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Lost(?) Outboard Motor
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Hi everyone,

On Tuesday afternoon, on 5th between Jersey and Erie, we were unloading our car from a trip and our little outboard motor for our inflatable boat grew legs. I suspect one of us left it inside the gate where the trash goes and someone ambled off with it.

I'd love for it to return. If you or someone you know might have found themselves a Mercury 3.3 outboard, I'll happily give a $50 reward for it's safe return.

I should also point out, the sheer pin went and the lower end needs some work, so it isn't worth much.

Please PM me if you happen to have any information.

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Posted on: 2018/8/31 23:54
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Re: Just say 'no' to 'millionaires' marina on the south side of Liberty State Park
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I'm not sure why everyone is in such an uproar over this. The likely location would be behind the existing sea wall, in the far west of the cut. It's currently used as an anchorage for mostly transient boaters. As a sailor, I'd love to see more boats on the upper harbor.

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Posted on: 2017/11/15 16:05
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Re: BURGER EATERY on 1st & Erie
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Walked by and saw a new logo and a note saying they're opening at noon today.

Hope it's as tasty as the previous iteration.

Posted on: 2017/8/23 18:39
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Re: Couple seeks $18M from Jersey City in lawsuit over historic district guidelines
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Quote:

brewster wrote:

What would you use if it was the alley sides seen by no one but the next door neighbors? Is vinyl just ugly or does it have a functional flaw too? Siding is on my to-do list.


I personally don't understand the hatred of vinyl. It isn't as pretty as other options. But, for a long lasting, easy to install, inexpensive product, vinyl's hard to beat.

Compared to the old asphalt shingle or fake stone block around town, I'll take vinyl any day.


Posted on: 2017/8/2 15:14
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Re: Getting to EWR for a 6:30pm weekday intnl flight?
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In my former life, I was a sales engineer hitting at least 3 cities a week. While I don't travel as much, my target is still to leave my place at Erie and 5th 90 min before take off and have never missed a flight in 10 years.

I see no difference in domestic vs international flights at EWR, unless you're traveling to Israel. The latest changes have ripping fast screenings. Though the lines are scary looking, they move fast. I headed to Antigua a few weeks ago, was late arriving at EWR, giant lines (below the escalator) and still spent 20 min waiting for boarding to start.

Moral of the story: 90 min from wheels up is more than enough. 2 hours if you want to be safe. Anything more is a great excuse to have an overpriced beverage, which has its own value.

Pro tip: most of the airport bars will pour your roadie into a coffee cup.

Posted on: 2017/4/13 3:17
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Re: Where can I buy decent used snow tires for my jalopy?
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The place on Erie will mount tires, but they don't balance them. Not much of a problem if you only stay in town, but at highway speeds fun may ensue.

For new, Tirerack.com has a bunch of places around town and will delivery to them. Very reasonable way to shop, and you're not limited to the random thoughts of a counter jockey telling you what to buy.

Posted on: 2016/12/15 1:25
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Re: Historic district may come to Jersey City's West Side
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Here we have someone who cares deeply about their neighborhood. They have not only the means, but the motivation to make it the best they can. However, they are hamstrung by a narrow definition of "historic."

Part of the beauty of downtown JC is a mix of historic flavors. This isn't a gaslight village where we live in a particular era. Homeowners are encouraged by property values to make the choices that fit best and drive return (high end vinyl notwithstanding...). The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, which gives these groups power, is overreaching and unnecessary in my opinion.

To those in the Heights under the new regime, I hope you preserve, restore and IMPROVE your buildings to the best of your ability.


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light12v wrote:


I live down the block from 46 Bentley in a Historic Home commissioned in 1879 by Dr. Wm. Perry Watson who created Pediatrics & founded Medical Examiners nationwide. [aka 1st Doctor's house on Doctor's Row].

I am the woman that Yvonne Balcer spoke of, who fled the encumbrances of historic district in VVP after 17years of HPO nonsense where they would not allow anything other than 1938 retail storefront restoration to the ground floor of my mixed use building on Montgomery St., which DID NOT allow me to function my life & business.

While seeking a property w/ offstreet parking I inquired of the Seller's Realtor if Bentley Ave. was in a Historic District 10 years ago, & his response was NO. If I could have seen this coming I would have walked away from purchasing my current home, despite the fact that I LOVE this Place !!! [& all of it's gorgeous details from yesteryear.]

Reality of the situation at hand currently :::

Historic District REGULATIONS for WBELP area are STILL NOT Defined 16+ months after voted into 'LAW' by City Council Ordinance.
HOMEOWNERS/PROPERTY OWNERS have Nothing to Abide & City has Nothing to Enforce !!!

