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Re: anyone else's water smell and taste like chlorine?
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Well that explains this morning's shower. I thought that it was just my water.

Posted on: 2012/9/18 0:54
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Re: Jersey City police say 16-year-old broke into couple's home after argument
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I'm surprised that anyone would get into a heated argument so near their home. You never know what people will do and they know where you live.

Posted on: 2012/9/12 22:26
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Re: City To Conduct First Property Revaluation Since 1988
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Yes, new time buyers are a bit overwhelmed with all of the stuff involved in buying their first home. I'm not looking for the reveal on my one bedroom condo, but I know that I pay very little.

I bought another unit in the same neighborhood and the agent listed the real estate taxes for half of what it actually was. I caught it and I got a reduction in the sale price.

I did the leg work to appeal the assessment value this Feb and it was the best investment ($5 that saved me $1,200). Will see how the reval goes with the new property. Best of luck everyone!

Posted on: 2012/8/10 2:30
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Re: Jersey City woman had 18 tenants living in her two-family house, officials say
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what does their legal status have anything to do with this thread?

There are people who don't have the means to live in a proper apartment and there are people who thrive on less fortunate, helpless, or uninformed. That's it. Let's stick with the facts instead of adding color that no one on this thread knows first hand.

Posted on: 2012/7/27 1:58
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Re: Grove Pointe ridiculous rent increase
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Beachguy wrote:
From a realtor friend of mine, I've heard that the downtown rental market now is very hot. It's due to the fact that because of the economy, less people are buying and also Manhattan renters are being priced out of that market so they're coming to JC. You have to pay to live right upstairs from the PATH in a luxury building. I believe the rents at 225 Grand are higher, if that's any comfort.


Agreed. I put my one bedroom for rent. It was rented in less than a week back in September. $1,750 in an elevator building in Hamilton park with a parking spot. New tenant also paid the broker fee. Personally, if my tenant pays on time for the year then I see no reason to increase (unless my expenses for the unit increase significantly). I've dealt with low life tenants managing my parent's property. Not sure if large rental management companies feel the same way. :)

Posted on: 2011/11/17 2:05
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Re: Pet Free Zone Signs in Hamilton Park
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brewster wrote:
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jersey_girl72 wrote:

In this case, all of the dog owners want to take over HP.


Slight correction, some want to retake HP, to roll back the clock to when the entire park was a dog run and you didn't dare let a small child on the grass.


I've been living in HP for the past 9 years and a dog owner for the past 3 years. I hung out with the dog owners who used HP as their dog run prior to the renovation. I would say 95% either moved or take their dogs to other locations. Sorry but there is no plot to "re-take" HP. It is all in your heads.

Thank you Jan for removing the signs so dog owners who are leashing their dogs and walking them in the correct areas in HP feel that they don't have to argue with people on their leisurely walks.

Posted on: 2011/9/29 13:09
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Re: Pet Free Zone Signs in Hamilton Park
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HAHAHA As one of my favorite cartoon shows go...

"Geez mate, what do you want to do tonight?" - Pinky

"Same thing that we try to do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world." - The Brain

In this case, all of the dog owners want to take over HP. OMG people, do actually have lives. No we just DON'T want to deal with uptight idiots who can't read signs.

No issue with me if you yell or call the cops if a dog owner has their dog off leash or in the "PET-FREE" areas.

Posted on: 2011/9/29 3:45
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Re: Hamilton Park dogs
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ianmac47 wrote:
Sounds like all this would be solved if parents would just keep their kids on leashes.


I've already seen that in Hamilton Park!! And I think that says a lot about this thread... *looking at you, parents of children in Hamilton Park.* lol


It's America. So do you what you want as long as you don't break any laws. I was born in the 70's and my mother had those so-called kid leashes. I guess that it is back in style.

http://www.target.com/p/Eddie-Bauer-H ... Buddy-Monkey/-/A-11119070

Posted on: 2011/9/28 0:58
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Re: Hamilton Park dogs
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Every parent needs to go the playground section after 11pm. There are tons of make out sessions among teens on those swings. I can only imagine some taking it beyond a make out session. Do you get where I'm going? You should probably take your wipies with you at all times and wipe down everything your child touches (benches included) if you are so concern with germs or the like.

