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Re: Gothamist: The PATH Is A Packed, Slow-Motion Nightmare For NJ Commuters This Morning
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My thinking exactly (assuming that's what they're really doing)!

Of course the conductor getting on the horn and telling everyone the delays are due to "train traffic ahead", which is not only laughable but obviously wrong, doesn't speak much to their ability to accurately tell us what's up.


Agreed in all counts, but considering that one of the goals of the PTC and CBT systems are to increase the frequency (while also decreasing spacing) of trains, rush hour is probably the best time to simulate real scenarios. Evening service is spread too far apart to be of any usefulness.

But, yes, the delays are super annoying. I think this is an instance where a temporary inconvenience in the name of future improvements might be worth it.


Yeah, I understand the need for, and hopeful future benefit of, the technology they say they're testing. But there's nothing stopping them from running tests with whatever frequency they want in the middle of the day or night - sure, the schedule says the train only comes every 10/20 minutes, but I don't think anyone would complain if it was more often during the "tests"! Are we to actually believe they didn't test the system while it was being installed (assuming it has been)?

I'm not one to short-sightedly complain, but they don't exactly have a history of giving out accurate, timely, or helpful information. Just this past Monday, they were saying it was because of "rail problems" in the WTC. At least that I could believe, given how the engineers have a tendency to step on the "gas" when they pull into the station (sending anyone in the last 2 cars flying, as they round the last turn).

Posted on: 6/13 14:52
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Re: Pulaski Skyway to close for 2 years after Super Bowl:
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The north side pavement and pitch seemed a little off driving there this morning.. I guess it was a first impression. Once it reopens I hope they keep 78 fully open as it is, because we will still have to wait until the end of the work on 139, with one lane traffic, so the pulaski will be backed up as in the good ol' days.


I was pleasantly surprised when I saw cars driving southbound on the north-side lanes this past weekend, as it hopefully DOES mean the road will be fully re-opening soon!

As for 139, does anyone have any idea when that will be completed? The "official site" says it was to have been completed in 2017.

Posted on: 6/13 14:44
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Re: Gothamist: The PATH Is A Packed, Slow-Motion Nightmare For NJ Commuters This Morning
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My thinking exactly (assuming that's what they're really doing)!

Of course the conductor getting on the horn and telling everyone the delays are due to "train traffic ahead", which is not only laughable but obviously wrong, doesn't speak much to their ability to accurately tell us what's up.

Posted on: 6/13 14:36
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Re: Gothamist: The PATH Is A Packed, Slow-Motion Nightmare For NJ Commuters This Morning
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The PATH seems to be getting worse and worse every day! Emails pointing to "delays" don't really help if they don't include a general estimate on how long the delays are lasting... This morning, my train from JSQ to the WTC was delayed by ~25 minutes - a ride that usually lasts 10-12 minutes was well over half an hour. Obviously they KNOW this, so it'd be nice to be warned ahead of time so we could at least try to plan to leave the house early and account for the extra time!

Posted on: 6/13 10:43
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Re: Port Authority plans to extend PATH to Newark airport
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Just adding this in, can we please not forget that every person that would be on the PATH to/from EWK would also be carrying/rolling luggage? Each one of these people = at least 2 people without luggage. Hasn't anyone here seen a person with a stroller - or a bike (which are NEVER prevented from boarding, for some reason, even though they're not supposed to be on rush-hour trains) jam themselves onto a rush-hour train, and see how much space it takes (not to mention completely blocking other people's ability to get on/off)??

Posted on: 12/8 16:59
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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One night I actually watched as THREE cars went through the red light to make a left - directly in front of a cop, who they actually cut off while doing it - and the cop STILL didn't do anything. There is literally no enforcement whatsoever.

Oh, and busses on northbound JFK, making the right onto Pavonia, will blow through the red light (that is a "no turn on red"), as well - I've been standing there and almost hit, plenty of times.

Posted on: 2016/11/17 17:41
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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2 quick points:

1) JCPD absolutely has summons information available in COMSTAT. If you ever receive a summons and decide to contest it before a judge, the judge will have a printout of everything. I had a very unsympathetic judge use this info awhile back, as she judged against me (I had 2 accidents on the report - both the fault of the other driver, but of course the report doesn't say that).

