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
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.
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.