Dangerous Hoboken Job: Window Washers

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Would you be a window washer in Hoboken NJ?

I’ve always been enamored by the job window washers have.

For one, they have great views – especially on buildings like the W Hotel. Additionally, they essentially have peace and quiet while they’re up there doing their job. No nagging boss or annoying co-workers spying on them. How many jobs have such serenity?

One thing, though – job requires that you’re not afraid of heights!

Click to see other precarious window washing pics!

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 11/10/2010

You have to appreciate the regular guys that risk their lives to make the upscale living possible for those living in Maxwell Place uptown. These fellas from a Bergen County window-cleaning business hang precariously from ropes to ensure that residents have a nice clear view of the high property taxes across the Mile Square city we love!

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8 Comments on "Dangerous Hoboken Job: Window Washers"


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mooshu
4 years 9 months ago

Wait. Is there a part of Hoboken government that isn’t trash?

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sagemike
4 years 9 months ago

411, congrats, you’re really getting creative at ways to trash Hoboken government, and of course another favorite target, Maxwell. Window washing??? Really??????

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kerenegordon
4 years 9 months ago

Really!!! Stay off the site! Then you won’t have to face the truth about the corruption in this town.
Sincerely,
Hoboken Tax Payer!!
Kerene Gordon[quote comment=”199816″]411, congrats, you’re really getting creative at ways to trash Hoboken government, and of course another favorite target, Maxwell. Window washing??? Really??????[/quote]

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iforgotmymantra
4 years 9 months ago

Cool image!

I always wonder what these window washers inadvertently see in a given work-week. I once stayed in a high rise hotel before a big exam, to concentrate and get a good night’s sleep. I got out of the shower in the afternoon right after checking in (luckily wrapped in a towel) and one of these dudes was in the window. It was pretty terrifying in the instant before I realized they were outside.

I guess residents know this is happening, though?

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stoag163
4 years 9 months ago

Just thought I’d post this…..let us also not forget about Hoboken F.D.’s Rescue Co. 1 who trains on rescuing these individuals god forbid they get stuck up there!
Just one of many specialties of Rescue 1 that your tax dollars pay for that you may not know about.

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john14
4 years 9 months ago

When was the last time someone got stuck up on a highrise in hoboken?[quote comment=”199793″]Just thought I’d post this…..let us also not forget about Hoboken F.D.’s Rescue Co. 1 who trains on rescuing these individuals god forbid they get stuck up there!
Just one of many specialties of Rescue 1 that your tax dollars pay for that you may not know about.[/quote]