4th of July Preparations
Hoboken is getting ready for tomorrow’s epic Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular…
Over at Maxwell Place – city workers were putting up orange fencing around the perimeter – as a reminder that no onlookers should cross and watch the fireworks from the dangerous and unstable rocks that line the park.
I spoke with OEM Director Joel Mestre – and he pointed out that visitors are allowed to bring chairs, blankets – even coolers with beverages and food. However, they are not allowing BBQing or Hibachi grills. NO PUBLIC ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ALLOWED! (see “Zero Tolerance Policy” for more details…)
Additionally, he said that about 30 (thirty) Port-O-Johnnie’s were brought in and will be lined up along the waterfront. Which only makes me wonder why there are no public bathrooms along the river between 15th Street to Sinatra Park? Other than Elysian Park and kind local businesses – you need a bladder of steel if you want to spend an extended amount of time outside.
First Aid Stations
Over on 14th and Sinatra – some first aid tents are now setup, along with a cooling station.
No 14th Street Pier Access!
Another thing to note is – since Applied Company owns both 14th Street Piers – I heard they have decided to close them to the public in lieu of private functions. So keep that in mind!
These traffic message boards have been placed at strategic locations throughout the city:
Hope you all enjoy your 4th!