Hobokenpix: Mickey Christmas!

12/3/2009:

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

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 12/3/2009

You can count on the corner of 12th and Hudson to always have some kind of inflatable Holiday decorations. In this case, it’s a Christmas scene, with Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse as the headline act. You can barely make out Santa on the right side (he only got a supporting role in this…)

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7 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Mickey Christmas!"

gaybokenguy
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gaybokenguy

Probably more of a rant, but, this is my 4th holiday season in Hoboken and the city for the 4th time has put up those pathetic “lighted” wreaths on the light poles on Washington. They are all missing or have up to half of the lights burned out. I can only imagine for how many years before this it has looked this way.

Maybe the Chamber of Commerce or Business Guild can get merchants on Washington to pony up $50 each and invest in some classier working decorations or pay $20 bucks and sometime between January and October, have new bulbs replaced on the existing ones.

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

I understand exactly what you mean. It is kind of sad to see these lights and still have it look like gloom. Makes my mind wander to happier times when Washington Street had lights strung from one side of the street to the other with colorful displays. They couldn’t do it now even if they wanted to since telephone poles no longer exist on Washington and the existing light poles are too short. First street was also a big shopping district and lights were also strung there. Also, I think the white lights now on Washington should be replaced with colored bulbs that add to the season.

In response to gaybokenguy who said:
Probably more of a rant, but, this is my 4th holiday season in Hoboken and the city for the 4th time has put up those pathetic “lighted” wreaths on the light poles on Washington. They are all missing or have up to half of the lights burned out. I can only imagine for how many years before this it has looked this way.

Maybe the Chamber of Commerce or Business Guild can get merchants on Washington to pony up $50 each and invest in some classier working decorations or pay $20 bucks and sometime between January and October, have new bulbs replaced on the existing ones.

plywood
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plywood

Agreed. The fact remains however, in 20 years, now will be considered “the good old days”.

In response to whineanddineinhob who said:
I understand exactly what you mean. It is kind of sad to see these lights and still have it look like gloom. Makes my mind wander to happier times when Washington Street had lights strung from one side of the street to the other with colorful displays. They couldn’t do it now even if they wanted to since telephone poles no longer exist on Washington and the existing light poles are too short. First street was also a big shopping district and lights were also strung there. Also, I think the white lights now on Washington should be replaced with colored bulbs that add to the season.

whineanddineinhob
Member
whineanddineinhob

Are you kidding me? A lot of the air heads that live and flock in this city now won’t even remember where they were 20 years from now!

In response to plywood who said:
Agreed. The fact remains however, in 20 years, now will be considered “the good old days”.

plywood
Member
plywood

You’re too much! I like that even better than your line about Coney Island!

In response to whineanddineinhob who said:
Are you kidding me? A lot of the air heads that live and flock in this city now won’t even remember where they were 20 years from now!

emarche
Member

Hey I’m just glad there’s something – anything – up. In my hometown (in NJ) there was a HUGE stink about xmas decorations going up because it was ‘forcing others to partake in a holiday unrelated to their religious beliefs’. I think that was the official excuse. Disgusting. Over Thanksgiving I was out in PA and one night drove through the downtown area of a small town – it was incredible. All lit up. Looked beautiful. They obviously take pride in their town and the spirit of the holiday season.

In response to gaybokenguy who said:
Probably more of a rant, but, this is my 4th holiday season in Hoboken and the city for the 4th time has put up those pathetic “lighted” wreaths on the light poles on Washington. They are all missing or have up to half of the lights burned out. I can only imagine for how many years before this it has looked this way.

Maybe the Chamber of Commerce or Business Guild can get merchants on Washington to pony up $50 each and invest in some classier working decorations or pay $20 bucks and sometime between January and October, have new bulbs replaced on the existing ones.

mooshu
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mooshu

Yah, 12th street is really festive.

Mickey looks like he ate something he’s allergic to…

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