2) Stand outside the Stanley Theatre by JSQ and watch the JFK traffic light. EVERY SINGLE TIME, traffic goes through the red light- especially traffic making a south-bound left-hand turn onto Pavonia. Every. Single. Time.

Posted on: 2016/11/17 13:26
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Re: Fulop wants to change the election from May to November
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Check out The Wire seasons 4 and 5 and tell me Carcetti doesn't remind you of Fulop...

Posted on: 2015/1/9 12:18
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Re: Massive PATH and Hudson River Crossings Toll Increase
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I know this isn't new, but I'm curious as to why almost all day on weekends is considered "peak"?

Posted on: 2014/12/8 13:18
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Re: Speed bump between 8th and 9th on Erie.
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I'm looking forward to what happens to all the city's plows when they hit these monstrosities during the first big snowfall...

Posted on: 2014/9/24 11:06
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Re: Speed bump between 8th and 9th on Erie.
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The problem is that the speedbumps were not painted so you can NOT see them at night. I hit one on St. Paul's just after you make the left off of Tonnele Ave getting off 1/9. They are HUGE as well...ridiculous you cannot see these at night..you can't blame this on drivers...


Agreed - I didn't see them at ALL the other night, and hit both of them pretty hard. I wasn't driving fast, either. It's particularly bad because it's not like these are new roads and/or they've notified residents - they've just put these up and BAM, no warning.

Edit: I think I noticed a sign by the second one, after I hit the first hump/bump. The problem is, if you've been driving on the same road for years, you're not necessarily looking to see if there are new signs up. Would it have been that hard to paint the damn hump itself?

Posted on: 2014/9/15 17:38
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Re: Helicopters over the Hudson
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Yvonne wrote:
In 2010 when Fulop was a Councilman he was the lone abstention on a Council resolution opposing the Kearny Heliport which today sees dozens of flights flying quite low over Jersey City on a daily basis. At that time Fulop said he believes all necessary precautions were taken to ensure safe helicopter travel over Jersey City. He further stated he was also "skeptical" about some of the opposition to the heliport which he thought was generated by the operators of Linden Airport which was a competitor for helicopter flights.


Fulop worked for Goldman in the past - it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to conclude that many of the clients of these helicopter rides are likely former (or current?) business associates or colleagues.

Posted on: 2014/8/8 9:46
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Re: Jersey City police chief: Fulop devised 'illegal' operation to snarl traffic at Holland Tunnel
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(I will not add the "gate" suffix to any political scandal until someone explains what water had to do with Watergate)


Not to digress, but Watergate was/is the name of the hotel and office complex in which the Nixon scandal took place.

Posted on: 2014/7/16 13:48
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Re: In Jersey City, a sidewalk memorial honors a cop killer
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I don't even know how to react to reading about this and seeing the pictures... I'm in conflicting states of disbelief and belief, at the same time.

Posted on: 2014/7/14 15:21
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Re: A casino in Jersey City? Venture capitalist wants to make it happen
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Many golfers are using the Richard street lightrail as we type, its not so far fetched.


During the Barclays, they ran shuttle buses from Newport to the golf course. In theory, they could have a similar setup, running shuttle vans from any public lot(s) in JC, I would imagine...

Posted on: 2014/7/9 13:39
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Re: A casino in Jersey City? Venture capitalist wants to make it happen
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Of course I, and most on here, immediately thought of Xanadu - even before reading the article. But because he already built and owns the golf course, I tend to think Fireman is not likely to start the project without finishing it (which, in today's gambling climate, where we're seeing Atlantic City faltering, is at least a significant concern). I'm postulating, but it sounds like he's going to attempt to build it as a more upscale environment - more Monaco than Vegas. I wouldn't even be surprised if the racetrack was built in Grand Prix fashion, for both auto and MotoGP races - especially considering how few tracks there are here in the states. I wouldn't think a Nascar loop would attract the same clientelle he aims for with the golf course.

Posted on: 2014/7/9 11:13
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Re: Cars blocking your driveway
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Here's another, similar, question - there are a few houses in my neighborhood that have cars in their driveways, chronically blocking the sidewalk to the point that you have to step out into the street to go around. I might not normally complain, but these streets tend to have a lot of traffic. Do we have the same recourse (i.e., should I call the parking authority)?

