Don’t park your car near 9th Street!

1/21/2009:

Remember last week, how a Hoboken resident concerned with the crime near the 2nd Street Light Rail – organized a community meeting with the Hoboken Police?

Well, the problem doesn’t seem limited to that area of the city, as Hoboken411 reader Peter Tiedemann reports that vehicular burglary and vandalism is also prevalent near the 9th Street Light Rail station.

Hoboken Police, are you listening?

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Cars get messed with near 9th Street!

“Dear Sir,

I got the information that you are the responsible person for the area I live in Hoboken.

End of last week somebody broke into my car and stole sunglasses, but they were after GPS devices. This was already the second time (the first time they stole my GPS, which was completely hidden in the middle console). Beside this, some time earlier somebody kicked of my side mirror (it was not a car, the mirror was at the walkway side). Another time somebody scratch my car with a key. It is getting a little too much!!!

This all happened when my car was parked at 9th street and Monroe (exactly next to our building).

What could be done to increase the police activity in our area or having more Transit Police around? I have the feeling since the 9th street station exit is open there are more incidents. I talked to my neighbor and they had as well incidents with their cars.

I hope this could be addressed and somebody finds a way to make the area safer as in other parts of Hoboken.

Best regards,
Peter Tiedemann

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43 Comments on "Don’t park your car near 9th Street!"

David35
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David35

Hey NewtoHoboken!

I checked out on Edmunds the real cost of owning a 2008 Jeep Wrangler in Hoboken. The 5 year cost is $44,400 (now the equivalent to the down payment on a nice one bedroom on Garden). I guess this won’t mean much to those who cannot fathom not having a car in NYC and who have no concept of responsibility, let alone saving. These guys are the poster children for the current economic crisis. I know that some of them were rationalizing that they would make up for these years of spendthrift behavior when they landed that great job on Wall Street. I guess they must be a little shell shocked now. Anyway, your question was: “Why do people who work in NYC and live in Hoboken have a car”?. Answer: Because they are going to need it to pack up their stuff and move from Hoboken when they lose their jobs and realize they have no savings to live on in the interim! Maybe they can LIVE in their cars. Now there is an idea.

ricky roma
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ricky roma
[quote comment=”130690″][quote comment=”130405″][quote comment=”129730″]1. ricky roma | January 21st, 2009 at 1:09 pm Quote amazing that people have to complain to get something done. it is obvious that places that far west in hoboken, between 2nd and 10th, are trouble spots. everyone who has lived here more than a year knows that – i for one would rather get a ticket than park my car down there with the fucking savages. why people would live in high-priced condos where a)you have to take a train to the path (thereby defeating the purpose of living close to the city, i.e., a good commute)and b) next to housing projects that are not going anywhere – is beyond me – but to each his own In response to this rather judgmental comment…not everyone that lives in the area between 2nd and 10th is a savage. Yes, perhaps they live in a smaller tax bracket but that does not make them a savage by any means. And to your comment about living in high-priced condos, I spent months looking for an apartment in Hoboken and the apartment I found (in the area near savages as you would like to refer to it) was the best for my buck. It was a newer building, clean, updated, central air and heat, dishwasher and very reasonably priced considering other 1 bedrooms in Hoboken. You can also get a full service apartment complex, with a gym and pool in this area that would otherwise be non-existent on Washington… Read more »
bradykp
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bradykp
[quote comment=”129730″]1. ricky roma | January 21st, 2009 at 1:09 pm Quote amazing that people have to complain to get something done. it is obvious that places that far west in hoboken, between 2nd and 10th, are trouble spots. everyone who has lived here more than a year knows that – i for one would rather get a ticket than park my car down there with the fucking savages. why people would live in high-priced condos where a)you have to take a train to the path (thereby defeating the purpose of living close to the city, i.e., a good commute)and b) next to housing projects that are not going anywhere – is beyond me – but to each his own In response to this rather judgmental comment…not everyone that lives in the area between 2nd and 10th is a savage. Yes, perhaps they live in a smaller tax bracket but that does not make them a savage by any means. And to your comment about living in high-priced condos, I spent months looking for an apartment in Hoboken and the apartment I found (in the area near savages as you would like to refer to it) was the best for my buck. It was a newer building, clean, updated, central air and heat, dishwasher and very reasonably priced considering other 1 bedrooms in Hoboken. You can also get a full service apartment complex, with a gym and pool in this area that would otherwise be non-existent on Washington street.[/quote] i… Read more »
bradykp
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bradykp

[quote comment=”129729″]I need to freaking proof my posts:
Body work – I can drive, too bad others can’t. Upshot- others paid for the damage they caused.
Downside, I paid for _a car_ I didn’t have possession of this month.

Sorry. :oops:[/quote]

no worries Katia. i knew exactly what you meant to write. i got it. lol.

sorry about your car. that stinks. good that you have it back.

Furey
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KB, so you would agree we need more people to review the city income revenue and where it is being spent. Hope you see you active on election day! 🙂

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