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Re: How streaming TV, movies is now possible with a Jersey City Library card
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I downloaded Hoopla. As EthanCrane says, it's really easy to use. Selection of movies is just ok, but you'd probably find something to watch if Netflix isn't available for some reason. And hey, free.

Posted on: 2016/2/22 18:25
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Re: Bike Share System
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Thanks elsquid. Anyone have any idea how those numbers match up to the projections?

On a related note, is there interconnectivity between the JC and Hoboken systems? It seems to me I saw some of their bikes in our racks (not to turn this into a Sharks vs. Jets thing).

Posted on: 2016/2/19 14:56
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Re: Jersey City Man Is Arrested After Drone Hits Empire State Building
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I think drones are kind of fun (and I'm looking forward to the day when Amazon delivers stuff to me with them) but this guy really did endanger people. He's obviously an amateur, and that's one of the busiest areas in the city. Locking him up seems a bit extreme, but a hefty fine seems in order.

Posted on: 2016/2/18 18:36
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Re: The Draper
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Is THAT what happened, they changed the Washington Street location to The Draper? I walked by there the other day and was thoroughly confused, and even thought I was on the wrong street (yes, I am easily confused).

Posted on: 2016/2/18 16:53
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Re: Driving a Uhaul. Need advice please.
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I second the motion on going at 4 am. Besides reducing the stress, it's the coolest feeling to drive through the empty NYC streets like you own them.

Posted on: 2016/2/17 14:16
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Re: unidentified man in jc hospital
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How about I hope he can recover soon and gets treatment for his mental illness?

That seems to cover everyone's sensitivity bases.

Posted on: 2016/1/26 19:05
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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I've been a PATH rider long enough to know this is silly, but...really, no service between NWK and JSQ? I'm no expert on trains, but this is New Jersey. It snows. It snowed in 1906, and it snows now. In all that time, nobody figured out how the train can run in the snow?

Posted on: 2016/1/25 16:25
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Re: City buys $6K in custom furniture from top city official's hubby
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This thing registers pretty low on the corruption meter, but it really was poor judgement. Especially in a city that has an almost epic history of graft, you'd have expected them to be smarter. I'm sure it was a nice desk, and probably worth the price, but if it were me I'd have had everybody up and including the mayor sign off on it first. Just dumb.

Posted on: 2016/1/21 15:29
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Meh, they'll undoubtedly open some new plywood-encased corridor and trumpet that as a major milestone. I'm convinced it will never be done - it's a performance art piece with people dressed up as National Guardsmen and construction workers.

Posted on: 2016/1/19 19:31
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Re: Thinking about renting on Monitor Street Bergen / Lafayette
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I forgot the park and ride! Best deal in JC. It's too far to be an option for me, but it's a great deal for those who live nearby.

Posted on: 2016/1/15 17:23
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Re: Anyone know the legal rights of adults not on the lease?
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Strangely, I have a similar situation. I own a rental property and the new prospective tenant wants her boyfriend to live with her without being named in the lease (she's going through a divorce). Am I setting myself up for a problem if she moves and he decides to stay?

Posted on: 2016/1/13 16:07
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Re: New coffee shop-Grind Shop in Bergen Lafayette
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Hold the phone - Doughnut Plant doughnuts? They have my undying affection for that reason alone. It's a little far afield for me, but I'll be taking a trip.

Posted on: 2016/1/13 15:44
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Re: A casino in Jersey City? Venture capitalist wants to make it happen
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While I have no problem with legal prostitution as a concept, can you imagine how badly it would be regulated in Jersey City? There would be a whole new fleet of white vehicles with "Jersey City Whore Authority" printed on them, with do-nothing inspectors napping inside.

Posted on: 2016/1/12 18:17
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Re: Thinking about renting on Monitor Street Bergen / Lafayette
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I agree, it's a pretty quiet neighborhood, and having access to LSP would be nice...but Google Maps says it's a 25 minute walk to Grove Street PATH. I'm a walker, too, but that's a pretty good hike to go for dinner. I avoid the light rail, but I guess you could do that.

Re-reading your posting, it looks like you've thought all that through. So, good luck!

Posted on: 2016/1/12 16:11
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Re: A casino in Jersey City? Venture capitalist wants to make it happen
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Sure, why not a casino? They've worked out so well in Atlantic City.

Does anyone really still believe that casinos are good for anyone except the guys with their hand in the till?

Posted on: 2016/1/12 16:04
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Re: 50 - 70 - 90 Columbus & Hotel @ Grove PATH
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I guess this is further proof I'd have never made it as an architect, since I find that building shockingly ugly.

Posted on: 2016/1/5 15:16
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Re: 2700 Kennedy Blvd
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I used to live in that area, too. It's very pleasant, and in a few years it will be really great. The street noise from JFK never bothered me, but I'm a very sound sleeper and kind of like city noise. As for the upstairs noise...those old buildings can be like torture chambers with the sound of upstairs neighbors moving around. I'd have sworn that mine were doing heavy manufacturing up there.

See if you can somehow arrange to be in the unit when someone upstairs is moving chairs, etc. It may seem crazy, but maybe even knock on the door upstairs and see if they'll stomp around for you. I've been asked for crazier things.

Posted on: 2016/1/4 14:35
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Re: Ripped off by Grove Pointe garage
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Okay, see, the key to making stuff up is to NOT go too far. An apology for you not understanding their signs? That didn't happen, dude. I'll grant that they may have given you 6 bucks to shut you up, but let it go at that.

