Alcohol deliveries disrupt Hoboken

9/2/2008:

Last month, I may have unfairly picked on just Maxwell’s for allowing these noisy giant beer or liquor delivery trucks to block the right of way for pedestrians.

While it certainly should be a concern for the owner, I realized that it’s a widespread problem after spotting many other instances of random alcohol delivery trucks recklessly and selfishly blocking crosswalks all over town! All bar owners should be concerned now.

That Nash Distributors truck you see in the gallery below was not only parking on sidewalks but was speeding around town like a total nut job. Then the Smirnoff Truck completely blocked the BLIND PERSON intersection uptown near Madison Bar & Grill. Out of control.

How can this problem be alleviated? Can the city restrict the size of delivery trucks?

At the very least they should hand out free samples for each person that has to walk around them.

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28 Comments on "Alcohol deliveries disrupt Hoboken"


greentea
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greentea
8 years 24 days ago

Booze if you must, but booze responsibly. Or else you end up with the horribility of downtown Hoboken or the local politics. That may explain their antics, they’re a bunch of got damn drunkies.

9
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9
8 years 24 days ago

Nothing improves quality of life like a few thousand gallons of booze. :mrgreen:

greentea
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greentea
8 years 24 days ago

[quote comment=”103201″]This is one of many reasons that I think the city should reopen the underground H&M Tunnel running underneath Washington St. That way, commercial deliveries can deliver without double parking or scraping parked cars or bother people at night. Delivered to the basement where supplies go anyway.[/quote]
Would it be a rail line for freight, like the El used to be? Or would it be a covered road for automocars? Whose operation and maintenance jurisdiction would it fall under, PANYNJ, NJDOT, city, state? It would require massive amounts of money to rehabilitate the tunnel up to code, not to mention flood mitigation and transit improvements for entrances, exits, ventilation, and fire protection. Somehow I don’t see this taking place for the sake of a few thousand gallons of booze, as much as it would alleviate potentially dangerous traffic congestion and improve quality of life.

MidnightRacer
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8 years 24 days ago

[quote comment=”103759″][quote comment=”103238″]how can there be a tunnel under washington? the water/sewer lines can’t even function, and anything south of 2nd would be an underground stream.[/quote]

I don’t know. But if you’re against it, I’m for it.[/quote]

[quote comment=”103799″]that’s it? that’s all you got?[/quote]

ST, are you for or against watered down piss beer?

On another note, if rappered ever returns to posting here, you can ask him about the tunnel.

hobojoe
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8 years 24 days ago

[quote comment=”103440″]
Most people do not know that it is actually EXPLCITILY LEGAL for commercial vehicles to double park under NY Law:
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Uhh, yes. Hence the reason I said “illegally parked”, as in, completely across the crosswalk like we see in Hoboken every day.

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