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Re: Property Taxes
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I don't disagree with you but there is one thing people forget. While the school board is elected, those are VOLUNTEERS.
Nothing against anyone who runs for the Board of Ed, but none of them are qualified professionally to review and approve a budget of close to $1 billion. Not that many people in the universe are qualified to do that.
I don't have any answers, but it's the system that is fundamentally broken. I think for the most part those people are well intentioned, just way, way out of their depth.

Posted on: 10/27 21:44
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Re: Hit-and-run victim calls for Jersey City councilwoman’s resignation, says he’s considering lawsuit
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caj11 wrote:
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Stringer wrote:
Hit-and-run victim calls for Jersey City councilwoman’s resignation, says he’s considering lawsuitBy Jake Maher | The Jersey JournalThe man thrust into spotlight when he was struck by Jersey City Councilwoman-at-Large Councilwoman Amy DeGise in a hit-and-run last week says DeGise’s decision to leave the scene shows she is unfit to hold office.“Anybody can make a mistake,” 29-year-old Andrew Black told The Jersey Journal Thursday, “but a hit-and-run is a felony.” (Hit-and-runs can be either misdemeanors or felonies in New Jersey, depending on whether they cause injury. In this case, DeGise has not been charged with a felony offense.)https://www.nj.com/hudson/2022/07/hit- ... -considering-lawsuit.html


Not only was he hurt by this woman (all caught on camera), his bike was destroyed and he can't do his job! That is outrageous. I hope he sues her into the stone age. She could at least offer to buy him a new bike, she can well afford it on her income, the fact she lives in an income-restricted apartment building meant for people earning less than $60,000 (she earns over three times that) AND she apparently doesn't pay her vet bills or traffic tickets! What the hell? She's like former Mayor Healy all over again. The rules that apply to the rest of us just don't apply to her. Appauling. Rot in hell (or at least prison) Ms. DeGise!



She's a total POS. Her daddy is working on making it go away already. #AmyDeGenerate, #TomDeGenerate
If it was anyone else or god forbid, a person of color they would have been crucified by now.

Posted on: 8/15 20:01
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Re: Proposed School Budget Nears One Billion and Portends Big Tax Hike
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Yvonne wrote:
Fulop used covid money for 2021 to reduce the overall budget. That was the reason for the slight decrease.


This is completely true. I believe he managed to find $75 million in both COVID funds and by diverting money from PILOT payments. Funny how that can happen in an election year. And I'm not a total Fulop hater. I just think people need a reminder that shit like this happens and it's barely mentioned.

Posted on: 6/27 16:04
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Re: Jitney Bus
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I returned to the office Mar 8th and wait for the 80 Bus on Newark across from Healy's and I have not seen one jitney during this time, when pre-pandemic I used to see tons. I know this isn't helpful, but I just assumed they shortened or stopped that route.

Posted on: 6/8 15:52
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Re: Jersey City Cop Left Loaded Gun in McDonald’s Bathroom
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caj11 wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
Your comment makes no sense, no one was threatened when the officer fired his weapon. If that shooting occurred on any urban street in America, that officer would be behind bars now.


I sincerely doubt that. Furthermore, as I've already said, Ms. Babbitt went through the window and tried to go somewhere she wasn't supposed to be. You mess with the bull long enough, you get the horns. If she didn't want to get shot, she shouldn't have been there in the first place. Don't want to get shot? Don't commit a crime.


You have pointed out clearly the difference between being a protester and being a criminal. That building was under attack by trespassers (not protesters) who were somewhere they shouldn't be AND who were destroying property in the US Capitol. Disgraceful and imo, treasonous.

Posted on: 2/24 14:16
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Re: Jersey City Cop Left Loaded Gun in McDonald’s Bathroom
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caj11 wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
There was no investigation as compared to when a cop shoots someone, in fact, Nancy Pelosi, who is in charge of the Capitol Police did not want the cop's name out in the public. There was no hearing. It was just swept under the rug. Ashli was executed, her crime - a Trump supporter. Nancy Pelosi is accountable for not having the National Guard when then Trump requested it days before Jan. 6th.


You STILL haven't answered my question, Yvonne. If Ms. Babbitt hadn't been there in the first place, and hadn't tried to smash through that window of a door that had been barricaded and clearly where she was not supposed to enter, would there have been any shooting? Would she have been killed?


Ashli Babbit served her country, yes, but so did Benedict Arnold, and exactly like Benedict Arnold she was a traitor to the United States of America, as were all the "rioters". She got shot. Oh well.

