Street Cave-in: 4th and Garden

2/11/2009 Update:

From Pipes to Pebbles

Overheard on the Hoboken411 Live Police and Fire Action Channel“Street caving in at 4th and Garden.”

As you can see, about a month ago, there was a water main break in that exact area. One of the officers arriving on scene said “It’s definitely a big hole in the crosswalk, and it looks like it’s going to get worse. I’m going to shut the street down so cars don’t turn down the street.”

The joys of living in Hoboken…
(see last months 4th and Garden infrastructure debacle below..)

1/12/2009:

Water Main Break

Reports over the Hoboken411 Live Police and Fire Action Channel indicate that there’s some kind of water main break over at 4th and Garden Streets.

No word yet on the exact size and scope of this leaky pipe, but officers responding to the scene said that Rocco, the Hoboken Hero from another recent water main break was “already on scene.” United Water is en route now, and they’re in the process of ordering salt to help prevent freezing.

Hey, didn’t they just pave that road?

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41 Comments on "Street Cave-in: 4th and Garden"

kal-el
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kal-el

[quote comment=”135558″]Do you remember who you talked to to get this info?

No matter what the problem, it’s been YEARS since it’s been fixed. Little quality-of-life issues are NOT unimportant. Especially in a small area like Hoboken. And especially, as Mooshu pointed out, when they can lead to lawsuits.[/quote]
i think black got it wrong i think it’s D.E.P and you can call info and ask them for the # to the DEPT.OF D.E.P of the state of N.J..

plywood
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plywood

To the best of my knowledge, the set-up is something like this. The property owner OWNS up to the building’s side of the sidewalk. The town owns the sidewalk and beyond, but the property owner is responsible to: a)maintain the sidewalk in a safe condition (pavement, shoveling, sweeping the actual curb to 1′ into the street, et al) at their own expense or you are culpable for fines as prescribed by law. It’s even cuter with the water main from a property. The property owner is responsible for maintaining at their own expense the water piping all the way to the center of the street where it tees off the main line coming down the street. Make sense to you?

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

Do you remember who you talked to to get this info?

No matter what the problem, it’s been YEARS since it’s been fixed. Little quality-of-life issues are NOT unimportant. Especially in a small area like Hoboken. And especially, as Mooshu pointed out, when they can lead to lawsuits.

blacknsilver
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blacknsilver

[quote comment=”135533″][quote comment=”135470″]Ya’ know, one of my old neighbors would often joke about all the development in Hoboken. With her thick New Jersey accent and hot Italian blood, she’d say something along the lines of:

“One o’ dese days, this town is gonna SINK INTO THE Hudson from the weight of all dese damn buildings!”

Hm…

Moving on, does anyone know why a LONG strip of pavement over on 3rd and Hudson has been missing for a minimum of two years?[/quote]

I have always wondered this. Who owns that sidewalk? Wouldn’t it be the city? How can ANYONE get away with this for so long?!?[/quote]
I ASKED ABOUT THAT , IT WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE STATE D.O.P THEY WERE HOLDING THE SIDEWALK CLOSING UP. THERE WAS A TANK REMOVED FROM THERE

blacknsilver
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blacknsilver

[quote comment=”135471″]No water in 4th ward and they are digging on Jackson-does anyone know what’s going on and when they plan to restore the water? I know that’s a lot to ask here in glorious Hoboken, but we do likes our water :evil:[/quote]
THAT WAS A FIRE HYDRANT REPLACEMENT IT ENDED AROUND 7:30 LET YOUR WATER RUN A LITTLE BIT JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE

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