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Re: The Lutze Biergarten - Harborside
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By the way, that introduction page on their website sounds like a millennial progressive wet dream in the form of a mismatched collection of cliches and buzzwords. And, that last bit about the grand opening taking place on May 5 being particularly fitting because that day (cinco de mayo) is representative of JC's "vast culture and diversity"??

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Re: The Lutze Biergarten - Harborside
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This sounds like the TapHaus location? Hopefully new owners? The TapHaus was terrible with the exception of the fantastic views.

The food and service was horrible and it took a little bit of searching to locate since it was in a residential building. Definitely take another walk over.

Good Luck! Not enough waterfront options in JC, excluding The Surf Bar At end of Marin.



Wrong. Taphaus is located at 2 2nd St. This will be on the south side of 2nd St, at #15.

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Re: Hey Hipster Bikers (& Kids) - Wear Your Helmets!
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helmets are hardly the problem in this town compared to all the guys biking around breaking the rules of the road, biking the wrong way against traffic, using bike lanes that only go one way, etc.


I have come within inches of running over bike riders a few times in the past couple years. All because they ran a light, a stop sign, or did something else stupid. The last one ran a red light, riding at a high rate of speed, while going the wrong way down a one way street.


My favorite are the asswipes that ride on sidewalks and then decide to cross streets by darting from one sidewalk to the other seemingly unaware that they are nearly invisible to drivers since they are usually blocked by parked cars.

Posted on: 4/17 19:23
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Re: Ample Hills Creamery Coming to JC
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Far better than the existing ice cream options.


Perhaps you should stop by Bucket & Bay.

Posted on: 4/17 19:11
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Re: Anyone know of a peditrician who is anti-vaccine or vaccine neutral in JC?
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Aw, how cute... another dipshit, crunchy, granola parent drinking the koolaid of the anti-vaxxers brain-addled brigade.

Vaccinate your kid and stop the nonsense, and please stop buying into the fraud that is the anti-vaccine movement. It is 100% based on false science and they have done incredible damage to society at large.

Posted on: 4/17 19:08
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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Since all the Dixon Leasing properties are 1-4 units (in fact, from what I have seen in the past, they are all single family units, but perhaps some are still zoned as multi-families of 1-4 units) I dont see how the rent reporting has any bearing (taxes are not predicated on that for 1-4 units) and the abatement thing is the standard 5-year abatement for such properties. So, what exactly is the issue? Can you actually provide concrete examples of graft/corruption/chicanery? Or, are the histrionics meant to make up for actual facts?

Posted on: 4/17 1:46
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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i think JSQ or something close to a PATH station or hub makes more sense. I know they will require parking which will exist as part of the new towers parking garage, but also it needs to be a well trafficked area. I feel like the Sears and Harborside which is dead for most of the week would not benefit WF which needs a lot of constant foot traffic.


The Sears location is as trafficked as you van get: a mall, with parking on site, as well as being serviced by the light rail and the Newport PATH station is across the street.

Have you ever been to Harborside? Because your statement makes no sense... it's packed and crowded during the week from about 8 AM to 6 PM. Come out between 11:30 - 1:30 during the week and you will see that people all along the waterfront and in the Owen Grundy pier enjoying lunch or a midday break. It is also serviced by the light rail, and the Exchange Place PATH station is right next door. On weekends it is not that crowded, but that's mostly because there is hardly anything open down that way. A supermarket like WF could be transformative for the area.

Posted on: 4/16 2:21
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Re: Getting to EWR for a 6:30pm weekday intnl flight?
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The only issue is that you occasionally get a driver who is not familiar with our area and relies on Google maps. Last time we ended up going 78 all the way South through Bayonne, instead of taking 1&9 (no toll, less distance).


Agreed. Avoid 78, unless you know for a fact that it is completely traffic free. Any issue should on the 78 bridge and you could be in a world of hurt. The one and only time I have missed a flight was because I got stranded by a private taxi service that kept stringing me along tellin game a driver was on his way and when he finally showed up, he INSISTED on going via 78, despite my insistence it was a mistake to do so, and we got stuck in a massive jam. This is the reason I will never use USA TAXI anymore and completely switched to ride sharing services. In all these years (since 2013) it was been magnitudes better than local taxi companies. People love to hate Uber (and there might be some valid reasons) but they have truly exposed and shown the myriad issues with local taxi services.

