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Re: Jersey City getting fourth ferry terminal
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It would be amazing if they actually made the ferry affordable.

Posted on: 10/4 13:39
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Re: Jersey Citu Chinese food
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Thanks. I'll check those places out. I will drive, also known as make my husband drive while I sit in the car, to get real chinese food.

Posted on: 8/14 13:13
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Re: Jersey Citu Chinese food
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Heights i have tried a bunch of places downtown, greenville, jsq, and mcgingley sq. Future on newark ave Super Sen hai on newark ave, goody on began, wang wang on bergan, #1 chinese on westside (literally tastes like the food was thrown into rotting trash and plated), china panda on westside, asian kitchen on ocean ave, happy wok on mlk, asian fusion on grove st, sawdee (they are good but so expensive and don't deliver to mcginley sq), great wall on grand, grand Sichuan on grove st (meh food that is insanely expensive), grand banks on Montgomery(rice is ok but their sauces taste like bbq sauce) . I have tried a bunch of places and they are mostly shitty yellow rice chinese food. I look at pictures on yelp of chinese food. Im serious about finding good chinese in jc. I grew up on Long Island and the Chinese food was mostly good so im confused why it's so bad here. Ive been in jc ten years and i mainly got big chef when the cook who actually salted stuff was there it was really good!

Posted on: 7/22 11:16
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Jersey Citu Chinese food
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Does anyone know where to get brown colored fried rice in jersey city? I don't like the yellow fried rice and now Big Chef is gone. I don't understand how we have so much chinese food in JC and so much of it is terrible.

Posted on: 7/21 16:27
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Re: Bicycle Theft Victims Unite
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At Jsq the city has been marking bikes for removal from the bike rackss at the path station. I don't know how many zip ties your bike gets before its removed but there were multiple rusty bikes with 5 or 6 zip ties the other day. It is astounding how many people abandon their bikes.

Posted on: 6/11 8:34
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Re: One solitary voting booth at Cordero School polling station
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We have a lot of polling places, typically when I have voted there have only been 2 voting booths. I have lived in JC for 10 years and I think the longest I waited was like 10 minutes in 2008. I have also never walked more than a block and a half so I think they are all over the place in JC. That is why I assume there are so few.

Posted on: 2016/11/8 8:46
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Plumber
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Hi,

Does anyone have a plumber they can recommend? Our basement drain has been randomly backing up. It has happened twice in a month and I need to get it looked at.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2016/10/11 8:23
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Re: What’s going there? (Journal Square edition)
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limak116 wrote:
This is within the 2060 Journal Square Plan where buildings this size are in fact allowed by zoning. Although the lack of a sidewalk is a bit odd.....


There will be a sidewalk. Developers can't get rid of those. The rendering shows no setback from the sidewalk.

Posted on: 2016/10/5 10:10
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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I walk or ride my bike on JFK 7 days a week, and it is terrifying.

You really shouldn't ride on JFK. Or expect the city to put real bike lanes onto JFK.

One of the goals of bicycle routes is that it encourages cyclists to avoid the roads with faster and more auto traffic.

I highly recommend you find a parallel route.[/quote]

I don't know any parallel routes to JFK which room for bike lanes. Westside ave and bergan ave barely have room for cars. There is only room on JFK for bike lanes at least from the West side(and I'm pretty sure from the heights). They have them on Columbus and that road used to be a clusterfuck.

Biking is becoming more and more of a norm in America and the infrastructureure needs to be updated to reflect this change. Jersey city can't continue this car only mentality.

Posted on: 2016/9/30 20:43
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Re: Here comes another one... Hurricane Matthew
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I swear if this hurricane cancels Beyonce I am going to lose it!

Posted on: 2016/9/30 7:33
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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There are multiple issues that need to be addressed along Kennedy. The drivers are a problem as are the pedestrians. I do not know if this person was crossing in the crosswalk or when they had a red light but Kennedy and the streets that run parallel have a huge issue with jaywalkers. The drivers drive way too aggressive and way to fast and a lot of people just wander into the middle of the road bc they don't want to walk to the crosswalk and wait for the light.

The walk signs need to turn to walk when the light goes red, the drivers need to slow down and stop blowing red lights (ticket the drivers), and people need to use the crosswalk and not cross against the light. JFK is super busy and I see people jaywalking with children!

Oh and we NEED Bike lanes on JFK and people please don't ride your bike against traffic it is do dangerous. I ride down Bergan bc JFK is too dangerous and I don't like riding on the sidewalk. Bergan can still be sketchy between the aggressive drivers, the busses, the double parking, jaywalkers, and bikes riding against traffic.


