Hoboken sidewalks hazardous for kids?

Hoboken Street Dangers?

As many of you know, lots of “sidewalk work” is taking place all around town, whether it’s traffic light upgrades, or robotic parking meters and intersection improvements.

In some cases, sharp metal wires are exposed, that might lead some kids to want to play with them – and possibly take an eye out or cause a skin puncture and infection.

Watch your kids when near these sloppy work areas!

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21 Comments on "Hoboken sidewalks hazardous for kids?"

escaped68
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The grey 1 1/2 inch pvc sticking up is the conduit coming from a nearby handhole,the is a copper ground rod with a group clamp and frayed wires. The are 4 3/4 inch threaded studs used to anchor poles. Kids tripping or falling is one thing but to let them play on a pissed soaked work site is just not healthy

Journey
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Journey

And there was no conduit were my child was playing. I know what a conduit looks like.

What is your obsession with piss soaked conduits?[quote comment=”211345″]The grey 1 1/2 inch pvc sticking up is the conduit coming from a nearby handhole,the is a copper ground rod with a group clamp and frayed wires. The are 4 3/4 inch threaded studs used to anchor poles. Kids tripping or falling is one thing but to let them play on a pissed soaked work site is just not healthy[/quote]

escaped68
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Do you have any idea how many street poles of all types I put up?[quote comment=”211353″]And there was no conduit were my child was playing. I know what a conduit looks like.What is your obsession with piss soaked conduits?[/quote]

Journey
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Journey

I didn’t even say what part of town I was in so how would you know What is there? Do you mind read?[quote comment=”211355″]Do you have any idea how many street poles of all types I put up?[/quote]

Journey
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Journey

The hole didn’t look like h411 picture above. It was small triangular break in the cement smaller than a child’s fist. [quote comment=”211366″]I didn’t even say what part of town I was in so how would you know What is there? Do you mind read?[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

68 sibby told me you cllimbed the poles to chase the critters…all is under ground now
Im here in whiting nj where are you for that cup of coffee..?? stay off the nudie beach[quote comment=”211355″]Do you have any idea how many street poles of all types I put up?[/quote]

Journey
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Journey

I guess I didn’t not do a good job of describing the situation.

The hole: a small hole smaller than a 3 year old fist, a crack between the sidewalk and the newly installed base for a light that would be their eventually.
The rocks: gravel and pebbles.
The parents: Had checked what the kids were doing and decided that what the children wanted to do would have no ill consequences. All 3 of us were watching the kids. When one saw a hole in a lamp post the child was stopped before he could put anything in that hole and was explained to always leave the lamp posts alone.

escaped68
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This contractor is as careless as they come you never leave a open hole, regardless of size, some cones at a bare minimum. Rocks down the conduit match the one in his head. Also the parents are in no position to say anything, lady pry the phone away from your ear and pay attention to what your kid is doing. Kids are attracted to anything new and interesting. Everybody here is wrong the contractor, the parents and the town for allowing thing like this develope

pollcatfactor
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pollcatfactor

Yea the contractor def should rope off / cover any work. But at the same time, if I see wet cement that isn’t barricaded, I don’t think “hey, I’m going to screw up this person’s work because they didn’t tell me not to.” It’s just a general consideration for others. [quote comment=”211315″]This contractor is as careless as they come you never leave a open hole, regardless of size, some cones at a bare minimum. Rocks down the conduit match the one in his head. Also the parents are in no position to say anything, lady pry the phone away from your ear and pay attention to what your kid is doing. Kids are attracted to anything new and interesting. Everybody here is wrong the contractor, the parents and the town for allowing thing like this develope[/quote]

escaped68
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I have never seen freshly laid cement sidewalks that wasn’t barricaded. In this case it is pure negligence by the contractor and the parents but more on the contractor[quote comment=”211318″]Yea the contractor def should rope off / cover any work. But at the same time, if I see wet cement that isn’t barricaded, I don’t think “hey, I’m going to screw up this person’s work because they didn’t tell me not to.” It’s just a general consideration for others.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

68 your funny.as a kid you never wrote your name in wet concrete? btw im down here and where the hell are you? exit 78. pky..wait till i tell sibby on you.. 😆 [quote comment=”211320″]I have never seen freshly laid cement sidewalks that wasn’t barricaded. In this case it is pure negligence by the contractor and the parents but more on the contractor[/quote]

escaped68
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Of course i wrote my name but these people think its like a old movie where someone runs through the cement, can’t be done. Like I said before both the contractor and the dumbass parents who let their kids play in a hole in the sidewalk. Here’s a question for the dumbass parents, how many dogs pissed on the conduit that your darling is playing with??[quote comment=”211337″]68 your funny.as a kid you never wrote your name in wet concrete? btw im down here and where the hell are you? exit 78. pky..wait till i tell sibby on you.. [/quote]

Journey
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Journey

Given irresponsible dog owner, we should not let our children walk on the side walk, in case they fall and then touch the sidewalk with their bare hands. We should wrap our children up in latex before they go out into the world. Or we can teach them how to wash their hands and to not put their hands into their mouths.