Posted on: 2/22 16:17
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Re: Steve Fulop for Governor
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I'm not convinced he can or will win or even get the democratic nomination. Outside of JC has anyone ever heard of him? You can say that about a lot of candidates but still.

Posted on: 2/11 15:55
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Re: Steve Fulop for Governor
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Anybody know how much came from Dixon? Is that something you can look up? Quote:
Stringer wrote:

Fulop raises $1.4 million for super PAC on Tuesday, signaling possible gubernatorial run

Super PAC allied with Jersey City mayor now has more than $5 million banked

By David Wildstein, February 09 2022 10:25 am

In what might be the strongest indicator yet that Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is laying the groundwork for a gubernatorial run in 2025, a super PAC allied with him raised $1.4 million on Tuesday evening.

The Coalition for Progress Super PAC now has over $5 million cash-on-hand with plans to help Democratic candidates across the state this year.

Fulop was the headliner at the event and spoke of his views on economic development and expanding the middle class.

https://newjerseyglobe.com/governor/fu ... ssible-gubernatorial-run/


Posted on: 2/10 18:44
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Re: Do not vaccinate your children!
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Why are you just taking action on this now? Dr. Nick has been harassing Yvonne with disgusting language for years. Whether or not you agree with what she is saying is moot, she's never foul in her replies, while most of posts are extremely foul.

Posted on: 2021/8/30 14:42
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Re: A New Study Revives the Debate Over Property Tax Abatements
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A lot of people think the tax abatements and PILOT agreements went on way too long. Jersey City was a hot location and developers were dying for projects here, there was just no need after many years.
It's also interesting that after months of listening to doom and gloom over the the gap in the school budget that over $60 million was "found" to fill the gap. Election year bs.

Posted on: 2021/7/29 13:38
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Re: With Enforcement Lacking Bikers Take to the Sidewalks
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The e-bikes on sidewalks and in the pedestrian plaza are crazy too.
I can't imagine the police enforcing anything though since they rarely even enforce traffic rules regarding cars. Which is probably why the bike lanes are unsafe....around and around we go.

Posted on: 2021/6/3 15:24
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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Yvonne wrote:
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robotdisko wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
There is a Wholefoods in Weehawken.
https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/weehawken



There's a Whole Foods in Chicago also. What's your point?

You have the IQ of an animal cracker LOL


The point being, for people living in Journal Square and the Heights that is a 10 to 15 minutes drive. Let's get real, many people shop outside JC anyway due to the parking.


Yes and I feel like that is a valid point. If I had a car I would go to that one but I don't so I hop on the Path and go to the one in Tribeca. It's just information. Generally forums like this are useful for spreading information and name calling is unnecessary.

Posted on: 2021/5/20 21:33
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Re: Auto body shop recommendations
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Ziggy's
the corner of 7th and Division St

Posted on: 2021/4/19 21:39
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Re: Editorial: Is Anyone Home at 911?
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A couple of months ago I called 911 to report a car accident. It was a hit and run, nobody was hurt thankfully, but Monmouth was completely blocked. It rang a good 10 times before a rather annoyed dispatcher picked up. It was 4pm-ish during the week and I was wondering if it was maybe a shift change. Regardless, not reassuring.

Posted on: 2021/2/23 17:49
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Re: Question about Dixon Mills
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1) Reddit and Facebook are more relevant to most people and are easy to use phone apps.

2) People (ok, me, but I'm sure there are others) got sick of the back and forth between what seemed like the same 12 people who didn't seem to understand that a forum means people can express their opinion and no matter how bat crap crazy you might think it is, there's no need to devolve into cursing, name calling, etc.

3) People who love to narc on their neighbors (and you know who you are) can now do it more effectively with the Neighborhood app and See Click, Fix.

Posted on: 2020/10/27 15:58
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Re: my 4th quarter property tax went up 20% anyone know why?
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I thought her response was quite sensible and suggesting the mayor and city council get their act together to pass a budget on time is not exactly in the category of political mud slinging.
Just sayin'

Posted on: 2020/10/22 12:53
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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robotdisko wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
People said the same thing about the JC Museum, it was just a couple of blocks from the PATH. But here are some facts, events are in the evening, around 8:00 PM, when it is icy and cold. I used to go to the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ which is near a train station but, instead, the playhouse own parking lots were used. They had more than one lot due to the demand. People used their cars, not the train, nearby. It is the reason this Playhouse survived.


comparing a museum to a theater. LOL you're meds are off today.


