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Re: Alternatives for getting to JFK airport from Jersey City Thanks in advance.
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If you give yourself enough time, here's another relatively seamless method, if you're not concerned about the traffic.

Take the PATH to 33rd, then walk toward Penn Station, and stop at Sbarro's. The NYC Airporter has regularly scheduled buses to JFK from there (make sure you get on the JFK and not the LGA bus). You can buy your ticket ahead of time online, print it out and show the driver, or just pay cash to the driver.

Check out their website for the schedule:

https://www.nycairporter.com/schedule/pennstationtojfkairport/

I've generally been happy with their service, as long as time allowed for it and you can buy a roundtrip ticket to take the service when you come back.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:28
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Re: These New Yorkers Bought a House (in JC) & Went Homeless to Pay for It
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Well, if you don't have kids I guess this is something you can do. Kudos to them for living on so little money, except for the fact that they eat out of garbage cans. While I've been very frugal myself, I draw the line at stuff like that. Dumpster diving is just not my thing. I would enjoy the opportunity to occasionally stay at a $13 million loft though.

Posted on: 11/19 22:22
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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100,000 is not too high - if memory serves (and there hasn't been a voter roll cleanup in the past couple of years) the number of registered voters is around 130,000.


Yep, 136,720, as of today.


40,695 who showed up to the polls (though some cast votes for a 3rd candidate or nobody for mayor), divided by 136,720 registered voters. 29.77% voter turnout. A lot of people bitch and moan about how nothing ever changes in this city, well I'm guessing at least 70.23% of those bitchers and moaners don't show up to vote.

Posted on: 11/8 14:46
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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Yvonne wrote:
Actually, I did check, Fulop got 20,000 votes while Healy got 14,000. So I am wrong on the numbers and am willing to admit that.


Actually, Yvonne - you weren't wrong. You're forgetting the close to 4,000 Walker votes and 500 for the other guy who's name escapes me. Turnout was better in 2013 and I was really surprised by that - got to wondering why.

Early turnout yesterday was very strong. Anecdotally, it was as strong or stronger downtown through the morning as it was in 2013. Weather could have been a factor - it was in the low 70s and sunny on the 2013 election day. Yesterday turned really crappy in the afternoon (and cold.) Also - sunset was 8:04 in 2013, compared to 4:45 yesterday.

An uncompetitive governor's race and mayor's race probably also contributed - both sides drove high turnout in the mayor's race in 2013. In wards that had hotly contested council races, I think turnout will end up being comparable but I'll have to check.


Turnout in local elections in Jersey City is still downright pitiful. The city has a population of 260,000. Assuming you reduce that amount by the number of people under 18, convicted felons and as someone else pointed out, recent immigrants and ex-pats, you'd think that there would still be roughly 100,000 eligible voters in this city. The total number of people who voted in the citywide mayoral election was 35,425, a miserable 35% turnout. The fact is NO mayor in the most recent elections in my memory has ever gotten more than about 30% of the vote from eligible voter pool. It's really sad.

Does anyone think that 100,000 eligible voters is too high a number? Reduce it to 70,000, and turnout is still barely above 50%. Still pathetic but then at least it is on par with the turnout rates for your typical presidential election in this country.

Posted on: 11/8 11:35
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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I'm glad that Fulop won, but the fact that a grand total of only 35,000 people voted in a city with a population of 260,000+ is just downright pitiful. I realize that not all of the 260,000 people in the city are of voting age, and there may be some convicted felons who can't vote either, but there has to be, at the barest of minimums, 100,000 people who are eligible to vote.

I was also totally in favor of Fulop's push to move all the elections to November, instead of being split between May and November, because I thought that would help increase overall turnout. But it hasn't.

On another note, I too have received my sample ballot in the mail AFTER the election occurred on multiple occasions (not this one). I don't if the Board of Elections or the crappy post office we have is to blame for that one, but that is a shame too.

Posted on: 11/8 9:11
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Re: Jersey City to Install Electric Car Charging Stations in Every Ward
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Getting back to the charging station issue, if people are so concerned about the city subsidizing something that only rich people own, couldn't these charging stations have credit card readers on them, so people actually pay to use them? The city could charge enough for both the operation of them and to recover the cost of installing them. Or does someone with more insight on this topic want to tell me that is not realistic?

