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Re: New Bike Lane !!
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Passing Montgomery st during rush hr it was grid locked. With only one lane heading east now cars were backed up behind cars trying to enter Edison fast park. There is no longer a second lane to allow traffic to pass any obstruction. Looking west Montgomery was also grid locked for as far as I could see. Can anyone explain why 3 bike lanes in each direction for a total of 6 is needed? Any green benefit is surely off set by hundreds of idling cars polluting the air.


In addition to the above, in the morning I have been sitting on the bus for 10-20 minutes while trash (I believe it's commercial) is picked up. The trash guy was running back and forth like crazy to do it fast but businesses can rack up a lot of trash. I don't know if night pick ups are possible over there, maybe they have to look into that.

Also,since there's no no place for people to double park while they pick up and drop people off illegally they often pull into the bus stops to do it, so the bus then blocks traffic, and that creates a back up and on we go.........
I realize there is a parking issue in the city, and I don't have any answers, but I agree, any green advantage from the bike lanes on Montgomery in particular, is negated by all the idling traffic.

Posted on: 9/9 13:20
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Re: ‘Unsettling’: Six Exchange Place food trucks impounded for multiple violations...
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All the food trucks continue to be where they always were at Exchange Place and they continue to be about 1 foot apart from eachother lol so much for that.
Hundreds of people buy food there everyday, never heard of an issue, I have gotten Incredi-Balls, and burritos from Victoria's lots of times.
If you think regular restaurants have higher standards, you are probably right, but not by much.
They are on a side street not bothering anyone and were here before most of the fixed location food places opened. Hudnut needs another hobby.

Posted on: 8/14 18:08
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Re: Learn About How Chocolate is Made and How to Taste Chocolate!
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Hi Everyone!

I am Glenn the owner and founder of Chocotastery, a chocolate education and tasting experience company based in Jersey City.

We have been having classes at Indiegrove monthly and wanted to share here that we will be having another class on Friday, August 30th at 6-8pm.

During the class you will be able to learn about how chocolate is made and where it comes from and how to mindfully taste craft chocolate bars from around the world! You really get to discover for yourself a whole new world of chocolate. You even get to take home your favorite of the 4 bars that you taste during the class! Classes are $35 per person.

To get your tickets and to sign up go to our Eventbrite listing: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to- ... olate-tickets-66810537115

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me directly at glenn@chocotastery.com!

Lookong forward to meeting you all there!

Glenn


Hi Glenn:
I would be very interested in the next class. Aug 30 is the Friday of Labor Day weekend. Just mentioning this in case you didn't notice, or maybe you did an it was purposeful. Regardless it sounds interesting.

Posted on: 8/12 13:35
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Re: 245 Newark Avenue - Fire Alarms in the middle of the night
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This might sound dumb but have you tried reporting it on SeeClickFix?

Posted on: 7/31 13:40
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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JPhurst wrote:
The city should make this the next stop in their pilot "Parklet" program.


Thanks for a little humor. This made me laugh out loud.

Posted on: 7/15 12:55
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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Somebody moved into a house a couple of months ago on my block and completely paved over their front garden, cutting down some trees and flowers and putting in place a cheap concrete job. Now they are parking their car in the makeshift driveway, eliminating a street parking spot.

I know it's illegal to do this in Jersey City without a zoning variance or a grandfathered curb cut. Who can I call to complain about it?


You sound like a great neighbor.


You sound like an ass. In a row of houses with a front yard you can't just shitty pave over it and put your car or whatever other shit you have on it. You sound like a shit neighbor.

Posted on: 7/12 12:57
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The issue is that if you are living in a building where lots of units are Air Bnb then they need to let you know up front so you can decide if you want to live with that.
If you have a building that's completely AirBnb then it needs to have signage indicating that so once again, people can decide if they want to live there.
I wouldn't live in a building with strangers constantly coming in and out, and neither would a lot of other people.
Second, how do people not see what this does to the housing market? Not to mention neighborhoods.
There is a big difference between people renting their house here and there or even a room, particularly if it's owner occupied.


