Hoboken Week in Review: 12/12/2010


The most noteworthy posts for the week ending Sunday, December 12, 2010:

Politics and City Happenings

  • Driving School FAILMaybe some people don’t drive cars for a reason? Because they stink at it?
  • Park your behindPeople are so desperate for parking spots, they’ll put their bodies in the way of harm.
  • Residents SchmesidentsResidential side only parking ignored by contractors AND city hall. Joy to the world.
  • Six Figure Nursery RhymesThe city hires an unemployed soccer player to come up with nursery rhymes to lull people into slowing down. Who needs college anymore? Just go straight from kindergarten to City Hall!

Crime and Incidents

  • Safe zone for deliveriesTired of getting your packages nicked? See Benny Love!
  • TWITTERMany local crimes and incidents are reported *as they happen* here at Hoboken411 – but you need to follow that Twitter link to be tuned in for all of them!
  • Live Action!Tune in to Hoboken411’s live police and fire action channel any time of the day to find out what those sirens are for!

Business & Events

Other Hoboken Updates

Inspirational Quote of the Week:

“It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses.”

– Winston Churchill

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1 Comment on "Hoboken Week in Review: 12/12/2010"

5 years 10 months ago

While I do find your graphic for this week’s summary cute, I’m a bit irritated that you’re not taking a stronger stance on how poorly each administration has managed the growth of this city.

Hoboken has not had any respectable urban-planning representation ever. EVER.

You cannot grow this city upward without consideration for the added vehicular traffic. Whether it’s residents, customers, family or visitors. Whomever allowed all the multi-story highrises are deserved of a stoning.

We have limited linear space in Hoboken, yet buildings get higher, and not one person is considering the residual effects!

Parking is just one of the many facets. Traffic, wear & tear also contribute to the equation.

It’s mind boggling that the city hasn’t even considered the SERIOUS need for additional high-capacity parking garages in this town. The out-dated and crumbling garages we have (mostly downtown) are NOT ENOUGH.

And we cannot rely on developers to ever build a friendly garage for non property owning residents that surround such developments. Look at the Toll Brothers garage on 14th Street. So many of those spots are are reserved for units that haven’t been built yet! I heard at some point, they’ll take away the hourly parking and make it residents only!

There is no way you can effectively expand hoboken without considering the impact across the board.

No one at City Hall has addressed this issue. And yes, the social manipulation of community cars will never be the solution. EVER. Just build more garages. Make it a priority. Seriously.