Residents embarrassed with Hoboken’s sad waterfront
Hoboken411 has received so many letters from residents about the dilapidated waterfront over the past year and beyond, it’s next to impossible to keep up. Most of the time, I respond to the readers directly. However, since the warm weather began this year – there has been a noticeable uptick in concerned, and quite angry residents griping about how pathetic our waterfront is.
From the ridiculousness of Pier C Park (fences, odd hours, boiling slides, and more), to the overall state of the Hoboken walkways in general. Now even Maxwell Place Pier is partially closed off. Although, there is some light at the end of the tunnel for the collapsed roadway on Sinatra Drive – which is expected to be completed in August or September (yay! just in time for Fall!)
Does anyone do any work at City Hall?
411 reader Matt asks: “What about Hoboken’s waterfront? It has to be the main draw of the city for visitors and residents. It remains a work in progress and also a complete mess. The sinkhole from last October uptown is still not finished with the repairs, the walkway around the Hudson Tea buildings and piers are still closed and the midtown section from 4th Street North to 11th has numerous closures and/or is just a mess with barely a usable sidewalk.
I am constantly amazed at the length of time it takes to get anything fixed in Hoboken, but the waterfront should be a priority The summer months are moving along and it is an absolute shame that Sinatra Field is not in use every day by kids and families in desperate need for more open space. Is there anyone actually working on the waterfront issues or solution in city government?
Noticed the other day that there is now another section of the waterfront pier in front of 1125 Maxwell Place building that is fenced off and divers/workers have been in the water looking at… great, since that is the newest part of the waterfront, can’t be a good sign!”
Hoboken waterfront is known for fenced-off areas
Television Reporter: “So what did you remember most about your visit to Hoboken for the Macy’s Fireworks?“
Out of town visitor: “I truly enjoyed the chain-link fences and warning signs!”