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Re: Moving help?
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Yes, was certainly thinking of reaching out to Catlow as I've heard good things about them. Thanks for verifying.

Posted on: 2014/7/10 16:40
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Moving help?
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Can anyone recommend a man with a van type of situation? I'm moving next week from a first floor walk-up to a third-floor walk up and my move is literally two blocks away. I think it's silly for me to hire actual movers so was wondering if anyone knew of a "man with a van" type of thing? (Yes I know I should just ask friends to move - I have one. I just really need another strong arm or two.)

TIA!

Posted on: 2014/7/10 13:27
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Re: We Just Had a Power Surge Downtown
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yup i do on 5th. came back about half hour ago.

Posted on: 2011/7/23 2:04
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Re: Any of the Filipino places deliver?
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fiesta grill delivers?!

Posted on: 2010/2/25 18:53
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Re: Staten Island vs. Jersey City
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@ SwitchboardGirl - good restaurants: cargo cafe (which has an un-staten island feel to it), adobe blues (another un-si feel), bayou, royal crown bakery (best italian sandwiches ever, although i am biased since i used to work there), and brioso (italian food)

Posted on: 2010/2/24 18:59
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Re: Staten Island vs. Jersey City
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i have a strong love/hate relationship with si but that's ok because i'm from there and i'm not afraid to admit it. you can all say whatever you want.

atushi - please check your PM.

Posted on: 2010/2/23 20:32
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Re: Parking Permits and Rules
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fyi, visitor parking permits are $3 each. they take cash for them EXCEPT if you buy 3 or more. then it's money order. dumbest rule ever, but it's not the end of the world. there's a post office next door where you can purchase a MO. oh and supposedly you must bring a copy of your lease to show them you're a jc resident but they have never asked me for it.

Posted on: 2009/5/15 14:29
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Re: Seamstress in JC
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hungryhippo wrote:
not in jc, but i highly recommend ally's bridal in hoboken on 1st street. www.allybridal.com
very skilled, and affordable.


i second ally's. my cousin had got married 2 years ago and we had our dresses custom made from ally's. she's super nice and accomodating. my cousin regrets she went somewhere else to get her wedding dress tailored.

Posted on: 2008/7/29 13:04
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe
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i was there the other day and while i didn't have anything to eat, i did have a mojito which i must say was exactly what i needed on a hot summer day. it tastes good AND they don't serve it in a little glass. wonderful!

Posted on: 2008/7/17 20:23
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Re: Living in Hamilton Park
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whoever said my price range was undoable for hp is WRONG. i just came back from two awesome awesome places a block from hp - both under 1300. and i'm going to see another one tomorrow that sounds wonderful so HA!

being persistent in the search does and will pay off. so people, cross your fingers, you may have a new neighbor moving in

if my first pick and second pick fall through, i'll be sure to call cruz furniture.

Posted on: 2008/7/11 23:51
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Re: Living in Hamilton Park
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what people do to get an apartment!!!!!!! i am curious now about these old people and their second apartments but i could never follow through. though not a practicing catholic, the catholic guilt would eventually settle in.

i am curious about these rent stablized apartments in hp. anyone know anything else about it?

i also meant to ask, is there somewhere i could leave my bike if i rode it to newport? i haven't seen a bike rack.

Posted on: 2008/7/11 18:05
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Re: Living in Hamilton Park
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you can totally find something in hp in that range. it's a matter of being fast, proactive and well lucky. the place i saw was over 600 sq feet and was only asking 1150 but couple that with broker fees, i'm not willing to fork over 4k up front.

call me naive, but hey i'm an optimist.

Posted on: 2008/7/11 15:43
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Re: Living in Hamilton Park
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Quote:

UrbanRenewal wrote:

This time of year the park is SPECTACULAR with the fountains, flowers, trees and all of the meticulous landscaping. And there's a summer outdoor film series.

I am guessing you will fall in love with the park and Mercer Street east of Jersey Avenue (because it's easy to do -- think West Village NYC), but also walk up and down Montgomery Street and York Street east of Jersey Avenue and look for "For Rent" signs in the windows -- I see them often. I would also check out Barrow Street between Mercer Street and York Street.

If you can't find anything east of Jersey Avenue, you could also explore the area to the west, though as you proceed further and further to the west toward the NJ Turnpike Extension, a number of the blocks tend to get rougher around the edges.

Also, you have to walk along Grove Street from Christopher Columbus Drive to Grand Street! It will give you an idea of all of the shopping and dining options you have.

You may get lucky in your Van Vorst Park hunt (I sure did price-wise!), but if you feel like you may be priced out of the neighborhood, you could try Wayne Street between Marin Blvd. and Barrow Street. It's a bit rougher around the edges than many of the other Van Vorst Park blocks, but you may get a better deal as a result.

