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Re: Port Authority announces plan to increase PATH capacity, reduce delays
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Thanks for clarifying.

Posted on: 6/21 20:25
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Re: Port Authority announces plan to increase PATH capacity, reduce delays
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Aren't the stations in NY only big enough for 8 cars? I know 33rd street the train stops almost at the end of the tracks, and the other end is at the tunnel entrance.

Posted on: 6/21 13:54
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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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Consumed wrote:
Great! More jerks to dodge on sidewalks...


If they are gonna be treated the same as bikes, they shouldn't be on the sidewalk. I do agree with you though. They'll end up in the sidewalk eventually.

Posted on: 5/15 14:37
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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dwntowntrain wrote:
What's with the blue line on the floor at Grove street station?


The blue line helps PATH monitor how crowded the station is through the security cameras.

Posted on: 4/18 13:47
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Re: Should inmates be allowed to vote?
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While in jail, or on probation/ parole, I don't think they should be able to vote. You lose a lot of rights and privileges once your convicted. After they have completed their sentence then they should have all rights and privileges restored.

The problem is with the way the current judicial system works, a fair number of people end up losing their rights for no reason other than overzealous prosecutors.

Posted on: 4/11 15:44
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Re: JC historic commission to vote Monday on demolition of St. Peter’s school buildings
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I'm genuinely curious why everyone seems to think SPP would be able to sell this property for a big profit. The HPC had made their position clear, and anyone that bought the property be bound by their ruling. Not to mention the horrible state of the building, and that it's in the process of self disassembly. Any developer would need a boat load of money to buy this place and turn it into something nice.

Now it's just going to sit there, slowly crumbling. I'm all for historic preservation, but some buildings are just too far gone to keep.

Posted on: 4/3 16:43
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Re: New racetrack idea pitched for in and around Liberty State Park
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I love F1, but even I know this is a terrible idea that will never go anywhere.

Posted on: 2018/6/23 15:24
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Re: New Utility poles?
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JSleeze wrote:
Has anyone checked with Warsaw? They seem to have a lot to say about all things pole-related in Jersey City.


I see what you did there.

Posted on: 2018/5/9 20:10
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Yvonne wrote:
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TheBigGuy wrote:
As long as we are removing monuments along the waterfront memorializing international atrocities then we need to consider the 911 Memorial at the foot of Grand Street.

In our new social justice world... the sight of a rusting WTC girder triggers the worst thoughts and fears about Muslim Terror. Hasn't the world moved past that...


What does social justice has to do with honoring an event that took place in our country? Then you add Muslim Terror as though you do not want to offend a particular group. I am sure there are memorials to the victims who died from the Oklahoma City bomber. Using your analogy, perhaps we should tear down memorials around the country dedicated to the victims of slavery, after all, we, as a society has moved past that.


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Posted on: 2018/5/2 13:19
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Re: Washing a car in your driveway?
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JCman24 wrote:
We don't have storm drains. So unless you wash it during a storm when the sewers are overflowing, you're good.


So you're saying, as long as I'm not this guy I'll be ok.

Posted on: 2018/5/1 19:08
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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brewster wrote:
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Azul_the_Cat wrote:
Talk about an overly simplistic assessment of what happened at 5Pointz


How so? From your article:

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When word got out that Wolkoff was planning to replace the warehouse with high-rise condos, the artists mounted a public campaign to save the building, and Cohen, the site’s de facto leader, petitioned the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for landmark status.


He let them paint, and they tried to take away his property rights. The property was not notable as a landmark except for the graffiti. Reminds me of the property owners who let people create community gardens on their vacant lots, and then when the time was ripe to develop there, they had to fight those groups. File under "no good deeds go unpunished".


Also from the article:
In addition to finding that aerosol art does qualify for protection under VARA, both the judge and jury considered Wolkoff’s method of destruction so irresponsible as to warrant the maximum penalties.

“If not for Wolkoff’s insolence, these damages would not have been assessed,” Block wrote in his decision. “If he did not destroy 5Pointz until he received his permits and demolished it 10 months later, the Court would not have found that he had acted willfully.”


The developer shot himself in the foot when he decided to whitewash the walls in the middle of the night.

Whatever your thought/opinions on property rights, I think this can be filed under: Once you give someone something for free, it's hard to take it away from them.

Posted on: 2018/5/1 18:48
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Re: Washing a car in your driveway?
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I saw that PDF in my searching. Looks like they frown on it, but it's not illegal to do it.

Posted on: 2018/5/1 18:38
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
There was also the recent example of the graffiti in Queens. A building owner was rewarded for generously letting artists paint on his property by them trying to say he could no longer do with it what he wished. It cost him millions.

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In February, 21 artists who contributed 45 works to the legendary Queens graffiti complex 5Pointz won a landmark lawsuit. A federal judge ruled that the building’s owners, Jerry Wockoff and G&M Realty, had to pay the artists a combined $6.7 million for infamously whitewashing their works overnight in 2013.


Talk about an overly simplistic assessment of what happened at 5Pointz

Posted on: 2018/5/1 15:30
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Washing a car in your driveway?
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I've seen differing opinions on the legality of washing your car in your driveway. Anyone know for sure?

Posted on: 2018/5/1 13:49
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Re: Group wants new highway leading to Jersey City Waterfront
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Are there any pictures or renderings of what is being proposed. I'm having trouble picturing what this group wants to do.

Posted on: 2018/4/11 12:49
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Re: 485 Marin
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Is this the place they are building now next to the fire house on Marin? I thought that was gonna be a hotel.

