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Re: Group wants new highway leading to Jersey City Waterfront
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Brewster, I expect it can be done as a technical matter. My question is really whether EZ Pass would do the work .


Agree. It's technically simple, institutionally questionable. EZ Pass is just a contractor. It would be up to NJ Turnpike Authority and Port Authority to coordinate and allow EZ Pass to process the data to do this.

Posted on: 4/11 15:49
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Re: Citi Bike
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CitiBike JC is withdrawing from Wards A, B, and F. If you live in these wards, or ride CitiBike there, they'll offer you a prorated refund.

Some combination of high annual membership cost, low density of stations, and who knows what other factors, mean that bike share is not going to be part of residents', workers', students' and visitors' transportation solutions in half of the city.

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Dear riders,

At Citi Bike Jersey City, we are always seeking to provide the best service for as many riders as possible. After evaluating our 2017 ridership data (also recently analyzed by our friends at Bike JC), and coordinating with the City of Jersey City, we will be relocating 9 of the least utilized stations in the network to boost capacity in high demand areas.

The stations that will be relocated are:

NJCU
Union Street
Columbia Park
Danforth Light Rail
Bayview Park
MLK Light Rail
West Side Light Rail
Garfield Avenue
Bethune Center

We understand these changes may mean a loss of service to some current members. If you think you are one of them, just give us a call at 1-855-BIKE-311 and we are happy to provide a prorated refund. If you’ve used any of these stations in the past three months, we will send you an email notifying you when we plan to relocate it. We will also be sure to update our app as these stations are moved and new ones join the system. We believe that these adjustments will provide improved service and build a strong foundation for future growth.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Citi Bike Jersey City

Posted on: 4/10 18:51
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Re: Newark will be the fourth city in the world
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Hudson Reporter 3/3/2018:(Jersey City) Kiosks will provide information and revenue

“A plan to install information kiosks throughout the city has been delayed by state regulations and will also limit these to commercial areas.

Brian Platt, director of the city’s Office of Innovation, said a plan to install these around the city ran into a snag when the state Department of Transportation stepped in.

“We thought the state only controlled state roads,” he said. “But apparently they control what gets installed on all roads.”

The city has signed an agreement with Smart City Media to develop and install public information kiosks in Jersey City.

The company would install and maintain these, and the city will get a percentage of profit from the advertisements displayed on the kiosks.

The city, however, has to apply to the state for a permit for each of the kiosks, and the state apparently is only willing to permit the city to install them in commercial districts.

“Fortunately that’s where we intended to put them anyway,” Platt said.

Each kiosk will provide touch screen limited internet access to provide public information about the area, directions to points of interest and other such information.

Each will also provide free Wi-Fi connections within 200 feet of them, Platt said.”


Great. Our sidewalks aren't narrow enough already, now we'll throw a bunch of "kiosks" onto them.

Posted on: 4/6 17:59
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Re: Group wants new highway leading to Jersey City Waterfront
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So are we just going to ignore the fact that their proposed "bypass" goes through new and under-construction high-rise buildings that don't show up on the google image they used?

Are we going to ignore the fact that their "Exit 14D" ramps take out an active freight railroad?

Are we going to ignore the fact that light rail through the Bergen Arches cannot share tracks with freight and passenger commuter rail unless there's a time-of-day separation like the River Line (but that's much harder to do because there's many times more rail traffic here), so you'd need to find a new way for LRT tracks to get from the Arches to SEC JCT?

Looks like someone drew some lines on a map without checking what's on the ground there, and then hired a DC lobbying firm to push the quarter-baked "idea."

Posted on: 4/6 16:11
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Re: JC church 10 Commandments destroyed
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Here’s footage.




Posted on: 3/30 17:21
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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LoraJ wrote:
My mortgage company pays my taxes. Will they be the ones to get the new tax amount from the city?


My mortgage company pays my taxes too (actually they contract it out). I still received my letter in the mail the same week I saw my property listed in ASI’s spreadsheet. I haven’t shared the letter with my mortgage company because these amounts are estimates and we haven’t actually been billed at the new amounts yet. When the new bills come out, my mortgage company will get it.

