Recently, the “spire” for the World Trade Center was hoisted up. Now, residents for miles in all directions know exactly what they’ll be seeing for decades to come.
Below is an enhanced video of the spire installation, but instead of having to wait nine minutes – it has been condensed to just over two!
NOTE: Not for those with a fear of heights! It’s definitely scary!
WTC high in the clouds!
As an added bonus – one Hoboken411 reader took this photo with his cell phone this spring. Very freaky how the cloud swallowed a portion of the WTC to make the cranes on top appear to be coming out of nowhere!
Stuiver ousted as Zany Zimmer Hypocrisy continues at HHA
Ever since Dawn Zimmer backed into the position of Mayor here in Hoboken, the “shadow government” has been trying to take over and control every board and organization. By “appointing” members who don’t belong (mainly because they have no qualifications), it can create quite a stir, as shown in the video below.
In this embarrassing video – the arrogance of Zimmer appointed Hoboken Housing Authority members shows – especially “Chairman” Jake Stuiver, who thinks it’s perfectly appropriate to lead a city meeting wearing a Hoboken bar t-shirt! Who does that? Other members were wearing suits and jackets!
Additionally – Stuiver was ordered to wanted to appoint puppet Greg Lincoln to chairman, despite him not completing the necessary classes. As a reminder, the Zimmer cronies voted off Marianne Camporeale for exactly the same reasons! Talk about blatant Zimmer hypocrisy!
Eventually – Jake Stuiver was booted, and stormed out of the meeting like a spoiled toddler. This brief video demonstrates how Zimmer, Dave Mello and the rest of the “lemmings” are totally out of touch with the needs of the Housing Authority residents. Just listen to the cheers!
In the end, the demeanor and actions exhibited in this meeting (and most others) demonstrates that Dawn Zimmer’s administration doesn’t care about leading or the residents they “serve,” rather that she and her officials only care about “ruling.”
Gets even worse at Hoboken council meeting on May 15, 2013
He did a great job chastising the Zimmer council members for voting on a “side” rather than an “issue” because all they care about is maintaining their own majority and not supporting what the majority of the people want. The room was packed with HHA residents who came out to support the nomination and appointment of Barbra Reyes to the vacant HHA seat. Dozens of people spoke on her behalf providing wonderful praise for her volunteerism in the community. She is also a resident of the HHA which is what the community wants. (She spoke later in the meeting, and sounded lovely, in fact!)
Perry makes a point at calling out “Angry Dave Mello,” and then the rest of the lock-step “Zimmer Clan” went on to all vote NO against Barbara for the HHA seat, proving Perry’s point.
Ravi Bhalla and Mello then “speak” to Barbra – but they speak down to her in that sexist way they have because she couldn’t possibly understand the complexities of the HHA issues. She only “lives” there!
All the residents who spoke demanded that the Mayor leave her politics out of the HHA. All who endorsed Barbra Reyes said she has no political agenda. She confirmed that and said she has no political agenda as well.
After Belfiore spoke, you see council members “agreeing,” and even Bhalla said “you should not have politics in there,” then he sums up his conversation with Reyes from last week and said he can’t support her because she would not support the Zimmer agenda to have Carmelo Garcia removed! Michael Russo then slams Bhalla on demanding that an appointee follow his “political rule.”
But why worry? At least you know where Dawn Zimmer’s priorities are… dopey bike lanes and rentals! (And who’s riding on the wrong side here exactly?)
How do you like the 14th Street Viaduct design so far?
As everyone in Hoboken knows by now – the 14th Street viaduct uptown has been undergoing a restoration and expansion for the past year or two already. Estimated date for completion is sometime around January or February 2014. But what do you think of the actual design?
Is the fancy design necessary? Wasteful? Or good for property values?
Naturally – the most important part of a piece of infrastructure like this is functionality. Does it work? Will it last? How much will it cost? Who is paying for it? (Public money is being used one way or another – either locally, statewide or even federally).
But I noticed that this new structure – while coming along nicely, is receiving a fancy brick-work façade.
While I agree it will fit in a lot nicer with the other cookie-cutter condos in the area (and might even add a bit of “character” – and feel a bit more like a “neighborhood”), but I wonder how much extra money it added to the total cost, instead of say – a solid concrete structure.
And What about ongoing costs? Does this brick like outer shell require less or more maintenance in the future?
Lastly – do you think that a “fancier” viaduct actually augments this neighborhood, helping maintain or even increase property values?
What if it did cost a lot more to look this way. Are you OK with it? Or would you rather they just cover the fundamentals?
Now showing in Hoboken is Star Trek Into Darkness,, the latest in the ongoing science fiction space series. This film is also available in 3D.
Here’s the latest set of trouble these guys find themselves in: “Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. Propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.”
The movie is getting mostly positive reviews, such as: “Adrenaline-fueled and highly entertaining, filled with feverish, fast-paced excitement and suspense. Live long and prosper!”
However, some critics see through how technologically marvelous it is and say: “There’s something especially disconcerting about Into Darkness’s hollowness, given the visibly provocative content that, in true Trek fashion, is meant to put us in mind of our precarious present.”
S. Sullivan’s offers late night eating option in Hoboken
Eating in Hoboken is a bit weird. While most traditional “to go” or “delivery” places for the most part have more conservative hours – there always comes a time where some of us need a late night eating option. What do you do?
There are bars that have relatively late kitchens on weekends, like Village Pourhouse, Las Olas, and a few others. And of course, you have the certain pizza spots that stay open until the wee hours, like Seven Stars and Imposto’s.
But until I saw this sign recently – I never knew that the kitchen at S. Sullivan’s(6th & Washington) was open until 11pm seven days a week! Nice to know in case you have a last minute craving for bar food. I haven’t eaten here in a long while, so I cannot vouch for the present quality. But it might inspire me to check them out one night soon!