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Re: Is Downtown JC next? Out-Of-Town Drivers Banned From Using Leonia As Shortcut
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brewster wrote:
I've said this before, all you'd need to do to eliminate much of the through traffic is create a 1 hr EZ pass lockout or big surcharge at the Holland for anyone exiting the TPK at exits 14 A, B or C before the 12th st ramp. They'd need to put pass readers past the Columbus ramp, but the rest is software. Yes, cash payers can avoid it, but that brings it's own time penalty.

The tag system would never work here, our cops don't do traffic enforcement, apparently it's beneath them.


Am I understanding this correctly:
Move 14C tolls to the CC drive exit.
Add a new toll on the turnpike east of CC Drive (say, 14D)
Anyone who enters HT within x minutes of exiting 14A, B, or C gets charged (significantly) more than the person who goes from 14D to HT?

If so, I like it.
Only thing I don't like is TPK would get that $ rather than JC.

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Re: Is Downtown JC next? Out-Of-Town Drivers Banned From Using Leonia As Shortcut
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I'm not sure if/how it could work either. The Leonia one seems to limit on "residential streets". I'd love to see this where cars are limited to Columbus, Grand, Marin, etc. and not permitted on Monmouth and Erie. That's where the real nightmares are. But I'm not holding my breath.

Posted on: Yesterday 9:43
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Re: Introducing SnoHub - The Uber of Snow Shoveling
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Shoveling the steps of a brownstone could be a lot of work. You typically can't shovel the snow off to the side of your house because that's you're neighbor's property. So you have to keep re-shoveling the same snow downwards. The sidewalk work tends to be a little easier since most of our properties aren't more than 18 feel wide. Digging the car out also tends to be rough because the plows dump, wet freezing snow around the cars making it harder to dig out.
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for all those people in JC with 100' driveways, this will be great.


Did you read the website?

Their minimum contract is for a 100' driveway. There isn't a "sidewalk and stoop" option.

Posted on: 1/8 20:54
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Re: Introducing SnoHub - The Uber of Snow Shoveling
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for all those people in JC with 100' driveways, this will be great.

Posted on: 1/6 18:23
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Mail service downtown
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We've had no mail delivery since 1/4. Snowstorm was 1/4 so I gave a pass for that, but two days since?! I'm not just saying we didn't get any mail, the carrier literally hasn't been by. Harsimus Cove. Any other blocks with this problem?

Posted on: 1/6 16:52
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Re: Jersey City’s priciest rental is this $11K/month penthouse
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The kitchen layout is certainly not intended for someone who will actually use it. Then again, that's the case with most new apartments I've seen.

Posted on: 12/22 12:49
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Re: Coffee beans...
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so can one go into Kobrick on Marin and get like a retail sized bag of coffee? I assumed they were wholesale, but now I'm thinking I was wrong.

Posted on: 12/17 14:59
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Harsimus cove power outage
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Power out 12/12 beginning around 9:45am. Anyone else?

Posted on: 12/12 10:00
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Re: Gas station Air & Vacuums... prices & locations
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Quick Check has free air. I don't know of one in JC but sometimes when I'm on the road I just check on the air when I pass a QC because of this.

The Hess by Best Buy used to have free air. Do they not anymore? I feel like I used it within the past 6 months?

Posted on: 12/11 13:39
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Re: Downtown Jersey City Thieves Stealing from Porches !!!!
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Don't assume that your package was "stolen" (in the traditional sense) if it's not there. Saturday FedEx marked a package of mine as delivered. I was home all day, basically watching and listening for the delivery and generally in sight line of my front window, and a FedEx truck never even came down my street. Maybe FedEx misdelivered, maybe FedEx is in on the scam.

Posted on: 12/4 12:44
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Re: Earthquake Tremor
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my entire (very old) house shook and hanging objects swayed. I imagine new buildings might absorb the shock better.

Posted on: 12/1 10:16
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Re: Hyatt House at Exchange Place
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correct. the ceiling in Cosi collapsed during lunch when it was full of people. Ironically, among those people was a building inspector!

Posted on: 12/1 10:10
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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Maybe I've missed something, but it seems neither has done much of any campaigning since the November elections. Canvassing,yes. But making a new/enhanced/more specific case for voting for them - I haven't seen a thing.

If I did miss something (not counting the video interview in the prior post) please let me know.

Posted on: 2017/11/29 9:35
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Re: Downtown Jersey City Thieves Stealing from Porches !!!!
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I don't know about the women with the shopping cart, but this isn't new. Fortunately all merchants have replaced items. Every single time a delivery person leaves a package unattended CALL the merchant AND the carrier to complain. Amazon delivery once left a shipment of electronics on my steps. Genius.

