1203 Washington – Dragging
One resident and Hoboken411 reader is a bit upset at the lack of clean-up progress at 1203 Washington Street, the site of the deadly fire on January 29, 2008.
I have to say that a month after the 1203 fire, not only is it awful that people are still not back in their apartments, but I am really bothered that the area was not cleaned up. Having known the victim, Seth Dembowitz (who’s being honored tonight at the NJ Nets game), it pains me to walk past the building on a daily basis and see the burned out windows and broken glass on the 4th and 5th floors.
For as long as I stay in Hoboken that building will always be the place where Seth died, never again just another brick building. Shouldn’t the windows have been boarded up or covered with plastic by now? And the broken glass that still litters the grass and sidewalk in front of the building? As I walked past yesterday a couple was walking their dog there and I realized that dogs, and certainly children, could get hurt from the shards of glass.
Whose responsibility is it to clean up? Hoboken’s or Applieds? The fire was a tragedy to so many people, who lost their homes, possessions, and their friend/relative. Keeping the building the way it is right now only keeps that painful day even more fresh in our memories. I’m sure others are as botherd by the sight of the building as I am. What do you (and the 411 readers) think?”