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Re: Home values in JC up 9% last year?
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"the Heights has no amenities or attractions to cause people to want to live with the general squalor and ghetto-ness of the nabe."

EXUWS guy--What you mistake for smugness on my part is pride in my block. Your tone in the last post was more even and mature and dare I say "constructive" but in the past most of your posts about the heights sound like the whiny negative rants of a miserable 5 year old and that still makes you part of the problem.

I've lived in the Heights for 4+ years, and I stand by my observations - again, my criticism for this thread was to answer another person's question as to why it doesn't seem like property values in the Heights are rising along with the rest of JC.

And if voicing that makes me a 'miserable whiner' - well, I don't sugar-coat my comments. Assuming other people feel as I do - that moving to a neighborhood is not a "take it or leave it" proposition - I will invite other posters to offer-up suggestions for what needs to be done to deal with the 'less attractive' aspects of the Heights, in part (but not only for that reason) to enhance our equity in our property.

Posted on: 2013/2/1 19:27
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Re: The futility of gun control
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So not only is gun control futile, it would appear from this thread (despite the fact there are some really good, compelling posts) trying to discuss it is futile, too.

I think its worth stepping back to remind ourselves of just how the right to bear arms came about - http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_bor.html - clearly it was part of a conversation (knock-down, drag-out fight?) then, just as now. Perhaps the REAL discussion should be whether or not the Constitution needs to be amended, again, to deal with guns in a 21st Century fashion?

I for one don't know where I stand. Would it be better to sacrifice one "right" - the right to bear arms - for another - the "right" of the mentally ill, and un-educated inner-city young men who lack any impulse control, to their "freedom" to live their lives without any regard for the public well being?

Posted on: 2013/2/1 16:56
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Re: Home values in JC up 9% last year?
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bunny22 wrote:In response to above from ExUWSguy--I know you feel trapped in the heights and regret moving there BUT this bitterness and venting/badmouthing the area is a way of shooting yourself in the foot here. If you want the area to improve so you can get the hell out of dodge, how about ixnaying the whining and trashtalking? People come to JC list and form impressions on areas based on what they read here so you're actually persuading people to not consider the heights. If what you said it were true, well, that's different but heights is large and diverse area so what may be true of your block isn't necessarily true for other areas. I know a lot of people who used to live in Hoboken who are coming up the elevator on Congress and happily renting within a few blocks.
You are part of the problem, not the solution.

Actually, I consider my area - Sherman Avenue north of Franklin Street - to be one of the nicer streets, with a mix of attractively adapted factory buildings, some lovely wood frame rowhouses, and of course the historic synagogue.

That said, I'm less interested in the experiences of renters than I am hearing input about how to make a positive impact on the neighborhood, and would be curious what real stakeholders in the neighborhood have to say - for instance, the upcoming mayoral election, or the Planning Board vote next week on proposed zoning changes http://riverviewneighborhood.org/plan ... nts-critical-to-our-area/ etc. @bunny22, its all well and good to be smug about your tiny corner of the neighborhood, but the point of my original post is how the larger Heights neighborhood's issues impact our property values and what can (needs?) be done to change that.

Posted on: 2013/2/1 15:50
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Re: Michael Yun for Council - Heights Ward D
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Any thoughts on Mr. Yun's qualifications, as compared to Fulup's candidate Sean Connors?

Posted on: 2013/1/23 18:48
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Re: Street sweeping program to end in Jersey City Heights on Jan. 28
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Has the state or other entities been raiding the UEZ coffers? If not, where has that 3.5% collected in sales tax been going?

Good Question, guess JC heights needs a name like JC Trash.

LOL. I've lived in the Heights for 4 years, and wouldn't have believed it IF YOU PAID ME that anyone cleaned the streets, ever. It truly looks like the third world around here, except for Ogden Avenue (which also single-handedly support the over-priced Farmers Market) and oddly enough the on restaurant on the NW corner of Franklin Avenue and New York Avenue.

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Re: Home values in JC up 9% last year?
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Will someone explain to me where home prices have been rising. Certainly not in the Heights. We had an 8 room house for sale for $180k for last 3 years. Now it's a shell for druggies, drunks & stray cats. House across street for sale under $200k, no one even looked. Brand new condos in completely renovated bldg in the $175k area. All you see are 'For Rent' & 'For Sale' signs that go nowhere.

I've been watching the 'Zillow' estimate for my condo in the Heights continue its downhill slide during this time... Does anyone have a recommendation for a better way to get a since for the value of property in the Heights? An appraiser? Speak to a local realtor?

