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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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It's nice that they clean out the crap at point A or Z, but those of us riding in the middle get sticky feet, yesterday's news, today's vomit, and the ever-fun game of "kick the can."


So you propose they stop the trains mid-trip to clean them? Wouldn't that just create more delays? Also, it is the passengers that cause this mess.....not the Port Authority employees.

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I'd much rather the cars were COATED in graffitto and ran more often then wasting time taking tagged cars out of commission.


If you want people to respect the cleanliness of the trains, the trains should look respectable. Despite the amount of grime you already deal with inside the cars, imagine how much worse it would be if the trains looked just like trash cans on the outside.

Just saying.



Reading comprehension not your strong suit, eh? I never said that trains should be taken out of commission - I made the point that a clean car at Newark doesn't do much good for those of us at Harrison, JSQ, Grove, Newport, 9th, 14th, 23rd, or 33rd. Somebody else said that trains ARE taken out of commission for graffito.

BTW - Is Kurt Vonnegut only PRETENDING to be a rotting skeleton?


That wasn't very tactful of you, robotjustin. I was looking forward to a healthy, civil debate.

Posted on: 2010/10/8 14:46
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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robotjustin wrote:
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It's nice that they clean out the crap at point A or Z, but those of us riding in the middle get sticky feet, yesterday's news, today's vomit, and the ever-fun game of "kick the can."


So you propose they stop the trains mid-trip to clean them? Wouldn't that just create more delays? Also, it is the passengers that cause this mess.....not the Port Authority employees.

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robotjustin wrote:
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I'd much rather the cars were COATED in graffitto and ran more often then wasting time taking tagged cars out of commission.


If you want people to respect the cleanliness of the trains, the trains should look respectable. Despite the amount of grime you already deal with inside the cars, imagine how much worse it would be if the trains looked just like trash cans on the outside.

Just saying.

Posted on: 2010/10/7 22:01
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Re: 140 BAY
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There's a 900 square foot loft coming up at 140 Bay on November 1st. It's $1,750 per month, and allows a small dog or cat if you are a pet owner.

Posted on: 2010/10/7 21:37
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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For all of it's problems, PATH transportation still has a ton of great qualities. The trains are inspected as a safety measure every 24 hours, they have car cleaners that sweep and pick up before sending the trains back out of the yard, the fare is reasonable.....it's PATH's policy not to run graffiti'd cars as well. Once it is learned that a car has been tagged or that someone scratched graffiti into the windows, that car is taken out of service and sent back to the yard in Harrison until it's cleaned up. It may not be a golden chariot across the Hudson, but it's still a fairly clean, safe and cost-effective way to get from point A to point B and then back again.

I don't commute to NYC all week long, so I understand the problems the PATH has don't irritate me as much as they will someone who works in Midtown. If I rode the PATH daily, I'd probably be taking that "pathsux" survey as well. I'm just noting that not every aspect of the PATH is all fire and brimstone


Posted on: 2010/9/30 19:25
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Re: Dentist Recommendation
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I am happy with Dr. Paul Lustiger, whose office is right next to the Exchange Place light rail stop.

drlustiger.com


+1 on Dr Lustiger's office. I don't see Paul Lustiger specifically, but the other dentist in his office. Top notch all the way.

Posted on: 2010/9/20 22:09
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Re: Red paint on curbs
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the corner of jersey & 2nd has been painted red on the east side of jersey. hopefully will keep cars from blocking the view of people crossing jersey--have seen tons of accidents there because of obstructed views.


I saw a cyclist get hit by a car at this corner a couple days before the curbs were painted. Luckily he turned out okay, but cars parked too close to the corner certainly add to incidents like this. Same thing at 1st and Jersey, there have been plenty of accidents there as well.

Posted on: 2009/9/24 15:29
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Re: Is the rental market downtown crazy slow?
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2. I am not a stickler for credit checks. I tell tenants if they give last months rent in addition to the 1.5 month security upfront and we can avoid the credit check.I do make sure they have a decent job on the books. Non-payment Rental evictions in NJ are cake.


Tenants don't need pristine credit scores, but credit checks should be done at all times if you are working on behalf of a property owner. Let's say Mr. Renter is showing solid income in excess of what would be needed to reasonably afford the apartment. That's wonderful, unless he's got a significant lien on his paycheck for non-payment of child support, thus reducing his income. You'd also want to know how much revolving debt he has, any past judgements against him, number of and amounts for past due payments (and how long they've been delinquent), defered loans (and when the payments kick in), etc etc etc......

