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Re: Worst traffic ever
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I apologize, clearly not my intention to start a political discussion when I started this thread.

Back to the topic, I was thinking may we should have list of JC streets to avoid as soon as it starts snowing:

Here is what I can think of :
Newark Ave -> heading west
Montgomery Street -> heading west between Cornelius and Summit
Secaucus Road -> heading east between Tonnelle and JFK
Manhattan -> Heading west between Tonnelle and JFK

Any more to add?

Posted on: 11/16 12:09
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Re: Worst traffic ever
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finally got home .3 hours and 4 minutes to drive 6.5 miles from Secaucus to JC. Don't go up Newark ave if you can help it. People are stuck at the bottom of the hill and some are taking desperate measure's like driving on the sidewalk. Actually don't drive if you don't have too.

Coworker just sent a photo from work . Route 3 is still backed up

Posted on: 11/15 19:44
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Worst traffic ever
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Stuck on Patterson plank for over 45 minutes .. careful out there

Posted on: 11/15 17:25
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Re: VOTE Today!
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Voted, waited in line for two and half hours before witnessing the clown show with same cast characters from two years, dawdling around clueless, no effort manage lines or speed things. A very frustrating experience.

Posted on: 11/6 12:13
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Re: Abbondanza
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Abbondanza had pretty decent chicken marsala, far better than what I had at some the restaurants in Little Italy. Not sure if I should be using this particular dish to benchmark Italian restaurants but it's one of the ones I really love.

Posted on: 10/23 17:45
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Re: (9/25/2018) Storm causes flooding across Hudson County
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Looking out of the office now. route 3 eastbound lanes are flooded with a couple of cars half submerged.

Posted on: 9/25 13:12
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Re: Tiger Mart / Exxon Gas Station - Credit Card Skimming
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Sorry to hear about. I had a string of these kind of skimming incidents about three years ago.

If Exxon is where you get your gas always, best way to pay them to download their speedpass app and do it through your phone. You can activate the pump through the app and pay right through the phone. It's really the only reason why I actually fill up at Exxon.

Posted on: 3/14 20:39
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Re: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
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hero69 wrote:
chile is fighting the war on obesity. if any of you travel much, you'll notice how bad the american diet is for obesity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/07/hea ... m-well&WT.nav=bottom-well


American diet is just fine. It's just the portions the here. People tend to serve a lot more and eat everything that's served. Even within America, if you go to the rural areas where obesity is more prevalent, portions are far bigger than they are in place like New York City.
Locally, Brownstone Dinner for me an example of place where they serve huge portions and tend to have more obese customers as well.

Posted on: 2/8 14:21
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
Buildings (Improvements) are taxed abated but not the land. Not knowing each circumstances, yes perhaps some people have an increase if the land value did go up.


lol

Posted on: 2/1 17:11
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Ralph_Abutts wrote:
Jersey City's 20 year tax abatements typically step-up in 5 year increments 20%/40%/60%/80%/100%, as a percentage of the property's assessed or "true value". That is, every 5 years your abatement tax will increase, with the first 5 years paying approx 20% of the tax it normally would w/o the abatement.



I think our building we are the total amount we are 1.67% of the purchase price. I have been paying that for the 9 years granted the value has gone up. Recent buyers in my building therefore a probably paying a higher rate than the 1.62% percent city has come up with

So much for this Yvonne lady's constant insinuation that that all the people in the abatement aren't paying taxes and are "unaffected" by this tax increase.

Also, the appraisal value is in my letter is about 5% higher than what similar units have sold for in my building the last few month

Posted on: 2/1 16:41
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Nearly one third of Jersey City is a non-ratable, meaning they are not affected by the new taxes. Everyone is high because nearly $3 billion (2017) figure is not added to the ratable base. If taxes went up 3 or 4 times just multiply that $3 billion to $9 billion or $12 billion for the 2018 rate.


By none-ratable, do you mean the buildings with tax abatement? In that case, I don't think it's true that "they are not affected by the new taxes". I live in Liberty harbor which is supposed to have 20 year tax abatement and which I thought meant my taxes were supposed to change for 20 years . I got the similar letter telling me my taxes are going up too.

Posted on: 2/1 15:56
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Re: Advice to avoid BS charges when buying from a used dealer car?
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Can you get them them agree on an "out of the door" price, which should include everything, tax, title, "documentation fee"? Also I think there might be law regarding how much dealers can charge for title and registration. I received a check from my dealer when I went to pick up my license plates because they had charged me too much. As someone mentioned already, preparing to walk away from any unexpected fees will do wonders. My dealer attempted to tack on a $400 detailing fee at final stages and removed it as soon as I got up from the desk.

Best of luck.

Posted on: 1/3 13:18
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Re: Gas station Air & Vacuums... prices & locations
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I bought an air compressor that plugs into the cigarette lighter of the car. It's the best $25.00 i've ever spent. It's saved me from having to change flats 3 times.


I did the same as well... agreed... a well spent $25.


Walmart currently has one on clearance for $15

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Air-Compres ... ctric-Pump-Mini/465984622

Posted on: 12/12 11:45
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Newark ave new lane marking near cemetary entrance
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Anyone know whether the new lane marking on Newark Avenue hear the cemetery entrance is permanent ? It's barely visible and some people are following it while others are completely ignoring it. I think it's only a matter of time before someone following it collides with someone ignoring it.

Posted on: 12/5 10:26
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Re: new city website
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At the top of every page is a tribute to him. It's like an online resume.


huh... where are seeing that ? I didn't see a single page with the mayor and I went through quite a few.

My main problem is the UI. That jagged bold font with with white on black and blank makes it very hard to read. Add to the that the layout, the navigation structure. Just a disaster.

