Register now !    Login  
Main Menu
Who's Online
42 user(s) are online (35 user(s) are browsing Message Forum)

Members: 0
Guests: 42

more...


Forum Index


Board index » All Posts (jmiz)




Re: Considering a move from DT to JSQ or Heights - any tips here?
#91
Home away from home
Home away from home


If all you're looking for is a return on your investment 20 years from now, buy in JSQ.

For every other reason, go to the Heights. So many young couples & families downtown are getting priced out and are going up the hill.

Besides, the prices to buy in the Island are already likely beyond your means if you're having problems with downtown prices. Anyone selling in that neighborhood is either holding on or asking for a lot.

The Heights has FOUR parks, JSQ has none. Heights has bus transit, lightrail access, dollar buses and a -- get this -- 15-25 minute walk to JSQ if you so desire, depending on your location. Fulop has also publicly stated he wants the bike share program IN the heights, because it's a place that's not already on top of a transit hub like CC BLVD and JSQ.

The Reservoir is already a gem and will eventually be one of the highlights of all of JC.




Posted on: 2014/10/20 22:42
 Top 


Re: New York waste transfer deal to bring $10 million to Jersey City
#92
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
Please put your name on the public speaking list because this is a resolution not an ordinance. Your name must be listed to speak tomorrow. Call 201-547-5150.


You're the exact reason why the general public shouldn't be allowed to speak on official matters. I would attend just to hear you complain about garbage trucks traveling through the Holland Tunnel and over the Bayonne Bridge. I hope you get laughed out of the meeting.

Posted on: 2014/10/8 11:13
 Top 


Re: New York waste transfer deal to bring $10 million to Jersey City
#93
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

fat-ass-bike wrote:
I'm not buying it - This $10 million dollar deal is way too cheap ... If Manhattan had to haul just their crap up-State NY, the transport cost would be much much higher ... This is a great deal for NYC and we should have asked for $20 million or even more.


Who cares how the numbers fall. If the total amount that we're getting out of this is the biggest complaint, than we don't have much of a complaint at all. It's a win for Greenville, it's a win for the Reservoir, it's apparently a win for NYC.

That $10 million is going to one of Jersey City's most underrated plots of land (and water). The reservoir is to Journal Square / Heights as the Embankment is to DTJC. This board would have erupted in euphoria if the embankment was getting this treatment instead.

Rarely do we get an increase in open space in a city, and definitely not an increase as large as the reservoir.

For those not convinced, go check out the Reservoir's vision, something that has been years in the making: http://www.jcreservoir.org/vision

Posted on: 2014/10/7 11:23
 Top 


Re: Jersey City marketing campaign: ‘Make It Yours’
#94
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
So the mayor is focusing on one part of the city...


Are you blind? Or just Yvonning extra heavy today?

Look at the photographs that accompany the campaign. You've got Mana Contemporary, MOD Cup, Riverview Fisk, and Orange and Olive Catering (3 out of 4 in the Heights). That's not focusing on any one part of the city.

Quote:

OneSkirt wrote:
I find this incredibly ageist and short-sighted. Focusing only on Millennials is not representative of enough of JC by a long stretch.


So, you'd propose the Mayor focus on the 55+ community? The Russian immigrant community? The Gay Eskimos? This is a marketing campaign focused at an age group that has -- after a bajillion studies -- decided to shun the suburbs and are more inclined to adopt city living. What city will they choose? Here's an advertising campaign from Jersey City that might persuade them here. Got it?

Posted on: 2014/10/7 11:11
 Top 


Re: Taqueria on Grove & Bay Street
#95
Home away from home
Home away from home


Come venture to any one of the half-dozen Mexican restaurants on Central Ave in the big-bad Heights. You'll be served real tacos, cooked by real Mexicans, you'll sit at a table next to a real Mexican family, all of whom may or may not be wearing skinny jeans.

Posted on: 2014/10/6 2:21
 Top 


Re: What is a backyard worth in rent?
#96
Home away from home
Home away from home


You might have a hard time selling a backyard full of weeds in October going in to the winter with no grill or seats or any preexisting things that they can use come Spring.

What's left of the grills tend to be discounted big time right now. Pick one up, throw some chairs and a table back there and it becomes much more attractive to a potential renter. The extra cost would appear to be more justified .. in my opinion.

A parking-space-worth of extra rent sounds about fair, though.

