Guido kills Hoboken tree

9/23/2008:

[411 note: this is a reader mail submission – and may not reflect my actual views or opinions!]

Hoboken411 reader “Jonny” sent this email in last night, about a incident I overheard on the 411 Live Police and Fire Action Channel this past weekend (and was way too lazy to post it!)

Ryder truck knocks out power in ‘hood

“dear hoboken 411

this past Saturday, these guys were moving a friend in between 6th and 7th st on Jefferson.

while trying to park, the guido driving the Ryder truck clipped a tree in front of 600 Jefferson St with his side mirror. so instead of getting out of the truck and checking it out, he floors the truck, catches a branch and pushes over the poor tree on top of some power lines.

this is what i heard. the smash of the truck hitting the tree. the truck tires skidding out. the crack of a tree falling over. power lines popping and then people yelling out their windows at the driver.
it was a mix of people making fun of him and complaining about losing power/phone/tv/internet.

here’s a picture i took after calling 911:

guido-knocks-down-tree-in-hoboken-nj.jpg

it was a mess. the fire department has to seal off the scene. some residents had to be evacuated. the police had to redirect traffic.
PSE&G had to rewire part of the neighborhood power grid. the town had to send in a chainsaw crew. a full section of the block had to have their phone, power, Internet and cable wires rewired.

one of the maintenance guys who worked for the City of Hoboken came over to the tree trunk and counted the tree’s rings while the chainsaw crew took a break. that tree had been there 22 years. it’s too bad.

the tree provided some nice shade for the Monks at the Padre Pio Friary.

never let a guido help you move

(Here’s a picture the a few days later:)

guido-knocks-down-tree-in-hoboken-nj-1.jpg

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49 Comments on "Guido kills Hoboken tree"

Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor

Hey — how much did the guido have to pay for killing the tree?

Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”107517″]victordunn,

You’re awesome. Thanks for that site. In return, I give you: http://www.hotchickswithdouchebags.com/

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Incidentally, I came from S NJ, plenty of guido tool-bags floating around Cherry Hill… The probably all still flock to Club Iguana on Rt. 70 (now Top Dog).[/quote]
Oh God, I made the mistake of going to Top Dog in 2003. Talk about guido heaven. Wowza. They opened a second location at 36th & Market in Philly (street level in the Sheraton University City – replaced Shula’s II). The one in University City was a thug’s paradise, and the one in NJ was a guido spot. I never went to either of them twice, despite living 2 blocks from the one in University City (and I believe they had several altercations and have since closed).

escaped68
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Guidos have been around in some shape or form since christ was a altarboy. They have had many different names and the italians do not have the exclusive right to the title,its only at this point in time that they are the front runners for the title. In the 60’s they were called “nickie newarks” and chances are they are the parents of the present crop of these turds. Its just proves that nothing really changes it just gets updated.

Easy-E
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victordunn,

You’re awesome. Thanks for that site. In return, I give you: http://www.hotchickswithdouchebags.com/

Really, you will enjoy it.

Incidentally, I came from S NJ, plenty of guido tool-bags floating around Cherry Hill… The probably all still flock to Club Iguana on Rt. 70 (now Top Dog).

HansBrix
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HansBrix

I’m not surprised at all at some poster’s reaction to the guido label. Guidos are a notoriously sensitive group. Every time I’ve had to work with guidos I found that they routinely went on and on about how persecuted they were, how bigoted everyone else was, and how they all “gotta stick togetha”, etc pausing only to complain about the “moolies”, “chops”, and occasionally the “dots.”

The internet is a treasure trove of valuable guido info. For example:

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