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Re: Water pressure Downtown (again)?
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Just came home to very low water pressure...I'm in the Hamilton Park area (9th St).

Posted on: 2013/7/17 22:18
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Re: Income Taxes - H&R Block?
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Never been to H&R Block but I believe it's still there. I've been filing online with Tax Act which is pretty user friendly:

http://www.taxact.com/

Posted on: 2013/4/11 17:31
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Re: Liberty Marathon and Half Marathon
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Hey, HPYC - do you by any chance have the route you are describing mapped that you could provide a link to? I'm also in the Hamilton Park area & am looking for a new running route. I'm training for a half and have been bored with my usual route. I need to get in a 12 miler this weekend.

I have nothing too exciting to share, I just usually run LSP. Without the footbridge, I've been running down Jersey Ave from Hamilton Park, right on Grand, left on Woodward, left on Jonhston through to the park & then Freedman Way to the very end. So much of the park is still closed - BORING!

Posted on: 2013/3/20 15:04
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Re: Best local Hospital?
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JCMC's emergency room is average from my two experiences there (once as a patient, once bringing my husband). I was admitted to the ICU (after going to the emergency room) at JCMC last year and the care was great in ICU. Once I was out of ICU and moved to a regular floor, the quality of care decreased greatly. I was left out, unmonitored, in a cold, random hallway for close to two hours waiting in line to be x-rayed with the hospital's one working machine. Worst experience ever ugh among other complaints.

I'd never schedule a planned surgery of any kind for JCMC (based on past experience) or probably any local hospital lol. For a planned surgery I'd go somewhere further away. But the ER at JCMC was adequate (just hope you're not admitted ha) and I'd assume better than Christ Hospital in the heights(though I've never been). I've never been to Bayonne or Hoboken hositals either, bit of a further drive. Aren't all 4 of these hospitals owned by the same company now? Not sure what the other local hospitals are.

Posted on: 2013/2/20 17:35
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Re: Indoor soccer at Boys & Girls Cub
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I played in the Sunday night league a few years ago. It is a lot of fun and very fast paced games. Co-ed, players from various skill levels. I think it was 5 on 5, no goalie, at least one female player per team on the court at all times. I'd recommend some prior experience in playing soccer :) After the games, we'd grab a beer at Zeppelin Hall. Fun times!

Posted on: 2013/2/17 15:58
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Re: Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden
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How is the beer garden for football? Do they have all the games on their tv's?

Having a few friends over from out of town who want to watch all the football games.

Beer garden doesn't answer their phone & couldn't find the info via google/facebook.

Thanks so much for any help!! :)

Posted on: 2012/9/16 3:40
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Re: Best JC Sports Bar?
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Comcast stopped displaying my cable television channels, as I didn't have a digital cable box, and they can't come by to "install" a new cable box until Saturday.

So...

what's everyone's favorite bar to watch the baseball playoffs?

Some of my old standbys are White Star, York St., and O'Haras. Does anyone have an additional ideas - in particular, are any places advertising any sort of drink specials during the Yankee games?

Would appreciate any tips!! :)

Posted on: 2010/10/18 15:43
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Downtown pharmacy robbed at gunpoint
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Sketchy place...

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

Jersey City pharmacy robbed by two gunmen; second armed drugstore robbery in Hudson County in 48 hours
Published: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 5:57 PM

Updated: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 6:08 PM
Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal

Carry Pharmacy in Downtown Jersey City was robbed by two gunmen Saturday morning. A Union City pharmacy was hit by gun-toting robbers 48 hours before.

A Downtown Jersey City pharmacy was robbed by two men carrying handguns yesterday morning, making it the second such robbery at a Hudson County pharmacy in 48 hours.

A pair of gunmen entered Carry Pharmacy on Bright Street at Jersey Avenue shortly before 11 a.m. and threatened employees and the pharmacist, police said.

Brandishing two large caliber handguns, the gunmen emptied the cash register of more than $500 and also took an undisclosed cache of prescription drugs, reports said.

The men then fled in a unidentified vehicle, reports said.

On Thursday morning at around 11:30 a.m., America's Pharmacy, at 1500 Summit Ave., in Union City was robbed of prescription drugs including Percoset and Xanax by two masked gunmen, the store owners told The Jersey Journal.