And there was no conduit.[quote comment=”211341″]Of course i wrote my name but these people think its like a old movie where someone runs through the cement, can’t be done. Like I said before both the contractor and the dumbass parents who let their kids play in a hole in the sidewalk. Here’s a question for the dumbass parents, how many dogs pissed on the conduit that your darling is playing with??[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

What if the barricade is knocked down or something?

Watch your damn kids, period. Sh*t happens. I see parents fiddling with their gadgets day in and day out, while their kids are off and running way ahead of them. Bananas.[quote comment=”211320″]I have never seen freshly laid cement sidewalks that wasn’t barricaded. In this case it is pure negligence by the contractor and the parents but more on the contractor[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

moosh here i agree with you..Just go up town near the historic archway btn kings and riteaid.. Nannys mammys moms all on the cell phone while crossing the intersection on 13th and hudson st..a call can be made prior to leaving apts on the landline..or cell at home..regardless of the small dot stop signs the jerkoffs fly out of the lipton tea bldg and mommas and nannys are pushing precious cargo..Bty those two Mc units are not there to nail the speeders..No man power..girl power..They are under manned but our leader says other wise..do with what you have..ok..a tip of the hat to u moosh. 😀 [quote comment=”211325″]What if the barricade is knocked down or something?Watch your damn kids, period. Sh*t happens. I see parents fiddling with their gadgets day in and day out, while their kids are off and running way ahead of them. Bananas.[/quote]

pollcatfactor
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pollcatfactor

I coincidentally was talking with some friends about this stuff after a recent trip to Belgium/Netherlands. I was appalled there were no railings at canals and no signs plastered everywhere about trolleys and trains crossing. The only thing we could think was that everybody is just responsible for themselves and their children, they don’t do stupid things, and they are not “law suite happy.” We, on the other hand, have to alert people about their hot coffee being hot because you could get sued.

212transplant
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212transplant

Practically anything can be dangerous in a city. Maybe the parents should do a better job of watching their kids?

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

transplant /is that what you are? As kids we knew the score.avoid avoid..danger areas but of course kids are curious…You live in a cluster f##k..This is not never land nor is it mid west or soho..We went out to play and our parents were out the windows calling us..What the hell do people expect from a shit hole town that is cluttered with chit holes..when we stepped out of line or ruined a cement sidewalk you can bet your arse you got wacked by cops and parents..the main purpose to reside in fun city ifor most newbees is the easy access to nyc ,and half the rents and taxes..This is what it is so take it one day at a time..At this stage of the game no parent with a well rounded ecucation should raise children in a city such as this..If its not broke dont try to fix ity or just deal with the chit. 😯 [quote comment=”211307″]Practically anything can be dangerous in a city. Maybe the parents should do a better job of watching their kids?[/quote]

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

But, but, Skylar and Bella cannot be denied anything…including playing with trash on an urban street. Surprised no one has sued to replace a flat Perrelli tire on a Bungaboom chariot caused by glass in the street.
[quote comment=”211307″]Practically anything can be dangerous in a city. Maybe the parents should do a better job of watching their kids?[/quote]

Journey
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Journey

Ah, the lovely scent of dangerism in the air. Sure there are things that are hazardous. It is a parents job to teach a child how to recognize hazards and assess risks.

The only way children will grow up to be confident, competent, responsible adults is if parents let them go out and experience the world.

My daughter and 2 other children (all apx. 3 years old) had the best time dropping rocks down a hole in the sidewalk were they are pointing a new traffic signal. The all lived. My daughter loves Pier C Park. She likes to go down that huge slide and spin on the whirligig (after it went to fast for her liking she likes me to sit with her on it while it spins). She is discovering her own comfort level with risk, but only because I let her take risks.[quote comment=”211308″]But, but, Skylar and Bella cannot be denied anything…including playing with trash on an urban street. Surprised no one has sued to replace a flat Perrelli tire on a Bungaboom chariot caused by glass in the street.[/quote]

pollcatfactor
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pollcatfactor

Dropping rocks down a traffic signal hole…which increased the work the contractor had to do to install the light. I know I would be furious is some little kids came into my place of work and made my job more difficult. Not a safety issue… it’s a respect for others issue which should also be taught by parents. [quote comment=”211310″]Ah, the lovely scent of dangerism in the air. Sure there are things that are hazardous. It is a parents job to teach a child how to recognize hazards and assess risks.The only way children will grow up to be confident, competent, responsible adults is if parents let them go out and experience the world.My daughter and 2 other children (all apx. 3 years old) had the best time dropping rocks down a hole in the sidewalk were they are pointing a new traffic signal. The all lived. My daughter loves Pier C Park. She likes to go down that huge slide and spin on the whirligig (after it went to fast for her liking she likes me to sit with her on it while it spins). She is discovering her own comfort level with risk, but only because I let her take risks.[/quote]

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