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Re: Anyone else get food poisoning from Grove Street fair on Saturday?!
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Thank you all for the comments. Of course I don't want to blame anyone when I can't know for sure, but I also wanted to put it out there in case anyone else got sick.

And yes I thought about everything I ate that day and IF it was food poisoning it seems more likely that it was from someone not washing their hands then everything else I ate. But maybe it was a bug, I'll never know.


Posted on: 2016/4/25 23:32
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Re: Anyone else get food poisoning from Grove Street fair on Saturday?!
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Hi-Yes, hot mac and cheese empanada. I'm assuming it was this and not the v burgers since my baby did not have the vburger, and my husband had most of the empanada and was the sickest.

Posted on: 2016/4/25 16:17
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Anyone else get food poisoning from Grove Street fair on Saturday?!
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Hi everyone,

Had so much fun at this Saturday's street fair! Unfortunately we all got sick on Sunday and was most likely a result of something we ate at the fair. We had the veggie burgers and empanadas... thinking it was the latter since my husband got the sickest and I only had a bite.

Just wondering if anyone else got sick. That is all...thank you!

Posted on: 2016/4/25 15:00
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Re: Sell or rent JSQ house?
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Hi all,

Thank you all for your feedback. We are leaning towards selling as we have a baby under a year old and are rather overwhelmed at the thought of renting.
Since my initial post I feel things are finally on the upswing. Just curious if you all think that potential buyers who are priced out of downtown would consider JSQ at this point? Our house would be at least double the price down there, it really is adorable and in a great location.
Thanks again!

Posted on: 2016/2/25 20:39
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Re: Sell or rent JSQ house?
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Thank you all for your responses..I welcome different opinions and want to consider all options at this point.

Nafco-thanks for the extra vote of confidence about being a landlord. I guess we have to weigh our fears of getting tenants from hell v the fear of regret (if we sold). It would also be comforting to know that if we did want to come back we still had that option.


Posted on: 2015/7/31 2:57
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Re: Sell or rent JSQ house?
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Thank you Brewster-this is our biggest fear! We know people who've sold in Brooklyn and later kicked themselves! It's just taking forever for JSQ to change and seems like it's never going to happen, very frustrating.

It would be a challenge for us to purchase a new home without selling current one, but our plan is to rent first in a town to see if we like it before jumping into another mortgage.

Posted on: 2015/7/28 17:38
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Re: Sell or rent JSQ house?
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Thanks for response...we met with a broker to discuss comps but have not gotten an appraisal yet. I guess the main downside of keeping is being a landlord. Just apprehensive about that with new baby and all...

Posted on: 2015/7/28 17:35
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Sell or rent JSQ house?
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Hi all,

Joined this forum about 7 years ago when we bought our house and have always found it helpful and informative (and entertaining at times!). Wanted opinions on whether we should sell or rent our current home. Here's the deal:

We bought in 2008 right before the crash in the JSQ area so as a result our house is one of the priciest on the block (365k). It's a 3 bed 2 full bath rowhouse with a beautiful interior (we put a lot of love into it), new kitchen, great fenced in back yard including large deck and less than 10 minute walk to the PATH (which used to be more reliable but that's another thread!). We just had a baby and want to move within the year. We of course were told JSQ was up and coming 7 years ago..it SEEMS like the area could finally see a change but honestly we're sick of waiting..we need more amenities at this point. We are torn about whether to sell or rent and hold onto it for a bit to see if value would increase. Would people who are priced out of downtown consider this area? I am familiar with the comps and know there are a lot of variables involved but just trying to get a sense of what others would think.

Thank you!

Posted on: 2015/7/28 17:26
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Re: Journal Square Redesign Left to Facebook
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Thank you so much for forwarding this..just voted. As both a resident and homeowner (bought 7 yrs ago when I was told it was "up and coming"), it depresses me to walk to the JSQ Path every day. Actually it angers me at this point..seems like things are moving in the right direction but it's hard for me to believe it. I'm going to choose to be positive about it at this point...or lose my mind!

Posted on: 2015/6/26 12:36
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Jeep/car dealers on 440
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Good morning everyone! Looking to purchase a new vehicle, possibly a Jeep. Has anyone had a positive or negative experience with the dealers on 440? Any other recommendations? Thank you!

