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Re: Looking for input of unofficial Jersey City landmarks
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The neon Trust Co. sign on top of the building in J Sq. was visible from a far distance from the west. The Stanley and Loews, of course. Tippy's is unfortunately gone. Pizza Masters and Blimpie on Central, though not much to look at, have both been around for over 50 years. The bank building at Central and Bowers, formerly Trust Co., is a very visible landmark. It hasn't changed much inside or out since it was built. Podewitz deli on Central has been there forever. Oh, and Boulevard Drinks, but they stupidly changed their sign recently.

Posted on: 2011/7/30 12:38
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Re: Structural question about row house
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The basement fireplace has been reworked fairly recently to convert it to a functioning wood burner. The pipe dumps smoke into one of the chimney flues up to the roof. I'm not so sure that pipe setup in the second floor is up to code and safe unless they put a stainless steel liner in the flue, so if you're currently burning wood in the basement, have it checked out. If you remove that pipe, you lose the basement fireplace. If you remove the chimney on the top floor, you lose functionality on both floors below. Sometimes they run stainless steel pipe through the wall and up the side of the house if it's not an attached building but my guess is that's not an option in your case.

Posted on: 2011/7/12 7:09
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Re: Parking Ticket
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Update 7/7/11, 11:20 a.m. - An underground fire has knocked out the Verizon circuits which support phone operations for the Municipal Court. According to officials, Verizon is currently working on the problem and hopes to have service restored in four hours. Residents should check back here or the Official Government Facebook Page for updates.

Posted on: 2011/7/7 13:45
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Re: Structural question about row house
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The fireplace is a brick stack extending up to and possibly through the roof as a chimney. Sometimes they were removed at the roof line and roofed over. To remove it, you would have to start at the roof line and go down brick by brick. Don't try to knock it out below the roof line, a ton of bricks will come down on you. As for the pipe, how big is it? It's probably an old gas line that fed a gas stove in the fireplace. It was common to put gas stoves in old fireplaces when gas became available.

Posted on: 2011/7/6 20:46
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Re: You know you're a JC old-timer if you remember...
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Love this post. I was a child in JC in the fifties and I remember


~St. Paul of the Cross' annual Sunday School Picnic
~Father McKenna and Father Uleski rocked!

I remember them both. Father Uleski left the priesthood and married one of the nuns, Sister Joel. She was one of my teachers, kind of cute and perky for a nun. In hindsight, Fr. Uleski did seem to visit our classroom more often than was necessary and Sister Joel did seem to get all giggly when he came in. I remember seeing them both on David Susskind or one of those talk shows a few years later.

Posted on: 2011/6/17 15:44
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Re: Looking for the floor specialist
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This is a high rise condo, It's about an inch per two feet or so. It could very well be structural.

That's 1/2" pitch, 5" across a 10' room! That's something you would expect to find in a funhouse not a highrise! I wouldn't even walk into that building let alone buy in it. You might want to warn the people downstairs to start wearing hardhats.

Posted on: 2011/5/14 10:34
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Re: Has anyone ever had a new cornice put on their building?
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I designed and built a cornice for my house about 5 years ago and had my contractor install it piece by piece. The overhang was built as a 1/2" plywood box beam in 3 sections and bolted onto the house. Brackets and mouldings are lightweight foam products designed for outdoor use, purchased and picked locally at Outwater Plastics. I don't know exactly what the whole thing cost me because labor price was integrated in a larger scope of work being done by the contractor at the time but the materials were about $300.This was across a 25' frame house front. PM me your email address if interested in seeing a pic of the finished project.

Posted on: 2009/12/4 13:59
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Re: You know you're a JC old-timer if you remember...
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Perhaps it was a Mayfair later converted to a Foodtown? I dunno, it doesn't matter now cause I heard they are openning a Wholefoods there soon.

Posted on: 2009/11/30 12:25
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Re: Wave of gentrification that leapfrogged the Hudson has reached new heights - Jersey City Heights
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My memory is long and I have watched The Heights deteriorate since 1970.

Although if one must live in the Heights, Ogden Street is by far the best street


Your memory ain't as good as you think. It's Avenue, Ogden Avenue.

