Readerpix: Park dwarfed

11/272008:

Hoboken411 reader Claus sent in this picture of Maxwell Place under construction in 2006. Notice how it dwarfs the “open space” feel of Elysian Park. Happy Thanksgiving!

Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 11/27/2008

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8 Comments on "Readerpix: Park dwarfed"

truth1
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truth1

Roberts & Ravache…perfect together :mrgreen:

homeworld
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It’s a good thing that the Fund for a Better Waterfront fought against the Stevens proposal for the site that included ball fields and a track that would have been open to the public, like was built in Weehawken. Good job guys!

Double
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Double

strand t:
My point is more toward the Mayor’s empty promises of open space since a large baseball field provides for much use then simply baseball. And a large field would have reduced the density of the development in that area.
But to your question of ‘why the field at Steven’s park is not used more’ – because then it would have to be maintained more and by workers who work. And either all those city workers with no-show jobs would have to work – or the budget would need to go to $150 million.

strand tramp
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strand tramp

i need to ask why all those then requirea ball field in this small area wedged between 2 streets are not playing ball at the fantastic ball field at stevens park? while i certainly agree that the mayor made BS promises but that doesn’t explain why the mini-yankee stadium at the Steven’s park location isn’t open to the community every day? batting cages, night lighting, bleachers, bathrooms…if there is such public outcry for more opps to hit baseballs this excellent location should be open and operated 24/7, no?

cinghiale
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cinghiale

Sure, Maxwell is a huge, uninspiring monstrosity. And sure, we didn’t get a baseball field. And sure, the Mayor loves these huge buildings that ruin the character of our old town.

But on the plus side, by making these sacrifices, at least Hoboken’s finances are stable.

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