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Re: Buses to Manhattan
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Does anyone know if the 119 bus (JSQ to Port Authority) is running? I don't see it on the list of running bus lines, but I also don't see it on the suspended list. Thanks.

Posted on: 2012/11/2 19:01
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Re: Anyone successfully rid themselves of these pesky little ants?
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Orange Guard. We buy it at Whole Foods but I occasionally see it at hardware stores. I spray wherever I see them, usually just twice, and then they never return. I will occasionally spray again just as a preventative measure but usually don't have to. And I had tried everything from raid to baby powder to cinnamon to hot pepper to essential oils and nothing worked.

Bonus-- it's safe around pets and kids.

Posted on: 2012/5/21 16:21
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Re: A Voyeur or an Idiot?
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i actually had a similar situation and the person escalated it by making comments to me on the street about things he had seen & cursing at me. spoke to a cop and while there was technically nothing criminal being done, they did come by to knock on his door and tell him to, well, stop being creepy.

Posted on: 2011/9/28 14:57
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Re: Parking Ticket mistake
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Quote:

CaptainQuality wrote:

I've already missed two court dates. Whats the worst that could happen if I dont show up again?


I received a parking ticket once that must have fallen off the car or something because I never received it. I also never received a failure to pay notice-- instead, one day I just came home to a letter from JC that said as of now, my license had been suspended for non payment of ticket.

I went to court, the judge immediately threw it out since I had never even received a second notice. He provided a letter in case I was pulled over before the records had been updated.

Three days later, I received my failure to pay notice.

I'm not sure what the standard practice is for non payment since my experience was non-standard-- three missed notices? failure to appears? etc., but I'm not sure standard practice applies to Jersey City.

Posted on: 2011/6/30 14:55
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Re: B&B in the Heights?
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Airbnb.com-- people rent out rooms, couches, whole homes, whole apartments, etc I've used it before (not in JC though) and had great experiences.

Posted on: 2011/6/28 13:15
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Re: Ants! Everywhere!
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Orange Guard!

I bought it thinking it wouldn't work that well, but was trying to find a pet-safe alternative to Raid. It works so much better than Raid. It eliminates any ants i see coming in immediately, and when it starts to warm up, I use it as a preventative treatment around the windowsills and usual entry spots for ants. I don't want to jinx myself, but last year while using it preventatively, I didn't see an ant.

I bought it at Whole Foods in Tribeca but I think some hardware stores carry it too.

Posted on: 2011/4/27 14:00
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Re: Parking ticket mistake - should I pay?
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I have been on the other end of a typo ticket though-- the officer (in Lambertville, NJ) gave someone a ticket, and obviously entered it incorrectly because I received all of the notices and threats for non-payment. I had never been to Lambertville in my life; for that matter, that day I was in class in Philadelphia. It didn't turn in to too big of a deal, but I would feel bad inflicting the Jersey City parking chaos on someone else if it turns out to be an active license plate.

But, I also totally see the other side and how easy it would be to just not pay it.

Posted on: 2011/3/22 14:57
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Re: Medial emergency at Grove Street Path around 11:15 am on Saturday?
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I entered Grove around 11 am, and a few minutes later, two or three guys were arrested. they seemed to be part of a group bound for the parade in Hoboken. I'm not sure if this led to the dogs and the extra police, but as soon as they were cuffed, all trains began bypassing Grove.

We wound up walking to exchange place. i have no idea if there was a separate medical emergency or if that is just the catchall to any problem on the platforms.

Posted on: 2011/3/7 0:16
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Re: Record Stores in JC?
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I'm not sure about vinyl swaps, but this is coming up. http://www.recordriots.com/jersey_city_16.html

Posted on: 2011/2/20 23:30
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Re: PostNet
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I went in Friday with one decent sized box (pair of boots for return) with a prepaid UPS mailing label. I said the UPS website had directed me there to leave a package for UPS pick up and would that be okay? he said no problem. Perfectly polite.

I don't have an accout there-- have never been there before in my life, though I do plan on using it more often for mailing packages.

Posted on: 2011/2/14 13:35
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PostNet
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Does anyone have any info/recommendations for postnet? I've never used them before and I'm beginning to wonder why I haven't since they are MUCH closer to my home than the post office (and I have to imagine they must be friendlier).

Are the prices to mail things reasonable, and in line with UPS, USPS, etc?

