Elysian Park – light on the horizon

Elysian Park on the road to enlightenment

City Hall finally listened to Hoboken411 – and is making necessary repairs to light poles at Elysian Park.

Considering the violent crime increase in Hoboken, this makes sense.

However, with the multi-million dollar surplus the city has – they still bond ordinary expenditures in Hoboken. Just like buying on credit – you (the property taxpayer) will have a bill come due eventually! Just kicking the can down the road…

And you’re going to cut what out of the budget?

3/22/2010 Update:

Elysian Park is practically pitch black again. With only two lamps working in the entire park – seems like we have a replay of what happened back in 2008 – where the park was “blacked out” for many summer nights.

8/20/2008 Update:

One last picture to show you what Elysian Park is supposed to look like at night. A few more lamps need attention, and the lighting job will be complete.

The dog run is next on the list, WE HOPE.

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8/19/2008:

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that each time it rains, the Elysian Park dog run turns into a lake.

This, on top of the almost dozen lamps that were completely out of service, possibly endangering residents that used the park after dark.

Well, looks like there’s light at the end of the tunnel, as electricians have been at the park for the past three days attempting to solve the park blackout.

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Workers on the scene said that there was a short in one or more of the lamps that caused the problem, and that they had to go through a “trial and error” methodology to determine the exact location of the wiring problem.

At this time, it seems MOST of the lamps are back working, with the exception of a couple, which may require additional parts (such as ballasts, etc.)

Way to go!

PHOTO GALLERY (HOLD MOUSE OVER IMAGE TO NAVIGATE – 5 PHOTOS IN THIS SET)

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21 Comments on "Elysian Park – light on the horizon"

Luckygirl
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Luckygirl

Elysian is a classic, to sit and watch the ships pass by , hear the kids playing. It somewhat is still very nostalgic in some ways. it should be saved and should be well lit at all times. The kids section as well needs to redone, not entirely but the mats need to be safe.
Elysian was there before all of us , lets keep it that way ..

SweetPea
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SweetPea

The entire park has been dark for the better of four nights. Who do we contact? Anyone know?

nacholibre
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nacholibre

If the muggers are gone, are we safe from rogues, scoundrels, highwaymen and young cockney pickpockets?

mooshu
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mooshu

Muggings?

Maybe some who declare to have been mugged have just fallen into a creek while chasing after a burrito, injuring their limbs.

That’s what happened to Jerry on Parks and Recreation, last week.

Just a thought.

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