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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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I hope they succeed. The payroll tax is a terrible measure that does not even solve the BOE deficit.

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Re: N.J. lost Amazon to Long Island City; can it win Gucci with $14.7M EDA incentive?
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N.J. lost Amazon to Long Island City; can it win Gucci with $14.7M EDA incentive?

By Anjalee Khemlani
Trenton | Dec 11, 2018 at 11:57 am

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Tuesday approved a $14.7 million Grow New Jersey grant over 10 years to entice luxury brand Gucci to open a central U.S. customer hub in Jersey City, rather than Long Island City, Queens.

The company currently has 25 jobs in Secaucus and many customer service jobs around the country.

The company wants to bring 210 jobs to the planned hub, according to the application.

It plans a $6.6 million capital investment for the proposed office space at 70 Hudson St. near the Exchange Place PATH station.

http://www.roi-nj.com/2018/12/11/poli ... with-14-7m-eda-incentive/



This is ridiculous... a $14.7 MM grant to have 210 jobs transferred here works out to 70K for each job. That seems outrageously high, and emblematic of the out-of-control spending perpetuated by the State of NJ.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:37
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Re: Temporary Handicapped Parking Placard in NJ Question?
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Haggis wrote:
The spouse is having feet surgery (both) in near future. Absolutely will need help, looking at 3+month healing time.
Will be using a wheelchair.
How far in advance of the actual surgery should we apply for a Temporary Handicapped Placard?
How long from application to arrival in the mail does it take?
Thanks.


For a temporary placard, you will need to fill out a form and bring it to the JCPD.

Links:
Form: https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/vehicles/SP-68.pdf
Information: https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/vehicles/disability.htm

Posted on: Yesterday 13:15
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Re: JC Woman Accuses Murphy Staffer of Rape
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bodhipooh wrote:
... but your suggestions are outlandish and your proposed solutions unworkable and will never see the light of day.

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And you Bodipooh seem more interested in defending the rights of rapists with empty rhetoric, than engaging in a constructive debate. Think I'm done responding to you.


Sure, that is EXACTLY what I am doing. You claim to want to engage in a constructive debate, but your reaction says otherwise: the moment the logic fault in your stand is pointed out, you get up in a huff, stomp your feet and scream "I am going home and taking my marbles with me".

Nobody is defending the rights of rapists, but those who seek to weaken the legal protections of the accused in the name of fairness do so out of a myopic view. Our system may not be perfect, but it really seeks to strive for fairness and impartiality.

So, go ahead and walk way huffing and puffing but, if you truly want to engage in a constructive debate, you have to be willing to listen to all viewpoints and be willing to accept when you are wrong, or mistaken. You have done none of that.

Posted on: 2018/12/8 15:13
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Re: Christmas trees 2018
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I wonder why the prices are soo high this year. They are usually about 24.99 & even 29.99


Tree prices are up because because of two basic reasons: a shortage of them, and increased demand. Christmas trees take 7 to 10 years to grow, and 10 years ago we were in the throes of the Great Recession. As a result, tree farmers were planting less while trying to make it through that period. In addition to that shortage, there is actually increased demand for real, live trees. Two leading theories are that some people who were buying artificial thinking it was more environmentally friendly to do so have realized their mistake, while other consumer groups (mostly millennials, according to some "experts") have been gravitating towards real trees as a nostalgic thing. Regardless of what may be the real explanation, demand is up and supply is low, hence the increase in price.

Posted on: 2018/12/8 15:07
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Re: World Trade Center PATH station to close on weekends through 2020
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MDM wrote:
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Every time I think they cannot do any worse, they somehow


The Port Authority never wanted the PATH system It is a red-headed step-child they were forced to take on, in order to be allowed to build the original WTC.


BINGO. The PATH is truly an afterthought to the PA.

While the city administration was patting itself on the back for the "deal" they negotiated with the PA for transfer of ownership of the land on which the powerhouse is located, the PA executives were laughing all the way to the bank: they got the city to agree to a two-year timetable to move the power substation equipment one measly block to the south! And, then, after the move is completed the city will supposedly bring in a developer to rehabilitate the powerhouse. It is so very doubtful there will be anything left to rehabilitate after two more years of neglect. And, of course, while this was being negotiated, the PA was planning the WTC shutdown and waited until the last minute to announce that.