There was an intersting conversation a few weeks after Superstorm Sandy, as to whether property values in the Heights would rise. I was - and still am - of the opinion that they won't. To HeightsBrat's question - I don't think you can separate local (NJ) property values from from people's perception of of the neighborhood relative to Manhattan/Hoboken/Downtown JC. On all accounts, the Heights has nothing similar in terms of urban quality of life/surrougate borough of NYC aspect. Unless you are commuting in to midtown for work exclusively, transit is a bust (between the #87 bus and PATH it eaily takes me 1 hour to get to work in Manhattan Civic Center - 7 miles!!); the Heights has no amenities or attractions to cause people to want to live with the general squalor and ghetto-ness of the nabe.

Perhaps when Gaughan and the other corrupt dinosarus are out of office things will change...

Posted on: 2013/1/23 18:34
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Re: Property values in the Heights (post Sandy)
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kitten wrote:... what else could you want?

That someone would have slapped me upside the head 4 years ago when I stated I was moving to Jersey City Heights? LOL, wistful thinking.

But to your point, Kitten, about this being "post Sandy" - this thread started with someone wondering if property values in the Heights would increase once everyone saw the "advantages" of living here, as opposed to downtown JC or Hoboken. I stand by my comments - Sandy has revealed the depth of the incompetency, lack of planning, lack of forward thinking, etc., of so many levels of the government and within the infrastructure management that connects the Heights to the regional economic/cultural engine. The Heights is just to feebly connected to NYC to ever benefit from people's thinking about the impact of this storm.

Posted on: 2012/12/10 1:59
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Re: Property values in the Heights (post Sandy)
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If you live in a downtown bubble, you have no idea how to get out of JC besides the Path. Those of us who live outside the Path system have many, many, options of getting into NYC. There are 3 buses they go into NYC from here...

Not if you live in the Heights!!! It's either the PATH, of NJ Transit to/from the Port Authority.

Tonight, I went to take the 12:15 #123 bus to Christ Hospital, which filled up by the time 1/2 the people lined up could get on. The driver, "Carlos", helpfully told us to wait for the next (1:45am) bus... God bless you if you live in other neighborhoods. I am SO DAM@ED SORRY I moved to the Heights. It is a slum, will remain a slum, with substandard transportation to the bigger world, nothing to do, nowhere to shop except for 99 cent stores, filthy streets, a Neanderthal of a Ward Councilperson (Goughan). If Sandy has shown us anything it is that you should SPEND THE MONEY TO LIVE SOMEPLACE CIVILIZED, and not move someplace hoping for better...

Posted on: 2012/12/8 6:31
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Re: How do I get from Manhattan to Jersey City after 10:00?
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GOOD LUCK!!! I tried to get the 12:25 #123 bus from the Porth Authority to Christ Church tonight - it filled up with about 1/2 of the people waiting to get on, and the d-bag of a driver telling us to wait an hour for the 1:15 (or 1:45am?).

PATH and NJ Transit are seriously mis-managed and corrupt. I learned I should simply plan to be home before dark, like I live in some 3rd world hell-hole. Which in most aspects, Jersey City Heights is.

They are running extra #126 buses to Hoboken - a fast ride, if you don't mind the 20 minute walk home to the Heights.

Good luck, everyone. I look forward to seeing you all in Brooklyn or Queens when we can all finally bail on this poor excuse for a city and get someplace that is actually connected to the real urban center of gravity in a meaningful way!!

Posted on: 2012/12/8 6:23
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Re: Bus Pass?
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There are - two machines, on the side of the elevator bank that faces the doors to the "Kiss & Ride". I use them all the time, you can get single trip as well as monthly passes for any of the busses that go from JSQ.

Posted on: 2012/12/6 18:41
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Re: Property values in the Heights (post Sandy)
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I generally like the Heights, but without 24 hour transportation I just don't think it will ever fully take off. I wish they could extend the Hoboken Path line to terminate in the Heights, but I was told on here (by Ian I think) that it is impossible to do so.

I think JSQ will take off before the Heights. I'm kind of surprised it hasn't already, looking at how far out gentrification is occuring EAST of the city in some pretty distant neighborhoods in Brooklyn.


Here's why, an excerpt from another site, the poster lives in Manhattan:

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He: Dream House? A 900 Sqft apart ( Maybe 1200 if I'm Feeling wasteful ) less than 3 Minute bike ride from where I keep The sailboat. Walk to all Shopping, Stores, & work less than 1 mile from home. right now I live 3 Miles from work and The commute is harsh.