Posted on: 3/27 22:27
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Posted on: 3/14 22:18
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Re: Tour Helicopter Crashes Into East River Killing 5 Passengers
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Yvonne wrote:
Then the freeholders must be insane for crafting a resolution condemning the helicopters. Unlike, the freeholders who also see the helicopters, the comments here are from people who do not live in Journal Square and are clueless to the helicopters flying patterns.

Article on low flying helicopters in Bayonne. http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _helicopters_hoverin.html


The article featured perfectly valid complaints about noise. Did the freeholders craft a resolution for that reason or for this foil hat fear of crashes into Bakken crude trains?

Posted on: 3/12 19:23
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Re: Hap Investments to Buy 1 MSF Development Site in Jersey City for $400M
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But this property isn't surrounded by 1-2 family homes. It's surrounded by 5-6 story apartment buildings. This building is still out of scale, but I've found Hilltop's "But think of the houses!" argument to be disingenuous.

Does anyone know what this "park" between Summit and Baldwin is supposed to look like? I haven't seen a site plan anywhere.

Posted on: 3/1 13:20
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Wasn't ASI supposed to be done notifying homeowners of their new assessed values by 2/19? My entire block still isn't in the spreadsheet (last updated on Friday 2/23), and I haven't gotten my letter yet.

Posted on: 2/27 9:45
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Re: Reval - press request
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Hope no one was looking for "Fair & Balanced".


Nobody expects that from the NY Post.

Posted on: 2/19 22:02
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Yvonne wrote:
At every council meeting the public officials are saying we need affordable housing, ignoring the fact that affordable housing will not pay the same taxes as everyone else. Those taxes are pushed off to the homeowners I mentioned. It is wrong to say one group should have affordable housing and another group is not paying their fair share of taxes.


This post makes no sense. Affordable housing means housing that is affordable for people who earn x% of the area median income, not tax-free housing. If that housing is less valuable than other housing then it would, of course, be taxed based on a lower assessed value. Do you confuse affordable housing with public housing?

Posted on: 2/16 22:19
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Newark has a lot going for it. I think it’ll make the top 10 list, maybe the top 5, but I’d expect Philly or one of the DC area contenders to come out ahead.

Kearny, aka “Silicon Swamp,” doesn’t make sense.

Posted on: 1/19 10:54
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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Wasn't a new LR station part of the plan? Is that no longer part of the plan?

Posted on: 1/17 0:00
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Anyone know the full story about the stairs at the south end of the 33rd Street station?

All I've been able to find is that it's closed for renovations.

They've been saying "open early 2018" from the start.

http://www.on-track-on-line.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=71442

https://www.panynj.gov/alerts-advisories/advisories_path.html



Thanks. I guess I confused the date with the renovation of the MTA stairwell at the same station (32nd & Broadway), which was closed from Aug or Sept until 12/28/17 for renovation, and is now reopened.

I wonder why the PATH stairs renovation is taking so much longer. Did Calatrava design it?

Posted on: 1/2 13:56
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Anyone know the full story about the stairs at the south end of the 33rd Street station?

I thought the sign said they'd be closed through the end of 2017. Today I hoped to use them, but the sign now says they're closed "through early 2018." That sign may have been changed months ago, for all I know.

I'm just wondering what could they possibly be doing that the stairs are closed for 4 months (and counting)?

Google searching and PATH website searching hasn't yielded any information.

Posted on: 1/2 11:20
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Re: Western hemisphere's largest planetarium set to open in Jersey City
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“To grasp the height of the screen, stack four giraffes on top of each other.”

Yeah, looking at my pet giraffe and imagining three more on top of him, I can clearly see how large this space will be.

Posted on: 12/6 20:58
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Re: PATH - proposed Newark Airport extension
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Apparently we are living in parallel universes.
Today:
8:29- WTC train pulls in, I am at the at the front end of the train where there is generally more space, and there was except there were alot of people in front of me so I couldn't get in. OK.
8:31 33rd St train pulls in
8:33 a second 33rd St train pulls in
8:37 WTC train pulls in but it's packed because there hasn't been a train in several minutes, one or two people manage to get in at Grove. Pushers would have been useful.
8:39 another WTC train comes and I am in the front of the platform and I get in, and it is packed.
Train pulls into Exchange Place where generally several people get out but not today. Sucks for you Exchange Place riders.
Total wait time only 10 minutes. Total experience: Sucked but typical.