Posted on: 2018/12/8 14:23
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Re: JC Woman Accuses Murphy Staffer of Rape
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If you take a car without documented evidence of the owner's permission, you can be charged and convicted of theft. Irrespective of whether you claim the owner gave you verbal consent. How is this different?


You are really grasping at straws here... if you are caught with someone else's property it is 100% on you to demonstrate you have permission to have said property on/with you. There is a tangible asset for which you must be able to account. So, of course you have to have provable consent/proof that is OK for you to have that property.

The issue of consent is not to be dismissed, but your suggestions are outlandish and your proposed solutions unworkable and will never see the light of day.

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And there are also plenty of laws where presumption of innocence is diluted. Existing rape shield laws being an obvious example.


You obviously do not know or understand what a rape shield law is, or entails. It does not, in any way, dilute the presumption of innocence. What those laws do is prevent attacks against the character of the accuser. The accused is still presumed innocent and proving his/her culpability is still the responsibility of the prosecution, while the rape shield laws prevent the defense from trying to get off the accuser by shifting blame to the victim.

Posted on: 2018/12/8 12:40
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Re: JC Woman Accuses Murphy Staffer of Rape
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@bodhipooh

You picked a rare and mostly absurd example as a counterpoint. I'm not a lawmaker - so, no, I haven't considered every edge case. But the same principle could apply. If there's any risk of a rape allegation - male or female on female or male - those parties should be obligated to prove consent to avoid prosecution. Judges and juries can overturn the absurd entrapment cases and help shape the law. Like they do with every other law.


Just because you consider it a rare and/or absurd example, it doesn't make it so. This is PRECISELY why our legal system is predicated on the "innocent until proven guilty" principle, which is an extension of the idea that it is better for a guilty person to go free than an innocent person to be unfairly incarcerated. The burden of proof is high, and on the accusing party, because that is the only way to more or less ensure that innocent people are not unfairly convicted.

As I said in my original reply to you, thankfully we will never see your idea become reality. It would never pass muster, because it lacks common sense, it runs contrary to our established system of law, and the courts would never uphold such a law.

Posted on: 2018/12/7 12:25
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Re: JC Woman Accuses Murphy Staffer of Rape
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dtjcview wrote:
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bodhipooh wrote:
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Personally, I think that the law should be changed. Proof of sexual interaction without proof of consent should be grounds for a conviction.


That’s a CRAZY idea. Thankfully, it will never come to pass.


Something like this is needed to shift the balance of protection from perp to victim. What's crazy is that out of every 1000 rapes, 995 rapists walk free. And there are close to 1/2 million sexual assaults in the US every year. Victims are getting little to no protection under the existing system.

...and carrying condoms was considered crazy by many before aids.

(I'd agree it would be crazy to introduce such a law retroactively.)

@Monroe - Nope. No joke.


Obviously, you have not thought this through properly. The reason we have a "innocent until proven guilty" system is precisely because the opposite is too easy to game or abuse.

If your idea was made law (proof of sexual interaction without proof of consent would be grounds for conviction) it could be used by a man, or a woman, to entrap and send to jail any number of people. I could go to a bar tonight, get laid, then go to the local precinct in the morning and claim some woman coaxed me into sex (I would have the proof) and she wouldn’t have any proof of consent and would simply get sent to jail.

You really ought to take a minute to really think through what you are suggesting.

Posted on: 2018/12/7 7:36
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Re: JC Woman Accuses Murphy Staffer of Rape
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dtjcview wrote:

Personally, I think that the law should be changed. Proof of sexual interaction without proof of consent should be grounds for a conviction.


That’s a CRAZY idea. Thankfully, it will never come to pass.

Posted on: 2018/12/7 6:14
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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.


LOL... wut?! This is quite the whopper. Quote your source.

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Yvonne wrote:
I went to the new buildings [...] assigned in the downtown area. The nonvoters were noncitizens from different racial groups [...] So no hero69, they are not paying the school taxes.


