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Re: UBER - car service in Jersey City
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Hoboken cracks down on Uber drivers despite customers' rave reviews of service

On a night in early August, Uber driver Joseph Broytman had just picked up a customer in Hoboken, when a police officer stopped him and knocked on his window.

The officer told the woman to get out of the vehicle at Washington and Eighth streets and call a Yellow Taxi, Broytman said.

When she insisted on calling another Uber car, the officer said he'd just force her to exit that one, too.

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She should have just walked over another block or something where the police officer couldn't see her.

Anyway, I thought the law in Hoboken says you need to be a licensed taxi only for picking up and dropping off in Hoboken on the same trip. In other words, you can't take Uber from one Hoboken address to another Hoboken address, only a licensed taxi can do that. However, if you are getting into an Uber car and your destination is outsdie of Hoboken, there is no problem. Did the officer think to ask the woman what her final destination was?


I tried taking UBERx from the Hoboken Path station. Same deal, cop knocked on window, informed the driver it was illegal for him to pick up passengers. Also, asked where I was going...with was DTJC, obviously not within Hoboken. Nevertheless, he told me I couldn't take UBERx. Wish i would have known this detail beforehand and argued. Cop offered to get me a yellow taxi, which conveniently was right there waiting. Seemed like a scam to be honest...so I declined and just took the Path.


I remember reading that news story before. Question - couldn't you have just walked a block over or something so the cop couldn't see you? I wouldn't try it at the PATH station. Just wondering because I'm headed down to Hoboken later today, and I just LOATHE their taxicabs.


I suppose so, but at the time, I had no idea that the cops were doing this.

Posted on: 2014/9/24 15:32
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Re: UBER - car service in Jersey City
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caj11 wrote:
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Hoboken cracks down on Uber drivers despite customers' rave reviews of service

On a night in early August, Uber driver Joseph Broytman had just picked up a customer in Hoboken, when a police officer stopped him and knocked on his window.

The officer told the woman to get out of the vehicle at Washington and Eighth streets and call a Yellow Taxi, Broytman said.

When she insisted on calling another Uber car, the officer said he'd just force her to exit that one, too.

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She should have just walked over another block or something where the police officer couldn't see her.

Anyway, I thought the law in Hoboken says you need to be a licensed taxi only for picking up and dropping off in Hoboken on the same trip. In other words, you can't take Uber from one Hoboken address to another Hoboken address, only a licensed taxi can do that. However, if you are getting into an Uber car and your destination is outsdie of Hoboken, there is no problem. Did the officer think to ask the woman what her final destination was?


I tried taking UBERx from the Hoboken Path station. Same deal, cop knocked on window, informed the driver it was illegal for him to pick up passengers. Also, asked where I was going...with was DTJC, obviously not within Hoboken. Nevertheless, he told me I couldn't take UBERx. Wish i would have known this detail beforehand and argued. Cop offered to get me a yellow taxi, which conveniently was right there waiting. Seemed like a scam to be honest...so I declined and just took the Path.

Posted on: 2014/9/24 12:42
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Re: UBER - car service in Jersey City
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Just got a $30 credit for signing up with Uber. Thinking of using it to get to EWR this coming Monday morning. But since you don't reserve the car in advance, how do I know that I won't get hit with surge pricing? Having never taken Uber before, would I even need to worry about surge pricing going from downtown JC to EWR on a Monday morning?

Posted on: 2014/5/8 12:18
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Re: 400 Unit Development in Hamilton Park
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As a HP resident, my first concern would be parking. Our household has 1 car and I do use it every day to go to and from work. I have had good luck finding a spot nearby but would hate to lose that along with this construction.

I don't think the building looks too bad at all. It's not exactly like Marin is stretched with historic brownstones anyway. If the bottom floor can actually become a lively commercial area, it would be an improvement on that site.

Marin, in general, is such an unsightly thoroughfare. I realize that it is important for cars to get through DTJC and to/from the Holland Tunnel, but a street like that should be more friendly to pedestrians above 2nd street. It essentially is a barrier to the waterfront, which is a shame.

Looks like the new residents will have great views of the beautiful Newport parking garage! Will any adjustments be made to the garage to help access to the mall, path, light rail, etc.?


