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Re: water dripping from upstairs A/C Window Units
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I seen hoses/tubing attached to divert the water so it will drip somewhere else, but I'm not aware of a specific gadget for the purpose. Maybe try home depot? Are your neighbors willing to cooperate with you on this project?

Posted on: 2014/6/12 15:02
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Re: Maternity department in hospitals near JC area
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When my wife was pregnant with our daughter, she went to Dr. Ahmed Yousry, whose office location is in the building just behind Liberty Medical Center (Wilzig hospital).

I was fortunate enough to go to most of the prenatal appointments, so I got to know him. In short, he was amazing. Ran a bit long on waiting time (honestly, very long wait times), but it was always comforting to see him nonetheless. When things got a little iffy with test results, he didn't hesitate to send my wife to top-notch specialists for consults.

When my wife went into labor early, knowing in advance that a Cesarean would be required, Dr. Yousry arrived to the hospital at 3 am to perform the procedure. My wife recovered beautifully and now has no scar (he is apparently skilled at plastic technique).

He is well-connected to the maternity department at Liberty (all the nurses and attendings seemed to hold him in high regard), which at the time was working to achieve World Health Organization "Baby Friendly" status (I think Yousry was involved in this initiative). They had a lactation consultant available, who was helpful. The nurses were great (friendly and accommodating), although I think it was a bit slow when we were there, so I don't know how things would be when it's busier.


Based on my family's experience, I would recommend Dr. Yousry and Liberty Medical without reservation.

Caveat: It is possible that my glowing story is the exception, not the rule, so YMMV.

Where and whoever you choose, best of luck!

Posted on: 2014/1/28 2:12
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Simon's parking lot construction
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Does anyone know what is being done at the site of Simon's parking lot along Grove between York and Montgomery? They are digging it up and installing a fence in the street on both Grove and York (suggestive of scaffolding to come?).

Thanks,

Andy

Posted on: 2013/11/21 16:28
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Re: Home Coffee Brewing Methods
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bodhipooh wrote:
I am also a big Chemex fan. I wrote my thoughts on that other thread (one of the many derailed threads now littering JCList!) and may repost those here.

With regards to the Chemex carafe, definitely buy the Chemex white filters, not the brown ones! To get a great, almost perfect, cup, refer to the Intelligentsia video guide. There are certain things you should (run water through the filter BEFORE adding the coffee, add a little bit of water and let it settle before adding ALL of the water, etc.)

When in a hurry, I use a Nespresso machine (CitiZ model) and it really delivers a GREAT result.


I know the video...I want one of those kettles, but got a nice Le Creusset one for my wedding a few years ago, so no pressing need for a new kettle anytime soon.

Per the video, I do rinse the filter and "bloom" the grounds, but haven't really systematically evaluated whether it makes a difference or not. BTW, I don't weigh the beans or measure the amount of water/temp, I just eyeball it, which works fine for me. Fundamentally, I think the pour-over method with good beans, good filter and right water temp is where it's at. The exact amounts really serve as suggestions IMHO.

I will look into Nespresso, as you have me intrigued.

Cheers,

Andy


Posted on: 2013/7/19 1:51
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Re: Home Coffee Brewing Methods
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I have a chemex carafe these days, which I rather enjoy. I buy decent beans and grind right before brewing, use the chemex filters (they're thicker paper) and make sure the water temp isn't too high.

http://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/

Posted on: 2013/7/17 16:29
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Re: Car flattened hydrant this AM - wha hoppen?
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Sounds like a run of the mill accident...yes, probably due to excessive speed. Happens every day. Sounds like there were no serious injuries, thankfully.

Posted on: 2012/7/21 17:52
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Re: Mega Millions is 640 million!!! What would you do with the money??
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Bought 3 tickets, won $2.

NJ lotto: +1
Me: -1

I would have bought a cool house (main and vacation), cool cars, set up my family (parents, siblings, in laws, etc) for life, have a lawyer on permanent retainer.

Honestly, the first $10 million would easily take care of all of that. What to do with the remaining hundred of millions?? There is always more stuff to buy, (private jet, whatever) but I think it would be hard to spend that kind of cash and still feel good about myself.

I don't know...I guess I would start a foundation or donate to a borderless, non-political charity (e.g., doctors w/o borders, UNICEF, etc) that does the most good for the neediest people. This, of course is a matter of personal opinion. Glad to see so many people want to do so much good.

