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Re: Leaf Collection Schedule
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How do we know which zone we're in? I looked on the website (and tweeted them) but can't seem to find anything. Is this the same zoning as trash and recycling? (I don't know why I'm asking as I don't know what zone I'm in anyway.)

Posted on: 10/6 8:29
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Re: Looking for reputable movers
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We ended up contacting HoneyMovers and Adam was great. It seems like the best option so far. We have someone coming tomorrow (at 6:45 a.m.!) to do an estimate from L and L. It's nice to know that there are a fair number of non-crap moving companies in the area. They're usually tough to come by. Thank you for the recommendations, all!


I plan on calling soon. Do you mind me asking when you're moving? I have never used movers before and wasn't sure how much time we should allow for reserving them. We are moving 6/29.


We're moving on June 15. We had a couple of folks come in to do estimates (L and L was particularly good, too). But I think we're going to go with HoneyMovers.

Posted on: 5/1 17:58
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Re: Looking for reputable movers
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We ended up contacting HoneyMovers and Adam was great. It seems like the best option so far. We have someone coming tomorrow (at 6:45 a.m.!) to do an estimate from L and L. It's nice to know that there are a fair number of non-crap moving companies in the area. They're usually tough to come by. Thank you for the recommendations, all!

Posted on: 4/27 12:36
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Re: Looking for reputable movers
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In typical urban fashion, we are moving about 50 yards down the street from our current address. And we're caught between just renting some large flat dollys (or whatever they might be called) and just walking everything to the new apartment, or actually hiring a company that will load it up and drive it a half block. Does anyone have any experience working with a mover who doesn't really have to "move" via a truck? (Happily we're moving FROM a 5th floor walk up to a ground level apartment this time.)

Bustjc, it looks like Honeymovers just does the loading/unloading or packing/unpacking?

Posted on: 4/25 8:56
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Re: Homeowners Insurance
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I had a hard time getting insurance because I was on a "flood plain" in Paulus Hook. Liberty Mutual was the only insurer, but they've been great.

Posted on: 3/29 10:45
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Re: Sprout(s) at 70 Columbus
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I was a bit bummed during my first shop last week, too. I was able to get a few things I needed (fresh coffee beans for one). I wanted cereal, but only saw some bags of granola. It wasn't until I was leaving that I saw the cereal was lined up on top of the refrigerator case, about three feet above my head. Odd place for it.

Someone had mentioned the cost of a pint of Ben & Jerry's. It's funny, but I suppose that does give you a sense of mark up. We tend to do a lot of weeknight shopping at Greene Market and so far the prices at Greene Market look better (and they actually have what I need).

I am happy to be able to buy wine right off the PATH, but did anyone go in there? When I stopped in last Monday, it was like 85 degrees in there! Not sure I want to buy wine in a store with that temp. Hopefully they'll get that sorted.

Hoping they get through their initial opening bumps in the road and listen to the needs of folks who will shop there. Such a great location.

Posted on: 3/18 11:31
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Re: Moving Cross Country to Jersey City - Need Advice
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You can absolutely get a studio (or even 1 bedroom) for $1600 downtown in Jersey City. Just check zillow and use 07302. You can sure as heck spend MUCH more on a studeio, but it's not impossible. Prices will rise in the summer months like they do everywhere, but don't get scared off. I live in a gorgeous 1BR with hardwood floors, exposed brick, walk up in Paulus Hook for that much. There are places out there. Avoiding a broker fee is nice, but the real hit tends to be up front with the deposit.

Don't be put off by folks saying you'll be living in a tiny basement studio. (Unless, that's what you're wanting. )

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I'd be working from home most of the time but would need to occasionally attend networking events and client meetings in the city, so I would prefer fast access.

I'd be selling my car before I move.

If I chose a studio, I'd be happy with a minimum 500 square feet. I lived in one that size a few years back and loved it- only the necessities. I'm probably not going to have much stuff. I do have a queen sized bed that I'd like to keep.

I don't have a budget at the moment. I'm trying to determine that based on where I want to live. I don't want to pay ridiculous rent, but everything there is ridiculous compared to STL lol So I don't have a measuring stick for what's reasonable. I may be able to afford up to $1,600 a month by myself - maybe more. It's hard to say - it heavily depends on how quickly I am able to sign on clients (I'm a marketing consultant). I plan on saving enough money to get me by for at least 4 months before I move, so the more economical, the better, in terms of simply being prepared.

An apartment building would be cool, at least it would help me meet people, but I tend to prefer flats.


Posted on: 3/6 10:57
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Re: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
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How would anyone have any idea they were supposed to ask for fresh donuts? It's like going to McDonalds and saying, "Please, not the fries that have been sitting there for three hours." (Someone's going to say, "I always ask for fresh fries!" Good for you.)

