Hobokenpix: Remember this view

[Continuing the Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 10/28/2008

Here’s a southeast view from Hoboken on a beautiful clear day. This view may very well be gone if the NJ Transit highrise plan goes through!

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18 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Remember this view"

looking4parking
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looking4parking

(aren’t new condos required to build 1 spot per unit? – this project only needs to put in .5 spots).

Yes, but some come with a seperate price. We know someone that bought next to the car wash on Observer, and the parking spot came with an additional cost. Come on, for all the money these people spend on condos, your gonna tell it doesn’t even come with parking. For 475,000.00 I am sure you can squeeze a car in somewhere.

homeworld
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[quote comment=”115262″]Ok seriously, the view in this picture is not that great people. You’re looking at an old and rusty train yard, some big buildings in Jersey City, and some even further non-landmark buildings in NYC. [/quote]

Eventually that view will have landmark NYC buildings again.

homeworld
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As much as people complain about Maxwell Place, there is now a park by the river there. It used to be contaminated land with with no public access.

Same with this rail yard. It can only be an improvement over the craptacularness of present-day Observer Highway.

matt_72
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[quote comment=”115262″]Ok seriously, the view in this picture is not that great people. You’re looking at an old and rusty train yard, some big buildings in Jersey City, and some even further non-landmark buildings in NYC. And although you may lose the ability to sun-tan in your living room (we all know how important that is), you will likely be impressed with the added modern conveniences that are usually associated with newer state of the art construction projects. Maybe we’ll actually gain a legitimate grocery store in the south of Hoboken, some additional parking garages will definitely be put in, and probably even some additional restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues. Its not that bad when you really think about it[/quote] Considering the city’s horrible record of getting anything meaningful from developers, I repectfully disagree. They want to add what, 15K new residents (just a guess) in all those high rises? The absolutely won’t build enough parking for the residents (aren’t new condos required to build 1 spot per unit? – this project only needs to put in .5 spots). They can’t widen the roads out of town to accomodate the traffic. They don’t add much visitor/worker parking (see the table) for all the non-residents that will be in those buildings. They already owe us the sewer upgrades and they haven’t even started on that. The open space doesn’t appear to be particularly meaningful nor useful – not a single ball field in sight. And as the NJT is not a… Read more »
estevens
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There are many good things that could happen as a result of this development. It is highly unlikely that they will happen so long as we have the current team of dimwits and self-styled mafiosos negotiating on our behalf.

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