Posted on: 2009/11/24 18:49
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Re: Owners will pay 24 percent jump in JCMUA water/sewer bills.
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My brother is a plumber and at his urging I stopped showering with this horrible water

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA , Your brother is a plumber and you stink!

Posted on: 2009/11/19 23:41
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Re: Wave of gentrification that leapfrogged the Hudson has reached new heights - Jersey City Heights
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Except you don't have any mass transit within reasonable walking distance - PATH is at least 15 minutes from most places in the heights.

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Michael Castro Jr., 25, a bank sales associate who has been living in the 600-square-foot Heights condo he bought for $140,000 a year ago, said his new neighborhood "is like 20 years ago in Brooklyn."


?

the light rail is at most a 5 min. walk from ogden ave (depending on how far up his house is). palisade ave is a couple of blocks away, with buses and jitneys that take you directly to port authority

and this may come as a great shock but.....there are a few people who don't work in Manhatten. I'm not joking, I am serious. I have actually met one or two of them.

Posted on: 2009/11/15 12:30
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Re: Ode to my lost home/ My first posting in 11 years of living here
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If you want the same tranquil atmosphere of DT JC without the Hipster/Yuppie scene then try the Heights best kept secret, away from it all

Actually, we are here among you, right under your nose but so uber ironic that you don't realize. We have taken irony to a whole nother level. We dress like students, we dress like housewives or in a suit and a tie, I changed my hairstyle so many times now don't know what I look like.

Posted on: 2009/11/12 19:39
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Re: Palisade Ave./Heights: NJ Transit accident injures six people - Bus pulls out, hit by speeding car
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I agree about the buses though. They don't pull over to the curb and it really pisses me off.

It annoys me too but I think the reason they don't pull into the bus stops is because the cars won't give them a break to pull back out into traffic again and the reason cars won't give them a break is because they don't want to be driving behind a bus, myself included.

Posted on: 2009/11/7 13:58
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Re: hey, so who hit my car?
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The officer on the phone told us to call back then. We will continue to move this up the ladder until we can reach someone who puts in more effort than a shoulder shrug.

"call back next week"? It almost seems they are going out of their way to give the owner of the car that hit you plenty of time to dispose of the evidence (repaired, junked, dumped out of state). Is anybody beginning to wonder if this car might be owned by "a friend of theirs"?

Posted on: 2009/10/15 14:26
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Re: Tax Assesment
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Additionally we were only charged $6K for the repairs and most of that cost was labor so what is the 25K assessment based upon?"
THANKS!

Is it possible that the contractor just arbitrarily threw out that $25K number when he pulled the permit or was the $6K price for the job set and agreed upon before starting?

Posted on: 2009/10/14 18:20
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Re: Stop Signs on Erie Street - Steven FUlop
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Posted on: 2009/10/13 8:54
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Re: Bergen Lafayette: Upscale Items Taken from 2000 Ferrari: Stole $100,000 Watch & Nike Jordan Sneakers
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How can a person acquire such wealth yet be so incredibly stupid? Anyway, now the thief is reading this article and pulling his hair out over the fact that he sold the watch on the street for $10.

Posted on: 2009/10/6 8:59
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Re: Movie being filmed in downtown?
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This guy talks to his reflection in a window on the street and thinks his dick is his biggest problem?

Posted on: 2009/10/6 7:51
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Re: Downtown Jersey City has so many new skyscrapers since 2001
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Well, thank God for all these new buildings, otherwise the city might have been in financial trouble today and our taxes might have been raised.

Posted on: 2009/9/30 9:43
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Re: You know you're a JC old-timer if you remember...
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Red-Deutsch wrote:

There used to be an electronics store right on JSQ. For some reason I remember it having a sign on the front that said "The Beast of the East." It was a picture of a little green monster guy holding up a sign with that printed on it. I don't know if that was the actual name of the place, but it may have actually been a Crazy Eddie store. I don't know why I'm recalling a Crazy Eddie being in JC... not sure exactly what the name of the store was.

You might be thinking of Sound Machine which was originally located on the Blvd. a few doors up from the State Theater. They may have moved into the Square near the Concourse later on.

Posted on: 2009/9/28 21:57
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Re: You know you're a JC old-timer if you remember...
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*jUPITORS on Central ave

Jupiters? you must be a kid. That's that "new" store that moved in after Kresge's 5&10 closed.
Also:

The "ragman" with his horse and wagon.

