stop tweeting in the middle of the night. They include limiting free speech, firing the press when he disagrees with their reporting, "firing generals" who disagree with him, ridiculing our military, blatantly lying about saying things that are documented and verifiable. If this is YOUR idea of who should run our country, go vote for him. What can I say? Jump back into that basket and have a good day.

Posted on: 2016/9/19 16:00
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Re: Large Explosion in Chelsea - 135 W. 23rd - Dumpster Destroyed
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I'm not rationalizing anything. What solutions does Trump bring up? I would love to hear them. I don't mean blanket promises that are unconstitutional. I mean REAL solutions.

If he is elected, it's not because "people are fed up...," it's because some people refuse to educate themselves on what IS constitutional, executable and reality based. We can all run around like 5th graders promising a longer lunch period if we are elected class president...but adults know better, right? Or do they?

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You and others on this blog rationalize behavior. This country cannot fix problems because you are afraid rights will be harm. Whether it is people dying over drugs or bombs, Americans are dying due to our porous borders and liberal policy on immigration. I have no respect for Trump but he does bring up solutions to problems. If he is elected it is because people are fed up this the liberal agenda in this country.[/quote]

Posted on: 2016/9/19 14:34
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Re: Large Explosion in Chelsea - 135 W. 23rd - Dumpster Destroyed
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When I see things like, "maybe Trump is right," it sickens me. Right about what? That we can build walls to fix our problems?? Maybe the United States can become one huge labyrinth with signs saying who can go into which area.

We live in a world of social media and constant communication...it changes the approach from physical barriers to something far more sophisticated.

When someone shows you their character as he has, believe what you see. I see someone who is wholly interested in self promotion, blatantly ignorant of how this country operates and intellectually incurious. Am I missing something?


As I said before, what is just as dangerous as terrorist, are the liberals who justify their behavior or rationalize it. You are the reason the borders are porous and this country has problems. People are dying from the drugs coming from our southern borders. I read somewhere in the 1990s, the USA consumes 70% of all illegal drugs, yet we are 5% of the population. Now we have terrorists bent on killing Americans. There are two problems terrorists and liberals.


Yvonne, what is your story?? I write a comment and I AM THE REASON this country has problems? Right there, you need to recognize that YOU have serious problems. Not everyone lives in your dystopian nonreality. I refuse to.

Posted on: 2016/9/19 14:13
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Re: Large Explosion in Chelsea - 135 W. 23rd - Dumpster Destroyed
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When I see things like, "maybe Trump is right," it sickens me. Right about what? That we can build walls to fix our problems?? Maybe the United States can become one huge labyrinth with signs saying who can go into which area.

We live in a world of social media and constant communication...it changes the approach from physical barriers to something far more sophisticated.

When someone shows you their character as he has, believe what you see. I see someone who is wholly interested in self promotion, blatantly ignorant of how this country operates and intellectually incurious. Am I missing something?

Posted on: 2016/9/19 13:53
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Re: Large Explosion in Chelsea - 135 W. 23rd - Dumpster Destroyed
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If this story shakes out as this link suggests, can we all then agree that it is dangerous to jump to conclusions that erroneously point the finger at an ENTIRE race or religion?


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/m ... nifesto-article-1.2796907

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A bomb or suspicious device was found on the train tracks in Elizabeth.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/09/1 ... ious-device-train-tracks/

Five people were also arrested in connection with the Chelsea bombing.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/f ... bombing-article-1.2797378

We will find out if it was ISIS or other Muslims.

Posted on: 2016/9/19 1:23
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Re: Small Ignorant and Intolerant Minds Masquerading as Enlightened
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I love how people pretend to be tolerant and live-and-let-live UNTIL they don't like something...and then THEY invest a lot of time trying to shut down conversations. It's ridiculous. If you TRULY are tolerant, you just skip the thread.

Isn't it kind of obvious that the more you try to defend shutting down someone else's thoughts, the LESS tolerant you are?

I truly cannot think of ONE topic that would provoke me to consider asking someone (or worse, "telling" them) to go elsewhere to have a discussion.

Posted on: 2016/9/18 22:15
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Re: Small Ignorant and Intolerant Minds Masquerading as Enlightened
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Rich,

I didn't realize that the webmaster channels his thoughts through you. If the topic doesn't appeal to you, just move on. maybe it appeals to others. It's not all about you.

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Mao,

I just thought it was a bit much for a secular discussion board. I asked you -- no one else-- to examine your posting.

A detailed history of the exhumation of the cross?

As to music, I really don't think that Catholic music is "recognized by all as without parallel".
That also, is a bit much.

