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Re: Doggy Door - Any recommendations on someone who can do this simple job
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Skunks and raccoons live here. More concerning and much more numerous are the rats. I suggest against doing this!

Posted on: 4/13 21:29
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Re: Hap Investments to Buy 1 MSF Development Site in Jersey City for $400M
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There are plenty of people in the neighborhood who either support or just don't care about a tower on West Street. Another dishonest, invented Yvonne "fact."


Here is the Jersey Journal story on this development, so I guess JCman24, this must be a made up story, too. It is the reason his neighborhood voted Boggiano into office over this project as an independent. http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... reet_to_developer_en.html



I live 150 feet away in a 1 family. I am in favor of the project. There is a group of Hilltop life-long residents who have stated they don’t want anything to change. There are many others who support development. Rich is very vocal for no change. He is also a terrific advocate for the neighborhood!

Posted on: 3/1 22:21
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Re: 4k/UHD vs. LED TV's
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I'm that other poster. If you haven't already, start using the built in smart TV functionality of the LG to connect to Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, along with live IP TV channels.. The Amazon UHD stuff is not an extra charge. Netflix does charge extra monthly, not sure about HULU. But the 4K Amazon stuff looks incredible, and the built in interfaces are very good (can't compare to to the Apple TV interface). There's a ton of usability built into these LG tvs. Enjoy.


Thanks for the tip! I had not used this at all, assumed it was somewhat useless based on past TVs. I opened the box, connected and tossed the user manual and never looked back:)

Posted on: 12/28 12:39
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Re: 4k/UHD vs. LED TV's
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If it helps anyone I bought a 65 inch 4K LG OLED for Black Friday. I also have HD sets (3 of them), the difference for true 4K content is staggering to me. Note that neither Comcast nor Fios has anything in 4K. I am using a 4K Apple TV with a fast Fios connection to stream. HD does also look better, but to me 4K content looks better than real life, almost too good. Perhaps it’s the lighting but real life doesn’t look as sharp and I have 20-20 vision. Good luck, the price is steep but falling. Agree with the other poster, if buying LG get the lowest 2017 model, picture quality is the same, it’s the frame and sound that change. Use a receiver for Atmos if you want it!

Posted on: 12/27 22:59
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Re: Steam Heat - pipes banging. Any recommnedation for plumber that knows how to rectify
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Is there no diminution of heat when you reduce the pressure like that?


No, but the boiler cycles on and off a lot more of course. I don’t think that’s an issue however.

Posted on: 2017/11/12 15:29
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Re: Steam Heat - pipes banging. Any recommnedation for plumber that knows how to rectify
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Thanks. I had renovations done so many of the radiators were removed when floors were being refinished. I’ve checked the pitch of all the radiators and they seem to be tilted toward the line. Is there a certain degree recommended? I’ve called Royal Plumbing as well so hopefully they can do a complete diagnostic and identify where or what is causing the issue.


Check the pitch of the actual pipes (cause of knocking in my addition). Also, at what pressure does your boiler cut-off at? High pressure was the cause of knocking in my old/original portion of the house. My boiler used to cut-off at 4 psi, the lowest I could get it to go was ~2psi with the normal pressuretrol (still was knocking). So I got a vaporstat pressuretrol and it now cuts out at less then a lb of pressure...no knocking. The only noise left now is when it first starts, the radiator air vents breath and there is a little creaking of pipes warming up and expanding. I may hunt those rub points down and place rubber to stop the creaking, but it doesn’t bother us so I haven’t been motivated. Good luck, it took me a little while to get mine working the way we wanted. I do really like the heat much better than forced air now that it works well.

Posted on: 2017/11/12 8:27
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Re: Steam Heat - pipes banging. Any recommnedation for plumber that knows how to rectify
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I had terrible banging in our system but now have it working silently. It all came down to 1) ensuring a low operating pressure/cutoff (Honeywell vapourstat) and 2) proper pipe pitch (back to boiler if single pipe).


How do you get bad pitch in a 100 year old building? Settling?


