Enhanced Safety?

Enhanced safety measures at uptown Hoboken ferry terminal

is enhanced safety at Hoboken NJ ferry terminal necessaryThis summer, the uptown ferry terminal was “upgraded” with some new “enhanced safety” features. Including a motorized gate, strobe light and beeping bell – which go into motion each time the ferry arrives and departs.

Many nearby residents weren’t too happy with these implements – complaining that the “industrial” gate could be a “hazard” to kids, and the strobe light was “blinding,” and the annunciator was “deafening.”

We checked it out, and it didn’t seem too imposing (see brief video clip below) – however, we don’t know what if feels like to hear or see it 50 times or more a day (and well into the night). And more recently – the “beeping” has apparently been tamed down or stopped completely.

However, this brings up a more important question. Why so much security and safety anyway?

The pier and boarding ramp were fine before – are people afraid that, God forbid – that a kid might run out there because he’s curious? Or someone who had too much to drink at Pier 13 will go stumbling out there?

Perhaps those “risks” of living in particular area should remain instead of pampering everyone to the point where no accidents happen. Don’t you need to make mistakes along the way in life?

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9 Comments on "Enhanced Safety?"


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animal_lover
1 year 22 days ago

And neither would our tax rate be high if Zimmer were not litigious.

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sassy lassie
1 year 22 days ago

This contraption would be unnecessary if people: (1) had any common sense, and (2) were not litigious. Neither is the case anymore unfortunately.

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animal_lover
1 year 22 days ago

Get a inexperienced green pea and give them an unwarranted title and an undserved salary and they will be beholden to your agenda is the strategy. Pull up a pic of the HHA board and check out the profiles. Also Dan as a chief of staff when he has no experience no job and has never served as a director. You better believe he is going to execute whatever her agenda is. A robot could not do better!

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sunnybrook
1 year 22 days ago

Lover – Last i checked, a simple 3 foot high gate is not going to prevent anyone from taking their own life or jumping/falling into the river. And if this is truly in the name of child safety, why not mesh up all the openings in between the metal railing surrounding the entire pier itself? A toddler or young child could easily slip through the current railing with ease if left unattended.

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animal_lover
1 year 22 days ago

Unlike the City of Hoboken who wants to promote to Police Chief a lower ranking officer – it is good to see somebody is caring about the residents safety.I don’t blame Importore for the gate considering the number of floaters we have in the Hudson.

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joey maxim
1 year 22 days ago

lover..no gate is going to stop a coo coo bird..As for captains appts…i dont remember a lt being passed over to captain…eddie is a good guy and so is tory but tory got a 98,no vets to biypass eiither of the too…thats up to the mayor…eddie is only 62. farentie is only 40 if that…toss of the political coin..good luck to all .[quote comment=”223534″]Unlike the City of Hoboken who wants to promote to Police Chief a lower ranking officer – it is good to see somebody is caring about the residents safety.I don’t blame Importore for the gate considering the number of floaters we have in the Hudson.[/quote]

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animal_lover
1 year 22 days ago

The one she wants is low in rank and the reason she wants him is she believes he can get the votes from where he lives which predominantly votes for Costellano.

Not being 100% full proof is not necessary. If there is ever a conflict over safety and the city and Impetore are named at least the ferry has provided some measures. [quote comment=”223539″]lover..no gate is going to stop a coo coo bird..As for captains appts…i dont remember a lt being passed over to captain…eddie is a good guy and so is tory but tory got a 98,no vets to biypass eiither of the too…thats up to the mayor…eddie is only 62. farentie is only 40 if that…toss of the political coin..good luck to all .[/quote]