Hobokenpix: Garden Street Uptown

4/8/2009:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 4/2/2009

The last time I checked, Garden Street between 14th and 15th looks almost ready to open for vehicular traffic. If you haven’t had a chance, and you find yourself uptown – take a stroll down that street. It’s nice to walk in a place in town that didn’t exist as a through-street. Brand spanking new!

This should help relieve some of the congestion as well.

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How it looked back in the day:

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26 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Garden Street Uptown"

truth1
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truth1

The roadway on the South side of the Post Office is terrible and one can twist their ankles just walking over same. I suspect the underneath could present a hazard (cause a sinkhole) and have reported it to our Dept. of Environ. protection dept. Watch your step there ❗

mooshu
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mooshu

Sheesh, 68. How fast were you going?! 😯

escaped68
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Here’s a personal experience i had with cobble stones. Park ave in weehawken between city hall and the hoboken exit fron the LT there was a strip of the road the was cobble stone about 50 or 60 feet long. I was driving on a day that was slightly damp,not fast a 1956 dodges didn’t go fast,and all of a sudden I went in a spin. The only reason that anyone could figure was the damp stones. The cop told me it happens a lot but they couldn’t do anything to them something to do with a old”streetcar” right of way.

jscirish27
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jscirish27

There are many problems and benefits to cobblestones, but I think certain areas would really benefit from them… it would be nice to see less through streets in town and some dedicated pedestrian walking areas… probably impractical, I know. But I remember being so impressed with parts of Galway City, IRL, that had hours for traffic for delivery and such, and then bollards (sp?) would raise up and the area would be pedestrian only. Our city is so foot friendly, anything to increase this trend would only help local businesses as well as make the city more liveable…

plywood
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plywood

All those steel containers are in Port Newark because of the same imbalance.

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