Small, ignorant and intolerant?--yes, I recognize those qualities extant herein.

Free thinkers??--covers a lot of territory.

Posted on: 2016/9/18 12:14
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Re: 1br in heights, resale issues?
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Heights is huge so thanks for giving streets. I doubt you have to worry about resale these days if the property is nice. East side of Heights has hardly any families anymore.

If you are thinking of Thorne/Summit, you can walk down to Kennedy Blvd and take jitney and/or bus into Manhattan. If you work downtown Manhattan, jitney/bus to Journal Square. A lot of people think that living close to Path is important. The city won't stop allowing for new residential WITHOUT addressing commuting issues. If I were you, I'd see about getting a one bedroom a bit closer to east side of Heights. It may cost more but it has light rail access (plus elevator will bring you into Hoboken), buses to Lincoln Tunnel, buses to Hoboken path, etc. I grew up in this city and I feel that too much emphasis is put on being close to Path station. To me, it has become a sardine can that is only going to get more packed as time goes by. It is a shame because it used to be a great option before the city got so overcrowded. It's still a great thing, but it is being overly relied upon and has become a bit of a nightmare to deal with

Posted on: 2016/7/8 15:16
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Re: Jersey City Muslims Unite Against Trump
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Yes, that's true. Short term goal is to defeat this maniac/racist. But long term goal is to figure out why almost a half of population finds him appealing.
Suggestion: improve education?


I hope that when this shakes out, it will not reveal that half of our population finds him appealing. I'm hoping for it to be a sliver and that the rest of the people realized who he is and moved on. I think it is a mix of desperation and willful ignorance as well as lack of education.

Posted on: 2016/6/14 17:00
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Re: Jersey City Muslims Unite Against Trump
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The only thing that I find more depressing than Donald Trump is that there are enough people in the United States who actually take him seriously. Is it the lead in the water or what?? I can understand if one is unhappy with the current landscape of the political world, but this guy is so APPARENTLY of low intellect and character that he just can't be part of any answer to any of our issues.

Posted on: 2016/6/14 16:34
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Re: Best countertop material for re-sale value?
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I just wanted to mention (in case you don't already know this) that granite, as well as other "rock" countertops, contain some level of radiation. It's worth doing a little research to see if there are ways of distinguishing if certain pieces have more/less. I would hate to hear that you got the kitchen of your dreams and it made you sick (e.g. the wood floors from China that was sold at Lumber Liquidators)!!

Best of luck.

Posted on: 2016/4/7 15:47
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Re: Best countertop material for re-sale value?
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I have granite at home, but I once used some kind of laminate (wilsonart, perhaps) and realtors kept complimenting the "granite" countertops to buyers they brought by.
There are so many affordable options that truly mimic the higher-end materials that I think it's worth looking into them first. This way, you won't feel tied to something in case you get tired of it OR it becomes dated.

Just a thought.

Posted on: 2016/4/6 17:20
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Re: Roofer Recommendations
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All City Roofing.

Professional, reasonably-priced, reliable and friendly.

Did a great job for us!

Posted on: 2015/10/29 13:54
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Re: PATH-Weary Jersey City Wants to Build a Pedestrian Bridge to Manhattan
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Well, they better think of something quickly because all of the houses which are valued for their proximity to PATH are going to lose some value when the PATH is no longer useful.

Posted on: 2015/10/8 18:38
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Re: JC Heights neighborhoods
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I live in the Heights (just west of JFK) and checked out the music at the lumber yard on Palisades last night. The music itself was ok but the large crowd of people was definitely a sign that there has been some demographic changes in that part of the heights in the past couple years. The thought that I had while walking away is that somebody in the very near future ought to open some type of beer garden in the heights (not sure how it would jive with the residential neighborhood but the demand seems like it would be there).

I have noticed changes in area around my house (pretty much 1 mile due west of the lumberyard event with more proximity to JSQ) but it is the Indian population that seems to have increased the most. It is hard to say what impact this has on local business/neighborhood but I can't help but notice there are several more vacant bodegas recently. Could this be because spendthrift Indian population generally buy most of their groceries etc around Newark ave rather then at local bodegas?


I agree. It has transformed amazingly over the past few years. I guess it was bound to happen once people caught on how easy it is to get to midtown from there. The skyline views are excellent if you live on an upper floor. What also helps a lot is all of the businesses that are now around the lite rail tracks in Hoboken. I guess it doesn't hurt that the mayor lives around there now, too, which suggests more of a police presence.

