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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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Then who is buying up all of this real estate? I realize the real estate market in NYC and some areas of NNJ have cooled in part. But that's in part because the numbers had reached super, super stratospheric heights. Still, even with the dip, prices are high and people are still buying expensive real estate. In Asbury Park at least 20 units in the Ocean Club sold for anywhere from $1mm to $5mm. Properties in JC are still moving as are properties in the several million mark in NYC. It seems to me there's plenty of money floating around.

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I love reviving this thread every year, as annual data comes out that clearly repudiates the narrative pushed by Dolomiti and other so-called progressives who think you can continue to raise taxes on people year after year and that people will continue to take it.

From the thread below, the idea that taxes can spur people to leave NY/NJ was dismissed as a myth. Too bad the data does not fit that characterization.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-florid ... he-tax-relief-11578501325

https://nypost.com/2019/12/30/new-york ... -an-alarming-rate-report/

Posted on: 1/14 15:31
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Seeking recommendations for house cleaning service - Downtown
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I'm looking for a cleaning service for my home. I occupy two floors of a brownstone. If you can tell me what you pay for your service as well that would be great.

Thanks

Posted on: 1/6 16:22

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Re: House Inspector to avoid--John Estes, Regional Home Inspection
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I used DICO too. Those guys are detailed and catch every little thing. But as a buyer you have to be realistic as to what to request when looking at the report. Every little leaky faucet is not going to get repaired nor will you get a credit for it.

Posted on: 12/29 14:04
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Re: JC teachers who made 99K or more in 2019
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I'm 55 years old, with a BS in accounting and a practicing attorney. We're not going to attract the brightest and best by underpaying them. People cannot afford to live in this year on less than $90,000.00 . We have lost our best candidates to careers that pay more. We have to attract those people.

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Lol. You sound like a typical Millennial. I have no experience, but I want to start at the top. Wouldn't we all like to have things given to us before proving ourselves.



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Re: JC teachers who made 99K or more in 2019
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I think $99k for a teacher's salary should be their starting salary right out of college.

Posted on: 12/4 1:12
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Re: Christmas Eve Concert. Midnight Mass. MOZART MISSA SOLEMNIS K337
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My pleasure. I often feel conflicted not attending mass at my local parish to go to the Cathedral. But I just love the Cathedral too much. So I go to three masses a year there, Christmas Eve, Easter and the Red Mass.

Posted on: 12/2 14:14
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Re: Christmas Eve Concert. Midnight Mass. MOZART MISSA SOLEMNIS K337
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Mao,

There is always a midnight mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. I attended it last year. It is spectacular.

Posted on: 12/2 2:17
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Re: Christmas Eve Concert. Midnight Mass. MOZART MISSA SOLEMNIS K337
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I'm not on any of the liturgy committee's of any of the local parishes nor the Basilica Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Regardless, I am confident mass at any parish will be inspiring.

Posted on: 12/2 2:14
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Re: Christmas Eve Concert. Midnight Mass. MOZART MISSA SOLEMNIS K337
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Yes, the Christmas Eve tradition is a great one. There are many opportunities for the faithful to celebrate them at many of the Jersey City parishes. And again, the beautiful Basilica Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with it's beautiful choir and the very inspiring Cardinal Archbishop Joseph Tobin.

Posted on: 2019/11/27 17:32
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Re: Christmas Eve Concert. Midnight Mass. MOZART MISSA SOLEMNIS K337
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Of course all of the other Catholic Churches will be having Christmas Eve Masses in English. If you want a truly special experience you are always welcome to celebrate Christmas Eve Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, in Newark. It is probably the most beautiful piece of architecture in the entire United States, they have an incredible choir and Cardinal Archbishop Tobin gives an awe inspiring homily.

But if you stay local in JC, many of the local Catholic parishes have wonderful choirs as well.

Posted on: 2019/11/27 0:36
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Re: HC(JC) authorities search for hit-and-run minivan that left man in critical condition
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But he moved her from the suburbs.

Posted on: 2019/11/8 15:50
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Re: HC(JC) authorities search for hit-and-run minivan that left man in critical condition
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This is the problem with the suburbanites moving into JC. They come in with their minivan, their SUVs and their sense of entitlement. They don't know how to drive in urban environments and someone gets hurt.

Posted on: 2019/11/8 15:00
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Re: Support and Survival of the Arts in Jersey City
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While I'm not intimately familiar with this issue, I feel constrained to say, MartinM is a very good writer. I hope you can use your talents to advance your concerns. All the best. Quote:

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I attended New Jersey City University's Arts and Culture Breakfast Symposium on last Thursday morning with a wide array of artists and arts leaders representing arts groups from all over Jersey City and representing all different media in the arts. It is encouraging that NJCU is playing the role of a facilitator of communication.

