Hoboken City Hall not safe to drive by

Dangerous Conditions near Hoboken City Hall

Hoboken has been getting pummeled with costly street markings all in the name of “SAFETY.”

Yet, despite the property taxpayers footing the bill for all these fruity implements – dangerous conditions PERSIST!

This is one of the hardest intersections to navigate on a good day. With a steady stream of heads-down entitled pedestrians and speeding cars – you thank your lucky stars each time you pass through without incident.

But it gets even harder when a large vehicle, like this FedEx delivery truck completely impeding your clear view of the road. Even right outside “mayor” don zimmer’s office at city hall, nothing is done to improve safety in Hoboken. They must think sugar-coated press releases make the city safer?

dangerous intersection near Hoboken City Hall

See below how lack of safety near city hall has always been a problem…

Hoboken City Hall not safe!

6/15/2007 Original Post:

At the very least, you’d think that the intersections directly adjacent to City Hall would be the safest and most up to par with parking, adherence to signs, etc.

Not the case. This intersection on the southwest corner of City Hall was the culprit as a hit & run accident took place at around 7:30 this morning. Similar to the intersection just to the north of here, it was City vehicles creating the obstruction.

Here’s what two readers had to say this morning:

One reader, who witnessed the accident and notified police said:

  • I heard the crash just now at Newark and Bloomfield. The blue truck took off down Newark (hit/run). I called the cops. On the scanner now. Truck lost his tire on Park. Cop on scanner’s like, “He’s going to jail”. ACTION!

Later on, another reader who noticed they were city vehicles that may have contributed, wrote in and sent pictures:

  • Our “corner of perpetual collisions” stuck again this morning at 7:30 AM and as usual an illegally parked vehicle was the contributing factor. The black Jeep, a municipal vehicle was parked on the south side of Newark too close to the corner blocking a driver’s view who is traveling North on Bloomfield. As a nice little added extra bonus the Carpentry van [why do we need full time carpenters?] is parked in it’s standard spot at the hydrant. When a police officer was approached & asked to ticket the illegally parked Jeep he refused saying ‘what’s the sense? It’s a Municipal vehicle & the city will only have to pay the bill’.

    The Mayor & City Council person’s have been notified of the danger at this corner, but obviously as of this morning nothing has been addressed to prevent the illegal & very dangerous parking.

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20 Comments on "Hoboken City Hall not safe to drive by"

careful mom
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careful mom

Ain’t that the truth, it seems they come out of nowhere and do not even think of looking at the light or down the block to see if there are cars coming. Like I have a built in radar that lets me know a person is crossing the street or jogging along the side of my car in my blind spots again.. Some need to realize they are not in the burbs anymore.

careful mom
Member
careful mom

Ain’t that the truth, it seems they come out of nowhere and do not even think of looking at the light or down the block to see if there are cars coming. Like I have a built in radar that lets me know a person is crossing the street or jogging along the side of my car in my blind spots again.. Some need to realize they are not the burbs anymore.

J-
Member

parking sucks in hob. always has. the politics makes it 10times worse. I could think of a few locations that would make better parking lots rather than business. but why can’t people honestly learn how to cross the street?? I did when I was a kid. I can’t count how many times someone has jumped in front of my car without even looking to see if there was traffic on the road.

Colonblow
Member
Colonblow

Look at the first shot – a white Hoboken (City Hall) van parked illegally next to a fire hydrant. This is so whack.

elvisroberts
Member

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Someone said: Whomever got hit in this hit-and-run should sue both the driver of the car AND the city. The driver may be most at fault, but the illegally parked city vehicle contributed to the accident as well.
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This is so true. What would help the plaintiff win the case would be a presentation that illustrated how the city was WELL AWARE of the PATTERN of abuse by it’s own employees that exposed the public to UNNECESSARY RISK. What happens in other places is that lawyers and others assemble dozens of bits of information – newspaper clippings, complaint letters, personal observations, etc that show how the offending party – in this case the City of Hoboken SHOULD have detected the problem AND taken action. My guess is that the documentation on this website alone and the number of exchanges with City Hall employees by people here would substantiate the claim that City Hall KNEW that this pattern of non-enforcement was a threat to public safety. Go get ’em!

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