Hobokenpix: Unkempt Sidewalks

10:30PM UPDATE:

City on it…

Hoboken city employee Rocco Riccardi wrote in saying that they’ve been on the property owners and have issued summonses. He also added that they’re on top of things, but that the city is short-handed and can’t be in all places at all times.

I suppose it’s the not highest priority by any means – but appreciated the update nonetheless.

10/13/2009:

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

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 10/13/2009

Sure – some parts of Hoboken may not be very populated – but does that mean that the property owner should not be responsible for maintaining a safe right of passage for any pedestrian (homeless or otherwise) to be able to walk through?

This stretch of sidewalk near the Universal Folding Box Company on Madison Street between 12th and 13th is a horrible mess, forcing people to walk in the street of this fairly high-trafficked road near the ShopRite Supermarket.

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7 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Unkempt Sidewalks"

Furey
Member

Can we ask Rocco to take a look at the sidewalk on Clinton between Newark and 1st and on 1st between Clinton and Willow near the new construction at the Jefferson Trust Bank. Not as bad as this picture, but could use some mowing.

MidnightRacer
Member

Whenever I drink my cawfee on umkempt sidewalks, I get very much verklempt.

skippy
Member
skippy

I’d like to see the city ask PSEG clean up the sidewalks around their substation near the 2nd street light rail. There is trash there and overgrown weeds so high it is as tall as the roof of the car parked next to it.

People need to stop littering and take pride in their neighborhood.

mooshu
Member
mooshu

I kinda like this naturey look :).

Litteredboken
Member
Litteredboken

God forbid the city wants to make money off of tickets. I really wish citizens would get the right to enforce laws. It seems so passive, and is so frustrating, that we agree to give power to a handful of people who may or may not wish to do anything about a problem we all agree is a problem.

homeworld
Member

A commercial property on my street was so overgrown after an entire summer of neglect that the sidewalk had become impassable.

I sent a certified letter to the property owner and CCed one of the Environmental Service inspectors. The offending property was fixed within a week and has been properly maintained since.

In response to Litteredboken who said:
God forbid the city wants to make money off of tickets. I really wish citizens would get the right to enforce laws. It seems so passive, and is so frustrating, that we agree to give power to a handful of people who may or may not wish to do anything about a problem we all agree is a problem.

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