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Re: Veterans Day is upon us. Here is where you can go to honor those who served our nation
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How long does the parade last - and what is the route? Does this stop traffic across Newark Ave and elsewhere?


These are great questions that the city really needs to address. Once again, traffic downtown was a nightmare, with very little police presence and zero signage. Drivers had no idea why they were at a standstill on First Street, and many laid on their horns in frustration. This happens every time a parade or festival closes Jersey City streets. Posting it on the city's website isn't enough. They really need to step up awareness before and during these events.

Posted on: 11/10 20:24
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Re: PATH Train: New fares for SmartLink Multi-Trip & Unlimited Passes effective 11/1/19
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What is the maximum number of trips I can add to SmartLink?

SmartLink holds a maximum of six products, three different types of product with no more than two of any product. As such, SmartLink can hold up to 140 trips: two 40-trip products, two 20-trip products, and two 10-trip products.

https://www.pathsmartlinkcard.com/faq.html


weirdly, when we tried to max out our cards on the 31st, it only let us get up to 100 trips.

Posted on: 11/4 15:19
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The quotes in this article are hilarious. Two heartfelt testimonials about how AirBNB saved the family farm, and one short, poorly-worded "AirBNB bad."

Very even-handed sampling, Jersey Journal.

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Readers weigh in on Jersey City referendum on short-term rentals | Opinion

Today 4:00 PM (10/11/2019)

By Letters To The Editor | The Jersey Journal

Editor’s note: When Jersey City voters go to the polls Nov. 5, they’ll be asked a referendum question on whether the city should put into effect (VOTE YES) or overturn (VOTE NO) a new city law that puts restrictions on short-term rentals of properties such as Airbnb. The law, approved in June, allows homeowners who are on-site to share their home 365 days a year and calls for an annual 60-day cap for short-term rentals if the property owner is not on-site. It prohibits short-term rentals in buildings with more than four units and phases out existing short-term rental contracts in those buildings by Jan. 1, 2021. It also prohibits renters from serving as short-term rental hosts.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/10/rea ... term-rentals-opinion.html


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Posted on: 10/14 0:30
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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There was a sizeable blast of vomit on and in front of the stoop of the Air BNB hotel at 222 First Street. Since the owner lives in the Hamptons, and there's no housekeeping on Sunday, the neighbors got to walk around this treat for the entire weekend.

Good times.

Posted on: 10/7 19:02
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The sad thing is that with AirBnB regulated out of existence, rents won't be reduced by much, if at all. As long as multi-family buildings are torn down and replaced with Bayonne boxes, the rent market will continue to face shortages (at least until the next recession).

What will be lost is the revenue paid to the city by AirBnB. Wasn't it around $9mil a year?


You know what else is lost? Party goers coming and going at all hours of the night. The feeling of insecurity you have when strangers are constantly in your building. Having to become the de facto concierge for out of towners. There is a true quality of life issue here.


I will not be sad to lose the hotel on our block, in the lot zoned for a proper apartment building.

Posted on: 10/2 19:18
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I know this has been addresses before, but I can't make the search function work. Who can I get to cut and install an odd-shaped piece of glass, for the window to a grandfather clock?

Posted on: 9/26 17:22
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Re: Woman charged after keeping her 2 kids and mom in filthy JC home
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This woman has been the bane of Wayne Street for quite awhile, battling neighbors on the daily. It's tragic, as there is clearly some mental illness going on.

Posted on: 9/17 16:14
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Re: Skunks out of control in Lafayette!!! City Sides with Skunks!
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Actually, yes, that is within their mission. But it seems like their primary job is being non-responsive so as to make whatever it is the citizens problem. They will not even return a call. Even the nice workers at LHS admit as much. Lord help you if instead of calling them 10 times till they send someone with a trap you rescue a cat yourself but are unable to keep it. You might as well put it out on the street again, even the cat rescues won't take it. Ask me how I know, the kitten is making our elderly cat miserable.



Couple things: If you bring the kitten directly to LHS, they will take it. Or PM me, and I'll try to hook you up with a local rescue. We are lousy with kittens over here...so what's one more?

Posted on: 9/12 10:59
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Re: Skunks out of control in Lafayette!!! City Sides with Skunks!
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We had already had a raccoon problem. Raccoons enter homes and cause havoc. We also have a possum problem.

What we really have is a people problem.


Fixed it for you.

Posted on: 9/10 18:40
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Re: One of N.J.'s trendiest Asian restaurants has closed its doors
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If this new place is looking to draw it's clientele from NYC, then they should stay in NYC. Who needs them here?


