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Re: Come to City Hall this upcoming Wednesday to promote electric vehicle charging in JC #EVinJC
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Interesting topic. I'd like to purchase an electric vehicle but currently park on the street. Would I be able to pay for an electric station to be installed in front my house hooked up to my electricity? Obviously I'd set it up so I'd be the only one to be able to use it. That being said, it would essentially become my parking spot. Is there any guidelines if that can be done? I wouldn't even know where to start.

Posted on: 6/22 21:30
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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So if your assessment comes in at $1M but the FMV should be at $850K, a person does not have the right to appeal because it's not greater than >15%? If so, that homeowner would be overpaying their taxes by $2700 (assuming 1.8%). How is that fair?

Posted on: 6/7 15:40
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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As a DTJC homeowner, I don't have an issue with paying my fair of taxes, but for me, there is a clear line between fair and ridiculous. When I bought 10 years ago, I had accepted that my taxes would be eventually raised to $24K-$25K, but now that I'm hearing that it would be more like mid-$30K then that's when it gets into absurdness. I've done some comp in other parts of NJ (e.g., Chatham, Milburn, Tenafly, etc.) and their taxes on a property similar in value don't even come close. Mind you, these municipalities have the best school systems in the state.

Posted on: 5/19 12:38
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Re: Car stolen from front of my house on York St.
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So, I was just informed by the insurance company that the car was recovered yesterday. I would have expected at least a courtesy call by JCPD to inform me rather I got attitude when I inquired with them as if it was my fault the car was stolen. Then they proceeded to inform me that my car is being held as evidence because it was involved in a shooting. Seriously...WTF? They proceeded to tell me that Hudson County Prosecutors Office will reach out to me once they are ready to release the vehicle (no time table provided). Not sure if I want the car back now. I have a feeling this is going to be a long process.

As a side note, any one know where I can find information of the shooting incident? I did a quick Google search but did not find anything.

Posted on: 1/3 14:27
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Re: Car stolen from front of my house on York St.
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I had purchased with only a handful of payments remaining. The Blue Book value is 4x the amount I owed on it but nevertheless I was looking forward to not having a car payment for a couple of years. I've lived on the block for 10 yrs now and definitely first I've heard of a car being stolen in the neighborhood.

Posted on: 1/1 19:53
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Re: Car stolen from front of my house on York St.
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I had been unloading a bunch of groceries the night before so I'm assuming I must have left the door unlocked. If it is on its way to Nigeria, then the new family will also get a nice child car seat and stroller. Hope they enjoy it.

Posted on: 1/1 8:27
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Car stolen from front of my house on York St.
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I'm still in shock to wake up with my black Acura MDX stolen (license UVP22K) which was parked in front of my home on York btw Jersey and Varick. I've heard of cars broken into but out right theft of the vehicle? Anyway, I know it's a long shot however if anyone sees the vehicle abandoned in your neighborhood, please let me or police know ASAP. Happy New Year!

Posted on: 12/31 22:41
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Re: Assault last night @ Varick & Barrow
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Varick and Barrow don't intersect.

Posted on: 2016/6/14 12:59
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Re: BMW stolen
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Idiot. Of course he had a lap top in the car as well. I'm surprised he didn't mention about his bag of diamonds and gold.

Posted on: 2016/4/12 11:17
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Re: Historical Preservation Society
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I just installed several Marvin Integrity Windows back of my house. Will be installing a few more once addition is complete. I looked at various brands but stuck with Marvin as their quality is top and kept it consistent with new installed historical wood windows in the front of the house. Never heard of the other company you mentioned.

Regardless of which company you go with, make sure contractor has experience installing windows in brownstones since it definitely is trickier than normal. Make sure to have the measures twice before ordering as well. Stating the obvious but if not installed properly or doesn't fit properly, brand of window won't matter.

Posted on: 2016/4/5 19:42
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Re: Garden shed
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Quote:

jc_dweller wrote:
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yorkster wrote:
If it will be a permanent structure make sure that the shed is at least 30 feet away from the back property line.


False.

R-1 for example requires this:
Minimum Accessory Building Setbacks:
Rear Yard: Seven and one half feet;
Side Yard: Two feet.



You may be right regarding R-1, however you are assuming the home is classified as such. For example, most (if not all) homes in and around Van Vorst Park are classified as R-2. Apparently there are other conditions such as the height of the building which dictates how it's classified. In regards to 30 ft set back, I just went through the zoning / building department to get approvals for an addition and unless you get a variance from zoning all permanent structures (including decks and sheds that have a foundation) require it to be 30 ft from the back property line.

Posted on: 2016/3/9 11:31
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Re: Garden shed
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If it will be a permanent structure make sure that the shed is at least 30 feet away from the back property line.

Posted on: 2016/3/8 13:43
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Suggestion - where to get old light fixtures re-wired?
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Hi All-

I have several old ceiling light fixtures that I'd like to restore and re-wire. Anyone have any suggestions where I can go to get this type of work done?

Thanks

Posted on: 2015/12/21 18:47
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Re: Does anyone know how much it costs to gut renovate a building downtown?
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A friend and I were trying to figure out whether it's better to buy a place already renovated or needs a gut renovation. Or maybe even buy a lot and build from scratch? We would like either two small single families or a large two family building.

Thanks.


A fair estimate is $300K minimum. I'm currently renovating my top 2 floors (not a complete gut) and after architect, permits, contractor, etc. it is costing approximately $150K. I have 2 more floors (which the kitchen is involved) so you can do the math. Of course, there are multiple variables (sq footage, floors, quality of fixtures, etc.) that can increase that cost dramatically.