This is SUCH an old trope used by people trying to make a point by conflating two separate facts to make it look like a valid argument or explanation. But, it is simply NOT TRUE.

Just because someone is not paying a tax to the city directly, it does not mean they are not paying it indirectly. Renters may not pay property and school taxes directly, but they do so indirectly. Also, the claim that immigrants only live in abated buildings is just simply not true. It doesn't even pass the common sense or smell test. In fact, I would argue that the very opposite is true: most illegal immigrants live in old buildings (many of them in illegal boarding houses) and not in abated buildings. Or, do you truly, really believe all illegal immigrants are living in luxury DTJC buildings paying exorbitant rents???

Posted on: 11/28 7:42
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Re: Anyone planning to appeal 2018 property tax increases?
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As Brewster points out, the process is fairly straightforward if you inform yourself. And, while obvious, it should be pointed out: the only valid appeal your taxes is if your property valuation is significantly off. An appeal of an increase because you feel it is too much is not a valid reason and will be denied.

Posted on: 11/28 7:31
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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It is frustrating, but not at all surprising, that Yvonne (a self professed community activist and fiscal watchdog) is entirely clueless (or, perhaps, purposefully obtuse) when it comes to the topic of property tax rates. People who keep pointing out that 20K is not a bargain, or that it is too high, should consider themselves lucky and keep in mind that, given that JC's current tax rate is 33% lower than the average NJ municipal tax rate. Indeed, our property taxes ARE a bargain. If and when the school taxes are raised (and, they WILL go up) and as pressure mounts in Trenton from other municipalities to cut back on the state funding/support, we could see our local tax rate climb 50% to a number equal or close to the state average. If you think 20K is too much, try imagining paying 30K.

Our property tax rate situation is far from settled, and I suspect the city administration has studied this closely and concluded it is best to "forget" all that talk of a second reval. Better to not bring more attention to our low tax rate, lest other municipalities really push for cuts in state funding for our local budgets.

Posted on: 11/25 18:33
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Re: Christmas trees 2018
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The $39.99 Christmas tree pop up is stocked by the rt 440 Lowes in the Mavis Discount Tire parking lot.


I hope they survive 'til Christmas.


Every year we shop for our tree there, and each one has lasted us ~6 weeks (and, fared very well) until early/mid January, when we finally dispose of it.

Posted on: 11/25 8:05
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Re: Jersey City bursting at seams with population surge
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In the section of town known as the Gold Coast, there are plenty of luxury high rises but not enough classrooms.


Is there any data publicly available of how many residents of these abated high rises actually send their kids to the JC public schools?


I don't think you will find any thoroughly reliable information or stats on this, just anecdotal information put forth by some people to try and advance and buttress their points.

From my observations from living in the area is that there is definitely a sizable amount of couples with babies or toddlers but very few with school-age kids. In my own building there is only ONE apartment with a school-age kid (that's one apartment out of ~110) and I do think the kid attends a public school. Going by anecdotal information, which seems to jive with what one can observe, it seems like a good amount of the Newport apartments are roommate setups with 3 or 4 people sharing small spaces. The private daycares and preK private schools in our neighborhood (PAD) are seemingly very busy. Overall, I don't see or believe there are many young families living in these so called luxury high rises with school-age kids attending the JCPS system.

Posted on: 11/19 8:44
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Re: JC v Hudson County (debt)
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This is why Yvonne is numerically illiterate. She has no idea how to compare apples to apples. She simply throws stuff at people like a monkey throwing it's shit, hoping to get a reaction. There's actually data out there, we're not best, below average, but far from the worst.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/01 ... nces-116-US-Cities-Ranked


Not to mention that her entire premise is a false equivalency. Numbers in a vacuum have little to no meaning.

Just because we make up 35% of the population of the county, it does not mean that our city budget should be the same proportion when compared to the county. For starters, the city provides a number of services not provided by the county, and it carries other responsibilities different from those of the county. As a result, the city's budget is actually higher than that of the county. So, when looking at debt loads and outstanding payables, the city having a debt equal to that of the county is actually good news. That's because the ratio of debt to budget looks favorable for the city when compared to the county.

But, of course, Yvonne is ignorant about numbers, and she prefers to lie or obfuscate by presenting only half of the story.

