What time is it, City Hall?

11/19/2008:

One Hoboken411 reader noticed that the clocks were out of sync at City Hall and said:

“It’s over two weeks now since daylight saving time ended and the city hasn’t yet seen fit to change the sidewalk clock right out in front of City Hall. To me, this says “We’re City Hall… and we don’t give a damn.” “

My thoughts are: “We’ll use the top clock as our start time, and the bottom clock as quitting time. A free hour!”

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22 Comments on "What time is it, City Hall?"

Margaret
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All of those expensive clocks are wrong. This Saturday we move the clocks ahead one hour, and I did bring up the clocks, especially the one on 11th and Washington, where everybody is pointing to as “wrong”.

A person with a key has to open the box under the clock and set it to observatory time. The city council has stated that will happen and be corrected this Saturday night.

I did ask at council,at the very end of the meeting, which was long and tedious…

truth1
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truth1

[quote comment=”120048″]What’s also crazy about that clock’s location is that there is a clock on top of the building (we know that) and one immediately inside the door over the elevator. Someone posted on another thread that Roberts has a thing for clocks. It sure looks that way.[/quote]
The Mayor should be looking at his ‘political career’ clock 🙄

krewedetat
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krewedetat

What’s also crazy about that clock’s location is that there is a clock on top of the building (we know that) and one immediately inside the door over the elevator. Someone posted on another thread that Roberts has a thing for clocks. It sure looks that way.

strand tramp
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strand tramp

whoa, i did type 450?….yes, it was 45k each. it was done during the fake brick paver/cobblestone work done in all the intersections, and i agree with the scenerio. waste of money, bad location, payoff to some clock vendor. what a scam.

Red Haven
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Red Haven

strand tramp, are you sure about that number? I haven’t seen the bills, but I seem to recall someone in the know saying it cost $90,000 total for the two clocks together.

Don’t get me wrong, at $45k each it is still a complete waste of taxpayer money, but I can’t see how a clock like this could possibly cost nearly a half-million dollars.

I think the cost was partially covered by some sort of “Buy fake antique clocks from my connected fake antique clock vendor” grant from the county freeloaders. I think Union City and West New York also got the same clocks under this program.

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