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Re: Downstairs renters not leaving dilapidated apartment post-Sandy
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thanks for clarifying they are immigrants. american citizens would never do such a thing.




You're ridiculous. I think it's relevant to know the background of the family because if nothing else it helps paint the scenario and understand that the solution isn't just as simple as them going to stay with their relatives in the next county or something. I also suspect if she hadn't mentioned it you'd also be the first to say "tell them to go stay at their mom's place!"

Posted on: 2012/11/7 19:15
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Re: Place to transfer 3/4 videotape to DVD?
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I don't know anyone local, but I work with Jeff Wertz at MultiMedia Video in Metuchen on several projects a month and his work is excellent and always top notch. http://multimediavideo.com/

Posted on: 2012/8/30 19:45
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Re: 5th Street.
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Yeah, she'll usually flash you her busted up smile on the street, but once you live in her place, all bets are off.

You should hear the place when he gets his check on the first of the month. Party time! He brings all his friends from the Barge Inn back to the house and pulls all nighters.

Oh, and one time he disappeared with all of the 50/50 money he was collecting at the 6th Street Italian Festival.

Posted on: 2012/7/10 20:41
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Re: 5th Street.
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Also lived there for three years. It might be one of the uglier blocks in downtown because of the driveways, siding, etc. but the block itself is mostly fine with a few exceptions, like most blocks.

Pluses:
If you're on the northern side, you are butted up against either the embankment, community garden, or both

Lots of old school neighbors, so it's a pretty friendly bunch

Lots of parking available in the surrounding blocks

Bodega and laundromat on the corner, White Star 3 blocks away, and about 8 pizza places within a 5 minute walk.

Negatives:
My gf's car got broken into twice on Brunswick between 5th and 6th, but that might have something to do with the fact that it was an older Honda Accord, and those are easy to get into because the keys can open pretty much any other Accord.

Al, the guy with the two fat old dogs, is really nosey and annoying as hell.

Concetta, the old lady in the pink house, can be heard at all hours yelling at the top of her lungs at her alcoholic son and brother-in-law. One time I saw her dump a full pot of spaghetti over his head. They were my landlords, and were unbearable to live above. I only mention this because I know that apartment just opened up for rent, and I wouldn't want you to be subjected to her.

The guy on the corner of 5th and Brunswick with the picture frames covering his windows totally deals drugs out of his place.

Posted on: 2012/7/10 20:25
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Re: God belongs on the streets in Jersey City
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I respect that they're at least trying to do something to change the culture in the neighborhood.

Posted on: 2012/4/3 21:17
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Re: grenade in vacant Jersey City Heights building
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love the sensationalism of the article... the odds of it being a "real" grenade are probably less than a zillion to one.

the odds of it being a "grenade" paperweight that could never blow up because it's not an actual grenade... 100%!


Honestly, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they found a live grenade. Not in this town......

Posted on: 2012/3/21 16:29
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Re: 20-year-old woman took pants off -- tattoo artist thought she liked him
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If she has a half finished tattoo then you'll know if she's telling the truth.

Posted on: 2012/3/13 14:18
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Re: Advice for an investor moving into Jersey City
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LOL have any of you people ever been to BedStuy? Greenville and BL are gems compared to Bedstuy.


Well he said cusp of gentrification and a PATH stop, so I'm basing it on that.

Posted on: 2012/3/12 22:07
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Re: Carjacker snatches $85,000 Mercedes SUV from family of 6 on Jersey City street, cops say
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The "Look at Me!!!" culture will certainly bite you in the ass. Shoulda got a nice fuel-efficient mini-van or two. Dopey people "Living the Dream".


Turning over a new leaf Vaginalante? Doesn't seem like you to use the old "blame the victim" trick. I'd think you would be leading the online charge of bringing the perps to justice.

Posted on: 2012/3/12 21:48
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Re: Advice for an investor moving into Jersey City
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I think Journal Square is the only PATH stop in Jersey City that fits your description. There are lots of multi-family houses in the vicinity. My only advice is be careful when you say you don't mind if it's rough, because rough by Jersey City standards can be pretty darn rough (stay away from anything considered Greenville). I think the southern end of the Heights neighborhood might be your best option, you'd probably be looking at a 10 minute walk to the PATH from that area.

Posted on: 2012/3/12 21:44
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Re: Man beaten and robbed after car breaks down...
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"Why did they omit the part that it was a white guy, one Asian, and two Indians?"

