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Re: Good Bakery for Celebration Sheet Cake
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You should call ahead to make certain, but Honey Bakery over in McGinley Square may be able to help you. Their stuff is awesome!

Posted on: 5/15 8:04
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Re: piano swap or something
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a friend of mine is getting rid of this--
http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/msg/5789383646.html

Posted on: 2016/9/27 10:10
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Re: Inquiry about St. Peter's area for home purchase
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Lived here since 2000. Even attempting to raise three kids here. The neighbors we have are like family and I know several really great families on Highland between JFK and West Side.
The area could use a few amenities, but where your sister is located on Highland, she can easily find decent produce and groceries within walking distance. There are several great bars in the neighborhood and more and more to come. St. Peter's is planning a large project near McGinley that will be certain to gentrify the area even more. Not too far up from Highland on JFK and Duncan, Boyd McGuiness park just opened and has been a really nice addition to the neighborhood. I work in the city and either bike or run for my commute. Late nights I take a cab, but honestly I lived on Highland, I would probably walk or bike most of the time because it's so close to the square.
Good Luck.

Posted on: 2015/9/17 10:19
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Re: TECCS 5K & Family Festival - this Saturday - LSP
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Really? I actually found the race to be very well organized. Are you referring to the actual race or the activities surrounding the run?

Posted on: 2015/6/12 8:25
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Re: interior door help
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Try this:
www.recyclingthepast.com
They are located in Barnegat, NJ- they have a large selection of antique doors. I managed to find 5 panel doors that needed minimal restoration for @$150-200

or this place: www.amighini.net
These guys are located off of JFK blvd near Journal Square. They also have a decent selection of stuff but they can be a bit pricier, although they are much closer, so definitely worth a look.




Posted on: 2015/4/22 9:03
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Re: Looking for great day care for 1 year old
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check your pm

Posted on: 2015/4/14 10:38
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Re: JC councilman charged with drunken driving after three-car collision
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from the JJ
"According to Swibinski, Ramchal, hired in November 2008, inspects waste trucks that enter the HCIA's Doremus Avenue facility to see that they hold the proper materials and that the weight of the materials is correctly noted."


umm....maybe he was driving around late at night taking bribe money ??

Posted on: 2015/4/10 14:02
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Re: Parc Harrison Condos Reviews (260 Harrison Ave) please
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Hi there,

I have lived in McGinley Square for nearly 16 years and have my arms full with three kids. There are two good charter schools in the area (LCCS and TECCS) as well as some decent private school options (Primary Prep, St. Dominics).
Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable influx of families who have either lived downtown and were priced out, or are looking for more space while still being fairly close to the Path train.
I have never had a problem living here and have neighbors that are more like family to me. Many of my neighbors are artists, writers, teachers, and designers.
The area could use a decent coffee shop, but we have Honey Bakery, Ed's Salvage Co, the Farmers Market in the Park, and I just noticed that there's going to be a nice looking restaurant/bar opening up on Bergen between Fairview and Duncan. The Fine Foods on West Side is moments from opening as well.
Lincoln Park is one of the best parks in the city, and I see lots of people utilizing the new bike/run lanes that were recently put in place.
Also, Boyd McGuiness Park is getting a new facelift and should be ready sometime this year, fingers crossed!
I work in the city everyday, and it is a 15-20 min walk from my street, and by bike it is 5 min. If the weather is bad, you can take the 99s or the 10.
Good Luck

Posted on: 2015/3/19 13:11
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Re: Historic district may come to Jersey City's West Side
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I live in the area that will be zoned historic. I am on the fence about this.
I believe in preservation, but I wish that it did not have to entail the extreme measures that downtown currently has to go through in order to get anything done.
The permit process alone takes forever, I can imagine that having to then get permission from the historic board will just add to the time burden.
And what happens when the historic board decides a homeowner has to do something that does not fall within code? Who reigns supreme in this situation?
Btw, I have kept nearly all of our windows. The few that were replaced we custom built out of wood and while they look like the originals, they are not name brand.
I have heard that Dan really only likes Marvin windows to be used (for whatever reason). Would this also be the case here?

Posted on: 2015/2/6 14:38
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Re: daycare feedback & recommendations
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Hi there,

Check your inbox, I sent you a pm.
Good luck!

Posted on: 2015/2/6 13:55
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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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I have dogs and kids and whenever I'm on a shared path with cyclists I make an effort to keep them on the inside of the path, i.e, between me and the curb. That way, they are less likely to get in the way of a passing cyclist. I hate when people walk their dogs with long leashes or allow them to meander across a bike path. It puts both the dog/kid at risk as well as the cyclist.
As a cyclist, whistling or yelling that you are coming up from behind confuses most pedestrians, they either become startled and dart around like mice or they just stand there wondering where the sound came from...


