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Re: Anyone have an electric fireplace?
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How much cheaper is gas to run than say electric fireplace a 1,000 square foot apartment? Is 240 electricity more extensive rextensive rgab 110?

How much does one save by putting plastic over the windows?


plastic over windows is a game changer, especially in old buildings. do it. buy extra-strong tape, as the stuff that comes with the window plastic is lousy. you might have to spot-fix your paint, come springtime. seal n' peel removable clear caulk adds another layer of draft protection.

we also lay down extra area rugs (as we're over a chilly storefront, with zero insulation between our wood floors and their tin ceilings.)

since the heat in our place is uneven, we keep the thermostat set to 63, and use oil-filled electric radiators where needed. our winter PSEG bill is always lower than our summer one.


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Re: PATH Trains Increase
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The Port Authority/PATH should be coordinating its purchases with the NYC MTA in order to get better pricing.


how would that work, exactly, when the cars are markedly different?

Posted on: 10/11 21:13
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Re: PATH Trains Increase
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I think the countdown clock would be useful at street level to avoid going into the pit of hell on a hot summer‘s day. Also, the title of this thread is misleading as it won‘t happen until 2022. Who knows how many more bodies will be crammed into Grove St station at that time.


and to avoid rushing down the stairs through a crush of people, only to find that the train pulling in is not your train.

Posted on: 10/11 10:19
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Re: PATH Trains Increase
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asny10011 wrote:
I think the countdown clock would be useful at street level to avoid going into the pit of hell on a hot summer‘s day. Also, the title of this thread is misleading as it won‘t happen until 2022. Who knows how many more bodies will be crammed into Grove St station at that time.


and to avoid rushing down the stairs through a crush of people, only to find that the train pulling in is not your train.

Posted on: 10/11 10:19
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Re: Chicago Church, Father Paul and Jersey City
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why does this rumor-mongering thread even exist?

Posted on: 10/10 16:48
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Re: Short term Hilltop rental available
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is it furnished?

Posted on: 10/8 17:54
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Re: The best bagel shop in North Jersey is... WONDER BAGLES
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Dough comes out, is braided and risen, egg painted and baked. There's NOTHING like challah fresh out of the oven! Whenever we have guests for Shabbat they think we're gods for making fresh challah every week.


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laughed. out. loud.

but okay seriously, for we shiksas who believe that french toast should only be made with challah, where can we find it downtown? I'm using the brioche from the Korean on Bay Street, which is a fine substitute, but not perfect.

Posted on: 9/18 13:14
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Re: The best bagel shop in North Jersey is... WONDER BAGLES
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These guys will always have a place in my heart for how they reached out to the cat rescue community when Cookie got evicted, and then threw a bagel party at Fussy Friends after Cookie's successful adoption.

They are good eggs, and I like their bagels, too.

(You can follow Cookie on Instagram: cookie_the_wonder_cat)

Posted on: 9/17 13:07
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Money should be spent for important things, honesty in government is an important thing, psyop.


I agree, on important things. This is not that.


So truth is not important?


Stop trying to twist it, just because you deem something important doesn't make it that.


oh god just stop, everybody

Posted on: 7/25 14:28
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Re: Lottery open for affordable units in Jersey City apartment building
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"The 485 Marin rents are 19 to 33 percent higher than the "good faith estimate" of rents submitted to the council in 2015 when the project's 20-year tax break was approved. Then, the rents were estimated to range from $990 and $1,643.

Spokeswomen for the city and for KRE Group declined to comment on the change."

Posted on: 7/24 15:28
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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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I wish them luck. Hopefully this establishment kissed enough rings at the HCNA and they're not driven from this location and are allowed to remain open more than 2 hours a day by the NIMBYs.

Spoke like a true renter. But I do wish them well and agree with you about their lengthy permanent stay.


what makes this a particularly renter sentiment? I think the Prato kerfuffle was divided among those who lived adjacent to them and those who did not.

Posted on: 7/17 11:43
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Re: Parking Space for Rent
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hey there! I messaged you, but my outbox doesn't show it. please PM me if you don't see it. we've been looking for a secure parking spot downtown for ages, and your price is right in our sweet spot. thanks!

Posted on: 6/14 15:04
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Re: New Jersey to lose three Sears, one Kmart, in latest round of store closings
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there's a Kmart in Jersey City?

