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Re: Testing of the new County- Wide Alert Notification System 5/15/09
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Red-Deutsch wrote:
What's scary is, I didn't hear a dog gone thing all day, even after all these warnings.

Was the system a flop or is my area just being totally ignored, as usual? Did anyone hear anything today?


Nope, not heard a thing all day downtown.

Posted on: 2009/5/15 19:34
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Re: Gulls Cove info, any residents here?
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wibbit wrote:
hi does anyone have some info on gull's cove

1) a lot of owners are dumping their units recently, is there any problem with the building? like condo fee increases etc..


I'm curious why you say that. I am not aware of any uptick in units going on sale and try to keep abreast of these sort of things.

There have not been any condo fee increases or anything that has increased the carrying costs for our unit since we moved in when the building opened.


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wibbit wrote:
2) the developer seem to have defaulted on their loans, are they going bankrupt? they are still holding a considerable number of unsold units, if they go bankrupt wouldnt it mean the current owners will be footing the condo fees for those unsold units


I believe that a loan for Trump was at issue, but as far as I know this has not had any impact on Gulls Cove, nor is it expected to.

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wibbit wrote:
3) are all 4 sides of the building going to be built with other high rises, basically whatever view you have now is only temporary?


What T-Bird said.

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wibbit wrote:
4) are there monthly parking rental if you dont buy a spot


Yes, there seems to be some rental availability from owners if you want to rent a spot. Going price is $200/month MOL.

Posted on: 2009/5/13 20:14
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Re: The Embankment Restaurant
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I know good food takes time, but we're talking about Eggs Benedict and Irish Breakfasts here, not Michelin Star fare.

Many restaurants serving similar food of the same quality at similar prices are able to get the food out at a much quicker pace. Even the Merchant (with the same owner as the Embankment) is a lot quicker.

Whoever mentioned about meals in Europe taking hours, that's not really relevant. We are in the metro NY area. The expectation is that food is served promptly. Most successful restaurants can do it.

It's clear that there's a problem in the kitchen that's either process or resource(i.e. staff) related. This could likely be fixed easily.

Posted on: 2009/5/13 17:48
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Re: The Embankment Restaurant
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ansky wrote:
I was there last week for happy hour. Service was considerably slow considering there were only 4 other people in the bar area. We also had exceptionally slow service when I went there for brunch back in the spring. Slow service seems to be the common denominator amongst most JC restaurants I have visited.


Been there twice now. Last time was on Sunday (Mother's day). Extremely slow both times. It wasn't that busy when we got there on Sunday either.

Posted on: 2009/5/11 22:41
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Re: Holland Tunnel and Cross Streets - Block the Box
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JCSHEP wrote:
Do you know where the red light cameras are in JC?


I have definitely seen them on Baldwin around Pavonia/Magnolia/Newark area.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/north ... n_on_traffic_cameras.html

http://www.town-court.com/article/16/show/

Posted on: 2009/5/11 22:35
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Re: Nearly run down by reckless driver today at Columbus/Grove, JC Police Unresponsive
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You might want to take a look at the traffic lights at that junction. There may be cameras on it that captured what happened. If so, the PD may be able to pull the footage.

Posted on: 2009/5/11 18:30
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Re: Holland Tunnel and Cross Streets - Block the Box
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This would be so easily remedied by putting a camera up that catches the culprits and automatically sends tickets to box blockers. It would pay for itself pretty quickly. There are already cameras up in JC for red light runners. This isn't much different.

Posted on: 2009/5/11 17:55
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Re: MOTORCYCLE RIDER
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icechute wrote:
When they are done at Lucky 7, they tear up Coles/Varick leaving a trail of car alarms......

A few nights ago, you could hear them cruising all around the neighborhood, seemingly with no other purpose then to make some "Check-out-how-cool-we-are" noise.


A lot of bike riders are selfish morons.

Can there be something done about this? Yes. I'll bet they are running those bikes with illegal pipes(i.e. - mufflers) that are not compliant with noise limits.

Will JCPD do anything about it? Probably not, as many cops are fans of Harleys. If you push the issue, the law is on your side.

Perhaps when they park their bikes outside of lucky 7's next time you should call the cops and ask them to send a car over to check the bikes. You might even get some of the owners of DUI.

Posted on: 2009/5/11 14:30
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Re: Liberty Towers Gourmet
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I got a burrito there the first week they opened. Pretty good.

Kudos on opening this in the area. It needed it. The Green Cow is just not cutting it.

Posted on: 2009/4/24 20:39
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Re: Steven Fulop for Council - Ward E
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+1 on Fulop. He has impressed me with his dedication and honesty.

Posted on: 2009/4/17 15:53
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Re: 3 Hampton Court
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mfadam wrote:
the 3 Hampton Court place had a website, but all it says now is "off the market". Not sure if that means it sold or they decided to stay. Like the 26 West Hamilton place, it has a lot of great detail on the inside. 13,600 in taxes though...


