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Re: Reval - press request
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ras9929 wrote:
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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Re: The Lutze Biergarten - Harborside
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Yeah, I frequently go out for a wine-n-walk, a suds-n-stroll, or a gin-n-jaunt in the evenings. Be cool and it's cool.

Posted on: 2017/5/3 22:06
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Re: Tell Trader Joe's to come to Jersey City!
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jerseymom wrote:
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Trader Joe's in Hoboken opening May 17, 2017
Not far from the light rail.

http://www.traderjoes.com/announcement/hoboken-nj-opening-2017


It's 1.7 miles from the Hoboken stop and 1.5 miles from the Second Street stop - a good 30 minute walk.


or you could get off at the 9th St stop and hoof it from there, I just saved you half the walk


Ohhh! That's great - I didn't check that stop - silly me!


Pro Tip! Save another 1/10 mile by going to Lincoln Harbor instead.

Posted on: 2017/5/2 18:08
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Re: Home Inspector & Tank Sweep
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gordonh wrote:
We were very happy with Safwat Taurus of Tadco 201-852-3764.


Thanks!

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brewster wrote:
Use Google to search the site, there's tons of previous discussion. The site search function sucks.


Good tip. I'll try that.

Posted on: 2017/5/1 13:59
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Home Inspector & Tank Sweep
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Under contract, and need to get an inspection and oil tank sweep. Anyone have recommendations for a good, thorough, professional inspector and/or oil tank scanning company? Or, alternatively, any you'd recommend avoiding?


Posted on: 2017/5/1 11:49
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Re: 99 Ranch Market Grand Opening on 4/21 at 9am - 420 Grand Street
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I've been holding off checking them out due to being anti-social and hating crowds. ;) Is it safe to go there yet? Long lines?


I'm the same. I stopped by Sunday evening around 7:00 and the place was busy but not crowded. At checkout there were two people in front of me on line.

Will definitely go back to try the ramen bar and scoop up some sweets. This place may save me a few trips to Mitsuwa.

Posted on: 2017/4/25 20:34
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Re: Pulaski Skyway to close for 2 years after Super Bowl:
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What's more amazing is that it's taking 8 years to replace the Wittpenn Bridge.

Posted on: 2017/4/14 13:03
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Dolomiti wrote:
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bodhipooh wrote:
Also, it should be noted that current JSQ / 33rd St trains run with 7 cars, not 8. So, if the station platform lengthening to 10-cars ever happens, it would represent a 40% capacity increase.

Regardless, I don't see that project ever getting off the ground...

You, uh, do know it's already in progress, right?

Part of the Harrison Station rebuild is to increase capacity to 10 cars.

It will take years, but it's already happening.


It's happening on the NWK-WTC line. Bodhipooh is saying it won't happen on he 33rd line for ages, and I agree.

Posted on: 2017/4/5 8:16
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Track condition on PATH, I guess.

And then also PATH cross-honoring NJT passengers because of the NJT derailment yesterday.

Perfect recipe for an ugly commute.


Posted on: 2017/4/4 10:34
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Bamb00zle wrote:
My understanding is Federal regs preclude PATH trains running more frequently until the signal system has been updated. So it seems a fine point to say the signal upgrade is not mandated. But mandate or no, more reliable and frequent PATH service is badly needed.


Not to get too in the weeds, but the mention of "mandates" reminded me. There are two systems being installed here. One is required whether PATH wants to increase capacity or not, the other is needed to get the capacity to run more trains:

1. Positive Train Control (PTC) is required by federal law. All passenger and freight railroads in the U.S. must have PTC installed and operational by 2018. PTC addresses safety issues, but does not significantly impact capacity.

2. Communications-based train control (CBTC) will allow trains to run closer together, thereby increasing the effective capacity of the lines.

The signal work PATH has been doing for the past two years or so has been to install the systems for both. Here's a cute video the PA posted on youtube last year about the signal upgrades:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWtFsU0SeH8

Posted on: 2017/4/3 19:27
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Re: Commotion by Grove and Mercer Saturday Night
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Toomas wrote:
... I came upon incident just as cops arrived. The group of teens, male and female, then took off on foot down Mercer. Appeared as if group had assaulted one individual.



Incidents like this that I've witnessed usually happen when the attacked individual (allegedly) messed with someone else's man/woman. Often baseball bats and/or bottles are used.

Posted on: 2017/4/2 23:12
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