Hazardous Hoboken Space!

4/26/2010 Update:

Yeah, maybe it’s not such a good idea!

Back in February – I asked an innocent question as to why this “supposedly” nice plot of grass wasn’t available for public use. Well, after a spring rain storm – we had mudslides and boulders falling down. So perhaps it should remain fenced off, and just be a nice green site for us to view from afar. Have a great day!

2/1/2010:

Why can’t this be used for something?

You ever walk by that grassy area on the east side of Hudson between 8th and 7th? Even though it belongs to Stevens Institute, do you ever wonder why it’s fenced off with all that “luscious green” on the other side?

It may only be a 10th of an acre – but 4000+ sq. ft. of open space is still more than we’re getting anywhere else in Hoboken. And with some negative stories about Stevens recently, it might give them some good P.R. if they could open that space up for residents to use (for a picnic, dogs, to play ball with junior, etc.)

Then again, it may be fenced off for a reason (cars or boulders may plummet down the hill?) – who knows. But it’s a shame one way or another…

Unclaimed Open Space at Stevens Institute Hudson Street Hoboken NJ

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26 Comments on "Hazardous Hoboken Space!"

YipYap
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H411 did a story a while back on Hoboken Henry our very own Groundhog.

link —> http://hoboken411.com/archives/5874

YipYap
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Our very own Groundhog Hoboken Henry lives there. Many times I have seen him sunning himself on that patch of grass blissfully aware that the dogs could not get through the fence to attack him.

NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised

That’s awesome. That’d make a great H411 readerpic if you could capture it. This plus the area in front of Davidson Lab, must make this a great block for groundhogs, squirrels, etc. to sit back and relax.

In response to YipYap who said:
Our very own Groundhog Hoboken Henry lives there. Many times I have seen him sunning himself on that patch of grass blissfully aware that the dogs could not get through the fence to attack him.

chumchudder
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chumchudder

Gee, I guess seeing a little grass sucks. Maybe they can turn it into a dog run for you big man.

NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised

Yes, we figured that out eventually. It was like an adventure for us looking all over for this mysterious place, thinking there’d be a sign, a skeleton or something. We were very young and thought we were the Goonies. I lived on 10th street when I went to school there, so I’d often walk down that hill when I was done for the week after checking my mail at the Howe Center. What a view. Thanks anyway.

10th
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10th

This is one of the funniest blog entries I’ve seen yet.

“wasted open space…”

“at least I come up with ideas” Love it!

Thanks. Now I have to clean coffee off of my monitor.

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