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Re: May 18-20: Stans Square Records final clearance
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There's not many in the shop, certainly less than 100, and little in the way of the kind of doo wop ones you might expect.

I personally bought a large 78s collection -- both pre-war and post-war stuff -- out of Pittsburgh a year ago. I still have a few thousand priced pieces sitting in my basement in Jersey City. If you were interested in seeing them, feel free to send me a private message.

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Do you have any 78's?


Posted on: 2018/5/18 1:36
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Re: May 18-20: Stans Square Records final clearance
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Just a reminder this is tomorrow through Sunday.

Posted on: 2018/5/17 16:46
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May 18-20: Stans Square Records final clearance
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Stan's Square Records at McGinley Square will be re-open for one weekend only, May 18-20. Full details and pictures here:

https://www.estatesales.net/NJ/Jersey-City/07304/1871601

Posted on: 2018/5/5 15:45
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Re: Where can I drop off an old TV plus other electronics in Jersey City??
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That article is 3+ years old. The JCIA doesn't exist anymore and that site on Rt. 440 is abandoned.

Posted on: 2018/1/27 17:03
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Alnooor grilled chicken place on Westside Ave closed?
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Does anyone know if Alnooor on Westside Ave near Duncan is now permanently closed? I called today and the number was disconnected and I walked over to check, and the shutters were closed during normal business hours. This hole-in-the-wall middle eastern grocery/restaurant is (or was?) one of the great unsung food places in JC, with about the best grilled chicken anywhere, and very inexpensive to boot. It's been around at least 15 years. A few years back they moved one storefront over to a larger location -- the former Korean restaurant space -- but never really took advantage of the bigger digs.

Posted on: 2017/3/12 19:32
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Re: New Liberty Prime District downtown
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These have been driving me crazy every time I drive by them. The signs are ridiculously oversized and it is completely inappropriate. A business agrees to keep a mile of highway clean and they get a small, unbranded sign. Liberty Prime agrees to maintain a one block medium and they get 2 huge, custom ones? Where's the logic in that?

Posted on: 2015/7/15 0:38
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Re: ENOUGH! 15TH CITY MURDER - JCPD OFFICER ON DUTY AT WALGREENS
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Unfortunately hardly surprising at that location. In the past decade on at least 2 occasions I reported the lax late night security, particularly regarding the general sense of lawlessness in the parking lot (people openly drinking beers, crack smoking in cars, begging) to Walgreens corporate. They would always reply quickly putting on a big show of changes to come. I'd get calls from corporate security, from the local secuirity firm, from the store manager, but nothing really seemed to change long-term. The off-duty cops who they hired never seemed to be paying attention, and certainly wouldn't keep an eye outside and make much effort to clean things out.

I'm not necessarily saying that if they were on top of things, this would not have happened. It's one of the few places in the area open all night, so if you're looking to rob somewhere, it's on your shortlist. But I'd like to think that if the store had a reputation for tight security, and a place where screwing around in the parking lot was quickly shut down, maybe it would be more likely to be crossed off as a good target. I'm curious to hear how the secuirty guard's gun was taken from him. If he was paying as little attention to his surroundings as most of the guys I've seen working there, then again, hardly surprising. And a complete and total shame.

I think I have the right to be able to buy milk at 3 AM without fear of being robbed in the parking lot, or worse. Shutting down all night stores is not the answer.

Posted on: 2014/7/13 14:32
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Re: McGinley Square Revitalization - Will anything ever happen?
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4. Home to what is probably the city's least visible, least effective SID.


There, I corrected it for you.

Instead of arguing over the Beacon, we should be talking about this. It pains me walking down Bergen every day that millions of dollars were spent on sidewalks, trees, facades, etc, and they just let it all go to crap and not require repairs and new construction to match. Weeds grow rampant, faulty installation of pavers is never corrected, trees are allowed to die and never replanted, and on and on. I forget the name of the woman who "manages" the SID, but she should have been fired years ago. There are some bright spots -- Valerie at Lee Sim's Chocolates in particular is a saint for her commitment to the neighborhood -- but someone with vision and drive needs to clean house in that commercial district.

Posted on: 2013/3/6 16:37
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Re: Cleaning Service
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Spotless Planet has gone way downhill under the new owner. I had to fire them tonight. They were repeatedly told not to touch certain fragile items and today they broke one of them to the tune of $300. And they had previously damaged a countertop due to careless use of oven cleaner. Not recommended at all anymore.

Posted on: 2011/7/26 0:46
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Re: how to legally rent a basement apt
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There's plenty of 3+ units in R-1 zones, they just have to have been grandfathered in...


No, I'm pretty sure most of them are just illegal.

For a legal 3 family in a 1-2 family zone, you need to apply for a zoning variance, which means hiring a layer, an architect, and often a professional planner, but various other fees (postage for mailing legal notices to all your neighbors, etc.) Expect to spend $10k+ and with no guarantee the variance will be granted. Frankly, if your property has been operating as a 3-family for some time, and no one has noticed, you're best off just continuing as-is.