Shouldn't a city that's going through a financial crisis and is increasingly forced to raise taxes be accepting of anybody that wants to come here and spend money and contribute to the local economy? If you want to live in some insular community, there are plenty of shit suburbs in NJ where you'll never have to worry about anyone coming to visit.


Agreed with you. I can't understand this insular mentality of eschewing visitors (who want to come here to spend some of their money) out of some misplaced sense of entitlement or fear that visitors will somehow "destroy" the fabric of our city.

I would rather see JCPD clamp down on the drunks who come here to imbibe and then drive all over town like maniacs at closing time, or the out-of-town commuters that speed on local streets as they try to make in/out of JC.


Would be great if the bars and restaurants on Newark Ave could be persuaded to validate parking at any of the decks on Columbus, so that out-of-town patrons don't come hollering down residential streets at 2am. Because for some reason they always seem to be yelling.

Posted on: 8/29 18:50
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Re: Bye bye, Barcade?
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does that building hold no historic significance? we're a block away, and can't change our stoop railing, per rules. how can corporations just tear down these old beauties?

Posted on: 8/7 19:24
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Re: The Top 28 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken
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OK, then City Diner.. or a host of other spots. If you want to extend into Hoboken, then La Isla, the Malibu Diner and the Spa should be mentioned.


okay on THOSE we agree.

Posted on: 8/1 2:00
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Re: The Top 28 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken
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Who the heck doesn’t include the Brownstone and instead adds a corporate place like Turning Point, or a lousy one like Greek From Greece (and I say that as a Greek).

The writer of that article has no taste.


Have you been to The Brownstone lately? It has gone drastically downhill over the last couple of years.

Posted on: 7/30 19:30
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Re: Pitbull and AKON to Headline at Jersey City 4th of July Festival 2019
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oh great. another performer who's notoriously late to his own shows. so we can expect the fireworks to start at, when.....midnight?

Posted on: 6/24 23:10
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Re: Window washers spray nesting peregrine falcons off JC building
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UPDATE: The missing fledgling has been found 4 blocks from the nestbox. Looks like the parents have been feeding her all week, and then she hit a building. She's been picked up and is being evaluated.

Posted on: 6/23 18:46
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Re: Window washers spray nesting peregrine falcons off JC building
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I'm also going to catch a lot of shit about this...

I don't care.


You know you are a DB and post anyway, do you need attention or something?

Congrats!


I have no trouble being called a DB, but a further explanation is owed. Obviously this is a horrible act. It just upsets me that a majority of the population has more empathy for the birds but little to none for the homelessness crisis, folks being pushed out of their home to do rising costs, the lack of education and economic opportunities in certain sections of the city,

The bird situation is a tradgety but so many more injustices happening every day and some never say a peep.


it is possible - really, it is! - to care about more than one thing at once. to say "I don't care about this, because there are bigger tragedies," is to say that you pretty much don't care about anything short of world annihilation, as every tragedy pales in the face of it.

plus, worse than being a DB, you just sound like an idiot.

Posted on: 6/21 23:26
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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I find the efforts to ban plastic straws to be particularly annoying...


https://reason.com/2019/05/07/new-jers ... ll-bags-paper-or-plastic/

State legislators have clearly heard this message, floating proposals to ban not just plastic grocery bags, but all single-use bags—paper or plastic.

Working its way though the legislature right now is S2776. As written, the legislation would ban food service businesses and other retailers who have stores larger than 1,000 square feet from providing their customers with plastic bags. The bill would also naturally ban plastic straws.

Violators would be fined anywhere from $500 to $5,000 depending on the number of offenses.


annoying but necessary. recycling is just a band-aid. we need to stop consuming single-use plastic crap.

Posted on: 6/17 12:24
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Re: New Jersey to require schools to teach LGBT history
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Y'all homophobes are a trip man.
"teach LGBT history" - what do you think this is going to consist of? It's going to be one page in a 400 page text book and a ten minute discussion about civil rights for all and the Stonewall Riots. Maybe one question on a test or quiz. None of your kids will "turn" gay if they weren't already.


I disagree with your assessment.
As with all of the social and cultural curricula in the schools and colleges, the focus will grow and grow until it becomes an expensive part of education It's the way of society today.

I'm a little concerned that marginal "historical" figures will become subjects to be studied as the curriculum grows. I may be wrong, but let's see.


