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Re: Power out Downtown
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Just got a text from pseg. Says they are aware and estimate back by 10:30pm... let's hope!!!

Posted on: 1/9 20:34
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Re: Power out Downtown
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Good portion of paulus hooks also out. Hudson point reporting here.

Posted on: 1/9 20:22
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basement storage rules - paulus hook rent controlled - fire regulations???
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Hey all...

The situation is this. The property manager left a note in the common entry about all residents moving anything stored in the basement within 15 days. After that it will be considered abandoned and tossed. (of course they also mentioned all common areas as well, so probably strollers in the foyer will have to find a new home too)

They say that no one can store anything down there from this point forward due to fire (state / city) regulations.

My questions are many.
Is there actually a law specifically for this?
I can understand not having anything combustible near the water heaters and water heat furnaces (both are only on one side of the basement), but its a huge basement that encompasses the entire bottom of the building (8 unit walkup non-historic), has windows at each end and egress from front, back, of building and stairs from 1st floor landing.

I am mainly bummed about having no place to store the bikes (and kid trailers) and seasonal gear (snow shovels etc)

It sucks, and i'm not wanting to be adverserial, just wanting to see if there is a potential solution.

anyone have any thoughts on this or been in the same boat?

Posted on: 2013/4/10 18:25
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Jersey City - downtown/paulus hook nanny questions
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Hey all...

Pretty new to this topic, but since we have a 1yr old and twins on the way, it's time for us to start looking hard at it.

Our baby will be close to 1.5yrs old when the twins arrive. The questions I have are thus:

What are the typical rates for a FT nanny (non live in) for 2 new infants and a toddler. I know people on many sites are listed in the $10-$20hr rate, but what does a full time gig really garner?

My wife will be at home for the foreseeable future post delivery, so this is going to initially be a mommy's helper for mom when she gets overwhelmed with the 3 kids at the beginning. Then when work thoughts return, it will be more of a straight full nanny coverage role for the 3.

I'm not sure a nanny share would work since we have 3 kids. Anybody have any input here?

Obviously, references are a must, but how does one set up a contract for childcare with a nanny. auuughhh it's already overwhelming for me.

Thanks in advance for any help.




Posted on: 2013/3/5 19:17
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Re: Selling on Apartment Therapy
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I've gone that route as well with some high end model condo vignette furnishings (DWR, herman miller, knoll, etc). the response was pretty tepid, which was odd since it's a widely read blog. and we have some very trendy folks here. I think that the classified section is a pain tho since it's powered by Krrb.com. great stuff, but a little of a pain in the execution.

I suppose it depends on what you have. use the sh!t out of craigslist, it's free, and all walks of life use it.

ebay might also be a venue. just be sure to use a buyitnow type and do best offer... you always have the option of declining any offer and/or counter-offering. make the auction a never ending so you don't keep getting dinged on posting fees. also unless you want to deal with freight shipping, make it local pick-up only.

good luck.

Posted on: 2013/2/7 18:54
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Light Rail Emergency in Paulus Hook
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Looks like someone or something got hit by the light rail in Paulus Hook (Warren at Essex) folks inside and probably outside appear to be injured. Stay out of the area if you want to be able to drive.

Sucks if you were waiting on the light rail tonight. probably gonna be a long wait.

Posted on: 2013/1/21 19:48
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Re: Whats opening on 298 Newark Ave where Woolpunk Studios was?
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facebook page says: Menswear Pop Shop & Boutique

but i'm guessing it'll be more like urban droopy pants thug wear.

Posted on: 2012/10/19 11:06
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Re: Thirty Acres Restaurant- Jersey Avenue
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hmmm... walked by there again today to peek at the menu since we were just strolling with the baby and not looking for din din per se.

VERY clean open layout for sure, without the typical cramming in of tables (a la madame claudes) so often seen.

BYOB is always a treat (no triple markup, and easy to pair up on your own anyway)

shockingly limited menu. obviously designed to take the pressure off of the kitchen ( i wonder how many covers these guys are pulling off each night. )

would like to see some more upmarket fish on that menu for those prices rather than those low cost skate and mackerel plates. . and jesus, not even a lamb option for us red meaters...

I dont doubt that we will try them out as soon as something that strikes our fancy pops up on the menu, but who knows when that'll be. meh, i need to put on the stroller mileage anyway.

Posted on: 2012/4/15 0:47
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Re: Homeless man in critical condition after fight in PATH station
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on the plus side, both of them are likely not going to be homeless anymore. one will shuffle off his mortal coil and the other will have a place to stay for the next 7-10 years.

Posted on: 2011/11/29 8:45
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Re: $48,548 a year Public School "messenger" charged with criminal sexual contact with a teacher
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gives a whole new meaning to the "hall pass"

hmmm i wonder if he thought she was somebody else.. this'll be an interesting story as it unfolds. i had no idea that there was a "messenger" position available at schools. lovely tax dollars at work.

