Maxwell Place Pier update

6/8/2010 Update:

Old news resurfaces at Washington Times…

Blame iPhones and other technology, because some folks have attention spans two minutes long.

The Washington Times “picked up” on the facts that Hoboken411 had well over three years ago (in the Maxwell Place Archives) – that Toll Brothers DID NOT have to fully pay for the waterfront amenities at Maxwell Place, because of Federal Grant monies they received.

I guess “taxpayers footing the bill” is hot news these days, regardless of how long you already knew about it…

6/26/2009 Update:

The newest section of Hoboken’s waterfront opens tomorrow, Saturday, June 27th at 11:00am.

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Will this be the last ribbon-cutting?

“Maxwell Place Park, a five-acre waterfront open space, will open to the public with an official ceremony officiated by Mayor David Roberts and project principals at 11 am, Saturday, June 27th.

“This park was made possible by a public-private partnership and illustrates Hoboken’s commitment to the creation of open, public space along our majestic waterfront,” said Mayor Roberts. “This park is a key element to our promise to create nearly 20 new acres of public parks and recreational facilities.”

The two-acre final phase includes the waterfront walkway and a 570 foot pier. Previous phases have included open lawns, a toddler and pre-teen play area, a boat house and sand beach and two dog runs.

Maxwell Place Park is a result of a developer agreement between the City and project builder, Toll Brothers, to construct a public park and walkway on the site of the former Maxwell House Coffee plant.
Toll Brothers deeded the waterfront parcel to the City for use as open, public space. The waterfront walkway, which links existing sections to the north and south, was funded through federal DOT grants secured by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and U.S. Rep. Albio Sires.

Both Menendez and Sires have been committed to the goal of a continuous public walkway from Bayonne to Edgewater along the Hudson River.”

See original “sneak peek” photo after the jump…

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

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 6/3/2009

Despite the numerous “No Trespassing” signs peppered along the chain-link fence surrounding the new pier at Maxwell Place – many residents interpreted the many unimpeded openings to the pier as “Now Open for Business,” (including me and the Hoboken411 mascot Oscar!)

A few people I spoke with agreed… perhaps the pier isn’t done yet, but the general consensus was “too much concrete” and “that’s it?”

Regardless, I’m happy this new pier is essentially ready for business – as Hoboken’s “Premier” waterfront location gets better by the month!

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24 Comments on "Maxwell Place Pier update"


Member
6 years 8 months ago

This is a great looking pier – I’m curious about the structure on the pier…the overhang. Looks like something more than just a shade/rain protection provider.

Member
Biffy B For Mayor
6 years 8 months ago

perhaps a wine bar?

In response to emarche who said:
This is a great looking pier – I’m curious about the structure on the pier…the overhang. Looks like something more than just a shade/rain protection provider.

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elainetyger
6 years 8 months ago

They could put a solar energy collector up there.

In response to emarche who said:
This is a great looking pier – I’m curious about the structure on the pier…the overhang. Looks like something more than just a shade/rain protection provider.

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DRoss
6 years 8 months ago

Taco Bell!

In response to emarche who said:
This is a great looking pier – I’m curious about the structure on the pier…the overhang. Looks like something more than just a shade/rain protection provider.

Member
6 years 8 months ago

If (and that’s a huge if) they could set up an outdoor bar on one of those piers…that’d be fun.

Member
6 years 8 months ago

What are the big concrete slabs cemented along the walkway? They’re just dying a coat of wax an a skateboard to grid along them.

Member
6 years 8 months ago

I know… They’re asking for trouble with those.

The metal structure on the pier confuses me, as well…

In response to Blucheez who said:
What are the big concrete slabs cemented along the walkway? They’re just dying a coat of wax an a skateboard to grid along them.

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mooshu
6 years 8 months ago

Yay– fresh pup territory!

(Nice photo.)

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HansBrix
6 years 8 months ago

Based on what I see around the Shipyard I’d say it’s more like fresh poop territory.

I scolded a guy the other night who was walking away from Rover’s fresh deposit. He just sniffed, turned his nose up, and walked on.

In response to mooshu who said:
Yay– fresh pup territory!

(Nice photo.)

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strand tramp
6 years 8 months ago

hans is exactly right. i walk along this area and it is a mine field of dog sh1t. i watch as dog owners waltz there animils thru the landscape at the shipyard, right in front of the “no pets” sign. i have personally asks dog owners to pick up the fresh pile they just left on the side walk and have always been met with the exact same response as Hans experienced. there are too many dogs iin this town. there are too many selfish m-f’r owners in this town. there is too much dog sh1t on the streets of… Read more »

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sassy lassie
6 years 7 months ago

HB and st, i can’t even believe your complaints about a little dog poop when you are living in a town with a huge number of known contaminated sites designated by the NJDEP and trash strewn about everywhere by drunken weekend revelers. these greater issues don’t wash away with a heavy rain, like a little turd does. In response to strand tramp who said: hans is exactly right. i walk along this area and it is a mine field of dog sh1t. i watch as dog owners waltz there animils thru the landscape at the shipyard, right in front of… Read more »

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oceanbloo
6 years 7 months ago

That’s the thing. It’s not a “little dog poop.” Around the Shipyard there is a ton of it. You can’t just casually walk – you have to actively watch your feet to make sure you don’t step in it. I don’t understand people who crap all over their own town and then try to justify it. In response to sassy lassie who said: HB and st, i can’t even believe your complaints about a little dog poop when you are living in a town with a huge number of known contaminated sites designated by the NJDEP and trash strewn about… Read more »

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mooshu
6 years 8 months ago

HansBrix, stop whining and get yourself a slingshot.

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HansBrix
6 years 8 months ago

Had an awesome Wrist Rocket when I was 12. I hurled pebbles, fire crackers, and even grasshoppers.

Thanks to my deadly aim I nailed, I mean NAILED, my parents’ driveway light. Dead center.

Too bad I was aiming for the curb.

In response to mooshu who said:
HansBrix, stop whining and get yourself a slingshot.

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mooshu
6 years 8 months ago

If only you’d hurled dog poop nuggets.

Imagine where you’d be now.

In response to HansBrix who said:
Had an awesome Wrist Rocket when I was 12. I hurled pebbles, fire crackers, and even grasshoppers.

Thanks to my deadly aim I nailed, I mean NAILED, my parents’ driveway light. Dead center.

Too bad I was aiming for the curb.

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Mango-Tango
6 years 7 months ago

I had a lot of fun as a kid shooting people with grapes.

In response to HansBrix who said:
Had an awesome Wrist Rocket when I was 12. I hurled pebbles, fire crackers, and even grasshoppers.

Thanks to my deadly aim I nailed, I mean NAILED, my parents’ driveway light. Dead center.

Too bad I was aiming for the curb.

Member
6 years 7 months ago

I still have my old faithful wristrocket and have used on the wildlife that raids my garbage.

In response to HansBrix who said:
Had an awesome Wrist Rocket when I was 12. I hurled pebbles, fire crackers, and even grasshoppers.

Thanks to my deadly aim I nailed, I mean NAILED, my parents’ driveway light. Dead center.

Too bad I was aiming for the curb.

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