Unfortunately, I was dismayed and frustrated by the lack of awareness, inability to articulate, and tone deaf comments by the government officials in attendance. No personal offense intended - but the arts are a highly sophisticated and educated field that requires individuals who possess knowledge, contacts, and education in the areas of arts and non-profit management. Beyond the individuals on the panel with specific experience in arts management, I heard nothing but more platitudes about Jersey City's "great arts scene". One official, at a loss for describing his familiarity with Jersey City arts, spoke about his passion for karaoke. Another seemed to be swimming in gibberish, incomprehensible to anyone in the room. A third trotted out the same tried and true excuse: we are fixing everything the prior administration did wrong. (Isn't there a statute of limitation on that one?) None appeared to have a grasp of the challenges facing arts and arts groups in Jersey City nor ideas for remedying the crisis that arts in Jersey City are facing. Are these officials aware that there is not one arts organization in Jersey City with even marginally adequate funding for operations in spite of our location in the most economically active region in the state?

Last week's meeting conveyed no confidence that the city possesses the will, awareness, or expertise to address the underlying issues of: negligible arts funding, lack of professional arts performance/exhibition space, inclusion of arts in city planning decisions, enforcement of arts provisions in zoning and other ordinances. At today's panel discussion the tension in the room between the official "party line" about support for the arts - and the reality that Jersey City arts groups face in Jersey City - was so thick you could have cut it with a knife.

I hope local government will prove me wrong about their commitment to the arts. Or perhaps these pols, in their campaign year calculations, will decide that providing real policy and leadership in the arts is not as cheap and easy as highly publicized window dressing: murals, public arts events barely discernible from poltical rallies paid for by the tax payers but with the mayor's face front and center.

Posted on: 2019/11/5 1:20
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Re: Statute of Blessed Mother in front of St. Michael's Church was Desecrated
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Fr. Quinn handled the situation very well and he addressed it appropriately at Mass.

Posted on: 2019/9/18 14:36
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Re: Another trendy JC restaurant is closing.
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I have only had drinks and apps there. I sorta liked the location because it looks out over the Hudson to the City. I would have thought that may have made it appealing enough to keep people coming in. However, like me I suppose a lot of people don't think of making the treck over there just to eat some wings while looking at the water. Candidly, I didn't think of it often. I love over in Hamilton Park and like a lot of people sorta prefer places that are walking distance. Sorry to hear a business close. People put a lot of money and effort into it.

Posted on: 2019/9/17 15:28
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Statute of Blessed Mother in front of St. Michael's Church was Desecrated
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I personally think this should be treated as a hate crime:

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/09/shoc ... Oy7guaBWeQPXvHotP2Ko64NJ8

Posted on: 2019/9/15 13:59
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Re: The Top 28 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken
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This list is just a haphazardly collected names. No thought has been put into this list.

Posted on: 2019/7/31 1:14
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Re: Dixon Leasing renovated Fulop's Ogden home for free.
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This is both a stupid article and thread. First, let's start with the over all contract price of $485,000.00. From what I gather from my downtown neighbors that's about the typical cost of the gut renovation of a brownstone. Of course that depends on a few variables, but for the most part this is the about the number people are saying that they are paying. Furthermore, we have no idea whether there were change orders made after the original contract nor how much Fulop ultimately paid them in the end. It's rather common for these projects to go over. This article explains none of that. So as I've said both the article and the thread are entirely stupid. Please, go back to drinking or napping and whatever it is you do to keep the blood from flowing to your brain.

Posted on: 2019/6/18 19:56
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Re: Flat Home Values Spur Rental Demand During Hudson County’s First Quarter
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With all of the excessive building of rentals, there's a glut of rentals. All of the new buildings are offering a few months free and no realtor fee. The rental market is soft for sure.

Posted on: 2019/5/23 18:55
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Re: Snyder High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion
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I hope you guys get a great turn out. Good luck and congratulations!! Nothing like old friends.

Posted on: 2019/4/8 23:47
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Re: Recommendations & Advice - Gut Renovation of Brownstone (one floor)
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Good luck to you. The really good general contractors seem to be too busy and not really available for awhile. There are a lot of handymen or contractors who have traditionally had only one focus that have recently started holding themselves out as general contractors. My next door neighbors used "On Time Construction" or something like that. Their demo guy stole from my neighbors and the general contractor woefully underperformed after taking a lot of money. As it turned out this particular contractor had previously only done bathrooms and kitchens.

When hiring a general contractor, get three bids. Get four references that you could speak to. Get a detailed scope of work in writing. Make sure the scope of work has set time lines and miles tones of when work is to be complete with an associated payment schedule. The contract for work should have a provision for penalties for not completing on time.

Good luck to you.

Posted on: 2019/3/28 12:07
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Re: Chicago Church, Father Paul and Jersey City
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It would be constitutionally offensive to take away the statute of limitations. There are alleged defendant's who are dead. How can they defend themselves or be adequately represented? It's incredibly unfair. We still believe in the "innocent until proven guilty" doctrine. A lot of people make false allegations.