I would love to be able to get to the airport via the Path but additional riders in the morning commute, and on the WTC line would be a disaster.


I was on a WTC train around that time, but got on at JSQ. The train was packed there, and a few people couldn't get on. Rare that I've seen the WTC line that crowded at JSQ.

Posted on: 2017/11/29 13:02
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Re: These New Yorkers Bought a House (in JC) & Went Homeless to Pay for It
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Living the dream.

Posted on: 2017/11/21 0:15
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Re: Couldn’t vote listed as “mail in”
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JSleeze wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
I was not going to leave the voting booth without casting my votes on the questions. The red lettering is hard to read.


Which is why the county goes to considerable lengths and expense to provide you with a sample ballot several days in advance, via mail - so you don't have to stand in there all day, taking up everyone else's time.


I often don’t get mine in the mail until AFTER Election Day. I didn’t get one this year. Maybe it’ll show up tomorrow or next week.

Posted on: 2017/11/7 18:27
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Re: Symes pays Chickpea $2000 for endorsement
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I haven't seen it, but I can just imagine Chicpea's endoresment:

"You guys, I, like, literally discovered this new candidate that literally nobody has ever experienced before. She is literally the best. Like, here are, like, literally 20 photos of her face."

Posted on: 2017/10/27 9:32
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Re: Possible Nor'Easter for us late Sunday through Monday
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It gon rain

Posted on: 2017/10/27 1:32
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Re: Journal Square: JC brothers open 2nd supermarket
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I stopped in today. It’s great to have a market like this in JSQ. Has all the essentials. Clean place, friendly employees. Prices seemed a bit high though.

Posted on: 2017/10/15 16:13
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Re: Hurricane Jose: Rain And Storm Surge Could affect us next Tues &Wed
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Just a technical note, we are not going to be getting the storm surge from Jose if it remains offshore. Storm surge happens when the center of the storm moves onshore.

The Jersey Shore could see some minor coastal flooding due to high waves during high tide cycles over the next couple of days, but that's not storm surge.

Posted on: 2017/9/17 22:28
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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He made sure that the barricade blocking the new "Magnolia Landing" steps was removed less than a year after the steps were constructed.

Posted on: 2017/8/30 16:00
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Re: Did PATH finally increase frequency?
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/nyr ... -york-commute-summer.html

Apparently the PATH actually loses a ton of money every year? I find that hard to believe given the limited service and the fact that it's packed for every commute. Where is all the money going? I wonder how much more ridership they would need just to break even.


Every transit system in the United States operates at a loss. Transit doesn't make money on our fares. The money goes to salaries and benefits for employees, electricity (lots of electricity), security, maintenance, all of that track and signal work. All of that is probably half the cost of running PATH. The other half is fixing the escalators at Grove Street over and over and over again.

Posted on: 2017/8/24 23:22
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Re: Did PATH finally increase frequency?
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10 minute headways has been the standard Saturday service on the 33rd line for years, except during occasional track or signal work.

10-min headways would be an improvement on the Nwk-WTC line. I think 15 min was the typical Saturday interval, but there's been work on that line just about every weekend for several years, I forget what "normal" is supposed to be there.

Posted on: 2017/8/19 20:36
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Re: Shots Fired Hamilton Park.
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The sounds y'all heard were fireworks in the alley between 4th and 5th streets at precisely 12:14 AM.

Posted on: 2017/5/30 9:24
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Re: Alternatives to zipcar
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JCbiscuit wrote:
anyone else noticing the JC Zipcar fleet shrinking? and the cars they do have are mostly premium / expensive?

I used to be able to get a last-minute car on a weekday. no more.


The fleet is shrinking and there are mostly premium cars "living" in downtown JC. No cars at all in Journal Square anymore. I've been using zipcar far less recently than I had in the past, because I don't need a BMW for a trip to Trader Joe's. I tweeted zipcar about this before and their response is along the lines of "oh sry lol"

Posted on: 2017/5/10 16:08
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Re: Gender Diversity Welcomed Here
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Mao wrote:
Was unsure whether to post in arts and entertainment or crime and safety or what.


Post it under "OMG Yvonne is going to lose her s***"

Which is what you should be doing in a restroom anyway.

Posted on: 2017/5/4 16:13
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