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Re: Downtown -- Best Bar for Singles?
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CommanderKeen wrote:
There is, however, a ceiling tile that's been replaced with one of those aluminum buffet trays.


The last time I was in there the tray had a tube coming from it that ran behind the bar. I can only imagine the tube was there to drain whatever liquid accumulates in the tray.

I wasn't trying any of the drink specials that day.

Posted on: 2009/12/3 13:42
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Re: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island--night tours offered for the first time
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Boarding for both nights will take place at Statue Cruises? boarding locations in Liberty State Park in Jersey City and Battery Park in Manhattan at 6:00 PM. Vessels will return at 9:00 PM.



A three hour tour. A three hour tour.

Posted on: 2009/9/11 12:16
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Re: JC Pathmark Manager Arrested in Shooting of Newark 4-Year-Old
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Three hours after the 4 p.m. shoot out, police arrested Nelson after he sought treatment at University Hospital for a gunshot wound to the hand.


You'd think they'd require better marksman skills to be the manager of Pathmark.

Posted on: 2009/9/5 20:48
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Re: Greenville: Teen shoots at passersby with BB gun
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I hear the victim was dressed like this:

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Posted on: 2009/8/31 12:30
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Re: Possible new tea house - would you go?
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I'd go if you served crumpets with the tea but only once, mainly to find out what a crumpet is.

Posted on: 2009/8/11 11:59
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Re: Downtown Jersey City White Blooming Trees
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Posted on: 2009/4/19 2:06
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Re: Thanks for stealing the package off my door stoop!
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Pennington wrote:

(containing $1,000 Red Sox tickets)


I didn't think such a thing existed around here.

Posted on: 2009/3/21 13:28
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Re: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE OF DAYS GONE BY
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linky wrote:
Grew up in the seventies. My father actually cut the seatbelts out of the car because they were a nuisance.


That just made me a laugh out loud.

My mom used to drive us to the Garden State Plaza (when it was an outdoor mall) in her Grand Prix, smoking her Vantage cigs with the windows up and drinking her Tab all the way, and then leave us in the car in the parking lot while she went to Bambergers.


When my mom did that stuff we used to turn the radio volume all the way up and turn the windshield wipers on so it would scare the Hell out of her when she started the car.

Posted on: 2009/2/27 23:10
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Re: Graffiti - Downtown
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If I painted all that I'd need a nap too.

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Speaking of graffiti, anybody know what the heck this says? Shot this a while back, but it still bugs me.

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Posted on: 2009/2/10 22:09
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Re: “It’s not a copout; it’s a blackout.” – Steve Lipski (about urinating on Grateful Dead fans)
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?I was disgusted that I was going through this ordeal, [the police] had taken my shoelaces, they had taken all my possessions,? Lipski said, ?and I had wounded a night out for my friends coming down to D.C. They missed seeing Dark Star as a result of my selfish behavior.?

Lipski also worried whether his friends would be in any trouble, and how to break the news to his wife.



Where's the remorse for the people he peed on?

Posted on: 2009/1/26 2:45
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Re: Cops: Teen, buddy mugged in broad daylight in Journal Square McDonald's
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greenville wrote:
There's a freaking police station 4 or 5 buildings from this, unbelievable!


I think they have a supect.

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Posted on: 2009/1/24 19:17
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Re: towing at shoprite?
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What I see is someone driving in an aggressive manner at one of those pesky BJ's shopping carts. The tow truck just happens to be in the way.

If done properly, you should be able to get all four tires off the ground when launching over those speed bumps. You get bonus points if you make sparks (especially at night).

Posted on: 2008/8/29 1:40
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Re: Historic Newark Avenue graveyard Decays
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fasteddie wrote:
I remember my parents and older members of my family often mentioning that they have a "plot". A place to be buried. It was a big concern in the old days. Planning for the future. Everybody had to have a "plot" lest they be buried in Potter's field or just thrown in the gutter to rot. Oh the shame of it to die without a plot! What would people think? They might not own a house or a horse or a car or a pot to piss in but they hadda have that "plot". I think a "plot" will accomodate 6 people comfortably, stacked 3 high. It's nice to decompose with family members. Anyway, I think all my family "plots" are full up, standing room only, so I don't know what they're gonna do with me. I have casually mentioned to family that I wouldn't mind being incinerated, it's much cheaper and there's no perpetual upkeep cost. Does the JC Incinerator Authority do this? So here's the question. Does anybody here have a "plot"? Do you plan that far ahead?


I'm not concerned about securing a plot because those people that read the lines on people's palms state that my work line is much longer than my life line. Apparently I'll be hard at work long after I'm dead. I guess I could be a crash test dummy or maybe I'll be abducted by aliens and stuffed as a fine human specimen for their Intergalactic Museum of Natural History. My life line also has a few gaps so I guess I'll also be frozen and thawed out a few times like Han Solo.

Anyhow, what really concerns me is the whole concept of a plot. Everyone gets a rectangular swath of land when they die. What will the planet look like a million years from now when there's nowhere to live because all the land is used for cemetery plots? You can't get that land back. Go watch the movie "Poltergeist" if you don't believe me.