Posted on: 2016/10/7 4:02
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Re: Historic district may come to Jersey City's West Side
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Quote:

Bamb00zle wrote:
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Amen! These commissions serve to hold on to a past that never existed in the first place. In the past 200 years, a series of wood framed "historic buildings" were removed to put in the brownstones. I'm sure some were amazing buildings that fell into disrepair.


Posted on: 2016/10/6 2:46
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Re: Sidewalk Repair violation and work
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Unrelated, but does any one know what the deal is with the big blue barrier on the sidewalk in front of the church at Jersey and 3rd?

Minor annoyance, but it's been there for weeks with no work happening.

Posted on: 2016/10/4 14:19
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Re: Here comes another one... Hurricane Matthew
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Still a lot of variation on what happens after NC. GFS is saying westward, Euro is saying out to sea.

Generally predicted to lose a lot of steam in the next 5 days, though:
https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane ... tthew?map=model_intensity

Posted on: 2016/10/4 0:01
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Re: Here comes another one... Hurricane Matthew
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Oh boy - Matthew somewhat unexpectedly went to a Cat 5 - the first in the Atlantic in 9 years.

https://www.wunderground.com/blog/Jeff ... omment.html?entrynum=3454

While this is rather scary, the path remains wildly uncertain. Fearmongers will start running their mouths. I particularly look at Jonathan at WeatherNJ.com. That joker ran a piece on Sept 3 about how everyone in the barrier islands should evacuate because of Hermine. There was no indication of that sort of movement - he just wanted to be right when everyone else was wrong. Jackass deleted it from his site. Here's the cached edition:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com ... sept-3-you-heard-me-gtfo/

We really won't know whether the track remotely affects us for a couple of days. Don't let the private forecasters (who are damn good generally) get you wound up as they gamble on being "the one who called it."


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Posted on: 2016/10/1 4:49
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Re: Here comes another one... Hurricane Matthew
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The Gulfstream that drops sensors, adding at least 20% accuracy, has been out of service for the last 6 weeks. The result is a move towards conservative forecasts by most weather services.

This is way too early to predict and the top guy at Wunderground is suggesting the agreement in the GFS might be the result of a flaw. There are a ton of interesting factors. Here is his post from this morning:

https://www.wunderground.com/blog/Jeff ... omment.html?entrynum=3452


Posted on: 2016/9/30 18:38
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Re: Saint Bridget's Church
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Not sure which one is St Bridget's and Google doesn't return any results. Are you thinking of North Baptist on Jersey Ave at 4th?

The sidewalk out front has been blocked with yellow tape this past week with no other indication of action.

Been wondering about it.

Posted on: 2016/9/5 2:15
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Re: verizon outage in jc
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I liked how their app insisted I didn't have the credentials to learn about outages.

Posted on: 2016/8/20 1:29
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Re: Condo maintenance fee
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Out of curiosity, what services do your concierges provide?


Posted on: 2016/6/20 21:01
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Re: Assault last night @ Varick & Barrow
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Sorry, meant to say between Varick & Barrow. Not sure with street she was on.

Posted on: 2016/6/14 18:14
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Assault last night @ Varick & Barrow
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A friend of my wife was assaulted last night, around 10p, near Van Vorst Park. He touched her inappropriately and, when she screamed, ran off down Bright. Shorter guy in a track suit with an orange stripe. She and her husband were off to the police this morning to look at photos. She got a reasonably good look at the guy, so there is hope of him being found.

Remain vigilant as summer crime is back again.

Posted on: 2016/6/14 16:42
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Re: Donating clothes in VVP/Hamilton Park
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We've been donating to the Catholic Charities via their bin on 16th, between Erie and Grove.

Posted on: 2016/3/21 15:54
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Re: infant daycare options in downtown JC?
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Another vote for the Growing Tree. Our nearly 3 year old has been there since 6 months and will be there for another year. On every objective measure, she's ahead of the curve and subjectively it's been a great experience. They are flexible, attentive and care for the children very well.

One caveat, though. In the last few months, the influx of new daycare facilities willing to pay a premium for experienced staff has increased turnover. The new hires have been great, commonly family or friends of those already working there. However, it seems rates and pay will need to increase in order to attract and retain great talent. I hope UCP recognizes the changing market and adjusts accordingly.

The manager, Sandra, is great and I have full confidence they'll figure it out.

Posted on: 2016/3/19 2:41
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Re: Fuel Barge Sinks in Moriss Canal, fuel spilled into the water.
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Evidently, around 7:30a Sunday, a boat owner on the LSP side saw the barge sinking and called USCG. They by the USCG were told the barge has several thousand gallons each of diesel and gas. It was partially submerged in a photo I saw (listing ~30 degrees to starboard, with the water up to the bottom of the starboard tank).

During Sunday night, the barge was refloated and dumped a fair bit of diesel into the water (the pink in the photos below - fuel w/o road tax is dyed to make it easy to find people using it on road).