I assume you mean "expansive," not expensive. And please explain that statement, and cite examples, if possible. Are you decrying the fact that slavery is now being taught as an atrocity, and not just a way of life for the south? Does it pain you that civil rights are explored? That the treatment of Native Americans is rightly seen as a genocide? That Columbus maybe isn't the hero we were all once taught?

Righting the wrongs of past curricula should be embraced, even if it means bringing formerly marginal figures to the forefront (when it turns out they're not marginal at all).

Posted on: 6/10 23:14
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Re: New Jersey to require schools to teach LGBT history
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....history will be rewritten to accommodate the gay agenda.


Are we still using "gay agenda" in 2019??
I'm not a fan of the Yvonne-bashing that goes on here, but now I see why it's so tempting.
Ten bucks says she was one of those people who read this satire piece as fact, and sent it to all her homophobic friends with the comment "I TOLD YOU IT WAS HAPPENING!!!"

https://www.theonion.com/98-homosexual ... e-nearing-goal-1819564785

Posted on: 6/10 16:56
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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I read the ordinance. The AirBNB spokeswoman is correct about it pretty much killing the business outside of owner-occupied 1 to 3 family buildings.

Non-owner occupied properties are essentially banned (over 3 units) or severely limited (28 days max a year). With the limits and the registration fees, AirBnB becomes non economical to do, which is I think the point of the regulations.



As the next-door neighbor of an entire apartment building that's being run as an AirBNB hotel, I applaud this restriction. The developer pitched this new construction to the neighborhood and zoning board as rental apartments, and then promptly furnished them and listed them all on AirBNB and comparable overseas short-term rental sites. He lives in the Hamptons, and his neighbors get to deal with the noise and confusion of a stream of transient visitors. (Confusion because, weekly, one of them sets off the fire alarm, and our street is filled with ladder trucks. Maybe label your system more clearly, absentee concierge?)
isn't there a limit of 5 units? why doesn't the city enforce the 5 unit limit first


Why allow 5 units in the first place?? That is insane.
Subletting your home while you're on vacation: awesome.
Renting out a spare room or mother-in-law suite: super.
Removing 5 rental units from the market to run your own ad hoc hotel in a residential neighborhood: hell no.

Posted on: 6/10 16:48
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Re: Spring Surprise: 50,000 Honeybees Discovered In NJ Apartment Building
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so awesome that the building's super called a beekeeper, and not an exterminator.

Posted on: 5/17 23:05
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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I read the ordinance. The AirBNB spokeswoman is correct about it pretty much killing the business outside of owner-occupied 1 to 3 family buildings.

Non-owner occupied properties are essentially banned (over 3 units) or severely limited (28 days max a year). With the limits and the registration fees, AirBnB becomes non economical to do, which is I think the point of the regulations.



As the next-door neighbor of an entire apartment building that's being run as an AirBNB hotel, I applaud this restriction. The developer pitched this new construction to the neighborhood and zoning board as rental apartments, and then promptly furnished them and listed them all on AirBNB and comparable overseas short-term rental sites. He lives in the Hamptons, and his neighbors get to deal with the noise and confusion of a stream of transient visitors. (Confusion because, weekly, one of them sets off the fire alarm, and our street is filled with ladder trucks. Maybe label your system more clearly, absentee concierge?)

Posted on: 5/9 13:44
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Re: SATURDAY - Newport Fiesta 5K - Road Closures/No Parking
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Why do they close downtown for a 5K when one could be run perfectly well in Liberty State Park or Lincoln Park? Or even along the waterfront.

Parks are great for jogging, that's part of what they are designed for.

Robin.


Because this is supposed to showcase DTJC, not a state or county park. If it were all the time like the festivals on 9th ave in Manhattan I'd be peeved, but it's not. I can't recall another day except perhaps the 4th that is such a mess.


Exactly this. The event was meant to showcase DTJC. It is part of an effort by NYRR to expand into hosting some races in NJ, and by the city administration to keep JC in the conversation. The race was a resounding success. Almost 7,000 runners participated, and many others came out to support the runners. I am sure it was good business for the local restaurants and shops.

I feel the city could have done a better job of getting the word out (I know it has been pointed out that it was feature prominently in social media, and via some electronic signs) but being in touch with the many NAs and buildings in a more timely manner could have helped in getting people informed. The social media thing will only reach someone if they are followers or actively scanning those outlets, and the electronic signs are only fully consumed if you happen to walk or drive past one, and slow enough to get all the information. It just seems like a lot of people were caught off guard: memos or print outs handed out to each building in the area could have gotten the word out to people more effectively. Still, I am glad the city made the effort to have the race hosted here, and I look forward to doing it again next year.


strategically-placed cops directing traffic wouldn't hurt, either, plus cops on hand solely to ticket drivers who make the entire situation way more unpleasant by laying on their horn for solid minutes. seriously, eff those guys.

