Snowy Hoboken February

2/26/2010 Photo Update:

Beautiful, but messy

Here’s a few dozen photos from Hoboken411 readers: Scott, Howard, Hobokengirl, Sara, Brad, and an uncredited Verizon cell user.

Thanks for the shots, and keep ’em coming!

(sorry I didn’t have time to add the names to each photo since these were batch edited…)

SEE PREVIOUS UPDATES AFTER THE JUMP…

2/25/2010 Photo Update:

Some nice Hoboken Snow Shots from readers Eric and Brian.. thanks, guys!

2/24/2010 Evening Update:

City releases such “valuable” snow information

The Hoboken city web page has a “Weather Advisory” chock full of “important” information.

Such as the Winter Storm Warning – with the wrong dates.

And my favorite: $101.00 per day Hoboken parking specials!!
What? As you can read below (or click the image for a larger version) – that the city is SO GRACIOUS to offer “overnight” parking at $5.00 on Thursday and Friday nights – but only from 8pm to 8am. Otherwise, it’s $8.00 per hour during the day ($96.00 total). In other words DON’T BOTHER. Go to any other garage where it’s about $30/day for parking, and you don’t have to DRIVE BACK IN THE TREACHEROUS SNOW to save your money. What happened to the free parking? Oh yeah, that was during election season. True colors, baby, true colors!

2/24/2010:

Wicked weather coming tomorrow – for someone!

No matter where it strikes – the northeast is in store for a massive, widespread nasty weather event starting tomorrow into the weekend.

Last time I checked, it seems that “ground zero” for the most amount of snow and blizzard conditions is going to be interior sections of the NYC Tri-state area. You can see what Accuweather.com Meteorologist Henry Margusity said about it yesterday at 12 noon “worst of the season…” (he later shifted his forecast.)

Additionally – Accuweather.com meteorologist Joe Bastardi said the following yesterday at 5pm: “This is a dangerous event setting up. The threat of a rogue storm making LANDFALL from the southeast on Long Island or around NYC and then turning west into northern pa and southern New York is something that any weather nut should remember for the rest of their life. I really am having trouble describing what we are going to see. Meteorologicaly, this is absolutely awesome… You are about to watch history.. one for the ages. Get ready in the target areas, but marvel at what the weather can do.”

Currently, many forecasters are tossing around a number that the NYC area may be in store for up to 6-12″ of snow (and weather nuts think 18″ or more) – which of course depends on if we get rain or sleet, and the exact track of the storm system. Maybe lots more – or much less…

Stay tuned for the latest reports – as these predictions become more accurate the closer we get. Take the poll below!

If we get a “big daddy” of a storm – send your Hoboken snow photos in!

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28 Comments on "Snowy Hoboken February"

escaped68
Member

I give them the benefit of doubt because I worked for a agency that was involved in snow removal and I hated it and the people I worked with refered it as blood money. I don’t know if the hoboken dpw even has a snow plan I assume they do. If a city goes into the snow season without some sort of plan it will be a giant clusterf**k. The 12hr on and 12hr off is the standard in any snow plan,you can’t expect any level of work by working the operators longer shifts. You might pay them around the clock but to push them more then 12 hrs can be dangerous.

BarbaraR56
Member
BarbaraR56

In reference to the “Pay for Play” contract awarded to an attorney who is connected to Councilman Bhalla, so what else is new? Politics hasn’t changed in Hoboken and never will. So I think I would advise all those “reformers” to stop criticizing the former administrations (though corruption is intolerable) your choice is doing exactly the same thing, only more overtly!

wiskeytango1
Member
wiskeytango1

barbara remember this,same circus different clowns..

In response to BarbaraR56 who said:
In reference to the “Pay for Play” contract awarded to an attorney who is connected to Councilman Bhalla, so what else is new? Politics hasn’t changed in Hoboken and never will. So I think I would advise all those “reformers” to stop criticizing the former administrations (though corruption is intolerable) your choice is doing exactly the same thing, only more overtly!

mooshu
Member
mooshu

It’s days like today in which I become fully aware of the kind of infrastructure we live on, especially after walking into dozens of shit-slush rivers all afternoon.

So, on what shall we waste our money next, City Hall?

a_siren
Member

It is 4:30pm, and although most business owners seem to be doing a good job at keeping the sidewalk clear in front of their establishment, a few have not. Sleepy’s and The Taco Truck were a couple that I noticed that had dangerous sidewalk conditions. It’s a hazard and a shame, and reflects poorly on the business.

mcgato
Member
mcgato

Good news, a plow came by and cleared the corner as it should have been done at about 9 this morning.

Litteredboken
Member
Litteredboken

The city is probably still paying the trash can men today, too, so they shouldn’t they be out shoveling instead? Plowing can be done with some finesse, no?

In response to mcgato who said:
Good news, a plow came by and cleared the corner as it should have been done at about 9 this morning.

escaped68
Member

The DPW has a snow plan that they work with. It calls for all personnel to put into 2 crews that work 12 hour shifts during the snow emergency. There are different scales of snow operations that might allow for a reduction in the amount of people needed. When the snow reaches a certain level contractors are called in to assist in the operation led by town DPW people. Now, this is how most towms operate and I assume hoboken has a similar plan of action in place.

In response to Litteredboken who said:
The city is probably still paying the trash can men today, too, so they shouldn’t they be out shoveling instead? Plowing can be done with some finesse, no?

Litteredboken
Member
Litteredboken

All due respect, why do think Hoboken operates like any other city? Seriously. No sarcasm intended. Yet. And I will be happy to call city hall on Monday to find out their official plan of action, but am wondering what you know that is prompting you to give them the benefit of the doubt.

In response to escaped68 who said:
The DPW has a snow plan that they work with. It calls for all personnel to put into 2 crews that work 12 hour shifts during the snow emergency. There are different scales of snow operations that might allow for a reduction in the amount of people needed. When the snow reaches a certain level contractors are called in to assist in the operation led by town DPW people. Now, this is how most towms operate and I assume hoboken has a similar plan of action in place.

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