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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?


If you're talking about that woman named Sherry, she doesn't even have to do that. She can continue to do the same as she did before, as long as she lives in the same building. These regulations didn't mean a damn thing to her! I don't think these regulations meant a damn thing to anybody featured in AirBnB's infomercials/advertorials. At the end of the day, they were just paid spokespeople with whom we were supposed to feel sympathy for. The people that this referendum did affect - people who own the buildings, rent out rooms on AirBnB but don't live in the buildings - don't present much of a sob story.

Never had a problem with AirBnB but I do have a problem with lying.

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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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So the big vote is today, did you see many people at the polls?

Posted on: 11/5 16:03
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Hey caj11

Found it… it was just on the Sunday morning CBS News 8:15 am so I did some more digging.

It is on their website https://www.keepourhomesjc.com/videos

Keep Our Homes Spot #4

Doing a tax look up with her last name the property is located 37-37A SHERMAN PLACE. She is the woman featured in the Keep Our Homes Spot #2 saying her house has been in the family for 3 generations. A nice brick 2 unit house so if she lives there she can short term rent that apartment 365 days a year to cover her taxes. Duh.


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The silly thing on the woman in spot #4 is that she has one unit rented out on AirBnB, and she lives on the same property. So, if I understand these proposed regulations correctly, they would have NO effect on her. They only affect people with four or more units at the same property being rented out. She shouldn't care about this at all.

Nothing but a paid spokesperson for AirBnB I guess. I don't even care about this one way or the other - I don't rent out any space on AirBnB, and AirBnB hasn't seemed to affect my neighborhood (I don't see strangers traipsing around with suitcases every Friday and Sunday, as is the common complaint). But if AirBnB is going to disseminate propaganda like this, they should be using people whose situation is truly affected by this, not some glorified sob story that essentially is a lie and can be easily verified with property records. Would make it all more convincing.

Also see this link:

https://jerseycityairbnb.com/the-problem-with-sherry-geoghan/

Not only do these proposed regulations not affect this woman or her property, the rising property taxes that supposedly hurt so many people in the last reval went DOWN for this woman!

Really, AirBnB?

(again, I don't have a problem with the AirBnB concept itself, I just have a problem with lying)

Posted on: 10/28 6:02
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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neverleft wrote:
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Hey caj11

Found it… it was just on the Sunday morning CBS News 8:15 am so I did some more digging.

It is on their website https://www.keepourhomesjc.com/videos

Keep Our Homes Spot #4

Doing a tax look up with her last name the property is located 37-37A SHERMAN PLACE. She is the woman featured in the Keep Our Homes Spot #2 saying her house has been in the family for 3 generations. A nice brick 2 unit house so if she lives there she can short term rent that apartment 365 days a year to cover her taxes. Duh.


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Thanks, much appreciated. I will check it out.

Posted on: 10/28 0:41
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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A new low for the vote NO crew. I was watching Good Day NY this morning when a breaking news like video comes on. It is set up a like local news station piece with a bottom banner. HOL-TV I think. The news caster voice says “JC is about to ban shot-term rentals”. The red headed woman who is in another commercial that says her family will probably lose their house that has been in the family for generations appears. This time she said she won’t be able to pay her taxes if she is not allowed to rent out an apartment. It ends with the news caster voice saying “back to you” as the GDNY comes back on. Sad. More deception and funny if the woman wanted to save her property why not rent the apartment out long-term with no worries about finding a short-term daily booking.

PS – I got my 8th can we count on you to vote NO call from Pennsylvania last night.


I don't suppose we can see that particular story online? I'd sure like to see it but couldn't find anything on the Fox 5 website. Sounds interesting.

Posted on: 10/25 21:26
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Re: Skunks out of control in Lafayette!!! City Sides with Skunks!
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This is off on a tangent but related, since we're talking about wild animals... Did anyone ever hear raccoons mating in their back yard, or somewhere outside their home?