Posted on: 2019/2/14 15:59
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Re: Chicago Church, Father Paul and Jersey City
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Of those on the list:

34 are dead

32 have been permanently removed from ministry. Of those 12 have only one allegation against them.

Certainly, one is too many. But again, these are only allegations. Credible, means it's something that COULD happen, not something that did happen.

It seems to me based upon the numbers that have been removed from ministry, the Newark Archdiocese actually acted on the claims when they were really credible.

There is nothing in the report to suggest that any or which of the alleged instances of abuse occurred in Hudson Co. or Jersey City.

It's important to read critically, if you have the heft to do so.

Posted on: 2019/2/13 16:39
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Dude, pack up your SUV and your wife's van and move to Maplewood or better yet Whitehouse Station!!

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Dude, you are making a fool out of yourself: those two specific examples (Mazda CX5 and Acura RDX) are VERY short by SUV standards. In fact, they are both shorter than the average mid size sedan, certainly shorter than a Ford Fusion.

I am not trying to argue or defend the ownership of SUVs (people can own whatever they choose!) but your stance just comes across as petty and misguided when your justifications are based on misconceptions.

You can keep spouting your crank, but it is nothing more than shaking your fist at the sky: you will accomplish nothing because your argument and logic are not based on facts, just feelings and misconceptions.

Posted on: 2019/2/11 17:47
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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I supposed I've surmised it's a suburban mentality thing, because suburban people have driveways, have more of a need to drive around and particularly across highways to other suburbs to meet up with their other suburban friends or go to their jobs in other suburban towns, take their suburban children to their travel sports and play dates. So all of this driving makes them feel they need what they falsely perceive or ostensibly persuade themselves to be a "safer" vehicle.

When I first moved downtown 18 years ago from J. Sq where i lived for 10 years, those people who had cars, mostly had hatchback kinda cars or smaller jeepish kinda cars. These people were more artist types who needed to tote their work around.

It's in more recent years that I've seen more Hummers, stupid utility vehicles, large vans etc. So, I've imputed a suburban take on it.

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I agree with you that most people own a larger vehicle than they need, but I don't see how it's a "suburban mentality".

Every major US city that I have visited is rammed full of SUVs. All of Hudson county, Newark, NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Wilmington, DC, Boston, LA, and Vegas - full of SUVs.

I mean, I lived in Hong Kong for three years, which doesn't even have suburbs in the American sense (even its "suburban" areas are more dense than most US cities) and that city had plenty of SUVs.

I'm originally from the UK, where SUV ownership is much lower - not because people don't want them, but because people can't afford them. They're a status symbol, and where do you see the most SUVs in the UK? The place where more can afford them - London.

Posted on: 2019/2/10 18:09
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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In my earlier post I made it clear I was distinguishing between bigger SUVs mostly crossovers like the Acura RDX, Mazda CX5 etc and the huge SUVs like Hummers, utility trucks, vans etc.

But your need to defend your position on the SUV thing, suggests you should probably move to Montclair or Maplewood.
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Thankfully, you are not in charge of public policy. Here is the problem with your stand: some SUVs are so compact as to be smaller than most mid-size sedans. Heck, of the top 10 SUVs sold in the US last year, almost all are about the same length as a Ford Fusion, with only two being about a foot longer.

Posted on: 2019/2/9 13:12
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Anyone who voluntarily wants to own a huge car is free to pay to park it in a garage somewhere if they want. But owning a huge car in a city is ridiculous. It's a very, very suburban mentality. And it exacerbates the parking problem. And it's just plain out stupid.

Posted on: 2019/2/7 21:15
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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Owners of large SUV's should have to pay $1,500 a year for their residential parking stickers. Owners of commercial vehicles should have to pay $4,000.00 a year for a residential parking sticker

Posted on: 2019/2/7 16:34
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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I imagine those accident reportings are either national or state wide. New cars have a host of safety features regardless of size of cars. Urban living warrants using more mini cars. We're not living in Berkley Heights here. Though newer constituents think they still do. When I ever i see a man in a huge SUV, I just assume small penis. Whenever I see a woman in a huge SUV I assume her husband has a small penis.

I imagine the same people in JC who drive huge SUVs and other utility vehicles also want to lobby for a Bennigans and Houlihans as well as more high chairs in restaurants and sports bars.

Posted on: 2019/2/2 14:34
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Re: The SUV Phenomenon
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And I most definitely did not say that ALL parking woes are caused by people chooses SUVs over cars. I said getting a HUGE SUV unnecessarily exacerbates an already difficult parking problem.

Some SUV, like the Mazdz CX5 aren't any longer than the average sedan.
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But, don't be so quick so ascribe all parking woes to people choosing SUVs over cars. Since 2006, Jersey City has grown by 13% (a little over 30K people) so there is obviously a lot more people, and many of those have cars, and most of the growth has happened in DTJC, so the growth percentage for DTJC is certainly higher than the city's overall growth rate.

Posted on: 2019/2/1 22:22
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