I'm all for development on Marin, this looks better than what is there now.

Regarding parking, no need to stress. The Parking Authority does not issue any permits to residents of buildings with parking garages (high rise or low rise). These new residents will not be able to park on the street for more than 2 hours and same goes for any resident of any other tower or building downtown that offers private parking.


Perhaps that is true in certain areas, but it is not the case in Hamilton Park.

Posted on: 2014/1/15 16:02
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Re: Harborside Development Receives $33 Million Tax Credit
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Why are the apartment sizes so small?

Posted on: 2014/1/15 15:45
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Re: Development will now be rentals, Grove Street buildings will have 99 units
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So, uh, don't mean to divert everyone from such an interesting and lively discussion, but anyone know what type of retail will be at the bottom? Parking aside, I think that could really make /break the immediate neighbor, and draw more crowd to this area. I hope it won't be another childcare facility - I have two young kids myself, but I think we have enough child cares in the area already.


I'd personally like to see the developers have some vision for what they'd like in the retail spaces and court those types of businesses and subsidize them if necessary. This is what the Walentas' did when they were developing in DUMBO and what they are planning with the Domino complex in Williamsburg. They laid the groundwork for the future retail/resaurants/galleries/bars by being active in the decisions about what businesses would occupy their developments. It may have cost them short term but it's paying dividends now.

It seems like the developers of the former JCPD station on Erie are involved in this way and it's great to see. If their plans are realized it will mean a great new market and interesting culinary offering in our neighborhood.

All too often, especially in JC, it seems like landlords and developers will just let a space sit empty and then take the first salon, day care center, or *fill in the blank* that is willing to pay them rather than go out and offer incentives to the type of businesses that will ultimately help raise their bottom line by making the neighborhood as a whole more desireable.


The Silverman's have significant involvement with the retail space at Hamilton Square. I would only assume that they would continue this at all of their new developments.

Posted on: 2013/12/4 20:54
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Re: 400 Unit Development in Hamilton Park
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Actually, when I moved in to my house 15 years ago there was no net increase in the number of people living here.
It is the people who have moved into the new construction who have increased the population. And it is the poor planning of the new construction and the necessary infrastructure that is the issue here.


Yes. Those of us who moved here 15 years ago didn't buy new construction. We replaced outgoing residents. We didn't contribute to the surge in population, congestion, FILTH, crime, etc. Yes, there are wonderful new shops, restaurants, cultural options that didn't exist and I appreciate those, but the fact remains that the people who came here initially and paved the way for all the other more recent growth didn't want density. We wanted what JC had at that time which was convenience without the assault on our personal space that living here has become. One of the attractions of living here was the fact that you didn't have to kill someone to get on or off a train, listen to horns honking on the streets, get knocked over on the effing sidewalk when a bike came charging at you, etcetera. Living here was pleasant and quiet, and it isn't any longer. Yes, the changes have come with associated benefits too, but the lifestyle that a lot of people moved here for is gone.


Yeah, the ONLY thing that people living in new construction brought was flith, congestion, and over population. I'm sure Barcade, John's Cafe, Union Republic, The Bistro would have opened up shop in the vacant, oops, i meant quiet place you mentioned. I'm sure the Michael Korrs would have opened up in newport...I'm sure Newport Green, an amazing million dollar park would have opened up. Yeah...let's go back to that era of vacancy, I mean quiet and peacefulness.


I am having an incredibly difficult time following. I avoid Newport like the plague. Are you saying that all of Jersey City should be like Newport? A neighborhood of ugly buildings, ugly apartments and zero decent restaurants?

And Michael Kors? Is a $200 watch really a sign of prosperity?


Good. Avoid it like the plague.

Let's avoid the eventual back and forth and let me script our conversation.

Me: Which neighborhood in JC should be the model? Newport is a neighborhood with one of the highest median incomes and highest properties values of all of the JC neighborhoods.

You: Yeah, but Newport is full of Yuppies. Greenville and BL are the model neigborhoods. Those neighborhoods have things like uniqueness, acceptance, and character.

Me: Those are the high crime areas in JC...violent crime.