The safety issue is more than just the drivers.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 11:14
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Re: Large Explosion in Chelsea - 135 W. 23rd - Dumpster Destroyed
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MDM wrote:
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manu wrote:
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Monroe wrote:
And Hillary wants to open our arms to these people. It's not racist to want to vet the people who want to come here to kill us.


Vetting is part of Hillary Clinton plan for refugees:
http://correctrecord.org/trump-lies-d ... dmitting-syrian-refugees/



From the FBI director's testimony last year... vetting the refugees isn't possible:

https://youtu.be/63Z2HB3IqFw


Yet they do vet them. https://thinkprogress.org/refugees-are ... s-7aefa3326abf#.6eo8cz8fc

Posted on: 2016/9/19 11:04
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Re: Large Explosion in Chelsea - 135 W. 23rd - Dumpster Destroyed
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manu wrote:
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And Hillary wants to open our arms to these people. It's not racist to want to vet the people who want to come here to kill us.


Vetting is part of Hillary Clinton plan for refugees:
http://correctrecord.org/trump-lies-d ... dmitting-syrian-refugees/


No but it is bigoted to assume that all Muslims are terrorists. Getting into the USA as a refugee is probably the hardest way to get into a america so it is pretty unlikely that a terrorist is sneaking in that way. If you want to cower to feel then that is your choice.

Isis kills more Muslims than anyone else... a lot more. Refugees from Syria are running from the same people you are afraid of.

Typically if you need to remind people you are to being racist you usually are.

Posted on: 2016/9/19 11:02
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Re: Large Explosion in Chelsea - 135 W. 23rd - Dumpster Destroyed
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HelenaJC wrote:
Historically, the term 'terrorism' refers to a deadly act done in the name of political, racial, or religious ideology. Large-scale killings perpetuated for the sake of violence is not the same thing as terrorism, although both are reprehensible and both cause terror.

For this reason, it is customary for most officials to wait to label it until a motive is established.

It is fine to dispute the need for such distinctions, but you can't pretend that this distinction doesn't exist.

Personally, I don't see the harm in waiting to make pronouncements until more information is available. It's not as if every lead won't be examined, etc. To me, this just shows prudence and level-headedness on the part of authorities.




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We don't have a clue who did it, but Comrade de Blasio has no clue if he's saying that there is no link to terrorism. It may not be Muslims, or some right or left wing nutjob, but it was meant to cause terror.


I thought the same thing... on the one hand he states in no uncertain terms that the device and explosion were on purpose, but then goes on to deny it has any links to terrorism. I don't think he understands the meaning of that word. Perhaps he meant to say that there is no known link to terrorist organizations, or Islamic terrorism, but a premeditated bomb explosion is terrorism, no ifs or buts about it.


So you choose to ignore what happened in St. Cloud, where ISIS is claiming this person is their soldier and there is a link between the bombs in NY and NJ. Personally, I wish it is a kid playing with bombs, but it will not be the case. It wasn't in Boston, Orlando, and all the other places. No one wants to think terrorism is in their backyard. I have to say, people like you are just as scary as the terrorists. We cannot have a rational policy to protect this country because you are afraid of offending someone.

Many years ago, my brother drove a cab in California when he was attending college. One of drivers was Muslim and he said this country is stupid, he continued to say we will over take this country because of your freedom. Apparently, that driver was not boasting but telling the agenda of some who believe in martyrdom.


Yvonne and your point is? Even if this was Isis inspired that does not mean all Muslims should be blamed. There are something like 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, if they wanted us dead, we would be dead. Isis is a bunch of pissed off loners who want to feel like they matter. Isis is REALLY good at marketing to these basement dwellers. They are angry and want to feel like they matter and are part of something. hmm sound like anyone to you(looking at you angry bigoted white men)?

Isis is bad Muslims are not. Isis does not equal Muslims. Isis represents Muslims no more than the Aryan Nation and the Westboro Baptist church represents Christians.

For the record, I am a white woman that comes from a christian family. I have 3 best friends, One agnostic, One Jewish, and One Muslim. None of them want death to America.

Posted on: 2016/9/19 10:54
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Re: Cat Sitter
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It would need to be a sitter with a house i could bring her to. No animals aside from caged animals and definitely no dogs.


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Yep she's a queen don't be a hater. When I die I want to back as my cat or my best friend's cat they live the life.