Yes, people. Dogs need to be on leashes and not get hassled by uninformed adults (parents or childless adults) when they walk thru sections outside of the Pet Free Zone sections. Those includes SIDEWALKS around the park and walk ways in the park. Yes dogs bites and I think so do kids. Maybe kids need to be on leashes too... then again maybe adults too.

Yes. Kids need space to run, jump and kick balls. That's what kids do. Doggie parents shouldn't judge parents when kids do what kids do. though I would suggest that parents are within certain distance from their children. I have seen unattended children in the dog run and run up to my dog. I told them very nicely that my dog is jumpy and shouldn't be touched. Most of them are very good and listen. Though I have had kids chase by dog in the dog run when it use to be in one of the tennis courts.

So net-net. Good dog owners and good parents in this world and specifically in the park. Also bad dog owners and bad parents. No one is better than the other.

Can't we all get along?

Posted on: 2011/9/28 0:26
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Re: Hamilton Park dogs
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I no longer bring my dog to Hamilton Park, mostly because I don't need the drama as illustrated on this thread. And that drama is needless imo.

I think the brat-pack got their way with the HP redevelopment. I'm more than happy to see them suffer the loss of dog owners going anywhere near HP. Let them deal with increased muggings, break-ins and other serious crimes without having the neighborhood watch that dog owners used to provide.

On the OCD-crowd, I'd just say, your tyke is more likely to contract diseases like MRSA from other kids on your playground equipment, or Lepta from wild/feral animals than from any dog's faeces/urine. You may not have noticed, but there are feral cats, groundhogs, skunks, possums and squirrels that can't read the "Pet-Free" signs in HP. If you are looking for a germ-free lawn for your babies, it's not any HP lawn.

Chill Neighbors.


I'll be damned if I let anyone annoy me to the point of not using the park. I can't wait to tell someone to F@CK off if they mess with me and my dog.

I never realized that I have some anger issues.

Posted on: 2011/9/27 1:23
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Re: Flooding in Jersey City
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The building is a 3 story building with 5 units (basement is unfinished). the lender is asking for 700k and I imagine that the market value of the buildling is around 1.2M.

The realtor thinks that their requirement is high. I'm not sure what is the norm.

thanks!

Posted on: 2011/9/22 1:14
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Re: Flooding in Jersey City
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Any information on flood insurance. Specifically, I'm trying to understand what other condo owner's master policy covers in building coverage for a small building - 4 to 6 unit building.

I'm having problems with lender's underwriting approving a purchase with a building coverage of $275,000 for a master flood policy.

Posted on: 2011/9/22 0:32
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Re: 'Unlivable' building in Downtown Jersey City has black mold, water damage, holes in ceilings; six fa
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If anyone knows them and needs a spanish translator, please send me a message.

It is a shame but they should be in a safe place. People out of fear, lack of funds, or not well informed live in these conditions in this city, state, and country.

Here is info about their rights.

Condemning or closing a building. The housing and property maintenance codes allow inspectors to declare a house or apartment building “unfit for human habitation” if there are serious defects in the rental unit or building. These defects must pose a threat to the health and safety of the tenants. A collapse in the structure of a building or an absence of heat or hot water are the types of situations that may warrant declaring a building unfit. By declaring the building unfit, the inspector can order you to leave your rental unit and close the building.

There have been cases where an inspector has condemned a building even though the defective conditions were not serious enough to force tenants to leave the building. For example, a landlord seeking to convert a building into condominiums could get the tenants out of the building with the inspector’s help, thereby avoiding the requirements of the condominium conversion laws. Cite: 49 Prospect Street v. Sheva Gardens, 227 N.J. Super. 449 (App. Div. 1988). If you suspect that the housing inspector or your landlord is trying to illegally force you out of your home, you should get advice from a lawyer. (See Finding a lawyer.)

If the building inspector tells you in writing to move because the building has been declared unfit, you might be entitled to relocation assistance from the local government. Relocation assistance includes help in finding a new place to live, moving expenses, and up to $4,000 in assistance towards buying or renting a house or apartment. Cite: N.J.S.A. 52:31B-1 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 20:4-1 et seq. (See Relocation assistance.)

in spanish
http://www.lsnjlaw.org/espanol/index.cfm


A yuppie with a heart. i don't think all of us want people kicked out. I enjoy the diversity of downtown and my parents came to the states in the 70's with nothing. It makes me so mad when folks make generalizations.