Needless to say, very bad for the local environment. Not that I'd recommend eating the crabs out of the canal anyway....

Posted on: 2016/2/16 2:01
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Re: Fuel Barge Sinks in Moriss Canal, fuel spilled into the water.
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Got a couple photos sent a few min ago - no idea when they were taken. It looks like the barge is still afloat, but perhaps sinking. It should also be noted the fuel tanks are on shore, just the pumps are on the barge.

The fuel dock has been closed for a couple years, I believe. That marina is very poorly run. The staff no little to nothing about boats and there are many maintenance issues.

http://imgur.com/a/dyze5

Posted on: 2016/2/15 22:47
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Re: car detailed ASAP
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There is a great place on 6th, by Newark. Used them several times.


Posted on: 2015/10/4 18:12
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Re: Non Traditional NJ Wedding Venues
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There is a chapel on Sandy Hook that is a choice spot for weddings. How non traditional it is seems like a personal decision.

It's on the west side of the Hook, right on the water. Really great spot.

Posted on: 2015/8/28 2:03
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Re: Anti-gay Jesus freak screaming at people downtown
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I think I know who this fellow is. 5'7"-ish, skinny, short grey hair. He cleans up around the church. I've seen him with a broom sweeping the gutters and he's turned up on our block (ranting) occasionally.

I don't wish him specific harm, but I have definitely felt uncomfortable with him on the block. He had a run where our block was his regular spot and sat out waiting to see what would happen.

I choose to classify him as aggressive-harmless and suspect that's generous. As the town has less patience for such characters (good riddance to the drunks outside the pharmacy/liquor store on Newark), they will have fewer places to be, for better or worse.

Posted on: 2015/8/18 4:39
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Re: Motor Oil Flush
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No, this is patently a scam. The vast majority of your oil will have been removed by draining it. Perhaps half a quart out of 4-6 will remain throughout the engine.

Flushing would imply putting lots (3-5x) as much oil through the engine.

I am curious where you went.


Posted on: 2015/8/14 22:41
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Re: Car driving around with license plate cameras
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I saw one on the 1&9 last week, but I think it was dark in color, similar make/model to what you're describing. It seems like the number of private companies gathering this data and selling it back to law enforcement is growing.

Makes me wish I had the Steve Jobs money to go no plate:
http://thenextweb.com/2011/10/27/myst ... ever-had-a-license-plate/

Posted on: 2015/6/19 14:50
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Re: Historic district may come to Jersey City's West Side
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Sad times. This sort of maneuver seeks solely to turn a beige world more beige.

Freedom, under our great nation, is the ability to choose one's own life so long as it doesn't affect another. The color of your door, curvature of the window or type of railing doesn't affect anyone else.

Long live true freedom - where you can maintain your property without the neighborhood busybody weighing in on the color of your door. Where you can drive your Louis Vuitton (sp?) plastered car and while your neighbors may find it hideous, they can respect you for doing your own thing, to your own property and not affecting them in any material way.

Freedom. Eroding every day.



Posted on: 2015/6/14 3:49
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Re: What's going there?
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Poorly phrased on my part, but I miss the vibe of the Merchant. P&6 is a great place, just not the same. I was more thinking of the plethora of pizza joints on Newark.

Light Horse is indeed a great place, but again, it's more of a high end place. Triumph (or whatever it's called now) was always hit or miss in every incarnation. Amelia's was fine for food, but a terrible bar.

To each their own...

Posted on: 2015/5/21 13:35
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Re: What's going there?
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Quote:

JGJDNYCJC wrote:

Walked past it the other day. Appears to be street-level offices for NJ.com. That could be interesting. If I'm not mistaken, they own the Jersey Journal, which in turn put the "Journal" in "Journal Square."


If this is true, really great news for them and for JC. The company is Advance Publications and their offices on JSQ were miserable. They own NJ.com, masslive, mlive and a bunch of other regionals. Good local media, though saddled with print historical business and serious technical limitations as a result.

More professionals working in something other than banks at Exchange Place is great for the health of the community, in my book.


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Oh, barf. I guess White Star is getting lame.

Local business does well and opens multiple locations in underserved areas where the owner can be nearby to assess quality and consistency. Paulus Hook was devoid of a decent bar before the second WS opened.

Not much in the way of originality, but in the wake of low key taverns like the Merchant closing and being replacing by fancy pizza shops, looks to me like progress.



Posted on: 2015/5/21 4:42
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Re: Any streets in Jersey City free of alternate-side parking rules?
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I don't know what the current status is, but Marin south of Grand used to technically be a private road and have no restrictions. Liberty Harbor used to be a good cheap option for leaving a car, as well.

I'd also have a look in the no-mans land between JC and hoboken. Lots of commercial vehicles are stashed there.


Posted on: 2015/5/10 0:25
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