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Mold inspection / cleaning - any recommendations?
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Hi

I am suspecting mold after a plumbing disaster at my property. Can someone one please recommend a mold inspection/cleaning service?

ServePro has come up in my searches. Any one dealt with them previously?

Thanks

Posted on: 2013/9/4 7:47
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Re: Snor'Eastercane
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is everyone ok in Hamilton Park? is power back on for anyone in Hamilton Park/

Posted on: 2012/10/30 13:05
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Re: Snor'Eastercane
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Any flooding on the streets, downed electric wires, etc. in Hamilton park area? I am away this week and getting anxious about all this flooding talk....

Posted on: 2012/10/29 13:28
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Re: parking permit/notice for moving truck
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thanks all.

i followed the linke posted by 'poyc' and called the number which directed me to the parking authority

so, they provide the no parking signs for $10 each (min of 2) and then you just put them up on your own. that simple...

Posted on: 2010/7/26 15:00
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parking permit/notice for moving truck
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hi

hoping someone can help me out...

i am moving shortly and have contracted a moving company to pack and move my belongings. they will need to park on the street to take the items out of the house and onto their truck. how does one go about getting a permit for them for the day? is it through the parking authority? will the parking authority also put up those white signs that say no parking between x and y?

thanks

Posted on: 2010/7/26 13:22
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Re: Taste of India at Newport Centre Mall
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I have been going there on an average once per week on my way back from work through the mall....its definitely freshly prepared and made on site, but you need to really pick the right dishes.

most of their chicken dishes are good (cant speak for the other meat), their veggie dishes are typically good, but i avoid the 'red oily' ones for too much or too much spice. all in all, its good food - their menu does change on a daily basis, which is nice.

Posted on: 2010/3/15 17:24
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what happened to retro hair studio?
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i have been trying for days now to get an appt at retro hair studio and found out when i drove by that the store is closed and a new salon is opening 'instyle' or seomthing.

anyone know what happened to retro? especially mary and her team of sytlists...

Posted on: 2010/3/13 19:34
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Re: Spirit of Laxmi
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i went to spirit of laxmi this afternoon for lunch buffet and was disappointed - i had slightly higher expectations after reading all the great reviews.

first, i love indian food, have been to every indian restaurant in jersey cityand many of the ones in the city. i also cook indian food and i can distinguish between good food and bad food. but again this is my opinion, so everyone should go and check the place out themselves. granted this is based on a buffet, will give it another chance for an a la carte test

now to the spirit of laxmi - nice cute ambience very traditional colors and very cozy, quite comfortable seating space and well lit,etc.

in terms of the food, the menu and preparation leaves a lot to be desired. starting with the menu - there are 151 items on the menu - was almost like reading a chinese restaurant menu. really wonder how it is possible to whip up anyone of those dishes on a few minutes notice without comprising quality.

items on the menu

appetizers - cabbage salad with a couple of different chutneys, breaded potatoes and lentil donuts (wada) and malai chicken. cabbage salad ok. breaded potatoes was good. the lentil donuts was cold and hard, the malai chicken (basically red colored chicken cooked in the tandoor) was hard and dry - not meant to be that way

entrees - chick pea masala, lamb dish, chicken chettinadu (south indian chicken in pepper based sauce), rajma (red kidney beans), paneer tikka masala (cottage cheses cubes in butter sauce). nothing great here, they were all pretty bland - saving grace is that the sauces were all differnt unlike other places where the vegetable curry and the chicken curry both have the same base sauce. however, the entrees had no taste whatsoever. chicken was dry again

bread - naans were good -light and fresh and fluffy

desert - too sweet

service was good

overall, very disappointed with the place. but will visit again and give the a la carte menu a chance.

alternates - try paratha junction on newark avenue

Posted on: 2010/1/17 23:27
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skylight/roof access replacement - suggestion for service provider
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hi

i need urgent repair/replacement to the skylight/roof access for my house.

any suggestions for contractors/service providers who specialize in this kind of thing?

thanks as always for your suggestions

Posted on: 2009/2/23 13:07
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Suggestions for alterations in JC
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I am looking for a good tailor in JC who does professional alterations. Need to have my R&R/7 for mankind jeans altered. Any recommendations?