Posted on: 2008/8/29 1:09
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Re: Historic Newark Avenue graveyard Decays
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davidstroebel wrote:
I was told by my 80 year-old aunt that my great grandparents are buried here, as is my grandfather's brother, his wife and young son. I am outraged and want answers NOW. I too call the cemetery three times in August and no one has had the decency to return my call. Besides findagrave.com, is there any compiled lists of names of who is buried here? I may have to go grave to grave to try to locate them. Any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks

Dave


Expecting answers NOW from an entity mired with problems will just leave you frustrated.

Have you ever been there? It's not very big. You can probably find anyone buried there in under a half hour.

Posted on: 2008/8/28 21:33
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Re: Time to Root Out This Rats Nest!!
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I'm sure if you needed a cup of milk or a cup of sugar they would accomodate your unexpected needs.


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Posted on: 2008/8/27 16:55
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Re: Frank, the pizza man is running for city council ( Frank's Famous Italian Pizzeria on Monmouth )
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gmerc wrote:
How's the pizza at Frank's?


About as good as his chances of winning the council seat.

Posted on: 2008/8/1 18:26
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Re: The Junction Area..White Girl wants to buy.. everyone says I am crazy
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Where's the Junction area???


Communipaw and Grand. Even the historic marker is behind a fence.

Posted on: 2008/7/25 2:23
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Re: Downtown Jersey City is a walkers paradise (97 out of 100) according to walkscore.com
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While I don't disagree that downtown JC is quite walkable, take that near perfect score with grain of salt. The program counts things like Bagua Juice as a restaurant.

Posted on: 2008/7/20 13:19
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Re: Where are all the BJ shopping carts coming from?
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ianmac47 wrote:
I would think there must be some value in the metal used on the body of the shopping carts. I'm surprised some industrious folks have started collecting them and selling them to a junk man.


The scrap yard on Cornelison won't take them. I'm not sure about the others.

Posted on: 2008/7/1 16:08
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Re: Journal Square / New York Times: Ambitions Expand at Canco Lofts
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I think the expansion to 1,100 units is a total lie.

They are having problems selling existing units because there is no neighborhood to speak of in the immediate vicinity, so in order to sell the units they claim they will create a new neighborhood in the future.



Does anyone know what the plans are for the area? They recently razed everything on the south side of St Pauls west of the tracks to James plus more on the north side of St. Pauls and on other streets nearby. It seems like they're getting ready for something.

There are also a few large lots in the area being detoxified. I'm not sure how long that takes but there's an awful lot of space opening up.

With the PSE&G powerplant, oil tanks, and the street level railroad crossing (mandatory horn blast) I don't see the potential but if someone can make it work then best of luck to them.

Posted on: 2008/6/29 17:15
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Re: Where are all the BJ shopping carts coming from?
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Forty seven replies so far and nobody's mentioned that the stray carts quickly turn into the garbage cans that are sorely needed downtown. When cart man dude retrieves them, he dumps all the trash on the ground before loading the cart onto his trailer.

Those radio-controlled anti-theft wheel locks that Shop-Rite uses do work. I took a gamble last week hoping the system would be out of commission by now and I lost. I then figured there has to be a easy way to reset the wheel so the employees can put the carts back in service but I didn't bother trying to figure it out and just moved my load to a BJ's cart and boogalooed.

Oh, and I brought the cart back when I was done with it. There were witnesses to this so bite me in advance. People like to make funny comments when you're pushing an empty shopping cart around the city.

Posted on: 2008/5/30 21:56
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Re: Tickets Issued for putting garbage out before 7pm
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rosember wrote:

You cant even quote it correctly, click on the link and you will see that it says: "Curbside collection is provided twice a week, including holidays. Materials must be tied or placed in containers and placed curbside no earlier than 7:00 PM the night before your scheduled collection day." That's night not day, it can be interpreted several ways, and where is it written that this is the law? Exactly what statute is it? The web site doesn't say. When you go to court, reference the web site, surely your summons will reference the law (by statute), bring a video camera, we all would like to see your face when you discover what the law really is.


They changed my collection time to Monday night. The night before would be Sunday. It's as simple as that.

Why would the city be issuing violation warnings for something that isn't a law? It says OBEY THE LAW in big letters right across the front.

I'm not going to waste my time looking up statutes. I'll leave that for you. I trust that the info provided on the city's website is the same as what's written in the law. Why wouldn't it be?

I was just trying to point out that there's an inconsistency in what's written on the website and the warnings they're handing out for anyone that wants to try and fight it if they do get a fine. If you happen to get one of these summonses and feel inclined to pay it then knock yourself out.

Posted on: 2008/2/15 0:50
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Re: Tickets Issued for putting garbage out before 7pm
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brewster wrote:

Hurtle's 27 hour window sounds great, but I'd like to see someone win that one in court!

"Mr. Hurtle, we define day as midnight to midnight rather than your quaint dawn to dusk definition, therefore if your garbage might possibly be picked up before midnight the earliest it may be put out is 7 that evening. Case closed, pay the bailiff".