In that robbery the men took at least $2,000 from the cash register before fleeing in a car, the store owners said.

Anyone with information about the Jersey City robbery is urged to call the East Precinct detectives at (201) 547-5066.
Related topics: jersey-city, union-city

Posted on: 2010/10/17 23:12
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Re: Missing package - what to do now?
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I'd do that, or you may even be able to see who signed for it online. Also, check with your neighbors or leave them a note. It's possible it was left at the wrong address.

I'd wait a little bit to see if turns up before filing the police report/notifying the CC company. Although, that may be bad advice, as that is exactly what I did and I ended up getting screwed over.

Good luck.

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chanj wrote:
Actually, come to think of it, it was sent "Registered". Should I go to the PO and ask who signed for it? They got to able to show who signed for it, otherwise, they shouldn't leave it there out on the front door, right?

Or am I going down a hopeless route?

Posted on: 2010/10/5 20:26
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Re: Missing package - what to do now?
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Yes, file the police report!

In my case, the post office refused to change the status of my package from "Delivered." What was real sketchy is that they claimed it was delivered 9:30 PM, Saturday night, and during a snowstorm. This may have been late Feb, actually, not March. My mail is never delivered that late, and it arrives earlier than usual on Saturdays (like 11:30AM). Super sketchy situation.

I explained all this to my credit card company and they did an inquiry into it. Apparently, delivered is delivered and I had to pay for what I ordered. The JC post office did claim to look around for the package, but in the end were really no help.

No problems since I've been having everything delivered to my NYC office.

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chanj wrote:
I just went to the Post Office, and the nice guy at the package pick up window looked around for 10 minutes, and couldn't locate it.

I live in the VVP area too, and this is so frustrating. Sounds like having the sender file a claim, or filing with my credit card company likely won't help either (given the Post Office has "delivered" it already), but I'm going to try anyway.

Should I bother filing a police report?

Thanks for all the comments / good wishes so far!

Posted on: 2010/10/5 20:18
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Re: Missing package - what to do now?
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I'm so sorry to hear this. Same thing happened to me, Van Vorst Park area, same type of building, back in March. As mentioned previously, go to the post office in person, and also call every day to follow up, so they don't forget about you. Hopefully it turns up somewhere! Also, check your neighbor's stoops and/or ask around, maybe it was delivered to them in error.

My package was never located, and I ended up having to pay for what was stolen. The sender refused to resend the missing package. I reported it stolen and tried (unsuccessfully) to file a claim with my credit card, but didn't get anywhere because the post office reported it as delivered. I now have everything delivered to my office. I hope your situation turns out differently.

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chanj wrote:
So - according to the USPS website, my package was delivered last week. However, I looked top to bottom in our building (small brownstone, no door man, and so sometimes packages are left on the front door) and there's no trace of the package.

What can I do now? It was a package from Asia, send as registered mail.

I've contacted the sender already, asking them to file a claim (and hopefully resend the merchandise), but given the fact that the "Post Office" shows it "delivered", will the claim work?

TIA.

Posted on: 2010/10/5 18:27
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Re: Whistling Crossing Guards
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I hate that lady!

I live right on that corner, so annoying times 100. I've also seen her almost cause accidents, she really sucks. She gets into a shouting match with a driver or pedestrian at least several times a month.

And she also moves garbage bins. We got a ticket once, because our neigbors trash bins were left out in front of our stoop by the garbage men. So, one morning, I noticed the neighbor's bins in front of my stoop, so I moved them (they are labeled with our neighbor's address). My roommate saw her moving them back in front of our stoop?? She's awesome.

Posted on: 2010/9/23 18:33
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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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I don't have (or like) dogs or kids - is it too late for them to add some sort of cat run? My cat is bored and not getting enough socialization sitting around in the apartment all day.

Posted on: 2010/4/14 18:51
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Re: Broken car windows all over
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mfadam wrote:
I have noticed a ton of broken car window glass around downtown. It seems the perps have no fear of being caught, even though the police did recently get 1 guy. There have been big waves of car break ins for the last 3-4 months around downtown. If the perps thought there was a police presence they'd focus elsewhere. It seems to me they figure the odds of beat cops around downtown at night are minimal.

Does anyone else find this amazing? Has their been an increase in car break ins in other parts of JC, Heights other? I have no idea, but it's really depressing to walk around and see so much broken glass. They don't even clean it up, it just gets spread around...


