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Re: Choosing OBGYN / Delivery Hospital
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Why don't you search the site? There's been plenty of discussion of this.

site search for obgyn

Posted on: 7/18 16:30
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Re: Flooding
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Pump just started about 10 minutes ago, we'll see....

Posted on: 7/18 0:37
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Re: The Best Neighborhood To Raise A Family In Jersey City
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My one tenant that had two kids moved because of the public school (Heights). The school was safe, but his son was going insane with boredom. He was already doing long division and fraction whilst the rest of the class was still trying to learn addition / subtraction, etc.


It baffles me why tracking is a PC non-no in many schools while magnet schools, tracking on a broad scale, are OK. The main criticism I could make of LCCS was no tracking, particularly for math. My kids were better prepared in Science than the AEP kids, but were a year behind in math, which basically meant they couldn't take calculus at McNair without taking a double math year in preparation.

We were lucky getting into LCCS, but I've spoken to parents who are perfectly happy with k-8 schools like #5, 16 & 37. I'm not as familiar with the Heights, but no doubt it's similar or getting there, as families like Chris's stay.

Posted on: 7/16 22:22
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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Seriously though, I think the easiest way to deal with this is for the city to go to each illegal curb cut and paint "PUBLIC PARKING ALLOWED" in the spot.


One would have to care little for their car to take advantage of that. Old school JC folks tend to take matters into their own hands. The city would have to install bollards!

Posted on: 7/16 19:51
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Re: The Best Neighborhood To Raise A Family In Jersey City
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Why would any family settle in JSQ? There's no parks at all. So much for "city planning". If you can't afford DT, the Heights has the best quality of life.

MDM, there's a lot of middle class people keeping their kids in the public schools, even if just till middle school, which makes them better just by itself. After that there's A1 and MS4 if they can get in.

Posted on: 7/16 19:48
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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Let's see if it was permitted first. Ok? But go ahead and tattletale on your neighbors. What goes around comes around.


You're a fool. This isn't like he added a bathroom without a permit, this affects everyone on the block both in parking and in making the area uglier.


Brewster you are an unconscionable blabber mouth. Let's see what you have to say if it was a permitted drive.


Insult so nice you needed to say it twice? And what I would say is it was still affecting parking and aesthetics, but if it's legal there's nothing to do about it. But from everything I've ever heard on this issue, that's unlikely. This stuff is a plague, I've seen houses where they have 3 cars parked in front of one 25' lot, one with a hydrant out front!

Posted on: 7/14 21:04
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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Let's see if it was permitted first. Ok? But go ahead and tattletale on your neighbors. What goes around comes around.


You're a fool. This isn't like he added a bathroom without a permit, this affects everyone on the block both in parking and in making the area uglier.

Posted on: 7/13 18:11
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Re: McNair Academic Ranked #1 in NJ!
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The McNair kids previously were educated quite well and will continue to be so.

There is a serious funding issue due to the Sweeney Screwjob. Credit is due to the district for covering this year's gap, particularly because they had to cover the $71 million Lyles gap that occurred a year before the funding cuts even took place.

And Lyles's personnel policies were indeed part of the financial problem. Insisting on going outside to add superfluous hires and creating a praetorian guard of loyalists bloated the budget.


I'm not a defender of Lyles, but to paraphrase from a favorite Paddy Chayefsky movie, JC's District was a going brothel long before Lyles came to town. It's completely disingenuous to try and blame her for decades of failure and mismanagement. Her insiders cost what, $2m tops? In a budget of $600m!

The district has chronically shortchanged students and infrastructure to pay labor top dollar. Why should JC be paying the most in the state with other people's money? Because no one stopped them, including the state flunkies when they controlled the district. It seems the only thing worse than a manager who tries to take on the unions is one who doesn't.

And the McNair kids will thrive despite the school, not because of it. They're what makes it special. Drop them as a group in any school anywhere and they'd excel. My daughter has told me stories of teachers simply not showing up to class, and the students taking attendance and quietly doing their work.

Posted on: 7/10 22:06
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Re: McNair Academic Ranked #1 in NJ!
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The above three posts all share a theme that in order to be truly effective, one has to harbor a sneering contempt of people with experience and community ties.


I do not have contempt for unions in general, just distrust of public unions where good faith bargaining is not really possible given the leverage politics gives labor. As a labor attorney you are hardly an uninterested party as I am.

