More on Hoboken Homeless

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A reader chimes in about his feelings about the state of homelessness in Hoboken. He thinks it’s getting worse. We have a great shelter, but is the situation really falling apart?

“Dear Hoboken 411,

What is up with the increase in the number of homeless people in Hoboken? Its feels like they are growing in number. I see the same homeless people walking Washington Street everyday. I don’t think they are dangerous but at the same time I am sure they make us hardworking residents uncomfortable, to say the least. (As well as decrease the value of our homes). And where do they come from? What is so appealing about Hoboken to the homeless? Is this a growing problem in our town? Is there anyway to help alleviate it? Something has to be done in my opinion. This town is better than what I am seeing. Obviously Hoboken has made great strides over the past 10 – 15 yeas, but why can’t we clean up the streets?

-Anonymous”

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153 Comments on "More on Hoboken Homeless"

strand tramp
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strand tramp

mikey, the guy with the bowel hair cut is the guy that was arrested for trying to pick up a 9YR old girl on Washington street. he was teaken away, but no idea if he is back on the streets of hoboken yet.

mm333
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mm333

Today, I walked by a building on the southeast corner of 1st & Clinton. There was a homeless man laying on the steps of the building, and he had literally just PEED himself, and the pee streamed down the steps, and into the sidewalk. As if that wasn’t too disgusting, there were 3 FLIES swarming around his midsection. The smell made me want to vomit. I just bought a pretty expensive condo, and pay high taxes. In a town that’s just a mile square, with more cops employed per square foot than most places, WHY do I have to see this on my way home? I’m not an anti-homeless snob. I donate money and clothes all the time – but they need to be in a shelter.. not on someone’s doorstoop.

emarche
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[quote comment=”40785″]why do our elected officials and paid police force ignore this problem? does anyone have any answers here ?[/quote]

Strand – you’re kidding, right? Ignoring things is standard practice in Hoboken. Whether it’s flooding streets, speeding cars, illegally parked cars, etc. the standard policy by our elected officials and our highly paid police force is: “Ignore it”. Which is why I think it’s time everyone picked up a torch and/or pitchfork and marched on down Washington St.

Mikey Pipes
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Mikey Pipes

I also saw this guy one day with a tape measurer taking measurements of the side walk in front of stinky sullivans

Mikey Pipes
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Mikey Pipes

hoebroken : the crouching guy the one who has a bowl cut and hangs out around 6th and Wash area

I used to live around 6th and wash last year and I would see this guy ALL the time. Me and my roommate call him Jarvis b/c he always hangs out there. More disturbing, the owners of the Jarvis deli told me that this guy buys candy for little kids from time to time. He also once took my roommate’s wall street journal and wrote incoherent english in a circular pattern some of which said “f*ck the bayonne pigs I was only trying to get laid”

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