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Re: Cherry Picked - new ice cream shop on Grove
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I tried the new shop, and was pretty disappointed. I don't know if they make it themselves, but it is pretty disappointing in taste, and the portion is half the sizeof Torico, at the same price or more. If I was in that area, I would go to Tommy Two Scoops, or just walk to Torico.

As for the yogurt place.. blecch. Overly sweetened, tasteless and needing a ton of toppings to make it palatable.

Posted on: 2014/6/24 15:46
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Re: As American Cities Grow, New Urbanism Must Be Inclusive
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Bigots among the transplants.. who would a thunk it.

As a life long resident of this town who has been in my little Journal Square neighborhood "among the poors", I will be gratified to see uncomfortable looks on the faces of some of the people downtown when they have to deal with actual city people, and not the sanitized mecca they think it is.


You have to be poor to be an actual city person? ha


No, but you don't need to be an effete, scared little person, who shies away from the "lower classes" either. I am easily in the top fourth or fifth percentile in income, and have no issues sharing the streets with any sort of income class.

Elitists can choke on a bag of dicks.

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It is only diverse when "they" act up and cause attention. I liked it years ago when all of us came from the same cut of cloth. We knew what was expected of each other. Today the common ground is property taxes.


The old days have their own shit show of bigotry as well. I remember the days of the "dot busters" when packs of Irish-Italian-Polish kids from the Heights would drive around looking for easy targets to beat up. My little group by the Square kicked the tar out of a carload of them one night when they jumped one of our friends.

"Cut from the same cloth" is just a call back to that old racist shit. Just the sheets were missing those days.

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It's a simple idea. People should be judged as individuals. The poor are no better or worse than some of the sociopaths working on Wall Street or the tech sector. I'll gladly lift a beer with anyone that has a funny story at the bar, or a can have a good time without being a douche, and if I'm lucky enough to buy an extra round or two, then good for me. People often mistake a lot of luck and circumstance for intelligence and talent.

Posted on: 2014/6/24 15:19

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Re: As American Cities Grow, New Urbanism Must Be Inclusive
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Duplicate

Posted on: 2014/6/24 14:30
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Re: As American Cities Grow, New Urbanism Must Be Inclusive
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Bigots among the transplants.. who would a thunk it.

As a life long resident of this town who has been in my little Journal Square neighborhood "among the poors", I will be gratified to see uncomfortable looks on the faces of some of the people downtown when they have to deal with actual city people, and not the sanitized mecca they think it is.

Posted on: 2014/6/24 14:30
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Re: Jersey City restarting process to select ambulance provider
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Financial impact to residents should factor in just as much, if not more, than a small subsidy to a current provider. If a small tax assessment can zero out a subsidy, and prevent egregious out of network costs to residents, it's something to consider.

But that is not the priority of resume polishing politicians.

Posted on: 2014/6/24 14:12
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Re: Jersey City restarting process to select ambulance provider
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It's a sham of an RFP to put a veneer of legitimacy over it.

Posted on: 2014/6/24 13:13
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Re: What should I do about a tenant using JCFD to harass me?
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Yep.. and even middle class tenants can be a pain in the ass. Some people just don't care about property that isn't theirs, or will nitpick and complain constantly. And then there are the noisy tenants, or the constant complainers.

Don't buy rental property unless you are ready for the mental and legal resources needed to keep it. It's similar to the food service industry in that it looks easy from the outside, but it can very easily take over your life.

Posted on: 2014/6/24 12:51
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Re: What should I do about a tenant using JCFD to harass me?
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Some people are scummy. There is no way around that if you rent to people. My mom had issues with the upstairs tenants at the end of her lease. They held over an extra two months without paying rent, and necessitated and eviction hearing. The shit of a boyfriend was trying to buy a house and was having issues getting a mortgage executed. I told him that if he didn't leave we would report it to the credit agencies with the eviction proceedings used as evidence so he could not get it removed with a dispute. That got them out.

Now we rent the apartment to a company that recruits H1-B visa holders to the US. Since it is a commercial tenant that then uses it to house employees, we have a lot more leeway and leverage. I never deal with the residents directly, but only with their employer.

Posted on: 2014/6/24 3:50
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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It seems that like Cory Booker, Fulop is a fan of selling out public services and assets to for-profit companies to make the budget look better, and probably in preparation for a run at higher office. It seems to be a feature of these new, Twitter connected wonder-kid, investment bank connected politicians.

Posted on: 2014/6/12 15:17
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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Given the terrible track record with the EMS contract, this deal should get more scrutiny.

Posted on: 2014/6/12 14:50
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Re: Events at the Loew's Jersey Theatre
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$7 for adults
$5 for kids and seniors


Posted on: 2014/6/12 14:49
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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Pretty much. Between this and the attempt to sell us out to McCabe/Carepoint, the bloom is coming off the rose.

Posted on: 2014/6/12 13:24
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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Of course, if you comment on the mayor's FB feed with anything but glowing praise, you get your comment stripped out, and your account blocked.

I hate politicians. And the sycophants that praise them blindly.

