11th and Hudson a bad intersection?

12/18/2009:

Wow, priorities change in a jiffy!

If you were one of the few people that gave two craps about the Hoboken City Council meeting earlier this week – you might have noticed an interesting speaker.
Hoboken resident Richard Pasquarelli holds a traffic signal protest at City Hall

Almost exactly one year ago today, Hoboken resident Mr. Richard Pasquarelli was essentially the lead spokesperson for a group of citizens who stormed city hall with signs and megaphones demanding that taxes get cut, and properties get re-valued in order to reduce the “unfair” disparity that currently exists between property taxpayers.

Now that the myriad of elections are over, and a “new” adminstration is in place – with no substantial tax cuts or property revals in sight – Pasquarelli has curiously changed his mission objective!

Revolt against BAD stop lights!

Well, at this week’s Council Meeting, Pasquarelli took the time to stay late into the night to speak about the 5-way intersection at 11th and Hudson Street / Sinatra Drive. Furious about how short the green light was.
11th and Hudson Streets Hoboken NJ Intersection Richard Pasquarelli City Council Tax Revolt Property Revaluation

In fairness, I’ve been stuck at this light a couple times, but not enough to motivate me to go to city hall – maybe he’s just getting his fix of city politics any way possible. I’d imagine a banana peel on the sidewalk will be the next item on the agenda. Also, I’ve spoken to Richard, and it seems that (from my perspective) that he was “all politicked out” and essentially threw in the towel regarding the taxes and revaluation. However, it seemed a bit against the grain that he gave up on that, but had the energy to gripe about a traffic signal.

Whatever. Do you have issues with the 11th Street traffic light?

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25 Comments on "11th and Hudson a bad intersection?"


homeworld
Member
6 years 6 months ago

There were multiple proposals for the Maxwell Coffee factory only a few years ago that involved reconstruction of that intersection. The city decided upon the one that actually made it worse, by adding two more directions of traffic to flow into and out of the intersection.

YipYap
Member
6 years 6 months ago

This group reminds me of the anti war protesters who were rallying continually for years in NY and DC,some of whom compared GWB to Hitler. After Obama got elected they simply stopped protesting, after all he was their candidate so how could they protest against him?

Similar rhyme here with the Hoboken Revolt Group, they cannot protest against their candidate that would make them look like fools and I don’t think their egos can tolerate that.

Watchmaker
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Watchmaker
6 years 6 months ago

You got it Yippy! 100%!

In response to YipYap who said:
This group reminds me of the anti war protesters who were rallying continually for years in NY and DC,some of whom compared GWB to Hitler. After Obama got elected they simply stopped protesting, after all he was their candidate so how could they protest against him?

Similar rhyme here with the Hoboken Revolt Group, they cannot protest against their candidate that would make them look like fools and I don’t think their egos can tolerate that.

krewedetat
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krewedetat
6 years 6 months ago
Re post #16: Rich, no one is saying you are not involved. You are the subject of this post precisely because you are in a leadership position of a group that a year ago put itself in the forefront of an issue that rose to top priority when local taxes went up by 47% — that’s why you had a couple of hundred people with you in front of city hall protesting in the cold. We may agree with you that the 11th and Hudson intersection needs to be improved (I certainly do) but 411 and posters on this thread… Read more »
Watchmaker
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Watchmaker
6 years 6 months ago

Oups my bad: the last line of my previous post should read

Based on this, seven out of nine members of the City Council and Mayor Zimmer have little or no incentive to go through with the re-val.

Oh and BTW, I actually agree with Mr. Pasquarelli that the traffic light at 11th and Hudson sucks. 🙂

truth1
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truth1
6 years 6 months ago
re: 18.upyurs – Trasente just does Judy’s bidding. This is Judy’s budget and Judy is still in charge. We cannot recoup much from this budget since it will be approx. 70 spent. As newly appointed councilman Lenz said, this is a starting point or baseline. I believe that Trasente only had approx. 2 years at the Dept. of Community Affairs and is not the most experienced in his field. When this budget is approved along with a plan submitted to the Local Finance Board…then our elected representatives can have the authority to do what’s best for Hoboken. Of course, is… Read more »
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