Posted on: 2014/1/12 15:54
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Re: Moving to Journal/McGinley Square
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PS Welcome to the neighborhood HelenaJC! When we moved here (also from Brooklyn 5 years ago) I came across this forum and have since found many helpful recommendations here, from restaurants to my mechanic...to the Beware of Towers in the Shoprite plaza post (TIP-Don't EVER park there to go to the mall , you WILL be towed!!).

Best of luck in your new home!

Posted on: 2013/12/25 14:50
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Re: Moving to Journal/McGinley Square
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I've never tried Lucky's Market and I've been here 5 years..will check it out! I'm stoked about the Asian Market on 440...does anyone know when it's opening?

Posted on: 2013/12/25 14:39
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Re: 'House Hunters' couple to visit three Jersey City homes
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I agree with everyone on here..this episode was disappointing.
I don't want to be a total hater in case these guys ever read this thread, but they just didn't seem psyched at all about moving here. The older guy was more positive at least..sidebar: they didn't look 20 years apart!
And seriously-Canco Lofts isn't THAT much farther, come on! I thought the space was better than Dixon Mills but I didn't realize how pricey the monthly condo fees are in general-yikes!
I don't think it was the spaces that were a poor representation of JC; I think it was the overall attitude toward Jersey. Kind of a bummer.

Posted on: 2013/12/7 14:44
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Re: Car Repair
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Summit Auto Repair..great guys and fair prices

Posted on: 2013/12/1 16:13
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Re: NY TIMES: Have New Yorkers finally discovered Jersey City?
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First off-it?s nice to see this discussion thread even if not everyone agrees on everything (nor should we).
I see the Times article as a positive one regardless of the intentions. I am psyched that we have a new young mayor who wants to bring attention and business to JC. After living in Greenpoint for 10 years (I say that in case any Brooklyners are considering this area) my partner and I left just as it was really taking off because we wanted a house. We bought right near Journal Square in 2008 right before things went south. As someone who has invested here (both emotionally & financially) it?s been difficult to watch the area remain so stagnant the past 5 years (ex the demolition at JSQ path station that went nowhere), but I have tried to remain positive that the area would eventually bounce back (even if it takes 10 more years). I often read the discussion threads here about how JSQ has been up and coming forever but nothing ever happens; how the Journal & McGinley square projects have been in the works and might never take off; how our taxes may be affect if the re-eval ever takes place?all the while still hoping that things will get better. I?ve often wondered why more people haven?t discovered JC (besides downtown), and how people can afford to rent or buy in Bklyn (seriously, how many young people have that much money?!!).
JSQ and the heights (not to leave any other areas out, I?m just most familiar with these two) have SO much potential and are SO convenient to the city..but aren?t developed like downtown so less people are attracted (and as a result the prices aren?t as high).
We always spread the word about JC-more people are aware of it?s proximity to NYC compared to 5 years ago, but it?s still hard to convince our Bklyn friends to visit us. The weekend PATH schedule doesn?t help..but I have to say that the PATH is cleaner than the subways (no garbage cans!) and runs SO frequently during the week that I never have a problem (besides some of the aggressive people trying to get seats, but that also happens on subway).
Even though it?s not always easy to get people to visit us, it hasn?t made me want to move back to Bklyn. I love living here for so many reasons-convenient to city, easy access to shopping areas, easy drive to Newark airport (so much easier than NYC airports), and the overall sense of community?we met more people in the first month of moving here than we met in all of our years in Brooklyn. We have a great block and people look out for each other.
We have a house with a yard and it?s QUIET..and I can be in the west village in 20 minutes! Do I wish that we had a good coffee shop, bookstore or restaurant in JSQ? Sure, but it?s not the end of the world when I can get that either downtown JC or in the city.
I could go on, but I just wanted to say that I love living in JC and I hope that more people start to realize the potential here. Maybe this article will help.

Posted on: 2013/8/20 17:27
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Re: Sexually assaulted on Kennedy Blvd, 5:30pm
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Maria Elizabeth-I'm so sorry to hear this happened to you.. thank you for posting about your experience. I find the whole incident very disturbing (especially since I live around the corner from that location!!). I can only imagine what I would have done in that situation, and unless this has ever happened to you, you cannot truly know how you would react, so just ignore the negativity and judging in this forum.
It IS shocking that this happened at that time. A couple of years ago a neighbor of mine was walking down that same stretch in the morning (between Bond and Sip) and witnessed a young man walk up behind a girl and urinate on her. This ended up in the news as the perp was eventually arrested for doing this to multiple women.
I wonder if there are any cameras around that location? Was it near any of the doctors offices/businesses around there?
I hope your complaints are taken seriously by the administration. Please keep us posted!!