I'd avoid my block, which is Wayne Street between Jersey Avenue and Barrow Street, just because there's a playground on the south side of the street where local teens and others tend to loiter. Residents tend to not be harassed, but the loiterers are mostly just a nuisance (especially in the summer). That said, there are some reasonably-priced apartments in the Hampton Court building on the south side of my block to the right of the church you may want to at least take a look at.

Another block to avoid would be Christopher Columbus Drive between Barrow Street and Jersey Avenue. Again, I've never had any problems, but the loitering (especially in the summer) can be a bit unsettling.



so i walked around after seeing an apt in the cove. not bad esp for the price but for some reason i'm still iffy. i did take your advice and walk to van vorst, and yes i am in love.

*sigh* however, during my stroll around town i did not see one "for rent" sign. maybe i didn't walk down the right streets? where do you see them? the ones i did see were all for properties going through an agency.

oh i did walk by the infamous park and yes, i could see how it's a nuisance. there were older women out there with some men and even the women had something to say to me. lovely. whatever, i'm born and bred in ny so it doesnt really bother me but it does take away from the neighborhood.

the tip about a1 agency: their website is not updated. i called becuase the request option on the site does not work and the guy laughed when i asked if it was updated. but he was helpful and was able to tell me what was avail in my range.

i'm gonna keep trying!

Posted on: 2008/7/11 14:49
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Re: Living in Hamilton Park
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good lord you are a wealth of information and i mean that in a nice way!

no heights for me or jsq. they might seem like silly reasons to others but for me they help narrow down my search.

no heights because i want to be walking distance to the path. i dislike buses since that's how i commute home now. not to mention the heights reminds me of surburban life, but i could be wrong. simply, it's not what i'm looking for at the moment.

jsq i have heard mixed reviews about. yes there are tons more affordable over there from what i have seen on the internet but i don't think it's my kind of area.

and you don't have to warn me about basement apartments. i know what they're all about and i can say that 100% out of the question. =)

ive frequented jclist (just happened to stumble on this) and craiglsist (big pain in the butt) and hudsonreporter so thanks for the new ones. hobokeni.com isn't bad either but mostly caters to hoboken as the name would suggest.

price range, 1000-1300 for a studio or 1br. i know its low but i've been seeing stuff out there. they just happen to get snatched up really quickly.

Posted on: 2008/7/10 18:46
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Re: Living in Hamilton Park
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Quote:

bdlaw wrote:

I know this thread is specific to Hamilton Park, but I work about exactly where you do and I live in the PAD. If you commute via PATH to WTC everyday as I do, the 7 minute walk to Exchange Place can save you a ton of time waiting for a downtown PATH train.

Not to dissuade you from moving to HP, just sayin'.



i know living near exchange place or grove st stations are closer to wtc but i'm being realistic. i won't be working in the same place forever, most likely not even for another year. so while convenience to my office is a plus, its not a priority. as long as i'm near/walking distance to the path, i'm fine =)

Posted on: 2008/7/10 17:08
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Re: Living in Hamilton Park
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oh and as for living near the tunnel, doesn't phase me. i'd be living alone and grew up in nyc. not to mention i work downtown right next to the wtc site and god knows what i breathe in on a daily basis.

i'm just looking for a nice (affordable) neighborhood to live in.

Posted on: 2008/7/10 16:41
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Re: Living in Hamilton Park
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urban renewal: thank you so much!!!

this is all really insightful and beyond helpful. i love when people are helpful and nice. it also reassures me that there are good people in the dt jc area i wouldnt mind living amongst. =)

for some reason, i'm drawn to jc to look for an apt vs say, hoboken or downtown brooklyn (where i am completely priced out of). so i'll take these suggestions with me and scour the neighborhood. it is a really nice day out to do such.

i'll def be on the look out for the "for rent" signs. i just can't handle these broker fees. they kill me. i'm not made of money!! i'm determined to do it without a realtor (which is why i cant settle on the pavonia ave apt no matter how great it is) so if anyone else has suggestions, let me know.

Posted on: 2008/7/10 16:35
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Re: Living in Hamilton Park
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thanks for all your help everyone! i did check a place out near pavonia and 8th but i just can't afford all that money up front now even though i'm in love with the block.

i'm visting a place around 4th and erie (is that still considered HP?) so we'll see.

i feel better about this whole PATH thing now. that was my inital concern about the neighborhood but it seems like i dont have much to worry about.

Posted on: 2008/7/10 14:49
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Living in Hamilton Park
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I just took a look at an apartment in the Hamilton Park area. Can anyone tell me how they feel about the general area? Nightlife? Places to eat? Safety?

Also, I was a little put off by the PATH access at Pavonia/Newport. Is there anyway around the whole walk through the mall and parking garage thing? Is it safe early in the morning or late at night? I ask because I'm a female and sometimes I have to be at work at 6/7am and sometimes get off past 10.

Thanks for responding!

Posted on: 2008/7/9 20:48
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