Posted on: 2017/11/27 10:15
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Re: Hypocrite Solomon’s dirty push Poll
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dr_nick_riviera wrote:


I'm ridiculously pro-developement but feel like we should be leveraging more concessions from the developers. Maybe something like an infrastructure bank that all new .


While I don't disagree with the wish, it's illegal....

Posted on: 2017/11/21 9:45
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Re: New store in Newport Mall… Flying Tiger Copenhagen
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wow - this store is such a fun place to browse (and maybe buy!) in NYC. I avoid Newport Mall, but this might be enough to get me there from time to time.

Posted on: 2017/11/14 15:55
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Re: DOWNTOWN JC Dog Owners - Grass Area On Bay Street (across from Departed Soles)
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it is of course private property, but who knows maybe the property owner doesn't care. Reminds me of the time back when Trump Tower only had the first building up and locals walked their dog on the land that was not yet developed. When the developer came in to build the 2nd tower, the dog walkers LOST. THEIR. MINDS. that "THEIR" grass (meaning grass that nobody had kicked them off of for a few years) was now being built up.

Eye roll.

Posted on: 2017/11/9 14:04
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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JCGuys wrote:
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jc_dweller wrote:
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jc_dweller wrote:
We are facing a Symes/Solomon runoff. I think at this time each candidate needs to clarify some of their platforms. I have one major question for each.

1. Symes
A major component of Symes' platform is the empowerment of community groups in the development approval process. State statute (NJSA 45:55) does not grant community groups this power. (NYC does, which admittedly confuses people.)
Jersey City is well aware that this is not permitted, and in fact in the one or two areas of town which suggest this is required (e.g. morris canal) both the City and community groups have acknowledged that they're "getting away with it" until a developer sues. How, then, does Symes intend to use her position to change a state law? Much of her platform has been on this, and I feel that she's making a promise to community groups that she simply has zero control over.

2. Solomon
Solomon has had significant NIMBY undertones throughout his campaign. Notably, as it related to a project on the West Side (which obviously isn't even in Ward E), suggesting that neighbors should have a greater say in how a property is developed. (Relates to Symes, above.) This even hinted at having a choice as to who would move in next door (in this case there was talk of marketing a development to the jewish community which did face some resistance). How does he reconcile this with his claims of being welcoming to all and "progressive"? To what extent is a community entitled to impinge on the as-right development of private property? (Hint: the law already answered that.)


To correct myself above, though nobody pointed out the error, the section of law referred to in my Symes comment is NJSA 40:55 (not 45:55). Got crazy on the "5s". Just wanted to correct that in case anyone felt so inclined to look it up.


Thanks! I did look it up, and I though you we're pulling our legs at first with the 555 - it doesn't exist. lol


haha impressed that someone actually tried to look it up. Here's a link https://law.justia.com/codes/new-jersey/2013/title-40/
It starts at 40:55D-1 and goes on from there.

Posted on: 2017/11/8 21:35
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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It's also worth noting that not only is it outside the law to give special powers to a community group, but it's also not allowed to force a developer to even go to their meetings and present to the group. Of course most developed play along because it's not a big ask, and/or its easier than fighting at the Board hearing. But, one day a developer is bound to say "you can't make me," and threaten a lawsuit over it.

Posted on: 2017/11/8 17:41
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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jc_dweller wrote:
We are facing a Symes/Solomon runoff. I think at this time each candidate needs to clarify some of their platforms. I have one major question for each.

1. Symes
A major component of Symes' platform is the empowerment of community groups in the development approval process. State statute (NJSA 45:55) does not grant community groups this power. (NYC does, which admittedly confuses people.)
Jersey City is well aware that this is not permitted, and in fact in the one or two areas of town which suggest this is required (e.g. morris canal) both the City and community groups have acknowledged that they're "getting away with it" until a developer sues. How, then, does Symes intend to use her position to change a state law? Much of her platform has been on this, and I feel that she's making a promise to community groups that she simply has zero control over.

2. Solomon
Solomon has had significant NIMBY undertones throughout his campaign. Notably, as it related to a project on the West Side (which obviously isn't even in Ward E), suggesting that neighbors should have a greater say in how a property is developed. (Relates to Symes, above.) This even hinted at having a choice as to who would move in next door (in this case there was talk of marketing a development to the jewish community which did face some resistance). How does he reconcile this with his claims of being welcoming to all and "progressive"? To what extent is a community entitled to impinge on the as-right development of private property? (Hint: the law already answered that.)


To correct myself above, though nobody pointed out the error, the section of law referred to in my Symes comment is NJSA 40:55 (not 45:55). Got crazy on the "5s". Just wanted to correct that in case anyone felt so inclined to look it up.

