Maxwell Place Plastic Beach

4/23/2010 Update:

Hooray! Great job Hoboken Grace!

As part of the 1Day Hoboken community volunteer event organized by the Hoboken Grace Community Church last weekend – the polluted Maxwell Place Park was one of the projects on the slate.

They effectively removed most of the unsightly refuse littering the rocks – and beautified Hoboken one notch higher!

SEE WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE BEFORE – AFTER THE JUMP!

3/18/2010:

Storm brings trashy eyesore; who cleans it up?

Hoboken411 reader Chris was enjoying the gorgeous pre-spring day over at the Maxwell Place Park late this morning – when he noticed a ring of garbage surrounding the park.

Cans, bottles, bags, and other refuse created this unsightly situation obviously brought in by our recent storm that flooded Hoboken. The question is – who cleans it up? The city? Toll Brothers? A band of helpful volunteers from the community? You decide.

Speaking of plastic beach, here’s my favorite track from the new Gorillaz album with the same name! (I’m beta testing a new music player today…)

Click to play!: Gorillaz – Stylo

PS – I had to include some shots of the Hoboken411 Mascot Oscar – he insisted!

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15 Comments on "Maxwell Place Plastic Beach"

plywood
Member
plywood

Great to see volunteering at it’s best here.
But there are better charity causes than Toll Brothers.

homeworld
Member

I ran through the park the other day, and the Hoboken Grace Community Church volunteers did an amazing job. Thanks for doing a job that once again the for-profit Tolls Brothers can’t be bothered to do. I hope you sent them the bill.

After all, $6 million of tax money went for them to build the walkway.

snowdays
Member
snowdays

The condo owners at Maxwell Place each pay an additional fee over and above the already exhorbitant Hoboken tax rate to help the city maintain the Maxwell Place Park, even though it is a city owned park. Mayor Zimmer, where is that money going? Are you permitted to siphon it off for other uses?

HOB424
Member
HOB424

They chose to live here. Upon buying a place here they agreed to the fees. If they thought the fees were too high, they had a choice to not buy here.

In response to snowdays who said:
The condo owners at Maxwell Place each pay an additional fee over and above the already exhorbitant Hoboken tax rate to help the city maintain the Maxwell Place Park, even though it is a city owned park. Mayor Zimmer, where is that money going? Are you permitted to siphon it off for other uses?

upyurs
Member
upyurs

Toll Bros. is responsible for the park and the new pier until it is turned over to the city. Since the council has not assumed the park the work that the community did was to cover the cost that Toll would of had to incurr. So they helped Toll. The owners do not pay a fee until the park is turned over to the City from Toll. The fee collected is then to go to the city to be spend on the park. I beleive that is what Truth is mentioning. I got this info from a council member.

In response to snowdays who said:
The condo owners at Maxwell Place each pay an additional fee over and above the already exhorbitant Hoboken tax rate to help the city maintain the Maxwell Place Park, even though it is a city owned park. Mayor Zimmer, where is that money going? Are you permitted to siphon it off for other uses?

truth1
Member
truth1

Responsibility – the ‘Devil’ is in the details…the public offering statement. In general, the owners (represented by the condo assoc.) are responsible for the maintenance of this area. Until, reassigned to the city, that is usually the case. Yes, the private owners are most likely responsible for this area, which as per agreement is open to the public. The Shipyard has a similar arrangement as to the Shipyard park and pier. In addition to being conventional unabated tax payers, the owners pay for public use with a portion of their maintenance fees.

hobposer
Member
hobposer

Garbage on the ground, collapsing piers, bodies in the river, are we in LA?

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