Unnecessary response, I already addressed this.

Posted on: 2020/6/17 12:31
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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The Lowes Theatre showed Phantom of the Opera (I think that was the movie) and had a live organist last Halloween. I had one friend from Queens and one from Brooklyn take the Path there.
I don't think you can compare the draw of a museum, particularly a very specific museum like the Jersey City museum, sorry but not many people from outside JC (and not many in JC) have any desire to go there, versus a theatre.
Second, they could fill that theatre every night just with acts and movies from India.
Last, White Eagle Hall which has zero parking seems to do okay and it's not particularly close to the Path, they just have acts people want to see.

Posted on: 2020/6/16 19:32
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Re: Jersey City Bike Lanes... WTF is wrong with bike riders
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TheBigGuy wrote:
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MikeyTBC wrote:
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TheBigGuy wrote:
Has anyone else noticed bike riders not using the spaces just for them? Can they be cited by traffic regulations?

I know... you can't fix rude, stupid and dangerous.


Has anyone else noticed that cars are now driving and parking IN the protected bike lanes forcing riders to move out into traffic? Because I have on a daily basis.

Yes on Montgomery, but I think the bigger problem is people parking in the vision zero spaces. All up and down Newark Avenue this happens and I've seen it in other places. People just drive right over the poles.
I don't think anyone mentioned e-bikes. I almost got creamed crossing the street by a delivery guy on an e-bike, in the bike lane, but going in the opposite direction.
Long story short, none of this matters because there's never going to be any enforcement.

Can they be cited by traffic regulations?

I know... you can't fix rude, stupid and dangerous.


No, not in my neighborhood. Your point is what?

Posted on: 2020/2/11 14:13
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Re: JC teachers who made 99K or more in 2019
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Does anyone know why the state allowed Jersey City to break the law for 30 years by not ever doing a reval? How did all the mayors, including Fulop get away with it?

You can blame people for not saving up for a rainy day when they knew their taxes were low, but I'm sorry it's not right for someone's taxes to go from $4k to $20k overnight. Every single one of those mayors should have gone to jail for breaking the law. "oh get a reverse mortgage, just sell the home you lived in for 40 years....."
People suck.
And teachers should make $100k if they have 20 years of experience.
I feel better now.

Posted on: 2019/12/17 14:48
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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What's that sad lady from the tv commercial gonna do now? Oh I know maybe rent out her apartment to long term tenants while she lives in her second apartment?

Posted on: 2019/11/6 14:31
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Re: PATH Train: New fares for SmartLink Multi-Trip & Unlimited Passes effective 11/1/19
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JCGuys wrote:
Out of curiosity, how many people here use the SmartLink card compared to Metrocard?


To me the main advantage of Smart Link is being able to replenish online, and never having to use the machine.

Posted on: 2019/10/30 18:03
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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TheBigGuy wrote:
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While tossing out the election pamphlets this week, one did catch my eye about Rebecca Symes and The Australians throwing THOUSANDS of JC residents out on the street after stealing their homes


...by paying above market prices in cash?


THOUSANDS?????


On the STREET no less!

Posted on: 2019/10/29 15:04
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Re: Embankment park is coming
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Bike_Lane wrote:
The heart of the legal dispute was whether Conrail had the right to sell the Embankment to the developer without the intent to have it remain a railroad.

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) must rule on abandonment of rail lines (this responsibility is handed down from the predecessor agency, the Interstate Commerce Commission). In this case "abandonment" does not mean trains haven't run on the line for x years, it means that the rail line would change to another use, and thus, cease to be a right of way for rail transportation (aside, some rail lines are not subject to STB rulings, such as New Jersey Transit owned rail lines).

Conrail's assets are subject to the STB, and therefore Conrail was/is required to apply for an STB ruling when abandoning a rail line. Here's an overview of the process: https://www.stb.gov/stb/public/resources_abandonment.html

Had the STB approved the abandonment ahead of time, Conrail could have offered it to the city or sold it to the developer free and clear. That didn't happen, and therefore, the long legal battle ensued.

Other former rail lines downtown, such as the 10th Street Embankment, went through the legal abandonment process before ownership was transferred.



This is a little confusing. Did the law requiring Conrail to give first rights to Jersey City only become law AFTER the dispute had started? I don't know if I'm reading this correctly. If so it seems like the wife bought the land fair and square and then the city got Corzine to pass a Hail Mary bill. I'm sure there's more to this.