But, again, this measure is overly aggressive in trying to solve this problem. If I want to spend the Summer away and rent out my unit to a friend, or even a stranger, for the month or two I will be away, I would not be allowed to do so legally, even if I had the consent of my landlord, as I live in a building with 5+ units. Where's the harm in that scenario?



When I sign a lease I'm making a commitment. I just want the landlord to do the same and keep rando's out of the building. If you want to run a hotel, run a hotel. This isn't about the one off renting your apartment for the summer, which in my opinion shouldn't be allowed either. This is about a cash grab, pure and simple.

Posted on: 6/11 18:43
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The issue is that if you are living in a building where lots of units are Air Bnb then they need to let you know up front so you can decide if you want to live with that.
If you have a building that's completely AirBnb then it needs to have signage indicating that so once again, people can decide if they want to live there.
I wouldn't live in a building with strangers constantly coming in and out, and neither would a lot of other people.
Second, how do people not see what this does to the housing market? Not to mention neighborhoods.
There is a big difference between people renting their house here and there or even a room, particularly if it's owner occupied.

Posted on: 6/11 13:09
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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I'd love to know the real story behind Nick's rabid hatred of Neighbourhood Associations.

Owner of a a small business that was stifled? Former Vice President who lost out in a bitter power struggle over the park flowerbeds?

Robin.

We should organize a meet-up, I think alot of people would like this information. Somebody has clearly hurt him (sarcasm intended in case it's not apparent.)

Posted on: 5/7 13:54
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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I'd love to know the real story behind Nick's rabid hatred of Neighbourhood Associations.

Owner of a a small business that was stifled? Former Vice President who lost out in a bitter power struggle over the park flowerbeds?

Robin.

We should organize a meet-up, I think alot of people would like this information. Somebody has clearly hurt him (sarcasm intended in case it's not apparent.)

Posted on: 5/7 13:54
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Re: STARBUCKS ON GROVE
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First world problem.....suck it up!

Posted on: 5/2 13:42
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Re: Commuter gondola plan gets off ground....
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Hmm, seems pretty silly considering how underutilized that bridge is. Just make a shuttle bus route over it from a commuter lot on SI. Google says it's less than 10 minutes @8am.

Now a Hudson Gondola from Xchange Pl to WTC is an awesome idea.


How is that a good idea? Because so many people get off the Path and take the ferry now? Because it's so easy to get to Exchange Place on the bus and then you want to get off and get on a gondola? Given the number of people that can get on gondola, how would that even be remotely cost effective or efficient?
I think rentable jet packs would be awesome. You would dock them like Citibike on each side of the river. At least getting to work would be fun. So what if you lose a few people in the river? There's more where they came from.

Posted on: 4/23 13:34
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Re: Should inmates be allowed to vote?
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As usual the whole "forum" concept eludes a lot of people. I don't care about anyone's actual opinion, I just think they should be able to express it without (too much) abuse.
I mean the occasional "you're a nut" or "what's wrong with you" might be ok, but beyond that is just ignorant (in my opinion, lol).

And there is no shortage of misinformation in these forums, so that's not an excuse for abuse either.

Posted on: 4/17 19:45
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Re: JCBOE Employee Tells Muslim Woman to "Go Back to Her Country"
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Classy Lady!

Is it wrong that I'm sorta looking forward to people's snarky comments on this one? You have to have some fun in life.


Trump enabled most of these cockroaches now coming out of the woodwork

Is that snarky enough?


Nice!

Posted on: 3/21 13:07
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Re: JCBOE Employee Tells Muslim Woman to "Go Back to Her Country"
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Classy Lady!

Is it wrong that I'm sorta looking forward to people's snarky comments on this one? You have to have some fun in life.

