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Holland Tunnel Closed Weekends, Westbound
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Into this fall, all lanes from NY to NJ will be closed from 1 am to 8 am sat and sun. Couple that with the WTC inconvenience, and getting to/from NY is less than ideal this summer.

http://panynj.com/CommutingTravel/CustomerRelations/taframe.html

Posted on: 2009/4/19 5:27
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Re: Heights: Woman found dead in Tonnelle Ave. hotel room
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TammyD, I'm sorry for your loss....and the insensitive comments made here.

Everyone knows someone who needs help getting on the right track, and despite if it works or not, you still care for the person and recall better times/memories with them. So please don't think the opinions of some of the douche-bags here are indicative of all because they most certainly are not.

Posted on: 2009/3/30 0:47
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Roof Deck Permits Question
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We are beginning our quest for a condo in downtown JC. A few places have touted "deeded roof rights." Does anyone have any insight into whether JC is particularly difficult when it comes to getting permits to add a roof deck (outdoor space is a must for me and my husband). Our agent has said that as long as it isn't visible from the sidewalk, it's usually ok, but I wanted to see if anyone else had any experience. Thanks!

Posted on: 2009/3/22 2:43
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Re: ox restaurant
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Nikyrob, the brunch is no longer an option. I think they were changing things up/experimenting a bit with their hours and such. They eliminated brunch on Sundays but then offered Lunch on Saturdays. I think neither was a success/worth the staff, because they've eliminated both.

They also tried later hours on weekend evenings, but I think they are back to 11 or so. They do have a happy hour on weeknights and I've seen it pretty crowded by the bar, so that may be to stay.

Hope that helps!

Posted on: 2009/2/21 2:55
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Re: The Great Jersey City SOUP SWAP
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Just be glad I didn't start a new THREAD entitled, "Soup Swap in Jersey City - Does Anyone Know of One?" Cause that would have been really stupid....

It sounds fun, thanks for the info....however repetitive, boring, annoying it is for you more seasoned JC Listers/soup swappers to have to re-live...may god have mercy on my soul

Posted on: 2009/1/5 0:36
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Re: The Great Jersey City SOUP SWAP
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We haven't participated in this, but my fiancee loves to cook and we'd be interested - can someone explain how it works (how much to make, etc.)? Thanks!

Posted on: 2009/1/4 23:47
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Re: Property taxes/maintenance fees for condos/townhouses in JC?
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Trulia.com has been a great resource for us looking to buy in the next 6 mos. Most indicate property taxes and fees, either directly on Trulia.com or when you click through to the broker's listing. Zillow.com is another great site, which is a mashup of Google Maps and MLS listing/sales data.

Not a ton of help, but from the places we've looked at, it ranges wildly, everything from 200 to 600 (although the 600 did include most utilities) for maintenance fees and between 5000-8000K for taxes (though we are probably looking more in the 450-550K range). Too many factors go into these numbers - looking on the real estate web sites will probably give you the best idea.

Posted on: 2009/1/4 21:51
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Re: Best Dry Cleaner?
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For wash/fold, I've used Lucky Laundromat many times 577 Jersey Ave - they do large blankets too.

For dry cleaners, I use the one mentioned previously on Grove right near the path next to the tiny hair salon and near the weird tax prep place.

Posted on: 2008/11/14 21:05
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Re: ox restaurant
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Totally agree! BTW, anyone know what happened to the previous hostess/manager. She was blond, very friendly, accommodating and then one day she was no longer there. Not a big deal, just wondering.

Posted on: 2008/11/6 15:49
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Re: ox restaurant
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Fyi, Ox is changing hours. As of 11/8, closed on Sundays, but open on Mondays (yay!). Also, serving lunch on Saturdays and bar is open until 1 now on weekends.

http://www.oxrestaurant.com/

Posted on: 2008/11/6 15:19
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Re: getting to newark airport
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I've done it as well - I agree, it's not horrible because a decent number of trains stop at the airport, but just allow time. Last time it was mid-day and the next train was delayed for 20+ minutes. I got anxious and just took a cab from the train station to the airport (there are a ton that sit there) and it was about 20 bucks.