According to the cop we filed our report with, there has been a huge increase in these incidents, but only in the "East District" and that GPS's "are like candy". I guess it makes sense, go to where the money is...

Oh! And I'd recommend Bob's Auto Glass on Communipaw if anyone finds themselves in the same situation. They were very helpful & fixed the car right away (new window, vacuumed up the mess, everything...). Apparently they get several of these instances a day? All these hoodlums are keeping the auto glass shops in business...

Posted on: 2010/3/27 16:17
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Re: Broken car windows all over
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DouglasReynholm wrote:
use the GPS only if you are going out of the tri-state area, keep it at home. I have a NYC and NJ map in the car, a really nice one, pages, booklet style...cost less than 10 bucks, it's laying right there on the seat..and guess what, no broken windows. and another tip, don't even keep a dime visible. any loose change, hey some idiot might just smash your window for it. no valuables, nothing. no sunglasses, nothing.


Yeah, I agree with you about not leaving loose change, umbrellas, etc. Nothing was visible in the car. Someone was probably inspecting cars for holders/suction cup rings. I got lazy with wiping them off, though they were so light they were barely visible. Ah well it happens.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 15:39
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Re: Broken car windows all over
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DouglasReynholm wrote:
You live in this city, buy a map and save your money and your car from being smashed up.

Actually, we'll be buying another GPS, but thanks. I forgot about maps.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 15:18
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Re: Broken car windows all over
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nikyrob wrote:
Our car was broken into last night. It was parked on York St. along Van Vorst Park. Passenger side window was smashed and a GPS was stolen out of the glove compartment. A police report was filed and the cop informed us that he had three other reports of car break-ins in the Van Vorst Park area he was following up on this morning (all from last night). Nothing was visible in the car. Nothing else was stolen (there was nothing else of value). Some loose change and CD's were left untouched.

On my way to work this morning, I saw a van parked on Montgomery between Grove & Barrow that also had its passenger side window smashed. Car owners were filing a report with the police. Different cop, so there must have been a lot of these last night.


Sucks. Sorry.

Question, was your GPS holder visible? I heard even that can be an enticer. GPS seems to be the common denominator to break-ins, according to someone who went to a police meeting.


There was no holder visible. The GPS suctions onto the dashboard and there was a very light ring mark from the suction cup visible. It's possible they inspected every car for GPS holders or suction ring marks. Or they could have just gotten lucky. The rings were really hard to see this morning, and this happened at night. York Street by the park does get eerily dark & quiet...

Although there were a bunch of break-ins last night, other cars on the same block were left untouched, so who knows?

Posted on: 2010/3/26 14:20
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Re: Broken car windows all over
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Our car was broken into last night. It was parked on York St. along Van Vorst Park. Passenger side window was smashed and a GPS was stolen out of the glove compartment. A police report was filed and the cop informed us that he had three other reports of car break-ins in the Van Vorst Park area he was following up on this morning (all from last night). Nothing was visible in the car. Nothing else was stolen (there was nothing else of value). Some loose change and CD's were left untouched.

On my way to work this morning, I saw a van parked on Montgomery between Grove & Barrow that also had its passenger side window smashed. Car owners were filing a report with the police. Different cop, so there must have been a lot of these last night.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 13:45
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Re: New Yoga Studio on Monmouth Betw 3rd and 4th
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I just wanted to check back now that this place has been open a little longer - any more recent reviews? Thanks!

Posted on: 2010/1/29 17:42
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Re: New Yoga Studio on Monmouth Betw 3rd and 4th
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Is this place open? Has anyone tried a class? Any reviews?

Thanks!

Posted on: 2009/12/11 17:23
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Re: ox restaurant
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fraulein wrote:
Nikyrob, the brunch is no longer an option. I think they were changing things up/experimenting a bit with their hours and such. They eliminated brunch on Sundays but then offered Lunch on Saturdays. I think neither was a success/worth the staff, because they've eliminated both.

They also tried later hours on weekend evenings, but I think they are back to 11 or so. They do have a happy hour on weeknights and I've seen it pretty crowded by the bar, so that may be to stay.

Hope that helps!


