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Re: Jersey City Town Hall Policy Forums
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Well would you look at that. Never left is indeed good ol Soundmachine from JC list.

For those don't know, Bruce "sound machine" Tretheway is actually a cherry hill resident who trolls all the message boards pining for Fulop. He's a sad man, with a mail order bride wife, who spends every waking minute obsessing over steves every move.

As the election gets closer, expect to see his non stop copy and pasted drivel.

Pay no mind though; he's mentally unstable and the definition of a boot licker.


Do you know you can get sued for posting someone’s personal information on the internet without their permission? I heard that someone on nj.com is in the process of doing just that.



Irrespective of everything else: there is no law that would allow you to sue someone for revealing a name otherwise obscured or hidden by an alias in an online forum. At least not successfully.

If HeightsNative had revealed truly private information, particularly things that could put you at risk of harm, or to be a threat to your person, then yes. Revealing your name is uncool, but that's about it. He is not trying to impersonate you, nor is he trying to use your name for his personal gain.

Posted on: 9/21 14:13
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Re: 50 - 70 - 90 Columbus & Hotel @ Grove PATH
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That article is over a year and a half old... was looking for an update


The article was not posted as a response to your query. This site uses a merging mechanism that matches newer queries with older topics to cut down on the clutter. Unfortunately, sometimes these thread mergers result in odd combinations.

Posted on: 9/20 14:25
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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So far, everything alleged has been shown to be within the law. If you don't like the law, fix it. Second, Dixon Leasing does beautiful work. They don't cut old houses up into little apartments, but restore them to their former glory. I like that.

This whole thread is just a smear.


100% agreed.

It is obvious that Robin has some sort of vendetta against Rebecca Symes and/or Dixon Leasing. Personally, I am neither for, or against, her, but this thread is definitely slanderous, full of innuendo and nothing concrete to show malfeasance.

So far, this is what we know: an attorney that resides in Harsimus Cove and successfully ran for their NA board happens to be employed by a private company that does lots of work locally. What is nefarious about that? And, now she has decided to run for City Council to represent her ward. How is that corruption?

BTW, she resigned her position with Dixon Leasing.

Posted on: 9/20 8:40
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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And now this Rebecca Symes Dixon Leasing lady is running for Ward E councilperson!

How does corrupt stuff like this continue to happen in Jersey City?

Robin.


What is corrupt about a DTJC resident declaring a candidacy for the Ward E City Council seat?

Posted on: 9/20 6:15
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Re: Getting to EWR for a 6:30pm weekday intnl flight?
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Last Sunday (17th) I took the path to NWK and then NJ Transit to to the Airtrain. Uber pool said its $15 something to the airport.

I went with the trains thinking it will be cheaper. My one way ticket from NWK to the EWR Station was $8.50. I paid $11.25 to take the train, and Path took almost 30 mins to show up on Sunday. I wasn't catching a flight, so the time really isn't an issue. Pay 3 bucks more and you would be at the airport faster.

At 1AM today I dropped the rental I picked up Sunday and took uber pool back. It was $23. Uber routes you to the the Turnpike only to come out on 1/9 Truck. It was a ridiculous waste of time. But I had no other option seeing it was past midnight.


When it comes to mass transit to EWR, the cheapest (and fastest) routing is to avoid the NJT AirTrain connection and instead go downstairs and catch the #62, which runs often and, if timed properly, the connection from PATH to bus can be minimal.

#62 Schedule: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0062.pdf

If you are doing DTJC to NWK to EWR via PATH and NJT, you might as well do Uber for a few bucks more and go door-to-door in half the time.

Posted on: 9/19 12:01
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Re: Getting to EWR for a 6:30pm weekday intnl flight?
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What did you end up doing?
We have an EWR international flight at noon on Wednesday, signifiant other demands an Uber, I would be fine taking public (from Grove)...Do have a couple of suitcases, but we're pretty organized.
Supposed to be sunny and nice on Wednesday..


Still relying on Uber and Lyft for airport trips. NEVER a problem, and still doing the same route, at all kinds of hours: DTJC to Holland approach lanes, onto Rt 1/9 via Pulaski Skyway, stay left for express 1/9 lanes, get off at airport exit. Super easy, fast, reliable, and cheap. The last ride I took was about a week ago, and it came out to about $15.

