Hobokenpix: Damaged City Property

1/18/2010:

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

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 1/18/2010

Today’s Hoboken411 Photo of the Day is an interesting piece of damage at the Elysian Park Dog Run (11th and Hudson).

Seems like something struck the fence around the dog run with some force – causing several fence posts to bend. To me, it must have been a vehicle of some kind (most likely the truck that plows the sidewalk when it snows). Not damaged to the point where there’s a “prison break” possibility at the park – but unattractive and a potential hazard at some point in the future. My questions are:

  • How is damage like this handled within the city? Who pays? Out of the budget, or does this qualify for insurance?
  • Who fixes it? In-house employees, or is it contracted out to a vendor?
  • Does damage like this even get tended to? Or do they wait until a kid slashes his jugular falling into the shards of sharp metal?

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6 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Damaged City Property"

plywood
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plywood

“…. and I don’t know what your problem is, those stains were on the elevator carpet the day I moved in.”

plywood
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plywood

PS: He answers to “Cuddles”. They have a lot of bad press but they are really beautiful and great pets when properly trained.

nacholibre
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nacholibre

“I swear he’s under 20 lbs and my neighbors at the Tea Bldg won’t even know he’s there.”

In response to plywood who said:
PS: He answers to “Cuddles”. They have a lot of bad press but they are really beautiful and great pets when properly trained.

plywood
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plywood

While everyone is making jokes my Chupacabra hasn’t had his hypertension medication in 3 days and has probably caught pneumonia!

nacholibre
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nacholibre

More importantly, what creature escaped from the dog run?

Thomas Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson

It seems that the town’s government is aware of a problem and has already done something: Note the wire mesh on the dog run side of the fence.

From the looks of it, the question is not what creature escaped from the dog run, but what kind of toddler tried to break into the dog run.

In response to nacholibre who said:
More importantly, what creature escaped from the dog run?

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