Posted on: 2011/9/10 17:34
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Re: Average price for a 1 bedroom in downtown Jersey City?
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It's 50/50 finding a good apt without assistance of a broker. I'm actually putting mine up for rent and my broker is telling me that the rental market is doing better than trying to sell/buy. My unit is located in Hamilton park and his estimate for rent is 1,700 to 1,800 for a one bedroom (710 sf) completely renovated (kitchen updated 3 years ago with all stainless apps/bathroom last year) with parking spot in front of the park. I'm not listing it until I have a firm closing date for another unit (nor signing a lease until the deal is done).

Good luck with your search.

Posted on: 2011/8/26 3:17
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Re: Heights: Husband has not assisted search for missing wife
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I can't believe that an innocent person would put so many obstacles in trying to locate the mother of your child unless you are involved in her disappearance.

I hope family, friends or people in the area can assist in putting the pieces together and finding the mother.

Posted on: 2011/8/25 18:29
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Re: Condo Conundrum
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If I recall correctly, my 86 unit building had a least one unit that was behind on their monthly fees before the 2008 financial crisis. It was up last year to 2 to 3 units, but again it is 2 to 3 out of 86.

Your realtor should have a better sense if there are buildings with issues. Given your experience, it should be mentioned in your contract so you don't waste your time.

I used Amerisave and everything is working fine at this point. I won't give a full endorsement until closing.

B of A appeared not to need the business as they didn't follow up after I went into contract. They were pretty good with the pre-approval. Their loss!

Posted on: 2011/8/21 16:05
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Re: Condo Conundrum
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I'm planning to close next month in a 5 unit building, no issues with the bank. I did notice that process involves more documentation than back in 2002 which is probably the best (but a pain).

In my current building (86 unit), a two-bedroom sold two months ago. I know that it wasn't a cash deal since I looked at the same bank that the buyer used. The mortgage specialist happened to mention it to me.

Posted on: 2011/8/21 15:00
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Re: BEWARE: booted for $120 in outstanding tickets
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Quote:

MDM wrote:
Too bad Jersey City doesn't have the equivalent of 'Angle-Grinder Man!'


http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car/ ... _real_superhero!-car_news



LOL. All you see on CC between greene and marin are those yellow boots. I feel for those drivers. I once got towed in Hoboken and it was a pain to walk 10 blocks to pay a ticket then walk another 15 blocks to the towing garage. Of course, it rained throughout by lovely walk.

Posted on: 2011/8/4 23:36
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Re: Affordable 1 bedroom near Grove PATH? Is it possible?
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You may get lucky on craigslist. 1,200 is possible for a studio. Most 1 bedrooms start at 1,400 in a walk-up building.

Van Vorst is a safe neighborhood if you want to stay close to the path. Paulus Hook is too pricey and Hamilton Park might be too far of a walk - both are safe places to live.

Sorry to hear about the mugging. I'm not sure what part of B'klyn you lived, but downtown JC is still an urban area so not crime free.

Good luck!

Posted on: 2011/8/4 3:28
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Re: NY Times - When Does a Housing Slump Become a Bust?
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"A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. "

It is so simple to follow and absolutely true. You just need the stomach to follow the rule.

Posted on: 2011/8/3 23:44
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Re: Downtown: Having taken out huge second loan at height, couple now owes more than it's worth.
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Agree, that seems really low.

Story is still sad that many families are going thru tough times. We need to live within our means so we don't jeopardize the roof over our heads.

Posted on: 2011/8/3 12:13
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Re: We Just Had a Power Surge Downtown
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Good luck everyone. conserve energy as much as you can. GN

Posted on: 2011/7/23 2:37
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Re: accident at 10th & coles?
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I heard the crash around 8ish this morning. A woman driving on Coles in the attempt to avoid an accident with another car heading on 10th (driver went thru Stop sign) jumped the curb, hit fence and apparently partially landed on parked car in the gated parking. By the time I left for work (I live in the building with gated parking), the car had been removed. Another car was damaged b/c the gate fell on the car. what a mess!

Not sure if the woman is ok. it was very loud and I couldn't see clearly from my window when it happened.

Be careful at that intersection.

Posted on: 2011/7/15 22:29
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Re: Plumber needed
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You are a decent person to call him back. I honestly wouldn't have. We live in capitalist country. ClearFlow was available and gave you a good solution/price. ClearFlow is a good plumber - redid my plumbing in my bathroom.