I did once, a few summers ago I think, in the middle of the night, it was so loud and intense it woke me up, since my bedroom faces my backyard, on the ground level and I can't say for sure the raccoons were actually mating but it sure looked and sounded like it as it had been described before. Let me tell you, it was one of those things so unique it stays permanently etched in your mind. Sounded like cats fighting, only 100 times louder with screams 100 times more intense. When they finished their business, both were covered in blood and then just wandered away. Not quite the way humans mate. I think it woke up some people in the surrounding homes too because I saw a few other lights on that night.

You just don't see stuff like this on the National Geographic Channel, or Nova. Mother Nature at her finest.

Posted on: 9/12 18:04
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Re: 7 On Your Side helps keep New Jersey hot dog shop on a roll after check fraud
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I was thinking about this story, there's just so damn many holes in it.
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he deposited it by taking a photo of the altered check which the bank cashed.


Cashing is not remote depositing. AFAIK to do a remote deposit you need an account! They require at least several forms of ID to open a bank account, and then cashing a check requires funds equal to the check to be held till it clears. Also, if "he deposited it by taking a photo of the altered check" why bother altering the physical check, just photoshop it. The whole thing doesn't add up, but it could be the usual bad reportage.


Yeah, that is rather bizarre, seems like it would be a snap to catch the person that deposited the check, as no check cashing place would accept this check.

Posted on: 9/9 19:45
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Re: 7 On Your Side helps keep New Jersey hot dog shop on a roll after check fraud
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Two questions on this one -

1) Is this the sort of thing that FDIC or any other type of insurance would cover?

2) Why didn't they just pay the insurance bill online? Nearly all insurance companies allow you to pay their bills online.

A shame this all happened in any case. I hope they catch the person that did it, and yet another reason I don't write paper checks anymore unless I absolutely have to.

Posted on: 9/9 14:56
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Re: Anti-gentrification activist
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It's been a while since I've posted here or looked around much, particularly since the search function no longer seems to work. Just wondering if anyone has heard anything of Devyn Manibo's anti-gentrification "campaign" lately, did it ever gain any traction?

Her anti-gentrification website is gone and they seem to keep gentrifying Jersey City, so I guess it was a flop.

I never heard so much nonsense from one person, other than perhaps our current President, talking about all the hipsters "invading her neighborhood" as if it was hers to take, among other things. There were people on this thread claiming to know her or who had met her, was wondering if she realized how silly the whole thing was.

Posted on: 8/8 19:49
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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I'm curious to see what happens as well. I bet after all your whining they get to keep the driveway. And all that will be accomplished is more tax money wasted


Fine then, I guess from your perspective that it's okay for anyone in the city wishing to set up an illegal driveway and add to the curb cuts in the neighborhood to do so.

Just like Herbert Hoover said "a chicken in every pot" one of the next candidates for mayor can say "a driveway for every townhouse", everyone else without a townhouse and parking space of their own be damned. Great way to get campaign contributions.

When someone, more specifically a neighbor breaks the law that potentially affects me and other in a neighborhood, exactly why am I supposed to mind my own business? Could you explain that one to me please?

Posted on: 7/12 21:40
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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You are the ass. It's none of their business


nope, you're the asshole here, it's entirely the business of neighbors that live on that block to not have an asshole like yourself move in and take on street parking away via an illegal front driveway, there's a process involving getting approval if you hadn't heard


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Upvote as well. It's every resident of Jersey City's business if somebody illegally created a curb cut and took away a space for other people to park. Street parking is a hassle these days as it is, even without illegal curb cuts being created. Feel free to give out the location of this illegal driveway and curb cut so we can freely park in front of it. If you don't want to do that, at least keep us posted as to what happens. Good luck.

Posted on: 7/12 15:51
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Re: Was the website down for a couple of days? (6/29/2019)
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JERSEY CITY LIST was offline for a few days; this may have been the longest outage in 15 years.

Thanks for all the support and thanks to Michael our IT guy who got jclist.com up and running again!


Nice job, I love this website too, but is the search function going to get fixed?

