Skateboarders dissed at Maxwell Place

Crazy metal nuggets installed to dissuade skateboarding in Hoboken

The Pier area at Maxwell Place is a popular destination for residents and visitors of Hoboken.

You have a basic grassy park, a kiddie playground, a few small dog runs, a boathouse, and plenty of benches and pathways to enjoy while you meander around the Hudson waterfront.

They also have short concrete barriers lining the park – a “decorative” way to prevent out-of-control cars from mowing down unsuspecting people. Those barriers, however, are a skateboarders dream, perfect for performing “boardslides.”

And despite the “no skateboarding” signs peppered throughout the park – and countless complaints from residents and repeated police action – the kids came back day after day after day. You can see by the dark markings left behind on many park surfaces.

But those days are over. Toll Brothers got crafty – and installed high-density metal stubs in these barriers – which make “boardsliding” impossible, unless the kids wish to pop off and snap their necks in the process.

Maxwell Place: 1 – Skateboarding Kids: 0.

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4 Comments on "Skateboarders dissed at Maxwell Place"

HudsonGuy
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HudsonGuy

I thought a skateboarders dream would be a hug skate park a few hundred yards away. What a bunch of losers. Good for Maxwell. It’s not like the Hoboken police do anything, obviously.

IAmTheLaw
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IAmTheLaw

The Hoboken skate park is small, overcrowded, with a few ramps geared primarily towards vert skaters, and lacks any substantial street terrain. It’s a one trick pony that’s fun for about 20 minutes.

And while we’re at it, let’s also do something about the little kids riding their scooters and bikes into everyone on busy sidewalks. I have more than my fair share of near misses, and saw an elderly woman get clobbered the other day, requiring medical attention. The real losers are the parents who unleash their kids upon the populace with no concern about either their own child’s safety or that of anyone else around them. [quote comment=”210535″]I thought a skateboarders dream would be a hug skate park a few hundred yards away. What a bunch of losers. Good for Maxwell. It’s not like the Hoboken police do anything, obviously.[/quote]

bmacqueens
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My and my kids are gunnin’ for the innocent geezers. You shall know us by our mark … dropped raisins and slobbered overpriced corn puffs from Gerber. We ride our tricycles of doom and we shall prevail. For we are … the Blackened Diaper Gang.

(Sorry – Loded Diaper was already taken for a better name. Bonus points if you can name the reference.)[quote comment=”210550″]The Hoboken skate park is small, overcrowded, with a few ramps geared primarily towards vert skaters, and lacks any substantial street terrain. It’s a one trick pony that’s fun for about 20 minutes.And while we’re at it, let’s also do something about the little kids riding their scooters and bikes into everyone on busy sidewalks. I have more than my fair share of near misses, and saw an elderly woman get clobbered the other day, requiring medical attention. The real losers are the parents who unleash their kids upon the populace with no concern about either their own child’s safety or that of anyone else around them.[/quote]

prag
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I suppose I will miss watching these tool’s repeated futility in trying to “stick” their moves.

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