The pitch of the steam pipes in the original structure was fine, the pitch in the addition wasn’t.

Posted on: 2017/11/11 22:06
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Re: Steam Heat - pipes banging. Any recommnedation for plumber that knows how to rectify
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iGreg wrote:
Steam heat sucks, but most houses of the Jersey City era have them unless new construction (advisable).

Looks like an interesting book, there are certainly home tweaks to getting the systems more efficient and can be done by the less handy, worth troubleshooting before paying a plumber.

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I had terrible banging in our system but now have it working silently. It all came down to 1) ensuring a low operating pressure/cutoff (Honeywell vapourstat) and 2) proper pipe pitch (back to boiler if single pipe). I now prefer having steam heat to forced air. I did some of the work myself and called Chris from Royal Heating when I needed help. I didn’t read the book below but did read the forums linked to below. I found it’s actuall a very simple mechanical system once you understand it and you can easily fix issues or even adjust heat levels in parts of your house. Now if my AC went...no choice but to call someone.


Posted on: 2017/11/11 0:21
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Video of Package Thief
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PM me if you recognize this fine upstanding citizen who is borrowing our packages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiOJA2sBCk0

Posted on: 2017/4/4 19:40
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Re: Woman dies falling off escalator inside famed World Trade Center Oculus while reaching to grab hat
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JCishome wrote: I can't help but think of the 10,000 dumb things I've done after a few drinks. I was just luckier than this young lady.


This is exactly what I was thinking. My thoughts are with the family.

Posted on: 2017/2/13 22:56
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Re: Public info session tonight on Turnpike Extension 14C project(1/31/17)
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Is it just a coincidence that the turnpike elevated highway into JC, the Pulaski skyway into JC, and the Whitpenn bridge into JC are all under construction at the same time? Or is this some coordinated upgrade? Is the 1/9 bridge the only E/W artery into here not under construction?

Posted on: 2017/2/1 21:49
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Re: Steam Heat
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Suggest you call Royal heating

Posted on: 2017/1/4 22:37
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Re: Cloud of dust being blown around the city
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Good morning, the cloud of dust is happening again today. Large dust clouds coming off the site drifting into the city. I drove by the site this AM on my way to work and confirmed it is coming from the same place. Based on their website, could this be contaminated dredge blowing around? http://www.cleanearthinc.com/locations/koppers

I hope not, if so, there can be some real nasty pollutants we are all encountering!

Posted on: 2016/12/15 8:41
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Re: Do you recommend particular Roofer?
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I just used Imperial Roofing to redo our roofs. This is the only time I ever had a roof done so limited experience. I think they did great. They showed up when planned, completed on time, kept everything clean, and we have no leaks. Mike was easy to get a hold of when I had any questions. Good luck!

Does anyone know an architect that has experience with roof decks?

Posted on: 2016/12/14 21:48
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Re: Potential Hurricane on Sunday
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MDM, I use Wunderground for the models but the Euro one was missing from 5 pm. Are they no longer represented? What site do you use?


I use this site for model data. Not the best UX on a mobile however: http://weather.cod.edu/forecast/

Twister data is another site

Posted on: 2016/8/31 20:04
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Re: Longish-time JC resident interested in buying...somewhere
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Posted on: 2016/7/29 23:02
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Re: Boggiano 2017 Signs
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I live if his neighborhood now. I vouch for what his son said about Rich being an advocate his constituents. You lob him an issue and he will take a swing to fix it:

"2. Accessibility. People call him all the time with actual problems, and he gets them fixed."

Posted on: 2016/6/28 22:43
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Re: Port Authority To Jersey City - Drop Dead
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Here are two quick facts:
-1927: 113,141,729 riders
-2015: 76,565,452 riders

Seemed to work for years with more riders than now. What am I missing here?

