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Re: Durable Flooring
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I have a friend who bought a craftsman style house about 15 years ago. he put down laminate and now they look cheap. he keeps talking about painting in order to make the place look nicer. I told him that no amount of painting is going to overcome the problem of his floors. I told him to look into porcelain that looks like wood, or even engineered wood floors.

any recommendations for something that will look good after 50 years? he says the wood floors are in such poor shape that they can't be sanded. I doubt this since I got my hardwood floors to great even after being covered in vinyl

Posted on: 2018/12/7 5:51
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Re: Durable Flooring
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I haven't seen where laminate buckles, but after awhile they start to swell at the ends and end up looking cheap. that has been my experience.

Posted on: 2018/12/6 17:39

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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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i thought jc with support from the state had moved to de-criminalize marijuana?

Posted on: 2018/12/1 3:45
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Re: Tax Lien
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if the homeowner can no longer afford his/her home which is a sad situation, then the homeowner/s should sell and rent. or aybe buy someplace more affordable.

Posted on: 2018/11/30 18:37
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Re: Leaf Collection Schedule
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don't forget. leaves can make good mulch

Posted on: 2018/11/30 0:04
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Yvonne wrote:
Actually, hero69, most legal and illegal live in tax abated buildings. I was asked to register voters for CIO which is the fore runner of Jersey City Together. I went to the new buildings (affordable housing) assigned in the downtown area. The nonvoters were noncitizens from different racial groups. Nonprofit groups usually churches get money from the federal government to settle legal immigrants. The Catholic Church received around $90 million last year which is why they are pro immigration. But they are not the only nonprofit group, other religious groups also receive funding but I am not aware of the amount. So no hero69, they are not paying the school taxes.
oh my, I stand "corrected". so, even tax-abated buildings pay taxes. 2nd, are you suggesting that only illegal aliens live in these "tax-abated" buildings? do all illegals live in these buildings? do any legal immigrants live there? what % of residents of these buildings are native born citizens? %? please enlighten me.

Posted on: 11/27 21:30
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Monroe wrote:
1. Fulop is encouraging illegal immigrants, which stresses housing and schools. Not the suburbs problem.
2. I don’t disagree about education costs. JC already spends about 25% more per student, while graduation rates far below the state average.
3. If you don’t think there is a ton of waste and corruption in HC schools I suggest you’d be wrong. It’s always easy to spend others money, in this case a half a billion dollars each and every year. Newark sucks almost twice as much-with similar educational outcomes. Uninvolved parents are the root-Union City schools are diverse too, but parents there support education with great results.
what bs. don't most immigrants (legal and illegal) live in houses or apartments and pay rent or property taxes. this rent is then used to cover the anlords property taxes which funds hc schools

Posted on: 11/27 15:41
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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I think the payroll tax is a good first step, but why not have a municipal gas tax and maybe a municipal tax on marijuana if it is ever legalized

Posted on: 11/21 18:45
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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bodhipooh wrote:
The JC to Queens commute is not great, with both the PATH *and* the E/R trains getting very crowded.


Several of my clients moved from the garment center to LIC. Honestly, the travel time is the same since I'm not fighting my way to walk 1/2 mile through the crowded midtown streets. So, can JC be worth the extra fare to commute to LIC? Given that an unlimited Smartlink card is $1000/yr, you can easily save that in 2 months of rent over equivalent areas of Queens. Transferring at 23rd street to the F is a snap.

I'll also point out that outdoor recreation opportunities were on that list of requirements. I guess they downgraded it, but getting to the Catskills or Poconos is FAR easier from JC than Queens, one reason we moved here rather than Brooklyn 20 years ago.

I had a client make almost the exact same move. My travel time nearly doubled. So did my travel costs.

"Fighting you way through the streets?" Really?

LIC has also gentrified quite a bit in the past 10-15 years, with lots of housing and amenities already in the pipeline. LIC will be almost completely transformed by the time HQ 2½ is up and running.

Jersey City would be pretty low on the list if I landed a high-paying job in LIC today.
a salary of $100,000 only goes so far. just ask people in sn francisco and silicon valley...PLUS, hq 2.5 is expected to generate an additional 37,000 indirect jobs.....those people will need to live somewhere too. i read somewhere that ny metro population is expected to grow by 1 million over next decade..

Posted on: 11/13 22:45
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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something else to consider..would you really want to be living next to/around the same people you see at work everyday? not me. it would be very hard to use all those sick days? you can't blame the subway or PATH or LIRR or NJ transit if you oversleep.

Posted on: 11/13 20:36
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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hero69 wrote:
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RichMauro wrote:
Is it any wonder why Amazon is bypassing New Jersey?
aren't taxes much higher in nyc than in jc or nj?


Give NJ some more time. We'll end up tops. And Amazon knows it.
i'd rather pay more taxes to live in NY/NJ area than no/low taxes to live in places like missippi or alabama or anywhere between the northeast and California.

Posted on: 11/13 16:19
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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RichMauro wrote:
Is it any wonder why Amazon is bypassing New Jersey?
aren't taxes much higher in nyc than in jc or nj?

Posted on: 11/13 16:11
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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JC will get a few crumbs. I'm not so sure that most Amazon will employees will want to live in Queens, especially with rising prices. If New Jersey had its second tunnel, maybe it could have attracted more crumbs.
Who wants to deal with constant train disruptions? I read somewhere that NY is even thinking about extending the "planned" 2Nd Hudson River train tunnel under the East River. transportation options/redundancies for a growing megacity is a good thing

Posted on: 11/13 16:09
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Stringer wrote:

Jersey City payroll tax clears hurdle amid objections

JERSEY CITY — Dozens of union workers crowded inside the City Council chambers on Wednesday to show their opposition to a proposed payroll tax, with business owners telling the council to put the brakes on a tax plan they say will devastate the business community.