Posted on: 7/1 16:22
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Re: We need this in JC to move panhandlers away...
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It's getting so bad here in Jersey city with all these panhandling people everywhere.
It started out with only 1 person many years ago which was Larry Adam's on 440 by Communipaw Ave & now everyday there's another 2 or 3 different people in and out of traffic. They are really causing traffic to backup cause people want to give them money & talk and at the same time not run them over.
Here, look at this link I came across yesterday...
Newark Ticketing Drivers Who Give Money To Panhandlers – CBS New York
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/05/2 ... ive-money-to-panhandlers/


If only the PATH police would do this to people who succumb to Teddy's scam.

Posted on: 5/30 19:16
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Story about special needs students forced to leave prom early in Hillsborough
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If the facts in this story are correct, that is shameful. Still, the facts still sound a little vague and the story hastily written, maybe there is more to it. I also can't find anything about the story elsewhere. Here's the link:

https://patch.com/new-jersey/hillsboro ... dents-ejected-senior-prom

EDIT: This was brought up by some angry parents at the Hillsborough Board of Education meeting on May 20, you can see it at this link, at about 1 hour, ten minutes into the meeting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HANPNO0X480&list=PL9A007B2537CEFF8E

Apparently this did happen.

Seem

Posted on: 5/29 18:05
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Re: Jersey City council repeals chain store restrictions
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Jersey City council repeals chain store restrictions

Today 4:22 PM (05/09/2019)
By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — The City Council repealed the city’s four-year-old chain store restrictions on Wednesday after city officials told them the rules would not withstand legal scrutiny.

The council voted 7-2 in favor of repeal, with council members Rolando Lavarro and Jermaine Robinson voting against. The two men said the restrictions have helped small businesses.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/05/jers ... n-store-restrictions.html


This was a dumb idea from the get-go and would have been very difficult for landlords to comply. Not that I particularly sympathize for large retail landlords but I think it is up to the customers in a free market to decide what stores go in the large commercial buildings. That 30% rule that didn't make a lot of sense to begin with would have stifled competition and furthermore, while I'm not exactly a fan of big box stores either, would our city leaders rather have empty space in a lot of buildings and fewer jobs? Many people identified this proposed restriction as a "solution in search of a problem" and as it happens, they were right.

Posted on: 5/10 18:49
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Re: Post Office Blues....
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Here's a famous old thread you'll probably want to look at, if you haven't already:

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... 19&keywords=office+afraid

As far as phone numbers to the post office go, try 201-915-7139, it was a phone that was actually answered sometimes, although that was a few years ago.

Posted on: 5/4 2:18
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Re: Jersey City council pay would nearly double under new plan
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Newark Council members receive around $100,000 per year.

Jersey City Council members receive around $35,000 per year.

Both serve populations of ~270K / 280K residents.

Jersey City residents deserve a strong full time Council that can focus on the business of the City and that get paid accordingly.


I agree with you completely, but does this increase in pay mean the council members with multiple public positions will resign from one of their other public positions? Will they truly put in more work into being a council member? Not saying they should put in twice as much time on twice as much of a salary, they were underpaid for their work, but I really despise the fact that people can hold multiple public positions in New Jersey, and part of the aim of this salary increase should put an end to it. Holding a separate private sector job or running a business is far less of an issue and common with locally elected officials around the country.

Posted on: 5/2 16:56
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Re: STARBUCKS ON GROVE
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This feels like deja vu. Wasn't there another thread about this a couple years, also with the subject line all in caps, of somebody complaining about the management at the same Starbucks? Too bad the search function of this website is still on the fritz.


I thought the EXACT same thing when I read the post.


Here's that other famous thread, from around three years ago - read for your amusement! Sounds like the exact same person, though the user name is different:

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=36607

Seems like a member of higher society who is normally just too important to post on this board - except when they have issues with Starbucks.

Posted on: 5/2 14:58
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Re: STARBUCKS ON GROVE
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This feels like deja vu. Wasn't there another thread about this a couple years, also with the subject line all in caps, of somebody complaining about the management at the same Starbucks? Too bad the search function of this website is still on the fritz.

Posted on: 5/2 1:41
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Re: Jersey City council pay would nearly double under new plan
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Full time job not a bad idea.