Posted on: 2014/6/12 13:07
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Re: How much do you need to make to afford a home in New York metro area?
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That calculation presumes no retirement or other savings, no vehicle costs, no basic necessities, and having almost $100K in cash lying around.

Posted on: 2014/5/30 20:35
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Re: The 10 Best Things to Eat Right Now in Jersey City
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It scratches that greasy spoon burger itch. It reminds me of the counter at my dad's old luncheonette in JC, and the diner we operated in Elizabeth later on.

A gourmet burger is fine, but in most cases, I can make a better one at home anyway. But if I do go out for a "nice" burger, I go to the White Star on Brunswick.

Posted on: 2014/5/24 0:00
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Re: The 10 Best Things to Eat Right Now in Jersey City
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Cheeseburger and fries at New Park Tavern.

Posted on: 2014/5/23 23:43
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Re: How much do you need to make to afford a home in New York metro area?
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The nice thing I see in this conversation as a native born JC resident, is that people are looking forward to living here long enough to be doing the rent-vs-buy calculations.

Posted on: 2014/5/23 23:33
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Re: Best burger in NJ, really?
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New Park Tavern makes a better burger by far. It's not even close. And it's cheaper as well.

Posted on: 2014/5/23 23:28
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Re: How much do you need to make to afford a home in New York metro area?
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Probably, but I already have an interest in family property by the Square. Two bedroom railroad style, two enclosed garages, and a 600sqft deck on top of the garages. Older building, but fully detached, so I can make all the noise I want.

I'll be renovating over the next couple of years.

I don't think I could ever buy into a condo. Being subject to a condo board, and not able to grill over open flame would not be acceptable.

Posted on: 2014/5/21 21:17
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Re: How much do you need to make to afford a home in New York metro area?
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I would say about $130,000 or so in Jersey City, if you don't insist on living downtown. And that includes being fairly thrifty otherwise, but still funding a good 401K/IRA combo, and going out once or twice a week.

Less if you want a really modest place, or buy a fixer-upper and renovate in stages.

Posted on: 2014/5/21 18:44
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Re: The 10 Best Things to Eat Right Now in Jersey City
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Sapthagiri for their evening buffet or almost anything on their menu, like the mysore masala dhosa, or the vegetable khorma.

Chicken soup from Las Americas, the little latin eatery across from the municipal courthouse. Hearty, meaty, with both rice and yucca.

Lamb rice and cottage cheese cookies from Honey Bakery by McGinley Square.

Posted on: 2014/5/21 17:56
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Re: How much do you need to make to afford a home in New York metro area?
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Business partner? Heh.

Posted on: 2014/5/21 17:49
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Re: Elevation Documentation for Flood insurance
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Irrespective of the map, they will still need a surveyor to certify if they are above the 100 year flood elevation. The map is a guide, but does not reflect building conditions, like a basement or a raised first floor.

Posted on: 2014/3/29 2:05
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Re: Elevation Documentation for Flood insurance
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If there is one on file for your property, it will be with the zoning department. It is probably out of date though since the FEMA flood maps were revised last year.

Try calling and see:

Division of Zoning Enforcement

30 Montgomery Street
Room 408
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201) 547-4832
Fax: (201) 547-5145

If not there, then you have to go to a licensed surveyor.

Posted on: 2014/3/27 2:14
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Re: Elevation Documentation for Flood insurance
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That is the best way to do it.

If you have a condo, and are not on the first floor, you are almost assuredly above the flood plain. If you are the ground floor, or own a house/brownstone, you may have issues if you are east of Grove and south of York. or maybe even Columbus. But even in that zone, you may be in luck if you don't have a basement, since your ground floor may be raised enough to be above the 100 year flood plain.

A professional surveyor is the way to go in either case. And if you are on an upper floor, you may want to look at getting supplemental coverage for "ordinance of law", so that you can recover if your building is damaged to the point that you are not allowed to re-occupy, even if water never touched your unit.

Posted on: 2014/3/26 19:36
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Re: The Thirsty Quaker is coming to Downtown Jersey City!
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There are a few specialty stores in NY that ship out of state brews in. BuyRite in Edison does as well.

One can only hope..

Posted on: 2014/3/1 0:08
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Re: The Thirsty Quaker is coming to Downtown Jersey City!
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Some Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Imperial Stout, Founder's Canadian Breakfast Stout, and/or Three Floyds Zombie Dust please..

Posted on: 2014/2/28 20:30
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Re: JC business accepting bitcoin
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I described it as masturbatory fantasy for nerds that are arrogant enough to think they are always the brightest person in the room.

Posted on: 2014/2/27 0:43
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Re: JC business accepting bitcoin
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Bitcoin is about as relevant as Pokemon cards, tulip bulbs and Beanie Babies.

An unregulated speculative playing field that only has the notoriety it has because some techies have strange libertarian streaks and read Ayn Rand and masturbate to the blather.

Posted on: 2014/2/25 22:06
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Re: Rental prices
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Depends on how close he is to the Grove-Newark corner. I could see a large 3BR near that intersection going for that.

Posted on: 2014/2/22 16:27
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