Posted on: 2016/9/12 22:55
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Cat Sitter
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a cat sitter? I tried Whisker and Leo but they don't have available sitter. I don't want to leave her at a kennel. It would need to be a sitter with a house i could bring her to. No animals aside from caged animals and definitely no dogs.

Thank you

Posted on: 2016/9/12 13:34
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Re: Longish-time JC resident interested in buying...somewhere
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I looked at Union city and Bayonne. If you are going to go that route buy a house near communipaw in Bergan Layfette. Bayonne is much more insular and doesn't feel like a city which is fine if that's what you are looking for. Union City's taxes are bonkers so I'd stay away from there.

I had a neighbor from downtown move to Bayonne within a few days his new neighbor expressed that he was happy the person moving in wasn't a not nice term for black ppl and Spanish people. I feel like Bayonne is an extension of staten island.

Posted on: 2016/7/30 21:29
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Re: Longish-time JC resident interested in buying...somewhere
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I moved up to McGinley Sq from downtown last year and I love it.I stalk Zillow still. If I was going to buy an apt nowI'd(we bought a house) look here. It's very nice and lots of affordable apts for sale. You could probably even get a 2 bedroom for about $250k.

Posted on: 2016/7/30 8:45
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Re: Halftime Bar (West Side Ave near Duncan) says they are not responsible for recent violence
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The dress code idea is very thinly veiled racism. Somehow all of these places with dress codes never apply to women who look like me... which is very very white.

i live up the street from these shooting and the bar isn't the issue it's the hood rats that will just hang out on the street if they aren't in the bar.

Posted on: 2016/6/23 15:54
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Re: Bike JC's 7th Annual Ward Tour & Festival June 5
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Equ,

i bought a poncho at Duane Reade the night before. There was a forecast of like a 70 percent chance of rain at 11am the previous day. It didn't take much forethought to think hey i don't want to be soaking wet let me get some rain protection.

It was 70 degrees out it wasn't exactly cold.(the 5 boro tour last month it was 40 something in the rain) It rained heavy but if people had gotten cheap ponchos and tucked part of the hood into their helmet they would have been fine. You also need to wear the appropriate clothing. Don't wear something heavy that is going to stay soaking wet.

I think they only would have called it if there had been a forecast of thunderstorms that morning. Luckily, the forecast changed and it was only going to rain. then not rain.. then it rained.. hard.

I'm super happy they didn't cancel. I couldn't make the rain date so I was going to ride that route no matter what.


What was up with all the people throwing bananas in the road? That was uncalled for.

Posted on: 2016/6/8 13:40
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Re: Bike JC's 7th Annual Ward Tour & Festival June 5
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I was shocked how few people had rain ponchos. I wore spandex pants a swim suit top and a work out shirt and put on a poncho when the rain started and I didn't get very wet aside from my shoes and hair.

The rain was comically bad but I loved it. Thanks bike JC for putting this together.

Posted on: 2016/6/6 21:15
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Re: Whiskers and Leo
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Jcgirl... they catsit in their home. That is why I'm considering it. Thank you tho:)

Posted on: 2016/5/29 9:03
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Re: I am thinking of moving to Jersey City
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GlitterQueen on 2016/5/29 8:55:46

It all depends on how much you want to pay and what type of building you want to live in. Downtown right near grovd st there are a lot of high rises. Super expensive. Hamilton park has some nice buildings but is a bit of a walk to the path. There are some good close amenities tho. Brownbstone/rowhouses have gotten up there as well but don't have a concierge so I dunno if it's worth it. Anywhere downtown except no man's land being called Soho west by the developers is good. would buy there not rent. It's sketchy, expensive, and near nothing.

Then there is journal sq and McGinley Square/west side. It's a lot cheaper and still close to the path. I live in McGinley Square. I used to live downtown but I wanted a free standing house. There are not a lot of sit down restaurants (lots of food just not fancy food)here yet but slowly it's getting more stuff. If I moved to JC now instead of 9 years ago jsq or McGinley Square is where I would move. It's so much cheaper and it's convenient and safe. There are a ton of busses, it's walkable, or short bike ride. Riding downtown is super fast only part that sucks is the giant hill on Montgomery on the way back.

Do you want to be walking distance from a lot of sit down restaurants and fancish bars but pay $2-3k for a 1 bedroom then downtown is perfect.
If you want t to take a 10 minute bus, $10 Uber or 1 path stop to all that knowing some of it is coming to your area and pay like $1200 -2k(new building still high for area)for a 1 bedroom then jsq or McGinley sq would be good for you. Added bonus is you get on the path before all the Grove St people and it helps a lot. 33rd st line you will get a seat.

