RJoskow

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  • 355 Grand St Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown
    There's a terrible smell emanating from the sewer at the corner of York and Varick Streets: a number of neighbors have remarked on it -- it smells like something rotten (or dead) is trapped in the sewer.
  • York St Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown
    Serious caterpillar infestation all over the neighborhood. A few trees directly in front of 457 Jersey have branches encased in their webs, and trees along York Street and Varick are also getting clobbered by these destructive insects.
  • 457 Jersey Ave Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown
    Caterpillar infestation all along Jersey Avenue, York Street, Varick Street. Pale green caterpillars eating leaves and encasing tree branches in thick webbing. The caterpillars are also eating the plants in the gardens along those streets and killing them.
  • 340 York St Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown
    Trees along Varick Street side of the house are terribly overgrown and need to be trimmed back. Branches are hitting roof and side of house whenever there's rainy/windy weather.
  • Construction Archived
    Bright St & Varick St Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown
    Sorry for posting about this again, but I just tried calling the city's Construction Office to speak with someone, got transferred to another agency, got transferred again, and was ultimately sent to the automated switchboard, where I was prompted for a name before I could get patched through to someone. It was a total waste of time. The tremors caused by the pile driver are worse today than they were yesterday. When public meetings were held about this project, we were assured they would be using helical piles. Now there's a pile driver pounding away and shaking our houses to the point where the dishes in my kitchen cabinets are audibly rattling. Can someone please look into this? This is really unnerving.
  • 291 Varick Street Jersey City, New Jersey - Downtown
    Every time there's a storm, a bunch of these branches come down. There are some enormous dead branches that will likely come crashing down once the fall/winter weather comes. Best to take these branches down now before there's an accident.
  • Varick Street Between Montgomery And York Streets Jersey City, New Jersey - Montgomery
    There are many large, heavy dead branches on the oaks lining this block of Varick Street (it goes beyond this block, but I observe this street every day). Can the city please inspect the trees and trim the dead branches before a storm causes them to all come down? Every time there's a rainstorm with high winds, a lot of wood falls. Someone is going to get seriously injured (or worse) if some of these come down on a car or a pedestrian (and it's a block away from a school).
  • York Street Between Jersey Avenue And Varick Street Jersey City, New Jersey - Downtown
    There's a serious infestation of tent caterpillars all over the neighborhood. The garden in front of the building at the northwest corner of Jersey and York is swarming with them, and they're in all of the gardens/trees on this block. I've also seen them on Varick Street and Mercer Street. Is this something the city can address?
  • Varick And Montgomery Jersey City, New Jersey - Downtown
    The traffic signal at the corner of Montgomery and Varick Streets isn't working properly. The light changes to green so people walking southbound or northbound can cross Montgomery, but seconds after it turns green, the signal for east & westbound traffic also turns green and cars start to move. Kids on their way to school in the morning have narrowly avoided getting hit, and it has become a dangerous crossing. Can someone please look into this? Thank you.
  • 340 York Street Jersey City New Jersey - Downtown
    I have a few separate issues: the trees on Varick that border the western side of the house have many dead branches that regular fall whenever there's a storm. I worry that someone will get badly hurt. The bigger more immediate issue is that the trees deposit leaves, branches, and acorns on the roof that get stuck in the gutter. Our contractor just removed about 15 pounds of debris from the gutter (and we have to do this every couple of months) because the branches droop right down onto the roof. Additionally, we've had to treat for carpenter ants annually because we've had infestations that the exterminator traces back to these trees. A photo of the gutter pre-cleaning is attached.