Posted on: 2013/7/20 2:56
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Re: Razza - in old Bar Majestic space
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Checked it out the other night..the space is amazing & great service and ambience.
Had the classic margarita pizza and salad...loved! Would definitely go back.

Posted on: 2012/10/3 18:28
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Re: anyone else's water smell and taste like chlorine?
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Yes..also around JSQ area. Went to United's website, looks like they're investigating the issue:

http://www.unitedwater.com/jerseycity/Newscenter.aspx?id=8197

Posted on: 2012/9/17 3:33
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Re: Advice for an investor moving into Jersey City
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I think Journal Square is your best bet. We bought a single family home here about 4 years ago after living in Brooklyn for 10 years. Being walking distance to the PATH was crucial and Grove was not an option budget wise so JSQ was a perfect fit...plus you actually get a seat on the PATH! There are tons of multifamily properties around here as well, and (fingers crossed) it's up and coming. I have seen some beautiful old homes further south and in the heights but we just couldn't deal with not being on the PATH line.
In terms of safety there is some sketchyness but we have a great block where everyone looks out for each other-I think it's important to talk to neighbors beforehand if at all possible. I feel safe walking home at night but I always stay aware of people around me, which you have to be in any city.
RE: everyday amenities: one of the best bagel places in town is right around the corner (Wonder bagels); cheap vegetable stand on Kennedy; pharmacies galore; the diner; the post office, and a short drive to major shopping-Home Depot/Lowe's, multiple grocery stores, Homegoods, Target, Best buy, etc.

Hope this helps...and good luck!

Posted on: 2012/3/13 14:15
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Re: towing at shoprite
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Yes, I learned my lesson and won't take a chance again, but I was also legitimately shopping at that plaza so I thought I had some leeway. I wish I had read this thread that I've seen so many times but never clicked onto; maybe then I wouldn't have dared. I also thought I'd share my experience about feeling like someone was watching in the parking lot to tow me.

Posted on: 2012/1/9 21:36
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Re: Towing at Metro Plaze (BJs, Shoprite, BBB)
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Just noticed this thread....haven't gone back yet to read all the history, but wanted to pipe in that I got towed this Saturday am within 10 minutes of parking. Had shopping to do at Shop Rite and BBB but wanted to run over to Sears real quick to return something. Would have paid the $3 but it was just easier to park there and wasn't doing any other shopping at mall..totally learned my lesson. Wondering now if I had gone to those stores first and presented receipts, would I still have gotten towed? I do remember that when I initially pulled in there was a car parked next to me with someone in it and I later thought it might have been someone looking for potential offenders. I also wasn't sure if I got towed because it was near the fire hydrant too, but I don't think that would have mattered.
:(

Posted on: 2012/1/9 19:27
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Re: A Cat in Every Home Adoption Campaign Launched
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We adopted our two cats (at 9 weeks old) through Liberty Humane's foster care program and had a fantastic experience. I had only 1 cat for years and now that we have 2 I would never go back to just 1..they are so easy to take care of and have each other when we're not home. My husband is also allergic and he adores them, he just got used to dealing with it.
Please adopt a cat...they bring so much love into your home and you're saving a life too which is an amazing feeling :)

Posted on: 2012/1/6 1:37
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Re: Local blogger on search of the perfect slice
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I have to admit I haven't tried many places in JC, but after living in Brooklyn 10 years with the best options, I really enjoy 3 Guys from Italy in JSQ. It's not fancy-just a great slice.
I would NOT recommend Prince of Pizza-too soggy for my liking.
Good luck-I look forward to your results!

Posted on: 2011/4/9 22:06
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Re: Jersey City Property Tax Rate
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I would call first cause they can probably help over the phone: 201 547-5124/5125
I just spoke to them yesterday and they were very helpful. I know that the 2010 rate was 69.03 but I'm not sure if the 2011 rate has been calculated yet..I believe that comes out in May?

Posted on: 2011/4/5 16:12
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Re: 07306 or 07304
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Since 07306 is Journal Square that means you can walk to the PATH. If you're in the Heights you have to take a bus or cab to the PATH-this is why when we were looking we settled on 07306.
Since I commute daily to the city I saw adding the extra bus step to the commute as a major hassle.
I'm sure you can find something in your price range and as we approach Spring even more should come up. Good luck!

