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Re: Bright Street -- Prone to Flooding?
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Where Bright, Grove, and Grand almost meet each other, there were several feet of water on Bright. That is where the surge came from and it is very low set. During Sandy, there was no power for two weeks. If you look at some of the row houses on the east side of Grove on that block, a few are still devastated from Sandy - that area took a major hit.

Posted on: 11/11 10:27
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Re: Whats going on-Van Vorst Park?
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Re: New York Times: Is New York’s Best Pizza in New Jersey?
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I like Razza pizza but it's comparing apples to oranges. Razza is not really NY traditional style pizza at all. Both styles are great in different ways.

Closest thing that I have found to good NY traditional style pizza here is Boun Appetito.

Posted on: 9/13 13:19
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Re: Park & 6th closing
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Sign on door says they are on vacation until 9/6, but were still closed as of last night.

Posted on: 9/8 13:37
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Re: 34 Coles Street, Dunkin Donuts?
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How would they get around the no chain store restriction.

Posted on: 8/3 18:09
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Re: Alternate Side Parking
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Expect a $42 ticket or whatever they are now to be on your car when you return. They don't give anyone breaks unless you have a disability or personally know the ticket person.

Posted on: 1/22 21:42
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Re: Alternate Side Parking
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They do sweep during rain.

Posted on: 1/22 13:19
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Re: Trump Pics Mega Thread
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Trump pinata that Guns N' Roses hung in Mexico City last night for fans to beat crap out of.

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Posted on: 12/1 11:59
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Re: Green Party of the US - 2016 Presidential Candidate
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3O01EfM5fU

Just cancel student debt, really? That's the plan? Also feeding into 911 conspiracies. Brilliant. Before anyone wastes their vote, they should probably research the candidate - simply voting for someone for the sake of not voting for Clinton or Trump is not a wise move.

Posted on: 2016/10/20 8:45
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Re: WAZE App showed me the rest of JC
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Not every renter in JC needs to invest their time and effort into being concerned about the entire city.

I would say the majority of downtown renters only care about their immediate surroundings and their ability to get to the city. Unless they are investing in other parts of JC, who cares if they are living and comfortable in their downtown bubble.

While it sucks that most of Greenville is stricken by crime and undeveloped areas, that really is not of my concern as I have no desire to frequent or invest in those areas. If you want to help out the people of those areas and get involved, all the power to you - but don't expect those that are happy living and spending their time downtown to have the same passion as you.

Posted on: 2016/8/15 13:13
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Re: Monty's Public House
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I can't see a trendy tapas place succeeding there. A sports bar would have done well.

With as long as it's taken them to get this place open, I'm sure the cost has been high, the demand for a tapas place will not pay the bills. They'll never hit the black.

Posted on: 2016/8/15 13:00
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Re: BIKE LANES in Jersey City
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The lanes on Grove are still doing great as they are consistently at least 50 - 60% blocked by vehicles that are double parked.



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so how is jersey city doing with implementing bike lanes?

there are some nice green textured ones on a few blocks of lower Montgomery and part of Columbus.

there are some more stripped/painted ones, throughout the city. But, none (or few) are connected. there are none that go more than a few blocks east/west and none from uptown to downtown (up/down the hill.)

now with Citi Bike expansion, there should be a need for a connected bike lane system. and perhaps a trial protected bike lane.








Posted on: 2016/7/21 10:05
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Re: Problems with Comcast?
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I believe a lot get sucked into advertising. Both Fios and Comcast are fiber. They are both extremely fast. As a comcast subscriber, and an IT professional that runs his own company and has virtual machines accessible through the network... comcast is good.

Maybe 10 years ago, with cable internet you would notice your bandwidth being affected by other users.. but that is far from the case these days. I get consistent 180Mbps download - it's possible if everyone in the neighborhood is downloading movies at the same time it can get throttled to 160Mbps -- which is still amazing and more than anybody needs.

It is the equipment within the buildings that are peoples problems - not the service coming to the building.

People get so sucked into marketing campaigns to think that one service is faster than the other... when in reality they are both faster than anyone needs.

Customer service and pricing however is a completely different story. I can only speak to Comcast on that and they suck at it - but have gotten slightly better over the past few years.


Posted on: 2016/7/9 9:24
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Re: Problems with Comcast?
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Agreed with the above posters -- pay Comcast to send the signal to your modem and don't use their equipment. Do some research, get a decent modem and a good router and your speeds should be fast. I have Blast and consistently have download speeds of 180MBps on all my devices.

