Are you worried about all the electric wires?

Electric and utility wires abound in Hoboken, NJ

I’ve heard on many occasions that Hoboken residents are a bit concerned about the density of our city, and the increasing number of utility wires above.

Some Hobokenites are worried about their health, and wonder why these ugly and dangerous monstrosities can’t be moved underground (and out of sight.)

Not sure where I stand on this, but I’d also be concerned where all the birds and squirrels will hang out!

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9 Comments on "Are you worried about all the electric wires?"

truth1
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truth1

Overhead wires for electricity and even telephone and cable, pose public safety hazards because of theiir electrocution and fire hazards, but also the encumbrance and obstruction conditions they present when a fire department wants to raise ladders for rescue and other fireground operations. It is better and costly to have them underground but in areas conducive to flooding it also presents another obstacle. A fine [now deceased] Hoboken fire captain fought a valliant effort in this regard and media covered it as the ‘Black Spagetti’ at the time – his phone service was also cut off since he refused to pay for backyard and overhead wires that presented a hazard to the public. Just some Hoboken Histrory…….. 💡

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

truth..many people use the dish network,if their landlord or condo assocation alllows it.
down side is sun spots and storms that alter the transmission.If one takes notice there are no pseg poles on washington st. Give time time…[quote comment=”212359″]Overhead wires for electricity and even telephone and cable, pose public safety hazards because of theiir electrocution and fire hazards, but also the encumbrance and obstruction conditions they present when a fire department wants to raise ladders for rescue and other fireground operations. It is better and costly to have them underground but in areas conducive to flooding it also presents another obstacle. A fine [now deceased] Hoboken fire captain fought a valliant effort in this regard and media covered it as the ‘Black Spagetti’ at the time – his phone service was also cut off since he refused to pay for backyard and overhead wires that presented a hazard to the public. Just some Hoboken Histrory…….. [/quote]

escaped68
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We all know that undergound power distribution grid would look nice and be very expensive. But there is one fact that cannot be overlooked and that is hobokens high water table, the system will be underwater most of the time. You add water, snow and ice melting chemicals,and [like W T says] the unknown amount of crap in the soil and there will be times when the streets will glow and that will be just before the explosions and fires. The life span of underground cables under those conditions will be very short. It’s just not practical at least in hoboken.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Old monroe buddy..the term we does not know,anything but entitlement..and bitching…You and I know but many do not…BTW when you gonna meet me for coffee in Lacy route 9..to far for you? Hook you up with an old monroe buddy you lost track of,,on lacy road.. Sandyhook is mini keansburg ,force yourself..lots to chat about ..btw met Sib…Going to wa wa for a coffee..drive safe. [quote comment=”212350″]We all know that undergound power distribution grid would look nice and be very expensive. But there is one fact that cannot be overlooked and that is hobokens high water table, the system will be underwater most of the time. You add water, snow and ice melting chemicals,and [like W T says] the unknown amount of crap in the soil and there will be times when the streets will glow and that will be just before the explosions and fires. The life span of underground cables under those conditions will be very short. It’s just not practical at least in hoboken.[/quote]

The Professor
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The Professor

It would be expensive to bury the lines, but I think well worth it in the long run. My concerns about health are more related to the cell transmission towers. While our parents are grandparents have lived multiple decades with electrical wires running along their streets, not too many folks have lived even a decade with a cell receiver 10 feet above their heads. But look around Hoboken- they are everywhere now. Yikes.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

your on the money…if not for antennas in church steeples top of bldgs and all other bldgs how in hell would your cell phone work.? If im not mistaken i believe that there are not any or a few telephone poles with wires strung all over the streets…We now have convienent cute street light poles gracing the avenue…Where the hell have you been?Most fiber opticts,were put under ground years ago.. Yikes dump your cell phone for this is the way it is…If your residing in hoboken for over 50 years or more you have no idea what land full is below your condos or the highschool fields..the auto junk yard has tons of toxix waste beneath on 7th and jackson st,not to mention henkel chemical which has bldgs condos and such…We are not aware of what is beneath our bldgs..keep in mind the cell phones do not always work in certain bldgs and calls are dropped..Maybe we should go back to the 4 party line on the telephone[quote comment=”212335″]It would be expensive to bury the lines, but I think well worth it in the long run. My concerns about health are more related to the cell transmission towers. While our parents are grandparents have lived multiple decades with electrical wires running along their streets, not too many folks have lived even a decade with a cell receiver 10 feet above their heads. But look around Hoboken- they are everywhere now. Yikes.[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Wanna bet they also discuss it with neighbors while on their cel phones too, and not concerned one bit about transmissions drawn to their phones from cel towers—- OIC, it’s not fully documented yet so why be concerned.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

whine n dine.you know by now if there is something to bitch about there will always be a shim that came from mayberry to complain,,after the blizzard of 88 inyc later put all wires underground..If the complainers want cable get a dish network..cable lines that fall are not dangerous,,powerlines are..As for the food truck complaints and the 4000 per year fee..In light of the over extended budget,I believe our leader should hire a director for 100,000 a year and call the dept (Board of Delicatissen) and chase all the food trucks away..That includes the ones at the arts and music festival..and all tridations that have graced Hoboken for years..Another job for a hack.what the hell.[quote comment=”212327″]Wanna bet they also discuss it with neighbors while on their cel phones too, and not concerned one bit about transmissions drawn to their phones from cel towers—- OIC, it’s not fully documented yet so why be concerned.[/quote]

TheMeedles
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TheMeedles

Would love if the city buried all the electrical lines like NYC or Boston. Creates such a better asthetic feel. Such an eye sore. [quote comment=”212328″]whine n dine.you know by now if there is something to bitch about there will always be a shim that came from mayberry to complain,,after the blizzard of 88 inyc later put all wires underground..If the complainers want cable get a dish network..cable lines that fall are not dangerous,,powerlines are..As for the food truck complaints and the 4000 per year fee..In light of the over extended budget,I believe our leader should hire a director for 100,000 a year and call the dept (Board of Delicatissen) and chase all the food trucks away..That includes the ones at the arts and music festival..and all tridations that have graced Hoboken for years..Another job for a hack.what the hell.[/quote]

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