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.