Posted on: 6/1 11:37
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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P&K had about a year left on their 20-year lease. The new lease offer was over $20k/month and they'd told me they couldn't swing that months before the pedestrian plaza expansion. But multiple store owners have said that the pedestrian plaza has reduced their business. I've been here over 30 years and know enough of the longtime owners. They told me directly-


we are in P&K every other day. they're our go-to grocer. we will really feel their absence if they close.

Posted on: 5/29 19:46
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Re: New Wonder Bagels location opening
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I agree the one dtjc is a hot mess, the damn ceiling is falling down and crap is falling down, possibly in the food prep area. The rumor is that this location may be history. I do like this one because it's the original but it's not very clean looking. It's the only location where there are disgusting dogs and a cat in the damn shop. That's pretty disgusting.


I'd rather have a cat in a bakery than mice. and yes, every food establishment has mice.

but thanks to some crybaby like you, Cookie the Wonder Cat got evicted.

Posted on: 5/28 15:31
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Re: Jersey City LIVE Falcon Camera - 101 Hudson Street
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Very cool update on "Junior" - the little eyas that was born in the JC nest:

https://exit63.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/junior-goes-to-sedge/

What a great story!


that video made this old curmudgeon's heart grow three sizes, plus two

Posted on: 5/27 23:44
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Re: Jersey City LIVE Falcon Camera - 101 Hudson Street
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a LOT has been happening at the JC Falcon nest this week!

the other three eggs never hatched, and the lone hatchling was doing poorly.

meanwhile, over at the Goethals Bridge, demolition work uncovered a nest full of baby falcons.

the decision was made to rehome those falcons in Jersey City, and remove the lone puny hatchling for care.

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/


Posted on: 5/16 18:04
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Re: See the former convent that has been transformed into condos
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I love that they kept the windows and general integrity of the exterior.

with all of that architectural inspiration, I am surprised at how boring the interiors are.

Posted on: 5/15 10:34
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Re: Deeded Roof question
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if you do agree to let your neighbor put it in (and/or if you put one in yourself), make sure the exhaust points outward, onto the street or back yard.

there's a big A/C compressor on my roof, and the blast of heated exhaust it creates makes half of the roof uninhabitable. I'm a renter, as is the business who installed the A/C. I really wish the landlord had thought of this when giving the go-ahead.

Posted on: 5/14 1:39
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Re: Suitcase guy at the pedestrian mall
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I hope he has a full tip jar every night. he's really incredible. (and not noisy. and doesn't carry a clipboard. really, he's the best possible pedestrian mall regular.)

Posted on: 5/12 16:32
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Jersey City LIVE Falcon Camera - 101 Hudson Street
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the Hatch Watch is on!

any day now....

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/falconcam/

Posted on: 5/9 11:05
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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This monument was not meant to be bizarre. If it is perceived that way just signifies that it is artistically bad, way too literal.

You don't create Holocaust memorials depicting corpses being loaded into ovens.

The sculptor here resorted to shock value because he had no better ideas to convey the tragedy of mass murder of Polish war prisoners by the Soviets.



it's actually the opposite of literal. it is figurative.
first, they died of machine-gun fire (not bayonettes).
the earliest victims of the massacre were Polish military officers who were instructed not to resist the Russians, and were rounded up and imprisoned for their efforts. it was a huge betrayal, in addition to being a war crime.
they were "stabbed in the back" in the figurative sense.


Do you understand expression "way too literal"?

It does not mean "literal".



that is literally insane.

Posted on: 5/3 18:07
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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I'm going to make a suggestion, and I will try to stay as respectful as possible. Almost every single thread on here worth debating tends to diverge into a Yvonne vs. the world discussion. Let's try a month of completely ignoring any and all comments from Yvonne. I say that not out of disrespect to Yvonne (despite usually disagreeing with her views), but moreso out of respect for dialogue and discussion. Some of you (bodhipooh, etc.) raise great points and offer something to the discussion, and should keep it focused on that.

Can we at least try it? I mean literally no responding to or acknowledging Yvonne's responses, no matter how left field or out of order they are.


Or don't...


I applaud your effort.

Posted on: 5/3 15:37
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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stillinjc wrote:
This monument was not meant to be bizarre. If it is perceived that way just signifies that it is artistically bad, way too literal.

You don't create Holocaust memorials depicting corpses being loaded into ovens.

The sculptor here resorted to shock value because he had no better ideas to convey the tragedy of mass murder of Polish war prisoners by the Soviets.



it's actually the opposite of literal. it is figurative.
first, they died of machine-gun fire (not bayonettes).
the earliest victims of the massacre were Polish military officers who were instructed not to resist the Russians, and were rounded up and imprisoned for their efforts. it was a huge betrayal, in addition to being a war crime.
they were "stabbed in the back" in the figurative sense.