Posted on: 2015/12/16 15:10
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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One of the few things I remember from my expensive political science degree is this quote from HL Mencken, written in 1920. It took a lot of years, but it looks like his prediction has finally come true:

"The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre ? the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

Posted on: 2015/12/10 14:28
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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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Good lord. A few short years ago the opening of ANY business was a cause for celebration in Jersey City. Now we're getting particular about what KIND of business opens. What's next, saying what nationalities of people are allowed in at all?

Oh, wait.

Posted on: 2015/12/8 20:52
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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Quote:


I?m honestly befuddled why Republicans are afraid of Hillary as president.


Exactly. Hillary will be great for defense spending, and she won't mess with the banks, and she certainly won't attack the tax code. The big-money republicans aren't concerned at all. The only people upset are the pitchfork-wielding loons.

Posted on: 2015/12/8 18:29
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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Quote:

JCMan8 wrote:
Obama previously described the Muslim call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.?

With someone like that in charge, can you really be surprised by what's going on?

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first ... uslims-from-entering-u-s/


Clearly, you've never been in an Arab city at sunset. If you had, you'd know he was right, and you'd also know the world isn't nearly as scary as you imagine it to be.

Posted on: 2015/12/8 17:02
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Re: The Washington Post: Dept. of Transportation offers $40M prize to most innovative mid-sized city
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I'd love to see a technology solution that integrates our and (NYC's) various public transportation modes. Last night I used the MTA subway, PATH, a Citibike and a NJT bus. Okay, it was an unusual evening, but I was struck by:
A. How fortunate we are to have access to public transit as compared to other mid-sized cities, and
B. How there was almost no coordination among these different agencies. It was kind of blind luck that everything worked as well as it did.

Posted on: 2015/12/8 16:47
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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I just realized that these "celebrations" allegedly occurred at JFK and Sip. Since I lived there (and was home on 9/11) I can personally tell you that nothing of the sort occurred. I haven't lived there in a while, but I can also tell you that my neighbors were almost all pleasant, polite and friendly. Sorry to bust your stereotypes, Mr. Trump.

Posted on: 2015/12/2 16:37
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Re: Faster Light Rail Service?
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Are those schedules reliable for evenings/weekends? I always just go down and wait for the PATH, but if I can avoid a 15 minute wait underground, that would be great.

Posted on: 2015/11/18 16:36
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Re: UBER - car service in Jersey City
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I go to and from the airport a lot more than I'd like, and I always use Uber. Occasionally you get an inept driver, but it's far better than using a cab and cheaper than a traditional car service. What's more, in the few times I've had an Uber problem that resulted in an incorrect charge, Uber customer service has corrected the problem immediately. Try that with a car service.

Posted on: 2015/11/18 16:32
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Re: Bell & Gray opening in old Carrino's Provisions location Monday the 12th
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I walked by and yeah...it looks like a sports bar. I'm very-impressed at how they transformed that space so quickly, though - maybe they could give some lessons to my landlord, who's taken 3 weeks to fix a leaky sink.

Posted on: 2015/10/15 12:48
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Re: McGreevey Moves to Jersey City
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Quote:

JCMan8 wrote:
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Frinjc wrote:
America is a land of opportunities. One nation under God. The Most Favored Nation on Earth. McGreevey would be a fool not to use the bounties JC has to offer.


Where have you been? McGreevey already received a very very sweet bounty, courtesy of JC. He's getting a pension and healthcare benefits for life from only a couple months of mysterious Hudson County employment.

Oh wait, I forgot. Even though Fulop brought McGreevey in and got the ball rolling, he claims he didn't know how this happened. And people on the county side say the same thing. Just a wacky coincidence I guess.

In case you're getting at McGreevey preparing to take even more advantage of our fine system of taxpayer largesse used to enrich those who have connections, I certainly agree that we'll see more where that came from.


It's okay not to like McGreevey. It's fine. But dude, you need to get your facts straight. His pension/health insurance situation is not the result of some evil plot cooked up in a backroom - he's getting benefits under an outdated, ridiculous system that any state worker can take advantage of. Case in point: My brother retired from a state job, with full pension and benefits. Now he has a new government job with a different entity. Who will be paying his health care expenses in retirement?...the new employer. And trust me, my brother is no political genius; he's a semi-intelligent, hardworking guy. He and McGreevey are just taking what they're entitled to under the rules.

Posted on: 2015/10/14 15:04
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Re: Bell & Gray opening in old Carrino's Provisions location Monday the 12th
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Quote:

bodhipooh wrote:
Quote:

Sommerman wrote:
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bodhipooh wrote:
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cosifantutte wrote:
Eater NY posted this yesterday:

ny.eater.com

The location has been closed all week for renovations. Looks like the grand opening of the new restaurant will be this Monday the 12th.


That restaurant name is so comically cliche that I can only assume they came up with it by using the hipster business name generator.

http://www.hipsterbusiness.name




I assume that because the building was originally a telephone building they named the place after two pioneers of telephony.
Alexander Graham and Elisha.


Schooled! I am sure you are right. I totally missed it. [/quote

Yes, it's just blind luck that the name is both historically accurate and unbearably hipster

Posted on: 2015/10/9 20:56
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Re: N.J. woman claims cabbie tried to abduct her, Taxi and Limousine Commission will investigate
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Plus, using the phrase "seek help" is an automatic mark of a d*bag.

Posted on: 2015/10/9 20:53
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