You: Something about yuppies and high buildings and an insult about Whole Foods or NYC.

Me: Something sarcastic and witty. Maybe even an insult about you being poor.

End of conversation. I just saved us time.


I don't think I have ever stepped foot in Greenville or BL. I live in Hamilton Park.

I don't have a problem with yuppies, as I suppose I fit the demographic. Nor do I have a problem with tall buildings. I have a problem with ugly buildings, short or tall.

And I would love a Whole Foods. I regularly drive to the one in Edgewater.

I like that Hamilton Park has some character. To me, this sounds like a poorly planned building that adds nothing to the neighborhood other than more people.

Posted on: 2013/12/2 21:59
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Re: 400 Unit Development in Hamilton Park
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Actually, when I moved in to my house 15 years ago there was no net increase in the number of people living here.
It is the people who have moved into the new construction who have increased the population. And it is the poor planning of the new construction and the necessary infrastructure that is the issue here.


Yes. Those of us who moved here 15 years ago didn't buy new construction. We replaced outgoing residents. We didn't contribute to the surge in population, congestion, FILTH, crime, etc. Yes, there are wonderful new shops, restaurants, cultural options that didn't exist and I appreciate those, but the fact remains that the people who came here initially and paved the way for all the other more recent growth didn't want density. We wanted what JC had at that time which was convenience without the assault on our personal space that living here has become. One of the attractions of living here was the fact that you didn't have to kill someone to get on or off a train, listen to horns honking on the streets, get knocked over on the effing sidewalk when a bike came charging at you, etcetera. Living here was pleasant and quiet, and it isn't any longer. Yes, the changes have come with associated benefits too, but the lifestyle that a lot of people moved here for is gone.


Yeah, the ONLY thing that people living in new construction brought was flith, congestion, and over population. I'm sure Barcade, John's Cafe, Union Republic, The Bistro would have opened up shop in the vacant, oops, i meant quiet place you mentioned. I'm sure the Michael Korrs would have opened up in newport...I'm sure Newport Green, an amazing million dollar park would have opened up. Yeah...let's go back to that era of vacancy, I mean quiet and peacefulness.


I am having an incredibly difficult time following. I avoid Newport like the plague. Are you saying that all of Jersey City should be like Newport? A neighborhood of ugly buildings, ugly apartments and zero decent restaurants?

And Michael Kors? Is a $200 watch really a sign of prosperity?

Posted on: 2013/12/2 20:36
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Re: 400 Unit Development in Hamilton Park
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Could the infrastructure in the area really tolerate 400 units? That would be my biggest concern. Just throwing up an apartment building with the thought that any and all construction is a good thing is a bad move.

Does anyone in any position of authority have any idea what the word "planning" means? It's really sad that with all of the good that can happen in this neighborhood, all I see in the future of Jersey City is mediocrity.

Posted on: 2013/12/2 20:28
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Re: Council person Osborne presents Pedestrian plan
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Let's hope people understand what a stop sign actually mean. The ignorance shown by some people driving through the area is appalling. Just last Friday while trying to cross Marin from the mall parking garage, a guy almost hit me while he was making a left from 9th. I had the walk sign, which as he almost hit me, started blinking the do not walk sign with the count down, which obviously is letting the crosser know how much time is left in order to cross. This guy was screaming at me that I had a do not walk sign. I screamed back, letting him know that he was completely in the wrong, that I had the walk sign and that the count down was for me. He didn't believe me and proceeded to yell at me some more and call me every profanity imaginable. Good thing it was a Friday night and I was in a great mood on my way home for the weekend, otherwise I would have put my foot through one of his windows.

Posted on: 2013/11/22 17:50
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Re: Council person Osborne presents Pedestrian plan
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Yikes....almost got clipped by a car blowing through a red light at 9th and Marin. That spot is always treacherous. Had a few close calls at this intersection. But it's even worse when the tunnel traffic is backed up Marin. This particular driver didn't feel like waiting in traffic, so he decided to cross the double yellow and blow through the red light, while people were about to cross. Good thing I wasn't walking a little quicker, or I most likely would have ended up in the hospital. Maybe it's time to up my life insurance?