Posted on: 11/14 21:43
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Well, it's official.

Long Island City
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plus 5000 jobs in Nashville

I don't expect this will have a big impact on JC, though it is plausible that some people who will be priced out of LIC/Queens could move to affordable parts of JC.


Depending on where exactly in LIC they go, the WTC PATH has a direct connection to the E and R lines, which go right to the Queensboro Plaza area. I think the region as a whole will benefit, including Downtown JC, as not every one of those 25k employees is going to want to live in Queens.


Mostly true, about many people not wanting to live in Queens, but both Astoria and LIC have seen incredible growth over the past few years. They can probably attract a large chunk of the people getting hired by Amazon. The JC to Queens commute is not great, with both the PATH *and* the E/R trains getting very crowded.

Posted on: 11/13 11:28
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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"...Long Island City will share the new Amazon headquarters with Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac from Washington, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Amazon began looking in September 2017 for a site for a second headquarters."

Source


Well, until the official announcement is made (possibly later today) nothing is a sure thing.

One of the Amazon VPs in charge of the process lost his shit over Crystal City officials leaking information to the press (certain details made it clear the leaks were coming from government officials involved in the talks) and there is/was a chance they could have changed the specifics of the actual location within Arlington.

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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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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.


I am not at all excited by the prospect of cell service availability within trains or stations. People are rude enough as it is, so imagine the additional annoyance of people loudly speaking into their phones, as they flaunt the many other rules about music, food, etc. Even NJ Transit and Metro North were forced to add "quiet cars" to their trains because of this issue. Alas, that's a non-starter for the PATH considering the current overcrowding issues.

Posted on: 11/8 8:48
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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From my observations, a buyer who purchased after early 2015 a dtjc condo built in the 2000's will very likely see an immediate benefit after opting out.


Any condo owner who purchased in the last 10-15 years should be checking their tax bills and doing the math. My feeling, based on looking at the data in the year or two before the reval was finalized, there is a very good chance that most abatements are overpaying now that the official tax rate is a lowly 1.488% (which is over 30% lower than the previous estimated tax rate.)

Incredibly, or sadly, I think most homeowners will continue to pay under the current abatement contracts because of inertia, apathy, or ignorance.

Posted on: 11/5 9:40
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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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??

Posted on: 11/2 16:45
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Re: NYC Marathon
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There’s an official TCS NYC Marathon app. I’ve used it before when I went to go watch a few friends run. You can track anyone running the race on the app. It’s pretty accurate +/- a few minutes. The app also has the map of the course.

You can’t get into Central Park unless you have a pass. Best place to catch someone is around mile 18 (1st Ave and about 96th) and around mile 23 (5th Ave and about 96th st). This way if you miss them at mile 18, you’ll have a second chance. Trains will be packed heading uptown so give yourself some extra time.


This is 100% on point: the 1st Av / 96th St and 5th Av / 96th St locations are prime spots for catching runners. Just make sure to agree to a location ahead of time so your runner knows where to look for you, as it can be stressful and maddening otherwise. Also, as soupydumplings mentioned, the app is invaluable. Just make sure to have your phone fully charged, as it is a common complaint that it drains the battery.

Also, just to clarify, Central Park is not entirely closed. Only the route areas. Everything North of 90th St is open and that is how you will want to cross to the west side if you are planning to meet up after the race. For details on Central Park closures, see here: http://www.centralparknyc.org/events/ ... dual-events/marathon.html.

Also, it seems like this year they have taken feedback into account and corrals are not closing as early as in other years. The updated information for timelines can be found at this link: https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/sites/d ... 0Start%20Times_100918.pdf

The key thing to remember for race day is that corrals are closing at 25 minutes, or less, from start time. That's much more sensible than in previous years. See below, or refer to the link right above.

Corrals open 8:50 a.m. 9:35 a.m. 10:05 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Corrals close 9:25 a.m. 9:55 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 10:45 a.m
Wave Start 9:50 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:40 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Good luck to everyone participating!

Posted on: 11/1 9:12
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Re: Lionsgate's New Robin Hood Movie (2018)
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Curious if Jamie Foxx is playing Richard the Lion Heart?


