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Vacuum repair
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Is there somewhere local to get a vacuum repaired? And, does anyone know if the cost of doing so is reasonable (ie: less than buying a new one)? I have a damaged hose which doesn't appear to be removable from the canister and needs to be replaced - the motor is fine.

Posted on: 1/13 17:27
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Re: How do you feel about Traffic Safety in JC? We want to know!
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unfortunately I believe a lot of people will be dissuaded from filling this out based on the requirement that email and phone be provided. Last thing I want is my contact info circulating or being added to a newsletter.

Posted on: 1/11 9:38
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Stolen-found bar sign
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If your bar's sandwich board sign was stolen last night, it's now sitting outside 265 Third St. (near Jersey Ave.). Some jerk must've gotten sick of carrying it.

Posted on: 12/23 7:49
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Re: Passport photos
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Annod wrote:
Duane Reade/Walgreen:
http://photo.walgreens.com/walgreens/ ... orePageId=Passport-Photos

According to Yelp, Postnet has it:
Postnet, 344 Grove St
http://www.postnet.com/jersey-city-nj122/services/passport-photos


THX!

Posted on: 12/22 12:00
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Re: Passport photos
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OneSkirt wrote:
I know its not downtown, but I thought folks in general would like to know that just recently a passport photo booth was installed at the JSQ PATH station in the concourse that goes to the bus lanes. Just a PSA.

Thanks for sharing. It's actually a good choice considering it's in the path station!

Posted on: 12/22 12:00
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Passport photos
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Is there anywhere downtown, other than the Post office, that one can get passport photos taken?

Posted on: 12/22 9:27
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Re: Grocery shopping
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Walk to shoprite and/or Key Foods.
Simple as that.

Posted on: 12/19 15:27
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Re: JC parking permit renewals- not being mailed?
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wow I had no idea, thanks for posting! Last year I got it in the mail, but I guess it was early enough in the year that they hadn't stopped the old process. Many if not most people just base their renewal on when they get that in the mail, so this could be a royal pain. Going forward they should collect email addresses (I cringe that I even suggest that...) for reminders.

Posted on: 12/19 12:29
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Re: Wayne Street Issues
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Maybe no one wants to buy buildings covered by rent control.


Are there any rent controlled buildings in JC?

My understanding is that street has had problems for a long long time.

Has it been addressed at any of the neighborhood association meetings?


All rental buildings in JC with over 5 units and over 30 years old (I could have that age # wrong, maybe it's 40) are rent controlled.

Posted on: 12/19 9:33
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Re: No Water in Hamilton Park
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lomotion1 wrote:
Is it normal for a city to have as many water main breaks as JC? I've been here for 10 years and I feel like it is once or twice a year at this point.


For a city as old as JC, yes. Hoboken has a lot more, actually.


This isn't "normal." It is the result of neglect for downtown infrastructure. Too many tax abatements and not enough upkeep. Downtown was never equipped to handle the amount of residents it has now. Infrastructure was never required of the developers. If you look at other areas of Jersey City (Journal Square not often and Heights even less), you don't see this.


Even a broken clock is right twice a day...

You are right that this is not normal, and that it is the result of neglect. The rest is just opinion, and conjecture, and most of it wrong.

Abatements have nothing to do with a water main break. An abatement means that the Jersey City coffers are getting MORE money (the county is the one getting screwed out of money) so in theory the city has more money to dedicate to infrastructure upgrades and maintenance.

People love to grouse that JC is overpopulated, but the facts say otherwise: the population of Jersey City today is actually 15% lower than it was at its peak in the 1930s.

Over the past yeasr, the JSQ and Heights area have seen some water main breaks. The entirety of the city infrastructure is crumbling and needs some serious work, particularly the sewer system.


Not sure why you have the need to be insulting rather than just partake in the discussion, but I'm sure that there is a therapist out there who can help you with that.