Me: You work in lower Manhattan right? Move here to Downtown Jersey City and you'd be very close to your ideal. Reasonable apartments, nearby marinas and an easy commute to WTC. I have a neighbor who spends her summers on her sloop at Liberty Marina. There's ferries from there to WFC.

He: Move off the island ? horrors


People would rather live in the ass end of Brooklyn and pay 3x the price than "leave NYC".

The chatter on the PATH from JSQ to WTC this morning was along the lines of "if I'm stuck with an hour commute I would rather live (fill in the blank, someplace nice...)" OK, IF you go ONLY into midtown va bus or van, you are probably OK staying in the Heights. But the reason the"ass end" of Brooklyn prospers over other places is that alternative neighborhoods rise or fall based on the availibility of multi-modal transporation in and out of Manhattan. JC, like Hoboken, is never going to be a stand-alone city in the same way as other smaller cities, owing to NYC being th ecenter of gravity. PATH is in full meltdown mode, with no end in sight, and getting in and out of Manhattan is going to be torture for the forseeable future. If this is the result of Sandy, I see NO future for the Heights other than to remain where it is, until mass transit in and out of NYC is improved drastically.

Posted on: 2012/12/6 18:36
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Re: Massive PATH and Hudson River Crossings Toll Increase
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Drivers blast Port Authority's Hudson River toll hikes

By Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal
December 03, 2012 at 12:07 PM

...A lawsuit filed against the Port Authority by AAA claims the new revenue is instead intended for real estate development at the new World Trade Center site, not transportation-related expenses as the Port Authority claims.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... horitys.html#incart_river

I understand the court sided with the PA, anyone have any updates on whether the AAA plans to appeal or what the next step may be?

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Re: Property values in the Heights (post Sandy)
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A friend of mine, who owns a house up the street from my condo, had just this discussion as we were enjoying a drink and watching CNN post-Sandy (his block didn't loose power, while mine did). Unfortunately, I doubt property values will every take off commensurate with Hoboken/Downtown JC; although I suppose it depends on who you are expecting to move here. If you are thinking "gentrification" in the same vein as DTJC - younger/better off/professional/culturally engaged, the demographic that drove the renewal of Hoboken DTJC - I doubt it will happen. The impact of Sandy on transit aside, unless you are RIGHT ON TOP OF the light-rail, or under a 10-15 minute walk to PATH, the mass transit options are terrible (think 87 bus which knows no schedule, no busses from Midtown after midnight...) and there are NO amenities for those seeking the urban ambience moving to Hoboken or DTJC offers. And except for Ogden Avenue, the Heights is UGLY - vinyl siding, trash galore and every scrap of grass paved over for more parking.

Will immigrant families drive an increase in property values, I mean comparable to other demographics who move somewhere for quality of life vs. space? @ BROSJCH - what degree of increase are you talking about?

Posted on: 2012/11/26 16:18
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Re: Jersey City announces plan to spend $5.8 million to resurface 57 streets
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Great! Let's smooth out the streets to make it much more convenient for the cars that are speeding through at 40-50MPH.

How about spending some money to make our streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists?

I'm thinking properly paved streets will make things safer overall for us bicylists - some of the rough spots on Newark Avenue and Ravine Roads are enough to nearly knock me off my bike, if not swerve into traffic to avoid them.

Do we get any input as to which roads get repaved?

Posted on: 2012/10/19 17:44
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Re: Environmental Investigation: Shua Group
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I saw yesterday's performance, and it was terrific! The audience met the director on Jersey Avenue, and were 'escorted' to the stage - which as the concrete slab of a now demolished structure, where the "seats" were overturned construction buckets and cinderblocks, really felt, smelled, sounded like an industrial wasteland! A few kids had turned it into an inpromptu skate park.

The dancers performed mostly in silence, and the piece was almost magical, or ritualistic, in its simplicity - I may not have gotten the angle about gentrification, but I found myself thinking these were woodland nymphs surveying our desecration of the natural landscape, and trying and failing fix it. Everyone - and it was a pretty big, diverse audience, kids too - seemed to really enjoy it (well, except for someone's dog, who started growling at the end, I guess I was not the only one sensing righteously angry woodland spirits...) I would recommend seeing it if they do it again.