Thanks!

Posted on: 2008/11/6 21:56
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Re: property code violation - sidewalk repair tripping hazard
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yes its more probably than a grudge holding neighbor and it might be a random official. am trying not to be paranoid about a neighbor complaining about it. but since that is a possibility, was just thinking about what happened.

not that i am going to get into a 'war' with this neighbor, but will be more careful about what i keep in my yard from now on....

Posted on: 2008/5/15 15:52
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Re: property code violation - sidewalk repair tripping hazard
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not a full keg...but a big can (not the 12 oz size) that hit a set of lamps (ikea style ones) on the table and then hit a set of plants (bulbs) against the side wall and hit 1 solar lamp.

the reason i made it a point to tell the owner was not due to the plants and the lamps (least of my worries)....we often use the backyard and have kids running around and a can like this at another time might have caused more damage and wanted to tell the owner to warn the partygoers against such future immature behavior.

Posted on: 2008/5/15 15:50
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Re: property code violation - sidewalk repair tripping hazard
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my neighbors to my immediate left and right are great and we have a good relationship. there is one beyond that who might be holding a grudge - they had a party a couple of weekends ago that was quite loud at night (although I had no problem with that since i actually couldnt hear it once i went to bed)...but next morning i found a fully loaded beer can in my backyard that destroyed a couple of plants and lamps. which i made a point of letting the owner know in the nicest possible way that it was not acceptable for their guests to be throwing beer cans into other people's yard. obviously the owner didnt take it "well". so that might have done it....although i would have not a big deal of it, but who knows when people's egos get pricked.
the owner is pretty well connected in the community from what i hear....

Posted on: 2008/5/15 15:26
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property code violation - sidewalk repair tripping hazard
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hello

i received a violation notice yday from the city that quotes "254-43B(1) - repair sidewalk(walkway)/tripping hazard"

the sidewalk outside my property is actually pretty flat and there are some cracks close to the road, but nothing that would trip anyone. my neighbors on either side have large stone block rising out of the ground that would pose a bigger hazard...

so,
- have others been getting such notices?
- what is the procedure for this (having never owned property before i am learning all the joys of home ownership now!)
- how much does repair/replace a sidewalk typically cost - it would be a 12ft wide section of the sidewalk

thanks in advance

Posted on: 2008/5/15 11:34
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Re: Stop Signs on Erie Street - Steven FUlop
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Steve -

Adding stop signs on Erie is not going to help. If at all, it will slow down traffic and cause road rage making people break traffic laws even more than they do today.

How about a blinking red or a stop sign at the corner of Manila and 8th? There's a school right around the corner and there's a lot of pedestrian traffic cutting through Manila on 8th to get to HP. On schoolday mornings, a lady volunteers (is she paid?) to regulate/stop traffic. But, on other times, cars zip through Manila, often at close to highway speeds! And, as pedestrians, you can't even see the road before because of parked cars.

I personally had a close encounter when I along with my friends and kinds (in strollers) were crossing the street one late evening. A flashy SUV sped across at least 50 mph and braked real hard to stop for us. My friend ran across the street dragging the stroller to avoid being hit. When we asked, the moron actually threatened to run us over!! There was no way for us to predict as the driver just got to cormer of the previous street and was in this god forbidden intersection in a flash of a second!

Residents in and around HP - if you support this, please keep this thread alive and useful by posting your support here.



I think that junction is a deathtrap waiting to happen followed by a lawsuit! Should we wait to react or actually address people's problems beforehand without waiting for an inciddent to trigger change?

Posted on: 2008/4/29 18:14
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Old telephone/electricity pole in the backyard
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I have an old, obsolete wooden pole in my backyard that was probably used as an electricity/telephone pole in the past. I would like to have it removed.