Posted on: 2016/7/8 8:39
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Re: Problems with Comcast?
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EasyGibson wrote:
Posting this on July 1st.

For the past probably month or so I've been having terribly unreliable service with my internet. I'm in Downtown. My connection drops pretty much nightly right around 9.

I called tech support and they said they can have someone come out. I told them it's not me, it's you. Then to my amazement they told me there's literally nothing that I, as a customer, can do to resolve this, or to check back on to see that someone was working on the issue.
They have no service advisories on record. There's no department she could point me to that deals with anything related to quality assurance.

Anybody else having this issue? What the hell do you do? Switch to Fios? Does Fios suck?


Before blaming Comcast - maybe think a little more and that the problem could possibly be on your end. I hate Comcast as as a company, their customer service is pathetic, but I've had them here downtown for 13 years and they have been extremely reliable.

My guess is you have issues with your equipment.. maybe modem, router, or your devices.

Posted on: 2016/7/2 4:36
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Re: Shutting Down Downtown on a Saturday
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Get real. Who the hell is checking Waze and looking up street closures online when it occurs to them mid-afternoon Saturday that they need to run to Target or Home Depot to get a few things too large to handle by bike or walking? I'm a creature of the 21st century and use Waze when venturing out on the TPK and beyond, but it's a bit much to expect people to take those steps for such a small, run of the mill trip.

Besides - there really weren't any good answers. If you had to get out, all Waze and the website would have told you is that you are screwed. And none of which addresses the ambulance....

Why such a crank about it?


Better a crank than a fumduck who doesn't realise that during summer months there are frequently events and festivals that shutdown parts of JC.

(Quite happy to trade insults with entitled d bags if that's where you want to take the thread).


Events and Festivals - no problem. Events, festivals + closing off Grand & Monmouth for paving on a Saturday afternoon = Terrible Planning.

Posted on: 2016/6/21 7:52
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Re: Shutting Down Downtown on a Saturday
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15 mins longer on a Saturday? You may not have noticed all the streets being repaved and sewers being cleaned.

Get a bike. Get Waze. Get a life.


Perhaps not everybody is exactly the same as you and some people need to drive places on their day off. I was stuck in that clusterfk for about 40 minutes just trying to get from the Pathmark plaza to York & Grove.

Posted on: 2016/6/20 15:27
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Re: Shutting Down Downtown on a Saturday
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I rarely drive and was stuck in that mess trying to get home from the auto shop.

It was poor planning to shut down Monmouth and Grand and cross sections during the same day as the JC Eats. They should have just paved that during a weekday, not on a day that there will be a ton of cars. If you were stuck west of Monmouth and tried to get downtown, it was ridiculous.

I've never witnessed about 20 cars driving on the rear side of the building of the old Pathmark just trying to figure out how the hell to get home before.

Posted on: 2016/6/20 15:21
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Re: Security lines at EWR
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TSA-precheck is often just a long sometimes longer then Premier line as there is usually only 1 or 2 screeners.

Posted on: 2016/5/18 11:13
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Re: 365 Market by Whole Foods
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Thanks to Fulop, no chains allowed downtown unless it's in a very large building with lots of retail space.


I was opposed to that ordinance, but your comment is off base: supermarkets were excluded from the chain restrictions.


Okay - didn't realize that.
Still a terrible ordinance.

Posted on: 2016/2/15 11:22
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Re: 365 Market by Whole Foods
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Thanks to Fulop, no chains allowed downtown unless it's in a very large building with lots of retail space.

Posted on: 2016/2/14 19:02
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Re: Ignore button - hide all posts from a particular user
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Just an ignore button to ignore all posts using a wildcard would be good. For example..... Yv*

Posted on: 2016/2/4 8:34
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Re: Health Issues/Concerns in Downtown JC?
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It depends on how you would define the word ill.