Thanks for the reply! That's a bummer about their brunch, it was delicious. Especially the french toast. I have yet to try them for dinner/happy hour - I would like to give both a try sometime soon.

Posted on: 2009/3/10 23:54
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Re: Eyebrow Threading
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I've been meaning to ask this question - but about eyebrow waxing not threading - does anyone know if any of the nail salons on Grove St. do a decent job with this? I usually go to the nail place in the Newport Mall, but I live near Van Vorst Park & I'm looking for somewhere closer. Thanks!

Posted on: 2009/2/24 18:29
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Re: ox restaurant
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Has anyone been to brunch at Ox recently? I wanted to go this weekend - and I'd like to confirm if they still have that 12.95 deal that includes a meal/coffee/mimosa. I thought I read on here several weeks ago they'd changed the menu around a bit. Anyone know about this?

Posted on: 2009/2/20 17:36
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Re: JC - Some positive things...
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1. Wednesday's at the White Star. Enough said.

2. PJ Ryans (sorry...O'Hara's Downtown)

3. JCTKD

4. Brownstone Diner, especially their french toast

5. Ox, especially for brunch

Posted on: 2009/1/17 16:04
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Re: De La Hoya vs Pacquiao Fight - where to watch?
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Maybe give The Lamp Post a call - they showed the last De La Hoya fight - no idea if they have the one tonight.

Posted on: 2008/12/6 23:26
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Re: anyone familiar with bayonne? need some help
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Lafayette wrote:
Whoever said stay away from prospect is lost....If you want to know whats going on in bayonne here is a little bit.

32 and Prospect is probably one of the hottest spots right now. Its by the 34th street light rail stop, shopping at stop and shop, you have movie theather, houlihans, hibachi steak house, wendys and dunkin donuts and a bunch of other stores right there.
You have the boatworks coming soon with luxury housing and you have a ferry coming soon at 34th street and i think thats 440....that ferry will be going to battery park nyc.
There is a another big development of commercial stores etc right near there..People are going to be killing to live along Avenue E and prospect arounc 34th -to 25th street from now on.

Just a tidbit......


I just would like to clarify for Wibbit that I didn't mean to stay away from Prospect/Ave E because of safety, it's just a little busier over there & not as quiet as other areas. I don't think there's any unsafe area of Bayonne.



Oh, & if anyone wants a good Italian restaurant in Bayonne - Piccolinos is awesome!

Posted on: 2008/12/5 15:26
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Re: anyone familiar with bayonne? need some help
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I don't think Ave. E is necessarily unsafe, it's just a super-busy road with a lot of traffic.

I haven't spent very much time in Bayonne, and when I'm there, I'm generally on Broadway (I assume you don't want to live there, it's where all the restaurants and shops are...).

I've taken the lightrail to the 45th St. stop and walked from there to Broadway & never felt unsafe. There's some cute, well-kept houses in the 40's between Ave. E and B'way.

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Re: anyone familiar with bayonne? need some help
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I've never been to a "bad" part of Bayonne. Any area of that town is reasonably safe.

Last year, I almost moved to Bayonne - I have a friend who has lived there her entire life. According to her, the "downtown" area is the nicest part - I guess that's the part near Staten Island and probably further from the lightrail.

When I was looking for apartments, I emailed her for tips. I will copy & paste her email below. Hopefully it's helpful. Luckily I ended up staying in JC. :)

"Anywhere on Avenue B is nice and if you are looking on Avenue C make sure it's between the 30's and 40's. 17th is the "ghetto". Stay away from anything on Avenue E or on Prospect. The streets to watch out for are 16th up to 25th on Avenue C or the Blvd."

Posted on: 2008/12/4 17:40
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Re: A Good Vet in JC
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calamity wrote:
Are these vets reasonably priced? I took my cat to a vet in Montclair who charged me over $100 for a checkup, so I'm interested to know if there's anything in the area that won't charge me an arm and a leg.


The place on Westside Ave. only charged like $40 or $50 for the vet to examine my cat, when I thought he was sick .

However, after all his shots & everything it does end up being over $100 for his yearly exam.

Posted on: 2008/12/2 17:57
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Re: A Good Vet in JC
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Jersey City Animal Hospital on West Side Ave. is great. If you mention that you found them online, you save 15% on your first visit. I have one cat and have been going to them for a year.

http://www.jerseycityvet.com/

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