Posted on: 2017/11/8 17:04
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Symes / Solomon runoff
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We are facing a Symes/Solomon runoff. I think at this time each candidate needs to clarify some of their platforms. I have one major question for each.

1. Symes
A major component of Symes' platform is the empowerment of community groups in the development approval process. State statute (NJSA 45:55) does not grant community groups this power. (NYC does, which admittedly confuses people.)
Jersey City is well aware that this is not permitted, and in fact in the one or two areas of town which suggest this is required (e.g. morris canal) both the City and community groups have acknowledged that they're "getting away with it" until a developer sues. How, then, does Symes intend to use her position to change a state law? Much of her platform has been on this, and I feel that she's making a promise to community groups that she simply has zero control over.

2. Solomon
Solomon has had significant NIMBY undertones throughout his campaign. Notably, as it related to a project on the West Side (which obviously isn't even in Ward E), suggesting that neighbors should have a greater say in how a property is developed. (Relates to Symes, above.) This even hinted at having a choice as to who would move in next door (in this case there was talk of marketing a development to the jewish community which did face some resistance). How does he reconcile this with his claims of being welcoming to all and "progressive"? To what extent is a community entitled to impinge on the as-right development of private property? (Hint: the law already answered that.)

Posted on: 2017/11/8 10:58
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Re: Storage
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stillinjc wrote:
We got to the point where we need some storage (mostly for wardrobe, small items, etc). I think a smallest unit will be fine. What are the cheapest options around JC/Bayonne area? Thx.


Public Storage in DTJC is super cheap, and very, very clean. The staff is helpful and getting in and out is easy, with entrances on both 1st and 2nd Streets, plus you can drive in your car if you have lots of stuff to unload and wish to use one of their carts. The vehicle drive in entrance is on Warren, across from The One. You can book/reserve your unit on their website and just show up to finalize the paperwork and do your move in.

Highly recommend them.


+1 their rates were 50% lower than many others. The only one that (as of a year ago) even came close in price was Delta Storage.

Posted on: 2017/11/8 10:39
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Re: Michael Billy Video warns of Rebecca Symes/Developer connections.
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Literally every post you've ever posted on JC List is to smear Symes. You have zero credibility at this point. I'm not voting for her but even I am so over your posts.

Posted on: 2017/11/6 12:03
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Re: Is street sweeping in effect for tomorrow Election Day?
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city offices are closed on election day, so no sweeping.

Posted on: 2017/11/6 10:46
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Re: Ward E for Sale - James Solomon Highest Bidder
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I actually have substantive reasons for not voting for Solomon, but if I didn't, I still wouldn't vote for him based on the amount of junk mail he's sent. A mailer once a week, perhaps twice in the week before elections is reasonable. But what a waste of paper, of trees... it's litter in my mailbox at this point.

Posted on: 2017/11/3 10:00
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Re: Parking ticket with completely misleading info, is this a new thing?
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I guess it all depends on the judge, because I got a ticket for parking too close to an intersection, and it took about 30 seconds and 1 photograph for her to dismiss the case. It was, dare I say, a pleasant experience.

Posted on: 2017/10/31 10:07
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Re: Oil change
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Thanks!

Posted on: 2017/10/28 19:43
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Oil change
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Where can one get a fast (10 minute style) oil change in JC? Not looking for a place where I have to make an appointment, just one of those drive-up businesses.

I found a place online - Flash Lube on Summit Ave - are they any good?

Posted on: 2017/10/28 18:15
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Board of Education elections
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Does anyone know if there is a webpage/pages/articles about the actual platforms of the candidates running for the Board of Ed?

I've searched for a few individual names and it seems all they have are facebook pages without much substance.

This article has nothing of substance either: http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... rsey_city_school_boa.html

I have often found info on School Board candidates hard info to find and wind up skipping that line on the ballot because i refuse to cast an uninformed vote. I'd prefer to have the info to enable me to vote.

Posted on: 2017/10/28 7:26
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Re: Educate Yourself - Two Public Question on the 11/7 Ballot!
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#1 No - There is no need to issue more debt for this. If it's that important, then make cuts elsewhere to provide additional funding for libraries.

#2 yes - If our beaches get contaminated by an oil spill, and we win $100 million in damages, then all $100 million should go towards restoring and improving these natural resources (after legal fees are paid).


you really don't want to increase funding for libraries?
To each his own, I guess, but to me this comes across (and yes I have read more than just its title) as one of the best reasons possible to issue debt. Then again, I'll never ever support lowering funds on such a valuable institution, so I guess I'm pretty one-sided.

Posted on: 2017/10/27 17:02
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