Posted on: 2012/4/2 20:14
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Re: High-speed chase and crash at 2nd & Washington
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Quote:

JadedJC wrote:
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JERSEY CITY ? The former international figure skater didn't stick the landing.



More fine reporting from the JJ. First of all "stick the landing" is a term used in gymnastics, not figure skating. Also, there are no jumps in ice dancing, therefore no landings to stick. Nice try at a clever lede, but clearly the JJ doesn't bother to employ copy editors.


Ha! ZING!!

Posted on: 2012/3/20 22:52
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Re: Did the NYPD Conduct A Widespread Surveillance of Jersey City Muslims?
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Quote:

CSXrailfan wrote:

You should right write for a living.


FTFY

Posted on: 2012/2/28 22:34
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Re: PSA - Beware of skunks!
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Quote:

JCbiscuit wrote:
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HeightsBrat wrote:
All of you have failed to mention the most important reason why you should give a skunk a wide berth. Skunks are carriers of rabies.


everything's a carrier of rabies. skunks are no more or less prone to it than feral cats.

actually, when you take into account the fact that the rest of the wild kingdom tends to give skunks wide berth, they're probably less exposed to rabies than a feral cat.



From wikipedia:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recorded 1,494 cases of rabies in skunks in the United States for the year 2006 ? about 21.5% of reported cases in all species. Skunks trail raccoons as vectors of rabies, although this varies regionally (raccoons dominate along the Atlantic coast and eastern Gulf of Mexico, skunks throughout the Midwest and down to the western Gulf, and in California). Despite this prevalence, all recorded cases of human rabies from 1990?2002 are attributed by the CDC to dogs or bats.

Posted on: 2012/1/30 2:10
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Re: 2 reported killed in car crash in Downtown Jersey City
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I ride a bicycle for fun and fitness. Incidentally, the vast majority of close-calls with cars have been at the Grove-Grand intersection. I now ride out of my way to avoid it. I might add that I follow traffic laws while cycling.

Posted on: 2012/1/26 22:08
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Re: PATH smartphone thief has been caught.
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Seems like an odd priority for a task force, but I'm glad they caught him.

Posted on: 2012/1/23 15:49
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Re: 2 reported killed in car crash in Downtown Jersey City
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heights wrote:
I am glad no one is calling this an accident because it was not, it was murder. This dope addict took out 2 useful lives. 2 family men, with careers, one had a 4 year old son the other a daughter in a university. 2 men, who made worth while contributions in our world. 2 men, one going to work the other coming home from work. Such a loss that while in the headlines will be on our minds. Unfortunately when this blows over we will go on with our lives and something similar like this will probably occur again.


In some philosophical sense I agree with the spirit of your post, but alas, the law does not view this as murder.

I read a comment following one of the NJ.com pieces on this story that said something to the effect of:

"Do the math... one lowlife, ex-con, drain on society just took out two productive family men who contribute to society...this is unsustainable."


My paraphrase probably doesn't do the statement justice, but hopefully you get the idea.

Posted on: 2012/1/23 15:46
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Re: 2 reported killed in car crash in Downtown Jersey City
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heights wrote:
I've been told at the Heights police captain's meeting that there are not enough police officers to go around, that it would spread the force thin to cover every infraction pattern out there. Plus their jurisdiction only allow them certain levels of enforcement. The halls of justice are only as strong as it's weakest link.


Officers stationed at hotspots doing traffic enforcement could probably easily recover their overtime pay in the fines they collect. Set a speed threshold (10 mph over limit or something) and ticket EVERYONE going above that speed. Have a few crackdowns a year... maybe people will largely become afraid to drive like morons for fear of getting a ticket. Probably catch a few fugitives and get some illegal drugs/weapons off the street at the same time.

Posted on: 2012/1/21 21:26
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Re: 2 reported killed in car crash in Downtown Jersey City
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tern wrote:
I wonder if there is a way to call for a state inspection of Grand street, I suspect that wild veer to the left cannot be up to standards and code.

Robin.


It's not so wild at 25 mph.