Posted on: 2014/5/8 15:53
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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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I've been commuting to work by bike for the past nine years. I ride year round and I think of myself as a considerate person and an experienced cyclist.
I use hand signals and stop for pedestrians. When I am in NYC, I never ride on the sidewalk.
However, the stretch of riding from the JSQ path to my home on JFK Blvd is DEADLY.
After having three near death experiences on it, I now ride on the sidewalk.
If they were to put up a bike lane that was painted green and did not allow for double parking I would be more than happy to use that, but in lieu of the fact that I don't want to orphan my kids, and the sidewalk on the Blvd is plenty wide, I don't care how much of an ass clown you think I am, I don't think it is safe or wise to ride the Blvd given the mentality of the driving population in this part of town.

Posted on: 2014/5/7 16:34
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Re: Union Republic -- Impressive New Place on Newark Ave @ Third Street
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I ate there on Saturday night. I had a really great experience. The waiter was super attentive and accommodating. We used to frequent MAE a lot, and while I was sad to see it go, I'm happy they opened up this place.
I ordered the grilled skate and my partner had a steak that he selected from their fridge. I had never had cooked skate before, and this was perfectly seasoned and super tender. My husband's steak was also cooked to his liking, medium rare.
There were 5 of us all together and everyone was totally happy with their meal. Ended up sharing a couple of creme brulees and an order of chocolate chip cookies. The only critique I could make was that I wish that there was a salad or another appetizer on the menu that was vegetarian.
On a side note, we had won dinner for 4 at a charity auction. It was unclear how much the item was worth, so when we went to UR, we had expected to pay for at least one of the guests as there were 5 of us, and the bill was pretty big. The owner/s were incredibly generous and comp'ed us the entire meal. Completely unexpected. We will definitely be going back. I wish them the best.

Posted on: 2014/2/3 8:55
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Re: Car Booted on First Offense
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Are you serious!! Mind me asking who you spoke to at the parking authority?? I spent a ridiculous amount of time calling/going back and forth between the court and the PA to no avail... and my ticket was even thrown out! Holy crap I'm so annoyed!!! but happy you got your money back.

Posted on: 2013/12/6 12:25
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Re: Car Booted on First Offense
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heights wrote:
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Didn't the mayor when he was a councilman state that anyone found not guilty should not only not have to pay the ticket or court costs but get their money back on the boot including the portion that goes to the booting company?


that would seem ethical and logical, but that is not the case.

Posted on: 2013/12/5 16:05
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Re: Car Booted on First Offense
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unfortunately, from my experience, they will not throw you a bone. I had a ticket thrown out by the judge, but he claimed that he had no control over the parking authority who booted my car (first offense, no prior outstanding parking tickets). Contacted the parking authority and they said that just because the judge didn't agree with the ticket, doesn't mean it's not wrong in their eyes. Told me I needed to get a court order for reimbursement. Contacted the judge who threw out my ticket, but his administrator told me "he doesn't do that." Even tried to contact the Chief judge to see if they would issue me a court order for reimbursement. No dice.. they claim that there is indeed a form that needs to be filled out, but if the judge, who in my case was Judge Nieto doesn't fill it out, tough shit.
Totally corrupt system.

Posted on: 2013/12/5 10:03
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Re: West Side Ave over by Lincoln Park
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1. Honey Bakery on Bergen near Fairview-awesome baked goods as well as Russian and Korean fare
2. C-town on Bergen- decent supermarket with a large selection of middle eastern goods, some organic stuff as well
3. Wonder Bagels on Bergen near Fairmount- opening soon
4. Fresh Direct delivers to the area
5. Ed's Salvage co. - great vintage clothing store on Bergen near Fairview
6. Lucky's on Bergen- good for produce (avoid the one across the street from it)
7. Lots of West Indian and Filipino grocers on West Side ave..
8. Huge dog run in Lincoln park
9. Goldies on Bergen- like/hate them. Damn good fried chicken, but because they stay open late, they attract a bad crowd.
10. I know a good dog walker. pm if you need one

Posted on: 2013/11/20 12:02
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Re: Car Booted on First Offense
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by Yvonne on 2013/9/26 10:52:04

[Here is an article on booting cars on the first offense.
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... y_might_refund_drive.html]


So that article was from 2009- It's 2013 and it seems like they still haven't corrected their procedure...

Posted on: 2013/9/26 13:10
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Re: Car Booted on First Offense
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zone 11---Fairmount Avenue

Posted on: 2013/9/26 13:08
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Car booted on first offense
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Hi there,

This afternoon, my husband was parked at the dentist office for a 4:00 appt. When he returned to the car at 5 pm, the car had a boot on it. While this is a newly designated residential permit parking zone, does that mean that it is not okay to park a car there for less than two hours? Also, it seems illegal to boot a car with no outstanding parking violations, but I'm not certain of this. Can anyone provide any information regarding this?
Thanks in advance...

Posted on: 2013/9/25 23:36
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Re: Sigh...Noisy neighbors
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I know who you speak of! I live over on Fairview and we have been regularly calling the police whenever they have those horrible parties. One of my neighbors actually confronted the owner a year ago and it did not go so well, which is why I think the police are the only option outside of figuring out how to take down that stupid screen they put up... good luck.

Posted on: 2013/9/9 8:55
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Re: Day Care
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Think of it more in terms of a private school. If the school closes, which many did after hurricane sandy, you would still have to and expect to pay tuition regardless. The same holds true for many daycare facilities. The only thing I find pretty uncool is that they charged the families for being closed, but did not pay their staff.