Posted on: 2011/1/23 16:47
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Re: Loew's Theater could be so much more...
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We bought a house in the JSQ area in early '08 (great timing!) and the Loew's is one of the best (if not the best) things about this area - it's a gorgeous, classy historical building & the Friends have done an amazing job with it's restoration. I don't think anyone (at least I hope not) is criticizing or taking away anything they've done. I love the old film programming....The Phantom of the Opera with live organ a couple years back was AMAZING and tons of people were there (I unfortunately missed Nosfaratu-drats!). But I also agree that they could diversify their programming. I admit I'm guilty of not yet volunteering & giving my two cents to them...it's a good point, we should all be volunteering. However I also think that it's ok to have an opinion about it even if you haven't had a chance to do that yet..isn't this forum a way for us to all toss ideas around and get a dialogue going as opposed to judging each other for what we're not doing?
In terms of the comments about JSQ being blighted..I think there are good points on each side. I LOVE 3 Guys from Italy..as good if not better than the Brooklyn slice I had for 10 + years! I love the Fruit & Veggies stand (Mira) and the farmer's market. But you can't deny that some (not all) of those retail stores seem unnecessary and are in some cases, an eyesore. At least the McDonalds is nice looking & clean...but I would love to have another food option! Whenever we have people over we have to drive downtown to get good eats...unless it's for breakfast and it's on to Wonder Bagel! I want to support this area as much as possible but that's not happening outside of 3 Guys (just talking food obviously).
It's hard not to have this turn into a "things that could be better about JSQ" discussion.. but it will undoubtedly come up as we discuss the Loew's. I think there are some great ideas to be heard here. Maybe something good will come out of this discussion and some of us will volunteer, share our ideas, and figure out a way to help the Loew's diversify it's programming

Posted on: 2011/1/14 23:07
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Re: Suggest JC Real Estate Attorney?
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I also recommend Irwin Rosen-great to work with and decent prices.

Posted on: 2010/12/8 1:43
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Re: What type of restaurant/bar do you want?
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I second needing a restaurant in JSQ-we need it desperately, PLEASE!!!

Posted on: 2010/10/7 23:26
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Re: garrison ave.: nice area or not recommended?
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We bought our first house on Garrison and have lived here for two years so I feel the need to weigh in here:

It\'s a great block-everyone is friendly and watches out for each other. I knew more people in the first month than I did in 10 years in Brooklyn! Is it as cool as Brooklyn-hell no! No cool restaurants (outside of Indian food), no hip cafes or bookstores-we just go downtown for that which is not a big deal. Although if you love a good slice I recommend Three Guys from Italy-convenient on walk home from PATH. Oh almost forgot Wonder Bagels down the street-excellent bagels and sammies!

Re: grocery stores-there\'s the farmer\'s market at Journal Square, the Korean market on JFK, and a place up in the Heights on JFK (not sure of the name). I would recommend Ctown on JFK over Twin City probably cause it\'s on walk home from PATH. If you have a car I would recommend A & P downtown or the ShopRite.

Re: crime-I\'m a 30 something (!) petite female and have NEVER had a problem. I commute to NYC daily (PATH is very convenient and reliable despite the crowds) and I usually don\'t come home too late, but when I do I\'ve never felt unsafe. I usually walk down Sip versus JFK so maybe I run into less crazy people? Of course being an urbanite I do watch my back-you should just be smart like you would in any city.

Post office is right around the corner but be mentally prepare for that-not a pleasant experience.

I agree with a lot of what Shadrock said except for firehouse- living right down the block I barely notice the sirens! Maybe it\'s cause I\'ve lived here a while? They never wake me up. Oh yeah and the beggers-I assume you mean by the PATH? I see them for two seconds on my walk home but that\'s it-never on my block.

Cheap drycleaning around corner on Sip and very nice people.

All in all-love my block! Any other questions let me know..happy to give my honest opinion :)

Posted on: 2010/9/10 0:46
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Re: Seven women 'urinated on' at bus stop, ex-convict arrested
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About a month ago my friend saw this guy urinate on a girl on JFK..she called the police and felt they were pretty non responsive. Glad to see they got this creep off the street.

Posted on: 2010/3/19 13:33
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