Posted on: 2014/10/3 10:57
 Top 


Re: What is a backyard worth in rent?
#97
Home away from home
Home away from home


1. Direct access? 2. Amenities? (seats, table, grill) 3. Maintenance requirement on you or on renter?

Posted on: 2014/10/2 23:14
 Top 


Re: Moving to The Heights - Pershing Field area
#98
Home away from home
Home away from home


Summit turns from beautiful to so-so really fast in that direction. Still, some of the nicest homes in JC (IMO) are across and just north of Pershing Field on Summit. I'm a sucker for the wrap-around porch and room for an Adirondack chair.

Parking is not great on Summit. The road is so narrow, I'd completely avoid parking on that street and trying to get a baby out of the car unless you're always curbside. Turn your sideview mirrors in if you do park.

You're better off finding a spot on one of the side streets. Learn the flow of the one-way streets and make a loop until you find something. On the other end of your side street (on the Central side) you'll find meter parking, which is normally empty or rotating quickly during the day. Meters on side streets normally go until 6pm, so if you're coming home and completely stuck, park in one of those spots, throw a quarter in the machine, and you're good until the next morning.

There's no parking permits this side of Central, so you'll find it a bit more congested than between Palisades & Central.

There are very few lots for cars on Summit. Instead, keep an eye out for neighbors who have driveways that you may be able to rent. There are a ton of driveways up here. The prior owners of our place said they'd rented a spot from a small church lot two houses down from us. That's your best bet for off-street parking.

Welcome to the neighborhood.

Posted on: 2014/9/29 11:07
 Top 


Re: Possible wedding venue?
#99
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

brewster wrote:
Does the Loews still rent the lobby?


Yes.

Other suggestions: Liberty State Park.

See if Mana Contemporary rents their space after hours.

Posted on: 2014/9/19 11:15
 Top 


Re: Plaster removal to expose brick wall
Home away from home
Home away from home


Your apartment?
.... so do you want to check with your landlord first?


No one knows what's really under the plaster until you start chipping away at it--unless you have photo documentation.You'd be better off doing it yourself. This is all trial and error.

Posted on: 2014/9/12 11:18
 Top 


Re: Flooding around Grove St between Grand and York
Home away from home
Home away from home


A garden apartment in that area is never a good idea. Even if rainwater doesn't breach the windows / doors, you will possibly contend with sewage backups right in to your unit.

Some sucker will rent it, though.

Posted on: 2014/8/31 13:47
 Top 


Re: Jersey City Planning Board Approves 21-story McGinley Square Tower
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

bodhipooh wrote:
It was a mess!


The buyers / renters have been forewarned of the arrangement, though. The building will be ON St Peter's property.


edit: I'd be more concerned about the affordable housing mixed in with luxury. See: battle of the entrances in NYC on mixed buildings.

Posted on: 2014/8/26 11:17
 Top 


Re: OPEN JERSEY AVENUE TO LIBERTY STATE PARK!!
Home away from home
Home away from home


I can't wait for this to open. It's a disgusting contaminated dump behind the hospital. This development is the right step in cleaning that area up.

For all those who think this bridge will divert all the Turnpike traffic to exit 14B or LSC to take this "short cut" are so disillusion. Any driver who thinks navigating through downtown Jersey City is a short cut is already doing it via Pacific.

Good for B&L. That neighborhood won't have nearly as much rushhour traffic as it does now.


For those here who are upset this bridge will cater to motor vehicles, go move to Amsterdam. The United States is a car-centered country and a little bridge connecting a park is not going to make that fact any worse. We already have a light rail that services LSP. If you want to see more mass transit, you should have ridden the NJ Transit bus that once stopped near the Nature Center -- it was cut because of low ridership.

Posted on: 2014/8/22 23:54
 Top 


Re: A LETTER TO THE JERK OFF RIDING A BIKE ON THE SIDEWALK THIS FINE MONDAY MORNING
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

CdeCoincy wrote:
Just curious - what are the legal consequences of 'accidentally' knocking a bicyclist over - you know, like spreading my arms and inadvertently my bag of groceries hits them in the face.


Assault? And hopefully every other possible charge that can be thought of?

Posted on: 2014/8/4 23:58
 Top 


Re: Living on a boat
Home away from home
Home away from home


Had a sailboat there for a while during the summer months. There are areas that are friendly, quiet and easy to access -- other areas, not so much. The dock I was at washed away (it was on the north side) with Sandy and I don't know if it was ever replaced.