Anyway, they obviously hadn't been sitting there for just the 15 minutes I waited. Probably just the early morning pump out that were already boxed up. Not the end of the world. Thankfully it's almost lent and I can blame Jesus for avoiding Krispy Kreme.

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We went on Monday morning. Hot Donut sign was on. Glazed donuts churning through the machine in the window. So I ordered a dozen glazed. We waited about 15 minutes to get the donuts at the other end (there were only about four other people in line). And we got a box of cold, hard, glazed donuts. I considered just leaving them there.

And yet you didn't. You should have gone with your first instinct. Granted the place should have had better signage with their "hot request" policy stated. Just surprised they were hard in that minimal amount of time, I heard they last for days.

Posted on: 2/27 19:22
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Re: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
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We went on Monday morning. Hot Donut sign was on. Glazed donuts churning through the machine in the window. So I ordered a dozen glazed. We waited about 15 minutes to get the donuts at the other end (there were only about four other people in line). And we got a box of cold, hard, glazed donuts. I considered just leaving them there.

Posted on: 2/26 9:09
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Sprout(s) at 70 Columbus
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Does anyone know anything about the new market opening up in 70 Columbus? I'd read somewhere a while back that the space had been leased to Sunac Natural Market, but the signage up definitely says Sprout (or Sprouts) Sprouts Markets (the ones you tend to see on the east coast) have totally different signage, so I am not sure it's the same company.

I imagine it will be fairly small, but it would be great to have a place to stop on the way home from the PATH (when the Farmer's Market isn't happening ... and you know, before WF.)


Posted on: 1/30 12:48
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Re: Power out Downtown
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We're out on Sussex. Looks like the whole block.

Posted on: 1/9 20:30
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Re: No heat in apartment
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Thanks for the information and suggestions (Jerseymom that video was great!)

Strangely, parts of my floor are warm, just not the baseboard heaters. So I might be looking at a conversion that did not include 100% circulation of the hot water, only where the old units used to be.

Two years ago they were not giving off ANY head and the super bled them. I had heat after that, but I've never really had good heat.

The good news is that it has warmed up in the apartment.

Thanks all for the help!

Posted on: 12/13 18:33
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Re: No heat in apartment
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I know I'm going to sound like an asshat for asking this question, but:

My apartment has baseboard "heat" - but rarely gets all that warm. I'm on the top floor of a poorly insulated walk up with the entire west wall made of exposed brick (that I seriously think is the actual brick you see on the outside).

Anway, all yesterday my hot water heater was struggling and making gurgling noises (low pressure from the work that Suez is doing - I'm in Paulus Hook). Anyway, the temp in the apartment dropped quite a bit overnight.

Here's the stupid question: If there is no water, is that affecting my heating? Is that a constant flow? Or is the water in the pipes just hanging out there getting heated and creating warmth.

I'll take my punishment here before calling my super. Thanks.

Posted on: 12/13 14:41
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Omani Grocery Items?
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Does anyone have any suggestions for where I might find Omani grocery items (black limes, in particular)? I know I can order them on Amazon, but if there's a store I can support in JC, I'd rather do that. If they've got sumac, saffron, etc., all the better.

Posted on: 11/30 12:51
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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I live in Paulus Hook (and drive a tiny car). The only enforcement in our zone is to ticket during street cleaning and to ticket if people park where there is a temporary no-parking sign.

No one is enforcing the permit parking. At all.

St. Peter's Prep students take up spots all the time and don't have resident permits. Construction workers park daily all along Van Vorst and Morris without permits. Seemingly 30% of available street parking is marked with temporary No Parking signs because of construction or street work. I often have to park my car in a lot for $35 per day because it's less expensive than getting a $50 street cleaning ticket.

I have no idea why the parking authority is not enforcing the resident permit issue.

Posted on: 2016/11/10 10:25
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Re: SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES IN JERSEY CITY HIGHLIGHT GROWING MIGRANT CRISIS
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I am pretty confident that the pope is for all taking care of these refugees.

He said it is 'Unchristian' to build walls.

I mean, how dare he to not side with bigotry and fear-mongering?


So how many refugees is the Pope hosting in the Vatican?


Well, at least 12.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016 ... scued-lesbos-vatican-rome

Posted on: 2016/8/2 18:17
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Knife Sharpening?
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I am in utter need of a knife sharpening. Does anyone have a recommendation downtown?

Posted on: 2016/1/7 11:55
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Re: PSEG Scammers in downtown JC (with pics)
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Helpful tutorial there for creating fake ID badges now.