Recognizing that talented, intelligent people can originate outside JC has been a major flaw of the unions. McCabe is not the only Ivy trained educator that has been forced out of McNair and the JC District. "Community ties and local experience" around here unfortunate more often than not means being part of a corrupt system. We are a city of 250k in a nation of >300m, excluding everyone not already indoctrinated in "JC ways" for management seems a road to hiring if not mediocrity, then certainly not the best available.

The fact that these management feuds and vendettas are the priority of the JCEA at a time when the system is failing to educate children and facing an existential funding crisis is illustrative of where their priorities lay.

Posted on: 7/10 20:30
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Re: McNair Academic Ranked #1 in NJ!
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What basis have you determined that she was either good or smart?

Personal conversations with her and kids in the school.
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And how does "Cost saving measure" equate to "JCEA Assassination"?

See comments below published by JCEA on their Instagram page. Clearly she rubbed the wrong people the wrong way, and was shown the door for it at the 1st opportunity. This sounds like the immune system of the organism called the 'JCEA' has acted against a threat to "business as usual".

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Low student morale is due to an overabundance of uninvolved and untrained teachers, and lack of basic resources. My daughter's Web Design class consisted entirely of Khan Academy while the "teacher" killed time. Teachers and janitors are basically the best paid in the nation while there's no money to print the student written magazine because the District funds extracurriculars in the bottom 10% of NJ peers.

We had an accomplished person with 2 Ivy degrees running our flagship school, who no doubt will be replaced by a proud grad of NJCU who was in a superfluous district job. And the district will continue to be run by and for the Union, any education being incidental to the mission.

Any observer of JC's municipal unions will notice this pattern of outside management hires being hounded as incompetent and morally bankrupt by the unions they were hired to manage. They only want "one of their own, who knows how things are done".

Posted on: 7/9 22:25
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Re: McNair Academic Ranked #1 in NJ!
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Does anyone have a confirmation of the firing of Ms McCabe and why?

EDIT: Part of untenured staff laid off as a cost saving measure. A JCEA assassination. She was too good and smart for JC, where mediocrity is rewarded.

Posted on: 7/8 16:53

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Re: Was the website down for a couple of days? (6/29/2019)
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I thought maybe Falcon was finally putting it out of it's misery and pulled the plug.

Posted on: 6/29 15:41
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Re: Window washers spray nesting peregrine falcons off JC building
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OK, I'm going to catch a pile of shit for this, but here goes. Odds are these workers were not American born, and had not grown up in a culture of environmentalism and respect for nature. In many places nature is the enemy, places where they're still burning rain forest and eating endangered species. It's just a fact, a matter of class and culture, not race.

Most likely these workers were just doing what they had always done, getting nature out of their way so they could do what they believed they needed to. Without further info, I'm going to blame the building maintenance supervisors for not properly briefing these workers on the presence and status of these birds.

Posted on: 6/20 15:41
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Re: Dixon Leasing renovated Fulop's Ogden home for free.
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At this point I'm not a huge Fulop fan, but your headline is fully slander/fake news. At no point in the linked article is it even alleged Fulop did not pay for the renovation. They merely state they don't know who paid what to whom when.

Posted on: 6/18 16:28
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Re: New Electric Garbage Trucks...
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Electric cars would replace ICE if the energy storage issues could ever be worked out.


I agree, but hybrids are different animal than EVs. You get the braking regeneration, huge in the city, and added acceleration from the battery so you can downsize the IC engine. A massive amount of fuel waste comes from the oversized engines of modern cars, they're vastly overpowered compared to older vehicles. My 1991 Caravan had 150 hp, and was just fine, I drove it at 90mph across Montana and up and down mountains all over Appalachia. The 2001 had 180, my 2010 Odyssey has 244 hp, the 2019 has 280. All that engine development could have given better mileage rather than more power. This is why people are hitting 45 mph by the middle of a 400 ft long block.

Posted on: 6/7 17:56
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Re: Spotlight On: Affordable housing
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One of the comments posted an interesting link:

40% of the Buildings in NYC couldn't be built today


Not surprising at all.

Dan, a "tenement" is simply a building intended as a multifamily, as opposed to many brownstones that were single family converted to multi. They were built for the middle and working class who could not afford single family homes. I cannot find any reference that says any were built for the poor, though some were so cheaply made they rapidly became undesirable for anyone but. It's extremely hard to make money from the poor for obvious reasons. Anyone doing it today is getting government money in some form. I find no evidence anyone "built for the poor" in the 19th century.