Posted on: 11/3 14:49
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Re: Trick R Treating in Hamilton Park area?
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I lived on Monmouth Street and never had more than a handful or people every Halloween.

Posted on: 10/26 13:52
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Re: Building Management Failed to Disclose Parking Restriction and Violated Ordinance 257-6
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You don't need to name the building, but what's the name of the management company? I've heard of a few companies in and around Jersey City with a less than stellar reputation that would do something like this.

Posted on: 10/17 19:20
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Re: New owner/landlord isn't cashing rent checks
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Just curious, how did you get this rent controlled unit? Was it because of your income level and did you have to specially apply for it or something? Not saying you don't deserve to live there, just wondering how it came to be.

Posted on: 10/10 21:24
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Re: Matsikoudis want to expand rent control?
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Yvonne wrote:
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caj11 wrote:
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brewster wrote:
Thinking more about this, I bet it would have the exact opposite effect of what he'd like. If you control the rents of small buildings I bet tons of owners would say fuck it, condo them and sell them off, dramatically reducing the number of rentals.

Rent control is a "zombie idea" that won't die just like supply-side economics, cuz people like to vote their wallets no matter how much evidence there is that it's a failure.


Exactly! Rent control has outlived its usefulness and ends up harming the bulk of the population in non-rent controlled buildings. It cuts off a certain supply of housing from the free market and consequently all the other housing out there is that much more expensive. It kills any incentive for would-be developers to build middle-market housing. The only new rental housing that ever gets built in New York City are the super-high end luxury buildings with rents of $3500 per month or more, which are not subject to rent control or stabilization. Boston and Cambridge ended rent control - and when it ended, investment in housing and repairs went up. While many people left their formerly cheap apartments, most stayed in them, and Boston's first middle market apartment building in over 50 years was built.

Nor do I understand the concept of the below market rent apartments for artists... but not knowing a whole lot about that in the first place (in Jersey City or elsewhere), I will not venture my opinion on that.


You must be a fun person to live with your negative remarks. However, I was around in 1988 and I help collect data for then the Coalition of Fair Taxation, a community group fighting the revaluation. Rent control does not relate to income, I met many 6 figure people living in rent control buildings downtown. It enable them to buy their boat or house at the shore. Taxes are about fairness and the services we all enjoy. It is ridiculous for an one family to pay the freight of a multi-family building.


I think you quoted the wrong post, Yvonne. I didn't say you had Alzheimers, and it seems like we generally agree on the concept of rent control.

Posted on: 10/5 12:18
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Re: Matsikoudis want to expand rent control?
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brewster wrote:
Thinking more about this, I bet it would have the exact opposite effect of what he'd like. If you control the rents of small buildings I bet tons of owners would say fuck it, condo them and sell them off, dramatically reducing the number of rentals.

Rent control is a "zombie idea" that won't die just like supply-side economics, cuz people like to vote their wallets no matter how much evidence there is that it's a failure.


Exactly! Rent control has outlived its usefulness and ends up harming the bulk of the population in non-rent controlled buildings. It cuts off a certain supply of housing from the free market and consequently all the other housing out there is that much more expensive. It kills any incentive for would-be developers to build middle-market housing. The only new rental housing that ever gets built in New York City are the super-high end luxury buildings with rents of $3500 per month or more, which are not subject to rent control or stabilization. Boston and Cambridge ended rent control - and when it ended, investment in housing and repairs went up. While many people left their formerly cheap apartments, most stayed in them, and Boston's first middle market apartment building in over 50 years was built.

Nor do I understand the concept of the below market rent apartments for artists... but not knowing a whole lot about that in the first place (in Jersey City or elsewhere), I will not venture my opinion on that.

Posted on: 10/4 17:50
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Re: Danforth Ave Wonder Bagel on ABC’s What Would You Do
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I know why they picked Jersey City. Because Wonder Bagel was available. Honestly, that show has gotten ridiculous. I saw that episode too and a guy doing that in Jersey City makes no sense. Any take out restaurant in Jersey City needs all the customers they can get, and most owners know this, racist or not. The entire New York City area, for that matter, largely feels the same way.