Posted on: 2011/7/11 23:39
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Re: McGinley Square: Jersey City woman raped as she enters building, cops say; public's help sought
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Posted on: 2011/5/27 15:27
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Re: The Lincoln Inn
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I haven't been there in years, but the martinis are/were ridiculously huge, and probably dollar-for-dollar the best drink deal in town. I recall the food being alright. Given the choice, I'd rather go to Laico's.

Posted on: 2011/5/24 15:38
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Re: Charles Epps Jr. calls today's "bad" young girls the community's "worst enemy
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Re: Why bother de-veining shrimp? Disgusting Big Easy restaurant
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Shrimp are deveined for aesthetic, not health reasons.


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I have had nothing but good meals there.


Not much more for me to say here...

Posted on: 2011/4/4 22:00
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Re: Jersey City City Council tables city's plan to rent 95 parking spaces for $7,125 per month
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Are you just parking downtown to ride PATH into the city? Or do you work downtown? Just trying to figure out who actually buys these monthly permits.


We live uptown, but it's hard to find quality childcare close to home, so we have to go downtown. We leave the car there and take the PATH from Grove to commute into the city.

I'd guess that the majority of permit holders are from out-of-town, but probably also a good number of non-downtown residents taking advantage of it. At $125/month it works out to about $6 per weekday. I don't think there's cheaper parking near any of the Jersey City PATH stations. Anyone know what the lots in Harrison cost? If I was coming from deeper in NJ, I think I'd be aiming there, not JC.

The Parking Authority has the data in terms of resident/non-resident (the permits are mailed, so they have everyone's address) but good luck getting it from them.

Posted on: 2011/3/25 20:04
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Re: Jersey City City Council tables city's plan to rent 95 parking spaces for $7,125 per month
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The fact that the JCPA isn't already a cash cow for the city is the real scandal.


Agreed 100%. They are totally incompetent. You should go to their office in the Heights and interact with the office staff some time. It's like you have people there who are only qualified for no-show jobs, but some of them are showing up. One time I had to get my parking permit in person and the employee was having trouble printing it out. I recommended that she reboot the computer. She turned off her monitor, counted to three, and turned it back on. Genius.

There's also a lot that could be said about their history of selling real estate instead of developing parking lots/garages on the land as they are supposed to be doing.

Posted on: 2011/3/25 15:18
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Re: Jersey City City Council tables city's plan to rent 95 parking spaces for $7,125 per month
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Or will they still be hijacked by JCPA and rented out to non-resident commuters willing to pay the monthly price to JCPA?


Some of us live here, elsewhere in the city, and just need parking downtown. It's cheaper than the garages.

Posted on: 2011/3/25 15:12
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Re: PSE&G inspecting light poles and replacing missing plates after dog is nearly electrocuted
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I'd guess that the number of access panels missing from light poles in Jersey City numbers in the hundreds. PSE&G needs to be more proactive about this and not wait for residents to call to report them. I can think of ones in my neighborhood that have been missing for 5+ years. Next time it could be a child instead of a dog.

Posted on: 2011/3/3 20:20
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Re: Songs about Jersey City and nearby in New Jersey...
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Operation Ivy "Hoboken". Pre-Rancid, if anyone cares. I've never been able to figure out what this song actually has to do with Hoboken...


Posted on: 2011/2/23 16:06
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Re: Songs about Jersey City and nearby in New Jersey...
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Bobby Long "Jersey City" -- a good soul/early r'n'r 45, circa 1960:

http://www.thesoulgirl.com/music/Kev% ... %20Fountainhead%20105.mp3

Edit: sorry, just noticed someone beat me to it on this one. I'm pretty surprised it was on youtube. FYI, the original 45 sounds much better than any online file I've heard, and can be found on eBay for ~$10 if you're patient.

Posted on: 2011/2/23 15:59
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Re: Loew's Theater could be so much more...
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Why would a band play the Lowes when they could play 10 different similar sized venues in NYC and/or Brooklyn where an audience is more guaranteed?


10? Really? Other than the Beacon and BAM I can't think of other "real" theaters (as opposed to clubs or Roseland) of that size available, even the Apollo is only half the capacity. Lets exclude the haute culture places like Alice Tully & Carnegie halls. What's on your list?


Why rule out clubs like Roseland? I'm coming from more of a rock music perspective where a seated venue like the Lowes is a minus.

Posted on: 2011/2/2 22:35
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Re: Loew's Theater could be so much more...
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robotjustin wrote:
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Because bands make their money from touring, and if they have to pay less of a venue fee they can make more money.

Plenty of bands play in Brooklyn, plenty play in Manhattan, plenty play Maxwells, and plenty would play The Lowes if they could.


Well, Todd from Maxwells is the guy who booked all those bigger rock shows (Beck, Decemberists, were there any others?) Seems like if it was working out well he would have done more. Has there even been one since '07?

