Maxwell Place Spic & Span!

Stevens Students clean driftwood from shoreline in Hoboken, NJ

In case you were meandering around Maxwell Place recently – you might have been wondering what all those piles of driftwood were doing along the perimeter of the park!

Well I heard that some fine students at Stevens Institute volunteered their time to tidy up the waterfront (the branches – also considered “free dog toys,” were scheduled to be picked up today).

I noticed there wasn’t much “real” garbage collected, and wondered why they felt the need to remove the driftwood (which is essentially still “nature.”) One Hoboken resident suspected that it was to eliminate nesting opportunities for those disgusting geese.

Regardless – big props for the time donated, guys!

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4 Comments on "Maxwell Place Spic & Span!"

Snip119
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Snip119

Irregardless of who does what with their time – there is still the question of why the people who are being paid to maintain the park aren’t doing it and where is the money going? The city wants to do more open spaces, but what good is open space if its not maintained and is dumpy? (Or worse, becomes a safety hazard).

Some people I’ve talked to don’t know it is a public park and anyone can use it. I wish they would publicize it better.

beerzgood
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beerzgood

irregardless?[quote comment=”214591″]Irregardless of who does what with their time – there is still the question of why the people who are being paid to maintain the park aren’t doing it and where is the money going? The city wants to do more open spaces, but what good is open space if its not maintained and is dumpy? (Or worse, becomes a safety hazard).Some people I’ve talked to don’t know it is a public park and anyone can use it. I wish they would publicize it better.[/quote]

snowdays
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snowdays

Volunteerism is one of the reasons America is such a great country, However, Stevens students should have put their efforts toward helping those who cannot help themselves and not toward those who are not doing the job they are paid to do. That park is owned by the city and the owners at Maxwell Place pay an additional assessment on their maintenance to help pay for the maintenance of the park. Where is that money going and why is the city not able to keep that park maintained?

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