Parents, meanwhile, urged council members to support the tax, saying the expected revenue is needed to stave off major budget cuts at the public school district. A form of state aid that brought the district about $170 million this year is being taken away in chunks starting in July.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _hurdle_amid_objecti.html

have I seen this play book before? Whenever wants or dislikes something, they get a bunch of union people to protest. This is BS. As JC becomes more prosperous, JC should shoulder more if it's JCBOE costs...Maybe municipalities should be allowed to have an income tax too.

Posted on: 11/12 19:18
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Apparently the bathrooms across from forever 21 are open 24/7

Posted on: 11/10 10:23
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Re: Sessions out, Gov Christie in?
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why not guiliani who's also skilled in the art of alternate facts

Posted on: 11/7 21:55
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Re: VOTE Today!
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Boo!
Happy Halloween Donald!

If the thought of Nancy, Auntie Maxine and Comrade Ocasio-Cortez having more power in the House doesn't scare you, I don't know what will.

Posted on: 11/7 15:54
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Annod wrote:
PATH introducing cellphone service to underground stations

Updated 6:45 PM; Posted 6:45 PM

By Patrick Villanova
The Jersey Journal

Underground PATH stations are officially joining the 21st century.

The Port Authority announced Tuesday that cellphone service is being added to nine underground PATH stations, with connectivity from major carriers phased in over the course of the rest of the year and into early 2019.

As of Tuesday, AT&T and T-Mobile cellular service is available at underground PATH stations in New York, while cell service from both providers will expand to New Jersey's PATH stations in the next three weeks. Verizon Wireless and Sprint customers will see system-wide cellular service in both New York and New Jersey's underground PATH stations early next year.

Cellular connectivity will be available on platforms and throughout underground stations.

"We want to upgrade service to the traveling public at all our facilities," Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said in a statement. "Access to cell coverage is an important expectation of PATH customers."

PATH follows in the footsteps of New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority, which finished adding cellphone service to all of its subway stations in January 2017.

The PATH stations in New York with the new cellular coverage are: 33rd, 23rd, 14th, Ninth, and Christopher streets. The World Trade Center PATH station has had cellular coverage since it opened in 2016.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... d.html#incart_river_index


this is awesome news! I was wondering why I started getting a signal at the 14th street station last week. now I know.

Posted on: 11/7 3:54
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Re: Resource Center
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awesome. thx

Posted on: 11/3 21:22
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Resource Center
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Is there a resource center in jersey city for people looking for household items and other useful stuff, like lightly used linen. I am trying to go minimalist and want to get rid of stuff but not throw it away. Some stuff is still unopened.

Posted on: 11/3 18:50
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Re: Judge OKs site plan for controversial 'micro-unit' project in Jersey City
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looks like nyc is moving ahead with micro/co-living apartments. I guess SROs are back in vogue


https://www.6sqft.com/new-york-city-to ... -co-living-pilot-program/

Posted on: 11/2 21:25
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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bodhipooh wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
A building downtown asked the city government to get rid of their tax abatement which was negotiated years ago, the city would not do that because they wanted to keep all the money. I forgot which building, there was 4 or 5 years left on the tax abatement.


Wait... so, are you now willing to admit that buildings and residents with abatements are not getting a free ride!?!? Because, why would ANYONE choose to leave a "free ride" abatement and go pay more money??


bodipoh - stop the insanity. you know you can never win an argument against the Great Yvonne who always has all the facts and the answers. Even the Pope would admit that he is not infallible if he ever had to argue with the Great Ms. Y.

Posted on: 11/2 19:40
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Re: Lionsgate's New Robin Hood Movie (2018)
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Awesome and such a timely movie. I urge everyone to go see it and then they'll realize fulop and the Democrats have been taking money from the wealthy and giving it to the less deserving poorer classes. Lol

Posted on: 10/30 10:35
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Re: window replacement - historic district
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speaking of fences, doesn't one only need approval if visible from the street and the property is in an historic district area?

Posted on: 10/29 20:53
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Re: Anyone have an electric fireplace?
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anyone toy with idea of getting acrylic interior storm windows. i'm thinking of getting some made at about $50 apiece at canal plastics in manhattan.

my crib is either not warm enuff or way too hot.

Posted on: 10/26 17:52
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Re: Jersey City Grows Up - NYT Article
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did i miss something? this seems to be a snark-free article on jc/hudson county.

Posted on: 10/26 12:45
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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was just reading in guardian that some jurisdictions will permit their police officers to smoke pot as long as they are not impaired on the job... seems common sense to me

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018 ... ficers-marijuana-cannabis

Posted on: 10/22 15:48
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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?

Posted on: 10/19 9:58
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Re: PATH Trains Increase
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CatDog wrote:
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Bike_Lane wrote:
The last round of cars worked out to, what, about $1.5M per car?
That was a decade ago. Since then, inflation, tariffs on many of the materials, and all of the gadgetry that make the cars operable with trackside PTC equipment have contributed to an increase in cost. Does all of that justify $1.3M increase in cost per car? Don't know.
Looked a bit into it and NYC MTA bought 1,700 cars at about $1.3 million each. PATH isn't going to get the same economies of scale.

The price of steel has gone up 263% since a decade ago. Subway cars weigh about 80,000 lbs, assuming that most of that weight is steel, the change in steel prices alone could be the main thing causing that price increase.
The Port Authority/PATH should be coordinating its purchases with the NYC MTA in order to get better pricing.

Posted on: 10/11 12:54
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Re: PATH Trains Increase
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slim26 wrote:
Those monitors at Grove have been there for years.
i'm not talking about the tv monitors. it's a singular monitor that seems to be awaiting some type of signal input or something.

Posted on: 10/10 14:03
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