Taxes on a 2 bed condo in one of the newer buildings aren't far away from that.

Posted on: 2009/4/16 21:01
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Re: Why don't JC restaurants/bars do that well?
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CubaLibre wrote:

And have you ever been to Ireland?


Can't say I have.


It must have Irish music, a sessiun once a week, lot of wood and some cozy areas with those benches with plaid cushions.


Sounds like a tourist pub in Temple Bar, West Clare or Shop St. in Galway. Nothing wrong with that, but I suppose it depends on what you mean by authentic.

Posted on: 2009/4/16 18:13
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Re: Taxis at Grove
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jc_dweller wrote:
If going to Newark airport, I always use Downtown Car Service. You can usually find a coupon in those ValuePak things. For me they are always on time, cut you a break if you pay cash (or do they charge a few bucks more if you use cc? - I know it's not legal, but...), will oblige if you ask them to take/not take NJ Turnpike, etc. Also you can schedule your pick-up ahead of time so they are at the airport waiting at your return.



What do you pay Downtown for JC to EWR? I was going to EWR from downtown last month and used them. When I got to EWR they wanted $50 for what's normally a $35/$30 cab ride.

Posted on: 2009/4/14 15:03
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Re: HOBOKEN: 10% of city's workforce cut in massive layoff plan -(also includes 10% of the police force)
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GrovePath wrote:
THINNER BLUE LINE
Cops are included in massive layoff plan

Monday, April 13, 2009
By CARLY BALDWIN
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

HOBOKEN - Six police officers will be laid off and 10 others will be demoted as part of the city's plan to reduce its workforce by 10 percent, officials confirmed last week.

A total of 21 layoffs and 20 demotions, including police and other municipal employees, are scheduled to occur in the next few months, Hoboken Corporation Counsel Steve Kleinman said Friday.

Six patrol officers are losing their jobs while two captains will be demoted to lieutenants, three lieutenants will be demoted to sergeant and five sergeants will be demoted to patrol officers, Kleinman said.

"We are already understaffed by 19 officers right now," said Vince Lombardi, union representative from the Hoboken Police Officers Benevolent Association. "Ten years ago, we used to have at least 20 patrol officers in community policing, now there are five.

"People used to see a cop walking around their four-block radius, now they don't."

These cuts are being made to trim Hoboken's $75 million operating budget. If all the proposed layoffs and demotions are implemented the city would save roughly $1.5 million.

"It is not a pleasant chore and not something that anyone wants to do," said Hoboken's state fiscal monitor Judy Tripodi, who initiated the layoffs. "We have and will continue to work on cutting the budget so that the public safety of the residents will not be compromised."

Cops could be rehired if certain grants come through, Kleinman said.

Other cuts include the demotions of 10 battalion chiefs and captains from the Hoboken Fire Department.

Fifteen additional positions have been targeted for cuts, Kleinman said. Some of those 15 are jobs in the Department of Human Services, one in the city clerk's office and some non-uniformed, civilian positions in the police and fire departments, such as secretaries and clerks.

All told, the cuts add up to just under ten percent of the city's entire municipal workforce of almost 600 total employees, Kleinman said.

"These are not an insignificant amount of layoffs, but they're not massive, either," Kleinman said. "It is the belief of the fiscal control officer that we can provide the same services with fewer personnel and at the same time save taxpayers money."

The affected firefighters and city workers would lose their jobs May 22, and police officers would be out of work on June 20. The firefighters and city employees were notified last week of the layoffs and police officers will get notices this week.

"People have gotten notes that said, 'Your position is being targeted or you may be targeted by someone else whose position is being targeted,'" said Kleinman.

The city is about to enter contract negotiations with its six municipal unions, said Kleinman, noting some cuts might be avoided if union leaders agree to changes in health coverage.


"People used to see a cop walking around their four-block radius, now they don't."

Nope - Lived in Hoboken for >6 years and never saw a cop walking round my block. Not once.

There are far too many cops in Hoboken for the population.

Posted on: 2009/4/13 14:48
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Re: Newport Mall Movie Theaters are disgusting
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Frank's in Bayonne is my choice. Easy to get to from JC and a better (i.e. older) audience than either Newport or Edgewater.

Posted on: 2009/3/1 8:57
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Re: VERIZON FIOS
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ErinMaiden wrote:
never know about tipping. the verizon guy is here now doing a legnthy installation process, about 5 hours, whats the deal, is it common to tip the guys?


Absolutely not. I had a cable guy ask me for a tip once after he turned up late and I gave him the old adage "don't eat yellow snow".