Fulop's own website is so much better. Don't know why they didn't go with the same designer.

Posted on: 11/30 14:20
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Re: new city website
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UI is just terrible on so many levels. Everything from the color scheme to the choice of fonts, spacing between the font elements, navigation structure.

Not sure what they're trying to attract, raggae band listening hipsters?


Posted on: 2017/11/29 13:43
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Re: Uber Driver Attacked in Jersey City ( Washington Blvd/Waterfront)
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They have a way of irking people around them. People are humans and react accordingly.


Seems like a lot of people here would say the same thing about you. I just hope you are just as understanding and nonchalant if one day you irked someone by mouth off and they decided to react to you in the same way as this violent criminal

Posted on: 2017/11/28 11:04
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Re: These New Yorkers Bought a House (in JC) & Went Homeless to Pay for It
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wow, i truly didn’t know dumpster diving was an option, but the two of them look a lot healthier than most of the people on the path train, so i guess it’s something to look into ..

Posted on: 2017/11/21 21:53
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Re: Auto Inspection Recommendations?
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Another vote for Secaucus DMV . It's quick and free, efficeint huge difference from when I used to live New York State where I had to make an appointment once a year, wait more than an hour pay about $30 when it was done.

This is one of the most under rated perks of living in Jersey IMO. :)

Posted on: 2017/10/20 17:28
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Re: Matsikoudis want to expand rent control?
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Hasn't rent controlled already been proven the world over to be responsible for dilapidated cities (Mumbai comes to mind)? Doesn't it cause landords to stop spending on the upkeep of their building? I am surprised anyone would propose this in 2017.

Posted on: 2017/10/2 15:11
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Hazzuh! I called the Tax Assessor's office and spoke to a very nice woman who gave me this website: http://asinj.com/revaluation.asp?p=current&id=359

Type in your address to see if your property is colored in, indicating it has been inspected. Obviously if it is colored in and you had no idea it had been inspected, that's bad and you should call the asinj company. For those of us not yet colored in, I was told to sit tight.Quote:

iGreg wrote:
2017 Reval Info


Not sure how accurate those maps are. I am at Liberty harbor I have had inspector come into my unit and inspect it. However according to the map the only thing that has been inspected in my neighborhood is that little park near Zepellin hall.

Posted on: 2017/9/27 12:07
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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Chain stores with their mass and scale are able to procure everything at a lower cost. In additions they have very streamlined logistics and operations. They are able to and do pass on some of this savings to their customers. I am sure if this CVS was open, it would probably have lower prices than Downtown Pharmacy.

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We like the ban on chain stores. It's not like they are so far away if one really wants to go to one...


Depends on what you're looking to buy. If the area where CVS was looking to locate was already saturated with drugstores, I guess it doesn't matter. Still, I don't like local government or anyone else deciding what kind of shopping is best for me. The capitalist system is far from perfect, but this is one area where government intervention is unnecessary and oversteps what consumers prefer. If you hate the chain stores so much, keep supporting the local stores as much as possible and don't go to the chains. But don't deny me where I want to shop.

Posted on: 2017/5/8 15:38
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Re: Renters and Auto Insurance
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I don't rent but I have auto insurance through Geico and and got my Condo H06 insurance through them. I can't recommend them highly enough. Every time I've shopped around, they always seem to have the lowest rate. Their customer service reps are incredibly nice and their mobile apps are the best designed apps I have come across. Also you can earn things like "Accident forgiveness" if you've been with them a while and haven't had any records.

Posted on: 2017/4/26 15:09
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Re: Man Fatally Struck by Light Rail in JC
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This could have been avoided, when the lite rail route was being planned, I proposed an elevated route at a public meeting. The former council said, people need to shop and the route should be at ground level.


phew, Good thing they didn't listen to you :). It would have ruined the the streetscape permanently. I think new elevated lines are now only built in poorer countries like India and Thailand where they don't care about streetscapes.

Posted on: 2017/4/22 20:41
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Re: Gold Coast Broadband & Verizon Fios
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It's a week now without internet.

Posted on: 2017/3/17 11:18
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Good local tax advisor/accountant
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Hi guys,
Anyone here know of a good local tax advisor/professional. I have a situation where the accounting firm that does the taxes for my father's estate made some mistakes and I might need to redo 3 or years worth of taxes. My taxes have always been pretty straight forward so I have always used turbo tax?

Posted on: 2017/1/28 15:55
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Re: 555 Market gone!!!
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I actually used to dread going into 555 the few times I had to. The smell of fish (or whatever it was) was just really very overwhelming

Posted on: 2016/10/11 17:23
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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As a driver, I have to say the prevailing "pedestrian can do no wrong" attitude doesn't help solve the problem at all. I see a lot of pedestrians with earbuds, crossing when they're not supposed to, taking their sweet time getting across. I think there has to be a multi pronged approach where Jay walkers are actively treated as as driver not yielding to pedestrians.

Posted on: 2016/9/30 17:20
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Re: High End Alternative to JC Hotels but NOT AIRBNB
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bodhipooh wrote:
Check SkyCity Apartments. They have lots of rooms in many high rises throughout DTJC.


I don't think Sky City is in business anymore. Their grand street office closed a long time ago. Such a shame, since they did have some really nice places.

Posted on: 2016/9/28 14:11
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Re: Charging sales Tax - Lees supermarket
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I've been shopping there for over 10 years and have never been charged sales tax on anything.[/quote]

Same for me, I have never been charged sales tax there, in fact they always round the price to benefit the customer. if your total comes to $16.54 they will only charge you $16.50[/quote]

had the same experience there several times.

Posted on: 2016/9/19 15:12
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