School project: Beautify Hoboken

How come they don’t beautify Hoboken? (instead of sidewalk paint?)

(Bumping this story from many years ago… why hasn’t anyone tried making that ugly parking garage nicer? Is it that hard?)

I was walking with a Hoboken411 reader the other day – and somehow our conversation near the ghastly, grey and depressing parking garage on Hudson Street – gave me this great idea!

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Giant Mural Project for High School Students

With some careful planning and organization, a great community project can be a reality.

Similar to the mural along Sinatra Drive between 4th and 5th Streets, by painting these disgusting parking garages you can:

  • Make the neighborhood more appealing.
  • Educate kids about how a large-scale art project works – planning, safety, execution.
  • Get the community involved, help choose the mural, support the kids as they paint.
  • Good P.R. for the city, news crews will film, 411 will cover, etc.
  • Have the high-paid developers donate the use of equipment, scaffolding, paint, etc.
  • Multiple ugly garages means this can be a fun project that can last several school years.

Maybe it’s too difficult or risky for the city to consider (like what if some kid falls to his untimely death?) – but it’s something worth considering, even if it’s done another way.

Is my idea just a giant waste of time? Is it feasible? Or something you wouldn’t mind seeing?

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33 Comments on "School project: Beautify Hoboken"

Foster
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[quote comment=”114993″][quote comment=”114990″]
Hm. According to my book, rises in “students” diminishes adults with common sense-y poo and tact– no book teaches common sense nor compassion.[/quote]

I’ve read this sentence at least five times and I’ve yet to cipher its meaning. It’s like those Magic Eye books where the secret picture materializes from amidst the background noise – absent the secret picture.[/quote]
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Funny!

I’m still staring at the second paragraph. any clues?

greentea
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greentea

[quote comment=”114990″]
Hm. According to my book, rises in “students” diminishes adults with common sense-y poo and tact– no book teaches common sense nor compassion.[/quote]

I’ve read this sentence at least five times and I’ve yet to cipher its meaning. It’s like those Magic Eye books where the secret picture materializes from amidst the background noise – absent the secret picture.

CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel

[quote comment=”114978″]how about going to class and learning something and getting test grades somthing above the level of idiot for my $24,000.00 per student per year? you have to actually be a “student” before you have “student projects”.[/quote]

Hm. According to my book, rises in “students” diminishes adults with common sense-y poo and tact– no book teaches common sense nor compassion.

On another note, instead of taking it out on an “idiot”, congratulate the rip-off, totalitarian educational system you continue to support because, ultimately, whatever it injects into students it gets right back.

strand tramp
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strand tramp

how about going to class and learning something and getting test grades somthing above the level of idiot for my $24,000.00 per student per year? you have to actually be a “student” before you have “student projects”.

CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel

[quote comment=”114959″]I think the best school project would be some fun and exciting community service! How about painting the curbs where they are no longer yellow, but you still get tickets?
How about painting cross walks? Planting trees? Feeding homeless?

In regards to the painting, I say you staert growing IVY, looks 50 times better.

No offense, I get it, but that painting is pretty ugly. Not to mention the insurance needed to potentially have a 4th grader painting on a 30 ft ladder! :)[/quote]

Really, we don’t need more f*ck’n trees. For what? So that they’ll be chopped down into woodchips when we no longer deem them “fashionable”? When they’re “in the way”?

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