These guys get paid well and do not need tips at all

Posted on: 2009/1/3 2:48
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Re: Construction - What time can it start in the morning?
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plspaco wrote:
8am to 6pm m-f
call 201-547-5477 if they havent closed shop.


Thanks,

Called the PD dispatcher as you suggested and they said it depends on the permits. They were going to check.

Posted on: 2008/11/28 23:12
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Construction - What time can it start in the morning?
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...and what time must they finish by?

I was woken up at 7am this morning to the first of what will probably be many, many months of construction on a site near my home this morning. It's now close to 6pm and they are still at it.

What are the rules around noisy construction in JC in terms of disturbing neighbors?

Posted on: 2008/11/28 22:43
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Re: New York Post: UP AGAINST THE WALL, JERSEY CITY TAKES STOCK /"Curbed:" JC looking like a condo
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brian_em wrote:
I was implying that for the price of a condo in JC, you could buy a nice house in the burbs and have enough left over to buy a Ferrari.


Actually, you said a "mansion in the burbs and drive my new Ferrari to work everyday."


The 'cheapest' new Ferrari costs a hair over $200k MSRP (but are still going for over that). That leaves you $600k for a 'mansion'. That will get you a nice house, but I'm not sure what you mean by a mansion.

Posted on: 2008/11/14 23:29
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Re: Hey! It's Jersey City.
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Your task is -

"Interview Fulop in the style of Borat."

Good job. Fulop handled it reasonably well too.

Posted on: 2008/11/14 22:13
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Re: car service from JFK to downtown JC?
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I took millenium to JFK last week and Carmel back.

Millenium - showed up late in a beat up minivan and tried to charge me $90 after quoting me $80 earlier.

Carmel - Showed up on time in a new Town Car and charged $78.

Carmel - 212 666 6666

Posted on: 2008/10/12 22:53
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Jersey City and the Wall Street blues
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NPR Marketplace Oct 2 2008 -

"Many Wall Street banks and financial services moved parts of their operations across the Hudson River, earning Jersey City the name "Wall Street West." Sally Herships learns that might not be such a good thing now."

http://marketplace.publicradio.org//d ... wall_street_west/?refid=0

Posted on: 2008/10/4 14:54
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Re: ox restaurant
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sinik wrote:
New Jersey Monthly did an article on the top 25 restuarants in New Jersey. Ox is mentioned several times

In the critics picks Ox was the best new restaurant, Edward's was the best Steakhouse and Light Horse tavern the best bar scene


That has no credibility in my book given the mention of Edwards as the best steak house. How many times have they been there? Really? How many? It's the most inconsistent restaurant I have been to in JC.

Posted on: 2008/8/1 13:11
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Re: Parking in Hoboken
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heights wrote:

Another words do NOT park on the resident ONLY side of the street. Read the signs.


Do you mean "In other words"?

Posted on: 2008/7/13 15:39
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Re: Parking in Hoboken
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CityGal wrote:


Thank goodness JC has learned from HOB mistakes.


How?

Posted on: 2008/7/12 17:09
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Re: Grand jury indicts Benny Love for fraud - $230,000 Bentley rolled down the LSP boat ramp
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scooter wrote:
..."benny love"

I've seen a brand new cream-colored Bentley around downtown, I wonder if that was it (I figured it must've been Charles Epps' sweet civil servant ride)


Same guy. He has/had a bunch of other top end cars. Nearly all are white/cream with "Ben Love" emblazoned across the windshield.

Posted on: 2008/6/14 16:43
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Re: Does anyone know where I can advertise my condo for either rent or sale?
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knanavati wrote:
I've been working with a real estate agents who are not very good. I posted an ad here in the classifieds, but think I need more exposure for it.

I've advertised on craigslist: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/apa/509027416.html

I need it off my hands!!!!


I can think of many places, but here isn't one of them.

If you want to sell your place quickly - lower the price. It really is that simple.

Posted on: 2007/12/15 16:41
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Re: Bomb Scare on 5th street.
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I sympathize. The cops should be able to investigate an incident like this without subjecting the OP to that kind of demeaning treatment. As many have noted, there is plenty of real crime on the streets, but cops like to make a big song and dance when there might be a chance of putting the hurt on a 'terrorist' without any consideration for the (likely) chance that a far more innocent/pedestrian explanation exists.

Posted on: 2007/10/25 17:19
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Re: 264-286 9th Street Condo Building
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orit001 wrote:
The only thing that sucks is that sound travels so you can always hear your neighbors - otherwise we have no complaints!


This alone is reason enough not to consider the building.

Posted on: 2007/6/29 14:02
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Re: O'Conells in JC
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I've been there three times. The food has been good each time, but the service was very poor on the first visit. It all comes down to the waitresses. The first waitress was hopelessly inept. She mixed up orders, was slow and didn't have much inclination to make things right. Servers on subsequent visits were great.

Posted on: 2007/3/18 20:34
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