Orange fences are ugly, serve no purpose

8/4/2010:

Maxwell Place not so attractive with plastic fencing

Since the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular have been on the Hudson River the past two years – plastic fencing had been placed around the waterfront park at Maxwell Place – as a deterrent to prevent onlookers from traversing the jagged rocks.

Just like last year, Hoboken411 has received dozens of emails from area residents – wondering why the orange fencing needs to remain on such a beautiful park? Such a shame.

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16 Comments on "Orange fences are ugly, serve no purpose"

krewedetat
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krewedetat

I think there’s a different thread for the Maxwell Place beach, but while we are on the subject of orange fencing, I noticed a couple of days ago that the beach is closed with a piece of chain link wrapped with the orange fencing. Does anyone know why the beach is closed?

I believe the city and Toll Brothers are in litigation over the ownership of the park, so that may explain why the place has gone to the birds, literally. Is there any information on this?

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

I am not even going there with the geese thing again.

The city is once again claiming this as a safety issue. Today, according to Ms. Maier of the city, “We have removed all the fences that are not for current safety reasons on properties that are the responsibility of the City.”

HUH. Really? I demand to see any records of people being hurt out here. Can I get some proof? Who are these people who can’t stay on a sidewalk, fall down, break through the chain-links, tumble over boulders, and into the river? Because I have to say, that sounds like DAMN good entertainment!

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

So according to YOU, records of people getting hurt should be given you BEFORE a deterrent like a fence is put up? You’re a joke!!! Maybe you should stop driving your car or riding your bike BEFORE you have an accident.[quote comment=”196107″]I am not even going there with the geese thing again. The city is once again claiming this as a safety issue. Today, according to Ms. Maier of the city, “We have removed all the fences that are not for current safety reasons on properties that are the responsibility of the City.”HUH. Really? I demand to see any records of people being hurt out here. Can I get some proof? Who are these people who can’t stay on a sidewalk, fall down, break through the chain-links, tumble over boulders, and into the river? Because I have to say, that sounds like DAMN good entertainment![/quote]

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

The fence is down, so I urge you to use EXTREME CAUTION while walking through Maxwell Place! It’s obviously a very dangerous place (in your mind), so please, walk carefully. I wouldn’t want you falling and rolling 20 feet into the gently flowing river that the fence isn’t there to protect you from.[quote comment=”196109″]So according to YOU, records of people getting hurt should be given you BEFORE a deterrent like a fence is put up? You’re a joke!!! Maybe you should stop driving your car or riding your bike BEFORE you have an accident.[/quote]

homeworld
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I tried ripping it down Friday night, but it was secured too well.

Glad that eyesore is gone. [quote comment=”196172″]The fence is down, so I urge you to use EXTREME CAUTION while walking through Maxwell Place! It’s obviously a very dangerous place (in your mind), so please, walk carefully. I wouldn’t want you falling and rolling 20 feet into the gently flowing river that the fence isn’t there to protect you from.

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whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Listen closely jerk. #1, I didn’t state it was dangerous. I said it was there as a deterrent. #2, I could care less about it’s history. #3, I don’t work for the city, but YOU must be an pencil dik or eraser head on wall street. #4 now you can take that short walk off the long pier.[quote comment=”196172″]The fence is down, so I urge you to use EXTREME CAUTION while walking through Maxwell Place! It’s obviously a very dangerous place (in your mind), so please, walk carefully. I wouldn’t want you falling and rolling 20 feet into the gently flowing river that the fence isn’t there to protect you from.[/quote]

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

Who has gotten hurt? WHO? Nobody, #1. And #2, you obviously know nothing about the history of this “fence”. So YES, I want to see records of these people being “hurt”. Buying the city’s “reasons” hook, line and sinker? How is working for the city anway?[quote comment=”196109″]So according to YOU, records of people getting hurt should be given you BEFORE a deterrent like a fence is put up? You’re a joke!!! Maybe you should stop driving your car or riding your bike BEFORE you have an accident.[/quote]

Dperez
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Dperez

Put the police dogs to work. The can scare the S&*T out of the geese.

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

Really, people. Who ever thought a plastic fence would deter a goose? What birding manual are you all consulting? Get a grip. It tooks MONTHS, and lots of calls to stupid people, before John Pope finally put a call in to the hard-working parks department to take the fence down. This is nothing but LAZINESS and EXCUSES. Another mark of shame for this city’s mismgmt.

Call city hall parks dept. to lodge your complaints; the number is not hard to find. Or let’s all go and cut it down one day. I would relish the confrontation with the parks dept. I am happy to call again on behalf of everyone in this town, but have not been uptown in weeks so ignorance has been bliss. Secretly complaining to Perry is not as helpful as going right to the source. No offense, Perry!

sagemike
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sagemike

xyzpdq is right, the pier’s a disgusting mess and the runoff from the sprinklers makes shit soup on the pavers every morning. Yesterday morning the geese police were on the pier early in the morning, but this morning the concrete walkway between the grassy and concrete piers in front of 1125 was full of poop. Last summer the fencing remained up for months, despite many requests to the city that it be removed. If the geese aren’t supposed to be able to fly this time of year, someone forgot to tell them!

plywood
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plywood

Shit soup? Would be perfect with Spinal Tap’s “Shit Sandwich”.[quote comment=”195496″]xyzpdq is right, the pier’s a disgusting mess and the runoff from the sprinklers makes shit soup on the pavers every morning. Yesterday morning the geese police were on the pier early in the morning, but this morning the concrete walkway between the grassy and concrete piers in front of 1125 was full of poop. Last summer the fencing remained up for months, despite many requests to the city that it be removed. If the geese aren’t supposed to be able to fly this time of year, someone forgot to tell them![/quote]

KenOn10
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KenOn10

Okay, I haven’t been down there in a week – maybe molting season is over? But there were at least a couple of weeks when the geese were NOT present during my morning jogs.

Unfortunately, geese seem to have settled in on the Maxwell Place lawn. More aggressive techniques will be necessary to dislodge them… and naturally our illustrious leaders don’t have the backbone (nor the money) for it.[quote comment=”195496″]xyzpdq is right, the pier’s a disgusting mess and the runoff from the sprinklers makes shit soup on the pavers every morning. Yesterday morning the geese police were on the pier early in the morning, but this morning the concrete walkway between the grassy and concrete piers in front of 1125 was full of poop. Last summer the fencing remained up for months, despite many requests to the city that it be removed. If the geese aren’t supposed to be able to fly this time of year, someone forgot to tell them![/quote]

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