What dusk to dawn definition? They now collect my trash on Monday night, not Tuesday morning. The day before Monday is Sunday so anything after 7:00 PM Sunday would be acceptable as the law stands.

It certainly seems exploitable. They changed the collection time and didn't change the law to reflact that. Perhaps they're already aware of this and that's why they handed out warnings instead of actual summonses.

Posted on: 2008/2/14 19:35
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Re: Tickets Issued for putting garbage out before 7pm
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BrightMoment wrote:
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brewster wrote:
How about returning to the actual topic.

The change of pickup time actually creates hardship for some people. The law should be that placing garbage out be "no more than X hours before pickup time", X being a reasonable period. The change in pickup times here changed X from ~10 hrs to 3 hrs. I have tenants with evening restaurant shifts who simply can't hit that 3 hr window to put out their garbage since they work a 4-12 pm shift. This doesn't seem fair or rational to me.


Thanks Brewster for posting the most succint, coherent analysis of the problem with the new garbage pickup times.

I plan to bring this up at the upcoming HCA mtg. and hope other neighborhood groups, HPNA, VVPA, HPHNA, NNA and others discuss this as well and recommend change allowing garbage to be placed on curb earlier in the day OR pickups need to start later (say after midnight at minimum or later as before).

As Brewster points out above, we went from having 10+ hours to place garbage on curb (7Pm until 5AM+) to having minimum of only 3 hours (7PM until 10PM is beginning of pickup). This is unreasonable as many persons working different shifts have only this 3 hour window now.


Actually, the way I read the law is that we now have at least 27 to put the garbage out. Here's what the city's website says about garbage collection:

http://mygovhelp.com/jerseycitynj/_cs ... riteria=garbage&optcond=2

Here's the important part:

no earlier than 7:00 PM the night before your scheduled collection day.

They collect on my street at 11:15 PM so for a Monday collection we could put the trash out after 7:00 PM Sunday per the city's own website. Yep. They changed the collection time but never updated the law.

My building got a ticket, actually just a warning, for putting the trash out early too. If it came down to being levied a fine, first I'd try to make the apartment that chronically puts out their trash at a time that agitates the city pay. If that failed I'd try the loophole. I'd imagine if the loophole works it wouldn't be long before the city changed the law.

Posted on: 2008/2/14 14:02
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Re: Van Vorst Park---Dog Run
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Mr X's avatar:

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Posted on: 2007/3/30 2:18
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Re: Van Vorst Park---Dog Run
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parkman wrote:


Maybe the lavender and roses we?ll be planting on May 5th (want to help?) will divert your sensitive orifices from what dogs in great numbers tend to produce in an enclosed space.


I'd be interested in helping. You might want to call for volunteers in a new thread as this is pretty much buried in the BS.

Posted on: 2007/3/28 16:21
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Re: Illegal dumping in city trash can caught on tape
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jclxz wrote:
Hurtle, what did the police have to say about that? Surely there is a way to have a court order that the tape be handed over. This is about the 10th time I have heard a story about tape of a crime not being handed over in Jersey City. Certainly I would expect someone who owns a security camera to not hand the footage out except under court order. But I would also expect a court to readily order this if there is good reason to believe that evidece of a crime is on the tape.


They basically made a bunch of excuses. The tape is still being used, they don't have anyone to review it, I wasn't qualified to use the machine, I didn't have the proper clearance to even get to the machine, the tapes are blurry so you can't make out the details anyway, it was at nght so you can't see much and probably a few more. This was years ago so I don't recall everything. After getting the runaround by three people I gave up.

At the time car break-ins were a problem near me (and maybe still are) so you'd think they'd take the opportunity to perhaps catch the responsible person, especially since I said I'd review the tape.

Posted on: 2007/3/8 12:20
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Re: Illegal dumping in city trash can caught on tape
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You have to be fcuking kidding me. Camera's for dumping trash in public trash cans, but Cops and City Hall don't have camera's to make our streets safer from being mugged, robbed or people with ass driving skills and total disregard for road rules. Stupid cop bosses and stupid council and a stupid use of resources that should be directed to more important issues.



I agree but at least they're doing something. My car was parked in view of one of the city's surveilance cameras. I parked it there because I thought the camera would provide extra security. It was broken into and they wouldn't even review the tape. I volunteered to do it and they still said no dice.

Posted on: 2007/3/7 23:47
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Re: Please Stop Cutting Down Trees in JC
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jennymayla wrote:

2. Do people really not like trees? What's not to like? It's not like not liking guns or war or poverty. Trees are trees! It's like not liking air!


Yes. Some people don't like trees. They find the mess they make (flower petals in spring if applcable, twigs and leaves after storms and the fall leaves) far outweigh any benefits. They cut down the trees on their property and bitch about anything that falls from their neighbor's trees. One person told me that trees block the breeze and that's why we get those 95 degree days in the summer. See? They do cause global warming.

Posted on: 2007/3/6 13:01
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Re: I.M. Pei in Jersey City
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NNJR wrote:
Can't wait until 2015 when all the old farts are on jc list complaining about the new GS building :)


Pei will be 98 in 2015. I don't think he can wait either.

Posted on: 2007/3/5 21:55
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