“We want Sinatra Field back!!”

1/22/2010:

Many Hoboken residents and parents are miffed that the Sinatra Park Soccer field is still closed since the pier collapse last year.

Hoboken411 reader Arron shares his feelings with you.

Hoboken residents are angry that Sinatra Park soccer field is closed still January 2010

He hearts the Sinatra Park Soccer Field…

“I LOVE Hoboken’s Sinatra Soccer field ! Love it, and so do so many others that I know. During the summer we were all in the 6 v 6 league dreaming about 11 v 11 what all soccer players truly love. When the field started falling into the Hudson and then closed Men, Women, Boys, and Girls in Hoboken, and JC were left devastated. Are we going to get the field back in the spring??

All we have is this field in Hoboken but that’s another issue. We will all have to spend more money on other towns leagues and facilities.

Sinatra field is loved by so many people it must be back soon, its so important to Hoboken’ers!

Thank you,
Arron

How long do you think this “waterfront debacle” will continue?
Will it affect tax-payers? Will they never fix it?

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12 Comments on "“We want Sinatra Field back!!”"

ohnoivotedforher
Member
ohnoivotedforher

I know this is a bigger job than replacing toxic field turf, but at least the previous administration did something.

What is going on here? Who is running the city? or should I say bicycling the city.

Seems like Dawn has no one who owes her any favors. The field is one of the jewels for children and adults alike.

At this point our roving Hoboken Reporter Tim Carroll should be giving us weekly updates.

Everyone is silent on this deal. Just let the public know what is going on, I believe this is all we are asking.

truth1
Member
truth1

Now that he is a private citizen, perhaps former Gov. Corzine might help his home town with helping to get this field safe to be used again?

jazzeru
Member
jazzeru

our town is facing a gaping financial hole that will only grow worse. this field will not be fixed anytime soon by our pathetic local govt, its only hope is private sector funding.

if you want to see real pier repair just head on down to the old ferry terminals at the end of newark street, they’ve got a big project going on to shore up the foundation there undoubtedly funded by NJT.

Watchmaker
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Watchmaker

Just for reference: the cost of fixing this field in the long run — that is, not patching it, but really fixing it — should be comparable to that of Pier C, i.e., some 30m.

If the city bonds for it, as the current Council president suggests, we’re talking serious tax increase — so long as the field is publicly funded that is. 🙂

In response to jazzeru who said:
our town is facing a gaping financial hole that will only grow worse. this field will not be fixed anytime soon by our pathetic local govt, its only hope is private sector funding.

if you want to see real pier repair just head on down to the old ferry terminals at the end of newark street, they’ve got a big project going on to shore up the foundation there undoubtedly funded by NJT.

plywood
Member
plywood

That having been said, what is the “real dollar” penalty to leaving this field closed for 5 years and waiting for the city to at least somewhat re-capitalize?

That’s your cue, nay-sayers.

In response to Watchmaker who said:
Just for reference: the cost of fixing this field in the long run — that is, not patching it, but really fixing it — should be comparable to that of Pier C, i.e., some 30m.

If the city bonds for it, as the current Council president suggests, we’re talking serious tax increase — so long as the field is publicly funded that is. 🙂

upyurs
Member
upyurs

Aaron
The issue is the BUDGET, it has been the issue since we received the 47% increase. If you look at this year’s budget there is only $350,000 in capital budget. That would mean we have to go out and bond for the repair of the park field and the pier along Sintra Drive. Which means more borrowing and if Governor Christie dosen’t give us the money for the hospital we get hit with $52 million in bonds. You should also be aware that the city has a bond coming due this June that Ms Castellano at the last few meetings has been asking about for the municipal garage. I inquired about this and it appears the purchaser of the garage wants the space. If we have no place for a garage since the Mayor has not purchased and land we have come up with some $20 million Where does that money come from? Borrow again You see that is why no one talks about the field at Sinatra Park.

DEADMAU5
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DEADMAU5

Green shoelaces?

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