And I don't find that non-payment evictions are all cake, especially when the tenant knows how to work the system. What if you try to evict in the middle of winter and the tenant has children? Right there you've got a major delay on your hands, and a moral issue the landlord could do without. I agree with most of what you said about getting units rented, but its not worth the one months fee to risk not being sure about the tenants you acquire for clients.

Posted on: 2009/3/26 22:31
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Re: 1 family, 4.6 million
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Whats the deal with that Del Forno listing on the corner of Barrow and Montgomery on the North East corner of VVP?

I don't see it on their website any longer.

They were asking I think 3.2 million.


was off the market last I checked. Super location.

Posted on: 2009/3/13 18:37
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Re: Is the rental market downtown crazy slow?
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There have been plenty of changes in the rental market over the past 6 months. I've noticed one interesting change in particular that has had a negative effect. Traditionally, tenants who plan on staying where they are would be expected to renew their lease for at least one additional year. With fincancial uncertainty building and rental prices having come down, many landlords have been more willing to consider tenants' requests to stay renting where they currently live on a month-to-month basis. This affords the tenants who do plan on eventually moving the luxury of taking much more time than they normally would in locating a new place. Without a finite timeframe for signing a lease, there is really no sense of urgency. Couple this with buildup of FOR RENT signs due to the number of condominiums which couldn't be sold (at least not for the intended sales prices) that are now rental units.....

It is correct that landlords who are working with brokers will be in a better position if they pay the fee (or, at least half at a minimum). Tenants are shopping for deals just the same as buyers, and they recognize the value in keeping their move-in costs at a minimum.

Posted on: 2009/3/3 21:39
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Re: Where can I find affordable Condos?
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Prices are all over the place. Take some weekend time and tour the different neighborhoods in JC. I live near the Grove PATH, and I'm seeing small studios as low as $209,000 and small one bedrooms as low as $224,000. Pricing for "like-for-like" units typically does come down the further west you travel from the waterfront. You're also going to want to get an idea of how much space you'd like right from the start.

Posted on: 2009/2/16 21:08
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Re: Zillow.com finds New York area homes lost $130B in value from 2007 to 2008 - is now the time to
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There are some "real estate people" willing to perform a transaction for a fixed fee.


http://www.redfin.com/


They are charging you to list your home on a website. You still pay the buyers agent 3% fee. Why not get a RE license and list it yourself if you are still paying the 3% fee or FSBO on the nytimes.com

You get what you pay for. Foxtons tried this and they went out of business.


Great point, chiefdahill. If you buy cheap, you get cheap.

Posted on: 2009/2/12 23:30
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Re: Zillow.com finds New York area homes lost $130B in value from 2007 to 2008 - is now the time to buy?
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We must always remember the overarching imperative: Real Estate people make more when prices are high...thus they will ALWAYS overstate value, whether consciously or unconsciously. A "rising" market is probably not rising as much as the cheerleaders say, and a falling market is proably falling faster.


ALWAYS? I agree that there are plenty of people who try their best to paint a pretty picture in difficult markets, be it for inexperience, lack of trustworthiness or complete incompitence. "Always" is too much of an absolute for me to buy into. Its the same thing as saying you can NEVER get an acurate estimation of value from real estate people.

BTW, I agree with you about Zillow. After all, its just a website posting (z)estimated home values for properties that no one associated with the site has ever actually seen. That leaves a large margin for error.

Posted on: 2009/2/11 20:38
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Re: Soccer Ball Drive for JC Soldier in Iraq
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Count me in.

Posted on: 2008/11/2 19:14
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Re: police car on fire on coles st between 7th and 8th
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I was walking by when I heard the loud bangs and then saw the squad car ablaze. No one there seemed to have much info on what happened, but an officer was speaking with someone about taking a statement. No ambulance came, so I'm assuming no one was hurt. Crossing my fingers for that to be true.

Posted on: 2008/10/11 20:08
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Re: Profiles on Jersey Ave.
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Those guys with the straw horse in the window were shady, indeed. Incidentally, the straw horse was left behind when they vacated. Where do you even find something like that?

If anyone is curious about Profiles, walk in and say hello. They had a pretty lively grand opening party, which isn't indicative of a lowkey "cover" operation as some seem to suspect of them.

Posted on: 2008/10/2 19:47
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Re: Profiles on Jersey Ave.
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No, it isn't a cover for anything sinister. They've been good neighbors so far, very friendly. They do a variety of things, one of them being set up as a talent agency. You may see some of their models and would-be stars walking in and out from time to time. Let's not bring out the pitchforks just yet, I say give them a warm welcome to Harismus Cove.