Posted on: 2012/1/21 15:54
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Re: 2 reported killed in car crash in Downtown Jersey City
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The problem is that no one obeys the speed limit, some don't stop at the red lights, and people like Herman Chandler probably wouldn't even pull over for a cop (if there were any doing traffic enforcement). The lane shifting argument doesn't hold any water...if people drove the speed limit, it would be easy and safe to negotiate a calm lane change when necessary. At double the posted limit, people panic when they discover that they're in a left-turn only lane and do stupid and dangerous shit to compensate. It's like the wild farking west.

Posted on: 2012/1/20 0:54
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Re: 2 reported killed in car crash in Downtown Jersey City
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I just don't think people like Herman Chandler are sensitive to deterrent strategies. We're taking about a man who did time for disarming a cop (I looked it up). We're talking about a man who, while intoxicated, blew through a red light in a residential area at high speed, killed two people and proceeded to leave the scene of the "accident".

That said, I appreciate the spirit of your post...this tragedy aside, the driving culture here is dangerous and people need to be reigned in.

Posted on: 2012/1/19 20:19
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Re: 2 reported killed in car crash in Downtown Jersey City
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May Herman Chandler rot in hell for eternity.

Posted on: 2012/1/19 18:08
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Re: 2 reported killed in car crash in Downtown Jersey City
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I live on Grove between York and Grand and saw the aftermath when I arrived home last night. I realize things like this happen all too frequently, but because it occurred so close to my home, I'm especially shaken in this instance.

I think some of the analysis written in earlier posts is spot-on, and there are many things that can be done to improve safety on this stretch of road.

All of that said, the driver of the SUV was clearly acting in such a way that no reasonable amount of enforcement or traffic-calming measures likely would have helped. Perhaps speedbumps would have prevented this, but by that logic, there is no single stretch of road in JC that shouldn't have them.

[rant[It's a disturbing fact of life, but we are surrounded by mentally unstable people who don't think the rules apply to them. I regularly see people take left turns in front of oncoming traffic (you know, right at the moment when the light turns green), even when they would have only had to wait for one or two cars to pass. I see people texting in their cars all the time. Parking in front of crosswalks...whatever, you get the idea. The car culture in this city (state, country) is totally #OOPS#ed up. Pro-tip: if you ever kill a bicyclist with your car, just say you didn't see him/her...you'll be off the hook and people will feel sorry for you for the psychological trauma you suffered. The car culture here is such that you're basically allowed to hit things/people with your car, provided you assert that you didn't see them. People are so #OOPS#ing aggressive and selfish while commanding their two-ton vehicles. Absolutely no respect for how the profound kinetic energy at their fingertips can erase human life.[/rant]

Posted on: 2012/1/19 17:23
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Re: Police Tape and a Puddle of Blood.
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Anyone else here ever read 'Jennifer Government' by Max Barry?

Posted on: 2011/12/28 21:17
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Re: Farting on train
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Oh come on, like none of you have ever perpetrated such a crime? Yes, movie theaters and elevators count too.

You know what they say: "whoever smelt it, dealt it".

Posted on: 2011/12/14 18:45
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Re: Jersey City Cops Foil Crazed Passenger Suicide Attempt in Air
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Cool story...nice to hear some positive press about JCPD from time to time.

Posted on: 2011/10/21 20:33
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Re: Developing: Jersey City experiencing major power outages, flooding during this morning's commute
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GrovePath wrote:
Developing: Jersey City experiencing major power outages, flooding during this morning's commute

Thursday, September 08, 2011, 10:17 AM
By Adam Maher/The Jersey Journal

Please be advised of major power outages in the areas of Pavonia & Garrison avenues in Jersey City this morning.

It has been confirmed by Executive Director Dan Becht of the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA) that Jersey City is experiencing extreme flooding and major power outages this morning.

Traffic lights and residences near Pavonia Ave & Garrison Ave are at the highest risk of power loss and floods due to major power lines down, and inordinate amounts of rainfall at the location.

The flooding is being caused by what Director Becht is calling a "triple threat" flood system. The term "triple threat" refers to three flood-causing phenomena happening at the same time. Today's triple threat consists of a new moon, a high tide, and an inordinate storm surge causing heavy amounts of rainfall.

Becht said that affected residents can expect a drop in water levels as the tide rolls out, which is set to occur at 11 a.m.

PSE&G has been called multiple times in regards to this matter, but they have yet to pick up the phone.