Posted on: 3/20 13:26
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Re: Can someone explain?
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Yes because jclist is like a car accident with rubbernecking. You can't look away. However when you do read the comments they are frequently irrelevant, off topic, opinion stated as fact, the same old bitching, or really foul.

Posted on: 12/12 17:09
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
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oooh burn!

Posted on: 2018/11/26 14:20
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Re: Leaving Jersey City Troll List
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Does anyone miss fat-ass-biker? No, me either.
I haven’t seen doloshiti post his opinion as facts on here in a while either. It does seem to be Yvonne vs. the world with dr. Nick the moron leading the way. No idea why that guy has to be so foul. I don’t think people understand the concept of a forum. Does anyone care if jclist disappears?
There must be a JC mommy board on FB where the more reasonable posters can post their opinions as fact. Also neighborhood.com is a perfect place for people who love to narc on their neighbors!
Jclist should go on vacation for a few months.

Posted on: 2018/11/23 19:08
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Annod wrote:
PATH introducing cellphone service to underground stations

Updated 6:45 PM; Posted 6:45 PM

By Patrick Villanova
The Jersey Journal

Underground PATH stations are officially joining the 21st century.

The Port Authority announced Tuesday that cellphone service is being added to nine underground PATH stations, with connectivity from major carriers phased in over the course of the rest of the year and into early 2019.

As of Tuesday, AT&T and T-Mobile cellular service is available at underground PATH stations in New York, while cell service from both providers will expand to New Jersey's PATH stations in the next three weeks. Verizon Wireless and Sprint customers will see system-wide cellular service in both New York and New Jersey's underground PATH stations early next year.

Cellular connectivity will be available on platforms and throughout underground stations.

"We want to upgrade service to the traveling public at all our facilities," Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said in a statement. "Access to cell coverage is an important expectation of PATH customers."

PATH follows in the footsteps of New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority, which finished adding cellphone service to all of its subway stations in January 2017.

The PATH stations in New York with the new cellular coverage are: 33rd, 23rd, 14th, Ninth, and Christopher streets. The World Trade Center PATH station has had cellular coverage since it opened in 2016.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... d.html#incart_river_index


this is awesome news! I was wondering why I started getting a signal at the 14th street station last week. now I know.


I am not at all excited by the prospect of cell service availability within trains or stations. People are rude enough as it is, so imagine the additional annoyance of people loudly speaking into their phones, as they flaunt the many other rules about music, food, etc. Even NJ Transit and Metro North were forced to add "quiet cars" to their trains because of this issue. Alas, that's a non-starter for the PATH considering the current overcrowding issues.


The environment on the platform is not all that conducive to a conversation. As a Path rider it would be nice to be able to text my boss when I'm going to be late which is pretty frequent, dial into an early conference call when there's a delay, or for people who have to pick up kids, get a ride...etc. Stop whining it's 2018 for christsakes.

Posted on: 2018/11/8 14:25
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Re: Menendez ahead by a wee bit!
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brewster wrote:
Menendez isn't specifically about Cavanaugh, it's about control of the senate in an era where the filibuster is dead, and GOP senators fall in line with the party or else are treated severely by the leadership. Democrats are not nearly so disciplined or controlling, the one thing that hasn't changed in many decades is that leading Dems is like herding cats.

So, Menendez may possibly be a corrupt machine hack, but he's OUR corrupt machine hack, and will vote for my "NJ Libtard" interests while he lines his pockets. A variety of what Tammany's George Washington Plunkitt called "honest graft", pursuing the public interest and one's personal interests at the same time.


Well said.

Posted on: 2018/10/5 16:05
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Re: Jersey City Transforms Parking Spots into Parklets
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1) JC List is supposed to be a forum where people can express their opinions.
2) Name calling in no way supports your opinion, makes your argument more substantial or helps in any way to get your point across, and actually makes you look stupid and childish.
3) If you have a problem with someone you have the power to close your eyes, click on another window...etc.
4) Very few new people bother with JC List anymore. I've been on it for about 10 years and now I just check it mostly because it's like a train wreck and I can't seem to look away for long.
5) I don't know any of you and have no vested interest in anyone "winning" an argument. Truthfully I'm over all of you. I'm just expressing an opinon.
6) And again a forum doesn't necessarily need to devolve into an argument.


