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Re: Am I allowed to put up fliers informing neighbors about a felon who has moved into the neighborh
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Just leave him alone. If his presence bothers you so much then you move out. He's entitled to live wherever he wants.



Seriously, this.

I left out the 'asshole' part, but I don't really get posting and I'm not sure it would be legal (slander?). Protest to the landlord, inform those neighbors you are friendly with and the rest is to keep an eye on things and keep your distance. You are not his parole officer, trash vs. recycling sucks, but that is truly minor.

Posted on: 2018/5/29 11:17
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Re: Putting in a vapor barrier or slab in basement?
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Maybe a slab with french drains around?

Subscribed, for similar reasons. Not our basement thankfully, but a garage/shed building we have has a similar issue with a slab in place, it does have room for drainage but the link to outside drains have perished, so it puddles a bit.

Posted on: 2018/5/23 16:43
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Re: James Vincent Bicycles on Palisade closing to make way for yet another realtor
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Jersey Cycles on Central is awesome. Very friendly, very quick turnaround and the owners, Luca & Alejandro, are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about bikes. They are open seven days. If this sounds like a plug, maybe it is, I am friends with them. But I'll stand by my comments & statements anywhere, these guys are simply an awesome bike shop.

I have nothing against J Vincent. In fact, when I moved into Hudson County sixteen years ago, I bought my first nice bike ever (a Klein MTB) at their main location in North Bergen. I used them over Flo in Hoboken when I lived in Hoboken, at great inconvenience, and frankly most of their repairs were ok, but their fit suggestions were not so strong. Their JC location was always less motivated though.

I was a happy customer of Grove St from opening, I had just moved to JC. I bought a lot of accessories there and did a ton of tune ups/fittings/repairs. After two years, I saw that their maintenance had its ups and downs and I needed a specific repair on an old steel English bike. They were expensive and slow. Rode up to the Heights (my first time as a downtowner back in 2011) and got rejected at Vincent as well. That's when went further to jersey cycles and Alejandro ground and created a part on the spot and won me over. True story.


Posted on: 2016/11/1 15:53
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Re: He lost on red light cameras, now Whizzy wants to nail you for drinking coffee in your car
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Manual or not is an aside to the main thread, so I don't want to distract further.. However, I'm almost positive manual cars (while more inconvenient in traffic) are safer. They don't keep creeping like auto transmissions, their default is stopping not going. Your gear controls your speed, you get more disconnected in an automatic transmission so the above points are moot. Someone learning a manual, for a few days, may have trouble smoothly starting, especially on hills. That hardly endangers much, usually just an embarrassment only.

Posted on: 2016/8/11 19:00
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Re: Bike JC's 7th Annual Ward Tour & Festival June 5
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Kudos to the organizers who kept it rolling even thru the hella weather it started out with.


I guess I disagree... Not many have ponchos to ride with. I didn't see a recommendation to bring either. Rain was not light or at the end, it was heavy and at the beginning. It was also not summer rain at 75-85F, it was around 65F, after some time my friend's lips turned blue. Us, and several other folks that I noticed, bailed at various staging points.

Organizers cannot make weather or even have great forecasts to work with so it's a tough balancing act. They may also be up against other constraints, e.g. police help on reschedule.

These said, if that day doesn't qualify for a rain day, I'm not sure what day does. I kept following the forecast and to cancel only for potential lightning but not for solid rain seemed like a not good decision. My 2 cents...

I still thank the organizers, not an easy task.

Posted on: 2016/6/8 12:34
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Re: Fourth of July festival and fireworks show at Liberty State Park
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It's 08 minutes past midnight and a large party boat, 'Incentive', is blasting, BLASTING, music by Warren St... Do I really need to call the police on them?

Posted on: 2015/7/5 4:09
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Re: Missing black cat - Paulus Hook area
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Yesterday evening, on our bicycles and we saw a black cat on Erie St, between York and Montgomery right by VVP. About 7:30 to 8pm.