Posted on: 9/19 10:50
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Re: Jersey City’s Harborside boardwalk to get $75M makeover and new food hall
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only took them 15+ years. Hope they take note from the Hudson River Greenway and put in designated lanes.


Almost guaranteed this will not happen... look at that rendering: no lanes at all. And the walking area in between the raised terrace and the veranda is too narrow to have dedicated bike lanes, and the raised terrace will likely be mostly taken over by outdoor seating.

Also, is there a factual, confirmed date for a NYWaterway ferry terminal there?? This is now the second time I hear of such a thing, and the article says "next month", but I haven't seen any real activity to indicate that is happening before the year is out, let alone next month.

Posted on: 9/19 10:45
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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My bet is on Boston, Chicago or philly


I'd go with Boston, but for the stupid MA support of non-compete contracts. Since the top prospects would not want to deal with that, no tech firm wants to locate there if it has a choice. Chicago is too far from mountains for the outdoor enthusiasts like skiers climbers and cyclists. They're spoiled by the NW. The only rec there is boating.


Chicago is a definite no go given the crime situation and the dysfunctional government there.

Denver seems like a popular choice, and it was the sole city selected by the NYT in their piece from two weeks ago in which they whittled down all the various potential locations. It is definitely a very likely choice. I could see them going for something in FL (Orlando?) or TX (Austin or San Antonio) because of the low taxes and relatively cheap cost-of-living, plus plenty of young people and favorable weather most of the year, albeit brutally hot summers. Those FL/TX places would lack the appeal of a top-level school, but at least Austin/SA have TAMU close by. The NYT times dismissed some locations because of the lack of "mass transit" that is prevalent in larger cities, but that may not be as important a component in the right location.

Posted on: 9/19 10:41
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Re: what we really get with our local elected leaders
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because, the past determines the future.


FFS, you couldn't come up with something more original? Talk about overly simplistic (and, silly) pithy sayings! And, it is obviously, and patently, untrue. Influence? Yes. But, determine?






Posted on: 9/18 13:05
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Re: "a guide to jersey city coffee shops"
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Is there some sort of universal rule that specifies WiFi must be provided at any and all coffee shops?



Wasn't there an article a little back about some coffee shops deliberately getting rid of wifi to create a nicer atmosphere and more seats for actual beverage buyers instead of office workers paying no rent?

As for the entitled, OMG. Today's was a dude parked in my driveway. I come out, open both side of the gate and bring in my recycling cans. He asks, "are you coming out?" I say "yes", to which he gets huffy and says "you don't have to be nasty about it!" Sorry, when you're parked in someone's driveway you don't get to be thin skinned and defensive, you just get the fuck out when it looks like it's being used. It's like salmoning, particularly in the bike lane. When there's someone coming the right way, you just get out of their way, because you're WRONG!


Several Starbucks in NYC started to get rid of outlets for that very soon (people camping out all day sucking electricity and not consuming) and I have heard of some independent coffee shops also enforcing rules such as time limits. Free WiFi is awesome when you want it or need it, but we are not entitled to that.

Posted on: 9/16 9:33
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Re: "a guide to jersey city coffee shops"
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1. If I see you trying to push a double wide stroller into a tiny coffee shop I will call you out. Especially when your kid is clearly old enough to walk.
2. Do you understand the environmental damage getting a to go cup of coffee everyday with a straw does?? What the hell are you doing that is so important that you can't sit down and drink it in a real cup. An espresso in a to go cup with a lid??? It's like two sips!!


The double wide stroller fad is SUPER annoying. Just a couple of weeks ago, two clueless mommies, each pushing double wide strollers, were walking next to each other and taking up the entire width of the path in the Hoboken area over by the soccer fields, and they were huffing and puffing about runners and walkers asking them to please squeeze it in to make room for others. The entitled attitude of some people is beyond ridiculous.

Posted on: 9/14 14:43
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Re: "a guide to jersey city coffee shops"
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Another clueless and annoying millennial yuppie that confuses personal experience with universal truth.

That whole bit about paper cash and coins being choking hazards to kids is beyond ridiculous. And, complaining about no WiFi at 9Bar is also stupid. Is there some sort of universal rule that specifies WiFi must be provided at any and all coffee shops?