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Re: Getting to EWR for a 6:30pm weekday intnl flight?
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Thanks. Penumbra, you've got stones leaving the house with 90 min. We've nearly missed flights arriving at the terminal with 2 hrs and checking luggage.

Bohdipooh, isn't the section under the covered roadway still hell? I've been staying away from there like the plague for like 5 years.


Even in the rare occasion when the covered roadway area has been backed up, I have never taken more than 30 minutes to get to EWR. For a midweek departure, if you leave DTJC around 4 PM, or earlier, you will make it to EWR in 20 ,imites, or less. Also, at that time, you beat the rush for Uber/Lyft cars, so you will not get the surge pricing add on.

Like I said, I do this trip almost every six weeks, and never had an issue.

Posted on: 4/16 1:56
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Re: Chilltown United's CLEAN START DIAPER DRIVE
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C'mon Jersey City, we have 2 1/2 weeks left to fill those boxes!

We have now 15 convenient drop off locations across Jersey City.

Find your closest one here:
www.chilltownunited.org/projects

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It might just be me -- but that gif seems a bit racist.


Yup... just you. Are you one of those people that think it is racist if someone exclaim "I don't like Mexican food"??

Posted on: 4/13 0:01
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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I have it on good authority that WF is definitely being wooed by Harborside Financial Center. I had heard the same as seagull (the Metropolis deal is dead) and that WF is shopping for another location.

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Re: Getting to EWR for a 6:30pm weekday intnl flight?
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Whole heartedly second what penumbra said: I fly out of EWR very often (usually Thursdays, at about the same time) and I usually leave my place in DTJC (1st St, east of Marin) about 90 minutes before my flight's scheduled departure, and that gives me plenty of time to enjoy a drink or two at the United Club.

Someone mentioned the turnpike, but I would advise against that. Request an Uber at 4 PM, and have them go over the Pulaski to the 1/9. If they stay on the express lanes side, you will be at the airport in no time. It normally takes an Uber/Lyft driver about 15 minutes to get me to the airport. With traffic, it can "balloon" to 30 minutes, on a REALLY BAD day. Otherwise, 15 - 20 is about right. Also, the cost for an Uber or Lyft will be under $20. The problem with the turnpike is that it can be unpredictable, and if there is an accident, you can get stuck with nowhere to go. I have had that happen to me twice now, and it is super stressful.

Posted on: 4/12 23:55
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Re: Jersey City credit rating gets another boost
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What is the current total outstanding debt in $$?


that is fulop's little dirty secret.


Not a secret. Last time I read a number it was something like $775 million. My memory is a big fuzzy on the exact number.


According to page 10 of the 2017 User Friendly Budget, total gross debt is a hair under 750 MM, while the net debt is 455 MM.

Posted on: 4/12 11:47
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Re: Jersey City credit rating gets another boost
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What is the current total outstanding debt in $$?


that is fulop's little dirty secret.


Seriously, you can put away the tinfoil hat. Municipal debt is not a secret. It is, in fact, readily available information if you care to seek it out.


Posted on: 4/12 11:45
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Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation
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Menendez is complete and total scumbag, and his not being in federal jail on a long sentence is downright pathetic. But, what does have to do with the GWB access road closure? It's a bit of a stretch to claim a bridge was closed, don't you think?

Posted on: 4/12 11:40
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Re: new spy cameras
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during yesterday's public safety meeting it was revealed that old cameras don't work, but all the new ones will be managed by our friends at google. same folks who provide live feed to nsa.

mr shea failed to say if there are any safeguards preventing google from spying on us beyond city business.


Put away your tin foil hat...

Posted on: 4/12 11:36
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Re: New to JC/places to eat outside during lunch
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Thanks, good point. I live in the Village area, and work off Grove Street. You would think there would be a ton of options, but not really! Thoughts?