Posted on: 2015/12/16 12:18
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Re: Bike Share System
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Look at it this way: If every foot of parking space in the city was divided by the total number of taxpayers, each individual would l get X feet of parking space that "belonged" to them. Likely this would be a strip measured in inches. Until citibike came along, non-car owners could not utilize parking spaces for any legitimate reason even though they were helping to pay for them. As a non car owner It would have been nice if I was exempt from paying some of my taxes to account for the fact that I was not utilizing the parking I was paying for, or if I was able to lease "my" parking space percentage to the car owners, but this has never been the case. But now non-car owners have a legitimate use for a very small percentage of the total parking spaces and you know what? I want MY space used for bikes, and so do a lot of other people. In fact there should be ten times as many citibike stations around town and I hope there will be in the future. This will still leave the vast majority of parking spaces to he car owners and is more democratic. Also lets remember that most of the citibike stations in Jersey City are not IN parking spots. Car owners do not like the loss of ANY spots and are putting up all sorts of irrational arguments against the use of citibike, which is hilarious but shows their overdeveloped sense of entitlement


This is extremely hard to read and understand what in the world your talking about.

Posted on: 2015/11/11 11:11
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Re: Has the morning street sweeper schedule changed?
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The women that used to drive the car on my block knew my neighbor. She would sit outside the brownstone every single day and hit the horn and wait a good minute or two for my neighbor to come out and move the car.

So I guess the key is to just know the person giving out the tickets then your set.

Posted on: 2015/11/6 13:21
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Re: Has the morning street sweeper schedule changed?
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What's there really to complain about? The signs clearly say no parking for the entire 2 hour period.

If the sweeper is not consistent every day due to road construction, I don't think there is a valid complaint as long as the sweeping occurs at some point during the 2 hours.

Posted on: 2015/11/4 14:02
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Re: Fulop wants to change the election from May to November
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This is such an insane argument by a clearly senile Yvonne. We are supposed to be catering to blind confused voters by having a separate election? Really? I'm pretty sure if someone doesn't have the ability to read the ballot, I don't want them voting.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 13:28
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Re: PATH / MTA transfers
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PATH to L -- you walk up stairs from PATH out to the street, go to the right, and right down the L train stairs on the same corner.

Dey St extension has been completed for at least a year, but I don't believe it's ready to be open until after WTC PATH station is open which keeps getting delayed.

Posted on: 2015/10/13 15:40
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Re: Traffic light at Grove+Columbus - whose stupid idea was this?
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I would assume a measure to alleviate the clussterfk of everything else. Honestly think it's better that way then before with the delayed light where nobody knows whats going on.

Posted on: 2015/10/2 17:04
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Re: Joaquin could impact N.J., pose biggest threat since Sandy
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Yup.. that makes sense. Everybody wait until Saturday to fill up your cars.

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All I'm saying is instead of completely disregarding the forecasts and warnings that some are trying to give, based on past recent experiences, it may be very worthwhile to have a disaster plan in the case it does happen for the 3rd time in very recent history.

I know my block was a 6 foot raging river and had no power for 2 weeks - so instead of saying it likely isn't going to happen, things like getting gas and being prepared to move anything important to higher floors, and moving your car to higher ground if you are in a low laying area like southern part of Grove Street and nearby side roads like York -- all are things to at least plan to have in place so the place isn't a nut house on Saturday.

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People are joking a little much over this one. Perhaps they haven't experienced or remember that we had 2 significant storms that in the past 5 years that have ravaged parts of Jersey City including my place on York that had to have the downstairs apartment completely destroyed twice.

You never know and better to have a disaster plan in place just in case it happens again.


I don't think anyone is joking about this. People are saying it is an utter waste of time to focus on forecasts so prematurely, as they are notoriously unreliable until you get closer to the event. In fact, looks like that's what's going to happen here.

Now I understand why people like obsessing over these forecasts well in advance of when the storm would hit (despite their unreliability). It injects drama and excitement into their lives. It generates clicks because people think what if it actually happens? It's essentially a form of entertainment.

If you want to indulge, by all means go ahead. I think that's what the majority of this thread consists of, and there's nothing wrong with it per se.

But there is a problem when you want to accuse the rational people who don't need to engage in this form of entertainment as being somehow irresponsible or failing to treat a possible event with the seriousness it deserves. Like I said, wait until two days before and then see what the forecasts say. Then you will be receiving news instead of entertainment.


The storm was supposed to hit on Monday, not Saturday. Saturday is when you start looking at the forecasts if you want to see if there is a realistic chance it will actually happen. Looking when this thread was first posted is what is meaningless. I called it entertainment, but for those who stress about it we can say "spinning your wheels."

Your point about a disaster plan is irrelevant. Living in a flood zone, you should always have a disaster plan ready. Not wait until now to come up with it. Assuming you are responsible and already have a plan in place, look at the Saturday forecasts and determine what, if anything you should follow in your plan.

Posted on: 2015/10/1 11:59
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