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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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I have grown to love this monument for all of its bizarre-ness. hope it stays.

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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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Nice post El. I might point out that some of the forces like HPNA back then were actively hostile to local commerce, doing whatever they could to push out the little storefront businesses. So many storefronts were converted to condos!


Indeed, this is Yvonne and the NA's real legacy. They drove out local businesses that served many to preserve parking for few wealthy homeowners in the area. The sad thing is, now that those spaces have been turned to condos, we can never have that level of local retail in the residential neighborhoods again.

You can see that they haven't changed at all. Look at all the HCNA members that came here to gloat when they successfully forced Prato out of their space. We'll never have the version of Jersey City El and I feel most people want as long as these corrupt groups are allowed to have unchecked influence.


except....Prato is still in their space, happily doing business.


Except...they very clearly state on their website that they will be closing that location and moving to 374 4th st in the village. Presumably the space will transform into a real estate office, nail salon or daycare.

Try again.

Prato had a few issues when it opened, which are discussed in a thread here. They tried to use a backyard for seating, and tried to operate as a restaurant, both zoning violations; a neighbor complained, and Prato sorted things out. HCNA was not involved.

Someone (I don't recall if it was Prato or the owner or both) tried to rezone from cafe to restaurant, which would allow alcohol and later hours, a bad fit for a quiet residential neighborhood. The change was denied, but Prato did get indoor seating.

That was 2 years ago. No problems and (from what I can tell) good business since then. HCNA's Facebook page has no discussions at all of Prato since then.

No public parking spaces anywhere near there were removed since Prato opened.

The "gloating" is in your imagination. There was one poster (squeeg) who blamed the landlord for the conflicts, not Prato, and was glad the community (not the Association) blocked the restaurant rezoning.

It's not clear why they are moving. Their site doesn't even say "moving," just that they are opening a new space on 4th, so who knows? Whatever the reason, they certainly weren't driven out by the HCNA.


a Prato on 4th street will be a welcome addition to that neighborhood, which has been one dining establishment short since Madame Claude relocated.

a business leaving isn't always a cause for alarm. if Prato is vacating Erie Street, they leave behind a wonderful space for a new cafe, while the village gains a great new place.

Posted on: 4/27 12:52
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Re: N.J. city shuts down burlesque show, citing obscenity laws
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Jersey City decides burlesque show not obscene after all

JERSEY CITY — The (slightly tamer) show must go on!

Lillian Bustle, the burlesque performer whose act was deemed too obscene by Jersey City's legal eagles, is planning a new show at Newark Avenue venue FM Wednesday night after the city changed its mind and gave her its go-ahead.

Bustle, 39, called the news "a big relief" and said she hopes this episode encourages city officials to "fully research all the factors on their plate" in the future.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... show_not_obscene_aft.html



any JClisters attend this? have you survived with your moral fiber intact?

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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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Nice post El. I might point out that some of the forces like HPNA back then were actively hostile to local commerce, doing whatever they could to push out the little storefront businesses. So many storefronts were converted to condos!


Indeed, this is Yvonne and the NA's real legacy. They drove out local businesses that served many to preserve parking for few wealthy homeowners in the area. The sad thing is, now that those spaces have been turned to condos, we can never have that level of local retail in the residential neighborhoods again.

You can see that they haven't changed at all. Look at all the HCNA members that came here to gloat when they successfully forced Prato out of their space. We'll never have the version of Jersey City El and I feel most people want as long as these corrupt groups are allowed to have unchecked influence.


except....Prato is still in their space, happily doing business.

Posted on: 4/26 14:48
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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Yvonne wrote:
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Yvonne, will you concede that the plaza has not impacted access to the medical center as you claimed it would?


I do not know if it has impact the Medical Center, but I do know traffic along Newark Avenue from Jersey City to the Kennedy Blvd (Indian Square) is back up always since that particular street was closed. I know someone who stopped going to Monteleone Bakery due to this problem. This person orders their cakes there going back decades.


as a frequent Newark Ave traveler, I can report that this is patently false. condolences on your friend's cake loss.

Posted on: 4/25 16:08
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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will they actually plant it this time, though? the renderings for the original plaza promised a lot more greenery than what was delivered. I love our little slice of walkability, but it isn't nearly what it could be, in terms of aesthetics.

Posted on: 4/25 11:54
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