Posted on: 2018/3/20 19:39
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Re: Jersey City Council to introduce $587 million budget with zero tax increase
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Of course we can have it both ways. Didn't you see that episode of South Park (S7 E1 I'm a little bit country)? Saying one thing and doing another is one of the founding principles of our great nation.


Posted on: 2018/3/20 14:40
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Re: Tour Helicopter Crashes Into East River Killing 5 Passengers
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There are two things that make those air planes frightening, first they fly low over JC. As an example, you can see them on their approach to EWR, they are very noisy. The second concern, if they were to crash in JC, they fly over at different points where the oil trains run in JC. Some chemicals in those oil trains are explosive. An accident in Canada with oil trains actually wipe out and entire town. It is one thing to have air planes for emergency use or even for news but it is another thing to have air planes over a populated area for tourism.



Posted on: 2018/3/12 16:01
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Re: Permits for demolitions
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I don't think he was saying the map was the falsehood you keep peddling; more likely it was your assertion that more redevelopment leads to higher taxes. I mean, he pretty much said exactly that.

Posted on: 2018/2/28 16:00
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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brewster wrote:
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Azul_the_Cat wrote:
The former homeowners were paying 2018 level taxes for the last 30 years. WTF


Are you sure it wasn't reassessed at some point?


That is certainly a possibility, but I'm not sure. I do know that my neighbors on both sides were paying very high taxes, as both of theirs went down. One neighbor did a gut renovation prior to her inspection, and her taxes still went down.

Posted on: 2018/2/27 16:12
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Got my letter in the mail yesterday. I'm over by Lincoln Park. I was not surprised to see my taxes go up (only $200 for the year), but the surprising part was the small increase over the previous assessed value. The $200 per year increase also came with a +$400k increase in the assessed value. The former homeowners were paying 2018 level taxes for the last 30 years. WTF

Posted on: 2018/2/27 15:07
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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When it comes to Yvonne, I think The Simpsons said it best




Posted on: 2018/2/27 12:39
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Hey Yvonne, you have so many comments on why the system is f'cked, what is your solution? If you were the mayor, how would you have dealt with the court order to perform the reval?

I'm not asking about what you would have done in the past 30 years; I'm asking what you would have done if you were in the same situation as Fulop. If the courts were forcing you to do something, in your opinion is very unpopular, how would you have done it differently? How would you balance the needs of your neighbors who have been living in DTJC their whole lives versus the needs of the people who have been overpaying?

Posted on: 2018/2/26 19:22
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Re: what to bring to jury duty?
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If you're feeling generous, you can try bringing a power strip and extension cord. Everyone would want to be friends with the person that brought extra spaces to plug in.

Posted on: 2018/2/26 18:24
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
Yeah, I'm tempted to show up at the rally with a sign that says:

MAKE GREENVILLE KEEP PAYING MY TAXES!!!


This for sure. I have nothing to do on Saturday, and I was known for my crafting skills in kindergarten.

Posted on: 2018/2/22 18:57
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Won't somebody think of all these unfortunate souls that mistakenly bought a multi-unit building, and now are sitting on huge gains in their investments? I mean, how can we expect them to dip into some of their profits to pay a fair property tax. If we don't protect them now, how else will all their money trickle down to the rest of us helpless saps that only own a single family, or don't even own a home?


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Now I see people are organizing a protest of the new assessments. I have no problem with people exercising their right to assemble, but do these people really think they are going to get sympathy?

Serious question, do people think they were, or feel, cheated in someway when they bought their property? Did they think the taxes being payed under the old assessments were fair? Did they think the taxes would never increase?

Posted on: 2018/2/22 18:03
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Re: Cat Groomer Recommendation?
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On_The_3rd wrote:
We brought our Maine Coon to Groomingdales several years ago and it didn't go very well. We wanted a wash and a cut, but we got a phone call after the wash saying that the cat was so agitated that they wouldn't be able to do a cut. I doubt it had anything to do with their service or training, it's just that most places cater to dogs. Dogs are loud, social animals and of course cats are not. We learned how to do "cat baths" and bought some grooming clippers off Amazon and did everything at home. Sometimes it took 3 days to do a finished cut because cats don't tolerate sitting for more than a few minutes, but overall it was WAY less stressful than bringing them to a groomer. Maybe another option would be the mobile groomers that come to your house?


I went though the same scenario at Groomingdales. They were able to give her a cut one year, but the next year poor kitty was not having it. We bought a set of pet clippers and went to town ourselves. We also take the multi-day route to lessen the stress levels. Treats also play a big part in the yearly lions cut. I'd be happy to help someone with their first time trimming if needed. I'm no groomer, but I can get the job done.


Posted on: 2018/2/22 15:47
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Re: Cat Groomer Recommendation?
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What are you looking to have done? I have a long hair with a triple layer coat and we had a hard time finding any local places that did grooming on cats. Most places said that cats were to difficult.

I ended up learning to give my kitty a lion cut in the summer, and cut her nails at home.

Posted on: 2018/2/21 17:34
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Just seeing this on NextDoor. Senior Freeze Program. I wouldn't qualify, but it could help some seniors who have all this equity, but refuse to tap into it.

Posted on: 2018/2/13 20:07
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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HeightsNative wrote:
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biggoron wrote:
Looks like an excel file was posted by the assessment company:
http://www.asinj.com/revaluation/docs ... oposed%20Assessments.xlsx

It has over 13,000 properties listed so far... Any idea what the total number should be around once it is all said and done?


Sure is taking them a while to post Ogden Ave LOL. Unless I missed it.


This looks like the same spread sheet that was posted earlier.

Posted on: 2018/2/13 16:29
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