Does anybody know if we need permits? If so, who provides such permits?

Thanks!

Posted on: 2008/4/29 14:07
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Re: New WTC Path exit
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yes, yesterday the church street side along the WTC site was a sea of people and i could see people trying to get to the PATH that were not able to move through the throngs.

the other probelm is the convergence of people getting onto the escalators as soon as you get out of the turnstiles. previously, the escalators and exits were in the middle and people could come in from both sides and merge in the center, now you have everyone doing a 'curve' to get onto the escalators.

positive side effect ;) - the first couple of cars on the PATH when you get on at Newport is getting less busy since everyone watns to be at the end to get off quickly.

curious though - if this is a temporary exit, why spend so much money on all the signs, walls, etc.....

Posted on: 2008/4/15 15:26
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Re: Dosa Hut
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dosa hut definitely has the best south indian food on the strip.

for parking, there s a paid parking lot 2 blocks up (towards JFK blvd) from there and a free parking lot 2 blocks down (towards Tonnelle ave)

Posted on: 2008/4/12 1:33
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Re: any IT/tech shops to recover laptop hard disk?
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thanks all.

i took it to 'microtech' on JFK boulevard in the heights section and they were able to retrieve all the data on a DVD for very very reasonable rates ($20 diagnostic + $50 per DVD of recovered data)

would definitely recommend them to anyone having computer issues.

went to circuitcity, they not only botched up but also charged me $60 for nothing.

would agree with the last poster - geek squad and firedog services - they are good for standard stuff like installing software, hardware, troubleshooting slow PCs, updgrading RAM etc, but beyond that they are clueless.

Posted on: 2008/2/9 17:07
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questions about starting a small business in jersey city
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hello

my wife and i are thinking of opening a small business in the downtown area.

havent quite decided what the business would be (mostly probably service oriented like a retail shop or restaurant), but wondering about what it takes to get a small business started in JC.

- While very familiar with the condo/house sales or rental markets, dont know anything about the commercial rental market. so, what are the rental rates, lease terms, etc generally like? in the downtown area around newark ave?
- any suggestions on local resources to tap into - someone to talk to get an idea on what it takes to get started, what to watch out for, tax breaks if any, etc etc.

also, if there are any small business owners on this forum that would like to share their experiences - i will buy drinks. so let me know...

thanks in advance

newtoHP

Posted on: 2008/2/3 1:20
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Re: non paying non communicating tenant - advice needed
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thanks for all your help and advice.

in case you are interested in how this has ended (for now...)

- i sent a certified mail for the months outstanding clearly outlining what was outstanding and when. and followed up with emails in a week
- i also left some voicemails detailing the outcomes/next steps if the situation at hand was not remedied (e.g. pursuing legal action, etc)

i finally got a call last week and the entire outstanding balance was paid off last week - including late fees, etc.

i am waiting for a call from the tenant to discuss future payments and lease

so, so far so good - lets see if this happens again next month....

thanks again for your inputs

Posted on: 2008/1/29 17:30
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estimates and contractor recommendations for central air/heat or ductless heat/air
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Hello

we have a row house (4 floors above ground) that has no good heating/cooling source - we use the gas burners in the old stove or the electric baseboard heaters in the winter and window boxes for cooling in the summer.

we are looking into central air/heat or a ductless heat/air solutions - anyone have recommendations for contractors who specialize in this kind of work? i would like to get some estimates.

also, if anyone has done this kind of work in the past - any general sense of how much it costs is also appreciated?

