Nefarious activity continues at Maxwell Pier

Residents note “decline” of Maxwell Place Pier

Quite a few residents have sent notes in about the obvious decline of the Maxwell Place “Concrete” Pier at 12th Street.

Hoboken411 reader Jennifer spells it out: “Have you walked down the concrete pier lately? It used to be managed by Maxwell Place, but now the city has “taken ownership,” and since they took over, there is garbage everywhere, drugs, beer cans and misfit teens hanging out, screaming past 11pm at night. It’s a nightmare!

I conversed with her a bit more, and noted that the countless times I’ve visited the pier myself, the kids were as rambunctious as you’d expect, but didn’t seem to disturb anyone. She said that she has witnessed one upsetting incident: “There was a same sex couple walking their dog and three teenage boys on bikes harassed them – calling them degrading names. The only time they stopped was because the one gentleman was going to call the police. Prior to the City taken ownership, Maxwell Place had a security guard that monitored that area. He would walk the parameter of the building, park and pier. Now, there is no security at all. I wish HPD would take the initiative to at least do a drive by once in awhile. If it’s a matter of head count and lack of resources, they could put up a sign or something that says the pier is being monitored via video… Something!”

411 Note: HPD does perform “detail checks” of the park daily, but they don’t seem as frequent lately – and it could very well be a head-count situation, as the conditions are evidently slipping!

What are they smoking in Hoboken these days?

7/19/2011:

No, that isn’t a question directed at Hoboken City Hall – but rather residents who are wondering what’s going on over at the Pier at Maxwell Place uptown.

Several readers pointed out that there are loads of artifacts left behind along the railing on the “concrete pier” at 11th and Sinatra Drive. Little baggies and plastic sleeves.

My first thought is that they’re rolling “blunts” (marijuana inside cheap cigars), but I’m not part of that “scene,” so someone else may know better. I guess it could be worse. At least there aren’t used hypodermic needles!

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42 Comments on "Nefarious activity continues at Maxwell Pier"

The Professor
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The Professor

Heck, if you have to graffiti all over the damn place at least have some talent for it! Such a shame that kids have no respect.

camel2
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camel2

Cutting cops sure helped.

mooshu
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mooshu

Didn’t expect my prediction about wee ones getting their hands on this stuff to come true so soon, but OK.

In any case, I’m no lawn care specialist regardless of what the typical unmedicated online crazy might declare, just stating the obvious which some people don’t care to recognize, even if it comes in the form of little bright-yellow flags all over grass with warning symbols on them. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that that grass is simply meant to look pretty, which is an image I’m sure hoho17 eats up considering he has a richer and more glamorous life than those who care for dogs.

Then again, I guess I can be Cleopatra on the web.

bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo

Looks like the casings for “loosies” aka-cigerette like cigars sold individually that teens get to roll pot in and smoke in public so nobody notices they are smoking weed. The scent of the cigar wrap mixed with the weed could throw off the average person. Ultimately it is cheaper to just buy EZ Widers less time involved in rolling as opposed to unrolling the cigar, removing the tobacco, and re-rolling with the weed.

jerseychris
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jerseychris

Only Hawaii has enacted statewide curfew legislation. I don’t believe Hoboken has one. Usually town curfews go pretty late in the summer anyhow since there is no school…

jerseychris
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jerseychris

Found this:

70.168.205.112/hoboken_nj/lpext.dll...frame.htm&f=templates&2.0

§ 89-9. Curfew for juveniles.

It shall be unlawful for any person under eighteen (18) years of age to be on or remain in or upon the public streets and public places within the City of Hoboken during the period ending at 5:00 a.m. and beginning

A. At 11:59 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights from September 15, through June 15.

B. At 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights from September 15 through June 15.

C. At 11:59 p.m. all nights from June 15 through September 15.

Probably isn’t enforced much…
[quote comment=”208939″]Only Hawaii has enacted statewide curfew legislation. I don’t believe Hoboken has one. Usually town curfews go pretty late in the summer anyhow since there is no school…[/quote]

djagain2000
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djagain2000

Good luck getting law enforcement to actually read/understand/enforce these rules. Besides, how are the cops gonna patrol this area when they’re all sipping ice coffee in their air conditioned cars? For real, does anyone know how many cops actually “walk a beat” at any given time in Hoboken?[quote comment=”208943″]Found this:§ 89-9. Curfew for juveniles.It shall be unlawful for any person under eighteen (18) years of age to be on or remain in or upon the public streets and public places within the City of Hoboken during the period ending at 5:00 a.m. and beginningA. At 11:59 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights from September 15, through June 15.B. At 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights from September 15 through June 15.C. At 11:59 p.m. all nights from June 15 through September 15.Probably isn’t enforced much…[/quote]

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