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Tue Aug 9, 2016
Steven Yerow answered:
Dagmar

Are you a landlord or are you a tenant looking for a place?
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Fri May 13, 2016
Clayton Channing answered:
I lived on 41st and Palisade Ave in a basically new building. Union City is very congested from 34th to about 45 or 46, so you will hear a great amount of noise from just traffic alone. I contact the Mayor of Union City, Brian Stack and requested for emergency vehicles coming from West New York to take the more wider and less congested road such as Park Avenue where the street is much wider, more stores and basically commercial as opposed to the inner streets that are more residential. The ambulance, police cars and fire trucks were sooooo loud at any time of the day or night, it was just a very uncomfortable place. In addition, most renters must pay separate water and sewage the city has increased the amounts. It's just robbery and nothing is done about it! There are stray cats all over and people do not pick up after their dogs, then complain the sidewalks are unclean. I lived in Union City for 8 years. My car was vandalized twice in street parking and the police department on 38th by City Hall are not very helpful. Crime is not bad, but with a police dept being this close to my apartment on 40th you would think this area would be better. Commuting daily to NY was great and of course much closer, but I decided to get out of UC. I moved further south jersey and I may move back again, however I will consider either Weehawken, Jersey City near Grove Street or even W.NY, but Union City takes more from you than give!! Trust me!! ... more
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Fri May 30, 2014
Phil Rotondo answered:
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=415+37th+St,+Union+City,+NJ+07087&daddr=Hoboken,+NJ&sll=40.7644145,-74.0285667&sspn=0.0998576,0.1757969&t=m&geocode=FYsqbgIdP3CW-ylJWDL9JljCiTHVyo9d_4FUnw%3BFTa0bQIdFVuW-ynRMxWNYFfCiTGHvzcRasq2RA&z=14 ... more
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Andrew Tisellano answered:
Union city is close to the entrance of the Lincoln tunnel. unless there is an accident they have bus lanes that even during rush hour the commute can be 20 minutes or less.

Then again it all depends where in union city. If you are close to 495 you are good otherwise you need to add another 10-20 minutes to get to the bus. ... more
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Andrew Tisellano answered:
Wow it is right there on Bergenline. If you click on the map tab in Trulia you will see a little blue symbol for the train stop.
http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/LightRail/sf_lr_hblr_map.pdf ... more
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Mon May 6, 2013
dianalapantera1970 asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3113506316-21-Kennedy-Blvd-19-Union-City-NJ-07087
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Norman Bath answered:
I'm living on Central Ave and 28th Steet, been living in central plaza for 5 years. Never had an issue with crime or safety.
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
Anthony Curty answered:
Try this website...great for figuring out your best route for a commute...www.hopstop.com
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Socrates Petrakos answered:
Eva,

The cond building was built by a reputable builder, and it seems like a good building. I dont know much about the building's management company, but there doesnt seem to be any issues with the building itself. I believe there may still be a short sale condo available if you are interested in that building. Or if you'd like more information about the area, and possibly any other new or newer condos feel free to contact me at 201-233-6044 or socrates@kw.com

Best Regards,

Socrates Petrakos
Keller Williams Realty
201-233-6044
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Thu Sep 2, 2010
Mary Petti answered:
Ying,

Can you please elaborate on what you mean by " a house address iike this"...do you mean the type of house or that particular area?

Your question was a bit vague.
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Thu Aug 21, 2008
William Leigh Holt answered:
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You have three things to research. I'd suggest that first you review your condo rules and, further talk to the officers of the association and/or the management firm, if that is a different organization. Sometimes what you can do (on paper) you can't do without more trouble than it’s worth. Second, you will have to talk to the town's building department. Most condos are structurally intermeshed and the town will have codes to follow, if they allow the construction at all. Finally, you are going to have to find an engineering firm to design an installation that the first two will accept. This will also give whomever is going to do the work proper drawings and specifications. You may be able to do it yourself if you've got the skill but it may be that even so, you will be forced to use a licensed contractor.

All of this requires time and money, so another thing to think about is the cost justification and what the time horizon that you have with this residency. It may all fall into place easily but each situation is unique.
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Thu May 8, 2008
Trixie answered:
I'm in the same boat, trying to move from Hoboken to Union City. I don't know Union City well, but I know the crime rate is about the same as in Hoboken - 5-6 on the scale of 1-10, so I'd think the same rules apply: look around the area where you're buying and use your street smarts. Does the area look nice and peaceful or gritty and too urban? Are there many unoccupied buildings around the place you're looking at (bad) or does it stand in the middle of a bustling neighborhood (good)? Are there a lot of houses with barred first-floor windows (bad)? Do the cars on the street look well taken care of? Return to look at the property at night: is the street well lit? Is it far to walk from the transportation to the property? And, regardless of how nice the neighborhood seems, count on having to protect your car with anti-theft devices and displaying a security company sticker on the home once you buy it, besides protecting all entrances with motion sensors, etc. ... more
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Thu Jan 31, 2008
Dennis answered:
I looked at the Lenox this weekend and was pleasantly surprised. They have a new lobby with doorman and full security system which made me feel good. This was the only full service buildining that I was able to find in the area which is a plus for me. I think the area is only getting better. I know people that turned their noses up about Hoboken 10-15 years ago that are kicking themselves why they didn't buy when they could. Now everyones priced out of the area.. Deja Vu ... more
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