The novelty of boat living is fun for a while, but you'd need a fairly large boat if you want to transition from a one bedroom in to something that's comparable. The longer the boat, the more you pay for your slip. Summer living on a boat is fun and glamorous, but if you're doing it year round, you'll want to wrap your boat (see the white wrapping around about 1/3 of the boats come winter time) and you'll either need to know how to do that yourself, hire someone to do it, or get really friendly with your neighbors so they'll do it for free. The wrapping is temporary, so that'll be a reoccurring cost every year.

If you've never used a marine shower & toilet, I'd advise you to try it before you invest in a boat and realize you have to pump your own shit down a hole every time.

Good luck :)

Posted on: 2014/8/4 23:47
 Top 


Re: Mapping Jersey City's Tower-Tastic Residential Building Boom
Home away from home
Home away from home


Please someone explain what is attractive about Cast Iron Lofts -- so much so that Cast Iron Lofts #2, #3, and #4 are in the works.

Posted on: 2014/7/31 23:08
 Top 


Re: Is work permit supposed to be posted?
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

Sam112 wrote:
Anyway, my reasons for wanting to know if the work is permitted: First this company knows better and should be getting permits.



Don't assume this. Acquiring building permits fall on the shoulders owner, not the contractor. Contractors care about money. If they're getting paid, they won't care what the city says they can or can't do.

Posted on: 2014/7/30 22:47
 Top 


Re: You can tell a lot about a person by the way he treats the waiter
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

immigrationlawyer wrote:
Interesting that you injected the statement "how we're all idiots". Your first post in this thread clearly suggests you're an idiot and your follow-up clearly suggests you're a bigot. Assuming mscottc is not an idiot and bigot, he/she is better than you.


The real idiot is anyone who takes that tipping chart seriously, and then gets their panties in a bunch over comments about said chart. Which is, (not) surprisingly, about half of the people who have posted in this thread.

Yes, I did say that chart is based on scientific fact. And a few of you morons took me seriously. How fucking dense can you be.

I'm glad that my sarcastic comment about a made up chart has ruffled so many feathers.

Posted on: 2014/7/28 1:44
 Top 


Re: You can tell a lot about a person by the way he treats the waiter
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

mscottc wrote:
Excuse me?

As a member of the Jewish tribe, I'd like to know where you get your information. I'll gladly compare my tipping practices to yours. Blah blah blah blah blah.


I received my information directly from chart that fat-ass-bike posted above, which means my original quote was based on scientific fact. You should now get uptight and post a long paragraph about how I'm a bigot, how you're better than me, and how we're all idiots.

What you can do now is unclench your fists, douse some cold water on the steam coming out of your ears, and reread the thread to see just how ridiculous you sound.

Posted on: 2014/7/27 19:28
 Top 


Re: You can tell a lot about a person by the way he treats the waiter
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

JCMan8 wrote:
Quote:

bkreed wrote:
Mayor Fulop must have missed this this article. That's a shame.
He should read it now.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/ ... 14-ceos-waiter-rule_x.htm





What does this have to do with Fulop? Were you his waiter and he tipped you poorly?


Maybe it's because Jews fall right on the boarder of average and below average on the tipping spectrum.

Posted on: 2014/7/27 14:24
 Top 


Re: BIKE LANES in Jersey City
Home away from home
Home away from home


Why make it textured?

Why not just do it like every other bike lane in NYC, just paint it green and use that money to paint other areas?

Posted on: 2014/7/18 11:14
 Top 


Re: JC Cop Faces Disciplinary Action for Posting Gang Threat Alert on Facebook
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

?Anybody I?ve ever met who self identifies himself as a Blood is lucky he could tie his shoes, at a mental level.?


This is great, and needs to be quoted again for emphasis.

Posted on: 2014/7/17 11:06
 Top 


Re: Hudson Light Rail- Worst system ever !
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

SRhia wrote:
And user1111 is correct about the rules (one trip, in continuous direction).
[/quote]

What about on weekends, when 2nd St. and 9th St. customers have to first go to Newport, and then double back to get to Hoboken. That is one trip, but not a continuous direction. Can NJ Transit Police bust your balls on that one?