Will these council members actually treat their jobs in Jersey City as being full time, like they do in Newark, or will they continue to have multiple jobs and just enjoy the extra money? Some council members have had as many as three different public positions at the same time and I don't see them quitting two of them just because the Jersey City council job is now "full time".

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Re: Murphy pulls Mississippi flag from LSP
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Glad to read it. I've seen that flag flying over LSP for years and always wondered if it bothered anyone else.


Better remove that Alabama flag too, it's got bars (although no stars) just like Mississippi. Same with Florida, we can't have that, so offensive. While we're at it, take down Hawaii, it's got the flag of Great Britain in the upper left corner, that's an insult to our independence as a nation. That Washington, DC flag, with three red stars and two red stripes, looks kind of communist, don't know if we should have that either. Oh, and the flag of Iowa, with a blue, white and red vertical stripe would make me think it's the flag of France were it not for the eagle in the middle. People might have issues with that too.

So glad our governor has his priorities straight.



This one act probably took him and his staff (the ones not raping women) months to figure out.... This one act probably took him and his staff (the ones not raping women) months figure out.... which completely took them away from their business of running the state.

So I guess there is a positive benefit to this foolishness..


Well it obviously took about 16 months to notice the flag, since he's been in office since January of last year. If he's better at deciding which flags are more offensive than others, perhaps he should seek out a position in Washington, DC with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.

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Re: Murphy pulls Mississippi flag from LSP
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Glad to read it. I've seen that flag flying over LSP for years and always wondered if it bothered anyone else.


Better remove that Alabama flag too, it's got bars (although no stars) just like Mississippi. Same with Florida, we can't have that, so offensive. While we're at it, take down Hawaii, it's got the flag of Great Britain in the upper left corner, that's an insult to our independence as a nation. That Washington, DC flag, with three red stars and two red stripes, looks kind of communist, don't know if we should have that either. Oh, and the flag of Iowa, with a blue, white and red vertical stripe would make me think it's the flag of France were it not for the eagle in the middle. People might have issues with that too.

So glad our governor has his priorities straight.

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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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I don't care one way or the other about this - never stayed in one, nor have I noticed any effect from any AirBnB's in my neighborhood (have no idea if there are any) but won't Jersey City miss the nearly $2 million in added tax revenue? How do they propose to replace that money?

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Re: Should inmates be allowed to vote?
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Here's the more obvious question - why is Senator Cunningham even bothering with this B.S. ? This is another case of cart before the horse.

Voter turnout among people who actually are allowed to vote in the USA is abysmal - around 55% in national elections (49% in the 1996 presidential election!). Even less in local elections that don't run concurrently with national elections - Jersey City mayoral and city council races of 25, 30% if we're lucky. Former mayor Healy loved the low turnout because it's exactly what kept him in office for three terms. When turnout went up a few percentage points more in 2013, it was enough to get him out of office. School board elections? Unless they are concurrent with some other election, fuhgeddaboudit.

If turnout is so pitiful among people with clean background checks, can you imagine the turnout among people who have felonies on their record, can't find jobs and some of whom (not all) are contemplating a return to crime? This whole effort is a total waste of time and won't bring very many more people to the polling stations.

Rather than focusing on something that will do nothing, politicians and their constituents should be focusing on increasing voter turnout in this country and strive for the 70 to 80% levels that Canada and Europe have had (maybe not quite that high now but I can assure you both places are still significantly higher than the United States). Then we reach the voter turnout levels we should be having, that's when this issue should be addressed. Of course no politician is going to make an effort toward such a goal unless it increases their own chances of being elected.

Canada and Europe don't criminalize such a huge number or people we do. Even China and Iran don't.


But for the people in the USA, Canada and Europe who actually can vote, the voter turnout rates are by far the lowest in the USA. Voter turnout is only measured by people who are eligible to do it. Furthermore, I have no idea whether convicted criminals in Canada or Europe can vote.

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Re: Should inmates be allowed to vote?
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Here's the more obvious question - why is Senator Cunningham even bothering with this B.S. ? This is another case of cart before the horse.

