Hoboken is far from perfect…

5/13/2010:

The Truth always trumps a Phony Façade!

Publications about Hoboken (or any other city for that matter) should never exclusively contain bogus good news nuggets, phony reviews, and blatant advertorials. 99% of the people see right through them – and quickly disregard as an unreliable source of accurate information.

With that being said, I’m sorry to say that many Hoboken residents are dissatisfied with the conditions of various parts of the city. They’re sick of hand-crafted press releases and strategized media manipulation – and want to share with other hard-working dwellers the issues they’re concerned with.

Hoboken still needs a plethora of work.

Many 411 readers sent in gripes yesterday alone, two specific ones I’ll mention today are:

From Rich K.:
“The recession must be over. They’ve started building overpriced, cookie cutter, generic design condos again in Hoboken. Imagine the street theater when the victims new owners find out that the block between Madison, Jefferson, 11th and 12th floods every time it gets foggy, let alone rains! Thanks again for a great site!”

From Nancy:
“If you want to see really horrible roads, look at Adams between 13 and 15th – also Madison in the same areas. Those of us driving over towards the GWB or Lincoln tunnel from that area need water wings and a sky lift to avoid the huge ditches.”

411 Note: You can see pictures that depict some of the problems these residents are talking about above.

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24 Comments on "Hoboken is far from perfect…"

krewedetat
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krewedetat

Yikes, maybe 411 needs to start a new thread on Christie’s visit to Hoboken at our mayor’s invitation.

To bring this thread back on topic, it should be noted that the streets discussed here are all in the NW Redevelopment Zone. The developers of the “cookie cutter” condos were not only uncreative with design, but were negligent in complying with the terms of their designated developer agreement with the city. They are supposed to re-pave the street, and if I’m not mistaken I believe it’s supposed to be done before they are granted a certificate of occupancy.

Obviously the previous administration gave them a free ride, but now the new administration gives them a building permit so the beat goes on.

blahblahblah
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blahblahblah

funny thing is, others commented and cherry picked on what to respond to so they followed the blog. You obviously did not and could not. Start by learning how the 2.5% cap CAN be over stepped. Your another one who jus reads and believes what is on paper. I clearly stated, im in favor of smaller gov, lower taxes etc. Not sure what post you looked at but it obviously wasnt mine. Your a moron and pretty much everyone on here knows it. You keep gambling in AC I am certain you are also hooked on liquor and drugs which explains why your a moron. Folks who gamble also have those two other problems. But you cant help it as you are from the spoon fed mommy and daddy phase. The only way you knew how to handle problems is either scream for mommy or get the fafalean…..I think we know which one you picked. BTW, attended a prestigous catholic school throught my education, because you judge me by the way i blog is just an example of how people like you think, which is shallow….

matt_72
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Actually, I was dealing with family stuff out of town and was relaxing back in my hotel room after a long day of cleaning an apartment that needed to be emptied. Clearly the whole junket comment went over your head. You seem to have this idiotic notion of how finance people get paid and treated that is not at all grounded in reality. I don’t go to AC, I don’t even gamble. Gambling is for idiots that can’t write or think straight. I’ll leave that to people like you. I like stupid people who gamble in AC b/c gambling generates a ton of tax revenue. I call it at a tax on “the stupid”. I bet you pay that tax in spades. And I was not at all spoon fed. I wish I was, because being a spoon fed government worker or retiree that gets to sit around and complain all day sure beats having a paper route, cutting lawns, broiling steaks & all the other assorted jobs I had from Jr. High through grad school. I am proud of the fact that I worked my way to where I am and that I have never had to ask for handouts and lived off of taxpayers either in the form of welfare or as a government worker. Maybe if you were a little more self-sufficient, you wouldn’t have to worry about how much Christie might cut your pay & bennies. It must really suck to know you are completely overpaid… Read more »
blahblahblah
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blahblahblah
Ah Matt…sorry for the delay….just drove back up from my summer home…getting it ready for the season. You were spoon fed, dont be embarrased. I for one been working since I was 16. paid for each and everything I wanted with out asking for mommy and daddy, lived on my own since 20. that parochial education gots me a nice job in down town NY with a nice company. Paid my own rent, shopped for onw food and prepared my own meals with out asking for mommies help. You on the other hand at that age was still asking mommy to clean your bung hole after doo doo. NJ is under funded cause of greedy politicans and nothing else. I want smalled government but why would I pay the same or more for less service. You keep using the private sector pay when you compare to public. I suggest you do some research. Back in December, the study released showed NJ private sector making twice the amount then public. I am all for it, lets double the pay for public sector workers. I dont give two shits what Christie does cause I know his reckless acts will hurt all Jerseyans. My property taxes will go up again, the school system will tank cause he wants charter schools and the bottom line is, he pissed most of the legislature off, I doubt any real reform will get through. You jump for joy and sip cheap liquor cause you think he is… Read more »
matt_72
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Blah – clearly none of my tax dollars went to teachers who could either get you to think straight or to write a coherent paragraph. Another source of waste in the system……….lets fire whomever taught you in K-12. Please keep posting. With folks like you posting to promote the waste, fraud & abuse, folks like me don’t need to attack it. You are probably our best weapon against the status quo. That might be why some current and former city workers have told you to STFU on at least 1 other website.

And news flash – if he caps taxes at a 2.5% growth rate, it makes it near impossible for the municipalities to raise taxes beyond that point. I know this is pretty complicated for simple folk like you, but that is the entire purpose of capping taxes. I’d comment on the rest but I really hate beating up on folks who have the mental and emotional maturity of a toddler. Please get a real adult to re-write your post and I’ll happily respond after my limo picks me up and drops me off at home from my gambling junket in AC. I’d bet the average fry cook at McD’s could probably help you out.

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

blahblah. let us know when and where Christie will be on Monday. As a public sector employee disgusted by his underhanded ways, I am up for a little protest before the big one planned next Saturday in Trenton.

youme66
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youme66

Governor Christie will be here Monday morning at 10:00 am. The town hall meeting is being held at Hoboken Catholic Academy on Seventh St., however, Mayor Zimmer is only inviting a few groups of her choice to participate.

So it’s a closed door town hall meeting which appears to be limited to people close to Dawn Zimmer.[quote comment=”192184″]blahblah. let us know when and where Christie will be on Monday. As a public sector employee disgusted by his underhanded ways, I am up for a little protest before the big one planned next Saturday in Trenton.[/quote]

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

Thanks. Shoot. If I didn’t have to work, I’d stand outside and picket him. [quote comment=”192192″]Governor Christie will be here Monday morning at 10:00 am. The town hall meeting is being held at Hoboken Catholic Academy on Seventh St., however, Mayor Zimmer is only inviting a few groups of her choice to participate. So it’s a closed door town hall meeting which appears to be limited to people close to Dawn Zimmer.

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Hobocant
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Hobocant

The Catholic school on 7th and Monroe at 11am.[quote comment=”192184″]blahblah. let us know when and where Christie will be on Monday. As a public sector employee disgusted by his underhanded ways, I am up for a little protest before the big one planned next Saturday in Trenton.[/quote]

blahblahblah
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blahblahblah

Mantra, i didnt see that handbook in barnes and nobles….i might have if our mayor could have controlled taxes and barnes and nobles didnt leave and close up shop. Fact remains, I do get privleged information. I am sorry if you feel left out like the kid at kick ball. Either way, I havent been wrong….the info comes from other sources, and all will be out in due time….timing is everything,,.,dont be bitter cause your bloggers are constantly putting out mis information and one sided stories….

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