Posted on: 2008/11/3 20:49
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Re: local website designers
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Also, Steve, JC resident @

24trackmind.com

Very solid user interface developer who cares equally about an easy-to-navigate site as well as as a good overall design.

Posted on: 2008/10/16 2:48
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Re: Bomb Scare on 5th street.
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I'm actually a bit surprised at how many people are expressing opinions that one side or the other was completely "right" or "wrong." I think some level of intervention by the police was needed - I don't know if I was the EMS I'd want the responsibility to make the call on whether a grenade is active or not. So I don't fault him for calling the police. Nor do I fault the police for arriving, clearly they needed to exhibit due diligence and look into the issue.

However, living directly across the street, the no-fewer-than-12 police and fire dept vehicles was absolutely excessive (possibly more down by Erie). Even if WORST case, the grenade was live AND did go off, was there a need for a 1:2 ratio (approx?) of police to residents. And honestly, all I noticed was most of the cops and fire-people (to be PC) shooting the s&*t and not actively doing anything. As soon as the situation was under control (and I can't believe that took 2 full hours), they should have moved on to the other events that were undoubtedly brewing across JC.

Yes, Slacky probably should have put the grenades away, but when having a panic attack, you're not thinking clearly. And likely his state of mind caused authorities to become even more suspicious and it became a cycle that didn't end: their suspicions of him and the grenade was "validated" if he was stressed and that in turn probably stressed him more....


I think - to add to the other thread's advice about safety (regarding the mugging) - I'll start wearing inactive grenades as a necklace, both to ward off mugging and finally attract police presence.



On a related-though-somewhat-of-a-shift-in topic, the book Blink by Malcolm Gladwell discusses these issues of snap judgements and how and why we make them and I highly recommend it.

Posted on: 2007/10/25 18:51
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Re: cleaning person/service in downtown Jersey City
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Esther is the woman taking over for Diane from Rags to Roses. Though we had one or two times that we gave some negative feedback (in about 20 times), Esther is great, responsive and cares about what she does. This is her email if you're interested.

Essygreeneyes@aol.com

Posted on: 2007/10/16 2:27
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Re: Lofts in JC (starting with 150 Bay Street)
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I shamefully ask, having lived here almost 2 years and not having gone to areas other than Journal Square, Lincoln Park and downtown, what streets border this area of JC (other than Bergen and Lafayette?). Someone I met in yoga mentioned she lives there and loves it, but when looking at a map I wasn't sure where this area was (though I know I've passed signs for it).

Posted on: 2007/10/15 14:13
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Re: Another Child Dies - Not Buckled Up!
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Totally agree, Linky. My boyfriend and I actually witnessed a young girl hit by a van over the summer (at that same intersection, while they were fundraising). I thought certainly they'd stop doing that, or at least put tighter restrictions - like not being in the middle of the road and approaching from the sidewalk. Here's the post related to that thread if you're interested.

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... id=114972#forumpost114972

Needless to say, seeing that happen has made me overly cautious when it comes to walking, running, biking etc. - I wind up looking every direction (even the sky!) for traffic. It's amazing how quickly something can go wrong that the stuff that's in one's control, should be. Hopefully the incident with the two children has some lessons learned - from both the driver and the mother.

Posted on: 2007/10/14 22:56
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Re: Cleaning Service
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Rags to Roses is great - used them for a few mos and no complaints. Diane is the owner, she's wonderful and came highly recommended on other threads on JC List.

ragstoroses@hotmail.com

Posted on: 2007/8/13 20:41
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Correct Recycling Preparation?
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I've lived in JC for almost 2 years and finally feel I have the schedule and ideal trash and recycling preparation down. However, this morning I noticed that our normal bag of glass/plastic was left, and no others on the block was. I know sometimes they come back around, but it was 9 am, so I assume they were done.

I tried looking on the JC Municipal Services site for information, but found none. Does anyone know if they want recycling prepared differently - I see people with rubbermaids, not sure if that's preferred. Thanks!

Posted on: 2007/6/29 15:40
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