Hoboken on Jeopardy again…

1/30/2009:

A slip up, or the honest truth?

Haha! Last night many ears perked up at Columbian Towers and Fox Hill Gardens as Hoboken was included as part of an answer on Jeopardy!

Under the category “Urban Planning” the answer was:

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Nobody buzzed in to give the question, so Alex Trebek said it was “What is a Shady Tree Commission?” You read that right, not a SHADE Tree Commission, but a SHADY Tree Commission. One of their producers must live in Hoboken! Haha!

Play along at home

Why not buzz into the comments section with your own Hoboken answers for the “Urban Planning” category. Here are a few:

Answer: “Ridiculously out of scale and could destroy the community.”
Question: “What are the skyscrapers in the NJ Transit Redevelopment Plan?

Answer: “They promised Hoboken a pool and community center, and then went bankrupt.”
Question: “What is Tarragon?

Hoboken all over the game shows last night

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Oh, and speaking of shady Hoboken connections, on Wheel of Fortune last night – another Hoboken “degree of separation,” as one of the three contestants was from Kenner, Louisiana! Yep!

You know, the town where the old Hoboken SWAT Team “helped” bring supplies following Hurricane Katrina, and then went back again and again to party. Where Mayor David Roberts and former Police Chief Carmen LaBruno were videotaped at a local developer’s house standing by smiling as Lieutenant Angelo Andriani handed out bullets from his weapon. Is anybody ever going to face the music for the SWAT Team embarrassment or is just going to be “buyouts for everybody?”

In case you forgot what a mess that was, here are some Hoboken411 stories to remind you:

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4 Comments on "Hoboken on Jeopardy again…"

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Member

The next question in the category: STDs, like the many in Hoboken … 😈

hobojoe
Member

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On the other hand ‘Shady Tree Commission’ might as well refer to the back room deals that have been going on in this city, probably more appropriate for hoboken than the ‘green, leafy, cool objective'[/quote]

I think ‘Shady’ was the correct term. Let’s not forget some of the upstanding citizens, such as James Ronga, who have been on this commission.

hobores
Member
hobores

‘Aims to keep the city, green , leafy and Cool’ – How ironic that the administration doesnt adopt the master plan and create more park space!

On the other hand ‘Shady Tree Commission’ might as well refer to the back room deals that have been going on in this city, probably more appropriate for hoboken than the ‘green, leafy, cool objective’

emarche
Member

Answer: Big, round, full of hot air and difficult to control.
Question: Who is Dave Roberts?

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