Cops on 3 wheeled motorcycles.

Cops with 38's and cartridge belts full of REAL bullets that were exactly at little kid eye level.

The mayor who was not a U.S. citizen.

The mayor who was a doctor

The huge, loud helicopter shuttle between the PanAm building and Newark airport that flew directly over MY house.

The mini hook and ladder fire engine ride that rode you around the block (what a ripoff, that ride sucked).

When there was absolutely no reason to ever go to Secaucus because there was absolutely nothing there.

Posted on: 2009/9/26 14:01
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Re: Healy sending 77 Hudson developer, K. Hovnanian, a message: Crystal Point did not set a precedent.
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But it DID set a precedent and now the city has stated in writing that the criteria for lowering PILOT payments is based on distance from the lightrail (is that the best you could come up with?). That Crystal Point decision will be a great boon to the real estate law profession. BTW - I'm about a half mile from the lightrail, a remote area accessible only on horseback, I'm going to appeal my property taxes.

Posted on: 2009/9/23 9:36
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Re: Jersey City Councilwoman Nidia Lopez a Florida Resident?
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She falls down a lot...and gets paid for it.

"Myerowitz: Have you ever been involved in any lawsuits as a plaintiff?
Lopez: Does this mean I am being sued or I am suing? "

Doesn't know what a "plaintiff" is?
Go back to Disneyworld you moron and stay there!

Posted on: 2009/9/7 21:01
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Unbiased?

This appears just below the survey title "PATHSUX".
"Are you sick & tired of overcrowded PATH trains?
Here you can fill out a survey to tell PATH Management how fed up you are. Let Your Voice Be Heard!"

It's not a survey, it's a complaint forum.

Posted on: 2009/9/4 13:37
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Re: ID theft ring victimized patrons at unnamed Jersey City restaurants
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GnomeGeneral wrote:
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That's why I use CASH 97 percent of the time at restaurants. I love when someone in front of me on line uses a debit or credit card to purchase something for less than 5 dollars, I mean really, are you 9 years old.


I actually saw someone put a $1-and-change purchase on a credit card the other day. They weren't even embarrassed.


why should they feel embarrassed? a feeling of embarrassment implies that one is doing something incorrectly. what, besides the fact that 2 posters on here disagree, is incorrect about using a credit card to pay for a $1 purchase?


It's a nuisance to the people standing in line behind you.

No, it's actually faster than using cash.

Posted on: 2009/8/31 10:52
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Re: Building Inspection?
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Just make sure there is beer and sandwiches in the fridge and DON'T leave dirty underwear in the hamper.

Posted on: 2009/8/22 13:59
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Re: Jersey girl writing for Westport News: "Practically in Manhattan, I tell them."
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I don't know how long ago the pig farms existed in Secaucus. I heard about them all my life from my parents and everybody else. Now, I am really really old and have been to Secaucus thousands of times. In all that time I have never seen nor smelled a pig. Oh, except for the titty bar on Secaucus Road but other than that I never seen no pigs.

Posted on: 2009/8/19 23:23
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Re: Downtown Jersey City List -> Jersey City List
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Surely you're joking. The only reason you can post here is because the technology to filter out posts from outlying zip codes does not exist...yet. You are merely tolerated here and be thankful for THAT much. Besides, if the name did not specify "downtown" it would accurately have to be named GhettoJCList.com

Posted on: 2009/8/17 15:43
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Re: NYTimes wedding annocement: Bride owns a real-estate company in Jersey City
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"Mrs. Kassim, (formerly O’Bryant) 32, owns a real-estate company in Jersey City that bears her name"

I can't google up any realtors in JC with the name O’Bryant associated with it. I am calling for an investigation.

Posted on: 2009/8/16 20:07
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Re: Pastors misused church funds -- $450,000 78-foot schooner now berthed in a Jersey City marina
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I must be missing something in this story. The pastor sells the church, takes the money and buys himself a mansion and a yacht. The church board is fine with this. They are so fine with it that they vote to continue paying him 85G's. Did I get it right? I dunno. Don't people usually go to jail for doing things like this?

Posted on: 2009/8/11 15:34
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