Do they do UPS drop off service (if I had a prepaid label, could I drop it off there rather than lugging my packages on NJ Transit to my office?)

Thanks!

Posted on: 2011/2/10 15:34
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Re: Do not use UPS delivery in downtown JC
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UPS was supposed to pick up an item for return to a store (item had been replaced). A major retailer set up the pick up, I left the item in plain view of the door, but behind the door since I've had package theft in the last few months, and a note that said which bell to ring.

No one came, two days pass I call the retailer, and they were like, oh it says two attempts were made but you weren't home. Sigh. I was.

I checked myself and both "attempts" were made at 8:15 pm which I take to mean they were tired and just marked it as attempted.

Mail delivery of any kind here is just ridiculous. USPS is no prize either.

Posted on: 2011/1/12 19:05
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Re: JC Post Office - Be Very Afraid
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I had another package go missing yesterday-- harsimus cove. it was delivered by UPS, I got home 20 minutes after the time stamp online, and no package. There is also a chance this was just misdelivered, but heads up to all just in case.

Posted on: 2010/12/2 0:36
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Re: Missing package - what to do now?
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This happened to me a few weeks ago (Harsimus Cove, 4th Street area) to a package from Barnes and Noble. B&N asked me to wait a few more days, and I checked with my neighbors, etc, but no trace of it. I also live in a three family brownstone. Eventually, b&n mailed me a replacement.

I submitted tons of complaints to the PO and at the higher, PO level, I got an email that said, the package was delivered on X date at X time. the end.

At the local JC level, I received an email that 99.9 % of all mail is delivered successfully and they are disappointed by this error. That same day, I had more mail go missing.

Sigh. Thanks JC post office.

Posted on: 2010/10/5 18:59
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Re: Who here really, really hates Comcast?
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we were thinking of cancelling cable, but decided to go ahead and get the digital box anyway and decide later. huge, costly mistake. they sent me a box, then told me it was broken. sent another, same thing. third one came with a service man who told me the previous two were fine, comcast just sends them out and doesn't set them up for use before then.

Service guy (very nice guy) takes one of the boxes back, forgets the other, and leaves.

I get an enormous bill for shipping costs of three boxes, service man coming to house, and a bill for two TVs set up with digital because the old, broken box is still in my possession.

I fought with someone for about five minutes before I asked to be transferred to cancellation. Cancelled service about a month ago and we're thrilled. hulu, streaming netflix, new shows on basic channels that we get with an antennae-- i should have cancelled a long time ago.

so glad to be done with them.

Posted on: 2010/9/24 12:49
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Re: missing hubcaps
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My husband used to have an older model altima-- hubcaps stolen, replaced, stolen again... and then he just didn't bother replacing him. After that though, I began to notice that most Altima's driving around the city are missing their hubcaps as well. I assume that is an easy model to steal from? Who knows.

Posted on: 2010/1/26 16:30
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Re: The Great Jersey City SOUP SWAP
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I love the idea of recipe cards/ingredient lists, so when I finish someone's delicious soup, I can have some idea of how to recreate it without waiting a year until the next swap and crossing my fingers it will be there. I'll be sure to include the recipe with my soup!

Posted on: 2010/1/19 17:56
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Re: Does anyone know of ANY downtown businesses that are hiring?
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It's Greek to Me had a help wanted sign out...

Posted on: 2009/6/27 16:59
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Re: Medical / Dental insurance
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When I was in grad school and couldn't afford full health insurance, I had what was referred to as a catastrophic policy. If you had an ear infection and went to the doctor for a prescription, it wasn't covered, but if you landed in the hospital and needed surgery, it would help.

I don't remember many details (I was young and all that mattered to me was that it was cheap, like 30 bucks a month), and thankfully I didn't need to use it, but it may be something to look in to.

Posted on: 2009/6/22 18:33
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Re: New Path Trains
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I was on one this morning to Newark... but it had been a while since I had caught one. I wonder how many are in rotation...

Posted on: 2009/5/19 20:52
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Re: Where can I donate books?
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You can drop off books at Grace Van Vorst Church on Sundays while the book sale is open-- I think that is the only time. The official hours are, I believe, 12:30 through 4:30, but they are usually getting set up around noon so I'm sure you could drop them off a little before 12:30.

