Hoboken Sinkhole vs. Street Collapse

Are they Hoboken sinkholes? Or something else?

I caught myself the other day referring to various street and pier collapses in town as Hoboken sinkholes. Has a nice ring, but doesn’t accurately define most of our surface anomalies here in Hoboken. So I bumped this post as a friendly reminder for new residents, as well as a historical flashback.

Wonder what will collapse next?

Definition: Sink Hole

sinkhole (sĭngk’hōl’)
A natural depression in a land surface formed by the dissolution and collapse of a cavern roof. Sinkholes are roughly funnel-shaped and on the order of tens of meters in size. They generally occur in limestone regions and are connected to subterranean passages. Also called sink.

Are they really Hoboken sinkholes

Definition: Hoboken Waterfront Collapse

Hoboken Waterfront Collapse (hoh-boh-kuhn waw-ter-fruhnt kuh-laps)
A man-made structure that becomes physically unsound and falls into the Hudson River. Often due to lack of maintenance or oversight from elected politicians and hired groupies who specialize in bike lanes and coercing you into surrendering your car. Dangerous conditions that could have been DEADLY to the countless moms that walk double-wide strollers along the waterfront. Such collapses can be avoided if Hoboken City Hall takes action when Hoboken411 warns them months in advance, especially seeing that they read 411 multiple times daily. Also called ineptitude.

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5 Comments on "Hoboken Sinkhole vs. Street Collapse"

youme66
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youme66

A good temporary fix would be to fill the sink hole with Lenz’s hot air!

Hoboken1954A
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Hoboken1954A

Seems to me there were more street collapses around the city. Smaller scale in front of a Bank on Newark & Hudson sitting with caution tape for a few weeks now.
OVER DEVELOPMENT could be a factor as well as the fact that Hoboken is handling more traffic than ever before. What are the appointed directors saying? Mayor & five counsil members may need to consider using rainy day funds to make necessary repairs. Bloomfiled street, just before Newark street collapsed a few years ago it was repaired immediately. Anyone one know why this can’t happen again? Just wondering..

Evelyn
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Evelyn

This is fantastic. It’s apparent that the political amateurs that are now in charge at city hall are discovering that they bit off way more than they can chew. Spinmeisters and all, the voting Hoboken public can see what is happening.

mooshu
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mooshu

Karma is funny sometimes. I can’t help but feel that this karma considering no one was hurt!

It took a walk by the scene last night to truly reveal to me the gravity of this collapse. Wow.[quote comment=”198558″]This is fantastic. It’s apparent that the political amateurs that are now in charge at city hall are discovering that they bit off way more than they can chew. Spinmeisters and all, the voting Hoboken public can see what is happening.[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

Heh-heh. I love Saturday school on 411!

Professor, is it true that the pavement between 1st and 2nd on Hudson street (near the police department) is also capable of collapsing? I heard that there is very little support (Earth/dirt) beneath the pavement…

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