Hoboken Stroller Sidewalk Blockage – uh oh

Snow impediments mean nothing to strollers…

Okay, we’ve already mentioned that the stroller blockage around 12th & Washington was bad enough on “regular” days, but how about “snow days?”

They do not give a crap. The strollers are worth more than gold dipped in batter and deep-fried. No matter now much snow falls, the strollers MUST be within inches of the toddler that was transported in them.

Before – barely two people could cross in opposite directions. Now? Barely ONE person can walk without slipping on ice (or messing up fancy shoes).

At what point does “political correctness” get discarded for “common sense?”

Stroller blockage in Hoboken NJ 12th Washington

Hoboken stroller congestion makes the news

1/3/2014 Update:

CBS 2 News was recently inspired by Hoboken411 for some “filler material” during one of their broadcasts. They picked the fun & exciting story about entitled moms & nannies who bombard the world with strollers!

Hoboken Stroller Sidewalk Blockage: “Look the other way…”

12/18/2013:

Just like yesterday’s “Baby Strollers Gone Viral” post – here’s another disturbing trend here in town – Hoboken Stroller Sidewalk Blockage.

You see, I’m not picking on families with strollers (kids or not), but rather the self-important people who don’t consider others – especially when living in cramped city quarters.

This mom probably said “I’m going to lock my stroller in the most convenient way TO ME, screw everyone else!”

Sadly – this is the mentality more and more people are embracing these days: The ME, ME, ME attitude.

Frankly, I’m trying to do my part to equalize this horrible trend. By holding doors more often, driving slower and more courteously, and saying “good morning, good afternoon, and good evening” to more and more people I encounter on the sidewalks. Except for the last part. I can barely make eye-contact with anyone anymore, since they’re digitally absorbed in kitten .GIFS or other nonsensical trivia on their social networks. Oh well.

But don’t you think this person was just selfish and unwilling to see that they left a sliver of sidewalk to walk by? What if another pedestrian was pushing a double-stroller?

Hoboken Stroller Sidewalk Blockage

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33 Comments on "Hoboken Stroller Sidewalk Blockage – uh oh"


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whineanddineinhob
1 year 6 months ago

A week ago we seen Dave “marsh” Mello and his family taking the PATH train uptown.
He practically couldn’t get on the train with his family due to the HORRIBLE train conditions on the weekends where the train entering Hoboken arrives with passengers from Journal Square and Newark already onboard. It would of also been nice if he addressed this issue as a councilman regarding Hoboken PATH passengers, but then again, this puppet isn’t a very good neighbor either.

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iforgotmymantra
1 year 6 months ago

Anyone else with a stroller, or elderly person with a grocery cart, does not matter to these people! Amazing, how could anyone be so blatantly entitled?

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AMG1055
1 year 6 months ago

I saw this last week too. How can you get a double stroller past this without walking into the street, or turning around and walking a block back? Has to be some kind of code / public safety violation.

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animal_lover
1 year 6 months ago

AMG, re public safety:

Here is the response to my reporting the issue to David Mello. “I’ll try to take a look at the area myself, as soon as possible. Of course, we want all of our City sidewalks to be passable. Therefore, if stroller parking is impeding passage, it will be addressed.”

He never responded that it is not an issue nor addressed the issue. Our City. Our Tax Dollars. Who holds these public servants accountable?[quote comment=”222648″]I saw this last week too. How can you get a double stroller past this without walking into the street, or turning around and walking a block back? Has to be some kind of code / public safety violation.[/quote]

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beyondee7
1 year 6 months ago

I’m assuming these are for kids at Hoboken Children Academy – if so, Hoboken Children Academy really should have made sure the sidewalk was fully clear to accommodate the strollers & pedestrians!

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animal_lover
1 year 7 months ago

It does not matter the reason they block your passage. The rite of passage is primary. I think it would be better to ask for some space to pass. I am starting to try this. It is awkward but jumping aside only reinforces the problem.

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animal_lover
1 year 7 months ago

excuse me, “right of passage” not rite.[quote comment=”222342″]It does not matter the reason they block your passage. The rite of passage is primary. I think it would be better to ask for some space to pass. I am starting to try this. It is awkward but jumping aside only reinforces the problem.[/quote]

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joey maxim
1 year 7 months ago

hey watch out the stoller mom dosent throw a crappy diaper at you with all little brown turds lol[quote comment=”222343″]excuse me, “right of passage” not rite.[/quote]

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animal_lover
1 year 7 months ago

Figuratively, they have already. Here’s the misguided attitude of Hoboken Mommy group regarding creating their own rules that are clearly against public policy :

“Either “majority rules,” or “those who pay the bills, make the rules.” While it is the invasion, they are not the majority or do they “pay the bills”. It is they you are having their lifestyle subsidized by the majority.
[quote comment=”222364″]hey watch out the stoller mom dosent throw a crappy diaper at you with all little brown turds lol[/quote]