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Re: Jitney Bus
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Does anyone know how early the Central Ave and or Palisade Ave jitneys to midtown NYC begin?

Posted on: 2019/2/21 15:03
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Re: Boonton Reservoir
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Based on your thinking everyone in Las Vegas would be dead. Are you aware of Lake Mead?

https://www.nps.gov/lake/learn/contaminants.htm

Posted on: 2018/7/31 20:42
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Re: An App That Helps Glimpse the Future
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Posted on: 2015/10/28 20:19
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Re: Bike Share System
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A truck filled with bikes just pulled up on Jefferson and Oakland in heights. Bikes will be in place ready for tomorrow.

Posted on: 2015/9/20 23:51
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Re: Pershing Field Pool
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Posted on: 2015/6/11 1:51
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Re: Heights Survival Guide - buy car vs. car share/UBER?
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Don't forget this website. It tracks NJ Transit busses in real time. I have it saved on my phone. Checking on a computer allows you to follow the bus on the map. On my phone I see the time remaining for the bus to get to my stop. The time shown is a tad faster or slower depending on traffic, amount of actual stops before you, and traffic lights. It's great to keep an eye on the 87, 119, 123, and various other buses. It's been accurate a good 90% of the time for me.

http://mybusnow.njtransit.com/bustime/home.jsp

Posted on: 2015/3/9 0:38
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Re: Journal Square Vs. JC Heights
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The buses in the heights have always been a problem. But with the 99s/10 bus from Coach no longer running, it's improved a bit. The 119 now runs all day during the week and on Saturdays. Could be better since the last bus out of NYC is 10:10pm. If you live near Congress, the 119 with no traffic gets you to the bus station in 10-15 minutes. Along Central, its 20-30 minutes. The 123 is 30 minutes or less depending on where on Palisade Ave you are.

This website has come online, its been an improvement.
http://mybusnow.njtransit.com/bustime/wireless/html/home.jsp

You can now look up your bus, 119, 123, and the chronically late 87 and get accurate real time status to your bus stop. Now you can leave the house knowing a bus will be arriving at your stop.

Posted on: 2014/12/23 1:42
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Re: A casino in Jersey City? Venture capitalist wants to make it happen
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A casino in Jersey City will be as successful as the monorail was in Springfield, Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrooke.

Posted on: 2014/12/22 5:27
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Latest with 9-hole at Lincoln Park
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Posted on: 2014/10/5 14:34
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Tractor trailer hit and run on corner of Ferry and Palisades ave
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At approximately 11am a tractor trailer was on Ferry Street and the corner of Palisade Ave. I was on the NJ Transit 87 bus behind the tractor trailer. The tractor trailer made the left turn onto Palisade Ave. The turn was too tight and the rear trailer of the truck took out what I believe was a parked blue Toyota Corolla on Ferry St and a bicycle locked to a sign post on Palisade Ave. The tractor trailer never stopped. I was unable to get the license plate or any signage on the tractor trailer. It continued north on Palisade Ave and turned left onto Paterson Plank Road. Supremo Supermarket has a delivery entrance off of Ferry Street. It's speculation on my part, but it's possible the truck had just finished delivering to Supremo.

Posted on: 2014/6/18 15:28
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Re: What is your favorite street in Jersey City?
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Quote:

user1111 wrote:
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brewster wrote:
Explain something to me: what all these streets have in common is beautiful homes and tree lined sidewalks. The homes are hard to replicate, but trees just need to be planted. Why did the longtime JC residents let their streetscape go to hell? My old school "Italian village" neighbors said when I planted a tree "yeah, we used to have a tree, but it fell down." But I just got a shrug when I asked "so why didn't you plant a new one?". And I got the same shrug when I asked why not plant one now. They sold and the guy who condoed the house didn't plant one either, though he clearly wanted to get top value from the property.

Just blocks away from those pretty blocks of Jersey or 7th, you've got blocks with few trees, or very young trees planted by newcomers. Especially with the city program trees are cheap, and have got to return HUGE value, but people don't seem universally in favor.

And then the city really screws the pooch planting terrible city trees like the ornamental pears and cherries. I despair.

As for blocks, I've been getting pretty partial to Reservoir between Palisade and Webster. It has the classic JC sublime next to tacky. The house on the left shows people once cared what things looked like, the one on the right proudly declares "NO ONE GIVES A SHIT!!"

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wow that's a nice looking crib, the one on the right is awful. I really hate those CH Martin houses. We have a few up here that look silly as hell, stuffed between a few brownstones.

The house on the right was originally the driveway for the house on the left. The guy bought the property and wanted to knock down the beautiful house and build three houses. He had pressure from the neighbors. He compromised with taking away the driveway and large garage and built one home. He renovated the home on the left. He removed the trees and grass that were in the front yard and made a driveway. House is 4 units, one for each floor. The floor plans are U shaped because of the stairwell in the middle.

