Why is Pier A Park sagging?

What’s up with Pier A Park sagging?

Hoboken is no stranger to collapsing waterfront parks and roadways. From the road collapse uptown to Sinatra Park – it’s clear that there is reason for concern when it comes to any apparatus build over or near the Hudson River.

The city says their flagship Pier A Park is safe and sound. And has indeed “held up” even with big events like the Bob Dylan and Mumford & Sons concerts held there in recent years.

But just a casual look around, it’s evident that other aspects of the park appear to be sagging.

Is shifting and sagging masonry a sign of future trouble? Or is it all just superficial with no structural worries to be had?

Either way – the city ought to do something about these concerning signs. Even if they are just visual defects. It gives a bad impression that no one cares about them, or has any desire to maintain their integrity. Plus, those granite blocks are heavy. What about the children!?

Hoboken Pier A Park Sagging

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The park is almost 20 years old and you, Hoboken411, are well aware that this current administration has done nothing to maintain the waterfront parks. There’s no mystery here. Instead of trying to blame it on design or construction, why don’t you look at the municipal budget and show the public that Zimmer has failed to perform necessary maintenance.
If you bought a house 20 years ago, and that house was hit by two pretty severe storms, and you failed to deal with settlement issues, you would be considered a fool. Why are you not putting the blame squarely where it belongs…on Zimmer and her cronies?


Construction fraud. Or incompetence. Or both. Can’t be anything else.