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When the buildings were new, when the Tenement Museum on Orchard Street was new in the 1860s, it probably provided a decent place for immigrants, and the early residents were largely German in this case because most immigrants to New York in the mid-nineteenth century were German and Irish. But by the late nineteenth century, as little maintenance was done on the building as it deteriorated and as more and more people lived in the building, conditions got even worse.


FWIW, when people describe the building where I live as a brownstone I correct them and say it's a tenement.

Posted on: 6/6 16:41
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Re: New Electric Garbage Trucks...
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What is a total no-brainer for all cars and this is the direction things are going, is the mass implementation of hybrid motors by car makers.


When the Prius came out I thought all cars would be hybrids within a decade, it just made so much damn sense. Now it's more than 2, and they're still exotic. What a mess. You're right, every transit, fleet or local business vehicle on the road should be EV.

Posted on: 6/6 2:07
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Re: Spotlight On: Affordable housing
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in theory, the market works, in practice developers and investors build only luxury or top of the market housing both here and elsewhere without subsidies and government restrictions/requirements.

What is the data you base this claim on the effect of loosened zoning over a whole region? I have not heard of it being done. The effect of redevelopment zones is NOT what we're talking about, but of allowing as of right 4-6 floor midrise density anywhere we currently have R-1.

But even were I to concede you are correct, if enough was built it would have the same effect. Inventory at the top would relieve the downward pressure of gentrification. Jane Jacobs said the tradition ecology of cities was that housing was built for the wealthy and handed down to those less well off as it got tatty, ending up as slums. No one ever built housing for the poor until the era of public housing projects, a dismal failure of the ideas of Le Corbusier and his compatriots.

Zoning and rent control interrupted this "natural" process. There was never enough built postwar to relieve the shortage, and then rent control doomed large numbers of prewar apartment building to destruction because it was not worth maintaining them for the rents allowed. Today it seems illogical that there was a shortage of housing and vacancy rates never fell at a time when apartment buildings were being abandoned, but that is the history. The NYC vacancy rate never rose above the 5% level to stand down from a "rent emergency".

Posted on: 6/6 2:00
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Re: Spotlight On: Affordable housing
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I think everyone knew the rents were going to go up once the RE taxes went up. Now we have a crisis and we don't know what to do with ourselves.


Incorrect. Taxes did NOT go up in the reval, the load got redistributed to be more fair. Many properties saw taxes go down.

Posted on: 6/5 21:35
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Re: New Electric Garbage Trucks...
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All the no turn on red signs recently put up has been terrible for air quality.
...but a whole lot better for pedestrians. Every other driver never looked right for who was on the curb, stepping off.


Perhaps. But, a couple of problems: people continue to flaunt that type of signage (never have I lived or visited anywhere where STOP signs are treated as entirely optional) and enforcement is abysmal. Additionally, while drivers around here are overly entitled and downright dangerous, the pedestrians are not any better: lots of people jump off the curb from in between parked cars without seeming regard for their own person. And, add to that the many asswipes that ride on sidewalks and come out flying at intersections, and you have a recipe for chaos, which is exactly what happens. I have had a TON of people come off sidewalks on bikes at high speed and as a driver you are not expecting (or, looking for) cyclists to appear in a crosswalk as you are approaching or about to cross.


Pedestrians without self preservation skills truly amaze me. I can't tell you how many times I've been in the middle of a parallel park when someone walks between me and the car I'm about to kiss. A postal worker did it the other day and looked at me in disgust when I pointed out to her she nearly got hit.

Engineer all you want, without enforcement the shitshow will continue.

Posted on: 6/5 17:44
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Re: Spotlight On: Affordable housing
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I would argue it is better to attract MORE residents than businesses, as residents would have an emotional and physical bond to the city, instead of the daytime employees that come here, clog our streets, speed like crazy, and generally have no vested interest in our communities.


But people like Yvonne disagree with that totally, as do places like Silicon Valley cities, who lure vast numbers of well paying jobs that bring in tax dollars, but refuse to allow adequate housing for those workers to be built driving home prices to astronomic levels. Everyone wins except the new workers who have to either spend all their salary on housing or commute 2 hrs each way.

