Hobokenpix: Unused Open Space

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

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 6/6/2009

A phrase you often hear in Hoboken is “we need more open space!”

“Frustrated” residents bitch about it, politicians use it in their campaign fliers, and so on. However, it makes you wonder why a beautiful area of plush grass uptown went completely unused at the peak of the day. Over by Harborside Lofts (15th & Park) – the new park area there was a ghost land today, while other parks had a respectable amount of people.

Are some folks just too lazy to walk or ride their bikes to these freely available spaces?

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13 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Unused Open Space"

mooshu
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mooshu

So when are we hanging out there, guys?

strand tramp
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strand tramp

you may note that dog owners walk their dogs on the grass there also. kinda sick.

HOB424
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HOB424

If you want to have a grass space for your dog to play, you can move to the suburbs, get a big lot with a large grass filled yard. Kids have more of a right to outdoor space without picking up germs that a dog mess can leave. go to the dog run

bmacqueens
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Further to before … now for some fun with math. Let’s estimate … How many dogs in this town? One per twenty people sounds plausible. 33,000 people / 20 = 1650 dogs. 1650 x 2 craps per day x 365 days per year = 1,204,500 dog craps on the streets of this town per year. Let’s estimate that only 1/10th of these are left behind. Everybody’s a good owner but 1/10th of the time the dog catches them without a bag or goes twice on the same run but the owner tossed the bag for the first one. That’s 120,450 dog craps left on the ground, despite owners being good. Now, this town is roughly 1 mile square, but it would appear that about 90 percent of the space of a block is actually developed. So, make that 5280 x 5280 feet = 27,878,400 square feet in this town, reduced to 2,787,840 feet of sidewalk, grass land, etc. 2787840 / 120450 = 23 square feet per dog crap left behind. Sounds pretty big, right? Nope. That’s one piece of dog crap left behind for every square of open space in this town that is 4.8 feet on a side. Every two paces of your walk down Washington Street, you are now stepping into a new block of space for an allocated crap. But … dogs don’t tend to crap in the middle of the sidewalk. They tend to do it on grass when they can, so concentrate that 23 sqft… Read more »
escaped68
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You have too much time on your hands. In response to bmacqueens who said: Further to before … now for some fun with math. Let’s estimate … How many dogs in this town? One per twenty people sounds plausible. 33,000 people / 20 = 1650 dogs. 1650 x 2 craps per day x 365 days per year = 1,204,500 dog craps on the streets of this town per year. Let’s estimate that only 1/10th of these are left behind. Everybody’s a good owner but 1/10th of the time the dog catches them without a bag or goes twice on the same run but the owner tossed the bag for the first one. That’s 120,450 dog craps left on the ground, despite owners being good. Now, this town is roughly 1 mile square, but it would appear that about 90 percent of the space of a block is actually developed. So, make that 5280 x 5280 feet = 27,878,400 square feet in this town, reduced to 2,787,840 feet of sidewalk, grass land, etc. 2787840 / 120450 = 23 square feet per dog crap left behind. Sounds pretty big, right? Nope. That’s one piece of dog crap left behind for every square of open space in this town that is 4.8 feet on a side. Every two paces of your walk down Washington Street, you are now stepping into a new block of space for an allocated crap. But … dogs don’t tend to crap in the middle of the sidewalk. They… Read more »
HobokenHusky
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HobokenHusky

Speaking of Crap in Open Spaces, has any one noticed the amount of geese waste that ha inundated the Maxwell waterfront park, wow. There is no where to lay down in the grass due to the waste.

In response to escaped68 who said:
You have too much time on your hands.

ntableman
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ntableman

I find it offensive that Children are allowed to play on that patch of grass and my dog is not. The unruly spoiled savages of this neighborhood leave all kind of trash and crap in there that my dog is always sniffing out.

So you guessed it, I take my dog in there and play with her…but I also do not let her “go” in there, avoiding this by walking her around for 30 min or so before hand.

You kids suck and leave crap all over, so does my dog. We all have to learn to share.

bmacqueens
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My kid does not leave crap in there. Your dog does (or somewhere neary). My kid leaves crap in a toilet. Your dog leaves crap on the ground. (At least you sound like the type who will pick it up, which is better than many in this town.) Most people who have dogs and leave the crap around on public grass are the same kind of morons who are also too stupid to give their dog regular worm medicine, which means that someone else’s dog, or kid, is now at risk of getting the same worms, which sprout from tiny, tiny little eggs that you can’t see but can infest the soil in the area. Dog crap = probability of nematode eggs in the soil ==> other peoples’ dogs (and sometimes kids) getting worms. And, it’s not just the little nose pickers who can get the worms. Teens/Adults playing flag football or tackle ball or just lying out sunning themselves, go home, snarf a quick snack before getting cleaned up = worms. Yeah, sounds weird. Bizarre. Welcome to the Wonderful World of Science, which doesn’t care about your opinion or how old you are. it simply desires a new host for the next generation of worms to infest, and then get crapped out again. Our grandparents so thoroughly eliminated these problems that the carefree ways of the current generation are bringing them back. (Forget the past, doomed to repeat it …) Don’t believe me? Go Google raccoon + worm +… Read more »
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