Are you serious? There ARE tons of options for lunch in that area. You have various places along the Newark pedestrian plaza for quick lunch options. Further up, there are a few places to grab sandwiches from small delis. For the absolute best hero/hoagie/sub sandwiches, head on up to 2nd St Bakery. They are made right on the spot, with excellent bread, and they are impossibly large for the money they charge. Over by the corner of Columbus and Jersey you have a few more places (Nicole's, Koro Koro, and some other spot) and then on Grove you have a bunch of other options: Sazon de las Americas, Ibby's, Beechwood, Shadman, Shaj, More Express, Park & Sixth, Wild Fusion, Grand Sichuan, JC Sakura (not sure if open for lunch) heck even fast food places, like Subway, McD's, Dunkin Donuts. What more can you want?

Posted on: 4/12 11:25
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Re: Anyone have trouble getting a dog license in JC?
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Hi,

I'm having a real hard time getting a dog license for my 9-month old puppy. Anyone else have issues with the JC Dept. of Health & Human services?

Backstory: he is neutered and had his rabies vaccines in Sept 2016 (will need a new rabbies vaccine in a year: Sept 2017). When I went to get his year-long license in January, the elderly man who worked there said I could only get the permit until the end of May when the permits expire.

I thought "ok that's odd, thought I could get it a year from the time of vaccination" because that would make the most logical sense..." But I said ok I'll just come back in April to renew the license until Sept. 2017 when he'd be getting his updated vaccines. I sent them a check in the mail a few weeks ago, and they said "no it's not possible" and that I can only get the year-long licenses for the beginning of May. They can't issue me a year long permit since his vaccines expire within that year-long license window. WTF? Am I supposed to spend all the months from May until Sept. (when he gets his next shots) without a license? This makes no sense.

It doesn't help that I can't really understand what the guy is saying on the phone. Anyone gone through this? Any workarounds? thanks


This is one of those instances where going in person may save you a lot of time and head scratching. I never encountered any issues getting my dog license (which recently lapsed and this thread has reminded me to get that squared away!) but I was "lucky" in that my vaccination schedule more or less fit into their timeline, I suppose. I think the person who helped you was wrong in what they told you: the only limitation of which I am aware is that they will not issue a 3-year license for a dog unless said animal has been received the 3-year rabies vaccine and there is still more than 2 (or 2.5?) years left of inoculation.

In any case, when going in person, I never had any issues, and the staff was pleasant and helpful. That was some time ago, and I do understand that after Fulop came to power, the department head was pushed out, so it could be that the new staff is still not fully up to speed or perhaps not as well informed or helpful as the previous staff. Good luck.

PS - also kudos for doing the right thing. Dog registration and licensing is seemingly hardly done by anyone. And, in fact, it seems like most people don't even know it is a legal requirement in JC.

Posted on: 4/11 13:25
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Re: Lost Keys
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Well I hope you find your keys and I also have a suggestion. Get one of those GPS sticker for your keys. I forgot what they are called but place them on your key and you can track it online.


If you are talking about Tile, you are wasting your time. They are not GPS based: they rely on bluetooth technology and on people having the app installed and enabled to relay the signal, if they happen to come in close enough proximity.

Tile is the absolute most useless, and over hyped, piece of technology to come around in quite some time. It has tapped into a market of misinformation and lots of people are buying them thinking it can do something that is simply not able to do.

Posted on: 4/10 19:56
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Re: BGT Enterprises bringing "peace & prosperity" by closing a business
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this was the subject of a very lively discussion on BGT's facebook page (some of the most condemnatory posts seem to have been removed), but am surprised it hasn't hit jclist yet

as I was walking my dog last week on 2nd street, I saw a large professionally printed banner on the Latin Lounge building, took a picture of it but don't know how to upload it here. this is what it said:

"Peace and Prosperity Returns to the Village,
Latin Lounge closed!
Brought to you by BGT Enterprises"

clearly someone at BGT gave enough thought about this to spend money to have it printed up and hung, but not enough thought about how it was going to be look to a lot of people. Racist? Smug? Weird?