Posted on: 2015/5/7 0:01
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Re: The $3,000 apartment, Asking (and getting) big rents is another sign the Gold Coast is booming
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I understand 'average', 'median' and other statistical concepts quite well, thank you. In my modest opinion, it still sounds excessive to unbelievable even with a skewed tail towards the high prices.

Hot downtown JC buildings =/= Hudson Co.

If the article had said >$3000 for *new* rental units in downtown JC or Hoboken, sure. If it had said average >$4000 for such buildings, perhaps... But average asking rent over all of Hudson Co. Nope.

I can ask $100k/month for my property, it will go unfilled and that will distort average "asking" rents. Garbage data.

No doubt real estate is super hot right now, but this is highly biased.

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You mean that $3000 is the average asking rent? I still don't believe it, there are large swaths of Hudson that are not Hoboken or Downtown JC.


What's so hard to understand about *average*? The article plainly lays out its data and claims: despite areas that are definitely BELOW that threshold, the areas that command prices above that level do so at a very high level.

The two examples they used (The Art House JC and Warren at York) are very much on point, both asking (and getting) rents in the $4/sf range. Just because you can find a rental somewhere in JC for $2 per sq. ft., it does not negate that, when taken as a whole, Hudson County real estate is super hot right now. I totally believe what the article is saying because what they claim is exactly what I experienced over the past year while shopping for a new place. Every new building that has come onto the market over the past year, and those coming online in the next year or two, will all command these rents.

Posted on: 2015/4/16 3:05
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Re: The $3,000 apartment, Asking (and getting) big rents is another sign the Gold Coast is booming
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You mean that $3000 is the average asking rent? I still don't believe it, there are large swaths of Hudson that are not Hoboken or Downtown JC.

Posted on: 2015/4/15 12:01
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Re: Abbey's Pub & Grill faces uncertain future
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Definitely bummed about this... It's a grandfathered in as a hookah lounge but the conformity Nazis keep on charging.

Posted on: 2015/3/1 15:01
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Re: Wheels gone and car left on blocks in Jersey City
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Be careful out there folks... There was an attempt on my street-parked car on Saturday night (downtown). I need a new door lock but there doesn't seem to be any further damage, and no, between alarm & immobilizer, they couldn't take the car.

Posted on: 2014/11/26 6:08
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Re: Paulus Hook Brick Oven Pizza is Closing
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My understanding was that the landowner (owner of the liquor store-like place next door) pushed Rustique out (who built the oven in the first place) and hired his employee... This, and their copying but not matching Rustique pizza was the reason I hardly ever frequented PH (even though it's an easy location for me).

From my POV, this is either karma coming to bite back the landlord/liquor/fake-pizza guy or he decided he can hire better people do sth else more profitable with the space. Not a fan of this guy at all...


Posted on: 2014/11/18 1:34
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Re: Pedestrian struck in Jersey City, then taken to work by driver...
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While drivers can be bad, aggressive and obviously far more dangerous than pedestrians, pedestrians themselves can be very, very careless.

I have this pet idea for improving pedestrian safety. The white bars for a crosswalk and the crossing zone at a traffic light (controlled intersection), need to look wildly different. There are so many confused pedestrians I encounter who think if they are walking on a crosswalk, that they have right of way. They do, if it is an uncontrolled intersection, they don't if it is controlled and they don't have the light. The road surface for these two cases needs to be markedly different for today's distracted peds.

Posted on: 2014/11/6 12:53
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5th & Coles
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Contemplating a move from Paulus Hook to Harsimus Cove...

How much water was on Coles St & 5th during Sandy? I'm guessing some (all?) basements flooded. What about during Irene? 2007?

I would appreciate any input from locals as I understand the situation changes block by block (whether by posts or PM).

Posted on: 2014/3/24 11:18
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Re: Motorcycle passenger dies from injuries after crash with jitney in Jersey City
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Very sad. RIP.

Posted on: 2014/1/21 4:08
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Re: To JC Bikers Who Ride on Sidewalks...
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Several people have mentioned Baldwin and some other narrow 2 way streets as real problems. Seems to me a big part of the problem is the insistence on keeping these 2 way! Downtown and Hoboken have few 2 ways (never mind narrow ones like Baldwin which isn't even wide enough for parking on both sides) with the exception of Newark East of Jersey, which should definitely be 1 way. But the Heights (and presumably other areas too) is full of these crazy narrow N-S 2 way roads. Making these 1 way with bike lanes would go a long way to making the city more bike friendly.