Posted on: 2011/11/29 8:31
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Re: Heights man slashed by woman who follows him and girlfriend home from Laguna Lounge
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bitches be crazy!!!

Posted on: 2011/11/8 13:19
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Re: bike thief at newport path station
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yeah, that is teh suck!!!

these farkers are brazen. I once saw three 10-13yr old african american kids trying to strip a bike at grove midday in the bright sun. WTF???

they were like flies on sh!t working this bike over. it wasnt till i literally walked over to the bike and said "WTF are you little farks doing" before they scattered.

you'd think that the police could provice some kind of deterrent, but i guess the crooks also know how ineffectual they are.

I'd never park at grove, and really, i think newport would also be a no go. world financial might be a better option.

the previous posts have good tips for casual deterrence. but a chain cracker and a set of keys from a skewer order essentially nullifies the security gain.

I took to taking my post/seat and my front tire with me, the next cool thing is coming back to a taco'd wheel.

so really, the answer is maybe have 2 bikes. one for casual errands less than a hundred bucks or so (that wont be a target, or sad if taken), and never let the more expensive bike out of your grasp. sad but true.

Posted on: 2011/11/8 9:56
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Re: Downtown: Fire destroys car in Pep Boys' garage at 2 a.m.
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Get your insurance on the horn asap!

i would definitely get the filters replaced. at any point in cabin (there may be more than one) and outside intakes.

get it detailed at the dealership if possible (places that prep for showroom gleam)

hopefully the windows on your car weren't left open.

depending on proximity of your car to fire, you might want to check for paint finish degradation or blistering effects.

and oh yeah, call your insurance agent!

Posted on: 2011/11/2 13:03
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Re: Greenville: Three men attacked by knives and a machete
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hah... it's just like Rwanda over there!

Posted on: 2011/11/1 12:28
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Re: Downtown: Fire destroys car in Pep Boys' garage at 2 a.m.
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yeah, those people are pretty much dickheads. i'm guessing you didnt get a name of the person who laughed at you... you could probably open up a grease monkey job for someone more deserving of a jobby-job

Posted on: 2011/11/1 12:09
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Re: Am I wrong about Managing Agent's role in condo?
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really... perhaps just pm this poster, instead of putting your ad up twice!!! if they havent contacted you, then they dont want to.

Posted on: 2011/10/13 13:37
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Re: Lincoln Park: Carjacking at knife point ends in head-on crash; suspect, 2 women hospitalized
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sucks for the 2 girls, but seriously, Fark that a-hole that jacked that car. I love karmic retribution stories!

ANNND, the owener of the jacked car will likely get any personal property left in the car back, as well as a total loss on the vehicle super fast! minus the deductible, but still...

i've seen people get cars back that are just mangled inside and sometimes out that just get "repaired/refurbished"

Posted on: 2011/10/11 14:39
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Re: Rem Koolhaas to design 111 First
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so DEAD!!! in fact a couple of the companies associated with this project are also dead, or winding down completely... gotta love the economic downturn.

there may be something built there one day, but never this design!

my guess is that if, and that's a big IF, they ever get the powerhouse design completed, this space will probably be a multi-tier parking lot.

Posted on: 2011/9/19 9:20
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Re: Burglars took $10,000 in jewelry, big screen TVs from Greenville home
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ok, i'll say it.... IT'S GREENVILLE.


um but really, this is not a story, just a police blotter blurb at best. no real meat other than the list they are going to give to insurance.

sigh, i love this site.

Posted on: 2011/6/17 8:43
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Re: Shuttle Bus Crackdown?
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i lived here for over a year before i realized that these sh!tty buses were not actually run by the city.

those things are a really an easy way for the city to not have to have its own transit system, and as such they are the most decrepit menaces on the road, much like our ghetto taxi's.

they do this about once a year (not enough in my opinion) to thin the herd of unlicensed drivers, major equipment failures and a myriad of other things they actually look for during the inspection.

now, if only we could get some California emissions regulation as well, so it doesnt seem like i am stuck behind a burning coal barge when they are on the road.

heh, i would actually applaud the elimination of them altogether, and get some light rail expansion.

screw it, i'll just ride my bike as usual.

Posted on: 2011/6/15 9:11
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Re: Another Man's Treasure vintage store celebrates 5 years!
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This place is pretty bad-ass. I have bought numerous things for my daughter and my fiance there. They have a pretty good selection, and seasonally rotating stock. If i wasn't so plus sized, i'd be pimping myself out in their goods myself. sigh

Posted on: 2011/6/14 16:00
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Re: Parking at Liberty State Park
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I believe that the other poster was referring to the fact that these giant slabs of crap do resemble the span-crete of a parking garage in process. sadly, he/she is right on target

sigh... complete blight on that parcel of land. Totally obscures views to a multitude of areas that were previously open and clear.

from Paulus Hook it obscures the vintage beauty of the train terminal.

from the section of park that it sits on, depending where you stand, it can and does block views of the city from many points that were so beautiful to observe from that side of the river previously.

yeah, 9-11 was a horribly thing, but did we need these hideous giant slabs of concrete to memorialize it?

were there no other tasteful, beautiful and powerful options available?