The fact is that the Heights and Journal Square area have had FAR less water main breaks than downtown. I am well aware of PILOT programs and how they operate. My point is that part of any abatement should include some agreement that the developer be responsible for contributing to our infrastructure. Yes, the sewers are crumbling downtown; however, sewers were replaced in Lafayette section in recent years. While I'm sure that being from downtown and having to pay more taxes than anyone else and dealing with flooding and water main breaks is upsetting, it doesn't help to lash out at other people.

As for your population comment, there weren't 300,000 people living in Jersey City taking showers. We can all check the census on wikipaedia and find facts, but if you aren't astute enough to assumes variables (how many of those were children how many families had cars, etc), that data is apples and oranges.


1. Infrastructure in JSQ and the heights isn't even a fraction as old as downtown. So that's a terrible comparison.

2. Taking showers has nothing to do with the sewers being over capacity. If everyone took a shower at once and flushed at the same time, they'd be fine. The problem is with heavy rain. That's a fact that you're free to snub, but it is a fact.

3. As others have already competently responded, water pressure does not cause a main to break, and abatements are unrelated. Though in a way, abatements help because some of those projects do require an exchange for infrastructure improvements. So that argument is moot or even self-defeating.

Posted on: 12/16 11:15
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Re: Where can I buy decent used snow tires for my jalopy?
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Would the Fix-A-Flat place on Erie do that? They've always been super accommodating to any help I've asked them for.


That's what came to my mind, too. If you want something old and cheap, they may be able to do it or tell you who can.

Posted on: 12/14 10:41
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Re: No Water in Hamilton Park
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lomotion1 wrote:
Is it normal for a city to have as many water main breaks as JC? I've been here for 10 years and I feel like it is once or twice a year at this point.


For a city as old as JC, yes. Hoboken has a lot more, actually.

Posted on: 12/13 11:56
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Re: Tractor trailer crashes into gazebo in Hamilton Park
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Just a wild guess, but maybe he said "I did it on purpose" to sound like he was sober/coherent/clear-thinking. Because saying "I'm high as a kite," sure doesn't sound good. Just trying to figure out what he might have been thinking. Certainly not straight.

Posted on: 12/12 11:42
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Re: what's the status of White Eagle Hall?
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I saw there was an event there earlier this week, and pics looked great. not sure why it's not fully holding shows yet.

Posted on: 12/9 12:45
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Re: Parking tickets not received
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fat-ass-bike wrote:
Easy solution - Get yourself a dash cam and plug it into an outlet with a direct feed from the battery - It will not drain your battery as I have had my dash cam 'on' for a week with no drama.
Then when you have parked illegally or overstayed in a spot download and save the file ... it will be a pain in the ass, but just save the file when you're too lazy to park legally.

If you do have footage of no ticket ever being served (date and time of ticket will tell you what footage file to look for) onto your car, make some money selling the story to the media


That's an awful lot of effort for I'm not sure what benefit. And "too lazy to park legally"? what does that even mean?

Posted on: 12/3 15:52
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Parking tickets not received
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Does anyone else have a problem with parking tickets "disappearing" from their windshield? This past year (earlier in the year, and then just now) I got one for parking near the corner. (Not in the crosswalk, just when they randomly enforce the 25' rule.) I get it, guilty, I'll pay - whatever. But when the ticket "disappears" and you "fail to appear", the ticket price goes up another $10. Is there any way to avoid this?

Posted on: 12/2 18:53
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Re: Amazon US Post office delivery issues
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I've experienced the opposite, where if they use one (any) of their random delivery services I don't get the package because they leave it ON THE SIDEWALK. I've watched them do this from my window - no doorbell ring or anything - but other times when I'm not home it is gone by the time I get home.

UPS is hit or miss - usually they don't ring the bell and just leave the post-it tag.

USPS is the ONLY one that gets me the packages in a reasonable manner.

I guess it all depends on who the delivery guy/gal is on your block. At any rate I recommend you call Amazon every time this happens so they know there is a record of ongoing problems.

Posted on: 2016/11/29 10:28
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Re: Are parking rules suspended this coming Friday?
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yes, any day that the City is closed for holiday, parking is suspended.

Posted on: 2016/11/22 11:22
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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I haven't noticed this.