How do you know that bit of information???


It's a joke, because you never actually get the race in the description of the criminals. Like telling us the dude was 5'10 and skinny with jeans and a hoodie but not say whether it was a white guy, black guy, hispanic guy is really going to help narrow it down. God forbid they actually list someone's race for fear of being labeled racist/prejudiced.

Posted on: 2012/3/8 15:25
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Re: A Jersey City man observed walking around with his hands tied behind his back and bleeding.
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The city of Pittsburgh was once described as "hell with the lid off". Sounds like Jersey City might have dibs on that title nowadays.

Posted on: 2012/3/8 15:14
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Re: Man beaten and robbed after car breaks down...
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Not necessarily, it could've been one of those things where you'd normally pull over because something's wrong, but you could still drive it if you thought your life was in danger. Maybe he pulled over because his radiator hose blew and he said "oh damn, I need to pull over because there's all this smoke coming out of my hood" but then after getting jumped decided that he didn't really care about doing further damage to the car and got in and drove it anyway. The wording of the article might not be the most accurate. Maybe it was more like car trouble and not a full breakdown.

Posted on: 2012/3/7 17:15
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Re: Man beaten and robbed after car breaks down...
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Why did they omit the part that it was a white guy, one Asian, and two Indians?

Posted on: 2012/3/6 22:24
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Re: New floor in basement - recommendations?
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Dylan did the floors in my office and in my house. He's fast and does really great work, I highly recommend him if you're thinking about wood floors.

Posted on: 2012/3/5 19:55
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Re: Did the NYPD Conduct A Widespread Surveillance of Jersey City Muslims?
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I believe that everyone has the right to their own religion ? be you Hindu, Jewish, or Muslim, I believe there are infinite paths to accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior....


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a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement: the humor of a situation.
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the faculty of perceiving what is amusing or comical: He is completely without humor.
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an instance of being or attempting to be comical or amusing; something humorous: The humor in his joke eluded the audience.
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the faculty of expressing the amusing or comical: The author's humor came across better in the book than in the movie.
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Posted on: 2012/3/1 15:36
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Re: Is the Village section safe?
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Not being from the area, (Heights guy here); I never even blink an eye. Usually you become complacent to a decedent area when you have lived there for such a long time. It could seem shady under the Turnpike near the ball field but with the new condominiums, it has a residential population to make you feel more comfortable. That area also houses the Second Street Bakery so you will have a turnover of people that will make the area less desolate.


I live on 5th between Monmouth and Brunswick, and pretty much agree with all of the above. Never had an issue walking home late at night or anything of that nature.

Posted on: 2012/2/21 16:29
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Re: 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off in Jersey City
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I have mixed feelings on this. The reasons against it have been stated by everyone else pretty clearly.

With that in mind, I think that one can take a longer term view that the city should be encouraging filming, and if we are going to get all tied up over the content of a particular show, it will be less likely that tv and film crews will want to try to negotiate with Jersey City whenever they want to film here.

It's very possible that the producers, film crews, etc will be involved in other projects, and if Jersey City is a reasonably affordable place to film without too much bureaucratic hassle, maybe they will be back with other projects.

I don't watch too much TV, and never watched "Mercy." But if that show had succeeded, it would have been good for the city to have a regular filming presence. If we have regular film crews, just two or three shows shooting on location for an extended period of time, the local businesses will do better. Maybe some local actors and camera crew will get gigs out of it. A few people involved may like the place and move here.

It's only six weeks. Any "image" problems that come from it dwarf in comparison to the black eye we have from the corruption scandals and the like. I suspect we can live with a few weeks of Snooki and JWoww making fools of themselves and saying unflattering things about the city.


Sorry but I work in film and your post is very naive. Work in film is gotten through a network of people who know you, like you, trust you etc. There is NEVER any consideration as to where a crew member lives. Basically you follow the work. I have worked all over NY and NJ and travelled out of state for work. Most commercial, TV and feature film crews stopped shooting in JC because of the hassle, cost and corruption of our city agencies. Most notably the JCPD. It just wasn't cost effective anymore. You could save money on a location fee but the money paid to the half dozen officers you didn't need was ridiculous. The money paid to local businesses is minimal as most catered food, truck rentals etc, etc are gotten in NYC or elsewhere in NJ. The connection between MTV and the rest of the production world is zero. They hire young, recent grads, call them "Associate Producers" and pay them peanuts. They are interns with a title and are routinely abused and over-worked. These people will shoot all night long without regard. Sorry but that's the truth.