Posted on: 2014/7/7 17:06
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Re: christie has done a great job reviving Atlantic City
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An interesting list of top 25 tourist destinations. LV is #2, AC is #25. I'm surprised AC even makes the list, and that Disney World isn't #3.

http://www.thetravelerszone.com/trave ... -destinations-in-america/



What a strange list... the Delaware water gap is a bigger international attraction than the Grand Canyon?? I don't think so...

Posted on: 2014/6/23 10:55
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Re: christie has done a great job reviving Atlantic City
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Revel - and AC in general - also faces the "problem" of legalized casinos in Philadelphia.

Posted on: 2014/6/20 17:34
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Re: The 10 Best Cities In America To Be Single (And Ready To Mingle)
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Where does our city have an area to dance, bar hop, or attend concerts? And the picture of the Veuve Clicquot polo classic is, I'm guessing, not much of a draw for many local singles...

Posted on: 2014/6/9 10:53
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Re: Mana Contemporary Introduces Mana Exposition
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Is that the building with KAWS' graffitti on it? Kinda appropriate, if so - it'd be great if they brought on Brian Donnelly, him being a JC native and all.

Posted on: 2014/5/15 10:19
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Re: PRESERVATION OF POWERHOUSE TO BEGIN
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Didn't Fulop take a tour and solicit suggestions for usage of the building, shortly after he became mayor? Whatever happened to that, I wonder...?

Posted on: 2014/5/14 13:36
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Re: Helicopters over the Hudson
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There's a heliport in Kearny that opened in 2010, it's on the Passaic River just south of the Pulaski Skyway. They use the route over the Pulaski to fly to/from NYC, they have to fly below 1000 feet in this air corridor. People should be worried about the helicopters flying to and from the heliport since they have to fly so low.

There's a lot of chopers based there, they also provide fuel and maintenance. They have their own facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/KearnyHeliport

Jersey City tried to keep it from opening
http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/fu ... iport-?instance=more_page


Dang, that second link has a paragraph that details something I've been amazed at:

Donnelly in July sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) criticizing the agency’s approval of the heliport’s operation, which included allowing helicopters to fly at 300 feet or less because of the heliport’s proximity to Newark Airport. He said the helicopters are also allowed to fly in a “holding pattern” over Jersey City while waiting for air traffic for Newark Airport to clear. Donnelly got a response from the FAA who “determined the heliport can operate safely.” He referred to the letter as a “big brushoff.”

I live in the CancoLofts and these choppers often fly by at lower altitudes than our roof, which is only ~110 feet from the ground. I've driven on the Pulaski and had one buzz overhead at what I swear was less than 30-40 feet above the roadway. I'm sure these guys get a thrill out of it, but talk about a nuisance...

By the way, I also work in Brooklyn Heights - and the endless helicopter noise - an omnipresent drone, by the Promenade (from the Downtown Heliport) is an amazing annoyance. So yeah, it is a problem on both sides of Manhattan.

Posted on: 2014/5/13 11:07
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Re: Show a developer an abatement and they will come running
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Here is a link to HAP's most recent project, in upper Manhattan - http://newyorkyimby.com/2014/03/revealed-329-pleasant-avenue.html

I wonder if we'll finally get some "Starchitecture" in JC


Holy cow that pink and aqua is gaudy... Seems more South Beach than NYC.

Posted on: 2014/3/28 15:27
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Re: LeFrak loses $4.8M appeal in NJ condo lawsuit
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I say good for the tenants. I used to work in the UBS building at 480 Washington and when we watched the AquaBlu complex going up, immediately thought of how annoyed the existing condo owners must have gotten. Of course we just assumed that they knew that the 32-story building was eventually going to be build... Guess not.

Posted on: 2014/3/27 17:24
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Re: Jersey City councilman wants to pull the plug on red-light cameras
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Noting that the judge can always listen to any valid reason for running a red light before judgement, if it is so sort by a motorist.


My personal experience with a traffic judge in JC - which, thankfully, was only once - was that she was completely unwilling to listen to anything that I had to present, when I went to court.

