Reader Mail: Sidewalk Benches
I always wondered about these things myself. Certainly is kind of silly, since the ones in question aren’t even bus stops! At least turn half of them around!
From Hoboken411 reader “Trail of Dead”:
One simple thing that could make Washington Street way more fun… flip the wooden benches around, so they are facing the sidewalk, not the street.
Hoboken is a great people-watching place in the summer, but have you ever sat on those lame ass benches eating an ice cream, and you’re knees are up against a car door? It’s absolutely retarded! All the city would have to do is flip them around facing the sidewalk, and maybe install some more. People could actually hang out on Washington!”
Not only that, the illegally parked vehicles typically ruin any chance of sitting there normally.