I only went into Latin Lounge a few times, and found it to be a fun, normal bar. Though I can understand not wanting to live next to any kind of bar, there were no celebratory banners posted when the Lamp Post across the street from Latin Lounge closed down. I was really shocked to see it.

BGT apologized after getting hammered on facebook and took the banner down.

Not sure what is going to replace the Latin Lounge, but probably a large apartment building, since that's what's becoming the norm in the Village.


Dude, next time some links and/or context would help. Not everybody is going to know what you are referring to, or understand what it being said/claimed.

Here is the FB page for BGT Enterprises:
https://www.facebook.com/bgtenterprises/

As for the ongoing drama about the banner, well... it is well known in JC circles that lots of people had it in for Latin Lounge. People who *choose* to move next to a bar (or other commercial establishment) and then complain about the noise of said place get zero sympathy from me. The ones that take it a step further and actively seek to close the place are the worst, on my book.

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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Also, this will not be popular but I would be in favor of removing seats from the subway cars. Not an ideal situation but I'd rather stand on the PATH than wait on the platform. (You could still keep a few priority seats available for the truly disabled).

Strap hangers across the entire car would help too.


This is an idea that I think is worthy of consideration. But, not sure why you present it as a binary choice. The PATH could set up trains that incorporate cars of different types. SRO cars could be identified by painting them with a different external color, or by some sort of special decal on the window. One or two such cars could help alleviate overcrowding. Instead of straps hanging from the roof, they could outfit the cars with horizontal bars placed in the middle of the car, making it easier for the vertically challenged to be able to ride safely.

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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Just a point of clarification on this: The Warren Street ferry is $5.50/trip if you buy a pack of 10, and I think the monthly fare is $220 - so if you rode it more than 20 days/month the cost would be lower than that. At that pricing, it's not a bad deal to get out of the PATH nightmare.

Monthly for Paulus Hook to 39th is $275. WTC is $230.

That's still double the cost of the PATH. And again, it's convenient -- if you live in Paulus Hook, and work in the Financial District. If you live in The Village and work in midtown? Not so much.


JCishome is talking about the Liberty Landing Ferry service. The monthly cost is $220. Of course, it is only convenient if you live in Paulus Hook, and if you work downtown.

But, I definitely prefer Liberty Landing Ferry over NY Waterway when going to downtown Manhattan, as they are much more accommodating with regards to their bike policy (no extra charge) and they also allow dogs to come on board. That's two huge pluses (to me) over NY Waterway.

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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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The only solution will be to restore ferry services. The PATH Train is doomed.

Did I miss something? Ferries still run. They cost $8 per ride, because they're privately operated.

You also have to get to them. That's easy for people in Newport and Paulus Hook; difficult for everyone else downtown; effectively worthless for the rest of JC.


On this, we agree... we do have ferry service. In fact, there are five ferry terminals from which people could hop onto a ferry: three are downtown, one is in LSP, and the other is in Port Liberté. But, I should note, Newport lost its ferry terminal after Sandy, and NY Waterway chose not to bring it back.

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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Also, it should be noted that current JSQ / 33rd St trains run with 7 cars, not 8. So, if the station platform lengthening to 10-cars ever happens, it would represent a 40% capacity increase.

Regardless, I don't see that project ever getting off the ground...

You, uh, do know it's already in progress, right?

Part of the Harrison Station rebuild is to increase capacity to 10 cars.

It will take years, but it's already happening.


You really do have a comprehension problem, don't you?

Harrison is not part of the JSQ/33rd line. Yes, we all agree the NWK / WTC line is getting the longer platforms. I am saying I don't believe the 33rd St line will ever get the platform lengthening. And, if it happens, it will not be for many, many years. Maybe even 20 years. As a point of reference or comparison, consider this: the PA has spent over two years already in the installation of an elevator at the Grove St station. By the looks of it, it will be another two years before that thing is done and functional. Why should anyone believe the PA can get platforms (that lie under NYC, where litigious people will seek to stop any such project) lengthened in less than 20 years?

