Fenced-off Hoboken

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!”

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3 Comments on "Fenced-off Hoboken"

LobstaGirl
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LobstaGirl

It must be that it takes 5-6 city workers to unload signs/conesbarriers around town….Here is how it goes – one sits in the truck, one stands at the back of the truck, one watches the girls go by, One shows the guy doing the work how to do it then he stands around and the last young guy does all the work.

When will any city municipality understand that if you hire ONE competant person, he can accomplish the job of 3-4 City employees……Oh yea, lunch break!

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

LobsterGirl …If you may have a point ,but if you got paid what these kids get, its a pity ..If people want to jog on a 98% day more power to them..As far as the sink hole or what ever it is called,can one put the blaim on the county or the mayor? Imagine just a few years ago there was going to be lots of change and good things? I guess we all have to have something to bitch about..It’s our right to do so.. 😛 [quote comment=”208613″]It must be that it takes 5-6 city workers to unload signs/conesbarriers around town….Here is how it goes – one sits in the truck, one stands at the back of the truck, one watches the girls go by, One shows the guy doing the work how to do it then he stands around and the last young guy does all the work.When will any city municipality understand that if you hire ONE competant person, he can accomplish the job of 3-4 City employees……Oh yea, lunch break![/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

jimmy roselli aka mickey is his real name..I know this is apples and oranges but not one comment was mentioned of his passing this past week.Mass at ST ANNS…Not a fan of his.BUT BUT if anyone is italian ,neopolitian No one could sing a song in that language and that includes frankie boy deino jerry vale and al martino…The mistake mickey made was he refused frank Sinatria a favor to sing at his parents anniversery at the cassino in the park in jersey city years ago.Mistake…He would have been part of the rat pack had he did so..Give him credit for being a man of his convictions..rip 🙄

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