Posted on: 9/24 13:05
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Re: Caught again: Serial package thief charged 9 more times
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This guy even has a Facebook page! The picture on Facebook matches up pretty well with the news article, not to mention it says he lives in Jersey City. If he has any sense he will delete it.

https://www.facebook.com/people/Damion-Baker/100009153831012

Posted on: 9/21 12:21
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Re: Justin Pugh helps Jersey City cops nab thief who stole packages from Giants O-lineman’s front door
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So what's the guy's name? Is it that guy people posted about a few years ago who frequently stole things in Hamilton Park and often hung out by the Barge Inn?

Posted on: 9/7 21:41
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Re: NYTimes: Jersey City new rentals so small - they call it co-living
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Looks like an upscale, over-priced youth hostel to me. That's the best I could make of it. Or, or a more expensive version of the Hotel Vigilant, one of the last SRO buildings in New York, hopefully without the bedbugs and theoretically nicer.

Co-working spaces are a great concept in today's world, and I've used some myself. Co-living spaces? HELL NO.

Posted on: 9/5 1:28
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Re: Confederate Flag added to Liberty State Park
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Here's my crazy idea. If you don't like the flag, don't look at it.

This has to be the dumbest complaint I've ever seen on here, by far. Confederate flag, my ass.

Posted on: 8/19 18:05
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Re: Laws firms: Jersey City school board VP owes them more than $25K
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"Weiner Law Group, formerly Weiner Lesniak, alleges in its lawsuit, filed on June 28 in Morris County Superior Court, that Thomas owes it $18,122. Jersey City law firm Ehrlich Gaynor, which filed its case here in Hudson County on May 26, says Thomas hasn't paid it $7,066."

"Appel said Thomas has paid $25,000 to a new attorney to fight the suits."

Total amount owed to the law firms - $ 25,188.

Total amount paid to another law firm to defend himself against the two lawsuits - $ 25,000.

Uh, okay. This guy needs a cheaper attorney, as well as a basic education in personal finance, unless I'm missing something here.

Posted on: 8/8 15:35
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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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Dolomiti wrote:
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The neighborhood residents and their respective Neighborhood Association are two totally different things. Most NAs have their own agenda, set by their (usually self-appointed and unelected) board members. It's also no secret that they are very hostile to things a modern functioning city should have, like local retail and bike lanes. All in the name of protecting their free parking and restricting development to prop up their own home values.



Agreed 100%. I don't really care one way or the other about Prato Bakery but having lived in two different neighborhoods of Jersey City, I didn't feel that either NA represented my or even the majority of the neighborhood's interest. They were largely led by loudmouths who couldn't get elected on the city council to save their lives. Instead, they would become leaders of these NAs to get the attention they so desperately craved, showing up at every council meeting and grilling the council members with question after stupid question, making the meetings go four hours or longer when those of us who only want to hear about a few things or ask one question have to go to work tomorrow. They never spoke for me, or the neighborhood, just for themselves and what they thought was good for the neighborhood by virtue of having living in it so long.

In fairness, the NA in one neighborhood did organize social events from time to time and they did a good job of that. That's what NAs should do to help improve the area, but instead they just take up time at city council meetings and think they represent everyone in their neighborhood, when they don't - not legally or in any other way.

Posted on: 7/27 16:59
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Re: Cat named Katy TAKEN from Kennedy Dancers (Beacon & Central Ave - Heights)
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Stringer wrote:

Missing cat returned to Jersey City dance studio

A Jersey City dance studio's cat has returned home after it went missing last week.

Katy, the Kennedy Dancers' cat, was reunited with her owners on Saturday after a
Jersey City veterinary technician who treated the animal recognized it as the missing feline.

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... t_returned_to_jersey.html



What is your trip that you don't even look to see the exact same article has already been posted? Are you a bot?


Yes, either Stringer or somebody who knows please answer this question because I'm dying to know too.

Posted on: 7/18 17:01
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Re: Bill Matsikoudis for Jersey City Mayor
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Why gross? (Serious question)


Mr. Matsikoudis is nothing but what we call a Healy Holdover (HH). Yes, Fulop was disappointing but do you really want to return to a Healy-style administration with this HH?

Posted on: 7/11 23:53
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Re: Can I withdraw after seller accepts my offer
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Did you actually sign anything yet? That is largely what establishes whether and when you can withdraw. Furthermore, people usually make offers contingent on whether or not they qualify for the financing... if they don't the offer is dead.

I strongly suggest you get a real estate lawyer before you go much further. It is well worth it. This is not the place you want to be getting your legal advice with regard to buying real estate.