This pretty much sums it up.

Posted on: 2012/2/14 2:45
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Re: Permits for Snookie?
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Vigilante wrote: You people who like this crap are a reality TV producers wet-dream. These shows are so f***ing fake and set-up. They're sitcoms for retards.
This isn't about people liking the show or not.

Posted on: 2012/2/14 2:18
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Re: Permits for Snookie?
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Go ask the guy holding the hammer for his permit. #crybaby


+1

Posted on: 2012/2/13 22:22
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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I have to say, I think this is a really interesting idea. Maybe if the developer was smart he would've done that from the beginning and used the embankment walls as the outer structure of the condos. I bet nobody else in America would have a place like that.

But let's be fair, you really think something like this could be done for an amount like 300k? The removal of the insides would be a massive undertaking that would not only require getting some very heavy machinery on top of the embankment, but then you'd have get it all out before you could even begin to construct tennis courts, parks, etc. Good luck getting that done for under a couple million bucks.

I still hope they just leave it as is.

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For once in your newcomer lives why don?t you start thinking on your own and STOP looking to NYC for shi*. You are all freaking copy cats. They have a Whole Foods, you want a Whole Foods. They have an Elevated Park, you want an elevated park. They have a Barcade, you want (and got) a Barcade. What next a floating swimming barge in the Hudson off LSP? How unoriginal of you.

Do you think I am going to pay the millions and millions of dollars to not only construct your elevated park but the millions to maintain it? And the millions to settle the law suits from the parents of kids (and drunken hipsters) who fall off of your elevated park? Connecting bridges over every street..you must be on drugs.

Think out of the box for once and let NYC look to us!

Here is a simple cool idea. I have not read the entire thread and don?t know if anyone else came up with this ingenious (and cheap) idea yet. (but from reading your posts from other threads I doubt it)

Why would we want another outdoor park in JC we have enough of them. Do something called WALKING or RIDING A BIKE over to JC?s many parks. The idea of a quiet out of the way park is NOT an elevated park. What peace would it bring? You are going to hear the city noise 10 fold being elevated. (sound rises like heat) Also do you really want to look across the street over into someone?s 3rd floor bathroom window while they shave their legs or pits? (ok creepy calm down) And how fast do you think you can climb down 2 flights of stairs to go after the punk you see breaking into your car 20 feet below? Those pictures someone posted are so breath taking but guess what you could have taken the pictures at street level and had the same effect. Duh.

Here do this?.for under $500K ..no under $300K.

-put up a BIG sign that says FREE DIRT. (let?s just hope there?s no chromium in it .. maybe a NO RETURNS sign would also help)

-dig all of the dirt out of the embankments leaving the beautiful bare stone walls. Patch them if need be. At least you won?t need a multimillion dollar French drain system in the dirt to protect them.

-make multiple street level mini enclosed parks on each block (who the F wants to climb two flights of stairs to get to an elevated park..with a baby carriage) Cut entrances into the stone walls, put up cool local artist created gates. (with locks..heavy locks!)

-Throw a tennis court in one, a hand ball court (or are you yuppies into bocce ball now) in another. A Jungle Gym for the rug-rat crowd. No hoops though because as you know it always attracts a bad element. (a yuppie with a b-ball is bad news a very ugly sight, especially when they start trying to talk ghetto)

- leave a little dirt in each .. make mini elevated park areas with flowers and trees (I?m talking 3 feet dirt mounds not 20 feet) within the walls. (and NO freakin dog walks) Make one just an adult chill park for relaxing (and picking up chicks) ..maybe have one of those fancy Japanese gardens in it with those cool big orange and white fish. (yeah like they would last one night in JC)

-the possibilities are endless mini golf, small rentable party space(cover half of one with a glass roof) ,gazebos, music shells (can you image the acoustics for summer time concerts?) One more thing NO bathrooms let people shi* for themselves somewhere else or hold it in.

Get the gist of it yet? Enclosed mini parks within the city to SHUT OUT all of the city noise and ugly sights. (not you honey) Not an expensive elevated park that lifts you 20 feet above the city. The same dam city noise and ugly sights just 20 feet higher?no thanks!