Maxwells is probably my favorite place in the world to see a band, but the capacity is what? 100? 150? Much easier to fill than nearly 2,000 seats (and is the balcony fixed up yet? That makes it 3,000+). It's a big, big room.

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Re: Loew's Theater could be so much more...
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That former Stanley Theatre is now renovated and called The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, and is a cultural anchor of a revived downtown Pittsburgh. A similar story may be unrealistic, but JC is only 25% smaller than Pittsburgh, surely we can do better than we have.


Pittsburgh is not next door to New York City. Why would a band play the Lowes when they could play 10 different similar sized venues in NYC and/or Brooklyn where an audience is more guaranteed? I'm not saying that it's not going to happen, and the success of the Beck shows, etc, show it can be done on at least a limited basis, but there's a lot of competition for audiences locally so comparing to a theater in Pittsburgh is far from apples-to-apples. I'd love to see a day when there are multiple shows there weekly, with some or all filled to capacity, but it's quite a challenge.

Posted on: 2011/2/2 19:05
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Re: 131 Kensington
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The Hague lobby is to die for but I\'m really surprised that a building of that caliber does not have door staff.


It's a luxury that pretty much every building in the neighborhood lost years ago. 50 Glenwood (Gothic Towers) is the only one left, yes? Are the doormen full-time there or only part-time? The Summit at 2787 Kennedy has doormen, but is really more what I'd call Journal Square.

Posted on: 2010/12/22 16:59
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Re: 131 Kensington
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I've always been curious about The Hague (2600 Kennedy). There's some units there listed on zillow. This is the big daddy of the pre-war buildings in the McGinley Sq. area.


There are some amazing apartments in there, especially on the top 2 floors, some of which contain parts of Mayor Frank Hague's 14-room duplex which was split up many years ago. The views are excellent. The building is reaching the end of a expensive, multi-year exterior restoration. My impression as an outsider is that values have been kept down a bit by the financial hit of all the work they've had to do, but if it's really coming to an end, that's a good sign.


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Two more buildings to note: 36 Duncan and 50 Glenwood. Both really really nice, but any available units fly off the shelf within a week or two. We have bidding experience at both, one unsuccessfully, one successfully.


I'd say 53 Duncan is nicer and more desirable an address than 36. I'm aware of at least 2 apartments currently for sale there. Some of the apartment layouts are a little odd with a very long hallway, often right after the front door, but it's great display space if you have an art collection. 61 Duncan is the most beautiful building on the block, but is all rentals.

Posted on: 2010/12/21 6:30
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Re: Gingko Trees
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What I believe is the largest female ginkgo tree in JC (perhaps the biggest, male or female) is in front of my house. Yes, it stinks and is a total pain to clean up after during Oct and Nov, but it's a beautiful tree and I refuse to cut it down. We get a lot of asian neighbors coming around to collect the nuts. Unfortunately many of them pick out the seeds and leave the fruit behind instead of cleaning up after themselves.

No one plants females as street trees anymore -- they make cuttings from male trees to plan instead. Any females you see on JC streets were planted a while ago from seeds and it takes a good 10+ years before the sex can even be figured out. The other female trees in JC I know of are on Montgomery and one in Lincoln Park. There are some really big ones in Lincoln Park, in the corner near the playground, but most all of them are male.

Posted on: 2010/11/23 21:25
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Re: Attention JC hipsters/artists buy your dream house....an old JC fire house.
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Brunelleschi Construction


These guys do great work. I'm glad to hear they got it and will be preserving the exterior.

Posted on: 2010/10/15 16:35
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Re: 'Freecycling' movement hits Hudson
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Everyone is so kind..


Let's not overdo it here. There are a lot of flakes (less so than Craigslist, but still a problem) and also a few professional pickers who respond to nearly every ad I've placed and obviously are in the resale business. How about the people giving away 100 things who send 100 separate emails instead of "OFFER: misc items, downtown Jersey City"? I'm still a fan of Freecycle, but it's far from perfect.

Posted on: 2010/10/4 3:38
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Re: 'Freecycling' movement hits Hudson
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Misleading title -- the group has been active for over 6 years.

I tend to list things on Freecycle instead of Craigslist's free category, but there are lots of flakes on both systems. I always find it amazing that I'm giving someone something for free, and he or she can't even show up on time, if at all. I'm also turned off by most of the wanted ads on Freecycle -- too many people asking for impossible things (cars, iPhones, etc.)

Posted on: 2010/9/29 15:14
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Re: Is it safe to walk on John F Kennedy blvd at night?
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Yes, absolutely safe. Very late (post-midnight) on a weekday I might take a $5 cab. I say this having lived here for 8+ years.

Please ignore all the naysayers. I suspect none of them actually live around here. Unless they can back up their statements, their opinions are worthless.

Posted on: 2010/9/25 16:59
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