Posted on: 2012/10/15 18:07
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Re: Is it really possible? Does the PATH really lose $400 million per year?
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People do get married and have a baby at 21 it is not uncommon. And you must have been a burden on your parents with your child-like thinking.


Childlike thinking to wait to have a family till one can afford it? Wow.

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I guess we should all make minimum wage with your theory.


You are nuts, how do you get from me saying $23/hr is a good starting wage to we all should get paid $7.25/hr (minimum wage).

$23/hour is $47,840 per year. And this is a "good job", as my parents would say, with benefits, and the satisfaction of working for a good, secure, outfit. But it's an insanely low salary, could even a SINGLE person afford to live anywhere near a PATH station or terminus on it?

@bill - So who should have children? I make 2/3 again as much as the aforementioned "train maintainer", and can't envision supporting a family on that (and I'm 50, running out of time here...). Are only those who make $250,000 mature enough to start families?

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Re: Is it really possible? Does the PATH really lose $400 million per year?
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In a recent article about WTC as boondoggle, the author Scott Raab mentions offhandedly that the PATH loses $400 million per year.

http://www.esquire.com/features/world ... ding-0912-3#ixzz29IeYiZ7A

This is perplexing. How can this be true? That $400 million can't possibly be losses on operating costs. The PATH appears to be running at capacity or near capacity during most waking hours.

This is mindboggling if true.

The issue is NOT that PATH "looses" money per ride (although, it is arguable that the Port Authority wastes money on politically motivated moneypits such as the WTC site) - the question should be how much of the cost-per-ride is covered by the 'farebox'. The national average is 35%:
http://www.slate.com/articles/busines ... ways_paved_with_gold.html

What is harder to suss out is information on how much of the average car ride is subsidized - some on-line information suggests as little as 8%, based solely on data for local funds for roads. Others argue it is significantly higher, when you factor in other things we all have to pay for, such as the mortgage deduction (subsidizes car-centric suburban development), various wars in the Gulf to protect oil sources.

Posted on: 2012/10/15 17:40
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Why can't JC manage traffic/street repairs so buses can run?!
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The trip on the 87 bus from the Heights to JSQ - what is scheduled to be a 10 minute ride, or a 20-25 minute walk - seems to regularly take 1/2 hour these days. Most days, the buses are late or come bunched up due to traffic on south of JSQ or in Hoboken according to the drivers, but it seems there has been never ending street and utility repair on Newark and Hoboken Avenues near Journal Square, causing traffic to be re-routed. Is it just me, frustrated because I'm late for work again, or does it seem like Jersey City has NO masterplan for managing street repairs, or NO traffic management strategy? The latter, in my mind, being a more serious issue since Jersey City - along with most of NJ - seems to have abandoned ANY pretense of enhancing mass transit.

Do we have a Department of Transportation, as NYC does? NYC's Commissioner Sadik-Khan always is being proactive about traffic planning issues! What do we need, people, to affect something similar here in JC?

Posted on: 2012/10/2 17:03
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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How is the rate increase justified? I don't see any mention of what will be the improvement in services (if any). Happy to pay more to see tangible benefits but it is ridiculous to raise prices without any explanation.
PATH fare and bridge/tunnel toll hikes were estimated to raise about $300 million.

The WTC is over budget by $300 million.

I don't think any improvements were ever promised to us. Maybe something about security, I don't know. Basically they're just screwing NJ residents to pay for their piss-poor management of the WTC.

That $300 million might not be exactly right btw, I don't have the budget available now, but I remember the numbers being the same.


As a "two fare" type (I take the 87 bus from JSQ or Hoboken home to the Heights) I'm reluctant to criticize PATH, it being the most reliable part of my commute. For my rant about taking the bus in JC, see my other post - it feels like I can touch the new WTC tower from my neighborhood, yet it invariably takes an hour to commute into lower Manhattan, mainly because the buses are late, stuck in traffic due to never-ending street repairs, etc.

That said, we need to try to take things back, people. The MTA is so inept, so completely beholden to - who? Manhattan real-estate interests? Do we need an Occupy PATH or agitprop campaign? Thoughts?

Posted on: 2012/10/2 16:54
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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corybraiterman and stillinjc:

no one here thinks jersey city is capable of creating a $75 mm park whose maintenance runs in the multiple millions of dollars a year. what most of us here want is a value-add project with the potential to put our city on the map. right now, our "map" consists of lsp, lefrak, crooked politicians, a strong rental market, and, soon, a jersey shore spinoff.