Huh?!

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... and his commander Little John (Jamie Foxx)

Posted on: 11/1 7:31
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Re: jsq parking ~ magnolia
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Admitting to insurance fraud on a public forum....Priceless!


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Magnolia enforcement is coming down hard. My car's registration is under my mom's name. We co-signed, but she has title. If she passes it to me, insurance goes up. While I figure out by how much, are there any nice neighbors willing to let me pay for a spot? May be temporary or long-term, up to you. I have the 30-day temporary but it's about to expire, and the lots around me have a waitlist. Any help is appreciated, thanks!


I had the same reaction: this is truly nothing less than insurance fraud, and someone trying to game the system. Heck, I don't even know how he/she was able to get a 30-day temp permit with the car being registered in someone else's name, as the Parking Authority is usually super strict about matching the applicant's license, registration, and address.

Posted on: 10/31 15:17
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Re: NYC Marathon
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jsqfunk wrote:
Let me make sure I got this (this thread has been super helpful for first timer runners)
1. Take uber or lyft
2. Make sure the driver takes the Bayonne bridge
3. Get dropped off at McClean and Lili Pond
4. If your wave starts at 10:40, leave Jersey City around 8:30 am



That all sounds about right. If you are in the 10:40 wave, your corral will likely close around 9:45 (plus or minus 5 minutes, but play it safe and plan on it to close the official full hour early at 9:40) and once they close it, they WILL NOT let you in, and this is something for which they are super strict. But, do not freak out if you miss your corral: you can always join a later corral without any hassle. Your stated time corresponds to the 3rd wave, so you would still have the 4th (and last) wave as a fail-safe option.

If you leave JC at 8:30, you'll make it to the drop off area of McClean and Lily Pond between 9 and 9:15, which is plenty of time to clear security and walk to your corral stress free.

Posted on: 10/30 8:59
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Re: NYC Marathon
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soupydumplings wrote:
Thanks everyone for the tips.

Leaning towards taking an Uber/Lyft to the starting line, which brings up another question. Site says you must get dropped off by 6:45 am. Is this just another exaggerated NYRR time? I’m going to assume it is. I’m in the first wave, so if I could plan to get there around 8-830 as advised, that’d be ideal.


What they mean by clearing SIE is the area leading to/from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. The Bayonne Bridge remains open throughout the day and it is the way you will want to head into SI. You want to be dropped off on McClean Avenue, over by Lily Pond Ave. There is a back entrance there that is a LOT BETTER than the main entrance used by most runners / participants. This is the designated area for law enforcement, volunteers, but also runners.

This is a Google Maps link to show you where to get dropped off.
https://goo.gl/maps/pd2BHU7SXCJ2

And, this is the route I follow every year:
https://goo.gl/maps/bH9mTaTTE7u

You will notice that the linked routed above gets off at the exit for Clove Rd. Normally, they make you get off there, or the one after. Don't worry, there is very little traffic in the morning, and you will notice other people doing the same thing and following pretty much the same route. But, definitely head for the intersection of McClean and Lily Pond. There is very little people using that entrance, so clearing security is a matter of seconds and you will be stress free.

It really is the best way to get there.

Posted on: 10/29 18:22
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Re: window replacement - historic district
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I know this is an unpopular opinion to hold, but this entire thread reads (to me) like a cautionary tale against purchasing a home in one of the designated historic districts. There is something about having to get approval from a capricious person or committee for an innocuous choice that just doesn't sit well with me, and I suspect the same is true for a lot of people.

That's not to say that historic districts are not valuable and can be a good idea, but the anecdotes shared in here in the past are somewhat sobering and cause for pause.

Posted on: 10/29 14:07
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Re: NYC Marathon
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A close friend from Queens had the same experience: she chose the SI ferry, instead of getting a ride to the start line, and by the time she made it to Fort Wadsworth, she was frazzled, tired, and all around drained. The SI ferry / shuttle option was a shitshow (apparently, the shuttle portion is super chaotic and you end up standing in line for a long time) and she was required/forced to be there so early, that she ended up spending upwards of two hours in the Start Village doing nothing but shivering while waiting in low temperatures. NYRR is excellent at putting on races, but the Marathon start (and, to some extent, the finish area) is a clusterf*ck that can mar the experience for many people.