N.J. law could help settle Jersey City embankment lawsuit
By Melissa Hayes/The Jersey Journal
January 19, 2010, 5:37PM

A law signed in Gov. Jon S. Corzine?s final hours in office could be the push Jersey City needs to settle a seven-year land dispute. The law, signed Monday, could potentially impact the city?s negotiations with developer Steve Hyman, whose wife purchased a parcel of land called the Sixth Street Embankment from Conrail in 2005 for $3 million.

The law, sponsored by former Assemblyman L. Harvey Smith, D-Jersey City, Assemblywoman Joan Quigley, D-Jersey City, Sen. Nicholas Sacco, D-North Bergen, and Sen. Brian Stack, D-Union City, requires railroad companies to negotiate in good faith with municipalities before abandoning a property. Jersey City has argued that Conrail did not do that when it sold the land to Hyman.

?We think this is good legislation,? Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy said in a statement. ?The railroads obtained these right of ways and these properties a long time ago for nothing or next to nothing and we think it is apropos that the various governing bodies have the first crack at obtaining these right of ways with an eye toward enhancing mass transportation whether it be by light rail or some other mode.?

At issue is a 6.5-acre elevated parcel of land on Sixth Street between Marin Boulevard and Brunswick Street. Hyman wants to build housing on the site, but the city wants to see a portion preserved as open space and the rest become part of the Light Rail corridor.

Healy said as the site could serve as a conduit for the Light Rail, with passengers coming in from the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station at Secaucus Junction, through a four-mile stretch of rail track in the Palisades called Bergen Arches. He said riders could get off in Journal Square or continue to the Pavonia PATH station and downtown. "This has the potential to keep thousands of cars off our roads in the morning and afternoon rush hours,? Healy said.

The city filed a lawsuit in 2006 arguing that under federal law Conrail should have offered the site to the city before selling it to Hyman. In 2007, the federal Surface Transportation Board, which has jurisdiction over rail sites, agreed with the city. But Hyman took the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals, which threw out the board's decision in June, saying it didn't have jurisdiction to hear the case. The city and Embankment Preservation Coalition have asked the appellate court to reconsider its decision.

In the meantime, Jersey City Council moved in November to hire former Supreme Court Chief Justice James Zazzali to mediate the disagreement and both sides are working to reach a settlement.

Posted on: 2019/10/24 20:50
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Re: New Rent Control Ordinance
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JCBORN wrote:
We only read about the tenants side of things.

Why didn't Nina just move instead of paying $1,300 if she was so unhappy?

Now that her rent went down to $435 is she ok with sweeping the mouse droppings?

I'm interested to see if that website will also post what the owners have to say about it. It always seems to be one-sided.

I see they posted this about newark
https://www.nj.com/essex/2019/10/housi ... nt-control-ordinance.html


Really? Moving costs money. It's not that easy to pick up and move. I would have told Nina to do what I did, adopt a cat. End of problem.

Posted on: 2019/10/18 13:10
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The law, approved in June, allows homeowners who are on-site to share their home 365 days a year and calls for an annual 60-day cap for short-term rentals if the property owner is not on-site. It prohibits short-term rentals in buildings with more than four units and phases out existing short-term rental contracts in those buildings by Jan. 1, 2021. It also prohibits renters from serving as short-term rental hosts.

Homeowners ON SITE can still share their home 365 days a year. I have no problem with that. Those people that need the money to get by still have no issue if they are ON SITE.
I am in a high rise and I do not want 4 apartments on the floor rented to random people all the time. That's my problem. Not to mention the landlord has zero incentive to keep me, and/or keep me and the super awesome rent of $2550 per month.

Posted on: 2019/10/14 13:12
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Yvonne wrote:
A number of people are confused by the flyers on the Airbnb. The wording on the ballot is confusing. A no vote is what the signatures were about, it is a removal of the city council ordinance. A yes vote, is to keep the city council ordinance. It is a shame the wording is confusing to voters. I am not an Airbnb renter and have no dog in the fight but I do not like the confusion for voters.


100% agree. Intuitively you would read it as "NO" means ban Air BNB and "Yes" means keep Air BnB, not the other way around. This will be very interesting.

Posted on: 2019/10/4 13:06
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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brewster wrote:
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MDM wrote:
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And VVP being elaborately and expensively renovated without including a playground. Good times.