Posted on: 2008/10/1 21:46
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Re: Coach House Diner up on Kennedy
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+1

I had lunch there right after the renovations were finished. The food was good, my server was friendly. I'll definately be going back when I'm around that way!

Posted on: 2008/8/3 0:19
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Re: Who to call about a CO?
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You get your certificate of occupancy from the building department. I'm assuming you've already had your fire inspections completed. You could have the paint tested, but depending on if it was a gut renovation, you should have paperwork on the type of paint used to show them there was no lead paint used. Without more info, this is a difficult question to answer. C/O's typically come after a long series of inspections, rather than one. Hope this was helpful!

Posted on: 2008/7/10 16:52
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Re: Italian Village
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Many of the residents now simply call it the "Village" neighborhood. There was a recent movement to rename it "Gammot Town" , but that never really stuck. For the most part, the neighborhood tends to be quiet. +1 on 2nd Street Bakery. Mmmmmmm. From an investment perspective, there is a lot of momentum there. Crescent Court will *hopefully* make living underneath the Turnpike overpass desireable. It will definately add value to the areas West of Brunswick, while the renovations and conversions on the East end of The Village will work toward closing the gap. I like it there, and believe that the neighborhood is an overall great place to buy.

Posted on: 2008/5/20 21:54
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Re: St Anthony's Sets National Basketball Record
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This team is HOT. They deserve all the credit they get for the hard work they've put in so far. I wish them the best of luck.

Posted on: 2008/3/10 18:35
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Re: how dangerous is the heights?
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I'm not going to comment on safety factors, but I'm wondering why you have specifically targeted the Heights. Is it a matter of convenient proximity to where you work ,etc? If price is the main issue, get a list of all the units on the market within your price range. You'll be surprised to find that you're choices are not as limited as they seem.

Posted on: 2008/3/10 18:32
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Re: View 'U2 Live' on the big screen
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I saw the coming attractions for this at a Sony IMAX 3D theater in NYC. It looked like quite a wild ride.

Posted on: 2008/3/8 17:53
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Re: Parking - FIRE HYDRANTS!
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...Regardless, I think the J.C. has the foresight to avoid a complete debacle.


What on earth would ever give you that idea?


Wishful thinking, mostly.

Posted on: 2008/3/7 15:10
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Re: Ideas to discourage gang activity?
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"Target: Hu-man
Mission: Des-troy, des-troy, des-troy, des-troy"

Posted on: 2008/3/6 0:53
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Re: Parking - FIRE HYDRANTS!
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BigD wrote:
I think Jersey City is taking a lot of steps that Hoboken didn't in order to make sure things are not as bad. I believe that all of these high rise apartments, as ugly as they may be, provide parking as well.

I am sure it will get worst though.


True, however many new developments don't have enough parking for all the units & most of the condo conversion projects don't have parking at all. Regardless, I think the J.C. has the foresight to avoid a complete debacle.

Posted on: 2008/3/5 21:02
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Re: Parking - FIRE HYDRANTS!
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BigD wrote:
First try parking your car in Hoboken. Then drive back to downtown Jersey City and breath a sigh of relief.


How true it is.........I cringe, however, when I think of how parking will be in Downtown JC years from now.

Posted on: 2008/3/5 17:43
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Re: Ideas to discourage gang activity?
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hahaha you should get in touch with LV and pitch the idea, misterdude! You could be the first fashion pioneer for protective firearms!

Posted on: 2008/3/3 22:17
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Re: Ideas to discourage gang activity?
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bloodtv wrote:
George Romeo said it best...and ever so eloquently..."Shoot 'em in the head".

It kills all brain activity and stops the nonsense. You don't like it? Face reality. We must all pack guns and shoot 'em all in the head. If the police don't protect us, we must protect ourselves. And, don't get all namby pamby on my ass! The facts are there are barely educated teens, pre-teens, and post teens causing havoc on the streets...answer...buy a gun and shoot 'em in the head! Nuff said!


And if you remember Romero's work well, you know there aren't enough bullets to solve the problem. This applies to zombies AND gang members. Plus, I'd feel a whole lot less safe with a trigger happy neighbor walking around with a handgun inside of her Louis Vitton handbag.

Posted on: 2008/3/3 22:04
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Re: The Lamp Post or The Latin Lounge: SUV driver critically injures one after fight at 2nd Street bar
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Yawwwwn.

Posted on: 2008/3/2 21:26
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Re: Music Box 7th and Monmouth
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Liquid stupid: Making meatheads beet the crap out of each other for the past 5,000 years!

Posted on: 2008/3/2 18:03
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