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Re: recommendation on self storage near downtown
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As a point of comparison, last month I reserved a unit at public storage for $50/mo at the same size that it cost over $110/mo at Liberty Self Storage. It was worth the hassle of moving.

That said, PS needs to get their act together because they weren't well organized and seemed to be pushing larger/more expensive units. So, just go in there well informed about what you want.

Posted on: 3/15 10:32
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parking during snow at LSP
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Does anyone know what the situation is with parking at the LSP park & ride during snow. Will any cars left there be effectively plowed in by their lot maintenance, or is it a good option?

Posted on: 3/13 10:43
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Re: Brick Haus Gym
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Mao wrote:
I've always found Club Metro adequate. Nothing fancy like Club H. Locker rooms a bit cramped. But the price is right and the managment is responsive.


Good to hear. years ago a good 50% of the treadmills would not be working properly at any given time. Hopefully they've upped their game.

Posted on: 3/7 14:46
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Re: Brick Haus Gym
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I quit club metro years ago because it was so poorly maintained. Has it improved? There's always World Boxing on 6th....

Posted on: 3/7 11:10
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Re: Moving Cross Country to Jersey City - Need Advice
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It sounds like you're going to need to sublet. With no proof of income in NJ (even income tax from prior years might not be a good enough sell since you're moving to a new area), limited (by local standards) savings, and no evidence of clients signing on, I don't know that you'd be approved.

Rather, sublet (since you say you don't have much "stuff" it should not be an issue) and work out of a coworking space so that your roommate doesn't have you sitting at home all day. There you network both professionally and in terms of housing info. And, fyi, in the NYC area, it's not unheard of for full grown adults do have roommates. It's not for everyone (myself included) but it's not just for college kids the way it is in the rest of the country.

Also it sounds like you need to explore the area a bit to find what neighborhood suits you. For example, Hamilton Park and Paulus Hook are two wildly different downtown neighborhoods. If you are finding something for under $1G /month, you might be in for a shock re: what type of neighborhood it is in. That might be a non-issue for you but just be aware.

You also might have better luck finding lower priced housing in Lafayette (closer to downtown) or Journal Square (PATH access).

Posted on: 3/7 11:04
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Re: Controversy swirls around Jersey City synagogue
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Houses of Worship are pretty universally not seen as desirable on "main street" (meaning storefront churches) not just in JC but everywhere, because a Main Street is intended to be active. You want as many stores as possible with people coming and going. A storefront church, often, has limited activity mostly on sundays and depending on the church maybe after school or one or two evenings a week. It may seem minor, but even a relatively short distance of 'dead' space on a Main Street does have an effect. (ground floor offices - including H&R block and whatever that terrible brokerage (?) space is on Newark Ave. are also typically considered mistakes...it has nothing to do with religion)

A community center is not a perfect contender for Main Street either. however, it's at least somewhat less negative in that if it has a lot of programs all day every day there should be activity.

Neither should be a first choice, and houses of worship are pretty detrimental to the street life. (As someone who attends a church, shops on "main street," and sincerely wishes that i had a local community center, I hope this explanation is unbiased.)

Posted on: 3/2 17:35
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Re: INSANITY & P90X LIVE BOOTCAMPS
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I doubt you would get much of a turnout at LSP. It's not convenient to get to, takes a while to get there by foot and many don't have a car, and by car that means all of the headaches of driving/parking in JC. Last summer there was a similar (also free) bootcamp at HP. you might want to investigate so as not to have a turf war.

Posted on: 2/27 13:23
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Re: Iphone battery replacement locally
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manu wrote:
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jcneighbor wrote:
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photo2775 wrote:
YuFixit is shady, I do not recommend.
They replaced a screen with flimsy glass that quickly cracked. When I went back to complain they said the would fix it but would need to charge me full price. Conveniently, their prices had just jumped up about 40 bucks too. Went to Apple (which I should have done in the first place) & they said who ever replaced the glass did not include all of the pieces. I think they said the couplers were gone. Anyway, Apple could not fix it due to the missing pieces and replaced my phone for a better price then what these guys were charging.