Matty - thanks so much for this post! I think for all of us who have hopes for the JC Embankment, you sum it up - and point out how we, as concerned citizens need to engage the JC government more to do the right thing for the city in the long run! Are you involved with the Embankment Preservation project? I'm thinking of it, to bring another voice. Now, having said that...

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...no one is denying the obstacles; to deny the potential, as you both seem intent on doing, however, is offensively stupid. you guys must really love condos.

i really admire the ambition of you both, lusting after firefighters, libraries and a quiet, bedroom-oriented jersey city where tax dollars aren't wasted...


I am all for the Embankment, but we can't discount corybraiterman and stillinjc's concerns. One thing that also bears repeating is that we have to be careful about comparing it to the Highline - think about how the Highline gets its funding http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/nyr ... ft-to-high-line-park.html I don't think even if everyone who support the Embankment donated generously, we would hold a candle to this. We have to frame the argument in realistic, local terms.

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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article on Jersey City's High Line hopes.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001 ... html?KEYWORDS=jersey+city

I remember when people said the High Line was a WASTE!


How much did the High Line cost?


$75 million per 1/2 mile of park; 1 1/2 miles completed so far. Operating costs are around $3 million per year. Everyone should read the WSJ article as well as the link below, which goes into detail about how High Line Park was funded, and what it contributes to NYC in terms of economic development that otherwise may not have happended.

Now I have to say I am an ardent preservationist, and agree 100% that this is an important project for Jersey City - protecting and enhancing historic resources, open space, ennvironmentally sustainable development all contribute to making someplace one of those places everyone aspires to live, like... Chelsea! But I have to concur with the nay-sayers this needs to be thought through differently for Jersey City. NYC has SO many people with SO MUCH money - it can afford to realize projects like the High Line, which really does benefit everyone. JC will need a different model, since there is no coherent plan for development. Without that, it may not be feasible to take the chance on the High Line.

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article ... plutocrats-who-pays-parks

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Re: Rally Against Crime City Hall Chambers Council Meeting February 8th @ 6PM
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What trends, or recent events, are driving this? I've lived in Jersey City for 4 years (the Heights, off Franklin Street between Palisade and Central Avenues) and have always felt entirely safe. It probably helps I am not a late night person, but my area of the Heights seems pretty peaceful most of the time. Still, I'm always interested in getting involved, so to focus would appreciate hearing other people's opinions.

Posted on: 2012/1/31 19:30
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Re: New Heights Spot- Trolley House Bar and Grill
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I saw the Trolley House Lofts which is located at 325 Palisade Ave but I did not see the bar. Did it just open? Seems like this neighborhood is promising!

So - have folks been? What is the crowd like, how is the food, etc.

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Re: New Heights Spot- Trolley House Bar and Grill
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My only beef with the Heights is that I do not find the houses aesthetically attractive. Vinyl siding everywhere ... it looks like Bushwick and Bayonne had a baby!


If you walk or drive down Palisade Avenue, yes this is mostly the case. However there are some GORGEOUS houses in the Heights. Sherman Place for example boasts a lot of beautifully maintained Victorian houses with large porches and yards. AMAZING. Taking a walk down Ogden, (yes, you do have to dodge a lot of dog poop), you will see some really unique style homes. Some ultra modern and some original. Booraem. Reservoir, and Prospect Avenues as well have a lot of really well kept old homes. Many have been sided... that is true, but seriously, houses that size are a lot of work to keep up with and I guess you can't really blame people for using an affordable, durable method. (As much as it can be fug)

@kitten - I started a walking tour on my Facebook page shortly after moving here 3 years ago, having discovered many of the streets you described. Thanks for reminding me of them! We should figure out how to create a photo album here on JCList.

@tommyc_37 - I work for the Landmarks Commission in NYC, and by-and-large preservation in general is a thing of the affluent, and community mindedness. The Heights seems to be about transience, not caring about one's environment, etc. Should all that change we may see what is happening in the Greenpoint Historic District in Brooklyn, NYC, which was ALL aluminum siding 20 years ago, and now that more affluent people are moving in is slowly being restored to its 19th century shingled glory!

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Re: Gay Jersey City couple fight mother for custody of twin 5-year-old girls
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“Your aunt, whom we hate, is actually your mother, but we only used her for her womb, so you aren’t really her children in a way. We have no idea who your genetic mother is. Granted, you share important traits with her that would help you to understand yourselves as you grow older, but like we said, we don’t care, we just wanted to be fathers. Now take your pills young ladies, your appointment with the therapist is in two hours.”