Wow... never knew that happened (I don't use VVP since i am not in the downtown). The playgrounds are one reason I like living in J.C. My kid has 'his gang' that he meets daily at the playground on Ogden ave (Pershing Field gets a bit insane with the crowds). Having playmates at that young of an age was something I missed out on (Gen X baby bust in the burbs... no kids in my neighborhood... or playgrounds).

I take it the VVP planners didn't have kids...


I don't know all the details, but yeah, people who wanted a fancy garden had control, till at some point it all came out, and they had to retrofit in the 2 play areas. There were people in HP who would have gotten rid of the playground and ball courts in the reno if they'd had their way.


OK that I do see. The NA's seem to have a lot of control over what goes into those parks. I think they are getting rid of the skate park in Enos Jones where I see tons of kids every single day. Also, the basketball courts are in constant use, so maybe they should consider more of those? I know there are quite a few people who would like a cricket pitch (whatever that is), and of course more play space for the kids. The upside is the demographics of the city are changing and hopefully so are demographics of the NA's. Does the city not have anything to say about what goes into the parks, or are they just glad to offload the responsibility?

Posted on: 2019/10/3 14:57
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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MDM wrote:
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val7101 wrote:

You know what else is lost? Party goers coming and going at all hours of the night. The feeling of insecurity you have when strangers are constantly in your building. Having to become the de facto concierge for out of towners. There is a true quality of life issue here.


I don't have a dog in this fight (I don't do AirBnB). My main concern is the creeping micro-management of property owners by the city. I am a cynic who believes politicians are on the whole, bought and paid for. I don't think for a minute "quality of life" was the motivating factor. The city was fine getting millions from AirBnB until someone I suspect from some lobbying group offered $$$ in campaign contributions (or other forms of compensation) to do a 180 and get rid of AirBnB.

So far my only bad run in was a AirBnB guest who blocked the garage I rent, when I needed to take my kid to the emergency room. Other than that, the AirBnB critters are well behaved.

My 'bad experiences' were mostly neighbors (before the neighborhood gentrified) strung out on booze, drugs, etc. creating all sorts of issues. Thankfully most of the bad actors are gone now.*

*One humorous incident when some guy high on who knows what was on all fours, barking at my bushes like a dog. He subsequently passed out on the sidewalk in the pouring rain.

A huge part of this is the Air BnB is in the high rises too. It's very unsettling to have complete strangers coming and going who treat the apartment as a one night stand and anything goes. I lived next door to a guy who was ahead of his time, he rented his apartment out nightly on Craig's List years ago.
I do feel like homeowners who are living on the property and want to rent out a room or a basement, have a vested interest in the place, given they live there. That is different and I get their problem with the ban.
Point is there are real and valid issues despite the fact that there are evidently hotel lobbies involved.
Most people are capable of thinking for themselves, and already have strong feelings that I don't think a direct mailer is going to change. Let the vote, whatever the outcome, prevail.

Last, I hate to be a drama queen but that amusing guy could've just as easily been an OD because nobody has any idea who they are renting to.

Posted on: 2019/10/3 13:01
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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dr_nick_riviera wrote:
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val7101 wrote:
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MDM wrote:
The sad thing is that with AirBnB regulated out of existence, rents won't be reduced by much, if at all. As long as multi-family buildings are torn down and replaced with Bayonne boxes, the rent market will continue to face shortages (at least until the next recession).

What will be lost is the revenue paid to the city by AirBnB. Wasn't it around $9mil a year?



You know what else is lost? Party goers coming and going at all hours of the night. The feeling of insecurity you have when strangers are constantly in your building. Having to become the de facto concierge for out of towners. There is a true quality of life issue here.


What nonsense. Any of the issues complained about here can also occur with long term tenants and owners. Future, Airbnb tourists aren?t putting kids into the school system and draining resources and they?re not taking up peoples precious parking, they?re either using ride share or public transit.

Let?s also not forget that this entire initiative was started by wealthy VVPA NIMBYs that didn?t like seeing people with roller suitcases on their block and feel they should restrict property rights for the entire city based on one incident.


The party goers and concierge issues are all over the place, just ask around.
The air bnb's in the larger buildings mixed in with the long term renters are a huge problem, which you apparently can't imagine, and I personally know people who have moved because of this.
At least with long term renters you can try to mitigate the problem with the landlord. With the air bnb-ers that really isn't possible.
Also, how have the neighborhood associations hurt you? You seem to be obsessed with them. In my experience (12 years in HP) they haven't shown themselves to be all that powerful.

Posted on: 2019/10/2 18:12
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