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Re: Protected Bicycle Lane
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I think you are definitely onto something. It would seem like the diagonal parking (and the associated risk of someone pulling onto the path of a car traveling down the street) definitely kept traffic calmed. The situation across from The Oakman and ArtHouse has definitely gotten worse since they painted spots on the road, despite the overall narrowing of the road.


So Reverse Angle parking - which has cars backing into a space, rather than pulling in head first - solves this problem. It gives those cars great visibility of oncoming cars and bikes/peds. We need more of this on streets that can support it.


Traffic & Engineering's initial 2014 renderings had reverse angle parking for all diagonal parking on north side of First St. Shuster chose to ignore and striped how they wanted it. Traffic & Engineering caved and didn't pursue or demand that they re-stripe.


Wow, that sucks. Not following how this happened though as the city responsible for the street striping.


Not sure how accurate is the depiction provided by jklm. From what I have seen, the PADNA pushed for the reconfiguration of the previous parking setup, first pushing for signage about parallel parking on the south side, and then openly advocating for part (half?) of the EV parking to be rolled back onto regular parking.

As for the theory that Shuster went ahead and did parking however they chose, I find it lacking in credibility: those spots were negotiated with the city for EV parking. The council had to approve that setup (20 spots for EV parking) and the council was the one that had to approve the rollback that was passed/approved a month or two ago.


Posted on: 9/13 16:37
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Re: New York Times: Is New York’s Best Pizza in New Jersey?
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Well deserved love for this place.

Most recent visit was this past weekend, and the place was as great as always. The evening's specials included a delicious mixed green salad that had thick, ripe peach slices and pecans. The pies never disappoint, and the bread and butter is perhaps the best I have ever had this side of the Atlantic.

Posted on: 9/13 8:59
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Re: Jersey City 2017 Mayor’s Race
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Is homeboy rocking a stainless Daytona ?

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Hard to tell with certainty from that video, but it does look like a daytons, but most likely it is a white gold Daytona. The stainless steel Daytona with a black dial only comes with a black bezel. The bezel of the watch in the video matches the case and bracelet, which is in keeping with a white gold Daytona.

Posted on: 9/12 23:41
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Re: Protected Bicycle Lane
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adding bike lanes on both sides can both allow a safe lane for travel for bikers while also reducing the width of the driving lanes (without eliminating parking). Narrower lanes naturally slow the speed of traffic since people psychologically drive slower in narrow spaces and faster in wider ones. its a two-fold and simple step to helping the pedestrian issue and speeding issue.


I know that the "narrower lanes lead to reduced speeds" philosophy is taken as an absolute truth, but recent changes to the layout of 1st Street have resulted in the exact opposite. The southern side of the street between Marin and Provost was modified to remove diagonal parking and parallel parking spots were implemented over the road surface, creating a narrower traffic lane, and yet through traffic has increased in speed and, weirdly, also in volume.


perhaps im misunderstanding but how do parallel spots take up more room than diagonal spots? wouldnt parallel spots instead of diagonal widen the through lane?


You are misunderstanding because I failed to explain it properly. The previous arrangement had diagonal parking that abutted the building on the South side of 1st St. When they decided to do without the diagonal parking, they didn't put the spots along the side of the building. Instead, they painted the spots on the road surface, which is about 7+ feet away from the side of the building.


Interesting, though a small and possibly idiosyncratic situation. Maybe the novelty of the angle parking there (it's a somewhat uncommon sight in JC) had been calming traffic despite the wide car right-of-way? Dunno.


I think you are definitely onto something. It would seem like the diagonal parking (and the associated risk of someone pulling onto the path of a car traveling down the street) definitely kept traffic calmed. The situation across from The Oakman and ArtHouse has definitely gotten worse since they painted spots on the road, despite the overall narrowing of the road.

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Re: Protected Bicycle Lane
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adding bike lanes on both sides can both allow a safe lane for travel for bikers while also reducing the width of the driving lanes (without eliminating parking). Narrower lanes naturally slow the speed of traffic since people psychologically drive slower in narrow spaces and faster in wider ones. its a two-fold and simple step to helping the pedestrian issue and speeding issue.


I know that the "narrower lanes lead to reduced speeds" philosophy is taken as an absolute truth, but recent changes to the layout of 1st Street have resulted in the exact opposite. The southern side of the street between Marin and Provost was modified to remove diagonal parking and parallel parking spots were implemented over the road surface, creating a narrower traffic lane, and yet through traffic has increased in speed and, weirdly, also in volume.


perhaps im misunderstanding but how do parallel spots take up more room than diagonal spots? wouldnt parallel spots instead of diagonal widen the through lane?