Posted on: 2013/5/24 23:58
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Re: Day Care
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Welcome to the wonderful world of raising a kid! Yes, you have to pay for days off including if your childcare provider goes on vacation,if you go on vacation, or if your kid was out sick. I often hear first time parents freak out about this. If you just expect to do these things, you won't feel taken advantage of. It will be par for the course and you will have a much easier time getting along with and trusting the person/s who you are relying on to love and take care of your child.
I know at my job, I get paid for my days off, sick time, etc. so why should I expect it to be different for a daycare?

Posted on: 2013/5/24 11:01
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Re: Apartments at 61 Duncan Ave?
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Quote:

srg1 wrote:

Do you send your kids to the local public schools?


yes--the public charter school. And I have friends who have their kids in the local public school. Would I have done that if the lottery didn't work out? Maybe. But there's a very good and reasonably priced private school on Bergen (gasp!!), that I would have had no problem enrolling my kids into.

Quote:

crushthedemoniac wrote:

I know that area of Jersey City and many more areas, for many more years than you have.




Whoopee, so you're older than me. Question is, do you live here currently. No, you don't. So once again, your response is based on here say or the simple notion that because you were born and raised somewhere in jersey city, you are the end all and be all of what neighborhood is decent.

Posted on: 2011/10/26 17:02
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Re: Apartments at 61 Duncan Ave?
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So your gettin at that whole" it could happen any where"bs huh? Yea well guess what your odds are a lot higher in the Duncan/Bergen area.



And let me guess, you don't live anywhere near here.
Here we go again. Really, the only reason I check this site is to make sure that if anyone posts anything about this part of town, that they are getting an honest portrayal of the area, based on people who actually live here and not people who base everything they know from what they read in the jersey journal, here say, or from what they remember from the eighties.
I live here, I own here, and I am raising two happy young kids with my husband here. I grew up in a small wealthy town in north jersey, and I hated it. There was absolutely no diversity, both economically and culturally, and no sense of community. My kids will have a healthy understanding of the world they live in. There are plenty of decent people here, with money and without.
We have great neighbors, the kind that watch your property, help with house stuff and our kids are all very close to each other. I don't live in a bubble. I live knowing that I live in a city that has it's crime, and while I long for a good coffee shop/restaurant, I have all my basic necessities met, without having to drive everywhere. I walk/ride my bike to the path for work, so I am lucky enough to take advantage of what NYC has that JC does not. In the eleven years I've lived here, I have not been broken into, have not had my car stolen, have not been mugged, have not feared for my life. I am a small female and walk/bike home from the train in the evenings everyday. When it is late, I take a cab. Hope this helps.

Posted on: 2011/10/26 11:35
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Re: Apartments at 61 Duncan Ave?
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I have been living in McGinley Sq. since 2000. The block between jfk and bergen in particular is really great. There are TONS of really nice families that live on Duncan who are active members of the community. St. Dom's is on the same street and a couple of blocks down you have St. Peter's. As long as you use your common sense you will be fine here. Good luck!

Posted on: 2011/10/24 13:46
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Re: Help--- what to do about feral cats??
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Thanks meowmix, I will follow up with your recommendations..
As far as these feral little beasts go, while I do find their presence aggravating, (seriously right now there's a four way going on on my porch), It's not their fault that they're wild and they act that way.
At some point in their family tree, they were domestic. Then one day, an irresponsible cat owner neglected to care for their pet, and alas we have an out of control feral cat population. Is it the cat's fault? No. Is it the fault of a human? Yes... So, be that as it may, I think it's my duty to act humanely.

As far as the argument over what belongs here and what doesn't, well that may have greater weight over in the Galapagos, but around these parts, there are very few species that are in fact native. Crap, even earthworms are an introduced species.

Posted on: 2011/8/12 14:26
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Help--- what to do about feral cats??
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Hi everyone,

I can't seem to find the information regarding a spay and release program for feral cats...It's getting out of control on my street--- my porch and front yard in particular. We've got two pregnant females and several non neutered males that need to be fixed. Any suggestions?

Posted on: 2011/8/12 9:06
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Re: City To Conduct First Property Revaluation Since 1988
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Who started this rumor about them taking pictures of your living space? I have attended community meetings, read the city's website (http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/tax_assessment.aspx?id=6312) and haven't come across this. I believe that this is just a rumor..


I just received a notice in the mail verifying that they will need to take photos of the interior of your space.
As I have done more than ten years of renovating, I will not be letting them into my house. While I think it's fair to tax based on square footage, I do not think that they should be assessing property based on interior improvements. What I would like to know is if you do not let them in, can they peer through your windows and take pictures that way? Is that legal?

Posted on: 2011/7/7 10:06
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Re: hookah place on Vroom st.
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it's been a really long time since I set foot in there, but I remember that they used to serve amazing egyptian-style pizza. We used to order pizza with calamari and olives on it. I'm not sure if they've changed hands since, because the last time I went, they didn't have a menu and there were absolutely no females to speak of...

Posted on: 2011/4/13 11:36
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