I would offer the OP a ride, but we already have a full car for Sunday morning. I would suggest posting on NextDoor.com, as someone there may be driving and have room, or maybe looking for the same. Also, check with the local meetup group "JC Runners".


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I second this advice. The WORST thing you can do on race day is take the ferry to the start village. I made that mistake one year and ended up expelling so much energy navigating to the ferry, then being herded with thousands of other runners from the ferry to buses, standing in line, standing on the bus. It took way too much time and energy. If you're running 26.2 miles that day, do yourself a favor, and take a cab. Or get a hotel room near the start line and spend the night. Whatever you do, don't take the ferry. You'll end up feeling depleted before you even start the race.

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I would recommend switching to the SI ferry option if you can.


This is bad advice, for two reasons:
- transportation selection is already closed, and has been for quite some time, and
- travel time via SI ferry (plus the shuttle from the SI terminal to the drop off point at Fort Wadsworth) is 90 minutes (minimum) and very chaotic, while the Metlife bus option is an hour, or less.

My advice, from having done this six times already, is to drive to the start line. That requires someone dropping you off, or riding an Uber or Lyft. If you leave JC by 7:45, you will be at the drop off point between 8:15 and 8:30. First wave takes off at 9:50, so those corrals will close around 9, so you would have at least 30 minutes to walk through the start village until you find your corral, assuming you are in the first wave. If you have a later wave, then adjust accordingly. If you are planning to do a bag drop (you really shouldn’t!) then allow additional time for that, as the village is chaotic and the bag drop area is far from the corrals. Also, another tip, don’t waste time standing in line to use the porta-potties. There are a ton of them inside the corrals and then some more on the way to the start line. A ton of first timers make that mistake and end up missing their assigned time as the corrals close so early.


https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/plan-yo ... ansportation-to-the-start

Posted on: 10/29 13:03
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Re: NYC Marathon
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ladybert wrote:
I would recommend switching to the SI ferry option if you can.


This is bad advice, for two reasons:
- transportation selection is already closed, and has been for quite some time, and
- travel time via SI ferry (plus the shuttle from the SI terminal to the drop off point at Fort Wadsworth) is 90 minutes (minimum) and very chaotic, while the Metlife bus option is an hour, or less.

My advice, from having done this six times already, is to drive to the start line. That requires someone dropping you off, or riding an Uber or Lyft. If you leave JC by 7:45, you will be at the drop off point between 8:15 and 8:30. First wave takes off at 9:50, so those corrals will close around 9, so you would have at least 30 minutes to walk through the start village until you find your corral, assuming you are in the first wave. If you have a later wave, then adjust accordingly. If you are planning to do a bag drop (you really shouldn’t!) then allow additional time for that, as the village is chaotic and the bag drop area is far from the corrals. Also, another tip, don’t waste time standing in line to use the porta-potties. There are a ton of them inside the corrals and then some more on the way to the start line. A ton of first timers make that mistake and end up missing their assigned time as the corrals close so early.


https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/plan-yo ... ansportation-to-the-start

Posted on: 10/28 23:44
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Re: NYC Marathon
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soupydumplings wrote:
Is anyone else in the downtown area running the nyc marathon on Nov. 4? If so, how are you getting to Staten Island?

I have the shuttle option from MetLife and was going to take a lyft/uber there. If anyone would like to join in the lyft/uber, I wouldn't mind covering it.

Or if you have a means to get to Staten Island and wouldn't mind accommodating one more person, I can reimburse for the ride and what not.

Thanks!


Why ride an Uber/Lyft to MetLife Stadium when it would take you just a tad longer to take the same car to the start line? Specially considering that the shuttles require you to arrive at an ungodly, super early hour. Depending on which wave you are running, your best bet is to arrive at SI 90 minutes before your assigned start time. The corrals for each start time usually close an hour early (last year they actually shrank this time lead to about 45 or 50 minutes) so keep that in mind. Clearing security is a breeze, but walking from the security checkpoint to the actual staging areas is a good 10 or 15 minute walk. Good luck!

Posted on: 10/25 14:44
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