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Re: Chariot carpool van service - bring it between Manhattan and JC
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wonderful idea!


I was joking, but then really thought about it and did more searching. I've always been surprised at how expensive the ferry services are to operate. I wonder how a service based on one of these would compare? Especially as it would be direct from city center to center, rather than the waterfronts. All you need is a ramp for infrastructure.

This one below made in the USA seems to retail starting at $250k. My arithmetic says 1 year of 4 trips per workday of $5 fares would pay it off. And that's not counting reverse commuters, weekends, nor fitting in more than 2 round trips per rush. Finance it on a 5 year note and it starts to look pretty profitable even at that low fare.

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Re: Chariot carpool van service - bring it between Manhattan and JC
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Just read an interesting article about Chariot vanpool service, which uses Ford vehicles, will debut next month in manhattan.

i think such a service between manhattan and jersey city would be useful.

http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/news ... rk-city-article-1.3361378


How about instead of Ford Vans they use amphibious buses and skip the tunnel?

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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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Where are the rants you are talking about? There are none, nickie. I acknowledge the fact my views are different than those here, but I am not bringing them up constantly. It is the people who are not tolerant who brings it up. By the way, I did not bring up my faith, you and others did. You refuse to acknowledge you are not tolerant to other points of views.


What you seem utterly unable to understand is no one cares at all what you believe, as long as you leave them out of it. But you and yours don't. Your intolerance is expressed as wanting to control the lives of and deny rights to people you think are immoral, just like ISIS. Resisting your bullying is not intolerance, it's just the opposite, it's protecting the rights of ALL people.

Posted on: Today 13:34
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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Here is the irony, the liberals on this board are the ones who are the bigots. They claim tolerance but when someone challenges them they become the intolerant snowflakes. No, I don't buy the fact you can change your gender and I hold gay men responsible for entering the priesthoods that resulted in the sex scandals in the Catholic Church. You cannot claim you are 'born that way' and pretend it is the Church fault when you rape a child. Afterall, where are the sex scandals from heterosexual priests?
You can not handle the truth. But none of this has anything to do with parking. Parking is needed for families.


Wow, way to double down on your bigotry!! "No, YOU'RE the intolerant one for not tolerating my bigotry!!!" Awesome.

Not that facts are able to penetrate your Bigot Bubble, but more boys are molested simply because priests have more access to them than girls. PLENTY of girls are molested by your pedo priests, they're really looking for anything warm and concave because keeping it bottled up ain't natural.

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In contrast to the low estimate of victimized females by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a random survey of over 7,000 active Catholics in the U.S. and Canada found a closer ratio, that 1.7 percent of the females and 3.3 percent of the males had been sexually abused in childhood by a priest. In any case, a significant number of girls have been victimized by priests.


Just think, that "active catholic" survey leaves out all the molestation victims who said "fuck this church and it's fucking abusive priests".

Posted on: Yesterday 21:38
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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No, I am stating a fact, your mother did a lously job of raising you. You never develop good manners and that is the job of parents, especially mothers. I have seen good parenting and poor parenting as a retired teacher. People on the board complains about the way animals are raised, they blame the owner, well, you received poor parenting so I blame your mother for that.

what you can't seem to understand Yvonne is that you have forfeited the right to be treated politely with your hypocrisy, hysteria, self aggrandizement and bigotry. I have no desire to be rude to anyone else in the world but you sure bring it out in me with your insistence on ignoring the facts other people present so you can continue beating your self righteous drum. You think you're polite because you don't use bad words? You're one of the rudest people around.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:23
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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Don't get old or have an accident and need continuous medical attention, jtjcview.


A competent adult chooses their service providers based on their needs, if you need parking close you choose a doctor with convenient parking. All the local hospitals have parking. My kids pediatrician has parking. I chose a GI from the ones in network and recommended based on his proximity to the F train. I park at a meter when I see my GP in Hoboken. My fucking dentist in McGinley Sq has parking. This is one of the most absurd of all your absurd arguments.

Posted on: 7/25 21:03
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Re: Construction permits
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Brewster, I should have said "electrical drawings".


No drawings were done for any electrical permit I've ever had, not even sketches by the electrician. When I enlarged a bathroom I had to get stamped architectural drawings. I drew it in CAD and had an architect friend stamp them.

Posted on: 7/25 12:43
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Re: Construction permits
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what's the reasoning behind requiring a permit for putting up cabinets, if there's no electric or plumbing work being done?


Collecting money AFAICT.

Haggis, there's no drawing requirement for electrical work, I've had permits for entire new service and rewiring of units with no drawings. Perhaps a gut or new construction requires it, never done that.

Posted on: 7/25 12:08
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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AlexC wrote:
the only vehicles on the road should be public transport, police, fire and emergency vehicles. there should be a cheap and efficient way to go around your city, including bikes.


You obviously have a simple life. It does not work for people with multiple children to shlep around, or work that requires more than can be carried on a bike, not to mention those who can't turn up to work soaked from sweat or rain. I bike often, but have to drive often too. We need good choices, not absolutism.