But, to your other complaint, Uber policy is to be cash free and not require tipping - that's the point - so if they want to be like Lyft and offer tipping options, it needs to be on the app. I often have no cash whatsoever on my person. Complaining about customers what it's the brand's policy and/or app that troubles you is misdirected.

Posted on: 2016/11/21 14:20
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Re: recommendation on self storage near downtown
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tern wrote:
Get rid of your stuff, you almost certainly don't need it.

The cost of storing your junk at one of these places for a year is likely more than the stuff costs.

Robin.


Get a grip. I live in a unit with one single closet. I have sporting equipment that I use "in season" and other seasonal items which need to go somewhere. Moreover I run a small business out of my home for which I buy supplies in bulk. I hope you feel better about yourself by being rude.

Posted on: 2016/11/21 9:38
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Re: Light bulbs in a rental unit
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I have never heard of a landlord replacing a lightbulb within a rented unit. But check your lease.

Posted on: 2016/11/21 9:34
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Re: recommendation on self storage near downtown
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bodhipooh wrote:
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Public Storage is not yet open. I rent a unit at Keepers Storage, which is one block away. They have decent rates. But, once PS opens, I will compare rates and consider moving my stuff if the savings are substantial.


Thanks!

Posted on: 2016/11/18 21:37
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Re: recommendation on self storage near downtown
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I"m at liberty storage now and am not as satisfied as the others. They are the highest priced in town and will raise rates on a whim. This is why I'm comparing Delta and PS.

Also, Liberty flooded in sandy. I have a 2nd floor unit so no big deal, but anyone on the first floor lost everything.

Posted on: 2016/11/18 20:27
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Re: recommendation on self storage near downtown
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Does anyone know if the Public Storage in the Powerhouse area has opened yet? I can't find any contact info on their website. Debating between them (if open) and Delta (Grand St.)


Posted on: 2016/11/18 18:52
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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There have been lots of requests to change permit hours in all of downtown (no exclusive to zone 6). Not sure if its Osborne or others, but nobody seems willing to implement. There was talk of a demonstration project but not sure it ever happened.

Posted on: 2016/11/10 9:32
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Re: NO VOTER ID REQUIRED IN NJ! KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - Report Problems
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I'm always asked at GVV church for my ID so that they can see how I spell it. Every time I refuse on principal, even though I actually don't think they're being nefarious. I simply spell it for them letter by letter (and I have a very simple name.)

Posted on: 2016/11/8 13:26
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Re: If you found the wallet this morning at Hamilton Park...
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GrovePath wrote:
What did the guy look like?


Come on, we all know what he probably looked like.



Wow. Just wow.

Get real, many people walking by a dropped wallet would pick it up. Some would return it and some would not, but picking up a wallet laying on the street is hardly indicative of ANYTHING. I'd pick it up because then I'd know it was returned properly - so if you saw me picking it up, unaware of my intentions, how would you like to profile me?

Posted on: 2016/11/1 15:51
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Re: parking spot to rent
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There are tons of posts on this already.

Try: http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... 603&keywords=parking+spot

I venture to guess that you won't find a small business with spots to spare.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 19:52
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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Leo168 wrote:
There is no benefit to the City or the constituents by moving it.


How about a reduced number of times that one must go to the polls? There are plenty of people who have to arrange their work schedules to fit that in. That's a MAJOR benefit. Additionally, moving it will result in increased participation because more people show up on a November election date. It's cheaper for the city to have a reduced number of election dates for those concerned with the city budget. Shall I go on?


Posted on: 2016/10/18 19:48
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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Yvonne wrote:
Over 2,000 people lose their homes every year on tax liens. If Fulop wanted open space, then he would require open space from developers.


It appears that you do not understand property rights. Per State Law, Jersey City cannot require a developer to give us parks. That's called an "off site improvement" and it is usually illegal.

It IS legal when the developer is "Designated" by the City and there is *some* room for trade-offs. But you know what, when a developer is "Designated" they also qualify for tax abatements.

So what do you want? Privately paid for parks AND tax abatements, or parks funded through everyone's tax dollars? You seem to think you can have your cake and eat it too.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 15:56
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