Posted on: 2014/5/6 1:14
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Real time info on NJ Transit buses
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NJ Transit had a MyBusNow page on their website. They recently added busses that travel to NYC. It's helpful for local buses, like the 87, 84, etc.


http://mybusnow.njtransit.com/bustime/wireless/html/home.jsp

Posted on: 2014/1/24 0:12
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Re: Idea for additional route for Light Rail
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jmiz

It's about increasing mass transit and providing alternative options. How many times does the NE Corridor have problems and everyone is forced into Hoboken. Not everyone has quick access to Hoboken. People in the Heights can't rely on the 87 bus.

Dahood
The idea along 440 and Lincoln Park makes a lot of sense.

Posted on: 2012/8/11 21:26
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Re: Idea for additional route for Light Rail
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Dan thanks for the study link and Brewster, thanks for the quick summary. I figured the idea was not exclusive to me. I agree $100+ is a lot of money because it's probably closer to $500 million after it's all said and done even though the project is very beneficial like the report says.

I'm reminded of the PATH train and how in the 1950's when the H&M Railroad was bankrupt it was only because the WTC was built that the PATH got new ownership and new trains. I wonder what would have happened if that was not the case. Would a private company have bought it and continued operations or would it have been shut down? The shut down of the Trans Hudson tubes would have deeply impacted Jersey City's growth the past several decades.

Posted on: 2012/8/5 21:37
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Idea for additional route for Light Rail
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I know this will never happen, but I am wondering if anyone else is interested in this. The light rail from Hoboken where it turns right toward 2nd st should also turn left and make its way through the Bergen Arches and end at Secaucus Transfer Station. There you can connect with Amtrak and NJ Transit trains. Make one stop after the new left turn and three stops in the Bergen Arches with elevator access from the street. My next idea is even more unlikely instead of terminating at Secaucus Transfer the light rail could go through to the North Bergen Park and Ride and connect to the Tonnelle Ave stop which would create a circled route.

Posted on: 2012/8/5 14:48
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This could have been the Jersey Loews
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Here are pictures of the Loews Shore Theater in Coney Island. The theater was built in 1925 and needs serious attention.

http://afterthefinalcurtain.net/2012/ ... ews-coney-island-theatre/

Posted on: 2012/8/3 4:09
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Re: Alternate (non-PATH) ways of travel between NYC and JC
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All NJ transit busses mentioned leave from Port Authority Bus Terminal, not Penn Station. The 119 bus does not operate on weekends. The 123 bus is a possible option but does not operate after 1am I believe. The 126 to Hoboken runs later and from there you would can take Path from there, cab it, walk, or run depending on your energy level.

Another option is take bus to union city and transfer to a jitney if they run that late.

Posted on: 2011/11/14 18:24
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Re: Central Ave Jitneys
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The Palisade Ave jitneys still run during the morning and take people back in the evening. The NJ tranist bus on Palisade to NYC is the 123 bus. It runs from Christ Hospital and goes into Union City before heading into the tunnel.

The Central Ave jitney actually runs the 99s/10 route up Central and turns down Congress. Once in the city it drives up 39th street and goes inside the Port Authority basement to Gate 51. You are able to pick up the bus there as well to go back to NJ. It travels from Bayonne to NYC and vice versa. From speaking with the driver they apparrently run from 9am-10pm.

Posted on: 2009/12/16 18:11
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Central Ave Jitneys
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Apparently the jitneys added a new route. I assume it is to compete with 99s/10 bus. They run down Central and go INSIDE port authority Gate 51 I think.

Posted on: 2009/12/15 21:03
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Re: Advocates want to Connect/Incorporate the PATH with 4 or 6 train
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I think maglev monorails should be looked at more closely instead of staying with traditional rail service. I saw a tv show about monorails and they brought up some very interesting points.

Shanghai has a monorail that has about 19 miles of track from the airport to business district and the travel time is 8 minutes traveling at 267 MPH. That is the future of rail service. The tracks elevated and can travel at higher speeds. The maglev uses hardly any moving parts if any which is less maintainance. Also the electricity used is location specific, so the entire line does not need to be powered. Only where the car is at the given time.

Posted on: 2009/12/10 0:43
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Re: Any one else see that B-17?
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there is an air expo at teterboro's aviation museum today a d tomorrow. For $425 you can take a ride in the B-17.

Posted on: 2008/9/20 19:01
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Mem Property Management
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Has anyone heard positive or negative things about Mem Property Management? Does anyone have them managing their condo?

Posted on: 2008/7/9 21:45
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Photogaphy illegal in public places? PA didn't get the memo
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I was walking on Marin by the Holland Tunnel today. I took a photo of the cars entering the toll plaza with my cell phone camera. A port authority cop chirped his electronic horn. He gets out of his parked car and tells me I can't take photographs and he will need to see the picture I took. I said I didn't know it was illegal to take a photo of a public area. He then said it is here. I question where the signs were posted notifying me of this. He then walks around the area for a minute trying to find the sign. There is no sign. He then goes on about 911 and if someone in a car sees a photo being taken and calls it in they have to investigate it. I said anyone can look at google maps street view and see this view right now at any time. So taking a photo isn't going to make a difference. He then says I am free to go and have been this entire time, but continues with the 911 excuse. What bothered me more was when my light turned green along with the walk sign 4 cars kept turning right into the tunnel lane. All of this happened in front of the port authority police car parked in the small employee parking lot next to the toll plaza. Right turns on a red arrow apparently is not illegal, but photography with a cell phone camera is? Well technically not illegal but worth getting out of the car for and wasting two peoples time. The port authority could stop needing to raise tolls/fares if the police just enforced the traffic laws.