I'm not sure I follow, especially the "triple threat" logic. Today is not a new moon, rather far from it in fact...it's a waxing gibbous, 87% illuminated.

Also regarding the storm surge...what storm? What surge? Further, as the article reads, how could storm surge be responsible for "causing heavy amounts of rainfall"?

Posted on: 2011/9/8 15:26
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Re: wow ratsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on: 2011/6/24 18:20
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Re: To the cop on the bike on Erie Street yesterday...
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Quote:

dwntwngrl wrote:
If you are riding with a kid in a bikeseat you BETTER take the sidewalks.


Quote:

CatDog wrote:I would prefer that someone bike safely then abide by the law.


Actually, little known fact, but riding on the sidewalk is much more likely to result in getting hit by a car as opposed to riding on the street.

Motorists aren't generally expecting to encounter a fast-moving bicycle on the sidewalk or crosswalk when they pull into driveways or turn at intersections. Not to mention danger for pedestrians. Adults have no business riding on the sidewalk (unless they still need training wheels).

I got this from here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/100823-Sidewalk-bicycling


Alan Wachtel and Diana Lewiston published in the ITE Journal, Sept/Oct 1994 (from the Institute of Transportation Engineers):

"The average cyclist in this study incurs a risk on the sidewalk 1.8 times as great as on the roadway. The risk on the sidewalk is higher than on the roadway for both age groups, for both sexes, and for wrong-way travel. The greatest risk found in this study is 5.3 times the average risk for bicyclists over 18 traveling against traffic on the sidewalk."

"Wrong-way sidewalk travel is 4.5 times as dangerous as right-way sidewalk travel. Moreover, sidewalk bicycling promotes wrong-way travel: 315 of 971 sidewalk bicyclists (32 percent) rode against the direction of traffic, compared to only 108 of 2,005 roadway bicyclists (5 percent)."

"Even right-way sidewalk bicyclists can cross driveways and enter intersections at high speed, and they may enter from an unexpected position and direction for instance, on the right side of overtaking right-turning traffic. Sidewalk bicyclists are also more likely to be obscured at intersections by parked cars, buildings, fences, and shrubbery; their stopping distance is much greater than a pedestrian's, and they have less maneuverability."

Posted on: 2011/6/11 16:11
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Re: Stopped for allegedly not picking up dog poop
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Quote:

borisp wrote:

Why do we assume that the dog owner is telling the truth?


I assume so, because if the dog had in fact taken a dump, and the OP was indeed guilty, she probably wouldn't have started this thread.

Posted on: 2011/6/11 15:57
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Re: Speeding Ticket
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I remember living in Buffalo I got a ticket, and decided to heed the usual advice "go to court, the cop never shows up". Boy was that dumb. They had a system there. ALL of a given officer's appearances were scheduled one after another, all on the same day, so they basically HAD to be there. The next ticket I got, I just mailed it in (non-moving violation).

Posted on: 2011/6/8 1:51
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Re: Greenville: 20-year-old Bergen County woman doing free medical screenings in mobile van is groped
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What an odd story. Glad to hear she's ok, but I have a few questions.

At 20 years old, as stated in the article, exactly what type of medical exam is she qualified to perform by herself? Not exactly old enough to have even entered medical school. I guess an associate degree in nursing is possible. Anyway, kinda strange.

Also, as is frequently pointed out, the description of the suspect is missing some crucial detail.

Posted on: 2011/6/8 1:43
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Re: Abandoned house on 7th Street (Btwn Brunswick & Monmouth)
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I have no idea, but I'm guessing it's somewhat common in JC. In fact, there are two such buildings on Grove between Grand and York...both on the same side. I don't know if they have official "abandoned" status (never seen a sign), but they have boarded up windows and jungles for back yards. Every so often during the winter, someone comes and shovels the snow out front. That's the only activity I've ever seen.

Posted on: 2011/6/7 14:37
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Re: Jersey City Establishes ‘Complete Streets’ Policy
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Agreed. I scanned the article, and it says that adoption of the policy is non-binding. For instance, there will be no specific provision for bicycle lanes for Columbus, despite the major repaving and painting. At this stage, it appears to be more "feel good" with no real teeth. Oh well, I nevertheless applaud groups like Bike JC for pressuring the city council on these issues.

Posted on: 2011/6/5 19:37
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