A very solid idea... One way streets are safer for bikes and pedestrians. I don't know if Baldwin is the best example (as that seems to be the only workable driving/car solution, Palisades being slowed down by chicken buses) but it would be good to have something.

Posted on: 2014/1/18 17:24
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Re: Ready for the worst article ever written about Jersey City?
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It's mostly factual. It has walkable cute areas, but the city as a whole is not walkable. There are plenty of reviews, yelp etc for people to use. I don't see why an article has to give suggestions, furthermore the feel of places will be very different in that weekend compared to normal, so it may be hard to predict.

I don't see how JC non-downtown is of interest to super bowl visitors. These people are not on a historic Ward tour or sth. Other than that, overall, a very good article.

Posted on: 2014/1/8 19:07
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Re: To JC Bikers Who Ride on Sidewalks...
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I think some of the comments are based on a limited observation of downtown cycling conditions. Most of which is best handled on the road, absolutely not the sidewalk, but then as pointed above, there are exceptions, 35-50mph Grand St being one that I mostly avoid, and occasionally use the pedestrian-free sidewalks on. Baldwin, likewise. There are many streets and routes in this sprawling town, to make dogmatic comments is easy. To be sensible, a little less so. No one in their right mind enjoys riding on the sidewalk.

Unfortunately the entire traffic/rules/respect culture is deeply wrong in the US and sadly, even more so in NYC/North NJ. Peds are awful, drivers are awful and some cyclists are awful. Of those three groups (and I belong to all and make my share of mistakes in each), even with occasional sidewalk/wrong-way forays and red light rolls I think cyclists are among the least problematic for other road users, primarily because they are still so few.

Posted on: 2014/1/7 20:47
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Re: To JC Bikers Who Ride on Sidewalks...
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It simply depends on the sidewalk, not so B&W. Of course, Newark Ave, Grove St and plenty of downtown sidewalks should never have bikes... But you'd be surprised in other wards. Drivers expect to see you on the sidewalk. Two-three years ago, on one of my first visits to the heights, I nearly got attacked by two guys in an SUV because my riding up the Congress hill delayed them for a second. "Get off the street, they yelled."

All rule sticklers who are perfect on the boards break rules in real life. Let's be reasonable and coexist. I mostly far and away prefer riding on the street. There are exceptions to that, mainly due to safety. Our roads and driving public are not ready for bicycles on some streets/intersections. The flip side is that not every sidewalk is busy, far from it. 90% of this city's sidewalks by length are deserted.

And what about the peds that walk in the middle of icy streets when the sidewalks are already clear? Should I run them over in my bike or car because they are doing the wrong thing? Do you really call out everyone committing traffic offenses? That would be a great recipe for a very short and stressful life.

Posted on: 2014/1/5 14:54
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Re: knockout
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For what it's worth, my successful attacker was hispanic/latino looking, likely Puerto Rican (same ethnicity as homeless guy killed in Hoboken)... Race doesn't have that much to do with it.

Posted on: 2013/11/28 2:45
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Re: knockout
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I had an attempt of sorts on me last week. I was cycling up Dickinson Hill on Newark Ave, when one of three teenagers suddenly came off the sidewalk and tried pushing my bike over towards the center of the street (while cars were passing me). Reflexively and somewhat uncharacteristically lightning fast for me, I put my sidewalk-side, right hand/fist out. He didn't make contact with my bike but with my hand, I'm not sure with what body part, but I'm guessing he was more hurt than me. Ran off laughing...

I cycled up a few more seconds than turned around and yelled, but there was nothing to do, nobody to pursue. He looked about 15. FWIW, I'm 41 and not large but not small. I guess I must have looked dorky as I was cycling with a helmet on. Also a slow (uphill) cyclist is a pretty easy target.

He cried out something as he lashed out, but I could not make out the words.

