Hoboken Week in Review – 8/12/2007

hoboken-astroland-turf-park-sm.jpgResidents up in arms over artificial surfaces (what would happen if we put fake grass everywhere?), more flooding, cars gone bad, and the usual stuff that makes Hoboken, well.. Hoboken!

As always, feel free to send tips, rants, comments, and suggestions to: Hoboken411@gmail.com.

Here are some noteworthy items that were covered in the past week…

News, items of importance:

  • Bernie Speaks! – And people still wonder what *really* happened to Senator Kenny.
  • Stock Bludgeoning – “Powerful” Hoboken developer Tarragon has money issues. Will URSA help, or are they just saying that?
  • Tainted Water Everywhere – It rained hard for a few hours. Widespread flooding ensued. How much of this can Hoboken tolerate?

Town Government:

Events:

New, Updated or Coming Soon:

  • Helmers! – Long time staple of Hoboken re-opens with much fanfare.
  • Hollywood – Actress Mischa Barton acquires an Apartment at the much maligned Archstone building.
  • Stop! Go! Slow Down! – City puts a new traffic signal in a sorely needed area. Most people think it will just shift the problem.
  • Tick Tock – Replica clock tower installation in progress at the Lackawanna Terminal.

Leaving Town, screwed, or mucked up:

  • Trees – Waterfront Sycamores became ill and defoliated.

Reviews:

  • Railed Took a quick look at The Brass Rail during Hudson Restaurant Week. Was let down.

Reader Mail Bag:

  • Waves – A reader wants suggestions for a good beach day trip for his wife and youngster.

Fun, Games, Miscellaneous Stuff:

  • Woof! – 411 thinks Hoboken is bursting at the seams. Suggested a few ideas for additional dog runs.
  • Hobotown! – Weekly cartoon series continues.

Notable incidents, crimes, fires:

  • Crash! – A suspected drunk driver lays a hurting on two innocent parked cars.

Recent Town Incidents:

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7 Comments on "Hoboken Week in Review – 8/12/2007"


moproteus
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moproteus
9 years 1 month ago

Rag 246 said “Put me in the “Big deal, it’s astroturf” camp. There are bigger issues facing the residents of Hoboken.”

The Astro-Turf not only robs one of nature but it cost $130,000 to put down. Another contract handed out by the city. The grant the city got to do this covered only a portion of the cost. The taxpayers pay the rest. There are better things we can use money for then that fake turf. This issue in indicative of many angles the city takes to hand out senseless contracts. This Astro-Turf is part of a very big problem in Hoboken.

purple68
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purple68
9 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”38679″] How many houses in town have pavement over the yard out front? [/quote]

How many houses in Hoboken actually have a yard out front? Are you referring to the area inside my gate where I keep my trashcans?

SonnyC
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SonnyC
9 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”38680″]How come in NYC they can get/make a developer rehab a subway station as a quid pro quo to get their new building up and here in Hoboken we get nothing out of the developers. [/quote]

THIS is the question. Somebody should ask the city council this question at every meeting, maybe a couple times per meeting.

rag246
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rag246
9 years 1 month ago

Put me in the “Big deal, it’s astroturf” camp. There are bigger issues facing the residents of Hoboken.

kal-el
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kal-el
9 years 1 month ago

I THINK THE PEOPLE ON UP IN ARMS CAUSE THEY WONT BE ABLE TO LET THERE DOGS CHIT ON THE ATIFICIAL TURF ! PUT IT THIS WAY IF THE TURF IDEA DONT WORK THEY CAN ALWAYS TAKE IT UP AND START OVER ! I THINK THIS CITY HAS WAY MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES THEN “FAKE GRASS” I THINK ITS NICE NOW MY CHILDREN CAN RUN AROUND AND NOT STEP IN DOP POO !! I LOOK AT IT THIS WAY THIS TOWN HAS MORE “DOG RUNS” THEN SPOTS FOR CHILDREN TO RUN AROUND AND THE SPOTS THE KIDS CAN RUN IN THEY HAVE TO SHARE WITH DOGS

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