Posted on: 2015/8/13 12:18
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Re: Progressive Catholic Church in Jersey City?
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I second (third?) OLC. However, if you're looking for a progressive, vibrant, welcoming Catholic community, The Church of St. Francis Xavier is wonderful. It's on 16th and 6th, a fairly quick PATH ride on Saturday night or Sunday morning. Music is great, ministry to the marginalized is great, plus, it's a beautiful space. It's a Jesuit apostolate.

Posted on: 2015/7/2 7:49
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Re: Reduction in Car Insurance Rates due to Zip Code
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Interesting! I have used progressive for the past five years. After using that plug-in sort of thing for six months, I've saved significantly. I, too, live in 07302. I wonder if I should give them a shout to see about the renewal. ...

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Just had a very interesting discussion with Progressive. My insurance rate went down by over a third at this renewal... I needed to chat with a rep about another issue, but inquired why I had such a significant drop and she said the main reason was
the associated liability of my zip code has improved (07302).

I am interested to know if anyone else has seen a similar? We all know the 'dynamics' of JC have changed (esp downtown)... and this seems to be quantitative proof.


Posted on: 2015/1/19 18:26
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Re: Wash and Fold Service
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I've found that submitting the online form for Time to Wash the day before the pick-up is needed works best. Also, be sure to use the www.timetowashlaundry.com form. Their old form is still up, but the one listed here is preferred.


Posted on: 2015/1/9 13:15
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Re: Wash and Fold Service
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I wholeheartedly agree with the beauty of finally giving in and doing a wash and fold service! I gave in two years ago. I just wanted to throw in another recommendation: Time to Wash Laundry.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/time-to-wash-jersey-city

Easy online scheduling. Same day service (except for dry cleaning). Always on time! And when I'm running late, Daryl is super great about working with my schedule. Paypal billing. Love everything about it. Long live the wash and fold!

Posted on: 2015/1/8 12:48
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Small propane tank?
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I bought a small grill that used a little propane tank. I decided to return the grill but I don't know what to do with the tank? It was used for about 10 minutes, otherwise it's full. I can't seem to figure out how to properly get rid of it (does anyone want it?).

Posted on: 2014/7/23 16:25
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Re: Mattress Removal?
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Thank you, SteveWilson29. That's going to be plan D. I cannot get the mattress down five flights of stairs out to the street which is why I'm looking for someone to come pick it up. Thanks, though.

Posted on: 2014/7/6 12:23
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Mattress Removal?
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I've ordered a new mattress from Tuft & Needle which means no nice man from a furniture store is going to come over to remove my current mattress.

I realize that nearly no one will accept mattresses (plus, it's five years old), but does anyone have suggestions for a mattress pick up and disposal that won't cost a fortune?

(I'm on the fifth floor of a walk up, so dragging it down the stairs on my own will not be happening.)

Posted on: 2014/7/5 14:40
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Re: Poop smell Van Vorst
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And the skunk smell is from skunks. No mystery there. Mom and baby skunk on Sussex taking a stroll early this morning again.

Posted on: 2014/7/4 21:07
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Re: Bakery by Brownstone??
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My experience there was hideous. We purchased a half dozen whoopie pies. They were hard as rocks. The icing in the middle was crumbling. 100% inedible. But we were already at a friend's house for dinner, so we were out dessert and weren't interested in any replacement.

Turns out, they'd held some sort of Whoopie Pie celebration earlier in the week - like four or five days before we bought ours. They were likely leftovers.

Thankfully there are a couple of bakeries very near by (on Jersey and on Grand) who make fresh items.

Posted on: 2014/4/30 17:02
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Re: Car/Pedestrian accident on Washington and Morris
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I actually overheard the Lighthorse manager talking to the detective, explaining that their cameras don't face that direction. Hopefully, something across the street captured it.

Posted on: 2014/3/23 21:27
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Car/Pedestrian accident on Washington and Morris
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Does anyone know the outcome of the accident on Washington Street around 6:15 this evening?

Someone making a u-turn on Washington hit a woman and her child. When I arrived, the child was being transported to the hospital (with non-life threatening injuries according to the detective's radio). But the woman was under the minivan. There was not much of a rush to lift the mini-van to remove her.

After about 15 minutes, she was removed from under the minivan and put on a stretcher. There was not any immediate life-saving action taken and no movement from the woman. I cannot believe how long she was just lying under the minivan in the middle of the road. Someone near by said that the driver moved reversed to try to free her, but ended up driving forward again and she was not freed.

Absolutely heartbreaking. Has anyone heard anything? The block between Sussex and Morris is still taped off with police activity.

Posted on: 2014/3/21 20:25

Edited by suzychapstick on 2014/3/21 20:44:28
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Re: Where would you rather be right now?
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Minnesota! Leaving Wednesday.

Posted on: 2014/2/17 14:09
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