Posted on: 2014/7/12 21:38
 Top 


Re: Campaign to raise funds for 275 bike racks in Jersey City
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

bodhipooh wrote:
I live in Bergen Lafayette, and yes, I see lots of people biking, almost all going elsewhere.


Tell me more about your telepathic ability to determine one's destination by simply looking at them.

Quote:

bodhipooh wrote:
Why the obsession with making sure ALL neighborhoods get equal treatment of EVERYTHING??


You claim my reading comprehension is that of an illiterate? Please find where I stated "ALL neighborhoods should get equal treatment of EVERYTHING." That's right -- I never said that. Here's my exact quote for the cognitively challenged:

Quote:
jmiz wrote:
What percentage is going downtown? And what pitiful "yearly income donate to charity" slice is going to other neighborhoods?


There's a tremendous push to make Jersey City bike friendly, but unfortunately that push has been focused around the downtown streets. Look at the street mileage downtown compared to other wards, and then look at the total bike lane mileage downtown compared to bike lanes in other wards. It's extremely lopsided in DTJC's favor. God forbid anyone speak up on behalf of the other 80% of the city.


So in summary, before donating, I was curious about the bike rack distribution, which is a question that has yet to be answered.

P.S. I ride your yearly allotment in about 3 months. But that's neither here nor there.

Posted on: 2014/7/3 20:29
 Top 


Re: Campaign to raise funds for 275 bike racks in Jersey City
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

bodhipooh wrote:
Quote:

What percentage is going downtown? And what pitiful "yearly income donate to charity" slice is going to other neighborhoods?


Why the obsession with making sure ALL neighborhoods get equal treatment of EVERYTHING?? It wouldn't make any sense to put bike racks all over the place in neighborhoods where people are not going to on bikes!


It's obvious that you've never ventured beyond the confines of the Turnpike extension. It's also obvious you don't cycle very often, otherwise you'd see plenty of riders who ride within their own neighborhood and are stuck tying up to a street cleaning sign post, a la Central Ave.

Not every destination is downtown, and not all residents of Jersey City flock to downtown. Broaden your horizons a bit.

Posted on: 2014/7/3 11:02
 Top 


Re: Campaign to raise funds for 275 bike racks in Jersey City
Home away from home
Home away from home


What percentage is going downtown? And what pitiful "yearly income donate to charity" slice is going to other neighborhoods?

Posted on: 2014/7/2 11:24
 Top 


Re: Taqueria Viva Mexico Kitchen Cafe - 133 Morris Street
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

mwa7368 wrote:
John's Pizza--guy lit up a smoke 5 feet from my 2 year old in the sidewalk dining area during sat brunch


Gotta make sure that kid breathes in fresh outside Jersey City air instead of cigarette smoke!

Posted on: 2014/6/15 10:35
 Top 


Re: Jersey City's tourism efforts
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

Conformist wrote:
I've mentioned the ferris wheel in Staten Island would be better placed in Jersey City before (much better views of Manhattan), e.g. in the undeveloped area of LSP, but no one with influence is actually talking about that happening, and too many people are knee-jerk opposed anyway.


"Undeveloped area of LSP"

God forbid we don't build crap on every square inch of this county. That undeveloped area of Liberty State Park was a toxic dumping ground for the longest time, leaving it undeveloped has allowed the State to skip out on millions in cleanup.

Jersey City should be what Crystal City is to Washington D.C., a cheaper outlying area for tourists to rent a hotel room. Who in their right mind would ever come to Jersey City to visit when anything JC might have to offer exists in a better form in NYC?

Your first problem: a weekly metrocard will get you to Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, etc. That same card is worthless for transit in to NJ.

Posted on: 2014/6/9 14:05
 Top 


Re: What is this box on light pole
Home away from home
Home away from home


It's holding the keys to the two safes in City Hall.

Posted on: 2014/5/20 11:02
 Top 


Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

dtjcview wrote:
...or part of the plan to get JClisters in the heights to cycle off a cliff.




The worst part: there are one-way streets in the Heights wide enough to accommodate parking, driving and a bike lane. Webster, running from south to north, is a perfect candidate.

Posted on: 2014/5/9 0:11
 Top 



TopTop
« 1 2 3 (4) 5 6 7 ... 12 »






Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!



LicenseInformation | AboutUs | PrivacyPolicy | Faq | Contact


JERSEY CITY LIST - News & Reviews - Jersey City, NJ - Copyright 2004 - 2017