Besides the obvious pedestrian concerns at an intersection like this, shouldn't there be police directing cars when the traffic is so bad? Same situation at 9th and Erie. Feel bad for the people who live at that corner. The constant beeping is horrendous every Friday night.

Posted on: 2013/10/20 1:08
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Re: Gay marriage advocates lobby to override Christie's veto
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The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

According to the first amendment, no law, including same sex marriage, should prohibit me from exercising my religion. I should not be forced to provide services (baker, florist, etc) if it violates the tenants of my religion. It is amazing that the first part of the first amendment talks about protecting religion. Exercise means I have the right when I leave the church doors, I bring it with me 24/7.


Refusing to provide services to certain people is NOT synonymous with exercising your right to religious freedom. Refusing to provide services to certain people is called DISCRIMINATION.

Posted on: 2013/10/15 14:48
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Re: Razza Pizza Artigianale
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I live in Hamilton Park and frequent Rustique from time to time. Rustique is good, but I think Razza makes a different kinda of pizza, the kind that I prefer. Add to that a great drink menu and a comfortable, casual atmosphere, and I think you have a winner.

Posted on: 2013/9/10 21:06
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Re: PAPD cadets jogging downtown
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#groundfloorpeopleproblems

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I'm on the 5th floor. Not all that high up, but nevertheless.

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Yelling and screaming at 6am on a JC street is not all that unusual ;) Or an off leash dog barking. Or a homeless person with volume control issues.

I also think it is a great visual clue to people that JCPD is beefing up. My kid (and I) loved seeing all of the police recruits running by the other day. The later they do it, the more traffic obstruction.


This is the Port Authority we are talking about here, not JCPD. At least the JCPD serves Jersey City. The PAPD, as far as I know, provides zero services to the residents of Hamilton Park.





Posted on: 2013/9/5 21:16
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Re: PAPD cadets jogging downtown
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Or waking me, my wife and our infant up at 6 something in the morning? Do they not realize that they are running along residential streets where people live? And I'm cool with the drill sergeant thing, but please don't wake up my entire family while doing it. You want to yell and scream at your recruits, find a more private venue please.

Posted on: 2013/9/5 19:31
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Re: Baby Shower Venues?
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My wife did the top floor at Maritime Parc. Had about 40 people. I forget if they had a minimum number of guests, but I would recommend checking it out. If you have a large number of people driving into town, having the parking is ideal.

Posted on: 2013/8/21 15:30
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Re: Can't get Parking Permit?
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Was planning on renewing my permit next week. How long has this policy been in effect?

Being denied a permit just because you have the option of paying for a private spot is absolutely ridiculous.

Posted on: 2013/8/15 20:22
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Re: HUGE GAS PIPELINE COMING - through Jersey City
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ALL of you cry-babies complaining about the pipeline/explosions - what is your source of energy for heating/cooking? Yeah, I thought so. (I don't see TOO MANY solar panels/wind turbines in JC)

Also, next time you walk outside of your house/condo/apartment - walk to the street (careful, look both ways, don't get hit by a car) and blamo - guess what? You're standing above/near a gas line.

Quit complaining already!!


I think most people are upset about the placement of the pipeline. Placing it in such a dense area when it could have been put under the Hudson is my problem with the project. Yes, it would have cost more, but when you are an energy company and money is no object, putting it under the Hudson should have been the only option.

Posted on: 2013/7/31 12:19
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Re: Fulop ally set to hire daughter as $15K-a-year aide
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there's really a debate over the hiring of a SECRETARY on $15K a year? I don't see anywhere that specifies if the job is part-time or full-time, but based on who the SECRETARY reports to, i think it's safe to assume full-time?

15k/year = $288 GROSS A WEEK

my point being, who cares?


I felt the same way at first...but think about it. At what dollar amount would it start to become an issue for you?

And what about accountability? Will her mother replace her if she performs poorly?

It's just irresponsible and immature. Considering the history in Jersey City, to go ahead and hire your daughter? It's ridiculous. What happened to common sense?

There are reasons why, in the private sector, there are policies that prohibit the hiring of family members.