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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Also, it should be noted that current JSQ / 33rd St trains run with 7 cars, not 8. So, if the station platform lengthening to 10-cars ever happens, it would represent a 40% capacity increase.

Regardless, I don't see that project ever getting off the ground... The amount of safety studies required just to satisfy and quell opposition in the various NYC neighborhoods impacted by that project would likely prove insurmountable. You have 5 stations in NYC that would need to be modified, along with additional egress capacity. Not likely to happen in the next 20 years.

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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Once the number of trains in maxed out, then they're going to go from 8-car to 10-car trains. That's another 25 percent increase in capacity in addition to the 29 percent increase from the signaling upgrades.


But the current 8 car trains stretch the entire length of every station I'm aware of, how would a longer train pick up and drop off people?


The plan is to extend platforms at PATH stations. The NWK/WTC route should be able to accommodate the longer trains once Harrison is rebuilt and Grove is modified. For trains on the 33rd St lines, the platform elongating effort may prove too difficult/costly for it to happen any time soon.

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Re: A piece of old Jersey City that might interest you
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Not to be an ass, how is this even news? That YouTube video was posted almost 8 years ago. And, your very own website/organization (Riverview Observer) posted a review of the "documentary" five years ago, back in 2012.

http://riverviewobserver.net/2012/04/ ... ew-street-corner-harmony/

Is Newsboi a SPAM bot?


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Re: Tab for public workers' unused sick days tops $2 billion
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I never understood why employers (private or public) should pay for sick days. The way sick days should work is if you're sick, you don't come to work and you're still paid your salary (or equivalent compensation). Paying people later for unused sick time is nonsensical.


Makes sense till you follow the breadcrumbs. Employers can't allow that for unlimited days, so they set a cap. But then you have the healthy employees seeing people getting paid for not working, and say "that's not fair!! He's making the same as me for less days of work!!" And so you negotiate this nonsense.

The best answer is simply set the number of days people work a year, what they do with their days off is their business, but they better plan well if they don't want to lose paid days. If they vacation all their off days and then get sick, they don't get paid for that day. I suppose this is more or less the same as "use it or lose it", but making no distinction between types of off days.


Lots of companies do this now. It usually goes by the moniker of PTO, or Paid Time Off. You get a number of days off (say, 25) and how you use that time is up to you. Some companies will pay out a limited number (say, 5) or will let you carry over to the following year a similar number. At my company, they don't pay out any PTO, but we can carry over up to 5 days. I much prefer the concept of PTO, as I seldom take sick days, and it is also a lot easier to keep track of things.

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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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seems we won't be able to use the PATH... Recent article says it's 37,000 new units - how are we going to fit?

https://jerseydigs.com/jersey-city-real-estate-development-2017/


If nothing changes between now and 2019 or 2020, and the trains become so crowded you can't get on one heading to NYC by the time it arrives at Grove, just take ride it one station away to JSQ, stay seated and ride it back to NYC.

So you're going to add 20 minutes to your commute, just to get a seat?

Is that what people are fretting about -- not getting a seat in the mornings? Seriously?


Your reading comprehension is a little poor, as others have already pointed out.

My reading comprehension is fine. I'm not the one who suggested adding 20 minutes to a commute just to get a seat. 0


NO one is saying to add 20 minutes to get a seat. That's the reading comprehension problem you are having.... Others got what I was trying to say: ride to JSQ and remain inside the train, as it will come back around. Whether you get a seat or not, is immaterial. In fact, I prefer to stand, as I always worry about some asswipe too preoccupied with their phones spilling a coffee on those sitting down.

Posted on: 4/3 11:34
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Re: Lost Keys
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Michaelro wrote:
On Friday night I may have lost a key chain along Warren Street in Paulus Hook. It has a Honda keyless entry fob and a meta strip with "Mika" printed on it. Please let me know if it turns up. Thanks.


I could have sworn someone posted a day or two ago on Nextdoor about finding some Honda keys. You may want to check there.

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