Posted on: 2015/9/7 21:00
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Re: Piano Lessons for Kids
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Aart in America
(201) 406-2594

If anyone can make a child want to play piano, it's Aart. He is a very sociable, entertaining and talented teacher as well as piano tuner.

Posted on: 2015/9/2 13:41
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Re: Journal Squared Project to Begin
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How are people going to get around this city? I am all for a commuter lifestyle but you have to have the means.


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will the new JSQ towers be rental only? or condos?

any word on when they will be finished / potential pricing?


All of the towers going up in the JSQ area are slated to be rentals.

Journal Squared will be three towers, with about 1800 units.
30 Journal Square will be 525 rental units.
3 Journal Square will be 240 rental units.

Posted on: 2015/9/1 14:23
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Re: Journal Squared Project to Begin
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Good luck getting a seat on the Path if you live anywhere downtown. This will exacerbate an already awful situation.

Posted on: 2015/8/31 16:31
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Re: Home Inspection
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John Moss - amazingly thorough!!

Best of luck.

Posted on: 2015/8/24 16:19
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Re: Anti-gay Jesus freak screaming at people downtown
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It's one thing when it's just you and your husband but the thought of running into someone unstable with a baby is too scary! I would see if you could get police to pick him up and get him evaluated. I would hate to think of you being alone with the baby and running into this guy. Don't take chances. You never know when someone will snap.
Be safe!

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Does anyone know the story with this guy who hangs around the baptist church on 4th and Jersey and screams about sending homosexuals to the lake of fire?

I've had several friendly conversations with him in passing and he joked about the weather and invited me to church. But lately, he's been going around the neighborhood screaming about how all homosexuals are going to hell. Today he practically screamed right in my sleeping baby's face as my husband was pushing him in the stroller.

It seems like his behavior is getting more extreme and I am a little concerned that he might be dangerous.

Posted on: 2015/8/18 16:08
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Re: vegan donuts in JC?
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WHOS Gluten Free at 942 Summit Avenue has vegan baked goods.

Go to their website and click on "snacks" to see what they have. I haven't gone there yet, but I have heard good reviews and it is always busy.

Good luck!

http://www.whosglutenfree.com/

Posted on: 2015/8/11 18:38
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Re: Jersey City Zoning Inquiry
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I am considering opening a small business in a warehouse space in the Heights and wanted to verify that my business would be legal under the Zoning ordinance.

After getting the runaround a few times, Zoning Dept finally told me that I would need to:
1) submit a format written request
2) pay a $100 fee
3) submit a picture of the building

Has anyone ever done an official Zoning inquiry? Is this really the case? Any tips in dealing with this bureaucratic department?

Thanks.


Get it ALL in writing -- that's my tip. Also, expect any conversations you have to sound like a "Vinnie Barbarino" skit. "who, wha, when, where, wha?"

Get it in email at a minimum.

Posted on: 2015/8/7 15:17
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Re: Buying "Hold" Properties in JC Ghetto
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I sent you a PM.

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I like Pine Street, I am currently looking to buy a place there now. I tried a few years ago and got beat out by another investor. Its a lovely street but no parking what so ever.

Posted on: 2015/8/7 14:53
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Re: Do you recommend particular Roofer?
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All City Roofing did an excellent job at a reasonable price.

They were accommodating, friendly, reliable and they guarantee their work.

Decent people who did an excellent job using superior materials.


Posted on: 2015/7/30 16:36
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Re: Can Anyone Recommend an Affordable/Decent Real Estate Attorney???
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Sheldon Margolis. He is the most ethical, thorough and friendly attorney I have met so far.

His prices are very reasonable.

Posted on: 2015/7/28 12:50
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Re: Is this for real? In the Heights???
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I went by this property the other day and it has permits in the windows. When you look up, you can see that some structure has been put on the roof.

All I can say is that the property DOES exist and that it appears to be a work in progress.


Posted on: 2015/7/28 12:47
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Re: ABC news questions, is JC Police doing their jobs? Jersey City man charged with pushing ex-girlfr
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How about this scenario. A person knowingly walks into a
a police department knowing that they have no
warrants. They tell the cop that they believe that they
are a wanted person. While the cops tries to check if this
person is wanted they attempt to walk out of the police
department and the cop uses force to stop them. Pay day.
The cop will be charged with a civil rights violation and the
city will be sued. You can't have it both ways.


I don't see how a lawsuit against the city would prevail, if, as you say, that person knew that they were not wanted. Wouldn't it be dismissed on the basis that it was done as a ruse?

Posted on: 2015/7/15 17:00
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