You are misunderstanding because I failed to explain it properly. The previous arrangement had diagonal parking that abutted the building on the South side of 1st St. When they decided to do without the diagonal parking, they didn't put the spots along the side of the building. Instead, they painted the spots on the road surface, which is about 7+ feet away from the side of the building.

Posted on: 9/11 18:50
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Re: Park & 6th closing
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Yup. It's done. Apparently JC was not willing to pay for his food. Too bad he did have some great stuff


Yeah, sure... The truth is that the food at Park & Sixth (in the new location) was definitely hit or miss. During our last visit, an order for a medium burger and the ahi tuna burger resulted in both coming out well done. The best part of the meal was the fries. The ambiance was dreadful, and the service so so. The place never seemed packed enough to make it long term.

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Re: Protected Bicycle Lane
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adding bike lanes on both sides can both allow a safe lane for travel for bikers while also reducing the width of the driving lanes (without eliminating parking). Narrower lanes naturally slow the speed of traffic since people psychologically drive slower in narrow spaces and faster in wider ones. its a two-fold and simple step to helping the pedestrian issue and speeding issue.


I know that the "narrower lanes lead to reduced speeds" philosophy is taken as an absolute truth, but recent changes to the layout of 1st Street have resulted in the exact opposite. The southern side of the street between Marin and Provost was modified to remove diagonal parking and parallel parking spots were implemented over the road surface, creating a narrower traffic lane, and yet through traffic has increased in speed and, weirdly, also in volume.

Posted on: 9/11 10:25
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Re: Bed in a box recommendations ?
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Timely topic, as I have been considering a Sleep Number bed, and also looking at Casper. Would love to hear from others that may have first hand experience with these, or similar, brands.

Posted on: 9/8 17:51
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Re: Hurricane Irma possible: Next Tuesday thru Thursday
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Scary stuff. Heard about the shortages in FL but didn't know it went that far north. Hopefully he will find a place with gas in route. I know that gas tankers are getting police escorts to get down there.


Some blogs I'm reading are mentioning an app called Gas Buddy that is helping folks find fuel locally.

http://www.gasbuddy.com/App


Gas Buddy has always been a very good resource when in road trips. In addition to them enabling users to flag stations that have run out of fuel, Waze has added the same feature over the past few days. Waze users can update information on gas stations to let other Wazers know if the station has gas available.

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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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agreed - no one is saying that Joe shouldn't pay more, but how much more is the question.

if the 2% market value equalizer holds, I doubt many people will see any relief especially with the recent interest in BL, greenville, jsq, etc as a result of DTJC pricing out.


You are misunderstanding the property tax situation... It is not about the rate, but the deviation between the final rate decision, and what you pay at the moment as a factor of the market value of your home. Most of the properties in DTJC are paying effective rates of 1% or less (in some extreme cases, we have seen effective rates of 0.7% and lower) and for those properties the increase will be substantial. For people paying effective rates of 5% (as we have seen in many properties in Greenville, and BL) the tax drop should be fairly significant in terms of percentage, but in terms of dollars it will not be that high (for a property that is worth 200K, the drop from 5% to 2% would be 6K) while the increase in DTJC is much more significant because of the property values. A theoretical DTJC brownstone worth 1MM paying a 0.7% tax rate would see an increase of 13K if the rate is set at 2%.

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Re: Paintless Dent Repair recommendations?
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Painted bumpers are one of the stupidest idea ever, designed for suburbia where people never ever parallel park. I recall when rubber bumpers 1st came in they were black. Complaining about braille parking in a city with a super tight street supply is just stupid also. There will always be someone trying to squeeze into that tiny spot. Get over it.


Mostly agreed, and I was even going to mention that you have always advocated that bumpers were meant for exactly that and that painted bumpers are silly. Still, it *is* possible to parallel park in a decent way without bumping your way into place. Often times, the damage is not even from the bumper to bumper contact, but rather from people with exposed screws on their plate mounts, or from aftermarket additions, hitch inserts and other things that protrude from the bumpers themselves

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Re: Paintless Dent Repair recommendations?
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Maybe so, but if you live in the city and park on the street - your car will get trashed.


