Dumpy Sidewalks!

9/7/2009:

Not squeaky clean, that’s for sure

I found this slice of Hoboken somewhat comical.

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A stretch of sidewalk on Washington between 11th and 12th is quite dumpy. The walkway is stained with garbage juice – and there must be at least 1,000 squished pieces of gum.

One business owner (or resident) is upset about it – and created this “waterproof” sign to place on the light pole (which is dumpy looking in itself). Apparently, they’re angry that one of these businesses (I’m assuming it’s Molfetta Pizza) puts their refuse on the sidewalk each evening to be picked up by the garbage men. This is a standard practice in Hoboken, and I’m not sure there’s any way around it.

Do you have any suggestions for this person?

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12 Comments on "Dumpy Sidewalks!"

YipYap
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Check out this nifty little sidewalk cleaning machine used in Montreal and other cities, it would have no problem navigating Hoboken’s sidewalks.

http://www.madvac.com/content/cn200_compact_sweeper.php

Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor

Is that really gum? I find it hard to believe that that many pieces of gum have been spit out on the ground. I think its more of a dirt/oil build up…

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

Used to be a garbage can there, so people walking by would just toss their gum in the general vicinity of the can and then it melts onto the concrete. Seems to be the general idea around town…just throw your garbage towards the can, but not in it.

In response to Biffy B For Mayor who said:
Is that really gum? I find it hard to believe that that many pieces of gum have been spit out on the ground. I think its more of a dirt/oil build up…

hobposer
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hobposer

I just learned recently that if you dispose of cardboard boxes in front of your home, you will be issued a summons if they are not broken down? It is a $45 ticket. Is that an ordinance or was someone screwed somehow?

plywood
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plywood

Something is up over the last few months over at sanitation. Sketchy interpretations of laws when issuing of summonses is getting very extensive and loopy. Mostly being sent through mail off tax records, so rarely do you see it coming.

In response to midtownauthentic who said:
I just learned recently that if you dispose of cardboard boxes in front of your home, you will be issued a summons if they are not broken down? It is a $45 ticket. Is that an ordinance or was someone screwed somehow?

mcspacebar
Member

According to the Hoboken recycles handout:
corrugated cardboard and thin cardboard boxes must be flattened and tied in bundles no more than 12 inches high. do not use tape.
Standard stuff really.
of course, I’m the only one in my building that does it right.
the rest just chuck their boxes etc out with the other garbage and can’t even seem to grasp the concept of the recycling garbage cans(blue) vs. the regular ones.
Duh!

In response to midtownauthentic who said:
I just learned recently that if you dispose of cardboard boxes in front of your home, you will be issued a summons if they are not broken down? It is a $45 ticket. Is that an ordinance or was someone screwed somehow?

homeworld
Member

Cardboard boxes are only supposed to be put out on Thursdays.

In response to mcspacebar who said:
According to the Hoboken recycles handout:
corrugated cardboard and thin cardboard boxes must be flattened and tied in bundles no more than 12 inches high. do not use tape.
Standard stuff really.
of course, I’m the only one in my building that does it right.
the rest just chuck their boxes etc out with the other garbage and can’t even seem to grasp the concept of the recycling garbage cans(blue) vs. the regular ones.
Duh!

plywood
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plywood

you are right for residential but businesses have much more paper/cardboard p/u:

hobokennj.org/departments/environmental-services/recycling-garbage/

In response to homeworld who said:
Cardboard boxes are only supposed to be put out on Thursdays.

bmacqueens
Member

In the French Quarter of New Orleans, when I visited a long time ago, the entire area would scrub the sidewalks with soapy water and give it a hosedown, every morning.

This would be a excellent idea for Washington Street in Hoboken. Of course, it’ll never happen because the population here is extraordinarily degenerate on a per capita basis, but it’s an idea nonetheless.

Or we could simply continue to wallow in filth around here like a stockyard pigsty. Take your pick.

JJB
Member

I was just in New Orleans last month and they still do that.

In response to bmacqueens who said:
In the French Quarter of New Orleans, when I visited a long time ago, the entire area would scrub the sidewalks with soapy water and give it a hosedown, every morning.

This would be a excellent idea for Washington Street in Hoboken. Of course, it’ll never happen because the population here is extraordinarily degenerate on a per capita basis, but it’s an idea nonetheless.

Or we could simply continue to wallow in filth around here like a stockyard pigsty. Take your pick.

Furey
Member

I’m all for that, our sidewalk owners are very irresponsible when it comes to snow removal and keeping them tidy.

In response to JJB who said:
I was just in New Orleans last month and they still do that.

legendkiller
Member

looks like a garbage can might have sat right on those brick pavers.

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