Posted on: 2011/6/13 10:03
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Re: Dentist Recommendation
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We like Montgomery Greene. nice office, AND they are open later in the evening if you cant pull away from work.

Posted on: 2011/4/13 13:04
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Re: Parking ticket on Sussex/Greene St in Paulus Hook
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Hah... sucks for you, i'd just suck it up and be glad that they didnt boot your car as well. I.'ve lived in the area for 4 years, and last year, my permit renewal got "lost" in the mail, so i forgot and was expired for a week. they booted my car and ticketed for no permit.

I'd say you got off really lucky. and if you just pay it, AND get the $15 permit, you'll actually be getting off better than trying to fight this (wasting time at the traffic court and getting the run around is not worth the time in the JC parking racket)

my .02

Posted on: 2011/4/12 8:53
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Re: Heights: 24yo woman dead in new apartment; landlord given 15 violations - 3rd death in year
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ANNNNNNDDDD...

Don't wait for some crap landlord or property manager to install these things. if existing alarms fail a self test, or aren't present, buy them, and install em yourself.

way cheaper than a casket!!!

geez, i can't stand this story. it makes me sad and mad, and i hate that!

Posted on: 2011/4/6 11:00
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Re: Heights: 24yo woman dead in new apartment; landlord given 15 violations - 3rd death in year
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The Landlord better be running for the hills! If it were my daughter that this happened to, I'd be putting this piece of sh!t down. But slooooowly!!!

Posted on: 2011/4/5 9:37
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Re: Stolen Honda Civic (yes, another one)
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sounds like someone is driving around with a stinger and pulling these cars away fast. like a repo man would use.

I'd love to put a honeypot civic there to nab the farkers doing this. HOWEVER...

that whole dudley van vorst area, really all the way to grand is a blackhole, and sketchy as hell. I'm a big guy, but i wont walk around there at night unless i'm packing. too many places to hide and not well lit at all. I have a beater, and i wont ever park my car in that area just because it has such a high damage/theft/vandalizing potential.

Sucks for you, but really... fool me once.. blah blah blah.

Posted on: 2011/3/24 10:19
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Re: Ducky's and Dumplings
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megasigh...

if i am looking for cheap bellyfilling doughy mediocre dumplings , plain rices and oily lomein or noodle soup, i now know where i can spend my small bills.

after looking forward to a meal at this place since this stream started, we ordered from D&D the other night. snce i wanted to get a broad spectrum feel for their offerings, we ordered a little of everything.

pork dumplings both boiled and fried
chicken dumplings both boiled and fried
eggrolls
duck lomein
pork rice
pork noodle soup

for some reason we assumed that the pork rice was fried rice. not so, but the pork was the STAR in this dish, albeit a VERY small amount, but it was very moist and delish for delivery bbq pork.

sadly the rest of the food was a miserable flavorless oily failure.

the pork soup was oily and tasted heavily of duck (like they made a mistake and pulled duck out and put pork in) and the green (cabbage???) vegetable was long whole pieces. how can you eat it that way? should have been roughly chopped for spoonability methinks

the eggrolls looked great, and were nice and golden. but were pasty and rather tasteless inside. nothing like numerous eggrolls i have had all over the world. these were probably the worst i have EVER had anywhere, and i loves me some eggrolls

the duck lomein was oily as well and though had a good assortment of ingredients, were still oddly bland and blah. the duck was ok, but just like most places chopped duck means bones bones bones (not a site specific issue here, but a general gripe.)

dumplings
doughy masses of gristly (yep, we had many a piece of gristle across the board) blandness. oddly enough, even the boiled dumplings were oily. how does that happen?

overall this meal, though it arrived within 20mins of the order on a saturday night, was just too sad for us to be making any kind of habit or second order.

the is an equation here, it is cheap, and it is in quantity, but a cheap, large quantity of crap food is still crap food.

Life is too short to eat crap food
If you want a real treat, head over to the lighthorse tavern and order the 10 slow cooked crispy pork ribs off the bar menu. These bad boys are falling off the bone tender and the flavor explosion is fully worth the $18 dollars (share it with a friend and get a side of fall veggies ($5) to go with it)

Posted on: 2010/11/16 10:10
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Re: Ducky's and Dumplings
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Om NOM NOM... looks like a good menu and VERY well priced! wonder how they taste.

whoa, stop the presses, all that AND bubble tea??? i know where i'm heading for lunch tomorrow!!!

Posted on: 2010/10/24 20:22
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Re: Ducky's and Dumplings
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Totally...

I don't get it either... the place on the corner of York and Marin comes to mind as well as the huge space next to grove path escalators (that would have made a bad ass bike shop location (nods at grove street bikes))

my guess is that some of these folks are all paid up with old mortgages, and don't need to see a dime of rental revenue (though who wouldn't want a revenue stream no matter how slight)

yep, still don't get it!

Posted on: 2010/10/13 17:40
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