Posted on: 7/24 23:30
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Re: Construction permits
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This really should be a question for your contractor, but around here they ask "you want to get a permit?" like they're asking "you want fries with that?"

You need an electrical permit, but not a plumbing or gas if you're not moving them. Cabinets do not need a permit if you're simply replacing them, but do need one if you're hanging them in a new location. Cost depends on how well you lie about what you're paying your contractor. We're talking in the hundreds, not thousands, I don't recall the %.

Posted on: 7/24 21:57
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Re: Jersey Citu Chinese food
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I had the worst chinese food of my life last night at an exit off I-95 in Delaware. I ordered Kung pao Chicken, normally a safe bet. The chicken was soggy and the sauce was brown sauce with a half bottle of Louisiana Red Hot poured in. It was bright orange and basically inedible.

Be grateful for the great food we have here, and not just the Chinese.

Posted on: 7/24 12:19
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Re: Can JC kick it's parking addiction?
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A factory conversion to lofts by me has many of the new tenants parking in the street. I talked to a few of the tenants was the parking fees are too high.

Used to have good street parking around here. Not anymore. JCPD has been upping the ticketing frequency due to neighbors complaining about illegal parking (too close to the intersections, etc.).

I also noticed it appears many of the residents of Cast Iron Lofts are using the road below Christ Hospital for parking as well. Cast Iron Lofts has an extensive parking deck. Parking fees too high as well?


Is this only an issue where there is no zoned parking? I thought residents of these new developments were ineligible to get parking stickers. The Cast Iron area is a clusterfuck, there is very little parking control at all, apparently they don't sweep the streets in that zone! The parking on 13th between Monmouth and Coles creates a hazard with the unnecessary 2 way traffic and the street dangerously narrowed.

More broadly, we should just let the market provide parking, and what it cost is what it costs. No one has a right to park their car in Manhattan and it seems to be doing alright. Hoboken is far harder to park than anywhere DT and it's doing alright too.

But if it's true those decks are underused, they should be forced to lower their prices till they're at 90% occupancy, and then let the occupancy rate dictate the price. Holding spots off the market is just stupid.

Posted on: 7/24 12:11
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Re: Fulop foe loses tax appeal targeting mayor's home
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Matsikoudis, who has been assisting Kuzas with her tax appeal of the mayor's home, has hammered Fulop on the campaign trail for delaying the reval.

Isn't Matsikoudis running for mayor? Will he do something about it? Until he buys a house with low taxes.


He's as big a scumbag and part of the Healy team that had 8 years to do a reval and waited till the end. Had they done it their 1st year in 2004 when it was only 16 years since the last reval this problem would be a fraction of it's current magnitude.

Posted on: 7/21 23:34
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Re: Big Chef?
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The Chinese food in JC really sucks compared to other places.


Like where? Most Chinese sucks outside of the actual chinatowns in Manhattan, Flushing and SF. Have you tried Grand Sichuan or the downscale takeout King Szechuan in the Heights? The latter makes some very tasty stuff like 3 pepper chicken or double sauteed pork with salt cured meat, and they use actual szechuan peppercorns. They have 2 menus, Szechuan and "Americanized Chinese". They're a hidden gem.

Posted on: 7/21 23:25
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Re: Developers break ground on Jersey City micro-units apartment building
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Every inspection would turn up new "deficiencies" and the process would drag out for each unit that needed to get a CO. Of course, the shenanigans were rampant. I am sure Azul has it right.


Everyone should audio record these inspections. I have a recording of a JC building inspector telling me that if the roofer flooded the building with a improper drain connection I should have hired a better roofer, he didn't have a problem with it.

Posted on: 7/21 20:23
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Re: Big Chef?
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GrovePath wrote:
Sen Hai is better at sauces


Really? I gave up them many years ago as too bland and gloppy.

To me what set BC apart was it was a pleasant place to eat in, unlike all the other primarily takeout joints with a couple of tables.

Posted on: 7/21 20:17
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Re: Fulop foe loses tax appeal targeting mayor's home
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If I was the neighbor, I would ask for my taxes to be reduced, not ask that my neighbor's taxes be raised.


If your own taxes are correct but your neighbors are half yours like Fulop's, there's nothing you can do to lower your own. But remember that someone somewhere is paying more than the official rate to make up for Fulop paying less. This is a zero-sum game.

Posted on: 7/21 15:22
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Re: Fulop foe loses tax appeal targeting mayor's home
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Not sure how amazing it is but yes, I used the word assessment instead of value. I corrected that this morning.


What's amazing is that after all the confusion about the difference between those numbers, some of it deliberately sown, you wouldn't be scrupulous to get it right the first time.

You also could have commented without bias that the mayor's effective tax rate based purely on his purchase price is less than half the official city rate.