Posted on: 2013/11/24 18:53
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Re: Accidents at 2nd & Jersey in Downtown
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The driving culture here is horrible... I was motorcycling down Grand and right by St. Peter's Prep, on the brick crosswalk, between the white lines were three students, they seemed to want to cross but I couldn't be sure so I stopped - near the center line. An suv blew between me and the kids (who were not paying much attention and ended up not crossing). Whether they crossed or not, they're hanging out on the crosswalk and this a**hole misses me, a stopped motorcyclist and the peds by inches as he gets by. And he passes on the right.

I did honk, bright, catch up and tell him that was easily a 7-pt summons, failure to yield + reckless. He just pretended to ignore. What was I supposed to do? Let out mad road rage on a luxo suv while on my bike? This is probably a bad time for that.

I'm not saying I'm a great driver, but some very bad apples do completely ruin driving around this city. I can understand not wanting to waste time, but you can be reasonably quick while staying courteous and safe. Ugh. Might as well live in a 3rd world country. How can you even slow down for peds let alone stop when you are about to be rammed hard yourself (especially on a bike)?

Posted on: 2013/10/18 1:03
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Re: Skunks
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We've been smelling that paulus hook skunk as well. On warren and on van vorst st's.

Posted on: 2013/8/28 4:44
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Re: Restaurants charging more on Seamless
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I asked a restaurant owner friend why he wasn't on seamless. He asked me if I had any idea about fees.. I thought, 10%? I don't remember the actual answer but they were very substantial, something like 20-30% or perhaps more!

Posted on: 2013/8/9 0:14
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Re: An open letter to the Dog Owners of DTJC (brace yourselves)
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I am not surprised to see the snarky dog owners come out of the woodwork... "They" have basically declared Morris Canal theirs... Why can't I go for a run there comfortably? Why can't my friends take their toddlers out there? When did it become an "official dog run"?

It is in Jersey City limits so owners have to abide by the 6ft leash law. Period. It is not private property.

I say let's start a petition for starting enforcement.

Posted on: 2013/7/3 15:18
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Re: An open letter to the Dog Owners of DTJC (brace yourselves)
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What's funny about your response is how most people I know feel the need to tip toe around people who do these things. You're trying to be considerate to the dog owners, but if you confront them, you're the a**hole for doing so. It's incredible.



This is EXACTLY my experience. I occasionally do some evening runs and Morris Park is essentially off limits as there are at any given time a dozen off leash dogs. While I like dogs, any time I've approached an owner reminding him/her about the requirement of keeping a leash on, I've been made to feel like a jerk.

Posted on: 2013/7/2 20:23
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Re: Jersey City bicyclist in serious condition in hit and run: cops
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Was the accident on Grand St? I thought it was on Marin near the light rail... Either way, Grand is super dangerous.

I've been cursed at cycling as well, to "get the f*#& off the street". We've had stones thrown at us by kids at the Jersey Ave light rail stop, one hit my girlfriend on the cheek. We've also been threatened/almost broadsided by a flatbed tow truck. Unfortunately it will take a long time and many more accidents before this deep-set culture changes.

Posted on: 2013/6/26 12:13
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Re: ABCNEWS “The Lookout” auto repair rip off in JC….
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Their predecessor (A1 or something?) ripped us off for an o2 sensor on a Honda. $180+ spent and the CEL didn't go away. Never again...

Posted on: 2013/6/20 20:15
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Re: OPEN JERSEY AVENUE TO LIBERTY STATE PARK!!
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Awesome! Thank you for the updates, user1111 & parkman!

Posted on: 2013/5/25 14:11
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Candice is building a solid resume of community involvement but Dan is the better choice in terms of overall experience.

I feel completely comfortable voting for Fulop and Dan and I hope that they are both in the win column by the end of tomorrow night.


Agreed.

Fulop is a very clear, no-brainer choice over Healy. As for Ward E, I'm going to go with Dan. I don't know any of these candidates personally but have been doing some research. Dan's responses, thoughtfulness, experience win me over.

Posted on: 2013/5/14 16:31
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