Posted on: 2018/9/25 15:20
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Re: Article: Dense zoning is the solution to housing costs
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Yvonne wrote:
When I was a kid in school, I had to study the 1960 census, the population then was 179 million. Being 335 or 330 million means there is more competition for housing. That is 156 or 160 million more people in my lifetime. In the 1970s, approximately 20% of Jersey City housing stock was vacant, nothing but empty buildings and empty land. More people means there is more competition for housing. Rents were extremely cheap, around $150 a month.


OK so why is there a housing shortage and not a food shortage or an automobile shortage or clothing shortage?


Hmmm because all of those other things are easier to produce?
Because all of those other things can be imported?

Posted on: 2018/6/20 16:18
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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I have been using baggu for years because I walk over a mile home with groceries. They hold more than a grocery store plastic bag so you don't need as many too. Seriously, end the pity party.

Posted on: 2018/6/18 20:59
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Re: Gothamist: The PATH Is A Packed, Slow-Motion Nightmare For NJ Commuters This Morning
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I hate to be a basher too, but the past month has been horrific. Or more horrific than usual, as the case may be. It's hard not to call the powers at the Port Authority incompetent morons who don't give a shit about the riders. I'm assuming they have no accountability thus they can do whatever they want with zero repercussions. It's beyond disgraceful and nobody cares.

Posted on: 2018/6/5 17:23
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Re: Thank You JCPD/JCFD
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Hey there's nothing wrong with a little recognition for god's sakes. Once I called the non emergency number when a fence outside a construction zone had fallen down and all the kids were walking past on the way to school and it was dangerous. The cops came in 5 minutes and I was thinking that was pretty great. So thanks for a job well done. No reason to get snippy.

Posted on: 2018/2/20 21:52
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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In the morning the train from Grove to Newark moves like a rocket, there's nobody on it.
I don't do it to get a seat, I couldn't care less about standing, it's having to wait for multiple trains to go by before you get in one.
Not as many people get out at Exchange Place as want to get in. As far as I'm concerned they have it the worst at Exchange Place.
Again, consider trying it.
And name calling without the facts is rude, and there is more than enough rudeness on jclist.

Posted on: 2018/1/11 18:31
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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I don't think I'm the troll. Have you tried it?

Posted on: 2018/1/10 21:46
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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For WTC commuters shut out at Grove:
Take the Newark train back to Harrison not JSQ. JSQ is frequently as bad as Grove now and Harrison is only 3 minutes away and frequently much more civilized. It's pretty annoying to take the train backward to JSQ and still get shut out of one or two trains. Particularly between 8 and 9am.

Posted on: 2018/1/3 14:11
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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"I'm gonna change my vote based on something I read on jclist."
said Nobody.
Ever.

Posted on: 2017/12/5 0:56
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Re: PATH - proposed Newark Airport extension
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Apparently we are living in parallel universes.
Today:
8:29- WTC train pulls in, I am at the at the front end of the train where there is generally more space, and there was except there were alot of people in front of me so I couldn't get in. OK.
8:31 33rd St train pulls in
8:33 a second 33rd St train pulls in
8:37 WTC train pulls in but it's packed because there hasn't been a train in several minutes, one or two people manage to get in at Grove. Pushers would have been useful.
8:39 another WTC train comes and I am in the front of the platform and I get in, and it is packed.
Train pulls into Exchange Place where generally several people get out but not today. Sucks for you Exchange Place riders.
Total wait time only 10 minutes. Total experience: Sucked but typical.

I would love to be able to get to the airport via the Path but additional riders in the morning commute, and on the WTC line would be a disaster.

Posted on: 2017/11/29 16:17
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