Posted on: 2008/11/20 20:22
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Re: getting to newark airport
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The path doesn't go directly to Newark airport. You'll need to go to Newark Penn, hop on a NJ Transit train for one stop, and then you can pick up the airtran.

I've done it a bunch of times, and while it isn't the most efficient way to get there (PATH to NJ Transit to airtran), it isn't horrible. It depends on the time of day too-- middle of the day, or rush hour, the trains move pretty quickly. after 8 pm though, the wait for the NJ Transit train could be longer.

All that said, if you're starting around 33rd street, I would just get on a NJ Transit train from Penn Station NY and go straight to the Newark Airport stop. That way you can cut out the path leg and the Airtran portion of the trip takes about 5 minutes.

Posted on: 2008/11/3 20:35
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Re: Bookstore
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Not a bookstore, but Grace Van Vorst Church on Erie has a book sale on Sundays, 12:30 until 4:30, I believe. 50 cents for all paperbacks, $1 for hardcover. Selection is hit or miss but you can find some good stuff. And for 50 cents, you don't have to feel like you wasted 15 dollars if you hate it.

Posted on: 2008/7/29 17:38
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Re: Security Deposit
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I have to wonder if you had my old landlady... who also took about a third of my security deposit because she said the apartment was dirty. It wasn't hundreds of dollars dirty, let me tell you. It was only old brownstone dingy but had been scrubbed to an inch of its life.

We sent her a certified letter with a request for the remainder, the laws around it, and mention of going to small claims. A couple of weeks later, I got the letter returned to me. She refused to answer the door to sign for it.

This landlord also told me when I could have visitors, that my sister could not come to stay over my apartment, my then boyfriend, now husband, could not come over anymore because once his shoes left mud on her doormat, and constantly re-sorted our garbage in to different bags for reasons I cannot comprehend.

Posted on: 2008/7/23 15:16
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Re: landlord blackmailing to sue, for vacting as lease come to end -help!!
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I wonder if you have my old landlady. I told her I was vacating on March 1 on Feb 1, and she informed me that was only 28 days noticed, because February is a short month and I need to give 30.

She also took half the security deposit because the apartment was "really dirty" which it absolutely wasn't, but at that point, I was so happy to be away from her that I didn't care.

Sounds like you have to pay half of February, but better than the entire extra month, I guess...

Posted on: 2008/1/18 13:28
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Re: Local Veterinarian
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We use downtown veterinary for our cat, and I have nothing but positive things to say about them. I've had about three different doctors over the years, and they were all lovely, called to follow up, did their best to comfort my vet-phobic cat. The staff and techs are just as great.

Posted on: 2007/12/3 17:45
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Re: Parking problems getting out of hand
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There are a lot of visitors taking up parking, but I think some, if not most, of the "visitors" do live in the area. They just drive to work each day, which is sometimes easier than the whole re-registration, proof of residence process that JCPA requires. I know for the first few months I lived here, I drove to work each day, came home at 5:30, and parked my car (I don't work in NY, but nearby) because the re-registration of my car to Jersey City took forever.

If the streets were made into all resident parking, all the time, as Kabukiman suggests, it would light a fire under the new residents who haven't changed their registration yet, but I'm not sure how much it would change the parking situation. I have a feeling a lot of the same cars would be there.

Just my 2 cents. I too wish the situation was better. I'd love to be able to come home after 11 and not know I'll have to drive forever trying to park.

Posted on: 2007/8/9 20:17
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Re: Need Pet Sitter This Weekend
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www.doggiesplaymate.com

John is great, but I know he mentioned the holidays are insanely busy.

Posted on: 2006/12/18 19:12
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Re: Anyone Else Seeing Lots Of Mice/Rats Since New Construction?
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We never had any rodent problems, but then one started making an appearance in the apartment after then began work on an empty brownstone next door-- we put out traps and havent seen any for a while now, but it makes sense that new construction would move them out.

karindiann, I'm with you. Mice I can deal with... a roach problem would make me want to move (i know, its ridiculous, but even typing this is creeping me out!)

Posted on: 2006/9/14 19:35
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Re: Positive things I like about JC
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Coffee and Cookies ice cream at Torico's

Brunch at Ria's

My 30 minute, door to door commute to Newark while so many of my co-workers travel hours.

Getting a drink at the Ale House

Having options as to where I want to run (waterfront, parks, LSP)

Access to very good, very strong cafe con leches.

Galleries

Posted on: 2006/7/11 14:28
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