Posted on: 7/4 18:04
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Governor Christie Enjoys Island Beach State Park that he closed to the rest of New Jersey residents
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Re: Grove Street Path Elevator
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Annod wrote:
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Today, PATH opened a new elevator at Grv St which provides access from the street to mezz and a vertical platform lift from mezz to platform

10:40 AM - 30 Jun 2017

https://twitter.com/PATHTrain/status/880798074628489220


Yay! It's only taken 10+ years, a lawsuit and $4 million. Not bad for the Port Authority I guess.

Posted on: 6/30 11:30
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Re: Grove Street Path Elevator
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Is it just me or doesn't it seem as though they could have located it better? Maybe as part of the Jetsons entrance on the NE corner of Marin and Columbus, where it wouldn't have been nearly as obstructive? What they've done is put a hulking box that takes up half of a very busy sidewalk, a big chunk of the main entrance/ticketing area and the platform below.

It almost - almost - feels like a petulant response to being forced to have to put in an elevator....


It probably is a petulant response. It's amazing that an elevator got put in at all, despite there being a lawsuit forcing the PA to do so, because if they didn't comply with the terms of the verdict, what is the court going to do? Jail the entire PA governing board? Cut off state funding? There was no real way to enforce this verdict.

The PA claimed that the "new" entrance on Marin and Columbus was not really new but had been designed years before, before any ADA laws existed and was just an old entrance being reopened. How they could not find a way to accommodate handicapped people when the new entrance was built just shows how rotten they are, but I guess they figured they had a good chance of getting away with it, and they almost did.

Posted on: 6/27 14:47
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Re: Former dominatrix fights to keep job as sheriff's officer
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I demand she show us some of her "earlier work" and then I'll be able to tell you how I feel.

Also, it is imperative that she demonstrate her proficiency with the handcuffs in order to keep her job. :)

Posted on: 6/18 23:37
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Re: Tennis Instructor Recommendation
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paulushooker wrote:

A buddy of mine and I are looking for a tennis instructor who might be available in the evenings in Berry Lane Park or Lincoln Park. We are not absolute beginners but we are looking to improve our service and technique.

Perhaps someone has some recommendations. Thanks in advance.



You might check this old thread:

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=29022

Also, James Alfalla is in Jersey City, and here's his website:

http://www.tennisapproach.net/

Posted on: 5/27 19:43
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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bodhipooh wrote:
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153 billion in sales, I'm sure their lawyers made one phone call to Fulop and said 'er, no, we're opening where we want to'.


I suspect you are NOT wrong. It was only a matter of time before a company with deep pockets decided to face down the city council and make it clear to them that their actions were completely nuts. I totally get wanting to support "mom and pop" shops and "shopping local" but forcing that by artificially manipulating the market is not the way to go about it. If the city is so serious about supporting local mom and pop, they can find ways to enact incentives that can help level the playing field.


Not to mention that 70 Hudson Street, or just about any waterfront retail location, is a place the mom and pop stores could afford anyway, nor is it a place where you go to shop at mom and pop stores.

Posted on: 5/19 23:02
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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So if we refuse to let the inspector into the house, or are not available to let them in, I guess they are just going to be doing an estimate for the basement, bathrooms, etc.? Or, do you think they'll go poking around and try to look in windows?


They will estimate, based on what they found out about nearby and similar properties, and probably won't estimate in your favor.

Posted on: 5/17 13:13
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Re: Dear Person Stealing Tiny Flower Pots from Our Stoop...
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Yeah, 5th and Monmouth. I totally forgot about that thread. I guess in 6 years, she may still be around.


Well, for whatever it's worth, you could make a police report, and mention whatever details you know from 6 years ago. If enough people are being hit and enough details are known, the police may do something. Yes, it was just a $3 pot but I am a strong believer in the "broken windows" theory (look it up on Wikipedia if you are unfamiliar).

Posted on: 5/15 11:59
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Re: Dear Person Stealing Tiny Flower Pots from Our Stoop...
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That my 5 year-old planted, I am sure there's a special place in hell for you, you fucking asshole. I hope the $3 you saved at Target for a 2-inch tall pot was worth it.


Are you in the Hamilton Park area? Could have been this woman, discussed on this thread from many years ago...

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... order=DESC&status=&mode=0

Sorry to hear about that happening. Unbelievable.

Posted on: 5/14 23:14
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