Reader Mail: Worst Street Conditions
Hoboken411 reader Jonathan expresses concern about one of the numerous dumpy areas of the city – which are continually in a state of disarray!
The City is neglected in many areas!
“I am writing you today in regards to an area of severely unsafe sidewalk.
It’s 14th St. between Clinton & Grand on the north side of the viaduct. The sidewalk is in disrepair with various broken pieces, areas of upheaval and pockets, not to mention the garbage that is constantly strewn. When it rains a lot (like this week), much of the sidewalk is flooded with puddles and unwalkable. When it rains/snows in the winter and the water freezes it is dangerous because it is mostly ice.
With the opening of the new theatre and increased traffic flow, there is bound to be slips and falls with numerous injuries. The 14th St. roadway in that span is also in horrendous shape and floods to the point of being a pond. The very first time in over a year I’ve seen street cleaning down that street was last week and that’s only because the theatre opened.
I’m writing you because I’ve already written to the city twice and have had no response. I’m sorry I don’t have pictures, but just head down to that area and you’ll see it. Any publicity on this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and keep up the good work!”