Hobokenpix: Get me outta here!

10/2/2009:

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

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 10/2/2009

You ever just want to be transported somewhere else in an instant? Sometimes when the mud is slinging fast and furious in Hoboken, I wish I could be at some tropical resort, laying in a hammock with a cold drink, a refreshing breeze, white sand and crystal clear water. That’s what I thought when I saw this “teleport” manhole cover uptown.

Then I realized I was still in Hoboken, and this fruity thing didn’t work. Damnit.

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9 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Get me outta here!"

FMTVENG
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I’m guessing like somebody else said it’s got to do w/ the teleport on SI. It could even be dark fiber running out there. There is tons of dark fiber running around JC and some parts of hoboken.

Red Haven
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Red Haven

At the intersection of 18th Street and Marin Blvd in Jersey City (Henderson Street to those of us in Hoboken) there is a Bergen County Municipal manhole cover in the street.

The first time I saw it I wondered if some Hudson County Public Works guy did some midnight manhole shopping in Bergen County so he could pocket the money budgeted for the cover.

I suppose there probably is a better explanation.

plywood
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plywood
escaped68
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That manhole cover may be from the port authority’s teleport in on staten island

plywood
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plywood

Aha! Boosted manhole covers! Then where were the funds allotted for this manhole cover redirected? Is there a Hoboken manhole cover in the yard of a Jersey shore house somewhere?

In response to escaped68 who said:
That manhole cover may be from the port authority’s teleport in on staten island

hobposer
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hobposer

Lansing, Michigan recently had the same problem, someone went all over the city and stole the manhole covers and sold them to a scrap yard, overnight the city was missing 84 manhole covers. Boone’s Farm Wine bottles were also recovered in droves.

In response to plywood who said:
Aha! Boosted manhole covers! Then where were the funds allotted for this manhole cover redirected? Is there a Hoboken manhole cover in the yard of a Jersey shore house somewhere?

plywood
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plywood

Looks rusty. Probably needs some “routine” maintenance.

Either that or Carrot-top disintegrated on it during the last use. Abort mission.

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