Voter turnout among people who actually are allowed to vote in the USA is abysmal - around 55% in national elections (49% in the 1996 presidential election!). Even less in local elections that don't run concurrently with national elections - Jersey City mayoral and city council races of 25, 30% if we're lucky. Former mayor Healy loved the low turnout because it's exactly what kept him in office for three terms. When turnout went up a few percentage points more in 2013, it was enough to get him out of office. School board elections? Unless they are concurrent with some other election, fuhgeddaboudit.

If turnout is so pitiful among people with clean background checks, can you imagine the turnout among people who have felonies on their record, can't find jobs and some of whom (not all) are contemplating a return to crime? This whole effort is a total waste of time and won't bring very many more people to the polling stations.

Rather than focusing on something that will do nothing, politicians and their constituents should be focusing on increasing voter turnout in this country and strive for the 70 to 80% levels that Canada and Europe have had (maybe not quite that high now but I can assure you both places are still significantly higher than the United States). Then we reach the voter turnout levels we should be having, that's when this issue should be addressed. Of course no politician is going to make an effort toward such a goal unless it increases their own chances of being elected.

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Re: Baby found dead in suitcase on PATH tracks
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Well, he probably won't roam very long in prison. People who committed crimes against children get their ass kicked on a daily basis and usually killed, eventually. Only pedophiles would rank lower than him on the prison totem pole.


Have you actually served time or are you echoing the received wisdom of Hollywood, which we've all undoubtedly encountered thousands of times at this point?


No I never served time. My uncle, however, is a retired prison guard.

Posted on: 4/11 23:27
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Re: Baby found dead in suitcase on PATH tracks
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WTF.....People like this are allowed to roam this earth??!!


Well, he probably won't roam very long in prison. People who committed crimes against children get their ass kicked on a daily basis and usually killed, eventually. Only pedophiles would rank lower than him on the prison totem pole.

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Re: Springsteen’s son could land firefighter gig in Jersey City
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Is his son a Jersey City resident? I'm sure they checked up on that and made sure that requirement in the city code for all city employees (with a few exceptions, firefighters are not among them) was being followed. >sarcascm<


411: there's no city residency requirement


There used to be, and I think it's lame that the city didn't even enforce when the law was in effect and lame that they don't have such a requirement now.

Posted on: 3/28 16:03
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Re: Springsteen’s son could land firefighter gig in Jersey City
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Is his son a Jersey City resident? I'm sure they checked up on that and made sure that requirement in the city code for all city employees (with a few exceptions, firefighters are not among them) was being followed. >sarcascm<

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Re: Judge OKs site plan for controversial 'micro-unit' project in Jersey City
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i wonder if co-living buildings will be coming to jc anytime soon...it seems to be gaining momentum.

https://sf.curbed.com/2019/2/27/182432 ... s-starcity-housing-crisis


It has become all the rage in DC and Boston. I really don't get it...

It's high-density, it's efficient, it's cheap, it's like getting a big apartment without the hassle of finding roommates and hoping they pay their share of the rent. The JC units are prefurnished, the building includes laundry and a gym.

I'd add that several cities now have a major problem with affordable housing, and increasing density is one of the few options.


It's all of those things you mention except cheap. I've looked at the rental prices being charged on the various websites and the differential between either getting your own studio or living just a little further from the city center and I'm not seeing more than a few hundred dollars a month savings, at most.

I suppose you have a point about finding roommates and hoping they pay their share of the rent though - if one of the people in these spaces quits paying, it's not your problem, and that can be a major headache for someone whose name is on the lease but sublets a room to someone, especially in New York City. I know someone in New York City who sublet a room in the apartment he was renting and the person suddenly quit paying and it took six months to get them evicted. Six months without getting their share of the rent, not to mention the attorney fees.

At the end of the day it's like those old SRO/boardinghouses they had in NYC which were mostly gone by the 70s, with private bathrooms for each unit and a communal kitchen instead of a full-service dining room. What goes around comes around, I guess.

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