The advantages of doing it yourself is that you get what you want whereas if you buy already renovated, you'll pay a premium for someone else's vision. That beings said, it is not a pleasant experience to go through a renovation and time consuming so that needs to be put into your decision.

Posted on: 2015/5/1 9:37
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Re: Recommnedation for pocket shutters
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Not sure if they do exactly what you want but this place is good:

http://www.windowsofmontclair.com/index.php


Reached out to the company above, received a quote for ~$15000 for 6 sets of pocket shutters. How is that possible? Maybe I chose the wrong line of business. back to the drawing board. Need to reconsider refurbishing the current ones I have rather than replacing them.

Posted on: 2015/4/29 21:13
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Re: Recommnedation for pocket shutters
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K-Lo wrote:
No, I was just poking around recently for shutter replacements and came across them. On line comments are decent but anyone can write those. My problem is I don't think any window space in my house is actually rectangular anymore.


Yeah, that's my fear as well. I just gave them a call and they seem to be very helpful and prices seem more in line with what i was thinking. I need to play with the site since they seem to have many interactive tools.

Posted on: 2015/4/27 15:34
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Re: Recommnedation for pocket shutters
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Thanks K-Lo. Have you used them before?

Posted on: 2015/4/27 15:16
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Re: Recommnedation for pocket shutters
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corybraiterman wrote:
silly question, but have you looked into the big boxes? pretty sure hd and probably lowes sells things like that


I did not check big box stores. It may be worth a try, however the windows are not standard sizes therefore they would most likely have to be custom. I assume I'm not the first one to attempt to replace existing shutters. I located a company in Red Hook that also does them and they quotes me $0.79 sq/in which at first did not sounds too bad until I did the math cost per window. It's crazy that the shutters will cost me more than the windows themselves (historic Marvin). Yes, the windows are large however it's hard for me to justify spending $10K to replace the shutters. I was hoping others had already went throught his exercise with better success and found a supplier with more a reasonable price.

Posted on: 2015/4/27 11:36
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Recommnedation for pocket shutters
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Any recommendations of companies that produce and/or repair shutters for old brownstone windows? A contractor had recommended reaching out to Garfield lumber millwork and I received an insane quote for $2000+ per window.

Posted on: 2015/4/27 9:00
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Re: Coming Soon - Carvao BBQ in McGinly Square
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FYI - there are works for a BBQ joint near Hamilton Park in the old VESPA dealership building on 10th. Not sure when it will be opening, name, etc. however there has been work going on on-and-off for months.

Posted on: 2015/4/22 14:33
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Coming Soon - Carvao BBQ in McGinly Square
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Posted on: 2015/4/21 11:53
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Re: What's going there?
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The old Vespa dealership by Hamilton Park will become a BBQ restaurant. I overheard one of owners discussing it with Brian at Park & Sixth. I believe Hamilton Inn has a stake in the establishment. He told me that the chef was touring Austin to get ideas as we speak.

Posted on: 2015/3/9 9:27
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Re: Tenant's Rights
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Your landlord has no obligation to rent the unit by November 1st. On a month to month lease, you must provide a 30 day notice.

Posted on: 2014/10/21 21:13
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Re: Architect?
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Lycel P. Villanueva, RA, PP, LEED AP
MV Studio Architects, LLC
(551) 358-3563


I'm currently working with her in putting a 2 story addition + deck on a brownstone by Van Vorst Park. In addition to her reasonable prices, she's extremely meticulous (in a good way) and enthusiastic about the work she does. I know she's also doing other work in historic district and has the know how of the local regulations. I would highly recommend her as long as you don't take up too much of her time away from my project :)

Posted on: 2014/5/12 11:56
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Re: Dentist - Pediatric (Toddler)
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Mei Mei Cheng on Montgomery (info below). She is thorough, prompt and extremely nice. My 5 year old has been going to her for a couple of years now. I would highly recommend her.


99 Montgomery St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 434-1990

Posted on: 2014/1/8 15:25
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Re: Coming soon: Asian Fusion restaurant + Italian food
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This is great news. I can't wait until that building is finished. Now the only thing that is REALLY missing DTJC is an eat in BBQ restaurant (Dinosaur BBQ anyone?). Would be perfect in the powerhouse building. One can hope.

Posted on: 2013/10/11 13:47
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Where to donate children's clothes?
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Are there any reputable places in the area to donate gently used children's clothing? I want to make sure it goes to those in need and not resold.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

Posted on: 2013/8/2 9:30
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Re: Maxwells in Hoboken Closing end of July
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That location on Newark would still not solve Maxwell's issue about the lack of parking for its patrons. Granted street parking there would probably better than Hoboken. I think one of the vacant large storefronts on Newark (bw Grove and Erie) would be good. You'd be surprised how big some of those stores are also its Close to the path plus nearby parking whether it be municipal lot or grove pointe.

Posted on: 2013/6/7 12:33
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Re: Australians investors buying up Jersey City housing
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Australian dollar is not worth twice the US dollar. You're probably thinking of British pound which is closer to 2x US dollar.

Posted on: 2013/5/23 10:02
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Re: It's Greek To Me - OUT OF BUSINESS
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What downtown REALLY, REALLY needs is a good BBQ restaurant. I can't believe one does not exist in the JCDT area.

Posted on: 2013/5/16 13:39
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