With a handle of photo2775 and the fact that it's your first post makes me think you're a competitor.

I've been doing IT support work for a long time and I outsource some hardware repairs. Tried a bunch of places but YuFixit always had the job right. Everything from glass or battery replacements to major jobs with 100 screws on an ultra-slim laptop keyboard replacement.


I had bad experiences with YuFixIt as well. Screws and plates from my phone were missing after replacing a screen there (according to the next place I took my phone too) and they completely messed up one of my laptop. I would not recommend.


So where WOULD you recommend? I just need a new droid battery (internal).

Posted on: 2/24 9:57
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Re: Iphone battery replacement locally
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anyone have any experience with the nondescript "wireless" place next to Helen's pizza? I see the YuFixIt recommendations in this thread and may likely go there, but just trying to know my options.

Posted on: 2/23 9:20
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Re: Why aren't the meetings broadcasted on the JC channel?
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You, Yvonne, changed the subject. I said at the very beginning: "If you actually believe that he has no right to change your programming, then you have the right to take legal action. Simple as that. "

Posted on: 2/15 12:19
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Re: Why aren't the meetings broadcasted on the JC channel?
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Yvonne wrote:
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JCGuys wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
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JCGuys wrote:
Screw channel 1 and move everything online.


There is no Channel 1, JC had Channel 1 for years on Comcast, it is valuable and Comcast wanted it. We gave it away under Fulop. It is now Channel 96, yes it is already on line but it takes weeks for it to appear and the audio is poor. The audio is better on television. There are people in this city that did watch the city channel and the mayor has no right to take this away from them. By the way, the Board of Ed has Channel 97 and they do show public meetings on education.


Channel 1/96 is biased against families that don't have cable. Move everything online along with live streaming.


The mayor's action of removing caucus/council meetings is bias against citizens who pay for cable and want to see these programs. Who are you to judge what service someone should have?


The point is, cable costs money and providing a service only on cable may be a burden for those who cannot afford or choose not to subscribe. Online is free if you go to the library.

Your paying for cable, expecting a channel that you aren't getting, can be easily resolved. If you don't get the channel you want, stop paying for cable. Cable packages change ALL THE TIME.

Posted on: 2/15 11:46
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Re: Why aren't the meetings broadcasted on the JC channel?
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Don't confuse what someone has the "right" to do and what you think is right. I'm sure once upon a time someone said that a government had no right to ban horse drawn carriages from the street, too, but society progressed to cars. Now, society has progressed to the internet.

If you actually believe that he has no right to change your programming, then you have the right to take legal action. Simple as that.

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There is no Channel 1, JC had Channel 1 for years on Comcast, it is valuable and Comcast wanted it. We gave it away under Fulop. It is now Channel 96, yes it is already on line but it takes weeks for it to appear and the audio is poor. The audio is better on television. There are people in this city that did watch the city channel and the mayor has no right to take this away from them. By the way, the Board of Ed has Channel 97 and they do show public meetings on education.

Posted on: 2/15 10:16
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Re: Woman dies falling off escalator inside famed World Trade Center Oculus while reaching to grab hat
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Sam112 wrote:
The Oculus is a death trap waiting to happen. If there is ever a situation that causes a panic there, it will be terrible. The stairs leading to the Path trains are terribly designed, the flooring and stairs are hard marble, and there are far too few open exits. The side exits are short escalator, stairs, and another set of escalators with lines to get on the escalators any time around rush hour. Commuters are always walking into one another's way. I compute there each workday and everyday I look to see if they have opened more exits (they have not). It was designed for an open concept and for shopping, but it a terrible commuting hub.


I have no doubt that in your opinion and from your perspective this is true. But I see it the exact opposite. Multiple shorter runs give people options when exiting, especially if there is an inoperable point of egress. I find the entire space to function beautifully in large crowds when people can navigate the large, unencumbered space and wide stairs. So, to each his own.