About 4 years ago, on one of those Sundays where about 1000 bikers go through the Holland Tunnel on their way to the WTC (and the tunnel gets closed for them - effectively turning Jersey City into a parking lot), I was stuck in traffic near the intersection of Newark and Tonnelle, and sat through 4 red lights without moving an inch. Eventually, I went around 2 cars - and had to go into the opposite lane, across the double yellow line to do it - and made a left to Senate Place, a block from my home. Mind you, I didn't cross the lines into oncoming traffic - there was none, because the intersections were completely gridlocked and there was no oncoming traffic at all. And, I was a block from my house. And a cop was sitting on the side street, handing out tickets (and, I might add, not bothering to try to do anything about the gridlock that was causing the mess). So IMO, although I did technically break the law, it was a minor infraction, understandable, innocuous, and I'm a local - not someone trying to cut through Jersey City to avoid some other road.

All the judge cared about was that I did, technically, break the law. There was no leniency. The prosecutor was willing to drop it, but for some reason, not the judge.

Posted on: 2014/3/27 10:42
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Re: Show a developerr an abatement and they will come running
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So do you have an issue with the concept of abatements, or with adding apartment buildings, or both?

For me it's apartment buildings, I'd rather have owner occupied properties. Preferably condos which in theory are like apartment dwellings anyway. I am not a fan of absentee landlords.


+1 - with the added bonus that, at least in theory, condo owners are also interested in the upkeep/improvement of both the building and the vicinity, since it directly affects the value of their investment.

Posted on: 2014/3/26 14:59
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Re: Jersey City councilman wants to pull the plug on red-light cameras
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These cameras must be problematic why else would they shut them off at the intersection of Newark and Tonnelle avenues. http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _camera_on_routes_19.html


That's funny - that specific intersection is why I would be for removing these cameras, as well (although I suspect that Rich B, a retired policeman himself, is possibly a bit biased in his advocacy for police enforcement rather than camera). I'm often at this light, going west on Newark, to turn left onto 1&9, and have the pleasure of sitting there for 3-5 minutes - and so have noticed that the flashes often go off right in the middle of a green light. IMO, from personal observation, they take pictures far more in error than they do of actual violators.

(and no, I've never gotten a ticket here, myself - thankfully)

Posted on: 2014/3/26 11:19
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Re: Proposed Tax Abatement for 25 Senate Place
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I live in Canco (basically next-door to this), and agree with Yvonne that there is a serious concern for parking, particularly since the area already has a lack of any - and a 266-unit building with ~125 spots for parking is unrealistic, at best. We're half a mile from any mass transit (PATH or NJT), and on the West side of town, where I'd say it's more likely that people will have cars than not.

The developer has said that all of the units in the building will be rentals - not sure if that would increase or decrease the likelihood that tenants will have cars. However, and again, personally, I'd prefer a building with at least partial if not a majority of units as condos, where owners at least in theory have a vested interest in the improvement of the area. As we can see from the multitudes that are renting in the Little India area, most really don't care about the area's upkeep at all (there's garbage everywhere...) - and I'm concerned that this is likely to be replicated here.

I think part of the abatement discussion is the developer agreeing to have some sort of childcare center or something on the property, but IMO it'd be more in the area's best interest if they had a larger parking capacity.

Posted on: 2014/3/26 11:09
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Re: Why are almost half of Fulop's meeting hidden?
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Again: If that is your concern, look at his donor list. I even gave you a link right to it.

If you do, you'll see that the single biggest donor to the Fulop campaign is... Steven Fulop. By a huge margin. Go figure.


Interesting, though, that his personal contributions are listed as "loans". I guess this is normal...? I can't say I've ever looked at this sort of list before...

Anyway, regarding this whole issue with redacting the calendar entries - it could very easily be resolved if they were simply redacted with a side-note along the lines of "met with private citizen, name redacted for confidentiality". Heck, I'll pay for the rubber stamp that says it. The problem I have is that when so MUCH is redacted, it's easy (normal?) to assume that there are a lot of other things going on, besides individual meetings. Redactions, as potentially innocuous as they may be, obviously inspire conspiracy theories.

On a side note, the constant "my guy does this, but YOUR guy is much worse!" claims and deflections do absolutely nothing to advance an intelligent discourse. We should be able to have an intelligent discussion about the present and this specific issue without constantly drudging up the past (or current, ancillary distractions). Do we all really need to constantly be flame-bating, internet tough guys?

Posted on: 2014/3/17 10:38
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