Posted on: 2016/6/6 22:48
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Re: Taylor Swift Moving to Jersey City, New Jersey
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Posted on: 2016/4/2 9:56
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Re: Jersey City Realtor
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We lost a couple houses we liked and found speed to be important. We setup email alerts on Zillow, Trulia, and other sites. That notified us of new listings before any realtor would. From there we used a realtor to arrange visits. In the end, the house we bought happened to be FSBO and listed on Zillow, not MLS...good luck.

Posted on: 2016/3/26 7:29
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Re: Sell or rent JSQ house?
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I suggest looking directly east-south-east if you haven't. I also remember the homeless encampment at grove st where grove point now is. They would harass you for change when leaving Unlimited pizza or the liquor store next to the gazebo (both gone now).

Posted on: 2016/2/28 8:14
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Re: Low flying plane
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I think Newark uses runway 11-29 during high crosswinds like today, planes bank over JC.

Posted on: 2016/2/13 20:59
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Re: Cloud of dust being blown around the city
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Thanks for the history...and making me feel better about what I am breathing in.

Posted on: 2016/2/13 19:44
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Re: Cloud of dust being blown around the city
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Oh wow, that is next to the site I posted. So it's the sediment from there blowing around?

Posted on: 2016/2/13 17:32

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Re: Cloud of dust being blown around the city
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I think it may be a superfund site, but not sure. If so, I really hope that is the new dirt blowing around and not the old: http://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0200146

Posted on: 2016/2/13 17:00
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Re: Cloud of dust being blown around the city
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Posted on: 2016/2/13 15:43
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Cloud of dust being blown around the city
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I have pictures i will try to find a place to post online. Seems to be coming from the meadow lands, anyone know what it is?

Posted on: 2016/2/13 15:27
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Re: 1960s JSQ - trying to ID a building
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Thank you! I was looking specifically for Vic's old location. Another account online had it in the same building as the other two, but may be incorrect.
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rosember wrote:
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JCSHEP wrote:
Hello, does anyone remember what building in the 60s in JSQ had Kinney's shoes, Orange Julius, and Vic Tanny's in it?

Thanks

I don't think they were all in the same building. Vic Tanny's was on the second floor of the building where Cohen's Fashion Optical is today. Orange Julius was in 2 locations but across the street near Three guys Pizza, then further in on the right. Don't remember where Kinney shoes was, but I think Liss or Woolworth's was where the Right Aid is.

Posted on: 2015/10/26 22:32
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1960s JSQ - trying to ID a building
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Hello, does anyone remember what building in the 60s in JSQ had Kinney's shoes, Orange Julius, and Vic Tanny's in it?

Thanks

Posted on: 2015/10/25 18:00
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Re: Preparing for 'Transportation Armageddon' on the Hudson
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This is an issue whether or not the Amtrak/NJ Transit tunnels close. With the over-development of DT, and other developments (Harrison, etc) along the PATH line out to Newark, it is not a question of if anymore, but when....


Don't worry we have a ways to go, we are only at 65% of what the system used to handle.

--PATH's busiest year - 1927 with 113 Million riders (H&M RR)

--Last year - 73 Million


Actually, I am very worried. Here's why: Yes agree the absolute numbers were larger back then, but that's not the full picture. Ridership patterns have changed significantly. During the twenties there was much more back and forth ridership between NYC and JC. For example, rush hour would be busy in both directions. There was a lot more over-night ridership for shift workers in industries that no longer exist. These days there's limited “reverse commute” ridership during rush hour so trains return nowhere near full, there are many fewer night shift workers, and so on.

My experience trying to board the 33rd St trains at Pavonia/Newport during the morning rush hour, pretty much confirms to me that the system is over-capacity during those peak times when people need to get to work. It's not infrequent that I must wait for the next train to be able to get on. It's only going to get a lot worse when all the (over) development is completed.


Can you share where you got the 1927 ridership data for the H&M RR? I would love to see that.


You can find it here: http://www.panynj.gov/path/history.html

Ridership declined after 1927 - the year the Holland tunnel opened.


Looking for the data you cited about it being more spread out, overnight, both ways at rush-hour, etc...in 1927

Posted on: 2015/10/9 21:51
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