Hopeless and living in luxury?

What is luxury in Hoboken?

You ever wonder if the word “luxury” is abused in the Real Estate industry to the point where it should be ignored? I mean a stainless steel appliance no longer applies as “luxury” anymore – as pretty much 95% of all appliances sold at big box stores are of that variety. Heck to the rest of the world, running water, electricity and heat are MAJOR luxuries! But I digress…

One Hoboken resident who lives near 6th Street and Jackson Streets and paying close to $50,000 a year for rent – shares what she feels are some troubling circumstances that regularly happen in her neighborhood – including some recent gunshots!

What is living in luxury at the juliana in Hoboken NJ

Hoboken Resident: Hopeless and living in luxury on Jackson Street

“Does anyone know about the gunshots at Jackson and 6th this past Sunday at 4AM?

Lots of people running from projects past the Juliana towards the NJ Light Rail tracks. More shots were heard, a total of about four. After the fracas, the police were sweeping the area around The Juliana looking for a weapon.

No one ever reports on what is going on back here but there is constant yelling, fighting and false alarms every night into the early morning hours. We are paying very high rents, $4,000 a month!

Signed,
Hopeless and living in luxury on 6th and Jackson”

How you would rectify this situation if you were in a “position of power” in Hoboken? (i.e., police, city hall?)

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11 Responses

  1. Angry Bird says:

    City Hall and realtors want people to keep falling for the so-called “luxury” just because it claims to be. But it seems these clueless people are the same ones who are: (1) the most likely victims of crime because they don’t have their eyes opened, (2) the pedestrians who get struck by cars because they are instead paying attention to their iPhones, (3) the eventual stroller moms who don’t see other people around them, and (4) the ones who end up complaining they were tricked and Hoboken is not so luxurious after all. So then they move away, appliances are upgraded, floors refinished, and the whole cycle starts again.

    • joey maxim says:

      hoboken is just another city to reside …The moronic realitors never walk that area nor do they care for the owners.. the worst area to build apts and condos over a old junk yard with battery acid and oil in the ground..Not worth 5000 per month and is not and never will be a utopia..Not to mention car theft,vandles,and the pkg problem..Hoboken never was and never will be..we deal with it.. Not a place to raise children..just saying[quote comment=”223663″]City Hall and realtors want people to keep falling for the so-called “luxury” just because it claims to be. But it seems these clueless people are the same ones who are: (1) the most likely victims of crime because they don’t have their eyes opened, (2) the pedestrians who get struck by cars because they are instead paying attention to their iPhones, (3) the eventual stroller moms who don’t see other people around them, and (4) the ones who end up complaining they were tricked and Hoboken is not so luxurious after all. So then they move away, appliances are upgraded, floors refinished, and the whole cycle starts again.[/quote]

  2. animal_lover says:

    MS Zimmer sites a strong real estate market as success. I have always known it to be the bubble leading up to the boom.

  3. animal_lover says:

    …I mean bust

  4. HansBrix says:

    Gun shots? That just means the neighborhood is “vibrant.” It’s the kind of place NY Times editors and writers swoon over, so long as they don’t have to send their kids to school there.

  5. john14 says:

    Why so negative? Those gun shots are patriotic! Celebrating their 2nd Amendment rights!

    Oh, wait a minute, we have obstructive gun laws, and every gun in the projects is illegal and not registered.

    Sorry. Be on your merry way.

  6. tommyhoboken2 says:

    Since when would anything on Jackson St be considered Luxury?

  7. no hype says:

    Good. I can’t feel sorry for the morons who pay exorbitant rent to live in the back of Hoboken; their stupidity inflates all the other rents in town. Its mostly out of state people who think its a good idea to live back there and pay rents equal to Manhattan 1BR units. Anybody who has a clue and grew up around here knows better…

    • animal_lover says:

      And Ms. Zimmer wants to subsidize them by building pumping stations that we all pay for because they foolishly purchased property way below sea level. Be careful listening to realtors they would have you belief that a property below sea level is comparable to one above sea level.[quote comment=”223675″]Good. I can’t feel sorry for the morons who pay exorbitant rent to live in the back of Hoboken; their stupidity inflates all the other rents in town. Its mostly out of state people who think its a good idea to live back there and pay rents equal to Manhattan 1BR units. Anybody who has a clue and grew up around here knows better…[/quote]

  8. HomeTeam says:

    I thought Zimmer installed Dave “The Hulk – You Won’t Like Me When I’m Angry” Mellow in the projects to be a one man crime fighting team?

    I have no sympathy for anyone living on Jackson who did not do their research. Just because they built $5K a month condos in front of the projects, it didn’t mean the projects were going away, no matter what your realtor told you.

  9. animal_lover says:

    They did spruce up the roof facade of the projects for real estate selling purposes. I wonder if the funds came from developers? I read a realty site description of Hoboken that made it should like the history and culture of Hoboken had been white washed and we were talking about some suburb that newly weds and young parents specifically target.

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