Posted on: 7/21 14:24
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Re: Fulop foe loses tax appeal targeting mayor's home
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I wouldn't go as far as you with my take on him, but I understand that for many he has been a huge disappointment. Incredibly, I still think he is SO MUCH better than the alternative.


Yes, that's the most awful part, we have no better alternative. Anyone less corrupt can't get elected. What a great campaign slogan: "I'm less corrupt than the other guy!"

Posted on: 7/21 11:04
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Re: Fulop foe loses tax appeal targeting mayor's home
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3 things:

1- I thought a gut job was sufficient to cause a spot reassessment.

2- It's amazing after all this time covering the issue Mr McDonald still doesn't understand the difference between an assessment and Fair Market Value. The assessment would NOT be raised to $800,000 if the case had been won. It would have been raised to $189,280, the $800k times the ratio, 23.66, divided by 100. The ratio is the % of FMV the assessment represents, and is adjusted yearly.

3- Fulop is a mealy mouthed piece of shit to say "my taxes are in line with every resident of Jersey City."

Posted on: 7/21 0:23
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Re: Developers break ground on Jersey City micro-units apartment building
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While that would make for a better layout, building code states that you can no longer have your main egress be though a kitchen.



What is the logic behind this? Would this also be the case if you had an apartment with one of those open kitchen / living room combinations?


You mean one of the many thousand "studio" apartment in the metro area? Yeah, this seems bizarro. I lived 2 years in a Chelsea 12x20 studio with the bath, 2 closets and galley kitchen outside that box, so it was probably <320 sq ft. I built a loft bed, and it was fine for a young person who spends little time at home.

Posted on: 7/20 21:54
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Re: Big Chef?
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Bummer, that was my favorite place for doing an "eat in" lunch special, especially in the winter for the H&S soup.

Posted on: 7/20 21:44
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Azul, you need to clarify WTF your list is of.


My fault. It's a list of countires with universal health care.


Then why is the US listed?

Posted on: 7/20 13:08
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Re: 808 Pavonia Project Approved
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an abated building is still better than a parking lot.


Not according to Her Highness Yvonne.

Posted on: 7/20 11:48
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Azul, you need to clarify WTF your list is of.

Anyone without insurance is freeloading, pure and simple. It's not "freedom", it's theft. They know that if they get sick or hit by a truck, they'll get taken care of at public expense because despite the GOP, we are a humane country. But its a crappy, extremely expensive and dishonest way to run a healthcare system, with some hospitals struggling and others not depending on their local population. Emergency rooms are inefficient at primary care.

Single payer would be best, but ACA was the best that could be done with the insurance industry ready to spend unlimited money to defeat single payer. The cynicism of the GOP in trying to kill it knows no bounds.

Posted on: 7/20 11:45
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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I am in position to criticize tax abatment because develpers did not ask for them in the first place, it was offered to them by our mayors in exchange for repayment of tax dollars. Society Hill built on contaminated soil and not in Ward E, went up without any tax abatements. Another development Dixon Mills, no tax abatements. Colgate Redevelopment which is on the waterfront did not ask for a tax abatement neither did Newport. They both took the abatements after they were offered. Newport already had some building up and running when they took the tax abatements. Tax abatements hurt the people who pay the full taxes. When our school and county taxes go up, they do not feel that impact.


WTF are you rambling about? It has nothing to do with your lie about no revenue from abated properties.

Posted on: 7/18 21:18
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Port Liberte had a 15 year tax abatement, normally people go to tax court and appeal when their abatement expires. Nearly one third of JC properties are still tax abated, if no abatements existed, everyone would probably have a oneg third lower tax bill.


That could possibly be true if abated properties actually paid nothing, but they pay plenty, they all pay a higher effective rate than the 1% you did in Van Vorst Park. Many pay far more than the downtown properties that are going to see the hit, since their tax break is on a market price not a thirty-year-old assessment.

Posted on: 7/18 13:42
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Re: Cat named Katy TAKEN from Kennedy Dancers (Beacon & Central Ave - Heights)
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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?

Posted on: 7/18 12:35
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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yorkster wrote:
Funny, those of us apposing the methodology of property tax calculation are due to get a $36K bill and those in favor obviously are not.


Why would you think that? I'm going to get a bill at least that. I just don't think I'm entitled to have others pay my share of the taxes, as has been the case.

The spending habits of JC really have nothing to do with the reval, it's about housekeeping not spending. But if it wakes people up to pay attention to where the money does go, that would be a great thing. I do not doubt for minute there's tremendous waste, and has been for generations.

Posted on: 7/18 12:06
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Re: Curbside collection of branches / leaves?
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Is there any special policy from the public works dept for collection of brush and leaves? Is it okay to leave them in regular trash bags on the usual pickup days?

There's special leaves collection during the winter months, but what do you do the rest of the year?

ref: http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/uploa ... ycling%20Rules%202016.pdf


If it's brush and not bagged call JC Parks and Forestry and schedule a "brush pickup". I do this every spring when I prune.

Posted on: 7/17 20:02
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