I can't recommend the heights... it's nice but there is so much traffic, not enough busses, and the nice parts are a hike to the path. I looked at buying a house there but anything more than a 20 minute walk to the path was a deal breaker.

The path as much as we all complain about it is more reliable and much cleaner then the subway. If the path breaks you can go over to the ferry and there are buses that go to port authority. Lots of alternatives... which you always need bc public transit breaks.

Parking is a pain so make sure you get a spot. It's not Hoboken or queens bad buts it is still not easy if you get home after 7pm.

I wanted more space and Downtown is getting a little too crowded for me so moved up the hill and I love it. It's calm but still has lots of amenities.

Good luck.

Posted on: 2016/5/29 8:57
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Whiskers and Leo
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Has anyone used Whiskers and Leo to board their animal?

I prefer to leave my cat with someone I know but the person who is supposed to care of her is unwilling to stay at my home(she had agreed previously) and her roommate leaves food and crap lying around everywhere so my cat can't go to her house. I may have to go out of town for up to 5 days and I may need to board her at one of the sitters home's. The cat can't be alone for that long and just feed. She a nice cat but get nervous.

I am the crazy cat lady who worries too much about their animal so I thought I'd ask anyone if they had used the services before and what was their experience. Most of the reviews online were very positive, none of the negative reviews seems egregious.

Hopefully my regular sitter can take care of her but I need a back up.

Posted on: 2016/5/27 13:11
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Re: Best countertop material for re-sale value?
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corybraiterman wrote:
Your best options for resale are, as mentioned, quartz or granite. The differences between the two are generally negligible and come down to visual preference. Quartz is actually made up of 7 percent resin, so repeated exposure to heat in the same spot WILL discolor and damage it. Once or twice? No problem. Repeated = cracks and bubbles.



This is only true if the resin is acylic based(corian for example) The resin in quartz(silestone, caesarstone etc)products is typically epoxy resin and is typically not affected by heat.

Posted on: 2016/4/9 11:27
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Most of the factors e.g.cost of living in Brooklyn, queens, and mahatten and the move back to city living, still exists with or without of the Reval and yes some people will sell but I do not think it's going to tank the value of homes.

Jersey city is much cheaper than hokoben, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and most places in Queens and you also don't have to pay city tax, those things won't change. People will adjust and a lot of people will stay. I anticipate my taxes will increase by about $300 a month. Does it suck, yes, but I also bought a house in McGinley Square that was very much within the comfort of what I could afford. I live in a 3 bedroom Victorian with a backyard, a driveway, a basement and a 15-20 minute walk to the path station. If I was in Brooklyn or Queens and if I was actually able to win a bid, my house would havd cost twice what it did here. The cheap property taxes in the city wouldn't negate that.

The crazy housing prices around JC will keep the cost up. The people who sell bc they are drastically underpaying(if your house is worth a million and you paying $5000 you knew this was coming) will be replaced by people who can't afford the neighboring areas.

This very much feels like when the Pulaski skyway closed and everyone yelled about Armageddon and people adjusted their commutes and everything was fine.


Posted on: 2016/4/9 11:19
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Tommyc_37.. The taxes in the suburbs with shitty schools are higher than jersey city in a lot of long island. my dad's house in nassau county is worth 150,000 less than my house and he pays 5 grand more a year. he lives in a south shore town with an abysmal school district so that is not an accurate statement.

Posted on: 2016/4/7 12:16
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Re: Best countertop material for re-sale value?
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I design a lot of high rises and quartz is what people really like. It's also very durable. If you get a white pay the extra for caesarstone. The cheap crap from China stains terribly.

Posted on: 2016/4/6 20:29
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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I really hope they just do this already. My taxes will go up but I'd rather have it happen now then in 10 years when my house in Mcginley Square will likely be worth a lot more money. It is inevitable this well happen and it should adjust when the property is sold.

Posted on: 2016/4/6 14:09
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Re: 213 - 215 Bay Street
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Frinjc.. Do you know anything about construction? What about this tells you that it doesn't absorb sound? Nothing. I agree developers cut cost. Hell I'm an interior designer who works on projects like this for a living and I know developers are cheap(No i dont just pick the pillows) but just bc it's wood doesn't tell you the accustical value.

I'm not arguing the merits of this building but don't just say negatives things to be negative.

Kencares... Those two buildings are not comparable.

The hateraid is strong today.


Posted on: 2016/4/1 22:43
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