Hoboken Plowing Mismanaged?
Orlando Magic gives bad press to Hoboken
Hoboken411 broke the story that the Orlando Magic Bus got stuck on 4th and Washington Street before their game with the NJ Nets last night (I called it – the Nets got blown out).
The situation was so bad for the Magic – that coach Stan Van Gundy even mentioned it in the post-game report:
“A snow-related transportation problem got the Orlando Magic to the arena a little later than normal for their game against the New Jersey Nets.
Orlando hit a dozen 3-pointers and shot 49 percent from the field despite having the team show up less than 90 minutes before the game because one of its buses got stuck in a snow drift a couple of blocks from the team hotel in Hoboken.
“It was crazy,” Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. “I didn’t have to go through things like that when I was a small college coach. The roads in Hoboken were atrocious.
We went past a lot of abandoned cars on our way here. The bus got stuck and our guys had to walk back to the hotel. It was a little crazy, to say the least. At least we got the game in. That was the key.”
Another good nugget in the news for the Mile Square. NOT!
Residents feel Hoboken did terrible job with Blizzard
From the comments on the Botched Emergency Route post, and emails sent directly to Hoboken411 – It became obvious that the trend about how the city handled this Blizzard was not so positive.
Comments ranged from “Worst job of plowing I’ve seen in Hoboken in 50 years!” and “The worst city response to a storm!” to the more cynical like “If they plow the roads then we have to drive over the ridiculous pot holes and cracks. The snow just smoothes out the ride.”
Then of course – some drivers were smart and realized a bad thing when they saw it – like William, who submitted the photo below and said “Took these this afternoon when we tried to come back to Hoboken. We decided to turn around and go back to our parents who live in towns where they plow.”