Let?s get started. Print up some flier?s announcing a design contest. A fresh design with be picked for each blocks mini-enclosed park space.



(listen to this old-timer...I posted this just 5 minutes ago and look...a new yorker named maybeMoving is already thinking about moving here.)

Posted on: 2012/2/10 21:30
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Re: Five juveniles rob, beat Jersey City man, 54 years old.. still feeling safe?
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Google Maps

This is an intersection in Greenville where 3 of the 4 corners are vacant lots. Forget feeling safe, that's probably the last place in Jersey City I'd want to find myself after dark. Or during the day. Or ever.

Posted on: 2012/2/6 18:16
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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My vote still goes to just leaving it the hell alone. Don't put in condos the local infrastructure can't support, and don't try to turn it into a park that we can't afford, which even though would be a cool thing to have, would be nothing like the Highline in NYC.

Posted on: 2012/2/6 16:31
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Re: Fulop wants to move Jersey City elections from May to November
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Moving Jersey City municipal elections to November could create chaos inside the voting booth, according to City Clerk Robert Byrne.
IT'S ABSOLUTEL MADNESS IN THERE PEOPLE ARE VOTING LEFT AND RIGHT AND OH MY GOODNESS KING HERE COMES MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE WITH A FOLDING CHAIR


R.I.P. Macho Man Randy Savage

Posted on: 2012/2/3 18:03
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Re: Hardwood Flooring Contractors
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I haven't used either, but if it helps I've used Dylan Hardwood Floors several times and he's super pro. He's also located right in downtown Jersey City. http://www.dylanwoodfloors.com/

Posted on: 2012/1/27 21:00
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Re: 2 reported killed in car crash in Downtown Jersey City
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Hasn't there been conversations recently about modifying the end of the Turnpike extension so there is a more direct artery to the waterfront area and to try to take some of the traffic out of the downtown area?

Posted on: 2012/1/27 18:30
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Re: Battleship New Jersey
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I thought we were talking about a battleship.........

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Europe isn't bankrupt. Two or three irresponsible countries were issued debt by two or three other countries in an irresponsible way because the banking industry could earn a lot of money selling bonds and other forms of debt without repercussions and knowing that ultimately their industry would lobby the national and unified government to bail them out. But yes, keep telling yourself that its the "free" healthcare.


Not only "free" healthcare, but also generous retirement benefits, government-paid unemployment benefits (like 2 years of almost full pay in France), generous welfare, and other "small" perks.

Even high taxes, 20% VAT and gas prices twice that of the US could not pay for all of that.

That's why every EU country is implementing painful austerity plans right now. Slashing benefits, raising retirement age - because their nanny-state model is unsustainable.

But keep telling yourself that it is "two or three countries" and "big bad bankers" that did Europe in.

To all - sorry for being totally off-topic, but I had to respond.


You and people like you are the great American tragedy, so worried about the government taking money from your wallet you don't bother noticing the fat cats picking your pocket.


The government is the ultimate fat cat.

Posted on: 2012/1/26 17:18
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Re: 2 reported killed in car crash in Downtown Jersey City
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So I guess the point we keep coming back to (myself included for my observation of the Grand St. sit-in suggestion) is that until the people change, no amount of planning or enforcement will matter. People who are high/drunk and have no regard for other people's safety are going to do what they're going to do.

Posted on: 2012/1/24 18:25
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Re: 2 reported killed in car crash in Downtown Jersey City
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Good chance that if 50 people in the middle of Grand St. that at least 10 will be run over by some idiot speeding down Grand and not paying attention.

I'd suggest as a start that every intersection on Grand be made into a 4 way stop. A flashing red light at every intersection. If it's 4 lanes at certain intersections (like Jersey), then some lanes should be made into turn only lanes, so that every intersection only ever has one lane going straight. That way, people will be forced stop at every intersection and wouldn't be able to get up to excessively dangerous speeds at any stretch. It would be annoying as hell to drive down, but it could be helpful, and one of the less costly solutions.

Posted on: 2012/1/24 16:56
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Re: 'Big J' coming to Jersey City?
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Forget the fact that the cruise industry would never give up a spot, but if you think people in southern Jersey would be pissed about losing it to JC, imagine how all of Jersey would react about losing our own battleship to New York City.

Posted on: 2012/1/23 22:26
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