Posted on: 2/14 11:39
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Re: acupuncture
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jerseyboy wrote:
has anyone tried the acupuncturist located at 75 Montgomery? There is a chiropractor up there with a acupuncturist. They are located above Grand Banks? any feedback appreciated.


While everyone who works there is very pleasant, I was underwhelmed by the service. I think they do unnecessary stuff just to bill insurance, as it relates to the PT. With the acupuncturist, I was also underwhelmed but didn't get the "unnecessary billing" vibe so much.

Then again, I was also quite unhappy at TCM on Grove, so maybe I'm just overly critical on this matter.

Posted on: 2/14 10:24
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Re: MCNAIR ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NAMED REGENERON SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH FINALIST
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for the sake of all that is good and right in this world, can you PLEASE not use all caps on your posts. It is eternally obnoxious. Nobody wants to be yelled at by your titles.

Commentary on your links would be a bonus, as well, rather than just putting a link expecting people to click on it.

Posted on: 1/26 9:26
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Re: 58gallery.com /airbnb.com/jamaica w.i.
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"like" it or not, the OP has now posted the same thread under multiple titles several times. It's a troll.

Posted on: 1/25 10:42
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Re: 58gallery.com /airbnb.com/jamaica w.i.
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these are all garbage posts. OP just joins and then floods the board with junk.

Posted on: 1/25 10:04
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Re: Barge Inn Jersey City Step back in Time Old World Italian Cuisine
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While I have no ill-will against the Barge Inn, the one and only time I went there the place smelled so strongly of must and mildew that my sense of smell overpowered my tastebuds. Everything basically tasted like a basement. I hope they have resolved this issue.

Posted on: 1/25 9:14
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Re: LeFrak joins Trump administration
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Monroe wrote:
It's always easy to critique architectural design, especially when you're not the one paying more money for something like a Gehry building.

I'm thinking more of site design than building design, which incurs little additional cost for vast improvement. From an urban design perspective, they generally qualify for the "what not to do" images in a college textbook. It's all permitted, however, because when Newport land was a rail yard and downtown was a ghetto, LeFrak bought the land and was willing to develop it only on their own terms. Those terms may have been acceptable at the time, but in hindsight they are problematic.

Posted on: 1/19 12:48
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Re: What legally constitutes a bedroom?
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The window requirement is fire code. There are no ways to "get around" that requirement, as far as I know. As it relates to walking through one room to get to another, I do not believe there is a prohibition against that, but marketing would make it more or less un-viable in this day and age.

Posted on: 1/19 10:03
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Re: LeFrak joins Trump administration
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WhoElseCouldIBe wrote:
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What's not to like? Want to get something built, deal with people who build things. I'll bet there will be shovels in the ground this time, unlike the bogus Obama claims that got nothing built.


Infrastructure is great. But take off your Republican hat off for a second, can you look someone in the eyes and say that LeFrak delivers quality buildings?


Their mentality is 1970s. While they are now starting to bring on some more tasteful architects, they should probably not be trusted with anything more aesthetic or inviting than...a big blank wall.

Posted on: 1/18 13:19
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Re: What legally constitutes a bedroom?
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Bedrooms are required to have windows. Modera lofts could get themselves into hot water by calling those bedrooms. They are dens.

Posted on: 1/18 9:45
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Re: Legal Definition of a Bedroom
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A closet is not required. But don't take our word for it, call the building department and stop the guessing game.

Posted on: 1/17 11:14
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Street Cleaning 10th/Coles
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Does anyone know if Street cleaning/alternate side-of-the-street parking is enforced on Coles on the block just north of 10th? There are no signs indicating such, but the block south of 10th has the normal signage.

Posted on: 1/16 17:57
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Re: Vacuum repair
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Yes, I can buy the hose online, but looking for a repair shop.
Thanks!

Posted on: 1/16 13:57
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Re: Vacuum repair
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The tape didn't work, I tried that before even posting here.

Posted on: 1/16 10:03
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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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