Posted on: 5/6 14:58
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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How about China recycling every piece of plastic it sends to the US.


How about the U.S. quits buying plastic crap from China?


Lead by exanple


I do. It isn't difficult. Single-use plastic has been around for one generation. Giving it up will not send us back to the caves.

Posted on: 5/5 15:53
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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How about China recycling every piece of plastic it sends to the US.


How about the U.S. quits buying plastic crap from China?

Posted on: 5/3 17:13
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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Jersey City Up Front has an article posted today regarding details of the planned Whole Foods space:

http://www.jerseycityupfront.com/neig ... ullboy-expands-food-menu/

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Link to the original article on Jersey Digs:

http://jerseydigs.com/whole-foods-met ... owers-jersey-city-update/


I'm surprised no one has chimed in about the FIVE LEVELS of parking integrated into the building. That's a parking lot across from another (the one at 50 Columbus, which is usually mostly empty) and across the street diagonally from another parking lot (the one at Grove Pointe) that is usually somewhat empty, as well. I thought we were trying to move away from the idea of reliance on cars and towards more pedestrian friendly concepts.

In any case, I think it also speaks volumes that neither the Planning Board, nor Traffic Department, seem to think that traffic in the area is already a chaotic mess. WTF?


Normally I would agree with you, but this is a grocery store.

Do you intend to see folks walking across those major roadways with shopping bags in tow or pushing their carts to these other lots and then returning those same carts to the store?


Um, yes? It's a dense as hell city and this location is on top of a subway station. There is no need for parking, especially with other (empty) garages on the same block.

How much parking is allotted for the Trader Joe's in Brooklyn Heights? That's a neighborhood with similar density and similar % of car ownership to DTJC.


You need to escape your bubble and realize that most people need cars, especially when going to the grocery store.

No chance in hell to get any kind of major grocer in DTJC without plenty of parking.


Please stop speaking for most people. This person has been grocery shopping for a family of three, sans car, for years now.

Posted on: 5/3 17:13
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Re: STARBUCKS ON GROVE
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If this thread hadn't pointed it out, I would never have noticed the changes to Grove Street Starbucks. This is a storm in a coffee cup.

Posted on: 5/3 17:10
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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I wonder if its time to ban plastic eating utensils. i'm about to toss a bag full that Chinese delivery keeps bringing despite my requests that I don't need plastic ware


instead of tossing it, why not bring it back to the restaurant?

Posted on: 5/2 15:49
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Re: Murphy pulls Mississippi flag from LSP
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How sensitive Murphy is! So sensitive that, after prayer, it is now legal in NJ to off one's eldelry parent.

Uhhh no. Euthanasia is still illegal in NJ.

The bill Murphy signed is pretty specific. You need 2 doctors to sign off that the patient has a terminal illness with a prognosis of 6 months or less left of life; the patient also must be of sound mind and self-administer the drug. Sounds pretty compassionate to me.


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And funding "Planned Parenthood" [sic] was his first bill.

Some of us view funding a major women's health provider as a good thing.


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And he has spent what seems like most of his energy trying to overcome resistance by the Black Caucus to pot legalization.

Yes, as the majority of NJers want legalized marijuana, and those legislators have valid concerns.

None of this, obviously, has anything to do with removing a state flag that includes a symbol of the Confederacy from a state park.


Your facts and logic have no place here, Dolomiti. Away with you!

Posted on: 4/30 14:31
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Details

-Tenants may not operate short term rentals and apply for short term rental permits, even if you have permission to sublet your apartment on Airbnb
-Full apartment rentals in buildings larger than 3 units will be illegal
-Property owners who live on site in 3 family homes are limited to one Airbnb unit



The first restriction is a bummer. Tenants should be able to sublet with landlord's permission.

But amen to outlawing full apartment building rentals.

There's a building on 1st Street that was advertised during construction as "New Luxury Rentals Coming Soon." Since opening, the entire building has been operating as an AirBNB hotel. A dozen units, off the table to long-term tenants.

The absentee landlord never intended to rent these apartments to actual Jersey City residents, and duped the city into giving him a hotel construction permit for the relatively cheap price of an apartment building.

In addition to lowering the number of available units and pushing the prices up of those that remain, this building's visitors are not neighbors. They are transients who do not treat the neighborhood with respect, and there is no landlord or resident on-site to oversee them. Ban this nonsense.

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