Thanks

Posted on: 2008/1/29 17:26
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any IT/tech shops to recover laptop hard disk?
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need some local tech support service to recover data on my laptop's hard drive

any suggestions of jersey city local shops?

thanks

Posted on: 2008/1/12 15:43
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Re: non paying non communicating tenant - advice needed
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thanks for all your advice/inputs.

i did get another message from him on monday saying that the balance would be paid by tue - guess what...it is sat and i still dont see any deposits from him.

my prev communication to him were by phone, email, txt some of which are not tangible/provable in court (if it ever gets to it) - so taking your advice, i have sent the tenant a certified mail notifying him of his non-payment of the rent, additional rent, etc.

i have also contacted an attorney regarding the same.

for the last poster - am not a condo flipper. i bought the place 4 yrs ago, stayed there for 2.5 yrs and then as family grew had to move on. hope to keep it and pass onto the kids.

hope you have a great weekend!

Posted on: 2008/1/12 15:41
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Re: non paying non communicating tenant - advice needed
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some more info

- tenant lives in an apt i.e. my condo in a multi-unit non-owner occupied building - not in a 2-family house or anything like that
- lease is a 12 month lease and expires in aug '08. initial lease was from aug'06-aug'07 and then got extended for another year - so he has about 7 months left on the lease

i will call city hall and / or attorney as suggested.

thanks for your inputs !

Posted on: 2008/1/8 2:09
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Re: non paying non communicating tenant - advice needed
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thanks for your inputs so far.

for your reading pleasure.....the lease is a standard lease that was acquired from a realtor when i rented the apt out.

it does have a sectino that says "violation, eviction and re-entry"

which basically states that "the landlord reserver a right of re-entry which allows the landlord to end this lease and re-enter the aprt if the tenant violates any agreement in this lease. this is done by eviction" ... and also adds that "eviction is started by the filing of a compliant in court" ... "if the cause for eviction is non-payment of Rent, notice does not have to be given to the tenant before the landlord files a complaint"

i have been pretty flexible with the tenant (knowing how busy he is and all that), but nothing seems to work. i sent an email 2 weeks back asking for a response and havent gotten a response yet and does not return my phone calls.

i unfortunately am a single apt landlord, so dont know how all the legal stuff works ... know any good real estate attorneys?

thanks again!

Posted on: 2008/1/7 23:43
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non paying non communicating tenant - advice needed
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I have rented an apt out to this person since august of '06. He is a well mannered, smart, educated, extremely busy person - was paying rent on or close to 5th of every month.

Over the last couple of months, he has not been paying rent on time and usually takes me a couple of phone calls, txt msgs to get him to pay my rent.

I have not been charging him the penalty or late fees either (the lease contract states 5% of rent + $5 for every late day).

He has paid the rent late (by that i mean more than 7 days late) every month for the last 6 months. To top that, he only paid the Dec rent until last week - i get the usual promises about depositing the rent today, tomorrow, but that does not happen.

I have been extremely patient with this person (had a surgery one month, a bank fraud incident another), but now i feel that this has gone too far and i need to take some action. He had previously promised to setup an electronic payment, but didnt do that either.

So my questions are related to terminating the lease and getting my apt back.

What are the legal procedures for lease termination? The lease does not expire until aug. I have sent this guy email, phone msgs and txt msgs asking him to call me - else i would have no choice but to terminate the lease - he has not bothered to call me back yet.

If i do drop off a written lease termination - what other legal procedures can i pursue to remove this guy from my apt?

Thanks in advance

Posted on: 2008/1/7 20:11
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Hamilton Park - window replacement questions/advise
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hello

just bought a home in hamilton park and looking to replace all the street facing windows. have seen a couple of posts related to windows and the historic preservation rules, etc. but havent found what i was looking which may be my search limitations.

apologies if this is a dupe post. my questions are as follows:

1. what are the rules regarding window replacements? i am currently looking into wood frame windows with a black finish - my current windows are black finish so bascially looking to replace them with energy efficient and properly functioning windows. double hung windows from pella with lattice grids that are removable.
2. i had heard that you need to get a permit - what is the process? assuming that my contractor knows abt the process, but this is for my information

Any advice/ideas/tips is appreciated

thanks
SN

Posted on: 2006/10/2 14:14
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