I'm running the risk of having too many anti-PC points on my Gay Card but... LMFAO!

OK - clearly its time to stop grieving for the idea that we gay people were going to lead by example, and chip away at society's hetero-normativity; but aren't there too many children out there no-one seems to care about? Do you really need to churn out more? Let me know the next time a gay couple is having a hard time adopting, I'll join you on the barricades.

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Re: 5-year old girl mauled by unleashed pit bull -- did not respond to owner's commands
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I can't see banning any dog breed, but when you have a big, strong animal as a pet you should also be required to take some extra precautions, higher fences, bigger fines for not having a leash etc.

Most responsible owners already take those precautions.

I don't have a dog, and know nothing about dogs, however, if - as althea and moobycow attest - the public well being depends on this, we are in serious trouble!

Living in the Heights, un-spayed pit-bulls seem to be the dog of choice. I often see them off-leash, or being teased by their owners to jump up and grab their leashes in their mouths and shake the hell out of it. How this fits into training them I don't know, I suspect its more to burnish the owners 'street cred'...

I'll ask the pit-bull afficianados what do you recommend (kevlar leg-warmers?) we start wearing, to protect us from the 99% of pit-bull owners who don't appear to be remotely responsible?

Posted on: 2011/12/23 17:43
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Re: Stock Market: OWS has it right - You don't have a chance
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Wow. Thanks, I think... I wonder if my NYC Government Pension or 457K invests in these funds? I doubt it, since they seem to be loosing value slowly and steadily LOL. Seriously, I appreciate the background, but should I go out an join OWS, as opposed to just support it, as I do? Here is a question for you:
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What does this all mean? It means the hedge fund industry is making a gigantic proportion of the profits. The top .1% is earning nearly half of the profits in the industry, through not just hedge funds, but other similar vehicles.
h/t Scott

Is this inherently bad/problematic/etc. for the larger economy, or should the 99.9% of us be trying to put our investments into these types of funds?

P.S. - you sound like you know your stuff! What are you doing in JC, instead of living in Greenwich Village with the rest of hedgefund set? LOL

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Re: PATH Suspension between 33rd Street and Journal Square and Hoboken due to police activity
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Looks like someone was hit by a train earlier and they're investigating the cause:

http://www.dnainfo.com/20111130/chels ... -23rd-street-path-station

Yet another opportunity to point out the ineptness of the Port Authority and their inability to keep us advised of what's happening on PATH - I work for a NYC government agency, and we got a text/e-mail advisory of this around 4:30(?) pm, LONG before the PATH e-mail alert went out. And the PATH e-mail "advisory" didn't say anything about the service suspension, just that PATH tickets were being cross-honored.

Can the Port Authority possibly suck more?

Posted on: 2011/12/2 15:12
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Re: Heights: Blood splattered throughout apartment after man stabs two roommates for no apparent reason
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dtjcview wrote:
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JerseyCityNj wrote:
The first thing that came to mind is he was dusted (on PCP). I'm curious if JCPD has any stats available to the public on how many arrest are related to this drug? This city has had a problem with that drug along time now.


First thing that came to mind for me was that he suffered from an acute pyschotic episode that happens a lot with schizophrenia and manic depression. Oh I forgot. The US doesn't believe in mental illness, and would rather shoot to kill mentally ill people, or lock them up in prison for profit, than really implement treatment progams.

But I'm not judging the case....

The latter would be more awful... is that how they all ended up living together - a supportive housing situation? Unless they were all friends to begin with - the only advantage to living in JC that I can see is that you can get your own place.

Any updates on how the two roommates are doing?

Posted on: 2011/11/23 16:15
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Renters in a Condo - are too many a bad thing?
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I'm on the board of my Condo Association - we are a 50 unit building in the Heights.

Recently, it seems more and more owners have moved out and rented their units, and we are experiencing a rise in 'quality of life' problems - the renters being less responsive to complaints about noise, lack of carpeting, people not separating their recycling etc.

In addition to the quality of life aspect, there is the BIG issue of FHA conforming mortgages. We happen to be looking to replace our managing agent, but in addition to suggestions from them are seeking feedback, advice, etc., from others like you who may have been in the same situation. Can the absentee landlord/owners be compelled to accept changes that benefit resident owners? How does this happen - would the association need to vote? Would a competent managing agent be on top of this, or is up to the Board?

Posted on: 2011/11/23 16:08
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