How about this solution? You want to hire your daughter to work for you? Pay her out of your own pocket.

Posted on: 2013/7/2 20:25
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Re: Thirty Acres Restaurant- Jersey Avenue
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Huge fan of thirty acres. Been there about 6 times for dinner. Not a big fan of their new beer/wine list. Prices are a little out of whack. $55 for a bottle you can get for $15 and $70 for a bottle you can get for $18?

Mark-ups approaching 4x seem a little bonkers to me.

And the beer? Decent, but I was expecting some more unique choices.

Posted on: 2013/5/31 15:18
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Re: Embankment to become Vietnamese?
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True. Not sure how much more work they have to do though.

Posted on: 2013/1/4 21:05
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Re: HUGE GAS PIPELINE COMING - through Jersey City
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Re: Hush Hush Dining Society in Jersey City
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This city is so pathetic.

Posted on: 2012/8/20 13:51
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Re: Bolivian Parade Today
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Cool parade to watch for once...however, the trash left behind around Hamilton Park was pretty terrible.

Posted on: 2012/8/6 12:11
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Re: Edward's Steakhouse for sale?
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2.8 mil, that's pretty rich. Great location, though. I went there once, was not impressed with the steak at all. Maybe someone will make it a viable place.


Been there a few times over the last 3 years. Steaks have always been pretty good. It's not Strip House, and it's a little overpriced, but I have always enjoyed dinners there.

Posted on: 2012/6/29 12:08
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Re: Thirty Acres Restaurant- Jersey Avenue
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Went recently for dinner....for the third time. Everything we have eaten there has been great. My only complaint would be that there could be a couple more entree choices or they could be switched out more often. Regardless, that still won't keep me from going back. Looking forward to trying brunch as well.

Posted on: 2012/6/26 16:12
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Re: 8th & Erie intersection: something needs to be done
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That intersection is dangerous as all hell.

You can see broken tail lights where someone recently got rear ended.

With all the family and dog traffic that go to Hamilton park you would think there would be some enforcement here.

I LOVE when people park up to the corner and people can't see you cross, yet the cops don't even ticket these cars!!


Enforcement? HA! Good one.


One of the reasons I went house shopping yesterday (outside of JC)

Posted on: 2012/6/25 19:16
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Re: 8th & Erie intersection: something needs to be done
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The intersection of 10th and Jersey also needs to be addressed. There needs to be a stop sign on Jersey. It's common to see cars doing 40mph+ down Jersey. There are constant near misses with cars traveling east/west on 10th. It's only a matter of time before a car barrels into people sitting outside of Hamilton Inn.

Posted on: 2012/6/25 18:42
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Re: Quality of Life
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Quality of Life is the question? Forget the parking and the nonsense. How about the car alarms that go off 24/7 in the hood- all night long? How about the music and subwoofers up and down the Avenue all night long? How about the HONDA's "YO" with no mufflers or the motorcylces drag racing all night long? How about the morons getting out of Healy's Tavern at 3 a.m. on a Friday/Saturday singing and screaming til 3:30 a.m. and then getting on their bikes and "reving the engines" all night? Quality of Life?
How about the cops enforcing NOISE nuisance all night long instead of sitting at Dunkin Donuts? If you tried this sh*t in Hoboken your A** would be GRA**! Hoboken cops don't tolerate ghetto animals. That's why this crap doesn't happen there. I see it all day long and I see them enforcing it.


JC cops are mostly worthless. Just like the one yesterday smoking a cigar outside the entrance to the mall by McDonald's at 9am, blowing smoke in everyone's face as they walked by, including myself while pushing my 4 month old in his stroller. I asked, "do you mind?" as I walked by and all I got was a blank stare. Scum.

Posted on: 2012/6/19 14:19
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Re: Quality of Life
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Are there any "No honking" laws on the books in JC? The amount of cars constantly beeping their horns all day long is astonishing. When walking around, I find myself yelling at people. Especially drives me nuts when walking around with my sleeping infant in his stroller.

But I guess the whole car situation in JC is dismal...as is enforcement. If running stop signs isn't enforced, I'll be dead long before beeping laws are enforced.

Posted on: 2012/6/18 18:16
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