Thanks GrovePath! I've parked on the streets since 2002, and this is the first dent, so I consider myself lucky.


Really - our cars get dinged up all the time - what am I doing wrong? ...and the same was true for me in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago & Philadelphia.


Not to be snarky, but maybe you ARE doing something wrong. I have been parking on the street for almost five years now, and the only dents I have are minor nicks to the rear bumper (from the asswipes who can't parallel park without bumping into the cars in front and back) and one of my motorcycles had its shifting lever bent a little from an asshat trying to park next to it. Nothing else.


OK, trashed might be a bit of a stretch - but yes, I get lots of monthly bumper dings dents and deep black marks into my plastic bumpers - with an occasional bigger dent. Which by the way, my suburban relatives will never understand - their new cars are a big part of their self identities.


I totally understand... I hate to see the scratches, and it annoys me that people parallel park using bumps as their guide as to when they have gone far enough, but I have learned to accept this is part of city living. Every now and then I consider sending the car to get repainted around the bumper area, but then I come to my senses and realize it is a waste of time. :/

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Re: Paintless Dent Repair recommendations?
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Maybe so, but if you live in the city and park on the street - your car will get trashed.


Thanks GrovePath! I've parked on the streets since 2002, and this is the first dent, so I consider myself lucky.


Really - our cars get dinged up all the time - what am I doing wrong? ...and the same was true for me in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago & Philadelphia.


Not to be snarky, but maybe you ARE doing something wrong. I have been parking on the street for almost five years now, and the only dents I have are minor nicks to the rear bumper (from the asswipes who can't parallel park without bumping into the cars in front and back) and one of my motorcycles had its shifting lever bent a little from an asshat trying to park next to it. Nothing else.

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Re: Hurricane Irma possible: Next Tuesday thru Thursday
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Florida however, may see the biggest storm to hit the Keys since the 1930s. If the storm stays North of Cuba (not hitting any land) it might strengthen to a Cat 5. Model ensembles below:



Irma was upgraded to a Cat 5 hurricane since a little before 9 AM with max sustained winds at 175 MPH (now over 180 MPH) and the storm is larger in footprint than the state of Ohio. We are lucky it is not likely to make it our way.

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Re: Cell phone antennas in PAD
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I'll disagree with you there, as I too also have AT&T, and I live across the street from you. I have perfect reception, and I always have full bars in my apartment. My theory boils down to your apartment most likely being built extremely well compared to mine. 140 Bay (if that is where you live) is a very well-built brick building with a lot of steel and concrete between the floors and walls correct? I think that's likely the cause for your bad cell reception. Honestly though, I would much prefer to have a solidly built building with bad cell reception vs. a building that was shoddily built but gives me great cell reception.

Ah, and we'd both be out of luck because the provider for their proposed lease is Verizon.

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There is no evidence to suggest there are health risks. In the past the telecom companies have agreed to enter the buildings and run RF tests with a reader to prove this to the tenants. There is literally more coming off of your microwave oven.

There is also a law in place that prevents a town from blocking cell phone carriers where there is a gap in coverage. So if there is a space in PAD that isn't covered, there will be an antenna on that building or one very close by. Depending on the other buildings in the area, they do strategize the best location based on sightlines etc.


I'm not sure if there would be a gap in coverage. There are apparently cell phone antennas on the roof of 150 Bay Street.


Again, you are wrong. There is most certainly a gap on coverage in the PAD area. As an AT&T customer, I can confirm this, both through personal experience and after many conversations with AT&T engineers. As a result of this gap in coverage, I now have an AT&T microcell unit at home, which was given to me ny them free of charge and which enables me to reliably use my cellphone inside my place, which is directly across from 150 Bay. And, I am not alone in this solution: as the problem steadily grew worse over the past two years, more and more Microcell units have popped up around the neighborhood. That's why I was able to get my unit completely free.

BTW, just because 150 Bay has antennae up on their rooftop, that doesn't mean they provide coverage for everyone, or enough of it. They may be antennae for Verizon, or Sprint, or T-Mobile, or someone else entirely. We live in a dense area saturated with people, and there is a need for better coverage as the existing capacity is sometimes not enough.


Agreed with you that part of the signal issues may be related to building construction. But, my signal has definitely deteriorated over the past two or three years. I am at The ArtHouse JC, not 140 Bay, but what you describe is applicable: solid concrete construction.

