Who needs more open space?
I’ve been meaning to post this for a few days… but who else saw this posting on the Hoboken City Website?
Not for nothing, I do think it’s great that kids can safely play in the street, but when it becomes city PR that we have to close down streets and cause traffic problems to create open space, it doesn’t rub me the right way. Is it ok for ball playing in the street? What about damage to vehicles? Or injury to kids? Shouldn’t everything be padded with spongy artificial grass surfaces?? Gosh!
Despite it being during an “off time” in Hoboken, what do you think of this (yet another) Mayor Photo-Op? Am I wrong to think something just isn’t right?
Connors School “Play Street” Opens
Mayor David Roberts, Hoboken School Board Member James J. Farina and Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer visited Connors School to celebrate the new ordinance designating the closing to vehicular traffic of 2nd Street between Madison Street and Monroe Street between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on school days for children to use as a “ Play Street ”. Parking will also be prohibited during the selected time period on Second Street (both sides) beginning at the easterly curb line of Madison Street and extending to the westerly curb line of Monroe Street . The “ Play Street ” was opened to the children on Friday, May 2 nd and will remain open on school days through June 26 th . Also pictured with Mayor Roberts are Connors School Vice Principal John Bussanich, Second Grade teachers Camille Ryan and Veronica Pardo, as well as children from both of their respective classes.