Posted on: 2008/7/9 0:35
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Re: Locksmith
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I have used Monaco lock on Newark Ave near Monmouth. They seemed professional and knowledgeable to me.

345 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 659-7626

http://www.monacolock.com/

Posted on: 2008/6/9 16:43
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123 bus line to the Heights
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I took the 123 bus from Port Authority to the heights today. The trip left on time at 2:20pm before the 99s which was not at its gate yet and schedule to depart also at 2:20. When the 123 bus got to Paterson Plank Road and Palisade Ave I could see the 99s bus pass by from the parallel road next to the Doric. So for time wise, it is not much slower, that is until it then. The smart NJ Transit people have the 123 bus drive in a circle on its way down Palisade Ave. It drives south down Palisade Ave and makes a left turn on Congress. It then makes another left to pass the Light Rail station and then another left onto Paterson Plank Road. Then another left BACK onto Palisade Ave to continue to Christ Hospital which is the end of the line. With no traffic that detour takes five minutes.

I will be calling NJ Transit to suggest that when the bus is traveling south on Palisade Ave that it makes a left onto Paterson Plank Road and then a right turn down the hill toward the Light Rail station before making another right turn back onto Congress and another left onto Palisade Ave to continue south on Palisade Ave.
I also think NJ Transit is not being fair with their fare. To go another mile they are charging it as a 3 zone instead of 2 zone. $2.55 it is $3.40. So if you live near Congress depart the bus there so you don't get charged another 85 cents for a few more blocks.

Posted on: 2008/4/8 20:02
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Re: Folding bicycles
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You cannot bring a full size bike on the PATH from 6:30am to 9:30am and 3:30 to 6:30pm. Folding bikes if they are folded can be on the train during those times. They might have to be in bags. I don't commute those hours so I am not sure. Any other time you can have your full-size bike or unfolded bike on the train. Taking the bike on the train is free. Taking the bike on the ferry costs you an extra $1 unless you fold it.

Bringing a bike up from WTC is a pain, especially a full size. Once out of the train you have to go up narrow steps. Then go through the turnstiles. Then go up another set of steps. Then the steep escalators. Then walk it to the other set up steps where you finally will be on the street level. Getting to the greenway takes a few minutes once on street level because you have to ride a few blocks and then cross the west side highway. Riding on the greenway can be fun, but can also be windy.

If you work up on 51st and 6th, while it is not much of a workout, it is fast when you take the PATH to 33rd. When taking the PATH to 33rd I recommend exiting with the bike near the rear of the train (south side). That stairway is less crowded and you're not getting caught up with everyone else exiting the north. There is also a bike lane on the left hand side of 6th ave.....it is narrow. Just be careful after passing 34th street because after that island it shifts left and the car lane on your right shifts also and people try to cut you off to turn left on 35th street. Also riding past 42nd the bike lane ends. The construction of the Bank of America building after 42nd can be crazy sometimes also. I work in the same area as you and ride that way. On the way home I ride down Broadway through Times Square. It is better then riding down 5th Ave, which is downhill and has a bus lane. Cars go faster on 5th ave and the busses just get in the way.

I rode my folder which is a Dahon MUXL on the Bike NYC ride last year and had a great time. I averaged 17 mph with no problem. I am a leisure biker, not Lance Armstrong. I plan to do it again this year. Most of the ride is flat. The largest hills are riding up and over the 59th street bridge and Verrazano. Just remember with uphill riding comes downhill riding.

Some good links are
http://www.transalt.org/
http://www.bikeforums.net

Posted on: 2008/3/3 23:36
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Re: The Heights: Cops nab 2 wolfpack suspects
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Does this mean the heights is not a dump and back to the good old days from the past 35 years?

Posted on: 2008/2/27 16:01
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Re: The Heights: Scary moments as mugger pulls trigger in Pershing Field
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The mugger had a van waiting for him when he fled the scene. He could still be from the Heights, but we have no evidence either way. We also have no evidence that same person robbed the deli on Webster a few weeks ago.

What is wrong with a "transplant" having their own perspective on their own neighborhood?

Posted on: 2008/2/12 22:52
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Re: The Heights: Scary moments as mugger pulls trigger in Pershing Field
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Cankicker,

Can you enlighten everyone on the board where you live? We'd all like live with no crime and apparently you have found the perfect place.

You make it appear that the Heights is worse then all of Jersey City or the metropolitan area for that matter.

Do you have proof that each crime is being done from different people or that they even live in the Heights? If you do please forward it to the North District police station.

Posted on: 2008/2/12 22:22
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Re: 99s/10 fare increase
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the nj transit bus #125 runs along jfk blvd to journal square and charges $2.55. Why then does red and tan charge $4 along with $5 between midnight and 6am for a shorter trip?

Posted on: 2008/2/12 18:46
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