Please blacklist me!

Posted on: 2010/11/5 3:11
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Re: Please clean up your dog poop...
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If you have more than a fifth grade education, then you can look up the jersey city municipal laws. Living in 21st century, google makes it so much easier to look up.

"Curb your dog" refers to cleaning after your dog's feces. If you want to take a meaning many decades ago, please ask Spock (you know the guy with the really pointed ears) to send you back into time.

It sucks that people don't clean after their dogs, especially for those of us that do. If people were aware that dog poop can cause your dog to get sick and cost them $$$ in vet bills (plus a fine), they would pick after their pooch.

§ 90-20. - Removal and disposal of animal feces; animals not permitted access nor permitted to urinate or defecate within designated pet-free zone(s) within public parks. [Amended 1-2-1980 by Ord. No. 5-123; 10-25-2000 by Ord. No. 00-150]

A.
It shall be unlawful for any person having control or custody of any animal within a city park to permit the animal to be present within any designated pet-free zone(s) or to permit the animal to urinate or defecate within any such zone(s); however, nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit the presence of animals on pedestrian pathways adjacent to or within any pet-free zone(s) or to prohibit urination or defecation on such pedestrian pathways, provided that the person having custody or control of any animal complies with Subsection C of this section.

B.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having control or custody of any animal to permit the animal to defecate or urinate upon the public property of the city or upon the private property of another unless the person immediately removes the feces and properly disposes of it; provided, however, nothing herein contained authorizes such person to enter upon the property of another without permission.

C.
It shall be unlawful for any person to walk any animal on public property of the city or upon the private property of another without carrying at all times a suitable container or other suitable instrument for the removal and disposal of animal feces.

Posted on: 2010/10/12 3:09
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Re: Dog Poop
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I hear you. I really want to catch someone not picking it up and ask them if they need a bag - I carry extras bags with me. I freak out when my dog sniffs someone's else dog poop.

Posted on: 2010/9/30 2:31
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Re: Noise from Concerts on Governors Island
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Quote:

plnj wrote:
I was wondering if you all could help me. I'm looking for an apartment in DTJC but require certain amenities. First things first, NO KIDS! I can not stand to be annoyed by kids in parks playing ball and certainly will not tolerate teens out past curfew. Secondly, I must be within a few blocks of a high end supermarket such as trader joes or whole foods. To see Goya on the shelf absolutely disgusts me. Last but not least I must have complete silence. How dare the rest of the world live while I attempt to stock up on beauty rest! I refuse to pay top dollar to live a few miles from a City that Never Sleeps and still hear all their shinanigans. So if any of you know of any vacant farm houses in DTJC please reply. I know this seems like a lot to ask but I deserve all of it.....dont I?


love it. no one is complaining about the midnight garbage trucks... or the homeless or all of those urban pleasures that we have come to enjoy.

Posted on: 2010/9/22 3:41
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Re: Fracas in Hamilton Park dog run this past Sunday
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how people forget when they were teenagers. omg yes they typically stay out past your 10 o'clock bedtime. yes, they typically make a mess. don't you remember that your mom cleaned up your room. yes, they are loud. yes, they wear clothes that you wouldn't be caught dead in. that's teenagers and some of you may have one in a few years.

i'm glad how the park turned out with the basketball courts, tennis courts, dog runs, and playground. you know that sounds to me like a park...

hope your pup gets better.

peace out...from this "thug"

Posted on: 2010/9/22 3:26
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Re: The Entire Board of Liberty Humane Society Just Resigned...
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I'm glad that LHS filed the suit. Folks using threats, violence, and harrassment lose all creditability.

Posted on: 2010/9/8 4:23
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Re: The Entire Board of Liberty Humane Society Just Resigned...
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The tone in these posts are harsher than the ones on the Pet Free Zone signs in Hamilton Park.

I wish one day that there was more awareness on dog/cat parenting. People buy animals like it is a piece of clothing that you can one day discard after the newness has worn off. These animals end up in overcrowded shelters and some unforunately have to be put down. It is sad, but a reality. The position in saving every animal is unrealistic unless there is endless money and resources.

I can't speak to LHS and the dogs put down since the information on the subject is all over the place. Folks loose focus in their arguing back and forth at the expense of their common objective (care/training/placement of these animals).

Posted on: 2010/9/2 1:16
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