As for the lease holder being Verizon, definitely not a plus for either one of us. After many, many conversations with AT&T support, and engineers, they have admitted to their coverage being spotty in our area due to both capacity and current loads. The only good solution available to consumers is to buy (or, negotiate for a free) MicroCell unit. That has been solid for me.

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Re: Cell phone antennas in PAD
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There is no evidence to suggest there are health risks. In the past the telecom companies have agreed to enter the buildings and run RF tests with a reader to prove this to the tenants. There is literally more coming off of your microwave oven.

There is also a law in place that prevents a town from blocking cell phone carriers where there is a gap in coverage. So if there is a space in PAD that isn't covered, there will be an antenna on that building or one very close by. Depending on the other buildings in the area, they do strategize the best location based on sightlines etc.


I'm not sure if there would be a gap in coverage. There are apparently cell phone antennas on the roof of 150 Bay Street.


Again, you are wrong. There is most certainly a gap on coverage in the PAD area. As an AT&T customer, I can confirm this, both through personal experience and after many conversations with AT&T engineers. As a result of this gap in coverage, I now have an AT&T microcell unit at home, which was given to me ny them free of charge and which enables me to reliably use my cellphone inside my place, which is directly across from 150 Bay. And, I am not alone in this solution: as the problem steadily grew worse over the past two years, more and more Microcell units have popped up around the neighborhood. That's why I was able to get my unit completely free.

BTW, just because 150 Bay has antennae up on their rooftop, that doesn't mean they provide coverage for everyone, or enough of it. They may be antennae for Verizon, or Sprint, or T-Mobile, or someone else entirely. We live in a dense area saturated with people, and there is a need for better coverage as the existing capacity is sometimes not enough.

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Re: Cops bust 2 in stolen vehicle and find stolen gun, authorities say (Grove St Path)
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do automatic, electronic license plate readers exist such that the police could place around town and stop more stolen vehicles?


Very likely, that is how this car was spotted. Some of the JCPD units have the automatic plate reading cameras installed on the trunk lid. Surely you have seen these before. They look like boxes that point forward diagonally.

Here is what they look like mounted on an NYPD patrol car:
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Re: Cell phone antennas in PAD
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Thanks for the response jerseymom. I understand what you're saying about not becoming overly concerned, and that is good advice.

However, according to the American Cancer Society, they can't actually say that there are no risks involved in cell phone antennas because the bottom line is very few human studies have focused on cellular phone towers and cancer risk. It's an unknown with no conclusive answer at this point in time if I understand their statement correctly. I don't how comfortable I would be living right near something that cannot be deemed absolutely safe by the American Cancer Society.

Regarding the "ugly as hell" eyesore that these antennas will apparently create, what kind of effect would something like this have on property value?

I am still wondering if anyone knows the zoning laws in the PAD and whether or not something like this can be approved without the neighborhood's approval?

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jerseymom wrote:
Oye! Before you get yourself overly concerned, please be wary of any "study" that links cell phone towers to cancer. It's unfounded and not grounded in good science - just hysteria.

Here's some GOOD information from experts at the American Cancer Society:

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-c ... ellular-phone-towers.html

Bottom line:

Very few human studies have focused specifically on cellular phone towers and cancer risk.

In terms of your issue, there are some practical concerns regarding these cell phone tower clusters. I lived in a building above a roof filled with them and they are ugly as hell. Also, the building roof has to be structurally sound to be able to support the added weight. Other than that, they bring in a nice chunk of change to the condo associations/building management. And they are everywhere. It's how your cell phone works!



This is alarmist drivel. There is NOTHING that is science based that stands to scrutiny that conclusively shows a correlation between cell towers and cancer. Exposing rats to nine hours of cell signals for the duration of their two-year lifespans is simply not an accurate representation of how most people user their phones. Also, almost everyone understands that you can't start from some untested, made up premise and then assume it to be true unless it is disproved. The logical, scientific process is based on the opposite: you posit a theory, and you try to prove it.

In any case, good luck trying to block a building from being able to rent out their roof space. How would you feel if your neighbors could decide on your choice or paint, or TV? My only complaint about cell towers is based on prior experience: my previous building did the same thing (rent out their rooftop for the installation of cell antennas) and the impact on WiFi was quite noticeable. My WiFI went from a rock solid 20 Mbps to about 5-10 Mbps, which was super annoying.

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