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Re: Spotlight On: Affordable housing
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Maybe the City or State can build a few of those buildings and have affordable housing? Perhaps another "Hudson Gardens"?

The only thing accomplished by that is lip service and a few homes rationed out, that come nowhere near filling the need. Market power needs to be unleashed by loosening the zoning regionwide. It doesn't work if it's too limited, just like the redevelopment zones haven't eased the crisis, they're not nearly enough to overcome the effect of attracting new residents and actually drive up the vacancy rate.

The same people that decry costs are the ones that want to lock the city in amber and never have it change. It's the future residents who have the most interest in higher density and better transit like a BRT up the spine of the city on Ocean and Summit, even if it costs driving space & parking spots.

Posted on: 6/4 22:07
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Re: Spotlight On: Affordable housing
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Here's why we have an inventory, and thus affordability, crisis: developers cannot today build what's on the left, only what's on the right. 56 homes, vs perhaps 8. Building "affordable housing" is still rationing it while we keep supply low with zoning to protect incumbent owners and the precious street parking.

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Posted on: 6/4 20:27
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Re: New Electric Garbage Trucks...
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Left unmentioned: will the charging stations that will be accessible to the public be free? Most small to midsized cities around the country have moved to provide subsidize charging stations that provide free charging to the public during non-business hours. This is a great way to encourage adoption of EVs by the general public.

Right now, the largest obstacle to EV ownership in JC, or any other urban city, is a lack of convenient charging solutions. Cities that deploy charging stations in government buildings and parking lots help address that problem by making them available for general use after hours, and most of them do so free of charge. It would be nice to see the same here.


This being JC, land of the entitled prick driver, what will you do when someone simply takes the spot, EV or not, and leaves their car there all day? You can't depend on city enforcement.

Posted on: 6/4 20:11
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Re: IMPORTANT NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT MEETING (The Heights)
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MDM, The Franklin gives me a sad since I was a regular for the old place's espresso. Where's the next closest?



My wife likes Dulce de Leche on Central Ave for her caramel latte and spinach puff pastry. There is also hipster coffee place across from Fisk park, but haven't tried it yet.


Those will set me back far more than the simple espresso in a foam cup. I guess I need to look harder into the remaining Latino steam table places. If you're talking about Mod Cup on Plaisade, I went in there once to get a simple cup of coffee, but it was clear that the pourovers, lattes and other exotica would keep me waiting a half an hour. I walked out.

Posted on: 6/2 21:27
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Re: IMPORTANT NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT MEETING (The Heights)
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Its a chicken and egg thing about the development and parking. Developers are building for people who aren't yet residents and voters, so their voices are not heard to compete with the incumbents who only care about their street parking. There's people who were much happier when our city was littered with empty lots.

MDM, The Franklin gives me a sad since I was a regular for the old place's espresso. Where's the next closest?

Posted on: 6/2 17:53
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Re: IMPORTANT NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT MEETING (The Heights)
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21 units over 4 parcels (36, 38, 40, 42 Waverly) doesn’t sound all that “large scale,” really. What’s the height?


Saw this on Reddit, it's 5 stories, one shorter than it's neighbor, and it looks like it has at least 1 parking per unit. Usual nimby hysteria.

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Re: 5 Best Beaches near Jersey City
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It’s summer and let’s be honest, all we really want to do is sit on the beach. Also, we have this long weekend coming up so why not head to a close by beach?
Here is a list of the best beaches near Jersey City.
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Re: "Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’"
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In the end the only ones making out are the landlords--large or small. House always wins.


Only true in a regulated market that interferes with supply meeting demand. In cities without regs that limit supply, there is no cage match between landlords and tenants. There's enough vacancies that tenants can vote with their feet.

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Re: "Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’"
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With most of city zoned for R-1 Bayonne Boxes, where will the "affordable" housing go?


Exactly this. When the zoning requires low density, you cannot build the density required to meet market demand. 70 years ago 100k more people lived in JC when the Waterfront was all railyards and docks. They lived more densely than the 2 people in 1500 sq ft that our zoning encourages. I have couples living in 500 ft units, but those could not be built today.

Now, every time someone wants to build densely, hysteria ensues. There's a modest 4 floor 21 unit development being designed for 36-42 Waverly that has the NA all in a twist, even though it looks like it has parking and is a floor shorter than the adjacent building on the corner.

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